Marriage Covenant Celebrated as a Witness of Life and Love - Over 250 couples from over 60 parishes from the Diocese of St. Petersburg celebrating 25, 50 or more years of marriage participated in the Marriage Jubilee Mass on Feb. 11 at the Cathedral of St Jude the Apostle. One couple was celebrating 75 years of marriage. “You were here last year, right?” said Bishop Parkes... Read More
Statement from Bishop Parkes Concerning Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - Bishop Parkes has received questions regarding whether a dispensation from the discipline of fasting and abstinence will be granted on Ash Wednesday as it coincides with Valentine’s Day. He is not inclined to grant a dispensation from this discipline for two main reasons: Ash Wednesday is one of the only two days on the liturgical... Read More