Category Archives: News

Vocatus Discernment Group

The Office of Vocations will be sponsoring a new discernment group for men called Vocatus.  The first meeting will be held on June 13th at 6:30 pm. The group will be hosted at St. Paul Catholic Church in St. Petersburg and the leader will be Fr. Jonathan Stephanz. Please click here for a flyer with more information… Read More

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 to plan your day and… Read More

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

Annual Altar Server Appreciation Mass

Our Annual Altar Server Appreciation Mass will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle at 3:00 pm.  A light reception will follow in the Parish Center.  All are invited to attend. Below is the memo and RSVP form that has been sent to all parishes, as well as the… Read More

John 21 Discernment Group, March 24, 2018

The next meeting of the John 21 Discernment group is Saturday, March 24, 2018 beginning with mass at 8:30 am. This group meets at St. Lawrence Parish in Tampa (5225 N. Himes Avenue, Tampa, FL 33614).  Please note, this date is different than originally published! John 21 is a discernment group for young men who are reflecting on… Read More

Focus 11 2018

Focus 11 2018 will be held on Tuesday, February 20 and Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at St. Lawrence Parish in Higgins Hall. We are happy to announce that our keynote speakers for this year will be the Sisters of Life.  We welcome Sr. Maria Laetitia and Sr. Mercy Marie to the Diocese of St. Petersburg!Founded… Read More