Annual Diocesan Youth Conference to Celebrate Fourth Year

December 29, 2018

The Fourth Annual Diocesan Youth Conference (DYC) is Friday, Feb. 22-24 at Camp Kulaqua in High Springs. The theme is “Made for More.” Hundreds of high school students are invited to energize and revitalize their faith with music, games, skits, prayer, sports, small groups and more. The keynote speaker is Joe Melendrez, a Los Angeles-based professional retreat leader, religion teacher, and Catholic, hip-hop artist. Read More

MPact Program Offers Service Opportunities to Teens

December 28, 2018

MPact is a new service program for junior high school-aged teens. It will take place Saturday, Feb. 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Jacksonville. Read More

“Recovering Origins” Retreat Offers Healing for Adult Children of Divorce

December 27, 2018

Recovering Origins is a new, unique two-day retreat for adults (18+) who are the children of divorced parents. Through reflection, discussion, and prayer, attendees will come to a greater understanding of the wound of divorce and its effects, advice concerning love and trust of others, and an experience of the Catholic faith that will lead to greater self-knowledge and healing. Read More

SFCA to Celebrate 12th Annual Souper Fun Sunday

December 26, 2018

Kick off Catholic Schools Week with Saint Francis Catholic Academy’s 12th Annual Souper Fun Sunday event Sunday, Jan. 27 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Saint Francis Catholic Academy Gym. Read More

Pope Francis’ Message for the 2019 World Day of Peace

December 26, 2018

Jan. 1, 2019 marks the 52nd World Day of Peace, and this year, Pope Francis speaks on "Good politics at the service of peace." In his message, the Holy Father touches on how those in the world of politics can advocate for the protection and fulfillment for those whose voices are not heard. Read More

World Youth Day Stateside

December 23, 2018

World Youth Day (WYD) is an international encounter with the Holy Father celebrated every three years in a different country. The massive celebration for young people between the ages of 15 and 35 began in 1985 by St. John Paul II and continues to be a worldwide tradition. Read More

Holy Spirit Conference Addresses Healing

December 22, 2018

Dive deeper into your relationship with Jesus by attending the Holy Spirit Conference, Jan. 25-27, at Holy Faith Catholic Church in Gainesville. Sponsored by the Charismatic Renewal movement of the diocese, this year’s theme is, “I Am the Lord Your Healer” (Exodus 15:26). Read More

Celebrating the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

December 21, 2018

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is Jan. 18-25, and this year’s theme is “Justice, Only Justice, You Shall Pursue” (Deut. 16:20). Read More

January Pro-Life Activities to Commemorate Roe v. Wade

December 20, 2018

Year-long efforts by pro-life Catholics and others come together in January to commemorate the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized the practice of abortion on Jan. 22, 1973. Read More

Prayer Vigils to be Held Around the Diocese for Execution Victim

December 11, 2018

Jose Antonio Jimenez is scheduled to be executed on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 6:00 p.m. for the 1992 murder of Phyllis Minas. Governor Rick Scott initially signed Jimenez’ death warrant in July and scheduled his execution for August 14. However, the Florida Supreme Court issued a stay of execution to review the case further. The Supreme Court lifted the stay on Oct. 4. Read More