Daily Mass will resume on Monday, May 11, 2015 at 5:15 for the USF Summer Sessions. Daily Mass will be celebrated MOST days (Monday - Thursday) at 5:15 PM unless otherwise noted. Please check back here for any updates!
I think we can all agree that it's time to replace the Air Conditioner in the Chapel at the Catholic Student Center! It is the original unit when the chapel was built in 1967 so it has served the building well for almost 50 years! I often think of the AC as a mule: when it works, it works well! When it doesn't, it's tough to get it going and you never know when it is going to conk out. It could be working great one day and then the next - well, you get the point!
Currently we are getting estimates on a new unit that will also be much more efficient than the ones that were manufactured in the 1960's.
Update: It looks like the estimates are coming in at a dollar amount that we should be able to cover with some donations and interest on our endowment. I'll keep you posted!
You might have noticed the signs for the public hearing of rezoning the property at the Catholic Student Center from its current status of Commerical Office to that of Multi-family Residential. We are still working with the diocese to someday build faith based student housing at the Catholic Student Center that would give the students a place to live consistent with the morality and ethics that our Church asks of us.
While we have been working with a developer who has provided the initial land surveying and testing at their own cost, no contracts have been signed yet!
Update: At the final hearing on May 19, 2015, the City Council of Temple Terrace approved the rezoning proposal from Commercial Office to Multi-family Residential.
The developer that we are working with made their presentation to Bishop Lynch and the College of Consultors of the Diocese of St. Petersburg on Tuesday, April 28. The presentation was well received. The developer is working on an operating manual as to how they and the diocese will interact with this project.
The next couple of things that will come forward in this project will be a site plan which must also be approved by the City of Temple Terrace with public hearings and the actual contract.
If you'd like to get an idea of what this project will look like, please go to http://frassatihall.com/ which is a similar project at the Cathoic Student Center at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.
Join us on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, for a Summer BBQ! All College Students are invited! We'll begin with Daily Mass at 5:15, and then the BBQ at 6:15 PM!
At the Catholic Student Center, we are pursuing new opportunities to foster a stronger parish life and better engage the New Evangelization. As part of these efforts we are happy to announce that the Catholic Center has its own app for Apple and Android phones. Our new app will allow us to send you useful and important messages as needed regarding our community life and events, and allow you to reply to the messages or RSVP for events. So, be sure to download the app after Mass today by visiting myparishapp.com or searching for myparish on your phone's app store, and stay connected with us all week long.