Announcements ~ May 13, 2024

Posted inParish Bulletin AnnouncementsPastoral Bulletin


Bishop’s BBQ
We invite all men in High School and older, to join us for a casual discernment event.  The Bishop’s BBQ will take place at Bethany Center in Lutz on June 5th from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  Get to know Bishop Parkes, Fr. Chuck, and our seminarians.  There will be games, prayer, food, and discussion.  Men are encouraged to RSVP via the website by clicking on the following link:

Promotional graphic at this link:


Local Historian Starts YouTube Channel for the Martyrs of La Florida
Have you heard of the 57 men, women, and children from Florida who are being considered for sainthood? Their stories are now coming to life through a new YouTube Channel, started by Diocese of St. Petersburg historian, Father Len Plazewski. In 2015, the cause for beatification was opened for Antonio Inija and his 56 companions. These individuals were indigenous people and religious order missionaries from Spain and the New World who were martyred for their Catholic faith in present-day Florida between 1549 and 1712.

Click on this link: to view the YouTube Channel and share this with your communities.


Catholic Ministry Appeal Meeting: Updates and What’s Ahead
Join us on May 22, 2024 at 10:00 AM for our five-month update meeting on the Catholic Ministry Appeal. Let us use this time to reflect and share what’s ahead!

Tell us what worked, what didn’t work, and what materials you used…or didn’t! This is meant to be an interactive Zoom meeting, so bring any and all materials you’re willing to share with the group. Click here to register. If you have any questions, please email the Office of Stewardship and Development at



New Film: Jesus Thirsts: The Miracle of the Eucharist
Sr. Briege McKenna, O.S.C., Bishop Andrew Cozzens, Fr. Donald Calloway, M.I.C., and Chris Stefanick are just a few of the narrators for a new movie, entitled, “Jesus Thirsts: The Miracle of the Eucharist.” The film will be in theaters on June 4, 5, and 6, 2024. The June 6th showing will include Spanish subtitles.  To view a trailer, visit this link:   

For details on the film, including locations, read more at this link:



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.