Announcements ~ April 15, 2024

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Youth Minister-Meet Up
The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry invites all those acting as youth ministers to a Youth Minister Meet-Up on April 23rd at 2:00 p.m. at St. Catherine of Sienna Youth Room,  1955 S. Belcher Rd., Clearwater.   This event will consist of a short reflection on planning for effective youth ministry at any group size, followed by time for youth ministers to network, brainstorm, and find areas of collaboration for their upcoming ministerial year.  This event is free of charge.

For more information/registration please contact Melissa Mulson:

Resonate: Youth Minister Retreat
The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry invites all those acting as youth ministers to register for our two day, one-night, youth minister retreat.  Our retreat will be held Monday, May 20th– Tuesday, May 21st  at Our Lady of Good Counsel Camp, 8888 E.  Gobbler Dr., Floral City.  Our retreat will focus on listening to the voice of God.  Cost is $100 per participant and includes lodging and meals.

For more information/registration please contact Melissa Mulson:


Natural Family Planning Introductory Sessions
St Gianna’s Center for Women’s Health & FertilityCare is offering FREE Introductory Sessions to the Creighton Model FertilityCare System.  This Natural Family Planning approach to women’s reproductive healthcare is safe from side effects, life-affirming, cost effective and clinically proven. Webinars are conducted on the 4th Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm.  This is a natural and moral alternative to hormonal birth control and IVF.  Visit to sign up today. Questions, contact Becky at 727-804-9928.

Eucharistic Healing Retreat
June 7-8, 2024
Elisheba House will be offering a Eucharistic Healing Retreat for adults, at the Hampton Inn, in Trinity, June 7-8, 2024. There will be Mass, inspirational talks, along with an opportunity for Reconciliation, reflection, and overnight Eucharistic Adoration. The cost of the retreat is $55 (not including room).  For further information and to register, visit

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2024 Nehemiah Action
April 30, 2024, 7:00 p.m.
Join us as we tackle the lack of affordable housing, unnecessary arrests for minor offenses, and water quality in Tampa Bay!  We will meet at First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg, 1900 Gandy Blvd., St Petersburg.

If you are interested in participate, please contact Loretta Rieman, Patty Biterlli, Marijon Reed, Jeanne Davison or April Birdsong at for more information or if you would like to carpool to the meeting with the St. Paul’s FAST Team.

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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
St. Raphael Catholic Church and School, 1376 Snell Isle Blvd NE in St. Petersburg, will be offering the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Level One Formation Course this summer beginning June 18th, 2024.  This course is designed to be a spiritual formation experience and instruction.  The catechists will participate in nearly 100 hours of formation and will prepare a special environment called the Atrium. Please join us in praying for those who are called to this ministry.

To learn more about the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level One Training, please contact Jesse Broadus at or by phone at (727) 821-7989 or you may also find information on the CGS USA website at

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If your parish is offering a pilgrimage within the coming months, we invite you to share this information with the Pastoral Bulletin:  This allows readers to view opportunities to participate in an upcoming pilgrimage.  The pilgrimages are posted in the Diocesan website under the Pastoral Bulletin page at this link.