Announcements ~ February 10, 2020
Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers (BICM) Workshops
Presented by the Multicultural Ministry and Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute offices of the Diocese of St. Petersburg. BICM is an initiative from the USCCB Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church designed to introduce ministry leaders to a basic awareness and proficiency in the area of intercultural competency. The BICM workshops will equip missionary disciples from parishes and diocesan ministries to COURAGEOUSLY LIVE THE GOSPEL when sharing their faith by Proclaiming, Inviting and Encountering Jesus Christ while engaging with people of all ages, national and cultural backgrounds. Cost of $10.00 includes continental breakfast.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 – Our Lady Queen of Peace, 5340 High Street, New Port Richey, FL 34652.
Register at: https://s.dosp.org/BICM-3-24-20. (Flyer, Social Media)
Saturday, March 28, 2020 – St. Joseph, 3012 Cherry Street, Tampa, FL 33680.
Register at: https://s.dosp.org/BICM-3-28-20. (Flyer, Social Media)
Spring 2020 Stewardship Workshop Series – Workshop 2 Announced!
Workshop 2, titled Why Stewardship And Hospitality Are The Keys To Transforming Your Parish, will focus on intentional hospitality and stewardship planning for the growth of our parishes, and how they relate to Discipleship and Evangelization. This event will take place on March 4th at Espiritu Santo Catholic Church in the Parish Hall, located at 2405 Philippe Parkway, Safety Harbor, Florida.
For more information and to register online please follow this link at this link: https://www.dosp.org/spring-2020-stewardship-workshop-series-2-of-3-announced/ or call the Office of Stewardship and Development at 727-344-1611.
Join us on March 4th to explore hospitality brings us closer to living our lives as everyday stewards!
SEND US YOUR ASH WEDNESDAY PHOTOS
Ash Wednesday is “the day when a smudge on the forehead, for those who understand it, means I’ll try to do better. I’ll do what Lent asks: more prayer, more sacrifice, more almsgiving” – Sr. Mary Ann Walsh, RSM. Share you Ash Wednesday photos with us as we begin Lent! We will be adding these photos to a special online photo album. Email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or publicly post them to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #DOSPashtag. Please note that in order to post any photos of minors, we must have parental/guardian permission.
SEND US YOUR LENTEN PHOTOS
We are looking for photos that show how you and your parish are journeying through this Lenten season. Possible photos to submit might be from your parish’s mission, Stations of the Cross, fish fry, or other Lenten events. Photos of no-meat meals on Friday are welcome as well! We will be adding these photos to a special online photo album as they are received throughout Lent. Email your photos to email@example.com or publicly post them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #DOSPLent. Please note that in order to post any photos of minors, we must have parental/guardian permission.
SEND US YOUR SACRED TRIDUUM AND EASTER SUNDAY PHOTOS
We are looking for photos that show how your parish celebrated the Sacred Triduum and Easter Sunday. Possible photos to submit might be from your parish’s Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, from reenacting the Living Stations, photos from the Easter Vigil Mass, or from the Easter Sunday Mass. Email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or publicly post them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #DOSPEaster and #DOSPTriduum. Please note that in order to post photos of any minors, we must have parental/guardian permission.
PARISHES AND ORGANIZATIONS
Women’s Retreat: Her Name is Judith
February 22, 2020
Saint Justin Martyr Parish, 10851 Ridge Rd., Seminole, FL 33778
The 9th Annual Parish Women’s Retreat is set for Saturday, February 22nd in the Parish Fellowship Hall from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. The event is open to all women and their women friends. The theme of the event “Her Name is Judith, Instrument of the Lord”.
The facilitator and speaker of the retreat is Dr. Charmaine Carter, RCIA Director, for the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, St. Petersburg and a leader of retreats in the area since 2019. Dr. Carter practiced medicine in St. Petersburg as a primary care physician until her retirement in 2019. She has a Master’s degree in Theology and certificates of Bible Study and Liturgy.
You can register on the parish Facebook page or by calling Bob Metz at 727-397-3312 or by the following link: https://sjmwomensretreat.app.rsvpify.com/.
Flyer at this link: https://bit.ly/2Sg8NAe.
Emmaus Women’s Retreat
Sponsored by Espiritu Santo & St. Catherine of Siena
February 28 – March 1, 2020
Are you ready for a walk of Spiritual Renewal! Then Emmaus is for you. A weekend retreat program for women seeking to grow in their relationship with Christ, regardless of their present level of faith and practice. The purpose of the weekend is to give women an opportunity to reflect upon themselves and their relationship with God and their community away from everyday stressors. Held at Franscian Center in Tampa. $195 double (pp) $240 single occupancy. Hurry space is limited!
For information, please contact Shirl Mederlet, 727-831-1451 or email@example.com. For application go to https://bit.ly/WomensEmmaus6.
Faith & Ale for Men AND Women!
Men AND women are invited to a special Faith & Ale! Best-selling author Dr. Michael Foley (Baylor U) will present “Drinking with the Saints.” Two craft beers have been brewed to mark the occasion; regular beer and wine selection also served. Dinner included! Join us Thursday, February 20, 6 to 8pm at CTK’s McLoughlin Center (821 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa). Cost is $15 with registration at www.faithandaletb.org or $20 at the door.
Saint Mary, Our Lady of Grace Winter Concert Series 2020 and 100th anniversary
“OPERA for ALL!” presented by the St. Petersburg Opera Company
Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 3:00 pm
The 10th annual Winter Concert Series at Saint Mary, Our Lady of Grace parish concludes with favorite singers from the St. Petersburg Opera Company, under the direction of Maestro Mark Sforzini. “Opera for All” features beloved pieces from classic operas, and will be a masterful conclusion to the 10th annual concert series.
This one-hour concert is FREE and open to all. In addition, a free tour of the church will be offered at the conclusion of the concert, in celebration of the Centennial Year of this historic parish.
A free-will offering will be taken to defray costs. The church is located at 515 4th Street South in St. Pete, FL 33701. For more information, please call 727-896-2191 ext. 208 or go to www.stmaryolg.org.
PILGRIMAGES AROUND THE DIOCESE
The pilgrimages are posted in the Diocesan website under the Pastoral Bulletin page at this link.