July 3, 2015-One Daily Mass
There will be only one daily Mass at 9:00am on Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day. In addition, the Parish office will be closed.
The Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee
"The Church Fully Alive"
New Summer Mass Schedule
Summer time is a time where our schedules often change, whether it’s for our work, school or recreation. Due to the flux in our schedules, we’ve noticed in the past how depleted our summer Sunday morning Masses have become.
In an effort to create a fuller and more vibrant Mass attendance the weekend Mass schedule has changed slightly for JUNE and JULY ONLY. The 8:30am and 10:00am Sunday Masses will be combined at 9:30am. The new schedule will be in effect starting June 1st and ending July 31th.
Mass Schedule (June & July)
Monday-Friday: 7:00am, 5:15pm
Saturday: 8:00am, 5:15pm vigil
Sunday: 9:30am, 11:45am, 6:00pm
Altar Server Training
Interested in becoming a altar server? There will be two training session on July 29th and 30th at 6:15 pm. The training session will last no more than an hour and 15 minutes. You must be in 4th grade or older to train as a altar server. If you have any questions please email Ben Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Burse Club Weekend
Collection of monies for the 2014-2015 Burse Club is scheduled for the weekend of July 25-26. The Burse Club helps fund the education of our future priest and enrollment pamphlets have been included in this weekend’s bulletin. Please consider a donation in next weekend’s collection. Your donations and prayers are appreciated.
Baptismal Preparation Class
Deacon Andy will be holding a Baptismal Preparation Class on July 27, 2015 in the Lewis Conference Room. All parents and godparents of children seeking the Sacrament of Baptism are encouraged to attend.
No More Second Collections
Seriously? No more second collections? Yes and No. In consultation with the Financial Council of STM, it has been decided that the most efficient way to collect for the causes of our second collection is to collect them in the 1st collection. What you would do is simply place your second collection envelop in with the 1st collection. If you do not have 2nd collection envelopes you can pick one up on the back table next to the entrance door. This will make your giving more intentional and will also help us to become more efficient and effective with these worthy causes. I also invite you to consider our auto Parish Pay system for both the 1st and 2nd collection. This can be found on our website (www.cocathedral.com) at the bottom of the page by clicking on DONATE. Thank you for your patience as we integrate with new practice.
PLEASE NOTE: All funds received are split with our sister parish in Haiti, St. Elizabeth. Please remember this will be taken up with our regular parish collection. Thank you for your generosity.
Catholic Sharing Appeal
Click here to see the 2015 video from Bishop Parkes.
Click here to access the Stewardship Report.
Reporting Sexual Abuse
Victims of sexual abuse should contact Diocesan Victims Assistance Coordinator Dr. James Gagnon at 877-0205. To report a case of sexual abuse, please call the 24-hour Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-962-2873.
Change Is Coming
As we settle into the summer season I know our schedules change. The sun rises early and sets much later.
The summer rains tend to fall more frequently in our afternoons.
Even liturgically we are changing our Sunday morning Mass times to accommodate a summer congregation that is away for one reason or another.
Change has always been a part of our life, from our very beginnings. “When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves” Viktor E. Frankl. Perhaps this is the hardest change of all; to change ourselves. Maybe this is the key to any level of happiness we strive for in our lives. “Things do not change; we change” Henry David Thoreau. Maybe Henry has it right in the end. Even though the seasons change, the most important change of all is what happens with us. So as we set ourselves to our summer schedules and enjoy more sunlight and afternoon showers, don’t forget the inside job of our change of heart.
Blessings to you all,