Clergy Changes ~ March 25, 2019
March 25, 2019

  Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes:   APPOINTMENT Upon presentation by Very Reverend Malachi Van Tassell, T.O.R., Minister Provincial of the Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular, Reverend Laurence Uhlman, T.O.R . to Parochial Vicar of St. Mary Our Lady of Grace Parish, St. Petersburg, effective March 22, 2019.   RELIEVING …

Obituary ~ March 18, 2019
March 18, 2019

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Reverend Emeric Slezak, OFM We were informed of the death of Reverend Emeric Szlezak, O.F.M., 101, a retired priest of the Franciscan Order of Friars Minor, Holy Name Province, on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Father Szlezak was a resident of …

Clergy Change ~ March 18, 2019
March 18, 2019

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy change, effective March 15, 2019: APPOINTMENT Upon presentation by Very Reverend Thomas R. Bheemareddy, O.C.D., Provincial Superior of the Discalced Carmelite Order, Telangana, India, Reverend Vijaya B. Polamarasetty, O.C.D. to Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart Parish, Pinellas Park.   Father Polamarasetty formerly served in …

Announcements ~ March 4, 2019
March 4, 2019

****** DIOCESAN OFFICES Receive Encouragement Each Day You are invited to sign up to receive daily Scripture reflections on Courageously Living the Gospel that will provide suggestions and prayers for more boldly living your faith! You can choose to receive the reflections via email or text starting on Wednesday, March 13. Sign up to be …

Obituary ~ February 25, 2019
February 25, 2019

  Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Mrs. Mary (Collofello) Munchalfen Mrs. Mary (Collofello) Munchalfen, 90, mother of Terri Wiles, from the diocesan Accounting Office at the Pastoral Center,  went home to the Lord on February 17, 2019.  Please keep Terri and her family in your …

Announcements ~ February 25, 2019
February 25, 2019

****** DIOCESAN OFFICES Statewide Stewardship Day PRAYER, FORMATION, HOSPITALITY and SERVICE. On Saturday, May 4, the seven dioceses of Florida will join together to explore how we can implement stewardship through these topics at our second Statewide Stewardship Day, “Engaging the Family through the Four Pillars of Stewardship.”   This incredible day of formation features concelebrated Mass …

Announcements ~ February 19, 2019
February 19, 2019

******* DIOCESAN OFFICES 2a Conferencia Anual Hispana para Hombres “Vivir Valientemente el Evangelio” Presentada por la Diócesis de St. Petersburg y Suncoast Catholic Ministries. Sábado, 6 de abril, 2019 en el Salón Social, Nativity Catholic Church, Brandon. Conferenciantes invitados: Dr. Fernando Casanova y Padre Philip (Felipe) Scott.  Santa Misa oficiada por el Abad Isaac Camacho, Abadia …

Obituary ~ February 4, 2019
February 4, 2019

  Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Deacon Anthony “Tony” Kijonka Deacon Anthony “Tony” Kijonka, 89, passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019. He was predeceased by his wife, Imogene, in 2000. Deacon Tony was ordained for the Diocese of Camden, New Jersey on October 15, …

Announcements ~ January 22, 2019
January 22, 2019

  DIOCESAN OFFICES 2018/19 Rice Bowl Mini Grants Recipients The Office of Life, Justice and Advocacy is pleased to announce the following recipients of the fall 2018/19 Rice Bowl Mini Grants, made possible by 25% of local Rice Bowl contributions retained for local use.  Congratulations to the following parishes and organizations: Catholic Charities-Parish Ministries for …

Clergy Change ~ January 14, 2019
January 15, 2019

  Clergy Appointment Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy change, effective January 15, 2019: RELIEVING Upon notification by Very Reverend Michael Rock, O. de M., Provincial Superior of the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy (Mercedarian Order), Reverend Michael Donovan, O. de M., from Parochial Vicar pro tempore …

Clergy Change – December 17, 2018
December 17, 2018

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy change, effective January 1, 2019: RELIEVING Upon notification by Very Reverend Joseph O’Reilly, I.C., Provincial Superior of the Institute of Charity (Rosminian Order), Reverend Christopher Fuse, I.C., from Parochial Vicar of Blessed Sacrament Parish, Seminole. Father Fuse has been appointed as Provincial Superior …

