Holy Spirit Catholic Church is an open, loving parish community located in the diocese of Biloxi united by our faith in Jesus Christ. Guided by the Holy Spirit, our mission is to challenge and support one another while humbly living the gospel message and serving the common good as witnesses to Jesus Christ.
In support of this mission we strive to worship our God in everything we do, foster spiritual growth, provide exceptional Catholic educational programs, respond to the needs of the parish community, and reach out with love and compassion to serve all those in need.
History of Holy Spirit Catholic Parish
1980 Holy Spirit Catholic Parish established in Vancleave
It was through the dedication and prayers of the Catholics of Vancleave, Bishop Joseph Lawson Howze, D.D., on April 11, 1980, founded the parish now called Holy Spirit Catholic Parish. Father John Izral was the founding pastor. The first church was constructed by parishioners. Contained in this facility was the sanctuary area and portable walls either side of provide classrooms for religious instructions. Also, in the building was a small apart for the pastor consisting of a kitchen, small office, bedroom and a bath. This multipurpose building was dedicated on May 23, 1981.
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