Take Five with Bishop Gregory Parkes
Bishop Parkes will be hosting a new video segment called Take Five: Conversations on Faith and Life, premiering on Tuesday, November 29th. The segments are about five minutes in length and are designed to easily fit into people’s busy schedules. New video segments can be seen each Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. on the bishop’s Facebook and Instagram accounts (@BishopParkes), the diocesan YouTube channel (@DioStPete) and our diocesan website.
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Thanksgiving Message from Bishop Gregory Parkes
Bishop Parkes has written a special Thanksgiving message to recall the many blessings from this past year.
Advent Men Discernment Retreat
The Office of Vocations is hosting a retreat experience for young men! The seminarians and priests will be offering two tracks: an overnight retreat for those ages 18 and up, and a day retreat for those ages 16 and 17.
For more information follow the links below:
- For men 18 and up: https://dospvocations.org/events/advent-mens-discernment-retreat-for-college-young-adults/
- For men 16 and 17: https://dospvocations.org/events/advent-mens-discernment-retreat-for-high-school/
Did You Know? Internet Filter Software Is No Substitute for Parental Monitoring
There is a lot of material on the Internet that is inappropriate for children. Parents can use filtering software to protect children from that material, but filters do not guarantee that children will not be exposed; a filter will never be a substitute for parents’ presence.
Monitor your child’s online behavior. Keep your family computer in a highly visible, common area, like the family room or the kitchen. Ask your children to show you what sites they go to, and be open and willing to discuss the inappropriate material they might come across.
For particular help you may call: Michael Craig, Safe Environment Program Manager at (727) 344-1611, ext. 5377.
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Save the Date: Girls Retreat
The Catholic Scouting for Girls of the Diocese of St. Petersburg invites all the girl scouts for their yearly retreat on April 1, 2023 at Light of Christ Parish, 2176 Marilyn St., Clearwater. More information to come and in the flyer at this link: https://tinyurl.com/bpa432yd.
(The retreat below will be in Spanish only: St. Andrew School of Evangelization will have a Spanish healing retreat in Most Holy Redeemer parish in Tampa Florida. The retreat is called “Jose, el Soñador”. It will take place on November 19 & 20 (Saturday & Sunday), from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. both days.)
Retiro de Sanación: “José, el Soñador”
La Escuela de Evangelizacion San Andrés te invita a un retiro de sanación “José, el Soñador”.
Sábado 19 de noviembre y Domingo, 20 de noviembre, 2022, de 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. en la Parroquia Most Holy Redeemer, 10110 N. Central Ave., Tampa.
Nuestro presente está integrado tanto por las experiencias positivas como negativas del pasado, así como los sueños y objetivos del futuro. Sin embargo, los sueños e ideales son capaces de redimensionar la historia, sanando las heridas del pasado para vivir intensamente nuestro presente. José, el Soñador, nos motiva a soñar para vivir con esperanza en este mundo.
Para más información, por favor contactarse con:
- Elvira Hernandez: (813) 965-5829
- Rebeca Avellaneda: (813) 577-2407
- Most Holy Redeemer: (813) 933-2859
Promotional flyer at this link: https://tinyurl.com/293db6sv.
Living Joy: How to Life a Joyful Life
St. Jerome Parish invites you to come and listen to well-known speaker, Chris Stefanick, on Wednesday, December 7th from 7:00 to – 9:00 PM, at the church (10895 Hamlin Blvd., Largo). We would like to invite all around the Diocese to join us for this special event to reignite their spirituality during the season of Advent leading up to the joy of Christmas!
Flyer for this event at this link: https://tinyurl.com/ywrs95xa.
PILGRIMAGES AROUND THE DIOCESE
If your parish is offering a pilgrimage within the coming months, we invite you to share this information with the Pastoral Bulletin: email@example.com. 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: https://www.dosp.org/pastoralbulletin/pilgrimages/.