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St. Rose de Lima Catholic Church

St. Rosa De Lima
St. Rosa De Lima

St. Rose Parish and School opened as the first African American school in Bay St. Louis in 1868.  In 1926 the school was moved to property purchased by Father Baltes on Necaise Ave. The current structure was built in 1991 A major renovation effort was undertaken and affectionately titled “Re-Rooting and Re-Routing in Christ.”  Hurricane Katrina’s eye destroyed most of Hancock County but spared St. Rose de Lima Catholic Church in 2005, inflicting only minor damage, and it became a hub for volunteer and restoration efforts in the community.





St Rose de Lima inside
St Rose de Lima inside

Address: 301 S. Necaise Ave.

City: Bay St. Louis

County:  Hancock

Accessibility:  accessible wheelchair ramps; accessible bathroom

For more information contact Hancock County Tourism Development Bureau

Address: 1028 Depot Way (Bay St Louis Train Depot)

City: Bay St. Louis

Website: http://www.mswestcoast.org

Phone: 228.463.7120

Email: info@mswestcoast.org

Tour Time: Open Year Round

Admission:  Free