Advent: A Time of PreparationThe Advent season (Dec. 1 - Dec. 24) is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and also to the anniversary of the Lord’s birth on Christmas. USCCB Advent Calendar, Prayers, and Resources
Survey on Ministry to FamiliesPope Francis will convene an Extraordinary Synod of bishops from around the world to discuss challenges in ministry to families. Bishop Lynch invites all in the diocese to provide feedback for this important initiative through December 31, 2013. More Info & Survey
Pontifical Award RecipientsTwenty-two of our diocesan community have been selected to receive the Pontifical Award "Pro Ecclesia Et Pontifice", the highest award conferred by the Holy See. List of Recipients
Christmas Mass for the HomeboundBishop Lynch recently celebrated and taped a Christmas Mass, speaking in his homily to those who will be alone on Christmas. This video is appropriate for nursing homes and homebound ministry and has been sent to the correctional facilities within our Diocese where we pray it will be shown to those who are incarcerated. Watch
Send in Your Advent PhotosAdvent is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ's second coming at the end of time and also to the anniversary of the Lord's birth on Christmas. We invite you to share photos of how you and/or your parish prepare for the birth of Jesus Christ. How to Send in Your Photo
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>
"The Joy of the Gospel"Pope Francis' first Apostolic Exhortation - "Evangelii Gaudium" - "The Joy of the Gospel" was published on November 26. Read Catholic News Service's top picks of quotable quotes from the document. Read the full document in English or Spanish.
Over 2,349 Years of Priestly MinistryOur retired priests gathered for Mass and a Luncheon with Bishop Lynch at the Bethany Retreat Center. We are thankful for over 2,349 years of their priestly ministry! Photos
2013 St. Jude Medal AwardsThe St. Jude the Apostle Medal is awarded to a lay member of a parish for distinguished and outstanding service to their parish and community. Congratuations to the 2013 recipients! View the list of recipients.
Sharing a Message from Pope FrancisBishop Lynch had the opportunity to share words of gratitude with Pope Francis on behalf of everyone in the Diocese of St. Petersburg. His response to Bishop Lynch was, "Please pray for me, I have only just begun and I need prayers." More Details & Poster Information
Support Immigration ReformCongress has the best opportunity in almost 30 years to pass immigration reform - as a moral matter, our country must not accept the toil and taxes of our immigrant brothers and sisters in Christ without offering them the protections of our laws. Bishops of Florida Statement: (English / Spanish). Parish Resources
2013 Annual Pastoral AppealThe 2013 Annual Pastoral Appeal (APA) theme is "Because We Are Catholic." Watch this year's video in English or Spanish to see how giving to APA helps us work together to grow in our faith and serve others. How You Can Give
Welcome Home! ¡Bienvenidos a Casa!Whether you are returning home or starting a brand new journey to the Catholic Church, you have come to a good place. We’re here to help you begin or continue your faith journey so you can find true peace, happiness and purpose in life. More.