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Join one of our parishes for our Advent Penance 2017
Saturday, December 9th at 10am, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
Monday, December 11th at 7pm, Incarnation Catholic Church
Tuesday, December 12th at 7pm, Christ the King Catholic Church
Wednesday, December 13th at 7pm, St. Lawrence Catholic Church
Thursday, December 14th at 7pm, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
Please join the combined Music Ministry of St. Patrick’s for our annual Christmas Concert on Saturday, December 16, 2017, beginning at 7:30 PM.
This is a free concert, and refreshments will be served immediately following the concert in our Social Hall. Celebrate the sounds of the season and prepare for our beautiful Christmas season.
It’s that time again! Our “GIVING TREE” will be in place at St. Patrick on November 24th!
The Giving Tree
In most parts of the world, during the Christmas season, it is customary to share gifts and time with our families, friends, and those for whom we have special affection. At St. Patrick Catholic Church, we celebrate the Christmas season by providing a gift to our annual “Giving Tree.” The Giving Tree is a Christmas tree which is decorated with colorful tags bearing the names of children, the elderly, or needy individuals who have been identified by members of our parish family. Many of the individuals are residents of our neighboring HUD buildings. Others are children from the various migrant communities around Brandon and Valrico. Yet others are parishioners of our sister church – Blessed Sacrament – whom we have adopted. There are people from our own community who are in need and whose names are also included in the decorations. All individuals are identified by name, age, sex, and gift idea to ensure that an age-appropriate gift is provided.
Our parish family members take one or more tags and obtain a gift which is placed under the Giving Tree. These gifts are then distributed by members of the parish staff, the Outreach Ministry, or anyone else who may wish to participate in the distribution. We go to each migrant community and distribute the presents. We make a special effort to gather the elderly residents of our HUD buildings – Patrician Arms and Patrician Arms II – and make an event of the distribution of gifts by providing music and goodies. The Giving Tree is a way to share in our stewardship of the gifts of time, talent, and treasure.
A Few Notes For this Year:
This year, Our “GIVING TREE” will be in place at St. Patrick on November 24th, and filled with over 300 name tags. All gifts should be store bought, wrapped and place it under the tree at St. Patrick. Please, be sure to secure the tag to the gift so it will not fall off. If your gift is a gift card please DO NOT place it under the tree but bring it to the Parish Office and we will pick it up there. All gifts should be received on or before December 9th.
We welcome anyone interested in helping us out in any way possible. If you have any questions or suggestions feel free to call Elba and Carmelo Meletiche at 813-282-1587 or cell# 734-4328 or 205-8812.
A Filipino Christmas Tradition
You are invited to the Filipino Advent/Christmas Novena Mass, Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 7:00 – 8:00pm.
Coordinators: Tito and Nilda de la Cruz (727) 239-6490.
We are a friendly and caring group ready to walk with you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Join our Grief-Hope Ministry, every Friday, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm in Room# 24. Sessions are flexible and you are able to start at any time. Questions, email Deacon Ben Hooks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Invitación al Grupo de Oración
Ven al grupo de oración con música, alabanza y peticiónes al Todopoderoso por nuestras necesidades! Te esperamos, no pierdas tiempo. Estamos en gran necesidad! Te llenaras del Espiritu Santo y sus enseñanzas! Si tienes preguntas favor de llamar a Millie Rodriguez at 813 735-7637.
St. Patrick Catholic Church Shamrock Newsletters are available below. Please click the dates below to view our Parish Community News.
Winter 2017 – 2018
Spring and Summer 2014