All posts by chancellor

Obituaries ~ July 15, 2019

 

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers:

Rev. Jaime de Jesus Diaz
We sadly report the passing of Reverend Jaime de Jesus Diaz, age 87, a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Bogota, Colombia, on Monday, July 1, 2019 in Brandon, Florida.

Father Diaz was ordained on December 6, 1955 for the Archdiocese of Bogota.  He moved to Sun City Center from West Palm Beach in March 2008 and began to assist in parishes throughout our diocese.  From July 2008 through September 2009 he served as Parochial Vicar of Corpus Christi Parish, Temple Terrace.   After that, he was granted the non-parochial faculties and continued to assist in local parishes, including St. Lawrence, St. Mark the Evangelist, St. Mary, St. Paul, Tampa; St. Anne, Ruskin; Resurrection, Riverview; St. Michael the Archangel, Clearwater; Transfiguration, St. Petersburg and Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission, Wimauma.  He also served as Chaplain for Moffit Cancer Center.

Surviving family members include Father Diaz’s brother, Hernando and sister, Maria T. Diaz.

As per Father Diaz’s request, his body was cremated.  A Funeral Mass took place on Friday, July 12, 2019 at St. Mark the Evangelist Parish, Tampa.  Monsignor Antonio Diez presided.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to his sister, Maria T. Diaz, 832 Regal Manor Way, Sun City Center, FL  33573


Mrs. Dolores Castaldo
We were informed of the passing of Mrs. Dolores Castaldo, founder of Benedict Haven group home in St. Petersburg, in the late evening July 3, 2019. Dolores was a loving devoted mother who was always there for her sons and all those with whom she shared her love. She was the mother of Salvatore and Anthony, and beloved wife of deceased husband Sonny.  She is also survived by her nephew, Toby and her niece, Carolyn.  Dolores embodied the exceptional characteristics in humanity particularly caring, empathy, understanding, kindness, and love. She reached out and sacrificed for all those in need around her.

Born August 14, 1930 in Brooklyn NY, the daughter of Italian immigrants Anthony and Carolina Mazzeo, Dolores earned two Bachelor degrees, one from New York University (N.Y.U.) and one at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.

After having served in the dental health field for over 35 years, she became a champion of the mentally disabled persistently in need of adequate care and housing. She became the founder of Benedict Haven group home in St. Petersburg, Florida which became internationally recognized as a model residential treatment facility for those less fortunate individuals with mental disabilities.

As a devoted and caring Catholic, Dolores gave countless hours of hard work establishing and running Benedict Haven for the unfortunate mentally disabled. In recognition of her efforts and accomplishments for this group home for the disabled, Dolores received more than two dozen awards from various social service, community outreach, and governmental agencies.  Additionally, in 2008, Bishop Robert N. Lynch presented Dolores with the Papal Award “Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Cross” from Pope Benedict XVI in recognition of her devotion and work.

She will always be remembered and loved by all those who knew her and she will live eternally within the spirit of her two beloved sons, Salvatore and Anthony.

Funeral services were held at Holy Family Catholic Church, St. Petersburg, on July 9, 2019, followed by burial beside her deceased husband, Sonny, at Memorial Park Cemetery.


Mr. Nze Sabinus Okoromma
It was informed to us that Mr. Nze Sabinus Okoromma, father of Rev. Martin Okoro, Chaplain at MacDill Air Force Base, passed away on June 26, 2019.

A Memorial Mass was held at St. Joseph Parish, Tampa, on July 13, 2019.

Please keep Father Okoro and his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

 

 May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed
by the mercy of God, rest in peace!

Announcements ~ July 15, 2019


DIOCESAN OFFICES

A Candid Conversation with Bishop Gregory Parkes
Join Bishop Gregory Parkes for A View From The Top, a radio program that provides a candid and hopeful conversation on current events. A new episode can be heard on Friday, July 19 at 11:30 a.m. on Spirit FM 90.5. Also, you can subscribe to the bishop’s podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcast app. Keyword Search: Bishop Gregory Parkes.

Graphic:  https://bit.ly/325NpAs 


Know Your Kids’ School
The beginning of a new school year is just around the corner!  Parents and guardians have the primary responsibility for protecting their children from all potential harm.

When choosing a nursery, daycare center, or school, parents should inspect the building and grounds to make sure there are no areas where children play or work that are “off limits” to parents.

Such facilities should have a policy that welcomes parents to visit the center or school without prior appointment.

For particular help you may call: Michael Craig, Safe Environment Program Manager at (727) 344-1611, ext. 5377.
Source: Philip J. Lazarus, “Characteristics of Safe and Responsive Schools,” VIRTUS, January 14, 2002.


Misa Hispana Diocesana
La Comisión Hispana les invita a celebrar junto a moseñor Gregory L. Parkes la Misa Hispana Diocesana anual en honor a Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles, patrona de Costa Rica. La Misa será celebrada en la Catedral de St. Jude the Apostle, St. Petersburg, el Sábado 12 de octubre, 2019, a las 11 a.m. Rezaremos el rosario a las 10:00 a.m. seguido de la procesión de banderas en representación de nuestra herencia hispana. Para obtener más información, llame a Mercedes Cedeño at 727-344-1611 ext. 5471.

Diocesan Hispanic Mass
The Hispanic Commission invites all to celebrate with Bishop Gregory L. Parkes the annual Diocesan Hispanic Mass in honor of Our Lady of the Angels, patroness of Costa Rica. The Mass will take place at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, St. Petersburg, on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at 11 a.m. We will pray the rosary at 10:00 a.m. followed by the procession of flags representing our Hispanic heritage. For more information contact Mercedes Cedeño at 727-344-1611 ext. 5471.

Posters: Spanish/English
Social Media graphics:  Spanish/English


Spirit FM Promotional Tool Kit
The Office of Communications has created an online promotional tool kit to help spread the word about our diocesan radio ministry, Spirit FM 90.5.  Click here to view a letter from Bishop Parkes, announcements, ads and talking points that can be printed in your bulletins, posted on your social media and emailed via your e-newsletters.  The Tampa Bay area is blessed to have a station that plays uplifting Christian music and broadcasts daily prayers, the daily Mass and Catholic talks shows, including Bishop Parkes’ own program, A View from the Top. Thank you for your support!


From the Office of Life, Justice & Advocacy
Pornography Recovery Group
A confidential support and recovery group is being formed for those that suffer from addiction to pornography, or feel they need help to stop viewing pornography.  Meetings will take place monthly, in the early evening in Brandon, beginning in late June. This problem is very common, and will be addressed from a Catholic perspective and a psychological perspective. Separate groups will be formed for men and women. No cost. If you wish to attend, please email Deacon Mark at DcnDrMT@gmail.com. In the subject heading, please indicate “Group.”

A list of other counselors can be found here: https://www.dosp.org/freedom-from-porn/resources/.


PARISHES AND ORGANIZATIONS

Introductory Course in Discalced Carmelite Spirituality
Is God calling you to a deeper prayer life?  Mary Queen of Carmel Community is seeking those whom God is calling to deepen their prayer life, while living in the secular world.  We follow the traditions of Saints Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross and Therese of Lisieux.  We are offering an introductory course in Discalced Carmelite Spirituality starting September 22, 2019 at Espiritu Santo Parish, 2405 Philippe Parkway in Safety Harbor.  For more information, please call Karen at 727-328-4632.


Night of Praise and Adoration
All are invited to St. Patrick Catholic Church, 4520 S. Manhattan Avenue in Tampa on August 24, 2019 at 7:00 pm,  for a Night of Praise and Adoration presented by the Freedom to Worship Ministry.  You will experience praise and worship, an uplifting speaker, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and an opportunity for prayer ministry.   All are welcome! Follow this ministry on Instagram @freedomtoworship, Facebook at Freedom To Worship, or online at www.freedom2worship.net.   For more information please contact Monica at (813) 368-3866.


Emmaus Retreat for the Women of Pinellas County
August 16-18, 2019
Franciscan Center, Tampa
Now accepting applications!
Catholic women of Pinellas County: Jesus is calling you to deepen your relationship with Him!  This is a weekend of spiritual awakening, or reawakening, that every woman should experience.

Private accommodations are $240; rooms for two are $195 per person.  Please contact Lisa Langan at 727-420-7916 or Lisalangan59@gmail.com for more information.


2+One Band Coming to St. Justin, Martyr Parish, Seminole, for Concert
On Monday night July 29th, the 2+One band from Toledo, Ohio, will be in concert at St. Justin Martyr Parish Church, 10851 Ridge Road, Seminole. Concert starts at 7:00 pm.

2+One is one of Christian music’s rising bands with their new album “Anchored in Faith” now being played on radio stations throughout the world. They have played alongside well-known artists such as Matt Maher, Casting Crowns, JJ Weeks and Francesca Battistelli. 2+One is a unique band because their energetic performances excite the crowd and include audience involvement. The group is a youthful band and their performances has inspired many people to grow in their faith. The evening is free with a love offering to be taken to support youth ministries.

Flyer at this link:  https://bit.ly/320zxYm


SPDCCW Summer Leadership Training Workshop
Develop growth in Spirituality, Leadership and Service for Your Catholic Women’s Group
Does your women’s group need a tune-up?  Does your parish need a women’s group?  Join the women of the St. Petersburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women for our biennial Leadership Training Workshop.  Saturday August 10, 9:00 AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace, New Port Richey.  $10 per person, includes continental breakfast and baked chicken lunch. Contact Missy for additional information – (813) 453-4439.  spdccw.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/.

Announcements ~ July 1, 2019


DIOCESAN OFFICES

A Candid Conversation with Bishop Gregory Parkes
Join Bishop Gregory Parkes for A View From The Top, a radio program that provides a candid and hopeful conversation on current events. A new episode can be heard on Friday, July 19 at 11:30 a.m. on Spirit FM 90.5. Also, you can subscribe to the bishop’s podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcast app. Keyword Search: Bishop Gregory Parkes.

Graphic:  https://bit.ly/325NpAs


From the Office of Life, Justice & Advocacy
Pornography Recovery Group
A confidential support and recovery group is being formed for those that suffer from addiction to pornography, or feel they need help to stop viewing pornography.  Meetings will take place monthly, in the early evening in Brandon, beginning in late June. This problem is very common, and will be addressed from a Catholic perspective and a psychological perspective. Separate groups will be formed for men and women. No cost. If you wish to attend, please email Deacon Mark at DcnDrMT@gmail.com. In the subject heading, please indicate “Group.”

A list of other counselors can be found here: https://www.dosp.org/freedom-from-porn/resources/.


From the Communications Office
Hurricane Season
Please help your community to stay informed and safe during hurricane season. Here is information that can be shared in your bulletin.

Hurricane Season English PDF and Spanish PDF
Hurricane Season English Word and Spanish Word

Preparing for Severe Weather
Hurricane season is here and continues until November 30th. This year, weather experts predict 9 to 15 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 4 to 8 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 2 to 4 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher). We have information to help you prepare! For preparation tips, including prayers for protection, visit www.dosp.org/insurance/hurricane-season.


PARISHES AND ORGANIZATIONS

2+One Band Coming to St. Justin, Martyr Parish, Seminole, for Concert
On Monday night July 29th, the 2+One band from Toledo, Ohio, will be in concert at St. Justin Martyr Parish Church, 10851 Ridge Road, Seminole. Concert starts at 7:00 pm.

2+One is one of Christian music’s rising bands with their new album “Anchored in Faith” now being played on radio stations throughout the world. They have played alongside well-known artists such as Matt Maher, Casting Crowns, JJ Weeks and Francesca Battistelli. 2+One is a unique band because their energetic performances excite the crowd and include audience involvement. The group is a youthful band and their performances has inspired many people to grow in their faith. The evening is free with a love offering to be taken to support youth ministries.

Flyer at this link:  https://bit.ly/320zxYm


Les Moineaux (“The Sparrows”) in Concert
Les Moineaux (“The Sparrows”) is a Catholic boys choir from Paris, France.  They are touring the U.S. and will be appear on July 18, 2019, 7:00 p.m. at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 10118 St. Stephen Circle, Riverview, Fl.  Concert will include music of the sixteenth century and the well-known Hallelujah from Handel, Ave Maria from Gounod, and music pieces of the French folklores. All are welcome to attend this free concert.  For more information, please contact the parish at (813)689-4900


SPDCCW Summer Leadership Training Workshop
Develop growth in Spirituality, Leadership and Service for Your Catholic Women’s Group
Does your women’s group need a tune-up?  Does your parish need a women’s group?  Join the women of the St. Petersburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women for our biennial Leadership Training Workshop.  Saturday August 10, 9:00 AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace, New Port Richey.  $10 per person, includes continental breakfast and baked chicken lunch. Contact Missy for additional information – (813) 453-4439.  spdccw.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/.

Obituaries ~ July 1, 2019

 

Rev. Msgr. James Bernard Caverly
August 22, 1934 – June 26, 2019
(See complete obituary here.)

Word has reached the Chancellor’s Office that Rev. Msgr. James Bernard Caverly, age 84, passed away in the Lord on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Bon Secours Maria Manor, St. Petersburg.

His first assignment in the Diocese of St. Petersburg was as Assistant Pastor of St. Paul Parish, St. Petersburg, in April 1968. This was followed by appointments at St. Jerome, Indian Rocks Beach, Good Shepherd (now Mary Help of Christians), Tampa, Holy Cross, St. Petersburg, the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, St. Petersburg and St. Raphael, St. Petersburg.

All funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 1376 Snell Isle Blvd. NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33704.

Visitation: From 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Mass: 12:00 PM at the church
Most Reverend Robert N. Lynch, Bishop Emeritus, will be the Main Celebrant and Homilist.

Priests and deacons wishing to vest should bring alb and white stole. A reception will follow at the social hall.

Burial will take place at a later date in Ireland.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Jim Caverly and family c/o Chancellor’s Office, P.O. Box 40200, St. Petersburg, FL 33743-0200.


Reverend Robert Schindler
The Chancellor’s Office was notified of the death of Reverend Robert Schindler, 89, a retired priest of the Diocese of Campeche, Mexico and former Chaplain at James A. Haley V.A. Hospital, Tampa. Father Schindler passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019 in his apartment at Concordia Village of Tampa (formerly St. Joseph’s John Knox Village). His death followed a recent hospitalization and lengthy recovery period.

Father Schindler was born in Hollywood, Maryland and was ordained to the priesthood in Louisville, Kentucky on May 8, 1954 for the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (Trappist Monks). Three years later, he was incardinated into the Diocese of Fresno, California and in 1969, became a priest of the Diocese of Campeche.

Upon his retirement in July 1993, Father Schindler moved to the Diocese of St. Petersburg, where he resided for many years in Rocky Creek Village, Tampa. He faithfully served our military veterans as a Chaplain and provided assistance to several parishes, especially St. Lawrence, Tampa. Last month, Father Schindler observed the 65th anniversary of his priestly ordination.

Funeral services were held at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Tampa, on Friday, June 28, 2019.  Burial will take place in Leonardtown, Maryland at a later date.


Reverend Paul Osterle, S.J.
The Chancellor’s Office was informed of the death of Reverend Paul Osterle, S.J., 91, a retired priest of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and former Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Tampa, on Friday, June 14, 2019, at the Holy Name Friary, in Opelousas, Louisiana. Father Osterle was born in Union Town, Pennsylvania and entered the Society of Jesus in 1946. He was ordained to the priesthood at Woodstock College, Woodstock, Maryland on June 21, 1959.  This June would have marked his 60th anniversary of his ordination.

