Lenten Penance Service
Thursday, March 26
Daily Lenten Masses
Monday-Friday: 7:00 am, 5:15 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am
Confessions in the Chapel
Saturday: 12 noon-1:00pm, 4:00-5:00pm
or by appointment
Lenten Light Meals
Every Friday in Lent in the Social Hall following 5:15 Mass
Stations of the Cross
Every Friday in Lent
Catholic Days at the Capital: March 3-4 2015
Make a trip to the Capital and Make a Difference
Catholic Sharing Appeal
Click here to see the 2015 video from Bishop Parkes.
Click here to access the Stewardship Report.
Respect Life Person of the Year Award
Father Chris Winkeljohn received the 2014 Respect Life Person of the Year Award for the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee at the Florida Respect Life convention Oct. 25. Father Winkeljohn serves as the parochial vicar here at the Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Tallahassee. Click here to see the article featured on Catholic Compass or visit www.thecatholiccompass.com.
Support St. Thomas More and CSU
There are many ways to share your financial gifts with the Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More and the Catholic Student Union (CSU). One way is through your IRA. The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, passed on December 17, 2014, extended provisions that allows older IRA account owners to donate their IRA withdrawals to charity through tax years 2012, 2013 and 2014. Transferring an IRA distribution to a charity allows retirees to avoid paying income tax on the amount withdrawn. Qualifying distributions may be made by individuals age 70 1/2 and older in amounts up to $100,000 per year.
For other ways to can support the parish or CSU contact Dasha Nixion email@example.com for CSU, Diane Perez firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear Fellow Lenten Travelers
Here we are again on another Lenten journey of faith. Each year we are brought to this season where we take some time to take a closer look at things that we don’t want to look at; our crosses. The good thing about this is that we don’t do it alone.
Ash Wednesday Masses here were over flowing with people eager to receive ashes upon their forehead. It was impressive to see so many people wanting to start out their Lenten journey with such fervor. I started out with spilling a whole bowl of ashes on my hand at the 7a.m. Ash Wednesday mass. Not sure what that meant other than me being clumsy. All I needed was some sack cloth and I could have sat in them. Ashes remind us of our mortality and of our need for repentance. The two phrases we hear from those bestowing the ashes are “remember you are dust and unto dust you shall return” or “repent and believe in the gospel”.
There are so many things today that have us pursuing a longer life than a life that will end in death. Science and chemistry have provided us with a lot of products that help keep us in pursuit of a youthful figure. Hand, facial and body creams, diet and work out programs abound. Not bad things, but perhaps they can distract us from the reality that one day we will be dust. It’s not fatalistic to meditate upon our own death. It’s a spiritual practice that allows us to prize the time we do have upon this earth to love ourselves and to love our neighbor. If we can learn to do that better, I think our Lent will be a good one.