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  • ADDRESSES
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    NEW OFFICE LOCATION
    Mail Address: 510 Bayshore Drive
    Pensacola, Florida 32507
    Church: 3295 Barrancas Avenue
    Parish Office Address: 11 Broadmoor Lane

  • HOLY MASS
    ONLINE

    The Mass as a holy meal - Teaching Catholic Kids
     

    There are endless opportunities
    for daily Mass 

    Good Lenten Prayer

    CLICK BELOW FOR HOLY MASSES
    LIVE ONLINE

    Mass-Online.org


    Check the FAITH page
    on this website for
    Daily Mass with
    "Word on Fire" and
    Bishop Robert Barron

     

  • Saint Thomas More
    Current Happenings


    Please see our
    Current Bulletin
    for the most up to date STM information




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    40 Days for Life
    Spring 2021 Campaign Kickoff
    February 20, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. CT

    Sponsored by the Emerald Coast Coalition for Life

    The 40 Days for Life Pensacola Campaign Kickoff will feature guest speakers Kathleen Eubanks, prominent pro-life activist, and Patti Smith, Regional Coordinator for the "Silent No More" ministry. Pastor Al Stout of Providence Church in Pensacola, a member of the Emerald Coast Coalition for Life Board of Directors, will emcee the event.

    This event will be held at
    West Florida Baptist Church
    5621 Hwy. 90, Milton


    The event will include: Welcome, Overview of Emerald Coast Coalition for Life organization, History of 40 Days for Life and 40 Days for Life Pensacola, Signup schedules, Campaign Resources and Materials, Guest Speakers, and networking opportunities. Light refreshments will be provided.

    For more information, visit https://www.40daysforlife.com/pensacola or contact Jim Eastman at 850-499-3339 or  eccfl.40days4life@gmail.com.

  • ALFRED-WASHBURN CENTER   NEEDS

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    Good Lenten Almsgiving
    Alfred Washburn Center Needs
    The Alfred Washburn Center’s clothing locker is critically short on the following: men’s jeans, pants & shorts to fit sizes 32/34/36; men’s underwear (boxer, boxer‐briefs but NOT briefs) sizes Sm/Med/Lg; men’s collared shirts Sm/ Med/Lg; and women’s underwear (all sizes). Flashlights, AA & AAA batteries, deodorant, and small hairbrushes are popular but out‐of‐stock item

      Rolling suitcases are always needed as well, the homeless use them for their possessions. 

    Volunteers are also needed - please contact Pat Mitchell at (205)  222-6856
    if you are able to help in any way.
     

    NEEDS: Alfred - Washburn is a “Day Shelter” where the homeless can get a meal, shower, wash their clothes and even work on their bicycles amongst other offered services.
    They are in need of the following items: ·Washcloths · Hand Towels ·
    Men’s and Women’s socks (new only) ·
    Men’s underwear (new only) ·
    Men’s jeans smaller sizes ·
    Women’s underwear (new only) ·
    Backpacks · Tents · Sleeping bags ·
    Bikes and bike locks · Tarps
    The Alfred-Washburn Center is a ministry of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul serving the homeless and poorer members of our community. The Center is funded by the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores and Conferences, as well as private and corporate donations. We are a 100% volunteer organization.
     
    They are located at 31 Murphy Lane
    Pensacola, FL 32505
    (850) 435-7427
    Hours:  Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays from 8:30am to 1pm.

  • GET myPARISH APP ON YOUR SMARTPHONE


        

    Welcome to myParish App,
    just download from your App store.




    It's FREE.

    The app for Catholic Life Every Day. Connect with your parish like never before. Stay up-to-date with what is going on in your parish throughout the week. Enjoy many useful faith-building resources and features to complement your daily faith life. All the features available include:

    • Messages - Favorite, share or reply to messages

    • Calendar - View or share time and location of upcoming parish events

    • Readings - Daily Mass readings

    • Homilies - Listen or read weekly homilies

    • News - The latest Catholic world news

    • Giving - Easily access your parish’s online giving

    • Confession - Next Confession reminder

    • Parish info - All important contacts at your parish

    • Mass Times - All Mass times for the week

    • Prayers - Full list of traditional Catholic prayers

    •  Bulletins - View this week’s and past parish bulletins
       

  • OFFICE HOURS
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    NEW OFFICE HOURS
    Monday - Friday - 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Saturday Closed
     

  • Pray for the Nation

    Divine Mercy Sunday - St Joseph Parish

    In the 1930's St. Maria Faustina Kowalska had a series of revelations, where our Lord called for a special feast day, Divine Mercy Sunday, which was named by Pope Saint John Paul II at the canonization of St. Faustina on April 30, 2000.   The feast day is celebrated the Sunday after Easter.
    Please join the faithful from across the world in this celebration. Visit the links below to learn more. 

     

    Good Lenten Prayer
    The Divine Mercy Chaplet
    is appropiate to pray everyday, especialy in these challenging troubled times of the COVID-19

    Basics of Divine Mercy 
    Downloadable and Printable
    Divine Mercy Image


    Sealing Your Home with the
    Divine Mercy Image

  • COVID-19

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    The CDC Website, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html,
    provides extensive information about COVID-19 and the response of health professionals around the world.
     Public awareness of the symptoms and how to report suspected cases is essential in mitigating the spread of the virus. COVID-19 can cause mild symptoms in some people but severe illness and death for others.

     
    Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure and include:
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath

    The CDC alert directs people to call their healthcare professional if they develop symptoms, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, or if they have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19. Check cdc.gov for a list of areas where the virus is widespread.
     

    Parishioners who are sick or care for the sick can make a spiritual communion via Daily Mass LIVE, which airs every day on EWTN. Mass times are at 7 a.m. CT. It is re-aired at 11 p.m. CT and 6 p.m. CT. Visit   ewtn.com/tv/watch-live.
    Mass can also be viewed  any time at   https://www.watchthemass.com/.



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    Patron of contagious illnesses

    O Blessed Saint Roch,
    Patron of the sick,
    Have pity on those
    Who lie upon a bed of suffering.

    Your power was so great
    When you were in this world,
    That by the sign of the Cross,
    Many were healed of their diseases.

    Now that you are in heaven,
    Your power is not less.
    Offer, then, to God
    Our sighs and tears
    And obtain for us that health we seek
    Through Christ our Lord.

    Amen.

    (Repeat the following 3 times)

    Saint Roch, pray for us,
    That we may be preserved
    From all diseases of body and soul.

  • WHAT IS SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

    How to make a Spiritual Communion when Mass is banned because of ...

    Spiritual Communion is the practice of desiring union with Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist. It is used primarily by individuals who cannot receive holy Communion, such as the ill, the divorced and remarried, and those who have not yet been received into full communion with the Church. St. Thomas Aquinas described it as “an ardent desire to receive Jesus in the most holy sacrament and lovingly embrace him” at a time or in circumstances when we cannot receive him in sacramental Communion.


    My Jesus,
    I believe that you are
    present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
    I love you above all things,
    and I desire
    to receive you into my soul.
    Since I cannot at this moment
    receive you sacramentally,
    come at least spiritually
    into my heart. I embrace you
    as if you were already there and
    unite myself wholly to you.
    Never permit me to be
    separated from you.
    Amen.
     

  • MASS TIMES
    PLEASE NOTE


    PERMANENT NEW REGULAR MASS TIMES AT STM

    Once we are able to resume our regular Masses, please note some changes have been made

    Daily Mass—Monday through Friday
    will be at 7:00 am NOT 6:40 am

    Saturday—Confessions 3:00 pm 
    Mass 4:00 pm

    Sunday— Mass 8:00 am, 10:00 am
    and we will have an added
    Mass at 7:00 pm 

    Traditional Latin Mass

    Third Sunday of every month at 8:00 am Every Tuesday at 6:00 pm

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    We will continue to take some precautions:
    -stay home if you are sick or vulnerable 
    -consider wearing a mask to church
    -consider receiving Holy Communion in the hand
    -wash and sanitize hands frequently
    -observe six feet or moe
    between you and others
    (household members may sit closer)
    -priests will wear a mask for the distribution of Holy Communion 
    -priests will sanitize hands before, during, and after Holy Mass
    -continue to give on-line or mail in your offertory contributions.
    We will not pass the basket at this time. A receptacle will be made available to drop in your tithes and offerings. 
    -church will be sanitized regularly

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    FROM BISHOP WACK

    What to Expect: Resuming the Celebration of Mass with a Congregation Present
    Reopening the doors of our churches will take careful thought, understanding and cooperation.

    The specific details of when and how public Mass will resume have yet to be fully determined, but here are five components of this next phase that all should be prepared for.

    1. A general dispensation from the Sunday obligation will remain. Many people, especially those who are at risk of possible infection or illness, and those who care for them, are strongly encouraged to stay home and participate in  live streamed Masses, which will continue. This also means that one can come to church for Mass on any day of the week (not just Sunday). This will help to give people more of a chance to celebrate Mass in person at least once a week.

     2. Attendance will be limited. Some restrictions will remain on the capacity of large gatherings, so we are working with parishes to determine a fair way to cap attendance for Masses. It is very important for everyone to be registered with their parish in order to receive communication about this next phase. Make sure that you are in the loop to receive updates about sign-up systems, assigned days, how many people can attend a given Mass and who those people may be, etc. Unfortunately, during this next phase, no one should expect to be able to attend Mass with regularity.

    3. Social Distancing will be practiced. Expect your parish to have pews/rows that are roped off. Families will be asked to maintain 6 feet of separation from other families. Be prepared to wear a mask to Mass to guard against the potential spread of the virus.

    4. Liturgical changes will be in place. Extra precautions will be taken, such as suspending the distribution of the Precious Blood and strongly recommending receiving the Host only on the hand.

    5. Anyone who attends public Mass will still be at risk. Even with the best health practices and strict social distancing, anyone who enters a public space should be aware of the risk. Our churches will be cleaned thoroughly, but the risk of contracting COVID-19 remains.

    Finally, let us all seek progress and not perfection. In this next phase, we will certainly meet some challenges and frustrations. Even after this next phase begins, your family may not be able to attend Mass for several weeks. Sign-up systems and parish communication may encounter difficulties, and some attendance strategies may not go according to plan.

    It is encouraging to see COVID-19 numbers flatten and decrease. However, for the protection of our diocese and local communities, we do not want to contribute to a rebound effect that would push normalized Mass attendance even further into the future. If we all work together, we can ease back into this, incrementally adding more people and options at Mass.

    Thank you for your patience through all of this. Please continue to pray for our diocese, our parishes and schools and our local communities as we navigate this next leg of the journey.