We are welcoming Father. Hector Cruz Lesbros from Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish which is located in Ybor city. This parish is run by the Marist priests of the Society of Mary. Since 1890, they have been home for Hispanics along with Italians and Spanish and today are glad to have a group of Philippinos.
Since 1950, when Ybor was in decline, a great number of families moved away. Their grade school and high school closed in the seventies. Since then, they have needed the diocese of St Petersburg for help. Today, O.L.P.H. is gradually coming back to life again. Our parish has been invited by our Bishop, Gregory Parkes to help them with a second collection the weekend of July 22/23.
Your generosity will always be remembered.