Prayer Service for Mater Dei Giving Society Members 

Members of the Mater Dei Giving Society will be receiving an invitation from Bishop Parkes to join him at an afternoon prayer service at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle on November 20, 2022. A reception will follow the service. Our giving society recognizes those who have supported diocesan ministries, Spirit FM, Catholic Charities …

Parish Resources for Year-End and Beyond

To assist parishes working to promote legacy giving, end of year generosity and/or new, creative options for giving with parishioners, the Catholic Foundation has created camera ready, downloadable materials and pre-drafted text for message development. Please visit the Parish Resource Page to download the following materials: bulletin inserts and articles text for article, pulpit and …

Inspired and Hopeful: Diocesan Parish Growth Summit

“Go out to the highways and hedges, and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled.” Luke 14:23 Pastors and parish leaders were recently invited to participate in a full immersion, three-day, sun-up to sun-down Transformational Parish Growth Summit April 25-27, 2022 to focus on the spiritual and practical ways to grow …

Diocese of St. Petersburg: 2021 Annual Report

Each year, the Diocese of St. Petersburg is blessed with gifts of time, talent and treasure from our faith family across the five counties that make up our diocese. As Bishop Parkes explains in his introductory note, “The generosity that you have shown through your support of our ministry and services here in the Diocese …

Scholarships Available for Stewardship Conference in September!

The Office of Stewardship and Development is sponsoring three (3) scholarships for the International Catholic Stewardship Conference (ICSC) being held in Orlando, Florida September 12-15, 2021. The scholarship is open to Parish Leaders from all 79 parishes and missions of the Diocese of St. Petersburg who are looking to participate in the conference for the …

Parish Stories – St. Thomas the Apostle, Homosassa

As a bustling, active parish in Citrus County, parishioners at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Homosassa dreamed of building a social hall to house events and bring people together. In 2020, parishioners’ dreams came closer to becoming a reality through the establishment of a Foundation Bequest Fund thanks to a generous $35,000 legacy gift.  …