Announcements ~ April 27, 2020

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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.

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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.