A Candid Conversation with Bishop Gregory Parkes
Join Bishop Gregory Parkes for A View From The Top, a radio program that provides a candid and hopeful conversation on current events. A new episode can be heard on Friday, July 19 at 11:30 a.m. on Spirit FM 90.5. Also, you can subscribe to the bishop’s podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcast app. Keyword Search: Bishop Gregory Parkes.
From the Office of Life, Justice & Advocacy
Pornography Recovery Group
A confidential support and recovery group is being formed for those that suffer from addiction to pornography, or feel they need help to stop viewing pornography. Meetings will take place monthly, in the early evening in Brandon, beginning in late June. This problem is very common, and will be addressed from a Catholic perspective and a psychological perspective. Separate groups will be formed for men and women. No cost. If you wish to attend, please email Deacon Mark at DcnDrMT@gmail.com. In the subject heading, please indicate “Group.”
A list of other counselors can be found here: https://www.dosp.org/freedom-from-porn/resources/.
From the Communications Office
Please help your community to stay informed and safe during hurricane season. Here is information that can be shared in your bulletin.
Preparing for Severe Weather
Hurricane season is here and continues until November 30th. This year, weather experts predict 9 to 15 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 4 to 8 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 2 to 4 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher). We have information to help you prepare! For preparation tips, including prayers for protection, visit www.dosp.org/insurance/hurricane-season.
PARISHES AND ORGANIZATIONS
2+One Band Coming to St. Justin, Martyr Parish, Seminole, for Concert
On Monday night July 29th, the 2+One band from Toledo, Ohio, will be in concert at St. Justin Martyr Parish Church, 10851 Ridge Road, Seminole. Concert starts at 7:00 pm.
2+One is one of Christian music’s rising bands with their new album “Anchored in Faith” now being played on radio stations throughout the world. They have played alongside well-known artists such as Matt Maher, Casting Crowns, JJ Weeks and Francesca Battistelli. 2+One is a unique band because their energetic performances excite the crowd and include audience involvement. The group is a youthful band and their performances has inspired many people to grow in their faith. The evening is free with a love offering to be taken to support youth ministries.
Flyer at this link: https://bit.ly/320zxYm
Les Moineaux (“The Sparrows”) in Concert
Les Moineaux (“The Sparrows”) is a Catholic boys choir from Paris, France. They are touring the U.S. and will be appear on July 18, 2019, 7:00 p.m. at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 10118 St. Stephen Circle, Riverview, Fl. Concert will include music of the sixteenth century and the well-known Hallelujah from Handel, Ave Maria from Gounod, and music pieces of the French folklores. All are welcome to attend this free concert. For more information, please contact the parish at (813)689-4900
SPDCCW Summer Leadership Training Workshop
Develop growth in Spirituality, Leadership and Service for Your Catholic Women’s Group
Does your women’s group need a tune-up? Does your parish need a women’s group? Join the women of the St. Petersburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women for our biennial Leadership Training Workshop. Saturday August 10, 9:00 AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace, New Port Richey. $10 per person, includes continental breakfast and baked chicken lunch. Contact Missy for additional information – (813) 453-4439. spdccw.org
PILGRIMAGES AROUND THE DIOCESE
The pilgrimages are posted in the Diocesan website under Pilgrimages–bottom of the homepage under FAQ or by following this link: https://www.dosp.org/pastoralbulletin/pilgrimages/.