Women’s Help Center 2019 Fundraiser for Life

Once every 34 seconds in America, a child is brutally killed by abortion.

Join us at our 2019 Fundraiser for Life, as we celebrate life and reaffirm our commitment to ending abortion and infanticide. This year’s keynote speaker is Jason Jones, president and founder of HERO Inc. and Movie to Movement. Jason is an author, film producer and pro-life warrior who has dedicated his life to promoting the incomparable dignity of human life. There is no cost to attend; however, an invitation will be extended to make a donation to the Women’s Help Center ministry.  6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Renaissance Resort World Golf Village. Reservations are required. Please call 904.398.5143 for more information and to register.

Irish Tenor Emmet Cahill Live in Jacksonville Beach

Emmet Cahill, award-winning Irish tenor and principal singer with the popular Irish music show Celtic Thunder, will present a concert at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Tuesday, March 12 at 7:30 PM. Emmet will perform selections from his brand-new album, “Blessings of Music,” featuring Irish classics and well-loved church hymns. He’ll also sing Broadway favorites and even a bit of opera. And no Emmet Cahill concert is complete without the ever-popular “song request medley” segment, which often brings surprises from the audience. Tickets are $30 – $45 and may be purchased online at https://www.emmetcahill.com/tour-dates/, at the church or at the door.

Florida Eucharistic Congress Bulletin Announcements

For the Weekend of February 23-24:

Join Bishop Felipe Estévez for the 2019 Eucharistic Congress, March 29-30, at the Prime Osborn Convention Center in Jacksonville. Don’t miss this wonderful faith-enriching event that will include the Living Stations of the Cross Friday evening, and on Saturday there will be Mass, Adoration, reconciliation, and an incredible lineup of nationally-known speakers, including Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa, Canada, Father Robert Spitzer, Father Wade Menezes, Teresa Tomeo and her husband Deacon Dominick Pastore, and more! Visit www.floridaeucharist.org for details and a schedule.

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Catholic Writers Guild, St. Johns Chapter March Meeting

The Catholic Writers Guild, St. Johns Chapter will have its Monthly Meeting on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at St. Paul’s Church & School Auditorium at 2609 Park Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204 from 10AM to 12 Noon.

All poets, fiction and non-fiction writers, screen play writers, musicians, artists, editors,  illustrators and the just plain curious are invited.

Featured speaker: Michelle Buckman

Topic: How to ‘show, not tell’ in your writing.

For further information contact R. T. Beaman at

writerrod@comcast.net or P. Babadi at wordsbypaula@gmail.com.

Catholic Writers Guild, St. Johns Chapter March Meeting

The Catholic Writers Guild, St. Johns Chapter will have its Monthly Meeting on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at St. Paul’s Church & School Auditorium at 2609 Park Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204 from 10:00 to noon. All poets, fiction and non-fiction writers, screen play writers, musicians, artists, editors,  illustrators and the just plain curious are invited. Our featured speaker will be Michelle Buckman who will speak on the topic: How to ‘show, not tell’ in your writing. For further information contact R. T. Beaman at writerrod@comcast.net or P. Babadi at wordsbypaula@gmail.com.

L’Arche Jacksonville 29th Annual Golf Classic

What’s better than a beautiful day, cool weather and golfing with friends? A beautiful day, cool weather, and golfing with friends for a worthy cause! L’Arche Jacksonville invites you to participate in our 29th Annual Golf Classic hosted by Deerwood Country Club on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 9 a.m.

Join the fun and help us keep our promise of providing and maintaining quality, loving, and caring homes for adults with intellectual disabilities (our core members). If you’d like to tee it up or participate in another way please contact us at (904)721-5992.

Ministry Formation Program Information Nights

The diocesan lay ecclesial ministry program, the MFP, is for anyone who is seeking to be a recognized faith leader within the diocese. It is the minimal standard for many parish and school positions. It is the first component of the diaconate program. This comprehensive three year program, based on the USCCB document Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord consists of formation in four areas: human, spiritual, pastoral, and intellectual. The MFP offers information nights for those who desire to know more:

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at St. Anastasia, St. Augustine

Monday, March 4, 2019 at St. Patrick, Gainesville

Monday, March 11, 2019 at St. Catherine, Orange Park

Each session is from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Can RSVP is helpful to layministry@dosafl.com

Parish Mission: Living the Catholic Life, Fullness of Purpose

Could there be more to our faith experience, than what we have come to know? Dynamic speaker and author Ken Yasinski will be leading a 2-day parish mission from Wednesday, March 13 to Thursday, March 14, at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Each night begins at 7:00 p.m. This parish mission is designed to help answer life’s most meaningful questions: 1) Why have I been created?  2) Where is Joy found?  3) Does my Catholic faith matter? This mission is Catholicism in everyday simple language that will make relevant the timeless truths of our faith. Come be inspired to live your full potential in life.

