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Arm of St. Jude the Apostle relic, Feb. 23 

Join us for Veneration and Mass in honor St. Jude the Apostle, known as the Apostle of the Impossible. St. Jude is revered for his unwavering dedication and steadfast faith. Friday, Feb. 23, 2-10 p.m., Basilica of St. Paul, 317 Mullaly St., Daytona Beach and Blessed Trinity, 5 S.E. 17th St., Ocala, March 1, 2-10 p.m.

For a bulletin pdf, click here.


St. Cloud Senior Affordable Housing List Opens Feb. 7 – 27

St. Anthony Garden Courts Apartments in St. Cloud, an affordable subsidized housing senior living community (55 or older) of Catholic Charities of Central Florida, will be opening its waiting list from Feb. 7 – Feb. 27. The complex offers 1 bedroom/1 bath, 2 bedrooms/1.5 baths, 3 bedrooms/2.5 baths and one car garage units. Applications will only be accepted during the application period from Feb. 7 – 27. This is to be added to the waiting list only. Waiting time varies. For more information, contact the property manager, 321-805-4733. Office Hours Monday thru Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., no Fridays.

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Save your marriage

If your marriage has become troubled and stressed, unloving or uncaring; if you have grown cold and distant; even if you are divorced or separated, or are thinking about it, Retrouvaille can help, as it has helped thousands of others. For more information and registration call 352-274-4614. All calls and names held in strictest confidence. Not counseling or group therapy. And please see our website at Retrouvaille.org.


Do not sign petition

Pro-abortion groups are actively seeking to place a constitutional amendment on the November 2024 ballot that would erase decades or pro-life gains and permit abortion through birth. The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops’ encourages you to offer the attached “Decline to Sign” half-page bulletin announcement for your bulletins and newsletter.  The announcement  incorporates one of the very strong messages that helps move likely voters away from support of the proposed amendment.  While it is still not clear the proposal will reach the ballot, it will be helpful to begin messaging against it as early as possible.

For the webpage with the half-page announcement in English and Spanish, click here.

EVENTS WITH BISHOP NOONAN

Vigil to Dry Tears, Feb. 27

Join us as we gather this night to pray, sing and reflect upon God’s Word. We ask that the arms of the Lord enfold us with His generous mercy and hold us close in His healing comfort. We implore God to draw near that our broken heart return to Him. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered at the conclusion of our formal prayer and those gathered may continue to pray for each one until all receive His eternal light. The Vigil to Dry Tears will take place at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, 8300 Vineland Rd., Orlando, from 7 – 9 p.m.


DIOCESAN EVENTS AND MORE

Stations of the Cross at the Basilica, Feb. 23

Walk with Christ in his passion and death by participating in the Stations of the Cross at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, 8300 Vineland Rd., Orlando, Friday, February 23 from 3 – 4 p.m.


Monthly Memorial Mass, Feb. 23


Join Queen of Angels Cemetery staff each month for a Memorial Mass at Mary, Mother of God Chapel, San Pedro Spiritual Development Center, 95 Bishop Grady Ln., Winter Park. Mass includes special intercession for those who are buried in Queen of Angels Cemetery since the previous Memorial Mass and for the deceased diocesan priests and deacons remembered during that month. Liturgy of the Hours is at 8 a.m.; 8:30 a.m. Mass. The next Mass is Feb. 23.

For our diocesan clergy who passed in the month of February:
Priests: Most Rev. Norbert Dorsey, C.P., Msgr. Edward Thompson, Reverend Edward Condren, Reverend Brendan Donnelly, Reverend Michael Hanrahan, Reverend Larry Lossing, Reverend Patrick Malone, Reverend Anthony Palmese, Reverend Antonio Pons, Reverend Carlos Aizpun

Deacons: Deacon Ismael Almodovar, Deacon Ron Keehner, Deacon Orlando Lendoiro, Deacon Edwin Maddex, Deacon Joseph McCabe, Deacon Frank McDonald, Deacon Gerard Ward, Deacon Gerard White

For the souls recently laid to rest at Queen of Angels Cemetery: Julia Acero, Ronald J Bittner, Colin M. Cunningham, Luke Flores, Gladys Fernandez, Paul Gutierrez, Eva Nilda Seguino Guzman, Richard Vincent Lemer, Barbara Lyman, Michel Mayfield, Charley Jean-Eilian Mayfield, Jacqueline T McKee,  William Oliver Morris, Kieu Thuy Phan, Stephen Michael Phillips, Michael Riggs, Jr., Luca Roberts, Efrain Rodriguez, Pedro Romanach, Margarita Figueroa Torres, Sarah Van Vliet, Hoa Thi Vu, Jorge Roberto Chang Zambrano 

Please consider including this list in your parish bulletin during the month of February.


