PASTORAL BULLETIN — VOL. 33: NO. 23 ~ June 18, 2018
Announcements for Parish Bulletins
New Vision for the Diocese of St. Petersburg is Introduced
Bishop Gregory Parkes has announced a new Mutually Shared Vision that is the result of listening sessions conducted during 2017. The three-year plan will impact the community in the five counties of the Diocese of St. Petersburg and includes new initiatives for evangelization and outreach, such as the development of 8-10 new affordable housing properties, a new Catholic school and a renewed emphasis on meeting the needs of youth and young adults. Visit www.dosp.org/courageouslyliving to learn more.
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From the Office of Life, Justice & Advocacy
NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING AWARENESS WEEK
JULY 22 – 28, 2018 ~ Generations of Love.
Natural Family Planning Awareness Week highlights the anniversary of the papal encyclical Humanae Vitae (July 25). The dates also mark the feast of Saints Joachim and Anne (July 26), the parents of the Blessed Mother. For further information visit this link.
“CATHOLICS ARE STILL IN” CLIMATE DECLARATION
The Catholic Climate Covenant has developed a “Catholics are Still In” Declaration (see Declaration at this link) in solidarity with the We Are Still In campaign, a U.S. civil society response to the Administration’s announced U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. Sign on in order to express the U.S. Catholic community’s commitment to pray for, and act towards a thriving future with our family and the gift of God’s creation.
SPECIAL CHILDREN, BLESSED FATHERS
The Office of Life, Justice and Advocacy has obtained a few copies of the book, Special Children, Blessed Fathers: Encouragement for fathers of children with special needs. Please contact us if you would like a copy for your parish or for a special father in your community. firstname.lastname@example.org; 727-344-1611 *5325.
YOUTH VIDEO CONTEST
The Diocese of St. Petersburg celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2018. Teens have an opportunity to learn about the history of their local Church through a video contest that answers the question: “Why I love the Church.” The best videos will be featured on the diocesan website and played at the Family Faith Fest on October 27, 2018. Find full contest details and rules at www.dosp.org/50. | Flyer | Info Packet | Social Media Graphic
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE FAMILY FAITH FEST OCTOBER 27, 2018
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. www.FamilyFaithFest.org. BayCare is a presenting sponsor.
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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. www.familyfaithfest.org
PARISHES AND ORGANIZATIONS
COFFEE WITH COUNSELOR: “SPIRITUALITY AND PSYCHOLOGY”
Join us Tuesday, July 10 at 6:30 pm at Our Lady of Lourdes, Dunedin. How do our emotions affect our spiritual life and our faith? What can we do besides pray when we are feeling anxious, angry, or depressed? Strong emotions can affect our spiritual and physical well-being. Discover the role of the Holy Spirit in healing our wounded emotions and communicating with others. Dolores Mortimer, presenter, is Founder and Director of the House of Mercy and Encouragement, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with advanced studies in pastoral counseling. Call (727) 786-7951 for information or to reserve a spot.
PILGRIMAGES AROUND THE DIOCESE
The pilgrimages are posted in the Diocesan website under Pilgrimages–bottom of Home page under FAQ or by following this link:https://www.dosp.org/pastoralbulletin/pilgrimages/.