OUR PROVINCE IS HOSTING THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR CATECHETICAL LEADERSHIP:
Catechetical leaders from around the nation are flocking to Jacksonville, Florida this May 22-26 for the annual gathering of NCCL. This professional development event will pull-together parish, diocesan, academic, publishing, and other experts pertaining to evangelization. High-caliber presentations, networking, breakouts, and prayer will be part of this convention which is being hosted by our province in the Diocese of Saint Augustine. Don't miss this incredible opportunity!
Here is the pertinent information and link: http://nccl.us/.
NCCL is the preeminent professional organization for ministry professionals who work in evangelization and catechesis. It is a member-driven organization. Join today and don't miss NCCL 2016: http://nccl.us/.
RITE OF ELECTION
Congratulations to the 532 elect from 62 parishes and missions in our diocese recognized by Bishop Noonan at the Rite of Election this past Sunday. The photos taken at the Rite of Election are now available. Click Here to view and download the photos.
MASS FOR MARRIAGE
200 couples renewed their vows with Bishop Noonan amidst a packed Cathedral church. Some recently married, some more than 60 years, and all united in their support for the vocation of marriage. The photos taken at the Marriage Anniversary Mass are now available. Click Here to view and download the photos.
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We are very proud to offer a short 3-week seminar in “Theological Reflection” as a part of the Dayton Face to Face formation. This class will be held at Resurrection Catholic Church located 3720 Old Rd. 37, Lakeland, FL 33813. The class starts on February 25, 6:00 pm with an orientation and ends on March 17.
This course will guide the student through this fascinating topic of Theological reflection and how to understand God in our own life and time. This is a wonderful opportunity to enrich your spiritual and personal life.
Scheduled Classes through the end of the
2015-2016 academic year shown below:
**Please contact the parish to enroll.
Family Ministry Update
LENTEN MARRIAGE RETREAT
Thank you to all who attended and assisted with the Anniversary Mass on Saturday. It was a beautiful celebration affirming the vocation of marriage!
All marriages need the investment of time and energy from both spouses to maintain a healthy and happy relationship. One way to keep your marriage a priority this Lenten season is to participate in a virtual marriage retreat. What could be better….a retreat experience in the comfort of your own home!
The United States Bishops have several options that can be easily accessed on-line through the Bishop’s website at www.usccb.org or by clicking on one of the links below.
YOUTH MINISTRY ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION February 23, 2016 at St. James Cathedral 10am-12pm
Join us for a presentation on a Catholic approach to social media by Teresa Peterson, Diocesan Director of Communications, and a round-table discussion on social media best practices. We will also review some of the most recent “trends” of social media, and popular apps among youth. A continental breakfast will be provided. Optional Mass and lunch outing to follow! Click the image below to RSVP.
Thank you so much for the warm welcome! I was already very excited to serve in this ministry, but with all your wonderful messages I feel even more blessed! During the next few weeks I will be traveling around the diocese to meet with you to learn more about your particular parish needs. I am eager to know more about your ministry to see how we can collaborate together.
Bible Verse of the Week
"Have mercy on me, O God, in your goodness;
in the greatness of your compassion wipe out my offense."
To help you prepare for Lent, theUnited States Conference of Catholic Bishopsis pleased to share a downloadable resource to foster your reflection for the First Sunday of Lent. This lectio divina resource on the readings for the First Sunday of Lent focuses on themes of the Jubilee of Mercy and can be used by individuals or in group settings.
Registration now available, Click Here.
The Diocesan Calendar is now set up to include all Diocesan events. If you have an event which you would like the rest of the Diocese to know about, submit your event to the Communications Office using the link below. Once processed, your event will end up on the main calendar on the Diocesan website, categorized by ministry.
Use the color coded tabs along the bottom to view events pertaining to a particular ministry. We hope this will aid communication about events between different parish communities. Let us know what you think!
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Dennis L. Johnson, Jr. Secretary, Laity, Family and Life 407.246.4913