Last Saturday, we welcomed Bishop Parkes to Sacred Heart as he came to confer the Sacrament of Confirmation to our youth and adults during the Vigil Mass. We rejoice and celebrate with these parishioners as they received the fullness of the Holy Spirit through this Sacrament. Congratulations to all of our Confirmandi. To view the Mass, go here.
Thank YOU for Making Our Giving from the Heart Event a Success
Thank you to all those who came out to our North Campus to support our Giving from the Heart event we had last Saturday, April 10. And many thanks to our Sacred Heart Council of Catholic Women (SHCCW) and the Knights of Columbus who hosted this month’s drive. Because of your generosity, we were able to provide much needed support to benefit the Catholic Charities’ Foundations of Life Pregnancy Center. Foundations of Life offers support to women of all ages through free pregnancy testing and ultrasounds, community resources, medical referrals, and mentorships.
Our next Giving from the Heart event will occur on Saturday, June 12th. Stay tuned for more details!
Send Sean Fitzsimmons-Brown Your Well Wishes
Did you hear that our Director of Music, Sean Fitzsimmons-Brown, is retiring? Please join us in thanking Sean for his 18 years of service here at Sacred Heart. Click on the button below to share a photo, a video, a favorite memory or song, and a best wish or two as he starts this new chapter of life – retirement! Thank you Sean! Send your messages here.
If You are Just Coming Back to Mass
We are excited to see parishioners who have been attending Mass from home able to return to Mass and join us in the pews. Please note that there are some parking changes.
The City of Tampa recently made an adjustment to the hours of operation for street parking throughout downtown. Spaces are now enforced from the hours of 8 a.m. to midnight, Monday-Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m.-midnight. 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. Also, the 717 lot on the corner of Florida Avenue and Kennedy Boulevard, as well as directly across from the church, are no longer free at any time. Please plan accordingly to avoid being ticketed.
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.
Join us on Vimeo for our Livestream Mass
You can click here to watch our Livestream Mass on Sundays at 9:00 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 Easter 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.
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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