St. Mary's - Spring Hill
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church


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Welcome to Our Website !
Since 1975 we are the first, original, purpose-built and continuous
home of the Traditional Latin Mass in the Tampa Bay area in Florida. 

We are an independent chapel that preserves Catholic Tradition of the Roman or Latin Rite. We are not affiliated with the Diocese of St. Petersburg so we are not una cum, (although our orders are accepted by the Vatican and we can document that) however, neither are we sedevacantist. 

We have absolutely nothing to do with the so-called "Resistance" movement. 

We "recognize" that Baptism and the Profession of Faith alone make one a member of the Catholic Church and that (unlike others) we are not in a position to judge the "Catholicity" of another - we leave that to God.

We "resist" by continuing to use the classical liturgical forms of the Latin Rite and professing the same teachings. We arrogate no titles to ourselves - we are not the "Church". We impose nothing that the Catholic Church herself does not oblige.

We founded nothing except a refuge where people may pray in the way of their forebears. We welcome all God's people! It is His House! We pray that you might find here a spiritual home!

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Video Sermons
  The Message of La Salette - 1846
 The Message of Fatima - 1917-57
 The Message of Akita 1973-81
The "Brother Petroc" Series
   The Weekly Sermon  
Before traveling…. Security Measures (since 2/17/16)
Last minute changes are always unforeseen. Thus, even though several weeks are shown in the schedule in each week’s bulletin. Please do NOT rely on the accuracy several weeks out from a given date. Changes are frequently made. Before traveling long distances, or if you have been away for a while check the latest weekly schedule (it changes every week) and in case of doubt – always please free to email to verify the times the day before just to make sure. For  your protection, all doors are locked during services. The surest way to assure our safety is to prevent access to would-be trouble makers who typically enter churches during worship time. That means you need to arrive before a service begins in order to get in. The priest himself will probably close the doors before services that begin during a weekday Mass. If you need to leave for some reason the door can be opened from the inside using the crash handle – please lock the door behind you.

Weekday Mass 

Mass Intentions

"So many as intend to be partakers of the holy Communion shall signify their names to the Curate, at least some time the day before." Please let us know if you are coming at least the day before a weekday Mass as it sometimes happens no-one is present. If no-one indicates they will attend Mass on a given weekday (as per the schedule) Mass will be celebrated privately. This is in order to the reduce the expense of turning on the air conditioning in the Florida Summer and the heating system in the Winter and avoid having an empty church and 4 units running. Florida is a State of temperature extremes and electric bills are always on the rise ! We thank you for your understanding !

We offer Masses for intentions in the order we receive them. Additionally if you are a registered parishioner there is no suggested offering for a Mass. Sometimes people ask for specific dates and we are happy to accommodate where possible but that always depends upon the availability – thus if someone else has asked for the same date first, we have to maintain a "first come – first served basis" in order to be fair to all. We thank you for your understanding ! Additionally please note we are only able to offer Masses for intentions submitted by registered parishioners

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