July 2nd: A Look at the Week Ahead

Are you looking for ways to get involved at Sacred Heart this week? We have plenty of opportunities for you with our various ministries and events. See below for this week’s highlights and consider joining us. You would be most welcome!

Tour of the Church
There are two opportunities to take a tour of Sacred Heart this month.  Our regularly scheduled tour will be this Sunday, July 8 at 1:15 p.m. Stay after the 12 p.m. Mass, escape the July heat, enjoy learning about the history of our church, and pick up a copy of the recently released book, “Historic Tampa Churches” by John V. Cinchett. It will be available for sale at the end of the tour for $15 and features our very own Sacred Heart Church on the cover!

Our second opportunity will be on Sunday, July 15 at 2:00 p.m.  As part of Archives Awareness Week, the City of Tampa will be commemorating its official 131st birthday. With a week full of planned events, Sacred Heart has been invited to kick off the festivities.  For this tour, our docents will be in 1905 period dress that would have been typical for parishioners when the current church was dedicated. We’ll highlight lots of wonderful information regarding some of our founding families and their connection to the development of Tampa and surrounding areas.  We’ll be joined by the Jackson family, our very own Fr. Tyrell, who commissioned the new church, Mrs. Smith of New York, and a newcomer to the team – Maizie Van Rhyne Carty.

Archives Awareness Week was established in 1992 by the City of Tampa Archives Advisory Committee. During this week, local archives come together to present their collections through exhibits and programs that convey the value of archives in the identification, preservation, and conservation of historic records. For a complete listing of the City of Tampa’s Archive Awareness Week schedule, click here.


Save the Date – Family Faith Fest on October 27!
One of today’s biggest and most popular contemporary Christian artists is coming to Family Faith Fest. Jeremy Camp will bring “The Answer Tour 2018” to town, as part of the Diocesan celebration. Also appearing at the festival are Sarah Hart, Ivan Diaz and ValLimar Jansen. The event is free, but registration is recommended to accommodate for parking and other amenities. Please reserve your tickets here.

Bishop Parkes invites everyone to a faith and music festival commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Diocese of St. Petersburg. This free event will be held at the beautiful Al Lopez Park of Tampa. Festival will also include games and activities for children, fun, food, music, entertainment, Eucharistic Adoration, Confession, and the celebration of the Eucharist as a community in a special way with Bishop Gregory Parkes as principal celebrant. Visit www.FamilyFaithFest.org to learn more about the Family Faith Fest and to register for tickets and prizes!


Bereavement Care Meeting
The loss of a loved one can be pivotal in your life and redefine who you are. If you are struggling with the loss of a loved one, please join us in sharing and reflection. Explore how your faith and a death are connected, share difficult feelings with a compassionate group who knows what you are going through, and learn about coping techniques. Join us on Wednesday, July 11, at 7 p.m., in the San Damiano Center. For more information, please call Mark Louie at 813-655-5821 or email him.