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
A special WELCOME to all of our summer visitors. May your stay with us be an important part of your time away on vacation!
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.
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
Support the Giving Garden at Espiritu Santo, constructed in memory of Mrs. Laura Beach, and help our students learn about agricultural science, organic & sustainable gardening practices, as well as healthy eating habits.The Oldsmar Organic Community Garden group will be onsite and will be instructing vlounteers about composting. Call Judy Bosley 727-709-4812 Donate Now
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
Andrew, like his brother Simon Peter, was a fisherman. He became a disciple of the great St. John the Baptist, but when John pointed to Jesus and said, "Behold the Lamb of God!" Andrew understood that Jesus was greater. At once he left John to follow the Divine Master. Jesus knew that Andrew was walking behind him, and turning back, he asked, "what do you seek?" When Andrew answered that he would like to know where Jesus lived, Our Lord replied, "Come and see." Andrew had been only a little time with Jesus when he realized that this was truly the Messiah.
From then on, he chose to follow Jesus. Andrew was thus the first disciple of Christ. Next, Andrew brought his brother Simon (St. Peter) to Jesus and Jesus received him, too, as His disciple. At first the two brothers continued to carry on their fishing trade and family affairs, but later, the Lord called them to stay with Him all the time. He promised to make them fishers of men, and this time, they left their nets for good. It is believed that after Our Lord ascended into Heaven, St. Andrew went to Greece to preach the gospel. He is said to have been put to death on a cross, to which he was tied, not nailed. He lived two days in that state of suffering, still preaching to the people who gathered around their beloved Apostle. Two countries have chosen St. Andrew as their patron - Russia and Scotland. His Feast day is November 30.
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