Announcements ~ November 4, 2019

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A Promise to Protect
Occasionally, parishioners and parents of Catholic school students will inquire about the safety of our parishes and schools when it comes to prevention of child sexual abuse.  Please see the following link (PDF doc.) to find a list of Frequently Asked Questions concerning the commitment of our Diocese to protect all minors and vulnerable adults within our care.  Also, please visit our the Accountability section of our diocesan website (link).  Creating and maintaining safe environments is not just the responsibility of those who work in our parishes and schools, it is everyone’s job!

Graphic at this link.

Mass of the Angels
Bethany Retreat Center, St. James Chapel, 18150 Bethany Center Drive, Lutz
The Diocesan Office of Life, Justice and Advocacy is hosting a Mass for parents and families who have “lost” a child or children (born or unborn). Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Our celebrant is Fr. John Lipscomb. A gathering with light refreshments will follow. Families are invited to bring a picture of their child to display at the reception. To RSVP’s or to have a child’s name added to the program, please contact Diane Montemurro at 727-344-1611;

New Website for the Diocese of St. Petersburg
The Diocese of St. Petersburg announces the launch of a new website that is easier to navigate, beautifully designed and mission-focused. The new website also incorporates more photos and videos to showcase the beauty and vitality of our Catholic faith. You can find news about our local Church, upcoming events, a directory of parishes, schools, offices and ministries, plus learn more about our Catholic faith. Visit

Mission Driven Foundational Hospitality Workshop
This workshop will bring together two outstanding professionals from St. Joseph’s Hospitals – BayCare Health System to help us discover WHY hospitality is a part of our mission and HOW we can evaluate and implement change to make hospitality a top priority. The event is open to pastors, clergy, staff and lay leaders looking to continue their stewardship journey. Lunch will be provided following the interactive presentations.

Mission Driven Foundational Hospitality will take place on November 5, 2019 at Bethany Center, located at 18150 Bethany Center Dr, Lutz. For more information and to register online click here or call the Office of Stewardship and Development at 727-344-1611.

Join us on November 5th to explore how hospitality brings us closer to living our lives as everyday stewards!

Catholic Lawyers Guild’s Annual Red Mass
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 509 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602
November 20, 2019, at 12:10 p.m.

The Mass will be celebrated by the Most Reverend Gregory L. Parkes, Bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Deacons Edward LaRose, Judge of the Second District Court of Appeal, and John Schaefer, Sixth Judicial Circuit Judge (Retired) will assist.  Attorneys will have an opportunity to renew their Oath of Office at the Mass.
Flyer at this link.


Saint Leo University Hosting Open House
Saint Leo University will host a Fall Open House on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo, FL 33574. Students of all ages are welcome to attend with their families and friends, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Prospective students are welcome to tour the campus, learn about the university’s academic offerings, student life, campus involvement, financial aid, and more. For information and to register, visit Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

For assistance with registration, or questions regarding the event, contact the Office of Admissions at or call (352) 588-8283.

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