Announcements ~ January 6, 2020

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Office of Marriage and Family Life
(Please put the following in your parish bulletin and pulpit announcements as many times as possible prior to the deadline.)

The Marriage Jubilee Mass of Thanksgiving with Bishop Gregory Parkes will take place at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle on Sunday, February 23rd at 3:00 pm.
This event honors couples throughout the diocese who will celebrate 25, 50 or more years of marriage during the 2020 calendar year.
Please RSVP to the parish office by Tuesday, February 4th.

Catholic Foundation Gala ~ Join us in Bringing Ministry to Life!
Don’t miss our Stellar 2020 Catholic Foundation Gala, with an “out of this world” keynote speaker. Please mark your calendars for February 1st at the Hilton Downtown Tampa!   You can make an investment dedicated to the needs identified through Courageously Living the Gospel.  
Click here for Sponsorship and Ticket Information or call 727-374-0220 for more details.

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Multicultural Ministries and Office of Marriage and Family Life

3a Conferencia Anual Hispana para Hombres “ABRAMOS NUESTROS CORAZONES”
Presentada por la Diócesis de St. Petersburg y Suncoast Catholic Ministries.  Sábado, 18 de abril, 2020 en el salón social, Nativity Catholic Church, Brandon. Conferenciantes invitados: Padre Domingo Rodríguez y el Sr. Javier Maldonado. Santa Misa oficiada por el Obispo Gregory L. Parkes.
Boletos incluyen almuerzo y estacionamiento. Venta de boletos anticipada hasta el 31 de diciembre con precio especial de $30 por boleto individual y combo de padre/hijo es $20 cada uno. Para obtener boletos y más información visita:
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3rd Annual Hispanic Men’s Conference “OPEN WIDE OUR HEARTS”
Presented by the Diocese of St. Petersburg and Suncoast Catholic Ministries.  Saturday, April 18, 2020, social hall, Nativity Catholic Church, Brandon.
Guest Speakers: Rev. Domingo Rodríguez and Mr. Javier Maldonado. Holy Mass presided by Bishop Gregory L. Parkes.
Advance discounted tickets through December 31 include lunch and parking at a cost of $30 per individual ticket and $20 per ticket for father and son attending together. To buy tickets and obtain more information, visit:
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NOW HIRING, Young Adults
Our Lady of Good Counsel Camp, our Diocesan youth camp located in Floral City, Florida, is looking for counselors to live and work at camp from June 6th- August 1st.
Do you love working with kids and will go to any length to make a child smile? Do you love the outdoors and aren’t afraid to smell like a campfire? Do you feel a strong call to God and are confident in discussing your faith? Are you fun and outgoing but at the same time responsible and understand that the safety of a child is your top priority? 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, email Stephen Watkins at  For more information visit-

Going through divorce? Already divorced?
This powerful 12-week program is designed to guide you to encounter Christ – with all of his love, mercy and healing power in a deeply personal way.
Surviving Divorce was created to move past the pain of one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. Surviving Divorce leaders have been through divorce themselves and are examples of the healing and restoration that can occur after the breakup of a marriage.
Surviving Divorce healing ministry is open to ALL, regardless of faith or length of your separation or divorce.

A new program begins February 6, 2020 at St. Timothy Catholic Church, 17512 Lakeshore Road in Lutz.  We will meet on Thursdays from 7 – 9 PM.
Cost:  $30 which includes materials. You can register online at

For more information, please contact Gina Gawienczuk at

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REBOOT! with Chris Stefanick
Dynamic speaker and author Chris Stefanick will present REBOOT! at Christ the King Praish,  821 S. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 7 pm. From prayer and spirituality, to work, dating, marriage, health and more! No part of your life will be left untouched. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear one of the most sought after voices of our time, offering practical insight into living the life God has created for you! Age 12+. Tickets $25/person, purchase at this link.
For more information, please contact Marc Peden, 813.421.4778.

Saint Mary, Our Lady of Grace Winter Concert Series 2020 and 100th anniversary
MAGNIFICAT by John Rutter, featuring the Voices of Grace
Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Come celebrate the conclusion of the Christmas season and the 100th anniversary of the parish of Saint Mary, Our Lady of Grace Parish, 515 4th Street South in St. Petersburg, with a presentation of the beloved MAGNIFICAT by renowned compose John Rutter on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 3:00 pm.

This one-hour concert features the VOICES OF GRACE of Saint Mary’s along with local symphony musicians and soloists, and is free and open to all.  A free-will offering will be taken to defray costs.  For more information, please call 727-896-2191 ext. 208 or go to

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