Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Every Wednesday & Friday
9:00 AM – Noon
Saint Anne Chapel
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Thursdays 6:15 PM
Saturdays 3:15 PM
or, by appointment.
Annointing of the Sick
The Healing Mass, First Wednesday of the month at 8:00 AM
Every Thursday Night
Doors open at 5:30 PM, St Joachim Hall
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Fourth Sunday of Advent
The angel Gabriel was sent from God
to a town of Galilee called Nazareth,
to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph,
of the house of David,
and the virgin’s name was Mary.
And coming to her, he said,
“Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.”
But she was greatly troubled at what was said
and pondered what sort of greeting this might be.
Then the angel said to her,
“Do not be afraid, Mary,
for you have found favor with God.
“Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son,
and you shall name him Jesus.
He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High,
and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father,
and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever,
and of his kingdom there will be no end.”
But Mary said to the angel,
“How can this be,
since I have no relations with a man?”
And the angel said to her in reply,
“The Holy Spirit will come upon you,
and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.
Therefore the child to be born
will be called holy, the Son of God.
And behold, Elizabeth, your relative,
has also conceived a son in her old age,
and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren;
for nothing will be impossible for God.”
Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord.
May it be done to me according to your word.”
Then the angel departed from her.
Simbang Gabi (Filipino for “Night
Mass”) is a devotional nine-day
series of Masses to honor the Blessed
Virgin Mary. To commemorate this
Filipino tradition, a special Advent
Mass will be celebrated today,
December 21, at 7 PM. All are
Considering Joing a new Ministry for the New Year
“Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my
hands for battle, my fingers for war.” If you are
interested in making Rosaries for the Rosary
and Prayer Shawl Makers, contact Joyce at
941-228-1987 or simply come to weekly
meetings on Thursday mornings at 9 AM
Volunteers needed to assist at simple receptions
after Funeral Masses. Contact Linda in the Parish
If you are good with numbers, pay close attention to
detail, and enjoy working with others, you will want
to serve on one of 3 rotating shifts that work on
Monday mornings for 3-4 hours. Must pass a
background check. Contact Linda in the Parish
Franciscan Center in Tampa
Contact 813-270-7832 or apply on line at:
View the Complete Advent/Christmas Schedule
Saturday, December 27, at 7 PM.
Under the stars on the north side of FFC building.
Bring blankets - if too cold we’ll move into SJH.
March for Life
St. Augustine on Saturday, January 17
Round-trip bus trip and box lunch for $40
Pickup at parishes in Clearwater, Tampa, Lutz,
Port Richey and Brandon. Depart about 6:30 AM
and return about 8 PM.
Register at life.dosp.org or contact the Office of
Life Ministry at 727-344-1611.
Divorced and Separated Recovery
Divorced and Separated Recovery
Meetings the 2nd Wednesday of every month
beginning in January at 6:30 p.m. in FFC 6.
Facilitated by Anne McGuire
Grief Recovery Specialist