Announcements – July 8, 2024

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Atrévete Retreat for Spanish-speaking Young Adults
Pastoral Juvenil Hispana of the diocesan Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, is offering the Atrévete Retreat in Spanish for Hispanic young adults between 18-35 years old. The retreat will be held at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 10110 N. Central Avenue, Tampa, from October 25 to 27, 2024. The purpose is to give Hispanic young adults the opportunity to encounter Jesus and to experience a three-day retreat discovering themselves and the community.  “Atrévete” means “to dare yourself” and it refers to the courage of Jesus in dying on the cross for us.  For more information, please contact Alfredo Columbie Martinez, Associate Director of Pastoral Juvenil Hispana, via e-mail:

Did You Know?
From the Diocesan Safe Environment Office:  Listen to Your Children
Summer is just around the corner!  When your children are out of school and on different schedules, meeting new people and going to new places, make sure that you talk to them often about their experiences and the people they’ve met.  Listen carefully to your children. If possible, observe and get to know the other children and adults who are part of your children’s summertime fun.  Above all, communicate your safety concerns to your children.

Make sure they know that they can come to you with any concerns they may have about the people they interact with.  And if you hear of or observe behaviors that may be inappropriate, make sure to communicate your feelings to people who are in a position to intervene.  Communication is key to creating and maintaining a safe environment all year round.

For particular help you may call: Michael Craig, Safe Environment Program Manager at (727) 344-1611, ext. 5377.


St. Gianna’s Center for Women’s Health and FertilityCare™ Education Program
St. Gianna’s Center for Women’s Health and FertilityCare™ Education Program offers courses for those who are interested in becoming a Creighton Model FertilityCare™ Practitioner.  The 13-month course is offered on a Master’s level and requires some completed college experience.  FertilityCare™ Practitioners teach women or couples how to chart a woman’s fertility cycle and allow the couple to naturally achieve or avoid pregnancy.  The Creighton System also supports women who experience painful periods, PCOS, irregular cycles, repeated miscarriages, or infertility.

We are in great need of bilingual practitioners and scholarship funds may be available. If you are interested in becoming a FertilityCare™ practitioner or would like more information about the education program, call or text Becky at 813-421-4625 or visit

The next Education Program begins November 16th in Gulfport, FL at Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 5800 15th Ave S, Gulfport.  Deadline to apply is October 1st.

Flyer available at this link:

Visit the Relics at Mary Help of Christians Center
Do you love the saints? Do you wish you could make a pilgrimage? Did you know that there is a place in Tampa with over 700 relics?

Mary Help of Christians Church and the co-located Good Shepherd Chapel together house over 700 relics, including a relic of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus, those of Mary and Joseph, the apostles, 26 doctors of the church, 65 popes, and many saints, both well-known and barely known. The church is located at 6400 E Chelsea St, Tampa, and is open weekdays from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm and weekends 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. Please call before visiting: 813-626-7588, as there are events such as funerals or retreats that may close the church temporarily.  A guide and talk can be arranged by emailing  Come experience the Communion of the Saints!

Flyer available at this link:

Together in Holiness Formation series
Married couples in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, especially those in their early years of marriage or with children in the home, are invited to participate in the Together in Holiness Formation series.  This marriage enrichment series for small communities of couples equips you with the formation, support, and tools to really thrive in your marriage!  Couples gather in homes for 7 sessions throughout the year to enjoy a meal and fellowship, a short video, time for prayer and discussion, along with practical follow-up activities at home.  If you and your spouse are interested in being part of a Together in Holiness small group with other married couples in the Diocese, fill out the form at  Elisa Mazzarolo, our program coordinator, will follow-up with you!


Eternal Light Award Dinner to be Held on November 17th

The Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies (CCJS) at Saint Leo University is once again holding its Eternal Light Awards Dinner. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, November 17, 2024, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, in Tampa. For more information about the event, visit

Bulletin Editor: You can also publish promotional flyer, found here.


If your parish is offering a pilgrimage within the coming months, we invite you to share this information with the Pastoral Bulletin:  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.