Three Significant Celebrations are Being Planned
- Sunday, May 6, 2018, 3 p.m., Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
All are invited to the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle (5815 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg) to join Bishop Gregory Parkes for a Holy Hour as he consecrates the Diocese of St. Petersburg to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. If you cannot attend in person, we encourage individuals and families to watch the live stream at home or parishes are encouraged to host viewing events where the community can come together in prayer – virtually! For more information, click here.
- Saturday, June 16, 2018, 11 a.m., Anniversary Mass
Bishop Parkes will celebrate Mass at St. Jude the Apostle Cathedral to commemorate the establishment of the Diocese. (This will be a ticketed event.)
- Saturday, October 27, 2018, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.Family Faith Fest
Bishop Parkes invites everyone to a faith and music festival commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Diocese of St. Petersburg. This free event will be held at the beautiful Al Lopez Park of Tampa. Festival will also include games and activities for children, fun, food, music, entertainment, Eucharistic Adoration, Confessions, and the celebration of the Eucharist as a community in a special way with Bishop Gregory Parkes as principal celebrant. Al Lopez Park is located on 132 acres of a natural preserve with plenty of trees, Florida wildlife, open green spaces, playgrounds, walking trails and two scenic ponds. It is centrally located between the major metropolitan areas of the Diocese with easy access to major highways.
More details on these events will be available soon. Please stay tuned!