National Catholic Schools Week Begins January 27-February 2

“Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.”


National Catholic Schools Week 2019 (CSW) will be observed in dioceses around the country January 27–February 2, including the Diocese of St. Augustine. This year’s theme, “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.,” focuses on the important spiritual, academic and societal contributions provided by a Catholic education firmly rooted in the truth of the Gospel.

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National Migration Week to be Celebrated January 6 – 12, 2019

National Migration Week 2019 will take place January 6 – 12. For nearly a half century, the Catholic Church in the United States has celebrated National Migration Week, which provides an opportunity for the Church to highlight the presence and situation of immigrants, refugees, victims, and survivors of human trafficking. The week serves as a time for both prayer and action in support of immigrants and refugees.

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A Reunion to Remember

By Savanna Kearney

Ten years ago, the 2008 senior class of Saint Francis Catholic Academy donned their caps and gowns and received their diplomas, marking them as the first graduating class of the first and only Catholic school in Gainesville. A decade later, the 41 students of the Class of 2008 are off doing big things, but they still made time to return to their old stomping grounds and reconnect with fellow classmates.

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Annual Prayer Service Promotes Justice and World Peace

Join the Black Catholic Commission of the Diocese of St. Augustine for the 2019 Annual Interfaith Prayer Service in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sunday, Feb. 24, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 4731 Norwood Ave., Jacksonville. There will be a prelude concert at 2:30 p.m. by the First Coast High School Chamber Choir, with the main program beginning at 3 p.m.

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