Welcome to the News page of the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Below you will find various categories of news: Local News, Courageously Living the Gospel, Upcoming Events, Vocations, Florida/National/World News, Racial Harmony and our bishop’s Twitter feed. If you have news to share with the Diocese, contact Teresa Peterson, tlp@dosp.org.

Bishop Parkes Tweets

Mass of Life this morning @StJudeCathedral on this National Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. There were students from 5 of our Catholic High Schools present and by livestream. We pray for an end to abortion and greater respect for all human life.

"Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. #courageouslyliving