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Pro-Life Federal Action AlertIt is anticipated that the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 1797) will be considered on the floor of the U.S. House as early as June 18. This measure makes it unlawful to perform or attempt to perform an abortion if the probable post-fertilization age of the unborn child is 20 weeks or greater. Contact your U.S. Representative to state your support.
10 Graduate from LPMIOn Monday, June 10, 2013, 10 members of the Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute (LPMI) were commissioned in an Evening Prayer service. The commissioning was in the culmination of a four year formation process. Our prayers are with them as they go forth to serve as lay ministers around our Diocese! More info / Photos
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 / USCCB Justice for Immigrants Campaign
Clergy Changes AnnouncedMost Reverend Robert N. Lynch, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes, effective July 1, 2013, unless otherwise indicated. Clergy Changes
Send Us Your Parish Summer PhotosWe are looking for photos of how your parish is spending the summer. Possible photos might be from vacation bible schools, youth retreats, parish picnics, service or other activities occurring through one of your parish ministries. How to Submit
CRS Celebrates 70 YearsCatholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas and is celebrating 70 years of serving others. CRS through the Decades Photos / Learn more
Supplies Needed at Benedict HavenBenedict Haven, a Shelter Ministry of Mercy program run by Catholic Charities for those suffering from severe mental illnesses, urgently needs the following supplies donated: bedding (twin bed size), men's clothing (socks, tshirts, shorts, sizes L -3XL), razors, and new pillows. Items can be dropped off at 210 72nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702.
Honoring Our Fallen SoldiersNearly 600 people gathered on May 27 to pray for our fallen soldiers at the annual Memorial Day Mass at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Clearwater. As Bishop Lynch said in his homily, "With a deep commitment to liberty, men and women have laid down their lives .... and we thank God for their gifts." Photos
Our Two New PriestsOn Saturday, May 18, Father Viet Nguyen and Father Justin Paskert were ordained to the priesthood! Praise be to God! Bishop Lynch's Blog Post / Photos
Does Society Really Make a Coherent Statement Against Killing by Killing?An Open Letter to Governor Rick Scott from the Bishops of Florida on the Pending Executions of Elmer Carroll, William Van Poyck, and Marshall Gore. Read full letter
Year of Faith in Our Schools VideosOur Catholic School students demonstrate ways of Christian service by living out the Gospel message. Watch the submitted videos.
The Year of FaithFrom October 11, 2012 to November 24, 2013, Catholics are asked to live a year of faith by reflecting on the gift of faith, deepening their knowledge and understanding of faith, and opening "the door of faith" for others. Read more / Plenary Indulgence
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
Renovating Our CathedralThe Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, the spiritual center for the 400,000 parishioners of our diocese, was built in 1963 and needs considerable repairs. Renovations began June 2012. Click here for updates on the construction progress. Live Photo Stream.
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.