Parish Stories – St. Joseph, St. Petersburg

St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Petersburg is a welcoming, dynamic and diverse community of believers, representative of the Kingdom of God, with one heart and many faces. Welcoming all who seek to grow in Christ through worship, educational and social ministries. St. Joseph serves all those who feel marginalized, forgotten and unloved, in the name of …

Mark Your Calendars for the 2021 Gala!

Mark your calendars now for the 2021 Catholic Foundation Gala on Saturday, February 20, 2021! Our 2020 Gala included Catholics from across our five county diocese who joined us in proclaiming, inviting and encountering Jesus. This year, we continue to extend ourselves to Courageously Living the Gospel by Bringing Ministry to Life, while inviting others …

Celebrating the Success of the 2020 Gala!

The 2020 Catholic Foundation Gala, held on February 1, 2020 brought together 500 faithfuls of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, who gathered to bring ministry to life with their presence, prayers and generosity. Long viewed as the signature event of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, the 16th annual gala inspired attendees with faith-filled speakers, scholarship …

Foundation Heroes: Richard and Marilyn Hoffmann

Serving others is what faith calls us to do. Dr. Richard and Marilyn Hoffmann live out that calling by volunteering their time and talents to serve migrant and underserved populations of Hillsborough County through a local Catholic charity, which is a ministry within the Diocese of St. Petersburg. As a retired physician from a local …

Mark your calendars now for the 2020 Gala!

Mark your calendars now for the 2020 Catholic Foundation Gala on Saturday, February 1, 2020! Last year, Catholics from across our five county diocese came together to celebrate Catholic education and generously supported tuition assistance. More than 650 sponsors and guests helped us raise over $300,000 for tuition assistance. In 2020, our guests are invited to join …

Foundation Heroes: Dr. Thomas Barton

Dr. Thomas Barton was directed by his alma mater to the Foundation because he wanted to do something else to benefit his favorite Catholic high school. He already committed to help the school annually for the next ten years. He began by creating a charitable gift annuity naming the Catholic high school as the sole …

Celebrating the Success of the 2019 Gala!

The 2019 Catholic Foundation Gala, held on Saturday, February 2, was truly a celebration of Catholic education excellence. With the support of our sponsors, attendees and volunteers, more than $363,000 was raised for the Catholic Foundation. The event features the Foundation’s Scholarship Essay Contest, sponsored by Saint Leo University.  Twenty of our schools participated in the 2019 contest, which provides a 1st, …