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
Easter Vigil 2021
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 you as normal. We ask that you use the 4th Street entrance and wear a face covering when coming into the office or church. This is still in compliance with CDC recommendations at this time.
We will look forward to seeing you return, Thank you.
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.
+ 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.
+ 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
FAST (Faith & Action with Strength Together)
FAST (Faith & Action with Strength Together)
This, rather, is the fasting that I wish: Releasing those bound unjustly, untying the thongs of the yoke; Setting free the oppressed, breaking every yoke. (Isaiah 58:6)
Join a Lenten opportunity to advocate for social justice issues in our community by participating in an annual led FAST event on Monday, March 22 at 7:00pm via Zoom, or in your car in the parking lot at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 4661 82nd Ave N, Pinellas Park.
There are no upcoming scheduled events.
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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