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Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is the contemplation and recognition of the true presence of Jesus under the sacred species of bread and wine outside the celebration of Mass held each week for 24 hours immediately following the Friday 8:30 a.m. Mass until the Saturday morning 8:30 a.m. Mass.

How to Participate: The Blessed Sacrament is never left alone and devotion continues as the crowning jewel at the heart of our parish's private worship of our Lord. Adoration began at St. Paul's in response to the call for Church vocations, especially to the Priesthood and Religious Life. We welcome all to participate in this beautiful devotion. We also invite those who are 18 years and older who could commit to an hour a week to call and schedule a time that is convenient for you.
 
  Contact:  Monica Kosiorek at 393-7465  
                                                                                                                
 
Bible Study
 
 
The Bible Study program meets September through May each year, examining the Books of Scripture.  This study is open to all ages, genders, marital status, and faiths.

Join us for this exciting journey into the mind and heart of Christ.  Each class combines small group discussions with a 30-minute live lecture to complete the picture.  You will gain the historical background; comments from the Church Fathers, Saints, and modern scholars, with strict adherence to Church teaching.  Best of all, see how Scripture applies and helps in our lives today and how it leads us.  We can view realities and events in terms of their eternal significance.  We  meet:
 
  Wednesday Mornings - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Thursday Evenings - 7:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
St. Paul Catholic Church - Family Center Section 2
 
 
Contact: Suzanne at 962-4885  or suzannetim@verizon.net  or Fran at 933-4338 for more information
 
                                                                                         
 
Filipino Community
 
 
Devotion to the Sto. Nino and First Friday Masses are open to all. The Filipino ministry serves as an umbrella for religious devotions, functions and organizations; namely, Friday Sto. Nino Novena, 1st Friday Mass, bible Study, Vatican-approved couples for Christ Ministry (CFC), and its paralleled ministries: Singles for Christ, Youth for Christ, Kids for Christ, Handmaids of the Lord and Servants of the Lord, Sto. Nino Shrine USA, Inc.
 
  Contact:  Ed & Susan Bilbao at 235-6542  
                                                                                          
 
Helping Hands
 
Men and women of St. Paul's who assist in the assembly of all mail-outs to the 4,900+ parishioners as well as numerous other projects that occur throughout the year.

How to Participate:  Individuals who like to laugh a lot, enjoy working with fun and exciting people, and has free time in during the day who can be flexible are most welcome to participate in this fun ministry. The time commitment varies.
  Contact:  Barbara Gray at 264-3307  
                                                                                           
 
Hispanic Community
 
 
At Saint Paul's, we are a very culturally diverse parish with a large, active Hispanic Community. Below are just a few of the ministries that are offered.

Nuevos Feligreses:  Les damos la mas cordial bienvenida a Saint Paul.  Mucho le agradeceríamos que so registren en nuestra parroquia.  Pueden hacerlo de lunes a viernes en la oficina parroquial.
 
 
  • Grupo de Oración:  El Grupo de Oración Amor de Jesús se reúne todos los Miércoles, en la sala #3 del Family Center a las 7:30 pm.  Ven a compartir una hora orando, cantando y alabando al Señor.  Para mass información favor llamar a Simon Ramos a 813-960-2085.
  • Jovenes Seguidores de Cristo (JSC):  El grupo para jóvenes adultos - 18 años en adelante- te invita a compartir temas de tu interés todos los Martes a las 7:30 pm, Salón 3 del Centro Familiar.  Mas información: 
    Anita Ortiz - 813-850-6211
  • Legión de Maria:  Todos los Martes a las 7:15 pm, se reúne Legión de Maria, en el salón de los ministros de la Iglesia.  Para mas información, llamar a Marta Pineda al 813-960-8742 o Diana Perez Ribas al 813-265-1164.
  • El Coro de Adultos en Español:  Invita a todos los que sientan el deseo de servir al Señor con su voz o con un instrumento musical.  Para más información llamar a Blanca Crespo, al 813-948-0472.
  • Leyendo la PalabraTe invitamos a una hora de leer y meditar la Palabra, en Español, los Martes a las 7:30 pm.  Para mas informacíon pueden llamar a Javier Palacios al 813-962-6737
  • Padres y Madres OrantesLa Hora santa todos los segundos Martes del mes, 7:00-8:30 pm, en la cpailla, para orar por las familias.  Para mas informacion llamar a Diana Marcano, al 813-443-9484
  • "Vino Nuevo" - Enriquicimiento de Parejas Jóvenes:  Invitamos a parejas entre 21 y 38 años  de edad, a buscar "Vino Nuevo" para enriquecer su relación.  Nos reunimos el tercer jueves de cada mes de 7:30 a 9:15 p.m. en el Parish Center Salón F.  Para más información llamar a Liliana & Gerardo a 813-933-5940
 
