Sharing Our Faith

Courageously Sharing Our Faith

We believe our baptism calls us to lead others to new or increased faith in Jesus Christ. Therefore…

  • The Diocese will partner with pastors and parishes for successful assessment, training and implementation of effective evangelization and family ministry strategies, including hospitality and intercultural competency by Pentecost 2019.
    • Goal Update: The Diocese of St. Petersburg partnered with Catholic Leadership Institute (CLI) to conduct training to help parishes understand assessment and implementation of effective evangelization and family ministry strategies. We have provided guidance on the process for creating Parish Action Plans that are aligned to Courageously Living the Gospel. In the Fall of 2018 and the early part of 2019,  over 500 leaders participated in training to deepen their understanding of the vision and prayerfully discern how they can contribute to the vision, renew their faith and boldly proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ. 
  • Every parish will equip parishioners as Missionary Disciples who are inspired to invite and accompany others by Pentecost 2020.
  • All parishes will enhance or establish family ministries to respond to the diverse needs of families by Pentecost 2020.

The Diocese of St. Petersburg has area experts that can help parishes with achieving their goals. We are here to support you! Please contact one of our area experts listed below.

Evangelization/Missionary Disciples/Hospitality Brian Lemoi or 727-344-1611
Family Ministries Diane Kledzik or 727-344-1611
Intercultural Competency Carlos Flores or 727-344-1611

WATCH VIDEOS below of Bishop Gregory Parkes answering questions about goals 7, 8 & 9 during a radio interview with Spirit FM.

Goal 7 from Diocese of St. Petersburg on Vimeo.

Goal 8 from Diocese of St. Petersburg on Vimeo.

Goal 9 from Diocese of St. Petersburg on Vimeo.