2021 Annual Report
April 5, 2022

Each year, the Diocese of St. Petersburg is blessed with gifts of time, talent and treasure from our faith family across the five counties that make up our diocese. As Bishop Parkes explains in his introductory note, “The generosity that you have shown through your support of our ministry and services here in the Diocese […]

Congratulations St. Brendan Parish!
March 7, 2022

Parish leaders have spent months planning and diligently working to complete recommended activities and run a successful and positive Catholic Ministry Appeal active phase.  And now, the first parish has officially exceeded its goal for our new Catholic Ministry Appeal. Congratulations St. Brendan Parish Family for surpassing goal in record time! “This accomplishment has little […]

Chrism Mass 2022
February 28, 2022

As is the custom of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, the Chrism Mass (or the Mass of the Holy Oils) is celebrated on the Tuesday of Holy Week at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg. For 2022, this will be Tuesday, April 12th, starting at 11:00 a.m. (Note the new time!) […]

Lent & Easter 2022
January 21, 2022

The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on March 2, 2022. This forty day season is a time when Christians prepare their hearts and reflect more deeply on their baptismal call to continuing conversion through the disciplines of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Masses throughout the season of Lent emphasize the baptismal and penitential aspects […]

Liturgy & Sacraments Updates
May 28, 2020

The current public health emergency has brought about a lot of fear, anxiety and questions about the celebration of Mass and the other Sacraments. This section on the Office of Worship webpage is intended to provide updates for those with specific questions about the liturgy. Resumption of the Public Celebration of Mass May 19, 2020 […]