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Catholic Charities USA presents $2 million for immediate, emergency assistance to Florida Catholic Charities agencies for Hurricane Irma

100% of funds raised goes directly to relief and recovery efforts Sister Donna Markham, President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) was at Pinellas Hope in Clearwater on Tuesday, September 19 to present $2 million to local Florida Catholic Charities agencies to assist those impacted by Hurricane Irma.  Generous people across the country donated to… Read More

Re-openings REVISED

September 12, 2017 – 2pm – Most Rev. Gregory Parkes has made the following revisions to the re-opening of the Pastoral Center of the Diocese of St. Petersburg: The Pastoral Center is still experiencing power and telephone outages, as well as other issues due to Hurricane Irma. Executive Directors are asked to report to the… Read More

Re-openings Announced

September 11, 2017 – 5:14pm – As we all recover from Hurricane Irma and begin reestablishing our routines, the Diocese of St. Petersburg is making plans for re-opening our Catholic schools and the Pastoral Center. For information regarding the re-opening of parishes in your area, please contact the parishes directly. Catholic Schools – Most Rev. Gregory… Read More

Schools Closed Through Tuesday

September 9, 2017 – 9pm – The Office of Catholic Schools, in consultation with Most Rev. Gregory Parkes, Bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, announce all diocesan Catholic schools will be closed through Tuesday, September 12, 2017. All Catholic school families are encouraged to check back on this site for further information after the storm… Read More

Pastoral Center Shuts Down for Storm

September 9, 2017 – As of 11am today, the Pastoral Center of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, located on 9th Avenue North in St. Petersburg, Florida, will be on lock down in preparation for the storm. Power will be shut down to take the center off the power grid, and the building will be closed until… Read More

Dispensation for Sunday Mass Obligation

September 8, 2017 – 11:30am In response to questions regarding weekend Mass attendance, Most Rev. Gregory Parkes has granted dispensation from obligation to attend Masses this weekend, September 9-10, 2017. Click here to download the PDF of the announcement. For more safety announcements including closings, hurricane preparedness and insurance documents for after the storm, click here…. Read More

Check Here for Hurricane Irma Safety Announcements

September 6, 2017 – Hurricane Irma continues to move toward Florida, bringing a potentially large impact to our area. Most Rev. Gregory Parkes and Diocese of St. Petersburg officials will continue to monitor the storm’s progress and post updated safety announcements on the diocesan website. These announcements include: closures preparedness instructions/recommendations insurance guidelines and instructions… Read More

Special Collection for Disaster Relief

Local Catholic Churches to Hold a Special Collection to Help with Disaster Relief and Rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey Bishop Gregory Parkes is asking all 81 parishes and missions in the Diocese of St. Petersburg to hold a special collection the weekend of September 2-3 or September 9-10 for the needs of people affected by natural… Read More