February 23, 2017

USCCB Updates

USCCB Chairmen and President of Catholic Relief Services Urge Trump Administration to Care for Creation Bishops along Northern Mexico and Texas Border Issue Statement on Immigration USCCB Chairmen Ask President Trump to Fulfill His Promise to Protect Religious Liberty

Laity, Family, and Life Updates

It is recommended that all couples preparing for marriage take a pre-marital inventory.  The inventory most commonly used in the past was the FOCCUS inventory.  There are now several other inventories available.  Read more…

Bishop Noonan’s Lenten Video Message

During the season of Lent, Bishop Noonan encourages us to make a holy resolution to grow in the love of Jesus. See more here: https://vimeo.com/205272643 Bishop’s Lenten Message from Diocese of Orlando on Vimeo.

Catholic Rural Life Updates

This week a broad coalition of farm, nutrition and rural groups ask House and Senate Budget and Appropriations Committees to protect mandatory funding for critical farm and food assistance programs. In the coming months, congressional appropriators will finalize funding legislation for fiscal year 2017 while simultaneously beginning work on 2018. They urged members of Congress … Continue reading “Catholic Rural Life Updates”

Pope Audience: ‘Hope Helps to See Beyond Negativity of Present’

Self-centeredness and sin corrupt the beauty of Creation, but God does not abandon humanity and turns Creation’s groans into hope for new life. That was at the heart of Pope Francis’ catechesis on Christian hope at his Wednesday General Audience. Read more… Picture: ©ANSA

Diocese of Orlando Hosts FCC Administrators’ Conference and Expo

February 22-24, 2017 Theme: Together in Christ, We Serve All Children Catholic school superintendents, associate superintendents, presidents, principals, development directors, directors of early education centers, and other administrators gather for their biennial conference February 22–24, 2017 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando. This conference is an opportunity for participants to grow professionally, learn about … Continue reading “Diocese of Orlando Hosts FCC Administrators’ Conference and Expo”

Glorifying God through Song

During the Lenten season, the Church offers the faithful many ways to remember and reflect upon the Passion of Christ. Stations of the Cross invite parishioners to walk the Way of the Cross with Jesus and Scripture readings place the people among the disciples and crowds on Good Friday. Several musical presentations scheduled during Lent … Continue reading “Glorifying God through Song”

Catholic Charities of Central Florida Updates

As we prepare to enter the holy season of Lent which begins on March 1, Ash Wednesday, we remember our call to prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. To help us answer this call and enter into this time of reflection more fully, we prepared the 2017 40 Ways to Mercy calendar. Read more…

CRS Rice Bowl is an Expression of Pope Francis’ Call to Build a Culture of Encounter this Lent

In his Lenten message this year, Pope Francis encourages the faithful to participate in Church Lenten campaigns and promote the culture of encounter. “I encourage all the faithful to express this spiritual renewal also by sharing in the Lenten Campaigns promoted by many Church organizations in different parts of the world, and thus to favor … Continue reading “CRS Rice Bowl is an Expression of Pope Francis’ Call to Build a Culture of Encounter this Lent”

Happy Birthday, Bishop Noonan!

Birthday Greetings! We pray with gratitude for our diocesan shepherd, Bishop John Noonan, who celebrates his birthday on February 26. The LORD bless you and keep you! The LORD let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you! The LORD look upon you kindly and give you peace!