Author: Anne Marie Kearney

Christmas in July Craft Fair

St. Patrick Indoor Craft Fair
Christmas in July
St. Patrick Catholic Church Social Hall
4520 S. Manhattan Ave. Tampa, FL 33611
Saturday, July 9, 2022
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Start your holiday shopping early with our vendors.
We will have coffee and donuts available from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. for a nominal fee. Lunch will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Your choice of a grilled hot dog or hamburger, chips and a drink for $7.00.
For more information please call:
St. Patrick Catholic Church 813-839-5337

Summer Prayer & Meditation Series

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday, June 26, 2022

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Reflection by: Fr. Salvator Stefula, T.O.R.

 

My sisters and brothers in Christ,

May the peace of the Lord Jesus be with you and your family!

Our first reading today from the Book of Kings was chosen to correspond with the idea of total commitment to one’s call. It tells us about two Old Testament prophets, Elijah and Elisha. Elijah is getting old and his life is coming to an end. At God’s command he choses Elisha to replace him. The placing of his mantle on Elisha’s shoulder symbolized this call. Elisha’s sacrificing his animals and burning his equipment indicates a total commitment to his vocation. He made a complete break with his former way of life and did not turn back.

The gospels have one desire, to lead us to Christ. Christ has one desire, to lead us to God. God has one desire, to bring us to eternal happiness. Today’s gospel, in its goal to lead us to Christ, does not picture Christ the way many people do in modern society—an easy going, do whatever you want, you’re going to get to heaven anyway, kind of person. Jesus today is seen as a strict, no nonsense person and His words today could be described as “hard sayings.”

We pray for the grace to always be faithful to our Lord, even in difficult and challenging times. God bless you!

 

Mis hermanas y hermanos en Cristo,

¡Que la paz del Señor Jesús este contigo y tu familia!

Nuestra primera lectura de hoy del Libro de los Reyes fue escogida para corresponder a la idea de un compromiso total a nuestro llamado. La lectura nos habla de dos profetas del Antiguo Testamento, Elías y Eliseo. Elías está envejeciendo y su vida está llegando a su fin. Por orden de Dios, elige a Eliseo para que lo sustituya. El símbolo de esta llamada fue la colocación de su manto sobre el hombro de Eliseo. El sacrificio de sus animales y la quema de su equipo por parte de Eliseo indican un compromiso total con su vocación. El renunció por completo a su estilo de vida anterior y no dio marcha atrás.

Los evangelios tienen un deseo, el de llevarnos a Cristo. Cristo tiene un deseo, el de llevarnos a Dios. Dios tiene un deseo, llevarnos a la felicidad eterna. El evangelio de hoy, en su objetivo de llevarnos a Dios, no ve a Cristo de la forma que mucha gente lo ve en la sociedad moderna—fácil de ser, haz lo que quieras, vas a llegar al cielo de todas maneras, clase de persona. Hoy en día, Jesús es visto como una persona estricta y sin tonterías, y sus palabras podrían describirse como “palabras duras”.

Recemos por la gracia de siempre ser leales a nuestro Señor, aún en tiempos difíciles y desafiantes. ¡Dios los bendiga!

 

 

Online Masses, Liturgies, Reflections, and Prayers

July Bingo & Dinner

JULY BINGO & DINNER

 

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

St. Patrick Catholic Church

Social Hall

 

Dinner served between 5:30pm- 6:30pm. 

Hot Dogs and Hamburgers*

Bingo will start at 6:30pm.

 

Cost: $25.00

Includes 9 pack of 13 sheets (26 games)

and 4 specials. MUST BE 18 TO PLAY.

 

TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR ONLY.

*Meals subject to Change

Severe Weather Updates – Parish Closings and Cancellations

Severe Weather Updates – Parish Closings and Cancellations

Hurricane season begins June 1st and runs through November 30th.

