Announcements ~ January 16, 2024

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National Eucharistic Congress
A limited number of free tickets are available to attend the National Eucharistic Congress.

Catholics in the Diocese of St. Petersburg have the opportunity to receive a free “full pass” ticket to the National Eucharistic Congress from July 17-21, 2024, in Indianapolis. The limited number of free tickets were purchased by Bishop Gregory Parkes to assist those who need financial assistance in order to attend this incredible event. The value of each ticket is $360.  The tickets do *not* include any other related costs such as travel, housing, and meals. Visit to apply for consideration by February 5, 2024.

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Office of Young Adult Ministry

Wonder, 6th Annual Tampa Bay Young Adult Retreat
Join us on February 10, 2024 as we seek a deeper sense of Wonder in the infinite and everlasting God.

The retreat will be hosted at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 1376 Snell Isle Blvd N.E. in St. Pete. It will include morning hospitality, lunch and dinner. We will have captivating speakers, worship, Sacramental opportunities and plenty of time for fellowship. Join young adults from around Florida for a day of faith.

For more details and to register,  please visit:

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Office of Marriage and Family Life

Marriage Conference Early-Bird Pricing Ends Soon
Discover God’s plan for your marriage and family and grow together in holiness by attending “Together in Holiness,” a special one-day event for married and engaged couples taking place on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg. Discounted tickets are available through February 5th. So, be sure to register soon and set your marriage on the path to greatness! Learn more at

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Winter Concert Series 2024
Winter Concert Series at Saint Mary, Our Lady of Grace Parish, 515 4th Street South, St. Petersburg, continues with an old-fashioned RAGTIME piano recital by ragtime expert Peter Bergin.  Join us on Sunday, January 28, 2024 at 3:00 PM.  The concert is free and open to all!

Call 727-896-2191 ext. 208 for more information.  You can access the entire concert series at this link:

Saint Leo University’s Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies Hosting Discussion Series
Saint Leo University’s Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies will present Beyond Tolerance: How to Build Understanding and Respect in Jewish-Christian Relations, a free discussion series.  Facilitators are Dr. Matthew Tapie, CCJS, Director and Associate Professor of Religion and Theology, and Rabbi David Maayan, CCJS,  Assistant Director.

Attend any or all discussions: From 7:00 to 8:30 PM, on Monday, January 29th; February 12th, and March 11th, at Congregation Schaarai Zedek, 3303 W. Swann Ave., Tampa, FL 33609.

RSVP required:
For information, contact or (352) 588-7711.

Fashion Show Luncheon
The most popular area event is St Brendan Women Council’s annual Fashion Show & Luncheon at Belleair Country Club, 1 Country Club Ln, Belleair, on February 8, 2024.  All proceeds benefit local charities.  Fashions by Patchington, tons of local prizes in the silent auction, Heart Tree, basket & 50/50 raffles.  Doors open at 11:00 AM, fashion show at Noon and lunch served at 1:00 PM.  Cost is $50 per person.  Contact Peggy Boyer at 727-278-3589 or for more information.

Ejercicios Espirituales Ignacianos
El ministerio Mary’s Flowers le invita vivir los Ejercicios Espirituales de San Ignacio. Será en silencio y guiado por el P. Manuel Vargas Cano de España. Tendrá lugar en St. Leo Abbey (33701 State Rd 52, St Leo, FL 33574) el 3-6 de abril 2024.

Mary’s Flowers ministry invites you to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius silent retreat (In Spanish) at St. Leo Abbey on April 3-6, 2024. Visit the webpage below for information.

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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.