Announcements ~ March 15, 2021

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Join Bishop Gregory Parkes for the Chrism Mass Livestream or Radio Broadcast on March 30th at 11:30 a.m.|
During the Chrism Mass, Bishop Parkes will consecrate the Sacred Chrism Oil that will be used during thousands of Baptisms and Confirmations throughout the coming year in local parishes. The bishop will also bless the Oil of Catechumens that is reserved for adults preparing to be baptized and the Oil of the Sick, that is reserved for those who are seriously ill. Priests also renew their commitment to priestly service. The Chrism Mass from the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle will be livestreamed at, and as well via radio broadcast on Spirit FM 90.5.
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Holy Week Liturgies with Bishop Gregory Parkes
You are invited to join Bishop Parkes for Holy Week Liturgies to celebrate the Easter Triduum! To reach our homebound community, the Masses of Holy Week will be livestreamed at,, and as well as via radio broadcast on Spirit FM 90.5.
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Mass for an End to the Use of the Death Penalty
Every year on the Friday before Good Friday, Spirit FM 90.5 broadcasts a Mass for an End to the Use of the Death Penalty.  This year’s Mass will be aired at 11:00 am on March 26th. Join us in prayer for victims, their family members and those incarcerated on Death Row.

3a Conferencia Anual Hispana para Hombres “CONFIANZA EN EL SEÑOR”
Presentada por la Diócesis de St. Petersburg y Suncoast Catholic Ministries.
El evento será el sábado 10 de abril, 2021, de 7:30 a.m. a 3:00 p.m., en el gimnasio del Boys and Girls Club, Resurrection Catholic Church, 6819 Krycul Avenue, Riverview, FL.  Conferenciantes invitados: Abad Isaac Camacho, el Sr. Javier Maldonado y el P. Chuck Dornquast. La Santa Misa será presidida por Monseñor Gregory L. Parkes junto al P. Michael Carruthers, quien dará la homilía en español. Los boletos incluyen el almuerzo.  Boletos individuales: $35.  Combo de padre/hijo: $20 cada uno.  En la puerta (si quedaran): $40.  El cupo es limitado a fin de cumplir con los requisitos establecidos para minimizar el contagio del COVID-19. Para obtener boletos y más información visita:

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 3rd Annual Hispanic Men’s Conference “TRUST IN THE LORD”
Presented by the Diocese of St. Petersburg and Suncoast Catholic Ministries.
The event will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Boys and Girls Club, Resurrection Catholic Church, 6819 Krycul Avenue, Riverview, FL.  Guest speakers will include: Abbot Isaac Camacho, Mr. Javier Maldonado and Fr. Chuck Dornquast. The Holy Mass will be presided by Bishop Gregory L. Parkes and concelebrated by Msgr. Michael Carruthers, who will deliver the homily in Spanish.  Cost is $35 per individual ticket, and $20 per ticket for father and son attending together.  Cost at the door (if tickets still available) is $40.  Capacity is limited to follow guidelines to minimize the spread of COVID-19. To buy tickets and for more information, visit:

GIVING MADE EASY! Payroll Deduction for APA Contributions
For all employees earning wages that are paid through the Diocese of St. Petersburg’s Paylocity payroll system, there is a very convenient and easy new option for making a personal donation to the Annual Pastoral Appeal: PAYROLL DEDUCTION!
Employees can make a one-time gift or automatic recurring gifts for each pay cycle in a timeframe chosen.
To initiate the process, download the form at this link:  Once completed, return directly to your bookkeeper or the person that processes your payroll.
Thank you for your consideration of this easy new giving option!

Child Abuse Prevention Month
April is national Child Abuse Prevention Month. It is most appropriate that Child Abuse Prevention Month is held during the Easter season. There is no better season than Easter to celebrate the protection of our most valuable gift from God—our children. For 
information on how you can become more informed and involved in keeping our children safe, please call: Michael Craig, Safe Environment Program Manager at (727) 344-1611, ext. 5377.


Lenten Mission
March 22 -24, 2021
St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
8320 Old C.R. 54, New Port Richey
We have some very exciting news to share! This year, we will host a parish mission that will be given by Sister Briege McKenna, the world-famous Irish nun with the gift of healing. Sister Briege has traveled the world with her healing ministry, bringing Christ’s mercy and love to around 100 countries! She has appreared on EWTN and is the author of 2 books: “Miracles Do Happen” and “The Power of the Sacraments.”

Sister Briege will speak for a few minutes following each of the weekend Masses on March 21-22 to introduce our parish Lenten mission.  More information at the parish website: