Bishop Gregory Parkes has added a new weekly video program to his prolific social media presence. The program is titled, Take Five, Conversations on Faith and Life and it’s a talk show format that features interesting guests from around Florida and around the country. The segments are about five minutes in length and are designed to easily fit into people’s busy schedules. New video segments can be seen each Tuesday at 7:00p.m. on the bishop’s Facebook and Instagram (@BishopParkes), the diocesan YouTube Channel (@DioStPete) and right here on the diocesan website. (To help us promote this series, click here to check out our promotional graphics.)
Episode #17, Bishop Parkes and Nermine Rubin from Water 4 Mercy discuss our joint efforts with our Jewish brothers and sisters to bring clean water to areas in Africa that are in great need.
Episode #16, Marissa Guarino with Practice Management of America speaks with Bishop Parkes about the services that are provided to our elderly priests who need extra care as they age.
Episode #15, Local Ukrainian priest, Father Bohdan Barytskyy, speaks to Bishop Parkes about his family back home facing the war, the faith of the Ukrainian people, and relief assistance for local refugees.
Episode #14, Curtis Martin, founder and CEO of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), speaks with Bishop Parkes about how he is helping to bring college students back to the faith.
Episode #13, Father Ralph D’Elia speaks with Bishop Parkes about the difficult topic of suffering and end of life issues, and how Catholics can care for their loved ones in a way that honors the dignity of the person and the teachings of our faith
Episode #12, Deacon Scott and Carol Paine speak with Bishop Parkes about the diaconate, marriage and adopting children.
Episode #11, Dale Brown, with Diocesan Black Catholic Ministry, speaks with Bishop Parkes about Black History Month.
Episode #10, Chris Pastura, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, speaks with Bishop Parkes about Catholic Schools Week.
Episode #9, Meegan Wright, Executive Director of Stewardship and Development and the Catholic Foundation speaks with Bishop Parkes about the Catholic Ministry Appeal.
Episode #8, Shevin McCullough, of Studio 3:16 speaks with Bishop Parkes about his educational videos that help young people to discover Christ through music and storytelling.
Episode #7, Ryan Phelan, Director of Youth and Young Ministry, speaks with Bishop Parkes about the national March for Life.
Episode #6, Author, TV Host and Speaker, Chris Stefanik, speaks with Bishop Parkes about living with joy.
Episode #5, Local Youth Minister, Mike Guarino, speaks with Bishop Parkes about helping youth stay connected to Christ.
Episode #4, Pre-k and kindergarten students from St. Paul Catholic School in St. Petersburg speak with Bishop Parkes about how they are learning the true meaning of Christmas.
Episode #3, Bishop Parkes speaks with Father Chuck Dornquast the Director of Vocations for the Diocese of St. Petersburg and priest chaplain of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Episode #2, Bishop Parkes speaks with Katie Holland, a local mother of five, about how her busy family celebrates Advent and he recalls his own family’s Advent/Christmas traditions.
Episode #1, Bishop Parkes speaks with Father Connor Penn, a recently ordained priest, about his experiences of Advent.