Getting More Out of Sunday Mass with Msgr. Vincent Haut

Join us for a new retreat at Marywood Retreat Center with Msgr. Vincent Haut, who will present on the topic “Getting More out of Sunday Mass” on Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25. We will explore various paths to a deeper experience of Sunday Mass. You will have time for both personal reflection and learning together about the Mass. Enriching our experience of the Mass is a great way to develop a liturgical spirituality and to participate in the rediscovery of mercy that Pope Francis is calling for. $232/Private room; $177 per person/Shared Room; $102/Commuter; All prices include meals. Call (904) 287-2525 to register.

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Bishop John J. Snyder High School Receives Funds for CPR/AED Training

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.

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Diocese Celebrates Religious Jubilarians

Religious Jubilarians pictured clockwise starting from top-center: Sister Elizabeth Marie Stoup, SSJ (65 years), Sister Florence Bryan, SSJ (60 years), Sister Elizabeth Ann McCormick, SSJ (60 years), Sister Joyce Marie Newton, SSJ (60 years), Sister Mary Loyce Newton, SSJ (60 years), Sister Lucy Clynes, DW (50 years), Sister Mary Adell Lininger, SND (50 years), Sister Dianne Rumschlag, SND (50 years), Brother Dominic O’Brien, FMS (65 years; Center)

The Diocesan Commission for Religious will host a Jubilee celebration for men and women religious serving in the Diocese of St. Augustine. The 9:30 a.m. Mass is Sunday, June 11, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Jacksonville. Celebrating 520 years of service to the people of God are:

65 years
Brother Dominic O’Brien, FMS
Sister Elizabeth Marie Stoup, SSJ

60 years
Sister Florence Bryan, SSJ
Sister Elizabeth Ann McCormick, SSJ
Sister Joyce Marie Newton, SSJ
Sister Mary Loyce Newton, SSJ

50 years
Sister Lucy Clynes, DW
Sister Mary Adell Lininger, SND
Sister Dianne Rumschlag, SND

The community is welcome to attend. For more information, call Sister Mary Victora at (904) 477-9047 or email

The Joys and Challenges of Pope Francis

Dr. Tom Ryan, Director of the Loyola Institute for Ministry, will be providing a FREE adult faith formation opportunity “The Joys and Challenges of Pope Francis”. This presentation will be offered at two locations: Friday, May 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall at Holy Faith Parish, Gainesville, and Saturday, May 6 at 9:30 a.m. in the parish hall at St. Matthew Parish on Blanding Blvd.
Tom will also be sharing information about the programming that Loyola University has to offer. You may register by following this link:

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Annunciation Catholic School’s “Spring for the Kids Dinner” with Paul Posluszny and Brian Sexton

Annunciation Catholic School is holding their annual “Spring for the Kids” dinner on May 12 at Sacred Heart in Fleming Island. The speaker will be Jacksonville Jaguar Paul Posluszny with the master of ceremonies being the long time voice of the Jaguars Brian Sexton. All proceeds raised will go to the AngelPlexII project to build a gymnasium, cafeteria and a performing arts stage for the K-8 school located in Middleburg. Ticket options for the dinner are $150 for a single ticket, 4 tickets for $500 or a table of eight for $1,100. There is also a raffle for 4 day/3 night trip to San Francisco/Wine country. Tickets cost $25 each and only 400 will be sold. Any questions or wish to purchase tickets, please contact Glenn Warren at either (904) 400-7272 or email

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Sacred Heart Catholic School’s Cinco de Mayo Casino Night

Join us for a fun evening of casino style games, tasy food and good times at Sacred Heart Catholic School’s Cinco de Mayo Casino Night on Friday, May 5. All attendees eligible for Casino Raffle Prizes. Tickets available in the Sacred Heart School Office. Sponsorship opportunities available! Tickets $35 in advance; $45 at the door. Must be 21 to attend. Babysitting Service available – hosted by the Sacred Heart Youth Group (cost $10 per child – reservations required). Funds from the event will be used to purchase and install security cameras throughout the Sacred Heart campus. Please call (904) 771-5800 for more information.

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