The Cathedral Of
Saint Jude The Apostle
5815 - 5th Avenue North • Saint Petersburg, Florida 33710
Resident Priests
Cathedral Rector
Father Joseph Waters
Cathedral Vicar
Father James Chia
Assisting Priests
Monsignor Richard Funke
Fr. Roger Bission
Fr. Gabe Fox
Rector’s Leadership Team
Director of Stewardship and Development
John Gerdes
Coordinator of Finances and
Human Resources
Judy Johnston
Coordinator of Facilities
Laurie Jaworski
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
Deacon John Fox
Coordinator of Youth Ministry
John Barron
Assistant for Sacramental Preparation
Carol Fox
Gift & Book Store
Sale of Religious Articles
Sue Tambasco
Parish Secretary
Ann Koster
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