02 Nov

Sacred Heart Church Community Documentary | Tampa, FL

We were able to be a part of a mini documentary which celebrated Sacred Heart Church’s 155th anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 4th, 2015. “Sacred Heart Catholic Church was constructed in 1905 in downtown Tampa, Florida and is one of the oldest churches in the city of Tampa. The church, located at 509 N. Florida Avenue, is predominantly a Romanesque structure, with other elements. The church is home to Sacred Heart Parish, part of the West Hillsborough Deanery of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint Petersburg. In 2005, after the 100th anniversary of Sacred Heart Church, the Jesuit community which had long served the parish withdrew in order to concentrate on their academic institutions throughout the South. The fourth bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Most Rev. Robert Lynch, invited the FranciscanFriars of the Most Holy Name of Jesus Province to assume the pastoral responsibilities for the parish. The current pastor is Father George Corrigan, OFM. In 2010 the Diocese of St. Petersburg added a Catholic Heritage Marker to the church exterior, recognizing its historic significance.” – Church History Source

“Sacred Heart’s service saw members of each of Sacred Heart’s six congregations under one roof — celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Franciscan Friars at Sacred Heart Parish and the birthday of St. Francis of Assisi. Sunday’s service, punctuated by soaring choral performances and moving musical interludes, also was marked by themes of acceptance and unity.” – News Source

“We were thrilled to produce this story on behalf of the many years Sacred Heart’s served their community through God’s love.” – Caleb Randall