home-rollover contact-rollover
2405 Philippe Parkway
Safety Harbor, FL  34695-2067
727.726.8477   Get Directions/Map

steeple2

Welcome & Registration

We Wish you a warm "WELCOME" to our stewardship parish community and are glad you have chosen us.

facade

To complete your registration process, we encourage you to attend to a New Member Welcome session. All New Member Welcome Gatherings have been cancelled. Check back once the regular Mass schedule resumes. Sign up to attend through "We Share" where you will be issued a voucher to attend. Contact the Church Office at 727.726.8477 x318 or email welcome@espiritusanto.cc if you have any questions.

2Father Len New Pic

During this session you will experience a small taste of the flavor of the community beyond the weekly celebration of Mass.

You'll be given a high-level overview of the parish including a short video about the history, philosophy and benefits of being a part of the Espiritu Santo parish community. The whole family is invited and welcomed; however, if only one parent can make it that works well also.

The session presentation will normally run about 20 minutes. New Member Registration Form. 

 Print and complete this form to get registered in our database. You can fax, scan & email, drop off in office mailbox, US mail or place in collection basket with envelope marked "ATTN: Tim"

membersMay you have a wonderful experience with our community and further your own journey in faith. Activities for those 5 and under are provided. Call the New Member Welcome desk at 727.726.8477 x318 or email welcome@espiritusanto.cc if you'd like to come, need more information or have any questions.

Welcome and Peace, Tim Bergevin

tim@espiritusanto.cc

Director, Stewardship and Family Life Ministries 

Welcome & Registration

We Wish you a warm "WELCOME" to our stewardship parish community and are glad you have chosen us.

facade

To complete your registration process, we encourage you to attend to a New Member Welcome session.  All new member welcome sessions have been cancelled.  Please check back when regular Masses resume. Sign up to attend through "We Share"  event registration where you will be issued a voucher to attend. Contact the Church Office at 727.726.8477 x318 or email welcome@espiritusanto.cc if you have any questions.

2Father Len New Pic

During this session you will experience a small taste of the flavor of the community beyond the weekly celebration of Mass.

You'll be given a high-level overview of the parish including a short video about the history, philosophy and benefits of being a part of the Espiritu Santo parish community. The whole family is invited and welcomed; however, if only one parent can make it that works well also.

The session presentation will normally run about 20 minutes. New Member Registration Form. 

 Print and complete this form to get registered in our database. You can fax, scan & email, drop off in office mailbox, US mail or place in collection basket with envelope marked "ATTN: Tim"

membersMay you have a wonderful experience with our community and further your own journey in faith. Activities for those 5 and under are provided. Call the New Member Welcome desk at 727.726.8477 x318 or email welcome@espiritusanto.cc if you'd like to come, need more information or have any questions.

Welcome and Peace, Tim

Tim Bergevin
Director, Stewardship and Family Life Ministries
Espiritu Santo Catholic Church

Virtual Campus Tours

Espiritu Santo Catholic Church and School Campus

 

 

Main Church

 

Videos created by Ellen Jones, Director of Religious Education

New Member FAQ

Welcome to the faith community of Espiritu Santo. We'd love to tell you about our vibrant, faith filled community. Take a few minutes to explore our website and learn more about our vibrant, faith filled community of catholic Christians. It is our hope that you will continue your faith journey with us.

Why become a member? As humans we desire to belong.  Community is a vital aspect of our personhood.  Within a faith community, membership enables you to take ownership and to invest yourself in the life of the Church in a new way.

How do I become a member? New Member Welcome gatherings for families wishing to beome members of our faith community are typically held on the second Saturday of each month. For up-to-date times, location and dates check the parish bulletin or website. No need to call ahead just come as you are. And, by the way, infants and children are always welcome. Meetings are held in the John Bosco Center on the east side of the church campus at 11:00 am. 

