Announcements ~ November 19, 2018

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Cities for Life/Cities against the Death Penalty
Friday, November 30, 2018
On this date, cities across the world mobilize to renounce the death penalty and work for a more civil form of justice. Join us at the Franciscan Center (3010 N. Perry Ave., Tampa) for an Ecumenical Service beginning at 7:00 PM.  Speakers include Bishop Gregory Parkes, Derrick Jamison (Death Row Exoneree), Rev. Kim Wells and Allison Ferber Miller (Sr. Public Defender).  Light reception and opportunity to meet some of the speakers at 6:00 PM. Contact Sabrina with questions:; 727-344-1611, ext. 5325.

Women’s Discernment Day
The Office of Vocations is hosting a Women’s Discernment Day that will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, St. Petersburg.  Lunch will be provided and there is no cost to attend. Please see the flyer at this link for more information.

Please Support Collection for Retired Religious on December 8 & 9
Aging religious need your help. Senior Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests ministered for years for little to no pay. Their sacrifices now leave their religious communities without adequate retirement savings. Your gift to the annual collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious on December 8 & 9 helps to provide medications, nursing care, and more for tens of thousands of elderly religious. Please be generous.

Bishop Parkes has written a letter of support for bulletins in English and Spanish.

Por favor, apoye la colecta especial del 8 y 9 de diciembre para Religiosos/Religiosas jubilados.
Religiosos/Religiosas de edad avanzada necesitan su ayuda. Las hermanas, hermanos y sacerdotes católicos de orden religiosa sirvieron en sus ministerios por muchos años por poco o ninguna paga. Sus sacrificios han dejado a sus comunidades religiosas sin ahorros adecuados para su jubilación. Su donación a la colecta anual para el fondo de jubilación para religiosos/religiosas el 8 y 9 de diciembre ayuda a proveer medicamentos, cuidado de enfermería y gastos adicionales para millares de religiosos y religiosas de edad avanzada. Por favor, sea generoso.

El Obispo Parkes ha escrito una carta pidiendo apoyo para ser publicada en los boletines en inglés y en español.


A Free Advent Event For Everyone!
November 28, 2018, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
St. Jerome Parish, 10895 Hamlin Blvd., Largo 33774 (at the Parish Center, doors open at 5:30 pm)

An evening of fun:  crafts, faith sharing, praise & worship and adoration.  Registration for Dinner of Pasta, Salad & Dessert require by November 21, 2018.  Reserve your place now by:  turning in the bottom portion of the flyer included below, calling the parish office at 727-595-4610,  or registering online at


An Invitation for Everyone:  Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
St. Jerome Parish, 10895 Hamlin Blvd., Largo 33774

Join us to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of all the Americas & Honored Virgin Queen of Mexico on Sunday, December 9, 2018.

We will have:  Procession & Holy Rosary, Mariachis/Dancers and Mass followed by refreshments and Mexican folklore at the parish center. Requires registration.   Register by turning in the bottom portion of the flier included below to the  church or calling the parish office at 727-595-4610 or online at this link by December 3, 2018.

We encourage everyone to bring a rose to Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Una Invitación para todas las Comunidades:  Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
St. Jerome Parish, 10895 Hamlin Blvd., Largo 33774
Venga a celebrar la Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Patrona de todas las Américas y Honorable Virgen Reina de Méjico el domingo, 9 de Diciembre de 2018.   Tendremos una procesión y Santo Rosario, mariachis / bailarines y la Santa Misa seguida por una recepcion en el salón parroquial.  Se requiere registración.  Por favor responda devolviendo la parte inferior del anuncio abajo incluido a la iglesia o registrese en el enlace de internet antes del 3 de diciembre de 2018.

Todos pueden traer una rosa para la Virgen de Guadalupe.

“Setting Captives Free” – Personal Reflections on Ignatian Discernment of Spirits by Fr. Tim Gallagher
You are invited by the Marian Servants of Our Lady of Divine Providence House of Prayer® to join us on Wednesday, December 5th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. as we host Father Timothy Gallagher O.M.V. for his seminar sharing his new book “Setting Captives Free” – Personal Reflections on Ignatian Discernment of Spirits.

EWTN will be doing a live filming on this day, at the House of Prayer, 711 South Bayview Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33759.  Seating is limited to 50 so please register promptly to  The cost is $30 per person.  Bring your lunch and drinks will be provided.   Please email for questions or call (727) 797-7412.


The pilgrimages are posted in the Diocesan website under Pilgrimages–bottom of the homepage under FAQ or by following this link: