Sainthood Candidates Day of Reflection

All are invited to join us for a day of prayer and reflection on the lives of the six persons of color from the United States who have been presented for sainthood. Many of the saints who came before us courageously lived the Gospel and they can inspire us to do the same! Come and …

Black Catholic Ministry Seeks to Unite

The Black Catholic Ministry held its quarterly meeting on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Tampa. One of the main topics on the agenda was an update on the diocesan initiative to confront racism, including the recent listening session on racism with Bishop Gregory Parkes of the Diocese of St. Petersburg and …

Black Catholic Ministry Seeks to Unite

The Black Catholic Ministry held its quarterly meeting on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Tampa. One of the main topics on the agenda was an update on the diocesan initiative to confront racism, including the recent listening session on racism with Bishop Gregory Parkes of the Diocese of St. Petersburg and …

French Boys Choir – Free Concert

Saint Joseph parish in St. Petersburg is hosting “Les Moineaux” French Boy’s choir for a free concert. It is a true honor to host the boys choir  ‘Les Moineaux’, which means “the sparrows”.  We join in solidarity with the church of France. The world was devastated at the loss of Notre Dame Cathedral during Holy …

U.S. Bishops Conduct Canonical Consultation on Cause for Canonization of Sr. Thea Bowman, F.S.P.A.

At their November 2018 meetings, the U.S. Bishops were presented information on the petition for the cause for canonization of Sr. Thea Bowman. The Bishops voted on favor of the advancement cause at the local diocesan level. Click on the LINK to read the story and to learn about Sr. Thea Bowman.

Celebrating 25 Years of Ordination – Rev. Stephan Brown, SVD

The St. Joseph, St. Petersburg community is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Priestly Ordination of Rev. Stephan Brown, SVD, and his installation as Pastor. Scheduled events are as follows: Gospel Musical Program Friday, June 22, 2018 7:00 PM 2101 22nd Avenue South St. Petersburg, FL 33712 Installation Service Saturday, June 23, 2018 5:00 PM 2101 …

St. Peter Claver Celebrating 125 Years

St. Peter Claver Parish in Tampa is among the oldest in the diocese. In 2018 the historic parish and school  will be celebrating 125 years of existence. The parish will be marking this achievement by activities throughout the year. Please check the parish’s webpage (http://spclavertampa.wixsite.com/spcchurch) for information on its history, photos from the past and …

National Black Catholic Congress XII – Orlando, Florida

The National Black Congress XII is coming to Florida. The Congress is held every five years and the next one will be in Orlando, Florida from July 6 to July 9, 2017. If you have never been to the Congress before, this is a great opportunity. Our local Day of Reflection, held on July 16, …

Gathering on African Christian Theology

Click on the links here to read about the recent  conference on African Christian Theology. The gathering, entitled  “African Christian Theology: Memories and Mission for the 21st Century”, was organized by Notre Dame’s Center for Culture and Ethics, and took place in Rome on March 22-25, 2017. The conference included bishops, priests, deacons, professors, theologians, students, …

Rev. Roy Campbell Appointed Auxiliary Bishop, Washington, DC

The Rev. Roy Edward Campbell Jr. was recently appointed by Pope Francis to serve as auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Washington, DC. He will be one of three bishops in the archdiocese assisting Cardinal Donald Wuerl. As bishop, Rev. Campbell will replace Bishop Martin D. Holley, who served 12 years as auxiliary bishop in Washington …

Statement by the National Association of Black Catholic Administrators

NABCA Press Release – July 18, 2016 Birmingham, AL, July 18, 2016– The National Association of Black Catholic Administrators (NABCA) strongly condemns the continuing disproportionate use of excessive and deadly force against Black men and women by law enforcement and any attacks on law enforcement officers in the United States. Racial bias in law enforcement …

Statement by the National Black Catholic Congress (NBCC): A Call to Prayer and Action

Baltimore, 13 July 2016:  The National Black Catholic Congress (NBCC) joins the nation in mourning over the tragedies in Baton Rouge, the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area, and Dallas last week. As we commend to the Lord those who have died, we pray for the consolation of all who are grieving. It is important for Black Catholics …

Day of Reflection in Preparation for National Black Catholic Congress 2017

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Please join us at our next diocesan Assembly meeting on Saturday, July 16, 2016 in the McLoughlin Center at Christ the King parish in Tampa, FL. The meeting will be from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. The Black Catholic Assembly, Diocese of St. Petersburg will host a Day of Reflection in …

Day of Prayer for the African American and African Family

February 7, 2016 is the National Day of Prayer for the African American and African Family 2016. This year’s theme is “God’s Mercy Pulls Us Through.” As we prepare to celebrate the Jubilee Year of Mercy, we are grateful to God to present to you the 27th Annual National Day of Prayer, celebrated on the first Sunday …

Memorial Mass – Rev. Callist Nyambo

You are invited to attend a Memorial Mass for Rev. Callist Nyambo on Friday, January 22, 2016. The Mass will begin at 7:00 PM at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church located at 1203 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33602.  Reverend Callist Nauli Nyambo, 76, a retired priest of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, died on Sunday, January …

First Haitian Cardinal Visits Diocese

It was an eventful and momentous day for our parish, Church and city. The recently named and first ever Haitian Cardinal, Chibly Langlois, celebrated his first Mass in this country for the feast day of the Immaculate Conception Haitian Mission, led by Fr. Pierre Dorvil, at St. Peter Claver parish in Tampa. Cardinal Langlois was …

Congratulations Bishop Fernand J. Cheri, III

Congratulations to Bishop Fernand J. Cheri, III on his Episcopal Ordination as Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of New Orleans. The St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans was filled to the rafters for the ordination on Monday, March 23, 2015.  The ordination Mass was live streamed on the archdiocese’s website, and broadcast on a local …

Florida Conference Meeting

A meeting was held on Saturday, October 25 for Black Catholic Ministry representatives from the dioceses of Florida. The group, known as the Florida Conference of Offices for Black Catholic Ministry, was established as a Conference to help the various diocesan offices connect, share information and resources, plan events and support one another. Due to …