                                                                                            
 
Knights of Columbus
 
 
Council #11211 the Ambassadors of St. Paul is open to all men of the parish.  The Knights of Columbus is the largest Catholic men's organization.  They follow the teachings of the Catholic Church in support of unity, charity, and fraternity, initiating through their members family activities and good works.
 
  Contact:  Brian Smith at 968-2890  
                                                                                             
 
Lay Carmelites
 
 
An area group from local parishes who gather on Saturdays for ongoing spiritual formation in the Carmelite tradition.
 
  Contact:  http://tampatoc.us/  for more information or e-mail:  TampaLayCarmelites@gmail.com  
                                                                                            
 
Newcomers - Welcoming Ministry
 
 
We are a welcoming parish and this is an opportunity to greet and meet our newcomers to the St. Paul Parish Family. Our newcomers will be welcomed by the clergy, staff, and ministry leaders and will be given the opportunity to ask questions and meet other newcomers as well. On the 3rd Sunday of each month, we will be hosting a brunch in their honor. If you would like the chance to meet other parishioners and be a part of this fun and loving ministry, please call the number below.
 
  Contact:  Nancy Kissane at 264-3316  
                                                                                              
 
Premarital Inventory (PMI)
 
 
Premarital inventory is a preparation step for your marriage. It is meant to help you in your marriage in dealing with potential differences in your expectations of each other as well as cultural differences and other life situations that can place stress on your marriage.
 
  Contact:    Eleanor King at 264-3303  
                                                                                            
 
SPARS - St. Paul's Active Retired Seniors
 
 
Social and spiritual activities in a caring supportive community for all seniors over 55 years of age.  
 
  Contact:    Chris White at 963-7441  
                                                                                        
 
St. Paul's Women Club
 
 
We are the women of the parish who meet monthly. Our purpose is three fold. We strive for: 1) Fellowship with other Catholic women of our parish through our meetings and activities, 2) Spiritual enrichment, and 3) Service to our church and community.

Our membership truly reflects the diversity of the St. Paul parish family. We have members who have been at the parish for many years and some who have recently joined. Our membership ranges from those who are retired, to working professionals, to stay at home moms. Members may be grandparents, parents, those just starting families, and single women.

Although our backgrounds and ages may differ, we all grow in friendship through our activities and fellowship throughout the year.
 
  Contact:  Vickie Hite at 792-2256  
                                                                                            
 
Young Adult Ministry
 
 
"Young adulthood refers to people in their late teens, twenties, and thirties (18-39); single, married, divorced, widowed, and with or without children. They are present in every trade and profession. they live in the many communities that make up our society - from rural areas to small towns to large metropolitan areas. They come from diverse cultural, ethnic, educational, vocational, social, political, and spiritual realities. (From Sons & Daughters of the Light: A Pastoral Plan for Ministry with Young Adults, written and compiled in 1993 by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.)

"Young adult ministry is the Church's response to the needs of young adults. The Church invites them to share their gifts with the larger community, and challenges them to live Gospel values in the world. On a diocesan, parish, or one-to-one level, within an intergenerational Church, and serve in the world. Ministers collaborate with young adults to awaken and foster their baptismal call to discipleship. Through interconnected social, service, spiritual or educational ministries, a process is begun empowering young adults to own the ministry. Rather than offering fixed programs, the process changes and evolves as young adults developed the ministry. The talents that young adults discover in themselves are to be encouraged and directed toward the building of the Reign of God." (Quoted from Blueprints for Young Adult Ministry by the National Catholic Young Adult Ministry Association in the Handbook for Young Adult Ministry published by the Archdiocese of Boston. )
 
  Contact:  Tim Snodgrass at 264-3374