Special Announcement from Bishop Parkes about the Diocese resuming weekend Masses with the congregation present. To hear Bishop Parke's remarks on YouTube Click here.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Sunday is the Lord’s Day, but for over two months, we have been observing this holy day at home to be safe and to protect human life, especially the most vulnerable among us.
After prayer and consultation with government and public health officials and our priests, I have decided to grant permission to pastors throughout the Diocese of St. Petersburg, at their discretion, to resume the public celebration of Sunday Masses as early as the weekend of May 30-31, 2020.
We are called to be good stewards of our health and to take practical steps to avoid spreading illness. Therefore, restrictions will be in place since we are still in the midst of a pandemic. For now, we will need to limit the number of people at church for social distancing and to continue the practice of frequent sanitizing.
However, since the risk of coming into contact with coronavirus remains, individuals and families should take personal responsibility to protect themselves.
Please know that all Catholics remain dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass until further notice. Therefore, if you are at greater risk due to age, illness, or other health conditions, please do not come to Mass. For those who are able to attend Mass, I urge you to follow CDC guidelines and parish procedures. Also, let us show charity, patience and kindness as processes and plans are developed.
Pastors and parish staff may face challenges because of the health and/or age of priests, deacons, staff members and volunteers. This means that every parish may do things a little differently and some parishes might require additional time to safely resume Sunday Masses with the public.
May 30th and 31st will indeed be days to rejoice! Not only will public Masses on Sunday resume, but we also celebrate Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles and graced them with gifts to courageously live the Gospel.
This same Spirit lives in us! We have been given the gifts of fortitude, wisdom and understanding. Let us rely on the Spirit for guidance and knowledge.
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in us the fire of your love.
May God bless and protect you and your loved ones!
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Gregory Parkes
Bishop of St. Petersburg
St. Luke will offer daily Mass Monday through Saturday at 8:00 am and will resume the celebration of weekend Masses beginning the weekend of May 23 & 24, 2020.
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Monday - Saturday 8:00 am - 12 noon - 8:00 am weekday Mass
Saturday Vigil Mass 4:00 pm
Parishioner Guidelines for preparing to return to public Masses click here for both English or Spanish.
View Sunday Mass at our parish on YouTube click here!
During these trying times, it is important to continue the practice of our faith. Thanks to the gift of technology, there are ways to participate in Mass virtually via online streaming, watching on television, or listening to Mass on the radio. click here.
Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, St. Petersburg (English & Spanish) Click on the underlined links for a direct connection.
Live Church Cam
Live cam is on even when there isn’t Adoration.
Adoration Monday through Friday: 8am-7pm.
Masses and Prayers Feed
Sunday Mass: 10:00 a.m. English | 5:00 p.m. Spanish
Daily Mass: Monday through Friday – 8:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:15 a.m.
Angelus and Rosary Daily: 12:00 p.m.
As we gather for these celebrations, we are encouraged to be active participants by listening to the readings, responding to prayers, standing, sitting,etc. and praying the following prayer of Pope Francis for Spiritual Communion.
I prostrate myself at your feet, O my Jesus, and I offer to you the repentance of my contrite heart, which abases itself in its nothingness in your presence. I adore you in the sacrament of your Love: I desire to receive you in the poor abode that my heart offers You. While waiting for the happiness of a Sacramental Communion, I want to posses you in spirit. Come to me, O my Jesus, that I may come to you. May your love inflame my whole being, in life and in death. I believe in You, I hope in You. Amen.
An Act of Spiritual Communion By St. Alphonsus de Ligouri:
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