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

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Last Revision: 07/11/18 
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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

Please let us know if you are coming at least the day before a weekday Mass (by 8.00 pm) as it frequently 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 ! If you arrive and find the doors closed – you know why. Please don’t rely on someone else – calling or emailing! 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


 Video Sermons 

These are heard on Sundays and Holy Days 30 minutes before all Masses and must end 10 minutes before the Mass for the priest to prepare himself for celebration in the sacristy. The are also heard on First Fridays and First Saturdays from 8.45 am - 8.55 am. They may also be heard by appointment - please feel free to call or email for a convenient time. Please be aware that others want Mass to start on time. I once heard an elderly person say: "Finally !" as I passed by 15 minutes late for the start of Mass - please be considerate that there others waiting for Mass to begin on time.

These are posted as they are recorded - please allow sufficient time for them to be converted and uploaded. A sermon preached at 9.10 am on a Sunday morning in the USA has no chance of being posted here at least until 3 hours after the Mass. (Please, adjust the time accordingly for your time zone). Occasionally sermons may not be posted here either through technical difficulty or in the judgment of the Pastor they should not be made available for public consumption. Recently we have been experiencing technical difficulties which we hope to resolve as soon as possible.


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