Announcements ~ July 16, 2018

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PASTORAL BULLETIN — VOL. 33: NO. 25 ~  July 16, 2018

Announcements for Parish Bulletins


Safe Environment Program
Know Your Children’s School
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.

Bishop Gregory Parkes Receives National Award for Tweeting
Bishop Parkes (@BishopParkes) actively tweets and posts about his daily activities, some of which show a more personal side.

He recently received the award of Best Twitter Account by a Diocesan Bishop by the Catholic Press Association.

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Diocese of St. Petersburg Facebook Receives National Award
The Diocese of St. Petersburg Facebook account was recognized by the Catholic Press Association, garnering second place for Best Diocesan Facebook Account. The judges described the Facebook posts as engaging with a wide variety of posts that reflect the mission of the Diocese. Daily posts include prayers, saint and pope quotes, inspiring news, event information as well as photos and videos that showcase the people, parishes and schools of our Diocese.

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An Invitation from the Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute (LPMI)
The LPMI program, in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church; equips Catholics with knowledge and skills to carry out ministry competently, collaboratively, and professionally. Through an integrated process of education and ongoing faith formation, we provide an opportunity for Catholics across the Diocese to grow spiritually, intellectually, and pastorally. The 2018-2019 “Year of Discernment” classes begin September 8, 2018.

For more information: visit; email:; or call 727-344-1611.

Mass for the Medical Profession to be Celebrated on August 11, 2018
The Annual White Mass & Dinner for physicians, medical students and other healthcare professionals will be held on Saturday August 11, 2018 starting at 4 p.m. at the Bethany Center in Lutz. Bishop Gregory Parkes will preside at the Mass and the dinner speaker will be Dr. Michael Parker. Event sponsored by Tampa Bay Guild of St. Philomena. Cost for dinner is $50 per person. For questions, contact Rob at 727-785-3445 or

Registration at this link.  Please register by July 29.

Save the Date for the Marriage Anniversary Gala – November 10, 2018
The Marriage Anniversary Gala celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME) and the 50th Anniversary of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, will be held on November 10, 2018 at Higgins Hall in Tampa in partnership with Spirit FM 90.5. Tickets will go on sale in August.  This celebration will include dinner, dancing, silent auction and more!  WWME is dedicated to strengthening marriages and families through Marriage Enrichments and the WWME Weekends.  Proceeds will go to Spirit FM and WWME.

Mark your calendar to join Bishop Gregory Parkes for the Family Faith Fest at  Al Lopez Park in Tampa on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. To celebrate our 50th anniversary, the Diocese of St. Petersburg is hosting a music and faith festival that includes Confession, Eucharistic Adoration, and the celebration of Mass. Two stages will feature live music and entertainment, plus much more! This is a free event, open to all. BayCare is a presenting sponsor.

For various versions of Family Faith Fest bulletin ads (including Spanish), visit:

Reserva la fecha del 27 de octubre de 2018 en tu calendario para asistir al Festival de Fe Familiar en el parque Al Lopez de Tampa, junto con el obispo Gregory Parkes.  Será un festival de música y fe para conmemorar el 50° Aniversario de la Diócesis de St. Petersburg y donde habrá confesiones, adoración eucarística y la celebración de la Santa Misa.  También habrá dos tarimas con música en vivo, entretenimiento y muchas otras actividades. La entrada será gratis y abierta para todo el mundo. BayCare es el patrocinador principal del evento.


All Sports Camp
Back by popular demand, the PSA Sports Ministry invites all children ages Pre-K through 8th Grade to sign-up for a full week of All Sports Camp to be held the week of July 23-27, 2018 from 9 am to 12 pm at our St. Paul Campus.  This summer camp provides children with an opportunity to play all their favorite sports while meeting new friends.  The cost for the camp is $90 per child with sibling discount available.  Sign-up by visiting or call the parish office 813-961-3023.

St. Paul Catholic Church is located at 12708 N Dale Mabry Hwy. Tampa, FL 33618.  Check our website for more information

Mounting the Summit Young Adult Retreat
Join us for our upcoming Young Adult Retreat held at St. Paul Catholic Church, 12708 N Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, on July 20-21, 2018.  Featuring Guest Speakers: Sister Mary Jackson, Principal of Villa Madonna School; Fr. Bill Swengros, Pastor of St. Paul Catholic Church and Ms. Lindsey Valancius, Student of the Catholic University of America.  We invite all Young Adults from the Diocese ages 18-25 and up to sign-up at  We invite you to re-energize your relationship with Christ!  All are welcome!

For questions, contact Valerie at

Mass in Support to those who have lost a pet
Join us for a special Mass held at St. Paul Catholic Church, 12708 N Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, on Friday July 27, 2018 at 7:30 pm in support to those who are grieving the loss of a beloved pet.  After the Mass, there will be a light reception in our beautiful renovated courtyard. We invite you to bring a picture of your beloved pet to display during the reception.  A love offering will be given to Vets4Pets Hospital in support to their mission of providing high quality, low cost veterinary care for those who cannot afford it.


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