January 11, 2018

Choosing to respect life

What do a surfer, snow boarder, dancer, Air Force pilot, convert to Catholicism and motorcycle rider have in common? They all form part of the incredibly complex personality of Dr. Lance Maki, the obstetrician and gynecologist who is also president of the Orlando Catholic Physicians Guild, part of the Catholic Medical Association. Dr. Maki splits … Continue reading “Choosing to respect life”

A lesson on cyberbullying and digital citizenship

From January 28-February 3, 2018, we will celebrate Catholic Schools Week  – an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. Around the Diocese of Orlando, schools will celebrate with Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people … Continue reading “A lesson on cyberbullying and digital citizenship”

25 years adoring the Lord

For 25 years, more than one thousand parishioners at Blessed Trinity Parish in Ocala have participated in Perpetual Adoration. On January 14-15, the anniversary was marked with a mission talk by Father Ken Geraci on what it means to be Catholic and the beauty of the Eucharist in Christian life. The catalyst for its inception … Continue reading “25 years adoring the Lord”

You’re invited to a special Mass of Thanksgiving for Consecrated Life

In recognition of the priests and religious who so faithfully serve the faithful of God in the Diocese of Orlando, Bishop John Noonan will celebrate the Mass of Thanksgiving for Consecrated Life at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, 8300 Vineland Avenue, Orlando, FL 32821, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon … Continue reading “You’re invited to a special Mass of Thanksgiving for Consecrated Life”

Find renewed purpose for your ministry at the Ministry Formation Conference on Feb. 3

Cancelled due to Hurricane Irma, the Ministry Formation Conference is back on track for Saturday, Feb. 3 at Bishop Moore Catholic High School, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Disciples of Word, Sacrament and Mission is the theme for this year’s diocesan conference, gathering hundreds of ministers, catechists and volunteers involved in all arenas of … Continue reading “Find renewed purpose for your ministry at the Ministry Formation Conference on Feb. 3”

Urge support for pregnancy support and wellness services HB 41/SB 444

The Florida Pregnancy Support Services Program, through a network of 105 pregnancy support centers throughout the state, provides pregnancy support services to women and their families. These centers are local, non-profit organizations that provide assistance to women and men faced with difficult pregnancy decisions. In addition to free pregnancy tests, centers offer services such as … Continue reading “Urge support for pregnancy support and wellness services HB 41/SB 444”

USCCB news

U.S. Catholics Prepare for Bishops’ Launch of “9 Days for Life” Respect Life Campaign on January 18th On January 18, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will launch the national “9 Days for Life” campaign calling Catholics and the faithful together for a 9-day “digital pilgrimage” focusing on cherishing the gift of human life from … Continue reading “USCCB news”