Compiled by Michelle Colesanti

Blessing of The Pets

Saint Anne Catholic Church will be celebrating its annual blessing of pets in honor of the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. Fr. John McEvoy, Pastor, bestows the special blessing in remembrance of Saint Francis of Assisi’s great love for all God’s creatures. The blessing of pets will be held on Saturday, October 1, at 11 a.m. in the courtyard. All are welcome to attend with their special furry friend. Pets need not be Catholic.

Saint Anne Catholic Church is located at U.S. Hwy. 41 and 11th Ave. N.E. in Ruskin. For more information about the Parish, visit

Seeking Former Members at Brandon Christian Church

Brandon Christian Church, 910 Bryan Rd. in Brandon, will celebrate its 50th Anniversary on Sunday, November 13. In preparation, former members are being sought to join in to observe this special event. Worship service will be at 11 a.m. followed by a luncheon.  For more information, call Ros at 689-4021.

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Prince of Peace Catholic Church has introduced its first mobile app, POP App; an app for parish life, every day. Connect with Prince of Peace like never before. Stay up-to-date with what is going on throughout the week.

The features and capabilities of this new app will foster a stronger sense of community and faith in the daily lives of all parishioners and users. It is packed with prayer resources including Liturgy of the Hours, Daily Mass Readings, the Order of the Mass, the Bible, Parish Events, Sign up Forms, Schedules, Contact tools and more. Best of all, Prince of Peace can alert all users of extra special happenings via the app’s push notifications system.

To download POP mobile app on your device, visit iTunes app store or Google Play and search for Prince of Peace Catholic Church.

For more information, visit or call  634-2328. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center.

New Bible Study For Women Testing The Reality Of Faith

A new Bible Study will be held for Women testing the Reality of Faith at Destiny Church in Ruskin. It is based on 1st Peter. This Study is free and takes place every Monday at 9:30 a.m. beginning October 3. Destiny Church is located at 2322 11th Ave. SE in Ruskin. For more information, call 645-3337 or visit

Kick Up Your Heels At Brandon Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon

The Brandon Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon on Monday, October 10 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. will be a fun fall event, “Kick up your Heels”.  This is a nondenominational luncheon for all ladies. No membership is required. It will take place at Bell Shoals Baptist Church in the Special Events Center, 2102 Bells Shoals Rd. in Brandon. The cost is $15 for lunch and entertainment. First time guests pay $10.  A reservation is requested by Monday, October 3.  Please call Lillie at 740-0098 for information.

Scrapbooking for Missions

Bay Life Church to hold annual Fall Crop benefiting 2017 youth activities and mission trips. Bring your own supplies to work on your paper crafting projects in a well-lit and fun atmosphere.  Your registration fee is tax deductible, and includes continental breakfast, home cooked food, drinks and snacks all day, plus scrapbook/crop space, swap table, goody bags and door prizes.

This year’s crop will be Friday, October 7 from 6:30-11 p.m., and/or Saturday, October 8 from 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.  “Make and Take” stations (for a nominal fee), a silent auction (including retired Stampin’ Up!® products), and raffle baskets valued between $150 and $300.

Sylvia Cuillo, from Photos Organized, will be available to scan photos (100 photos front and back) for a $5 donation to missions). Bring your photos and thumb drive.

When you register and pay by October 3, the cost is $25 for Friday night, $30 for Saturday, or $45 for both. Late registrations, late payments and walk-ins are welcome (space permitting) with registration fee of $30 for Friday night, $35 for Saturday or $55 for both.
Register at Space is not reserved until paid in full.

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Michelle Colesanti
Michelle has been with the Osprey Observer for almost nine years, and her current position is Assignment Editor. She resides in Bloomingdale with her husband Phil, two sons, Philip and Matthew, and Tigger the cat.