In the News

In case you missed it, we share some good news stories about the Diocese of St. Petersburg that were included in various news outlets around town.

November 2, 2018 – Bay Area Worshippers Honor the Spirit of Padre PioTampa Bay Times

November 1, 2018 – Catholic schools are a choice for many Pinellas families – Tampa Bay Times

November 1, 2018 – Thousands of Catholics Expected to Venerate St. Padre Pio Relic in St. Petersburg  – Tampa Bay Times

October 24, 2018 – Christian Singers to Headline Family Faith Fest this WeekendTampa Bay Times

September 19, 2018 – Sacred Heart’s pipe organ fills church, hearts with music- Fox 13

September 19, 2018 – The more than 100-year-old Sacred Heart Catholic Church – Fox 13

September 18, 2018 – Hurricane Maria: Two Stories, One Year Later – WUSF News

September 18, 2018 – Florida Matters (Interview with Catholic Charities Regarding Hurricane Maria Assistance) – WUSF

September 17, 2018 – Editorial: Housing project a stepping stone for community – Citrus County Chronicle

September 8, 2018 – Florida Catholic event seeks to overcome denial about modern racism – Catholic News Agency

September 7, 2018 – St. Benedict Housing to offer rental homes to low-income residents – Citrus County Chronicle

September 7, 2018 – Editorial – The bishop’s helpful conversations on race – Tampa Bay Times

September 5, 2018 – Tampa Bay Catholics to confront issues of race – Tampa Bay Times

September 2, 2018 – Popular Christian Music Artists To Headline The Family Faith Fest – Osprey Observer

August 23, 2018 – Catholic Charities Citrus Outreach reaches out to the local community – Citrus County Chronicle

August  3, 2018 – Citrus County Partners with Catholic Charities to Provide Affordable Housing – Citrus County Chronicle

July 25, 2018 – Teens Help Feed Bay Area Families – Fox 13

July 21, 2018 – Good Samaritan Project Helps Repair Hurricane Damaged Home – Tampa Bay Times

July 11, 2018 – Students paint home of elderly Clearwater woman whose house was damaged by Irma – 10 News

July 11, 2018 – Clearwater teens become good Samaritans during summer program – Fox 13

July 7, 2018 – Catholic Charities Helping Puerto Rican Evacuees Find New Homes – WUSF

July 3, 2018 – Father Brown Installed as New Pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church – The Weekly Challenger

July 2, 2018, Diocese Steps In to Help Puerto Rican Evacuees- Bay News 9

June 19, 2018 – Op Ed: Border Children are Not Pawns in a Political Game – Bishop Gregory Parkes for the Tampa Bay Times

June 18, 2018 – St. Pete Diocese Commits to Creating More Affordable Housing – Bay News 9

June 17. 2018 – Catholic Diocese Celebrates 50 Years in Tampa Bay and Forges Plan for the Future – Tampa Bay Times

June 5, 2018 – Syro-Malabar Catholic Church makes history with two ordinations – Florida Catholic

May 31, 2018 – Clearwater Central Catholic High School Kicks Off Campus Expansion – TBO.com

May 31, 2018 – A scam targets Catholics. Can you do a favor for a priest? – Tampa Bay Times

May 17, 2018 – Video Interview with Catholic Charities’ Mark Dufva about Pinellas Hope – Bay Focus

April 23, 2018 – Plan to convert fire station into healthcare clinic draws backlash from neighbors – ABC Action News

April 6, 2018 – Tampa’s Christ the King Church Rediscovers the Home Where It Was Born – Tampa Bay Times

April 6, 2018 – Community Moves the Ball Forward at Guardian Angels Catholic School – Tampa Bay Times

April 6, 2018 – Tampa Bay’s Top 100 Workplaces – Tampa Bay Times

April 1, 2018 – Catholic Charities Easter Celebration at Pinellas Hope – Fox 13

April 1, 2018 – Bishop Parkes Ministers to Homeless – Bay News 9

March 30, 2018 – Easter, A Time of New Beginnings for Christians – Tampa Bay Times

March 30, 2018 – St. Lawrence Parishioners Observe Stations of the Cross on Good Friday – NewsChannel 8

March 30, 2018 – Bishop Parkes is Interviewed on Various Topics – Fox 13
Good Friday
The Pope and Youth
Easter and the Catholic Faith

March 30, 2018 – Faith Leader Seek an End to Death PenaltyWTSP 10

March 29, 2018 – Faith Leaders Seek an End to Death Penalty – Tampa Bay Times

March 27, 2018 – Straz program offers important lessons — through music – Fox 13

March 1, 2018 – The house that shortcake built – Plant City Observer

February 6, 2018 – The ‘Dreamer’ who grew up to be a priest: ‘I pray and hope … we will get through this’ – Tampa Bay Times

October 11, 2017 –  School Search: Thousands in Pinellas turn to Catholic schools – Tampa Bay Times