iBreviary added to this website. Click the graphic above.
Visit to St. Francis of Assisi Mission
We visited to help celebrate the first anniversary of St. Francis. This was a wonderful gathering of two congregations. Thank you for hosting us! picture link
Congratulations to Bishop Martin Shanahan Jr. and Spirit of Hope Catholic Community
On October 29, 2016 Fr. Martin Kelly Shanahan, Jr., was consecrated as Bishop at Spirit of Hope Catholic Community in Sunfish Lake, Minnesota (metro St. Paul. MN). Please visit their facebook page for pictures and prayers. https://www.facebook.com/SpiritofHopeCatholicCommunity/
(l to r) Deacon Louis Souza-Fuentes, Bishop Rosemary Ananis,
Bishop Robert Fuentes, Bishop Marty Shanahan, Bishop Michael Scalzi,
Deacon Colleen Monfre
files are posted in PDF format
St. Paul continues to assist People Helping People
in Hernando County
(visit their website > http://www.phpinhc.org/ )
Church collects food: During the Advent season,
members of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church made
donations to benefit People Helping People of Hernando
County. Church members donated nonperishable food
items and dropped them off during the church’s four
Advent services leading up to Christmas.
On Dec. 19, Regina and Vinny Spadafora, representing
the church, delivered the food to Fran Finley, left, a
People Helping People community outreach volunteer.
Tampa Bay Times, Hometown Hernando for Jan. 27, 2017
On May 7 Bishop Robert T. Fuentes visited us at St. Paul the Apostle.
Weekly Gospel & Homily link to PDF file
Mission Territory of Florida, The Old Catholic Church - Province of the United States (TOCCUSA)
St. Paul the Apostle and St. Francis of Assisi are now joined by five more Mission churches or communities. Some are in their infancy and some are concepts in planning.
The churches, communities and missions located in Florida are presently under the Episcopal Protection of the Most Reverend Robert T. Fuentes, who is the Bishop of the Old Catholic Diocese of Napa in California.
Church families located in Florida are not in a diocese, hence our identification as a Territory. The principal locations are Clearwater and Spring Hill, two very popular tourist destination and relocation points in Florida. Others are planned in nearby cities and counties. We are part of the greater Tampa Bay metropolitan area, which is one of the most dynamic and growing regions in Florida.
We are a Catholic Church apart from the jurisdiction of the Vatican. His Holiness, the Pope is always in our prayers, as are all patriarchs of all churches. God blesses all churches of the world.
The website joins us together in ecumenism and the Holy Spirit, to communicate our plans and progress as we work to form a diocese.
Welcome to Florida, welcome to the Old Catholic Church in the United States.
A special note to readers of this page.
If you are unable to attend Mass on Sunday, please offer your input as we contemplate
the addition of a weekday Mass on Wednesday or Thursday. Your opinion is always welcome.
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church - Clearwater FL link
St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church - Spring Hill FL link
St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Mission - Pinellas County FL link
St. Bernadette Catholic Mission - Hernando County FL link
St. Matthew Catholic Community - Citrus County FL (concept) link
St. Clare Catholic Community - Pasco County FL (concept) link
St. James the Apostle Catholic Mission - Pinellas County FL link
Our 5th annual Wine-Tasting Fundraiser will be on October 7, 2017.
Help us help our community. 100% of donations are donated to several local charities.
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