Free Mental Health Counseling with Catholic Charities

FREE Counseling services are now available as a result of a grant from the American Red Cross if you lived in Florida during the time of Hurricane Irma. There are some specifics to qualify for this program. Counseling is provided by Catholic Charities and other Catholic clinicians throughout the diocese. To find out more information, or to see if you are eligible, please call Kyle Osborn at (407) 658-1818 ext. 1069

USCCB President Condemns Threat of Widespread Enforcement Actions and New Rule Drastically Limiting Asylum

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, made the following statement in response to the climate of fear created by the Department of Homeland Security’s announced immigration enforcement actions and the Administration’s new Interim Final Rule to drastically limit asylum, which was published today.

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Rise Up In Gainesville

Rise Up is coming to Gainesville and they, along with Bishop Estévez, extend an invitation to all young people. All are invited and welcome! Saturday, August 17th, Rise Up presents an evening with Food Trucks, a FREE concert by recording artist ALOB (Andrew Laubacher) and an inspirational message by national Catholic speaker Sarah Swafford, author of Emotional Virtue. The evening begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Edith D. Cofrin Theater at Oak Hall. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the event will end with an after party from 8:45 – 9:30. Go to for more details. Come and bring friends. You won’t want to miss this!

Living In Love Retreat

An energizing retreat workshop that frees husbands and wives to live in love the way they always dreamt they would. Designed to release the unbridled joy of being a man and a woman in love, the weekend consists of a series of powerful presentations that integrate insight from the sciences with St. John Paul ll’s Theology of the Body, communicated in common sense language and illustrated with real life examples. There is no large group open sharing or discussion. Saturday, Sept. 14 begins at 8 a.m. including continental breakfast and a lovely romantic dinner. Sunday Sept. 15 begins with 8 a.m. mass and will conclude by 4 p.m. For more information or to register online go to: or call parishioners Ron and Kathy Feher: 610-506-7958 or 484-366-6102.

Rebuilding Classes beginning September 12!

“Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends,” an educational seminar created by Dr. Bruce Fisher, is being sponsored by the Office of Family Life this Fall. This 10-week program is very beneficial to the healing process for those adjusting to the end of a love relationship through separation, divorce, abandonment, or even death.

Classes are held on Thursday evenings, 7-9pm, at Holy Family Parish Life Center, 9800 Baymeadows Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32256, September 12, 2019 through November 14, 2019. Cost is $60.00. Materials will be provided at the first class. Click Here for more information and to register, or call the Office of Family Life, (904) 262-3200, x289.

Diocesan Marriage Renewal



Get away from your cares, work, family, long hours, and juggled schedules that get in the way of your time to be a couple. Get back in touch and discover the beauty that lies within each of you and your relationship.  Attend the next Diocesan Marriage Renewal weekend,  Friday through Sunday, August 16th -18th, and the newly remodeled Marywood Retreat Center. $35 registration. For more information, visit or call 268-3758.


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