Announcements ~ April 3, 2023

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Join Us for the 2023 Marian Congress on Saturday, May 13, 2023
Bishop Gregory Parkes invites you to the fifth annual Diocese of St. Petersburg Marian Congress to be held at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle (5815 5th Avenue N., St. Petersburg).  The theme this year is ‘Mary and the Eucharist.”  The Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith and we encounter the risen Christ each time we receive our Lord in Holy Communion.  Our Blessed Mother has a special role in leading us to her son Jesus in the Eucharist.  This day of joy, renewal and prayer will include dynamic speakers, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, a multicultural Rosary and Mass with Bishop Gregory Parkes.  The date to begin your preparation for consecration is Monday, April 10th.  Visit to learn more.

2023 Promotional Materials (English and Spanish).

Office of Vocations

Discernment Opportunity, Consider the Call
The Benedictine Sisters of Florida are welcoming single women who are practicing Roman Catholics to spend some time with us to learn more about religious life. You will have the opportunity to worship with us, pray with us, relax with us. You will also be welcome to participate in our ministries and learn about the Benedictine charism.

Holy Name Monastery, our home, is located in Saint Leo, Florida, about a 40 minute drive north of Tampa on Interstate 75.

The time available is Holy Wek and the First Week of Easter (April 2-16, 2023).  You can stay for a few days, a week or longer.  To schedule a visit with us or to request further information, please email us at and/or visit our website at this link:


Eli’s Story and Catholic Reaction to the Holocaust
Thursday, April 27th, 7:00 –  8:30 pm
Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg FL
The CCJS and the Florida Holocaust Museum invite you to engage a panel of scholars who will discuss the story of Eli Rochelson and the question of Catholic reaction to the Holocaust and displaced persons after the Second World War. 

This CCJS and FHM program features a panel of distinguished scholars, including two of Eli Rochelson’s children, Dr. Meri-Jane Rochelson, and Dr. Burt Rochelson. They, along with the esteemed Holocaust scholar Fr. Kevin Spicer, will discuss how Eli’s story sheds important light on the Jewish experience of the Holocaust and Jewish displaced persons. 

More information at this link:


Parish Pilgrimages
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: