Tampa, Florida is home to tens of thousands of Catholics. With many Tampa residents hailing from Catholic regions like Boston, New York, and Philadelphia — and many other Tampa residents who were born and raised here in the Catholic faith — the Tampa area has several large Catholic churches devoted to serving the faithful in the area.
Below is a look at the major Catholic churches you’ll be able to find throughout the immediate vicinity of Tampa. As you’ll see, you’re never very far from a Catholic church in Tampa thanks to many being very convenient to major roads and located within or near very popular neighborhoods.
Current Mass schedules and other helpful info can be easily accessed through the links below.
St. Lawrence Catholic Church
5225 N. Himes Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33614
Established in the late 1950s by now-Monsignor Laurence Higgins, St. Lawrence Catholic Church has grown from a small group of faithful Catholics to a major parish with a large school, beautiful sanctuary, and popular event hall. St. Lawrence Catholic Church is convenient to West Tampa and Carrollwood and is located at the corner of Hillsborough and Himes Avenues.
Sacred Heart Church
509 North Florida Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33602
Sacred Heart Church traces its roots back to the 1800s. Located in Downtown Tampa, the beautiful Sacred Heart Church glows with the beauty of soaring ceilings, stained glass windows, and Roman-style architecture. Sacred Heart Church, by virtue of its historic presence in the Tampa area, draws parishioners from all parts of the Tampa area, but it is especially convenient to reach from areas like Ybor City, Hyde Park, Tampa Heights, and Seminole Heights.
Christ The King Catholic Church
821 South Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, Florida 33609
Christ the King Catholic Church in South Tampa is another long-standing Catholic church in Tampa that offers a large sanctuary, respected school, and is located in a prime and convenient spot in South Tampa. Christ the King also has a popular and active youth ministry.
St. Paul Catholic Church
12708 North Dale Mabry
Tampa, Florida 33618
St. Paul Catholic Church is located in the heart of Carrollwood, just southwest of the intersection of North Dale Mabry Highway and West Fletcher Avenue. Along with a large and open sanctuary, St. Paul Catholic Church offers a school.
St. Mary Catholic Church
15520 North Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33613
Established in the community decades ago, St. Mary Catholic Church serves the neighborhoods of Lake Magdalene, Lutz, Avila, and Forest Hills.
Nativity Catholic Church
705 E. Brandon Boulevard
Brandon, Florida 33511
Nativity Catholic Church, residing in the bustling suburb of Brandon, is not only one of the few major Catholic churches in the eastern half of Hillsborough County but also one of the most popular in the entire county. Nativity Catholic Church offers parishioners a large sanctuary, bustling school, and a thriving presence in the community.
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