For the full on-air segment (aired 12/23/21), click here.
Ahead of the the Christmas season, on December 13, 2021, our friends at ABC Action News (WFTS) and Taste and See: Tampa Bay were invited to film our 117-year-old church like never before: with a high-definition drone camera.
Field reporters Zack Perry and Teyonna Edwards flew the drone through every nook and cranny of church, capturing breathtaking views of the altar, choir loft, sanctuaries and stained glass windows.
Participating in the filming were long-time parishioner and Sacred Heart docent Beryl Byles, and Fr. Stephen Mimnaugh. Byles provides a brief history of the church and a number of its aesthetic features, including a derivation of the famous stained-glass windows, while Fr. Stephen discusses the significance of Sacred Heart to its current and former parishioners, and the contrast to many of the Catholic churches found in Florida.
View the TV segment by clicking play the video above, and see some behind-the-scenes photos in the gallery below: