Category Archives: Bishop Parkes

Bishop Parkes’ Lenten Message

  Printable PDF version: English | Spanish My dear brothers and sister in the Lord, Lent is a time for us to prepare our minds, hearts, and souls to celebrate the great feast of Easter.  We do so through the traditional practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.  Each of these in a particular way help… Read More

Letter From Bishop Gregory Parkes Regarding the Florida Attorney General’s Investigation of Institutional Sex Abuse

October 4, 2018 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: Today, as a result of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report, the Florida Attorney General announced an investigation into how the Catholic dioceses of Florida have handled allegations of sexual abuse of minors in the past. I welcome this investigation and want to assure the public that… Read More

Statement from Bishop Gregory Parkes concerning the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report

I am saddened and angry to learn of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report that spans a 70-year period and details tragic incidents by priests accused of abusing and exploiting children. In response to this report and also the recent allegations against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, I recommit my efforts to protecting youth and vulnerable adults… Read More

Diocese of St. Petersburg Sets New Vision to Grow Local Church & Help People in Need

Shortly after Bishop Gregory Parkes was installed as fifth bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg on January 4, 2017, people began to ask about his vision for the Diocese. Bishop Parkes set out to learn from the priests, religious, deacons, employees, and parishioners about their hopes and concerns. Through listening sessions, gatherings and online… Read More