Announcements – March 14, 2022
Healing Mass for Survivors of Abuse, Saturday, April 23, 2022
Bishop Parkes will celebrate a Mass of Healing for those who seek spiritual healing from abuse in all forms, including sexual, physical or emotional, and those who wish to pray for victims/survivors of abuse, their family and friends. The Mass will be held on Saturday, April 23, 11:00 a.m., at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, St. Petersburg. The community is invited to participate.
During the Mass, those harmed by abuse are invited to call upon Jesus, the Good Shepherd, for comfort, peace and healing. Also, April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, where greater awareness of the prevention of all forms of child abuse is promoted through various educational and spiritual activities
Opportunities for prayer with a priest or conversation with our Victim Assistance Coordinator, Mr. John Lambert, will be available following the Mass.
The Mass of Healing for Survivors of Abuse will be livestreamed at https://www.dosp.org/livestream/, https://www.facebook.com/DioStPete/ and https://www.youtube.com/user/dioceseofstpete.
Synod Survey for Persons with Disabilities and Family Members:
The National Catholic Partnership on Disability has developed an online survey to learn more about the needs, desires, and concerns of persons with disabilities and their families. The poll is part of a global campaign, the Synod on Synodality, led by Pope Francis to encourage people to listen to one another and to the Holy Spirit. Survey available at www.ncpd.org or (https://ncpd.org/es/synodal-church-communion-participation-and-mission-synod-2021-2023).
Encuesta del Sínodo
La Alianza Nacional Católica sobre Discapacidad lo invita a participar en el proceso de escucha del Sínodo 2021-2023.
Para obtener más información sobre el proceso del Sínodo, visite la página del Sínodo de NCPD (https://ncpd.org/form/encuesta-del-sinodo)
How Not to Argue Webinar, Wednesday, March 23, 2022; 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Don’t just give up chocolate this Lent! Make a change that will have a lasting impact. Join therapist, Paige Cargioli, for a free Webinar to learn some techniques that will help you to better connect with others and stay emotionally healthy. Register for “How Not to Argue: Connect with Friends and Family with Whom You Disagree” at: https://www.dosp.org/life.
Peace in Troubled Times Workshop, Wednesday, March 23, 2022
There are many people experiencing distress. The pandemic, civil unrest, natural disasters, war and tumult have led to chronic fear, anger and sometimes traumatic stress. How do we find the interior “peace that surpasses all understanding” that Christ has promised? Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, Safety Harbor, on behalf of all parishes of the Central Deanery of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, is offering a workshop, “Peace in Troubled Times” to help us cope with these unprecedented times. The workshop will include prayer, a presentation on managing chronic stress mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically. There will be time for discussion and questions. This event is being held on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish, 715 East Orange Street, Tarpon Springs. All are welcome!
Spirit FM’s 7th Annual Catholic Women’s Conference, Saturday, September 17, 2022
Please plan to join Spirit FM and over a 2,000 of your closest girlfriends from throughout the Diocese of St. Petersburg on Saturday, September 17, 2022, for a day of faith, friendship, food, and shopping. Our speakers are: Sr. Rita Clare Yoches and Deby Sansone Schlapprizzi. Tickets are on sale at www.myspiritfm.com/WomensConference or call Marci at 813.289.8040, ext. 231. Click here for promotional graphic.
PARISHES AND ORGANIZATIONS
Winter Concert Series, Saturday, March 20, 2022
The WINTER CONCERT SERIES concludes at Saint Mary, Our Lady of Grace in St. Petersburg with a performance of Gabriel Faure’s REQUIEM Mass on Sunday, March 20, 2022, at 3:00 pm. This concert features the Voices of Grace of Saint Mary’s as well as members of the professional orchestral and choral community. The concert is one-hour, FREE, and open to all. Saint Mary’s is located at 515 4th Street South, St. Petersburg. For more information, see our website: stmaryolg.org, or call 727-896-2191 ext. 208.
Parish Mission at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Dunedin, March 21-23, 2022
All are invited to a 3-night Parish Mission, “Let Beauty Speak: The Art of Evangelizing Post-Christian Culture with Your Life” featuring international speaker and musician Jimmy Mitchell. Join us March 21-23, 2022, at 7:00 pm at 750 San Salvador Dr, Dunedin.
40 Hours of Exposition at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Dunedin, March 24-26, 2022
Join us for 40 Hours of Exposition beginning with 1:30 pm. .Mass on Thursday, March 24th, followed by Exposition. The concluding liturgies begin at 9:00 am on Saturday, March 26th, and include readings, procession, and Benediction. Memorial candles will be offered for purchase and will be lit in honor of loved ones. Names will be included on the 40 Hours banner. Contact Savannah at (727) 733-3606 or email@example.com to sign up.
Saint Leo University Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies Webinar, Tuesday March 29, 2022
Saint Leo University’s Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies will present the free webinar “Understanding Jesus and Paul Means Understanding Judaism: Pharisees, Prayer, Parable, and Practice,” on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., via Zoom. Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, a prominent scholar of the New Testament and Jewish studies, will reveal the depth of the Jewish character of the New Testament. Co-sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg, Bishop Gregory Parkes, will offer closing comments. Those wishing to attend may register at www.saintleo.edu/understanding. Contact CCJS Director Matthew Tapie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saint Raphael Catholic Church Divorced and Blended Family Ministry
Divorce, Annulments, Remarriage
Monday, April 4, 2022, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in Room A.
Fr. Curtis Carro, Pastor, St. Raphael Parish, 1376 Snell Isle Blvd NE, St. Petersburg, will explain these topics, answer questions, and discuss paperwork involved. If you are divorced and/or remarried, come find out how the church wants to minister to you. Available in person or via Zoom. To RSVP for the session and/or access the Zoom link, visit our ministry website https://st-raphaels.com/divorced-blended-families.
PILGRIMAGES AROUND THE DIOCESE
After a long absence due to the pandemic, the Pastoral Bulletin is once again including information on parish pilgrimages. If your parish is offering a pilgrimage within the coming months, we invite you to share this information with the Pastoral Bulletin: email@example.com. 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/.