Earlier this week, we announced that our friars may have been exposed to COVID-19 by a visiting priest celebrating a wedding at Sacred Heart. After spending the last week quarantining and undergoing testing, our friars have all tested negative. Daily Mass, Confessions, and our Sunday Mass schedule will resume as normal.
Notes from the Heart: Change someone’s world, one note at a time
Help us change someone’s world one note at a time and participate in our Notes from the Heart initiative. Note cards are available for your use, so pick one up if you’re at Mass this weekend or if you visit the North Campus on Sunday for Communion from 1 – 1:30 p.m. All the details can be found here.
If you have not been back to Mass and would like to receive a Note from the Heart, please email us your name and address and you will be included on our mailing list.
A couple of weeks ago, Fr. Stephen introduced us to Arinda Saylor, one of our young parishioners here at Sacred Heart. Arinda shared how she was inspired by one of Fr. Stephen’s recent homilies. You can view the videos below and see how Arinda shares her idea for a way we can all make a difference in 2021.
Part 1: Meet Arinda
Part 2: How Will You Make a Difference in 2021?
Did you receive an email, text, or Instagram message from the Pastor? Did he ask for gift cards, wire transfers, or something that made you think, “Really?” You were the target of a scam that is plaguing parishes, pastors and priests all across the nation. Read about such scams here.
We know many of you remain hesitant to attend Mass in person for the safety of yourself and others. If you would like to receive Communion but aren’t ready to return to Mass, we will offer the Eucharist at our North Campus (3515 N. Florida Ave.) on Sundays from 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., so that you can receive it from the safety of your car.
Downtown Parking Changes
The city of Tampa made changes to the hours of operation for street parking in downtown effective 2021. Spaces are now enforced from the hours of 8 a.m. to midnight, 7 days a week. These spaces are enforced on nights, weekends, and holidays.
As a reminder, the Madison Parking Garage located next to the church, is available for free parking for weekend Masses and ONLY during Mass times. Please plan accordingly to avoid being ticketed.
The 7 a.m. Daily Mass Resumes
The daily 7 a.m. Mass has resumed in the church. Daily Masses will now be at 7 a.m. and 12:10 p.m., with Confessions from 11:30 a.m.-noon. See you at Mass!
Join us on Vimeo for our Livestream Mass
You can click here to watch our Livestream Mass on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. or you can access the link by either visiting our Online Mass page or our Facebook page. We hope you continue to participate digitally with us at our new home, and if you have questions, visit our Vimeo FAQs for more information.
If you can’t watch live, don’t worry. We’ll post the complete Mass video on Online Mass page, so that you can watch and experience our Mass at whatever time is most convenient for you. Plan to tune in and celebrate with us.
Thank you Grandoff Investments and Seven One Seven Parking Enterprises
We would like to extend our sincerest thank you to our very generous supporters of Sacred Heart, the Grandoff Family (Madison Building Parking Garage) and Accardi Family (Seven One Seven Parking Enterprises) for their gracious help during Christmas with additional parking times and locations. Our parish is indeed grateful.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
The Sacrament of Reconciliation has resumed in the church. Confessions will be prior to the daily Mass from 11:30 a.m.-noon and also prior to the Vigil Mass on Saturdays from 4:15-5 p.m. Masks and social-distancing are required.
We Welcome Our New Friars to Sacred Heart!
We hope you’ll join us in welcoming our new friars to Sacred Heart. Pastor, Fr. Stephen Mimnaugh, OFM; Fr. Ronald Gliatta, OFM; Fr. Mike Jones, OFM, and Friar Henry Fulmer, OFM join Fr. Zack here at the parish. We are thrilled to have them with us, so make sure to say hello, introduce yourself, and give them a warm Sacred Heart welcome.
Did you see our interviews with Fr. Stephen, Fr. Mike, Friar Henry, and Fr. Ron? If you missed them, watch their interviews and read their bios here.
Bishop Parke’s Issues Dispensation of the Sunday Obligation to Attend Mass
Here is a letter distributed by Bishop Gregory Parkes on March 13, 2020, regarding a dispensation for Catholics in the Diocese of St. Petersburg.
*Please note: If you do plan to attend Mass in person, social distancing guidelines are being followed and masks will be required while inside the church building, except during the reception of communion.
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