Catholic Volunteers in Florida Updates


In this issue: 

  • Spring retreat
  • Service day
  • The talent show
  • Special thanks acknowledgements

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April 2015 & May 15 Deadline




Our volunteers had a great time at our Spring retreat in Miami, Florida. We spent the week reflecting on how our time has been so far and what we hope to achieve in the final months of our service year. We started our week celebrating mass with CVIF founder, Father Pat O’Neill and were visited by many guests during our retreat including this year’s Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary volunteer, Dan, who was able to spend the whole week with us! 


The theme of the week was one of our CVIF core values, personal growth. Chelsea Wahman led a discussion about this quarter’s book, The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, and we enjoyed a day of silence to listen more attentively to the yearnings of our hearts and God’s call in our lives. 





We spent a great day serving together at Camillus House, an amazing organization that provides comprehensive services for people who are homeless in Miami-Dade county. Following the teachings and example of Jesus Christ, the mission of Camillus House is shelter, addiction counseling, behavioral health and job training, and health care to the poor and homeless of South Florida.   




This year’s volunteers are more talented than ever and we had a blast highlighting their skills during our annual talent show. Our very gifted Sue Rinaldi also performed an original, one-act play on the life of Edith Stein. 




Miguel Milanes from Allegany Franciscan Ministries, Sister Anna Maria Lionetti and Susannah Bourbeau from the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary Volunteer Program and Sister Florence Bryan for leading sessions on social justice, vocational discernment, and prayer. 


Your presence truly made our retreat experience complete and our volunteers really enjoyed the opportunity to engage with you.


Do you know someone who would enjoy retreat experiences like this? Share this newsletter and spread the word.


Some give by serving,  

while others serve by giving

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donate by check made payable to:

Catholic Volunteers in Florida

PO Box 536476

Orlando, FL 32853-6476



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Application Deadline

May 15



Catholic Volunteers in Florida is dedicated to providing people of all faiths the opportunity to volunteer for a year and live out their faith by serving the diverse needs of the people of Florida and the Dominican Republic. 


Catholic Volunteers work towards justice and peace, transforming the community they serve as well as themselves.




* Free Housing


* Health Insurance


* Monthly Stipend


* Quarterly Retreats     to promote personal & professional growth. 




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Vanessa Hornedo, Recruitment & Communications Director
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