St. Patrick Catholic Church follows the closures of Hillsborough County Schools for all severe weather emergencies or precautionary safety procedures. During a severe weather emergency, updates to our parish website will be made daily to keep you up to date on Parish Closures and Meeting Cancellations. Please remember the safety of our parish family and community is most important. Be safe and God Bless.

Mass Attendance:
All parishioners are urged to use good judgement when planning to travel to and from Mass. In the event that roadways are not clear and weather conditions are unsafe to travel, the faithful are reminded that the obligation to attend Sunday Mass does not apply when there is grave difficulty in fulfilling this obligation (see Code of Canon Law, Canon 1248 §2)

Parish Ministry Cancellation Notices:

  • None at this time

Updated: 06/09/2022 9:00 am

 

There are two websites that are helpful for both hurricane planning and detailed weather information as a storm approaches. The Hillsborough County Emergency Management Office website is www.hillsboroughcounty.org/emergency  and the National Hurricane Center website is www.nhc.noaa.gov/. At the National Hurricane Center website you can pull up and watch things like the 3-day and 5-day cones for approaching storms. At the Hillsborough County website you can sign up for their E-News which is an automatic e-mail service which keeps you up-to-date with pertinent local emergency management information if you like.

Safety Precautions

  • During any heavy rainfall or severe weather event, the City of Tampa encourages the motoring public to heed traffic advisories, obey traffic signs/detours, and to exercise caution when driving in and around standing water.
  • Do not drive through water  it is difficult to determine how deep the water is.
  • It is best to avoid driving unless necessary.
  • Treat non-functioning traffic signals as a 4-way stop.
  • If you see a road closed, please follow the detour signs.
  • Avoid any downed or hanging power lines – they may be live.

Stay up-to-date

  • Residents should also stay tuned to local television and radio stations for more information as severe weather approaches.
  • Please check this City of Tampa link for up to date road closures at   http://arcg.is/1JofT7G.
  • The Hillsborough County Emergency Management Office website is www.hillsboroughcounty.org/emergency
  • National Hurricane Center website is www.nhc.noaa.gov/
  • Sign up for Alert Tampa, the city’s official emergency alert system, to receive time sensitive notifications which will be sent directly to your email, cell phone, and in some cases, home phone.  Alert Tampa will provide you the official information you can use to keep your business, your home, and your family safe.  To sign up today, visit our website at  tampagov.net/alerttampa or call (813) 231-6184.

Novena Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Begin by saying the following prayer to prepare…

O Holy Spirit, Divine Consoler!
I adore you as my True God.
I bless You by uniting myself to the praises
You receive from the angel and saints.
I offer You my whole heart,
and I render You heartfelt thanks
for all the benefits You have bestowed
and do unceasingly bestow upon the world.
You are the author of all supernatural gifts
and who did enrich with immense favors the soul
of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
the Mother of God,
I beseech you to visit me by Your grace and Your love,
and grant me the favor
I so earnestly seek in this novena…

State your request here…

O Holy Spirit,
spirit of truth,
come into our hearts:
shed the brightness of your light on all nations,
that they may be of one faith and pleasing to You.

Amen.

 

NOVENA PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT – DAY ONE

O Holy Spirit,
bestow upon us Your seven holy gifts.
Enlighten our understanding that we may know You.
Give us wisdom that Your will may be clear to us
and that we may accept it.
Grant us the gift of counsel
that we may always perceive what is right.
Fortify us that we may always be capable
of fulfilling Your Divine Will.
Inspire us with the spirit of learning
that we may be able to penetrate more deeply
into the truths that You have revealed.
Let our hearts be steeped in the spirit of childlikeness
that we may bring You joy.
Let us have proper fear of God
that we may never grieve You
or wander from the path of goodness.
Give us the fullness of Your gifts
that we may glorify You.

Amen.

Look with compassion upon us,
O Holy Spirit, and grant us the favor we seek in this novena…

State your request here…

if it be in accordance with Your Holy Will.

Come, O Holy Spirit,
fill the hearts of your faithful,
and kindle in them the fire of Your love.

