Thursday, April 19, 2018

St. Petersburg Diocese to Consecrate

The Diocese of St. Petersburg Will Be Consecrated to the 
Immaculate Heart of Mary on May 6
In an effort to lead all people closer to the Heart of Jesus, Bishop Gregory Parkes 
has announced that he will consecrate the parishes, schools, charities, ministries 
and all people who live in the five counties of the Diocese to the Immaculate Heart of 
Mary. To consecrate means to dedicate or set aside for a sacred purpose. 
Mary’s life was set aside for the sole purpose of serving Jesus. 
By following her example, Catholics can completely give themselves to 
Christ in a powerful way and give their lives to Him in service and love.
All are invited to the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle (5815 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg) 
on May 6 at 3 p.m. for a Holy Hour led by Bishop Parkes to take part in this special 
celebration during the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the 
Diocese of St. Petersburg.  For more information, visit:  www.dosp.org/heartofmary/.


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