October is Respect Life Month
September 26, 2019

Each October the Church in the United States celebrates Respect Life Month, and the first Sunday of October is observed as Respect Life Sunday. As Catholics, we are called to cherish, defend, and protect those who are most vulnerable, from the beginning of life to its end, and at every point in between. During the […]

Christ Our Hope: In Every Season of Life
September 26, 2019

A Reflection for Respect Life Month 2019 From the time we are knit together in our mothers’ wombs until we take our final breaths, each moment of our lives is a gift from God. While every season of life brings its own challenges and trials, each season also gives us new opportunities to grow in […]

Life Justice & Advocacy Day – October 5, 2019
September 24, 2019

All are invited to attend October 5, 2019 9:30 am to 2:00 pm St. Patrick Parish 4518 S. Manhattan Ave. Tampa, FL  33611 How to Talks to Kids about Things No One Wants to Talk About– Dr. Lori Puterbaugh will speak on subjects such as abortion, the dealth penalty, human trafficking, illness, and end of […]

Apply Now for 2020 CRS Rice Bowl Mini Grants
September 16, 2019

The Office of Life, Justice and Advocacy is pleased to announce the beginning of our annual grant process for funding hunger and poverty alleviation efforts in the Diocese.  Ministries from parishes, schools, and other diocesan entities can apply for up to $1,000.00 to assist with programming and advocacy efforts to eradicate hunger. Twenty-five percent of […]

Local Churches to Host Suicide Prevention Workshops
September 3, 2019

In response to the high rate of suicide in the Tampa Bay area and Suicide Prevention Month,  three local churches are hosting workshops to educate individuals on how they can help with the prevention of suicide. Topics to be addressed include: How can we encourage family and friends who are struggling with mental illness? What […]

Parishes Gather for Ministries of Mercy Annual Event
August 23, 2019

Representatives from various Ministries of Mercy initiatives and programs around the Diocese of St. Petersburg gathered on August 17, 2019 for the annual Ministries of Mercy Mass and Luncheon at the Bethany Center in Lutz. The purpose of the event is to thank these leaders for their faithful service, update them on diocesan initiatives and […]

Save the Date and Save a Life: Attend the Foundations of Life Gala on November 16th
July 25, 2019

Join Bishop Gregory Parkes and pro-life supporters from across the Diocese of St. Petersburg for the Foundations of Life Gala & Silent Auction on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the beautiful Higgins Hall (5225 North Himes Avenue, Tampa). This extraordinary evening of hope will feature guest speaker Melissa Ohden, an abortion survivor […]

A Statement from Bishop Parkes on the Immigration Crisis in the U.S.
July 18, 2019

 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,  The Catholic Church recognizes the right of sovereign nations to control its borders and our Church also teaches that the basic human rights of each person should never be violated. That is why the images we have seen and the stories we have heard recently about immigrants arriving in […]