Zoom Chat With Seminarians
April 6, 2020

During the Covid-19 crisis, many of us are asked to stay home, avoiding large gatherings and crowds, in order to help stop the spread of the virus. Having this time provides an opportunity for you to dive deeper into discernment. Fr. Chuck Dornquast, Director of Vocations, would like to invite you to a unique, weekly […]

New Date for 2020 Ordinations to the Priesthood
April 3, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, and after consulting with Deacons Joshua Bertrand, Connor Penn and Drew Woodke, Bishop Parkes has decided to reschedule the date of their Ordination to the Priesthood, which was scheduled to take place on May 16, 2020. The new date will be Saturday, August 15, 2020, the Solemnity of the Assumption […]

ABUNDANCE, Holy Hour for Vocations, Cancelled
March 26, 2020

The Holy Hour for Vocations scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, 2020 has been cancelled. Our next ABUNDANCE Holy Hour is scheduled for Wednesday, April 22, 2020. We hope to resume then, but please check the Vocations website for updates. A copy of the ABUNDANCE flyer can be found here. Please continue to pray for our […]

Catholic Sisters Week, March 8-14, 2020
March 10, 2020

We celebrate Catholic Sisters Week, Communities of Spirit, Hearts for Ministry, from March 8-14, 2020. We are blessed to have religious sisters in our diocese from several different religious orders. Let us all take a moment to pray for these women, their missions, their ministry, their dedication and their love for the Lord and all […]

World Day of Prayer for Vocations
March 4, 2020

The purpose of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations is to publicly fulfill the Lord’s instruction to, “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest” (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2). As a climax to a prayer that is continually offered throughout the Church, it affirms the primacy of faith and grace […]

2020 Ordinations to the Priesthood
March 4, 2020

On Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 11:00 am Bishop Parkes will ordain three men to the Priesthood for the Diocese of St. Petersburg. This event is open to the public and all are invited and encouraged to attend. Deacon Joshua Bertrand (home parish: Corpus Christi/USF); Deacon Connor Penn (home parish: Corpus Christi) and Deacon Drew […]

Vocation Awareness Weekend
March 2, 2020

Is the Lord inviting you to take a step toward him? The Office of Vocations is offering you the opportunity to visit the minor seminary to experience the life of our seminarians. The weekend will take place March 13-15, 2020. Transportation is provided and there is no cost to you. To register to attend please […]

Altar Server Appreciation Mass, March 29, 2020
February 25, 2020

Our Annual Altar Server Appreciation Mass will be held on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle at 3:00 pm.  A light reception will follow in the Parish Center.  All parishes throughout the Diocese of St. Petersburg are invited to attend. All information will be submitted online for your Altar […]

Holy Hour For Vocations, March 25, 2020, ABUNDANCE!
February 21, 2020

We have restructured and revamped the monthly Holy Hour for Vocations! Please join us for ABUNDANCE on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at the Cathedral of Jude the Apostle (5815 5th Avenue North) at 7:00 pm. There will be Adoration and Chanted Evening Prayer. All are welcome and invited to attend. Please see the flyer below.

Focus 11, February 11-12, 2020
January 13, 2020

Registration is now open for Religious Orders to sign up to attend our annual Focus 11 which will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 and Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Please click on the following link to register. Our Keynote speaker this year is Sr. Andrew Marie Tyler, FSP who is with the Daughters of […]