Announcements ~ January 23, 2023

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Did You Know?
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:

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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:
Para obtener más información, llame a la Oficina de Vocaciones al 727-345-3452.

Flyer disponible en este enlace:

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 and click on “events”. If you have any questions, please contact the Vocations Office at 727-345-3452 or by email at

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

Retrouvaille Weekend

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 ( HERE for program details and to register for Tampa Bay Retrouvaille or contact the local team at (813) 816-0711,
For more information regarding Retrouvaille:

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 2023Oración, reflexión, canto, charlas y diálogo en grupos pequeños.

Se requiere inscripción y pago por adelantado ($40 para el sábado) visitando:
Para obtener más información, visita: o llama a Carlos Flores al 727-344-1611 ext. 5472.

Volante para promover el evento: PDF | JPEG

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!

Flyers available at these links:  Flyer 1, pdf; Flyer 2, png graphic


2023 Winter Concert Series at Saint Mary’s concludes on February 19th
The annual Winter Concert Series at Saint Mary, Our Lady of Grace Parish in Saint Petersburg will conclude on Sunday, February 19, 2023 at 3:00 pm with a presentation entitled “The Power of Music in Film.”

This one-hour, FREE concert features oboist Kevin Chavez, and pianist Joshua Cessna, who will use a variety of woodwind instruments to share beloved film themes from past and present decades,

All are welcome to attend. Saint Mary’s is located at 515 4th Street South in Saint Petersburg, 33701.  For more information, call Michelle Rego at 727-896-2191 ext. 208.

La Escuela de Evangelización San Andrés te invita a un retiro de cuaresma:  “Tetélestai”
Ven a contemplar los personajes y escenarios de la última cena, pasión, muerte y resurrección de Jesús que manifiestan su gloria.  Juntos renovemos nuestra experiencia personal del Kerygma para poder seguir anunciándolo con frescura, como testigos y no como una lección aprendida de memoria o desgastada por el tiempo.

Sabado, 25 de febrero y domingo,  26 de febrero, 2023 de 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Most Holy Redeemer Parish (10110 N. Central Ave., Tampa)

Para más información por favor contactarse con:
Elvira Hernández: (813) 965-5829
Rebeca Avellaneda: (813) 577-2407
Most Holy Redeemer: (813) 933-2859

Volante para promocion en este enlace:

(St. Andrew School of Evangelization will have a Spanish Lent retreat at Most Holy Redeemer parish in Tampa Florida.  The retreat is called “Tetélestai”.   It will take place on February 25 & 26 (Saturday & Sunday). From 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. both days.)

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 for reservations.  HURRY, This event sells out fast.


Parish Pilgrimages
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: