Inspiration and Information from Bishop Gregory Parkes
Join Bishop Gregory Parkes for A View From The Top, a radio program that provides a candid and hopeful conversation on current events. A new episode can be heard on Friday, May 10 at 11:30 a.m. on Spirit FM 90.5. Also, you can subscribe to the bishop’s podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcast app. Search Bishop Gregory Parkes. Visit www.dosp.org/bishop/a-view-from-the-top for more information.
6th Annual Spirit FM Catholic Women’s Conference
Florida State Fairgrounds
Join Spirit FM, Fr. Larry Richards, Leah Darrow and Elizabeth Bunbury on Saturday, September 28, 2019 as women from throughout the Diocese of St. Petersburg and West Central Florida gather together at the Florida State Fairgrounds to celebrate faith, family, fellowship and to encourage each other to embrace their God-given beauty.
Over the past six years, the Spirit FM Catholic Women’s Conference has become one of the largest Catholic women’s conferences in the Southeast, selling out within weeks! For many family members, parish women’s groups and girlfriends it has become an annual tradition. So gather up your mom, your sisters, your daughters and friends and 1500 other faith-filled women for another incredible year!
Women’s Discernment Day Postponed
The Women’s Discernment Day that was scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2019 has been postponed. A new date will be scheduled for the fall. If you have any questions, please contact Heidi Varley in the Office of Vocations, (727) 345-3452 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Renew Your Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Making a consecration is an act of love, and love needs to be constantly renewed. Renewing your consecration means giving yourself again to Jesus in and through the Heart of Mary. Join others from around the Diocese of St. Petersburg on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. to renew your consecration during the Consecration Renewal Mass at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, 5815 5th Avenue N., St. Petersburg. To learn more, visit www.dosp.org/heartofmary.
Take Mary Into Your Heart and Home
All are invited to the Diocese of St. Petersburg Marian Congress that will focus on Taking Mary into Our Hearts and Homes. This day of fellowship, inspiration and prayer will be held on May 11, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, 5815 5th Avenue N., St. Petersburg. Hear from local, national and international speakers who have been transformed by the Heart of Mary. To learn more, visit www.dosp.org/heartofmary.
PARISHES AND ORGANIZATIONS
Faith & Ale
Men are invited to join others across the diocese for food, drink and fellowship at Faith & Ale! Don’t miss our gathering before summer, with special guests Msgr. David Toups & Deacon Connor Penn speaking on “Forming Priests of the Future.” Join us Thursday, May 16 from 6 to 8pm at Christ the King’s Mary Martha Center (717 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa). Cost is $15 with advance registration at www.faithandaletb.org or $20 at the door.
“Saving The One” Pro-Life Conference
On behalf of West Pasco Women’s Wellness and Pregnancy Center, St. Thomas Aquinas Church, New Port Richey, is hosting a pro-life conference with noted speaker and author Terry Beatley on Sat, May 11, 2019. In the early 1970s, Dr. Bernard Nathanson ran the largest abortion facility in the western hemisphere. In 1996 he repented and converted to Catholicism. In 2009, Dr. Nathanson, terminally ill, shared with Terry how he and Planned Parenthood duped America into accepting and legalizing abortion. Terry promised Dr. Nathanson she would teach the truth of how he deceived our nation with the lie that abortion is “women’s healthcare”. For more info and to register visit WPWWPC.com and select events; or call 727-846-9999.”
Summer Adventure – Good Counsel Camp, our Diocesan youth camp located in Floral City, Florida, is looking for counselors for this summer’s sessions. Do you enjoy working with children? Do you enjoy adventure and challenges? If so, working as a camp counselor may be for you. We are looking for young men and women who will be at least 17 years of age by this summer. For an application, contact Father James Johnson at 4301 W. Homosassa Trail, Lecanto, FL 34461, or call (352) 270-8831.
PILGRIMAGES AROUND THE DIOCESE
The pilgrimages are posted in the Diocesan website under Pilgrimages–bottom of the homepage under FAQ or by following this link: https://www.dosp.org/pastoralbulletin/pilgrimages/.