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.

FEATURED

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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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.


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.


Quo Vadis Retreat, Aug. 1-3

Please help the Office of Vocations spread the word about their annual discernment retreat for young men, Quo Vadis, August 1-3 at San Pedro. If you know any young men who are serious about following Jesus, whether they feel called to priesthood, a career in eSports, or both, please encourage them to attend. This is an opportunity to learn how to listen to God and grow as a follower of Jesus Christ and, no matter their vocation, this retreat will serve them well. You can share the registration link or use these flyers: ENGLISHSPANISH.


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. A retreat will be held July 8-10, and in August and December 2022.

EVENTS WITH BISHOP NOONAN

Ordination to the Priesthood, May 28

Bishop John Noonan invites the faithful to celebrate Mass and the Ordination to the Priesthood of two Transitional Deacons, Joseph Tran and Zackary Gray – Saturday, May 28, 10 a.m. at St. James Cathedral, 215 N Orange Ave., Orlando. You may also view it via the Diocese of Orlando’s Facebook and https://www.facebook.com/orlandodiocese/ and Diocese of Orlando’s YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/orlandodiocese. If attending in person, please park in the parking garage on the northwest corner of Orange Ave. and Robinson St.


Ordination to the Diaconate, June 11

Bishop John Noonan invites all the faithful to attend the ordination of 18 deacons to the Diocese of Orlando on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, 8300 Vineland Ave., Orlando. The celebration of Mass will begin at 10:00 a.m. For those who are unable to attend, the Mass will also be available to view online via live stream at http://live.orlandodiocese.org. Join in prayer and thanksgiving as we celebrate this joyous occasion.

 DIOCESAN EVENTS AND INFO

Early Catholic Family Life Training Workshop, June 11, 2022

EARLY CATHOLIC FAMILY LIFE (ECFL) is an exciting parent and child program that emphasizes the importance of putting faith at the center of family life. It is an excellent way to bring parents with young children into the life of the parish and to assist them to develop the spirituality their children were given at baptism.

  • ECFL is a parent-child program aimed at an underserved but essential part of all parishes – parents with children 0-5 years old.
  • ECFL is an eight session 2-hour class. Classes can be offered weekly, monthly, on week days, weekends or during evening hours. Each class includes early childhood, faith-based and fun activities for families.
  • ECFL consists of a Parent-Child interaction component, a Circle Time, a Children’s Time and a Parent Discussion Time.
  • ECFL gives parents an opportunity to learn more about their Catholic faith, discuss faith with other adults, and build supportive relationships within the parish.

To register for this free workshop, click here.  To find out more about ECFL, visit their website here: https://www.earlycatholicfamilylife.org/.


Change your life this summer

Interested in life-changing service this summer? The CVIF Pathways to Success AmeriCorps is recruiting NOW for full-time positions serving in partnership with Florida International University Education Effect & Educational Talent Search. Positions start May 31 – July 31. The CVIF Pathways to Success Project provides college and career readiness coaching, mentoring, tutoring, and enrichment activities to middle and high school students in Miami. Benefits include living allowance of up to $3,700, professional development and training, and the AmeriCorps Education Award (for qualifying positions).

Come and see what Catholic Volunteers in Florida has to offer. Apply today by visiting connect.cvif.org
OR send your resume to volunteer@cvif.org

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Come build with us and change lives forever

We are building 35 houses in La Cueva, a remote mountain village in our Sister Diocese of San Juan de la Maguana. We are making trips April-August. Participation is limited to 10 volunteers due to COVID-19 safety protocols. Adults must be at least 20 years of age.  Retreat dates: June 4-11, and August 6-13. If you are interested in serving, contact the Mission Office, 407-246-4890 or email Zwamy Parra at zparra@orlandodiocese.org.

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Virtual Mental Health First Aid Workshops

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This training, provided by Catholic Charities of Central Florida Behavioral Health and Senior Wellness Services, gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. To register contact Kyle Osborn, Kosborn@cflcc.org 407-658-1818 ext. 1069.

Dates as follows:
Virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid (for adults who work with youth):
May 27, 2022 – 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.


Protect Our Kids, May 25

What you need to know to keep our children safe from predators? The Diocese of Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force will host a free webinar on how to protect your children from online sexual exploitation and trafficking situations on Wednesday, May 25 at 7 p.m. Topics will include human trafficking, social media and internet safety, sexting and pornography, how to recognize the signs and protect our children. We will conclude with a Q&A session. To register please visit: tinyurl.com/cccf-htevents

For more information, contact Christine Commerce at ccommerce@cflcc.org or call  407-658-1818, Ext. 1122. For a flyer, click here.


Legacy Planning Seminar Series in Lakeland

The Catholic Foundation of Central Florida, in partnership with Resurrection Catholic Church, St. Joseph Catholic Church of Lakeland, St. Joseph Catholic Church of Winter Haven, and St. Anthony Catholic Church & School, would like to invite you to a Legacy Planning Seminar held at 10:00 AM on May 26th at Resurrection Catholic Church (Campisi Center Banquet Hall), 333 Terrace Way, Lakeland, FL 33813. The session will last 1 hour. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. To register and learn more about this upcoming event, please call (863) 646-3556.

