Announcements ~ May 20, 2024

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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:

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KNOWN Conference
The Known Conference is our first Diocesan Young Adult Conference, open to all Young Adults in their 20’s and 30’s. The word “know” or “known” appears almost 950 times in Scripture, and at our conference we seek to remind our young adults that they are seen, known and loved by the Lord.  We have amazing speakers, the opportunity to encounter and get to know the various young adult ministries in our Diocese, and conclude with Mass celebrated by Bishop Parkes.  

When: September 21, 2024
Time: 10 AM – 5 PM
Registration Fee: $30.00
Location: Hilton in Downtown Tampa, 211 N Tampa St, Tampa FL 33602

Registration at this link:

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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



Catholic Medical Association’s 93rd Annual Educational Conference
The Catholic Medical Association (CMA) invites you to join us in Orlando for our Annual Educational Conference. The theme of this year’s conference is “Imago Dei: Made in His Image, Male and Female He Created Them”. The event will be held from September 5-7, 2024, at the Caribe Royale Orlando.

Visit the 2024 Annual Educational Conference  webpage ( for more information. If you have any questions about the conference, please email us at: or call (484) 270-8002.

The CMA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to form and support current and future physicians to live and promote the principles of the Catholic Faith in the science and practice of medicine.  Our vision is “Inspiring Physicians to Imitate Jesus Christ”.  

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Conferencia Educativa Anual de la Asociación Médica Católica
La Asociación Médica Católica (CMA) lo invita a unirse a nosotros en Orlando para nuestra Conferencia Educativa Anual.  El título de la conferencia de este año es “Imago Dei: hecha a su imagen, varón y hembra los creó” y se llevará a cabo del 5 al 7 de septiembre de 2024 en el Caribe Royale Orlando.

Visite la página web ( de la Conferencia Educativa Anual de 2024 para obtener más información.  Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre la conferencia, envíe un correo electrónico a o llame al (484) 270-8002.

La CMA es una organización sin fines de lucro que forma y apoya a médicos actuales y futuros para que vivan y promuevan los principios de la fe católica en la ciencia y la práctica de la medicina. Nuestra visión es “Inspirar a los médicos a imitar a Jesucristo”.

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.