The Fraternal Society of St. John the Apostle
A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation

On the day of Our Lord’s passion, one apostle betrayed Christ. Ten apostles hid from Christ. Only one – St. John the Apostle – stood with Christ at the foot of the cross. Because of this, Christ entrusted His Blessed Mother to John’s care and “…from that hour the disciple took her into his home.” (John 19:27).

We call upon all Catholic men to become St. Johns: courageously standing with Christ and taking Holy Mother Church into our homes.


To inspire men of all vocations to live liturgically in their personal and professional lives by providing events centered around Adoration, Confession, fellowship, tradition, and spiritual enrichment.


  1. Quarterly: Host world class, nationally known Catholic speakers for dinner lectures tied to traditional Catholic feast days with catered traditional foods.
  • Feast of St. Martin of Tours (November 11th | Masculine virtue/Preparation for Advent | German dinner)
  • Our presenting speaker was Fr. Shannon Collins, MSJB.

  • Mardi Gras (Tuesday before Ash Wednesday | Preparation for Lent | Cajun dinner)
  • Our presenting speaker is Mike Church, Host of the Mike Church Show and Founder of the Crusade Channel

  • Feast of St. Joseph the Worker (May 1st | Anti-communism/Fatherhood/Dignity of Work | Cuban dinner)
  • Our presenting speaker is Dr. Taylor Marshall (tentative)

  • Feast of San Gennaro (September 19th | Faith in the Miraculous | Italian dinner)
  • Our presenting speaker is John Viola (tentative), Co-Host of the Italian American Podcast and US Delegate of the Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.

  1. Annually: To host a visiting Cardinal or Bishop for a Pontifical High Mass.
  • Hosted His Eminence Cardinal Raymond Burke in 2022.

  • Hosting His Excellency Bishop Schneider in 2023 (Diocesan permission pending).

  • In contact with His Eminence Cardinal Müller or His Eminence Cardinal Zen for 2024.

  1. Biannually: To organize a public Eucharistic procession into Downtown Tampa (and invite all the parishes of the diocese to participate in the same).

  1. Annually:  To provide one seminarian, as approved by the Board of Directors of The Fraternal Society of St. John the Apostle, an all expenses paid pilgrimage to the Holy Land


On behalf of The Fraternal Society of St. John the Apostle we respectfully request your consideration to be a Founding Sponsor of The Fraternal Society of St. John the Apostle through an investment of $7,500 for the 2023 calendar year.  

Your gift will be used to:
  • Pay for the stipends and travel of world renowned Catholic speakers
  • Pay for the travel of Cardinals, Bishops, and Priests needed for Pontifical High Masses
  • Provide tickets to the men and boys of the Diocese of St Petersburg unable to afford full cost individual tickets
  • Increase marketing and advertising of The Fraternal Society of St. John the Apostle throughout the DOSP and beyond
  • Procure vestments and materials needed by Parish to execute an annual Solemn Pontifical High Mass
  • Provide all expenses paid pilgrimage to Holy Land for one chosen seminarian within the DOSP

Your investment is critical to the short-term and long-term success of our apostolate which we hope will foster fellowship amongst faithful Catholic men across the Diocese of St. Petersburg and beyond.  In addition, we seek to preserve Catholic Tradition by strengthening its adherents and welcoming new men to join us in fanning the flames of Truth.  Finally, we hope this apostolate will serve as a model for Parishes all across the country who share in our fervor and beliefs.

We would be delighted to answer any questions you may have about your investment in our apostolate.  Thank you, in advance, for your consideration of this invitation.


The Fraternal Society of St. John the Apostle
(813) 720-7002