Announcements ~ November 26, 2018

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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.

Advent Season
Starting the Church’s liturgical year, Advent is the season encompassing the four Sundays (and weekdays) leading up to the celebration of Christmas. This year Advent begins on Sunday, December 2.

Advent Bulletin Resources
Advent Resources from the USCCB and Advent Calendar
Printable Advent Calendar English
Printable Advent Calendar Spanish
First Sunday of Advent Bulletin Insert
Second Sunday of Advent Bulletin Insert
Third Sunday of Advent Bulletin Insert

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 or publicly post them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #DOSPAdvent.  Photos will be added to the album as they are received throughout Advent.


Celebración De La Virgen De Guadalupe
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (4450 County Road 579, Seffner  33584)
Miércoles, 12 de diciembre de 2018

Te invitamos a celebrar con nosotros a nuestra Señora de Guadalupe.  Tendremos las mañanitas con mariachis a las 4:30 am y la celebración de la misa será a las 7:00 PM.  El evento es gratuito.  Habrá una representación de las apariciones de la Virgen de Guadalupe, bailes típicos, así como rifas y venta de rosas.

Virgin of Guadalupe Celebration
St. Francis of Assisi Parish
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

We invite you to celebrate with us Our Lady Of Guadalupe.  We will have a serenade with Mariachis at 4:30 AM.   The Mass will be at 7:00 PM.

The event is free. There will be a live performance of the apparitions of the virgin, folkloric dances, as well as raffles and roses for sale.

Flyer at this link:

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 info@divineprovidence.orgfor 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: