Advent Discernment Retreat
November 17, 2021

Fr. Chuck, Director of Vocations, is offering an Advent Discernment Retreat on Tuesday, December 21, 2020 from 10am-8pm at Our Lady of the Rosary, in Land O’ Lakes. Men discerning the priesthood, ages 15-35 are invited to attend. There is no cost to you. Retreat will be led by Fr. Samuel Fontana, the Dean of […]

Parish Vocation Ministry Workshop
November 10, 2021

Parish and school representatives are invited to join us for this workshop as we learn how to better promote and foster vocations in our faith communities. Click here to register.

St. Andrews Dinner
November 9, 2021

Young men are invited to join us, with their pastors, for a casual dinner with Bishop Parkes and Fr. Chuck Dornquast. To RSVP please click on HERE.

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. We begin at 7:00pm. For future […]

Abundance Holy Hour
August 24, 2021

The holy hour is sponsored by the Serra Club and the Office of Vocations. Please join us as we pray for an abundance of vocations to the priesthood and religious life in the Diocese of St. Petersburg. This holy hour is open to anyone who would like to pray for vocations. This time of prayer […]

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. […]

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 […]

Focus 11 Video Contest Results
March 4, 2021

Many thanks to all of the Catholic schools and homeschool groups who participated in the Virtual Focus 11 on February 10! A great day was had by all. One new aspect of Focus 11 was a video contest. Schools and homeschool groups were asked to create a 60 second video using the theme How Does […]

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 […]

20 Questions with Father Chuck and Nicholas Gunn
January 6, 2021

To start off the New Year, we present 20 questions with Fr. Chuck and our seminarian Nicholas Gunn. Nicholas began his seminary studies in August in Pre-Theology I at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach. His home parish is Our Lady of Lourdes in Dunedin.

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 […]

20 Questions with Father Chuck and Don Amodeo
December 11, 2020

Fr. Chuck throws out 20 questions to our seminarian Donald Amodeo! Don is in 3rd theology at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach. Don’s home parish is St. Mary’s in Tampa.

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 […]

20 Questions with Father Chuck and Isaac Cruz
December 3, 2020

Fr. Chuck Dornquast, the Director of Vocations, asks seminarian Isaac Cruz 20 questions to get to know him better. Isaac began his seminary studies in August and is a Freshman at St. John Vianney College Seminary in Miami. Isaac’s home parish is St. Michael the Archangel in Clearwater.

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 […]

20 Questions with Fr. Chuck and Mark DeSio
November 24, 2020

Mark DeSio graduated from St. John Vianney College Seminary in May 2020 and is in 1st Theology at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach. Mark is a lifelong Catholic and his uncle is Fr. Gregg Tottle, Pastor of St. Michael Parish in Clearwater. Mark’s home parish is Blessed Sacrament in Seminole.

20 Questions with Fr. Chuck and Benjamin Harris
November 18, 2020

Check out 20 Questions with Fr. Chuck and seminarian Benjamin Harris. Benjamin is a Freshman at St. John Vianney College Seminary in Miami. He began his seminary studies in August. His home parish is St. Theresa in Spring Hill.

20 Questions with Fr. Chuck and Zachary Brasseur
November 12, 2020

Zachary Brasseur is a seminarian for the Diocese of St. Petersburg and is in 3rd Theology at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach. Zach’s home parish is St. Paul in St. Petersburg. He looks forward to his diaconate ordination in April of 2021. See how Zach responds to the challenge of 20 […]

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 […]

20 Questions with Fr. Chuck and Austin Smith
November 6, 2020

Today we introduce one of our new seminarians, Austin Smith, as he takes on 20 Questions with Fr. Chuck! Austin is a Sophomore at St. John Vianney College Seminary in Miami and his home parish is Nativity in Brandon.

20 Questions with Fr. Chuck and Deacon Izzie Hernandez
November 4, 2020

Today we present Deacon Izzie Hernandez as he tackles 20 Questions with Fr. Chuck. Deacon Izzie hails from Our Lady of the Rosary in Land O’Lakes and is in his final year of formation at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach. Deacon Izzie will be ordained a priest, God willing, for the […]

20 Questions with Fr. Chuck and Sr. Lisa Perkowski, IHM
November 3, 2020

As we continue our video series for National Vocation Awareness Week, today we feature Sr. Lisa Perkowski, IHM. Sr. Lisa is the Visual Arts Teacher at the Academy of the Holy Names in Tampa. She is with the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

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 […]

20 Questions with Fr. Chuck and Bishop Parkes
November 2, 2020

As we celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week, November 1-7, 2020, we will be releasing a new video each day, featuring a priest, religious brother or sister, seminarian and yes even Bishop Parkes! Featured today is Bishop Gregory Parkes!

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 […]

2020 Seminarian Update!
September 3, 2020

The Diocese of St. Petersburg currently has 15 seminarians studying in our two Florida seminaries, St. John Vianney College Seminary in Miami and St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach. Bishop Parkes, with the recommendation of the Seminarian Admission Board, accepted 7 new seminarians for the Diocese who began their studies in August. […]

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. […]

Deacon Drew Woodke Has Thought About Priesthood Since Third Grade
July 28, 2020

When Deacon Drew Woodke was a third-grader at St. Thomas More Catholic School in Decatur, Georgia, one of the nuns asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up. Deacon Drew recalls answering, “I want to be a priest when I grow up because girls are gross!” Well, fourth grade arrived and girls […]

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 […]