St. Mary's - Spring Hill
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church


Last Revision: 9/17/17 
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Welcome to Our Website !
Since 1975 we are the first, original, purpose-built and continuous
home of the Traditional Latin Mass in the Tampa Bay area in Florida. 

We are an independent chapel that preserves Catholic Tradition of the Roman or Latin Rite. We are not affiliated with the Diocese of St. Petersburg so we are not una cum, (although our orders are accepted by the Vatican and we can document that) however, neither are we sedevacantist. 

We have absolutely nothing to do with the so-called "Resistance" movement. 

We "recognize" that Baptism and the Profession of Faith alone make one a member of the Catholic Church and that (unlike others) we are not in a position to judge the "Catholicity" of another - we leave that to God.

We "resist" by continuing to use the classical liturgical forms of the Latin Rite and professing the same teachings. We arrogate no titles to ourselves - we are not the "Church". We impose nothing that the Catholic Church herself does not oblige. We do not make up endless rules and regulations for attendance.

We founded nothing except a refuge where people may pray in the way of their forebears. We welcome all God's people! It is His House! We pray that you might find here a spiritual home!

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Video Sermons
  The Message of La Salette - 1846
 The Message of Fatima - 1917-57
 The Message of Akita 1973-81
The "Brother Petroc" Series
   The Weekly Sermon  
Before traveling…. Security Measures (since 2/17/16)
Last minute changes are always unforeseen. Thus, even though several weeks are shown in the schedule in each week’s bulletin. Please do NOT rely on the accuracy several weeks out from a given date. Changes are frequently made. Before traveling long distances, or if you have been away for a while check the latest weekly schedule (it changes every week) and in case of doubt – always please free to email to verify the times the day before just to make sure. For  your protection, all doors are locked during services. The surest way to assure our safety is to prevent access to would-be trouble makers who typically enter churches during worship time. That means you need to arrive before a service begins in order to get in. The priest himself will probably close the doors before services that begin during a weekday Mass. If you need to leave for some reason the door can be opened from the inside using the crash handle – please lock the door behind you.

Weekday Mass 

Mass Intentions

"So many as intend to be partakers of the holy Communion shall signify their names to the Curate, at least some time the day before." Please let us know if you are coming at least the day before a weekday Mass as it sometimes happens no-one is present. If no-one indicates they will attend Mass on a given weekday (as per the schedule) Mass will be celebrated privately. This is in order to the reduce the expense of turning on the air conditioning in the Florida Summer and the heating system in the Winter and avoid having an empty church and 4 units running. Florida is a State of temperature extremes and electric bills are always on the rise ! We thank you for your understanding !

We offer Masses for intentions in the order we receive them. Additionally if you are a registered parishioner there is no suggested offering for a Mass. Sometimes people ask for specific dates and we are happy to accommodate where possible but that always depends upon the availability – thus if someone else has asked for the same date first, we have to maintain a "first come – first served basis" in order to be fair to all. We thank you for your understanding ! Additionally please note we are only able to offer Masses for intentions submitted by registered parishioners

 

Announcement Schedule

THE FOLLOWING IS AN EMAIL WE SENT OUT TO ALL PARISHIONERS...

Hello all again !

We just got the internet back at the church so I wanted to update you all. Many of you may not have power or internet so you may miss this message but hopefully and eventually you will see it. We had some downed trees, one of them from a neighbor's yard and some serious leakage in the church steeple. Other than that we are mostly OK. I plan on Mass on Sunday at 9.00 am - I keep you all in my prayers - especially those who may have sustained worse damage being in other parts of this county which were harder hit. 

Those of you who passed the last message on to others for me - please do so again because I don't seem to have everyone's e-mail address. Those of you who are not parishioners I included you in this message to update you also and thank you for your messages and prayers.


With every good wish and blessing !

+ Terence Fulham

 

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