In spite of tension between the United States and some Middle Eastern countries, Bishop Kenny High School opened its doors Thursday, March 21 to welcome delegates from the Middle East and North Africa on a three-week tour of the U.S. called “Promoting Interfaith Dialogue and Religious Freedom.”
Come out for the San Jose Car and Truck Show Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to noon at Dupont Station to raise funds for the Bishop John J. Snyder Community Center at nearby San Jose Apartments – an HUD-subsidize property for low-income seniors of all faiths.
There will be many opportunities for parishioners to celebrate Holy Week in the Diocese of St. Augustine. Below is a schedule of activities that will take place before Easter in St. Augustine.
Jacksonville, Fla. – Saturday, March 9, during its annual Black & White Ball, the Jacksonville Regional Office of Catholic Charities honored Florida Blue and Fanatics with its Diamond Award for significant contributions to Catholic Charities’ Workforce Development program.
By Savanna Kearney
The Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at Mission Nombre de Dios in St. Augustine is known for its quiet, and historic sacred grounds which attracts visitors from all over the world. But community members and neighbors to the shrine voiced concerns over plans to construct an open-air memorial (formerly referred to as an amphitheater) and parking garage.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
This month, I had the privilege of presiding at three Rite of Election ceremonies for 174 catechumens (individuals never baptized), and 315 candidates (individuals baptized but seeking confirmation) at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. In all this year, 489 people will become full members of the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil in their parishes. And, nearly 2,000 young people will complete the sacraments of initiation when they are confirmed this spring.
Father Michael Pendergraft, pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, invites the community to participate in a Lenten Retreat featuring world-renown Franciscan Friar Simeon Gallagher. The retreat is March 25-28, with talks beginning at 7 p.m. each evening. The theme for the retreat is “A Spirituality of Relationships.”
Dear Brothers and Sisters:
Each year, through Mother Church, God “gives us this joyful season when we prepare to celebrate the paschal mystery with mind and heart renewed… as we recall the great events that gave us new life in Christ” (Preface of Lent I). We can thus journey from Easter to Easter towards the
fulfilment of the salvation we have already received as a result of Christ’s paschal mystery – “for in hope we were saved” (Rom 8:24). This mystery of salvation, already at work in us during our earthly lives, is a dynamic process that also embraces history and all of creation. As Saint Paul
says, “the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God” (Rom 8:19). In this perspective, I would like to offer a few reflections to accompany our journey of conversion this coming Lent.