Announcements ~ December 17, 2018
December 17, 2018

****** DIOCESAN OFFICES The Catholic Foundation Gala 2019 Please mark your calendars for the 2019 Catholic Foundation Gala on Saturday February 2nd at the Hilton Downtown Tampa. All guests will enjoy a top-notch dinner, keynote address by Richard Gonzmart, fourth-generation “caretaker” of the Columbia Restaurant Group, 50/50 Raffle, live auction and the art showcase featuring …

Announcements ~ November 26, 2018
November 26, 2018

****** DIOCESAN OFFICES Please Support Collection for Retired Religious on December 8 & 9 Aging religious need your help. Senior Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests ministered for years for little to no pay. Their sacrifices now leave their religious communities without adequate retirement savings. Your gift to the annual collection for the Retirement …

Obituary ~ November 19, 2018
November 19, 2018

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Ms. Lynn Bartolotta Ms. Lynn Bartolotta, 36, daughter of Father Victor Bartolotta, passed away suddenly on Saturday, November 17, 2018.  Father Bartolotta is a retired priest of the Diocese of Rochester, living in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, where he …

Clergy Change ~ November 5, 2018
November 5, 2018

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy change, effective November 6, 2018: RELIEVING Upon notification by Very Reverend Thomas R. Bheemareddy, O.C.D., Provincial Superior of the Order of Discalced Carmelites, Reverend Vijaya B. Polamarasetty, O.C.D. from Parochial Vicar of St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, Palm Harbor. Father Polamarasetty has been …

Obituary ~ October 29, 2018
October 29, 2018

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Ms. Ann Veronica Coppola Ms. Ann Veronica Coppola, 59, sister of Reverend Anthony Coppola, Pastor, Most Holy Redeemer Parish, Tampa, passed away in the Lord on Friday, October 19, 2018, following a struggle with melanoma cancer.  Ms. Coppola leaves behind …

Announcements ~ October 22, 2018
October 22, 2018

***** DIOCESAN OFFICES 2018 Candidate Questionnaire Project: An Informed Voter is a Responsible Voter The U.S. bishops remind us, “In the Catholic Tradition, responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation.” To help parishioners become informed on where candidates stand on key issues, the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops …

Obituary ~ October 15, 2018
October 15, 2018

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Mr. Arthur W. (“Bill”) Gibbons The Chancellor’s Office was recently informed of the passing of Mr. Arthur W. Gibbons, 76, brother of Monsignor Robert Gibbons, Pastor of St. Paul Parish, St. Petersburg.  Please click here for a full obituary. Please …

Clergy Change ~ October 8, 2018
October 8, 2018

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy change, effective October 15, 2018: APPOINTMENT Reverend Robert Cadrecha, from Spiritual Director of St. John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, to Parochial Vicar of St. Jerome Parish, Largo.

Obituary ~ October 8, 2018
October 8, 2018

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Sister Winifred Solomon, SNJM Word has been received of the death of Sister Winifred Solomon, SNJM, on Thursday, October 4, 2018. Funeral services for Sister Winifred will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at the Academy of the Holy …

Announcements ~ October 8, 2018
October 8, 2018

**** DIOCESAN OFFICES Civil Dialogue The Office of Life, Justice, and Advocacy has scheduled civil dialogues on racism as part of a larger initiative supporting the U.S. Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism and their upcoming pastoral letter. A civil dialogue is a moderated discussion that involves sharing personal experiences and Catholic Social Teachings. Dialogues are taking place …

Announcements ~ October 1, 2018
October 1, 2018

**** DIOCESAN OFFICES Civil Dialogue The Office of Life, Justice, and Advocacy has scheduled civil dialogues on racism as part of a larger initiative supporting the U.S. Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism and their upcoming pastoral letter. A civil dialogue is a moderated discussion that involves sharing personal experiences and Catholic Social Teachings. Dialogues are taking place …

World Mission Sunday 2018 – Bulletin Announcements
October 1, 2018

The Weekend Before World Mission Sunday (October 14, 2018) NEXT WEEKEND, we will celebrate World Mission Sunday. Pope Francis invites the entire Church to support the mission dioceses in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and parts of Latin America and Europe, where priests, religious and lay leaders serve the world’s most vulnerable communities. Please keep …