Finding Renewal in God’s love, the Eucharist

March 22, 2016

by Tonia Borsellino “The Church lives on the Eucharist,” said Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga, archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras and a close advisor to Pope Francis. Read More

Witnessing in Words and Action

March 22, 2016

by Jeff Brumley It was on the road to Emmaus that the resurrected Christ revealed himself to two disciples and, in so doing, inspired them to begin sharing their joy and faith with the world. Read More

A Legacy of Faith: PBS Documentary on the Sisters of St. Joseph Premieres Thursday, March 24

March 22, 2016

The documentary A Legacy of Faith: The Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine will premiere on local Public Broadcasting Station – WJCT Thursday, March 24, at 8 p.m. The documentary will also air on 13 PBS stations throughout Florida. Check your local PBS schedule for day and time. Read More

Bishop Estévez Visits Dominican Republic with Local Parishioners

March 21, 2016

by Diane Foley Bishop Felipe Estévez traveled to the Dominican Republic, March 14 to 15, as part of the Sister Parish Ministry of Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish in Ponte Vedra Beach. The purpose of the bishop’s visit was to see firsthand the work accomplished by this outreach ministry and express our deep appreciation to the men and women of the Dominican Republic who greatly contribute to the success of the mission trips. Read More

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