Announcements ~ January 8, 2024

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Office of Young Adult Ministry

Wonder, 6th Annual Tampa Bay Young Adult Retreat
Join us on February 10, 2024 as we seek a deeper sense of Wonder in the infinite and everlasting God.

The retreat will be hosted at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 1376 Snell Isle Blvd N.E. in St. Pete. It will include morning hospitality, lunch and dinner. We will have captivating speakers, worship, Sacramental opportunities and plenty of time for fellowship. Join young adults from around Florida for a day of faith.

Tampa Bay Young Adult Retreat
St. Raphael’s Catholic Church
$50 / $40
For more details and to register,  please visit:

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Office of Marriage and Family Life

Marriage Conference Early-Bird Pricing Ends Soon
Discover God’s plan for your marriage and family and grow together in holiness by attending “Together in Holiness,” a special one-day event for married and engaged couples taking place on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg. Discounted tickets are available through February 5th. So, be sure to register soon and set your marriage on the path to greatness! Learn more at

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Annual Fundraiser for St. Gabriel Parish, Haiti, sister Parish of Holy Family Parish, St. Petersburg
Come to Holy Family’s Annual Fundraiser celebrating 16 years of twinning with our sister parish, St Gabriel, Beau Sejour, Haiti.  The event will start at 5:30 pm on Saturday, January 20, 2024.  Donations will support St. Gabriel Parish and their Medical Clinic. The event is free and includes refreshments, appetizers, and dinner.  Fundraiser will be held in Diffley Hall (200 78th Ave. NE, St. Petersburg)

Please RSVP to church office, 727-526-5783 by January 16th or on website

Fashion Show Luncheon
The most popular area event is St Brendan Women Council’s annual Fashion Show & Luncheon at Belleair Country Club, 1 Country Club Ln, Belleair, on February 8, 2024.  All proceeds benefit local charities.  Fashions by Patchington, tons of local prizes in the silent auction, Heart Tree, basket & 50/50 raffles.  Doors open at 11:00 AM, fashion show at Noon and lunch served at 1:00 PM.  Cost is $50 per person.  Contact Peggy Boyer at 727-278-3589 or for more information.

The Color of Freedom-Human Trafficking Prevention via Zoom
On Wednesday, January 17, 2024 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Dotti Skipper, founder of the HeartDance Foundation will give a 75-minute presentation to increase knowledge and understanding of human trafficking, the process of reporting and recognizing the signs. Dotti is dedicated to helping those recovering from addiction, sex trade, and the labor exploitation of human trafficking. Fee: $20.00.

For information and to register call the Franciscan Center 813-229-2695 or click Human Trafficking Presentation.

Ejercicios Espirituales Ignacianos
El ministerio Mary’s Flowers le invita vivir los Ejercicios Espirituales de San Ignacio. Será en silencio y guiado por el P. Manuel Vargas Cano de España. Tendrá lugar en St. Leo Abbey (33701 State Rd 52, St Leo, FL 33574) el 3-6 de abril 2024.

Mary’s Flowers ministry invites you to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius silent retreat (In Spanish) at St. Leo Abbey on April 3-6, 2024. Visit the webpage below for information.

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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.