Announcements ~ March 18, 2019

 

DIOCESAN OFFICES

Have You Heard the Bishop’s Podcast?
Join Bishop Gregory Parks for A View From The Top, a radio program that provides a candid and hopeful conversation on current events that affect our Church, our community and our country. A new episode can be heard on Friday, March 29 at 11:30 a.m. on Spirit FM 90.5. Also, you can subscribe to the bishop’s podcast on iTunes. Search A View from the Top.

(An ad for A View from the Top is available here as a PDF or PNG.)


Receive Encouragement Each Day
You are invited to sign up to receive daily Scripture reflections on Courageously Living the Gospel that will provide suggestions and prayers for more boldly living your faith. Reflection writers include local Catholic leaders such as Bishop Gregory Parkes. You can choose to receive the reflections via email or text.  Sign up to be courageous, visit www.dosp.org/reflection.  Flyer at this link:   https://bit.ly/2ExOWEJ.


All Are Invited to the Diocese of St. Petersburg’s First Annual Marian Congress
In an effort to lead all people closer to the Heart of Jesus, a Marian Congress will be held on Saturday, May 11 that will include witness talks, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary and Mass with Renewal of Consecration.

The theme “Take Mary Into Our Hearts and Homes” was chosen because Mary’s love and maternal care can transform our lives and bless our families.

Location: Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle (5815 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg)
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Mass of Renewal Begins at 4:00 p.m.

For more information, visit:  www.dosp.org/heartofmary/. This event is held in cooperation with the International Consecrated Marian Society.

Graphic at this link:  https://bit.ly/2H1ajle.

PARISHES AND ORGANIZATIONS

Catholic Charities 5th Annual Ministries of Mercy Fundraiser
Join Catholic Charities and Bishop Parkes at the iconic Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City for an 11:30 AM lunch on Wednesday, April 3rd to see how Catholic Charities uses your investments to Courageously Live the Gospel in serving those most in need. Enjoy a wonderful lunch and hear from Catholic Charities clients. The keynoter will Fr. Leo Patalinghug, celebrity Chef and host of EWTN’s Savoring Our Faith cooking show. Learn more about Fr. Leo at this link:  https://bit.ly/2DsFNwH.   Cost is $50. Sponsorships are available. Text MERCY to 91999 or visit https://bit.ly/2FxvcDh.


Catholic Charities Free Medical Clinics Fundraiser: Birdies for Charity
Health care is costly and confusing. Sadly, many of our brothers and sisters in Christ don’t receive any! That’s where YOU and come in. We provide life-saving basic healthcare to those who fall through the cracks. YOU can help us by participating in Birdies for Charity! Guess the total number of birdies made by all the golfers at the March 21-24, 2019 Valspar Championship (1,212 in 2018) and donate as little as 1 cent per birdie OR make a flat donation (min. $10). Text BIRDIES to 91999 or visit https://bit.ly/2Bnx7rc.


Solemn Exposition of the Holy Eucharist
March 31 ~ April 2, 2019
St. Jerome Parish, 10895 Hamlin Blvd., Largo
Please join us for this special event at the Holy Family Chapel.  We will have Masses, reflections, time for quiet prayer, rosary, penance services (April 1st). Please visit this link: https://bit.ly/2U2KzrH, for a flyer and the schedule for the 3 days of Solemn Eucharistic Exposition.

Contact the parish office for any questions, 727-595-4610.


Save the Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019, Walk/Run For Life 2019 Tampa Bay
Keep the March for Life momentum going and take part in this annual pro-life event that benefits the Foundations of Life Pregnancy Center and other ministries that support women in crisis pregnancies and women and families who have been harmed by an abortion. Participants can choose between 1 mile, 2 miles or 5K route.

Saturday – April 13, 2019
Ben T. Davis Beach
7740 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway
Email: foundationsoflife@ccdosp.org  or Register Online at: FoundationsofLife.org.


Rejoice & Remember
September 28, 2019 from 10:00 am to Noon
Rejoice & Remember is an interfaith prayer service for recipients of organ transplants and in memory of organ donors. The service will be held September 28, 2019 at 10:00 am at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church in Hudson, Florida. If you would like to place a memorial in their program of a loved one who was an organ donor or for further information, contact Deacon Gene Beil at deacon@saintmichaelchurch.org.

 

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