Congratulations Coach Battle for 36 years of service at St. Pius Catholic School. Coach Battle was honored at the 39th annual Mustang Athletic Awards banquet recently – the last banquet before the school merges with Holy Rosary to become the Guardian Catholic School this fall.
The Office of Multicultural Youth and Young Adults, the Pastoral Juvenil Hispana in partnership with youth groups and parochial movements of the diocese presents a Concert and Youth Encounter featuring Darwin Letcher & Band accompanied by Lizzette Sanchez.
In 1913 at Fatima in Portugal, three children are believed to have seen the Blessed Virgin Mary appear to them in what became known as the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. This year, Catholics throughout the world are commemorating the event’s Centennial. Locally, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine (38 Cathedral Place) will hold a special service at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 13. The community is invited to attend.
Firehouse Subs has awarded funding to Bishop John J. Snyder to train faculty and students in CPR/AED. The Michael Namey AED Initiative was launched in memory of University of Central Florida freshman and Jacksonville native, Michael Namey. Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has joined efforts with Connie Namey and Dr. Sylkia Martinez to raise awareness for sudden cardiac arrest on school campuses by providing CPR/AED training and increasing access to AEDs; creating an educated and prepared environment among students, faculty and staff.
The Catholic Foundation is pleased to present the 2015-16 Annual Report previewed at our 30th Anniversary celebration, March 28. We also premiered a commemorative video highlighting the foundation’s mission and achievements which you may view by visiting http://www.dosafl.com/catholic-foundation/.
by Joe DeSalvo
The second annual San Jose Car & Truck Show, presented by Key Buick GMC Hyundai Genesis, doubled its entries to 42 vehicles and raised $4,175 for the Bishop John J. Snyder Community Center at San Jose Apartments I and II on Galicia Road.
By Lilla Ross
The 2017 Eucharistic Congress drew thousands of Catholics from around the diocese to the Prime Osborn Convention Center March 25-26 for two days of teaching, devotion and celebration.