Mass with Bishop Parkes

May 10, 2018

Saint Mary Our Lady of Grace


Most Reverend Bishop Gregory L. Parkes

5th Bishop of the Diocese of Saint Petersburg


Bishop Parkes is celebrating Mass with us on June 30, 2018 at 4:00 pm.  Do you realize the weight of the one who has invited us to join him?  He is worthy of supreme adoration.  Come celebrate this Feast with the Bishop of our Diocese.

Pope Francis appointed Most Reverend Parkes as Bishop of the Diocese of Saint Petersburg on November 28, 2016, and his Installation Mass was celebrated on January 4, 2017 at Saint Jude the Apostle Cathedral. 

Bishop Parkes believes that serving for God’s glory is the guiding principle of his ministry, which is why he chose, “To your name give the glory” from Psalm 115, Verse 1 as his pastoral motto.

In 2016, Bishop Parkes was appointed to the board of Catholic Relief Services and began an appointment as Episcopal Liaison to the National Council of Catholic Women for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.