A Chance to Meet and Educate Lawmakers on Important Issues

What brings thousands of Catholics to Florida’s Capitol every Spring?

What brings thousands of Catholics to Florida’s Capitol every Spring? In order to strengthen the presence of Catholic values in our communities throughout the state of Florida, the faithful will gather in Tallahassee for Catholic Days at the Capitol, Feb. 16-17.

The Diocese of Orlando Office of Advocacy and Justice is organizing the Central Florida contingency and invites Catholics to join them for this unique opportunity to make an impact on future legislative action that could affect many lives. During Catholic Days at the Capitol, participants meet and build relationships with state legislators and Catholic Bishops, advocate on social issues and church teachings, especially for those who are most vulnerable and in marginalized populations throughout Florida.

This three day event also provides the opportunity to voice concerns over human life and dignity with different discussions scheduled such as: a Legislative briefing to prepare for the legislative visits, a legislative luncheon with Bishops and Catholic Legislators, tours of the current and historic Capitol buildings, pre-scheduled meetings with lawmakers, and the annual Red Mass with all the Florida Bishops to pray for those working in the legislative, judicial and executive branches of government.

The Catholic presence in Tallahassee is a crucial way to express Catholics values and enhance current and future laws for the betterment of the people of Florida.

For more information contact the Office of Advocacy and Justice 407-658-1818 x2086 or email advocacyjustice@orlandodiocese.org