Category Archives: News

Vocation Night for Women

On Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm, the Parish Vocation Team at St. Michael the Archangel Parish (2281 State Road 580, Clearwater) is hosting a vocation night for women titled “Drawing Back the Veil, 21st Century Catholic Nuns”. Sister Kelley Rush, Vocation Director for the Sisters of Notre Dame is the Keynote Speaker…. Read More

Animae Via Discernment Group

Animae Via is a discernment group for young men high school age and older, who are reflecting on God’s call in their lives and are considering the possibility of priesthood or religious life. Our next meeting is on January 18, 2017 at St. Lawrence Parish (5225 N. Himes Avenue, Tampa) and the topic will be:… Read More

Annual Vocation Promotion Workshop!

The Office of Vocations would like to invite all who are interested in promoting vocation awareness to a special workshop on Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 8:00 am until 1:15 pm at the Bethany Center in Lutz. The Church, Mother of Vocations is the theme for this years workshop.  Our Keynote speaker will be Rev. Msgr…. Read More

Welcome to our 6 New Seminarians

We would like to welcome six new men studying as seminarians for the Diocese of St. Petersburg. All six men began their studies at St. John Vianney College Seminary in Miami in early August after attending the annual seminarian convocation.  The convocation gave them the opportunity to meet their brother seminarians over the course of… Read More

Update on Seminarian Special Collection!!

The diocesan special collection for our seminarians, “Help Us Continue Forming Men of Mercy,” took place in all parishes and missions of the Diocese of St. Petersburg this past May.   Early results are in, and we are pleased to announce the special collection was a huge success with almost $500,000 raised through the generosity of parishioners in our 81… Read More

Altar Server Appreciation Mass

Information for our annual Altar Server Appreciation Mass will be going out this week to all Pastors and Altar Server Directors.  The mass will be held on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 3:00pm at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle.  A light reception will follow in the Parish Center.  All are invited to attend…. Read More

Cast Your Nets February 2016 Edition

Check out the latest edition of the Cast Your Nets newsletter here! Please remember to email Heidi Varley at in the Office of Vocations if you would like to be added to the email list for the newsletter, as it will not be mailed out in the future. It will continue to be posted on… Read More

Spiritual Motherhood For Priests

Please mark your calendars for the next Spiritual Motherhood for Priests event on February 20, 2016. It will beheld at Epiphany of Our Lord in Tampa. The event begins with morning Mass at 9am followed by Eucharistic adoration, confession and two talks by our speakers Fr. Edwin Palka and Fr. Paul Peccchie.  $10 covers the… Read More