Collection for Special Mission Areas including Florida and Latin America

Week of the Collection
This weekend (July 7-8), we will take up the Collection for Special Mission areas including Florida and the Church in Latin America. For many in Latin America and Caribbean, rural terrain and a lack of ministers are obstacles to practicing their faith. Your support to the collection provides lay leadership training, catechesis, priestly and religious formation, as well as other programs to help share our faith with those who long to hear the Good News of Christ. To learn more, please visit

Semana de la Colecta
Este fin de semana es la Colecta para la Iglesia en América Latina. Muchas personas en América Latina y el Caribe no tienen acceso a los programas y ministerios de la iglesia debido a los terrenos rurales y a la escasez de ministros. Su generosidad permite que ellas compartan en la vida de la Iglesia y se acerquen más a Cristo. ¡Por favor, sean generosos en la segunda colecta! Para informarse más acerca de la colecta, por favor, visiten

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Catholic Writers Guild, St. Johns Chapter Monthly Meeting

The Catholic Writers Guild, St. Johns Chapter will have its monthly meeting on Saturday, July 14 at St. Paul’s Church & School Auditorium (located at 2609 Park Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204) from 10:00 a.m. to noon. All those interested (including poets, fiction and non-fiction, screen play writers, musicians, artists, editors, illustrators, etc.) are invited. Refreshments served with a raffle. Critique session – bring 10 copies of your work – Max 1,000 words.

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High School Young Men’s Annual Retreat: “Ironmen”

All young men in grades 9-12 are invited to our annual Men’s Retreat, August 11-12 at North Florida Christian Camp. Our theme this year is “Ironmen” (“As iron sharpers iron, so one person sharpens another.” – Proverbs 27:17). There are plenty of fun filled outdoor activities planned as well as faith filled talks. It will be an awesome time, as well an opportunity to celebrate our faith and make many new friends. Please contact your parish youth minister or Robin Shipley at to register or for more details.

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Catholic Home Missions Appeal


The Week of the Appeal (May 5-6)

Support the Catholic Home Missions Appeal today! Right now, more than 40 percent of dioceses in the United States are considered home mission territory because they are unable to fund the essential pastoral work needed in their communities. Your support funds programs, such as religious education, seminary formation, and lay ministry training, to build vibrant faith communities right here in the United States. Please be generous. More information can be found at



La semana del Llamado (May 5-6)

¡Apoye hoy al Llamado para las Misiones Católicas! Ahora mismo, más del 40 por ciento de las diócesis en los Estados Unidos es considerado territorio misionero nacional porque a esas diócesis no les es posible financiar las labores pastorales esenciales y necesarias en sus comunidades. Su apoyo financia programas tales como la educación religiosa, la formación de seminaristas y la capacitación del ministerio laico a fin de construir unas comunidades vivas de fe, aquí, en los Estados Unidos. Por favor, sean generosos. Pueden encontrar más información en


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Why Mary? Spiritual Enrichment and Devotion Instruction

Father Hugh Gillespie, a Montfortian missionary, will be preaching in our area about St. Louis de Montfort’s “True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.” Take advantage of either of these two days of recollection on Saturday, April 21 at St. Ambrose Parish in Elkton (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) or Saturday, April 28 at Holy Family Parish in Jacksonville (8:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm). Pre-register before March 25 to receive the discounted $5 registration fee ($20 after March 25). Pre-register today by emailing or by calling (904) 382-2619.

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Our Lady of Good Counsel Food Pantry Needs Van

In order to expand and reach more people and families in need, Our Lady of Good Counsel Food Pantry, located on SR 16 in St. Augustine, needs a new or gently used large van to pick up and deliver meat and produce from the Feeding Northeast Florida Food Bank in Jacksonville. Access to this food will enable us to nearly double our program and reach more of our less fortunate brothers, sisters and children, shut-ins, the elderly and those without transportation, supplying them with good nutritious meals. This van will truly make a difference in our Community Outreach Food Pantry Program. Your donation is tax-deductible within the confines of the law. If you are interested in generously donating a van, please call the parish at 904-824-8688 and speak to our pastor, Father Guy Noonan.

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Keeping Students Connected to the Catholic Church

It is hard to imagine that 80% of our college students – the same students you worked so hard to nurture in their spiritual development – stop practicing the faith at some point during college. But he problem is very real. Together with Bishop Estévez, the Diocese of St. Augustine is continuing work to implement a High School Outreach Program in our parishes and Catholic high schools with the help of Newman Connection. This year we are asking the information be collected on student contact cards provided by Newman Connection at a graduation event. Once this is complete, you can then enter the information on the Newman Connection website or send the completed cards to Cassie Campton, Director of Outreach. If you have any questions, contact Cassie Campton at

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