Announcements ~ September 9, 2019

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From the Office of Life, Justice & Advocacy
Life, Justice and Advocacy Day
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm. St. Patrick Parish (4518 S. Manhattan Ave. Tampa). How to Talks to Kids about Things No One Wants to Talk About- Dr. Lori Puterbaugh will help parents and parish leaders learn to discuss difficult subjects with kids. The Church’s Response to Human Trafficking with Micah Washinski and Natalie Kehn from the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking. Lunch included. Optional afternoon breakout on Respect Life Ministry in the Parish.  Register at:

Florida Respect Life Conference:
You are invited to attend the 33rd Annual Florida Respect Life Conference, “In the Heart of Our Mother” in historic St Augustine. National and State speakers like Star Parker and Vincent Rue, Ph.D. will challenge, inspire, and educate with their expertise and real truth.

Our goal is to claim the leadership of this culture through the power of truth and with thoughtful and nurturing hearts. A Youth Pro-Life Leadership track is available, including a concert by Sean Forrest. Register at  Hotel discounts expire in early September.

From Spirit FM 90.5
Join the Spirit FM 30-Day Prayer Challenge
Our kids need our prayers! Spirit FM is organizing a 30-Day Prayer Challenge to invite everyone to come together as a community of hope and faith to lift up young people in prayer. From October 1– 30, Spirit FM will provide specific prayer intentions, a Bible verse and a prayer to say over a child in your life. To participate, text “SPIRITFM” to 84576 and you’ll receive the daily prayer intention right on your phone starting October 1 or visit for a PDF of each day’s prayer intention. (Horizontal graphic here. Square graphic here.)


The Cornerstone Catholic Scripture Study
You are invited to join The Cornerstone Catholic Scripture Study to study the Letters of James, Peter and John. This is a Catholic Scripture Study open to men and women and meets on Wednesday mornings beginning September 18th from 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM at the DuBois Center at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Dunedin. For more information visit our website at or call Mary at 727-791-3240.

Emmaus Retreat for Men – November 1 – 3, 2019
All men are invited to the next Emmaus Retreat designed for men who would like to explore their relationship with Jesus. It is hosted by men who are called to share parts of their own Emmaus Journey.  The weekend consists of a series of talks by speakers who share their very personal life experiences along with their personal relationship with God and with their family. It may prove to be a Journey you may not soon forget.  Come join us for the next step in Your Journey! Location: Franciscan Center, 3010 N Perry Avenue, Tampa; Cost: Double $195 / Single $235, Scholarships are available. Contact: Chuck Warrington  727-224-7055 (Graphic here.)

Open Wide the Doors to Christ: Be Not Afraid
The Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary invite you to their Fourth International Congress in honor of the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of St. John Paul II, May 15-17, 2020 in Miami. They have brought together an inspirational line up of speakers from across the world, such as George Weigel, author of “Witness to Hope,” the New York Times best-selling biographical book about St. John Paul II.  To learn more visit

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