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Mass Cards and Intentions can be arranged by coming to the Church Office during business hours (Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm). Since announced (at Mass) intentions are reserved rapidly, consider the following alternatives as memorials and for intentions:
May Crowning to honor Mary, the Mother of God, is held in May.
Easter Food Blessing is held on Holy Saturday following Morning Prayer.
Pet Blessing is held in October near St. Francis’ feast day.
Liturgy of the Hours (Morning Prayer) is prayed Monday through Saturday at 9:00 am in the Chapel following 8:30 am Mass.
The Rosary is prayed Monday through Saturday at 8:00 am in the Chapel.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is available on the first Friday of every month from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm with Benediction at 2:00 pm.
A Miraculous Medal Novena, a special devotional to the Blessed Mother, is prayed after all Monday Masses.
Chaplet of Divine Mercy and a Rosary is prayed on Thursday at 6:30 pm.
Visitations with Jesus invites parishioners to spend one hour on a regular basis in the chapel with our Eucharistic Lord. All are welcome to sign up and choose an hour weekly, biweekly or monthly. Adoration hours are on Monday through Friday from 10:00 am - 9:00 pm each day. The goal is to always have someone at prayer throughout the day. This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone wanting quiet time for prayer or for families to share time together with our Lord. For more information, contact the Church Office, 727.726.8477.
The Prayer Community is a charismatic prayer community which meets on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of the month for praise and worship of the Lord, from 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm in the Parish Chapel. They pray for the parish community and for individual and worldwide needs. Each week there is a teaching and a time to share. For more information call Laurie Brower at 727.797.3760.
The Way of the Cross (aka Stations) is prayed on Fridays during Lent at 5:00 pm.
Parish Intention Book located in the narthex of the church, invites parishioners to write petition requests. The intention book is remembered during the intercessions, allowing the entire parish community to join in the prayer for those intentions.
Available on an emergency basis and for those admitted for surgery at any time. Please call the Parish Office at 727.726.8477. Communal celebrations are held twice a year for children and adults with serious or chronic physical or emotional health problems and for older adults. This communal gathering emphasizes the fact that we are a community sharing and praying together.
Parishioners should call the church office at least two months in advance to register for preparation class. Baptisms are scheduled for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Baptisms are not celebrated during Lent.
Saturday: after 8:30 am Mass and at 3:00 pm before Vigil Mass. Communal services are held during Advent and Lent (before Holy Week). Children celebrate First Reconciliation as part of their preparation for First Communion.
Holy Day Masses are celebrated with special schedules. Watch Upcoming Events.
Civic Holiday Masses are celebrated at 8:30 am on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Veterans’ Day, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving, those who attend are encouraged to bring a food item that will be part of their Thanksgiving dinner to be blessed at Mass.
A Mass for the Sick and Homebound is celebrated on the second Thursday of every month for those sick and homebound parishioners who are unable to attend Mass regularly. A luncheon and entertainment follow the Mass. Twice a year this Mass includes an Anointing of the Sick. This Mass is for those who are seriously ill at the time, those who are temporarily ill due to major surgery or other convalescent illness, regardless of age, those who are emotionally troubled, regardless of age, those whose health is seriously impaired by illness or advanced age, and seriously ill children.
A Mass of Remembrance is celebrated in November for the deceased relatives and friends of our parishioners. It supports all those who have lost a loved one during the year. Call the Parish Office at 727.726.8477 for information about how to have your loved ones’ names announced and for the date and time of the Mass.
Chrism Mass is celebrated on Tuesday during Holy Week at the Cathedral of St. Jude. At this Mass the priests of the diocese renew their commitment to priestly service and the holy oils to be used throughout the year in Baptism, Confirmation, Anointing of the Sick and Ordination are blessed. All are invited.
Red Mass is an annual Mass sponsored by the diocese for lawyers and their spouses.
White Mass is an annual Mass sponsored by the diocese for health care professionals and their spouses.
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
In Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Through a myriad of enriching experiences, such as extraordinary field trips, sports skill-building clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships, girls grow courageous and strong. Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others.
Girl Scouting is for every girl, everywhere—where today's girls can become tomorrow's leaders. Membership in Girl Scouts is open to girls in grades K- 12
Everything in Cub Scouting is designed to have the boys doing things. Activities are used to achieve the aims of Scouting—citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness. Many of the activities happen right in the den and pack. The most important are the weekly den meetings and the monthly pack meetings.
Apart from the fun and excitement of Cub Scout activities, the Cub Scout Promise, the Law of the Pack, and the Cub Scout sign, handshake, motto, and salute all teach good citizenship and contribute to a boy's sense of belonging.
Cub Scouts is for boys in the First through Fifth Grades. Join Us in Cub Scouting!
Fifty-Five Plus is an organization of men and women of the parish age 55 and over. They offer their members a program that provides a holistic approach to enhance the spiritual, emotional, physical and social well-being of all who participate through fellowship and service opportunities.
They meet every Tuesday at 9:00 am in the St. John Bosco Center for meetings with speakers and programs that are informative, resourceful, innovative, and upbeat. On the third Tuesday of each month they have a pot-luck lunch at 11:30 am. Their special events feature excursions, parish outreach, videos, and lunch in Philippe Park.
The Women of Espiritu Santo Council of Catholic Women (WES-CCW) is a group of women who come together to enjoy social activities, to support one another in our spiritual growth, and to assist in service to our parish, our community, the Upper Pinellas Deanery (UPD), and the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DCCW.)
WES members provide leadership in welcoming new parishioners, hospitality, parish reception, and in various outreach programs to help local community projects.
Annually, WES sponsors the Back to School Drive, the Giving Tree, Adopt-A-Family, the Toiletry Drive, and the Kimberly Home Baby Shower. The Membership Tea and the Fashion Show are highlights of the year, and everyone is invited to attend and participate.
Women Of Espiritu Santo offer three meeting options:
Women of Espiritu Santo welcome all women of the parish to join. Membership dues are $15.00 per year and payable at any monthly meeting throughout the year.
The Knights of Columbus Council 7109 are an order of Catholic gentlemen committed to the exemplification of charity, unity, fraternity, patriotism, respect for life and support of the priesthood.
Council 7109 provides both financial assistance, volunteer hours and spiritual assistance to 24 different programs in the areas of Church, Council, Community, Family, Youth and Respect Life. Financial assistance is made possible by Fraternal fundraisers: Pancake Breakfasts, Dinner Dances and the annual Tootsie Roll drive for special needs individuals. Major programs include financial support of two seminarians and the parish, assistance to special needs organizations, Kimberly Home, Shut-in Transportation to Church, Bibles for 3rd Grade Students, Scholarships for needy students at Espiritu Santo Catholic School, the St. Vincent de Paul Society, support of local Scout units and the Respect Life advocacy.