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
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.
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.
Middle School: July 6-11 Cost $225
High School: July 5-11 Cost $225
Where: Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School in Spring Hill
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
The second Gospel was written by St. Mark, who, in the New Testament, is sometimes called John Mark. Both he and his mother, Mary, were highly esteemed in the early Church, and his mother's house in Jerusalem served as a meeting place for Christians there.
St. Mark was associated with St. Paul and St. Barnabas (who was Mark's cousin) on their missionary journey through the island of Cyprus. Later he accompanied St. Barnabas alone. We know also that he was in Rome with St. Peter and St. Paul. Tradition ascribes to him the founding of the Church in Alexandria.
St. Mark wrote the second Gospel, probably in Rome sometime before the year 60 A.D.; he wrote it in Greek for the Gentile converts to Christianity. Tradition tells us that St. Mark was requested by the Romans to set down the teachings of St. Peter. This seems to be confirmed by the position which St. Peter has in this Gospel. In this way the second Gospel is a record of the life of Jesus as seen through the eyes of the Prince of the Apostles. His feast day is April 25. He is the patron saint of notaries.
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