Catholic Church

1715 Telephone Road, Pascagoula, MS  39567

A Josephite Parish in the Biloxi Dioceses
Serving the African American Community for more than 125 years!

Rev. Joseph Benjamin, SSJ


On behalf of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church parish family, I want to extend a heartfelt welcome to you on visiting our website.  The website provides basic information about our church and ministries of our parish. 

It gives our families and friends an opportunity to stay connected with one another as well as provide support to our faith community as Disciples of Christ.

If you live in the area, new to the community, just visiting or already a member of a church family, please join us in our Mass celebration of the Liturgy of the Word and the Holy Eucharist.  All are welcome!  It is my duty to bring you closer to Jesus.   I look forward to meeting you on Saturday at the 4 p.m. Vigil and the Gospel Mass on Sunday at 9 a.m.  Please contact the Rectory for additional pastoral care. 

You are remembered in my daily prayers and Mass. May God Bless You as we walk humbly with God.

Father Benjamin, SSJ


In the Book of Genesis, God gave the man and the woman to each other as equal partners, in the words of the nuptial prayer said by the priest in the Rite of Marriage, the Church prays that the man may see his spouse as his coheir, his equal in the plan of God. God gave spouses to each other as a sign of His love. He created marriage to be a mirror of His everlasting love. Marital love is mutual. Love is submission. The husband leaves his whole life in the hand of his wife, and the wife too leaves her whole life in the hands of her husband. In this way, submission in Christian marriage is mutual. That is how we can avoid turning marriage into an institution where the woman becomes a second-class citizen.

May our prayer this week be, “Almighty God, in Jesus you made your will visible. Help us to turn toward your Christ in your word, the liturgy, and Church teaching. Open our minds and hearts, that in coming to know your will, we might live it each day.” Amen.