Beginning this August, the faculty at Saint John Paul II Catholic School would like students, in grades 1-8, to attend daily Mass. In order for this to happen, the starting time for daily Mass would be 8:00 am.
Therefore, we would like your feedback. Would you please take a few minutes to complete the brief survey below under documents. Please return the survey in the designated basket found in the narthex of the church. Please return your survey by Thursday, June 2, 2016.
Thank you for your time and help in completing this survey.
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Congratulations to the graduates of 2016. The First Baccalaureate Mass for Citrus County Seniors was held at Our Lady of Grace on May 21st, 2016. Students from Our Lady of Grace, Our Lady of Fatima, St. Scholastica, St. Benedict, and St. Thomas participated. Thank you to all the family and friends that came to support the graduates. May God continue to bless them all and keep them safe as they move forward in their lives.
The Traveling Chalice is a reminder in your home to pray for our Priests and vocations to the religious life. The Chalice is available to be received in May and the continuing summer months. You may receive the Chalice at the Mass you usually attend and have it in your home for a week or longer. You will receive many blessings for your participation. If interested, please call Rosalie Matt at 352-746-7143.
We are seeking volunteers to assist with the Catholic prison ministry at the Citrus County Jail.
We are in need of men and women. There is a special need for Spanish speaking or bilingual volunteers. Training will be provided. If you would like to volunteer or to learn more about this ministry, please call the Parish Office at 746-9422.
"I was in prison and you visited me..." (Matthew 25:36)
Tampa Bay is site for North American Marriage Convention, June 17-19, 2016 is the weekend scheduled by Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME) to host several hundred couples, priests and families at the Tampa convention Center to celebrate the vocations of Marriage and Priesthood. It was 30 years ago that Tampa last hosted this biannual meeting of the largest pro-marriage organization in the world.
As their parents attend the weekend sessions of the convention, children will enjoy their own chaperoned activities including lunch and a visit to the Florida Aquarium. Keynote speakers include noted authors and Christian Marriage authorities, Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, and past President of the U.S. conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Bishop William Skylstad.
All married couples are cordially invited to attend this important update of happy, healthy Marriage in our modern world, as well as the collaborative relationship of the Catholic lay couple and clergy in the Church. Information and registration can be found online at WWME2016.org
Along with several bay area convention hotels, there is a need for host housing of couples and families in the local community. If you are interested in offering your home for the two plus days of the convention, please contact Bob and Pat Scheriff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 727-787-8038.
The parish community of St. Scholastica wishes to extend their deepest sympathy to the families of all who passed away recently and to pray for the repose of their souls.
Please remember in your prayers those who've entered into eternal life, especially: