Announcements ~ April 4, 2022

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Healing Mass for Survivors of Abuse, Saturday, April 23, 2022
Bishop Parkes will celebrate a Mass of Healing for those who seek spiritual healing from abuse in all forms, including sexual, spiritual, physical or emotional, and those who wish to pray for victims/survivors of abuse, their family and friends. The Mass will be held on Saturday, April 23, 11:00 a.m., at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, St. Petersburg.  The community is invited to participate.

Opportunities for prayer with a priest or conversation with our Victim Assistance Coordinator, Mr. John Lambert, L.C.S.W., will be available following the Mass.

The Mass of Healing for Survivors of Abuse will be livestreamed at:

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From the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry 

Camp Mary Help
Camp Mary Help is a distinctly Catholic camp that is rooted in faith and provides children with an enjoyable amount of summer fun! Camp Mary Help is open for seven weeks and is designed for children ages 5 to 15, with age-appropriate schedules and activities tailored for each group. Campers enjoy days filled with various water activities, nature exploration, sports, cooking, and much more!

Camp Mary Help provides campers with daily Faith Formation, which comes alive through daily Mass and faith-filled activities and challenges. The backdrop for Camp Mary Help is the 140-acre campus of Mary Help of Christians Center, located in Tampa. Join us this summer as faith and fun come together! More information at this link

Brochure at this link:
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Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Creating on the Margins Art Contest
The Office of Life, Justice and Advocacy is pleased to announce the local winner of our 2021/22 Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Creating on the Margins Art Contest. Our Diocesan winner is Catherine Murphy, an 8th grade student from St. Stephen Catholic School. Catherine’s drawing has been sent to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for national judging. Thank you to Catherine and to St. Stephen Catholic School for their annual participation in this contest.

4a Conferencia Anual Hispana para Hombres “EL AMOR EN LA FAMILIA COMO EXPRESIÓN DE DIOS”
Presentada por la Diócesis de St. Petersburg y Suncoast Catholic Ministries.  El evento será el sábado 23 de abril, 2022, de 7:30 a.m. a 3:00 p.m., en el salón social de Nativity Catholic Church, 705 E. Brandon Blvd., Brandon, FL. Conferenciantes invitados: el P. Mario Castañeda, el P. Chuck Dornquast y el Sr. Wilson Tamayo. La santa Misa será presidida por el P. Chuck Dornquast. Los boletos incluyen el almuerzo. Boletos individuales: $35. Combo de padre/hijo: $20 cada uno. En la puerta (si quedaran): $40. El cupo es limitado a fin de cumplir con los requisitos establecidos para minimizar el contagio del COVID-19. Para obtener boletos y más información visita:

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4th Annual Hispanic Men’s Conference “LOVE IN THE FAMILY AS AN EXPRESSION OF GOD”
Presented by the Diocese of St. Petersburg and Suncoast Catholic Ministries.  The event will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Social Hall of Nativity Catholic Church, 705 E. Brandon Blvd., Brandon, FL. Guest Speakers are Fr. Mario Castañeda, Fr. Chuck Dornquast and Mr. Wilson Tamayo. The Holy Mass will be presided by Fr. Chuck Dornquast. Cost is $35 per individual ticket, and $20 per ticket for father and son attending together. Cost at the door (if tickets still available) is $40.  Capacity is limited to follow guidelines to minimize the spread of COVID-19. To buy tickets and for more information, visit:


The Relics of St. Bernadette Visit the U.S. for First Time
From April to August 2022, the relics of Saint Bernadette will bring the grace of Lourdes to parishes across the country. Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 750 San Salvador Drive, in Dunedin, will be hosting the Relics from April 23-25 and is the third stop on the U.S. tour, after the Relics arrive in Miami! The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes is organizing the pilgrimage of the relics in partnership with the USCCB, North American Volunteers, Hospitalité of Miami, and the Order of Malta.

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Inspiration Message on Healing
Sr. Briege McKena, OSC, will be sharing her inspirational message of healing at the 24th Annual St Petersburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women’s Convention on Friday, May 13, 2022, at 10:30 am. For more information call 813-453-4439 or e-mail


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: