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Come and See For Women

INVITE for WOMEN 50 SOMETHING Tucked away in the lovely rolling hills of St. Leo, Florida, you will find the Benedictine Sisters of Florida. We are consecrated religious women and are hosting a very special event for Women 50 Something.  Please see flyer attached here If you are free to consider a religious vocation, be… Read More

Holy Hour for Vocations

Our next Holy Hour for Vocations will be on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle.  Fr. Carl Melchior will preside at this Holy Hour. The September Holy Hour is on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Thank you to the Serra Club for continuing to host our monthly Holy Hours for Vocations…. 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. Friday-Sunday, November 10-12, 2017, St. John Vianney College Seminary Vocation Awareness Weekend Saturday, February 3, 2018, 8am-2:00 pm, Bethany Center Annual Vocation Promotion Workshop Tuesday-Wednesday, February 20-21, 2018, Higgins Hall, St…. 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