Light Of Christ

Mass Times

Monday - Friday

  • 08:30 am
  • 12:15 pm
  • 06:30 pm (Español)

Saturday

  • 08:30 am
  • 04:00 pm
  • 06:30 pm (Español)

Sunday

  • 08:00 am
  • 09:30 am
  • 11:30 am
  • 5:00 pm
  • 06:30 pm (Español)

Priests of the Parish are usually available to hear confessions any Mass

In addition to our Masses, where we commemorate the Passover-Last Supper Meal, we also have times when we put the consecrated bread, the host-the Body of Christ, in a receptacle called a “monstrance”. Then we have time to reflect on this gift and what it means for our lives.

  • Every first Friday (07:00 pm – 09:00 pm).
  • Every first Saturday (09:00 am – 10:00 am).
  • Every Thursday (07:00 pm – Midnight).

Severe weather procedures for families:

The safety of all parishioners is our primary concern.
If you judge weather conditions to be unsafe, do not come to the parish.
Determine if Sunday school is officially cancelled and closed by calling 727-442-7081.
If Sunday school is officially closed, your child’s Catechist (or Catechist Assistant or Class Parent) will attempt to contact families of that class. He/She may ask you to participate in a ‘telephone tree’ by calling another family.
Do not rely on anyone else, or any phone message, for the safety of your family.

Holy Days of Obligation in the United States

Canon 1246, §2 – Holy Days of Obligation.

On December 13, 1991 the members of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops of the United States of America made the following general decree concerning holy days of obligation for Latin Rite Catholics:

In addition to Sunday, the days to be observed as holy days of obligation in the Latin Rite dioceses of the United States of America, in conformity with canon 1246, are as follows:

  • January 1, the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
  • Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter, the solemnity of the Ascension
  • August 15, the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • November 1, the solemnity of All Saints
  • December 8, the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
  • December 25, the solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Whenever January 1, the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, or August 15, the solemnity of the Assumption, or November 1, the solemnity of All Saints, falls on a Saturday or on a Monday, the precept to attend Mass is abrogated.

This decree of the Conference of Bishops was approved and confirmed by the Apostolic See by a decree of the Congregation for Bishops (Prot. N. 296/84), signed by Bernardin Cardinal Gantin, Prefect of the Congregation, and dated July 4, 1992.

As President of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, I hereby declare that the effective date of this decree for all the Latin Rite dioceses of the United States of America will be January 1, 1993, the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.

Given at the offices of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, DC, November 17, 1992.

Most Reverend Daniel E. Pilarczyk
Archbishop of Cincinnati
President, NCCB

Monsignor Robert N. Lynch
General Secretary

Coronavirus Update

Dear Parishioners of Light of Christ:

Certainly these are unusual and challenging times, but then, as St Paul reminds us, “ We know that in everything God works for the good of those who love him” (Romans 8, 28). Let’s pray that these recent events will help us grow in the grace and wisdom of the Holy Spirit with what is left of this Lent.

Please be assured that your parish cares about you, and people are praying daily for your health and safety.

Over the next few days, we will be uploading additional information about prayer opportunities and support.

The church will be open for private prayer during normal Mass times: 8:00am to noon (Monday to Sunday); 6:00pm to 8:00pm (Monday through Friday); and 3:00pm to 8:00pm (Saturday and Sunday).

There are three outdoor sanctuaries (Resurrected Lord Garden, Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine, and Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine). These are beautiful places to come and worship privately. Please use them.

While the office is closed for the moment, messages are regularly being reviewed. If you need assistance, please call and leave a message (727.441.4545). Also, feel free to email the parish at info@locchurch.org. Your messages will be responded to as soon as possible.

Create a home altar and make that a sacred space during this time for prayer and meditation on the Mass readings. (http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/)

God Bless You and Keep You Safe and Healthy!

Fr. Bill Wilson