Announcements ~ September 23, 2019

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Tune In To Spirit FM 90.5 and Listen to Bishop Gregory Parkes
Be sure to tune in to Spirit FM 90.5 radio for the program, A View from the Top with Bishop Parkes each Friday at 11:30 a.m. This radio program provides a candid and hopeful conversation on current events. Also, you can subscribe to the bishop’s podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcast app. Search Bishop Gregory Parkes.

Click here for A View from the Top logo.

Diocesan Hispanic Mass
The Hispanic Commission invites all to celebrate with Bishop Gregory L. Parkes the annual Diocesan Hispanic Mass in honor of Our Lady of the Angels, patroness of Costa Rica. The Mass will take place at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, St. Petersburg, on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 11 a.m. We will pray the rosary at 10:00 a.m. followed by the procession of flags representing our Hispanic heritage. For more information contact Mercedes Cedeño at 727-344-1611 ext. 5471.

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Misa Hispana Diocesana
La Comisión Hispana les invita a celebrar junto al Obispo Gregory L. Parkes la Misa Hispana Diocesana anual en honor a Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles, patrona de Costa Rica. La misa será celebrada en la Catedral de St. Jude the Apostle, St. Petersburg, el Sábado 12 de octubre, 2019 a las 11 a.m.  Rezaremos el rosario a las 10:00 a.m. seguido de la procesión de banderas en representación de nuestra herencia hispana.  Para obtener más información, llame a Mercedes Cedeño at 727-344-1611 ext. 5471.

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Diocesan African Mass
The African Catholics Ministry invites all to celebrate the second annual Diocesan African Mass on November 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 1203 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL 33602.  The Mass will be presided by Rev. Theobald (Theo) Weria ALCP. Come and experience the celebration of the Catholic liturgy in African ethnic languages and cultures.  For more information, please contact Celina Okpaleke at (941) 730-9765 or David Kadiri at (520) 822-6822.

Flyer at this link.

Chosen by Him – A Day of Reflection & Discernment for Women
The Office of Vocations will host Chosen by Him – A Day of Reflection & Discernment for Women, on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 10 am until 2 pm at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg.

Hear the vocation stories of the women religious who have courageously served in the Diocese of St. Petersburg!

Please see attached flyer for more information and to RSVP.  (Flyer)

CRS Mini-Grants
The Office of Life, Justice and Advocacy is pleased to announce the beginning of our annual grant process for funding hunger and poverty alleviation efforts in the Diocese.  Ministries from parishes, schools, and other diocesan entities can apply for up to $1,000.00 to assist with programming and advocacy efforts to eradicate hunger.  Twenty-five percent of Diocesan CRS Rice Bowl collections are retained and have been made available for this grant program. Applications are available by contacting the office of Life, Justice & Advocacy: and are due October 21, 2019:

Keeping your Catholic Family Safe from Pornography
Sponsored By: Respect Life, Freedom in Christ, David’s Legacy
Wednesday, October 9, 7:00 – 8:30 PM at Nativity Catholic Church -705 E. Brandon Blvd, Brandon FL,  St. Francis Room of Social Hall.
Deacon Mark, a practicing psychiatrist, will discuss theological, social, family, neurological, and psychiatric aspects of pornography. Come and hear how you can help your family and friends steer clear, or recover, from this plague of our society. Hope and help is available!

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.


Parish Mission
St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Rd, Holiday 
We invite you to join us for “Becoming People of Hope: In The Home, In the Church, and in the World”, parish mission led by Fr. Bruce Nieli, a Paulist Evangelist and Missionary. Fr Nieli has served as the Director for Evangelization of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and is a full time evangelist and missionary based in Austin, Texas.

September 27, 28 and 29 at  9:30 am, 7:00 PM Fri and Sat. All the weekend Masses: 4:00 pm on Saturday; 7:30, 10:00 and 11:30 am on Sunday.  All are welcome!

Flyer at this link.

Fall Festival
St. Joe Fall Festival at Sacred Heart Church, 32145 St Joe Road, Dade City
Bring your family and friends for live music, bounce houses and slides, children’s games, petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, sand art, Touch-A-Tractor, food vendors, beer and wine garden, over 50 gift basket raffles including an autographed Bucs football and autographed Rays baseball.  Community outreach with our First Responders including a K9 demo by Pasco Sherriff’s canine officers, a cooking demo from Chef Benny of Benedetto’s, Polish music and dance, a safety demo from Withlacoochee River Electric. Free Admission. Free Parking. Saturday, October 5th, 10 am – 4 pm.

Visit or phone (352) 588-3641. Celebrate God’s blessings with us!

Spanish Retreat – St. Mark the Evangelist Parish
The Brotherhood of the Lord of Miracles is hosting a retreat in Spanish at St. Mark.
Kindly add to your publicity.  Please see flyer for the retreat at this link and below is the link to the St. Mark’s website advertising the event:

Juvenile Detention Ministry Seminar
Saturday, October 5, 9AM-1PM, Our Lady of Lourdes, Dunedin
Project Angel will be hosting a seminar for potential volunteers of the Juvenile Detention Ministry on becoming a mentor, a prayer support partner, a facility support volunteer, and how to organize and lead a local effort within your Parish.  This seminar will also provide the application and vetting required by the state of Florida to qualify as a volunteer within the Juvenile Justice System.  Includes breakfast and all fees.  RSVP to or 727-403-7260.

Hispanic Heritage Month at Saint Leo University: Tres Vidas (Three Lives)
Saint Leo University welcomes all on Monday, September 30, at 7 p.m., to Tres Vidas (Three Lives), a dramatic work about three prominent Latinas. One of the women, Rufina Amaya (1943-2207) of Salvador, became a Catholic lay pastor following a tragic event.

The performance will be at the Saint Leo University Student Community Center, 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo, FL, 33574. Admission is free. Contact number: (352) 588-8401.

Saint Leo University Hosting Open House
Saint Leo University will host an Undergraduate Admissions Fall Open House on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo, FL 33574. Students of all ages are welcome to attend with their families and friends, starting at 8 a.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

Those who need accommodations or more information may call (352) 588-8283, or email

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