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.  …

Behind the Scenes of a Live Stream Event with Bishop Parkes

A giving society is established by organizations to give thanks to those who make it possible for them to fulfill their mission. While this is usually done through in-person events, the Diocese of St. Petersburg courageously jumped into the unknown last November to launch their Mater Dei Giving Society virtually. “For the last couple of …

Committed to Transparency and Accountability – 2020 Impact Report

The purpose of endowed and long-term investments is to provide support to beneficiaries now and into the future. The Catholic Foundation is proud to be entrusted with more than 70 managed and endowed funds from committed donors. As stewards of the legacy gifts so generously given, the Catholic Foundation is committed to transparency and accountability. …