April 20, 2017

National Black Catholic Congress Comes to Florida July 6-9

Join the estimated 3,000 attendees at the National Black Catholic Congress XII (NBCC) at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Orlando, July 6-9. Parishes may help sponsor participants and are encouraged to promote the congress to their parishioners through their website and bulletin. They are also encouraged to organize mini reflection sessions based on the topics to … Continue reading “National Black Catholic Congress Comes to Florida July 6-9”

Celebrating the Easter Season

Easter is the celebration of the Lord’s resurrection from the dead, culminating in his Ascension to the Father and sending of the Holy Spirit upon the Church. There are 50 days of Easter from the first Sunday to Pentecost. It is characterized, above all, by the joy of glorified life and the victory over death, expressed most fully in … Continue reading “Celebrating the Easter Season”

Journey to the Holy Land for a 9 Day Pilgrimage – November 6-14

The Florida Catholic with Father Miguel Gonzales, pastor of St. John Vianney Parish, will journey to the Holy Land on a 9-day “Retreat on the Road,” Nov. 6-14, 2017.  See Nazareth, Cana, the Sea of Galilee, the Mount of Beatitudes, Bethlehem, the Mount of Olives, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Via Dolorosa and more!  There will be … Continue reading “Journey to the Holy Land for a 9 Day Pilgrimage – November 6-14”

Evening Concert of Sacred and Classical Music to benefit St. Luke Medical and Dental Clinic

On April 29, St. Mary of the Lakes Parish in Eustis will join with St. Patrick Parish in Mount Dora to present an Evening Concert of Sacred and Classical Music to benefit St. Luke Medical and Dental Clinic. The concert will be held at St. Patrick Parish, 6803 Old Hwy. 441 South in Mount Dora, … Continue reading “Evening Concert of Sacred and Classical Music to benefit St. Luke Medical and Dental Clinic”

Pope Francis: Hold fast to faith

April 16, 2017 (Vatican Radio) On Easter Sunday morning Pope Francis presided over Mass in St Peter’s Square festooned for the occasion with colourful tulips from Holland. Breaking with tradition the Pope gave an off the cuff homily encouraging Christians to keep the faith despite the wars, sickness and hatred in the world. “The Church … Continue reading “Pope Francis: Hold fast to faith”

New Information for Natural Family Planning Training and More from the Office of Laity, Family and Life

April 19, 2017 The Orlando Diocese is hosting training in Spanish for all those who would like to become trained in the Billings Ovulation Method (BOMA) of NFP.  The training will be held at the UCF Catholic Student center from Thursday, June 22 through Sunday, June 25. If you would like more information or to … Continue reading “New Information for Natural Family Planning Training and More from the Office of Laity, Family and Life”

Urge Your Federal Lawmakers to Support the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act

April 20, 2017 BACKGROUND: The Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act (CWPIA) protects the religious liberties of child welfare service providers, including adoption and foster care agencies. The Act would prohibit the federal government and any state that receives certain federal funding from discriminating against service providers on the basis that they provide child welfare services in … Continue reading “Urge Your Federal Lawmakers to Support the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act”

USCCB Updates

Pope Francis Names New Bishop of Davenport & Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego April 19, 2017 WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Martin Amos, 75, from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Davenport, Iowa, and has named Monsignor Thomas R. Zinkula, to succeed him.  Monsignor Zinkula is a priest of the Archdiocese … Continue reading “USCCB Updates”