Catechist Formation Day, Feb. 24

Join us for a faith filled day where you will gain significant insight regarding Faith Formation and ways to be more effective in your journey of sharing with others our Catholic faith. Mass will be celebrated by Bishop John Noonan following our keynote speaker Sr. Mary Michael Fox, OP. Topics include: Principles for children’s catechesis, Forming and leading children and youth toward a full, conscious and active liturgical life, and more. Some sessions also in Spanish. Sunday, Feb. 24, 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m. at Bishop Moore Catholic School, 3901 Edgewater Dr. Orlando.

For more information and to register go to: https://CFD2024.eventbrite.com

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Arm of St. Jude the Apostle relic, Feb. 23 

Join us for Veneration and Mass in honor St. Jude the Apostle, known as the Apostle of the Impossible. St. Jude is revered for his unwavering dedication and steadfast faith. Friday, Feb. 23, 2-10 p.m., Basilica of St. Paul, 317 Mullaly St., Daytona Beach and Blessed Trinity, 5 S.E. 17th St., Ocala, March 1, 2-10 p.m.

For a bulletin flyer, click here.


First Saturday with the Blessed Mother, March 2

Join us for a reflection on Our Blessed Mother presented by Father Peter Latouf who will speak to us about Marian apparitions you may not yet have heard about. Our Lady of Akita (Japan), Our Lady of La Vang (Vietnam), or Our Lady of Good Health (Velankanni, India). This event is being held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, 8300 Vineland Rd., Orlando. Presentation at 9 a.m.; Confession at 10:30 a.m.; Daily Mass at noon.


Subscribe to E-Scroll

Enkindle a deeper faith in your heart and mind, become a leader in Christ, and help us harmonize ministries to the mission of the Catholic Church by signing up for E-Scroll, the Diocese of Orlando online newsletter. Go to www.orlandodiocese.org/e-scroll/ to subscribe for free.


Queen of Angels Cemetery

For a Catholic, burial in a Catholic cemetery is a final act of faith, to one’s belief in the resurrection of the body and everlasting life. The Catholic cemetery is a sacred place set aside by the Church for the burial of the faithful. The bodies of those buried there rest under the watchful eye of the local Bishop until the last day. The Catholic cemetery is an extension of the parish community where those who have worshipped together in life now rest together in peace, awaiting Christ’s return in glory. Though the character and charism of a Catholic cemetery is different from that of commercial and municipal cemeteries, Catholics buried in non-Catholic cemeteries lie in ground, crypt or niche that was made sacred during the Rite of Committal. Learn more by visiting https://catholiccemeteriescfl.org

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Our Catholic Appeal 2023

Each year the Diocese of Orlando appeals to parishes to share in assisting grow the Kingdom of God and be good stewards of all that God has given us. For all Our Catholic Appeal related flyers, postings, banners, guides, in English and Spanish, please click here. For more information, go to OurCatholicAppeal.org.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

St. Anthony Garden Court Waiting List is Open, Feb. 7-27

St. Anthony Garden Court Apartments’ waiting list will be open from Feb. 7 to Feb. 27. This senior housing (55 and older) is affordable and subsidized. Bedroom/bath combinations available. and centrally located in St. Cloud. Applications will only be accepted during the application period. Waiting list time varies. For more information, please contact the property manager directly, 321-805-4733. Office hours are Monday thru Thursday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. No Fridays.


Mental Health First Aid Trainings-Parts 1 and 2:

Learn to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need. Total of 6.5 hours. Part 1: 2 hours on your own, online, completed before taking Part 2. Access to Part 1 after registering for a Part 2 date. Part 2: 4.5 hours with Instructors from Behavioral
Health Services, via Zoom. Contact Kyle Osborn at kosborn@cflcc.org

Virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid Training with Instructors (for adults who work with youth): March 1, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., registration deadline Feb. 23, at 5 p.m.

For a flyer on Adults working with adults, click here.
For a flyer on Adults working with youth, click here.


Project Rachel Helpline/Upcoming retreats

If you or someone you know has been impacted by an abortion, confidential non-judgmental help is available through the Diocese of Orlando’s Project Rachel helpline. Call or text (407) 222-8584 or email projectrachel@cflcc.orgThere are upcoming retreats available in English and Spanish. For more information, please visit cflcc.org/culture-of-life.

Bulletin editors: For a graphic in English, click here. For a graphic in Spanish, click here.


Mental health services available

Catholic Charities of Central Florida Behavioral Health Services is offering mental health counseling services and psychiatric evaluations free of charge to people who reside in Polk County. This grant is focusing on those who might not seek mental health treatment due to cost or other financial restrictions. This grant focuses on those without health insurance or those who are underinsured. This is the initial phase of the multi-year grant. If you or a loved one are in need of mental health counseling services, please contact Catholic Charities Behavioral Health Services at 407-658-1818 Ext: 1069.

For a flyer of services, click here.


Medical Clinics need volunteers-Now more than ever

Catholic Charities of Central Florida is seeking MDs, PAs, RNs, OBGYNs, EKG Technicians, endocrinologists, orthopedic surgeons, certified health educators, general and nurse practitioners to volunteer at the Lazarus Free Medical Clinic located at the San Pedro de Jesus Maldonado Mission in Wildwood, Monday through Thursday.

Please help us to bring forth God’s mercy to those who are ill and are struggling financially. Our clients are uninsured and living at 200% or below the poverty level. To learn more about serving at the Lazarus Free Medical Clinic, please contact  Myrta.Aviles@cflcc.org. Also seeking volunteers: St. Luke Free Medical and Dental Clinic in Eustis, and La Guadalupana Clinic in Ocala. Please contact Erin.Burley@cflcc.org . For St. Thomas Free Medical Clinic in St. Cloud,  Kelly.Bender@cflcc.org.


Volunteers are needed to prevent Homelessness

Clerical and administrative volunteers are needed in Catholic Charities of Central Florida’s Family Stability Program in Orlando, Winter Haven, and Cocoa. Volunteers help with a variety of areas that can range from answering phones, greeting guests, scheduling appointments, operating copy machines, assisting with data entry, copying, filing and organization. Volunteer hours range between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

For more information visit cflcc.org/volunteer/.


Catholic Charities Needs Food Distribution Volunteers


Catholic Charities is looking for volunteers to help distribute food at its Agape Mission Markets in Orlando on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Visit cflcc.org/volunteer for more information and to sign up.


Catholic Charities Website

Check out Catholic Charities of Central Florida’s website for news, volunteer information, services and more. cflcc.org


Be a mentor. Change a life.

Catholic Charities of Central Florida Refugee Youth Services Program is seeking adults to serve as mentors for refugee children.  Many of the children we serve have suffered traumatic violence, loss of family and friends, war, and life in a refugee camp. They need your help.

Mentors help our youth with: learning English, understanding homework assignments, and making sense of a new culture. But most of all, mentors are a caring friend and positive role model.

Mentor Requirements: Must be at least 18 years old, participate in mentor training and safe environment training, background check and commit to volunteer at least three hours per week.

Sign-up to make a difference today! Contact Jacob: Jacob.miller@cflcc.org, 410-218-4041.


St. Luke Medical and Dental Clinic needs professional volunteers

Catholic Charities of Central Florida operates medical and dental clinics throughout the Diocese of Orlando – including the St. Luke Medical and Dental Clinic in Eustis. It is supported by volunteer medical and dental practitioners. To offer your time, please visit cflcc.org/volunteer or call (352) 602-4640.

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SAN PEDRO SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER

The following events can be found at 95 Bishop Grady Ln., Winter Park (same location, new address) https://www.sanpedrocenter.org/upcoming-even


Monthly Memorial Mass, March 29


Join Queen of Angels Cemetery staff each month for a Memorial Mass at Mary, Mother of God Chapel, San Pedro Spiritual Development Center, 95 Bishop Grady Ln., Winter Park. Mass includes special intercession for those who are buried in Queen of Angels Cemetery since the previous Memorial Mass and for the deceased diocesan priests and deacons remembered during that month. Liturgy of the Hours is at 8 a.m.; 8:30 a.m. Mass. The next Mass is March 29.

For our diocesan clergy who passed in the month of March:
Priests: Msgr. Martin B. Power, Rev. Thomas Gross, Rev. Paul Kajdan, Rev. Sean P. Molloy, Rev. John Ryan

Deacons: Deacon Richard Basso, Deacon Al Castellana, Deacon Elias Coll, Deacon James Coughlin, Deacon Louis Klein, Deacon Maurice Pujol 

Please consider including this list in your parish bulletin during the month of March.


Franciscan Hermitage Retreat, Feb. 29 – March 3

Experience of Franciscan Hermitage deeply rooted in the Franciscan tradition. St. Francis would withdraw to a hermitage or place of solitude in order to be with the Lord. In silence he would spend time praying. If you would like to experience this rhythm of solitude and quiet, you are invited to attend this retreat.

The retreat begins at 6 p.m. Thursday and concludes with 10 a.m. Mass on Sunday. Includes private guest room and all meals Friday-Sunday. Must register. This retreat fills quickly.


Life in the Eucharist Retreat, March 1-2

The Life in the Eucharist, or LITE program is a lay-directed experience of Eucharistic spirituality designed to assist Catholics to deepen their understanding of the Eucharist through reflection, study, and personal witness. Presented by Father George Dunne, SSS who introduced the program to the Diocese of Orlando. Participants attend both days, Friday, March 1, 6:30 p.m. to Saturday, March 2, 7 p.m. Dinner on Friday, Breakfast, and Lunch on Saturday are provided, $55


San Pedro – Eucharistic Cenacle: In the Fire of the Pierced Hearts, March 1

Join the Servants of the Pierced Heart of Jesus and Mary for Mass, Adoration Praise and Worship and Prayer! Join us from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. The night begins with Holy Mass at 7:30 p.m. followed by praise and worship and Eucharistic Adoration. This Eucharistic Cenacle happens on the First Friday of every month.


Cuaresma Tarde de Reflexión – Una Ventana Abierta a la Renovación Espiritual: Caminado por el Bautismo y La Penitencia en el Tiempo de Cuaresma, 5 de marzo

Únase a nosotros con el Padre Héctor Vázquez, párroco de Santa Clara Deltona, para una presentación esclarecedora mientras exploramos el profundo significado del bautismo, el poder purificador de la penitencia y cómo estas prácticas sagradas profundizan nuestra conexión con la fe durante este período reflexivo de la Cuaresma, $12 por persona. Martes, 5 de marzo, 7 – 8:30 p.m., St. John the Apostle Building, 300.


In the Heart of Our Lady Marian Group, March 13

Wednesday, March 13, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Mary, Mother of God Chapel. Join the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary on first Wednesdays to pray the rosary in reparation, for intentions of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, for world peace, the conversion of humanity and consecration. Wednesday, March 13, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Mary, Mother of God Chapel.


San Damiano Society-Two Hearts, presented by Jennifer Settle, March 14

Join Jennifer Settle for a Lenten reflection on Experiencing the Passion of Christ with the Immaculate and Sacred Hearts in St. Anthony Hall, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., $20 per person. Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart was pierced with love for her son as He journeyed to the cross. Our Lord surrendered His Sacred Heart to be pierced on the cross for the love of us. Out of the piercing of these Two Hearts flows an invitation to enter into their love. As we journey deeper into Lent and make our way with the Two Hearts to the cross, let us spend time together contemplating their deep and sacrificial love for us. Thursday, March 14, St. Anthony Hall, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.


Nazareth – Vocational Discernment Group for Young Women, March 15

The Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary have started a Discernment Group for young women from the ages of 16–35 who are interested in learning more about Religious Life. Join us from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Please learn more by emailing Sister Kristi or call the Convent landline: (407) – 960-2423


Experiences of “Passing Over”: Lenten Day of Reflection with Seder Demonstration, March 19

Join Fr. Benjamin Berinti, CPPS, for our Annual Lenten Day of Reflection, which includes a modified Seder Meal demonstration. The Annual Lenten Day of Reflection, which includes a modified Seder, will focus on the spiritual and real-life experience of “passing over” and possibilities for transformation they bring.  The Israelites “passed over” from bondage to freedom; Jesus “passed over” from death to life in his Passion; and we encounter our own opportunities for “passing over” throughout our life journey. Join us for spiritual reflections, a modified Seder experience, lunch, and Eucharist.  This year’s Seder experience will include musical accompaniment by Manfred Dreilich, Music Director at Immaculate Conception Church. Tuesday, March 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., St. John the Apostle, Bldg. 300, $45 per person.


