The church office will be closed starting Thursday, November 24th and will reopen on Monday, December 5th.
All calls and e-mails will be returned
the week of December 5th.
If you have a sacramental emergency,please call
Corpus Christi Church at 813-988-1593.
With great joy we announce that His Holiness, Pope Francis, has appointed Most Reverend Bishop Gregory L. Parkes, Bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Florida, as the fifth bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida. Bishop Parkes succeeds the retiring Bishop Robert N. Lynch, who has served as Bishop of St. Petersburg since his installation in 1996.
God our Father and Creator,
From ancient days, you have promised to provide shepherds after your own heart, to guide your people wisely and prudently. In your abundant goodness, you have faithfully cared for the pastoral leadership of the Diocese of St. Petersburg for nearly fifty years.
We thank you for the ministry and example of Bishop Robert Lynch for over two decades
and we ask you to grant him many joyful, healthy years of retirement.
With gratitude, we celebrate the appointment of our new bishop, Bishop Gregory L. Parkes,
to lead us as we continue to build the Kingdom of God in this world.
As we joyfully welcome Bishop Parkes into our midst, pour out upon him the gifts
of your Holy Spirit to strengthen him for his ministry in our local Church and beyond.
Through his faithful response to your call, may he come to know the vibrant faith, love and
support of the clergy, religious and lay people of the Diocese of St. Petersburg.
United with our bishop in the mission of the Church, we make this prayer through your
Son, Jesus Christ the Good Shepherd, who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever.
Advent Sacred Music and Christmas Carols
Cantus Firmi Floridae
Director, Stephen Whitton
Monday evening, December 12, 2016 7:00 p.m.
Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church
6400 East Chelsea Street Tampa, Florida
* A free will offering will be taken to benefit Cristo Rey Tampa High School *