Sunday Mass for July 2020 (and during these pandemic days)
Sacred Heart has resumed the celebration of Sunday Mass on a modified schedule. Masses will be celebrated at the following times:
– 5:30 pm (Saturday Vigil)
– 7:30 am
– 9:30 am (and via livestream here)
– 11:30 am
– 5:30 pm
*The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains in effect.
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Remains by appointment only (please contact the Parish Office at 813-229-1595 to schedule).
Why the Change in Mass Times?
The modified schedule is to allow ample time for the cleaning and sanitizing of the church after each Mass. The church will be open 15 minutes prior to each Mass and we ask that parishioners do not linger after Mass has ended to give us time to prepare for the next celebration.
Will There Be Enough Seating?
Due to the configuration of our church pews and aisles. We are asking everyone to follow the ushers’ instructions, filling in the church from the front, and making room for as many as we safely can under the requirements of social distancing.
What are the Safety Measures in Place?
Please be advised that we are asking all parishioners to follow the below safety guidelines if you plan to come in person:
– Use the Florida Avenue main doors for entering and exiting the church, unless special assistance is needed via the Twiggs Street ramp.
– Sanitize your hands upon entering (and leaving) the church.
– Wear a protective mask/covering while inside the church building, except during the reception of communion.
– Follow the ushers’ directions regarding seating.
– Respect the 6-ft social distancing space between you and those not in your immediate household.
How Will Communion Work?
Please note that the communion routes will be significantly different, so be attentive to the announcements and instructions from our ushers.
Are Childcare and Restrooms Available?
Also the bathrooms will not be available at any time during or outside of Mass and childcare will not be provided.
Weekday Mass Schedule:
– Monday – Friday: 12:10 pm only
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
– Remains by appointment only (please contact the Parish Office at 813-229-1595 to schedule).
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Please note: On state and national holidays, the parish offices are closed, and there is only one Mass celebrated. Please see the bulletin that week for further details. Daily confessions are also not held on holidays.
Holy Days of Obligation
The Holy Day of Obligation Mass schedule varies by day. Please see the bulletin that week for further details.
The Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg provides information regarding the names of parishes and Mass times of Masses for the hearing impaired. Learn more.
The Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg also provided information regarding Masses for the homebound. Learn more.