Announcements ~ April 2, 2024

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Did You Know? April is 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.

Parish Content April
The Office of Communications has created a webpage for parishes in the Diocese of St. Petersburg to find free and shareable content that helps to evangelize, inspire, and unite our community.  Click here to view parish content for April.


Enroll Today at Camp Mary Help 
Camp Mary Help located on the campus of Mary Help of Christians Center, in Tampa helps young people to discover faith and fun! Campers enjoy new and challenging activities throughout our 140-acre campus which includes: a barn, a lake for water activities, an Olympic sized pool, and athletic fields for various adventures. Our campers learn to play fair, pray more, and make new friends.

Mary Help of Christians Center is located at 6400 East Chelsea Street, Tampa. Learn more and register at

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Saint Leo University to Host Eucharistic Encounter: Lessons from ‘The Theology of the Body’

Saint Leo University will host Eucharistic Encounter: Lessons from “The Theology of the Body” on April 11th.  Following exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Dr. Thomas Humphries, professor of theology, will present a reflection on St. John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body” as the foundation for a deeper Eucharistic spirituality. The community is invited to attend, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, April 11th, in the Upper Chapel of the Saint Leo Abbey Church.  Parking is available in campus lots, 33701 County Road 52, St. Leo, FL. Participants are invited to arrive a few minutes early so as to settle into prayer.  For more information, email

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Support Saint Leo University Athletics at Casino Night on April 20th
Join the Saint Leo University Athletics Department for a casino night fundraiser, 6:30–9:30 p.m., Saturday, April 20th, at the University’s Wellness Center. Guests must be 21 or older. Tickets are $70 and include playing chips, hors d’oeuvres, and two drink tickets for beer or wine. Additional beverages are available at a cash bar. VIP tables for eight may be reserved for $600. Guests are invited to “dress to impress” in cocktail attire and enjoy an evening of dancing with a live DJ.

The casino night fundraiser will include exciting games, a raffle, and silent auction. Purchase tickets at For information, email The university is located at 33701 County Road 52, St. Leo, FL.

New Questions, New Findings from the Recently Opened Archives of Pope Pius XII
Tuesday, April 16, 2024
7 – 8:30 p.m. I Online Event
Dr. Robert Ventresca will discuss the Vatican’s newly opened Holocaust-era archives, examining the role of Catholic institutions, individuals, and the Vatican, in various forms of rescue during the Holocaust. New findings show that history is complex, and we must consider the social, geographical, and institutional factors that influenced the moral choices of Catholic leaders and laypersons at this time.  A question and answer session will follow.  This event is open and free to the public.

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13th Annual Ave Maria University Marian Eucharistic Conference
May 10-12, 2024

All are invited to the 13th Annual Ave Maria University Marian Eucharistic Conference, “My Soul Proclaims the Greatness of Our Lord” from May 10 through May 12, 2024.  The event includes guest speakers and live music.  The cost is $190 per person, which includes lodging, meals, and a conference fee for the weekend on the beautiful campus of Ave Maria University.  For more information about our speakers or to register for this event visit: or call 239- 348-4725, or by email:

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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.