Black Catholic Logo Black Catholic Assembly Meetings - The Assembly meets quarterly at locations around the diocese. These meetings are a great opportunity for us to come together as diverse Catholics of African descent of the Diocese of St. Petersburg and share as a community. It is also a chance to meet some of our brothers and sisters in Christ. Youth and Young... Read More
martyrs New Cause for the Saints: Martyrs of La Florida Missions - On Monday October 12, 2015 Maureen Biebrich, and Marilyn Cisek, representatives from our Native American Ministry together with Gail Rando (now of the  Journey With the Bear Kateri Circle, DE)  attend the Official Opening of the Cause for Canonization of the Martyrs of La Florida Mission.  As stated by Maureen, “The Mass and official ceremonies were filled with... Read More
Lights decorate a church as thousands of people attend an early morning mass which signals the beginning of the celebrations for Christmas. The early morning mass is a religious tradition where Filipinos attend a mass for nine consecutive days until Christmas. (KJ ROSALES) Simbang Gabi (or Misa de Gallo) All Invited! - The Phillipino Community invites the faithful of the Diocese to celebrate with them Simbang Gabi. “Simbang Gabi” literally means “Masses of the Night”. Fillipinos attend mass for nine days before the birth fo Christ. The Masses are also known as Misa de Gallo or “Rooster’s Mass” as they are celebrated at dawn. Advent starts earlier... Read More