Announcements ~ November 22, 2021
Special Collection: Religious Retirement Fund
Help Aging Religious Sisters, Priests and Brothers
The Diocese of St. Petersburg will hold the Retirement Fund for Religious collection December 11 – 12, 2021. The parish-based appeal is coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) in Washington, D.C. Proceeds help religious communities across the country to care for aging members. Show your thanks for the prayerful service of elderly Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests. Your gift to next week’s second collection helps provide care, medicine, and more. Please be generous.
Special Collection Helps Religious Communities in Need
The Diocese of St. Petersburg will hold the Retirement Fund for Religious collection December 11 – 12, 2021. The parish-based appeal is coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) in Washington, D.C. Elderly Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests have offered their lives in service to others—educating the young, comforting the sick, and ministering to the less fortunate. Today, many are frail and need assistance. Please give generously to today’s second collection.
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Sign Up for Scripture Reflections During Advent
Prepare for the birth of Jesus by reflecting on the Scripture of the day and your personal faith journey with a daily prayer intention. These reflections feature a variety of writers from around the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Sign up today to receive reflections via email or text message. Visit dosp.org/reflection or text REFLECTION to 84576. Reflections are also heard on Spirit FM 90.5 throughout the day.
Send in Your Advent Photos
We invite you to share photos of how you and/or your parish prepare for the birth of Jesus Christ. Photos will be shared in a special online photo album posted on the diocesan website and Facebook page. Please email your photos to email@example.com or publicly post them on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #DOSPAdvent. Photos will be added to the album as they are received throughout Advent.
PARISHES AND ORGANIZATIONS
Advent Retreat at the Franciscan Center
All are invited to attend Unwrapping the Gifts of Advent: Peace, Courage, Hope, on Tuesday, November 30th from 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm at the Franciscan Center, 3010 North Perry Avenue, Tampa Fl. Come away for an afternoon amid the pre-Christmas rush, to reflect on three gifts Advent wishes to bestow upon us: peace, courage, and hope. Using scripture, music, stories, and humor, Sister Melannie will guide us in our Advent prayer, reflection, and sharing. Registration is $15. Event is in person or available via Zoom.
Advent begins on Sunday, November 28th and ends on December 24th. It is the period of preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ at Christmas.
More information about the Center, upcoming retreat and events, and booking the venue is available by calling (813) 229-2695 and by visiting https://www.franciscancentertampa.org/.