Date: Ocotber 16-18, 2015
Location: Mary Help of Christians
The Alpha Retreat is a weekend retreat for students that focuses on the love of Christ through community and friendship. The retreat seeks to provide students with an introduction into the beautiful, faith-filled USF Catholic Student Center, and to build on the unity of this community with a solid foundation, which is Christ, our savior and redeemer. Applications for the retreat will be released soon, so please listen for more information in the coming weeks during Mass announcements. The retreat starts on Friday evening and continues through Sunday afternoon.
If you are interested in serving on the Alpha Team this year, click here for details. Applications for Alpha Team are due no later than Wednesday, September 2 at 11 PM. http://goo.gl/forms/11v3zkaU8U
Starting on Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Daily Mass for Wednesday's only will be changed to 7:00PM
Daily Mass will remain at 5:15PM on
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
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. On August 25, the project will be presented to the Diocesan Finance Council for their consideration.
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.
Our neighbors at Epiphany Catholic Church now have their Mass schedule which will include the Traditional Latin Mass.
Epiphany Catholic Church is located at
2510 Hanna Ave. in Tampa. Their phone number is 813-234-8693 and their web site is www.epiphanytampa.com.
Mass Schedule for the Latin Mass is:
Sundays 7:30am Traditional Latin Low Mass
Sundays 10:30am Tradiotional Latin High Mass
Traditional Latin Low Mass in rectory chapel.
Fr. Mike and I would like to welcome all of the students to a new academic semester. I would also like to invite you to our Week of Welcome events here at the Catholic Student Center. This will begin Sunday, 24th with the 7pm mass and ice-cream social. We have many exciting things planned for this semester! Please know that everyone has a place in this community to celebrate our faith, learn more, and serve others.
You might notice some changes at the Catholic Student Center this year. Our bishop has assigned me, Fr. Justin Paskert, to work with Fr. Mike at the Chapel. I am very excited to be here.I have a particular love for campus ministry and for young adult ministry. I was ordained a priest in 2013 and was previouslyassigned to St. Ignatius of Antioch in Tarpon Springs. Among the changes the bishop instituted is more overlap between the Catholic Student Center and the parish of Corpus Christi, Temple Terrace.
This will give us more resources to grow the important ministry of the Catholic Student Center.
I am looking forward to this year as I get to know and serve you. Please do not hesitate to get to know me and know that I am here for you.
Fr. Justin Paskert
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.