Prayer Service for Mater Dei Giving Society Members 
October 28, 2022

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
October 28, 2022

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 …

Challenge Met in 2021
April 25, 2022

In the past, the Catholic Foundation has held an annual Gala event, often considered the signature event for the Diocese of St. Petersburg. However, taking into consideration the safety of guests and good stewardship in protecting financial resources, Bishop Parkes accepted the recommendation from the Board of Trustees to not hold a live event in …

2021 Impact Report
April 10, 2022

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 managing 97 endowed and long-term funds from committed donors, and as stewards of the legacy gifts so generously given, is committed to transparency and accountability. With that commitment, …

Make an Impact
November 10, 2021

We know many 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. An option to consider is opening a Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) through our Catholic Foundation, now celebrating our …

Scholarships Available for Stewardship Conference in September!
July 12, 2021

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
May 3, 2021

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.  …