Announcements ~ March 20, 2023

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Save the Date for “Mary and the Eucharist” on Saturday, May 13, 2023
Bishop Gregory Parkes invites you to the fifth annual Diocese of St. Petersburg Marian Congress! The theme this year is “Mary and the Eucharist.” The Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith, and we encounter the risen Christ each time we receive our Lord in Holy Communion. Our Blessed Mother has a special role in leading us to her Son, Jesus, in the Eucharist.

Save the date to participate in the Marian Congress on May 13, 2023 at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, 5815 5th Avenue N., St. Petersburg. This day of joy, renewal, and prayer will include dynamic speakers, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, a multicultural Rosary, and Mass with Bishop Gregory Parkes. Also, you will have an opportunity to renew your consecration or to be consecrated to Jesus through Mary for the first time.

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Separa la fecha para “María y la Eucaristía” el sábado, 13 de mayo de 2023
¡El Obispo Gregory Parkes te invita al Quinto Congreso Anual Mariano de la Diócesis de St. Petersburg! El tema de este año es “María y la Eucaristía”. La Eucaristía es la fuente y culmen de nuestra fe y nos encontramos con Cristo resucitado cada vez que recibimos a nuestro Señor en la Sagrada Comunión. Nuestra Santísima Madre tiene un papel muy especial al guiarnos a su Hijo, Jesús, en la Eucaristía.

Separa la fecha para participar en el Congreso Mariano el 13 de mayo en la Catedral de St. Jude the Apostle, 5815 5th Avenue N., St. Petersburg. Este día de gozo, renovación y oración incluirá oradores dinámicos, la adoración al Santísimo Sacramento, el rezo del rosario multicultural y la misa con el Obispo Gregory Parkes. También tendrá la oportunidad de renovar su consagración o consagrarse a Jesús a través de María por primera vez.

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From the Safe Environment Program Office

Healing Mass for Survivors of Abuse
Once again, a Mass of Healing will be held 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 29, 11:00 a.m., at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, 5815 5th Avenue N., 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, John Lambert, L.M.H.C., will be available following the Mass.

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From the Office of Vocations

Save the Day:  Altar Server Appreciation Day
April 29, 2023 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
St. Lawrence Parish, 5225 N. Himes Ave., Tampa
Prayer service with Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, Altar Server of the Year recognition, food and fun activities for your family.

More information to come.

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2022/23 Rice Bowl Mini Grants Recipients
The Office of Life, Justice and Advocacy is pleased to announce the following recipients of the 2022/23 Rice Bowl Mini Grants, made possible by 25% of local Rice Bowl contributions retained for local use.  Congratulations to the following parishes and organizations:  Nativity Catholic Church – Pastoral Care Ministries; Resurrection Catholic Church, St. Anthony’s Food Pantry – Filling the Gap; St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church – Table of Plenty; St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, St. Vincent de Paul Society – Pack a Sack Food 4 Kids; Catholic Charities Foundations of Life Pregnancy Center; Catholic Charities Food Pantry, Pasco County; Catholic Charities – Knights Women’s Center; St. Jerome Catholic Church Homeless Ministry – Eggcellent Devils; Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, St. Vincent de Paul – Pack a Sack Program.


The Science Behind the Shroud of Turin
All are invited to the St. Luke the Evangelist Parish Hall (2757 Alderman Road, Palm Harbor) on Saturday, April 22, 7:00 p.m. to hear Dr. Wayne Phillips present as much scientific proof as possible that the Shroud is authentic. His 30-minute presentation will be followed by Q&A and refreshments. RSVP by April 19 by calling the St. Luke’s church office, 727-786-3648.

Living Joy, presented by Chris Stefanick
Monday, April 3, 2023 at 7:00 PM
St. Raphael Parish, 1376 Snell Isle Blvd. NE, St. Petersburg

Chris Stefanick is an internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and television host who has devoted his life to inspiring people to live a bold, contagious faith.  The event is free and the space is limited.

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Parish Pilgrimages
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: