Ordinations to the Priesthood – August 15, 2020
July 29, 2020

The Diocese of St. Petersburg joyfully announces the upcoming Ordinations to the Priesthood of Reverend Mr. Joshua Anthony Bertrand, Reverend Mr. Connor David Penn and Reverend Mr. Mark Andrew Woodke. Learn more about the soon-to-be priests below! The candidates will be ordained by Most Reverend Gregory L. Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, on Saturday, August […]

Facebook Live with Future Fathers – August 8, 2020
July 28, 2020

Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 7:00 pm on facebook.com/diostpete Deacon Joshua Bertrand, Deacon Connor Penn and Deacon Drew Woodke will share their journey to the priesthood during this Facebook Live.  Listen to their vocation stories and participate in a live Q&A. The three deacons will be ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, August 15, 2020. […]

RCIA Institute for Parish Teams – August 29, 2020
July 28, 2020

The Offices of Worship and Evangelization / Formation / Youth & Family Life, along with the Diocesan RCIA Committee, will be hosting the next installment of the Diocesan RCIA Institute on Saturday, August 29, 2020.  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this will not be our usual face-to-face gathering at a parish, rather it will be […]

Abundance Holy Hour for Vocations, July 22, 2020
July 1, 2020

You are invited to join Deacon Joshua Bertrand and the Serra Club in praying for an abundance of vocations in the Diocese of St. Petersburg. On Wednesday, July 22nd, at 7:00 pm, you can attend via live stream or in person. If you wish to join us in praying for vocations at the Cathedral of […]

Zoom Chat With Seminarians – June Dates
June 11, 2020

Zoom Chat with Seminarians and Fr. Chuck will take place on June 15, 2020 at 7 pm. This session will be for ages 18+. All are welcome! Please remember to RSVP to Fr. Chuck at spvocation@dosp.org to receive the information to login.

Abundance Holy Hour for Vocations, June 24, 2020
June 11, 2020

You are invited to join Deacon Izzie Hernandez, Father Chuck and the Serra Club in praying for an abundance of vocations in the Diocese of St. Petersburg. On June 24th you can attend via live stream or in person. If you wish to join us in praying for vocations at the Cathedral of St. Jude, […]

Zoom Chat With Seminarians – May & June Dates
May 6, 2020

Zoom Chat With Seminarians and Fr. Chuck will continue in May and June! Please see the flyer below for dates and other information. Each group will meet once a month, on Mondays at 7:00 pm. Please remember to RSVP to Fr. Chuck at spvocation@dosp.org.

Ministry of Mercy Online Retreat – Saturday, April 25, 2020
April 21, 2020

All are invited to attend Rediscovering Fortitude: Courage for Uncertain Times, a Ministry of Mercy online retreat on Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.. The retreat will be led by Dr. Mary Carter, a pastoral theologian and dedicated teacher. Registration is free and a secure Zoom link will be sent to […]

Transitional Diaconate Ordination
April 20, 2020

Our seminarian Israel “Izzie” Hernandez will be ordained a deacon on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 11:00 am. The ordination will be live streamed. Izzie has been a seminarian for our diocese since 2014 when he entered St. John Vianney College Seminary. He graduated from the college seminary in 2016 and is now in 3rd […]

Abundance Holy Hour for Vocations via Live Stream!
April 16, 2020

The Lord works by means of Abundance. He promises life in abundance to His followers and provides work in Abundance for them. Please join Fr. Chuck Dornquast, the Director of Vocations, on Wednesday April 22 at 7pm via live stream as he celebrates a Holy Hour for Vocations from the Cathedral of St. Jude the […]

Spring 2020 Workshop POSTPONED
March 18, 2020

In compliance with guidelines for public meetings and events, we are postponing the final Spring 2020 workshop until further notice. When we are able to reschedule, we will notify all those on our Stewardship formation e-lists. God bless and peace be with you, The Office of Stewardship & Development Staff

Diocesan Marriage Preparation in March Cancelled
March 18, 2020

Pre-Cana (March 21) and Journey to Matrimony (March 27 and 28), held at Bethany Center in Lutz, have been cancelled.  All registered couples for these sessions will be contacted by the Office of Marriage and Family Life with information as to how to proceed.  Clergy will receive information and recommendations for preparing couples for marriage […]

Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers (BICM) Workshops – POSTPONED
March 17, 2020

To safeguard the well-being of our parishioners, students and employees and to support public health officials as they work to contain the novel coronavirus, the two BICM workshops scheduled for March 24th and March 28th, 2020 at Our Lady Queen of Peace and St. Joseph, Tampa parishes have been postponed until new dates are determined. […]

Altar Server Mass CANCELLED
March 16, 2020

Please see the memo below from Fr. Chuck Dornquast, Director of Vocations, regarding the cancellation of the Altar Server Appreciation Mass scheduled for March 29, 2020. Please see the Memo from Fr. Chuck Dornquast, here

3rd Annual Hispanic Men’s Conference – CANCELLED
March 13, 2020

Because of our fervent respect for human life, we have a sacred responsibility to respect the mission of our diocese to safeguard the well-being of our parishioners, students and employees and to support public health officials as they work to contain the novel coronavirus. Therefore, the conference to be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020 […]

Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers (BICM) Workshop – March 28, 2020
February 21, 2020

SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2020 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon St. Joseph Catholic Church 3012 W. Cherry Street, Tampa, FL 33607 Presented by the Multicultural Ministry and Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute offices of the Diocese of St. Petersburg.  BICM is an initiative from the USCCB Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church designed to introduce ministry […]

Living as Catholics in Challenging Times – February 15, 2020
February 6, 2020

Feeling confused or troubled by events in the news and in the culture? Dr. Ralph Martin of Renewal Ministries will address these issues and help us keep our bearings in the midst of these challenges. Learn how to abide more continually with Jesus and bear fruit for the kingdom. Join us on Saturday, February 15, […]

National Marriage Week – February 7-14, 2020
January 17, 2020

This February 7-14, 2020, we will celebrate National Marriage Week! This annual observance is a great prompt for everyone to reflect on the gift marriage is to our Church and our country, as well as an opportunity for couples to build up their own marriages. This year our theme is:  Stories from the Domestic Church.  […]

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – January 18-25, 2020
January 14, 2020

This year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity takes place from January 18-25, 2020.  This year the theme is “They Showed Us Unusual Kindness”. Each year, representatives from various Christian communities gather to pray together “that all may be one” (John 17:21). As we gather once again to pray for Christian unity, may our actions and prayers […]

9 Days for Life Novena – January 21 – January 29, 2020
January 14, 2020

9 Days for Life is a multi-faceted novena for the respect and protection of human life. Each day, a different intention is accompanied by a short reflection, suggested actions, and related information. Sign up to receive the novena by email, text message, or an app at www.9daysforlife.com. Additional resources to observe the Day of Prayer for […]

Reproductive Grief Care Training – February 18, 2020
January 13, 2020

Reproductive Grief Care Training for Clergy and Pregnancy Center Staff/Volunteers: Two separate trainings will be offered on Tuesday February 18 2020. All clergy and pregnancy center staff/volunteers in the Diocese of St. Petersburg are invited to a Reproductive Grief Care Training from 9 am until noon at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish. Learn how […]

Science and Faith Discussion with Saint Leo University – January 22, 2020
January 10, 2020

Saint Leo University will host a new “Theology Roundtable” discussion at 7:30 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, on the topic of Christian faith and science. The one-hour, online interactive discussion will be led by Dr. Marc Pugliese and instructor Thomas Poynor. Together, they will address questions such as whether faith and science conflict. […]

Human Trafficking Awareness Seminar – February 6, 2020
January 9, 2020

Human trafficking is modern day slavery and it is happening in Pasco County. Engage with local experts from anti-trafficking organizations, the Pasco Sheriff’s Office and the New Port Richey Police Department to learn how human trafficking is being combatted in Pasco County. All are invited to attend this FREE seminar and learn more about how […]

Restorative Justice Workshop – February 8, 2020
January 8, 2020

All are invited to attend a workshop to learn about Restorative Justice on February 8, 2020, at St. Jerome Catholic Church (10895 Hamlin Blvd. Largo, FL 33774). Catholic social teaching leads us to encourage models of restorative justice that seek to address crime in terms of the harm done to victims and communities, not simply […]

National Migration Week: January 5 through January 11, 2020
January 8, 2020

For nearly a half century, the Catholic Church in the United States has celebrated National Migration Week, which is an opportunity for the Church to reflect on the circumstances confronting migrants, including immigrants, refugees, children, and victims and survivors of human trafficking. The theme for National Migration Week 2020, “Promoting a Church and a World […]

Courage/Encourage Day of Recollection – February 15, 2020
December 10, 2019

Sponsored byDiocese of St. Petersburg and Diocese of Orlando Courage/EnCourageDay of Recollection in Tampa Bay Area February 15, 2020 A day of spiritual renewal for those who experience same-sex attraction; parents and family members are welcome to attend. Take some time for yourself to deepen your relationship with Christ through prayer, fellowship and formation. Click […]

Celebraciones en honor a la Virgen de Guadalupe – Diciembre 2019
December 3, 2019

La Iglesia en las Américas celebra la Fiesta de la Bienaventurada Virgen María de Guadalupe, Patrona de las Américas, el 12 de diciembre de 2019. La historia del origen de la milagrosa imagen de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe es muy conocida.  Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin era un campesino pobre, callado y humilde.  Cuando la Santísima Virgen […]

Simbang Gabi Advent Masses – December 15 -23, 2019
November 26, 2019

All are invited to participate in the Philippine tradition of Simbang Gabi (Filipino for Night Mass), a series of 9 Novena Masses of Advent in honor of the Virgin Mary. The nine Masses represent the 9-month stay of Jesus in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary leading up to His birth on Christmas. The […]

Holy Hour for Vocations – December 18, 2019
November 22, 2019

Our next Holy Hour for Vocations will be on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. Fr. Chuck Dornquast, Director of Vocations, will preside. The January Holy Hour is on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Thank you to the Serra Club for continuing to host our monthly Holy […]

Advent Discernment Retreat – December 21, 2019
November 13, 2019

How does one become a Father? Unmarried men of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, between the ages of 15-35, are invited to a one day retreat hosted by the Office of Vocations. The Advent Discernment Retreat is for any man seeking to grow in his identity before the Father and discernment of God’s call. The […]

March for Life St. Augustine – January 18, 2020
November 6, 2019

March for Life Saint Augustine is for anyone who is pro-life and believes in the sanctity of all human life.  Our event is a chance to be a presence for those who cannot speak for themselves, no matter what your religious affiliation.  If you are coming with a group, feel free to bring a banner […]

Catholic Days at the Capitol – January 28-29, 2020
November 5, 2019

Catholic Days at the Capitol January 28-29, 2020 On January 28 and 29, 2020, Catholics from across the seven dioceses in Florida gathered with their bishops in Tallahassee to participate in Catholic Days at the Capitol. Over the two days, participants attended a legislative briefing, met with elected officials and/or their staff, observed lawmaking in […]

Holy Hour for Vocations
September 25, 2019

Our next Holy Hour for Vocations will be on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. Fr. Chuck Dornquast, Director of Vocations, will preside. The December Holy Hour is on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. Thank you to the Serra Club for continuing to host our monthly Holy Hours […]

2019 National Migration Week is Jan. 6-12
January 7, 2019

“We must never forget, however, that migrants, rather than simply being a statistic, are first of all persons who have faces, names and individual stories.”  – Pope Francis  National Migration Week will be observed in dioceses around the country Jan. 6-12, 2019. This year’s theme, “Building Communities of Welcome,” encourages us to discover opportunities to engage with migrants as […]