Reverend Monsignor James Vanderholt

September 4, 1932 - August 11, 2021

Reverend Monsignor James Vanderholt, ordained May 25, 1957.

Funeral Liturgies for Reverend Monsignor James Vanderholt

Sunday, August 22, 2021

2:00 p.m. Reception of Reverend Monsignor James Vanderholt’s Body,

St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, 700 Jefferson Street, Beaumont

6:00 p.m. Vigil Service


Monday, August 23, 2021

10:00 a.m. Pontifical Mass of Christian Burial, St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica

His Committal will be at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont,

with a reception to follow in St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica Center.


Memorial Contributions may be made to:

Diocese of Beaumont

Attention: Diocesan Seminarian Formation

P.O. Box 3948, Beaumont, Texas 77704

Please see link below for his life story:


Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue

Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue
  • 2000 mcfaddin avenue beaumont tx 77701

Comments (1)

    mary beth adrian cloninger says:

    Fr. Vanderholt was a great historian and writer. We always enjoyed his columns. His parents were lovely friends of my parents and they raised wonderful sons down on Liberty Street. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful rest in peace.

    Mary Beth Adrian Cloninger

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Barbara & Tom Leicht

Father Jim was a fantastic man! We were friends from the 1940's until his departure to His Eternal Rest. We were class mates at St Anthony where he lettered in football. Hewas know then as the "Curt Gowdy" (Well known Sports announcer and historian. We spent some very good times through our High School days, on trips to Chrystal Beach, Football trips andmany outings. May His Soul and all the Souls of The Faithful Departed, REST-IN-Peace-Amen!!

Lilli Phelan Bean

I remember Fr. Vanderholt as looking like Superman/Clark Kent when he would hang around our house with Fr. William Broussard way before they entered the priesthood. I sort of hoped that I might marry either (or both) of them when I grew up. Ah, the 40’s were so innocent for a lot of us. I am thinking of Jimmy Vanderholt’s brother, Joe, also a priest. My siblings’ friends were the type I wished for my children. Hope there are lots of hugs going around with my brother and Jimmy’s friend, Mickey Phelan. Joe, wherever you are be assured of my thoughts and prayers.

Patricia Oldham

Father Vanderholt was the chaplain for The Catholic Women's Club at 920 Crawford St. Houston Tx. The young Catholic girls went to Catechism classes one evening per week at Annunciation Catholic Church. In December of 1958 Father Vanderholt preformed our marriage. Our paths crossed a few times in those decades. Prayers for all His Brothers in Christ and all those he ministered too.