Women (ages 14-18) are invited to visit three communities of sisters for one day of prayer, meals and inspiration to live your faith by serving others! The adventure begins at St. James Cathedral (215 North Orange Avenue, Orlando) on March 10, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. From there, you will carpool to visit the Sisters of Notre … Continue reading “Register today for the Nun Run on March 10, 2018”
February 22, 2018
St. Thomas Aquinas composed the prayer O Sacrum Convivium – Latin for O Sacred Banquet – for the Feast of Corpus Christi. It is traditionally prayed by Dominicans before the hours of the Divine Office, during adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and other community gatherings. During this Year of the Eucharist, let us pray: O sacred banquet, in … Continue reading “O Sacred Banquet”
Consider giving up bad body language for Lent. It may help you reconnect and communicate better with loved ones. How often do you show signs of disdain or contempt during conversations? Try giving up the following: rolling your eyes scowling ignoring a request by walking away talking over others Instead, focus on actively listening to … Continue reading “It’s not too late to give something up for Lent”
More than 600 men from around Florida recently attended the third annual RiseUp Catholic Men’s Conference at Holy Family Parish where they were inspired to become the men God created them to be. Adult Ministry Director Tomas Evans prays the experience will help men grow in their spiritual journey. “I hope anyone who attended will … Continue reading “Conference inspires men to be like Christ on Earth”
Vietnamese families at St. Philip Phan Van Minh Parish recently marked the first day of the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Dog, part of a three day celebration called Tet. The date comes late this year as last year was a leap year. Pastor Chau Nguyen explained that for the Vietnamese, a leap … Continue reading “Vietnamese welcome Lunar New Year”
Operation Pedro Pan: The Cuban Children’s Exodus is a newly released documentary that aired for the first time in the Diocese of Orlando on Feb. 5 at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach. The film chronicles the clandestine exodus of more than 14,000 Cuban Catholic, Jewish and Protestant children and the role of Father Bryan … Continue reading “New ‘Pedro Pan’ documentary debuts in Central Florida”
More than 460 Catechumens of all different ethnicities and ages from around the Diocese of Orlando came together to become one with Jesus during the Rite of Election on Feb. 18 at the Basilica of National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe. Sixty-two parishes, basilicas and missions were represented in the journey to be … Continue reading “Catechumens begin Lenten journey”
Bishop Noonan invites persons with special needs, their parents and caretakers to a retreat at San Pedro Spiritual Development Center! The retreat is $10 per person and includes a prayer service, lunch, Mass with Bishop Noonan, arts and crafts, music and nature walks! April 7, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. San Pedro Spiritual … Continue reading “Save the Date: Retreat for persons with special needs on April 7, 2018”
Blessed Pope Paul VI holds a special place in the hearts of all liturgists for his Spirit-filled leadership during and after the Second Vatican Council. During his annual Lenten meeting with the priests of Rome last week, Pope Francis confirmed that Blessed Pope Paul VI will be made a saint sometime this year. “Paul VI … Continue reading “Pope Paul VI to be canonized in 2018”
On February 26, we celebrate Bishop Noonan’s birthday. May God bless our diocesan shepherd!
After the Senate failed Feb. 15 to garner the 60 votes needed to move a bill forward to protect the “Dreamers,” officials of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops announced a “National Catholic Call-In Day to Protect Dreamers” Feb. 26. “We are deeply disappointed that the Senate was not able to come together in a … Continue reading “U.S. bishops declare national call-in day to urge Congress to save DACA”
Lenten reflections, prayer vigils and more from the Office of Advocacy and Justice, a ministry of Catholic Charities of Central Florida. Click here to read the newsletter. February 20, 2018
Every Wednesday during Lent, Catholic Rural Life will be bringing you some practical steps to live your faith more fully during Lent, as seen through the eyes of CRL staff, members and friends. Morgan Smith the Director of Communication for Catholic Rural Life and the creator of several faith formation programs shares ways to pray more … Continue reading “5 ways to implement prayer in your busy life”
USCCB President Offers Condolences on the Death of the Rev. Billy Graham His Eminence, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement on receiving the news of the Rev. Billy Graham’s death: “Today, we pray for the soul of the Rev. … Continue reading “USCCB News”
Bishop Noonan’s e-scroll will take a hiatus next week and return on Thursday, March 8, 2018.
Tom Peterson is an EWTN host and founder of “Catholics Come Home.” He joins Glenda Meekins of the Florida Catholic for a special presentation podcast on Faith Fit Radio to share his ministry of bringing Christ to others and how we are all called to evangelize. Click here to tune in!
“May our urgent prayer, Stay with us, Lord, echo throughout the land as we, through the Gift of the Eucharist, bring forth the love of God with all our heart, with all our soul, and with all our mind.” – Bishop John Noonan Bishop Felipe Estévez, Diocese of St. Augustine and Bishop John Noonan, Diocese … Continue reading “Save the Date: Florida Eucharistic Congress March 16-17, 2018”