Browsing the 2020 archive of News in our parish

Bishop Gregory Parkers: Pledging Dignity beyond the Debate

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 8/31/20

With another election cycle in full swing, we are faced with the difficult question of what it means to love our neighbors in the midst of such a divisive climate. We are called to bring the best of ourselves and our faith to the public square—and yet today, many ... Read More »

How do we get Holy Water in the times of Corona virus?

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 7/13/20

Q: Where do I get holy water?A: Bring your own water bottle to Mass or the office.Until we are able to provide holy water in the fonts, and in the back of the church, Fr. Frank will bless the water you bring to church before the end of Mass.

Q: Why Catholics use holy water?A: Water is an ancient symbol of life and purity, used by many scriptural rituals and analogies (see Ex 40:12; Is 12:3). Holy water is thus a sacramental that recalls the sacrament of Baptism and its cleansing effects. Catholics bless themselves with it while making the Sign of the Cross whenever they enter or exit a church. It may also be sprinkled on objects when they are being ... Read More »

Prayer for Peace and Healing with Bishop Parker

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 6/05/20


In solidarity with all people of good will who seek racial harmony and an end to racial injustice, the Diocese of St. Petersburg will host a prayer vigil on Sunday, June 7th from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, 5815 ... Read More »

Sunday Masses Resume

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 5/26/20

With the permission of the bishop, we are returning to celebrating Sunday Masses publicly on the Pentecost, May 30 and 31! 

Please be aware of certain changes: 

- we are going to operate at 50% capacity, maintaining 6 feet distance from each other. This may mean that your regular ... Read More »

Mass Schedule

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 5/11/20

Starting Monday, May 11, 2020, Bishop Gregory Parkes is giving permission for parishes to resume Daily Masses from Monday through Saturday! Our parish will provide Masses according to the following schedule:

Monday – Friday: 8 am

Saturday: 9 am 

All the Masses are held in the Church. The Chapel ... Read More »

What Mass will look like during this time of transition

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 5/06/20

We know that everyone is missing their parish family, and cannot wait until we can all be united together at the Supper of the Lord. In order for us to bring everyone back, we have to have a few changes on how we come together for Mass.

General Provisions: ... Read More »

Alegremente presentes:

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 5/06/20

 “Que el Dios de la esperanza los llene de alegría y de paz en la fe”. (Romanos 15, 13) 

Estimados hermanos y hermanas en Cristo,

Luego de mucha oración y de una meticulosa consideración de las directrices y recomendaciones del gobierno local y los funcionarios de la salud pública, ... Read More »

Let Us Be Joyfully Present at Mass

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 5/06/20

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace.” (Romans 15:13) – A Message from Bishop Gregory Parkes

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

After prayerful and careful consideration of the guidelines and recommendations put forth by local government and health officials, I am pleased ... Read More »

Blessing of the Palms

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 4/04/20

Life goes on even in these strange times. As always, Holy Week begins with a blessing of the Palms. Let us join in spirit if not physically father Frank and the whole Church in praying for the world.

UPDATE: Message about Holy Week and Easter

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 3/31/20

Bishop Parker has made an announcement about Easter and Holy Week.

Please got ot the diosecean website to read it: ;