Press Releases

2017

September 18, 2017 – Catholic Charities USA to present $2 million for immediate, emergency assistance to Florida Catholic Charities agencies for Hurricane Irma

August 3, 2017 – Media Advisory: Civil Dialogue Program on Migration Aims to Build Bridges through Respectful Conversation

May 10, 2017 – New Principal and Chaplain Announced at St. Petersburg Catholic High School | Photo Ross Bubolz | Photo Rev. Anthony Ustick

April 10, 2017 – Media Advisory: Bishop Parkes to Bless New Pinellas Hope Housing and Feed Homeless Residents

February 14, 2017 – Media Advisory: CRS Rice Bowl Encounter Tour- Learn How CRS Rice Bowl Saved Thomas Awiapo’s Life | Photo

January 27, 2017 – Media Advisory: Prayer Vigil for Migrants and Refugees

January 3, 2017 – Media Kit for Installation of Bishop Gregory Parkes as Fifth Bishop of St. Petersburg: Media Advisory / Press Release/ Biography of Bishop Parkes / Description of Bishop Parkes’ Coat of Arms / Diocese of St. Petersburg Statistical Data / FAQ (Including a Glossary of Terms) about the Installation MassList of Expected Roman Catholic Dignitaries / List of Expected Secular Dignitaries

January 3, 2016 – Media Advisory: Installation of Bishop Gregory Parkes as Fifth Bishop of St. Petersburg

2016

December 22, 2016 – Diocese of St. Petersburg Holds First Annual Stem Fair

December 21, 2016 – Installation of Bishop Gregory Parkes as Fifth Bishop of St. Petersburg

November 29, 2016 – Media Advisory: Interfaith Prayer Service to End the Death Penalty on November 30, 2016

November 28, 2016 – Press Conference Introducing Bishop Gregory L. Parkes Media Kit: Statement from Bishop Lynch / Background Information on Bishop Gregory L. Parkes / 2015 Diocese of St. Petersburg Statistical Data /  Bishop Lynch’s Thoughts on the Process of Selecting a New Bishop in English and Spanish

November 28, 2016 – Pope Francis Appoints Bishop Gregory L. Parkes as Next Bishop of St. Petersburg | Photo

November 16, 2016 – Interfaith Prayer Service for an End to the Use of the Death Penalty on November 30, 2016

November 3, 2016 – 40 Days for Life Bus Tour Rally in Tampa

September 26, 2016 – Annual Hispanic Mass on October 8, 2016 – English / Spanish

September 20, 2016 – Catholic Schools in Diocese Participating in Carefest 2016

August 5, 2016 – 10,000 Meals to be Packaged for Burkina Faso

May 11, 2016 – New Principal Announced at Tampa Catholic High School – Release / Photo

March 22, 2016 – Tom Reidy Leaving Position at Tampa Catholic High School – Release / Photo

February 2, 2016 – Homeless Will Help Package 10,000 Meals for Burkina Faso

January 27, 2016 – Celebrating Catholic Schools Week

January 14, 2016 – More than 350 People Attending “Rally in Tally 2016”  – Media Advisory / Backgrounder / Photo 1

2015

December 15, 2015 – Youth from the Diocese of St. Petersburg to Sing in Rome and Vatican City – Press Release / Photo 1 and 2

November 16, 2015 – Interfaith Prayer Service for an End to the Use of the Death Penalty on November 30, 2015

November 13, 2015 – The Rays Baseball Foundation Challenge Helps Provide 66 Scholarships to St. Peter Claver Catholic School – Press Release / Photo 1, 2 and 3

September 30, 2015 – Annual Hispanic Mass on October 10, 2015 – English / Spanish

September 9, 2015 – Chris Pastura Named Superintendent of Catholic Schools

June 2, 2015 – Student Awarded the 25th Annual Esther and Jack O’Brien Family Scholarship

March 30, 2015 – Chrism Mass Media Kit (includes Bishop Lynch’s homily)

January 30, 2015 – Bishop Robert N. Lynch to Celebrate Marriage Jubilee Mass at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle

January 26, 2015 – Bishop Lynch to Dedicate Saint Anthony Catholic School’s New Building