Announcements ~ January 22, 2019

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2018/19 Rice Bowl Mini Grants Recipients
The Office of Life, Justice and Advocacy is pleased to announce the following recipients of the fall 2018/19 Rice Bowl Mini Grants, made possible by 25% of local Rice Bowl contributions retained for local use.  Congratulations to the following parishes and organizations: Catholic Charities-Parish Ministries for Hernando, Pasco & Citrus Counties, Foundation of Life Pregnancy Centers in Tampa, Hernando, Pinellas, and Pasco County, Mission Santa Maria, Our Lady of Fatima Respect Life Ministry, Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish- St. Vincent de Paul, Pinellas Hope -SPCHS Class of 2019, Resurrection Parish – St. Anthony Food Pantry, St. Mary, Our Lady of Grace Parish, St. Michael the Archangel Parish (Hudson) – St. Vincent de Paul, St. Thomas Aquinas Parish-St. Vincent de Paul, St. Jude Parish-St. Vincent de Paul.

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Annual Vocation Promotion Workshop (Rescheduled for February 23, 2019)
Please join us on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 9am-2pm for our annual vocation promotion workshop.  Fr. Chuck Dornquast, Parochial Vicar at St. Lawrence Parish in Tampa will be our keynote speaker.  Our theme this year is Courageous Vocations: Awakening Greatness in Others.  Registration is open to everyone who is interested in promoting vocations and vocation awareness in your parish or school.

For more information and to register please follow this link:

There is no cost to attend, a continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Questions? Contact Heidi Varley at (727) 345-3452 or

The Catholic Foundation Gala 2019
Join us at the 2019 Catholic Foundation Gala and help give the gift of Catholic education to families throughout the Diocese. For details about sponsorship, or to purchase tickets or make a gift, visit or call 727-374-0220.

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Women’s Day of Reflection
Saint Justin Martyr Parish will hold their Annual SJM Women’s Day of Reflection on Saturday, February 2 from 8:30 am until 3 pm in the Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall. Our speaker is Mary Esther Stewart, a Secular Franciscan, author and artist from Flagstaff, Arizona. The Reflection theme for the morning session is God’s Abundance and Our Response to God’s Abundance in the afternoon session. You can register by calling the parish Office at 397 -3312. For more information, contact Bob Metz at Ext.311.

Flyer at this link:

St. Brendan Council of Catholic Women, a nonprofit organization, will host a Fashion Show & Luncheon on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 beginning at 11:30 am at Belleair Country Club, One Country Club Lane, Belleair Fl.   Enjoy fashions by Patchington, Silent Auction, Heart Tree, “Wheel of Fortune”, Basket & 50-50 raffles.  Choose chicken, salmon or vegetarian.   $35 per person.  Contact Dawn Barrett at (603) 568-4894 or to purchase tickets.  HURRY.  This event sells out fast.   All proceeds benefit local charities.

Men: Time and tickets are quickly running out!
This conference is a “don’t miss” opportunity to deepen your faith!
Fathers, encourage your sons to go. Sons, encourage your dads to go and take you with them. The Conference promises to be challenging, soul-searching, and uplifting – a day that will help you find the peace, order and direction so often missing in life.

The 9th Annual Tampa Bay Men’s Conference
“Courageously Living the Gospel”
Featuring Jesse Romero, Gus Lloyd, Justin Fatica and Bishop Gregory Parkes
Saturday, March 2nd
Higgins Hall at St Lawrence Catholic Church, Tampa
Tickets include lunch and free parking
Cost is $40 per person with Father/Son combo tickets at two for $40

For tickets or more information visit

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.

Summer Adventure- Good Counsel Camp
Our Diocesan youth camp located in Floral City,Florida, is looking for counselors for this summer’s sessions. Do you enjoy working with children?  Do you enjoy adventure and challenges? If so, working as a camp counselor may be for you. We are looking for young men and women who will be at least 17 years old by this summer.

For an application,contact:
Father James Johnson
4301 W. Homosassa Trail
Lecanto, FL 34461
Or email

Living Every Day with Passion & Purpose with Matthew Kelly is Coming to Our Lady of Lourdes in Dunedin on March 23rd
Are you thriving or just surviving? Are you searching for a deeper sense of purpose? More joy? With his signature combination of the profound and the practical—and witty sense of humor—Matthew Kelly will introduce you to new habits that will re-energize every area of your life, and inspire you to start living with passion and purpose. This event features live music from singer-songwriter Eliot Morris and includes a free bag of Dynamic Catholic resources for every attendee. Tickets are $39 and can be purchased at or by calling (859) 980-7900. This will be a sold-out event!

Forming Intentional Disciples Workshop
February 23, 2019 from 8 am – 3:30 pm
St. John Vianney Parish, 445 – 82nd Avenue, St. Pete Beach

St John Vianney Catholic Church invites you to join us for this important workshop to learn how to respond to the invitation to follow Jesus in the midst of His Church.  The workshop will be led by Katherine Coolidge, of the Catherine of Siena Institute.

We will start with Mass at 8:15 in the church then move to Msgr. Trainor Hall for continental breakfast and the workshop. Lunch will be provided. The registration fee is $40 but you will receive a $5 discount if you register before February 1st.

FREE babysitting is also available. Please see reservation information in registration link below. No food will be provided to the children, please be sure to pack a lunch.  Registration closes February 20th
Registration link:


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