On August 24, 2018, we celebrate the 13th anniversary of Bishop Noonan’s Episcopal Ordination. Pray with us, that God bless Bishop Noonan with mercy and love on this special occasion.
August 23, 2018
ORLANDO | When three Ugandan Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Reparatrix first came to Blessed Trinity Parish in Ocala in 2000, Father Pat Sheedy never imagined establishing a mission in Uganda. It was a photograph of what he described as a “stick mud” rudimentary church that moved him, his parish, the school and … Continue reading “Poor in possessions, rich in Spirit: How a Ugandan mission has changed lives, there and here”
Third of a three-part series ORLANDO | “When someone goes to jail, most people don’t tell anybody. They don’t really talk about it,” says Gina Brockmeyer, program coordinator of Women’s Ministries at Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc., DeBary. Laura Roll was one of those people. She worked in law enforcement when her son was first … Continue reading “Inside out: Transforming lives through love”
ORLANDO | When the Mission Office staff of the Diocese of Orlando first went to the Dominican Republic more than 35 years ago, the goal was always to grow God’s kingdom by spreading the Good News and making disciples. They did not expect to directly take part in diaconate formation, but the journey has been … Continue reading “Spreading the light of Christ, one deacon at a time”
Kerala, India, is experiencing its worst flash-floods and landslides in nearly 100 years. Due to heavy rainfall, flooding and landslides killed more than 160 people in 36 hours. Rail, air and road transportation is disrupted, and water has reached dangerous levels at multiple dams. Houses are destroyed and unharvested crops washed away. Many families are … Continue reading “Help families affected by extreme floods in India”
“I’m excited to think I’ll come back to Ireland!” Pope Francis declares in a video message ahead of his visit to Ireland August 25-26, 2018 for the World Meeting of Families (WMOF). In the video, he affectionately greets all the people of Ireland just a few days before his Apostolic Journey. Celebrating … Continue reading “Pope Francis: World Meeting of Families is celebration of beauty of God’s plan for family”