Celebraciones en honor a la Virgen de Guadalupe – Diciembre 2019
December 3, 2019

La Iglesia en las Américas celebra la Fiesta de la Bienaventurada Virgen María de Guadalupe, Patrona de las Américas, el 12 de diciembre de 2019. La historia del origen de la milagrosa imagen de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe es muy conocida.  Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin era un campesino pobre, callado y humilde.  Cuando la Santísima Virgen […]

Simbang Gabi Advent Masses – December 15 -23, 2019
November 26, 2019

All are invited to participate in the Philippine tradition of Simbang Gabi (Filipino for Night Mass), a series of 9 Novena Masses of Advent in honor of the Virgin Mary. The nine Masses represent the 9-month stay of Jesus in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary leading up to His birth on Christmas. The […]

Tampa Bay Times Writes About African Catholic Ministry
November 18, 2019

On Sunday, November 17, 2019, an article about the Diocese of St. Petersburg African Catholic Ministry and local observances for National Black Catholic History Month appeared in the Tampa Bay Times. To read the article, click here. (You might be required to subscribe in order to read the article.)

Sainthood Candidates Day of Reflection
September 30, 2019

All are invited to join us for a day of prayer and reflection on the lives of the six persons of color from the United States who have been presented for sainthood. Many of the saints who came before us courageously lived the Gospel and they can inspire us to do the same! Come and […]

Diocesan Hispanic Mass on October 12
September 27, 2019

La Comisión Hispana te invita a celebrar junto a moseñor Gregory L. Parkes la Misa Hispana Diocesana anual en honor a Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles, patrona de Costa Rica. La Misa será celebrada en la Catedral de St. Jude the Apostle, St. Petersburg, el Sábado 12 de octubre, 2019, a las 11 a.m. Rezaremos el rosario a las 10:00 a.m. […]

Black Catholic Ministry Seeks to Unite
August 12, 2019

The Black Catholic Ministry held its quarterly meeting on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Tampa. One of the main topics on the agenda was an update on the diocesan initiative to confront racism, including the recent listening session on racism with Bishop Gregory Parkes of the Diocese of St. Petersburg and […]

Diocese Introduces Guidelines for Building Intercultural Competencies
July 30, 2019

Our parishes are called to equip parishioners as missionary disciples and in order to do this, leaders need insight into how the Catholic faith and identity are connected to culture. That’s why the Diocese of St. Petersburg has introduced an initiative to help parishes improve how they welcome, receive, and encourage diverse cultures and invite […]

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 […]

Courageously Living In Style
July 17, 2019

Recently Rev. Stephan Brown, Pastor of St. Joseph parish in St. Petersburg, Florida, came by the Pastoral Center to show off their new parish van.  The van, completely wrapped, displays the parish name and motto. It also displays on the front hood and back window, the diocesan vision theme, “Courageously Living the Gospel”.