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 Our Catholic Appeal 2022

For information, go to OurCatholicAppeal.org
For web rotators: In English, click for options: 1; 2; 3.  In Spanish, click for options 1; 2; 3.

For bookmark prayers: In Spanish; In English

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


In-person English classes offered by Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities welcomes refugees, asylees and Cubans/Haitians with parolee status to their English language learning program for adults with limited English skills. Learn to read, write, speak, and comprehend in English. For more information contact, Shaimaa Elawdan, Shaimaa.Elawdan@cflcc.org, 407-277-1938

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Statement from Florida Bishops on Roe v. Wade, Jan. 22

Statement from Florida Bishops on Roe v. Wade: Day of prayer for legal protection of unborn life. On this tragic 49th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion and stripped the unborn of their fundamental right to life, we mourn the heartbreaking loss of over 62 million victims. The Catholic Church stands emphatically and unreservedly for the rights of the unborn. We look forward with the hope that God will soon bring our nation to a profound awareness of the dignity of human life and a recognition that all lives deserve protection under the law.


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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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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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Subscribe to E-Scroll

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.


Opus Angelorum, Work of the Holy Angels Silent Retreat- May 26 – 29

 Opus Sanctorum Angelorum is a public association of the faithful approved by the Holy See. Besides the general teachings on the spiritual life, the Opus Angelorum has the special mission to promote the awareness of the powerful presence and help of the Holy Angels in our spiritual lives. The movement especially supports priests and spreads a Church approved Consecration to the Holy Angels. The pretreat is directed by Priests of the Order of Canons Regular of the Holy Cross. Schedule includes: total of eight conferences, daily Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, Rosary, Stations of the Cross, and opportunity for confession and spiritual direction. For more info visit: www.opusangelorum.org or, call Paula at (563) 508-8319. Registration online at: www.opusangelorum.org/retreats

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Monthly Memorial Mass

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 May 27.

Please consider including this list in your parish bulletin during the month of May.
May 1, 2005 – Rev. John Garvy                                               May 6, 2013 – Rec. Patrick O’Carroll
May 20, 2010 – Rev. James John MacLoughlin                May 30, 2020 – Msgr. Fachtna Joseph Harte


Eucharistic Cenacle, June 3

Join the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary for Mass, followed by praise, worship, and Eucharistic Adoration, Friday, June 3 in the Mary, Mother of God Chapel.


Nazareth Vocational Discernment Group, June 11

Do you want to learn more about religious life? Are you between 16-35? This Discernment group is for general interest in religious life, who are religious sisters, how do they live and serve, how do they love and serve the Lord and the world through His Heart? If you or someone you know would like to join them, simply contact Sr. Kristi Bergman, srkristi@piercedhearts.org, or call the Convent Landline: (407) 960-2423. Saturday, June 11, 2:45-4 p.m.


Revive Marriage Weekend Retreat, June 24

Come to San Pedro Center and spend a weekend strengthening the spiritual, emotional, and physical connection between you and your spouse,   to Discover the foundation stones for a thriving marriage. Learn how to integrate prayer and Catholic spirituality to strengthen your relationship. Rebuild and fortify the trust and assurance in your marriage. Learn how to strengthen the spiritual foundation in our families by praying with our children. Spend time with other couples in fellowship and prayer. Get a clearer sense of God’s vision for our marriages and how He is calling us to share that vision with the world! Register at: https://www.sanpedrocenter.org/upcoming-events/revive-marriage-retreat


VIVET-Youth and Young Adult Adoration

All youth and young adults are invited to join the Servants of the Pierced Heart of Jesus and Mary for Eucharistic Adoration, praise, worship and prayer every third Tuesday in the Mary, Mother of God Chapel at San Pedro Spiritual Development Center, 95 Bishop Grady Lane, Winter Park.


Virtual 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 Virtual 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/virtualretreats or https://www.sanpedrocenter.org/spiritualresources for the free at-home retreats. Cost $10.


New Free Spiritual Resources

Check out the new, free spiritual resources on our website. New resources are added each week! https://www.sanpedrocenter.org/spiritualresources

 

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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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AIRPORT MASS OPEN

Catholic Mass is offered each Sunday at 12:00 PM 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.


Conversando, weekly conversation on faith topics with Tomás Evans

The Secretariat for Laity, Family, & Life presents topics of interest to the faith every Monday night at 7:30 p.m. via Facebook. Click to join the discussion – https://www.facebook.com/groups/983018745501489


Queen of Angels Cemetery is open in Winter Park

The new Queen of Angels Cemetery is open, right next door to San Pedro Spiritual Development Center. Queen of Angels is in a beautiful, serene setting. Monthly Masses for the souls of the departed are offered at Mary, Mother of God Chapel and several options are available for burial. Make an appointment to get a tour today.
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Spiritual Resources AVAILABLE

During this time of self-quarantine, know that the Church still thrives through the light of Christ within each of you. To help you worship as one people, you may find a variety of spiritual resources compiled by the Diocese of Orlando, from Live Stream Masses and prayers to at-home retreats such as “Peace in Pandemic Times” and more. Go to: https://www.orlandodiocese.org/under-your-protection-we-seek-refuge-holy-mother-of-god/resources/

Opportunities for Mercy

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.


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.


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/


St. Vincent de Paul Orlando Thrift Stores are open

We are open and 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!


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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