Our parish now has a better solution to make donating simple and easy, while at the same time keeping the process safe and secure. We Share online giving will be available for parishioners who would like to make online donations to our weekly offerings, as well as other parish collections and future events. More Information
Registration for returning Religious Education families is now available online for those wishing to pay via credit card or a PayPal account. You can even register multiple children at once using the convenient online form. The registration form for new families to the progam is here.
The Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute of the Diocese of St. Petersburg provides education and formation for laity in the Catholic faith. The program is designed to enhance personal faith and develop intellectual aptitude to enrich personal ministry. Over the past 14 years, Bishop Lynch has formally commissioned 330 graduates of the LPMI program. LPMI program contact: Dale Brown at email@example.com or call 727-344-1611, ext. 5458. More Information
A special WELCOME to all of our summer visitors. May your stay with us be an important part of your time away on vacation!
Pope Francis released his encyclical on our common home. The title "Laudato Si" translated is "Praise Be To You" which is taken from the "Canticle of the Creatures", attributed to St. Francis of Assisi. Pope Francis is asking us to consider our home and it's creatures and their care from a spiritual perspective. More Information
40 Days for Life is a silent, prayer-filled vigil outside the abortion clinic at 28960 US 19S, Clearwater. We are there from 7am-5pm Monday thru Saturday; Sundays 1-5:00pm. Typical shifts are 2 hours, but you do whatever is comfortable. Bring a rosary and a chair, or stand and hold the signs we provide. To sign-up or any questions, please call Jerry at 727-515-1910 or Jane 727-771-9353. This event is sponsored and supported by the Diocesan Office of Life Ministry.
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.
Classes begin: September 12, 2015 - April 2016 (once a month)
Saturday sessions (8): 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Place: Christ the King Parish, located at 821 S. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL
Thursdays : 9/24,10/8 & 10/22
Saturdays : 9/26,10/24
Time: Monday - Saturday 7am-5pm
St. Peter Claver was born at Verdu, Catalonia, Spain, in 1580, of impoverished parents descended from ancient and distinguished families. He studied at the Jesuit college of Barcelona, entered the Jesuit novitiate at Tarragona in 1602 and took his final vows on August 8th, 1604. While studying philosophy at Majorca, the young religious was influenced by St. Alphonsus Rodriguez to go to the Indies and save "millions of perishing souls."
In 1610, he landed at Cartagena (modern Colombia), the principle slave market of the New World, where a thousand slaves were landed every month. After his ordination in 1616, he dedicated himself by special vow to the service of the Negro slaves-a work that was to last for thirty-three years. He labored unceasingly for the salvation of the African slaves and the abolition of the Negro slave trade, and the love he lavished on them was something that transcended the natural order.
Boarding the slave ships as they entered the harbor, he would hurry to the revolting inferno of the hold, and offer whatever poor refreshments he could afford; he would care for the sick and dying, and instruct the slaves through Negro catechists before administering the Sacraments. Through his efforts three hundred thousand souls entered the Church. Furthermore, he did not lose sight of his converts when they left the ships, but followed them to the plantations to which they were sent, encouraged them to live as Christians, and prevailed on their masters to treat them humanely. He died in 1654. His Feast Day is September 9.
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