Send forth your Spirit
and they shall be created.
And You shall renew the face of the earth.
O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit,
did instruct the hearts of the faithful,
grant that by the same Holy Spirit
we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations,
Through Christ Our Lord.
Amen.

 

NOVENA PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT – DAY TWO

O Holy Spirit,
make me faithful in every thought,
and grant that I may always listen to your voice,
and watch for Your light,
and follow Your gracious inspirations.
I cling to You,
and give myself to You,
and ask You by Your compassion
to watch over me in my weakness.
Holding the pierced feet of Jesus,
looking at His Five Wounds,
trusting in His Precious Blood,
adoring His opened side and stricken heart,
I implore You adorable Spirit,
helper of my infirmity,
to keep me in Your grace,
now and always,
and grant us the favor we ask in this novena…

State your request here…

Amen.

Come, O Holy Spirit,
fill the hearts of your faithful,
and kindle in them the fire of Your love.

Send forth your Spirit
and they shall be created.
And You shall renew the face of the earth.
O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit,
did instruct the hearts of the faithful,
grant that by the same Holy Spirit
we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations,
Through Christ Our Lord.
Amen.

 

NOVENA PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT – DAY THREE

Heavenly Father,
You have called me to be a member
of the mystical body of Your Son, Jesus Christ,
and to be a temple of the Holy Spirit.
I ask You to give me these gifts of the Holy Spirit:
wisdom, that I may understand the follies of this world;
understanding, that I may grasp more fully
the meaning of my existence
and the purpose of all things in the world;
counsel, that I may always choose the proper way;
fortitude, that I may remain faithful to You
under the pressure of temptation.;
piety, that I may revere You in all I do, think or say;
fear of the Lord, that should the motive of love fail me,
I may quickly be awakened to the eternal consequences of my deeds.
Visit me by Your grace
and Your love
and grant me the favor I so earnestly seek in this novena…

State your request here…

Amen.

Come, O Holy Spirit,
fill the hearts of your faithful,
and kindle in them the fire of Your love.

Send forth your Spirit
and they shall be created.
And You shall renew the face of the earth.
O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit,
did instruct the hearts of the faithful,
grant that by the same Holy Spirit
we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations,
Through Christ Our Lord.
Amen.

 

NOVENA PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT – DAY FOUR

O God, Who today by the light of the Holy Spirit
did instruct the hearts of the faithful,
give us, by the light of the same Holy Spirit,
a love for what is right and just
and a constant enjoyment of His comforts.
Pray Holy Spirit,
that I may strive to learn more of my faith;
that I may ever be conscious that reason in all
its human magnificence is capable of grasping
but a glimpse of the reality that is God.
Pray that I may accept as the motto of my life:
“All for the greater glory of God”
and grant me the favor I so earnestly seek in this novena…

State your request here…

Amen.

Come, O Holy Spirit,
fill the hearts of your faithful,
and kindle in them the fire of Your love.

Send forth your Spirit
and they shall be created.
And You shall renew the face of the earth.
O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit,
did instruct the hearts of the faithful,
grant that by the same Holy Spirit
we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations,
Through Christ Our Lord.
Amen.

 

NOVENA PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT – DAY FIVE

Come, O Spirit of sanctity,
from the glory of heaven
and send forth the radiance of Your light.
Father of all the poor,
light and peace of all hearts,
come with Your countless gifts.
Consoler in desolation;
refreshment full of loveliness,
come dear friend of my soul.
In weariness send repose;
breath gently cool refreshing breeze;
console the desolate who weep alone.
Light of Beatitude,
make our hearts ready;
come enter our souls.
Without Your grace,
man stands alone;
he cannot be good or sure.
Cleanse what is soiled;
heal what is wounded;
moisten what is arid.
Bend the stubborn will;
warm the cold heart;
guide the wandering footstep.
O Holy Spirit,
we beg You to give us grace
through Your sevenfold power
and grant me the favor
I so earnestly seek in this novena…

State your request here…

Give us merit for the present,
and one day beatitude
when we have finished our earthly journey.

