Announcements ~ October 22, 2018

***** DIOCESAN OFFICES 2018 Candidate Questionnaire Project: An Informed Voter is a Responsible Voter The U.S. bishops remind us, “In the Catholic Tradition, responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation.” To help parishioners become informed on where candidates stand on key issues, the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops …

Obituary ~ October 15, 2018

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Mr. Arthur W. (“Bill”) Gibbons The Chancellor’s Office was recently informed of the passing of Mr. Arthur W. Gibbons, 76, brother of Monsignor Robert Gibbons, Pastor of St. Paul Parish, St. Petersburg.  Please click here for a full obituary. Please …

Announcements ~ October 15, 2018

*** DIOCESAN OFFICES Parish Group Volunteers Needed The Family Faith Fest Committee is searching for parishes willing to volunteer as an organized group in these key areas: Eucharistic Exposition and Rosary – groups of 5-8 dedicated parishioners needed every ½ hour to participate in Exposition and the Rosary in the appointed areas in Faith Village. …

Obituary ~ October 8, 2018

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Sister Winifred Solomon, SNJM Word has been received of the death of Sister Winifred Solomon, SNJM, on Thursday, October 4, 2018. Funeral services for Sister Winifred will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at the Academy of the Holy …

Announcements ~ October 8, 2018

**** DIOCESAN OFFICES Civil Dialogue The Office of Life, Justice, and Advocacy has scheduled civil dialogues on racism as part of a larger initiative supporting the U.S. Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism and their upcoming pastoral letter. A civil dialogue is a moderated discussion that involves sharing personal experiences and Catholic Social Teachings. Dialogues are taking place …

Announcements ~ October 1, 2018

**** DIOCESAN OFFICES Civil Dialogue The Office of Life, Justice, and Advocacy has scheduled civil dialogues on racism as part of a larger initiative supporting the U.S. Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism and their upcoming pastoral letter. A civil dialogue is a moderated discussion that involves sharing personal experiences and Catholic Social Teachings. Dialogues are taking place …

World Mission Sunday 2018 – Bulletin Announcements

The Weekend Before World Mission Sunday (October 14, 2018) NEXT WEEKEND, we will celebrate World Mission Sunday. Pope Francis invites the entire Church to support the mission dioceses in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and parts of Latin America and Europe, where priests, religious and lay leaders serve the world’s most vulnerable communities. Please keep …

Clergy Changes ~ September 24, 2018

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes effective October 1, 2018 unles otherwise noted: APPOINTMENTS Upon presentation by Very Reverend Michael Rock, O. de M., Vicar Provincial of the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy:  Reverend Justin Freeman, O. de M. to Parochial Vicar of St. John …

Announcements ~ September 24, 2018

**** DIOCESAN OFFICES BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS EVENTS The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi on October 4 is approaching fast. Please submit your Blessing of the Animals events to the diocesan Events Calendar at this link. We will direct people looking for pet blessings to check the calendar. The Office of Communications would like …

Announcements ~ September 17, 2018

**** DIOCESAN OFFICES BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS EVENTS The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi on October 4 is approaching fast. Please submit your Blessing of the Animals events to the diocesan Events Calendar at this link. We will direct people looking for pet blessings to check the calendar. The Office of Communications would like …

Obituaries ~ September 17, 2018

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: John Marino Word has been received of the sudden and unexpected death of John Marino, the brother of Sister Florence Marino, IHM, on Sunday, September 9, 2018.  Funeral services were held on Thursday, September 13 in Chapel Hill, NC.  Please …

Obituary ~ September 10, 2018

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Mrs. Helga Torres We have received word of the passing of Mrs. Helga Torres, wife of Deacon Eusebio “Papo” Torres from St. Cecelia Parish in Clearwater on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, she was 72. The visitation will take place on …

Announcements ~ September 10, 2018

**** DIOCESAN OFFICES Office of Vocations Discernment Day for Young Adult Women Save the Date! The Office of Vocations will be hosting a discernment day for young adult women on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, St. Petersburg.  The day will begin with Mass at 11:00 am, followed by …

Announcements ~ September 4, 2018

**** DIOCESAN OFFICES Diocese of St. Petersburg Documents 50th Anniversary Impact Note to Bulletin Editors: Over the next few months, please share what you can with your parishioners about the amazing things we have been able toaccomplish together as one Diocese over the past 50 years. While some of the impact cannot be quantified, we have created bulletin graphics that …

Obituaries ~ September 4, 2018

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Mrs. Gloria Crahan We were informed that Mrs. Gloria Crahan, sister of Rev. Msgr. George Cummings, retired priest of our Diocese, passed away on Monday, August 27, 2018 in St. Louis, MO. Click here for obituary. Mrs. Joan Gerardo We …

Obituary ~ August 27, 2018

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Ms. Teresa Nakibule Ms. Teresa Nakibule, grandmother of Reverend Francis M. Lubowa, Parochial Administrator of Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Gulfport, passed away suddenly on Friday, August 10, 2018, in Uganda.  A Funeral Service was held for Ms. Nakibule …

Clergy Changes ~ August 27, 2018

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy change, effective September 5, 2018: APPOINTMENTS Upon presentation by Very Reverend Richard L. Davis, Minister Provincial of the Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular, Reverend James Morman, T.O.R. to Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Our Lady of Grace Parish, St. Petersburg.

