Announcements ~ May 22, 2023

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From Ministries of Missionary Discipleship

“These men and women testify to the power of grace, the nobility and resilience of the human heart.” – Cardinal Robert Sarah
Courage is a group of Catholics who experience same-sex attractions and who strive to live chaste lives marked by prayer, fellowship and mutual support.  For more information, visit or contact our Diocese’s chapter at 727-223-1666 or email:

EnCourage members are parents, spouses, siblings and friends of people who identify as LGBTQ. They are looking for help to keep the faith and keep the family bonds intact.  For more information, visit or contact our Diocese’s chapter at 813-591-3766 or email:

Quick view resources:
To listen: under the “study” tab then “current topics” then “special topics”:
–Desire of the Everlasting Hills (one hour documentary)
–Invited to Courageous Love (This five-part film series–25 minutes each–explores Catholic teaching on a wide range of questions connected to same-sex attraction.

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Reach 250,000 People With Your Message
This September, the Diocese of St. Petersburg is launching a new magazine to lead people closer to Christ and His Church. Gulf Coast Catholic will be mailed into 100,000 homes reaching a readership of 250,000 in West Central Florida. We are currently inviting business and ministries to be a part of this exciting initiative as an advertiser/supporter. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to grow your business or ministry, reach new people and share the Light of Christ. To learn more, visit or email

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From the Vocations Office

Bishop’s BBQ
Men in High School and up, join us for a casual discernment event. Get to know Bishop Parkes, Fr. Chuck, and our seminarians. There will be games, food, and discussion.

Join us on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 5:00 PM, Bethany Center, 18150 Bethany Ctr. Dr, Lutz 33558.

RSVP by May 24th on our website at

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Parish Pilgrimages
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: