Announcements ~ November 12, 2019
November 12, 2019

DIOCESAN OFFICES Congratulations St. Jude Medal Award Honorees On Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg, Bishop Parkes will present the St. Jude Medal Award to representatives from parishes for their distinguished and outstanding service to the community. To see the list of this […]

Brian J. Moschetto, son of Deacon Sam & Pat Moschetto
November 4, 2019

Our office has received word of the passing of Brian J. Moschetto, son of Deacon Sam & Pat Moschetto from St. Ignatius of Antioch in Tarpon Springs, on October 31, 2019. The viewing for Brian will take place on Friday, November 8, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Dobies Funeral Home located at […]

James J. Potocnak, brother of Most Rev. Joseph Potocnak, SCJ
November 4, 2019

The Chancellor’s Office received word of the death of Mr. James Joseph Potocnak, 76, younger brother of Most Reverend Joseph Potocnak, S.C.J., retired Bishop of De Aar, South Africa and in residence with the Sacred Heart Fathers, Pinellas Park.  Mr. Potocnak was a lifelong resident of Philadelphia and a retired police officer.  Additional biographical details […]

Mrs. Trinidad Chavez Belgica, mother of Rev. Erwin Belgica
November 4, 2019

The Chancellor’s Office has received word that Mrs. Trinidad Chavez Belgica, 80, mother of Reverend Erwin Belgica, Pastor of Our Lady of Grace Parish, Beverly Hills, passed away on October 31, 2019 in the Philippines. Information on her family and address for expressions of sympathy can be found in the notice at this link. Please […]

Clergy Change, November 4, 2019
November 4, 2019

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy change, effective November 1, 2019: RELIEVINGReverend Carlos J. Borgos [San Cristobal, La Habana, Cuba] as Parochial Vicar of St. Rita Parish, Dade City.  Father Borgos has accepted a position as Parochial Vicar of Holy Child of Jesus Parish, Richmond Hill, NY.

Announcements ~ November 4, 2019
November 4, 2019

DIOCESAN OFFICES A Promise to Protect Occasionally, parishioners and parents of Catholic school students will inquire about the safety of our parishes and schools when it comes to prevention of child sexual abuse.  Please see the following link (PDF doc.) to find a list of Frequently Asked Questions concerning the commitment of our Diocese to […]

Announcements ~ October 28, 2019
October 28, 2019

DIOCESAN OFFICES Urge Governor DeSantis to stay execution of James Dailey, a veteran with evidence of innocence James Dailey is scheduled to be executed on November 7th. Dailey, who was sentenced to death for the 1985 murder of 14-year-old Shelly Boggio, has a strong case for innocence. The Catholic bishops of Florida have written to […]

Clergy Changes ~ October 21, 2019
October 21, 2019

As a result of the pending merger of Transfiguration Parish, St. Petersburg with the Holy Martyrs of Vietnam Pastoral Mission, Largo, resulting in the newly named Holy Martyrs of Vietnam Parish, St. Petersburg, Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes, effective October 21, 2019: APPOINTMENT Pastor Reverend Nguyen Vu […]

Announcements ~ October 21, 2019
October 21, 2019

DIOCESAN OFFICES National Vocation Awareness Week The Office of Vocations invites you to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life during National Vocation Awareness Week, November 3-9, 2019. The theme for this year is Family: the Foundation for Vocations. Vocation awareness week is an opportunity to promote a culture of vocations across the Diocese. […]

Announcements ~ October 14, 2019
October 14, 2019

DIOCESAN OFFICES Do You Have Courageous Faith?Living our faith is counter-cultural and we need inspiration from others who are on the same journey. That’s what Courageous Faith, the e-newsletter from the Diocese of St. Petersburg, seeks to provide. If you are a ministry leader who is searching for ways to evangelize the culture or if you are […]