PASTORAL BULLETIN — VOL. 33: NO. 15 ~ April 16, 2018
Announcements for Parish Bulletins
ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD
Bishop Gregory Parkes will ordain Deacons Kyle Bell, Louis Turcotte and Timothy Williford to the priesthood on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, St. Petersburg.
All are invited to attend the ordination and reception immediately following in the Parish Center.For additional information and photos of the three deacons to be ordained, please click here.
CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH
April is national Child Abuse Prevention Month. It is most appropriate that Child Abuse Prevention Month is held during the Easter season. There is no better season than Easter to celebrate the protection of our most valuable gift from God—our children. For information on how you can become more informed and involved in keeping our children safe, please call: Michael Craig, Safe Environment Program Manager at (727) 344-1611, ext. 5377.
SAVE THE DATE FAMILY FAITH FEST – Bulletin Announcements & Ads
Save the Date for the Family Faith Fest on October 27, 2018
Mark your calendar now to join Bishop Gregory Parkes for the Family Faith Fest at Al Lopez Park in Tampa on October 27, 2018. To celebrate our 50-year anniversary, the Diocese of St. Petersburg is offering a music and faith festival that includes Confession, Eucharistic Adoration, and the celebration of Mass. Two stages will feature live music and entertainment. This is a free event, open to all. www.FamilyFaithFest.org.
From the Office of Life, Justice and Advocacy Ministry
Courage is a group of Catholics who experience same-sex attractions and who are committed to helping one another to live chaste lives marked by prayer, fellowship and mutual support. Our members are guided by caring priest chaplains who offer reconciliation and direction for the spiritual life. The confidential meetings take place in our diocese. This support ministry is sponsored by our diocese. Contact: Email firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about Courage International and view resources please go to www.couragerc.org
PARISHES AND ORGANIZATIONS
ST. PETERSBURG DIOCESAN COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY CONVENTION
Join us for our Fiftieth Anniversary Convention Thursday, May 17th, through Sunday, May 20, 2018, at the Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore. Highlights include Key Note Speaker Salesian Fr. Steve Ryan, Bishop’s Mass and Brunch. The SPDCCW acts through its members to support, empower, and educate all Catholic women in spirituality, leadership and service. For more information please call Coleen Ward, Registration Chairman at 813-997-1045 or visit us at www.spdccw.org.
HOLY AND HUMOROUS
On Monday, April 30 at 7:00 pm, John Bell of the Iona Community, will visit Higgins Hall (St. Lawrence Church) in Tampa to present a light-hearted presentation on the hidden humor in holy scriptures.
John Bell is an ordained minister of the Church of Scotland, a challenging homilist, a hymn writer and musician in great demand throughout the world. Though he is a frequent visitor to America this is a rare opportunity to hear him in Florida.
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO SERVE THROUGH “CATHOLIC VOLUNTEERS IN FLORIDA” (CVIF) (Logo)
Are you considering your career path and trying to figure what to do next? How about spending a year strengthening your professional skills and spiritual life while serving communities in need in Florida or the Dominican Republic?
CVIF is now accepting applications for the 2018-19 service year. We provide volunteers with free housing, health insurance and even a monthly stipend for living expenses during one service year. Submit an application and “become who you are” today by visiting www.cvif.org or call us at 407-426-7771. Application deadline is May 1, 2018.
PILGRIMAGES AROUND THE DIOCESE
The pilgrimages are posted in the Diocesan website under Pilgrimages–bottom of Home page under FAQ or by following this link: https://www.dosp.org/pastoralbulletin/pilgrimages/.