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Founded:1954
St Thomas More Parish
510 Bayshore Drive
Pensacola, FL 32507
Phone: (850) 456-2543 Fax: (850) 455-5203
A Parish of The Roman Catholic Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee
 

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Rev. Father Nicholas Schumm, Pastor
email: schummn@clergy.ptdiocese.org


Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil at 4:00 pm 
Sun: 8:00 am and 10:00 am
Weekday Mass Tuesday - Friday at 6:40 am 
(No Mass On Mondays unless otherwise announced)

Confession - Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. until 3:40 p.m. - Before Vigil Mass 

Baptism and Marriage - Contact Parish Office  456-2543

Office Hours are Monday - Friday - 7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
(850) 456-2543

For the Anointing of the Sick (A Sacrament of Healing for the living) please call the parish office at 456-2543. If no one answers, please leave a detailed message with name and phone number and someone will return your call as soon as possible. The answering machine is checked after office hours and on the weekends.




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Liturgical Notes:

 HOLY WEEK is APRIL 13-20 try to go to Daily Mass. Please, do your best to participate fully in the Sacred Triduum!

THE SACRED PASCHAL TRIDUUM:

Three days that changed the world. One Christ Event (Paschal Mystery of Jesus’ Life, Death and Resurrection) that is celebrated as ONE LITURGY in three distinct parts: Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Paschal Vigil.

   If possible, the faithful are encouraged to observe the Paschal Fast. The Paschal Fast is during the Triduum, from after Mass on Holy Thursday until after the Paschal Vigil Mass. It is the most ancient fast of the Church, especially to pray for those who will receive their Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist) at the Paschal Vigil Mass (April 19th at 7:00 PM).

 Holy Thursday, April 17, 2014, (No 6:40 AM Mass) Lord’s Supper Mass starting at 5:30 PM (with incense)

We will have adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the Altar of Repose (side altar) after this Mass until 10:30 PM.

 Some Catholics have the practice of visiting 7 different churches for Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament in “Garden of Gethsemane”

Holy Thursday recalls the institution of the Holy Eucharist and the institution of the Sacred Priesthood (Holy Orders).

 Remember: Good Friday is a day of required fasting for all Catholics age 18—59.

One is permitted to take one regular meatless meal and if needed two smaller ones that together do not equal another regular sized meal. Snacking in between meals is not permitted on Good Friday.

 Good Friday, April 18, 2014:

· No Mass at 6:40 AM

· Way of the Cross (Stations) offered at 12 Noon in church

· Followed by sacred silence in the bare church until 3:00 PM

· Father Nicholas Schumm will hear Confessions in the church from 12:45 PM until 2:45 PM.

· At 3:00 PM we will begin the Sacred Liturgy of the Passion, veneration of the Cross and the  Pre-Sanctified Communion (Technically, this Liturgy is not a Mass, on Good Friday the Church forbids the Mass)

 

 Holy Saturday, April 19, 2014:

No confessions at 3:00 PM

No regular Vigil Mass at 4:00 PM

The Paschal Vigil Mass will begin at 7:00 PM with the blessing of the new fire. This Paschal Vigil is considered the “Mother of All Feasts and Liturgies” it will have new light, incense, many Scriptures, 6 Baptisms and other Sacraments and it will be at least 1 1/2 hours in length.

EASTER SUNDAY of the Lord’s Resurrection,  April 20, 2014:

· Mass at 8:00 AM (No incense)

· Mass at 10:00 AM (with incense).

 

                                                          Sunday of Divine Mercy

April 27, 2014

Confessions will be offered at 2:00 PM

Eucharistic Holy Hour for Divine Mercy  will start at 3:00 PM, the Hour of Divine Mercy. Please, join us!








VICTIMS OF ABUSE

The Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee is committed to healing the hurting hearts of sexual abuse victims and has established Victims Assistance Coordinators who are experienced and trained counselors and are available to help persons who have been sexually abused. The Coordinator for the Pensacola/Ft. Walton Area is Dr. Louis Makarowski, Ph.D, P.A. at 850-477-7181

 

 
 
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