The Office of Communications has created this page for parishes in the Diocese of St. Petersburg to find free and shareable content that helps to evangelize, inspire, and unite our community. Parishes of the Diocese of St. Petersburg have our approval to share any of the materials listed below on their website, social media, bulletin, and other parish communication channels. If you have questions about any materials found on this page, please email email@example.com. (Please note: Local photos of your parish and parishioners typically obtain the most engagement on a parish social media account and other parish communication channels. However, this content can also support your efforts.)
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December 3 | First Sunday of Advent
Happy First Sunday of Advent! The Advent season is a time of preparation and of anticipation where we can grow closer to Christ.
Let us pray 🙏🏼
Dear Lord, I know you are God. You are the Creator of heaven and earth. Your plans are good. You know me, my heart, my path, and my purpose. Help me navigate life with a singular focus on You, my Savior. Amen
December 6 | Memorial of Saint Nicholas, bishop
Saint Nicholas was a fierce defender of the faith. While the original Saint Nicholas was known and honored for his concern for the poor, Saint Nicholas was more than a kind gentleman. He loved the Lord, defended him and served him in the poor and lowly.
December 6 | Memorial of Saint Nicholas, bishop- Toy Drive Reminder
Catholic Charities, Diocese of St. Petersburg is hosting its first-ever CHRISTMAS TOY DRIVE for nearly 1,000 children who are served by their programs and services!! Now through Dec. 11, you can donate toys at any of the locations below. With your help, these children will experience hope and joy this Christmas!
Visit https://www.ccdosp.org/christmas-toy-drive for details.
December 8 | Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Today is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception! It is a holy day of obligation. Holy Lord, grant me the grace to be your vessel of love in my family and to do Your will in all things, like our Blessed Mother. Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us.
Annual Retirement Fund for Religious Collection:
December 9-10, 2023
The Retirement Fund for Religious helps communities care for their aging members. We can’t do this without you. Your gift will have a direct, meaningful impact on a senior religious. Please donate to this weekend’s special collection. To learn more, visit retiredreligious.org.
December 10 | Second Sunday of Advent
In the Christmas rush, we may forget for whom we prepare or why we prepare. The Advent candles remind us that Jesus is the light of the world. Each Sunday of Advent, we light another candle as we get closer and closer to Christmas, the moment Jesus brought light into our darkness.
Let us pray. 🙏🏼
Holy Spirit, let me recognize Jesus as the light of my life, and help me to never be separated from Him! Amen.
December 12 | Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
This celebration commemorates the appearance of Mary, our Blessed Mother, to the Mexican indigenous man, Juan Diego in 1531. She is the Patroness of the Americas and the Pro-Life movement.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us. 🙏🏼
December 14 | Memorial of Saint John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church
St. John of the Cross was a great saint who was a reformer, a mystic, and one of the great Spanish poets. He has inspired many other holy men and women to pursue God into the mysterious heights and depths of divine love.
St. John the Cross, pray for us. 🙏🏼
December 17 | Third Sunday of Advent
Happy Third Sunday of Advent or Gaudete Sunday! Today, the rose candle is lit on the Advent wreath. It’s a day of rejoicing, because we are closer to Christmas!
Let us pray. 🙏🏼
O God, let all the nations praise you! Amen.
December 24 | Fourth Sunday of Advent
Today we celebrate the 4th Sunday of Advent in the morning and in the evening we celebrate the Vigil of the Nativity of the Lord. We thank God for the greatest gift of all, Jesus Christ!
Let us pray. 🙏🏼
Dear Lord, I know you are God. You are the Creator of heaven and earth. Your plans are good. You know me, my heart, my path, and my purpose. Help me navigate life with a singular focus on You, my Savior. Amen.
December 25 | The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)
Merry Christmas! “The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David, a savior has been born for you who is Christ and Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” – LK 2:1-14
12 Days Of Christmas
Take a look at the true Catholic origins behind the popular song 12 Days of Christmas!
December 27 | Feast of Saint John, Apostle, and Evangelist
St. John answered the call to be an apostle of Jesus. Have you listened for Jesus’s call in your life?
St. John, pray for us. 🙏🏼
December 28 | Feast of the Holy Innocents, martyrs
Today is the Feast of the Holy Innocents. We pray for all innocent children around the world – the unborn, the neglected, the unloved, victims of violence and human trafficking, and the starving who continue to live in our world.
December 31 | Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
Today we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph! This feast day reminds us of the example Mary and Joseph set for all of us to welcome Jesus into our lives and to focus on faith, hope, and love.
Catholic Ministry Appeal
Click here to find materials that have been designed to assist parishes in promoting, educating and spreading the word about the 2023 Catholic Ministry Appeal. Throughout the year, more resources will be added, updated and shared with parishes.
For graphics, promotional text and logos about the new Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, click here.
National Eucharistic Revival
Click here to find photos, graphics and logos to promote the National Eucharistic Revival, an initiative of the bishops of the United States to renew our devotion and belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.
Click here to find announcements, graphics and information from our diocesan ministries and our parishes, schools and diocesan entities.
Flocknote administrators have access to Advent content via the Flocknote Library (screenshot below).