The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, invites all to celebrate the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, January 18-25. This week provides an opportunity to join together and pray as Jesus did “that they may all be one.” (John 17:21)
Students from Catholic schools around the diocese gathered at Bishop Snyder High School at 9 a.m. Friday, January 18 to participate in the Diocesan Science Fair. This is the 11th year that Bishop Snyder has hosted the science fair.
Calling on all golfers to “Shoot for the Stars” by participating in the 11th Annual Morning Star School Golf Tournament. The “Shoot for the Stars” tournament is Monday, Feb. 11, at San Jose Country Club, 7529 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville.
“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.
“So great is the value of a human life, and so inalienable the right to life of an innocent child growing in the mother’s womb, that no alleged right to one’s own body can justify a decision to terminate that life, which is an end in itself and which can never be considered the ‘property’ of another human being.” – Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia, no. 83
Have you considered volunteering in your parish, or with a diocesan ministry, or in Catholic schools? Do you have leadership skills, but feel you could use more training? The Ministry Formation Program (MFP), a lay ecclesial ministry program of the Diocese of St. Augustine is seeking Catholics who feel called to serve in lay ministry.
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.
Whether you are just beginning to see signs of marital issues, you have just about given up on your marriage, or you’re already separated or divorced, Retrouvaille is a special program designed to save marriages.
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.
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.