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World Day of Prayer for Vocations

This year we celebrate World Day of Prayer for Vocations on May 7, 2017.  The theme for this year is Led by the Spirit for Mission. The purpose of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations is to publically fulfill the Lord’s instruction to, “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his… Read More

Mark Your Calendars

As you are planning your calendars for 2017/2018, please note the following dates for some of our upcoming events sponsored by the Office of Vocations. Saturday, May 20, 2017, 11:00 am, Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle Ordinations to the Priesthood Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 6:30 pm, Bethany Center Bishop’s BBQ (contact Office of Vocations for… Read More

Ordination to the Priesthood

On Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 11:00 am Bishop Gregory Parkes will ordain Elixavier “Xavy” Castro to the Priesthood. The ordination will take place at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle (5815 5th Avenue North, St. Petersburg) and is open to the public. Following the ordination there will be a reception in the Parish… Read More

Annual Altar Server Appreciation Mass

Information for our annual Altar Server Appreciation Mass will be going out later this month to all Pastors and Altar Server Directors.  The mass will be held on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 3:00pm at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle.  A light reception will follow in the Parish Center.  All are invited to… Read More

Animae Via Discernment Group

Animae Via is a discernment group for young men high school age and older, who are reflecting on God’s call in their lives and are considering the possibility of priesthood or religious life. Our next meeting is on March 15, 2017 at Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle (5815 5th Avenue North, St. Petersburg) and… Read More

Welcome to our 6 New Seminarians

We would like to welcome six new men studying as seminarians for the Diocese of St. Petersburg. All six men began their studies at St. John Vianney College Seminary in Miami in early August after attending the annual seminarian convocation.  The convocation gave them the opportunity to meet their brother seminarians over the course of… Read More

Update on Seminarian Special Collection!!

The diocesan special collection for our seminarians, “Help Us Continue Forming Men of Mercy,” took place in all parishes and missions of the Diocese of St. Petersburg this past May.   Early results are in, and we are pleased to announce the special collection was a huge success with almost $500,000 raised through the generosity of parishioners in our 81… Read More