Announcements ~ January 7, 2019

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A View From The Top with Bishop Gregory Parkes
Join Bishop Gregory Parks for “A View From The Top,” a radio program that provides a candid and hopeful conversation on current events that affect our Church, our community and our country. A new episode can be heard on Friday, January 25 at 11:30 a.m. on Spirit FM 90.5 or streamed live on

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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From the Office of Marriage and Family Life 
Please put the below announcement in your parish bulletin as often as possible prior to January 24th.

Marriage Jubilee Mass of Thanksgiving
The Marriage Jubilee Mass of Thanksgiving with Bishop Gregory Parkes will take place at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle on Sunday, February 10th at 3:00 pm.  This event honors couples throughout the diocese who will celebrate 25, 50 or more years of marriage during the 2019 calendar year.   Please RSVP to the parish office by Thursday January 24th.

Annual Vocation Promotion Workshop
Please join us on Saturday, January 19, 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

All Are Invited to the Diocesan Celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Altagracia on Sunday, January 20th
 Come and be a part of the diocesan celebration honoring Our Lady of Altagracia during a Mass at Incarnation Parish (8220 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa) on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. The Mass will be concelebrated by Father Gilberto Quintero, Vicar for Multicultural Ministry in the Diocese of St. Petersburg.

Following the Holy Mass, everyone is invited to the parish hall to enjoy the famous Dominican empanadas, music and a joyful atmosphere. All proceeds will benefit missionary outreach to Incarnation’s sister parish in the Dominican Republic. Our Lady of Altagracia is the Patroness of the Dominican Republic.

Te invitamos a la celebración diocesana de la Bienaventurada Virgen María de Altagracia el domingo 20 de enero
Ven y participa en la Misa en honor de la Bienaventurada Virgen María de Altagracia en la iglesia de Incarnation (8220 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa) el domingo 20 de enero, 2019 a la 1:30 p.m.  La Misa será concelebrada por el padre Gilberto Quintero, Vicario de la Oficina Multicultural de la Diócesis de St. Petersburg.

Te invitamos luego de la Santa Misa al salón social para disfrutar de las famosas empanadas dominicanas, música y un ambiente festivo. Todos los ingresos beneficiarán a la parroquia hermana de la parroquia de Incarnation en la República Dominicana. La Bienaventurada Virgen María de Altagracia es la patrona de la República Dominicana.

In the Wildflowers Retreat
for women who have suffered childhood sexual abuse
This 10-week Christ-centered private retreat will be held in Tampa on Saturdays beginning  February 2 through April 6, 2019 from 2 pm to 6 pm. Cost is $15 per session (meal is included). No one will be turned away for inability to pay. If you are interested in participating in this retreat, please contact Cathy at 813-843-8969;  or visit our website:

Catholic Days at the Capitol, March 26-27 (returning March 28)
In the Catholic Tradition, Responsible Citizenship is a Virtue. Catholics from around the state are invited to attend our annual lobbying days known as Catholic Days at the Capitol. Schedule includes a legislative briefing on human life and dignity issues, meetings with elected officials, luncheon, and the Red Mass of the Holy Spirit. Registration deadline is March 12th.

Learn more at this link:
Download registration form: Contact Sabrina for more information: 727-344-1611 *5325;


Faith & Ale
Men are invited to join others across the diocese for food, drink and fellowship at Faith & Ale! This month’s speaker is Dr. Hector Villa, Anesthesiologist & FL Medical Board Member, discussing the opioid crisis. Join us Thursday, January 17 from 6 to 8pm at Christ the King’s Mary Martha Center (717 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa). Cost is $15 with advance registration at or $20 at the door. For more information, contact Mike Callahan 813.404.5073.

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

Come See the New Christ the King Church
In celebration of Christ the King’s newly expanded and renovated church, there will be an open house January 20 – 25, from 10am to Noon and 2pm to 4pm each day that week. Self-guided tour sheets will available in the narthex, as well as expert guides to answer any questions. Please note that daily Mass is held at 12:10pm in Our Lady Queen of Angels Chapel.

Christ the King is located at 821 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, 33609. Phone: 813-876-5841.

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:

“Escape Reality” with an Evening of Illusions
starring Garry and Janine Carson (as seen on 5 seasons of Fox TV’s “Master of Illusions”) is bringing their show to the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm.  This show is sponsored by Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pinellas Park; with the proceeds from this show going to Sacred Heart’s Mission Ministry (St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church in New Orleans).  Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the parish office or online at this link: .

Visit our website for complete details.  Buy your tickets early  – last year’s show sold out!

Immaculée Ilibagiza, Rwandan Genocide Survivor and NY Times Best Selling Author to Speak in St. Petersburg
Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, 5815 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg 33710

You are invited by Magnificat St. Petersburg to join us on March 8-9, 2019 as we host Immaculée Ilibagiza, author of “Left to Tell” and “Our Lady of Kibeho”. Immaculée will share her incredible testimony of faith, forgiveness, and hope. This retreat requires registration at Please get your tickets early. For pricing and info see the flyer below.


All Are Invited to Winter Concert Series at Historic St. Pete Parish
The parish community of Saint Mary Our Lady of Grace (515 Fourth Street South, St. Petersburg) invite all to their 2019 Winter Concert Series, featuring songs of hope and peace, genres such as opera, classical guitar, and ancient chants and a lineup of talented artists. To learn more, visit


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