Annual Retreat for Deacons and Wives 2021

The Annual Retreat for Deacons and Wives 2021 will take place in two sessions, the 1st one begins 10/19/2021 to 10/21/2021 and the 2nd begins 10/22/2021 to 10/24/2021 at the Bethany Center in Lutz. The Retreat Director for these is Reverend Ricky Manalo, CSP, Ph.D., a Paulist priest, liturgical composer, theologian, and author. The theme …

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – January 18-25, 2020

This year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity takes place from January 18-25, 2020.  This year the theme is “They Showed Us Unusual Kindness”. Each year, representatives from various Christian communities gather to pray together “that all may be one” (John 17:21). As we gather once again to pray for Christian unity, may our actions and prayers …

Deacon William “Bill” Diaz – May He Rest in Peace

We are saddened to announce that Deacon William “Bill” Diaz passed away on Sunday September 22, 2019. He is survived by his wife Violet of 68 years. Deacon Bill was ordained for the Diocese of St. Petersburg on May 2, 1987 and was assigned to Christ the King Parish in Tampa. During his active years …

Allstate Optional Insurance Plans

Allstate offers the following optional insurance products.  You can enroll in these at open enrollment each year and payroll deductions start day one of the new plan year.  All deductions are post tax. Allstate Hospital Indemnity Brochure Allstate Accident Brochure Allstate Critical Illness Brochure Click here for information on accessing your Allstate benefits   MyBenefits Flyer …

Interreligious Dialogues

50 Years of Nostra Aetate, Interreligious Dialogues AFTER NOSTRA AETATE: UNDERSTANDING CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES IN INTERFAITH RELATIONS The Second Vatican Council’s 1965 Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions, entitled, Nostra Aetate, called for dialogue and collaboration with the followers of other religions and ushered in a historic era of positive relations between …

Our Mission

The Mission of the Ecumenical and Interreligious Office is to foster Christian Unity and Interreligious dialogue through cooperation, prayer, and understanding among our local and diocesan Catholic community with established religions of the area. We foresee cooperation to address social issues targeted at protecting the most vulnerable of society, we foresee dialogues of acceptance while …