Women Needed for Prison Ministry!
“For I… was in prison and you visited me.” (Mt 25:36)
The Diocese of St. Petersburg’s ministry to incarcerated women in the Hillsborough County Jail is in dire need of volunteers. Our jails often are the warehouses of the poor and neglected in our society, but we as the Church cannot neglect those most in need. If you are a woman (lay or religious) who has a heart to serve, please consider this rewarding ministry. We visit the women in Hillsborough County Jail on Sunday afternoons from 2:00 to 3:30 PM and only ask for a commitment of one or two Sundays per month. At the present time, we have sadly had to suspend our weekly services until more good women step forward and volunteer to help.
If you are interested in serving those in need, or want to know more about this ministry of charity, please contact Deacon David Lesieur by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: (813) 255-7417. Or you may contact Deacon Jim Grevenites, Diocese of St. Petersburg Office of Prison Ministry, by email at email@example.com or phone: (727) 344-1611, ext. 5349.
(The retreat below will be in Spanish only: Advent Reflection with Fr. Francisco Hernandez, Ed. D., Parochial Vicar of Most Holy Redeemer Parish, Tampa. Saturday, December 3, from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, New Port Richey.)
Reflexión de Adviento
La Asamblea Hispana Diocesana te invita a una Reflexión de Adviento con el P. Francisco Hernández, Ed. D., vicario parroquial de la parroquia Most Holy Redeemer. Este evento tendrá lugar el sábado, 3 de diciembre de 2022 de 8:00 a.m. a 2:00 p.m. en la parroquia Our Lady Queen of Peace, 5340 High Street, New Port Richey, FL 34652. El costo de $20.00 (cash o cheque) incluye desayuno continental y almuerzo. La inscripción cierra el lunes, 28 de noviembre. Para obtener más información, llama a Mercedes Cedeño al 727-344-1611 ext. 5471.
Advent Men’s 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 at Good Counsel Camp, 8888 E., Gobbler Dr., Floral City.
- For men 18 and up: December 17 and 18, 2022: https://dospvocations.org/events/advent-mens-discernment-retreat-for-college-young-adults/
- For men 16 and 17: December 18, 2022: https://dospvocations.org/events/advent-mens-discernment-retreat-for-high-school/
Parish Advent Retreats (English and Spanish)
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 7001 S. 12th Ave Tampa, invites you to their Advent Retreats (English and Spanish):
DCCW St. Maria Goretti Scholarship
St. Maria Goretti Scholarship is available to all active Catholic 12th Grade High School young women entering College or Vocational Training.
1st Scholarship prize $1000.00
2nd Scholarship $500.00
3rd Scholarship $500.00
Visit spdccw.org to obtain Scholarship application and details. (Under Events follow the link to St Maria Goretti Scholarship Forms and Information.)
Deadline for submission is March 1, 2023.
Sponsored by the St Petersburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women.
The St. Petersburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women acts through its members to support, empower, and educate all Catholic women in Spirituality, Leadership and Service. SPDCCW programs respond with Gospel values to the needs of the Church and Society in the modern world.
Graphic for the bulletin at this link: https://tinyurl.com/52y2zrz3.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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/.