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!
There will NOT be Daily Mass on Tuesday, May 26, at 5:15 PM. However, I will celebrate Mass at 12:00 Noon for those able to join.
From Monday, June 1 - Thursday, June 4, 2015, there will NOT be a Daily Mass at 5:15 PM.
All are welcome to the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg for the Ordination to the Priesthood on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 11:00 AM.
The Cathedral is located at 5815 Fifth Avenue North, St. Petersburg 33710
Candidates for Ordination to the Sacred Priesthood are:
Reverend Ryan C. Boyle
Reverend Curtis V. Carro
Reverend Steven C. Dornquast
Reverend William M. Santhouse
Reverend Anthony J. Ustick
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: The first two hearings were April 21 & May 5. So far the City Council has been very supportive of the project. The final public hearing and decision of the City Council of Temple Terrace is scheduled for Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 6:00 P.M.
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.
Pending the decisions of the City of Temple Terrace for rezoning and Bishop Lynch to move forward with the project, the project will be presented to the community of the Catholic Student Center!
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.
Armed conflict in Iraq has escalated, now uprooting over 2 million people who have fled ISIS. Join us at Corpus Christi Parish Center (9715 North 56th Street, Temple Terrace, 33617) at 7PM on June 2nd to learn more about this humanitarian crisis and how you can assist. Cullen Larson, who recently served in Iraq as acting Country Representative for Catholic Relief Services, will overview the situation and describe the work of CRS. Catholic Charities Refugee Services will speak about local resettlement efforts and introduce you to a family that they are currently assisting.