Bishop Parkes Launches New Video Segment on Social Media

November 29, 2022 | Bishop Gregory Parkes has added a new weekly video program to his prolific social media presence. The program is titled, Take Five, Conversations on Faith and Life and it’s a talk show format that features interesting guests from around Florida and around the country.

“It's my hope to use this video segment each week to bring you good news from the Diocese of St. Petersburg,” said Bishop Parkes at the start of the first episode.

A new segment will be posted each Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. on the bishop’s Facebook and Instagram (@BishopParkes), the diocesan YouTube Channel (@DioStPete) and on the diocesan website.

The first episode premiered on Tuesday, November 29th with Father Connor Penn as guest. The recently ordained priest had a conversation with Bishop Parkes about the Season of Advent and how Father Connor plans to celebrate Advent this year, among other things. 

The Take Five segments are about five minutes in length and are designed to easily fit into people’s busy schedules. 

Bishop Parkes has long leveraged media to bring hope and clarity to the issues of our time, while highlighting the beauty of our Catholic faith. With the gifts of technology and media, he has been able to share personal insights, inspirational stories and Scripture reflections. He is regularly heard on Spirit FM 90.5 via a segment called Proclaim, Invite, and Encounter.

Also, from 2018 - 2021, Bishop Parkes offered a Sunday Gospel reflection called “Invitation to Worship” that was heard on Spirit FM. The reflections were about two minutes in length, shared lessons from the inspired Word of God and provided insight on how we are called to Courageously Live the Gospel as Christians.