Announcements ~ May 28, 2019
May 28, 2019

PARISHES AND ORGANIZATIONS “Your Heart’s Desire” Eucharistic Healing Retreat Elisheba House invites everyone to attend our annual summer retreat at the Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Suncoast Parkway Hotel in Lutz on June 28-29, 2019 (Friday 7 p.m. – Saturday 5:30 p.m.). Mass will be celebrated, plus inspirational talks and an opportunity for Reconciliation, reflection and …

Announcements ~ May 20, 2019
May 20, 2019

DIOCESAN OFFICE Let’s Keep Our Children Safe This Summer! All teachers, staff, and volunteers in the Diocese of St. Petersburg who work with children must undergo fingerprinting and criminal background checks. Diocesan guidelines and abuse prevention training programs currently in use emphasize the importance of parents’ knowing who has access to their children at school …

Announcements ~ May 13, 2019
May 13, 2019

  DIOCESAN OFFICES Let’s Keep Our Children Safe This Summer! All teachers, staff, and volunteers in the Diocese of St. Petersburg who work with children must undergo fingerprinting and criminal background checks. Diocesan guidelines and abuse prevention training programs currently in use emphasize the importance of parents’ knowing who has access to their children at …

Announcements ~ May 6, 2019
May 6, 2019

  DIOCESAN OFFICES 6th Annual Spirit FM Catholic Women’s Conference Florida State Fairgrounds Join Spirit FM, Fr. Larry Richards, Leah Darrow and Elizabeth Bunbury on Saturday, September 28, 2019 as women from throughout the Diocese of St. Petersburg and West Central Florida gather together at the Florida State Fairgrounds to celebrate faith, family, fellowship and …

Announcements ~ April 22, 2019
April 22, 2019

  DIOCESAN OFFICES 6th Annual Spirit FM Catholic Women’s Conference Florida State Fairgrounds Join Spirit FM, Fr. Larry Richards, Leah Darrow and Elizabeth Bunbury on Saturday, September 28, 2019 as women from throughout the Diocese of St. Petersburg and West Central Florida gather together at the Florida State Fairgrounds to celebrate faith, family, fellowship and …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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” …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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. …