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
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
World Day of Prayer for Vocations is recognized on Sunday, May 12, 2019. The message for the 2019 World Day of Prayer for Vocations is entitled “The Courage to Take a Risk for God’s Promise” To read Pope Francis’ message, in its entirety, in English, please click here and in Spanish please click here The purpose of the… Read More
Please join us on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle as Bishop Gregory Parkes ordains Anthony Astrab, Ralph D’Elia and Joshua Hare to the Sacred Order of Priesthood. All are welcome and invited to attend. If you cannot attend in person, the ordination will be live… Read More
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 Annual Altar Server Appreciation Mass will be held on Sunday, March 24, 2019 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
Focus 11 2019 will be held on Tuesday, February 12 and Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at St. Lawrence Parish in Higgins Hall. We invite all religious orders in the Diocese of St. Petersburg to register to attend this event. Please click here to register. We are happy to announce that our keynote speaker for this year… Read More
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
For up to date information on the vision of the diocese, Courageously Living the Gospel, please click here