Our Mission

We, the Catholic Diocese of St Petersburg, are a joyful community of disciples proclaiming the Good News and inviting all people to encounter the love and mercy of Jesus Christ. The Diocese of St. Petersburg includes all people in the counties of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus.  While many people identify as Catholic, it is also our “mission territory.”

We will live out our purpose by:

Proclaiming: Knowing and sharing the Gospel of Jesus. “This gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the world.” – Matthew 24:14

Inviting: Welcoming and accompanying others as Jesus did. “Welcome one another, then, as Christ welcomed you, for the glory of God.” – Romans 15:7

Encountering: Growing in relationship to Jesus and one another. “Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.” – James 4:8

This ministry is supported by the Annual Pastoral Appeal.