February 08, 2018

Love alert!

National Marriage Week 2018 is underway. Check out For Your Marriage to celebrate your love! Learn the true meaning and beauty of God’s plan. Support for couples on every stage of the journey! This year to help commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Diocese, Bishop Noonan celebrated the Mass for Marriage on February 10 at the Basilica … Continue reading “Love alert!”

Are you ready for Lent?

Ash Wednesday comes from the ancient tradition of penance and fasting. The ashes remind us of our mortality—that every minute of every day matters. So make this day count as you and your loved one offer this fast for one another and in gratitude for the God who brought you together and enabled your salvation. … Continue reading “Are you ready for Lent?”

Bishop dedicates remodeled parish

The St. Paul Catholic Community in Leesburg recently celebrated their new church with a dedication Mass on Feb. 4. The $4.2 million renovated house of worship was blessed during the Mass celebrated by Bishop John Noonan. Originally built in 1977, the latest makeover consisted of completely remodeling the building to include more than 28,600 square … Continue reading “Bishop dedicates remodeled parish”

Resources for Rite of Election

The Rite of Election, typically held the first Sunday of Lent, formally recognizes individuals who have been preparing for the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation. During the ceremony, parish representatives acknowledge the catechumen’s readiness to become Catholic and Bishop John Noonan declares them as the Elect of God. This year’s Rite of Election will … Continue reading “Resources for Rite of Election”

Disciples making disciples

Disciples of Word, Sacrament and Mission, was the theme for this year’s diocesan Ministry Formation Conference, held Feb. 3 at Bishop Moore Catholic High School in Orlando. Ministry professionals, catechists and volunteers involved in all arenas of ministry – evangelization and catechesis, sacramental preparation, pastoral care, liturgical, family, and more – came to this multicultural, … Continue reading “Disciples making disciples”

Pope appeals for joint action to contrast human trafficking

Speaking on the eve of the Day of Prayer and Awareness Raising against Human Trafficking, the Pope urged civil society and institutions to take concrete action to protect the victims and eliminate this terrible scourge that affects so many forced migrants and refugees. Pope Francis has appealed for concerted action against human trafficking as we prepare to mark … Continue reading “Pope appeals for joint action to contrast human trafficking”

Urge your Senator to vote ‘Yes’ on Pregnancy Support Services

BACKGROUND: The Florida Pregnancy Support Services Program, through a network of 106 pregnancy support centers across the state, provides resources and services to pregnant mothers as they prepare to parent or place their babies for adoption. These centers are local, non-profit organizations that offer support and assistance to women faced with difficult pregnancy decisions. In addition to … Continue reading “Urge your Senator to vote ‘Yes’ on Pregnancy Support Services”

USCCB news

International Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking to be Observed February 8th The International Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking will be observed on February 8th. Designated by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the International Union of Superiors General as a time of remembrance for victims and survivors … Continue reading “USCCB news”