Theology on Tap

Come hear the latest talk in the “Hot Topics” Theology on Tap Series by Iraida Martinez on “Immigration” Monday, March 5, 7:00 p.m. at River City Brewing Company. It’s a great chance to have good food, socialize with friends, and hear a great presentation on a polarizing issue in the Church and Society today!

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Afternoon of Reflection on Discipleship

On Sunday, March 4, join Sisters Florence Bryan, SSJ, Lucy Clynes, DW and Mrs. Winnie Walsh from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea Cultural Center (545 A1A N. in Ponte Vedra Beach) for an afternoon reflection on the universal call to discipleship. We will look at the various vocational calls and how baptism is foundational to each of them. Please RSVP to Sister Lucy Clynes, DW, at srlucyclynesDW@olsspvb.org.

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Eucharistic Procession to End Abortion in Jacksonville

There will be a Eucharistic Procession to end abortion in Jacksonville that will pass three abortion facilities on Saturday, March 24. The procession will begin following the 8:00 a.m. Mass at Prince of Peace Catholic Church (6320 Bennett Road) in Jacksonville. Please join us as a special witness during Lent! For more information, email Joan Pano at panoj@bellsouth.net.

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50th Annual Youth and Young Adult Golf Tournament

This year marks the golden anniversary of our Youth and Young Adult Golf Tournament. Proceeds from this tournament help provide service to 17 counties, aid those that cannot afford to attend youth programs as well as help fund our youth and young adult programming. John F. Lanahan and a few of his good friends ran this tournament for more than 30 years; it is now named in his memory. Registration is open for this year’s tournament, which will be April 2, at San José Country Club, Jacksonville. We are asking you to help support the tournament by registering to play or by becoming a sponsor. Register online at https://dosafl.wufoo.com/forms/50th-annual-cyo-golf-classic-registration-form/. You can also sponsor a seminarian to play in the tournament online at https://dosafl.wufoo.com/forms/sponsor-a-seminarian/.

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Catholic Girl Scout of the Year Award

Girl Scout Troops and American Heritage Girls from parishes of the Diocese of St. Augustine are invited to nominate a Girl Scout for our Inaugural Catholic Scout of the Year! The awards are the Bruce Seldon Catholic Scout of the Year and the Albert V. Fortunato Scout of the Year for 2018. The Award ceremony is April 8 at St. Matthew’s Schiavone Parish Center. Applications can be found on the Diocesan Website under Catholic Scouting. For more information, contact Robin Shipley at rshipley@dosafl.com.

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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, April 14, at St. Paul’s Church & School Auditorium at 2609 Park Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Our guest speaker will be Becky Colangelo, author of “From Concept to Coloring: How we Developed A Children’s Coloring Book based on Catholic Art.” Learn how art and a group of dedicated Catholic Artists produced a book designed to encourage kids of all ages to notice things around us that are used to enhance the beauty of Catholic liturgy and parish life. For further information contact Roderick T. Beaman at writerrod@comcast.net or Antony Kolenc at CWG@antonykolenc.com.

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Afternoon on Discipleship

Women’s Afternoon of Reflection: Women in the diocese ages 18-40 are invited to an afternoon of reflection at Our Lady Star of the Sea Cultural Center on March 4 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The focus will be the universal call to discipleship, expressed in various vocational calls.

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Created for Greatness Program Day for 7th graders

As parents raise their children in the Catholic faith, they teach them about healthy, happy relationships – about human life and love according to God’s plan. The Diocese of St. Augustine offers Created for Greatness to support parents as their children navigate their teen years. The program is based on St. John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body.” The last opportunity for 7th graders to participate in Created for Greatness this year will by March 10, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., at St. Anastasia Parish in St. Augustine. The day is led by trained facilitators and includes a family dinner and program. For registration information visit: http://www.dosafl.com/cfgresources/. Contact Missy Parkison in the Office of Christian Formation with questions at layministry@dosafl.com or call (904) 262-3200.

