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)
Sr. Irene, from the Mary Queen of Heaven Missionaries of Cebu, Philippines will be here on September 17-18 weekend to ask your help and support in their mission of rescuing women and children from prostitution and human trafficking in the Philippines. They shelter and rehabilitate these women and children whom they have rescued through their center called "Home of Love". Programs and services are given free of charge including shelter, food, counseling, spiritual formation, education, skills training, child care and re-integration programs.
They are appealing to us and desperately need our help to support their program in fighting prostitution through education by sponsoring poor children who can't afford to go to school. The cost to send a child to school is $25 a month or $300 for one year. Their community has successfully helped rescue thousands of these children from the possibility of human trafficking and prostitution in the Philippines. Sr. Irene will be in the Parish Hall after the 9:00 am Mass with her religious items that were made in the Philippines. You can help stop Human Trafficking. For more information about their community, there will be brochures available and profiles of the children at the table after mass. The sisters extend their prayerful gratitude for all parishioners who supported their mission. For more information go to: www.mqhm.org
An Invitation from the Office of the Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute (LPMI)
So often, people ask how they might grow in their faith. In response to this searching, Bishop Lynch initiated the Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute in 1998 and it has been one of his most enduring legacies as bishop of St. Petersburg. The LPMI provides education and formation for laity in the Catholic faith. The program is designed to enhance personal faith and develop intellectual aptitude to enrich personal ministry. It is a four-year program: an informal year of discernment and three years of fromal academic training and spiritual growth. Upon completion of the program, participants are formally "commissioned" by the Bishop. The initial segment of the program, the Year of Discernment, consists of eight Saturday sessions form 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. The classes meet at Christ the King Parish, located at 821 S. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa. Classes begin on September 10, 2016 and continue once monthly through April 2017.
For anyone interested in attending the LPMI Year of Discernment, the registration form and program information can be found on the LPMI web site at http://dosp.org/lpmi/
Or call the LPMI office at 727-344-1611, ext. 5458. Registrations are due in the LPMI office no later than September 5, 2016. The Ministry Formation Program offered by the Diocese of St. Petersburg Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute is accredited by the United State Conference of Catholic Bishops Commission on Certification and Accreditation. Check out the Fact Sheet on LPMI....
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:
There will be a viewing on Friday, August 5th at 9:30 am at St. Scholastica Church with a Funeral Mass following at 10:30 am. Burial will be at Florida National Cemetery following the Funeral Mass.
For more information, please contact the Davis Funeral Home at 726-8323.