On Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 11:00 am, Connor Penn and Drew Woodke will be ordained transitional deacons for the Diocese of St. Petersburg. The ordination will take place at 11:00 am in Boca Raton! All are invited to participate by watching the live video stream here. Please keep Connor and Drew in your prayers!
The Women’s Discernment Day that was scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2019 has been postponed. We hope to reschedule the date this fall in October or November. More information will be forthcoming. If you have any questions, please contact Heidi Varley in the Office of Vocations at (727) 345-3452 or email.
Our next Holy Hour for Vocations will be on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. The May Holy Hour is on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Thank you to the Serra Club for continuing to host our monthly Holy Hours for Vocations.
We have postponed the Vocations Workshop that was scheduled for Saturday, January 19, 2019. The new date is Saturday, February 23, 2019! The workshop will be at the Bethany Center in Lutz. The day will begin with mass at 9:00 am in the St. James Chapel, followed by check-in. The day will conclude at 2:00 pm. Our theme this… Read More
Congratulations to our seminarian, Ralph D’Elia, who was ordained a transitional deacon on Thursday, September 27, 2018 in Rome. Bishop Gregory Parkes, Fr. Carl Melchior, Director of Vocations, Fr. Ken Malley, Pastor, St. Timothy Parish (Ralph’s home parish) were present for the ordination, as well as Ralph’s family and several priests from the Diocese of St…. Read More
Bishop Parkes, per the recommendation of the Seminarian Admission Board, has accepted four new seminarians who will begin their seminary studies at St. John Vianney College Seminary in Miami in August. The new seminarians are as follows: Paul Ciulei – home parish: Our Lady of Lourdes, Dunedin Phillip Dvorak – home parish: St. John Vianney, St…. Read More
Congratulations to our newly ordained priests! Fr. Kyle Bell will begin his first priestly assignment as Parochial Vicar at St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish in Tarpon Springs. Fr. Lou Turcotte will begin his first priestly assignment as Parochial Vicar at St. Timothy Parish in Lutz. Fr. Tim Williford will begin his first priestly assignment as… Read More
On Saturday, April 14, 2018 our seminarians Anthony Astrab and Joshua Hare were ordained transitional deacons for the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Congratulations Deacon Anthony and Deacon Joshua!
The April 2018 edition of the Cast Your Nets newsletter is now available by clicking here
World Day of Prayer for Vocations is recognized on Sunday, April 22, 2018. The message for the 2018 World Day of Prayer for Vocations is entitled “Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment” To read Pope Francis’ message, in its entirety, in English, please click here and in Spanish please click here The purpose of the World Day… Read More