Vision: True North

Sacred Heart Church is a dynamic and growing community of faith here in downtown Tampa. But change is on the horizon. Downtown Tampa is growing at an exponential rate, and in the next three to five years, there will be an estimated 25,000 new residents within a 1.5-mile radius of our church. Approximately 5,000 of these new residents are expected to be Catholic.

Our challenge and opportunity is to plan for our future now. We are called to offer a vision by which we continue to live our mission, even as we build our future. A vision that continues our center of worship in our downtown church but provides us the ability to seek space and opportunity that will serve us during this new wave of growth. We call our vision True North, and this vision will set our sights on the North Campus, a 9.5-acre facility we already own and operate, as our designated center of ministry and family life. Just think, with a new, centralized location for ministry, primed for continued growth, we will have a greater opportunity for collaboration between our ministries. We can sustain and support new and expanded ministries to strengthen our outreach to the larger community, and we can provide a gathering place for families and youth to continue to build up our growing community of faith.

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