Message from Bishop Gregory Parkes

Dear Friends:
Welcome to our diocesan website. I hope the information you find here will be interesting and useful.

In Matthew 18:20, Jesus said, “Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”

Jesus Christ is in our midst. He is truly present in the Holy Eucharist, the readings from Sacred Scripture and in the people who participate in worship, ministry and service.

I invite you to be a part of our community! By exploring this website, you will learn more about our parishes, schools, ministries and outreach to the community. You will also learn more about our sacred purpose to Courageously Live the Gospel by proclaiming the Good News and inviting all to encounter the love and mercy of Jesus Christ.

Our diocesan staff, clergy, deacons, religious, parish and school leaders have diverse responsibilities, but we are all united in our commitment to serve you and to be as helpful as possible.

Our diocesan website is the key that will unlock for you the doors of our diocesan Church. Come in and look around. Make yourself at home. I know that you will find the Diocese of St. Petersburg to be a joyful community of disciples who lift each other up in prayer as God’s family of faith.

Sincerely yours in Christ, Most Reverend Gregory Parkes
Bishop of St. Petersburg