Amen.

Come, O Holy Spirit,
fill the hearts of your faithful,
and kindle in them the fire of Your love.

Send forth your Spirit
and they shall be created.
And You shall renew the face of the earth.
O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit,
did instruct the hearts of the faithful,
grant that by the same Holy Spirit
we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations,
Through Christ Our Lord.
Amen.

 

NOVENA PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT – DAY SIX

O Father in Heaven,
I beg You to send the Holy Spirit.
May Your Holy Spirit remind me
when I am apt to forget Your law.
Your love, Your promises.
May Your Holy Spirit strengthen my memory
to recall frequently Your sanctity,
omniscience, wisdom, and goodness,
faithfulness, and love.
May Your Holy Spirit encourage me when I am slothful;
strengthen me when I am weak;
enlighten me when I no longer can help myself.
Breathe into me, O Holy Spirit,
that I may do what is holy.
Stir me, that I may love what is holy.
Strengthen me, that I may preserve what is holy.
Protect me, Holy Spirit,
that I may never lose what is holy
and grant me the favor I so earnestly seek in this novena…

State your request here…

Amen.

Come, O Holy Spirit,
fill the hearts of your faithful,
and kindle in them the fire of Your love.

Send forth your Spirit
and they shall be created.
And You shall renew the face of the earth.
O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit,
did instruct the hearts of the faithful,
grant that by the same Holy Spirit
we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations,
Through Christ Our Lord.
Amen.

 

NOVENA PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT – DAY SEVEN

Come, Holy Spirit,
creator of all things:
come visit our hearts with Your power.
Fill with grace, friendly guest,
the hearts which You have created.
You are called the Consoler,
gift from the hand of God,
source of life, light, love,
and flame, highest good.
You are the pledge of sevenfold grace,
finger of the Father’s hand,
promised us by Him,
and You make our tongues speak the truth.
Cast light on our senses,
pour love into our hearts.
Grant our weak bodies strength
that they may never grow weary of doing good
and grant me the favor I so earnestly seek in this novena…

State your request here…

Keep the enemy far from us,
give us peace always,
let us willingly follow in Your footsteps
that we may be far removed from sin.
Grant that through You
we may grow in knowledge of the Father and of the Son,
and that we may ever strongly believe in You,
the Spirit of both.
Praise and honor be forever to the Father on the highest throne,
in the risen Son of God,
in the Consoler.

Amen.

Come, O Holy Spirit,
fill the hearts of your faithful,
and kindle in them the fire of Your love.

Send forth your Spirit
and they shall be created.
And You shall renew the face of the earth.
O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit,
did instruct the hearts of the faithful,
grant that by the same Holy Spirit
we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations,
Through Christ Our Lord.
Amen.

 

NOVENA PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT – DAY EIGHT

O Holy Spirit,
life and light of the Church,
give us thoughts higher than our own thoughts,and prayers better than our own prayers,
and powers beyond our own powers,
that we may love and live,
imitating Jesus Christ,
our Lord and Savior.
Come to us, Holy Spirit,
come with the Father
and the Son
and grant me the favor I so earnestly request in this novena…

State your request here…

Vouchsafe to dwell within our souls
and quickly make our hearts Your own.
Quench in us the fires of hate and strife,
the wasting fever of the heart.
From perils guard our feeble life
and to our souls Your peace impart.
Let voice and mind and heart
and strength confess
and glorify Your name
and let the fire of charity burn bright
and other hearts inflame.

Amen.

Come, O Holy Spirit,
fill the hearts of your faithful,
and kindle in them the fire of Your love.

Send forth your Spirit
and they shall be created.
And You shall renew the face of the earth.
O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit,
did instruct the hearts of the faithful,
grant that by the same Holy Spirit
we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations,
Through Christ Our Lord.
Amen.