VIVET – Youth and Young Adult Adoration, Wednesday, March 20

All youth and young adults are invited to join the Servants of the Pierced Heart of Jesus and Mary for Adoration, Praise, Worship and Prayer! Wednesday, February 21, 7:30 PM  8:30 PM. VIVET happens on the Third Wednesday of every month. No registration required.


Fill Your Cup – Unlocking Renewal: Journeying Through Baptism and Penance in the Lenten Season, Thursday, March 21

Join us for an enlightening presentation as we explore the profound significance of baptism, the cleansing power of penance, and how these sacred practices deepen our connection with faith during this reflective period of Lent. Presenter Fr. Hector Vazquez is the current Pastor of St. Clare Catholic Church in Deltona. Thursday, March 21, St. John the Apostle, Bldg. 300, Time: 7:00-9:00 pm. Cost: $12 per person.


San Pedro is open for wedding receptions

Are wedding bells ringing in your future? Now you can celebrate that momentous occasion at San Pedro Spiritual Development Center’s newly renovated St. Anthony of Padua Hall. The entire hall was revamped and modified with new flooring, lighting, two indoor bathrooms, a catering kitchen and room for 192 people. Exterior bungalow style columns were added along with modern outdoor lighting. Guests may roam the beautiful grounds or sit out on the porch. San Pedro is perfectly located in Winter Park along Lake Howell. Package includes bakery, DJ, lighting and florist vendors. In addition, San Pedro Center has 48 guest rooms and three private cabins available for you and your overnight guests (subject to availability). To make this serene setting the backdrop to your wedding reception, call Dina McKee at 407-671-6322, ext. 109 or email her at dina@sanpedrocenter.org.


Free At-Home Retreats through San Pedro 

San Pedro Spiritual Development Center is providing virtual retreats to facilitate ongoing spiritual growth throughout and beyond this pandemic. A retreat is an opportunity to draw away from the world for intentional time of prayer and reflection. Our At-Home Retreats offer similar content to our in person retreats by offering an online forum of presentation, discussion, and Q&A. To see what retreats are available virtually go to https://www.sanpedrocenter.org/at-home-retreats or https://www.sanpedrocenter.org/spiritualresources for the free at-home retreats.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR MERCY

Prison Ministry Volunteers Needed

“For I was imprisoned and you visited me… I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me” (Matthew 25:36, 40). St Peter Claver Prison Ministry is an Orlando Council St. Vincent DePaul Special Works mentorship program that encourages prisoners and newly released citizens on becoming self-sufficient. For more information contact: Carlos Benitez, Program Manager at (407) 614-2355 and see their website www.spcpmorlando.org.


Volunteers Needed at the JMJ Pregnancy Center

Do you have a passion for helping women and babies in need?  JMJ Pregnancy Centers are looking for volunteer ultrasound technicians. Bilingual is a plus!  Must be a Certified Ultrasound Technician proficient in abdominal ultrasound imaging and measurements. Visit jmjpc.org or email info@jmjpc.org.


Become a Catholic Volunteer

Catholic Volunteers in Florida is accepting applications for a year of full-time service beginning August 2019. Applicants should have college degree or equivalent life experience, and a heart for serving marginalized communities in Florida or the Dominican Republic. Volunteers serve in teaching, community development, special education, social work, youth programs, immigration and legal services, and more. Benefits include housing, health insurance, monthly living stipend, quarterly retreats, leadership training, and AmeriCorps Education Award for qualifying positions. Apply now at cvif.org.


St. Vincent de Paul Orlando Needs You – Great service hours!

Volunteer opportunities are available in our stores and food pantries – great for young people needing community service hours! Continues through the end of July. Check us out at svdporlando.org

We are also accepting your donations. Our new Resupply app allows you to schedule a FREE pick up of large appliances or furniture directly from your smart phone. We’ve partnered with Resupply to make donating more convenient. Or, call our Donation Hotline at 888.986.4483 or schedule via svdporlando.org. Visit us at St. Vincent de Paul Orlando Thrift Store in Apopka at 770 S. Orange Blossom Trail or St. Vincent de Paul Orlando Thrift Store in Clermont at 601 E. Highway 50. Thank you for helping us help others!


