Announcements ~ March 27, 2023

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Office of Vocations

Discernment Opportunity, Consider the Call
The Benedictine Sisters of Florida are welcoming single women who are practicing Roman Catholics to spend some time with us to learn more about religious life. You will have the opportunity to worship with us, pray with us, relax with us. You will also be welcome to participate in our ministries and learn about the Benedictine charism.

Holy Name Monastery, our home, is located in Saint Leo, Florida, about a 40 minute drive north of Tampa on Interstate 75.

The time available is Holy Wek and the First Week of Easter (April 2-16, 2023).  You can stay for a few days, a week or longer.  To schedule a visit with us or to request further information, please email us at and/or visit our website at this link:

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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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.


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: