Category Archives: Parish News

2019 All Souls Remembrances

On Sunday, November 3rd, we celebrated our parish Candle Lighting Ceremony in memory of all of our deceased loved ones. The solemnity of the ceremony helped us to remember our loved ones who meant so much to us in this life and who have now passed onto God’s bright glory. Thank you to our parishioners who requested memorial candles and to those who participated in this special service. A very special thank you to Friends of Sacred Heart for organizing this event.

You may find a complete list of donors and their loved ones here.

$250,000 Provided for Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts

On September 25th, Bishop Gregory Parkes issued a check in the amount of $250,000 to provide support to the victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. The check was sent by mail to Archbishop Patrick Pinder of the Archdiocese of Nassau* for the specific purpose of relief and recovery efforts in the Bahamas.

“Our people are very generous here in the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Whenever we put out a call or invitation to give for disaster relief, our faithful always respond. Because of their generosity, we are able to assist hurricane recovery efforts and emergency needs in the Bahamas,” said Bishop Parkes.

*The Archdiocese of Nassau encompasses all of the islands of the Bahamas, including the Abaco islands, which suffered the greatest impact from Dorian.