Daily Mass Schedule April 20-24
Monday: 7am Mass, 5:15 Communion Service
Tues-Thursday: 7am & 5:15 Communion Services
Friday: 7am Communion Service, 5:15pm Mass
CAUTION CAUTION CAUTION
As some of you may have already noticed, we are in the process of removing some mold that has infested itself in our lower office area, most especially in the employee area office and Lewis conference room and some of the office chapel. Dec.22 2014 we had a flash flood that affected a lot of Tallahassee.
For the next month we will endeavor to rip out some of the carpet, replace drywall, wipe and clean everything till it’s inhabitable. Please keep in mind that no one, outside the cleaners, will be able to go through the main office doors. If you come to the office please enter through the back doors to O’Brian Hall. Our receptionist desk is there to greet you. On weekends if you desire to use the restrooms you can use this same back door, however, you may also use the single glass door to the far left of the main doors you are used to coming into the office. There are signs posted for your convenience.
Thank you for your patience as we refurbish this area for the well-being and health of our employees and you, our parishioners.
Baptismal Preparation Class
Deacon Andy will be holding a Baptismal Preparation Class on Monday, April 20th at 6:30pm in the Parish Center. All parents and godparents are encouraged to attend.
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.
World Day of Prayer for Vocations
Next Sunday, April 26, the Fourth Sunday of Easter is also known as Good Shepherd Sunday. In 1963 Pope Paul VI designated this day as World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Our parish will join with the universal church to ask for God’s blessings that we may be strengthened in our Christian vocation.
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 this new practice.
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.
We sing it and say it all the time, mostly in Church. But do we know what it means? Sure you do. Roughly translated from the Hebrew it means “Praise Yahweh”. The early church embraced it in their liturgy and we’ve kept it going.
It’s sung throughout the calendar year outside of Lent, since it’s meant to express an attitude of high praise. Once Easter comes we sing it till our throats hurt. It’s the word not only of the day but of the season. Not only at Mass, but I hope we can take it to prayer and lift a word of praise to God for creating in us an attitude of life over anything that would diminish our existence.
I hope this Easter season can create in you a manner of living the Gospel of Life in your everyday living; in your thoughts, emotions and actions. Leave the empty tomb of Good Friday and walk into the New Life he has planned for you.