Catholic schools take part in week of caring

Catholic schools around the Diocese of St. Petersburg partnered with Somebody Cares Tampa Bay for Carefest 2016. Students joined thousands of volunteers across Pinellas, Hillsborough, Citrus, Hernando and Pasco counties to take part in the week devoted to service, from Sept. 17 to Sept. 24. At the same time, the diocese celebrated “The Week of Caring in the Year of Mercy.” During … [Read more...]

2015 marked by growth, loss, compassion

New construction captured many headlines during the year 2015 in The Laker/Lutz News coverage area. But, so did traffic issues and changes happening in area schools. Other news chronicled setbacks and tragic losses. But, there were inspiring stories, too. Tampa Premium Outlets, a 441,000-square-foot mall with 100-plus designer brand shops, opened in October off State Road 56, near the … [Read more...]

New Catholic school opens in Lutz

Mother Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School had its first day of classes in its new home on Aug. 17. The school is operating in a new structure on the campus of St. Timothy Catholic Church, at 17524 Lakeshore Road in Lutz. Most Holy Redeemer, which was founded in 1954, took on its new name last year, but didn’t move to its new campus until this academic year. The school, for children in … [Read more...]

Giving youths a healthy place to hang out

It’s a Saturday morning and the sound of a basketball hitting the court reverberates throughout the gym in the Saint John Paul II Youth Center. Sneakers squeak, as players race back and forth down the court in a pickup game during the center’s open gym. Located on the campus of St. Timothy Catholic Church in Lutz, the center officially opened on the Feast Day of Saint Timothy in late … [Read more...]