Announcements ~ September 4, 2018
September 4, 2018

**** DIOCESAN OFFICES Diocese of St. Petersburg Documents 50th Anniversary Impact Note to Bulletin Editors: Over the next few months, please share what you can with your parishioners about the amazing things we have been able toaccomplish together as one Diocese over the past 50 years. While some of the impact cannot be quantified, we have created bulletin graphics that …

Obituary ~ August 27, 2018
August 27, 2018

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Ms. Teresa Nakibule Ms. Teresa Nakibule, grandmother of Reverend Francis M. Lubowa, Parochial Administrator of Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Gulfport, passed away suddenly on Friday, August 10, 2018, in Uganda.  A Funeral Service was held for Ms. Nakibule …

Clergy Changes ~ August 27, 2018
August 27, 2018

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy change, effective September 5, 2018: APPOINTMENTS Upon presentation by Very Reverend Richard L. Davis, Minister Provincial of the Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular, Reverend James Morman, T.O.R. to Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Our Lady of Grace Parish, St. Petersburg.

Obituaries ~ August 13, 2018
August 13, 2018

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Rev. Msgr. Edward J. Mulligan Monsignor Edward J. Mulligan, 87, a retired priest of the Diocese of St. Petersburg and founding pastor of Transfiguration Parish, St. Petersburg and St. Brendan Parish, Clearwater Beach, passed away in the Lord at Suncoast …

Announcements ~ August 13, 2018
August 13, 2018

2018 Candidate Questionnaire Project: What’s a Catholic voter to do? Catholic faithful are urged to choose their political leaders according to principle, not party affiliation or mere self-interest. To help parishioners become informed on where candidates stand on key issues, the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops has polled those running for U.S. Congress and the …

Announcements July 30, 2018
July 30, 2018

DIOCESAN OFFICES Safe Environment Program Know Your Children’s School Parents and guardians have the primary responsibility for protecting their children from all potential harm. When choosing a nursery, daycare center or school, parents should inspect the building and grounds to make sure there are no areas where children play or work that is “off limits” …

Obituaries July 30, 2018
July 30, 2018

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Mr. William Joseph Stuart The Chancellor’s Office received word that William Joseph Stuart, 90, stepfather of John Morris, Station Manager of Spirit FM, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, while in the care of Hospice. Mr. Stuart was a …

Obituary ~ July 16, 2018
July 16, 2018

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Mrs. Joan Velott The Diaconate Office has received word of the passing on Monday July 2, 2018 of Mrs. Joan Velott, wife of Deacon Pete Velott from All Saint’s Parish in Clearwater; she was 86. The Funeral Mass was held …

Announcements ~ July 16, 2018
July 16, 2018

PASTORAL BULLETIN — VOL. 33: NO. 25 ~  July 16, 2018 Announcements for Parish Bulletins DIOCESAN OFFICES Safe Environment Program Know Your Children’s School Parents and guardians have the primary responsibility for protecting their children from all potential harm. When choosing a nursery, daycare center or school, parents should inspect the building and grounds to …

Clergy Appointment ~ July 2, 2018
July 2, 2018

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy appointment, effective July 1, 2018: APPOINTMENT With the consent of Most Reverend Gabriel Edoe Kumordji, S.V.D., Apostolic Vicar of Donkorkrom, Ghana, Reverend Philip D. Gyapong to Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Land O’Lakes.

Announcements ~ July 2, 2018
July 2, 2018

PASTORAL BULLETIN — VOL. 33: NO. 24 ~  July 2, 2018 Announcements for Parish Bulletins DIOCESAN OFFICES New Vision for the Diocese of St. Petersburg is Introduced Bishop Gregory Parkes has announced a new Mutually Shared Vision that is the result of listening sessions conducted during 2017. The three-year plan will impact the community in …

Clergy Changes ~ June 18, 2018
June 18, 2018

  Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes, effective July 1, 2018: APPOINTMENTS Upon presentation by Very Reverend Paul Kahan, S.V.D., Provincial Superior of the Society of the Divine Word, Reverend Chien Dinh, S.V.D. to Administrator of St. Joseph Vietnamese Mission, Tampa. RELIEVING Reverend Ryan Boyle, J.C.L., from Parochial …

