Announcements ~ January 27, 2020

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Lenten Prayer Opportunity: Receive “Be Courageous Daily Reflections”
Sign up for the Be Courageous Daily Reflection! These reflections examine the Scripture of the day, including a question to think about in relation to your own life and a prayer intention for the day. The reflections feature a variety of writers from around the Diocese of St. Petersburg – religious sisters, priests, deacons, the faithful, a monk from Saint Leo Abbey and Bishop Gregory Parkes. Sign up at: or text REFLECTION to 84576.

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Save the Date for the Second Annual Marian Congress
The Second Annual Marian Congress will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. More information will be posted on the website soon.

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10th Annual Tampa Bay Men’s Conference: Get Inspired, Informed, and Energized
Join a thousand other Catholic men from parishes around West Central Florida for a day of prayer, reconciliation, learning and fellowship! This conference will feature two dynamic, nationally-known speakers: DR. TIM GRAY: President of the Augustine Institute, plus, PETER HERBECK: TV/radio host, author and vice president of Renewal Ministries.

10th Annual Tampa Bay Men’s Conference: “Who Do You Say That I Am”
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Higgins Hall at St Lawrence Catholic Church, 5225 N Himes Avenue, Tampa
Tickets are $40 per person with Father/Son combo tickets at two for $40 (includes lunch and free parking)
For more information and to register visit

Office of Life, Justice and Advocacy Ministry

Annual Courage/Encourage Day of Recollection
Saturday, February 15, 2020; 9:15 am—3:30 pm   

Sponsored by the Diocese of St. Petersburg and the Diocese of Orlando.

A day of spiritual renewal for those who experience same-sex attraction. Parents and family members are welcome to attend. Take some time for yourself to deepen your relationship with Christ through prayer, fellowship and formation. Cost is $25. No one will be turned away for ability to pay. For more information and If interested in attending, contact us at   Flyer at this link:

Restorative Justice Workshop
The Diocese of St. Petersburg is hosting a Restorative Justice Workshop on Saturday, February 8th at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 10895 Hamlin Boulevard, Largo. Mass and Morning Hospitality at 9 am. Workshop from 10 am to 12:30 pm in the church. Presenters are Deacon Andy and Kate Grosmaire, author of “Forgiving My Daughter’s Killer,” Caitlin Morneau from the Catholic Mobilizing Network, and others. Learn more about this an approach to achieving justice that seeks to address harm and promote healing.  More information at this link:


Living as Catholics in Challenging Times
Come hear Dr. Ralph Martin of Renewal Ministries address the confusion and troubling things happening these days in both the church and the world and help us keep our bearings in the midst of these challenges. Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Divine Providence House of Prayer, 711 S. Bayview Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33759 $30.00 and a light lunch will be provided.  For more information, please contact the House of Prayer, or by phone 727-797-7412

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Emmaus Women’s Retreat
February 28 – March 1, 2020
Sponsored by Espiritu Santo & St. Catherine of Siena
Are you ready for a walk of Spiritual Renewal?  Then Emmaus is for you.  A weekend retreat program for women seeking to grow in their relationship with Christ, regardless of their present level of faith and practice. The purpose of the weekend is to give women an opportunity to reflect upon themselves and their relationship with God and their community away from everyday stressors. Held at Franscian Center in Tampa.  $195 single, $240 double occupancy. Hurry space is limited!

For registration and/or information, please Shirl Mederlet (727) 831-1451 or

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Stephen Ministry Introductory Workshop
All parishes in our diocese are invited to attend this half-day workshop to learn about Stephen Ministry on Saturday, February 1st, 9 am – 1 pm at Christ the King Parish, 821 South Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33609.  Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers (Stephen Ministers) to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting. Cost is $15/person or $50/parish (4 people or more). To register or learn more, visit or call Stephen Ministries at 314-428-2600.

Night of Praise and Adoration
All are invited on March 7th at 7 pm to a Night of Praise and Adoration, presented by the Freedom to Worship Ministry at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tampa.  At a Night of Praise and Adoration you can expect live praise and worship, a faith-building teaching or witness, Eucharist Adoration, and prayer ministry. Follow this ministry on Instagram @freedomtoworship, Facebook at Night of Praise and Adoration, or online at For more information please contact Monica at (813) 368-3866.  Promotional graphic at this link:

God’s GIFT (Gathering In Faith Together) Mass
The Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, 5815 5th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, is offering the God’s GIFT (Gathering In Faith Together) Mass for those with disabilities/special needs on March 22, 2020 at 11:30 AM.  This Mass is open to anyone, but is especially intended for those with disabilities/special needs.

For more information, please contact Tracy Capella at 727-347-9702.

The pilgrimages are posted in the Diocesan website under the Pastoral Bulletin page at this link.