While the Pastoral Center will close at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 21, 2023 for the Christmas and New Year holidays and will reopen on Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at 8:30 a.m., the Office of Stewardship and Development staff will observe abbreviated hours on December 27th and December 29th to ensure end of year donations are received and acknowledged appropriately.

Please note:

  • all emails will be returned in the order they are received.
  • all donations received through our secure online giving page before midnight on 12/31/2023 will be credited to the 2023 tax year.
  • all donations postmarked on or before 12/31/2023 and received before 1/8/2024 will be credited to the 2023 tax year. Please mail donations to:

Diocese of St. Petersburg

ATTN: Office of Stewardship and Development

PO Box 40200

St. Petersburg, FL 33743-0200

May the Lord bless you and those you love this Christmas season and throughout the coming year!

+ General Donation / Diocesan Support

+ Cash or Check

Direct donations of cash or check can be made to a variety of ministries and programs, including but not limited to Catholic Ministry AppealParish CampaignsCatholic Charities, or SpiritFM. When making a direct donation, it is vital for donors to include clear instructions on the intended recipient of this gift. Direct donations of personal checks/cash can be sent directly to the Diocese along with clear instructions of the intended recipient to this address:

Diocese of St. Petersburg

ATTN: Gift Acceptance Office

PO Box 40200

St. Petersburg, FL 33743-0200

Other methods for personal contributions include using your credit or debit card.  To make a credit card or debit card gift today, please click here.

For questions concerning direct donations, please contact the Gift Acceptance Office at 727-341-6841.

+ Stock, IRA and Matching Gifts

All stock, IRA, and matching gift donations will be credited directly to the parish, school, or diocesan entity designated by the donor and in accordance with the donors’ wishes. These donations are processed through the Gift Acceptance Office of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, and will be credited directly to the fund indicated by the donor in accordance with the donors’ wishes.

⨳ Stock Gifts

If donating stock, we request that the donor notify the Campaign Processing Office by email at stock-iradonations@dosp.org (PDF form click here) and provide us with the number of shares, the name of the stock(s)/security(ies) being gifted, which diocesan entity the gift is to benefit, and how you wish your gift to be applied.  The mailing address is as follows:

Diocese of St. Petersburg

ATTN: Campaign Processing Office

P.O. Box 40200

St. Petersburg, FL 33743-0220

FOR DIRECT TRANSFERS (Broker to Broker) to the Diocese of St. Petersburg and all diocesan entities, please use one of the following authorized listed brokerages:

Raymond James

Contact person: Colin Long
Email: colin.long@RaymondJames.com
Phone: (727) 567-8893
Address: 880 Carillon Parkway-32E
St. Petersburg, FL 33716

Contact person: Robert Carney
Email: Robert.Carney@RaymondJames.com
Phone: (813) 634-5536
Address: 133 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., 1st Floor
Sun City Center, FL 33573


To initiate a donation from an IRA, the steps are:

  1. Contact the IRA plan administrator.Provide the IRA plan administrator with the following information:
    • the Tax ID number and mailing address the gift should be sent to (Diocese of St. Petersburg, ATTN: Campaign Processing Office, PO Box 40200, St. Petersburg, FL 33743-0220)the total amount to contributegift allocation. One distribution can be used to support multiple diocesan entities and ministries. For example, a total qualified charitable distribution of $10,000 can be split as follows: $1,000 for the offertory of “Parish Name”; $5,000 for the Catholic Ministry Appeal for “Parish Name”; $2,500 for the Capital Campaign for “Parish Name”; $1,500 for the endowment for Catholic Charities, DOSP.
    Verify the IRA plan administrator will include donor name on the check/stub being sent.Notify the Campaign Processing Office a gift was initiated a gift from an IRA, the amount of the gift, the name of the company the IRA is held with and include how gift allocation. We request that the donor notify the Campaign Processing Office by email at stock-iradonations@dosp.org (PDF form click here) or by mail to Diocese of St. Petersburg, Campaign Processing, PO Box 40200, St. Petersburg, FL 33743-0200.IRA funds will be directly transferred to the specified organization to help continue our important work. Once the payment is received, an acknowledgment letter will be sent with a copy going to the entities receiving funds.

⨳ Matching Gifts

Some companies match the charitable contributions of their employees or retirees dollar for dollar. As a registered not-for-profit, gifts to diocesan programs, services and schools sometimes qualify. Please contact your company’s Human Resources office to find out if they support a matching gift program.

+ Spirit FM

Celebrate the Spirit of Christmas with Spirit FM’s 72 hours of Christmas music and join Bishop Parkes at 10 PM live from the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle and celebrate the Nativity of the Lord.

Text Spirit FM at 1-800-223-9286!

You can now text our announcers in the studio by texting 1-800-223-9286 to participate in the conversation! Have questions, concerns, or prayer requests? Let them know!We also have text groups! You can join…

  • The Spirit FM text group by texting “SPIRITFM” to 84576.
  • Our Spirit Lifters text group by texting “SPIRITLIFTER” to 84576… you’ll want to join this group to get uplifting Bible and Saint quotes sent to you every day at noon! 
  • Our Contest text group by texting “CONTEST” to 84576… you’ll want to join this group to get a heads-up on giveaways and more!
  • The Spirit FM Morning Show’s text group by texting “MORNING” to 84576.
  • The Way Home text group by texting “WAYHOME” to 84576.

Visit https://www.myspiritfm.com/ to learn more!