Remember the Past with Gratitude

The Diocese of St. Petersburg has a rich history that stretches back many centuries.  This short video shares the history of the Catholic Church in the Tampa Bay area through a historical timeline that covers many of the principal events of our history as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary with joy, hope, and gratitude.

Historical Timeline (PDF)

Historical Timeline (PowerPoint)

Read an in depth history of our diocese here.

Historical Timeline Banners

The 50th Anniversary History Committee has created 3 sets of Historical timeline banners that will be traveling around to different parishes/deaneries in the Diocese throughout our jubilee year. There is also one set currently on display in the Bishop Larkin Pastoral Center which can be used at diocesan events.  Deans who would like to reserve the banners for weekly rotation at parishes within their deaneries should contact Lisa Mobley at 727-344-1611, ext. 5383 or for further information. To view the banners, click here.