Announcements ~ July 15, 2019

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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.


Know Your Kids’ School
The beginning of a new school year is just around the corner!  Parents and guardians have the primary responsibility for protecting their children from all potential harm.

When choosing a nursery, daycare center, or school, parents should inspect the building and grounds to make sure there are no areas where children play or work that are “off limits” to parents.

Such facilities should have a policy that welcomes parents to visit the center or school without prior appointment.

For particular help you may call: Michael Craig, Safe Environment Program Manager at (727) 344-1611, ext. 5377.
Source: Philip J. Lazarus, “Characteristics of Safe and Responsive Schools,” VIRTUS, January 14, 2002.

Misa Hispana Diocesana
La Comisión Hispana les invita a celebrar junto a moseñor Gregory L. Parkes la Misa Hispana Diocesana anual en honor a Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles, patrona de Costa Rica. La Misa será celebrada en la Catedral de St. Jude the Apostle, St. Petersburg, el Sábado 12 de octubre, 2019, a las 11 a.m. Rezaremos el rosario a las 10:00 a.m. seguido de la procesión de banderas en representación de nuestra herencia hispana. Para obtener más información, llame a Mercedes Cedeño at 727-344-1611 ext. 5471.

Diocesan Hispanic Mass
The Hispanic Commission invites all to celebrate with Bishop Gregory L. Parkes the annual Diocesan Hispanic Mass in honor of Our Lady of the Angels, patroness of Costa Rica. The Mass will take place at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, St. Petersburg, on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at 11 a.m. We will pray the rosary at 10:00 a.m. followed by the procession of flags representing our Hispanic heritage. For more information contact Mercedes Cedeño at 727-344-1611 ext. 5471.

Posters: Spanish/English
Social Media graphics:  Spanish/English

Spirit FM Promotional Tool Kit
The Office of Communications has created an online promotional tool kit to help spread the word about our diocesan radio ministry, Spirit FM 90.5.  Click here to view a letter from Bishop Parkes, announcements, ads and talking points that can be printed in your bulletins, posted on your social media and emailed via your e-newsletters.  The Tampa Bay area is blessed to have a station that plays uplifting Christian music and broadcasts daily prayers, the daily Mass and Catholic talks shows, including Bishop Parkes’ own program, A View from the Top. Thank you for your support!

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 In the subject heading, please indicate “Group.”

A list of other counselors can be found here:


Introductory Course in Discalced Carmelite Spirituality
Is God calling you to a deeper prayer life?  Mary Queen of Carmel Community is seeking those whom God is calling to deepen their prayer life, while living in the secular world.  We follow the traditions of Saints Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross and Therese of Lisieux.  We are offering an introductory course in Discalced Carmelite Spirituality starting September 22, 2019 at Espiritu Santo Parish, 2405 Philippe Parkway in Safety Harbor.  For more information, please call Karen at 727-328-4632.

Night of Praise and Adoration
All are invited to St. Patrick Catholic Church, 4520 S. Manhattan Avenue in Tampa on August 24, 2019 at 7:00 pm,  for a Night of Praise and Adoration presented by the Freedom to Worship Ministry.  You will experience praise and worship, an uplifting speaker, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and an opportunity for prayer ministry.   All are welcome! Follow this ministry on Instagram @freedomtoworship, Facebook at Freedom To Worship, or online at   For more information please contact Monica at (813) 368-3866.

Emmaus Retreat for the Women of Pinellas County
August 16-18, 2019
Franciscan Center, Tampa
Now accepting applications!
Catholic women of Pinellas County: Jesus is calling you to deepen your relationship with Him!  This is a weekend of spiritual awakening, or reawakening, that every woman should experience.

Private accommodations are $240; rooms for two are $195 per person.  Please contact Lisa Langan at 727-420-7916 or for more information.

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:

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.

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