Announcements ~ October 4, 2021

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Bishop Gregory Parkes Invites You to the Opening Mass for the “Synod on Synodality”
Bishop Gregory Parkes will celebrate an opening Mass for the local phase of a worldwide consultation process in the Catholic Church known as the “Synod on Synodality.” The Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle at 11:30 a.m. All are invited to the celebration. Representatives from across the Diocese’s five counties will be in attendance. You can also view the livestream at or listen to the broadcast on Spirit FM 90.5To learn more, visit

For a video of Bishop Parkes leading the community in the Prayer for the Synod, click here for English or Spanish.
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Hillsborough County – New Prison Ministers Needed
“For I was in prison and you visited me.”  (Mt. 25:36)
Our jails are the warehouses of the poor and as we ease out of a long hiatus due to COVID-19, we are in great need of new volunteer ministers to our incarcerated brothers and sisters in the Hillsborough County jails. These men and women have been without Catholic services (Mass, communion liturgies, prayer & Scripture services, reconciliation) for a long time.  What is required to be a minister to the incarcerated is a loving heart and the desire to serve the least among us as Jesus asks.

For information on dates and requirements, please visit the Prison Ministry page at this link:
Any returning ministers need not attend the new volunteer classes and will be accepted directly for ministry scheduling after re-certification.

Anyone interested in  volunteering either as a new or returning minister should contact Deacon Dave Lesieur at: or (813) 255-7417.

Annual Red Mass
Christ the King Catholic Church (821 S. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa)
Tuesday, October 19, at 5:30 p.m.
The Tampa Bay Catholic Lawyers Guild invites you to the Annual Red Mass.  The Mass will be celebrated by the Most Reverend Gregory L. Parkes, Bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg and it will be live streamed at the parish’s site:

Attendees are requested to wear masks during Mass and are required to wear masks at the reception. The Mass and reception will take place with the appropriate social distancing and following the applicable health and safety guidelines.

A flyer for the event is available at this link:

Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. To learn more about the Catholic response, visit the U.S. Bishop’s website,, for their Pastoral Letter, “When I Call for Help” (  If you, a family member, or friend needs help now, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline, 800‐799‐7233 (24 hours); 800‐787‐3224 (TTY), If you are in immediate danger, call 911.


Events Taking Place offered by the Cenacle of Our Lady of Divine Providence School of Spiritual Direction®:
Healing Prayer Theory and Practice
October 11 – 15, 2021,  from 7:00 p.m.  to 9:00 p.m. This course is designed for individuals who desire both a theoretical knowledge of healing of memories and practical workshop on how to pray for themselves and others. Presented and taught by Father Bill Henry and Janet Constantine, LMHC. The cost to attend is $95.00 and is offered on-line with live streaming.
To register go to: more information: (727) 724-9505;
For a flyer and graphic, please follow this link.

Christian Understanding of the Human Person
October 18 – 22, 2021, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This course provides a much needed examination of the theology, spirituality, and modern sciences’ view of the person. Presented by Therese Cirner, LPC, NCC is a Licensed Professional Counselor providing counseling services in Ann Arbor, Michigan, specializing in trauma recovery and life transitions. The cost to attend is $95.00 and is offered on-line with live streaming.
To register go to: more information: (727) 724-9505;
For a flyer and graphic, please follow this link.