The Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy is a remarkable occasion during which the entire Catholic Church, under the humble leadership of Pope Francis, opens wide the doors to the saving mercy of Christ. The Year of Mercy is celebrated from December 8th, 2015—the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and the 50th anniversary of the closing of Vatican II— to the Solemnity of Christ the King on November 20, 2016.
During this special period of time in the Church, Pope Francis calls all Catholics to be profound witnesses to mercy… “Let us not forget that God forgives and God forgives always,” Pope Francis said. “Let us never tire of asking for forgiveness.”
As part of the 2016 Year of Mercy, Bishop Robert N. Lynch will be visiting various parishes throughout our Diocese to participate in a special Year of Mercy Penance Service. Bishop Lynch will be here at St. Scholastica Church on Monday, February 29th at 7:00 p.m. There will be priests from St. Benedict Parish, St. Thomas The Apostle, Our Lady of Fatima, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and Our Lady of Grace joining Bishop Lynch for this special Penance Service. All are invited to attend.
Thank you to everyone who has already responded to the request to participate in the 2016 Annual Pastoral Appeal for our parish. Your gift is received with great humility, thanks and gratitude. APA is an opportunity for our parish leadership to educate many of you who may not be aware of the ministries, programs and services available throughout our diocese. If you have any questions about the APA, or how it benefits our parish, please call our parish office or visit our diocesan website at www.dosp.org and discover the abundant discipleship of the faithful members of our Church. If you have not yet responded, please Open the Door to Mercy, we want and need your participation! No gift is too small. For more information on the 2016 Annual Pastoral Appeal please see.....
Women of St. Scholastica, on February 27, 2016, Ambience: Women of the Bible will be presented by the Community of Catholic Women. We would love to have you join us for a day of prayer and fellowship. Watch the bulletin for further details.
The Knights of Columbus Council 14485 and the Community of Catholic Women invite all newly registered Parishioners from the 2015 calendar year to a complimentary Knights of Columbus breakfast on Sunday, February 21, 2016.
Please contact Joe Doherty at 352-341-5959 or the Parish office at 352-746-9422 to RSVP by Monday, February 15, 2016.
The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a Valentine's Day Dinner and Dance on February 13th starting at 5:00 pm in the Parish Hall. The entertainment will be performed by the Phantastic Sounds staring Paul and Jackie Stevio. The menu will include Pork Roast, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Green Beans, Salad & Rolls with Hot Fudge Sundays for dessert.
Tickets are $20.00 with the proceeds going to charity.
For more information, please call Dana at 726-1646.
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: