Pope Francis Invites us to Put the Eucharist at the Center of Our Lives
Pope Francis begins the July 2023, Pope Video saying, “If you are the same at the end of Mass as you were at the beginning, something is wrong.” In his July prayer intention, which he entrusts to the entire Catholic Church through the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, the Holy Father invites us to place the Eucharist at the center of our lives. Click here to read more and to see the video. (https://tinyurl.com/5n7m4hx2)
Spirit FM Hopesgiving Fundraiser
The Spirit FM Hopesgiving Fundraiser runs August 21st-25th. Please consider joining us as a partner with your gift of a dollar a day. Your gift increases the chances that another soul will learn of the Lord’s amazing love through our ministry.
For more information, visit www.MySpiritFM.com/hopesgiving.
Save the date! Fifth Annual Diocesan African Mass
The African Catholics Ministry invites all to celebrate the Fifth Annual Diocesan African Mass. The Mass will be at St. Paul Catholic Church, 12708 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. Tampa, FL 33618, on October 28, 2023 at 12:00 noon. Come and experience the celebration of the Catholic liturgy with diverse African languages and cultures. A reception will follow the Mass with samples of African food. For more information, please contact David Kadiri at (520) 822-6822.
Flyer at this link: https://tinyurl.com/2p8dw2bd.
Retiro “Atrévete” para Adultos Jóvenes
La Pastoral Juvenil Hispana de la Diócesis de St. Petersburg invita a los adultos jóvenes de 18-35 años a que participen en el retiro “Atrévete” los dias 11, 12 y 13 de agosto de 2023 en la iglesia católica de Most Holy Redeemer ubicado en 10110 N Central Ave. Tampa, FL 33612. Para mayores informes, por favor comuníquese con Mario Panjoj al 352-444-5248. Enlace de registración aquí.
“Atrévete” Retreat for Young Adults
The Pastoral Juvenil Hispana of the Diocese of St. Petersburg invites young adults ages 18-35 to participate in the “Atrévete” retreat on August 11, 12 and 13, 2023 at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church located on 10110 N Central Ave. Tampa, FL 33612. For more information, please contact Mario Panjoj 352-444-5248. Registration link.
Did You Know?
Summertime, Safe Time
All teachers, staff, and volunteers in the Diocese of St. Petersburg who work with children must undergo fingerprinting and criminal background checks. (Arch)diocesan guidelines and abuse prevention training programs currently in use emphasize the importance of parents’ knowing who has access to their children at school and other Church-sponsored activities.
Summertime is here, and parents should remain vigilant regarding who is granted access to their children. Make sure camp counselors have undergone criminal background checks. And make sure you know the camp’s daily routine. In particular, make sure that no camp activity results in a child being left alone with one adult.
All activities should be supervised by more than one adult, and the camp should be open to unannounced drop-in visits from parents.
For particular help you may call: Michael Craig, Safe Environment Program Manager at (727) 344-1611, ext. 5377.
Source: Sharon Womack Doty, “Summer Safety—Monitor All Programs!”, VIRTUS, July 17, 2006.
St. John Vianney turns 75!
Join us for celebratory events on the weekend of St. John Vianney’s (445 82nd Ave., St. Pete Beach) feast day, August 5 and 6, 2023. After 4:00 PM Mass on August 5th, we will offer dessert, beer and wine in Monsignor Trainor Hall and after all Sunday, August 6th Masses we will serve breakfast. Sunday Masses are at 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 AM.
Magnificat of St. Petersburg is excited to welcome all women to our next MAGNIFICAT MEAL-BREAKFSAT from 9:30 AM—12:30 PM, on Saturday, August 19, 2023, held in the Parish Center at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, 5815 Fifth Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33710. Please also join us for St. Jude’s parish Mass held in the Cathedral at 8:15 AM.
For questions or more information: Email to: email@example.com, or text to Linda at (727) 415-2693, or Jane (727) 452-7404.
Flyer at this link: https://tinyurl.com/5bbz2c8n.
PILGRIMAGES AROUND THE DIOCESE
If your parish is offering a pilgrimage within the coming months, we invite you to share this information with the Pastoral Bulletin: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: https://www.dosp.org/pastoralbulletin/pilgrimages/.