Fran’s Retirement BBQ

For the past 10 years, Fran Marinari, our DRE, has served our parish with dedication and zeal. She has prepared and touched the hearts of so many people by leading them to a better understanding of their faith and their relationship with God. 

When Bishop Lynch assigned me to this parish, I was overwhelmed with the responsibilities that lay before me, but in the subsequent meetings with Fran, I knew we had a solid person that we could confidently rely on to guide our parish through our faith formation program.

Last year she came into my office and stated she wanted to retire while continuing to be part of the parish life. At that time, I refused to accept her retirement because I felt we needed her most as the parish life grew.

This past February, she again came into my office; and after a lengthy talk, she finally decided that at the end of June she would retire. I have no words to say but extend my appreciation to Fran for all the hard work she has put into the life of our parish. I have been interviewing for a replacement, but it is taking longer than I anticipated. I guess it is difficult to get anyone as good as Fran!

Fran is a perennial supporter of the Tampa Bay Rays. In good years and bad, she is one of the most faithful fans we know. Moreover, Fran knows baseball and she knows the sport well. She is very familiar with the Rays’ lineup, the usual batting order, the best batters, and she know who is in a slump. In addition, she has great ideas about the future of the team. She tried to introduce me to the game of base- ball, but I had difficulty understanding it. I have a lot to learn about this sport.

So the idea came up among several parishioners and myself about the best way to honor Fran’s 10 years’ of faithful service to our parish. We decided on a baseball-themed BBQ! We have scheduled this event for Saturday, June 10th, at 1:00pm in the Maria Center. Baseball attire is encouraged, but not required. There will be no rain date set for this event, but there will be surprises in store.

There is no charge to attend, but you must RSVP by the end of Monday, May 29th, so we can plan for the required amount of food, setup for tables, and other items.

Blessings, Padre George

Magnificat Annual Mother-Daughter Prayer Breakfast

St. Petersburg Chapter of Magnificat Annual Mother-Daughter
Prayer Breakfast

Please join us on this very special May morning, the 100th anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady of Fatima

Saturday, May 13, 2017

9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Sacred Heart Church
Parish Hall
4661 82nd Avenue N Pinellas Park FL 33781

Mass will be celebrated at 8 AM in the church

Featured Speaker: Susan Brinkmann

Tickets: $16
On sale through May 8 – No tickets will be sold at the door. TICKETS ARE BY MAIL ONLY

Please send checks payable to “Magnificat” to:
Linda Barron, 6069 2nd Ave North, St. Petersburg, FL 33710

Celebrating Mother’s Day and Father’s Day

Most Holy Name of Jesus – Maria Center – Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Adults – $12 per person / Children 10 years to 16 years old $10 / Children 9 years old and younger – Free

 Live music by Revalación Salsera

 Dinner 5:00pm; Dancing from 6:00pm to 11:00pm

  Raffle 50/50 and many other surprises

  Tickets available after all Masses or in the Parish Office.

Sacred Stained Glass Windows Repair Project

We know that most of you, at some time or another, have looked upon our stained glass windows and wondered about their history. For those of you that do not know, our windows were handcrafted in postwar Germany in 1946. The more elaborate ones are referred to as Munich Traditional windows, while the symbol designs on adjacent windows are there to assist in the meditative experience.

The windows were brought across the Atlantic to Holy Name Church in Ybor City, which was torn down in 1975. Our founding Pastor, Fr. Frank Goodman, arranged for their delivery to Most Holy Name of Jesus here in Gulfport. Fr. Goodman offered parishioners the opportunity to build the frames and the lighting that surrounds the more elaborate windows. Since the windows were installed over 40-plus years ago, certain weaknesses have developed that now threaten the very existence of our irreplaceable windows. Many of them are bowed outward and will collapse if we do not take restorative action soon. Nine of our windows are at great risk of collapse. PLEASE BE CAREFUL AROUND OUR IRREPLACEABLE TREASURES.

 The estimated cost to repair all the windows is $35,000. The average cost to repair one window and add LED lighting fixtures is approximately $1,400. We have 24 windows, plus one in the choir loft, that are in various conditions of frailty. If 100 people would donate $350.00, those donations would cover the cost of repairing and installing our delicate windows to their original pristine condition. Please consider donating to this very worthy cause.

If you have been blessed with great abundance and would like to donate, you may want to consider a tax-deductible donation to cover a portion of this cost. Our Finance Committee has recommended that any donation in excess of $4,000 be acknowledged by a plaque that is similar to the original and placed adjacent to or beneath the window of your choice. However, our Finance Committee would be greatly appreciative of any individual donations of any amount. Please prayerfully consider helping our parish with this urgent project. We are hoping to have the Stained-Glass Window Repair Project begun in the very near future. We cannot afford to lose any of these “one of a kind” antique windows. They are irreplaceable!  

 

What is F.A.S.T.?

Faith and Action for Strength Together (FAST) is a justice ministry organization made up of 38 religious congregations throughout Pinellas County who band together to create positive change in our community. FAST is a congregation-based 501(c)3 non-profit whose purpose is to train low- to moderate-income residents from diverse congregations to work together to identify root causes of community problems and take action on these problems. Through FAST, diverse people come together to powerfully address the needs in their own communities.

Our congregations differ in how we worship and what faith traditions we have, but we all share a commitment to pursue justice in God’s name. Our strength is in our unity.

We use a four-step process to do justice in our community:

1. We listen to our congregation members through one-on-one meetings and house meetings that surface what injustices our members are experiencing in the community. Our congregations then vote on what issues we want to work on for the year.

2. We research the problems to identify workable solutions.

3. We gather a large number of people once a year at our Nehemiah (Nehemiah 5:1-13) Assembly to show our power and negotiate solutions with our public officials.

4. We follow through on public commitments in order to ensure that there is action to address the problem.

Through this process, we have been able to win improvements in our community for the past 10 years. For more information about the  successes, visit the “Past Victories” page .

Gift Shop

The Gift Shop is open Sundays after the 8:00 am Mass until 1:00 pm.

Welcome!

Mass Schedule:

Sunday Masses: (Church)
Saturday Vigil 4:30pm
Sunday 8am & 9:30am
Sunday 11:30am in Spanish

Daily Masses: (Chapel)
Monday – Friday 8am
Saturday 9am

Confessions:
Saturday 3 – 4:15pm (Church)

Friday Liturgical Schedule:
Mass 8 am
Eucharistic Adoration 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

 

Office Hours:

Monday and Tuesday: 9-noon and 1-3 pm
Wednesday through Friday: 9-noon
Additional appointments are available upon request.

Gift Shop

The Gift Shop is open Sundays after the 8:00 am Mass until 1:00 pm.

 

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Thank you and have a blessed day!