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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Spirit FM and Office of Communications Update
Catholic Women’s Conference
Every woman is invited to attend Spirit FM’s 7th Annual Women’s Conference on April 2, 2022. It will be held at the Florida State Fairgrounds, and tickets are on sale through myspiritfm.com/womensconference.
Flyer/Graphic available at this link: https://bit.ly/3psTB2j.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Franciscan devotional “The Stations of the Crib”
Saint Mary, Our Lady of Grace Parish, 515 4th Street South, in St. Petersburg, will present a Franciscan devotional entitled, “The Stations of the Crib,” on Wednesdays in Advent and Christmas time.
Dates for these prayers are: December 1, 15, 22 and 29, 2021; and January 5, 2022, and the time is 12:10 pm each date. All are welcome to come and pray.
For more information, see our website: stmaryolg.org, or call 727-896-2191 ext. 208.
Blessing of the Creche
All are welcome to the Franciscan Center’s Annual Blessing of the Creche on Friday, December 10, 2021 at 6:00 PM on the grounds of the Franciscan Center, 3010 N. Perry Ave. , Tampa.
- Blessings from Sacred Heart Parish Friars
- Bring your own Nativity set figurine to be blessed
- Refreshments provide by the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany Associates
- Christmas caroling
We will also be collecting toys for Mary Lee’s House, a nonprofit dedicated to the prevention, intervention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Developmental toys and culturally diverse toys are most needed for ages infant through 13 years. Unwrapped toys can be dropped off early at the Center beginning Dec. 1st. 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/.