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Mass: Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

With the announcement from Bishop Parkes about the suspension of all public Masses and all parish events, programs, and ministry meetings, our goal is to continue our weekly Sunday tradition of celebrating Mass together.

While we can’t be together in person, we’ve recorded Mass celebrating Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion. Watch now and celebrate with us.

 

Mass: 5th Sunday of Lent

With the announcement from Bishop Parkes about the suspension of all public Masses and all parish events, programs, and ministry meetings, our goal is to continue our weekly Sunday tradition of celebrating Mass together.

While we can’t be together in person, we’ve recorded Mass celebrating the 5th Sunday of Lent. Watch now and celebrate with us.

Mass: 4th Sunday of Lent

With the recent announcement from Bishop Parkes about the suspension of all public Masses and all parish events, programs, and ministry meetings, our goal is to continue our weekly Sunday tradition of celebrating Mass together.

While we can’t be together in person, we’ve recorded our very first online Mass celebrating the 4th Sunday of Lent. Watch now and celebrate with us.

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Celebration of Mass at Sacred Heart Suspended Until Further Notice

Effective immediately, and out of an abundance of caution for the spread of the COVID-19 virus, per the direction of Bishop Parkes of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, all public Masses and all parish events, programs, and ministry meetings have been suspended until further notice.

Sacred Heart Church will remain open for private prayer so that the faithful may be present to Our Lord who is fully present in the Tabernacle, however, protocol for social distancing must be observed.

The church will be open weekdays, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, will be closed on Saturdays, and open on Sundays, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.


Additional Considerations:
– The suspension of Masses and parish activity includes the celebration of the Sacraments of Confirmation and Baptism (except in emergency situations).
– In regards to weddings and funerals, pastoral discretion to celebrate is permitted, but participation must be limited. Please consult with one of the Friar priests for details and direction.
– Confession will not be regularly offered as per normal during weekdays and on Saturdays. Individual confessions may be heard at the discretion of the friar priests and with the proper care taken to prevent the spread of this virus.

Friday Soup Suppers Canceled Until Further Notice

With the continued news about coronavirus (COVID-19), and out of an abundance of caution, Sacred Heart has made the decision to cancel our Lenten tradition of Friday Soup Suppers until further notice. We care about the health, safety and well-being of all of our parishioners and want to ensure we do all we can to keep you safe from potential illness.

We will still hold Stations of the Cross each and every Friday during Lent, so please consider joining us at 7:30 pm in the church for this wonderful Lenten tradition.

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors

Our Destination: True North “Fun”Raiser was a big success, and we couldn’t have done it without the generous support of our sponsors.

Sacred Heart would like to extend a special thank you to Troy and Jill Manthey of the Yacht StarShip, who generously provided our wonderful evening cruise, fantastic food, libations, and the incredible opportunity to celebrate together as a parish community.

We can’t wait until next year! We hope you’ll join us!

Parking Announcement: Gasparilla Music Festival This Weekend

Special Announcement: Gasparilla Music Festival
The Gasparilla Music Festival at Curtis Hixon Park is this weekend, March 7th-8th. Parking in downtown Tampa will be affected. Please note the following parking restrictions below:

717 Lot at Kennedy Blvd & Florida Ave:
– As a reminder, this parking lot is no longer available free of charge for parishioners to park either Saturday or Sunday.

Madison Building Garage:
– Saturday, March 7th: Parking will not be available for parishioners for the 5:30 pm Mass.
– Sunday, March 8th: Parking will be available for parishioners for all Masses.
*If you plan to stay after Mass to attend the event, please pay the posted rate or move your car.