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
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 : 10/8 & 10/22
Saturday : 10/24
Time: Monday - Saturday 7am-5pm
The second Bishop of Antioch, Syria, this disciple of the beloved Disciple John was consecrated Bishop around the year 69 by the Apostle Peter, the first Pope. A holy man who was deeply loved by the Christian faithful, he always made it his special care to defend "orthodoxy" (right teaching) and "orthopraxy" (right practice) among the early Christians.
In 107, during the reign of the brutal Emperor Trajan, this holy Bishop was wrongfully sentenced to death because he refused to renounce the Christian faith. He was taken under guard to Rome where he was to be brutally devoured by wild beasts in a public spectacle. During his journey, his travels took him through Asia Minor and Greece. He made good use of the time by writing seven letters of encouragement, instruction and inspiration to the Christians in those communities. We still have these letters as a great treasure of the Church today.The content of the letters addressed the hierarchy and structure of the Church as well as the content of the orthodox Christian faith. It was Bishop Ignatius who first used the term "catholic" to describe the whole Church. These letters connect us to the early Church and the unbroken, clear teaching of the Apostles which was given to them directly by Jesus Christ. They also reveal the holiness of a man of God who became himself a living letter of Christ. The shedding his blood in the witness of holy martyrdom was the culmination of a life lived conformed to Jesus Christ. Ignatius sought to offer himself, in Christ, for the sake of the Church which he loved. His holy martyrdom occurred in the year 107.Ignatius' feast day was kept in his own Antioch on 17 October, the day on which he is now celebrated in the Catholic Church and generally in western Christianity, although from the 12th century until 1969 it was put at 1 February in the General Roman Calendar.
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