Clinics calling all dentists and dental hygienists

St. Luke Free Medical and Dental Clinic in Eustis, and Lazarus Free Dental Clinic at St. Paul’s Parish in Leesburg  are looking for volunteer dentists and dental hygienists. Join a team of dedicated people helping our neighbors in need! If interested, please contact Myrta Aviles at 352-748-4567 or contact Erin.Burley@cflcc.org


Car Donations Help Those in Need

That old clunker sitting in the garage helps St. Vincent de Paul Society of Orlando help others. Donating your vehicle is simple; the pick-up is free and we provide a tax receipt. Please contact us now: 800.322.8284 or visit svdporlando.org


Legal Immigration Assistance Available in Polk County

Catholic Charities of Central Florida is provides Legal Immigration Services in Polk County. Family-based services include consultations, preparation of immigration applications, and legal representation. The goal is to ensure that all individuals and families have access to affordable and professional legal immigration services. Appointments are available with case managers at our Lakeland office (801 Florida Ave. S., Lakeland) by appointment only. To make an appointment, email legalservices@cflcc.org or call (863) 686-7153. For more information visit http://cflcc.org/legal-immigration-services.


Considering Adoption? Catholic Charities Can Help!

For the life of your precious baby, consider adoption and Catholic Charities can help. Adoption counselors from Catholic Charities of Central Florida help birth mothers who are experiencing an unexpected pregnancy and are seeking life for their child.

We provide caring, nonjudgmental and loving support to educate birth mothers about the adoption process and to honor their requests regarding the many options that are available for open and closed adoptions.

Our adoption counselors are licensed counselors with extensive training on the adoption process. We travel throughout the nine counties of the Central Florida. For more information, call: 866-973-8638 or visit http://ccadoptfl.org/


Donations needed for Agape Mission Markets – Orlando and Lake Wales

Catholic Charities’ Agape Mission Markets in Orlando and Lake Wales need donations. Please consider donating personal care items such as: tooth brushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, floss, hand soap, body wash, shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, feminine care products, toilet paper, diapers and baby wipes. Many of these items can be found in the travel aisle of your local Target, Publix or Walmart. Agape Mission Market, 1771 N. Semoran Blvd., Orlando. Donations accepted Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 407-658-1818, ext. 2335 and Agape Mission Market, 644 S 9th St, Lake Wales on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. and 12-4 p.m. and  Fridays, 5-7 p.m. 863-676-1556.


Agape Mission Markets in Orlando and Lake Wales need volunteers

Catholic Charities of Central Florida is looking for hospitality volunteers to staff the front desk of their Mission Market (formerly the food pantry) in Orlando. Volunteers are needed 3-4 hours each week to greet guests, gather food bags, organize the reception area and restock the front counter.

The markets are also looking for individuals or groups (maximum of five) to sort and stock food donations.
-Volunteer shifts in Orlando are at 1771 N. Semoran Boulevard, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  For more information, call 407-658-1818 ext. 2335.
-Volunteer shifts in Lake Wales are at 644 S. 9th St., on Monday and Wednesday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. For more information, call 863-676-1556.


Donate to St. Vincent de Paul Orlando

Help us help others! You can make a difference by donating or shopping at any St. Vincent de Paul Orlando Thrift Store. Your donations allow us to provide furniture and furnishings at no cost to families in need and your purchases provide us the resources to help keep the lights on and people in their homes. Check us out at www.svdporlando.org. To make a tax-deductible donation of large furniture or appliances that help people in need, call our Donation Hotline at 888-986-4483.

COMMUNICATIONS

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Enjoy Catholic news online any time at www.thefloridacatholic.org. The Florida Catholic offers reports, videos and commentary revolving around news and topics of concern to the Catholic faithful. Whether it is from a local parish or school, a state issue or a national or international event, turn to the Florida Catholic for news that educates, inspires and enriches the faith life of everyday Catholics.

Our site is free of charge to visitors, but if you would like to donate to this important mission, call 1-888-275-9953.  For a graphic, click here.

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