World Youth Day Stateside

January 28, 2019

By Thomas Clark More than 100 people, mostly young adults and families with children, braved low temperatures and a crisp ocean breeze to celebrate World Youth Day Stateside at the Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche in St. Augustine. The event took place as hundreds of thousands of Catholics gather with Pope Francis for World Youth Day 2019 in Panama. Read More

Celebrate the Annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

January 18, 2019

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, invites all to celebrate the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, January 18-25. This week provides an opportunity to join together and pray as Jesus did “that they may all be one.” (John 17:21) Read More

Students Gather from Across the Diocese for Science Fair

January 18, 2019

By Savanna Kearney Students from Catholic schools around the diocese gathered at Bishop Snyder High School at 9 a.m. Friday, January 18 to participate in the Diocesan Science Fair. This is the 11th year that Bishop Snyder has hosted the science fair. Read More

11th Annual Shoot for the Stars Golf Tournament

January 16, 2019

Calling on all golfers to “Shoot for the Stars” by participating in the 11th Annual Morning Star School Golf Tournament. The "Shoot for the Stars" tournament is Monday, Feb. 11, at San Jose Country Club, 7529 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville. Read More

National Catholic Schools Week Begins January 27-February 2

January 16, 2019

“Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.”   National Catholic Schools Week 2019 (CSW) will be observed in dioceses around the country January 27–February 2, including the Diocese of St. Augustine. This year’s theme, “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.,” focuses on the important spiritual, academic and societal contributions provided by a Catholic education firmly rooted in the truth of the Gospel. Read More

Florida Bishops Release Statement on the 46th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

January 15, 2019

“So great is the value of a human life, and so inalienable the right to life of an innocent child growing in the mother’s womb, that no alleged right to one’s own body can justify a decision to terminate that life, which is an end in itself and which can never be considered the ‘property’ of another human being.” – Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia, no. 83 Read More

Seeking Catholics With Leadership Skills

January 14, 2019

Have you considered volunteering in your parish, or with a diocesan ministry, or in Catholic schools? Do you have leadership skills, but feel you could use more training? The Ministry Formation Program (MFP), a lay ecclesial ministry program of the Diocese of St. Augustine is seeking Catholics who feel called to serve in lay ministry. Read More

National Migration Week to be Celebrated January 6 – 12, 2019

January 6, 2019

National Migration Week 2019 will take place January 6 - 12. For nearly a half century, the Catholic Church in the United States has celebrated National Migration Week, which provides an opportunity for the Church to highlight the presence and situation of immigrants, refugees, victims, and survivors of human trafficking. The week serves as a time for both prayer and action in support of immigrants and refugees. Read More

A Lifeline for Marriages

January 4, 2019

Whether you are just beginning to see signs of marital issues, you have just about given up on your marriage, or you’re already separated or divorced, Retrouvaille is a special program designed to save marriages. Read More

A Reunion to Remember

January 3, 2019

By Savanna Kearney Ten years ago, the 2008 senior class of Saint Francis Catholic Academy donned their caps and gowns and received their diplomas, marking them as the first graduating class of the first and only Catholic school in Gainesville. A decade later, the 41 students of the Class of 2008 are off doing big things, but they still made time to return to their old stomping grounds and reconnect with fellow classmates. Read More