Equipped for the Job
March 24, 2021

An integral part of our diocesan vision to courageously live the Gospel is to equip our people as Missionary Disciples inspired to invite and accompany others in their journey to Christ. The question is, in times when we are encouraged to maintain distance, how do you accomplish this? The Office of Evangelization & Missionary Discipleship […]

Tampa Families Welcome St. Joseph into their Homes
March 8, 2021

As a member of the Holy Family, St. Joseph is a powerful intercessor when it comes to marriage, children and family life. And while many parishes are offering opportunities to learn more about this incredible saint during the Year of St. Joseph, the community at St. Joseph Parish in Tampa is quite literally inviting him […]

February Conversations about Race Recording
March 2, 2021

In this recording of the monthly “Conversation about Race” online discussion on February 24, 2021, the speaker was Dr. Ansel Augustine, Executive Director of Cultural Diversity and Outreach for the Archdiocese of Washington, DC. He talked about “Black History Month – Why It’s Important” and what we can do in observance of it in February […]

Lenten Resources & Activities for Families
February 26, 2021

Lent is a season of penitential renewal through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Perhaps your family will take time this year to talk about what you can do individually or as a family in the areas of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Find resources to do so below. Adapted Faith Formation lessons for Lent – These faith […]

Journey with CRS Rice Bowl for Lent
February 17, 2021

This year’s Lenten Stories of Hope invite us to journey with communities in Madagascar, El Salvador, and Timor-Leste. Resources for prayer and discussion are available in both English and Spanish for parish ministries, classrooms for grades 1-8, and high school youth. Highlights include several high quality videos, including Stations of the Cross. Tools for virtual engagement include online events, a digital calendar and a printable Rice Bowl label.  Virtual CRS […]

Returning to God this Lent
February 17, 2021

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Church’s liturgical season of Lent, a time of preparation for the holiest day of the Church calendar, Easter Sunday. The 2021 Lenten season begins with Ash Wednesday on February 17 and ends with Easter Sunday on April 4. During Lent, we are reminded to turn away from faithless […]

Hope in the Lord
February 3, 2021

The theme for the 2021 Annual Pastoral Appeal is “Hope in the Lord”, inspired by Isaiah 40:31 – “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Through hope, we find strength, […]

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 […]