St. Rose de Lima Catholic Church

301 South Necaise Avenue

Bay St Louis, MS 39520

Phone: (228) 467-7347

The history of St. Rose de Lima Church and school are interrelated and it goes back over one hundred years. In 1868, the first school in Bay St. Louis for African Americans opened with twenty-four black children in attendance! It was a two-story white building, originally located on Second Street. On August 28, 1925, the school became St. Rose de Lima Church.

St. Rose de Lima is still an extremely active church and parish. Home to one of the best Southern Gospel Choirs in the country, and its altar features an extraordinary mural of an African Christ figure rising before a live oak tree.

Tours By Appointment Only. Admission: Donations Accepted.

  • Bay St Louis Historic L&N Train Depot

  • Jul 9, 2017

Bring your lawn chair and join us under the Oaks.  Sponsored by St Rose de Lima Catholic Church.

Live entertainment by - Bay Ratz Marching Battery, Starz Band Live, Rhythm & Blues All Stars and DJ Dennis. Food and craft vendors, face painting, train rides and a 50/50.

Rescheduled from June 25