Who: Bishop Gregory Parkes, Hispanic Catholics and clergy
What: Annual Hispanic Mass, to be celebrated in honor of Our Lady of Carmel of the Maipú, the patroness of Chile.
When: Saturday, October 14, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, 5815 5th Avenue North, St. Petersburg
Why: The annual Hispanic Mass is an opportunity for the community to gather with Bishop Parkes to celebrate the many contributions of the Hispanic Catholic community to building up the local Church in the five counties of West Central Florida. This is the first Hispanic Mass with Bishop Parkes in St. Petersburg.
The number of Hispanic Catholics continues to increase within the Diocese of St. Petersburg. There are 461,209 Catholics in the Tampa Bay area. Of that number, more than 80,000 are of Hispanic descent. More information about the Hispanic Mass may be found by visiting the Diocesan website https://www.dosp.org/ministeriohispano/.
For questions about the Hispanic Mass, please contact Carlos Flores, the Associate Director of Hispanic Ministry at 727-344-1611.
About the Diocese of St. Petersburg
The Diocese of St. Petersburg is comprised of over 461,000 Catholics and includes 74 parishes, 7 missions, 48 schools and early childhood centers, a university, and a variety of social service, health care, housing and pastoral ministries located within the five counties of Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus. Mass is celebrated in 11 languages and we are led by our fifth bishop, Most Reverend Gregory Parkes who was installed on January 4, 2017.