Q & A
1)  Why do I need to come to a meeting to register?
It’s a short gathering of 40-45 minutes with refreshments where you are able to meet, greet and get to know other newbies, existing members, the pastor and some of the staff. Here you will get orientated to the parish community and culture through a multi-media presentation and receive a folder of information about your new parish community.  Infants and children are ALWAYS WELCOMED!
2)  When will my envelopes start?cross2
In about 2-3 weeks time.
3)  Can I sign up for Automatic Offertory Giving then?
Yes.
4) Can I get my child’s baptism process started then?
Yes. You can find out more information at the Baptism Preparation page.
5) Can I register my child for Religious Education then?
No. Simply call their office at 727.812.4656.  Registering first in the community is a prerequisite.  Find out more about Religious Education.
6)  I’ve been asked to be a (Baptism/Confirmation) sponsor, can I get my letter of verification then?
Becoming a sponsor/Godparent is a very vital ministry within the Church and one which requires first, an understanding of that role, then to be “living” that life.  By registering you are “refreshing “ that vow of your baptism to be active in your faith.  Sponsorship letters are available in the office following registration and participation.

 

“This in not the parish we live closest to, but we were attracted to Espiritu Santo because it made us feel welcome and the parish is alive and has lots of activities and life! They start getting the kids involved early, and continue engaging them all through the years.  It’s family oriented and its nice to see the kids and what they do in school.” -Sandy and David Brown, members since 2003
 
“You come to one mass here and you see the care they put into the liturgy and it makes it a wonderful experience.”  –Frank McEwen, member since 1998
 
“I attended a daily Mass on a Wednesday. I was pleasantly surprised when the pews were filled with Espiritu Santo students. It brought tears to my eyes, watching the students perform all the assisting roles of the Mass.”  -Cindy Hutzler, member since Nov 2010 

What We Believe

We are Catholic-Christians.

Mostrance

We are Catholic or universal Christians, members of the Roman Catholic Church which was instituted by Jesus Christ and led by the apostles and their successors for over 2,000 years and strengthened through the gift of the Holy Spirit. We are called to go forth and spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. We are united by our common beliefs which are set forth in our statement of beliefs, the Nicene Creed. This creed was established in 325 AD and is proclaimed as our statement of faith by the assembly during Sunday and Feast day celebrations of the Mass.

 

The Nicene Creed

I believe in one God, the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages.

God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried, 
and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.

I believe in one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.
I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come.

Amen.

Parish Pastoral Council

The Parish Pastoral Council discerns the mission of the parish and envisions ways in which the parish membership is being called by God to carry out that mission. The Pastoral Council serves as a consultative leadership body to the pastor. The pastoral visioning and planning function of the council and the day-to-day administrative operations of the parish are two separate and distinct areas of responsibility. The pastor and parish staff are responsible for routine decision-making which needs to take place for the parish to function efficiently and effectively on a daily basis. These day-to-day operational decisions are not the responsibility of the Pastoral Council, whose role is to guide the community in the discernment, expression and fulfillment of its pastoral mission. This is accomplished through an ongoing cyclical process of Pastoral Planning, which is mission-motivated and involves: discernment, consensus, goal setting, developing objectives, implementation and evaluation.

One of the elements of this model of pastoral council is a discernment process that takes place each year. Instead of an annual Parish Council election, nominations of parishioners that you feel would be good leaders for our parish are put forth.

Current members of the parish Pastoral Council are: Joe Ijjas, Jennifer Pettersen, Scott McGowan, Missy Liermann, Khanh Chau, Anna Gutierrez, Dan Rodriguez, Michael Ryckman and Elaine Feldman. Ex-Officio members continuing are: Father Len Piotrowski, Father Brad Reed, Deacon John Alavarez, Jeffrey FitzCharles, and Shaun Shea.

