St. Matthew

Catholic Church

Hurricanes & Storms

It's storming. Should I go to Mass???            

 All our parishioners are urged to use good judgment when planning to travel to and from Mass. In the event that roadways may not be clear and weather conditions are unsafe to travel, the faithful are reminded that the obligation to attend Sunday Mass does not apply when there is grave difficulty in fulfilling this obligation (see Code of Canon Law, Canon 1248 §2)

Storm 2 

News and Updates

 Storm threatening our area? Visit the Diocese of St. Petersburg website for the latest updates regarding parish and school closings. Also, for the latest news updates follow the Diocese of St. Petersburg on Twitter and Facebook or listen to Spirit FM 90.5 .

Short Prayer for Protection During Hurricane Season

Our Father in Heaven,
through the intercession of Our Lady of Prompt Succor,
spare us during this hurricane season from all harm.
Protect us and our homes from all disasters of nature.
Our Lady of Prompt Succor, hasten to help us. 
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

A Prayer to Avert Storms and Hurricanes

all the elements of nature obey your command. 
Calm the storms and hurricanes that threaten us
and turn our fear of your power into praise of your goodness.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, 
one God, forever and ever.