Announcements ~ August 27, 2018

  DIOCESAN OFFICES Diocese of St. Petersburg Documents 50th Anniversary Impact Note to Bulletin Editors: Over the next few months, please share what you can with your parishioners about the amazing things we have been able to accomplish together as one Diocese over the past 50 years. While some of the impact cannot be quantified, …

Obituaries ~ August 13, 2018

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Rev. Msgr. Edward J. Mulligan Monsignor Edward J. Mulligan, 87, a retired priest of the Diocese of St. Petersburg and founding pastor of Transfiguration Parish, St. Petersburg and St. Brendan Parish, Clearwater Beach, passed away in the Lord at Suncoast …

Announcements ~ August 13, 2018

2018 Candidate Questionnaire Project: What’s a Catholic voter to do? Catholic faithful are urged to choose their political leaders according to principle, not party affiliation or mere self-interest. To help parishioners become informed on where candidates stand on key issues, the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops has polled those running for U.S. Congress and the …

Announcements July 30, 2018

DIOCESAN OFFICES Safe Environment Program Know Your Children’s School Parents and guardians have the primary responsibility for protecting their children from all potential harm. When choosing a nursery, daycare center or school, parents should inspect the building and grounds to make sure there are no areas where children play or work that is “off limits” …

Announcements ~ July 16, 2018

PASTORAL BULLETIN — VOL. 33: NO. 25 ~  July 16, 2018 Announcements for Parish Bulletins DIOCESAN OFFICES Safe Environment Program Know Your Children’s School Parents and guardians have the primary responsibility for protecting their children from all potential harm. When choosing a nursery, daycare center or school, parents should inspect the building and grounds to …

Announcements ~ July 2, 2018

PASTORAL BULLETIN — VOL. 33: NO. 24 ~  July 2, 2018 Announcements for Parish Bulletins DIOCESAN OFFICES New Vision for the Diocese of St. Petersburg is Introduced Bishop Gregory Parkes has announced a new Mutually Shared Vision that is the result of listening sessions conducted during 2017. The three-year plan will impact the community in …

Obituaries ~ July 2, 2018 -Updated

Reverend Carl A. Last September 8, 1942 – June 30, 2018 We sadly report the passing of Reverend Carl A. Last, age 75, a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.  He passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Pepin Heart Institute, Tampa.  (more…) (Posted June 26, 2018) Updated July 5, 2018 Reverend Kevin …

Clergy Changes ~ June 18, 2018

  Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes, effective July 1, 2018: APPOINTMENTS Upon presentation by Very Reverend Paul Kahan, S.V.D., Provincial Superior of the Society of the Divine Word, Reverend Chien Dinh, S.V.D. to Administrator of St. Joseph Vietnamese Mission, Tampa. RELIEVING Reverend Ryan Boyle, J.C.L., from Parochial …

Announcements ~ June 18, 2018

PASTORAL BULLETIN — VOL. 33: NO. 23 ~  June 18, 2018 Announcements for Parish Bulletins DIOCESAN OFFICES New Vision for the Diocese of St. Petersburg is Introduced Bishop Gregory Parkes has announced a new Mutually Shared Vision that is the result of listening sessions conducted during 2017. The three-year plan will impact the community in …

Announcements ~ June 4, 2018

PASTORAL BULLETIN — VOL. 33: NO. 22 ~  June 4, 2018 Announcements for Parish Bulletins DIOCESAN OFFICES DISCERNMENT GROUP BEGINS JUNE 13 The Office of Vocations will be offering a new discernment group for men called Vocatus.  The first meeting will be on June 13 at 6:30 pm at St. Paul Catholic Church in St. …

Announcements ~ May 29, 2018

PASTORAL BULLETIN — VOL. 33: NO. 21 ~  May 29, 2018 Announcements for Parish Bulletins DIOCESAN OFFICES DISCERNMENT GROUP BEGINS JUNE 13 The Office of Vocations will be offering a new discernment group for men called Vocatus.  The first meeting will be on June 13 at 6:30 pm at St. Paul Catholic Church in St. …

Obituaries ~ May 29, 2018

  Mr. George Muhr Late last week, the Chancellor’s Office was informed of the death of Mr. George Muhr, 85, father of Monsignor Michael Muhr, Pastor of St. Lawrence Parish, Tampa, on Wednesday evening, May 23, 2018, following a brief illness.  Mr. Muhr had been admitted to Legacy House, a Hospice facility in Ocala, shortly …