Much of Father Osterle’s ministry was spent in the area of education, including assignments at the University of Scranton, St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, Pittsburgh and Scranton Preparatory School. He also served as the Socius (assistant) to the master of novices, in addition to his ministry as a Chaplain to Berks County (PA) Prison and Hospital. His later years consisted of ministry to parishes, along with chaplaincy work in Austin, Fort Stockton and Houston, Texas, as well as Miami, Albuquerque, New Orleans and Tampa. While in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, he served as Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Tampa from 1997 to 2005. He retired from active ministry in 2012. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at St. Charles College Chapel, Grand Coteau, Louisiana, followed by burial in the Jesuit Cemetery at St. Charles College. Father Osterle is survived by his sister-in-law, Jean Osterle, of Pittsburgh. Please keep Father Osterle’s surviving family members and fellow Jesuits in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

+++


May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed

through the mercy of God rest in eternal peace!

Clergy Changes ~ June 17, 2019

 

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes, effective July 1, 2019:

RETIREMENT STATUS
Reverend Eric Hunter from Pastor of St. Brendan Parish, Clearwater, granted retirement status.

APPOINTMENTS

Parochial Administrator
Monsignor Michael G. Muhr to Parochial Administrator pro tempore of St. Brendan Parish, Clearwater, while continuing other assignments.

Parochial Vicar
Reverend Michael J. Owen [Archdiocese of Chicago] to Parochial Vicar of Corpus Christi Parish, Temple Terrace.

Vicar Forane (Dean)
Reverend James Ruhlin to Vicar Forane of the West Central Deanery, while continuing other assignments.

 

Announcements ~ June 17, 2019

 

DIOCESAN OFFICES

From the Office of Life, Justice & Advocacy
Pornography Recovery Group
A confidential support and recovery group is being formed for those that suffer from addiction to pornography, or feel they need help to stop viewing pornography.  Meetings will take place monthly, in the early evening in Brandon, beginning in late June. This problem is very common, and will be addressed from a Catholic perspective and a psychological perspective. Separate groups will be formed for men and women. No cost. If you wish to attend, please email Deacon Mark at DcnDrMT@gmail.com. In the subject heading, please indicate “Group.”

A list of other counselors can be found here: https://www.dosp.org/freedom-from-porn/resources/


From the Communications Office
Hurricane Season
Please help your community to stay informed and safe during hurricane season. Here is information that can be shared in your bulletin.

Hurricane Season English PDF and Spanish PDF
Hurricane Season English Word and Spanish Word

Preparing for Severe Weather
Hurricane season is here and continues until November 30. This year, weather experts predict 9 to 15 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 4 to 8 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 2 to 4 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher). We have information to help you prepare! For preparation tips, including prayers for protection, visit www.dosp.org/insurance/hurricane-season.


PARISHES AND ORGANIZATIONS

Talk with Popular Catholic Author Matthew Kelly
Join Saint Leo faculty member Dr. Steve Okey for an online Theology Roundtable session with author Matthew Kelly about the Christian journey on Wednesday, July 10, from 7 to 8 p.m., Eastern Time. Kelly regularly writes and speaks to lay Catholic audiences and wants to promote vibrant Catholic communities. There is no fee to participate, but those interested must RSVP to Dr. Randall Woodard at Saint Leo University to receive the digital link to the session. Contact him at randall.woodard@saintleo.edu.

Saint Leo University Hosting Super Saturday
Saint Leo University will host Super Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo, FL 33574. Students who will attend Saint Leo in fall 2019, as well as those who still are deciding, are invited to experience academics, community, and student services while completing preparations for August classes.

Scholarship opportunities are available for eligible students, including the $14,000 Catholic Promise Scholarship. First Time in College students may qualify for up to $13,000 and transfer students may qualify for up to 50 percent off tuition.

