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Fasting is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59. On days of fasting one full meal is allowed. Two smaller meals may be taken according to one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Abstinence from meat is to be observed by all Catholics who are 14 years of age and older. Ash Wednesday, all Fridays of Lent, and Good Friday are days of abstinence.
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.
Come to the Open House for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program and see what “work” is going on in the atrium. Find out more about this exciting new way to engage children in their faith at all ages.
Come and enjoy the best fish in the area! The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a "Lenten Fish Fry". They will be serving fried or baked fish, cole slaw and french fries, coffee and tea. $8.00 per person. To go orders will be available. Proceeds will benefit Vocations in the Diocese of Saint Petersburg.
Todos están invitados a la Misión de Cuaresma patrocinada por la Oficina Diocesana del Ministerio Hispano. "Discípulos Alegres de la Misericordia del Padre", presentada por el Padre Salvador Valadez Fuentes misionero de la misericordia de su Santidad Papa Francisco. Mas Información
Discussion Sessions will be starting Feb. 8 - March 28. No class will be held on Feb.15 in observance of Presidents Day.
Monday Nights : Gathering Room
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
7:00 am, 8:30 am, 12:15 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:30 pm 7:00 pm, Note: Students of ESCS will be in attendance at the 8:30 am Mass. There are Liturgy of the Word services at 10:15 am and 2 pm.
The Open House will be from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon in Room 221 (upstairs) in the school building.
Buy Advance Tickets: Feb. 13 & 14 after Masses
Event Location: Parish Center
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 pm (Tickets available at the door also)
9 de Marzo: Misión Santa Maria, Tampa 7-9pm 14004 N. 15 Calle 33613
10 de Marzo: Mary Help of Christians, Tampa 7-9pm 6400 E. Chelsea St. 33610
11 de Marzo: Light of Christ, Clearwater 7-9pm 2176 Marilyn St. 7-9pm 33765 (Via Crucis en Español)
God, heavenly Father, look upon me and hear my prayer during this holy Season of Lent. By the good works You inspire, help me to discipline my body and to be renewed in spirit.
Without You I can do nothing. By Your Spirit help me to know what is right and to be eager in doing Your will. Teach me to find new life through penance. Keep me from sin, and help me live by Your commandment of love. God of love, bring me back to You. Send Your Spirit to make me strong in faith and active in good works. May my acts of penance bring me Your forgiveness, open my heart to Your love, and prepare me for the coming feast of the Resurrection of Jesus.
Lord, during this Lenten Season, nourish me with Your Word of life and make me one with You in love and prayer. Fill my heart with Your love and keep me faithful to the Gospel of Christ. Give me the grace to rise above my human weakness. Give me new life by Your Sacraments, especially the Mass. Father, our source of life, I reach out with joy to grasp Your hand; let me walk more readily in Your ways. Guide me in Your gentle mercy, for left to myself I cannot do Your Will. Father of love, source of all blessings, help me to pass from my old life of sin to the new life of grace. Prepare me for the glory of Your Kingdom. I ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You
and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever. Amen