L’Arche Jacksonville 29th Annual Golf Classic

What’s better than a beautiful day, cool weather and golfing with friends? A beautiful day, cool weather, and golfing with friends for a worthy cause! L’Arche Jacksonville invites you to participate in our 29th Annual Golf Classic hosted by Deerwood Country Club on Monday, March 25, 2019.

Join the fun and help us keep our promise of providing and maintaining quality, loving, and caring homes for adults with intellectual disabilities (our core members). If you’d like to tee it up or participate in another way please contact us at (904) 721-5992.

Click here to download the flyer

Ministry Formation Program Information Nights

The diocesan lay ecclesial ministry program, the MFP, is for anyone who is seeking to be a recognized faith leader within the diocese. It is the minimal standard for many parish and school positions. It is the first component of the diaconate program. This comprehensive three year program, based on the USCCB document Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord consists of formation in four areas: human, spiritual, pastoral, and intellectual. The MFP offers information nights for those who desire to know more:

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at St. Anastasia, St. Augustine

Monday, March 4, 2019 at St. Patrick, Gainesville

Monday, March 11, 2019 at St. Catherine, Orange Park

Each session is from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Can RSVP is helpful to layministry@dosafl.com

Free Estate Planning Seminar

Estate Planning is important for everyone in our diocese – clergy, staff and parishioners. So is planning for the future of our parishes, schools and ministries. The Catholic Foundation provides estate planning resources to our faith community while guiding their faith legacy planning. You’re invited to a free Estate Planning Seminar March 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm. St. Matthew Catholic Church, Schiavone Parish Center. Key points to consider when planning your estate or updating wills or trusts will be addressed. Catholic Stewardship and how the Catholic Foundation can help you in faith legacy planning is covered as well.

Complimentary lunch will be provided by the Catholic Foundation. Register today at khoward@dosafl.com or call Kim Howard at 904-208-6928

A Day for Women

All Women are invited to attend our annual Lenten event – A Day For Women – at Resurrection Catholic Church, on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 8am to 3pm. Last year we had about 300 women attend. Our guest speaker this year will be Sister Briege McKenna, www.sisterbriege.com. She will present us with a wonderful day beginning Mass by or Pastor, Father Peter Akin-Otiko, with praise and worship, spiritual growth and healing. This event is free! A free-will offering will be accepted, before lunch, to cover our day’s expenses. For more information and to register to attend, please go to our website: WWW.ADAYFORWOMEN.COM or, you may call Denise Stinson at 904-521-9432, or send an email to ADFW2018@gmail.com. Walk-ins are welcome anytime.

A Day for Men XIII

March 9 – Mass @ 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM – This is our 13th annual, free, Lenten event, started in 2007, that gathers Christian men for a day of themed talks to help bolster our faith and feed our souls for Lent! All men and their sons 15 and older – and their friends – are invited to attend. This year our speakers are John Lewis, Robert Roldan, Danny McIntyre of the Knights of Columbus (Region 2), Father Martin Ibeh and Father Richard Pagano. Come and hear our fabulous speakers and partake in our famous Lumberjack Ribs & Chicken buffet! For more information and to register to attend – please go to WWW.ADAYFORMEN.COM, or, contact Robert Roldan at adayformen@gmail.com, or, call him at (904) 534-8581.
Walk-ins are also welcome anytime.

Free Life Planning Seniors’ Workshop

You’re invited to a free Life Planning Seniors’ Workshop sponsored by St. Luke Catholic Church. Saturday, March 2, 2019, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Faith Hall. Guest speakers will present vital information on the issues you care about: estate planning – wills and trusts, providing for your loved ones and our Church and end of life preparations and Church teachings. Complimentary lunch will be provided. Register at khoward@dosafl.com or call Kim Howard at 904-208-6928.

Rise Up Free Concert

Please join us for the next Rise Up event on March 2, 2019. This amazing night will include live music, food, fellowship, prayer, an after party and so much more. You won’t want to miss International Catholic speaker Emily Wilson or the powerful music of ALOB. he evening starts with food trucks and outdoor games at 4:30 pm, and at 6:00pm doors open for the main event featuring International Catholic speaker Emily Wilson and worship with ALOB. All of this happens at the Parker Auditorium on The Bolles Middle School Campus. All are welcome and invited and the event is free! For more information and promotional materials go to our website at www.riseupyc.org or email Onie@riseupyc.org. Rise Up is a movement! We believe in getting teens and young adults excited about their faith!