All parishioners are urged to make a financial pledge to the Annual Pastoral Appeal (APA). The APA funds the apostolic works of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, including education of seminarians; support for Catholic schools, Catholic Charities; professional support for parishes on real estate, insurance, legal, construction, and administrative issues; support for the Holy Father, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Florida Catholic Conference; and offices for religious formation and liturgy. Any funds given by St. Paul’s parishioners to the APA reduces dollar-for-dollar the parish’s assessment obligation to the diocese, thus directly benefitting the parish financially. To make a pledge, use this link : Diocese of St. Petersburg (givecentral.org)