Get Ready for Catholic Day with the Jacksonville Jaguars

November 17, 2016

Celebrate Catholic Day with the Jaguars and help support Catholic Charities' Emergency Assistance programs! A special ticket package is now available for the 1:00 p.m., Dec. 4 home game against the Denver Broncos. So don't wait, tickets are limited for this sold-out game! To purchase tickets go to and use promo code CD16.  For ticket information, contact Ryan Redmond at (904) 633-6539 or email Read More

Cities for Life: Join the Movement to End the Death Penalty

November 17, 2016

The Diocese of St. Augustine and Equal Justice USA are joining efforts in calling the North Florida community to attend Cities for Life on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Shrine at Mission Nombre de Dios, 101 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. Read More

Catholic Charities Hosts Annual Festival d’Vine to Help Families in Crisis

November 15, 2016

Catholic Charities’ 13th annual Festival d’Vine is Friday, Nov. 18, at Treaty Oak Park in the San Marco area of Jacksonville, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event serves as one of the primary fundraisers for Catholic Charities Jacksonville Regional Office of the Diocese of St. Augustine, with proceeds assisting the agency in reaching out to the community with emergency assistance. Read More

Morning Star School Breaks Ground for New High School

November 15, 2016

Morning Star School, the only special education school in the Diocese of St. Augustine, is breaking ground on an expansion for a high school on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 9 a.m. at its campus, 725 Mickler Road – adjacent to Christ the King Catholic Church in Jacksonville. Read More

Annual Collection Supports Eldercare Needs of Religious Communities

November 14, 2016

The annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection will be held Dec. 10-11 in the Diocese of St. Augustine. Coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO), the parish-based appeal benefits nearly 33,000 senior Catholic sisters, brothers and religious order priests whose communities lack adequate retirement savings. Read More

St. Joseph Academy Celebrates 150th Anniversary

November 10, 2016

by Lilla Ross Photos by Woody Huband Students and faculty of St. Joseph Academy in St. Augustine will celebrate the school’s 150th anniversary Nov. 10 with a Mass celebrated by Bishop Felipe Estévez followed by a reception. Read More

Refugees Learn About American’s Thanksgiving Traditions

November 10, 2016

By Lilla Ross Refugees from Asia, Africa and the Middle East will further their educations in American culture with a Thanksgiving meal prepared by Chef Robert Tulko. Read More

Bishop Felipe Estévez blesses effort to build new Guardian Catholic School on Jacksonville Northside

November 10, 2016

At a Nov. 9 groundbreaking ceremony, Bishop Felipe Estévez blessed the efforts of so many individuals that have made it possible for a new $10 million Guardian Catholic School to be built on Jacksonville’s Northside. Read More

‘Under Caesar’s Sword’ A documentary explores Christians’ response to persecution

November 3, 2016

Christian communities around the world face marginalization, imprisonment, torture and even death on a massive scale. Advocacy group Open Doors USA has reported that more than 7,100 Christians were killed for their faith in 2015 alone, making it the deadliest year for Christians in modern history. A new documentary from the University of Notre Dame and the Religious Freedom Institute looks in-depth at how these communities respond. Read More

50 States in 40 Days: 40 Days for Life Rally Scheduled in Gainesville Nov. 2 and Jacksonville Nov. 4

November 2, 2016

Recognizing the urgency for ending America’s abortion crisis, 40 Days for Life launched an unprecedented 40-day bus tour to bring its message of hope to cities and towns across the United States that is united in prayer and fasting during this fall’s UNITED 40 Days for Life campaign, (Sept. 28 to Nov. 6). Read More