Welcome to St. Catherine of Alexandria
We have come through the worst and are opening up again. We welcome you to St. Catherine of Alexandria Church. We’re glad you have found us and invite you to come and see. It’s been a strange year and we have stayed open and functioning during the whole time. We have been able to livestream our worship, meet by zoom, rediscover the grace of phone calls and continued to collect food for the hungry, and support for the VA hospital and Temple Terrace Elementary School.
Our fundamental responsibility is to care for one another. All fully vaccinated people are welcome to participate in worship without wearing masks. Anyone over 2 year of age who have not been vaccinated or are not fully vaccinated are required to wear masks during the liturgy and when inside the church buildings. It is always wise to wear a mask if you have not been vaccinated or have underlying health conditions that render you vulnerable. Masks and hand sanitizer is available in the Narthex for your use.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, we have stayed together, always treasuring each other as brothers and sisters in Christ. Please join us as we walk forward in hope and expectation.
St. Catherine’s Calls a New Rector!
It is with joyful spirits and hopeful hearts that we announce the selection of The Rev. Dr. James Reho as Fifth Rector of our beloved St. Catherine of Alexandria! After an exhaustive search, the Vestry unanimously called Fr. James to be our companion and shepherd on this next and exciting chapter of our life together.
Fr. James is currently serving at St. John’s Church, Tampa, as Associate Rector and Chaplain to the School. He served previously as Rector of Lamb of God Lutheran-Episcopal Church in Ft. Myers, on the staff at the Episcopal Cathedral in Miami, and as Chaplain at General Theological Seminary. He is an extroverted and mature liturgical leader who brings to us much experience and much loving-kindness. We are excited to welcome him and his wife Lori, who is a Christian counselor and has a deep love for building Christian community. Fr. James and Lori will join us beginning February 1, 2022. You will hear more about and from Fr. James as we move closer to that date. For now, please keep the Rehos in your prayers, as they are doing the same for us.
Many thanks to the Diocesan Transition Minister, our Search Committee, the Vestry, our Interim Rector, Parish Administrator, and all who have helped to bring our new Rector to us. It is our sincere belief that Fr. James is the one called by God, to lead us in renewing our missional commitment to nurture one another in the knowledge and love of God and to share the Good News with all.