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Holy Week Schedule

Holy Week News

 

SAINT PATRICK CATHOLIC CHURCH
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

Monday, April 6, 2020

Church open for private prayer* 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Noon

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Church open for private prayer* 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Noon
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
– No Benediction –
Link to the Chrism Mass with Bishop Parkes
Diocese of St. Petersburg Chrism Mass Live Stream

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Church open for private prayer* 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Noon

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Church open for private prayer* 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Noon
Mass available online at 7:00 PM
St. Patrick Catholic Church Masses and Liturgies

Friday, April 10, 2020
Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion

Church open for private prayer* 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Noon
Liturgy available online at 3:00 PM
St. Patrick Catholic Church Masses and Liturgies

Saturday, April 11, 2020
Holy Saturday

Church open for private prayer* 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Noon
– No Reconciliation Today –
Link to the Easter Vigil Mass with Bishop Parkes at 8PM
Diocese of St. Petersburg Easter Vigil Live Steam

Sunday, April 12, 2020
Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

Church open for private prayer* 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Noon
Link to the Easter Sunday Mass with Bishop Parkes at 10AM
Diocese of St. Petersburg Easter Sunday Mass Live Steam

also available as a live broadcast on Fox 13

 

Online Masses and Liturgies

Online Masses and Liturgies

A letter from Fr. Sal

Dear parishioners of St. Patrick,

May the peace of the Lord be with you and your families. By now everyone has received the news that Bishop Parkes has suspended all public Masses until further notice while we are dealing with the Coronavirus. This is a very sad time for us. The Eucharist is the center and heart of our belief. This will hopefully strengthen and deepen our love for the Eucharist. I want to assure you that you will be remembered in my prayers. I invite you to come to the church for private prayer in the presence of the Eucharist during the week. The church will be open Everyday, Monday through Sunday, from 8 AM – 12 Noon. We will continue to have Adoration on Tuesdays from 9 AM- 12 Noon. Reconciliation will still be available on Saturday from 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM (No Reconciliation on Holy Saturday, April 11th).

All the scheduled Mass intentions will be celebrated by me privately.

For more information and resources, you may visit the Diocese of St. Petersburg website at www.dosp.org

We must continue to trust in the Lord. We ask our Blessed Mother to intercede for us during these challenging times. Let us also pray for those who have died and are presently inflicted with the virus. Let us pray for each other.

 

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Fr. Sal

 

Sunday Gospel Reflections

Radio, TV Broadcast & Online Masses

Keeping the Faith Alive During Coronavirus

 

Queridos feligreses de St. Patrick,

Que la paz del Señor este con ustedes y sus familias. Probablemente ya todos han recibido la noticia que el Obispo Parkes ha suspendido todas las misas públicas hasta nuevo aviso mientras estamos bregando con el Coronavirus. Este momento es muy triste para nosotros. La Eucaristía es el centro y corazón de nuestra creencia. Esperamos que esto fortalezca y profundize nuestro amor por la Eucaristía. Les quiero asegurar que los voy a recordar en mis oraciones. Los invito a venir a la iglesia para rezar en privado en la presencia de la Eucaristía durante la semana. La iglesia estará abierta de lunes a domingo de 8 am a 12 del mediodía. Continuaremos teniendo la Adoración los martes de 9 am a 12 del mediodía.

Todas las Intenciones de Misa ya programadas serán celebradas por mí en privado.

Para más información y recursos, favor de visitar la página de la Diócesis de St. Petersburg, www.dosp.org

Debemos seguir confiando en el Señor. Le pedimos a nuestra Madre Sagrada que interfiera por nosotros durante estos tiempos de desafío. Oremos también por aquellos que han fallecido y por los que actualmente están infectados con el virus. Oremos por cada uno de nosotros.

 

Atentamente en Cristo,

Fr. Sal

 

Coronavirous Updates

Dear parishioners of St. Patrick,

May the peace of the Lord be with you and your families. By now everyone has received the news that Bishop Parkes has suspended all public Masses until further notice while we are dealing with the Coronavirus. This is a very sad time for us. The Eucharist is the center and heart of our belief. This will hopefully strengthen and deepen our love for the Eucharist. I want to assure you that you will be remembered in my prayers. I invite you to come to the church for private prayer in the presence of the Eucharist during the week (church hours information updated below). We must continue to trust in the Lord. We ask our Blessed Mother to intercede for us during these challenging times. Let us also pray for those who have died and are presently inflicted with the virus. Let us pray for each other.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Fr. Sal

 

Queridos feligreses de St. Patrick,

Que la paz del Señor este con ustedes y sus familias. Probablemente ya todos han recibido la noticia que el Obispo Parkes ha suspendido todas las misas públicas hasta nuevo aviso mientras estamos bregando con el Coronavirus. Este momento es muy triste para nosotros. La Eucaristía es el centro y corazón de nuestra creencia. Esperamos que esto fortalezca y profundize nuestro amor por la Eucaristía. Les quiero asegurar que los voy a recordar en mis oraciones. Los invito a venir a la iglesia para rezar en privado en la presencia de la Eucaristía durante la semana. Debemos seguir confiando en el Señor. Le pedimos a nuestra Madre Sagrada que interfiera por nosotros durante estos tiempos de desafío. Oremos también por aquellos que han fallecido y por los que actualmente están infectados con el virus. Oremos por cada uno de nosotros.

