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Upcoming Events - Fall 2023

Let’s come together as one faith community!

August 25, 2023 | Discover the many ways to express your faith, learn more about your faith, and celebrate your faith at these special events.




Summit Young Adult Night of Worship

Thursday, September 14, 2023,

WHEN: 7:00 p.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Confession, 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Mass

WHERE: Our Lady of Divine Providence House of Prayer 702 S. Bayview Ave., Clearwater

Young adults in their 20s and 30s are invited to attend Summit, a special event for fellowship and renewal. Silence the noise in your life and spend time in silence with Jesus in the Eucharist, the source and summit of our faith.

For more information:

Contact Melissa Mulson (

40 Days for Life

September 27-November 5, 2023,

WHERE: All Women’s Health Center, 4131 Central Ave., St. Petersburg

Women’s OB/GYN Center, 28960 U.S. 19 North #110, Clearwater

Tampa Women’s Health, 2010 E. Fletcher Ave., Tampa

The 40 Days for Life campaign aims to end abortion through prayer and fasting, community outreach, and a peaceful all-day prayer vigil in front of abortion businesses. You can sign up to pray for one day or multiple days. The Diocese of St. Petersburg will have prayer vigils at three different locations in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. Our goal is to save lives and to have a large, peaceful/prayerful presence outside of these three abortion facilities.

For more information:

Please visit or contact Jill Ricardo, our diocesan 40 Days for Life Coordinator at




Diocesan Hispanic Mass with Bishop Gregory Parkes

Saturday, October 7, 2023,

WHEN: 11:00 a.m. There will also be a Rosary at 10:00 a.m. and a Procession of Flags at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, 5815 5th Ave. N., St. Petersburg

The Diocesan Hispanic Mass is an opportunity for the community to gather together with Bishop Gregory Parkes to pray in thanksgiving for the contributions of the Hispanic Catholic community in West Central Florida.

For more information:

Contact Ana Jahuey at

Light of Hope Gala with Bishop Gregory Parkes

Saturday, October 28, 2023,

WHEN: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

WHERE: St. Lawrence Catholic Church Higgins Hall 5225 N. Himes Ave., Tampa

This gala benefits LifeChoices Family Medical, a nonprofit, prolife healthcare clinic that is in line with the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.

To register for the event go to and click on “Join Our Mission.” The dinner is being underwritten by individuals, churches, and organizations, so there is no cost to attend the dinner. There will be a pledge appeal during the evening.

For More Information:

Call 813-716-0300

Diaconate Ordination

Saturday, October 14, 2023,

WHEN: 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, 5815 5th Ave. N., St. Petersburg

Eight Men from around West Central Florida are scheduled to be ordained as deacons by Bishop Gregory Parkes. All are invited to celebrate this joyous occasion and pray for these men who are devoting their lives in service to the Church and to God. For More Information: Visit

Saint Leo University Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies 25th Anniversary Dinner & Eternal Light Award with Bishop Gregory Parkes

WHEN: Thursday, October 26, 2023, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

WHERE: Shanna and Bryan Glazer Jewish Community Center 522 N. Howard Ave Tampa

Join Bishop Parkes and leaders from the Saint Leo Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies for a conversation about the significance of Catholic-Jewish relations for our changing world. Your presence and support at the CCJS 25th Anniversary Dinner will help build bridges of respect and understanding in our community.

To purchase tickets and to learn more,





All Souls Mass

November 2, 2023,

WHEN: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 11801 U.S. Highway 19 N., Clearwater

On All Souls’ Day, Catholics pray for dearly departed loved ones. Bishop Gregory Parkes will be celebrating an outdoor Mass at Calvary Catholic Cemetery for all souls. The Catholic Church teaches that souls are separated from the body at death, and souls may need to be purified from sins or past transgressions. The faithful are encouraged to help their loved ones who have died through prayers, almsgiving, and especially the sacrifice of the Mass.

For more information:

Call 727-572-4355 or

Religious Jubilee Mass

November 4, 2023,

WHEN: 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, 5815 5th Ave. N., St. Petersburg

During the Religious Jubilee Mass, religious-order priests, brothers, and sisters reaffirm their vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. Participants pray for all religious, including those who serve in education, healthcare, and Church leadership and those who are ill, elderly, retired, or deceased. Bishop Gregory Parkes will thank the religious men and women, especially the jubilarians who are celebrating special anniversaries of their profession of vows.

For more information:

Contact the Chancellor for Canonical Affairs, Deacon Rick Wells at

Ministries of Mercy Celebration of Life Gala

November 4, 2023,

WHEN: 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

WHERE: Higgins Hall 5225 N Himes Ave, Tampa, FL 33614

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Petersburg invites you to the third annual Ministries of Mercy Celebration of Life Gala.

For more information:

Visit ; Contact Jill Ferguson at or 813-631-4393


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