BASA Ministry Highlight

Did you know? Morning Star School in Jacksonville, celebrates each student as a unique child of God. It is the only Catholic special education school in the Diocese of St. Augustine, serving students from Duval, Clay, St. Johns, Nassau, and Flagler counties. It educates children in Kindergarten through 12th grade and in 2019, will graduate its first-ever senior class! Your faithful support of the Bishop’s Annual Stewardship Appeal helps provide assistance to Morning Star and three other diocesan schools.

Please consider a gift of your support to the Bishop’s Annual Stewardship Appeal! Go to to make your 2019 gift.

Pope Francis Exhorts Young People to Be Courageous

May 1, 2019

WASHINGTON–The 56th annual World Day of Prayer for Vocations will be celebrated by the Catholic Church on the Fourth Sunday of Easter, May 12, 2019, a day which is also commonly referred to as Good Shepherd Sunday.  Inspired by the Lord’s instruction in the Gospels of Matthew 9:38 and Luke 10:2, in which Jesus exhorts the people to “ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest,” World Day of Prayer for Vocations unites the faithful together in praying for the fostering of all vocations, particularly those of ordained ministry and consecrated life.

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Queen’s Harbor Golf Tournament

The Knights of Columbus Council 4727 will be holding its 37th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on June 23rd, at 1:30 at Queen’s Harbor Golf Club.

A putting contest and tournament golf are just two of the day’s exciting events, so bring out the family for some tee time and plenty of mulligans. Lunch sandwiches will be provided by Subway, with dinner and the award ceremony being held at Miller’s Ale House.

Sponsor Participation rates vary. Individual golfers play for $85, which includes green fees, cart fees and dinner. “Dinner only” guests are $15 per person. Go to our website at for more details, sponsorship, golfer forms and brochure. Come out and support the cause.

Call Nick Klepac at (904) 608-5135 or email for details.

Catholic Therapist Network

“Trust the past to the mercy of God, the present to His love, and the future to His providence.” St Augustine

Caring and confidential Catholic support is available…

The Catholic Therapist Network is a listing of counselors who are Catholics in good standing and loyal to the theology, traditions, and values of the Catholic faith. Though not affiliates or employees of the Diocese, all participating mental health professionals are independent practitioners, currently licensed and insured. They are committed to extending their expertise and offering full discretion in meeting with clients. Contact information for Network participants is available at

BASA Ministry Highlight

Did you know? Jacksonville is one of 50 port cities that is served by Apostleship of the Sea Ministry. Locally, one maritime deacon & five lay ecclesial ministers participate in this ministry. They are responsible for operating 2 welcoming centers (Blount Island and Talleyrand Marine terminal) and provide additional services to 5 other marine terminals in the St. Johns River basin. Ministry staff & volunteers visit ships – bringing resources, rosaries, & religious materials in an effort to reach out to seafarers, fisher men & women, & their families, & all who work or travel on the seas. Your faithful support of the Bishop’s Annual Stewardship Appeal helps provide assistance to Diocesan ministries like AOS Ministry. Go to to make your 2019 gift today.

Spring Fling Fundraiser and Car Raffle

St. Luke Catholic Church is offering a great opportunity for you to own a new VW Tiguan S! For only $50/ticket, you may hold one of only 1000 tickets that will be sold. The drawing will take place during our Spring Fling Fundraiser, which will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019, after our 5:00 Mass. Pulled Pork dinners, a DJ, Live Auction, and Children’s Activities and Games are all part of the fun!

Dinner tickets are $10/person or $30/family. Beer, wine, and soft drinks are available for sale. Nursery available for 4yrs and younger (please pre-register when purchasing meal tickets).
For more info and to purchase raffle and/or dinner tickets, please visit our website at
(Car raffle winner need not be present to win, and is responsible for all taxes, tags, and fees.)