Announcements ~ February 22, 2021
Altar Server Appreciation Mass
The Youth Altar Server Appreciation Mass will be on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, 5815 5th Avenue N., St. Petersburg. While we realize many parishes have not been using altar servers on a regular basis since last year, we still wanted to recognize those that have been serving over the years and since in person masses have resumed.
Due to COVID restrictions, altar servers will not gather and process in and there will not be a reception following the Mass. Seating will be first come first served, with no reserved seating. Altar servers are asked to sit with their families. We ask parish representatives to please complete the RSVP form that was previously sent as soon as possible, as seating will be limited. For detailed information, please follow this link: https://www.dosp.org/altar-server-appreciation-mass-march-21-2021/.
If you have any questions, please call Heidi Varley at (727) 345-3452 or email email@example.com.
Healing Mass for Victims of Abuse
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Staff members from our diocesan Safe Environment Office and Victim Assistance Ministry are planning a “Healing Mass for Victims of Abuse,” to be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021, 11:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, 5815 5th Avenue N., St. Petersburg.
This Mass is open to the public and is intended for anyone who has suffered any type of abuse, either as a child or during adulthood. Bishop Gregory Parkes will be the main celebrant. Additional details will be forthcoming. If you have questions about this event, please contact Michael Craig, Safe Environment Program Coordinator at (727) 344-1611 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARISHES AND ORGANIZATIONS
40 Hours of Adoration at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
March 11-13, 2021
750 San Salvador Dr., Dunedin
“40 Hours” begins on Thursday, March 11 at 2:30pm. Memorial candles will be lit in honor of loved ones. Contact Lisa at (727) 733-3606 or email@example.com to sign up or purchase a memorial candle.
Thursday: Confessions at 6:00 p.m.; “Seven Last Words” with Fr. Jonathan Emery at 7:00 p.m.
Friday: Stations of the Cross at 9:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: Confessions at 8:00 a.m.; Led Holy Hour, Eucharistic Procession, Benediction at 9:00 a.m.
2021 Tampa Magnificat Women’s Retreat
March 6 and 7, 2021
Tampa Magnificat invites you to their Women’s retreat at Bethany Center, 18150 Bethany Center Dr., Lutz. The retreat Hope, Healing and the Holy Spirit will be presented by Dr. Mary Healy, best-selling author and professor of Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. Commuters welcome and also virtual participation.
Flyer and registration at this link: https://bit.ly/3qDoekA. For more information or questions please contact Tampa Magnificat, Kat Cooper, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (813) 538-0981.
Catholic Charities Easter Basket of Plenty Drive
February 17 through March 28, 2021
The children at San Jose Mission affordable housing and the San Juan Diego Mission will receive an Easter basket on Holy Saturday.
Help by bringing items (pacifiers, coloring books, Skittles etc.) to a drop-off location. For the full list of items and the drop-off locations visit www.ccdosp.org/donate-for-joy. Alternately, text DONATEFORJOY to 41444 to donate.
Follow our progress by following Catholic Charities on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter @CCharitiesDOSP.
St. Timothy’s Women’s Club Annual Retreat
St. Timothy’s Women’s Club invites you to join us for sisterhood, friendship and spiritual growth. Bring a girlfriend, mom, and sister! All are welcome!
May 15, 2021 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at Bethany Center, 18150 Bethany Center Dr., Lutz.
Theme: “Grace for Today: Spiritual Warfare and Strategies for Your Spiritual Growth”
Guest Speaker: Johnnette Benkovic Williams, Founder and President of Women of Grace.
Popular conference speaker, published author, retreat director, and seminar presenter.
Register online at: www.sainttims.org/womens-club.