April 4 Holy Saturday Solemn Vigil of the Resurrection: 8:00 pm Lighting of the New Fire, Salvation History in Word and Song, Baptisms, First Communion and Confirmation for RCIA, Renewal of Baptismal Promises.
April 5 Easter Sunday: Sunrise Mass 6:30 am in Philippe Park (park at church, walk over, bring folding chair) Masses in Main Church: 7:00 am, 8:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 5:00 pm Life Teen, Padua Hall: 10:30 am; Parish Center: 8:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm
All are invited to join Pinellas County Christians in 40 Days for Life LENTEN PRAYER VIGIL sponsored by Diocesan Office of Life Ministry. It runs from Ash Wednesday until March 29. In addition to peaceful prayer & fasting for an end to abortion in America, please consider joining fellow parishioners in prayer outside of the Women's OB/GYN Center of Countryside, located at 28960 US 19 North, Clearwater for one or more shifts during the vigil. For more information contact Dave Behrle at 727.723.1169 or Jane Lupia at 727.771.9353
This summer we are offering an alternate Religious Education class schedule for grades 1 through 8. Students will attend nine half-days (Monday - Friday) and fulfill their Fall 2015 commitment.
The Office of Youth Ministry is proud to offer a summer service program entitled: "The Good Samaritan Project". It is a retreat that provides our young people the opportunity to joyfully serve the needs of the community and the Church. Please contact our Parish Youth Minister: Amy Persaud at email@example.com More Information
Please join us on Wednesday, April 1 for our Seder Supper in the Parish Center. Include this timeless ceremony into your Holy Week activities and learn its significance since the time of the Exodus.Entrée choices : Lamb, Chicken or Vegetarian. Purchase tickets for $20.00 at the Church Office or after all weekend Masses, March 21-22. Bring the family! Invite your friends.
Vacation Bible School for 2015 will be a program called "Everest" for children entering Kindergarten through Fifth Grade in 2015. Register your children for a week of sensational skits, exciting Bible stories, creative crafts, and amazing music.
The Way of the Cross is prayed with our faith community at 5:30 pm each Friday. This beautiful prayer offers us the opportunity to experience the Passion of Christ through the eyes of those who participated in the final journey of Jesus to the cross.
We need your help in building our Social Justice Minitry Network Team at Espiritu Santo. Our Holy Father, Pope Francis has called on world leaders and us to fight poverty, for the sharing of the wealth and access to education and health care. Our current goal is to have over 150 ESCC parishioners attend the Nehemiah Action. We the Church should lead by example and give to others in both our words and in our works.
In the life of the Espiritu Santo Catholic community, the seed of faith planted by the missionaries in 1569 has produced much fruit and continues to grow. Today there are more than 4000 registered families at Espiritu Santo.
Saturday Vigil Masses: 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm
Sunday Masses: 6:30 am, 8:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 6:00 pm
Additional Sunday Mass in Parish Center at 10:30 am
We stand on the side walk SILENTLY in prayer with our posters, rosary in hand and prayer on our lips. We are there Monday through Friday, 8:00 am until 4:00 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. STAND FOR LIFE FOR GOD, STAND FOR GOD FOR LIFE!
Middle School: July 6-11 Cost $225
High School: July 5-11 Cost $225
Where: Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School in Spring Hill
Please join us in the Parish Center, ceremony begins at 6:00 pm. For more information or to volunteer please call: Angy at (727) 433-2022
Justice Ministry Network Meeting: Sunday March 22 at 11:30 am Espiritu Santo Catholic School - Media Center
F.A.S.T. Rally: Monday, April 13 at 7:00 pm St.Catherine of Siena
Nehiemiah Action: Monday, April 27 at 7:00 pm Tropicana Field
F.A.S.T. Celebration: Tuesday, June 2 at 7:00 pm Shiloh Miss. Baptist Church
St. Margaret Clitherow was born in Middleton, England, in 1555, of protestant parents. Possessed of good looks and full of wit and merriment, she was a charming personality. In 1571, she married John Clitherow, a well-to-do grazier and butcher (to whom she bore two children), and a few years later entered the Catholic Church. Her zeal led her to harbor fugitive priests, for which she was arrested and imprisoned by hostile authorities. Recourse was had to every means in an attempt to make her deny her Faith, but the holy woman stood firm. Finally, she was condemned to be pressed to death on March 25, 1586. She was stretched out on the ground with a sharp rock on her back and crushed under a door over laden with unbearable weights. Her bones were broken and she died within fifteen minutes. The humanity and holiness of this servant of God can be readily glimpsed in her words to a friend when she learned of her condemnation: "The sheriffs have said that I am going to die this coming Friday; and I feel the weakness of my flesh which is troubled at this news, but my spirit rejoices greatly. For the love of God, pray for me and ask all good people to do likewise." Her feast day is March 26th.
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