Parish Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes

March 2017

April 2017

September 2017

September 2018

October 2018

Parish Pastoral Team

CLERGY

Father Len2 IMG 9864  
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 7EWiBE928Hfjt4AL9DfiGm1YZViLGgdL caesar This page part is protected against spam bots and web crawlers. In order to be displayed you need to enable Javascript in your browser, and then reload the page. b3d897dfe9dcddb499e4d8e0e3ebe6b1ddd8ebdfdce9d8e5ebdfe6e5f0b7dceae7e0e9e0ebecead8e5ebe6a5dada9997ebd8e9dedcebb499d6d9e3d8e5e299b5bdd8ebdfdce997b8e5ebdfe6e5f097cceaebe0dae2b3a6d8b5b3d897dfe9dcddb499e4d8e0e3ebe6b1ddd8ebdfdce9d9e9d8dbb7dceae7e0e9e0ebecead8e5ebe6a5dada9997ebd8e9dedcebb499d6d9e3d8e5e299b5b3d9e997a6b5b3a6d8b5b3a6eaebe9e6e5deb5c7d8e9e6dadfe0d8e397cde0dad8e9b3a6eae7d8e5b5 43dIL1v21dlsekZwOvyatI3SQX1jFQl caesar This page part is protected against spam bots and web crawlers. In order to be displayed you need to enable Javascript in your browser, and then reload the page.  
Deacon Alvarez

Deacon Vincent P. Alterio
 Outreach Ministry

Deacon Dominic P. Friscia 
Sick & Homebound Ministry

Deacon John Alvarez

Director of Pastoral Ministrie
s

Deacon Andrew
de03c20a140708dfc40f030b0e1611dc060703051110151607180710e20715120b140b16171503101611d00505c4e0e60703051110c2f51607180710c2e90b140314060bded103e0ded1151614111009e0c810041512ddded115120310e0de0414c2d1e0 jg6NWMrxbpKZZ85u92K51coinclSTI5S caesar This page part is protected against spam bots and web crawlers. In order to be displayed you need to enable Javascript in your browser, and then reload the page. Adult Faith Formation 0328e72f392c2d04e9342830333b36012b2c282a36352e392c2e072c3a373039303b3c3a28353b36f52a2ae9050b2c282a3635e70e392c2ee715283a2f03f6280503f63a3b3936352e05ed35293a370203f63a37283505032939e7f605033a372835e73a3b40332c04e92d36353bf43a30412c01e7f8f7373b02e905083a3a303a3b30352e03f63a37283505 4YyULJFjq1bh5VZKzYS1VYq4Tsleid0J caesar This page part is protected against spam bots and web crawlers. In order to be displayed you need to enable Javascript in your browser, and then reload the page. 6a5da1a2a09d9c956c72938f919d9c4e6f9c92a093a54e85979a9a978f9ba16a5da19e8f9c6c6a90a04e5d6c6aa19e8f9c4ea1a2a79a936b50949d9ca25ba197a893684e5f5e9ea269506c6fa1a197a1a2979c956a5da19e8f9c6c cz9ySrYoUtbABGrStC64HrQForbHbVNU caesar This page part is protected against spam bots and web crawlers. In order to be displayed you need to enable Javascript in your browser, and then reload the page.

 

 


 

RELIGIOUS

Sr.Renetta

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 YFNhQT4eMH2aTaenDEVOYGVMXirCF0HD caesar This page part is protected against spam bots and web crawlers. In order to be displayed you need to enable Javascript in your browser, and then reload the page.

srdonna thmb

9bd2d3d1cecdc69db2c8d2d3c4d17fa3cecdcdc07fa3c0cdc8c4cbd29b8ed2d3d1cecdc69d8b85cdc1d2cf9ab2ada39b8ed2cfc0cd9d9bc1d17f8e9d9bd2cfc0cd7fd2d3d8cbc49c81c5cecdd38cd2c8d9c4997f908fcfd39a819da1c4d1c4c0d5c4ccc4cdd39b8ed2cfc0cd9d9bc1d17f8e9d9bd2cfc0cd7fd2d3d8cbc49c81c5cecdd38cd2c8d9c4997f908fcfd39a819d9691968d9691958d979396967fd792918f9b8ed2cfc0cd9d 74MwbmAk2tGEdrLH6Grjz0dNkz6gyi caesar This page part is protected against spam bots and web crawlers. In order to be displayed you need to enable Javascript in your browser, and then reload the page.

 


 

PASTORAL TEAM

Tim Bergevin thmb f217d61e281b1cf3d823171f222a25f02a1f23f61b29261f281f2a2b2917242a25e41919d8f40a1f23d6f81b281d1b2c1f24f21828d6e5f4f2e517f4092a1b2d17281a291e1f26d6dc172326f1d6fc17231f222fd6021f1c1bd6031f241f292a281f1b29f2e529261724f4f21828d6e5f4f229261724d6292a2f221bf3d81c25242ae3291f301bf0d6e7e6262af1d8f4ede8ede4ede8ece4eeeaededd62ee9e8ecf2e529261724f4 5R2Wuuzp7N7IhLQXWSJuhoM9fsn4dhc caesar This page part is protected against spam bots and web crawlers. In order to be displayed you need to enable Javascript in your browser, and then reload the page.                   jeanlin thmb  bce1a0e8f2e5e6bda2ede1e9ecf4efbaeae5e1eec0e5f3f0e9f2e9f4f5f3e1eef4efaee3e3a2becae5e1eea0cce9eee5e8e1eebcafe1be oNsbNprZlU3vsUSvNMfPkia5FVBc7oWp caesar This page part is protected against spam bots and web crawlers. In order to be displayed you need to enable Javascript in your browser, and then reload the page.
Office Assistant
727.726.8477 x327
female silhouette  092eed353f32330aef3a2e3639413c073a363035323939320d32403d363f364142402e3b413cfb3030efed412e3f3432410aef2c2f392e3b38ef0b1a36303532393932ed1640353a2e3b09fc2e0b092f3fedfc0b1c3333363032ed1a2e3b2e34323f092f3fedfc0b04ff04fb04ff03fb05010404ed4500fd00 vc9i5BT8GMai8XkIdcAL5KA6AT6c7eBV caesar This page part is protected against spam bots and web crawlers. In order to be displayed you need to enable Javascript in your browser, and then reload the page.   Justine Mullaney thmb f419d8202a1d1ef5da251921242c27f2222d2b2c21261df81d2b28212a212c2d2b19262c27e61b1bdaf6022d2b2c21261dd8052d242419261d31f4e719f6f4e72b281926f6f41a2ad8e7f6f42b281926d82b2c31241df5da1e27262ce52b21321df2d8e9e8282cf3daf6fc212a1d1b2c272ad8271ed8f91b1b272d262c21261fd8de192528f3d8fe212619261b1df41a2ad8e7f6efeaefe6efeaeee6f0ecefefd830ebe9eede261a2b28f3f4e72b281926f6 sraL6fTkvyopm2EumxrzkbxD7h306JWq caesar This page part is protected against spam bots and web crawlers. In order to be displayed you need to enable Javascript in your browser, and then reload the page.
4267266e786b6c432873676f727a7540706b6c6c466b79766f786f7a7b7967747a753469692844506b6c6c264c6f7a80696e6778726b794235674442357976677444426878263544427976677426797a7f726b43286c75747a33796f806b40263736767a412844526f7a7b786d7f262c6773764126537b796f6942357976677444426878263544427976677426797a7f726b43286c75747a33796f806b40263736767a4128443d383d343d383c343e3a3d3d267e39363c42357976677444 H9wQ6aOL3oMDYee53u4Rxxla88j6V9D2 caesar This page part is protected against spam bots and web crawlers. In order to be displayed you need to enable Javascript in your browser, and then reload the page.    female silhouette 789d5ca4aea1a2795ea99da5a8b0ab76b0a1aeaeb57ca1afaca5aea5b0b1af9daab0ab6a9f9f5e7a90a1aeaeb55c8aa1afaf786b9d7a786bafac9daa7a789eae5c6b7a78afac9daa5cafb0b5a8a1795ea2abaab069afa5b6a1765c6d6cacb0775e7a80a5aea19fb0abae5caba25c7eb1afa5aaa1afaf5c8fa1aeb2a59fa1af789eae5c6b7a736e736a736e726a747073735cb46f6e7162aa9eafac77786bafac9daa7a yKJTOjgP7WkFh5GlCGagX79iE3I5qVXC caesar This page part is protected against spam bots and web crawlers. In order to be displayed you need to enable Javascript in your browser, and then reload the page.
 PAmela Pam Goetting
Maintenance

