For the Faithful Departed ~ November 30, 2015
November 30, 2015

  Sister Regina Peltz, SNJM Please remember Sister Regina Peltz, SNJM, who passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2015. Sister Regina served as principal of Holy Family Catholic School for many years. Mrs. Linda Patterson Mrs. Patterson, age 71, of Tampa, passed away November 25, 2015. She served her parish, Church of the Incarnation, Tampa, […]

Execution Scheduled for October 29, 2015
October 17, 2015

Jerry Correll is scheduled for execution at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 29 for the 1985 murders of Susan Correll, Tuesday Correll, Mary Lou Hines and Marybeth Jones. Mr. Correll deserves punishment for his crimes, but imposing a sentence of death as a consequence of killing only perpetuates a cycle of violence. In echoing Pope […]

Papal Visit Recap
October 1, 2015

Pope Francis visited the United States from September 22 through September 27, 2015. He visited Washington, D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia, where he participated in the closing of the 2015 World Meeting of Families. Immediately prior to his visit to the United States, Pope Francis visited Cuba. Read Bishop’s Lynch’s reflections on his visit here and here. […]

Pope Francis Visits the United States
September 16, 2015

Pope Francis is visiting the United States from September 22 through September 27. He will be visiting Washington, D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia, where he will be joining the 2015 World Meeting of Families. Schedule for the Holy Father’s Visit United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)’s Full Coverage Website Catechetical/Teaching Resources How You […]

Introducing St. Junipero Serra
September 10, 2015

St. Junipero Serra was canonized by Pope Francis on Wednesday, September 23 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. Learn more about our newest saint in this video from the California Catholic Conference.

OLL STUDENTS CELEBRATE WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
September 9, 2015

Students respond the Pope Francis’ call to prayer and action living the mission of Christ The students of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School celebrated World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on Tuesday, September 1st, in a school-wide morning assembly. Father Gary, students, faculty, and parents of the school community listened to […]

Papal Visit around the Diocese Photo Album
September 8, 2015

Pope Francis will be visiting the United States from September 22 – 27! We will be sharing how our the faithful in our diocese participate in this historic visit, whether it’s photos from diocesan pilgrims at one of the events in Washington, D.C., New York City, or Philadelphia, or via Flat Francis selfies, watch party […]

Video of Pope Francis on “20/20”
September 5, 2015

Pope Francis made a surprise visit to the United States via video teleconference. The Holy Father spoke with students at Christo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago, with immigrants along the border at a parish in McAllen, Texas, and with a group of homeless on the streets of Los Angeles. The virtual audience aired on […]

Pope Francis on Upcoming Broadcast of ABC’s “20/20”
September 1, 2015

Pope Francis made a surprise visit to the United States via video teleconference. The Holy Father spoke with students at Christo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago, with immigrants along the border at a parish in McAllen, Texas, and with a group of homeless on the streets of Los Angeles. Full video is scheduled to […]

Creation Is a Gift
June 18, 2015

The Church teaches that creation is a gift from God, and that we show respect for our Creator by taking care of the environment. Building on a long tradition of Church teaching, Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si, Praised Be in English explores our unique relationship with the earth, the devastating impacts of climate change on the most […]

2015 Lenten Season
February 25, 2015

In his 2015 Lenten message, Pope Francis asks us to “make our hearts firm” (Jas 5:8) and to be “merciful, attentive and generous.” Embrace his call to mercy by reaching out to those in need.  Be attentive to the Lenten call to prayer; be generous with your time and treasure. “Through prayer, charity and humility before […]

A Message from Pope Francis to the Diocese
November 10, 2013

Bishop Lynch had the opportunity to share words of gratitude with Pope Francis on behalf of everyone in the Diocese of St. Petersburg when he visited Rome in October 2013. Pope Francis’ response to Bishop Lynch was, “Please pray for me, I have only just begun and I need prayers.” We have created a poster […]

A Message from Pope Francis
October 30, 2013

Bishop Lynch had the opportunity to share words of gratitude with Pope Francis on behalf of everyone in the Diocese of St. Petersburg when he visited Rome in October 2013. Pope Francis’ response to Bishop Lynch was, “Please pray for me, I have only just begun and I need prayers.” We have created a poster […]