Let’s Keep Our Children Safe This Summer!
All teachers, staff, and volunteers in the Diocese of St. Petersburg who work with children must undergo fingerprinting and criminal background checks. Diocesan guidelines and abuse prevention training programs currently in use emphasize the importance of parents’ knowing who has access to their children at school and other Church-sponsored activities.
Summer is here, and parents should remain vigilant regarding who is granted access to their children. Make sure camp counselors have completed appropriate training criminal background checks. And be sure that you know the camp’s daily routine and that no camp activity results in a child being left alone with one adult.
All activities should be supervised by more than one adult, and the camp should be open to unannounced drop-in visits from parents.
If you wish to know more, you may call: Michael Craig, Safe Environment Program Manager at (727) 344-1611, ext. 5377.
PARISHES AND ORGANIZATIONS
The Charismatic Community at Our Lady of Grace Church, 6 Roosevelt Blvd in Beverly Hills, invites everyone to attend a nine-day Pentecost Novena in the church. The Novena starts at 6 p.m. daily from Friday, May 31 to Saturday June 8, 2019. Light refreshments will be served afterwards every evening. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend.
A Grand Fellowship and Celebration will on Sunday, June 9th after the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass on Pentecost. For further information, call Ben Santos, 352 433-8823.
PILGRIMAGES AROUND THE DIOCESE
The pilgrimages are posted in the Diocesan website under Pilgrimages–bottom of the homepage under FAQ or by following this link: https://www.dosp.org/pastoralbulletin/pilgrimages/.