The Year of The Monkey Brings Together More Than Luck

February 16, 2016

By Tonia Borsellino Vietnamese Catholics from throughout the Diocese of St. Augustine traveled to St. Patrick Catholic Church in Gainesville on Sunday, Feb. 14, to celebrate the biggest day in the Vietnamese culture – their Lunar New Year. Read More

The Light Shines on Marriage as A “Little Church”

February 12, 2016

By Tonia Borsellino  On Sept. 5, 1959, Daniel Michael and Joyce Lynn Trunk professed their vows to be united as one in the Catholic Church. Fifty-six years, three children, three grandchildren, and several moves later, they are still just as giddy as they were when they met in high school. Read More

24th Annual World Day of the Sick

February 10, 2016

In his Message for the 24th World Day of the Sick, Pope Francis both acknowledges the difficulty of encountering sickness and reminds us of the opportunity it provides when he says faith in God during illness, “offers a key by which we can discover the deepest meaning of what we are experiencing.” Read More

Winning Essay for Catholic Schools Week 2016 at Assumption Catholic School in Jacksonville

February 9, 2016

Seventh grader, Evan Cope, was selected as the winner of an essay contest in honor of Catholic Schools Week 2016 at Assumption Catholic School in Jacksonville. The students were asked to write on the topic, "What does going to a Catholic school mean to you?" The purpose of the essay was to highlight the benefits of a Catholic education and how it can help prepare children for future success. Read More

Diocesan Youth Conference Leaves Impact on Teens

February 9, 2016

by Elena Castello The Diocese of St. Augustine hosted something it’s never done before – an overnight high school youth at Camp Kulaqua in High Springs, Fla. About 200 youth representing 18 parishes came together Feb. 6-7 to break from the craziness of their everyday lives. Read More

Guardian Catholic Schools Stock Food Pantry

February 8, 2016

The Guardian Catholic Schools – St. Pius and Holy Rosary – collected Ramen Noodles to donate to Catholic Charities’ Food Pantry as part of Catholic Schools Week, Jan.31 to Feb. 5. Read More

Father Mike Schmitz a Big Hit with Catholic Gators and Others

February 3, 2016

by Elena Castello The church was packed Jan. 29 when the Minnesotan priest began his talk. Instantly St. Augustine Church in Gainesville erupted into laughter as a crowd of students from Florida listened to Father Mike Schmitz. The event, called “Witnesses of Faith and Champions of Truth,” along with Friday Night Fever, left the University of Florida campus on fire for Christ. Read More

Catholic Schools Week Observed January 31-February 6; Focus is ‘Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service’

February 1, 2016

Catholic Schools Week 2016 will be observed in the Diocese of St. Augustine and around the country, January 31-February 6. This year’s theme, “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service,” focuses on the important faith-building, academic and societal contributions provided by a Catholic education. Read More

What Soup, Catholic Schools and Hungry Stomachs Have In Common

February 1, 2016

by Tonia Borsellino The 9th annual Souper Fun Sunday event held at St. Francis Catholic Academy on Jan.31 left soup-tasters with satisfied stomachs and even more excitement for the week ahead. Read More