Happy Thanksgiving!
November 23, 2015

  Pastoral Center Office ~ Thanksgiving Holiday The Pastoral Center Offices will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 28 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. May you have a blessed and safe holiday! Thanksgiving Prayer Lord, we thank you for the goodness of our people and for the spirit of justice that fills this nation. …

CCHD Special Collection
November 16, 2015

November 21 and 22, 2015 The collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) provides funding for groups that make lasting change and uplift the poor in the United States. CCHD’s grants improve education, support economic development, and create affordable housing in low-income neighborhoods. Help us continue to defend human dignity and build communities …

Interreligious Dialogues
November 2, 2015

50 Years of Nostra Aetate, Interreligious Dialogues AFTER NOSTRA AETATE: UNDERSTANDING CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES IN INTERFAITH RELATIONS The Second Vatican Council’s 1965 Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions, entitled, Nostra Aetate, called for dialogue and collaboration with the followers of other religions and ushered in a historic era of positive relations between …

2015 Convocation for Priestly Renewal
October 5, 2015

Celebrating Priesthood since the Second Vatican Council October 5 – 8, 2015 Let us keep our Bishop, priests and presenters in our prayers as they gather together for their annual convocation for priestly renewal.  

Clergy Changes ~ Aug 10, 2015
August 10, 2015

Most Reverend Robert N. Lynch, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes, effective August 15, 2015: DEANS (Vicar Forane): West Central Deanery Appoint Very Reverend Richard Jankowski, V.F. as Dean. Relieve Reverend Michael Cormier as Dean.

Clergy Changes – June 29, 2015
June 29, 2015

Most Reverend Robert N. Lynch, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes, effective July 1, 2015, unless otherwise indicated: APPOINTMENTS Upon presentation by Very Reverend Anthony Schueller, S.S.S., Provincial Superior, Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, Reverend Peter Van Tuong Nguyen, S.S.S. as Priest in Charge of St. Joseph Vietnamese Mission, Tampa. Reverend Dennis …

Obituary ~ May 26, 2015
May 26, 2015

Mrs. Virginia Tottle July 7, 1927 ~ May 19, 2015 We sadly inform that Mrs. Virginia Tottle, mother of Very Rev. Gregg Tottle, V.F., Pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Clearwater, passed away on May 19, 2015.  She is survived by 5 sons and 7 daughters and also by 40 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral Mass …

Clergy Changes ~ May 26, 2015
May 26, 2015

Most Reverend Robert N. Lynch, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes, effective July 1, 2015: APPOINTMENT Upon notification by Very Rev. Thomas A. Dunne, S.D.B., Provincial for the Salesians of Don Bosco, Reverend Richard F. Rosin, S.D.B., from Director of Guidance to President of  St. Petersburg Catholic High School, St. Petersburg. RELIEVING …

Obituary ~ May 18, 2015
May 18, 2015

Reverend Raymond O’Neill We are saddened to announce that Father Raymond O’Neill passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at Brooksville Regional Hospital. He is survived by his brother, Dr. William O’Neill, Ireland. Father O’Neill was ordained July 3, 1966, in the Archdiocese ofDublin for the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. In 1992, he was incardinated …

Clergy Appointment ~ May 11, 2015
May 12, 2015

Most Reverend Robert N. Lynch, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy appointment, effective July 1,  2015: Parochial Vicar Rev. Msgr. Cesar Petilla [Palo, Philippines] from Parochial Vicar, St. Lawrence Parish, Tampa, to Our Lady of Grace Parish, Beverly Hills. —— Vol. 30 No. 18 May 11, 2015  

Obituaries ~ May 11, 2015
May 11, 2015

Reverend Damian DuQuesnay, O.S.B. Father Damian DuQuesnay, age 96, the oldest living monk in the Order of Saint Benedict of Florida, left this earth for his eternal home on Friday, May 8. Greatly loved and admired by colleagues, students, faculty, and staff, Father Damian was a remarkable man of faith. A funeral Mass for Father …

April 27, 2015 ~ Clergy Appointment
April 27, 2015

Clergy Appointment Most Reverend Robert N. Lynch, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy appointment, effective July 1, 2015: Parochial Administrator Reverend George Iregi [Eldoret, Kenya] from Parochial Vicar, Christ the King Parish to Parochial Administrator of Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Gulfport.   ______ Reference: Vol. 30: No. 17 ~ Apr. 27, 2015

Obituaries ~ April 20, 2015
April 20, 2015

Mr. Fintan Muldoon November 7, 1944 – April 14, 2015 We received word that Mr. Fintan Muldoon, 70, brother of Monsignor Brendan Muldoon, Pastor of St. Jerome Parish, Indian Rocks Beach, passed away in the Lord on April 14, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina, after a lengthy battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (commonly known as ALS …

Espiritu Santo – State Science & Engineering Fair
April 14, 2015

Two students from Espiritu Santo Catholic School recently competed at the State Science & Engineering Fair of Florida and came home with awards demonstrating their hard work and creativity. Congratulations to Lily and Katelyn who traveled to Orlando to participate in the state-wide fair held on March 31 – April 2, 2015. Lily’s project won the “Polk County Regional Science and …

April 13, 2015
April 13, 2015

Most Reverend Robert N. Lynch, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes, effective July 1, 2015, unless otherwise indicated. RETIREMENT Reverend Jacob Monteleone from Pastor of Light of Christ, Clearwater, granted retirement status. Reverend Ignatius Tuoc from Pastor Epiphany of Our Lord , and Priest in Charge, St. Joseph Vietnamese Mission, Tampa, granted …

Chrism Mass
March 23, 2015

On Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 11:30 a.m., Bishop Robert N. Lynch will preside at the Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of St. Jude (5815 Fifth Avenue North, St. Petersburg, 33710). The Chrism Mass is an opportunity for us to experience a renewal and recommitment to God and the Church. If you are unable to …

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

Special Collection or “Freewill Offering”
March 17, 2015

From the Office of the Chancellor – Special Collections Our Diocesan Directives for many years have included this provision: “No priest of the Diocese or visiting missionary is to take up any collection personally during a liturgical celebration. No special collection by visiting priests, sisters, brothers, or representatives of Catholic projects may be taken up without …

Obituaries ~ March 16, 2015
March 16, 2015

  Florence Kolhoff, mother of Rick Kolhoff, Executive Director of the Construction Office Please keep the Kolhoff family in your thoughts and prayers upon the death of Rick’s mother, Florence.  She was 91 years old. Funeral arrangements are as follows: Mass – Saturday 3/28, at 10:30am Espiritu Santo Catholic Church 2405 Philippe Parkway Safety Harbor, …

Sister Alice Walsh
March 10, 2015

Sister Alice Walsh, 81 April 1, 1933 ~ February 24, 2015 Sister Alice Walsh died at 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 in Mother Theodore Hall, St. Mary of the Woods.  She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Providence on July 22, 1952 and received the name Sister Julia Therese. She professed Final Vows …