Vacation Bible School for 2016 will be a program called "Cave Quest" for children entering Kindergarten through Fifth Grade in 2016. Register your children for a week of sensational skits, exciting Bible stories, creative crafts, and amazing music.
You are all invited to the classes of Catechism of the Catholic Church with Father Frank. The Catechism classes contains the essential and fundamental content of the Catholic faith in a complete and summary way. It presents what Catholics throughout the world believe in common. It presents these truths in a way that facilitates their understanding.
Looking for that perfect Mother's Day Gift? We've got you covered! Women throughout the Diocese of St.Petersburg will be treated to a day of friendship, faith and discovery and will have the opportunity to attend Reconciliation and Exposition and participate in Mass with Monsignor Toups.
Come out and support the Boy Scouts, "Troop 487" upcoming Car Wash Fundraiser! Donations are welcome too!Thanks in advance for your amazing support!
Congratulations on your ordination to the priesthood and your first assignment at Espiritu Santo Catholic Church and School! We welcome you to our parish! You will be a great blessing to us. Thank you for the gift of self to the Lord. We embrace you and ensure you of our thoughts and prayers and look forward to working with you.
Guest Speakers: Sr. Ann Shields,SGL, Monsignor David Toups & Kelly Wahlquist
Where: St. Lawrence Catholic Church/Higgins Hall
Time: 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Bishop Lynch ordained Reverend Felipe Gonzalez, Revered Alex Padilla, Reverend Bradley Reed, Reverend Jonathan Stephanz, and Reverend Kevin Yarnell to the priesthood at Saturday, May 21 at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. Congratulations to All!
Today Pope Francis held a Consistory of Cardinals and Bishops in which, among others Causes, the Canonization of Blessed Teresa was approved. The canonization will be held on 4 September this year in Rome during the Sunday Mass celebrated as part of the Jubilee for workers and volunteers of mercy.
The entire Missionaries of Charity family – Sisters, Brothers, Fathers, coworkers, Corpus Christi Movement for Priests, lay associates (Lay Missionaries of Charity and I Thirst Movement), volunteers, benefactors, friends of different faiths, and especially the poorest of the poor – rejoices and is grateful to Pope Francis for this significant event in its history and in the life of the Church during this Jubilee of Mercy.
It is providential that the approved miracle that occurred in Santos, Brazil in 2008 through the intercession of Blessed Teresa, was brought to the attention of the Postulation only in late 2013 and received approval in December 2015. Thus Mother Teresa’s canonization becomes a major event of the Jubilee of Mercy.
Even in her lifetime, Mother Teresa was an icon of God’s tender mercy, radiating the light of God’s love to so many through the works of mercy, both material and spiritual. From heaven she continues to fulfil her mission as she “lights the light of those in darkness on earth.” With her canonization, the Church presents her as a model and intercessor of those who, like her, “long to light the fire of love and peace throughout the world.” She can be taken as a patron saint especially for those who are most in need of God’s mercy.
By her example and through her intercession, may Mother Teresa inspire many to give their ‘hearts to love and their hands to serve’, starting with those closest to them. May we all continue to live and deepen our awareness of being in need of mercy and our willingness to extend mercy in our communities, in our families and in our service of the poor.
As the Cause of Canonization draws to a close, the Missionaries of Charity and the Postulation express their gratitude to all those who have helped and supported us in carrying out Mother Teresa’s Cause of Canonization.
With much gratitude let us pray, Blessed – and future Saint – Teresa, pray for us!