January is Poverty Awareness Month
January 4, 2021

For the last five decades, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), the U.S. Bishop’s anti-poverty program, has empowered communities to tackle the many dimensions and complexities of poverty in the United States. As we begin a new year and Poverty Awareness Month, we invite you to participate in this vitally important work, especially as […]

White Mass – October 24, 2020
October 6, 2020

The Annual White Mass for physicians, medical students and other healthcare professionals in our diocese.will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at 4:00 p.m.  Bishop Gregory Parkes will preside at the beautiful “ Chapel of the Holy Cross” located on the campus of Jesuit High School (4701 N. Himes Ave ) in Tampa. We ask that attendees please […]

Saint Leo University’s ‘Courageous Conversations’ to Examine Social Justice Issues – in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021
September 16, 2020

Saint Leo University will present a six-part series, Courageous Conversations, examining social justice issues. This free, virtual discussion will look at topics included in Bryan Stevenson’s book, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, from different perspectives across multiple disciplines. The first session will focus on race and racism and is set for 7 […]

Participate in “40 Days for Life”
September 15, 2020

The World’s Largest Grassroots Movement to End Abortion From September 23-November 1, 2020, participants of all ages will join hundreds of communities across America and Canada for 40 Days for Life, an international peaceful and prayerful movement to end the injustice of abortion. The 40-day time frame is drawn from examples throughout Biblical history where God […]

Day of Prayer to End Racism and Violence – Wednesday, September 9, 2020
September 3, 2020

In support of the recommendations made by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism and the diocesan Black Catholic Ministry, Bishop Parkes is asking all to pray for an end to racism and violence in our communities and country on Wednesday, September 9, the Memorial of St. Peter Claver, the […]

Our Nation Prays for Religious Freedom
June 22, 2020

Religious Freedom Week takes place from June 22 – 29 each year. It begins with the feast day of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher, includes the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, and ends with the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul. While the free exercise of religion has long been enshrined in our […]

Ministry of Mercy Online Retreat – Saturday, April 25, 2020
April 21, 2020

All are invited to attend Rediscovering Fortitude: Courage for Uncertain Times, a Ministry of Mercy online retreat on Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.. The retreat will be led by Dr. Mary Carter, a pastoral theologian and dedicated teacher. Registration is free and a secure Zoom link will be sent to […]

9 Days for Life Novena – January 21 – January 29, 2020
January 14, 2020

9 Days for Life is a multi-faceted novena for the respect and protection of human life. Each day, a different intention is accompanied by a short reflection, suggested actions, and related information. Sign up to receive the novena by email, text message, or an app at www.9daysforlife.com. Additional resources to observe the Day of Prayer for […]

Reproductive Grief Care Training – February 18, 2020
January 13, 2020

Reproductive Grief Care Training for Clergy and Pregnancy Center Staff/Volunteers: Two separate trainings will be offered on Tuesday February 18 2020. All clergy and pregnancy center staff/volunteers in the Diocese of St. Petersburg are invited to a Reproductive Grief Care Training from 9 am until noon at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish. Learn how […]

Human Trafficking Awareness Seminar – February 6, 2020
January 9, 2020

Human trafficking is modern day slavery and it is happening in Pasco County. Engage with local experts from anti-trafficking organizations, the Pasco Sheriff’s Office and the New Port Richey Police Department to learn how human trafficking is being combatted in Pasco County. All are invited to attend this FREE seminar and learn more about how […]

Restorative Justice Workshop – February 8, 2020
January 8, 2020

All are invited to attend a workshop to learn about Restorative Justice on February 8, 2020, at St. Jerome Catholic Church (10895 Hamlin Blvd. Largo, FL 33774). Catholic social teaching leads us to encourage models of restorative justice that seek to address crime in terms of the harm done to victims and communities, not simply […]

National Migration Week: January 5 through January 11, 2020
January 8, 2020

For nearly a half century, the Catholic Church in the United States has celebrated National Migration Week, which is an opportunity for the Church to reflect on the circumstances confronting migrants, including immigrants, refugees, children, and victims and survivors of human trafficking. The theme for National Migration Week 2020, “Promoting a Church and a World […]

Courage/Encourage Day of Recollection – February 15, 2020
December 10, 2019

Sponsored byDiocese of St. Petersburg and Diocese of Orlando Courage/EnCourageDay of Recollection in Tampa Bay Area February 15, 2020 A day of spiritual renewal for those who experience same-sex attraction; parents and family members are welcome to attend. Take some time for yourself to deepen your relationship with Christ through prayer, fellowship and formation. For […]

March for Life St. Augustine – January 18, 2020
November 6, 2019

March for Life Saint Augustine is for anyone who is pro-life and believes in the sanctity of all human life.  Our event is a chance to be a presence for those who cannot speak for themselves, no matter what your religious affiliation.  If you are coming with a group, feel free to bring a banner […]

Catholic Days at the Capitol – January 28-29, 2020
November 5, 2019

Catholic Days at the Capitol January 28-29, 2020 On January 28 and 29, 2020, Catholics from across the seven dioceses in Florida gathered with their bishops in Tallahassee to participate in Catholic Days at the Capitol. Over the two days, participants attended a legislative briefing, met with elected officials and/or their staff, observed lawmaking in […]

2019 National Migration Week is Jan. 6-12
January 7, 2019

“We must never forget, however, that migrants, rather than simply being a statistic, are first of all persons who have faces, names and individual stories.”  – Pope Francis  National Migration Week will be observed in dioceses around the country Jan. 6-12, 2019. This year’s theme, “Building Communities of Welcome,” encourages us to discover opportunities to engage with migrants as […]