Encounter Holy Hour
September 8, 2021

Encounter is a prayer event put on by the Offices of Vocations & Youth and Young Adult Ministries. We gather to pray for vocations in front of the Blessed Sacrament and with praise and worship. All are invited to this night of prayer. We hope to see you there. The first Encounter is Tuesday, September […]

Abundance Holy Hour
August 24, 2021

We invite you to join Fr. Chuck Dornquast, Vocations Director for the Diocese of St. Petersburg, as he leads the next Abundance Holy Hour for Vocations on Wednesday, August 25 at 6:30pm at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. The holy hour is sponsored by the Serra Club and the Office of Vocations. Please […]

Abundance Holy Hour
July 28, 2021

We invite you to join Deacon Don Amodeo, Seminarian for the Diocese of St. Petersburg, as he leads the next Abundance Holy Hour for Vocations on Wednesday, July 28 at 6:30pm at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. The holy hour is sponsored by the Serra Club and the Office of Vocations. Please join […]

Abundance Holy Hour for Vocations – June 30, 2021
June 23, 2021

We invite you to join Deacon Zachary Brasseur, Seminarian for the Diocese of St. Petersburg, as he leads the next Abundance Holy Hour for Vocations on Wednesday, June 30 at 6:30pm at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. The holy hour is sponsored by the Serra Club and the Office of Vocations. Please join […]

Abundance Holy Hour for Vocations – May 26, 2021
May 21, 2021

All are invited to join Fr. Chuck Dornquast at the next Abundance Holy Hour for Vocations on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. The Holy Hour is sponsored by the Serra Club of St. Petersburg. Join us as we pray for an abundance of vocations to […]

Annual Bishop’s BBQ – June 2, 2021
May 17, 2021

Men, ages 15-35, are invited to join Bishop Parkes and the DOSP Seminarians for the Annual Bishop’s BBQ on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 from 5pm-8:30pm at the Bethany Center (18150 Bethany Center Drive, Lutz). There will be fellowship, games, fun, food and faith! RSVP to attend by clicking on this link. Please see the flyer […]

Abundance Holy Hour for Vocations – April 28, 2021
April 22, 2021

Fr. Chuck Dornquast will preside at the next Abundance Holy Hour for Vocations on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 6:30 pm at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. The Holy Hour is sponsored by the Serra Club of St. Petersburg. All are welcome and invited to attend. We ask that you please wear a […]

Facebook Live with a Future Father – May 10, 2021
April 16, 2021

Deacon Israel “Izzie” Hernandez will share his journey to the priesthood during a Facebook Live on Monday, May 10, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. on the Diocese of St. Petersburg’s Facebook page: facebook.com/diostpete. Listen to his vocation story and participate in a live Q&A. Event flyer: Rectangle | horizontal | square Deacon Hernandez will be ordained […]

Priesthood Ordination – May 15, 2021
April 15, 2021

Mark your calendars for the Ordination to the Priesthood of Deacon Israel “Izzie” Hernandez on May 15, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. Seating will be limited within the Cathedral, but the ordination will also be live streamed at dosp.org/livestream, on Facebook.com/diostpete, and on YouTube.com/dioceseofstpete. Deacon Israel “Izzie” Antonio […]

World Day of Prayer for Vocations – April 25, 2021
April 13, 2021

World Day of Prayer will be observed on Sunday, April 25, 2021 also known as “Good Shepherd Sunday.” 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 […]

Diaconate Ordination – April 17, 2021
April 12, 2021

On Saturday, April 17, our seminarians Donald “Don” Amodeo and Zachary “Zach” Brasseur will be ordained transitional deacons at 11:00 am in Boca Raton. All are invited to watch the live video stream at http://svdp.edu/live or on St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary’s Facebook page. You can also watch the Solemn Vespers on Friday, April […]

Zoom Chat with Seminarians – April 12, 2021
March 30, 2021

Fr. Chuck will host the next Zoom Chat with Seminarians on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 7pm. All men, ages 15-35, are invited to attend this online event that includes vocation stories from our seminarians and the opportunity for you to ask them questions. Please see the flyer below and RSVP to attend to Fr. […]

Tools of Discernment Micro-Retreat – March 20, 2021
March 12, 2021

Single men ages 15-35 are invited to join Fr. Chuck for the next session of the Tools of Discernment Micro-Retreat on Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 10am-2pm at the Bethany Center in Lutz. The theme for this month will be Men of Communion. Please click here to register to attend. If you have any questions, […]

National Catholic Sisters Week – March 8-14, 2021
March 5, 2021

Fifty-two weeks a year women religious stand with the poor and immigrants, teach children, fight injustice, heal the sick, share spirituality, empower women, defend the planet, promote peace, create community, offer hope … But for one week, March 8-14, we shine the spotlight on women religious and encourage a wide range of campaigns and events […]

Tools of Discernment Micro-Retreat – February 27, 2021
February 22, 2021

Fr. Chuck will host the next session of the Tools of Discernment Micro-Retreat on Saturday, February 27, 2021 from 10am-2pm at the Bethany Center in Lutz. This retreat is for single men, ages 15-35. The theme for this session is The Virtuous Life. Please click here to register to attend. If you have any questions, […]

Abundance Holy Hour for Vocations – February 24, 2021
February 22, 2021

All are welcome and invited to the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle for the Abundance Holy Hour for Vocations on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 6:30pm. The holy hour will be lead by Fr. Chuck Dornquast, Director of Vocations. Following the holy hour Fr. Chuck will lead a discernment group for single men ages […]

Altar Server Appreciation Mass – March 21, 2021
February 16, 2021

The Youth Altar Server Appreciation Mass will be on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 3:00pm at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. While we realize many parishes have not been having altar servers on a regular basis since last year, we still wanted to recognize those that have been serving over the years and […]

Zoom Chat With Seminarians – February 8, 2021
January 21, 2021

Men, ages 15-35, are invited to attend our next discernment opportunity, Zoom Chat With Seminarians, on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 7pm. Fr. Chuck will be the host and each month includes vocation stories from different seminarians. Please see the flyer below for more information and future dates. RSVP to Fr. Chuck at spvocation@dosp.org in […]

Abundance Holy Hour for Vocations – January 27, 2021
January 21, 2021

All are welcome and invited to attend the next Abundance Holy Hour for Vocations on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 6:30 pm, at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. The Holy Hour will be lead by Fr. Drew Woodke. Fr. Drew is the Parochial Vicar at St. Timothy Parish in Lutz. Following the holy hour […]

Encounter – January 20, 2021
January 13, 2021

The Office of Vocations and the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry are hosting Encounter, a night of prayer for Vocations with Eucharistic Exposition, Praise and Worship on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 6:30 pm, Holy Family Catholic Church (200 78th Avenue NE, St. Petersburg). All are welcome and invited to attend.  This is […]

Tools of Discernment Micro-Retreat – January 16, 2021
January 6, 2021

The next session of the Tools of Discernment Micro-Retreat, hosted by Fr. Chuck is on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at the Bethany Center in Lutz from 10am-2pm. This retreat is for single men, ages 15-35. The theme for this session is True Masculinity. Consider attending one of these retreats to enrich your discernment. Please see […]

Zoom Chat with Seminarians – February 8, 2021
December 22, 2020

Please note that the Zoom Chat with Seminarians scheduled for January 11, 2021 has been cancelled. Men, ages 15-35, are invited to attend our next Zoom Chat With Seminarians, on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 7pm. Fr. Chuck will be the host and you will hear vocation stories from different seminarians and also have the […]

Abundance Holy Hour for Vocations – December 16, 2020
December 11, 2020

All are welcome and invited to attend the next Abundance Holy Hour for Vocations on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm, Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. The Holy Hour will be lead by Deacon Izzie Hernandez, a seminarian for the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Following the holy hour Deacon Izzie will lead a […]

