More about Mission Cooperation

This weekend our Parish is having a second collection for Mission Cooperation. The Mission Co-Op program gives us the opportunity to truly be part of the Universal Catholic Church.  The people that are part of this program have committed their lives to journey with God’s people in their reality and circumstance.

Because of the limitations on travel and group gatherings, the Parish has made the difficult decision to postpone mission speakers. We invite you to pray for the many mission organizations who bring the Gospel and mercy of Jesus Christ to those most in need.

The Mission Office has helped build a sister relationship based on love, faith, trust, hope, and respect between the Diocese of Orlando in Florida and the Diocese of San Juan de la Maguana in the Dominican Republic. The
Mission Office strives not only to empower the people of our sister diocese, and improve their lives, but also to educate and encourage the members of the Diocese of Orlando to use their time, talent, and treasure to reach
out to those in need.

The main goal of the collections is to help countries with financial difficulties to feed their people, provide medical services and promote evangelization, mostly in remote areas by building churches/chapels, hospitals and schools. Last year, we helped the Catholic Diocese of Njombe (Tanzania) build shelters for the homeless. By doing so, we show the face of Christ.

New Features on MyParish App

Parishioners of all ages use smartphones and apps to connect everyday! MyParish App is just another tool to help you stay connected with our Parish! Not only does it provide important notifications but you can also have prayers, readings, and reflections in your pocket at all times.
There are many more great features such as easy access to our bulletin, prayers and daily reflections. Be sure to download the app by searching for myParish on your phone’s app store and stay connected with us all week long!

  • Worship –  A worship aid that helps you to follow the Mass while addressing health concerns during this time returning to Mass.
  • Mass Reservations – A convenient access to our Eventbrite site to reserve a day for weekend Masses!
  • 3 Minute Theology – Provides short, engaging videos on topics relating to the Catholic Church, the sacraments, Scripture, Catholic practices, and apologetics.
  • Rosary – Pray the rosary and deepen your understanding with reflections and prayer from Fr. John Riccardo. 

Food Pantry Update

We will be accepting donations Tuesday – Thursday from 9 am – 12 pm. Please leave your donation in the designated bins outside of the Church portico! The Food Pantry is unable to receive donations at their location at this time. Thank you for your generosity!

Since the beginning of the pandemic, our Parishioners have been so generous with donations that our Food Pantry has been able to distribute ample amounts of food and hygiene products to all who have come to our Food Pantry in need of help. While we are still in need of certain items, we have an abundance of others. Here is a list of the items that we need most as well as items that are in plentiful supply.

NEEDED MOST 

  • Canned meats such as beef stew, spam, Vienna sausages, tuna, etc
  • Canned fruits & vegetables

We currently have a plentiful supply of cereal/oatmeal, soup, peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, pasta, and rice.

Thank you all for your continued support of our community! God Bless!

Parish Community Service Updates

As many are aware, our parish has several organizations that assist in helping our local community. Our Outreach Ministry assists those in need by providing financial relief and other resources. This is funded primarily through Our Mother’s Attic, which is our resale shop.  Our Mother’s Attic is also responsible for funding our Food Pantry as well. Many have frequented Our Mother’s Attic and have generously donated their furniture and home goods.

Due to the pandemic, Our Mother’s Attic and Outreach remain closed until further notice. We will update everyone in advance once we are given approval to reopen safely and can start taking donations again. However, we are still working hard to provide assistance to our community.

The Food Pantry drop off  is Tuesday through Thursday 9 am—12 pm under the church portico.

Food items that are consistently needed: All canned meat – spam, chili, chicken and ham, canned soups such beef stew, chicken & dumplings, chicken noodle and vegetable, canned tuna, pork & beans, canned fruit and vegetables, spaghetti sauce, canned pasta with meat, muffin mix & other bake mixes, canned or packaged potatoes, macaroni & cheese, cereal and oatmeal, and white rice.