Bishop Gregory Parkes has made the decision to suspend the public celebration of Masses in the Diocese of St. Petersburg until it can be determined that it is safe to return to normal schedules and public worship. Please pray for all those suffering from the Coronavirus, as well as those on the front lines caring for the sick. Our parish is still ministering to you in the following ways…
LIVE STREAM NOW AVAILABLE
Pray with Fr. Len, Fr. Curtis and Fr. Jacob, LIVE from the rectory! Each week the following will be available via live stream: Sunday Mass at 9:00 a.m., School Mass on Wednesday at 9:20 a.m., pray the Rosary on Wednesday at Noon and Divine Mercy Chaplet on Friday at 3:00 p.m. Please use the links below (they can also be accessed through the ‘Parish News’ tab). Our HOLY WEEK Masses will also be streamed at the Live Mass page, click here to view the schedule.
In addition, many other daily Masses are available online, by radio or TV. CLICK HERE for an expansive list.
The church remains open for prayer, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Our Lady Queen of Angels is closed until further notice.
Parish office hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Voicemail will be available outside of these hours.
Adoration has been expanded to Wednesday AND Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (in the church). Come spend some quiet time with the Lord.
These will be NO Benediction.
The nursery is closed.
Confession has been moved to St. Michael Courtyard. Additional times have been added:
WED: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
FRI: Noon to 2:00 p.m.
SAT: 10:00 a.m. to Noon
and 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
CANCELLATIONS & POSTPONEMENTS
With the exception of Adoration and Confession, all events (regular and special) are now cancelled or postponed. This includes our Parish Mission, Religious Education classes and Youth Ministry events. Some groups are implementing distance learning, contact your group leader to inquire. In accordance with the governor’s order to close all gyms, the pavilion and track have also been closed.
RESOURCES FOR PRAYER & FAITH
Pope Francis – Prayer to the Virgin Mary for the Protection from Coronavirus, click here.
From Fr. Len – If you didn’t hear it in person, listen to Fr. Len’s March 15 homily online (hint: it pertains to the Coronavirus!), click here to listen. His page two article in the March 15 bulletin is also available, click here.
DOSP Prayer Resources – Our diocese has an excellent collection of prayer resources, click here.
Sunday Readings – Visit USCCB for readings, reflect on them as individually or as a family. Click here for this Sunday’s readings.
Stations of the Cross – In place of our regular Friday Stations of the Cross, you are welcome to come to the Church and do this your own or with your family. Click here for a guide you can print or read on your phone. Please be mindful of keeping your distance from others, at least six feet.
FORMED – This online library of Catholic videos, audio, eBooks and more has many resources for all ages. Visit Formed.org or download the app (for Android and iPhone) and use parish code H3QZGC to register today!
TAKE CARE OF ONE ANOTHER
Check-in with your elderly neighbors and see if you can assist them with errands. If you would like to help by making calls to our vulnerable parishioners, contact Terry Boehm. Consider making a donation to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, who assists the needy in our community with rent, utilities, medication, food and more. Their resources are especially strained at this time, click here to make an online donation.
Do your part to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus and follow all guidelines provided by the CDC. Make good use of your hand washing time by doing it Catholic Style, praying Our Father or reciting the Apostles’ Creed! As Fr. Len tweeted, “Please, please take the spread of the #coronavirus seriously! We owe it to our elderly, the Greatest Generation, by NOT going out and continuing life as normal. They won WW2 through heroic sacrifices; let’s do our part by making the sacrifice of social distancing. Stay home!”
All parish updates will be posted on this page, please check back as all information is subject to change! Join our parish community on Facebook and Twitter (@FrLen / @CTKTampa). Our diocese also has a great collection of information and resources, click here.
MARCH 20, 2020 — Christ the King Update: CLICK HERE
MARCH 18, 2020 — Christ the King Statement: CLICK HERE
MARCH 18, 2020 — Bishop Parkes Suspends Masses: CLICK HERE
MARCH 13, 2020 — Bishop Parkes Issues Dispensation: CLICK HERE