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. […]

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 […]

USCCB President Condemns Threat of Widespread Enforcement Actions and New Rule Drastically Limiting Asylum
July 16, 2019

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, made the following statement in response to the climate of fear created by the Department of Homeland Security’s announced immigration enforcement actions and the Administration’s new Interim Final Rule to drastically limit asylum, which was published today: (Click here to download a PDF of […]

Young Adults complete the Young Latino Catholic Social Teaching Summer Program
June 13, 2019

Ana Luisa Jahuey de St. Cecilia, Andrés Hernández de St. Paul en Tampa y Christian y Matthew Obando de Nativity recibieron becas de SEPI para asistir al Programa de Verano para Jóvenes Latinos sobre la Doctrina Social Católica. Este es uno de dos programas de verano para adultos jóvenes hispanos de la región sureste creado […]

New Members of the Diocesan Hispanic Assembly Meet for First Time
March 15, 2019

The Diocesan Hispanic Assembly 2019-2021 celebrated its first meeting on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in St. Petersburg with 67 members in attendance. The agenda included a presentation about the Rice Bowl from CRS and guest speakers from the FAST and HOPE organizations.  Assembly members learned about the Historical Memory of […]

Six Decades after the Cuban Revolution, A New Sign of Faith
January 28, 2019

On Saturday, January 26, the first Catholic Church in Cuba to be built in 60 years was dedicated. St. Lawrence Parish in Tampa helped make it all possible. In 2010, St. Lawrence initiated a fundraising campaign for the church with parishioners and Cubans from throughout Tampa and the country contributing. They raised $95,000, most of […]

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 […]

Celebración Diocesana de Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia
January 4, 2019

Te invitamos a la celebración diocesana de la Bienaventurada Virgen María de Altagracia el domingo 20 de enero. Ven y participa en la Misa en honor de la Bienaventurada Virgen María de Altagracia en la iglesia de Incarnation (8220 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, FL  33615) el domingo 20 de enero, 2019 a la 1:30 p.m. […]

Migrant Caravan: How you can Learn More and Act in the U.S
December 10, 2018

What is the “migrant caravan,” and why are people traveling in a “caravan”? The “migrant caravan” originated in San Pedro Sula, Honduras on October 13th. Many of the individuals and families were later joined by others from Guatemala and El Salvador. Many traveling in the caravan are fleeing pervasive violence and persecution in their home […]