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18 men go forward in diakonia

Jun 13, 2024 ORLANDO | Eighteen men promised to serve the Lord with their lives, becoming deacons for the Diocese of Orlando, June 8, 2024. Family and friends packed the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe in support of the new clergy who offered themselves as witnesses of faith and diakonia, which is…

Bishop’s Letter: Connect with each other in the name of Christ

Jun 13, 2024 My sisters and brothers, By knowing all is God’s, all is sacred. Jesus lifted up everything in offering to the Father, as He asks us to do. Remember everything we have is given to us by God and we are called to return to God what we have received, multiplied by His goodness, by His…

Students pursue being Eucharist for the world

Jun 13, 2024 ORLANDO | More than 700 students graduated from Diocese of Orlando Catholic high schools this year. As the National Eucharistic Congress approaches, Florida Catholic highlights some of them in this second of a two-part series, illustrating how they are Eucharist to the world around them. Robbie Ridgeway Father Lopez Catholic High School, Daytona Beach [caption…

Sister retires leaving a legacy of compassion, hope

Jun 13, 2024 ORLANDO | After more than five decades of serving the Diocese of Orlando, Dominican Sister of Adrian Lucy Vazquez has retired leaving a legacy of firsts for women and a tapestry of caring for those to whom she ministered. “Sister Lucy is a woman of Vatican II,” said Bishop John Noonan. “She led with integrity…

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Volunteer discovers it’s never too late to be Eucharist to others

Jun 6, 2024 ORLANDO | Patrick Mastronardo is 94 years old and admitted he’s learning some of the most important lessons of his life in local prisons. Alone after his wife passed, like many people isolated during the COVID pandemic, Mastronardo took a hard look at his existence and decided to make a change. Born Catholic, Mastronardo was…

Students pursue being Eucharist for the world

Jun 6, 2024 This is the first of two stories on Class of 2024 graduates. Part 2 will run in the June 14 e-edition. ORLANDO | More than 700 students graduated from Diocese of Orlando Catholic high schools this year. As the National Eucharistic Congress approaches, Florida Catholic highlights some of them in a two-part series, illustrating how…

Body of Christ gathers for Eucharistic pilgrimage

Jun 6, 2024 ORLANDO | People from as far as Brazil came to celebrate the Body of Christ on the feast of Corpus Christi and to take part in The Gift of Sacred Mystery: Eucharistic Pilgrimage at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, June 1, 2024. Starting with presentations on communion, participation…

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