Seminarian Reinaldo Jara will be at our parish the weekend of May 7th & 8th talking about seminarian awareness. After Mass, feel free to ask him any questions you have about what it's like to study to be a priest.
How much does seminarian formation and education cost?
For the past few years, approximately $1.8 million has been spent on seminarian education and formation each year. That breaks down to about $60,000 per seminarian per year. The cost per seminarian covers the following:
Just a reminder that the last 6:00 pm Mass will be on April 30th. The 6:00 pm Mass will resume on November 5th.
If you will be returning to your summer home in the next few weeks, please let the office know s we can temporarily stop your contribution envelopes. When you return to St. Scholastica Parish in the fall, just let the office know that you have returned and we will resume your contribution envelopes for your winter stay.
If you would like to continue to hear what is happening at St. Scholastica during the summer season, send an email to: my email@example.com or call the parish office at 746-9422 and we will keep you updated with parish news.
Have a safe trip and an enjoyable summer. We look forwrd to seeing you in the Fall.
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.
Your Catholic family would like to honor your achievement by inviting you and your family to attend a special Baccalaureate Mass. All graduating Catholic Seniors in Citrus County are invited. The date is May 21st, at 10:00 am, reception to follow in the Parish Life Center at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills. Please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org or text Mylene at 352-422-3491. Please include your name and how many people will be attending the ceremony with you.
The Respect Life group and the Knights of Columbus of the parish will again be collecting donations for the Citrus County Pregnancy and Family Life Center. We will be distributing emply baby bottles at all the masses on Mother's Day, May 8th, to be filled with your donations and returned on Father's Day, June 19th.
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 email@example.com 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: