Announcements ~ March 12, 2018

PASTORAL BULLETIN — VOL. 33: NO. 10 ~ March 12, 2018
Announcements for Parish Bulletins

DIOCESAN OFFICES

BISHOP GREGORY PARKES INVITES YOU TO THE CHRISM MASS
Please mark your calendars for this year’s Chrism Mass, to take place on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, 5815 5th Ave N., St. Petersburg. Most Reverend Gregory L. Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg,  will be the principal celebrant and homilist.  Priests observing significant anniversaries of ordination (e.g. 25, 40, 50, etc.) are honored during the Chrism Mass. Also, Bishop Parkes will bless and consecrate the Holy Oils that are used for sacramental purposes throughout the year, beginning with the Easter Vigil. The Holy Oils are the Oil of Catechumens, the Oil of the Sick, and the Sacred Chrism.

Flyer at this link: https://goo.gl/tbqavG.

SAVE THE DATE FLYER AVAILABLE FOR FAMILY FAITH FEST
Bishop Parkes is asking everyone to save the date to attend the Family Faith Fest, Saturday,
October, 27, 2018, from 10 am – 6 pm. The Family Faith Fest is a one-of-a-kind experience for families! This event will bring together thousands of people from across Tampa Bay and West Central Florida for great live music, food, exhibits, activities for children, faith-filled experiences and much more. (Flyers: English: https://goo.gl/H9Bfzx; Spanish: https://goo.gl/8553TY.)

JOHN 21 DISCERNMENT GROUP
John 21 is a discernment group for young men who are reflecting on God’s call in their lives and are considering the possibility of priesthood or religious life. Just as the disciples gained clarity of their call while eating breakfast with the Lord, so too will we. The group is open to anyone high school age and older. Everyone is welcome.

The next meeting of this group is on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at St. Lawrence Parish, 5225 N. Himes Avenue in Tampa, beginning with Mass at 8:30 am in the Church. Fr. Chuck Dornquast, Parochial Vicar, will lead this discernment group. After Mass, the group will gather for breakfast and conversation, followed by a scripture reflection and question and answer session. Please RSVP to Heidi Varley in the Office of Vocations at (727) 345-3452 or hlv@dosp.org.

EXPLORE ALPHA AND TRAIN TO RUN ALPHA THIS APRIL IN THE DIOCESE OF
ST. PETERSBURG
The Diocese of St. Petersburg is hosting an Explore Alpha evening for pastors, parish leadership and evangelization coordinators on Thursday, April 12, from 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Timothy Catholic Church, 17512 Lakeshore Rd, Lutz, FL 33558. Register at this link:
http://www.alphausa.org/explorelutz for this FREE event. Come see how Alpha can be part of your parish’s evangelization efforts, especially with those outside the church walls.
On Saturday, April 14, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., we are hosting Run Alpha Training at St.
Timothy. Come learn about Alpha, best practices in running Alpha, how to get started or how to reenergize your existing Alpha process. Register at this link: http://alphausa.org/runalphalutz. This day-long training is $30.00 per person, $35.00 walk-in registration and groups of 5+ are $25.00 per person! Bring a team from the parish to reap the best results!
Flyer for Alpha events in the Diocese of St. Petersburg: https://goo.gl/3ZztYF
Flyer for Run Alpha only: https://goo.gl/uEFfev

SEND US YOUR LENTEN PHOTOS
We are looking for photos that show how you and your parish are journeying through this Lenten season. Possible photos to submit might be from your parish’s mission, Stations of the Cross, fish fry, or other Lenten events. Photos of no-meat meals on Friday are welcome as well! We will be adding these photos to a special online photo album as they are received throughout Lent. Email your photos to socialmedia@dosp.org or publicly post them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #DOSPLent. Please note that in order to post any photos of minors, we must have parental/guardian permission.

PARISHES AND ORGANIZATIONS

NOTRE DAME GLEE CLUB ST. PATRICK’S DAY CONCERT
Join the University of Notre Dame Glee Club for a St. Patrick’s Day concert as the 50-member men’s chorus performs at Christ the King Catholic Church, 821 S. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. The concert, which will be held at 6:45pm on Saturday, March 17, 2018, will immediately follow the 5:30 pm Mass, where the Glee Club will also provide musical accompaniment. For more information please contact Peter Baxter at pbaxter@alumni.nd.edu.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES 4TH BREAKFAST OF MERCY
Catholic Charities is hosting its 4th Breakfast of Mercy on Friday, April 13th at Feather Sound Country Club (2201 Feather Sound Dr., Clearwater). Join us to learn how we’ve ministered to the underserved on the margins of society. Hear from our clients, our Angel Award winners, and Bishop Parkes and Bishop Emeritus Lynch regarding the importance of Catholic Charities to the mission of the Church. Sponsorships are available. To purchase tickets ($35 ea.), call 727-893-1313 x104 or text MercyBreakfast to 41444.

SILENT DIRECTED RETREAT
Franciscan Center, 3010 N Perry Ave Tampa FL
Friday, June 15, 5 pm – Thursday, June 21, 1 pm.
Retreat Directors, Sister Anne Dougherty, OSF, D.Min. and Reverend Kevin Tortorelli, OFM.
During the silent directed retreat, participants meet daily with a spiritual director. There will be daily Mass, time for prayer and contemplation. Register with a non-refundable deposit $100. Balance due by June 8. Fee: $400. Register online: http://www.franciscancentertampa.org/registration/.

PILGRIMAGES AROUND THE DIOCESE
The pilgrimages are posted in the Diocesan website under Pilgrimages–bottom of Home page under FAQ or by following this link: https://www.dosp.org/pastoralbulletin/pilgrimages/.