Did you know? The Diocesan Center for Family Life recently launched the Catholic Therapist Network. This valuable resource was created in response to the faithful of our diocese who were searching for local mental health professionals that were aligned with Catholic values. Your faithful support of the Bishop’s Annual Stewardship Appeal helps provide assistance to diocesan ministries like the Diocesan Center for Family Life.

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

Great Chefs of St. Augustine Helps Catholic Charities Fight Hunger

Top local chefs will compete in the Great Chefs of St. Augustine on Thursday, May 23 at the River House to help Catholic Charities fight hunger in St. Johns, Putnam and Flagler counties. Guests enjoy a gourmet, four-course meal and vote to determine the winning team. Tickets are $150 each at For more information, email or call 904-829-6300.

Increase our Understanding of Mary, Our Queen and Mother with Marge Fenelon

Please join us at the Santa Fe Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at St. Madeleine Catholic Church, High Springs, FL for an evening discussion of Mary, Our Queen and Mother with speaker Marge Fenelon on Friday, May 3, 2019 beginning at 6 p.m. with Mass, followed by supper in the Fr. Sebastian Hall, followed by Marge Fenelon. There will be child care available. We are asking for RSVP if you are planning to attend.

Camp I Am Special

Get Ready! Camp I Am Special Super Hero Academy Starts June 9! The campers and buddies are very excited to start the academy and we know they will be very hungry. We need help with meal donations. You ask, “What can I do to help out?” The answer is to go to Meal Train, a meal calendar tool that makes planning meals among a wide group easy. There are many days (49) and meal options (200 approximately) available. Link or copy and paste the URL below into your web browser:

Stations of the Cross in the Neighborhood

St. Pius V Catholic Church, 2110 Blue Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32209, holding their annual “Stations of the Cross in the Neighborhood”, Good Friday, April 19, beginning at noon and ending approximately 1:15 P.M. Come walk with us in a prayerful remembrance of Jesus’ suffering, while also praying for our neighbors surrounding St. Pius V. All are welcome. Contact Lucille Trotter at 904-764-5255, if you need additional information.

5th Annual Tom Muff Memorial Car Show – Holy Family -Williston

Saturday, April 27th at Holy Family Catholic Church, 17353 NE Hwy 27 Alt, Williston. All makes and models welcome. 8 am – 3 pm Registration from 8 am to 10 am –cost $20.  Net proceeds go to Holy Family Faith Formation and Community Outreach Programs. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are available for purchase. We will have 50/50 raffle, Yard sale, Angel House Thrift Shop
Air conditioned Church Founders Hall for dining /inside restrooms. Sound by DJ Big D. Dash plaque to first 50 registered, top 25 awards, Best of Show, and People’s Choice. Spectators –free entrance-come and enjoy a fun day and vote for your favorite vehicle.

For more info – 352-528-5100 or

Employment Opportunity/St. Anastasia

St. Anastasia is currently seeking a part-time assistant for the Department of Religious Education. Requirements of this position are: Flexibility with working hours, including nights and weekends, proficiency in Microsoft Office, the ability to multitask when needed, ability to interface with parents/participants in various programs and events, accurately maintaining files and recording of sacramental records, data entry into the Parish Formation Office program and a number of other clerical duties. Strong communication, organizational and computer skills a must. The application can be found at

Please submit your application along with a resume to:
Denise Pressley at –, or the parish office 904-471-5364 X112, NO LATER THAN April 29th.

Diocesan Ministry Formation Program adds two more Information Nights

The Diocesan Lay Formation Program (MFP) will sponsor two more information events for interested parties. This three year program forms leaders who can provide service in the Vineyard of the Lord. These events will be held:
Sunday, April 14 at 1:30 pm in the Family Life Building at Holy Faith Parish in Gainesville (Room 9), 747 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville
Monday, April 15 at 6:30 pm in the Snyder Conference Room at the Catholic Center, 11625 Old St., Augustine Road, Jacksonville.
An RSVP is helpful, but not a requirement to: It is helpful for interested parties to discuss their interest in the program with their pastors.

Empty Yourself- Young Adult Retreat

Join us for our first ever Gainesville Young Adult Retreat the day before Palm Sunday! This is a great way to prepare for Holy Week. It will be a day to grow in community and prayer, and it will all culminate in the 5pm Vigil Mass at St. Madeleine’s in High Springs on Saturday night. Adoration and Confessions will be available. This retreat is free but you’ll have to buy or bring lunch. Email to register

Catholic Therapist Network

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 and will be revised or expanded as necessary. Click here for a flyer.