Announcements ~ March 9, 2020

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3ra Conferencia Anual Hispana para Hombres “ABRAMOS NUESTROS CORAZONES” 
Presentada por la Diócesis de St. Petersburg y Suncoast Catholic Ministries.  El evento será el sábado 18 de abril, 2020 en el salón social de la parroquia de Nativity, Brandon. Conferenciantes invitados: Padre Domingo Rodríguez y el Sr. Javier Maldonado. La Santa Misa será presidida por monseñor Gregory L. Parkes. Los boletos incluyen el almuerzo y el estacionamiento. Boletos individuales: $35. Combo de padre/hijo: $20 cada uno. En la puerta (si quedaran): $40. Para obtener boletos y más información visita:  // Flyer 1 / Flyer 2

3rd Annual Hispanic Men’s Conference “OPEN WIDE OUR HEARTS”
Presented by the Diocese of St. Petersburg and Suncoast Catholic Ministries.  The event will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Social Hall of Nativity Catholic Church, Brandon. Guest Speakers will include: Rev. Domingo Rodríguez and Mr. Javier Maldonado. Holy Mass will be presided by Bishop Gregory L. Parkes. Cost is $35 per individual ticket and $20 per ticket for father and son attending together. Cost at the door (if tickets are available) is $40.  To buy tickets and obtain more information, visit:

We are looking for photos that show how you and your parish are journeying through this Lenten season. Possible photos to submit might be from your parish’s mission, Stations of the Cross, fish fry, or other Lenten events. Photos of no-meat meals on Friday are welcome as well! We will be adding these photos to a special online photo album as they are received throughout Lent. Email your photos to or publicly post them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #DOSPLent. Please note that in order to post any photos of minors, we must have parental/guardian permission.

We are looking for photos that show how your parish celebrated the Sacred Triduum and Easter Sunday. Possible photos to submit might be from your parish’s Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, from reenacting the Living Stations, photos from the Easter Vigil Mass, or from the Easter Sunday Mass. Email your photos to or publicly post them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #DOSPEaster and #DOSPTriduum. Please note that in order to post photos of any minors, we must have parental/guardian permission.


Women’s Emmaus Experience Retreat presented by Nativity Women’s Emmaus
Emmaus is a relaxed, passive retreat weekend designed for those men and women who feel they would like to explore a deeper relationship with God.   Based on the Gospel of Luke 24:13-33.

March 27 – 29, 2020 at the Franciscan Center, 3010 N. Perry Street, Tampa, Fl 33603

For more information, please visit our website:

Lenten Parish Mission with Father Mitch Pacwa
St. Anthony the Abbot, 20428 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, FL 34601
Join us for Lenten Reflections with Father Mitch Pacwa, S.J., on Saturday, April 4, 2020. The day will begin with 8 am Mass and end at 12:30 pm. Father Mitch Pacwa is a Scripture Scholar, Catholic Author, World Renowned Lecturer, and EWTN Host of TV & Radio.

Donation $10. For information, visit our website at or call 352-796-2096.

Courageously Live the Gospel by helping provide medical care to those in need
Please help Catholic Charities provide basic medical care to our brothers and sisters in Christ who have no health insurance by participating in the Valspar Open (Palm Harbor: March 19 – 22) Birdies for Tampa Bay Charities fundraiser. Two ways to give: Per Birdie or one-time gift – min. $10.  You can donate after the tournament ends, but payment must be received by May 1st to qualify for the PGA’s 15% match offer!

Also, enter ‘Guess the # of Birdies’ contest by 11 am on Mar. 19th. To participate or learn more: 1) Text BIRDIES to 91999; 2) Online:; 3) Call 727-893-1314 x104; or 4) email:

God’s GIFT* Special Mass
(Gathering In Faith Together)
The Cathedral of Saint Jude the Apostle, 5815 5th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, is inviting all those in the diocese with disabilities to attend the God’s GIFT Mass at the Cathedral on Sunday, March 22, at 11:30 AM. A Sign Language interpreter will be present.

If you have any questions or require assistance, please call Tracy Capella in the Parish Office, 727-347-9702.

Our Lady of Good Counsel Camp ~ NOW HIRING, Young Adults
Our Lady of Good Counsel Camp, our Diocesan youth camp located in Floral City, Florida, is looking for counselors to live and work at camp from June 6th ~ August 1st.
Do you love working with kids and will go to any length to make a child smile? Do you love the outdoors and aren’t afraid to smell like a campfire? Do you feel a strong call to God and are confident in discussing your faith? Are you fun and outgoing but at the same time responsible and understand that the safety of a child is your top priority? If so, working as a camp counselor may be for you. We are looking for young men and women who will be at least 17 years old by this summer.

For an application, email Stephen Watkins at
For more information visit our website at

Saint Leo University Offers Social Justice Summer Camp
Saint Leo University will host a residential, co-ed social justice summer camp for students ages 14 to 18, June 21-June 27, at 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo, FL 33574. The campus is in Pasco County, north of Tampa.

The social justice summer camp will expose students to important societal issues, including human and environmental rights.

To learn about camp requirements and to register, visit: For information, email or call (352) 588-7324.

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