 

 

 

NOVENA PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT – DAY NINE

O Lord, Holy Spirit,
grant me sight to see the wondrous promise of divine love;
insight to see my own weakness;
delight in Your divine presence in my soul
which You have made Your temple through sanctifying grace.
I pray, O Holy Spirit,
that I may be not doubting;
that I be spared the pain of being alone
without trust or hope in Christ;
that my prayer may always be “My Lord and my God!”
I pray that I may acquire a sense of retreat
to prayer and recollection at various times in my daily life;
for prayer is the bond that joins us to Christ.
I pray that I may be aware of the physical needs of the poor
and that I may share what I can with them
in the charitable works of the Church.
I pray, O Holy Spirit,
that You will in Your mercy
grant me the favor I have sought in this novena…

State your request here…

Amen.

Come, O Holy Spirit,
fill the hearts of your faithful,
and kindle in them the fire of Your love.

Send forth your Spirit
and they shall be created.
And You shall renew the face of the earth.
O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit,
did instruct the hearts of the faithful,
grant that by the same Holy Spirit
we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations,
Through Christ Our Lord.
Amen.

PENTECOST SUNDAY

Pentecost Mass Sequence

Veni, Sancte Spiritus

Come, Holy Spirit, come!
And from your celestial home
Shed a ray of light divine!
Come, Father of the poor!
Come, source of all our store!
Come, within our bosoms shine.
You, of comforters the best;
You, the soul’s most welcome guest;
Sweet refreshment here below;
In our labor, rest most sweet;
Grateful coolness in the heat;
Solace in the midst of woe.
O most blessed Light divine,
Shine within these hearts of yours,
And our inmost being fill!
Where you are not, we have naught,
Nothing good in deed or thought,
Nothing free from taint of ill.
Heal our wounds, our strength renew;
On our dryness pour your dew;
Wash the stains of guilt away:
Bend the stubborn heart and will;
Melt the frozen, warm the chill;
Guide the steps that go astray.
On the faithful, who adore
And confess you, evermore
In your sevenfold gift descend;
Give them virtue’s sure reward;
Give them your salvation, Lord;
Give them joys that never end.

Amen.

Alleluia.

Come, O Holy Spirit,
fill the hearts of your faithful,
and kindle in them the fire of Your love.

Send forth your Spirit
and they shall be created.
And You shall renew the face of the earth.

O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit,
did instruct the hearts of the faithful,
grant that by the same Holy Spirit
we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations,
Through Christ Our Lord.

Amen.

LEARN ABOUT OUR FAITH

ADULT FAITH FORMATION CLASSES

LEARN ABOUT OUR FAITH

Thursday, May 12th, 7pm – 8pm, Social Hall

Thursday, May 19th, 7pm – 8pm, Social Hall

Several months ago the parish was asked to participate in a Survey to gather information on various topics of  interest for future adult formation presentations.

We will begin this month with 2 presentations on the BLESSED MOTHER. They will be on two Thursday evenings, May 12th and May 19th in the Parish Social Hall from 7-8 PM.

Future presentations will begin in September. All are invited.

 

We want to hear from You! – SURVEY LINK

Faith Formation Opportunities – We want to hear from You

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church is planning to hold various sessions to help our members learn more and deepen their    understanding of our Faith. Below and on our Parish website you will find a link to a brief online survey which gives you the opportunity to identify topics you are interested in learning about. Our goal is to be responsive to our community, giving deeper understanding of our faith so as to strengthen our relationship with God and each other.

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q8VVGJF

 

New Catholic News Resource Online

Bishop Gregory Parkes has launched GulfCoastCatholic.org, a news website to help Catholics know, live and share the faith. You’ll find articles that inform and, hopefully, inspire. Plus, each article can be shared via social media with one click. GulfCoastCatholic.org will provide timely and relevant articles for staying up to date with Catholic life. We will also share stories about people who are Courageously  Living the Gospel. Visit GulfCoastCatholic.org to check out the website and to sign up for our free, weekly email of top stories.

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