The Chrism Mass for the Diocese of St. Petersburg will be Tuesday, March 31 at 11:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Jude in St. Petersburg. The parish of Corpus Christi has space available on their bus going to the Chrism Mass, but will fill up fast! The bus will leave Corpus Christi, 9715 North 56th Street, at 8:30 a.m. and will return by 4:00 p.m. Cost for the bus is $12 per person, and there will be a stop for lunch at Tyrone Square Mall after the Chrism Mass. Please contact Corpus Christi at (813) 988-1593 for more information or to register for the bus.
The Chrism Mass is celebrated by the bishops and the priests of the diocese during Holy Week in which the oils of catechumens and the sick are blessed and the oil of chrism is consecrated. The priests also renew their commitment to serve the people of God during this Mass. All are invited to attend.
The Chrism Mass will also be webcasted on www.dosp.org for those who are not able to attend!
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Masses at 5 PM Saturday, 10:00 AM & 7:00 PM Sunday
Daily Mass on Monday & Wednesday at 5:15 PM
Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7:00 PM
Liturgy of the Passion at 7:00 PM
Easter Vigil at 8:00 PM
Masses at 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM & 7:00 PM
Regulations on Fasting and Abstinence
In the Diocese of St. Petersburg
The dual disciplines of fasting and abstinence have a long history in the Catholic Church. Going back to the early Church, the purpose behind the custom of self denial is not punishment; it is to simplify our lifestyles so that we create a certain emptiness. In this way, freed from all distractions, we are able to hear and respond to God’s continued call to conversion and holiness.
Note: If a person is unable to observe the above regulations due to ill health or other serious reasons, they are urged to practice other forms of self denial that are suitable to their condition.
Fasting, almsgiving, and prayer are the three traditional disciplines of Lent. The faithful and catechumens should undertake these practices seriously in a spirit of penance and of preparation for baptism or of renewal of baptism at Easter.
Are you a Catholic adult who for some reason were never confirmed?
Did you somehow miss out on Confirmation when you were growing up?
Bishop Lynch is scheduled to celebrate Confirmation at the 7:00 PM Mass on
Sunday, April 26, 2015. There is still time for the preparation needed
to receive this sacrament, but please contact Father Mike as soon as
possible to schedule a meeting with him. The best way is by e-mail
(email@example.com) but you can also call the Office at 813