I'm New

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Visiting a new church can be intimidating: What should I wear? Where do I park? Where do my kids go?We understand the many thoughts that can come from visiting a new church, so we want you to feel completely comfortable when you visit. Below are some frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us or talk with an usher when you visit.

When are services?

WEEKEND
Daily Mass Times
7:00 am and 8:15 am Monday - Friday in the Chapel.
Saturday Morning at 8:15 am.
Wednesdays during the school year, the 8:15 am Mass is the School Mass and Celebrated in the Church with our students.
Saturday Masses
English Vigil Mass at 4:30 pm in the Church.
Sunday Masses
CURRENTLY IN WINTER SCHEDULE
Winter Schedule of Masses is 4:30 pm on Saturday and Sundays at 8,10, and 11:45 am English Masses during the Summer are at 9:00 am and 11 am in the Church and 5:30 pm in the Chapel. English Summer Schedule of Masses is 4:30 pm on Saturday and Sundays at 9 and 11 am. 5:30 pm.
Mass in Creole
7:30 pm every Saturday in the Chapel.
Mass in Spanish
3:00 pm in the Church every Sunday.
Mass in Tagalog
6:30 pm on First Friday in the Chapel.
Mass in Vietnamese
9:30 am in the Chapel every Sunday.

WEEKDAY
Daily Mass Times
7:00 am and 8:15 am Monday - Friday in the Chapel.
Saturday Morning at 8:15 am.

When is confession available?

Saturdays 3:30 =pm - 4:15 pm in the Church

What should I wear?

Casual business

How do I get to Church Parish?

We are in the Northbound lane of Hwy 17 in Winter Haven across from the Northgate Shopping Center

Where should I park?

Gate to large parking is North of the Church on Hwy 17 with handicapped parking and ramp entry directly behind the parish center. Parking also available across Ave. M on the South side in the Chapel and Family Life Center lot.

Where do my children go?

Children stay with their family. There is no cry room or segregated seating.

I’m not Catholic ... so, how do I know when to sit, stand and kneel?

The song leader will sometimes indicate when to stand with raised hands, normally done when the gospel is read. Kneeling occurs during the Liturgy of the Eucharist. The best way to know is to follow the lead of the congregation.

I’m not Catholic ... is it okay for me to participate in communion?

From the Catechism of the Catholic Church: 1400 Ecclesial communities derived from the Reformation and separated from the Catholic Church, "have not preserved the proper reality of the Eucharistic mystery in its fullness, especially because of the absence of the sacrament of Holy Orders."236 It is for this reason that Eucharistic intercommunion with these communities is not possible for the Catholic Church. However these ecclesial communities, "when they commemorate the Lord's death and resurrection in the Holy Supper . . . profess that it signifies life in communion with Christ and await his coming in glory."237

Am I expected to put money in the offering?

No

I have a hearing problem. Is there any special assistance?

Readings are projected and voices amplified through a sound system

Importance of Registration

Please make sure you are a registered Church family. Sacramental sponsorship depends on proof of active participation in Church life which can only be followed by meeting registration criteria. Call or stop by the Church Office today.

We encourage you to contact us for more information regarding our  Faith Formation Program, the foundation for all Sacramental Programs.