Start date: June 14, 2018

End date: December 31, 2018

“Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,

Shortly after I was installed as the fifth bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, I was asked about my vision for our diocese.  As your shepherd, I set out to hear from you about the blessings and opportunities in our local Church.  Through the listening sessions and gatherings and through online surveys, I heard common themes emerge about what we are doing well, areas where we need to improve, and about additional ministerial opportunities.  This feedback has helped to shape our Mutually-Shared Vision that I am sharing with you today.  The Vision for our diocese is Courageously Living the Gospel.  It includes our sacred purpose, priorities and nine goals that will help us to achieve this vision.  Together, we have put forth a vision to guide us as we move forward as a diocese over the next three years.”    Bishop Parkes