February 15, 2018

Take a stand for life

Join 750,000 volunteers worldwide to help protect mothers and children by joining through prayer and fasting, peaceful vigils and community outreach. Prayer vigils begin Ash Wednesday and end on Palm Sunday (February 14-March 25).  Go to 40daysforlife.com to find a vigil location near you. In the Diocese of Orlando, locations include: All Women’s Health Center … Continue reading “Take a stand for life”

The sustaining power of the Eucharist

As we begin our Lenten journey, let us reflect on these words from Cardinal Peter Turkson – shared with us when he visited our diocese and celebrated Mass with Bishop Noonan at Annunciation Catholic Church on February 9, 2018.

From sea to shining sea

Join the Basilica Choir and Brass for a spectacular concert in honor of God and country, “From Sea to Shining Sea” directed by William Picher. Sunday, February 25 at 3 p.m. Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe 8300 Vineland Ave, Orlando FL 32821 407-239-6600 Tickets are $25 per person and … Continue reading “From sea to shining sea”

Become a fully engaged mentor couple

Married couples are invited to become Fully Engaged mentors to couples preparing for marriage. Fully Engaged is a marriage preparation inventory, similar to FOCCUS (Facilitating Open Couple Communication, Understanding & Study), with straight-forward questions, reference material and resources provided for both the mentor couple and the engaged couple. Resources are also available in Spanish. Fully Engaged … Continue reading “Become a fully engaged mentor couple”

Faith Fit Radio Weekly Roundup

“Wonders in Marriage” – School of Humanity #45 As we celebrated National Marriage Week February 7-14, Rachel and Jason shared their personal joys and challenges they’ve experienced within the Sacrament of Marriage—including how they’ve learned to pray together as a couple! “Searching for Something with Paul J. Kim” – Special Presentation Paul J. Kim is … Continue reading “Faith Fit Radio Weekly Roundup”

The Lenten journey begins

On Ash Wednesday, Bishop Noonan joined students at St. James Cathedral School for the celebration of Mass. Together with the faithful throughout the Diocese of Orlando, we received ashes – reminding us that we are dust and to dust we shall return. This Lent, let us be renewed by His loving sacrifice – the sacrifice … Continue reading “The Lenten journey begins”

Local St. Vincent de Paul Society shows Faith in Action on national series

A new television series, “Our Faith in Action: Today’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul,” will feature local St. Vincent de Paul Society members (Vincentians) and highlight the ministry being done in Orlando. The 10-episode series will follow Vincentians on their spiritual growth journey through service to people and families in need. The St. Vincent … Continue reading “Local St. Vincent de Paul Society shows Faith in Action on national series”

It’s time to collect long sleeve shirts

Our brothers and sisters in the fields are in need of clean, new or gently worn cotton long-sleeve shirts to wear to protect them from the sun and toxic elements as they harvest the food for our tables.  Click here to read about the Long-Sleeve Relief Campaign from the Florida Catholic Newspaper.      

Foundation of faith

From January 28-February 3, 2018, we celebrated Catholic Schools Week  – an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. Catholic schools in the Diocese of Orlando provide top-notch academics, but it is the faith element and community that sets them apart. Click here to learn more about our Office of Schools and how they inspire, … Continue reading “Foundation of faith”

Pope invites the faithful to “Pause, See and Return” to the tenderness of God during Lent

Pope Francis celebrated Ash Wednesday Mass in the Basilica of Santa Sabina in Rome. As per tradition the ceremony started at the Basilica of St. Anselm where the Pope led a penitential procession to the nearby St. Sabina, marking the beginning Lent, the time of preparation for Holy Week. Pope Francis urged believers to unmask the … Continue reading “Pope invites the faithful to “Pause, See and Return” to the tenderness of God during Lent”

Into the Desert

A Lenten message from the executive director of Catholic Rural Life: On Ash Wednesday, we begin the season of Lent, in which the Church calls us to a deeper relationship with Christ through the practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. In this week’s blog, some of our staff have shared the ways they plan to … Continue reading “Into the Desert”


Bishop Conference President Reaction to Shooting at Florida High School Following the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, called for prayer and healing. The full statement is as follows: “We are deeply saddened by the shootings in … Continue reading “USCCB News”

Watch the Rite of Election Livestream February 18

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 “Watch the Rite of Election Livestream February 18”