Our Mision Santa Maria is located at 14004 N. 15th Street in Tampa, an area referred to as the University Community. You are always welcome to stop by to attend Mass or anytime on a weekday. Mass on Sunday is at 10:00 a.m.   Special Message from Ondina
 ** Volunteers from Santa Maria Mission who help feed the poor were featured on the Diocesan Ministries of Mercy website. Go to http://mom.dosp.org to view pictures and read the story. The Ministries of Mercy initiative was started by Bishop Lynch to support and foster parish ministries that serve the poor, suffering, and marginalized. **

     Once a month, St. Mary Parish community conducts a food collection for the Mision (first Sunday of every month). We will appreciate your generosity. 
List of items needed
Proposito de la Mision
y Historia  Espanol
Mission Statement
and History  English
Every Tuesday, volunteers prepare lunch for the needy and homeless. The line stretches from the Mision to two blocks down the street. On average 150 individuals receive a meal, and 100 families are given groceries to take home.
Mision Map
Contact:Mission Coordinator813-910-3575
Facilities Request Form for SANTA MARIA MISSION  (Single Use request):  Please print, fill out and return to Santa Maria Mission office or St. Mary Parish Office.  St. Mary Parish Office will be keeping the facilities calendar for both St. Mary Parish and Santa Maria Mission.
If you have some free time
we are in great need of extra hands, whether at the Mision itself OR
at St. Mary's sorting donations.
Please call the Parish Office to volunteer.
     The Mision is always in need of clothing and furniture. We request that these items be in good, usable condition.    
     The clothing may be left in the Screen Room behind the Parish Office building. HOWEVER, please do not put furniture in the screen room but CALL Ondina at the Mision, 910-3575, OR leave a message at the Parish Office, 961-1061,  and transportation will be arranged.  ALSO, please do not leave computer equipment in the Screen Room.
     There is a VERY REAL NEED for a regular food drive. Ondina Hernandez, the director of the mission, and her staff get some food donated on Mondays and distribute it on Tuesdays. It is very humbling and impressive to see this as the people who receive it are the poorest of the poor. We can help if we bring some basic items listed below. Hopefully, we can help provide them with some of the most basic things that we take for granted. It is our desire to do this collection of food items on the FIRST WEEKEND OF THE MONTH.   They are listed below. Sometimes we find "buy one, get one free" at the store; grab two, use one at home and bring one here. Thanks in advance for helping out.  Click here for a list you can print out and take to your pantry to select some items for the Mission.


Boxed Pasta Meals
Dry Pasta - (include jar of tomato sauce)
Canned Fruit
Canned Meats Especially Tuna & Chicken
Canned Pasta Meals
Canned Vegetables ALL TYPES
(including baked beans, black beans, white beans, red beans, kidney beans, cannelli beans,
stewed and diced tomatoes, chili)
Dry Beans
Soups - (Preferred Ready-to-eat requiring no additional water)
Peanut butter
Powdered milk & carton liquid milk - (not refrigerated type)
Diapers - (all sizes and pull-ups)
Remember: Pop top cans are great for the homeless so please include