Small Faith Sharing Groups

New Small Faith Sharing Groups will be starting the week of May 2.
Using the book The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic by Matthew Kelly, we will discover how to be
more engaged in our spiritual lives. If you are ready to let God take your spiritual life to the next level,
sign up now, and take this journey with others in the small group setting.
Sign up at or email Charmaine Carter at
or call 727-347-9702.


Fr. Mike Muhr Seeds of Hope Podcast

Available now! Seeds of HopeHomilies by Fr. Mike Muhr.

How to live the Gospel message of Jesus Christ in everyday life.

Fr. Mike Muhr is Director of Ministry to Priests for the Diocese of St. Petersburg. He served as a spiritual director and co-taught courses in pastoral ministry for 14 years at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, FL.

An easy way to find the podcasts is to do a Google search: “Homilies by Fr. Mike Muhr” or click the button.


ATTENTION: Children PK – 5th grade

Our Children’s Faith Formation Program (FIRE) began Sunday, September 20! 
Your child’s faith formation is very important to us and we are excited to offer the online platform Catholic Brain this semester. All children will be learning online until January.
Catholic Brain also offers beautiful daily prayers and other activities for the entire family.
We will use Dynamic Catholic’s Blessed series to prepare your children for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion. 

For more information and to sign-up, please click here.

If you have questions, please contact Louanne Gerdes at or 727-347-9702.


Welcome Monsignor Cippel

Msgr. John Cippel is a priest of the Diocese of St. Petersburg. In January of 2020, he celebrated 60 years of ordination as a priest. He retired as a pastor for a number of years but continues to be active in priestly ministry.

Over the years he was an associate pastor in several parishes in our diocese and then as the pastor of St. Cecelia Parish in Clearwater and St. Frances Cabrini Parish in Spring Hill.  He has served as a spiritual director in St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, FL and in St. John’s College Seminary in Miami.

In May of 2020, he returned to St. Petersburg after his second assignment at St. Vincent de Paul Seminary. He now lives close to the Cathedral of St. Jude and Bishop Parkes and Father Proulx asked him to be active here at our Cathedral Parish of St. Jude.

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Classes …

Adult Faith Formation classes and small faith sharing groups are being held via ZOOM. We were called to journey together in our faith as a community of believers. Do not miss out on a great opportunity to continue to be in community even while we are in our homes. Our parish continues to thrive — despite the pandemic.

Register for one or more of these classes or groups today

Bible Study Year 1. Read and study the Bible from Genesis through Ruth. Understand why learning the Hebrew Scriptures will inform your faith. Thursday 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm.

Bible Study Year 2. Continue learning salvation history. We are studying 1 Samuel through the early prophets. Monday 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm.

A Walk Through the Catechism. Yes, a catechism class for adults! Our parish clergy take us on a walk through the Catechism from start to finish. Gain a deeper understanding of the foundation and elements of our Catholic Faith. Wednesday 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. This year-long class started September 2020.

Small Faith Sharing Groups.  Join a small group and continue your spiritual growth. Groups will discover a deeper relationship with Christ and each other through weekly encounters.

Liturgy of the Hours Classes. Take this 4-week class to learn how to pray the official prayer of the universal Church.

If you do not know how to use ZOOM, we will teach you in a one-on-one session. Simply call the parish office at 727-347-9702 or email to schedule your session.