Catholic Social Teaching and Fair Trade

Students from St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School, Altamonte Springs, walked into the Parish Life Center and saw beautiful displays of delicious chocolate and coffee, colorful woven bags, intricate handmade pottery, wooden artifacts, and much more. It was the final step …

Sharing the Wealth of Books

Imagine a world where there are no books and no magical lands to explore. The first-graders at St. Joseph Catholic School in Winter Haven discovered that some towns in Africa do not have libraries or access to books. They decided …

STEM project proves IncrEdible

Our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, so what better way to protect this temple than to eat healthy early on in life? This past March, a group of sixth-graders from St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School in Altamonte Springs …

St. Francis’ Feast Day Honored with Blessings and Science

Middle school students at St. Joseph Catholic School in Winter Haven kicked off their STREAM project with Father Rony Parakkal, S.D.V. blessing pets in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi’s feast day. Many different pets were blessed including dogs, a …

Honoring grandparents

On September 7, grandparents of all students attending Saint Joseph Church and School community in Palm Bay, Florida, celebrated Mass followed by a breakfast. This annual event welcomes grandparents as they join their grandchildren in the parish hall for a …

New priests share greeting of “Jesus, Mary and Joseph”

The greeting heard all throughout the St. Joseph community in Winter Haven is “Jesus, Mary and Joseph”.  These faithful words were brought to the parish and school by our new pastor, Father Jimson Varghese, S.D.V., and Father Rony Parakkal Rappai, …

100 Teens Join Forces to Make A Change

Six teenagers from Resurrection Parish in Lakeland gathered to found a new organization, 100 Teens Who Care Lakeland. The organization’s vision is simple, impactful, and powerful – that anyone, even youth, can make an impact. They hope to inspire the …

Catholic Youth Have Heart

Catholic Youth Ministries connects middle school and high school aged youth to Christ through catechism, prayer, worship, leadership development, justice, service, and community life. These programs focus on empowering young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ and to …

Madagascar Jr. – another hit production

“Quiet on the set! Cue the penguins!” Holy Redeemer Catholic School’s spring production this year was Madagascar Jr. Students and families explored the jungles of Madagascar with Alex, Marty, Gloria, and Melman. It was a fun-filled, exciting, and hilarious performance …

Building Relationship Through First Communion

How do you think we can get more and more and people to do their First Communion? Father Timothy LaBo, pastor of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Kissimmee, recently answered this question. “To get more people to do their First …