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Last Sunday, January 10th, on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, we had the “Celebration of the Word”, as a part of the Introductory Rites for Catechumens. Fr. Hector Cruz, S.M. gave them a special blessing and Sol Ramirez the RCIA Coordinator, handed out Missals with Sunday readings. This rite is to be […]

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The Marists are inspired by and support Cardinal Gregory’s statement regarding the events that occurred at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021. As published in the Justice and Peace Alert by the Society of Mary, Marists in the United States on January 8, 2021, Cardinal Wilton Gregory stated the following regarding […]

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Letter from the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century Thumbnail

The National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century is proud of our marking and preservation of historical buildings. This year we chose OLPH to honor.

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Courageously Living the Gospel at OLPH Thumbnail

Last Sunday the Church celebrated the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord. God’s revelation to the nations is represented by the Wise Men, coming from the East, to pay honor to the “King of the Jews”.

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Six Consecrated on the Feast of the Holy Family 2020 Thumbnail

On December 27, 2020, Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, 6 juveniles consecrated themselves to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

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Blessing of the Animals 2021 Postponed Thumbnail

After careful consideration, we have decided to postpone the Blessing of the Animals 2021 event at Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

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Divine Mercy Drive 2020 Thumbnail

Thank you and a huge hug to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish for the loving support for the Divine Mercy Drive for the homeless.  Even though OLPH is a small community, her people came through in a mighty way!    Over 175 pounds of food, medicine and hygiene products were donated by OLPH parishioners. […]

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41 People Consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at OLPH Thumbnail

On December 12, 2020, we celebrated in OLPH the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a very important day for the entire American continent as She was proclaimed on August 24, 1910 by Pope Pius X “Heavenly Patroness of Latin America”. Later, Pio XI declared her “Patroness of all the Americas”, Pio XII called her […]

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Interview with Mr. and Mrs. Osborne Thumbnail

Cynthia and Frank Osborne were born in Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (the southernmost island country in the Caribbean) 1937-1936, respectively. They migrated to the USA in 1969 and served in Incarnation Church as Ministers of the Eucharist. The then Pastor, Fr. Stokes asked them to help here, at OLPH because a shortage of priests. […]

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A Message from Father Hector on Christmas 2020 and New Year 2021 Thumbnail

Dear parishioners and friends, 2020 has been an exceedingly difficult year for everyone, but the birth of Christ is a sign of the mercy of God and a promise of joy to the humankind, as it was announced to the shepherds by the angels. It is a message of mercy and hope for those who […]

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Simbang Gabi at OLPH 2020 Thumbnail

The Filipino community of Tampa Bay will be celebrating Simbang Gabi at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church on December 16, 2020

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Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe 2020 Thumbnail

The Hispanic community at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church will be celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Saturday, December 12, 2020.

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Thanksgiving 2020 Thumbnail

As you gather around the Thanksgiving table, I hope that your family takes a moment to reflect upon what you are especially grateful for in your lives.

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New Sign at OLPH Thumbnail

Did you know that Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church has a new sign on Palm Avenue? Thanks to a very generous donor and coordinator Christine!

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Catholic Campaign for Human Development 2020 (CCHD) Thumbnail

On Sunday, November 22, 2020, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with CCHD in the Second Collection at Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

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Writings from the Spanish Civil War Thumbnail

Did you know that the Spanish Civil War of 1936 to 1939 affected our enrollment at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church? At this time, the majority of the Spanish-Cuban community in Ybor City were favorably disposed to the Republican cause which the Church, at that time, considered Communist supported. The cry of “¡No […]

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Parishioner of the Month: Vic Omila, Jr. Thumbnail

Did you know that Vic Omila, Jr. has been with Our Lady of Perpetual Help since 2005? While he studied at the University of Sto. Tomas in Manila, Philippines and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in IT at Informatics International College, he also has an Advanced Diploma in Computer Science. He is also the CEO […]

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Nominations for Parish Council Thumbnail

This is the time in the year that we open nominations for the Parish Council. Nominated candidates should be people of proven faith and willing to commit their time, talent, and wisdom to the development of our parish. If you want to nominate yourself, please take with you a “Nomination Card”, read it carefully, prayerfully […]

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Weekend of World Mission Sunday Thumbnail

Thanks for your participation! Thank you for answering your baptismal call to witness for mission on World Mission Sunday! Our parish offered $549 to the Society for the Propagation of the Faith for the missionary work of the Church – a real blessing for the Missions! Please continue to pray for missionaries, and for the […]

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Feast of Sto. Nino del Mundo 2020 Thumbnail

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and the Sto. Nino del Mundo Prayer Group announces the celebration of the Feast of Sto. Nino del Mundo at the 10:00 AM mass on Sunday, October 25, 2020. The mass will be presided by Fr. Hector Cruz, SM. The veneration of Sto. Nino (the Holy Child) has […]

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October 18, 2020 is World Mission Sunday and the Holy Father says that, “as baptized Christians, we are called personally to mission – especially at this time – to bring Christ’s love to those most forgotten around the world”. Bishop Gregory Parkes reminds us that “this year’s COVID crisis created setbacks for our nation, but […]

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San Lorenzo Ruiz Devotion in Tampa Thumbnail

This week’s article is from our devoted parishioners, Gloria and Gerardo Biaquis. Here is a story about how the devotion and celebration of San Lorenzo Ruiz’s feast day began in OLPH parish in Tampa. On October of 1987, Gloria was fortunate enough to attend the canonization of San Lorenzo Ruiz in Rome. After witnessing the […]

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