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Get Involved in Parish Safety Programs
Parents and guardians play a key role in the success of parish programs for young people. Parents and guardians who are involved in parish programs and events will be in the best position to protect their own children as well as all the children in the parish community. Involvement and communication are important factors in helping to ensure safe environments for all of our children.
Contact the parish office for more information on how you can become actively involved in the safe environment training programs in our
parish. For particular help you may call: Michael Craig, Safe Environment Program Manager at (727) 344-1611, ext. 5377.
St. Andrew Dinner
Young men 16+, join us for a casual discernment event. Dinner and vocation stories with Bishop Parkes, Fr. Chuck, and other priests. Parents are also invited to join for a parent discussion and a meal.
We will meet at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Largo at 6:30 pm.
Register here: https://dospvocations.org/events/st-andrews-dinner-2/.
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Almuerzo de Discernimiento Sacerdotal
Jóvenes del 9º grado en adelante están invitados junto con sus familias a este evento de discernimiento. Habrá momento de oración, charlas, sesión de preguntas & respuestas, y almuerzo.
Iglesia de St. Joseph, 3012 W. Cherry St.,Tampa, de 10:00 a.m. a 2:00 p.m.
Evento gratis e incluye almuerzo.
Para registrarse, visite shorturl.at/hqrv9.
Para obtener más información, llame a la Oficina de Vocaciones al 727-345-3452.
Flyer disponible en este enlace: shorturl.at/efoR4.
Priestly Discernment Lunch
The Vocations Office will organize an event for young men and their families. There will be talk about vocations and the priesthood. You will have opportunities to pray, hear the stories of priests, and ask any questions. To register your family, go to www.dospvocations.org and click on “events”. If you have any questions, please contact the Vocations Office at 727-345-3452 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office of Marriage and Family Life
National Marriage Week and World Marriage Day
The observances of National Marriage Week (February 7-14) and World Marriage Day (Sunday, February 12th) are an opportunity to focus on building a culture of life and love that begins with supporting and promoting marriage and the family. This year’s theme, “Marriage…one flesh, given and received” highlights the one-flesh union of husband and wife that is willed by God. It also indicates the personal self-gift of each spouse, one to the other. These concepts point to Christ who gives Himself under the appearance of bread and wine—as real flesh and blood. The USCCB offers resources to help celebrate and live the great gift of married life at https://www.usccb.org/topics/marriage-and-family-life-ministries/national-marriage-week.
Retrouvaille is a lifeline for marriages…a program to help couples heal and renew their hurting marriages.
The next Retrouvaille of Tampa Bay Weekend is February 10-12, 2023. Click (https://tinyurl.com/3p8yydcc) HERE for program details and to register for Tampa Bay Retrouvaille or contact the local team at (813) 816-0711, email@example.com. For more information regarding Retrouvaille: www.helpourmarriage.org.
Avivamiento Eucarístico: Adoración, Canto y Formación
La Asamblea Hispana de la Diócesis de St. Petersburg, en colaboración con los artistas Iván Díaz y Santiago Fernández de Oregon Catholic Press (OCP) te invitan al evento “Avivamiento Eucarístico: Adoración, Canto y Formación”, en la parroquia Incarnation, 8220 W. Hillsborough Ave. Tampa, FL 33615.
Viernes, 17 de febrero de 2023 – Misa presidida por Mons. Gregory Parkes y Hora Santa.
Sábado, 18 de febrero de 2023 – Oración, reflexión, canto, charlas y diálogo en grupos pequeños.
Se requiere inscripción y pago por adelantado ($40 para el sábado) visitando https://www.dosp.org/avivamiento-eucaristico/.
Para obtener más información, visita https://www.dosp.org/revival/adoracion-canto-y-formacion/ o llama a Carlos Flores al 727-344-1611 ext. 5472.
Loving with the Heart: A journey of foster care and adoption
Did You Know That…
749 children enter foster care every month in the state of Florida
250+ children are awaiting adoption out of foster care
On average, children wait 24 months to be adopted
The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry and St. Jerome Parish invite you to join them on January 25, 2023 at St. Jerome Parish, 10895 Hamlin Blvd, Largo, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM. You will learn more about how, together, we can answer this call to help those children in foster care through prayer, donations, providing support to foster families, becoming a foster parent, and opening your family to adoption!
Parish Announcement for January 22, 2023:
Online Seminar on the Bible
Today is “Sunday of the Word of God,” established by Pope Francis to “enable the Church to experience anew how the risen Lord opens up for us the treasury of his Word and enables us to proclaim its unfathomable riches before the world” (Aperuit illis, no. 2). Celebrate this day by viewing the Sunday Seminar Series, an enriching opportunity for you to learn more about Sacred Scripture from some of the best Catholic Bible scholars in the United States. You can access the videos, along with discussion guides and suggestions for further reading at: Catholic.bible.
Coffee with the Counselor
Join us Monday, January 23, 2023 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Conmy Center, 750 San Salvador Dr., Dunedin, for Mind, Body, Spirit Connection: A Roadmap to Wellness. What is the connection between our physical, mental, and spiritual well-being? What do psychologists say about this connection and how does our faith enter the healing process of physical ailments, emotional distress, and other afflictions? Join us for ideas on how to integrate these 3 components into our daily lives to promote wellness. Speakers: Fr. John Tapp, Dolores Mortimer, Susan O’Neil.
Presented by House of Mercy and Encouragement.
Fashion Show and Luncheon, Thursday February 9, 2023
St. Brendan Council of Catholic Women will host a Fashion Show & Luncheon on Thursday, February 9, 2023 at Belleair Country Club with fashions by Patchington. All proceeds benefit local charities. Fabulous prizes: Silent Auction, Heart & Money Trees, 50/50 & Basket raffles. Doors open at 11:00 AM. Choose chicken, salmon or vegetarian. $45 per person. Open to the public.
Contact Peggy Boyer at (727) 584-0065 or firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations. HURRY, This event sells out fast.
Unbound Freedom in Christ Conference
Join Neal and Janet Lozano on February 10 and 11, 2023, for the Unbound Freedom in Christ Conference at St. Timothy Catholic Church. At the conference you will receive insightful teachings on the Unbound prayer model, opportunity for personal prayer ministry, praise and worship and much more. Learn to cooperate with God as he sets you free from the things that keep you bound like anger, unforgiveness, anxiety, fear and loneliness.
For more information and/or to register visit sainttims.org/Unbound.
Flyer available at this link: shorturl.at/wEKL6.
Winter Concert Series
The 2023 Winter Concert Series at Saint Mary, Our Lady of Grace in Saint Petersburg, continues on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 3:00 PM with a concert of Operatic and Musical Theater favorites.
Professional singers (and married to each other) Christopher and Linda Holloway will dazzle with their vocal brilliance and stage personality!
This one-hour concert is free and open to all. The church is located at 515 4th St S., St. Petersburg, FL 33701. For more information call Michelle Rego at 727-896-2191 Ext 208.
PILGRIMAGES AROUND THE DIOCESE
If your parish is offering a pilgrimage within the coming months, we invite you to share this information with the Pastoral Bulletin: email@example.com. 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/.