Start date: January 1, 2020 - End date: April 1, 2020

 

ALL PUBLIC MASSES ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Reconciliation is available at St. Catherine of Siena on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11:30 am.

Reconciliación tiene lugar el Jueves en Español a las 5:00 pm 

The church is open for silent prayer EVERYDAY from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm.

St. Catherine of Siena parish has suspended all Masses until further notice, in accordance with the Diocese of St. Petersburg:

“Now that guidance has been given to further limit gatherings, and out of deep pastoral care for the most vulnerable among us, after prayer and discernment, effective immediately, I have decided to suspend the public celebration of Masses in the Diocese of St. Petersburg until it can be determined that it is safe to return to normal schedules and public worship. Therefore, 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.

-Bishop Gregory Parkes, Diocese of St. Petersburg (3/18/2020)

 

La parroquia de Santa Catalina de Siena ha suspendido todas las Misas hasta nuevo aviso, de acuerdo con la Diócesis de San Petersburgo:

“Ahora esas directrices se han extendido hacia limitar aún más la congregación de personas; por tanto, con una gran preocupación pastoral y después de oración y discernimiento, he decidido suspender la celebración pública de las Misas en la Diócesis de St. Petersburg hasta que llegue a determinarse que no se corre peligro en restablecer los horarios normales del culto público. Esta nueva directriz ha de entrar en vigor inmediatamente.

-Reverendísimo Gregory Parkes, Obispo de St. Petersburg (3/18/2020)

 

 

Spiritual Communion and Prayer
First and foremost, the suspension comes out of care for us as God's children for our own safety and wellbeing. Our loving Father is with us in this time. May we courageously pray for healing of the sick and protection of those at risk. 
 
Prayer for Spiritual Communion:
 
My Jesus,
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.
Amen.
 
We are here to help!

Call us at (727) 531-7721. Our parish office is still open during regular hours Monday - Thursday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm and Friday from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Have a question about FUNERALS? Contact Cathy Blanchard.
  • Have a question about HOMEBOUND ministry? Contact Sr. Kathleen Beatty SSJ.
  • Have a question about BAPTISMS, FIRST HOLY COMMUNION or FAITH FORMATION (grades K-5)? Contact Mandy Westrich.
  • Have a question about CONFIRMATION, YOUTH MINISTRY (grades 6-12) or ADULT FAITH? Contact Sherri Briand.
Cancellations of Parish Activities

All Parish social and ministry events are CANCELLED in light of recent concerns over COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic:

EVENTS

  • RCIA Inquiry Information Session (originally scheduled for March 19th)
  • Super Saturday Retreat for Confirmation and First Communion (originally scheduled for March 27th -28th)
  • Walk Through Triduum (originally scheduled for April 5th)
  • Knights of Columbus Car Show (originally scheduled for April 25th)
  • April Confirmation
  • May First Holy Communion
  • Diocesan Altar Server Mass (originally scheduled for May 19th)

WEEKLY MEETINGS

  • Faith Formation classes/session K-12th grades (until after Easter)

  • Adult Bible Study (until after Easter)

  • Coffee & Donuts after Mass (until further notice)

  • Al- Anon & Alateen (until after Easter)

  • Tuesday & Wednesday BINGO (until further notice)

  • Men's Emmaus (until further notice)

Parish Services & Office Hours
  • Funerals, Weddings, and Baptisms are being individually addressed by our pastoral team. New requests for funeral arrangements will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
  • All ministries and weekly gatherings are cancelled until further notice.
  • Our May Confirmation is cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.
  • Pastoral visits will be limited to individuals in imminent and emergency situations.
  • Parish Office is operating with normal business hours:  Mon - Thurs: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm    and Friday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm.
How do I give offertory during the suspension?
At this time, we understand that many are enduring financial struggles. We prayerfully affirm whatever actions are necessary to provide for you and your loved ones.
 
If you are able to financially support your parish and would like to continually give offertory in light of mass suspension, Online Giving is a convenient and paperless option. Amount and frequency of giving is customizable. Thank you for your support as it will be crucial for SCOS to serve the needs of our community.
 
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