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Day of Week Time Location Live Stream
Saturday 5:00 PM 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.

 Adoration Times

Day of Week Time Location Live Stream
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.

 Confession Times

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
Note: Open to the Public following Diocese Protocols and at 50% capacity.

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 Pastor's Weekly Message

For the Weekend of May 9, 2021

Dear People of God,

It’s truly hard to believe that the Sixth Sunday of Easter is already upon us.

Happy and blessed Mother’s Day to all Mothers and Grandmothers both still here or in Heaven, and all those women who have shared their motherly gifts with others who needed them. Thank you especially to those women who have taken on motherly duties for all of our brothers and priests here at Mary Help of Christians - at St. Philip Residence, Bon Secours Maria Manor, Mary Help Center, Mary Help Parish, and all the associated ministries that go with each of them. You are all a blessing from God to us all!

Today’s Gospel challenges us to seek the real meaning of love. Is love in the truest sense of the word simply an emotion, just about a feeling, or is it something much deeper, much more?

The gospel this weekend reminds us that love is a choice. Specifically, love is a choice to “lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

Laying down one’s life indicates a number of things. First, it shows that the nature of love is a total self-gift. Laying down your life can never be done half way. Either your life is laid down or it is not. This reveals that love, in order for it to be love in the truest sense, is a total commitment of a 100% of your life.

We also see that love is sacrificial. It requires that we look to the other first, putting their needs before our own. Love, then, requires both sacrifice and selflessness. The bottom line is that giving of ourselves until it hurts turns any small or large sacrifice we give into a blessing for them, and a wonderful reward for us.

Our mission Statement prays and hopes that everyone who worships with us might be transformed into a people “Courageously living the Gospel”. In these strange and sometimes discouraging times, may we open ourselves to the Easter light of Jesus and allow him to make that prayer a reality!

Don’t let the virus news overwhelm you. Be strong in your faith; be courageous and unfaltering in your knowledge and belief that Jesus loves you . . . and He always will!

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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