Obituary ~ December 4, 2017
December 4, 2017

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Mrs. Joan Farrell We recently learned of the death of Mrs. Joan Farrell, 94, sister of Monsignor George  Cummings, on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Mrs. Farrell was predeceased by her husband, Robert Farrell. She is survived by her two sons, Greg …

Obituary ~ November 20, 2017
November 20, 2017

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: — Rev. Joseph P. Duggan Click here for details. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace!  

Obituaries ~ November 6, 2017
November 6, 2017

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: — Reverend Robert G. Young, O.F.M. — Reverend Michael McDonnell, O.F.M. Please click here for Memo from the Chancellor’s Office with their information. Rev. Robert G. Young (Update November 13, 2017. The Funeral arrangements were not included in the obituary …

Clergy Changes ~ October 30, 2017
October 31, 2017

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes effective September 25, 2017: DEANS (Vicars Forane): North Central Deanery Appointed Very Reverend C. Timothy Corcoran, J.D., V.F. Relieved Very Reverend Kenneth J. Malley, V.F.

Obituary ~ October 23, 2017
October 23, 2017

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Reverend Joseph A. Pastick Rev. Joseph A. Pastick, 94, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Southern Pines Healthcare Center, New Port Richey.  Father Pastick served in our diocese for 16 years after his retirement from the Archdiocese of …

Clergy Changes ~ Incardination
October 9, 2017

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy incardination: Reverend Francis Lubowa Mutesaasira, J.C.L., [formerly of Kampala, Africa], Parochial Vicar, Espiritu Santo Parish, Safety Harbor, incardinated into the Diocese of St. Petersburg, effective October 2, 2017.

Obituaries ~ September 18, 2017
September 18, 2017

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Monsignor Patrick Caverly We were informed that Monsignor Patrick Caverly, brother of Monsignor Bernard Caverly, Pastor Emeritus of St. Raphael Parish, St. Petersburg, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Thursday afternoon, September 14, 2017.  He was a priest of …

Clergy Appointments ~ September 18, 2017
September 18, 2017

Most Reverend Gregory L. Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy appointments, effective August 1, 2017: Appointment Reverend Jonathan I. Loverita [Catarman, Philippines] as Parochial Vicar, Most Holy Redeemer Parish, Tampa. Reverend George Gyasi [Kumasi, Ghana] as Parochial Vicar, St. Anne Parish, Ruskin.

Obituaries ~ August 28, 2017
August 28, 2017

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Mr. Christopher Parkes It is with sadness that we report the passing of Mr. Christopher J. Parkes, 55, brother of Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, on Friday evening, August 25, 2017, after suffering from complications due to a …

Clergy Changes; Reorganization Vocations Office
August 28, 2017

Most Reverend Gregory L. Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, is pleased to announce the following clergy changes and reorganization of the diocesan Office of Vocations, effective August 15, 2017: APPOINTMENTS: Rev. Carl J. Melchior, as Priest Secretary for Bishop Parkes, while continuing as diocesan Director of Vocations and all other assignments. Rev. Justin Paskert, as …

Back to School
August 14, 2017

  August 9 was the first day of the 2017-2018 school year in our Catholic schools and Centers. See how some of our schools and centers celebrated the first day and week back at school in the photos below. If you have back to school photos that you would like to be included in the …

Obituaries ~ July 5, 2017
July 5, 2017

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Rev. Msgr. Janusz Burzawa We were saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Monsignor Janusz Burzawa, Administrator of Mercy of God Polish Mission since 1998.  Additional biographical and funeral information can be accessed by clicking on the link below. Announcement (pdf) …

Clergy Changes ~ May 8, 2017 (Updated)
July 5, 2017

Most Reverend Gregory L. Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes, effective July 1, 2017, unless otherwise indicated: RETIREMENT STATUS Rev. John D’Antonio, from Pastor of Holy Cross, St. Petersburg, granted retirement status. Rev. Michael Lydon, from Pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas, New Port Richey, granted retirement status. Upon notification by Very …

Obituaries ~ June 19, 2017
June 19, 2017

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Reverend Arthur M. Villemaire Father Arthur M. Villemaire, 91, a retired priest of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, on Saturday, June 10, 2017, while under Hospice care in Sun City Center. (Click here for the obituary.) Oglor D. (Dionne) Lemoi Mrs. …

Obituary ~ May 22, 2017
May 22, 2017

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Reverend Robert Goodwin We recently learned of the death of Father Robert Goodwin, on his 90th birthday, May 15, 2017.  Father Goodwin was a priest of the Diocese of Manchester, New Hampshire for nearly 60 years, where he served in parishes and …

Obituary ~ May 15, 2017
May 15, 2017

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Deacon L. Roger Cartier We received word that Deacon Roger Cartier, 90, passed away in the Lord early Sunday, May 14, 2017, while at home under Hospice care. Deacon Cartier was ordained to the diaconate on June 20, 1986, for …

Obituaries ~ May 1, 2017
May 1, 2017

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Mrs. Betty Hearne Mrs. Hearne, sister of Father Michael O’Neill, Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Seffner, passed away suddenly on Monday, April 24, 2017 in Ireland. All services were held in Mrs. Hearne’s home parish in County Tipperary, …

Obituaries ~ April 17, 2017
April 17, 2017

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Monsignor Francis X. Barrett Monsignor Barrett, 91, a retired priest of the Diocese of Allentown, passed away in the Lord on Friday, April 7, 2017, following nearly 62 years of priestly ministry.  He served in the U.S. Navy during World War …

Obituary ~ February 27, 2017
February 27, 2017

Mr. Eulogio Sevilla Tupa Word has reached the Chancellor’s Office that Mr. Eulogio Tupa, father of Reverend Allan Tupa, Pastor of Most Holy Redeemer Parish, Tampa, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017 in the Philippines following a long battle with cancer.  He is survived by his beloved wife, Loreta, and two sons, in addition …

Clergy Changes ~ February 27, 2017
February 27, 2017

Most Reverend Gregory L. Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy change, effective February 9, 2017: Appointment Upon presentation by Very Reverend Johnson Kuruppassery, O.C.D., Provincial Superior, Reverend Vijaya B. Polamarasetty, O.C.D.,  as Parochial Vicar, St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish, Tarpon Springs.

Clergy Changes ~ February 21, 2017
February 21, 2017

Most Reverend Gregory L. Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes, effective February 26, 2017: Appointment Upon presentation by Very Reverend Paul Frechette, S.M., Provincial Superior, Reverend Hector Cruz, S.M.,  as Pastor, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Tampa. Relieve Reverend Roland Lajoie, S.M. as Pastor, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Tampa. Reverend …

2017 Catholic Schools Week
February 7, 2017

Catholic Schools Week 2017 was January 29 through February 4. See how our Catholic Schools and Centers celebrated in the photos below. If you have photos from your school that you would like to be added to the album, please email them to socialmedia@dosp.org. Photos will be added as they are received. Please note that in order …

Obituary ~ January 3, 2017
January 3, 2017

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Mr. Michael Kosiba Mr. Michael Kosiba, 66, former diocesan chair of the Committee on Catholic Scouting, passed away in the Lord on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, while at Tampa General Hospital.  Mike and his wife, Judy were parishioners of Christ …

Obituary ~ December 19, 2016
December 19, 2016

  Mr. Ronald J. Pacana Mr. Ronald J. Pacana, 65, husband of Mrs. Kim Pacana, Secretary at the Tribunal Office, passed away on December 6, 2016.   Mr. Pacana is survived by wife, Kim; children, Nicole (Ron), Heather (Steve), Eric (Katie); three grandchildren; loving siblings. Funeral Mass was celebrated on December 16 at Light of Christ …

Obituary ~ December 5, 2016
December 5, 2016

Reverend Elmer McDonald (1924 – 2016) We recently learned of the passing of Reverend Elmer McDonald, 92, a retired priest of the Diocese of Rochester, on Sunday, December 4, 2016.  Father McDonald spent most of his retirement years in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, providing assistance to St. John Vianney Parish, St. Pete Beach and serving as …

Clergy Changes ~ November 21, 2016
November 21, 2016

  Most Reverend Robert N. Lynch, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy appointment, effective November 20, 2016: APPOINTMENT Upon presentation by Very Reverend Richard L. Davis, T.O.R., Minister Provincial , Reverend David J. Tickerhoof, T.O.R., as Parochial Vicar of St. Mary Our Lady of Grace Parish, St. Petersburg.

Obituaries ~ October 17, 2016
October 17, 2016

Mrs. Carolyn Lanier We received word that Mrs. Carolyn Lanier, mother of Father Fred McGuire (deceased), passed away peacefully October 14, at a nursing home in Cincinnati, OH. Her funeral is Tuesday, October 18, at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Trenton, OH where the family has worshiped for many years. Condolences to Carolyn’s …

22 Students from Espiritu Santo Catholic School Qualify for Duke TIP
October 14, 2016

Congratulations to the 22 seventh grade students whose excellent performance on the Iowa Assessments has qualified them for the Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP). For two years in a row, over 40% of Espiritu’s students in grade seven have qualified for this nationally-recognized program. When students are given the opportunity to learn in an …

Event Cancellation ~ The Power Of God’s Mercy
September 26, 2016

Please note: The presentation by Sr. Helen Prejean scheduled for Sunday, October 16, 2016, at St. Lawrence Parish has been cancelled. Sr. Helen is spending time with her sister in her sister’s final days of life. Please pray for the Prejean family.    

Obituaries ~ September 6, 2016
September 6, 2016

Rev. Msgr. Laurence E. Higgins, Pastor Emeritus, St. Lawrence Parish, Tampa Click here for more information. Well done good and faithful servant.

Clergy Changes ~ August 22, 2016
August 22, 2016

Most Reverend Robert N. Lynch, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes: Appointment Rev. Francisco Hernandez, Diocese of Caguas, Puerto Rico, as Parochial Vicar, Incarnation Parish, Tampa, effective August 1, 2016. Relieve Reverend Joseph H. Chong, S.D.B. as Parochial Vicar of Mary, Help of Christians Parish, Tampa, effective July 5, 2016.  Father Chong …

Deacons Update
August 8, 2016

The Diaconate Office informed the following changes: Deacon Matthew and Joyce Skulicz granted Inactive/Retired status effective June 1, 2016. Deacon Bill and Joann Gorman, from St. Brendan, Clearwater, assigned to the Office of the Diaconate, effective July 1, 2016. Deacon David and Sandy Lesieur reassignment from Corpus Christi, Temple Terrace, to St. Mary, Tampa, effective …