One hallmark of Franciscan spirituality is to extend welcome to all. On behalf of the Franciscan Friars of the Third Order Regular, we extend this heartfelt invitation:
No matter what your present or past status in the Catholic Church
No matter what your current family or marital situation
No matter what your past of present religious affiliation
No matter what your personal history,
age, background, race, or color,
you are invited, welcomed, accepted and loved here at
Saint Mary Our Lady of Grace.
In the words of Saint Francis of Assisi,
"May the Lord give you peace."
The Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular and Parish Staff
We offer low gluten Hosts, please visit the sacristy before mass. It is a privilege to provide this for consecration.
The History of Our Parish
Father Damian's Christmas Message
Wednesday Faith Sharing Online
Since Advent 2020, we have been gathering online in a private Facebook Group: Saint Mary's Noontime Prayer. We are now adding a faith sharing component! Please log in to your Facebook Page and search for "Saint Mary's Noontime Prayer" group. Join the group to participate. Prayer starts at 12:10.
Our first Wednesday Faith Sharing via Zoom will be this week. Please join us after Wednesday Prayer on our Private Facebook Group, St. Mary's Noontime Prayer.
The link will also be displayed after the 12:10 prayer in the Facebook group. Our topic this week is The Holy Family. Join us and let's chat!
Services and Events
WE HAVE RESUMED WEEKEND MASSES. OUR DAILY MASSES HAVE ALSO RESUMED WITH A NEW TIME AT 7:30AM. PLEASE JOIN US FOR LITURGY.
AT THIS TIME OUR PARISH CENTER IS NOT OPEN FOR MEETINGS OR GROUP GATHERINGS. THE OFFICE IS OPEN TO ASSIST WITH MASS REQUESTS AND REGISTRATIONS. WE ASK THAT YOU USE THE 4th STREET ENTRANCE AND WEAR A FACE COVERING WHEN COMING INTO THE OFFICE.
Monday – Friday 7:30 AM
Saturday 4:00 PM (Vigil Mass)
Sunday 8 AM and 11:00 AM
Holy Days of Obligation
See bulletin for Mass times
Saturday 3:00 - 3:45 PM and by appointment
2021 Holy Days of Obligation
Friday, January 1, 2021, Mary Mother of God
- Sunday, May 16, 2021 Ascension of the Lord (Ascension Thursday is transferred to Sunday in Florida)
- Sunday, August 15, 2021, Assumption of Mary
- Monday, November 1, 2021, All Saints - NOT a Holy Day of Obligation in 2021
- Wednesday, December 8, 2021, Immaculate Conception
- Saturday, December 25, 2021, Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)
- Saturday, January 1, 2022 - NOT a Holy Day of Obligation in 2022
Monday 11:30am - 3:00pm
Tuesday -Thursday 9:00am - 3:00pm
The office is also closed on weekends, Holy Days of Obligations & some holidays
Saint Mary Parking Map
Parking is available until further notice (during Mass and during special parish events) on the grassy lot just SOUTH of the church. Please drive around to 6th Ave South and enter by the driveway. Park at your own risk and walk carefully on the grassy surface. If you are wearing heels, we recommend you have someone drop you off on the pavement as walking on grass in heels can be dangerous. Additional parking in lots nearby can be seen on the parking map, above.
Message from Our Pastor
Protocols for Returning to Mass During a Time of COVID-19
As we continue to worship together during this time when Covid-19 cases are still a concern in our State, we are under obligation to follow the following procedures here at Saint Mary, Our Lady of Grace:
+ Those who may be fearful of gathering in large groups at this time or find themselves at greater risk due to health conditions, the Dispensation from the Sunday obligation to attend Mass remains in effect until further notice by our Bishop.
+ Please use ONLY the parking lot/ramp to enter the church. For the protection of all, the hospitality ministers will ask you for a temperature check upon entering the ramp door using a non-touch forehead thermometer.
+ The City of Saint Petersburg has required all who gather inside an enclosed space to wear masks or face coverings. Please bring your own mask, as we cannot provide sanitized masks here at this time.
+ In order to maintain social distancing, you will see some pews closed for seating . You are asked to please respect this arrangement. Couples or families from the same house may sit together.
+ We cannot make use of worship aids or hymnals at this time. You may use your smartphone to see part of the responses for today’s mass. Please type in www.stmaryolg into your browser, and once you are on our webpage, click the MASS tab.
+ You are asked to keep a 6- foot physical distance while in the Communion line. Please remove your face coverings before receiving Holy Communion, and replace them after you receive.
+ See our webpage and bulletin to give online or via text message as an easy alternative to the Offertory Collection basket.
+ For the safety of our priests and Eucharistic Ministers, as well as the entire assembly, Holy Communion is to be received in the hand rather than on the tongue.
+ ALL EXITS MAY BE USED to depart from the church. You are kindly asked NOT to gather inside the church after Mass to socialize, so that our cleaning crew will have the time needed to sanitize the church for the next liturgy.
Grateful for your cooperation,
- Father Damian Amantia, T.O.R., Pastor
- Father Laurence Uhlman, T.O.R., Parochial Vicar
- Rev. Mr. Michael Menchen, Deacon
- Wendy Luck, Business & Physical Plant Director
- Antoinette Magnani, Parish Ministry Assistant
- Claudia McIvor, Director of Faith Formation
- Michelle Rego, Director of Liturgy & Music
- Jim Kochen, Sacristan
- Calvin Adams, Custodial Care
- Alice Coston, Wedding Coordinator
WeShare On-Line Giving
Saint Mary Our Lady of Grace has made Online Giving available for our weekly offerings, as well as other parish collections. Donating is simple, safe, and secure and takes less than five minutes. We encourage you to use this tool to secure your donations coming to the parish.
You’ll be able to give to any of our collections and view complete financial records at any time. Set up a one-time or recurring donation by following these three easy steps:
1. Click on the Online Giving link.
2. Select the collection you wish to donate to and click to make a donation.
3. Enter your payment information.
That’s it. You can return at any time to edit your donation or to view your financial records. Below you will find the contact information for Weshare in the event you need assistance. Thank you in advance for your giving.
- WeShare Donor Customer Service Phone Number: 800-950-9952 (press #3 and then press #2)
- WeShare Customer Service Email: [email protected]
- WeShare Donor FAQ: WeShare Donor Support
Join Our Parish Email List!
From time to time, we will send out notifications about parish events. Want to be among the first to know? Just sign up here. We will never share your information outside our parish, and you can unsubscribe at any time. Newly registered parishioners from May 2016 on will be automatically added.
Courageously Living the Gospel
In a newly released video, Bishop Gregory Parkes shares a two-year update on Courageously Living the Gospel, the mutually-shared vision of the Diocese of St. Petersburg. He highlights what we have been able to accomplish with God’s grace and guidance and what has been delayed due to COVID-19.
To view this video, visit youtube.com/dioceseofstpete