Diocese addresses mental health through conference

ORLANDO | In response to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops National Campaign for Mental Health, the Diocese of Orlando is hosting a full-day conference on the subject. Coordinators hope the Catholic Mental Health Gathering will provide an opportunity for …

AmeriCorps volunteer renews stay at Catholic Charities

ORLANDO | Joseph Fayed is passionate about his work with Catholic Charities of Central Florida Refugee Services. As part of the AmeriCorps VISTA program, Fayed joined Catholic Charities in January 2023, assisting in volunteer recruitment and youth mentoring of refugees. …

A community comes together to fight cancer

LEESBURG | When Lena took her 13-year-old daughter, Haley, to the doctor Oct. 11, 2023, she had no idea their lives would change overnight.

After several tests and a trip to Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Haley was diagnosed with acute …

Ministry cares for Jesus through hotel ministry

ORLANDO | After retirement, Tom Gawronski sought a ministry to serve. He found the newly formed Lazarus Ministry at his parish, St. Margaret Mary in Winter Park. The ministry cares for residents of extended-stay hotels on Lee Rd. “I kind …

Interpreter translates Mass in an ‘elegant language’

CLERMONT | Selene Squitieri has a passion for American Sign Language, especially if it helps her niece find a deeper love of the Eucharist.

With a cousin who is deaf, Squitieri often found herself making friends in the deaf community. …