Local Catholic Media
There are many opportunities in Central Florida to enhance your faith through various media organizations that are operated by or in conjunction with the Catholic Church. We encourage you to read, listen and watch Catholic media frequently for inspiration and encouragement. The secular media often presents the world from a secular point of view. The Catholic media puts the focus on the one hope that does not disappoint: Jesus Christ and invites you to a more enriching and vibrant faith journey.
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Within the Diocese of Orlando
Talk / Devotional English Adults – Divine Mercy Radio (WDMC 920 AM), an approved apostolate led by Bob Groppe, purchased a “fixer upper” frequency and station in 2008. The majority of their programming is provided from EWTN and they also air locally produced programs. Their studio is located in Melbourne and their broadcast is heard in Brevard County and parts of Volusia and Orange counties (as well as two other counties outside of the Diocese of Orlando). They promote their apostolate as “Catholic Radio for Florida’s Space and Treasure Coast.” A priest of the diocese sits on the board of Divine Mercy Radio.
Talk / Devotional English Adults Lake County – On This Rock Radio (97.1 FM) an approved apostolate of the Diocese of Orlando was awarded a construction permit for a low power FM radio station in the Eustis area in March 2015. This station is still under construction. Leaders of this ministry believe this station is an economical way to begin Catholic media in the Northern Deanery. The leaders state that the station will serve as the foundation for a multimedia platform. Their website indicates they will broadcast Relevant Radio programs. They are trying to raise $25,000 to purchase a tower and antenna. They promote their apostolate as “Catholic Radio for Central Florida.” Their website is: www.thisrockradio.com/. A priest of the Diocese sits on the board of On This Rock Radio.
Outside Diocese of Orlando:
Entertainment/Lifestyle English Adults – The Catholic Channel is a Catholic lifestyle radio station on Sirius XM Satellite Radio (Channel 129) and is operated by the Archdiocese of New York. Any person in the Diocese of Orlando has the option to subscribe to Sirius and listen to the Catholic Channel as they choose.
Relational Evangelization English Adult – Bread Box Media, a US based Catholic media organization, launched a network of original programs delivered via mobile streaming apps in May of 2015. The network features programs from established authors, bloggers, speakers and media professionals from across the United States who have joined efforts to focus on one main directive, Relational Evangelization. They are based out of Lexington, Kentucky.
News-based Talk, Lifestyle and Devotional English Adults- Relevant Radio, a not-for-profit radio network that produces 80 hours of original programming each week. Since December of 2000, Relevant Radio has been helping people bridge the gap between faith and everyday life through informative, entertaining, and interactive programming twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week. The Relevant Radio network is currently serving the Church with 45 stations reaching 19 states, with a potential listening audience of 48.6 million people. The national headquarters of this listener-supported lay apostolate are located in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Programming can be heard worldwide via streaming audio at www.relevantradio.com and on mobile applications.
The Florida Catholic, (www.thefloridacatholic.org) is the official newspaper for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami and the Dioceses of Orlando, Palm Beach, and Venice. The newspaper and website share in the mission of proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ by providing information, education, and a forum for discussion.
The Florida Catholic educates and inspires its readers and enriches their lives. It leads them to a deeper understanding and sharing of official Church teaching and a greater commitment to the practical application of that teaching.
The Orlando section of the Florida Catholic is managed by the Diocese of Orlando Director of Communications, Teresa Peterson. She can be reached by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions about circulation or advertising, call the state office of the Florida Catholic at 407-373-0075. To visit the Florida Catholic online, click here www.thefloridacatholic.org.
Subscriptions for The Florida Catholic are $26 for 1 year print, $49 for 2 years, and out-of-state subscriptions are $32 per year. To subscribe, contact Tammy Osborne at 1-888-275-9953, or email@example.com.
The Florida Catholic also offers an e-edition, available on your computer, tablet, iPad, smartphone and other devices with an Internet connection and browser capability. You will be able to read three editions — Orlando, Palm Beach and Venice — all for the one low price of $20. For the household that could use both print and e-edition, there is a combo package for only $42. For more information, click here.
CCTN (www.cctn.org) – the Catholic Community Television Network – is broadcast from a TV studio operated by Holy Family Catholic Church in Orlando. CCTN televises the Sunday Mass and other spiritually enriching programs.
The Mass is broadcast every Sunday from 2:00 pm. – 3:00 p.m. on WTGL-TV 45. This station is available on various channels, depending on your service provider. Please check with your service provider for details.
CCTN also utilizes online media avenues such as YouTube to showcase special productions, such as homilies from Holy Family Catholic Church; short biographies of saints; and the reading of the Gospel, complete with images. Subscribe to the CCTN YouTube Channel by clicking here.