Announcements ~ October 7, 2019

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Religious Jubilee Mass
On Sunday, October 13, 2019, the Diocese of St. Petersburg will celebrate the Religious Jubilee of twelve men and women who have reached milestones in their commitment to the Church through their Congregations.  Representing a total of 715 years of consecrated service to the People of God, the religious will renew their vows during the 11:30 AM liturgy at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, with Bishop Gregory L. Parkes presiding.     Also being recognized at this liturgy is Brother Lucius Amarillas, OSB, who professed solemn vows this summer.

You are all invited to witness this public celebration of the vowed life and to join the reception honoring the Jubilarians which will be held in the parish hall immediately following the liturgy.

Annual White Mass to be Celebrated on October 26, 2019
The Catholic Medical Association (CMA) “Tampa Bay Guild of St. Philomena” invites all physicians, medical students and other healthcare professionals to the Annual White Mass and Dinner on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Christ the King Parish in Tampa.

The Vigil Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Parkes at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Dinner will follow with speaker Dr. Robert Motley, a Family Medicine physician and Clinical Professor in PA  who is active in the CMA. His topic is “Witness In An Age of Conflict”.

Dinner is $58.00 per person. All healthcare provider participants must register to attend by October 16 here.

Questions? Contact Rob at or 727-785-3445.
Download the Event Flyer.


Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, Choir and Violin Students Performance
Anything can happen when children set out to animate the Diocesan goal of “Courageously Living the Gospel”.
The choir and violin students of Our Lady of Lourdes school will be performing at  Disney Springs, Market Place stage near the Wait Disney World store, on Thursday, October 24th at 1:30 pm.

The group will be performing their core repertoire which includes songs such as Amazing Grace, Hold Onto Love and Bluebells of Scotland.  All are invited to come out to encourage and empower our children to live the mission of Jesus at the “happiest place on Earth”.

Donate, Save and Have Fun!!!
What: Watch Bucs play Arizona Cardinals, save on your ticket price, and donate $4 to help those served by your Catholic Charities. 
When: November 10, 2019 at 1:00 pm
Where: Raymond James Stadium
How:  Visit:
• Your cost (incl. fees): Adult $50 / Youth $28 (includes $4 donation)
• Regular Cost: Adult and Youth: $58 – $63
For more information: Contact Lou Ricardo: or (727) 893-1313 Ext.104

All Are Invited to Holy Spirit Explosion at the Cathedral on November 2, 2019
Daylong Praise and Worship event featuring prayer, music, liturgy and nationally renowned speakers Sister Briege KcKenna, Johnnette Benkovic-Williams, Lloyd and Nancy Greenhaw and Father Peter Mitchell will be held Saturday, November 2nd at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle.  Registration at 8:00 a.m. for the free event, which ends with a Mass at 4:00 p.m.  Box lunch reservations must be made by October 19th by sending a check for $10 to: Holy Spirit Explosion, Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, 5815 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33710.

For more information contact Frank Esposito, Jr., at 727-866-8930 or Carol Marquardt at 727-742-4187.

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