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.
Join the Knights of Columbus on Fridays nights during the month of March. We will be serving Fried or Baked Fish, Cole Slaw and French Fries. Coffee and Tea. $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for children. Proceeds to benefit Veterans and Kimberly Home.
Only two more "Little Patriot" Story Hours in 2016! Join us for stories about Advent and Christmas. We'd like to spread some JOY this holiday season with your little ones! Come socialize with new friends or meet up with acquaintances.
The Gift Shop carries many seasonal items, as well as special gift items for sacraments such as Baptism, First Holy Communion and Confirmation. We carry greeting cards for most every occasion, and also have a selection of retail gift cards for sale – birthday shopping for friends and loved ones has never been easier! Save 10% offof your entire purchase when you bring our Church Bulletin.
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.
Please help us in assisting these organizations that do so much to provide for those in need. Items needed: bar & liquid soap, shampoo & conditioner, deodorant, face cleanser, moisturizer, body lotion, shaving cream, diposable razors, toothpaste,etc. New or sightly used towels & twin sized bed sheets.
Ash Wednesday is only a few weeks away. In order to prepare ashes for each Mass, we would ask that each family look around your home or office and bring to the Narthex or the Parish Center, last years' blessed palms to be burned for this year's ashes. Place your old blessed palms in the white bins marked Old Blessed Palms.
Holocaust survivor Pieter Kohnstam shares his story. Now 80, Pieter tells his story of survival and the poignant contrast between the fate of his family and that of his neighbors and friends, tha Anne Frank Family.
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 Helping Hands Ministry is our parish effort to take action to help feed our poor neighbors overseas
and to help reduce global poverty! This is a Partnership Event connecting our parish resources with Catholic Relief Services and Stop Hunger Now. So bring your family and friends for a fun volunteer experience!
Where: Main Church
Time: 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Where : Parish Center
Time: 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Place: Espiritu Santo Catholic School, Media Center
Time: 10:00 am
"Join Us! 2nd & 4th Monday of the Month"
11:45 am - 01:15 pm
7:45 am- 9:45 am
|Saturday||3:30 pm - 6:00 pm|
|Sunday||7:45 am - 1:30 pm
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Where: Front portico of the Parish Center
Time: After all Masses
Bless you & Thank you!
Please place "Old Blessed Palms" in the narthex of the Church and at coffee and donuts.
Where: Student Communinyt Center Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms (St.Leo University)
Time: 10:30 am
Ash Wednesday Mass Times : 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.
Join Us in fighting Global Hunger!
Time:Shift One 9:15am-11:00 am Shift Two 11:00 am-12:45pm
Where: Parish Center
Bishop Gregory L. Parkes, our newly appointed Bishop has voiced a desire to “get to know and to listen to the people so as to learn from and discern with them the pastoral needs of our Diocese.” To achieve this goal, Bishop Parkes will be conducting a number of “Listening Sessions” at strategically located areas throughout the Diocese. Espiritu Santo Catholic Church has been identified as the location for one of these gatherings and will be honored to host this session. The date and time for the Espiritu Santo Catholic Church listening session will be Monday, March 6 at 7pm.
Bishop Parkes would like to frame the discussion with the following questions:
• What is the Diocese doing well?
• What opportunities are there for the Diocese to improve?
• What should the diocese be focusing on at this time?
Bishop Parkes hopes that these sessions will be “occasions for us all to discover what the Spirit is saying to our local Church as together we strive to be the missionary and evangelizing disciples the Lord calls us to be.”
A Prayer of Thanksgiving for Our New Bishop:
God our Father and Creator,
From ancient days, you have promised to provide shepherds after your own heart, to guide your people wisely and prudently. In your abundant goodness, you have faithfully cared for the pastoral leadership of the Diocese of St. Petersburg for nearly fifty years.
We thank you for the ministry and example of Bishop Robert Lynch for over two decades and we ask you to grant him many joyful, healthy years of retirement.
With gratitude, we celebrate the appointment of our new bishop, Bishop Gregory L. Parkes, to lead us as we continue to build the Kingdom of God in this world.
As we joyfully welcome Bishop Parkes into our midst, pour out upon him the gifts of your Holy Spirit to strengthen him for his ministry in our local Church and beyond.
Through his faithful response to your call, may he come to know the vibrant faith, love and support of the clergy, religious and lay people of the Diocese of St. Petersburg.
United with our bishop in the mission of the Church, we make this prayer through your Son, Jesus Christ the Good Shepherd, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.