To those snowbirds who have been away...Welcome back to St. Scholastica and to warmer weather. We are happy to see you again. If you have been away temporarily and have not received your new encelpes yet, please call the parish office at 746-9422 and let us know you are back so we can notify the envelope company and instruct them to return you to "active" status. Again, Welcome Back!!!
Black Friday, Thanksgiving Madness Sales, Cyber Monday - it all points to a huge amount of money spent with a materialistic shopping focus.
The Diocese of St. Petersburg is jumping onboard #Giving Tuesday with a new effort: #PrayItForward. (Unique to our Diocese) Rather than focusing on giving money, we want to give the gift of faith through prayer as we enter into the Year of Mercy.
They have chosen four prayer efforts for participants to choose from:
The best part of this effort is that anyone can join in from anywhere. We are not limited to the geographic boundaries of our five county diocese. All we ask is a true dedication to spend some time in prayer.
Perhaps you want to dedicate your daily rosary on #Giving Tuesday toward one or more of these efforts. Pressed for time? simply add one or more of these prayer intentions to your daily prayers.
Every prayer makes a difference!
All of these prayer intentions are worthy of our fervent prayer and deserving of an invitation to your colleagues, families, ministry contacts, ministry audiences; anyone who wishes to join in this effort will be a valuable spiritual link to our intentions for Giving Tuesday.
Click here to join our #PrayItForward campaign this December 1st!:
Please join us in saying Good-bye to Deacon Terry Knox who will be moving away from the area to be closer to his family. Deacon Terry has faithfully served our St. Scholastica Parish since 1992. There will be a reception on Sunday, December 6th in the parish hall following the 9:00 am Mass.
Our prayers continue for our good Deacon and his family as we keep Hazel in our hearts and in our prayers. Our special thanks to our CRHP ministry, Community of Catholic Women and Knights of Columbus for hosting this reception and providing coffee, juice and Danish.
Come Pray With Us!!
The 26th Annual National Night of Prayer for Life is on December 8th, following th 7:00 pm Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Join in prayer across America to seek the Lord's Mercy and restore Life, Liberty, The Faith & Peace!
"If my people...humble themselves and pray, and seek my presence and turn from their evil wyas, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and revive their land..." 2 Chronicles 7:14. America needs the Blessed Mother's intercession.
Date: December 12, 2015
Time: 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Place: Fr. James Hoge Parish Center
Price: $25.00 per person
Entertainment by Goodfellows
Catering by Joe's Deli
Tickets will be available after all Masses the weekends of November 28/29 and December 5/6.
For information Contact: Dana Rossignol at 726-1646 or the parish office.
Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 14485.
Support elderly religious. A parishioner writes, "As a Catholic school student from grades K-12, I was formed to be the person I am by many religious brothers and sisters, and I am forever grateful." Show your appreciation for the senior Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests who made a positive difference in so many lives. Please give generously to next week's collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious.
St. Scholastica Community of Catholic Women and The Legion of Mary presents the fourth annual special Mass for parents and families who have "lost" a child or children of any age (born or unborn).
December 19, 2015
Rosary - 8:30 am; Mass - 9:00 am
A gathering to include coffee and light refreshments will follow in the Fr. Hoge Center where parents can meet other parents in similar circumstances.
For more information call Rosalie Matt: 746-7143 or email: email@example.com
The pleasure of your company is requested at The Pregnancy and Family Life Center of Citrus County for a Christmas Party Open House on Friday, December 11, 2015 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Bring your family, friends and neighbors to celebrate with us and enjoy our Christmas buffet.
Location: 317 Tompkins Street, Inverness.
Healing Mass with Father Richard McAlear O.M.I., January 15, 2016, 7:00 pm at St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church, 1955 South Belcher Road, Clearwater, FL.
Fr. McAlear has had a healing ministry since 1976. His gifts of teaching and healing are indicators of the healing love and tender mercy of Jesus-so badly needed in our world today. His ministry has brought him to every part of the United States and many countries throughout the world. No registration needed. For more information, call Joyce Schaefer at 727-439-6423 or Marla Ustick at 727-512-3099.
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: Estelle Groppe (Alex Groppe's mom), John Sullivan