Announcements ~ June 18, 2018
June 18, 2018

PASTORAL BULLETIN — VOL. 33: NO. 23 ~  June 18, 2018 Announcements for Parish Bulletins DIOCESAN OFFICES New Vision for the Diocese of St. Petersburg is Introduced Bishop Gregory Parkes has announced a new Mutually Shared Vision that is the result of listening sessions conducted during 2017. The three-year plan will impact the community in …

Obituaries ~ May 29, 2018
May 29, 2018

  Mr. George Muhr Late last week, the Chancellor’s Office was informed of the death of Mr. George Muhr, 85, father of Monsignor Michael Muhr, Pastor of St. Lawrence Parish, Tampa, on Wednesday evening, May 23, 2018, following a brief illness.  Mr. Muhr had been admitted to Legacy House, a Hospice facility in Ocala, shortly …

Clergy Changes ~ May 21, 2018
May 21, 2018

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes, effective July 1, 2018 unless otherwise indicated: APPOINTMENTS Reverend George Gyasi [Kumasi, Ghana], from Parochial Vicar of St. Anne Parish, Ruskin to Parochial Vicar of St. Paul Parish, Tampa. Upon presentation by Reverend Michael R. Rock, O. de M., Vicar Provincial of …

Announcements ~ May 21, 2018
May 21, 2018

PASTORAL BULLETIN — VOL. 33: NO. 20 ~  May 21, 2018 Announcements for Parish Bulletins DIOCESAN OFFICES YOUTH VIDEO CONTEST The Diocese of St. Petersburg celebrates its 50th Anniversary during 2018. Teens have an opportunity to learn about the history of their local Church through a video contest that answers the question: “Why I love …

Obituary ~ May 21, 2018
May 21, 2018

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Mrs. Joanne C. Brown The Chancellor’s Office has been informed of the death of Mrs. Joanne C. Brown, 59, sister of Father Dominic Corona, Pastor of St. Patrick Parish, Largo, on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, following a battle with cancer.  …

Announcements ~ May 14, 2018
May 14, 2018

  PASTORAL BULLETIN — VOL. 33: NO. 19 ~  May 14, 2018 Announcements for Parish Bulletins DIOCESAN OFFICES ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD Bishop Gregory Parkes will ordain Deacons Kyle Bell, Louis Turcotte and Timothy Williford to the priesthood on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, St. …

Announcements ~ May 7, 2018
May 7, 2018

  PASTORAL BULLETIN — VOL. 33: NO. 18 ~  May 7, 2018 Announcements for Parish Bulletins DIOCESAN OFFICES ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD Bishop Gregory Parkes will ordain Deacons Kyle Bell, Louis Turcotte and Timothy Williford to the priesthood on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, St. …

Clergy Changes ~ April 30, 2018
April 30, 2018

  Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes, effective July 1, 2018, unless otherwise indicated: APPOINTMENTS Reverend Frans Berkhout [Allentown, PA], from Parochial Vicar of St. Jerome Parish, Largo to Parochial Vicar of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish, Spring Hill. Reverend Rafael Martos [Santiago de Cuba], from Pastoral Center …

Obituary ~ April 9, 2018
April 9, 2018

  Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: Mr. Manuel Martos, father of Rev. Rafael Martos, St. Francis of Assisi Parish (Obituary pdf) We received word this morning, April 9, 2018, of the passing of Mr. Manuel Martos, 98, father of Rev. Rafael Martos, a priest assigned …

Announcements ~ April 9, 2018
April 9, 2018

PASTORAL BULLETIN — VOL. 33: NO. 14 ~  April 9, 2018 Announcements for Parish Bulletins DIOCESAN OFFICES ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD Bishop Gregory Parkes will ordain Deacons Kyle Bell, Louis Turcotte and Timothy Williford to the priesthood on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, St. Petersburg. …

Clergy Changes ~ April 9, 2018
April 9, 2018

  Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes, effective July 1, 2018, unless otherwise indicated: APPOINTMENTS Pastors Reverend Anthony Coppola, from Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Pinellas Park to Pastor of Most Holy Redeemer Parish, Tampa. Reverend Arthur J. Proulx, from Faculty of St. Vincent De Paul Regional Seminary, …

Obituary ~ March 5, 2018
March 5, 2018

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers: — Reverend Clement Comesky, O.F.M. Please follow this link for more information.   May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace!

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 …