In the event of a pastoral emergency occurring when the parish office is closed, please call the emergency number (813) 676-5164 and a member of the clergy will contact you. During normal business hours (Monday – Friday. 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.), please contact the receptionist or parish secretary.
For the protection and safety of those they serve, volunteers who bring communion to the sick or homebound are fingerprinted, receive a background check, and attend safe environment training for vulnerable adults. Contact Carolyn Walford, 813-973-1947.
If you would like to place an announcement in the church bulletin, please submit your request to the parish office no later than Friday at 12:00 NOON the week before the announcement should run.
You may also e-mail your request to our parish secretary. If you would like to place an announcement in the church bulletin, please submit your request to the parish office no later than Friday at 12:00 NOON the week before the announcement should run.
Announcements are subject to approval and space availability. Bulletin announcements may run for a maximum of three consecutive weeks.
Earlier bulletin deadlines are frequently set during the holiday season (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Easter, in particular) to accommodate the deadline set by our printer. Please check the bulletin and website for any changes to the regular bulletin publishing schedule.
For more information, please contact our parish secretary.
If you would like to have your event or meeting listed on the parish web calendar, please contact our receptionist. Events associated with meeting space or room reservations will automatically be placed on the parish web calendar.
If you would like to place an announcement on the website, e-mail your request to our parish secretary a minimum of one week before you would like the announcement to appear on the site. All announcements are subject to approval. Once approval is received, announcements can take up to two business days to appear on the website.
Many of our parishioners and members of our parish ministries use the meeting rooms at Our Lady of the Rosary to host meetings and events. If you need to reserve a room, first check the parish calendar to determine if there are other meetings or events previously scheduled, then please contact our parish receptionist. At times it is very difficult to schedule a meeting within our dynamic parish. We will make an attempt to accommodate parishioner requests. Please fill out the reservation form and fax, e-mail, or leave in the church office.
Godparents play an important role in the spiritual life of a child. They are charged with serving as an example to their godchild of Christian living. In today's world, the role is often honorary but should never be regarded as completely so. As a result, parents should be careful to select people who will be good role models for their children.
Church law doesn't speak about godparents but about "sponsors". A sponsor must be Catholic and in good standing with the Church. A person who is not Catholic, but is a baptized Christian, may serve as a "Christian witness." The term "godparent" generically applies to both positions.
Ideally, there is to be at least one sponsor. But two are permitted. The same is true of Christian witnesses, but in that case there must be at least one sponsor. Learn more...
If you need to obtain a copy of a Baptismal, Confirmation, or Marrriage Certificate, please contact our parish secretary.
Those wishing to honor a loved one during the celebration of Mass may pick up Mass cards in the parish office. Mass cards are available for the living and deceased and provide opportunities for prayerful remembrance of anniversaries, birthdays, and other special intentions. Masses are booked on the first of the month for the following quarter. Parishioners can request two Masses each month for up to 3 people with the same last name. We ask for a donation of $15 to be given at the time of the Mass requests. For more information about scheduling a Mass Intention, please contact the parish secretary.
Planning a funeral for a loved one is a painful and oftentimes confusing process. The Church understands and helps walk families through every step of the way. The first step is to call the parish secretary and notify her of the death. You can request a Funeral Mass based on the family's wishes. Whatever funeral home you choose will handle the details for a Wake service and for burial at area cemeteries.
If someone in your family or loved one is in need of prayers, e-mail your prayer requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to have your loved one placed in the request for prayers section of our weekly bulletin or set-up an appointment to receive the Anointing of the Sick for yourself or someone in your family is about to have surgery or undergo a medical procedure, please contact our receptionist or parish secretary.