Tom VanOsdol has been named President and CEO of St. Vincent’s HealthCare after serving as interim CEO since January. St. Vincent’s is part of Ascension, the nation’s largest non-profit health system. In addition to CEO, Tom will also serve as Senior Vice President, Ascension Healthcare, and Jacksonville Ministry Market Executive.
By Dolores Hinckley
Armed with cookies and Catholic T-shirts, high school students from parish youth groups in Gainesville and Branford parishes piled on a bus Friday afternoon to attend this year’s Steubenville conference in Orlando.
by Mariann Hughes
An enthusiastic crew of 64 high-energy middle-schoolers representing seven churches swarmed the parish center at Most Holy Redeemer church on Normandy Blvd. the week of June 19.
Catholic Charities’ Refugee Resettlement Office of the Diocese of St. Augustine is partnering with several non-profit organizations and state agencies in hosting the 2017 World Refugee Day on Monday, June 19, at the Jacksonville Public Library, 303 N. Laura Street. This year’s theme is “Yesterday Refugees, Today Americans.”
By Glenda Meekins
of the Florida Catholic staff
Healing, reconciliation and unity – these are the words that resounded in the hearts of more than 1,200 believers gathered for the Common Prayer service marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, June 6 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe.
By Mariann Hughes
You’d expect a guest speaker from Harvard at a college graduation, but it was the eighth-grade graduating class of St. Pius who were treated to a powerful speech from St. Pius alum, Carla Harris (Class of ’76) on Tuesday night.
By Mariann Hughes
When St. Pius V Catholic School students and teachers gathered Tuesday morning to honor Sister of St. Joseph Rea Wurmnest on her retirement, she had a special request for the crowd.
Congratulations Coach Battle for 36 years of service at St. Pius Catholic School. Coach Battle was honored at the 39th annual Mustang Athletic Awards banquet recently – the last banquet before the school merges with Holy Rosary to become the Guardian Catholic School this fall.