Announcements ~ April 20, 2020

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Protection from the Pandemic – Mary, Mother of God, Pray for Us
Bishop Gregory Parkes invites all to gather together via Livestream on Saturday, May 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for prayer and devotion in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary. As one Church, we will place our prayers before our Blessed Mother and ask her to intercede for us to Jesus Christ, our protector. During this time of the coronavirus pandemic, we need Mary’s intercession more than ever. (This virtual event replaces the original Marian Congress scheduled for May 2nd.)   Click here for details.

Fraudulent Social Media Activity
We have become aware that at least one person was contacted by someone using Instagram pretending to be Bishop Gregory Parkes. Please be advised that Bishop Parkes does not contact individuals on social media. If you become aware of any suspicious activity of this type, please report it to your social media provider and do not respond to the sender. The following are Bishop Parkes’ official social media accounts: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook.

For resources from our diocesan Communications Office on avoiding text message, email and social media scams, click here.

Virtual St. Andrew Dinner with Bishop Parkes
Young men, high school age and older are invited to attend a Virtual St. Andrew Dinner with Bishop Parkes and Fr. Chuck.  You can attend via Zoom on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 6:30 pm.

Please see flyer at this link and RSVP to Fr. Chuck at to receive the meeting link.

Abundance Holy Hour for Vocations via Livestream
The Lord works by means of Abundance. He promises life in abundance to His followers and provides work in Abundance for them. Please join Fr. Chuck Dornquast, the Director of Vocations on Wednesday, April 22nd at 7 pm via livestream as he celebrates a Holy Hour for Vocations from the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle.

Flyer available at this link.

Altar Server Certificates Distribution
Due to the safer at home order in place, the altar server certificates have not been delivered to the deans yet.  We plan to distribute them as soon as we can.

If you have any questions, please contact Heidi Varley in the Office of Vocations, (727) 345-3452 or

Safe Environment Program Office
Church Strengthens Efforts to Protect Children and Vulnerable Populations
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and we invite you to learn more about the safeguards in place in the Diocese of St. Petersburg to protect children and vulnerable populations.   Click here to learn more.

Also, please review this document with helpful information from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops: Ten Tips for Protecting Children and Offering Outreach to Victims/Survivors.

Share Images from Faith at Home
Take a selfie of how you are celebrating faith at home during the coronavirus. Use the hashtag #DOSPFaithAtHome or email pics to Are you viewing the Mass online, praying a rosary, reading about the saints, doing Catholic crafts? Show us how you are living #DOSPFaithAtHome. Please note that we must have release forms signed and on file with the Diocese or school for any photos of minors.