The year 2018 is a very special one for all of us in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida. This year will mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the diocese in 1968. We have been, now for five decades, a special sign of Christ’s loving presence in this area on the west coast of Florida. There is much to celebrate as we think about the past and much to anticipate as we dream for the future!
This year our Annual Pastoral Appeal (APA) will be focusing on this celebration of the 50th anniversary. The theme for this year is “Blessed Are We”. When we think of the many ways God has blessed our parishes, families and ministries, we know that it is with generous hearts that we continue to support these efforts into the future. Please note the announcements that are in the bulletin in the upcoming weeks regarding St. Cecelia Parish’s commitment to this appeal. As you have been generous in the past, I know that you will be generous in the weeks and months to come.
Thank you so much for all you do to make our parish and diocese true signs of Christ’s goodness and care in our communities.
And let us continue to pray for one another.
Fr. Robert J. Schneider