Legacy Planning Video Series

As with many large gatherings in the past year, the popular Catholic Foundation Life Planning Workshops for parishes were put on hold. However, questions surrounding legacy planning, legal matters and financial planning issues were flooding in. To assist and provide a new resource for parishes and their parishioners, the Catholic Foundation has launched the new …

2020 Diocesan Annual Report

Even through difficulties and challenges, our more than 24,000 generous donors provided more than $10 million in support of our 50+ diocesan ministries and services through the 2020 Annual Pastoral Appeal. Gifts were also made to support special projects through the Forward in Faith Campaign, and Bishop Gregory Parkes launched our new Mater Dei Giving …

Event Change Brings Exciting Challenge

As we embark on a new year, the Catholic Foundation is making changes to a traditional, well-loved annual event. In past years, the Catholic Foundation held its Gala in February as the signature event for the Diocese of St. Petersburg, bringing together 600+ supporters from across our five counties. Taking into account the current status of …

All Charitable Contributions are 100% Tax Deductible up to the Amount of your Adjusted Gross Income

Did you know… this year, all charitable contributions are 100% tax deductible up to the amount of your Adjusted Gross Income? Thanks to the CARES Act, those who file itemized returns for 2020 have even more incentive to give. To assist in getting the word out, promoting generosity and/or new, creative options for giving with …

Gift Giving Advantages to Not-For-Profits at Year-End

There are many advantages to making a gift to a not-for-profit at year-end, and gifts to parishes, our Catholic ministries and diocesan Church qualify. For those interested in making a year-end gift through an IRA, a donor-advised or giving stock, please contact the Office of Stewardship and Development at stewardship@dosp.org. For those wanting to explore …

A Donor-Advised Fund Made for Catholics

We know that many of our parishioners actively search for ways to invest in their parishes, the greater Catholic Church as well as other organizations that align with our Catholic Values. They look to support good deeds through their generous giving. Because of this, we are proud and excited to announce the launch of the …

Parish Stories – St. Francis of Assisi, Seffner

St. Francis of Assisi Parish is a Christ-centered community. The parish strives to be a warm, friendly and caring faith family, where the gifts and talents of all, young and old, are recognized and graciously used to nurture others, and to worship together in a vibrant and spirit-filled liturgy. Through their mission, they go forth …

Bringing Ministry to Life – Catholic Charities

For more than 70 years, Catholic Charities has been a leader in serving the poor and vulnerable throughout the Diocese’s five counties and beyond. Catholic Charities serves with mercy, charity and compassion to promote the sanctity and dignity of all God’s people, offering hope by helping those in need and uniting with others in service …

School Stories – Morning Star, Pinellas Park

Morning Star’s tuition is double that of a typical Catholic Elementary School and we rely on the generosity of donors to meet these financial needs. Morning Star Catholic School in Pinellas Park is a kindergarten to twelfth grade school that specializes in providing an individualized academic program for students with a variety of learning challenges. …