727.726.8477
   Paulette thmb b1c2d6cdc6d5d5c681b1d6d3d7cad49dc3d381909fb4c2c4d3cad4d5c2cf9dc3d381909f9893988f9992938f9597969781d9949493 LhqFiyxAWqJd6cppYxMkOlGBDNTA7nYz caesar This page part is protected against spam bots and web crawlers. In order to be displayed you need to enable Javascript in your browser, and then reload the page.
Jean Hart Thmb
0f34f33b45383910f540343c3f47420d35483f3f38473c41133846433c453c47484634414742013636f5111d383441f31b3445470f023411 zFriT8IUKr4lF31jtDISucIu4tjiVvl caesar This page part is protected against spam bots and web crawlers. In order to be displayed you need to enable Javascript in your browser, and then reload the page.
Bulletin Editor
727.726.8477
  Pat Roane thumb 678c4b939d9091684d988c94979f9a659d90979492949aa09e908f6b909e9b949d949fa09e8c999f9a598e8e4d697b8c9f4b7d9a8c9990675a8c69675a9e9b8c9969678d9d4b5a69679e9b8c994b9e9fa49790684d919a999f589e94a590654b5c5b9b9f664d697d90979492949aa09e4b708fa08e8c9f949a994b6c8f989499949e9f9d8c9f94a1904b6c9e9e949e9f8c999f675a9e9b8c9969678d9d4b5a69679e9b8c994b9e9fa49790684d919a999f589e94a590654b5c5b9b9f664d69625d6259635c5d595f616061675a9e9b8c9969 S4s0AXzGJxVr8RsNsGx9q6ZYABIqBY5 caesar This page part is protected against spam bots and web crawlers. In order to be displayed you need to enable Javascript in your browser, and then reload the page.
Scott Ibbs thmb 82929ea3a34f789191a26b91a14f5e6d7c90989da3949d909d92946b5ea29f909d6d6b91a14f5e6d6ba29f909d4fa2a3a89b946c51959e9da35ca298a994694f605f9fa36a516d6661665d6661655d67636666 oHzltocaDU8szIDreWJ8wQBAaDcvfNs caesar This page part is protected against spam bots and web crawlers. In order to be displayed you need to enable Javascript in your browser, and then reload the page.   female silhouette  374b5c630a3d4f5c4e4b5c4f60534d26194b28 Ed1ILGkm41m6T66fwnLM2Or8WnS9iVu caesar This page part is protected against spam bots and web crawlers. In order to be displayed you need to enable Javascript in your browser, and then reload the page.
Bookkeeper
727.726.8477 x304
Male silhouette 607b88888f366d7782897e52788836455463777f848a7b847784797b52458986778454527888364554528986778436898a8f827b53387c85848a43897f907b50364746868a5138544d484d444d484c444e4a4d4d 4cvsO3h7UU5jfVIiD9tXJWzsEcWERQ caesar This page part is protected against spam bots and web crawlers. In order to be displayed you need to enable Javascript in your browser, and then reload the page.    Linda bddadfd5d291cbe0ddd6ebebdaadd3e391a0afbed2dadfe5d6dfd2dfd4d6add3e391a0afa8a3a89fa8a3a79fa9a5a8a8 idFf4PE2VjDAyK7daeTISGvOHorISpb caesar This page part is protected against spam bots and web crawlers. In order to be displayed you need to enable Javascript in your browser, and then reload the page.
Sue Sferra 1b40ff475144451c014c40484b534e195254441f44524f485148535452404d534e0d424201ff5340514644531c013e414b404d4a011d325444ff3245445151401b0e401d1b4151ff0e1d2348514442534e51ff4e45ff31444b4846484e5452ff244354424053484e4d1b4151ff0e1d1611160d1710110d131514151b0e524f404d1d hHOsmK1C44ocSYuwsmoa5IXqGJGeXy19 caesar This page part is protected against spam bots and web crawlers. In order to be displayed you need to enable Javascript in your browser, and then reload the page.    John Clarke thmb ef140d13c5e8110617100ae10717c5d4e3f2060e13190a130613080ae10717c5d4e3dcd7dcd3dcd7dbd3ddd9dcdc nh7ZLeLWoqDsZwBWoCArMQGidvzZyno2 caesar This page part is protected against spam bots and web crawlers. In order to be displayed you need to enable Javascript in your browser, and then reload the page.
Mark Mark Kapinos
Maintenance
727.726.8477
   Rich Waddick thmb d3eae4e9e2f3e5a1a3d3eae4e9a3a1d8e2e5e5eae4ecbde3f3a1b0bfcee2eaeff5e6efe2efe4e6bde3f3a1b0bfb8b3b8afb8b3b7afb9b5b8b8 FlQ1qKX0CxNuRFkgcEOeEeI93HSUBeZu caesar This page part is protected against spam bots and web crawlers. In order to be displayed you need to enable Javascript in your browser, and then reload the page.

History of Espiritu Santo

 

The History of Espiritu Santo begins with the history of the Catholic faith first being carried to Florida’s west coast in 1539 by Hernando Desoto. In his search for wealth, Desoto landed on the shores of what is now known as Tampa Bay on Pentecost Sunday, where he discovered five mineral springs near a large Tocabago Indian village. He named the body of water Bahia Espiritu Santo (Bay of the Holy Spirit) in honor of the holy day and because the inhabitants of the nearby Indian village believed the springs had healing properties, a legend that persists today.

 

Timeline

1539 Hernando DeSoto discovers Bahia Espiritu Santo (Tampa Bay)
1567 Pedro Menendez de Aviles came to Espiritu Santo Springs to establish a mission
1960 The mission church of Espiritu Santo was established in Safety Harbor.
1964 The first Mass was celebrated in Espiritu Santo Catholic Church.
1987 The first Mass was celebrated in the present-day church.
2001 Espiritu Santo Catholic School was dedicated.

In 1567 Pedro Menendez de Aviles came to Espiritu Santo Springs, later to be known as Safety Harbor, where he negotiated with Carlos, a Calusa chief, in an effort to convert the natives to Christianity.

Menendez sailed on, leaving behind a blockhouse mission, a captain, thirty soldiers, and Father Rogel, a Catholic priest.

The Indians destroyed the mission, however, and drove the Spaniards out. Though their initial effort proved unsuccessful, the seed of faith had been planted at the springs, and in time would blossom and flourish, according to the will of God.

Over 400 years later, this seed of faith found expression in a mission begun under the direction of Monsignor John F. McNulty, V.G. Responding to the need for a Catholic parish in the growing community of Safety Harbor, a mission church was established in 1960 on the present site.

The mission thrived. It soon became apparent that a church building and parish hall were needed. On Christmas Eve, 1964, the first Mass was celebrated in Espiritu Santo Catholic Church.

Through the years the parish grew rapidly. The need for a new, bigger church was apparent, and on April 18, 1987 the first Mass was celebrated in the new church, which seats approximately 1,000 people. The original church building is now the Parish Center.

The Espiritu Santo Catholic School was dedicated on August 19, 2001. The mission of the school is to pass on the beliefs and teachings of the Roman Catholic faith, to teach students to reach out to each other in a caring, Christian way, and to offer students an academic, Christ-centered education in a disciplined environment. The school serves Pre-K 3 through the 8th grade, Sunday morning and weekday evening Religious Education, and Adult Education programs.

The former Education Building has been remodeled and named the St. John Bosco Center. It is available for a variety of parish uses. In the life of the Espiritu Santo Catholic Church community, the seed of faith planted by the Spanish missionaries in 1539 has borne much fruit and continues to flourish.

The following two videos describe Espiritu Santo's long history in becoming the thriving community it is today:

Mission & Vision Statement

-Mission Statement- Who We Are * The welcoming community of Espiritu Santo, inspired by the Holy Spirit, is committed to encountering Christ by spreading the joy of the Gospel, celebrating the sacraments, serving with compassion, and embracing all on our journey of faith together.

(In a Nutshell: To proclaim and live Jesus Christ to all in love.)

-Vision Statement- Who We Strive To Be* Espiritu Santo Catholic Church and School is a warm and welcoming Eucharist centered parish community reaching out to all people in their treasured diversity. We support and encourage all people, especially our youth, to grow and participate more fully in their journey of faith. We actively engage in parish and community ministries that transform our words of faith into works of compassion, mercy and a commitment to social justice in the one global family.

We envision a stronger commitment to better understand, appreciate and celebrate the joy of the gospel, the grace of the sacraments and the transformative power of prayer and God's infinite love.

Goals*

GOAL #1: to continue to grow as a prayerful, joyful and welcoming parish community

GOAL #2 : to create an encouraging environment that will deepen a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and trasnform all areas of our lives, leading to a life lived for others

GOAL #3 : to develop a spirit of evangelization and social justice that encourages participation in the life of the church and the broader community

New Objectives Currently Being Developed

*Developed by the Pastoral Council and approved by the Pastor

Maintenance Assistance

Many volunteer opportunities such as painting, landscaping, carpentry, maintaining the fountain, Adopt-a-Flower-Bed, and directing traffic in the parking lot during the busy holyday seasons are available for the qualified volunteer minister. Ifyou would like to assist, your name would be added to a list of volunteers who are called upon when the special projects arise.

Volunteer position: Assist with Maintenance/Landscaping.

  • Required of volunteer: Dependability and willingness to work.
  • Experience necessary: Depends on the task.
  • Training required: No
  • Time commitment: Varies, depending on the job.
  • Contact: 49658a49919b8e8f664b968a92959d98639692948e698e9c99929b929d9e9c8a979d98578c8c4b677692948e496c989b9d8e9c8e65588a6755496c919e9b8c9149788f8f928c8e5549605b6057605b5f57615d606049a15c595e 1YnrFJe8MbdoNcRfCSBa5rlvyuBVCDcu caesar This page part is protected against spam bots and web crawlers. In order to be displayed you need to enable Javascript in your browser, and then reload the page.

Who We Are

Our Faith Community United in Christian Discipleship  

TOGETHER WE ARE ONE BODY

3,910      Registered households with 11,402 individual members
420   Students enrolled in our Espiritu Santo Catholic School, grades PreK3-8
634   Students enrolled in our evening and weekend Religious Education program, grades K-8
2,657   Average Total Mass attendance for each weekend during the year
615   Parish Religious Education/Fatih Formation
     

 

TOGETHER WE MAKE IT POSSIBLE

2,175      Eucharistic Liturgies, as well as other communal and private prayer and adoration
112   Sacrament of Baptism
154   Sacrament of First Holy Communion and Reconciliation
133   Sacrament of Confirmation
20   Sacrament of Holy Matrimony
737   Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
80   Catholic Funeral Liturgies

 

TOGETHER WE REACH OUT

289     Sick and homebound visited each week in private homes, hospitals, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and retirement centers
3,399   Brothers and sisters in our local community helped with food and financial needs totaling $104,450 through our St. Vincent de Paul Society
3,876   Pinellas Hope brothers and sisters fed from meals prepared at parish and served on-site by our parishioners at a cost of $5,805
200  

Pints of blood donated by parishioners through 4 parish Blood Drives

39    Number of religious faith communities, working together under the title of F.A.S.T. (Faith In Action for Strength Together) to address injustice and poverty in Pinellas county

 

  • Local, national, and international works of charity and reinvestment in our parishes are supported through the Diocese of St. Petersburg's Annual Pastoral Appeal.

 

"The life of a Christian steward, lived in imitation of the life of Christ, is challenging, even difficult in many ways; but both here and hereafter it is charged with intense joy.”

