Diocese of St. Petersburg Urges Parishes to Spread Awareness of Human Trafficking
January 8, 2021

The Diocese of St. Petersburg has partnered with the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to encourage all parishes and Catholic schools to raise awareness about the dangers of human trafficking by becoming “Trafficking-Free Zones.” The goal is to end modern-day slavery and protect children and youth. Participating […]

November Conversations about Race Recording
November 19, 2020

In this recording of the “Monthly Conversation about Race” discussion on November 19, 2020, the speaker was Dr. Moneque Walker-Pickett, professor at St. Leo University. She talked about “The Result of No Action: Why We Need to Work Together for Justice.” The next Conversations about Race will be held in January – stay tuned to […]

New YouTube Series is Directed at Young Adults and Families
November 18, 2020

Recently ordained priest Father Connor Penn is hosting a new YouTube series to help younger Catholics fit faith into their crazy busy lives. Would you share this with a YouTuber in your life? In the series, Catholic Planner, Father Penn brings a fresh perspective to the Catholic Church’s comprehensive calendar of celebrations, solemnities, saints’ feast days […]

5 Minute Faith: Apostles Creed
November 18, 2020

Monsignor Gibbons, Pastor of St. Paul Catholic Church St. Pete5 Minutes of Faith: The Apostles Creed. Subscribe to their YouTube channel here to see more videos from the series as they are released.

Lead the Way on Hunger Webinar Recording
November 9, 2020

On November 9, 2020, the Office of Life, Justice and Advocacy and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) hosted a webinar about the people experiencing hunger both globally and locally and our Church’s response to their needs. Watch a recording of the webinar below. The COVID-19 pandemic is increasing the risk of a severe crisis in areas […]

October Conversations about Race Recording
October 28, 2020

In this recording of the “Monthly Conversation about Race” discussion on October 28, 2020, the speaker was Monsignor Carruthers, parochial administrator of Resurrection Parish in Riverview. He talked about “Racism is a Life Issue.”

When the Saints come marching in
October 22, 2020

In the Apostles’ Creed we profess our belief in the Communion of Saints. But do we really know who the saints are and why the Church makes such a big deal about them?  Ave Explores: The Saints will look at the process of canonization, how we can grow closer to the saints, and call upon them […]

Caring for Our Common Home Webinar Recording
October 22, 2020

On October 22, 2020, the Office of Life, Justice & Advocacy sponsored an a Webinar entitled, “Laudato Si’ On Care for Our Common Home.” This encyclical called for a bold response to defend the sanctity of the Earth. Five years after its publication, we look back at Laudato Si’ in hopes that we can change […]

Nurturing the Domestic Church During COVID-19
April 23, 2020

Susana Caruso has been a parishioner at Our Lady of the Rosary in Land O’ Lakes for 11 years. Since she and her family are unable to physically go to church because of the pandemic, she has embraced the call to nurture the domestic church. What is the domestic church? In a 1995 homily, Pope […]

Faith Formation Office Seeks to Align with Courageously Living the Gospel
January 3, 2019

Baptism calls us to lead others to new or increased faith in Jesus Christ and often this takes courage. This is true for all people and especially our catechists, those parishioners who have a desire in their heart to teach the Catholic faith to young people enrolled in a parish faith formation program. The Diocese […]