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Fr. Kevin MacDonald – 2021 Lenten Mission-Tampa Fl.

Join Fr. Kevin MacDonald for his 2021 Lenten Mission at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tampa, Fl. on February 22-24, 2021 For more information, please go to:

His entire mission Livestream on Facebook live.

Click on links below to view each day of Lenten Mission:

 Day 1 – Daily Mass 12:15 PM for Feb. 22 with 1st Day Mission Talk

Day 2 – Daily Mass 12:15PM  for Feb 23 with 2nd Day Mission Talk


Day 3 – Daily Mass 12:15PM  for Feb 24 with 3rd Day Mission Talk


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St. Paul Catholic Church in Tampa. Fl. are delighted to announce that Fr. Kevin MacDonald, CssR, has accepted our invitation to lead us in this year’s Lenten Mission February 20-24. Father Kevin was a professional baseball player who later entered the Redemptorist missionary in order to hit home runs for the Lord! The mission will take place Monday through Wednesday, February 22-24 during the 12:15pm Mass and at 7:00pm. Please mark your calendars and join us in prayer! For more information, please go to:

Fr. Kevin has asked our community to prepare for this year’s Lenten Mission by praying the following prayer each day:

God, our Father, we offer you praise and thanksgiving for all the many gifts you have given us through Jesus, your Son. We thank you especially for the gift of our parish mission. Loving and gracious God, quiet our minds and hearts, that we may be open to the gift of your truth. Grant that our mission may be: a time of grace for all, a time of growth for the young, a time of refreshment for the old, a time of renewal for families, a time of healing for the broken, a time of joy for the sorrowing, a time of challenge for the complacent, a time of forgiveness for the sinner, a time of strength for the holy, a time of homecoming for those who have been away. Grant, most loving God, that our mission may bring down your richest blessings on each and every member of our parish community. We pray through the intercession of Mary, our mother, in the name of Jesus Christ who lives with you and the Holy Spirit forever. Amen

Welcome Home – Prayerfully Returning to our Parish 

Guidelines for reopening – 



Per Bishop Noonan​ Sunday Holy Mass obligation has been suspended until further notice.

If you think you might be sick or uneasy about attending Mass at the Church, please stay home and attend our online streamed Masses on the Parish Website, Facebook.

All Masses will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church.

We will be able to allow a limited number of people into the worship space sanctuary to enable appropriate social distancing.

You may be denied permission to enter or asked to leave if our 25% capacity 125 reached.

Only the main entrance and the doors nearest the handicap parking on the school side of the church will be open prior to Mass.

All Holy Water fonts will be empty in keeping with protocols.

Hand Sanitizers will be available at entrances, as well as disposable gloves, if you do not have your own.

We will not be providing masks, though we highly recommend you bring and wear your own.

Will we have a receptacle to dispose of used gloves/masks at the end of Mass.

Seating will follow social distancing guidelines.

You may be directed to appropriate seating, and we thank you for your cooperation.

Masses will be celebrated by one of our Redemptorist priests assisted by our deacons.

We will not, at this time, be utilizing altar servers, lectors, or Eucharistic Ministers.

We will no longer hold hands during the Our Father prayer.

We will offer a bow to one another as the exchange of the Sign of Peace, instead of the customary handshake.

There will be no offertory baskets distributed for collection.

One large basket will be located in the main aisle so you may deposit your offertory upon arriving.

The offertory and gift procession to the altar has been suspended.

Music accompaniment will be our music director and a cantor.

In keeping with Diocesan mandates, distribution of Communion will be in the species of Body only, and reception will be in hand only.

The proper way to receive is with hands extended one under the other, in essence, a throne is formed to receive the Sacred Host.

If gloves are worn, they are to be removed for Communion.

Do not move until the Host has been placed in your hand, permitting the priest or deacon to place the Host without touching your hands.

The faithful are encouraged to wear masks, but are asked to lower the masks to receive Communion.

The Presider is not to wear a mask during the celebration of the Mass, but can wear it to distribute Communion.

Maintain appropriate social distancing. Appropriate spacing for the reception of communion is marked in red on center aisle.

When the celebration of Mass has ended it is important not to congregate into groups, but to clear the Church expediently, for cleaning and disinfecting must begin.

Always maintain proper distance and please, do not make our clergy the enforcers.

Coffee & donuts after Mass has been suspended.

All social gatherings and on campus ministries and classes have been suspended.

As we are a faith family, it is important each of us takes the responsibility of protecting everyone.  Therefore, we respectfully request, in the event you witness activity or a brother or sister not in compliance with these rules, politely bring it to their attention and offer the correct practice.

In the unfortunate event, after the counsel, it is not corrected, without a second attempt, bring the matter to either a member of the clergy or designated coordinator.