Join us in our Chapel and for our outdoor celebration of the Mass as we join together as a parish community located in Southwood. We look forward to meeting you and your family very soon.

A Note from Your Pastor

Welcome Good & Faithful Servants!

Brothers and Sisters,

May 28th is Pentecost Sunday, the culmination of the Easter season. Pentecost erupts out of an intense experience of prayer among the apostles gathered together in community in the presence of the Blessed Mother. The experience of Pentecost is truly an expression of God’s universal love to each and every one of us.

Let us reflect on the Gospel, and more specifically on Christ’s disciples and how each may have felt while hiding in the upper room. Each disciple may have felt that he lacked a sense of purpose and outward mission at that very moment. Christ then sent the Holy Spirit to them and a great transformation occurred. A sense of understanding replaced confusion and feelings of a lack of purpose. During that very moment, ten of the eleven would die a martyr’s death.

The faithful are indebted to the first disciples, and those who closely followed them, for passing on the faith. The day of Pentecost was truly the first evangelical outreach and it is now our continued mission as present day disciples of Christ to reach out to those who may have fallen away from the faith or drifted from the church.

Let us continue to be the light in the darkness this week and bring those around us to the church to truly see her beauty, brilliance and feel the grace of God.

In Christ,

Fr. Tom Dillon

St. John Paul II Catholic Chapel


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Holy Eucharist

Summer Schedule

Sunday Morning, 9:00 AM (outdoor) & 10:30 AM

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 AM

Additional Weekdays (varies during the liturgical year – see calendar or call 850.201.5744, ext. 118)


Holy Hour of Praise and Worship 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the Month with Confessions, 7 PM.

You can also schedule by appointment – please contact Fr. Tom Dillon to schedule a time.


Contact our parish office or email [email protected].



Hello, I’m Fr. Tom and I serve as Pastor at the St. John Paul II Catholic Chapel. It is our goal to spread the Good News throughout the community where we are all about sharpening minds, shaping hearts and helping each other to encounter Christ in our daily lives.

At the St. John Paul II Catholic Chapel, we endeavor to provide our parishioners, SJPII CHS students and their families, and all newcomers with opportunities to encounter Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and the overwhelming love of God our Father. Praying together and building authentic community is our mission in spreading out to our wider community. Weekly Mass on Sundays, regular Adoration of the Eucharist with praise and worship, daily mass throughout the week along with community events and seminars are among just a few of the opportunities that we provide. 

Come and join as we build the kingdom of God in the here and now. All are welcome.

Blessings in Christ,
Fr. Tom Dillon


Listen to Father Tom’s Most Recent Homily HERE.



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