Congratulations LPMI Class of 2021

June 23, 2021 – Bishop Gregory Parkes presented 13 people with a Certificate in Lay Leadership Ministry at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle.  In an evening prayer service the Bishop congratulated and commissioned these students to serve in ministry leadership throughout the diocese. The Bishop remarked on their courageous commitment not only to …

LPMI Year of Discernment 2021-2022

So often people ask how they can grow in their faith. In response to this, the Diocese of St. Petersburg offers a unique learning opportunity through the Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute. LPMI is a four-year program: an informal year of discernment and three years of formal academic training and spiritual growth. The initial segment of …

Congratulations Fr. Viet!

On October 20th, 2016 during a beautiful Mass and celebration Father Viet Nguyen was honored  by the Vietnamese community and his brother priests for his new assignment as administrator of The Holy Martyrs of Vietnam Mission in Largo. Visiting from Vietnam and presiding was Bishop Pierre Nguyen Van Knam of My Tho Province. Please see the photos …

Filipino Community Will Welcome Renown Speakers!

HOLY YEAR OF MERCY – SAVE THE DATE! The Filipino Community invites the faithful of the Diocese to participate in the 19th National Convention of the Alliance of Filipino Catholic Charismatic Prayer Communities (AFCCPC). “Be Merciful, just as your Father is Merciful”  Lk 6:36  2016_AFCCPC_Convention Flyer The conference will be hosted by the Filipino Catholic Prayer (Groups) Communities …

Martyrs of La Florida Missions

New Cause for the Saints: Martyrs of La Florida Missions On Monday October 12, 2015, Maureen Biebrich, and Marilyn Cisek, representatives from our Native American Ministry attended the Official Opening of the Cause for Canonization of the Martyrs of La Florida Mission.  As stated by Maureen, “The Mass and official ceremonies were filled with a serene …

Simbang Gabi (or Misa de Gallo) All Invited!

The Phillipino Community invites the faithful of the Diocese to celebrate with them Simbang Gabi. “Simbang Gabi” literally means “Masses of the Night”. Fillipinos attend mass for nine days before the birth fo Christ. The Masses are also known as Misa de Gallo or “Rooster’s Mass” as they are celebrated at dawn. Advent starts earlier …

Rev. Carmelo O. Diola from Cebu, Philippines

What a Blessing! Our Chancellor, Mrs. Joan Morgan, and Vivi Iglesias, met today with Rev. Carmelo O. Diola from the Episcopal Conference of the Philippines, and Mr. Ed and Susan Bilbao from the Philippine Community of St. Paul, Tampa! Father Carmelo is visiting the USA, among other countries in the world to help promote and encourage the …

Guadalupe is at Home at St. Justin Martyr!

A large image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, La Virgen Morena as it is also known by our Hispanic faithful, finds home at St. Justin Martyr Parish, in Largo.  The image depicts the true colors from the original and it stands almost six feet tall. Father Gerald Hendry, Parochial Administrator, began his assignment at St. Justin,  July 1st. Masses at the parish are celebrated in …

Evening of Tribute to Deacon Lionel Roberts

Blessed Trinity Church in St. Petersburg, invites you to a Testimonial Dinner and Celebration honoring Deacon Lionel Roberts in appreciation of his many local, national, and international contributions in service to his Church, his community and the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Deacon Lionel was ordained for the Diocese of Brooklyn in 1977.  He and his family moved to St. …

Strawberry Festival and Naming Ceremony with the Many Nations Circle!

Pictured from Left to right: “She who Stands with the Wind in Her Face,” “Two Feathers,” “Swan Woman,” Vivi Iglesias, and “Smiling Eyes.” The First Native American Strawberry Festival was celebrated at St. Anne in Ruskin on Saturday, April 18, 2015 by the Many Nations Kateri Circle – our Diocesan Native American Ministry. Gail Rando, …

Who are The Knights of Peter Claver?

The Knights of Peter Claver, Inc. is the largest historically African-American Catholic lay organization in the United States. In 2006, a unit was established in San Andres, Colombia, South America. The Order was founded in Mobile, Alabama and is presently headquartered in New Orleans.   To learn more about the Local Knights of St. Peter …