St. Michael Catholic Church

St. Michael Catholic Church

Located at 177 1st St, Biloxi, MS 39530, United States, St. Michael Catholic Church is best known as the “Fisherman’s Church”. The church was originally established in 1917 & fascinates visitors by its unusual cylindrical shape.

The scalloped shell roof is a 2.5-ton alter cover in the Holy Land, with a bronzed crucifix dangling above it, seeming as if suspended in mid-air, & the stained-glass windows portraying figures of the twelve apostles gathering in their catch, all these features miles will leave you with an all inspiring feeling! As a member of this community, we are glad to share these features with you.

History Of St. Michael’s

St. Michael’s started as a small mission under the auspices of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in 1908.  Initially called Our Lady of Good Counsel, later in 1917, it was renamed St. Michael’s when it became a parish.  

The fishing families of Point Cadet raised funds in order to build this church.

It was designed by architect James T. Canizaro & dedicated in the year 1964, St. Michael’s is popularly  known as the “Fishermen’s Church.”  The theme is achieved by the scalloped seashell-shaped roof, the stained-glass windows, & the repeated motif of fish, water, & nets around the church.  

St. Micheal’s Family Life Center

Still, looking for your 2021 holiday events center? Well, look no further.

St. Micheal’s Family Life Center is now being rented for all kinds of events, business meetings, holiday parties, or conferences. 

The church now offers a beautiful state-of-the-art gathering space for your special event & meetings, standing just steps away from the Mississippi Sound. There is a modern kitchen fully equipped as well as audio & video support with a very fast internet & blue-tooth/cast video projector.  

Please contact the Family Life Center team for more details about event bookings. 

About Saint Vincent De Paul (Svdp)

Through the generosity of the great people of south Mississippi, the St. Michael conference can distribute food & also provide financial assistance to help families meet the basic needs of those struggling to make a fresh start. 

St. Michael SVDP Hours is Wednesdays 10 am-11 am

Want to support St Michael SVDP?

There are many ways to support St. Micheal Saint Vincent de Paul.  You can either make non-perishable food donations in the basket in the back of the church, tender monetary gifts in the poor box, or gifts of time, or contact any SVDP member to get more information.