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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Family Night at St. Joseph Cody Center

Join Families Following Christ for their monthly Family Night on Wednesday, May 2, 7:00 p.m., at the St. Joseph Parish Cody Enrichment Center located at 4152 Loretto Road in Jacksonville. Our guest speaker this month will be Allison Mall, who will present her insightful and inspiring witness entitled, “Surrendering to God’s Plan for Our Family.” Our child care ministry will be provided for ages 2 to 13 years of age. If you would like your child to participate, please RSVP by emailing or call (904) 323-1332. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Women’s Retreat

San Sebastian Catholic Church is proud to host a Women’s Retreat on Saturday May 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Enjoy a day of spiritual reflection, fellowship and fun. Retreat includes Mass, procession to Mary’s garden, rosary, luncheon and guest speaker. Tickets are $20 per person. Proceeds will benefit the San Sebastian Religious Education Enrichment Center. For Tickets or more information please Contact Tyra Rousseau at the church office (904) 824-6625, ext 102 or email

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Catholic Writers Guild, St. Johns Chapter Monthly Meeting

Join us on Saturday, May 12, 10:00 a.m. to noon, for the Catholic Writers Guild, St. Johns Chapter monthly meeting at St. Paul Parish in Riverside. All those interested (including poets, fiction and non-fiction, screen play writers, musicians, artists, editors, illustrators, etc.) are invited. Refreshments served with a raffle. Summer special event – “The Angry Christian” by Bert Ghezzi. Learn from a popular nationally known writer and radio personality how, how to harness the power of the Holy Spirit to transform our anger into occasions of grace. Anger used well can help us overcome obstacles that block our twofold mission of becoming saints and advancing and applying the Gospel. For further information contact Roderick T. Beaman at or Antony Kolenc at

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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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