Announcements ~ February 4, 2019

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“A View From The Top with Bishop Gregory Parkes”
Join Bishop Gregory Parks for “A View From The Top,” a radio program that provides a candid and hopeful conversation on current events that affect our Church, our community and our country. A new episode can be heard on Friday, February 22 at 11:30 AM on Spirit FM 90.5 or streamed live on

Catholic Days at the Capitol:
Make the Trip and Make a Difference! March 26-27 (returning March 28).
This two-day event provides the opportunity to put into action our faith’s call to political responsibility and allows us to strengthen the presence of our Catholic values in the public square. We will also be joined by Bishop Parkes! Legislative briefing, office visits with elected officials, Red Mass and more. Visit
or contact Sabrina at; 727-344-1611. Deadline is March 12, 2019.  


Ecumenical Prayer Service
Christ the King Catholic Church and St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church invite everyone to their Ecumenical Prayer Service, to pray together for the healing of our nation through unity and compassion. This year’s service will take place on Tuesday, February 19 at 6:30 pm at Christ the King, 821 S. Dale Mabry, Tampa. A combined choir from both churches will join together to sing.  A reception will follow. All are welcome!

Faith & Ale
This month, men AND women are invited to join others across the diocese for food, drink and fellowship at Faith & Ale! Tom Peterson (founder of Catholics Come Home) will speak, “Our World Needs Catholic Heroes.”  Join us Thursday, February 21 from 6 to 8 pm at Christ the King’s Mary Martha Center (717 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa). Cost is $15/person in advance at or $20 at the door. Contact Mike Callahan with questions, 813.404.5073.

Fr. James Morman, T.O.R.
Saint Mary Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
Mondays, March 18 and 25, 2019
7 – 8:30 PM – Parish Hall

Have you ever wanted to deepen your experience of prayer? Join us this Lent for a special two-session presentation on Centering Prayer. Fr. Jim will explain this method of prayer, and participants will have an opportunity to practice centering prayer.

To register, call 727-896-2191, extension 207. You can register online at:

Traditions in Dialogue: The Next Steps in Catholic-Jewish Relations
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
The Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies invites you to an 11:30 am luncheon, and 12:30 pm scholarly panel discussion entitled, Traditions in Dialogue: The Next Steps in Catholic-Jewish Relations, at Saint Leo University.

If you’d like to register for this event, which is free and open to the public, please click this link: If possible, please also share news of this event with your faith community.

This gathering should be an excellent time to catch-up, and build friendship across traditions.


The pilgrimages are posted in the Diocesan website under Pilgrimages–bottom of the homepage under FAQ or by following this link: