Chrism MassThe Chrism Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15 at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. Priests of the diocese will renew their commitment to priestly service, the Oil of the Sick and the Oil of Catechumens will be blessed and the Sacred Chrism will be consecrated. All are invited. Live video.
Anniversary of the Constitution on the Sacred LiturgyOn March 29, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first document created and put into effect by Vatican II. Watch the video of the talks about the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy and see photos. Learn why it is important.
Catholic Days at the CapitolForty-seven people from our diocese participating in the 2014 Catholic Days at the Capitol on March 25 and 26. During this two-day event, Catholics from around the state to gather and discuss human life and dignity issues with elected officials. See photos from this year and read Bishop Lynch's blog post.
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.
Thank You Pastoral Council MembersPastoral Council members Reverend Robert Cadrecha, Mr. Francis Colletti, Mr. Fred Dobbins and Mr. William Foley have finished serving their two, three-year terms. We are thankful for their service to the people of our diocese!
750+ Bibles Collected The Office of Youth and Young Adult ministry has collected and sent over 750 donated Catholic Version Bibles to the Salesian missions in Liberia! Thank you to all of our parishes and families who sent in Bibles in English or Spanish for the Good Samaritan New and Used Bible Drive.
Rite of ElectionTwo Rite of Election prayer services were held on March 9 at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. Continue to keep our catechumens and the continuing conversion of our candidates in your prayers. 1:30PM Photos / 4:00PM Photos / #BishopSelfie
Ash Wednesday around the DioceseMarch 5 was Ash Wednesday. See photos from Ash Wednesday Masses and prayer services around the diocese.
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!