2018 Annual Report Published
January 9, 2019

January 9, 2019 – Last year, our generous donors provided almost $10 million in support of our diocesan ministries and services through the Annual Pastoral Appeal. In addition, gifts were made to support special projects through the Forward in Faith Campaign. Just as each person must be accountable, the Church must also be accountable to its […]

2017 Annual Report Released
December 19, 2017

December 15, 2017 – Last year, our generous donors provided almost $10 million support our diocesan ministries and services through the Annual Pastoral Appeal. In addition, special gifts were made to support special projects through the Forward in Faith Campaign. Just as each person must be accountable, the Church must also be accountable to our donors […]

Week of Caring – Catholic Schools Show Hearts of Mercy!
September 30, 2016

September 30, 2016 –  From September 17 to September 24, the Catholic schools and centers of the Diocese of St. Petersburg partnered with Somebody Cares Tampa Bay for CareFest 2016. Students joined thousands of volunteers across Pinellas, Hillsborough, Citrus, Hernando, and Pasco counties to help the local community during the week of service.  Projects included […]

Still Moving Forward!
September 30, 2016

September 30, 2016 –  Our dedicated supporters have helped us exceed $31.3 in pledges and over $20.9 million in payments to the Forward in Faith Campaign! The faithfulness of our 16,638 donors has provided funds for the construction projects included in the campaign, including the new Mother Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School in Lutz,  the new building at St. Anthony […]

Moving Forward in Faith
December 11, 2015

December 11, 2015 – Thank you to the dedicated donors who continue to faithfully make payments on pledge commitments.  With their help, total payments received for Forward in Faith Campaign have exceeded $16 million. Students, faculty and staff are enjoying the new school – Mother Teresa of Calcutta in Lutz – and the new building at St. Anthony of […]

Fall Update 2015
September 14, 2015

        September 14, 2015 – This Fall, parishes across the Diocese will participate in an update weekend for the Forward in Faith Campaign.  Most parishes will participate on the weekend of September 26 and 27, 2015.  This update weekend is centered in communicating three messages: A ‘thank you’ to all who have supported us […]

APA and Forward in Faith
July 30, 2015

The number one question asked by pastors, parish staff and parishioners for 2015 is, “What is the difference between the Annual Pastoral Appeal and the Forward in Faith Campaign?”  It was also the number one question asked throughout the active phases of the campaign this past fall. While both efforts do provide funding for some major diocesan ministries, […]

Congratulations to our FIVE new priests!
June 8, 2015

by DOSP Communications Office           Reverend Ryan Boyle, Reverend Curtis Carro, Reverend Steven “Chuck” Dornquast, Reverend William “Bill” Santhouse, and Reverend Anthony Ustick were ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Robert N. Lynch on Saturday, May 16 at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. This is the largest ordination class […]

Pledges top $31.8 million!
June 8, 2015

June 8, 2015 – Forward in Faith has now topped $31.8 million in pledges and gifts from over 15,800 registered members of our parishes, and payments have now exceeded $12.9 million. Our building projects remain on schedule, and we look forward to celebrating the opening of our new school, Blessed Mother Teresa, and the new […]

Blessing at St. Anthony
February 9, 2015

Photo credit: Betty Will, St. Anthony Catholic School February 9, 2015 – Most Rev. Robert N. Lynch celebrated Mass and blessed the new facilities at St. Anthony Catholic School in San Antonio with pastor, Rev. Edwin Palka.     St. Anthony Catholic School is one of the oldest schools in the state of Florida and […]