Category Archives: News

Family Faith Fest

Mark your calendar! Join Bishop Parkes to celebrate our 50th Anniversary at the Family Faith Fest at Al Lopez Park in Tampa on October 27, 2018! This FREE event will have live music, fun activities for kids and adults alike, opportunities for worship (Confession, Eucharistic Adoration, Mass) and fellowship! Visit http://www.familyfaithfest.org to plan your day and… Read More

Vocatus Discernment Group

Have you ever considered that the priesthood might be your vocation? Do you think you are the only one discerning this vocation? All young men, juniors in high school and above, are invited to join us at the Pastoral Center (6363 9th Avenue North, St. Petersburg) on Thursday, October 18th from 6:30 pm-8:30pm to share… Read More

Congratulations Deacon Ralph D’Elia

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

Welcome to our New Seminarians

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

Holy Hour for Vocations

Our next Holy Hour for Vocations will be on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. The October Holy Hour is on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Thank you to the Serra Club for continuing to host our monthly Holy Hours for Vocations.

Ordinations to the Priesthood

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

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

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

National Catholic Sisters Week

Since 2014 National Catholic Sisters Week has been celebrated from March 8-14. NCSW is a dedicated celebration of Catholic Sisters intended to raise awareness of their vital contributions, both past and present. National Catholic Sisters Week is intended to broaden awareness of Catholic sisters, whose lives and ministries often remain behind the scenes.  The hope… Read More