Category Archives: News

Newly Ordained Priests

Congratulations to Fr. Anthony Astrab, Fr. Ralph D’Elia and Fr. Joshua Hare who were ordained priests by Bishop Gregory Parkes on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle. Fr. Astrab’s first priestly assignment will be at Nativity Parish in Brandon as Parochial Vicar. Fr. Hare’s first priestly assignment will be… Read More

Bishop’s Annual BBQ

Please consider joining Bishop Parkes and the seminarians for the Diocese of St. Petersburg on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 6:30 pm at the Bethany Center for the Annual Bishop’s BBQ. Are you interested in learning more about a vocation to the priesthood?  You are invited to join us for food, fun, fellowship and faith…. Read More

Transitional Deacon Ordinations

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!

Holy Hour for Vocations

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.

Annual Vocations Workshop (Date Has Changed!)

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 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

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