Celebration of Gratitude


Mass for World Day of Consecrated Life

In 1997, Pope John Paul II instituted a day of prayer for women and men in consecrated life. This celebration is attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on …

Protecting the Unborn

Florida’s Catholic bishops release statement marking 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision

Saddened by yet another anniversary of the January 22, 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, the Catholic bishops of Florida recognize in their annual Roe …

Prayer Service for Persecuted Christians


Offering prayers for persecuted Christians
The community is invited to a prayer service for persecuted Christians on Friday, Jan. 22 at St. Jude Maronite Parish, 5555 Dr. Phillips Boulevard, Orlando at 7 p.m. Churches from the following faith traditions …

Sharing God’s Mercy

Mary Ann Gricar and Claire Dube began preparations at 6 a.m. on Nov. 19, filling pots and platters with enough turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce and pie to feed close to 200 people. The honored guests …

Welcoming the Stranger

Pastoral Letter on Catholic Charities of Central Florida Refugee Resettlement Ministry

Gary Tester, executive director of Catholic Charities of Central Florida, has written this pastoral letter to assist God’s people in understanding the mission of the Refugee Resettlement ministry. The

Season of Giving

Opportunities for sharing God’s mercy through Catholic Charities of Central Florida:

Cards for Caring – Gift-cards from Publix, Wal-Mart, Target, gas stations or grocery stores help families purchase food, clothing, medications and other basic needs. During the Christmas season, these …

Year of Mercy

Find news, prayers, and resources for the Year of Mercy, December 8, 2015 – November 20, 2016.

news, updates, and resources on the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

Encounter with saint prepares the way to Jubilee of Mercy

Helen Bloodgood and her friend Patricia Bowers journeyed over two hundred miles to witness the pilgrimage of the major relics of St. Maria Goretti at Blessed Trinity Parish in Ocala. Bloodgood identifies with St. Maria’s experience and gains strength in …

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