Category Archives: News

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: Phillip Dvorek – home parish: St. John Vianney, St. Pete Beach Elvi Moya – home parish, Nativity, Brandon Christopher… Read More

Holy Hour for Vocations

Our next Holy Hour for Vocations will be on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle.  Deacon Joshua Hare will preside at this Holy Hour. The July Holy Hour is on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Thank you to the Serra Club for continuing to host our monthly Holy Hours for Vocations.

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