Atentamente en Cristo,

Fr. Sal

Holy Week News

[Updated April 6, 2020, 11:00AM]

By decree of Bishop Parkes, all public masses in the Diocese of St. Petersburg are hereby suspended effective immediately until it can be determined that it is safe to return to normal schedules and public worship. The faithful of the Diocese of St. Petersburg and all visitors present in this diocese are dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass for as long as the suspension of public celebration of the Mass is in effect. All mass intentions will still be satisfied privately by Fr. Sal.

At this time, the CHURCH will remain open (for private prayer only & limited to 10 people at one time) Everyday, Monday through Sunday, 8:00AM – 12:00PM.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT will be held on Tuesday 9:00AM – 12:00PM

RECONCILIATION will be available on Saturday from 2:45PM – 3:30PM. No Reconciliation on Holy Saturday, April 11th.

The PARISH OFFICE is Temporarily Closed. Fr. Sal and office Staff are available to answer questions, provide resources, and schedule appointments as needed. Please call 813-839-5337

All parish meetings, gatherings and events are CANCELLED at this time until further notice. Please continue to refer to our Parish Website for the most up to date communications. The Diocese of St. Petersburg website is also a great resource for updates and available online resources. www.dosp.org

 

Coronavirus FAQs for the Faithful

Suspension of Masses Letter from Bishop Parkes

 

OPEN

  • The Church is open (FOR PRIVATE PRAYER ONLY & LIMITED TO 10 PEOPLE AT ONE TIME) Everyday, Monday through Sunday, 8:00AM – 12:00PM
  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be held Tuesday until 12:00PM
  • Reconciliation will be available on Saturday from 2:45PM – 3:30PM. No Reconciliation on Holy Saturday, April 11th.
  • Fr. Sal and office Staff are available to answer questions, provide resources, and schedule appointments as needed. Please call 813-839-5337. The Parish Office is temporarily closed to walk-ins.

ALL MEETINGS, GATHERINGS, AND EVENTS ARE CANCELLED

LITURGICAL CANCELLATIONS

  • All Masses (Lenten, Holy Day, Daily, and Weekend) until further notice
  • All devotional prayer gatherings
  • Baptisms postponed at this time (emergency only)
  • Benediction
  • Communal Penance Services
  • Confirmation postponed until further notice
  • Daily Holy Rosary
  • First Communions postponed until further notice
  • Morning prayer / Liturgy of the Hours
  • Music Ministry Choir Rehearsals
  • Stations of the Cross

MINISTRY CANCELLATIONS

  • Bingo
  • CCW Coffee and Donuts
  • CCW Plant and Bake Sale
  • CCW Meetings
  • CCW Circle Meetings
  • Elementary Faith Formation Classes and Lenten Service Event
  • Finance Council Meetings
  • Freedom To Worship Prayer Meetings and Praise and Adoration Nights
  • Grief-Hope Ministry Meetings
  • Lenten Fish Fry
  • Parish Breakfasts
  • RCIA
  • Sacramental Preparation Classes and Retreats (Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation)
  • Secular Franciscan Order Council Meetings
  • Social Committee Meetings
  • Spanish Prayer Group/Grupo de Oracion Meetings
  • Stewardship Committee Meetings
  • Young at Heart
  • Youth Ministry Core Team Meetings (LifeTeen/High School & EDGE/Middle School)
  • Youth Ministry Gatherings and Events (LifeTeen/High School & EDGE/Middle School)

 

Prayer and Fasting:
Prayer is an important way for Catholics to respond to any crisis as we express our dependence on God. We pray especially for all those who are ill, their families, health care workers and officials working to slow the spread of COVID-19. Bishop Parkes urges the faithful to pray and fast for a quick and positive resolution of the current pandemic and for compassion and kindness to prevail in the hearts of all as we care for those in need.

 

Almighty ever-living God, eternal health of believers,
hear our prayers for your servants who are sick with coronavirus:
grant them, we implore you, your merciful help,
so that, with their health restored,
they may give you thanks in the midst of your Church.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.