Announcements ~ April 2, 2018

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PASTORAL BULLETIN — VOL. 33: NO. 13 ~  April 2, 2018

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Vocations Office
On Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. the Office of Vocations will host the annual Altar Server Appreciation Mass at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, 5815 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg.

All are welcome to attend. Priests who wish to concelebrate should indicate so by calling the Office of Vocations at (727) 345-3452. A reception in the Cathedral center will follow.

Office of the Bishop
The Diocese of St. Petersburg Will Be Consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on May 6

In an effort to lead all people closer to the Heart of Jesus, Bishop Gregory Parkes will consecrate the parishes, schools, charities, ministries and all people who live in the five counties of the Diocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. All are invited to the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle (5815 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg) on May 6 at 3 p.m. for a Holy Hour led by Bishop Parkes to take part in this special celebration during the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Diocese of St. Petersburg.

To consecrate means to dedicate or set aside for a sacred purpose. Mary’s life was set aside for the sole purpose of serving Jesus. By following her example, Catholics can completely give themselves to Christ in a powerful way and give their lives to Him in service and love.

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La Diócesis de St. Petersburg será consagrada al Inmaculado Corazón de María el 6 de mayo

En un esfuerzo por guiar a todo el pueblo más cerca del corazón de Jesús, el obispo Gregory Parkes ha anunciado que consagrará las parroquias, escuelas, organizaciones benéficas, ministerios y todas las personas que viven en los cinco condados de la diócesis al Inmaculado Corazón de María.  Consagrar significa dedicar o reservar para un propósito sagrado.  La vida de María fue reservada para el sólo propósito de servir a Jesús.  Siguiendo su ejemplo, los católicos pueden entregarse completamente a Cristo de forma poderosa y ofrecer sus vidas a él en servicio y amor.

Para participar en esta celebración especial del el 50º aniversario del establecimiento de la Diócesis de St. Petersburg, todos están invitados a la Catedral de St. Jude the Apostle (5815 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg) el 6 de mayo a las 3 p.m. para una Hora Santa dirigida por el Obispo Parkes.

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Pope Francis Grants Indulgence to the Faithful during the 50th Anniversary of the Diocese of St. Petersburg

As with many jubilee years, Pope Francis has instructed that a special plenary indulgence be available for the faithful throughout 2018 (January 1, 2018- December 31, 2018)  for the 50th Anniversary of the Diocese of St. Petersburg. The faithful who commit to a complete detachment of sin and follow certain steps may receive this indulgence. To learn more visit:

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Bishop Parkes is Developing a Mutually Shared Vision for the Diocese Of St. Petersburg

As a continuation of the listening sessions that Bishop Gregory Parkes conducted in 2017, he is currently working with a team to develop a mutually shared vision for the Diocese of St. Petersburg. The team is taking into account feedback that has been received from parishioners, staff, priests and religious, as well as insights from the National Convocation of Catholic Leaders that focused on missionary discipleship and the vision of Pope Francis shared in “The Joy of the Gospel.” The Catholic Leadership Institute is facilitating the process to develop a vision, which is expected to be completed by this summer. To learn more, visit


Please plan to join Spirit FM and over a 1000 of your closest girlfriends from throughout the Diocese of St. Petersburg for a day of faith,
friendship and food. That is right—food!  We have an amazing line-up of speakers to celebrate our 5th anniversary, including acclaimed chef,
Father Leo Patalinghug.  Tickets are on sale now at or call Danielle at 813.289.8040, ext. 231.


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