Religious Jubilee CelebrationTen of fourteen jubilarians gathered to celebrate jubilee anniversaries with Mass and a luncheon at Our Lady's Chapel at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. Together our jubilarians represent 835 years of consecrated life and service to the people of God! Photos
World Mission SundayWorld Mission Sunday is October 19. On this day, we are called to "build our Church" through prayer and participation in the Eucharist, and by giving generously to the World Mission Sunday special collection. Read More.
Synod on the FamilyThe Synod of Bishops is focusing on "Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization." Please pray for the work of the Synod which seeks to respond to the challenges of familis and faith. More info and Bishop Lynch's thoughts.
Foundations of Life GalaOver 400 attended Catholic Charities' Foundations of Life Gala to benefit their pregnancy centers. Photos
2014 Fr. Luis de Cancer Award RecipientCongratulations to Msgr. Aiden Foynes, the recipient of the 2014 Father Luis de Cancer Award for Distinguished Priestly Service. Full story
A New Deacon for Our DioceseDeacon Ryan Boyle, one of our seminarians, was ordained a transitional deacon on Thursday, October 2, by Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C., at the Altar of the Chair of St. Peter, in the Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican. See photos / Read Bishop Lynch's blog post.
A New Religious SisterSister Stella Maris made her solemn profession of vows for the Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ (DLJC) on October 4. Sister Stella was active in Life Teen at St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Parish in Spring Hill during high school. Full story
40 Days for LifeFrom September 24 through November 2, our community will unite with many others from coast to coast – and internationally – for a major simultaneous pro-life mobilization – the 40 Days for Life campaign. Faithful believers are praying that these efforts will mark the beginning of the end of abortion. More info
Blessing of the AnimalsOctober 4 is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi and in remembrance of his love for all creatures, we invited parishioners from throughout the diocese to send in photos of their pets for a special photo album. Schedule of pet blessings here.
Florida Respect Life ConferenceThe 2014 Respect Life Conference will be held on Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25 at the Bethany Center. The theme this year is "Masterpieces of God's Creation." Details and Registration.
Backpacks for Refugees Our diocesan high schools are participating in "Backpacks for Refugees", a backpack drive for toiletries and clothing to assist local shelters that are housing children who have fled from violence in their home country. Read more
Pray for Peace in IraqEscalating violence in northern and central Iraq has caused devastation and mass displacement of 1.2 million people since January. Please join us in praying for peace. Details and prayer
2014 Annual Pastoral AppealWe are "One Faith, Guided in Prayer, Strengthened in Service." Our response to God's call to love and serve one another takes much more than any one parish can do alone. Together we are a light to the nations. How You Can Give
"The Joy of the Gospel"Read Pope Francis' first Apostolic Exhortation - "Evangelli Gaudium" - "The Joy of the Gospel" in English or Spanish. Catholic News Service's top quotable quotes from the document.
Forward in Faith CampaignThe Diocese of St. Petersburg needs the help of everyone in our community to move Forward in Faith. Please join us to support our children, priests and parishes as we spread God’s word and share the transformative power of the Eucharist. Learn More
Human Trafficking Is a Crime27 million people are trafficked globally around the world. 20.9 million people are enslaved throughout the world with 2.5 million of those people located in the United States. Florida is the third-highest ranked state in the nation for this fast-growing crime. Learn More
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