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Diocese of St. Augustine Ministry Formation Program for Lay Leaders

The three year Ministry Formation Program of the Diocese of St. Augustine prepares lay men and women for leadership roles in the Church. To learn more about how you can participate in this program of professional and personal formation, please attend one of our information nights: Thursday, March 8, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Holy Faith Parish Life Center in Gainesville OR Thursday, April 5, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Holy Family Parish Life Center in Jacksonville. Please contact Missy Parkison in the Office of Christian Formation with any questions at layministry@dosafl.com or call (904) 262-3200, ext. 103. You can also find information on our website at www.dosaformation.org/ministryformation.php. Registration deadline for the 2018-2019 formation year is May 1.

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Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends

Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends is an educational seminar, created by Dr. Bruce Fisher, for those adjusting to the end of a love relationship and is being offered by the Diocesan Center for Family Life. Rebuilding is an ecumenical, comprehensive guide through the process of dealing with single-again status. The next class begins on Thursday, March 15 and continues every Thursday through May 17. Classes are held at 7:00 p.m. at the Catholic Center in Jacksonville. Cost is $50. Call (904) 551-2619 or visit www.dcfl.org to register.

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Eucharist Congress Still Needs Your Help

The annual Eucharistic Congress will be held on March 16-17 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. There is a great need for more volunteers. It is quite easy to volunteer for an hour or two and still be able to enjoy the majority of the event with your family and friends. Please follow the link to see how you can help: www.floridaeucharist.org/volunteer/

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Eucharistic Congress – A Two Day Lenten Retreat

The annual Eucharistic Congress, a two day event focusing on our unity found in the Eucharist, will be held on March 16-17 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. There will be many speakers and opportunities for enrichment in your understanding of the Eucharist as source and summit of the Christian Life. There will be different sessions so that there is something for everyone: Spanish track, English Track, Young Adult Track, Youth Track and 2 Tracks for school aged children (Grades K-3 and Grades 4-6) For more information visit the www.dosafl.com website or the www.floridaeucharist.org website.

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Pray for the Success of the Eucharistic Congress

We pray for the success of this year’s Florida Eucharistic Congress to be held on March 16 and 17 at the Prime Osborn III Convention Center (1000 Water Street) in Jacksonville. In particular, we ask your prayers for the speakers, steering committee, volunteers, all of the faithful who plan to attend. May this celebration of the Eucharist help us all to grow in oneness of faith, life, and worship. “Live in My Love – Vivan En Mi Amor.”

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Save the Date – Eucharistic Congress

“Live in My Love – Vivan En Mi Amor” is the theme of this year’s Eucharistic Congress which will be held on March 16 and 17. This event is free and open to the public. A registration and small fee is needed for the children’s tracks. Click here to download registration form. For the full schedule and all information, please visit the www.floridaeucharist.org website.

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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 Trudy@familyforlife.info or by calling (904) 382-2619.

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Christ the King Lenten Mission to Host EWTN’s Tom Peterson

Christ The King Parish welcomes renowned national inspirational speaker, prime-time EWTN TV host and Catholic author, Tom Peterson, to Christ the King on Monday, March 5 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. and Tuesday, March 6 from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. followed by the Sacrament of Reconciliation. You’ve likely seen the amazing Catholics Come Home’s TV Evangomercials TM that helped more than a half million people come home to the Catholic Church in Florida and across North America. Now, learn how to go deeper in your faith and help loved ones home, during his presentation. Come hear this international speaker and learn how to go deeper in your faith, and to help love more souls to heaven…especially your closest family members and friends!

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Catholic Writers Guild, St. Johns Chapter

The Catholic Writers Guild, St. Johns Chapter will have its Monthly Meeting on Saturday, March 10 at St. Paul’s Church & School Auditorium at 2609 Park Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204 from 10 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, How to Give and Receive a Critique”: Dan Costello. Second hour – Critique session (Bring 10 copies of any work). For further information contact Roderick T. Beaman at writerrod@comcast.net or Antony Kolenc at CWG@antonykolenc.com.

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Out 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 ccampton@newmanconnection.com.

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