Information is at https://www.saintleo.edu/super-saturday.  Those who need accommodations or for more information may call (352) 588-8283, or email admissions@saintleo.edu.


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/.

Announcements ~ June 3, 2019

 

DIOCESAN OFFICES

From the Communications Office
HURRICANE SEASON
Please help your community to stay informed and safe during hurricane season. Here is information that can be shared in your bulletin.

Hurricane Season English PDF and Spanish PDF
Hurricane Season English Word and Spanish Word

Preparing for Severe Weather
Hurricane season is here and continues until November 30. This year, weather experts predict 9 to 15 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 4 to 8 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 2 to 4 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher). We have information to help you prepare! For preparation tips, including prayers for protection, visit www.dosp.org/insurance/hurricane-season.


PARISHES AND ORGANIZATIONS

“Your Heart’s Desire” Eucharistic Healing Retreat
Elisheba House invites everyone to attend our annual summer retreat at the Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Suncoast Parkway Hotel in Lutz on June 28-29, 2019 (Friday 7 p.m. – Saturday 5:30 p.m.). Mass will be celebrated, plus inspirational talks and an opportunity for Reconciliation, reflection and overnight Eucharistic Adoration. Cost is $125 (not including room – must book separately). Commute or stay overnight. Seating is limited. Register today!

To register, visit https://www.elishebahouse.com/
For more information, email info@elishebahouse.com.


Les Moineaux (“The Sparrows”) in Concert
Les Moineaux (“The Sparrows”) is a Catholic boys choir from Paris, France.  They are currently touring the U.S. and will be in concert on July 3, 2019, 7:00 p.m.at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2101 22nd Avenue S., St. Petersburg.  The choir is led and accompanied by François Olivier, organist of St. Eustache Parish.  All are welcome to attend this free concert.  For more information, please contact the parish at (727) 822-2153.

 

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/.

Obituary ~ June 3, 2019

 

Funeral Services for Deacon Angelo J. Pignataro, 92, retired, passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2019.
(see obituary published on May 28, 2019 at this link.)

The viewing for Deacon Angelo Pignataro will take place on Monday June 10, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, with Evening Prayer at 7:00 pm.

The Funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday June 11, 2019 at 11:00 am; Bishop Emeritus Robert N. Lynch will be the principal celebrant.

All services will take place at St. Anne Catholic Church, 106 11th Avenue NE, Ruskin, FL  33570. Expressions of sympathy may to sent to the family in care of St. Anne’s.

Deacons who are able to vest should bring their white and gold dalmatic.

Please keep Pauline and the Pignataro family close in thought and prayer at this most difficult time.

Summer Schedule


Pastoral Bulletin Summer Schedule

Beginning June 3, 2019 and throughout the summer months, the Pastoral Bulletin will be published every two weeks.

The schedule is as follows:

June 3 and 17
July 1, 15 and 29
August 12 and 26 

The weekly schedule will resume on Monday, September 9, 2019.

May you have a safe and restful summer!

Obituary ~ May 20, 2019

 

Let us keep the souls and the families of the faithful departed in our prayers:

Mr. Paul C. Schneider
This past weekend, we received word that Mr. Paul C. Schneider, 62, brother of Rev. Robert Schneider, Pastor of St. Cecelia Parish, Clearwater, passed away peacefully at his home in Salina, Kansas on Friday, May 17, 2019.

Mr. Schneider spent much of his life as a farmer, performing concrete work on the side.  He is survived by his wife, Courtney, three children: Kelsey, John Paul and Tanier; one grandson, Landon; two sisters, Ann Longbine and Marie Scolastico and one brother, Father Robert Schneider.  He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Genevieve (Ryan) Schneider.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Salina, Kansas, with burial to follow immediately.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Rev. Robert Schneider and family, c/o St. Cecelia Catholic Church, 820 Jasmine Way, Clearwater, FL  33756.

 

May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed,

through the mercy of God, rest in peace!