Diocesan Hispanic Mass
Bishop Gregory Parkes invites you to the annual Diocesan Hispanic Mass in honor of Our Lady of the Presentation of Quinche, patroness of Ecuador. The Mass will take place on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, 5815 5th Avenue N., St. Petersburg. Prior to the Mass, we will gather to pray the Rosary at 10:30 a.m.
From the Office of Life, Justice & Advocacy Ministry
Crisis in Afghanistan
The unfolding crisis in Afghanistan is heartbreaking to watch, but it may be especially difficult for military men and women. Learn more about mental health resources available for veterans and U.S. service members at this link: https://www.dosp.org/life/military-veterans.
CRS Rice Bowl Mini-Grants
Each Lent, parishes, schools participate in Rice Bowl, the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) educational program of prayer, fasting, and giving. 75% of the collection is sent to CRS headquarters to fund projects that prevent hunger and poverty around the world. The 25% retained by our Diocese is made available for small grants of up to $1,000.00. Diocesan entities may apply for assistance in funding innovative hunger and poverty alleviation efforts, justice education or start-up for CRS projects. Learn more at www.dosp.org/life.
PARISHES AND ORGANIZATIONS
St. Michael’s Parish Mission with Father James Sichko
Join us on Sunday, September 19, 2021 and Monday, September 20th at 6:00PM at St. Michael the Archangel Parish, 8014 State Road 52, Hudson, for “60 minutes for Jesus” with Father Sichko. In 2016, Pope Francis commissioned Father Sichko as one of his Papal Missionaries of Mercy of which there are only 1000 in the world, 100 in the United States. For more information on Fr. Sichko, please visit www.fjims.com.
Sal de la Tierra y Luz del Mundo
¡Vengan a revitalizarse en el fuego del Espíritu Santo! 18 de septiembre, 2021, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. en Our Lady of Divine Providence House of Prayer® (711 S. Bayview Avenue, Clearwater). Jesús nos invita a recibir más de su Espíritu, más de su poder y sus dones para que podamos ser la sal de la tierra y la luz del mundo en estos momentos cuando el mundo tanto necesita su amor y su sanación.
Embracing Spiritual Motherhood A Call to Catholic Women
Join us October 2, 2021, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 pm at Our Lady of Divine Providence House of Prayer® (711 S. Bayview Avenue, Clearwater) for a presentation by Judy Klein, Ph.D. and Carol Marquardt, M.A. with testimonies and prayer ministry from other spiritual mothers. Registration is required because seating is limited. To register online: https://divineprovidence.org/events.
For more information, email email@example.com or call (727) 797-7412.
Mass, Adoration, Praise and Worship, Fellowship and the Sacraments of Reconciliation on Friday, September 3, 2021 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Divine Providence House of Prayer® located at 711 S. Bayview Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33759. Praise and Worship at 6:30 p.m., Mass begins at 7:00 p.m. Adoration following Mass. Anointing of the Sick will be available with the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Light refreshments will follow Adoration. For more information: email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (727) 797-7412 or visit www.divineprovidence.org.
The Cornerstone Catholic Scripture Study
You are invited to join The Cornerstone Catholic Scripture Study to study the Book of Genesis; Creation and Covenants. This is a Catholic Scripture study open to men and women and meets in person or on Zoom on Wednesday mornings beginning September 15th from 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM at the DuBois Center at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 750 San Salvador Dr, Dunedin, FL 34698. For more information visit our website at www.TheCornerstoneScriptureStudy.org or call Mary at 727-791-3240.
Saint Leo University Ministry Hosts “Kirkchella 2021”
Live music and coffeehouse, featuring the music of Fr. John Klein and Lucas Nocera
When: Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 7pm-9pm
Where: Student Activities Building Lawn by Saint Jude Chapel, St. Leo University, 33701 SR 52, St. Leo
Parking: Free on campus, all open lots and parking structure on campus after 5:30 pm
St. Timothy Catholic Church, 17512 Lakeshore Rd, Lutz
All are invited to TRY the Alpha Course available online or in-person starting September 16. Alpha is an open and friendly environment to ask questions and learn how to build your relationship with Jesus. Offering dessert, amazing videos and non-judgmental small group conversations. No matter where you are in your faith journey, you are invited. And so are your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, store clerks & restaurant servers. Share Jesus with EVERYONE!! Registration is open and information is available at www.sainttims.org/alpha.
The Marriage Course Starts September 28
St. Timothy Catholic Church, 17512 Lakeshore Rd, Lutz
Whether married for six months or 60 years, in a good place or struggling, the course helps couples navigate the modern challenges of marriage. Break out the wine & candles and enjoy time together as a couple! Based on Christian principles, but designed to help couples of all faiths strengthen their relationships from the privacy of home. Open to everyone – non-parishioners and parishioners! Registration is open – get more information at https://www.sainttims.org/marriage-course/.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend
The Worldwide Marriage Encounter program is the largest pro-marriage organization in the world, taking place in over 90 countries, and has over 40 years of experience. The WWME experience is NOT counseling, and you are not asked to participate in any group discussions. Rather, you learn marriage-changing principles from three married Catholic couples and a Catholic priest that you can take home, apply to your daily lives, and that will strengthen your marriage and increase the depth of your romance and intimacy.
The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekends in this area are at the Franciscan Center, 3010 N Perry Ave. in Tampa, on September 10-12 and November 12-14, 2021. Space IS limited, so apply early! For more information about taking a private time away, check out wwme.org or call 813-270-7832.