April 26, 2018

The Merciful Father

While in Rome, Fr. Anthony Aarons received a replica of a panel on the Holy Door of Mercy. It reads, “Pater peccavi in coelum et coram te” – Latin for “Father, I have sinned against heaven and you.” Fr. Anthony explained Pope Francis gave this plaque to each Missionary of Mercy as a reminder that … Continue reading “The Merciful Father”

Give a little, change a lot

There’s a new way to donate spare change to Catholic Charities of Central Florida from your everyday purchases! It’s an online app called Harness where you connect a card, make some purchases and change is automatically donated at the end of every month. Sign up today at cflcc.harnessapp.com. How it works  Connect a Card – First, connect your debit/credit … Continue reading “Give a little, change a lot”

Called to serve – join a mission trip

Medical professionals, teachers, translators, youth, construction professionals and more are needed for mission trips throughout the year to help empower and improve the lives of the people in our sister diocese of  San Juan de la Maguana in the Dominican Republic! Upcoming Mission Trips May 5 – 12  Construction Mission June 2 – 9  Multi Parish Youth Group June 16 – 30 Intensive English Training June 30 – July 7  Campo de Fe (Vacation Bible School) August 11 – 18  Construction Mission September 30 – October 6  Surgery Pre-Screening Mission … Continue reading “Called to serve – join a mission trip”

Diocese ensures formation for people with special needs with help of longtime advocate

In an effort to ensure all individuals with special needs receive Sacramental preparation, Henry Fortier, Secretary of Education for the Diocese of Orlando, appointed Kathy Harding as Morning Star outreach coordinator in 2016. Her task was to tour all parishes and schools to assess Faith Formation programs. Before her retirement at the end of June, … Continue reading “Diocese ensures formation for people with special needs with help of longtime advocate”


Ordination Class of 2018: CARA Report Gives Reasons for Hope and Areas for Growth According to the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate’s (CARA) annual survey, in the Ordination Class of 2018, almost all responding ordinands reported being baptized Catholic as an infant (90 percent). Among those who became Catholic later in life, the … Continue reading “USCCB News”

Musings on migration

Six months ago, my husband and I and our children moved from Southwest Florida to Minnesota. It was the perfect time of year to leave Florida. We’d been in Ave Maria, right in the heart of the Everglades, for four years, and I can assure you that there is a reason for snowbirds. The winters … Continue reading “Musings on migration”

Meditate more deeply on the Eucharist

During our Year of the Eucharist, let us grow closer to Christ and meditate more deeply on the Eucharist and its relationship to the Church. The USCCB offers a variety of resources centered on the Eucharist! Click here for the complete list.