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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.

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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 April 18, 2021

Dear People of God,

What a powerful and touching story we heard today in the Gospel! As the Emmaus disciples were relaying their meeting with Jesus on the road to the apostles, they gave witness to an extraordinary blessing of Jesus to them. Their testimony has a number of lessons for everyone - if only we would be open to the desire of Jesus to open our minds and our hearts - but this takes faith, surrender and trust.

The ordinary men in the story were given an extraordinary gift of understanding. Recognizing Jesus in the breaking of the bread did not come as a result of long study and hard work. Rather, it came to them as result of their openness to Christ’s powerful action in their lives. Jesus unlocked the mysteries of the kingdom of Heaven to them. As a result, they understood truths that could never be learned on their own.

How many of us even seek to understand? Think about the many things in your past that have left you confused. You need the special gift of the Holy Spirit to make sense of them. Without the gift of Understanding we are left on our own to make sense of life. We need to understand the Scriptures, human suffering, human relationships, and divine action in our lives. But this will never happen unless we allow Jesus to open our minds. Reflect today upon the gift of Understanding.

Prayer: Lord, give me the gift of Understanding. Help me t o know You and to understand Your actions in my life. Help me, especially to turn to You in the most troubling moments of my life. Jesus, I trust in You.

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!

Many, many thanks to one and all for not forgetting us here at MHC. Your kind wishes and generosity have been a blessing to us all!!

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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