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Nativity Catholic Church
705 East Brandon Blvd., Brandon, FL 33510
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Easter Monday 2014
Dear Parishioners,
The bishop has sent us the best. That is the best way to sum up what I think about the appointment of Father John Tapp as pastor of Nativity Parish.

Father Tapp and I have known each other for over 35 years. He is a bright, capable, diligent, caring, and talented person. He is liked and admired by all who know him.

Father Tapp is a native of Philadelphia and has lived the bulk of his life here in the State of Florida. He is a graduate of St. Petersburg Catholic High School, St. John Vianney College Seminary (Miami), and St Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary (Boynton Beach). He also holds a Master of Arts degree from St. John’s University (Collegeville, Minnesota) in Liturgical Studies. Fr. Tapp has been an instructor for the diocesan Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute (LPMI) for several years, teaching modules on sacramental and liturgical theology.

Father Tapp was ordained for our diocese in 1984, and has ministered as associate pastor, pastor and campus minister. He is presently pastor of Holy Family in Saint Petersburg. In addition to all of this, Fr. Tapp is Secretary for the Office of Worship in the Diocese of St. Petersburg.

I want to thank publicly Bishop Lynch for sending us the best.

Your brother in Christ,
~Fr. Proulx
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Mark your calendars for this Saturday, February the 8th. The Florida Pro Musica Vivaldi group will be here at Nativity in the chapel, with period instruments from 7:30-9:00pm. For a sample, watch this:
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Fr. +Dwight Longenecker provides another first person account of a strangeness gathering attention in Rome and wider right now. It's a good reflection on our lives as Christians as well.
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"A single falling tree makes more noise than a forest that grows."

Referring to the scandalous behavior of a few priests and bishops, Pope Francis remarked in his homily this morning:

"But, Father, I have read in a newspaper that a bishop has done such a thing, or a priest who has done this thing. 'Oh yes, I read it, too. Tell me, though: do the papers carry news of what great charity so many priests, so many priests in so many parishes of the city and the countryside, perform? Of the great work they do in carrying their people forward? No? This is not news. It is the same as always: a single falling tree makes more noise than a forest that grows. Today, thinking about this anointing of David, it will do us good to think of our brave, holy, good, faithful bishops and priests, and pray for them. We are here today thanks to them."
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We're really proud to be a part of the Family Promise network here in Brandon, and we're really excited to be hosting this event, but this is a great display of fatherhood that deserves notice.

http://www.familypromiseofgreaterbrandon.org/
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.prefer not catholic non denomination yes thanks

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It's this joy that is the mark which tells people we are Christians. It's also this joy that draws people to Christ.
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Saint of the day. Appropriate for Catholic Schools Week.

Our school is celebrating big:
http://nativitycatholicschool.org/
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At 7:45 he makes a really awesome statement about God that you might not have thought of yet. Well worth the entire watch, even if you aren't interested in the apologetic applications of this video.
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Hours
Sunday7:00 am–8:00 am
8:30 am–9:30 am
10:30 am–12:00 pm
12:30 pm–2:00 pm
Monday7:00 am–7:30 am
8:00 am–8:30 am
Tuesday7:00 am–7:30 am
8:00 am–8:30 am
Wednesday7:00 am–7:30 am
8:30 am–9:30 am
Thursday7:00 am–7:30 am
8:00 am–8:30 am
Friday7:00 am–7:30 am
8:00 am–8:30 am
Saturday7:00 am–7:30 am
8:00 am–8:30 am
4:00 pm–5:30 pm
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705 East Brandon Blvd., Brandon, FL 33510
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