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

 

History of Espiritu Santo

Front Desk Receptionists

Church Office volunteers help with various duties: reception desk, greeting visitors, answering phones, filing, typing, helping with mailings, making copies, issuing Mass cards, etc.

Volunteer position: Front Desk Receptionist.

  • Required of the volunteer: General knowledge of the parish, phones, general office knowledge, pleasant nature, people-oriented, patience and the ability to multi-task.
  • Experience necessary: No, but switchboard experience helpful.
  • Training required: Yes (4 hrs.).
  • Hours: 4-hour shifts when office is open: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Time commitment: 4 hour shifts. Either morning (8:30 am – 12:30 pm) or afternoon (12:30 pm – 4:30 pm) 1-4 times per month.
  • Contact ffe50126e52d372a2b02e732262e313934ff322e282d2a31312a052a38352e372e393a3826333934f32828e7e53926372c2a3902e7242731263330e703122e282d2a31312ae50e382d32263301f42603f1e5082d3a37282de5142b2b2e282af1e5fcf7fcf3fcf7fbf3fdf9fcfce53df8f5f8 AUjad2PKBLWHn9lHbQZkcaM1TzpeBuf1 caesar This page part is protected against spam bots and web crawlers. In order to be displayed you need to enable Javascript in your browser, and then reload the page.

Finance Council

The Parish Finance Council is a consultative leadership body, which makes recommendations to the Pastor to aid him in the administration of the parish goods (all parish financial resources, buildings, and grounds) through approving and monitoring the annual budget and other long-range financial planning. Members of the Finance Council must be active and participating parishioners that have some type of financial expertise. Recommendations for new members may be submitted by any existing council member. Upon approval and appointment by the Pastor, new council members shall serve a three year term. Current Finance Council Members are: John Carey, Elaine Aschenbrenner, Sean Donahoo, Kelly Douglass, Terry Drake, John Gohman, Seth Miller, Shaun Sea, Andrew Williams, Father Len Piotrowski, Father Frank Lubowa, Father Brad Reed, Peggy Penn, Deacon John Alvarez, Tim Bergevin, Justine Mullaney, Pat Roane and Terry Ness.

Parish Vocations Committee

The Parish Vocations Committee (PVC) is committed to promoting vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and religious life by raising awareness of the dignity and need for vocations, as well as supporting those currently in church vocations. The committee seeks to foster vocations through programs such as the Elijah cup, Adopt-A-Seminarian, vocational talks to youth, etc. The committee meets on a quarterly basis for prayer, program planning and assessment.

Volunteer position: Committee Member

  • Required of the volunteer: An appreciation of and prayerful support for Church vocations.
  • Experience Necessary: No
  • Training required: No
  • Time commitment: 2 hours per quarter plus occasional special events.
  • Contact: cce80dcc141e1112e9ce190d1518201be6171519ec111f1c151e1520211f0d1a201bda0f0fceeaf71519ccfc0d0f26251a1f1715e8db0dead8cce3dee3dae3dee2dae4e0e3e3cc24dfdce3 CwZZdjqbA3X1HPBLjLYWXdLxLXiNtE9G caesar This page part is protected against spam bots and web crawlers. In order to be displayed you need to enable Javascript in your browser, and then reload the page.

OFFICE INFORMATION

PARISH OFFICE
2405 Philippe Parkway

Safety Harbor, Florida  34695
Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm 
Phone 727.726.8477
Fax 727.799.2062

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE
2405-A Philippe Parkway
Safety Harbor, Florida  34695
727.812.4656
Sue Sferra, Director of Religious Education
Pat Roane, Administrative Assistant

YOUTH MINISTRY OFFICE
2405 Philippe Parkway
Safety Harbor, Florida  34695
727.726.3622

SCHOOL OFFICE
2405-A Philippe Parkway
Safety Harbor, Florida 34695
727.812.4650 • fax 727.812.4658
Veronica Slain, Principal
Erin Miller, Assistant Principal

Subscriber Login