Clergy Changes ~ May 21, 2018

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes, effective July 1, 2018 unless otherwise indicated: APPOINTMENTS Reverend George Gyasi [Kumasi, Ghana], from Parochial Vicar of St. Anne Parish, Ruskin to Parochial Vicar of St. Paul Parish, Tampa. Upon presentation by Reverend Michael R. Rock, O. de M., Vicar Provincial of …

Announcements ~ May 21, 2018

PASTORAL BULLETIN — VOL. 33: NO. 20 ~  May 21, 2018 Announcements for Parish Bulletins DIOCESAN OFFICES YOUTH VIDEO CONTEST The Diocese of St. Petersburg celebrates its 50th Anniversary during 2018. Teens have an opportunity to learn about the history of their local Church through a video contest that answers the question: “Why I love …

Announcements ~ May 14, 2018

  PASTORAL BULLETIN — VOL. 33: NO. 19 ~  May 14, 2018 Announcements for Parish Bulletins DIOCESAN OFFICES ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD Bishop Gregory Parkes will ordain Deacons Kyle Bell, Louis Turcotte and Timothy Williford to the priesthood on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, St. …

Announcements ~ May 7, 2018

  PASTORAL BULLETIN — VOL. 33: NO. 18 ~  May 7, 2018 Announcements for Parish Bulletins DIOCESAN OFFICES ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD Bishop Gregory Parkes will ordain Deacons Kyle Bell, Louis Turcotte and Timothy Williford to the priesthood on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, St. …

Clergy Changes ~ April 30, 2018

  Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes, effective July 1, 2018, unless otherwise indicated: APPOINTMENTS Reverend Frans Berkhout [Allentown, PA], from Parochial Vicar of St. Jerome Parish, Largo to Parochial Vicar of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish, Spring Hill. Reverend Rafael Martos [Santiago de Cuba], from Pastoral Center …

Announcements ~ April 30, 2018

  PASTORAL BULLETIN — VOL. 33: NO. 17 ~  April 30, 2018 Announcements for Parish Bulletins DIOCESAN OFFICES CONSECRATION TO MARY The Diocese of St. Petersburg Will Be Consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on May 6 All are invited to the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle (5815 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg) …

Announcements ~ April 23, 2018

  PASTORAL BULLETIN — VOL. 33: NO. 16 ~  April 23, 2018 Announcements for Parish Bulletins DIOCESAN OFFICES CONSECRATION TO MARY The Diocese of St. Petersburg Will Be Consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on May 6 All are invited to the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle (5815 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg) …

Obituaries ~ April 16, 2018

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Reverend Jerome P. Laubacker, O. de M. We recently learned that Reverend Jerome P. Laubacker, O. de M., 74, a retired member of the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy (Mercedarian Order), passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April …

Announcements ~ April 16, 2018

PASTORAL BULLETIN — VOL. 33: NO. 15 ~  April 16, 2018 Announcements for Parish Bulletins DIOCESAN OFFICES ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD Bishop Gregory Parkes will ordain Deacons Kyle Bell, Louis Turcotte and Timothy Williford to the priesthood on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, St. Petersburg. …

Announcements ~ April 9, 2018

PASTORAL BULLETIN — VOL. 33: NO. 14 ~  April 9, 2018 Announcements for Parish Bulletins DIOCESAN OFFICES ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD Bishop Gregory Parkes will ordain Deacons Kyle Bell, Louis Turcotte and Timothy Williford to the priesthood on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, St. Petersburg. …

Clergy Changes ~ April 9, 2018

  Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes, effective July 1, 2018, unless otherwise indicated: APPOINTMENTS Pastors Reverend Anthony Coppola, from Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Pinellas Park to Pastor of Most Holy Redeemer Parish, Tampa. Reverend Arthur J. Proulx, from Faculty of St. Vincent De Paul Regional Seminary, …

Announcements ~ April 2, 2018

PASTORAL BULLETIN — VOL. 33: NO. 13 ~  April 2, 2018 Announcements for Parish Bulletins DIOCESAN OFFICES Vocations Office ALTAR SERVER APPRECIATION MASS On Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. the Office of Vocations will host the annual Altar Server Appreciation Mass at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, 5815 Fifth Ave. N., …

Announcements ~ March 26, 2018

PASTORAL BULLETIN — VOL. 33: NO. 12 ~ March 26, 2018 Announcements for Parish Bulletins DIOCESAN OFFICES Vocations Office ALTAR SERVER APPRECIATION MASS On Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. the Office of Vocations will host the annual Altar Server Appreciation Mass at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, 5815 Fifth Ave. N., …

Announcements ~ March 19, 2018

PASTORAL BULLETIN — VOL. 33: NO. 11 ~ March 19, 2018 Announcements for Parish Bulletins DIOCESAN OFFICES CHRISM MASS On Tuesday, March 27 at 11:30 a.m. Bishop Gregory Parkes will preside at the Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of St. Jude.  During this Mass the priests along with Bishop Parkes will renew their commitment to …