Did You Know?
Assistance Ministry Helps Abuse Victims
Did you know that outreach to victims of sexual abuse is one of the ministries offered by the Diocese of St. Petersburg? The diocesan Victim Assistance Minister provides assistance towards healing by means of therapy, spiritual direction, and mutual support groups.
If now, or at any time in the past, a priest, deacon, or other person representing the Church has sexually abused you, you are urged to contact John Lambert, LCSW, Victim Assistance Minister at (866) 407-4505.
For particular help you may also call: Michael Craig, Safe Environment Program Manager at (727) 344-1611, ext. 5377.
Attention Faith Formation & Parish Leaders: FORMED Webinars Offered!
We are pleased to announce that all parishes in the Diocese of St Petersburg that do not presently have a FORMED subscription may register to participate in a special grant opportunity to reduce the cost of a one-year subscription by as much as much as $400. This grant was donated by an Augustine Institute Benefactor. As an added benefit, any parish that currently has a FORMED subscription is eligible for a 10% discount on their renewal that occurs between April 1, 2021 and March 31, 2023. Details of our special arrangement with the Augustine Institute will be announced during two special webinars.
For parishes that do not have FORMED, a webinar to acquaint them with the opportunity and the resources available on FORMED will be offered on February 24, 2022. A separate webinar for currently subscribed FORMED parishes will offer the opportunity to receive guidance in increasing the benefits and fruit from your use of FORMED. Information on registering for the webinars may be found at this link: https://www.dosp.org/formed-webinars-for-ministry-leaders/.
USF Listening Sessions for Students, Alumni and Faculty
The Catholic Student Center at USF is inviting you to stop by the Marshall Student Center to share your thoughts on faith. Specifically, they want to know what breaks your heart about the Catholic Church and what brings you hope about the Catholic Church. Stop by and let your voice be heard!
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Marshall Student Center, Hillsborough Room
Friday, February 18, 2022 | 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Marshall Student Center, Ballroom
For additional details, contact the Catholic Student Center at (813) 988-3727 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARISHES AND ORGANIZATIONS
Saint Leo University’s Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies Hosting March 3 Panel Discussion on ‘-Isms’
As the number of dangerous “isms” continue in the United States, there is an increased awareness of how closely these forces are interrelated. Saint Leo University’s Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies will host “Theological Perspectives on Nationalism, Antisemitism, and Racism in the U.S. Today,” on March 3, 2022 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., via Zoom. This free program is co-sponsored by Congregation Kol Ami, Tampa Jewish Community Centers & Federation, and St. Timothy Catholic Church in Lutz.
Women’s Day of Prayer: “Unity and the Power of Prayer”
Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers will host a Women’s Day of Prayer webinar on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at 11:00 AM ET.
The program will open with a brief prayer service with a reflection from Fr. Leo Shea, M.M., followed by a talk by Keynote speaker Deirdre Cornell, Maryknoll magazine Associate Editor and Orbis Book author. Ms. Cornell will speak on the Virgin Mary’s universality within the Christian community and beyond. Attendees will have an opportunity to share prayer intentions at the close of the program.
This is a free webinar, and women of all faiths are welcome. The event is being sponsored by Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers’ Community Outreach Program. Registration is required and can be completed by visiting https://MaryknollSociety.org/Womens-Day-of-Prayer. Additional information can be obtained by call 914 941-7590.
Blessed Sacrament Catholic School Carnival
All are invited to attend Blessed Sacrament’s 46th Annual Carnival (11501 66th Ave. N. Seminole 33772) from February 25 through February 27, 2022.
Feb. 25, 3-11pm | Feb. 26, 12-11pm | Feb. 27, 12-7pm
Rides, food, BINGO, games, entertainment, vendors, raffles, and more!
For more information contact the school at (727) 391-4060 or visit https://www.facebook.com/BSCScarnival.
Promotional Flyer at this link: Carnival Flyer (https://www.dosp.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Carnival-Flyer-2022.pdf).
Tampa Magnificat Retreat
You are cordially invited to the Tampa Magnificat 2022 Spring Retreat: Lessons in Love from St. Therese of Lisieux. Take a day away from the busyness and join Catholic singer/songwriter, Annie Karto at the beautiful Bethany Center for a day of prayer, fellowship and encouragement.
Saturday, March 12, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
$65.00 per person
Bethany Center, 18150 Bethany Center Dr., Lutz
Registration now open at this link: www.tampamagnificat.org/Retreats.
Registration will close on February 22, 2022. For questions on registration or more information on the retreat please contact Kat Cooper, email: email@example.com; by phone: 813-538-0981.
Our Lady of Good Counsel Camp in Floral City, FL is now hiring for summer 2022!
We currently accepting applications for the following positions:
Camp Healthcare Professional
June 12th – July 29th
-Good Counsel Camp is currently looking for a licensed healthcare professional with certification in CPR and first aid to live and work in the camp infirmary during the summer of 2022.
-The ideal candidate would live and work at camp for at least 3 of our 7 weeks of camp program.
-All applicants must have a certification in CPR and first aid, be able to pass a level II background check and complete the safe environment training provided by the Diocese of St. Petersburg.
Summer Camp Counselors
June 4th – July 29th, 2022
-Our Lady of Good Counsel Camp is currently looking for young adults to live and work at camp during the 2022 summer season.
-Ideal candidates would love working with children and being outdoors, they feel a strong call to God and are confident in discussing their faith, are fun and outgoing but also responsible and understand that the safety of our campers is their top priority.
-All counselors must be 17 years old or older, pass a level II background check and complete the safe environment training provided by the Diocese of St. Petersburg.
PILGRIMAGES AROUND THE DIOCESE
After a long absence due to the pandemic, the Pastoral Bulletin is once again including information on parish pilgrimages. If your parish is offering a pilgrimage within the coming months, we invite you to share this information with the Pastoral Bulletin: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: https://www.dosp.org/pastoralbulletin/pilgrimages/.