Welcome to the Diocese of Orlando Communications and Announcements section. This page is provided for the convenience of bulletin editors, pastors and other parish/school leaders so they can communicate information from the offices and ministries of the diocese, to their audiences through weekly parish print and electronic bulletins, website, social media and newsletters. Check back weekly since new information will be added on a regular basis.

If you have questions about the information below, please contact the person listed at the end of the bulletin announcement. If you find incorrect information, please contact Glenda Meekins at 407-246-4808 or gmeekins@orlandodiocese.org. Thank you for your support of diocesan ministries and programs.

STATE EVENT

Eucharistic Marian Congress, Oct. 7-9

The Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary are hosting a Eucharistic Marian Congress in Miami with the theme: “Be not afraid: The two hearts will triumph”. Keynote speaker, Antonia Acutis, is the mother of Blessed Carlo Acutis, a young man convicted to evangelize the true presence of Our Lord in the Eucharist. Acutis died at an early age, but his life was full, in service to the Lord. Cost: $75./DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport & Convention Center, 711 Northwest 72nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33126.  Information about speakers: https://www.piercedhearts.org/sctjm/congress2022/congress2022_mainpage.html

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eucharistic-marian-congress-congreso-eucaristico-mariano-tickets-321384990157

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FEATURED

New Virgin Mary series, Saturday, Oct. 1  (CANCELLED)

Meet us in the Day Star Chapel at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, for the kick-off to a new monthly speaker series. Talks focused on the spirituality of the Blessed Virgin Mary will take place on the first Saturday of every month.

Honoring October as the Month of the Rosary, Father Anthony Aarons, rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, will start by leading us in the Joyful Mysteries of the rosary and will then offer a presentation. At 10:30 a.m., confession is available for those desiring it.

Free. Good will donation accepted. Register at: https://www.sanpedrocenter.org/first-saturdays-with-the-blessed-mother


Eucharistic Revival Day of Reflection, Saturday, Oct. 1 (CANCELLED)

Catechists, pastoral ministers, and ministry volunteers are invited to a morning of reflection on the Eucharistic Revival on Oct 1 at Christ the King Mission. There is no charge to attend, we just ask that participants RSVP to Sr. Juliet Nakalema, srateenyi@yahoo.com. Morning hospitality and lunch will be provided. Please find a flyer attached that you can use in your bulletin and social media.

What: A morning of reflection on the Eucharistic Revival to help ministry volunteers renew their love of Jesus.
When: 8:30am check-in; 9:00am Mass; 10:00am-12:00pm presentation, time personal reflection and discussion, followed by lunch.
Where: Christ the King Mission, 14045 N. US HWY 301, Citra, FL 32113

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Medical Clinics need volunteers

Catholic Charities of Central Florida is seeking MDs, PAs, RNs, OBGYNs, EKG Technicians, endocrinologists, orthopedic surgeons, certified health educators, general and nurse practitioners to volunteer at the Lazarus Free Medical Clinic located at the San Pedro de Jesus Maldonado Mission in Wildwood, Monday through Thursday.

Please help us to bring forth God’s mercy to those who are ill and are struggling financially. Our clients are uninsured and living at 200% or below the poverty level. To learn more about serving at the Lazarus Free Medical Clinic, please contact Myrta.Aviles@cflcc.org. Also seeking volunteers: St. Luke Free Medical and Dental Clinic in Eustis, and La Guadalupana Clinic in Ocala. Please contact Erin.Burley@cflcc.org . For St. Thomas Free Medical Clinic in St. Cloud,  Kelly.Bender@cflcc.org.

 

EVENTS WITH BISHOP NOONAN

Bishop Noonan invites all to attend the 20th Annual Blue Mass on Thursday, September 29, 2022 (CANCELLED)

Bishop John Noonan invites the community to join their voices in prayer on the Feast of St. Michael and St. Raphael, the Archangels, for the safety of our dedicated first responders who put their lives in harm’s way for the protection of people. A reception will follow in the Parish Center adjacent to St. James Cathedral. Limited free parking available in the garage on the corner of North Orange Avenue and West Robinson Street.

When: Thursday, September 29, 12:10 pm
Where: St. James Cathedral, 215 N. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32801

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DIOCESAN EVENTS AND INFO

Bereavement and Consolation Ministry Training, Saturday, Oct. 15

The Office of Family, Laity, and Life offers a day of pastoral care training material offered by the Diocese of Orlando for those involved or hoping to be involved with the ministry of bereavement and consolation. The program is offered in English at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 5323 E. C.R. 462, Wildwood. Light breakfast and lunch provided. Cost $25. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/404051347457


Let’s Talk About Alzheimer’s & Dementia, Saturday, Oct. 22

There is a difference between Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Come learn about them and discover resources available for caregivers. Saturday, Oct. 22, St. Faustina Parish, 1714 U.S.-27, Glenbrook Commons, Clermont, FL 34714. For more information and to secure your spot call: 352-515-9297 Ext. 102. Free and open to the public.

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Our site is free of charge to visitors, but if you would like to donate to this important mission, call 1-888-275-9953.  For a graphic, click here.

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Our Catholic Appeal 2022

For information, go to OurCatholicAppeal.org
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For bookmark prayers: In Spanish; In English

2022 OCA Inserts:
Brevard
Lake, Marion, Sumter
Orange, Osceola, Seminole
Polk
Volusia


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Enkindle a deeper faith in your heart and mind, become a leader in Christ, and help us harmonize ministries to the mission of the Catholic Church by signing up for E-Scroll, the Diocese of Orlando online newsletter. Go to www.orlandodiocese.org/e-scroll/ to subscribe for free.

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World Youth Day, August 1-6, 2023

If you are interested in participating in World Youth Day – Lisbon, Portugal,  we would love to hear from you. Please use the link below to submit your interest and let us know how many people you think might attend from your parish. You are not held to this in any way, we just want to get an estimate so we can plan our trip accordingly. We are still working out details like price, length of trip, and additional excursions, but we will keep you updated as we go.
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SAN PEDRO SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER

The following events can be found at 95 Bishop Grady Ln., Winter Park (same
location, new address) https://www.sanpedrocenter.org/upcoming-events

San Pedro is open for wedding receptions

Are wedding bells ringing in your future? Now you can celebrate that momentous occasion at San Pedro Spiritual Development Center’s newly renovated St. Anthony of Padua Hall. The entire hall was revamped and modified with new flooring, lighting, two indoor bathrooms, a catering kitchen and room for 192 people. Exterior bungalow style columns were added along with modern outdoor lighting. Guests may roam the beautiful grounds or sit out on the porch. San Pedro is perfectly located in Winter Park along Lake Howell. Package includes bakery, DJ, lighting and florist vendors. In addition, San Pedro Center has 48 guest rooms and three private cabins available for you and your overnight guests (subject to availability). To make this serene setting the backdrop to your wedding reception, call Dina McKee at 407-671-6322, ext. 109 or email her at dina@sanpedrocenter.org.


Monthly Memorial Mass (CANCELLED FOR SEPT.)

Join Queen of Angels Cemetery staff each month for a Memorial Mass at Mary, Mother of God Chapel, San Pedro Spiritual Development Center, 95 Bishop Grady Ln., Winter Park. Mass includes special intercession for those who are buried in Queen of Angels Cemetery since the previous Memorial Mass and for the deceased diocesan priests and deacons remembered during that month. Liturgy of the Hours is at 8 a.m.; 8:30 a.m. Mass. The next Mass is September 30.

Please consider including this list in your parish bulletin during the month of September.
Msgr. Patrick Caverly
Very Rev. John McCormick
Rev. Louis Bamundo
Rev. Charles Schneider
Deacon Marvin Busing
Deacon Charles Robichaud
Deacon Raymond Doyle
Deacon Howard Green
Deacon Richard Rupp
Deacon Richard Storum
Deacon Armando Quaglia


Friday, Oct. 7, 7-9 p.m., Mary, Mother of God Chapel. Holy Mass, prayer, worship and Eucharistic Adoration.


St. Francis, A Man of Peace Day Retreat, Oct. 8

Join the Secular Franciscan Community at San Pedro Spiritual Development Center for a day exploring the challenges St. Francis faced in his lifetime and how his spirituality is linked to movements for peace throughout the world today. Saturday, Oct. 8, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., St. Anthony of Padua Hall.


San Damiano Society (seniors), Oct. 13

Join Deacon Tommy Cuff as he presents So Great A Cloud of Witnesses! Taking our place in the Communion of Saints. The day include mass and lunch.  St. Francis of Assisi Hall, Saturday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., $18.


VIVET — Youth and Young Adult Adoration, Oct. 18

Tuesday, Sept. 20, at a special time, 7:45-9:15 p.m., Mary, Mother of God Chapel. Join us every third Tuesday for Eucharistic Adoration and praise led by the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary. No registration required. Free. https://www.sanpedrocenter.org/upcoming-events/vivet


Free At-Home Retreats through San Pedro

San Pedro Spiritual Development Center is providing virtual retreats to facilitate ongoing spiritual growth throughout and beyond this pandemic. A retreat is an opportunity to draw away from the world for intentional time of prayer and reflection. Our At-Home Retreats offer similar content to our in person retreats by offering an online forum of presentation, discussion, and Q&A. To see what retreats are available virtually go to https://www.sanpedrocenter.org/at-home-retreats or https://www.sanpedrocenter.org/spiritualresources for the free at-home retreats. Cost $10.

