Announcements ~ December 16, 2019

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The joyous celebration of the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg will be live-streamed starting at 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24, 2019. To view on your computer, mobile device or smart TV, visit
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Follow Bishop Gregory Parkes on Social Media
Bishop Parkes is a regular on social media because he wants to share his ministry with you! By following Bishop Parkes you can see photos of the many parishes and schools he visits throughout the year.   Plus, you can learn more about your faith and the Catholic Church in West Central Florida. Follow @BishopParkes on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Catholic Foundation Gala ~ Join us in Bringing Ministry to Life!
Don’t miss our Stellar 2020 Catholic Foundation Gala, with an “out of this world” keynote speaker. Please mark your calendars for February 1st at the Hilton Downtown Tampa!   You can make an investment dedicated to the needs identified through Courageously Living the Gospel.  
Click here for Sponsorship and Ticket Information or call 727-374-0220 for more details.

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Multicultural Ministries and Office of Marriage and Family Life

3a Conferencia Anual Hispana para Hombres “ABRAMOS NUESTROS CORAZONES”
Presentada por la Diócesis de St. Petersburg y Suncoast Catholic Ministries.  Sábado, 18 de abril, 2020 en el salón social, Nativity Catholic Church, Brandon. Conferenciantes invitados: Padre Domingo Rodríguez y el Sr. Javier Maldonado. Santa Misa oficiada por el Obispo Gregory L. Parkes.
Boletos incluyen almuerzo y estacionamiento. Venta de boletos anticipada hasta el 31 de diciembre con precio especial de $30 por boleto individual y combo de padre/hijo es $20 cada uno. Para obtener boletos y más información visita:
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3rd Annual Hispanic Men’s Conference “OPEN WIDE OUR HEARTS”
Presented by the Diocese of St. Petersburg and Suncoast Catholic Ministries.  Saturday, April 18, 2020, social hall, Nativity Catholic Church, Brandon.
Guest Speakers: Rev. Domingo Rodríguez and Mr. Javier Maldonado. Holy Mass presided by Bishop Gregory L. Parkes.
Advance discounted tickets through December 31 include lunch and parking at a cost of $30 per individual ticket and $20 per ticket for father and son attending together. To buy tickets and obtain more information, visit:
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Going through divorce? Already divorced?
This powerful 12-week program is designed to guide you to encounter Christ – with all of his love, mercy and healing power in a deeply personal way.
Surviving Divorce was created to move past the pain of one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. Surviving Divorce leaders have been through divorce themselves and are examples of the healing and restoration that can occur after the breakup of a marriage.
Surviving Divorce healing ministry is open to ALL, regardless of faith or length of your separation or divorce.

A new program begins February 6, 2020 at St. Timothy Catholic Church, 17512 Lakeshore Road in Lutz.  We will meet on Thursdays from 7 – 9 PM.
Cost:  $30 which includes materials. You can register online at

For more information, please contact Gina Gawienczuk at

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REBOOT! with Chris Stefanick
Dynamic speaker and author Chris Stefanick will present REBOOT! at Christ the King Praish,  821 S. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 7 pm. From prayer and spirituality, to work, dating, marriage, health and more! No part of your life will be left untouched. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear one of the most sought after voices of our time, offering practical insight into living the life God has created for you! Age 12+. Tickets $25/person, purchase at this link.
For more information, please contact Marc Peden, 813.421.4778.

Saint Mary, Our Lady of Grace Winter Concert Series 2020 and 100th anniversary
MAGNIFICAT by John Rutter, featuring the Voices of Grace
Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Come celebrate the conclusion of the Christmas season and the 100th anniversary of the parish of Saint Mary, Our Lady of Grace Parish, 515 4th Street South in St. Petersburg, with a presentation of the beloved MAGNIFICAT by renowned compose John Rutter on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 3:00 pm.

This one-hour concert features the VOICES OF GRACE of Saint Mary’s along with local symphony musicians and soloists, and is free and open to all.  A free-will offering will be taken to defray costs.  For more information, please call 727-896-2191 ext. 208 or go to

Night of Praise and Adoration
All are invited to the Night of Praise and Adoration on January 11, 2020! There will be  praise and worship, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Prayer Ministry. The night will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 4520 S. Manhattan Avenue in Tampa at 7 pm. 

For more information contact Monica Bonfe Erickson 813-368-3866 or visit freedomtoworshiptampa on Instagram or Freedom to Worship on Facebook.
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The pilgrimages are posted in the Diocesan website under the Pastoral Bulletin page at this  link: