Churches Honor Men & Women Who Serve and Protect with a Blue Mass
September 9, 2019

The BLUE Mass is an Ecumenical and Interfaith event to honor the men and women serving the Tampa Bay region as federal, state, and local law enforcement personnel and emergency responders, including Firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians, Sheriff Deputies, Police Officers, Troopers, Special Agents, Security Professionals and 9-1-1 Operators. Family members, friends, and all supporters are […]

Catholic Bulls Are Invited to Welcome Home Weekend!
August 12, 2019

The Catholic Student Union at the University of South Florida is having a Welcome Home Weekend for students, parents, alumni, and friends of the CSU. The fun and faith-filled celebration will kick-off the start of a new school. See the list of activities below: Saturday, August 24, 5:00 p.m. – Vigil Mass followed by a relaxing […]

Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle Taps into the Power of Prayer
July 30, 2019

What started as a Lenten devotional opportunity has become a daily practice at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. The Cathedral now offers Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament weekdays from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and it has brought new blessings and graces upon the parish community. The bold leap of faith to introduce […]

Congratulations to our 2019 Valedictorians and Salutatorians
June 3, 2019

Congratulations to the valedictorians and salutatorians for the 2018/2019 school year from the seven Catholic high schools in our diocese! Note: The first year that Cristo Rey High School will have a class of seniors is 2020. Academy of the Holy Names Valedictorian Salutatorian Lauren Dingle Sydney Lowman Salutatorian Katherine Taulbee   Bishop McLaughlin Catholic […]

A Weekend of Healing and Hope with Immaculée Ilibagiza
March 4, 2019

All are invited to attend the “A Weekend of Healing and Hope with Immaculé Ilibagiza” retreat on Friday, March 8 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday, March 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The retreat is being hosted by the Magnificat St. Petersburg Florida Chapter. Tickets and itinerary information are available through […]

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 […]

Bishop Parkes Blesses Newly Expanded Christ the King Parish
January 22, 2019

After nine months of construction, the expanded Christ the King Catholic Church reopened its doors the weekend of January 19 & 20. The parish of over 3,500 families had been using a parish hall as their place of worship since construction began last spring, the day after Easter. (Photo above courtesy of Christ the King […]

Winter Concert Series begins at Saint Mary Our Lady of Grace Parish
January 7, 2019

Now in its ninth season, the 2019 WINTER CONCERT SERIES at Saint Mary, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Saint Petersburg will begin on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm. The opening concert will feature the Lumina Voce Youth Choirs, a Tampa-based ensemble with an offering of music for the post-Christmas and winter […]

New Year, New Training Opportunities for Parish Leaders
January 3, 2019

It has been nearly six months since Bishop Gregory Parkes announced the mutually-shared vision of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Courageously Living the Gospel. Parish, schools and diocesan leaders have been learning about the priorities and goals of the vision and prayerfully discerning how they can contribute to the vision, renew their faith and boldly […]

“Pray for USF Students” Campaign Garners Thousands of Prayers
January 3, 2019

Father Justin Paskert is often seen on the campus of USF sitting on a bench waiting to hear confessions and offer God’s healing Sacrament of Reconciliation. When “business” is slow, he passes the time by praying for the students who are strolling the campus. This idea of praying for random students led him to spearhead […]