A happy and blessed Fathers’ Day! This weekend we give thanks to God for all fathers in our parish. May God’s love be constantly shown through their devotion to their families. We also remember all of our fathers who have gone before us into eternal life. May God welcome them and reward them for their dedication and love.
Also this weekend, we are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Diocese of St. Petersburg. It was in 1968 that our diocese became an independent entity. Bishop Gregory Parkes celebrated a special Mass at our Cathedral on Saturday. It is a wonderful time, as we give thanks to God for all the blessings we have received in these past five decades. May we continue to work together as people of faith and we move now into the future.
And let us continue to pray for one another.