New Video Series Inspires Catholics to be Ambassadors for Christ
January 23, 2020

The Diocese of St. Petersburg has produced a video series to help local churches equip individuals as missionary disciples. The video series begins with an introduction by Bishop Gregory Parkes sharing information on evangelization. All Catholics are called by their baptism to be disciples and to share their faith. This mission is even more important […]

National March for Life is on January 24
January 21, 2020

The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry of the Diocese of St. Petersburg is leading a pilgrimage of nearly 300 participants to the National March for Life on Friday, January 24th at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. There are 13 schools and parishes represented in this contingency. The National March for Life is […]

Faithful Citizenship Resources
January 17, 2020

The mission of the Catholic Church is very different from the mission of political parties. The Church guards the deposit of faith and makes the truth of the Gospel shine forth to lead all people to seek and receive Christ’s love. There is no political party that is aligned to this mission and as a […]

10th Annual Tampa Bay Men’s Conference: Get Inspired, Informed, and Energized
January 15, 2020

Join a thousand other Catholic men from parishes around West Central Florida for a day of prayer, reconciliation, learning and fellowship! This conference will feature two dynamic, nationally-known speakers: DR. TIM GRAY: President of the Augustine Institute, plus, PETER HERBECK: TV/radio host, author and vice president of Renewal Ministries. Seize the opportunity to learn more […]

Preparing for the Rite of Election
January 14, 2020

The Rite of Election will be celebrated on the First Sunday of Lent, March 1, 2020 at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg.   At this liturgy, Bishop Gregory Parkes will acknowledge God’s call and the catechumens faithful response to seek Christ and his Church; he will then declare them to be members […]

Renewed Call to a Culture of Life on the Tragic 47th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade: A Statement of the Catholic Bishops of Florida
January 10, 2020

Bishop Gregory Parkes of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, in collaboration with the seven other bishops in Florida, has written the following statement: “January 22, 2020 marks a sad anniversary: the U.S. Supreme Court’s tragic decision legalizing the deliberate taking of unborn human life through elective abortion. Judicial sanction of the termination of life in […]

Spring 2020 Stewardship Workshop Series – 1 of 3 Announced!
January 8, 2020

The Office of Stewardship and Development is hosting three FREE ½ day workshops this spring open to anyone looking to make stewardship a way of life in their parish or school. Our focus is “hospitality”, one of the key elements of our diocesan mission, Courageously Living the Gospel, and one of the seven pillars of […]

Ten Things You Can Do to Accompany Undocumented Immigrants
January 8, 2020

This backgrounder from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Migration and Refugee Services provides suggested actions that you can take to support undocumented migrants, in lieu of hosting or providing physical shelter. Included are links to further information, which will assist your effort to launch some of the suggested initiatives. For assistance with any […]

President of U.S. Bishops Conference Sends Message of Support to President of Australian Catholic Bishops Conference amidst Devasting Wildfires
January 8, 2020

The president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, sent the following message of support to Archbishop Mark Coleridge, BA, DSS, the president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference on Wednesday, January 8, 2020: “Your Excellency: Along with my brother bishops here in the United States, I […]