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Stations of the Cross Eagle Project

jesus-meets-his-mother-scrollerAaron Williams, an 8th grade student at Espiritu Santo Catholic School, is working on his Eagle Scout Service Project, which is an outdoor Stations of the Cross at Espiritu Santo. His plan is to create a beautiful, meditative way to reflect upon the Passion of Jesus, set among the natural beauty of our church grounds.

An Invitation to Share Your Thoughts

LFF2editedThe Faith Formation team is interested in finding out which topics you would like incorporated into our faith programs. Please fill out the survey relating to these Faith Formation topics. Please complete the form and drop it in the offertory basket, at the church office or save and send it back to the faith formation team at karen@espiritusanto.cc  If you wish to discuss any of the topics or ideas, you can call Karen at 727.259.7619.

Espiritu Santo Catholic Church

fatherlenIn 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.
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Find out more about Aaron's Eagle Scout Project and how to make a donation to help fund it.
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Please complete the Survey and return it to the church office or drop it in the offertory basket at Mass.

God doesn't call the qualified. He qualifies the called.

An Invitation from the Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute (LPMI)!

Listen to Karen Heaphy's Pastoral Care interview on Inspiration AM 1110

Witness the love of Christ through the use of your gifts to glorify and praise God through serving those in need of spiritual joy, compassion and love.

"All who touched the tassel of His cloak were healed." (Matthew 14:36)

St. Thomas Aquinas

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St. Thomas Aquinas, priest and doctor of the Church, patron of all universities and of students. His feast day is January 28th. He was born toward the end of the year 1226. He was the son of Landulph, Count of Aquino, who, when St. Thomas was five years old, placed him under the care of the Benedictines of Monte Casino. His teachers were surprised at the progress he made, for he surpassed all his fellow pupils in learning as well as in the practice of virtue.

When he became of age to choose his state of life, St. Thomas renounced the things of this world and resolved to enter the Order of St. Dominic in spite of the opposition of his family. In 1243, at the age of seventeen, he joined the Dominicans of Naples. Some members of his family resorted to all manner of means over a two year period to break his constancy. They even went so far as to send an impure woman to tempt him. But all their efforts were in vain and St. Thomas persevered in his vocation. As a reward for his fidelity, God conferred upon him the gift of perfect chastity, which has merited for him the title of the "Angelic Doctor".

After making his profession at Naples, he studied at Cologne under the celebrated St. Albert the Great. Here he was nicknamed the "dumb ox" because of his silent ways and huge size, but he was really a brilliant student. At the age of twenty-two, he was appointed to teach in the same city. At the same time, he also began to publish his first works. After four years he was sent to Paris. The saint was then a priest. At the age of thirty-one, he received his doctorate.

At Paris he was honored with the friendship of the King, St. Louis, with whom he frequently dined. In 1261, Urban IV called him to Rome where he was appointed to teach, but he positively declined to accept any ecclesiastical dignity. St. Thomas not only wrote (his writings filled twenty hefty tomes characterized by brilliance of thought and lucidity of language), but he preached often and with greatest fruit. Clement IV offered him the archbishopric of Naples which he also refused. He left the great monument of his learning, the "Summa Theologica", unfinished, for on his way to the second Council of Lyons, ordered there by Gregory X, he fell sick and died at the Cistercian monastery of Fossa Nuova in 1274.

St. Thomas was one of the greatest and most influential theologians of all time. He was canonized in 1323 and declared Doctor of the Church by Pope Pius V.

What's Your Catholic IQ?

In what year did the Church start observing "All Saints Day"?

1256 A.D. - 23.1%
835 A.D. - 23.1%
1952 A.D. - 46.2%
291 A.D. - 7.7%

Total votes: 39
The voting for this poll has ended on: 09 Nov 2014 - 18:27

Mass Schedule

Saturday 8:30 am, Vigil 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm

Sunday 7:00 am, 8:30 am Family Mass, 10:15 am, 12:00 pm & 5:00 pm Life Teen Mass

Monday-Friday 8:30 am, 12:15 pm & 6:30 pm

Miraculous Medal Novena Mondays after Mass
Reconciliation Saturday 9:00 am & 3:00 pm

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Stewardship Reflection

"Brothers and sisters: I should like you to be free of anxieties." – 1 Corinthians 7:32

How much anxiety do we bring upon ourselves by constantly worrying about not having enough or attaining more things? God won't necessarily give you everything you want, but He will provide everything you need. Try this – use the word "pray" instead of the word "worry" in the future.

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