Free Spiritual Resources

Check out our free spiritual resources on our website.  https://www.sanpedrocenter.org/spiritualresources

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

Catholic Charities Website

Check out Catholic Charities of Central Florida’s website for news, volunteer information, services and more. cflcc.org

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Project Rachel Hotline

Have you or a loved one been impacted by an abortion and are suffering with regret or sadness? For more information contact the Confidential Project Rachel Helpline 407-222-8584 or email projectrachel@cflcc.org. Rachel’s Vineyard retreats can help you grieve, find healing, and experience grace and peace.
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Medical Clinics need volunteers

Catholic Charities of Central Florida is seeking MDs, PAs, RNs, OBGYNs, EKG Technicians, endocrinologists, orthopedic surgeons, certified health educators, general and nurse practitioners to volunteer at the Lazarus Free Medical Clinic located at the San Pedro de Jesus Maldonado Mission in Wildwood, Monday through Thursday.

Please help us to bring forth God’s mercy to those who are ill and are struggling financially. Our clients are uninsured and living at 200% or below the poverty level. To learn more about serving at the Lazarus Free Medical Clinic, please contact Myrta.Aviles@cflcc.org. Also seeking volunteers: St. Luke Free Medical and Dental Clinic in Eustis, and La Guadalupana Clinic in Ocala. Please contact Erin.Burley@cflcc.org . For St. Thomas Free Medical Clinic in St. Cloud,  Kelly.Bender@cflcc.org.


Be a mentor. Change a life.

Catholic Charities of Central Florida Refugee Youth Services Program is seeking adults to serve as mentors for refugee children.  Many of the children we serve have suffered traumatic violence, loss of family and friends, war, and life in a refugee camp. They need your help.

Mentors help our youth with: learning English, understanding homework assignments, and making sense of a new culture. But most of all, mentors are a caring friend and positive role model.

Mentor Requirements: Must be at least 18 years old, participate in mentor training and safe environment training, background check and commit to volunteer at least three hours per week.

Sign-up to make a difference today! Contact Jacob: Jacob.miller@cflcc.org, 410-218-4041.

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St. Luke Medical and Dental Clinic needs professional volunteers

Catholic Charities of Central Florida operates medical and dental clinics throughout the Diocese of Orlando – including the St. Luke Medical and Dental Clinic in Eustis. It is supported by volunteer medical and dental practitioners. To offer your time, please visit cflcc.org/volunteer or call (352) 602-4640.

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Catholic Charities Needs Food Distribution Volunteers

Catholic Charities is looking for volunteers to help distribute food at its Agape Mission Markets in Orlando on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Visit cflcc.org/volunteer for more information and to sign up.

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OTHER

AIRPORT MASS OPEN

Catholic Mass is offered each Sunday at 12:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport (off the lobby, before arriving at security) located inside of the main terminal. Travelers may worship most of the day as the Hyatt Regency location is accessible to all. Father Robert Susann, MS, is the celebrant. The Mass will continue to serve travelers as a place of respite in the Lord. The chapel is also open 6 a.m.-12 p.m., but Father Susann is available as needed: 407-947-5453.


Opportunities for Mercy

Become a Catholic Volunteer

Catholic Volunteers in Florida is accepting applications for a year of full-time service beginning August 2019. Applicants should have college degree or equivalent life experience, and a heart for serving marginalized communities in Florida or the Dominican Republic. Volunteers serve in teaching, community development, special education, social work, youth programs, immigration and legal services, and more. Benefits include housing, health insurance, monthly living stipend, quarterly retreats, leadership training, and AmeriCorps Education Award for qualifying positions. Apply now at cvif.org.


St. Vincent de Paul Orlando Needs You – Great service hours!

Volunteer opportunities are available in our stores and food pantries – great for young people needing community service hours! Continues through the end of July. Check us out at svdporlando.org

We are also accepting your donations. Our new Resupply app allows you to schedule a FREE pick up of large appliances or furniture directly from your smart phone. We’ve partnered with Resupply to make donating more convenient. Or, call our Donation Hotline at 888.986.4483 or schedule via svdporlando.org. Visit us at St. Vincent de Paul Orlando Thrift Store in Apopka at 770 S. Orange Blossom Trail or St. Vincent de Paul Orlando Thrift Store in Clermont at 601 E. Highway 50. Thank you for helping us help others!


