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Sunday 8:00 AM Parish
Sunday 11:00 AM Parish
Monday thru Friday 6:45 AM Good Shepherd Chapel
Monday 7:00 PM Parish
Wednesday 7:00 PM Parish
Note: Every first Wednesday of the month Mass will be in the Chapel.
         Open to the Public following Diocese Protocols and at 50% capacity.

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Wednesday 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Parish
Note: Every first Wednesday of the month Adoration is not Livestreamed.
         Open to the Public following Diocese Protocols and at 50% capacity.

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Day of Week Time Location
Saturday 4:30 PM Parish
Sunday 10:30 AM Parish
Note: Also by appointment via e-mail or contacting the parish office at 813-626-7588.

 Private Prayer

Day of Week Time Location
Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Parish
Saturday - Sunday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Parish
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 Pastor's Weekly Message

For the Weekend of October 24, 2021

Dear People of God,

In his plea to Jesus, Bartimaeus expresses the fact that he knew Jesus was the source of what he needed and that he was unable to help himself. Bartimaeus knew that he was weak, but that Jesus was perfect strength. Thus, he humbly turned to Jesus in his need, recognizing Him as the source.

Bartimaeus calls for “pity.” Pity is a feeling of sorrow and compassion caused by the suffering of others. Pity is mercy and is the form of love given to one by another who has no need of giving it. He calls upon Jesus to show him kindness and mercy even though he is unworthy of such a gift.

His prayer reveals a certain and deep passion. It is not just a request for God’s help, rather it is a cry for help. It’s a plea and a form of begging. It’s an opening up to God of one’s soul, without concern of displaying one’s own weaknesses or worry that others will witness it or what they’ll think. This shows the depth of the blind man’s prayer.

Prayer: “ Lord, Jesus have pity on me. I humbly beg you with all my heart for Your mercy and compassion. Though I am unworthy, I seek Your grace and trust in Your goodness .” Jesus, I trust in You.

Many thanks for the MMWG and their Hospitality Sunday last week!

Many thanks to all involved in the organizing, staffing, and running of the All Hallow’s Eve Hayride! A great time was had by all!

ALL Readers/Commentators, please plan on attending our annual meeting on Tuesday, November 9th at 7:00pm in MHC Church.

ALL Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, please plan on attending our annual meeting on Tuesday, November 9th at 7:00pm in MHC Church.

Faith Videos: Some hopefully helpful questions: (1) Has your faith helped you get through these last weeks and months of Covid? How? (2) What is your best faith practice? Individual and/or family practice. (3) Has your faith been strengthened or weakened since Covid started in March of 2019? How? (4) What life and faith values have been reaffirmed as a result of this Covid experience? Etc.

Upcoming events include:

  • 10/28 40Days for Life
  • 11/14 Chicken Dinner
Please remember to officially register in our parish by using the forms in the back of the church, or online at our parish website.

Please be assured of my daily prayers for you all. If you have the time or the inclination, please check out my Wednesday Words from the pastor on YouTube.

As usual please remember to pray for all of the Salesians in our presence here at MHC . . . especially those at St. Philip Residence. Be assured we will be doing the same for you.

Peace Always!

Fr. Steve Dumais, SDB.
Pastor

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