Discipleship Day-This is your day!

The Diocese of St. Petersburg announces the first-ever Discipleship Day! Join parish leaders from across the five counties of West Central Florida at one of the three empowerment sessions to focus on growing our ministries and making disciples. Deadline to register is Wednesday, January 18, 2023. Attend One of Three Free* Events

Thursday, January 26, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

St. Timothy Parish
17512 Lakeshore Road, Lutz

Friday, January 27, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

St. Catherine of Siena Parish
1955 S. Belcher Road, Clearwater

Saturday, January 28, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Bishop McLaughlin High School
13651 Hays Road, Spring Hill
(English and Spanish Tracks Available on This Day)

*This is a free event, funded by the Catholic Ministry Appeal.

General Agenda for Each Day

  • 9:00am Mass
  • 10:00am- Keynote 1 with FATHER LEO (Spanish Keynote: Fr. Chuck Dornquast)
  • 11:15am-12:15pm – Keynote 2 THE PATH
  • 12:15pm- 12:45pm Lunch
  • 12:45pm- 1:15pm Presentation: TURNING OBSTACLES TO OBJECTIVES
  • 1:45pm-2:15pm Presentation: RUNNING THE RACE-SPRINT
  • 2:15-2:45pm Presentation: RUNNING THE RACE-MARATHON
  • 2:45-3:00pm Closing remarks

What is Discipleship Day?

Discipleship Day is your day to focus on what works in this post-pandemic, digital age. We don’t want to return to normal; we want to unlock the potential for amazing ministry now and in the future!

Our keynote speaker is Father Leo Patalinhug, an engaging national speaker who has appeared on various Catholic and secular television programs. He has also developed a thriving ministry called Plating Grace that seeks to strengthen families and increase devotion to Jesus in the Eucharist. Also, Father Leo was recently selected by the U.S. Bishops to serve as a Eucharistic Preacher during the National Eucharistic Revival.

Join parish leaders from across the five counties of West Central Florida for a day to focus on growing our ministries and making disciples. This free event will help you to cultivate servant leaders who live out their baptismal calling, nurture disciples through vibrant encounters and empower communities to become missionary-focused.

Who can attend?

Diocesan, parish and school leadership to include pastors, deacons, religious, Pastoral Center staff and parish staff. Also leaders of the following ministries:

  • Family Ministry
  • Vocations
  • Parish Councils
  • Discipleship
  • Adult Faith Formation
  • Prayer and Worship
  • Sacramental Prep
  • Youth and Young Adult Ministry
  • Liturgical
  • Financial/Administration/Facilities
  • Outreach/Social Justice
  • Communications
  • Stewardship
  • Hospitality
  • Hispanic/Multicultural