You Did It For Me

A persistent drought has left nearly 23 million people across the Horn of Africa without enough to eat. In countries like South Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, CRS is working with local partners to provide emergency food aid. Learn more at: crs.org/you-did-it-for-me

Tú lo hiciste por mí
Una sequía persistente ha dejado a casi 23 millones de personas en el Cuerno de África sin suficiente para comer. En países como Sudán del Sur, Etiopía, Kenia y Somalia, CRS está trabajando con socios locales para proporcionar ayuda alimentaria de emergencia. Para obtener más información visite (en inglés): crs.org/you-did-it-for-me

Post expires at 1:00pm on Monday July 10th, 2017

First Annual Diocese of St. Augustine High School Young Men’s Retreat

Join us for our DOSA Annual Young Men’s Retreat on August 26-27! The retreat will give our high school young men an environment and a vision of Church 100% tailored to them. It is important that they gather together as a diocese so that they see the Church is more than their one parish or school. If they are the generation to take the Church into the future then it is vital they take ownership. We need their hearts to be in it. This retreat is open to all rising 9-12 grade students. We encourage you to invite your young men to attend! Cost is $75. Scholarships are available. Click here to register online. Download flier here

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DOSA Annual Young Ladies Retreat: Priceless

Ladies entering grades 9-12 plan to join us at our Second Annual Young Ladies Retreat on August 19-20 at Camp Crystal Lake! “Priceless” was especially designed for you! We want to come together as a diocesan family because it is important to celebrate that the Church is more than one parish or school. Please plan to come and you are welcome to invite your friends. Cost is $75. Scholarships are available. Click here to download flier. Register online at www.dosafl.com/ladiesretreat.

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You Did It For Me

Jenny was removed from her parents’ home where she suffered abuse and neglect. She bounced from foster home to foster home until a family member agreed to take custody, which lasted until Jenny was 15 when she became homeless. She stayed on the couches of friends and, incredibly, was able to graduate high school. She needed help with her next steps, so she turned to her local Catholic Charities mentoring program. Now Jenny has temporary housing and is attending college. Across the country in 2015, Catholic Charities agencies provided 450,770 clients with some kind of housing-related service. *Name changed to protect privacy. To learn more, visit www.CatholicCharitiesUSA.org

Post expires at 1:00pm on Monday July 3rd, 2017

You Did It For Me

At 60 years old, Moussa Mai left his life behind to escape Boko Haram. He traveled for four days and arrived in the village of Kaya, Chad, with nothing but the clothes on his back. His story is a common one for people fleeing violence. This is why CRS is working with local Church partners in Chad to help 1,000 refugee and host families receive vouchers for two months’ worth of food and livestock. Learn more at: www.crs.org/you-did-it-for-me

A los 60 años, Moussa Mai dejó su vida atrás para escapar de Boko Haram. Viajó durante cuatro días y llegó a la aldea de Kaya, Chad, con nada más que la ropa que vestía. Su historia es común para las personas que huyen de la violencia. Esta es la razón por la cual CRS está trabajando con los socios locales de la Iglesia en Chad para ayudar a 1,000 refugiados y familias anfitrionas a recibir vales por dos meses de comida y ganado. Para obtener más información visite (en inglés): www.crs.org/you-did-it-for-me

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Christ the King VBS-Earthkeepers

Mark the dates! Christ the King Catholic Church is hosting Vacation Bible School July 17-July 21, from 8:45 a.m. to noon. Children rising into grades PK4 through 5th will explore how to care for all of God’s creation. During the week the children will be immersed in engaging Bible stories, catchy songs, fun games, creative activities, yummy snacks, compelling stories, and more. Cost is $20 for one child, $35 for two children, $45 for 3 or more. All forms may be mailed/submitted to the CTK Rectory office(742 Arlington Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32211). Beginning the first weekend in June, VBS staff members will be available after most Masses to help with registration. We can’t wait for you to join us!

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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 ccampton@newmanconnection.com.

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