Announcements ~ March 30, 2020

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In the March 26, 2020 edition of A View From the Top, Bishop Parkes addresses the many challenges and opportunities our parishes and faithful encounter in dealing with the Corona Virus.  He addresses questions on Holy Week, alternatives to Mass attendance and the sacraments of Reconciliation and Healing. You can listen to the podcast at this link:

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, and after reviewing the protocols for the State of Florida, issued by Governor DeSantis, Bishop Parkes has decided the following with regard to the Chrism Mass, scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, 2020:

  • The Mass will be celebrated in the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, although it will not be open to the general public this year.
  • It will be broadcast via livestream on our diocesan website,, beginning at 11:30 a.m.
  • The Vicars Forane (Deans), representing each deanery of the Diocese will be present, in order to receive the blessed oils and to arrange for distribution to the parishes in their region.

For additional directives and accommodations by Bishop Parkes regarding this year’s Holy Week liturgies, please click the following links:  English or Spanish.
Please continue to pray for an end to the coronavirus and for those individuals and families directly and indirectly impacted by it.


POSTPONED ~ Lenten Parish Mission with Father Mitch Pacwa
St. Anthony the Abbot, 20428 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, FL 34601
Please know that the Lenten mission with Father Mitch Pacwa, S.J., scheduled for Saturday, April 4, 2020 has been postponed. Will be posting the new date when available.  For information, visit our website at or call 352-796-2096.

Rescheduled ~  Foundations of Life Walk/Run For Life 2020, Tampa Bay
Ben T. Davis Beach, 7740 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway
Saturday – May 30, 2020
Registration: 8 – 9 am Walk/Run Begins: 9 am
Benefitting Foundations of Life Pregnancy Center: Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco & Pinellas; Knights Women’s Center, Project Rachel & Perinatal ComfortCare

Register at Foundations of Life Pregnancy Center, 6515 N. Armenia Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604; Phone: 813-631-4393, Email:
Register Online at:
A Ministry of Catholic Charities, Diocese of St. Petersburg

The pilgrimages are posted in the Diocesan website under the Pastoral Bulletin page at this link.