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Saturday 5:00 PM Parish
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.

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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 January 23, 2022

Dear People of God,

January 24 th is the annual Feast Day of St. Francis De Sales. St. John Bosco chose him as a model for the Salesians of Don Bosco and we are named in his honor. Francis was born into the noble family of the Duchy of Savoy in the Chateau De Sales on August 21, 1567. He was the first of six children and enjoyed a privileged education at the best schools possible. His spiritual education was entrusted to the Jesuits. In 1592, Francis ended his studies with the title of “Doctor”, certified in both law and theology. He chose the priesthood over an arranged marriage and a military career chosen for him by his father. This was a difficult choice for his father to accept.

In 1602 Francis was consecrated Bishop of Geneva in Switzerland, which was a hotbed of Calvinist control. He acquired a reputation as a spellbinding preacher. He was known as a friend of the poor, and a man of almost supernatural kindness and understanding. In his “Introduction to the Devout Life” he counseled charity over penance as a means of progressing in the spiritual life.

We Salesians of St. John Bosco are proud to have St. Francis as our namesake and model. As we prepare to celebrate the Feast of St. John Bosco next weekend, the 28th- 30 th , may we all prepare to draw closer to Christ through continued random acts of kindness and charity to and for others.

For us here in Tampa, the Don Bosco Festival provides an opportunity for all of us here at Mary Help of Christians Center - St. Philip Residence, Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School, Mary Help of Christians Parish, the Retreat Center, Camp Mary Help, Mary Had a Little Farm - to celebrate the wonderful charism and spirit that has been left us by our Salesian Founder and Father, St. John Bosco.

Please plan on joining us for the activities planned for January 28-30, 2022. You can find them posted online at our web page, in our bulletin and on the Mary Help of Christians Center webpage and in this letter as well.

  • Friday: 6:00-9:00pm: Gala Fundraising Dinner $60.00 per ticket
  • Saturday: 8am-12:00pm: Yard Sale
  • Sunday: 10:00am Mass in Gymnasium
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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