Advent Men’s Retreat – December 19, 2020
December 3, 2020

Fr. Chuck, Director of Vocations, is offering an Advent Men’s Retreat on Saturday, December 19, 2020 from 10am-7:30pm at the Bethany Center in Lutz. Men, ages 15-35 are invited to attend. There is no cost to you, however, please be sure to RSVP to hlv@dosp.org. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of […]

Zoom Chat With Seminarians – December 7, 2020
December 2, 2020

Men, ages 15-35, are invited to attend our next discernment opportunity, Zoom Chat With Seminarians, on Monday, December 7, 2020 at 7pm. Fr. Chuck will be the host and each month includes vocations stories from different seminarians. Please see the flyer below for more information and future dates. RSVP to Fr. Chuck at spvocation@dosp.org in […]

Tools of Discernment Micro-Retreat – November 21, 2020
November 10, 2020

Fr. Chuck Dornquast, Director of Vocations, is offering four Micro Discernment Retreats this year. The first retreat will be on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at the Bethany Center in Lutz from 10am-2pm. This retreat is offered to men, high school age and above. Each retreat will have a different area of focus and you can […]

Zoom Chat With Seminarians – November 9, 2020
November 6, 2020

You are invited to join Fr. Chuck Dornquast, Director of Vocations, for our virtual discernment group, Zoom Chat with Seminarians. This discernment opportunity is open to all young men high school age and above. The next session is on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm.  Fr. Chuck will be the host and each month will […]

National Vocations Awareness Week – November 1 – 7, 2020
November 3, 2020

National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW), celebrated November 1-7, 2020, is an annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promote vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew our prayers and support for those who are considering one of these particular vocations.  Join the […]

Abundance Holy Hour & Discernment Group – October 28, 2020
October 9, 2020

You are invited to join Bishop Gregory Parkes, Fr. Chuck Dornquast, Director of Vocations and the Serra Club of St. Petersburg, in praying for an abundance of vocations in the Diocese of St. Petersburg. On October 28, you can attend via live stream or in person. If you wish to join us in praying for […]

Zoom Chat With Seminarians – October 5, 2020
September 30, 2020

Fr. Chuck Dornquast, Director of Vocations, would like to invite you to our virtual discernment group, Zoom Chat with Seminarians. This discernment opportunity is open to all young men high school age and above. The first session for the fall is on Monday, October 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm.  Fr. Chuck will be the host and […]

Abundance Holy Hour for Vocations – September 23, 2020
September 14, 2020

You are invited to join Fr. Chuck Dornquast, Director of Vocations and the Serra Club of St. Petersburg, in praying for an abundance of vocations in the Diocese of St. Petersburg. On September 23, you can attend via live stream or in person. If you wish to join us in praying for vocations at the […]

Friends of the Seminary Virtual Event – October 23, 2020
September 10, 2020

St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary is hosting a special virtual Friends of the Seminary (FOS) to benefit the seminary. This special virtual event will include several elements. Beginning with a live link to Mass from St. Vincent Chapel, with the homilist this year being former Rector, Bishop David L. Toups of the Diocese of […]

Abundance Holy Hour for Vocations – August 26, 2020
August 24, 2020

You are invited to join Fr. Ralph D’Elia, Parochial Vicar at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, in praying for an abundance of vocations in the Diocese of St. Petersburg. On August 26, you can attend via live stream or in person. If you wish to join us in praying for vocations at the […]

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

Click here to view the livestream of the ordination today, August 15th, at 11:00 a.m. 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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vocation Awareness Weekend
October 29, 2019

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 November 8-10, 2019. Transportation is provided and there is no cost to you. For more information please contact […]

National Vocation Awareness Week
October 10, 2019

The Office of Vocations invites you to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life during National Vocation Awareness Week, November 3-8, 2019. The theme for this year is Family: The Foundation for Vocations. Vocation Awareness Week is an opportunity to promote a culture of vocations across the Diocese. We would like to designate […]

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 […]