Former Student Honors Sisters of St. Joseph on their 150th Anniversary

August 30, 2016

On Friday, Sept. 2, Gail Middleton, a former student of the Sisters of St. Joseph, will place 256 flags on each of the graves of the deceased Sisters of St. Joseph in northeast Florida marking their 150th anniversary. Read More

Sisters of St. Joseph mark 150 years of service in Florida this week

August 30, 2016

by Margo C. Pope The Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine will celebrate on Friday and Saturday the 150th anniversary of their ministry that began with teaching freed slaves after the Civil War. The Sisters continue their mission today by spreading their love of God in all that they do: teaching in schools, working in health care and in social services. Read More

Finding the Right Tools to Engage your Parishioners

August 29, 2016

by Cassandra Chesser How would you describe your parish? Is it vibrant, filled with enthusiastic parishioners? Or is it dull and lifeless? These were the questions posed to a diverse group of clergy and lay Catholics at a workshop on stewardship hosted by the Office of Development and Stewardship of the Diocese of St. Augustine last week. Sponsored by Liturgical Publications, Tracy Welliver and Tim Potrikus taught attendees how to build a more vibrant parish through stewardship. Read More

Insights on Today’s Philanthropic Landscape

August 19, 2016

The Diocese of St. Augustine’s Catholic Foundation and Community Counseling Service (CCS) have teamed up to present an event for donors and supporters of non-profits, development professionals and community leaders. Read More

Two Local Catholic Schools Qualify for Free Lunch Program

August 11, 2016

The Guardian Catholic Schools, St. Pius and Holy Rosary in Jacksonville, have qualified as CEP schools this year. All students enrolled are able to receive a free breakfast and lunch everyday. Parents for more information about the program, click here. Read More

Good as Gold: Local swimmer Ryan Murphy takes gold medal at Rio Olympics

August 9, 2016

Last night, 21-year-old Ryan Murphy finally achieved his childhood dream of being an Olympic gold medalist. Murphy was raised and groomed to be an Olympian in Jacksonville where he attended Palmer Catholic Academy in Ponte Vedra Beach and the Bolles School in Jacksonville. On August 8, North Florida cheered as Murphy secured his first gold medal in the men’s 100-meter backstroke at the Rio Olympics. Read More

Archbishop Gregory of Atlanta to chair USCCB task force on race; Cathedral Basilica holds Prayer Service to Promote Peace, Sept. 9

August 9, 2016

by Mark Pattison Catholic News Service Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Atlanta has been appointed as chair of a new task force of the U.S. bishops to deal with racial issues brought into public consciousness following a series of summertime shootings that left both citizens and police officers among those dead. Read More