After nine months of gathering, listening, and sharing, more than 200 Hispanic ministry leaders presented their findings to Bishop John Noonan on March 3 at Resurrection Parish in Winter Garden; the fruits of V Encuentro. This is an initiative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to reach out to Hispanic Catholics to hear … Continue reading “Bishop Noonan receives the Fruits of V Encuentro, Priorities for the Future”
March 08, 2018
One in five Americans has a mental illness, according to the National Council for Behavioral Health, but now thanks to Catholic Charities of Central Florida help is available. “There is the potential for all human beings with mental health issues to recover,” said Catherine Galda, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Program Director Behavioral Health Services … Continue reading “Mental Health First Aid”
One June 18, 2018, we will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Diocese of Orlando. To commemorate this day, Mayor Buddy Dyer of the City of Orlando proclaims it to be the “Diocese of Orlando Day!” Click here to learn more about our 50th Anniversary.
From 2015 to 2016, the rate of opioid-related deaths in Volusia County doubled, making the county rate 75% higher than the state average. That’s when Fighting Against Injustice Towards Harmony or F.A.I.T.H., a social justice organization made up of 32 religious congregations in the county, stepped in. “We had more than 400 members of our … Continue reading “F.A.I.T.H. helps Volusia County fight opioid crisis”
Special Presentation: “Faith, Family, Football” Elvis Grbac, retired NFL QB, explores strategies from God’s playbook. “Lifting the Burden” – Fools for Christ #39 Dan and Kimmy discuss healing and forgiveness during this Lenten season, including the four facets of forgiveness and the peace that comes from forgiving others and ourselves. “Righteous Joseph” – Faithless #12 … Continue reading “Faith Fit Radio Weekly Roundup”
Reverend Ivan Olmo is appointed Vicar Forane (Dean) of the Southern Deanery, effective immediately. Reverend Shenoy Thomas, M.O.C. is appointed parochial vicar of St. Margaret Mary, Winter Park, effective March 1. Reverend Jarek Sztybel is appointed parochial administrator of St. John Neumann, Lakeland, effective March 1.
Celebrate the launch of Young Catholic Professionals (YCP) Orlando Chapter at the Science Center on March 13 from 7-9 p.m. RSVP on their website or Facebook. What is YCP? It’s a national organization founded in response to Pope Benedict’s challenge to foster “a new generation of Catholics.” Their ministry brings young professionals together through speaker events, panel discussions and … Continue reading “Young Catholic professionals invited to work in witness for Christ”
One does not pay to go to Mass, those were Pope Francis’ words during his catechesis at his General Audience on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. The Pope emphasized that “the Mass is the sacrifice of Christ which is free. If you want you can make an offering, but you do not pay.” Three attitudes for … Continue reading “Pope Francis: The Mass is Christ’s sacrifice which is free”
Lectio divina or “divine reading” is a reflective method of praying with Scripture by letting the words “touch” the listener. It finds its foundation in the works of third century Father of the Church, Origen Adamantius. Later used by monastics and refined by St. Benedict in the sixth century, this form of prayer brings Scripture … Continue reading “Going deeper with lectio divina”
Each year, students in the performing arts dream of going to Carnegie Hall and sharing the stage where many of the greatest singers, musicians, and artists have shared their gifts with the world. For 100 students at Jones High School Master Singers and Wind Ensemble in Orlando, that dream is becoming a reality on April … Continue reading “St. Margaret Mary helps Jones High School get to Carnegie Hall”
Lent is a time of “upheaval”, turning upside down all of the little ways we have grown “comfortable” with our own sin. It is easy to let little things slide – especially little attachments and disordered passions – and it is easy for these things to slide without much awareness on our part. But, as … Continue reading “5 ways to help the practice of fasting become more fruitful”
Domestic Justice and Education Chairmen Urge Concrete Actions to Address Scourge of Gun Violence In the aftermath of the tragic attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, and Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., of … Continue reading “USCCB news”
BACKGROUND: Health care providers and trainees, churches, and others are being forced to participate in abortions or provide coverage for it in their health care plans. Federal conscience laws prohibit such coercion, but these laws continue to be violated – mostly because they don’t provide victims with the ability to defend their rights in court. … Continue reading “Urge Congress to enact the Conscience Protection Act”
Father Sebastian Nzabhayanga was the sixth of eleven children, born and raised in a mostly pagan village in western Tanzania, south of Uganda, Africa. Growing up, his father was a model of evangelization. As one of the few Catholics in the village, his father invited their neighbors and family to catechism classes and several were … Continue reading “Silver Jubilarian – Sebastian Nzabhayanga”
Father Raul Caga, SVD also known as, “the Singing Priest,” is an award-winning singer and songwriter. Both his love of music and love of God were nurtured in his large Catholic family in the Philippines. The ninth of ten children, Father Caga remembers his siblings often gathering for one of their favorite pastimes – singing … Continue reading “Silver Jubilarian – Raul Caga, SVD”
Father David Scotchie remembers the exact moment he heard God calling him to the priesthood, though it would be several more years before he would surrender to that call. A Florida native, Father Scotchie grew up in Altamonte Springs and attended St. Mary Magdalen Parish with his parents, Larry and Mary Ann, and his five … Continue reading “Silver Jubilarian – David Scotchie”
Father Archie Arthur Filoteo Faustino is the youngest of five children born in Zamboanga, Philippines. His parents, Agripino and Justina, had strong faith that they passed on to their children. Agripino was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Justina was a full-time catechist and president of the archdiocesan Women’s League. “My parents, now … Continue reading “Silver Jubilarian – Father Archie Faustino”
You’re invited! Join the faithful for celebrations of Mass, dedications of new sanctuaries at local parishes, concerts, faith filled conferences and more around the Diocese of Orlando. Click here to view and download the flyer. For more details on these events, visit our event calendar online.