The Diocese of St. Petersburg

48 Catholic Schools

27 Elementary Schools
12 Stand Alone Preschools
2 Special Education Programs
7 Secondary Schools

29% of students grades Pre-K to 12 attending DoSP schools did so on a school choice scholarship.

    Under the leadership of Bishop Gregory Parkes and Superintendent Chris Pastura, the Diocese of St. Petersburg serves 12,498 students at 48 schools

    Bishop Parkes

    Bishop Gregory L. Parkes was born on April 2, 1964, in Mineola, NY to Ronald and Joan Parkes. Prior to entering the seminary, he worked in the banking industry in Tampa, Florida, and was a parishioner at Christ the King Parish, He attended St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, Florida, from 1993-1996 and the Pontifical North American College in the Vatican City State from 1996-2000. He was ordained a priest of the Orlando diocese by Bishop Norbert Dorsey on June 26, 1999.

    Bishop Parkes was ordained and installed as the fifth Bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee on June 5, 2012. On November 28, 2016, Bishop Parkes was appointed the fifth Bishop of St. Petersburg by His Holiness, Pope Francis. Bishop Parkes was installed as the fifth Bishop of St. Petersburg on January 4, 2017. He succeeded Most Reverend Robert N. Lynch, who served the Diocese since 1996. Bishop Parkes has two brothers, Christopher Parkes, and Father Stephen Parkes, a priest of the Diocese of Orlando.

    Chris Pastura

    Coming Soon.

    DoSP operates three Notre Dame ACE Academies

    DoSP has two Morning Star Schools for students with exceptionalities

    Last fall, DoSP opened the first Cristo Rey school in the State of Florida