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LPMI Year of Discernment 2019 – 2020

So often people ask how they can grow in their faith. In response to this, the Diocese of St. Petersburg offers a unique learning opportunity through the Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute.

LPMI is a four-year program: an informal year of discernment and three years of formal academic training and spiritual growth. The initial segment of the program, the Year of Discernment, consists of eight Saturday sessions from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. The classes meet at Christ the King Parish, located at 821 S. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa. 

Classes begin on September 14, 2019 and continue through April 2020.

For 20 years, LPMI has provided education and formation for laity in four areas of formation—human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral. The program is designed to enhance personal faith and develop intellectual aptitude to enrich ministry efforts. Our skilled instructors include a variety of priests, deacons and laity who are active in ministerial roles in our diocese. For anyone interested in attending the LPMI Year of Discernment, the registration form and program information can be found  under the LPMI Program tab above.  You are also welcome to call the LPMI office at (727) 344-1611, ext. 5458; or email

Registrations are due in the LPMI office no later than September 9, 2019.

Congratulations LPMI Class of 2019

On Tuesday, June 18 at the  Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, Bishop Gregory Parkes commissioned 14 participants of the Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute. In an evening prayer service the Bishop congratulated and commissioned these students to serve in ministry leadership throughout the diocese. The Bishop remarked on their courageous commitment not only to ministry leadership, but to their fours years of study in the program.  Bishop Parkes also congratulated and thanked their spouses, family members and friends for their support and encouragement over the four years of the program.

Those who were commissioned, and their parishes are:

Ralph Castellano, St. Lawrence

Linda J. Demer, St. Paul (Tampa)

Leonidas Fernandez, Holy Family

Alan Gauzens, Our Lady of Lourdes

Richard Hosein, St. Paul (Tampa)

Kathryn Huey, St. Joan of Arc

Raina Jenkins, Corpus Christi

Monica Kosiorek, St. Paul (Tampa)

Christina Olsen, St. Catherine of Siena

Ciani Perchiacca, St. Timothy

Michael Perchiacca, Jr, St. Timothy

Maria Roman, St. Stephen

Nancy Sosnicki-Uelmen, St. Ignatius of Antioch

Jo Ellen Treherne, Our Lady of Lourdes

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Las clases empiezan enero 19-20, 2019

Costo por cada curso $30.00  por persona  – Cheque pago a “Diocese of St. Petersburg”

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Envíe esta aplicación a: Dale Brown, Directora Asociada

Oficina del Instituto Pastoral de Ministerios (LPMI)

P.O. Box  40200, St. Petersburg, FL 33743-0200  Tel. (727) 344-1611 ext. 5458  Fax: 727-374-0209