The Cathedral Of
Saint Jude The Apostle
5815 - 5th Avenue North • Saint Petersburg, Florida 33710
Resident Priests
Cathedral Rector Father Joseph Waters
Cathedral Priests Father Anthony Ustick
  Father Joseph Eddy
Assisting Priests Monsignor Richard Funke
Fr. Roger Bission
Rector’s Leadership Team
Business Manager Fred Kraus
Coordinator of Facilities Deacon John Fox
Principal of the
Cathedral School of Saint Jude
Ross Bubolz
Coordinator of Cathedral Music/Choirs Chris Berke
Assistant Music Director Jo Greene
Coordinator for Faith Formation Shelby Cala
Coordinator of Youth Ministry John Barron
Assistant for Sacramental Preparation Carol Fox
Gift & Book Store
Sale of Religious Articles
Sue Tambasco
Parish Secretary Gigi Riva
Maintenance Assistant Brian Langevin
Maintenance Assistant Ron Lopez
St. Jude the Apostle Cathedral is the Spiritual Home to a vibrant Catholic parish and school community who gather in our church and on our campus to grow in faith, prayer and service together. In addition we are the Mother Church of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, hosting major liturgies and other events for a spiritual community of close to 500,000 of your Catholic friends and neighbors spread over an area of West Central Florida that includes Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus Counties. Our parish was founded in 1953 as part of the growth of the Catholic Church in Florida and was chosen for the Cathedral Church of the newly established Diocese of St. Petersburg in 1968. In 1996 Bishop Robert Lynch became the fourth Diocesan Bishop and Titular Pastor of the Cathedral. In 2009 Bishop Lynch entrusted the pastoral care of the Cathedral Parish and School to Fr. Joseph Waters as fifth Rector of the Cathedral Church. Since 1984 the priests of the Mercedarian Order have served as the Cathedral Vicars. We sincerely hope you will visit the Cathedral to pray and worship with us soon.
5815 - 5th Avenue North • Saint Petersburg, Florida 33710