Announcements ~ September 25, 2023

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St. Andrew’s Dinner
We invite young men, 16th and older, to join us for a casual discernment event on October 25, 2023.  Dinner and vocation stories with Bishop Parkes, Fr. Chuck, and other priests.  Parents are also invited to join for a parent discussion and a meal.  We will meet at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 1955 S Belcher Rd., in Clearwater,  at 6:30 PM.

Visit the following link for registration:

Abundance Holy Hour
Abundance is a monthly Diocesan Holy Hour for Vocations sponsored by the Serra Club. It is hosted at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, 5815 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg, at 6:30 PM.  The upcoming dates are:  September 27th; October 25th; November 15th and December 20, 2023.  

Join us as we pray for an abundance of vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

From the Office of Marriage and Family Life

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend
The Worldwide Marriage Encounter experience is a heart haven that helps you to connect more deeply.  There is no group discussion.  It’s just about the two of you learning to be the best, most loving and thriving couple you can be.  Next weekend is November 17-19, 2023 at the Franciscan Center in Tampa.  Learn more at  Use Promo Code SAVE50 to save 50% on application fee. Questions? Contact Steve and Suzie 813-270-7832 or

NEW VIDEO: Bishop Gregory Parkes Invites You to Participate in 40 Days for Life.

The 40 Days for Life Campaign, September 27-November 5, 2023aims to end abortion through prayer and fasting, community outreach, and peaceful prayer vigils in front of abortion businessesBishop Parkes explains why this campaign is so important and offers a prayer for the success of this important effort.

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Office of Life, Justice and Advocacy Ministry 

Save Lives through the Power of Prayer
The 40 Days for Life campaign aims to end abortion through prayer and fasting, community outreach, and a peaceful all-day prayer vigil in front of abortion businesses. Will you sign up to pray for one day or multiple days? The Diocese of St. Petersburg will have prayer vigils at three different locations in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. Our goal is to save lives and to have a large, peaceful/prayerful presence outside of these three abortion facilities. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please visit or contact Jill Ricardo, our diocesan 40 Days for Life Coordinator at

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An Invitation from the Office of the Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute

LPMI Year of Discernment
Ask yourself
: Could God be calling me to be a Lay Ecclesial Minister in His Church? For anyone interested in attending the LPMI Year of Discernment, the registration form and program information can be found on the LPMI web site at: or call the LPMI office at (727) 344-1611.  New classes begin October 14, 2023.


Are They Pro-Life? Contraceptives, IVF, & Surrogacy
In Honor of October being Respect Life Month, the St. Lawrence Catholic Church’s Respect Life Ministry presents a talk by Catholic, Pro-Life OB/GYN Dr. Carlos Lamoutte on the topics of Contraceptives, IVF, & Surrogacy. All are invited to attend this free event on Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 6:30 PM in Higgins Hall. Please RSVP at the provided link, by scanning the QR code, or calling (813) 875-4040 if you plan to attend.

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Flyer at this link:

Save the Date:  Parish Mission on the Spirituality of St. Francis de Sales
Epiphany of Our Lord Parish, 2510 E. Hanna Ave., Tampa, invites you to join them from November 11 through November 16, 2023 for their parish mission.
Guest speakers:  Canon Matthew Talarico, ICKSP and Canon Aaron Huberfeld, ICKSP.

More details to follow.

Martinmas Celebration
The Fraternal Society of St. John the Apostle of Epiphany of Our Lord Parish, Tampa, invites you for a men’s apostolate event on November 9, 2023 at 6:00 PM at the parish (2510 E. Hanna Ave. , Tampa).

An evening of male fellowship, spiritual edification, and intellectual discussion.  Food will be provided.

For more information, or to register, please visit: or scan the QR code in the top corner of this flyer (

Saint Leo University’s Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies Celebrating 25 Years, Presenting Eternal Light Award
Saint Leo University’s Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies will host its 25th anniversary and present the 19th Eternal Light Award to Rabbi David Fox Sandmel, 6-9 p.m., October 26, 2023 at the Shanna and Bryan Glazer Jewish Community Center, 522 N. Howard Ave., Tampa, 33606.

Chairs for the 25th anniversary celebration are Bishop Gregory Parkes of the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg and Joseph Probasco; honorary chairs are Maureen Cohn and Gail Whiting.

Individual tickets are $75 and student tickets are $35. Table sponsorships are available.  RSVP by October 12.  Tickets may be purchased at

For more information or special accommodations, contact

Community invited to Saint Leo University Fall Faculty Recitals

Saint Leo University music faculty will present a program of music written by living composers, including two faculty members, Alex Ehredt and Mauricio Rodriguez. One of the compositions also features the poetry of Dr. Anne Barngrover, associate professor of English and director of the Graduate Creative Writing Program. Concerts will be held:

5 p.m., Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Selby Auditorium, Lewis Hall, 33701 County Road 52, St. Leo, FL 33574

7 p.m., Tuesday, September 26th
Holy Name Monastery Chapel, 12138 Wichers Road, St Leo, FL 33574

For more information or special accommodations, contact Dr. Cynthia Selph at or (352) 588-7294.


Parish Pilgrimages
If your parish is offering a pilgrimage within the coming months, we invite you to share this information with the Pastoral Bulletin: This allows readers to view opportunities to participate in an upcoming pilgrimage.

The pilgrimages are posted in the Diocesan website under the Pastoral Bulletin page at this link: