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the Coronavirus impact on our parish

Coronavirus, and the latest news from Little Flower.

Little Flower Catholic Church and School are responding to Coronavirus (Covid-19) with every precaution. 

We invite you to check back here often for the latest information, and know how this impacts our school schedule, Mass times, and use of our facilities. 

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Church Updates

  1. Bishop Bill has now lifted the suppression of public Masses beginning Wednesday, May 6th. Capacity is restricted to 50 people, masks are required, and there is a lottery system for Sunday Mass attendance.
  2. Daily Mass, Monday through Saturday, will be at 9:00am on a first come, first serve basis. 
  3. Sunday Masses will be Sunday morning at 8:30am and 10:30am. Because we expect a greater demand to attend these Masses, and the capacity limit is still in place, we will arrange for Sunday Mass attendance by lottery.
  4. Confessions will be available on Saturday, following the 9:00am daily Mass.
  5. Livestream Masses to Facebook will no longer happen after Wednesday, May 6th.
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Weekend Mass Schedule

Sunday Masses will be Sunday morning at 8:30am and 10:30am.

Because we expect a greater demand to attend these Masses, and the capacity limit is still in place, we will arrange for Sunday Mass attendance by lottery. If you as an individual, family, or household are interested in attending a Sunday Mass, please contact the parish office:

Each week we will use a lottery method to determine those who can attend the 8:30 or 10:30 Sunday Mass, and will be in contact with you to confirm.
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By Phone

By phone at 850-455-5641 ex: 7002. Leave a message with your name, best contact number, and the number who would be attending Mass (including yourself) from your family/household.

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By Email

By email to office@ptlittleflower.org providing your name, best contact number, and the number who would be attending Mass (including yourself) from your family/household.

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In Person

Or stop by the Parish Office and fill out the roster during regular business hours.

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An illustration of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the patroness and guide of Little Flower Catholic Church and School, depicted holding our parish in protection

Please Pray

So how are we to live this truly historic moment? With faith in the certainty of His Presence. Because the overwhelming evidence of His Presence surrounds us and reminds us that He never leaves us. 

The Sacraments are one of the most clear and certain ways in which we encounter Him, but even in their absence the evidence is overwhelming.

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Lifting the suppression of public Masses

Dear Little Flower Parish Family, Bishop Bill has for now lifted the suppression of public Masses in our Diocese beginning Wednesday, May 6th. That being said, there are still strict guidelines that must be followed if public Masses are to be offered. These primarily relate to the number of people allowed in a church and the need to maintain social distancing. For this reason, it will NOT be possible for anyone and everyone to attend

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The Church is not closed

Dear Little Flower Family, As news broke yesterday of Gov. DeSantis’ stay-at-home order, there was some confusion and miscommunication. As the order stands, churches are allowed to keep their doors open and serve their people as best as possible while still following the Federal guidelines of social distancing and groups under 10 people. With that Little Flower’s day-to-day practice over the last few weeks will continue for the foreseeable future:   The church’s side-door closest to the

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