Announcementes ~ October 29, 2018

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Family Faith Fest – A Historic Day to Remember
The first-ever Family Faith Fest on October 27, 2018 with over 10,000 participants was an opportunity to celebrate the diocesan golden anniversary as one Family of God. It was also a day of great music, games, exhibits and cultural experiences. Most importantly, the Fest was a moment to encounter our Lord Jesus Christ in a powerful way. To view photos, videos and articles about this historic day in our diocesan history, visit   Also, the Fest Planning Committee is grateful to all the volunteers, sponsors, and participants who made this day truly blessed!

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Did You Know? Preventing Child Abuse Is Everyone’s Responsibility
It is every adult’s moral responsibility to protect possible victims by reporting the suspected abuse or neglect to the responsible authorities. Sexual abuse of minors is a pervasive societal problem, and only concerted and sustained efforts by all adults in every segment of society can help to protect children and youth.

To report suspected or actual child abuse, call 911 for a Law Enforcement official, or contact the Florida Abuse Registry Hotline (Department of Children and Families) at (800) 962-2873.

For particular help you may call: Michael Craig, Safe Environment Program Manager at (727) 344-1611, ext. 5377.

First Diocesan African Mass
We are pleased to announce the celebration of the first Diocesan African Mass on November 4, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church.  Come and experience the celebration of the Catholic liturgy in African ethnic languages and cultures.  For more information, please contact Celina Okpaleke at 941-730-9765.  Flyer at this link.


A Free Advent Event For Everyone!
Location: St. Jerome Parish, 10895 Hamlin Blvd., ?Largo 33774 (at the Parish Center, doors open at 5:30 pm)

An evening of fun:  crafts, faith sharing, praise & worship and adoration.  Registration for Dinner of Pasta, Salad & Dessert require by November 21, 2018.  Reserve your place now by:  turning in the bottom portion of the flyer included below, calling the parish office at 727-595-4610,  or registering online at


An Invitation for Everyone:  Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe ~
St. Jerome Parish, 10895 Hamlin Blvd., ?Largo 33774

Join us to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of all the Americas & Honored Virgin Queen of Mexico on Sunday, December 9, 2018.

We will have:  Procession & Holy Rosary, Mariachis/Dancers and Mass followed by refreshments and Mexican folklore at the parish center. Requires registration.   Register by turning in the bottom portion of the flier included below to the  church or calling the parish office at 727-595-4610 or online at this link by December 3, 2018.

We encourage everyone to bring a rose to Our Lady of Guadalupe.


Una Invitación para todas las Comunidades:  Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe ~ St. Jerome Parish, 10895 Hamlin Blvd., ?Largo 33774

Venga a celebrar la Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Patrona de todas las Américas y Honorable Virgen Reina de Méjico el domingo, 9 de Diciembre de 2018.   Tendremos una procesión y Santo Rosario, mariachis / bailarines y la Santa Misa seguida por una recepcion en el salón parroquial.  Se requiere registración.  Por favor responda devolviendo la parte inferior del anuncio abajo incluido a la iglesia o registrese en el enlace de internet antes del 3 de diciembre de 2018.

Todos pueden traer una rosa para la Virgen de Guadalupe.


St. John Vianney Parish Mission hosted by Gus Lloyd
All are invited to St. John Vianney Catholic Church, (445 82nd Ave., St. Pete Beach) to join Gus Lloyd for our Parish Mission.  Dates are Monday thru Wednesday, November 12-14, 7 pm to 8 pm in the Church.  Gus is a national radio host on Sirius XM’s 129, The Catholic Channel, author, speaker, and evangelist. The theme of the mission is Loving, Learning, and Living Your Faith. Invite your family and friends!  Childcare is available by calling our parish office at 727-360-1147, ext. 233.

St. Thomas Aquinas Fall Festival
8320 Old CR 54, New Port Richey, FL 34653
Save the Dates: November 2nd-4th. Our Fall Festival is fast approaching! Lots of family fun and entertainment under the big top, inflatables, carnival games, raffles and food trucks!
Friday, November 2nd – 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday, November 3rd – 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday, November 4th – Noon – 4:00 pm (FREE Gospel choir concert and a pay in advance champagne brunch only!)Visit:  for more information.

Ignatian Spirituality, Deepen your prayer life through the Teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola

Presented by Fr. Arthur Proulx, Rector of the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, St. Petersburg, on November 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Nicodemus Room.

Event Location: Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 2348 Collier Pkwy., Land O’ Lakes, 34639

 For questions, please contact Kathy Desanto, 813 545-1995.


3rd Annual Tampa Bay SVDp Cares Pizza Palooza
A pizza party to benefit those in poverty sponsored by St. Vincent de Paul Cares.

Tampa Bay’s finest pizza establishments are donating their time and talent to present you with their tastiest pizzas!  We will have:  Cash Bar • Silent Auction •  Corn Hole Tournament and much more.  Please join us on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Cage Brewing,  2001 1st Ave S., St. Pete, from 1-4 PM.

Tickets: $15 per person. Includes two pizza slices, additional pizza slices available at $3.  Children under 5 FREE!  Buy your tickets online at or call 727-954-7969. All proceeds go to help end homelessness in the Tampa Bay Area.  (Flyer)

Day of Healing with Sr. McKenna
You are invited by The Marian Servants of Our Lady Of Divine Providence House of Prayer® to join us on Saturday, November 17th from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. as we host Sister Briege McKenna O.S.C. for her “Day Of Healing” talk.   Please come and help welcome Sister Briege in what will be a spirit and joy filled day.

A Vigil Mass to be celebrated.  The talk will take place at the House of Prayer at 711 South Bayview Avenue, Clearwater, Florida, 33759. Seating is limited so please register at today.  The cost is $40 per person and is non-refundable.  Bring your lunch. Drinks will be provided.  Registration deadline is November 15, 2018.  Please email to for questions or call (727) 797-7412.

“Setting Captives Free” – Personal Reflections on Ignatian Discernment of Spirits by Fr. Tim Gallagher

You are invited by the Marian Servants of Our Lady of Divine Providence House of Prayer® to join us on Wednesday, December 5th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. as we host Father Timothy Gallagher O.M.V. for his seminar sharing his new book “Setting Captives Free” – Personal Reflections on Ignatian Discernment of Spirits.

EWTN will be doing a live filming on this day, at the House of Prayer, 711 South Bayview Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33759.  Seating is limited to 50 so please register promptly to  The cost is $30 per person.  Bring your lunch and drinks will be provided.   Please email for questions or call (727) 797-7412.

Saint Leo University Hosting Open House on November 10, 2018
Saint Leo University will host two open houses this fall. Students of all ages may attend with their families, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, November 10, 2018.

Visitors may tour campus at 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo, FL 33574. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Register at  For assistance with registration, email: or call (352) 588-8283.

The pilgrimages are posted in the Diocesan website under Pilgrimages–bottom of the homepage under FAQ or by following this link: