A View From the Top
In this episode of A View From the Top, Bishop Gregory Parkes reflects on his brother, Father Stephen Parkes, being named Bishop of the Diocese of Savannah. Bishop also speaks on the economic impact of the COVID pandemic on churches and government assistance through the Paycheck Protection Program, as well as the need for the Rosary, prayer and the Holy Spirit during this time. Click here to listen.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to spacing limitations resulting from the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Ordination Mass will be a ticketed event. Only priests and guests of the ordinandi will attend the Ordination Mass in person. However, all are invited to view the Mass via livestream on our diocesan website: https://www.dosp.org/livestream.
If you are available to attend the Vespers Service, on Friday, August 14, 2020, 7:00 p.m., at Christ the King Catholic Church, 821 S. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, all are welcome, as social distancing permits. Tickets for the Vespers Service are not required, however we ask that you use a face covering if you plan on attending in person. The Vesper Service will also be live streamed on Christ the King Parish’s website: https://ctk-tampa.org/live-mass.
Healing Those Harmed by Clergy Sexual Abuse
The Diocese of St. Petersburg has committed significant resources to help those who were harmed by clergy sexual abuse to recover from their unfortunate experiences. We hope our efforts will help, but we realize that only the grace of God can provide the complete healing that victims need.
In the midst of this sorrowful story, lessons have been learned and taken deeply to heart. Ineffective policies of the past have been changed and are regularly reviewed and updated. New insights and policies can now offer protection to all our people.
For particular help or to discuss questions you might have, please contact Michael Craig, Safe Environment Program Manager at (727) 344-1611, ext. 5377.