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.

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 […]

Chosen by Him – A Day of Reflection & Discernment for Women
September 20, 2019

The Office of Vocations will host Chosen by Him – A Day of Reflection & Discernment for Women on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 10am until 2pm at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg. Hear the stories of the women religious who have courageously served in the Diocese of St. Petersburg! […]