Category Archives: News

Students with Special Needs Thrive in Pinellas Park as Morning Star School Celebrates 50th Anniversary

For 50 years, Morning Star School has provided much-needed services to thousands of children with special needs in Tampa Bay, while continually growing. The school welcomes students of all faiths in grades Kindergarten to high school. In the beginning, the school mostly served children with physical disabilities and Down syndrome but has since expanded to… Read More

Hurricane Dorian Relief

In response to the devastation that has impacted the Bahamas and other areas that have yet to be impacted, the Diocese of St. Petersburg is asking for donations for their Disaster Relief Fund. One hundred percent of these disaster relief funds will benefit people affected by natural disasters including Hurricane Dorian. In 2018, the Diocese… Read More

Hurricane Dorian Updates

Please watch local news for updates about Hurricane Dorian. We will post the latest updates affecting our Diocese on this blog post. Our Diocesan radio station Spirit FM 90.5 will broadcast those updates as well. Should the radio station go off the air, please stay tuned to your television at WFLA Channel 8 for updates. Find helpful… Read More

Gannon University Ruskin Campus To Be Closed Saturday Through Tuesday

Gannon’s Ruskin Campus will be closed Saturday, Aug. 31, through Tuesday, Sept. 3, as a precaution for Hurricane Dorian. There are no classes scheduled Monday, Sept. 2 in recognition of the Labor Day holiday. Additionally, classes will be canceled Tuesday, Sept. 3, when the hurricane is expected to reach the Ruskin area. At this time, the University… Read More

Saint Leo University to Close Sunday, Remain Closed Through Tuesday

Main Campus, East Pasco, Tampa, MacDill, Lakeland, Ocala Locations Affected Saint Leo University is continuing to monitor the path of Hurricane Dorian and officials have made the decision to close several locations starting Sunday, September 1, through Tuesday, September 3. The university anticipates reopening on Wednesday, September 4, but this date may change based on… Read More

Gannon University Dedicates Second Academic Building at Florida Campus

Gannon University formally opened a new 80,000-square-foot academic building at its Ruskin, Fla. campus on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. About 220 people attended the Dedication and Blessing Ceremony at the campus, which is south of Tampa. “Today is a monumental step in the development of Gannon University’s effort in Ruskin, Fla. to advance the quality of healthcare delivery… Read More

Parishes Gather for Ministries of Mercy Annual Event

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… Read More