Upcoming Chrism Mass
March 30, 2015

The Mass of Chrism usually takes place on Holy Thursday, but since the Diocese of St. Petersburg is so large and the priests and other people have to travel so far, it is held on Tuesday in the Cathedral during Holy Week. The Mass will be live video streamed, which you may watch here, and also broadcast […]

Clergy Changes – March 23, 2015
March 23, 2015

Most Reverend Robert N. Lynch, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes, effective March 16, 2015: APPOINTMENT: Reverend Anthony Coppola to Parochial Administrator pro tempore, Transfiguration Parish, St. Petersburg, with other assignments continuing. MEDICAL LEAVE: Reverend Edward Wal, Pastor, Transfiguration Parish, granted temporary medical leave. Reference:  Vol. 30: No. 12 ~ March 23, 2015

Celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life
March 12, 2015

The diocesan celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life will continue at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle on October 31, 2015.  Principal celebrant will be Bishop Robert N. Lynch.  This joyous liturgy will be followed by a luncheon for all the religious in the diocese.  This year’s Jubilarians will also be celebrated in […]

Catholic Days at the Capitol
March 6, 2015

Twenty-five Catholics represented the Diocese of St. Petersburg at Catholic Days at the Capitol in Tallahassee. Catholic Days at the Capitol is a two-day event for Catholics from around the state to gather and discuss human life and dignity issues with elected officials. Participants attend a legislative briefing on human life and dignity issues prior to […]

Rite of Election
February 25, 2015

February 22, 2015 – Two Rite of Election of Catechumens and the Call to Continuing Conversion of Candidates for Full Communion evening prayer services were held at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg. We rejoice with those who will be elected to the Easter Sacraments and we greet as sisters and […]

2015 Lenten Season
February 25, 2015

In his 2015 Lenten message, Pope Francis asks us to “make our hearts firm” (Jas 5:8) and to be “merciful, attentive and generous.” Embrace his call to mercy by reaching out to those in need.  Be attentive to the Lenten call to prayer; be generous with your time and treasure. “Through prayer, charity and humility before […]

Send in Your Lenten Photos
February 18, 2015

We are looking for photos that show how you and your parish are journeying through this Lenten season. Possible photos to submit might be from your parish’s mission, Stations of the Cross, fish fry, or other Lenten events. Photos of no-meat meals on Friday are welcome as well! We will be adding these photos to […]

National Vocation Awareness Week
January 9, 2015

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Remembering the Faithful Departed
January 9, 2015

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A Message from Pope Francis
October 30, 2013

Bishop Lynch had the opportunity to share words of gratitude with Pope Francis on behalf of everyone in the Diocese of St. Petersburg when he visited Rome in October 2013. Pope Francis’ response to Bishop Lynch was, “Please pray for me, I have only just begun and I need prayers.” We have created a poster […]