Parking at our Parish: Below is an overhead view of our parish. All of the areas outlined and highlighted are designated for parking. Please use these as best as possible when attending Mass or other functions at our parish. Thank you! PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE GRASS BY THE FRONT DOORS OF THE CHURCH.
NEW LOCATION FOR THE FAMILY FAITH FEST Due to circumstances beyond our control, the location of the Family Faith Fest has changed! Our new location is the Florida State Fairgrounds. All schedules, entertainment and activities remain the same and we hope you can still join us for an amazing day, this Saturday, October 27, 2018.
NEW LOCATION FOR FAMILY FAITH FEST Florida State Fairgrounds 4800 U.S. Highway 301 North Tampa, Florida 33610 Directions (Enter parking lot through Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.) Phone: 813-621-7821
WHY LOCATION HAS CHANGED: A wetter than normal fall season has caused the grounds at Al Lopez Park to become overly saturated and park officials have informed us that our event plans would have to be greatly modified and limited if we remain at Al Lopez Park. For the safety, enjoyment and comfort of all, we have decided we must relocate the Family Faith Fest. All of the great concerts, activities and prayer opportunities remain the same.The musical lineup and schedule of events are still happening as planned. This will be a wonderful and free event for people of all ages. Free parking! Free entertainment! We hope you will join us for this spirit-filled event! Date: Saturday, Oct.27, 2018, 10 AM – 6 PM Location: Florida State Fairgrounds
Things To Do at the Fest:
Attend free concerts by GRAMMY-nominated singer and songwriter Jeremy Camp and GMA Dove Award winner, Colton Dixon, as well as ValLimar Jansen, Sarah Hart and Ivan Diaz.
Enjoy cultural performances and a performance by the diocesan-wide Children’s Choir.
Laugh with the street performers that include stilt walkers, balloon artists, face painters, and line dancers.
Get spiritual at the Faith Village where you can pray before the Blessed Sacrament, pray the Rosary and go to confession. This will be a source of peace, hope and healing for many.
Participate in the outdoor Mass with Bishop Gregory Parkes and thousands of other spirit-filled friends at 4 PM.
Help the homeless and hungry by bringing food for people in need in our community.
Learn about local ministries that serve our community such as cancer support ministry, Catholic Charities and Women of Grace.
Get healthy at the BayCare Health Village that will offer diabetes screenings, plus information on heart health, nutrition, breast cancer awareness, fitness, children’s wellness and safety.
Interact with sports teams such as the Lightening and the Rowdies.
Read Bishop Parkes letter to faithful about Attorney General investigating institutional abuse.
To read the letter, click here. For more information and an ongoing conversation about this topic please visit www.dosp.org.
Pope Francis asks us to pray the Rosary and St. Michael Prayer Daily.
The Holy Father has decided to invite all the faithful, of all the world, to pray the Holy Rosary every day, during the entire Marian month of October, and thus to join in communion and in penitence, as the people of God, in asking the Holy Mother of God and Saint Michael Archangel to protect the Church from the devil, who always seeks to separate us from God and from each other. In our parish, we will be saying the St. Michael Prayer at the end of every weekend Mass. Click here to read the whole article from the Vatican News website.
Diocese of St. Petersburg - New Accountability Page
The Diocese has created a new area of their website to highlight accountability measures in place for the protection of youth and vulnerable adults. Visit the website at http://www.dosp.org/accountability.