Clinics calling all dentists and dental hygienists

St. Luke Free Medical and Dental Clinic in Eustis, and Lazarus Free Dental Clinic at St. Paul’s Parish in Leesburg  are looking for volunteer dentists and dental hygienists. Join a team of dedicated people helping our neighbors in need! If interested, please contact Myrta Aviles at 352-748-4567 or contact Erin.Burley@cflcc.org


Car Donations Help Those in Need

That old clunker sitting in the garage helps St. Vincent de Paul Society of Orlando help others. Donating your vehicle is simple; the pick-up is free and we provide a tax receipt. Please contact us now: 800.322.8284 or visit svdporlando.org


Legal Immigration Assistance Available in Polk County

Catholic Charities of Central Florida is provides Legal Immigration Services in Polk County. Family-based services include consultations, preparation of immigration applications, and legal representation. The goal is to ensure that all individuals and families have access to affordable and professional legal immigration services. Appointments are available with case managers at our Lakeland office (801 Florida Ave. S., Lakeland) by appointment only. To make an appointment, email legalservices@cflcc.org or call (863) 686-7153. For more information visit http://cflcc.org/legal-immigration-services.

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Considering Adoption? Catholic Charities Can Help!

For the life of your precious baby, consider adoption and Catholic Charities can help. Adoption counselors from Catholic Charities of Central Florida help birth mothers who are experiencing an unexpected pregnancy and are seeking life for their child.

We provide caring, nonjudgmental and loving support to educate birth mothers about the adoption process and to honor their requests regarding the many options that are available for open and closed adoptions.

Our adoption counselors are licensed counselors with extensive training on the adoption process. We travel throughout the nine counties of the Central Florida. For more information, call: 866-973-8638 or visit http://ccadoptfl.org/


Donations needed for Agape Mission Markets – Orlando and Lake Wales

Catholic Charities’ Agape Mission Markets in Orlando and Lake Wales need donations. Please consider donating personal care items such as: tooth brushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, floss, hand soap, body wash, shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, feminine care products, toilet paper, diapers and baby wipes. Many of these items can be found in the travel aisle of your local Target, Publix or Walmart. Agape Mission Market, 1771 N. Semoran Blvd., Orlando. Donations accepted Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 407-658-1818, ext. 2335 and Agape Mission Market, 644 S 9th St, Lake Wales on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. and 12-4 p.m. and  Fridays, 5-7 p.m. 863-676-1556.


Agape Mission Markets in Orlando and Lake Wales need volunteers

Catholic Charities of Central Florida is looking for hospitality volunteers to staff the front desk of their Mission Market (formerly the food pantry) in Orlando. Volunteers are needed 3-4 hours each week to greet guests, gather food bags, organize the reception area and restock the front counter.

The markets are also looking for individuals or groups (maximum of five) to sort and stock food donations.
-Volunteer shifts in Orlando are at 1771 N. Semoran Boulevard, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  For more information, call 407-658-1818 ext. 2335.
-Volunteer shifts in Lake Wales are at 644 S. 9th St., on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. and 12-4 p.m. and  Fridays, 5-7 p.m. 863-676-1556.


Donate to St. Vincent de Paul Orlando

Help us help others! You can make a difference by donating or shopping at any St. Vincent de Paul Orlando Thrift Store. Your donations allow us to provide furniture and furnishings at no cost to families in need and your purchases provide us the resources to help keep the lights on and people in their homes. Check us out at www.svdporlando.org. To make a tax-deductible donation of large furniture or appliances that help people in need, call our Donation Hotline at 888-986-4483.


Be a mentor. Change a life.

Catholic Charities of Central Florida Refugee Youth Services Program is seeking adults to serve as mentors for refugee children.  Many of the children we serve have suffered traumatic violence, loss of family and friends, war, and life in a refugee camp. They need your help.

Mentors help our youth with: learning English, understanding homework assignments, and making sense of a new culture. But most of all, mentors are a caring friend and positive role model.

Mentor Requirements: Must be at least 18 years old, participate in mentor training and safe environment training, background check and commit to volunteer at least three hours per week.

Sign-up to make a difference today! Contact Jacob: Jacob.miller@cflcc.org, 410-218-4041.

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Volunteers are needed to help prevent Homelessness

Clerical and administrative volunteers are needed in Catholic Charities of Central Florida’s Family Stability Program in Orlando, Winter Haven, and Cocoa. Volunteers help with a variety of areas that can range from answering phones, greeting guests, scheduling appointments, operating copy machines, assisting with data entry, copying, filing and organization. Volunteer hours range between 9 am and 4pm Monday-Friday.

For more information visit cflcc.org/volunteer/.


Volunteers Needed at the JMJ Pregnancy Center

Do you have a passion for helping women and babies in need?  JMJ Pregnancy Centers are looking for volunteer ultrasound technicians. Bilingual is a plus!  Must be a Certified Ultrasound Technician proficient in abdominal ultrasound imaging and measurements. Visit jmjpc.org or email info@jmjpc.org.

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