Easter BlessingsMay the glory and the promise of this joyous time of year bring peace and happiness to you and those you hold most dear. May Christ, our Risen Saviour, always be there by your side to bless you most abundantly and be your loving guide. Easter Blessing to you and your loved ones!
Pastoral Center Closed on Good FridayThe Pastoral Center will be closed on Friday, April 18 in observance of Good Friday. The Pastoral Center will reopen on Monday, April 21 at 8:30am.
Advocacy Alert: Execution Set for April 23The State of Florida has scheduled Robert Hendrix to be executed on April 23. Please contact Governor Scott to request that his execution be commuted to life in prison without parole.
Chrism MassThe Chrism Mass was celebrated on April 15. Priests of the diocese renewed their commitment to priestly service, the Oil of the Sick and the Oil of the Catechumens were blessed and the Sacred Chrism was consecrated. Read Bishop Lynch's blog post, see photos and watch the video of the Mass.
Lent around the DioceseSee how our parishes are journeying through this Lenten season in this photo album of pictures sent in from around the diocese. Send in your Lenten photos and here.
Send In Your Sacred Triduum and Easter Sunday PhotosWe are looking for photos that show how your parish celebrated the Sacred Triduum and Easter Sunday. Possible photos to submit might be from your parish's Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper, the Easter Vigil Mass, or Easter Sunday Mass. More info
April 27th CanonizationBlessed John XXII and Blessed John Paul II will be canonized to the sainthood on Sunday, April 27, 2014. Watch live on television at 3:30AM on ETWN or on their website. Learn more about the soon-to-be saints and keep them in your prayers.
Vatican Study on Ministry to Families Survey ResultsPope Francis will convene an Extraordinary Synod of bishops from around the world to discuss challenges in ministry to families. Bishop Lynch invited all in the diocese to provide feedback in late 2013. Survey results.
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
Support Immigration ReformCongress has an opportunity 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
Welcome Home! ¡Bienvenidos a Casa!Whether 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. Welcome!