Free Online Conference Just for Catholic Moms A brand new experience for moms is coming March 6 – 9 that is designed to meet their needs and daily demands. Catholic Conference 4 Moms will be hosting an online conference entirely for free! Diocese of St. Augustine The Catholic Church of North Florida Four Religious Educators Retire this Summer by Mariann Hughes One hundred years. A full century. That’s how much time four women, combined, have given in holy service to parishes of the diocese as directors of religious education. The decision to retire in July was a bittersweet one for these women who’ve given so much to the Church. “I’d been praying to […] You Did It For Me A persistent drought has left nearly 23 million people across the Horn of Africa without enough to eat. In countries like South Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, CRS is working with local partners to provide emergency food aid. Learn more at: crs.org/you-did-it-for-me Tú lo hiciste por mí Una sequía persistente ha dejado a casi 23 millones […] First Annual Diocese of St. Augustine High School Young Men’s Retreat Join us for our DOSA Annual Young Men’s Retreat on August 26-27! The retreat will give our high school young men an environment and a vision of Church 100% tailored to them. It is important that they gather together as a diocese so that they see the Church is more than their one parish or […] DOSA Annual Young Ladies Retreat: Priceless Ladies entering grades 9-12 plan to join us at our Second Annual Young Ladies Retreat on August 19-20 at Camp Crystal Lake! “Priceless” was especially designed for you! We want to come together as a diocesan family because it is important to celebrate that the Church is more than one parish or school. Please plan to […] You Did It For Me Jenny was removed from her parents’ home where she suffered abuse and neglect. She bounced from foster home to foster home until a family member agreed to take custody, which lasted until Jenny was 15 when she became homeless. She stayed on the couches of friends and, incredibly, was able to graduate high school. She […] 2017 World Refugee Day in Jacksonville Catholic Charities’ Refugee Resettlement Office of the Diocese of St. Augustine is partnering with several non-profit organizations and state agencies in hosting the 2017 World Refugee Day on Monday, June 19, at the Jacksonville Public Library, 303 N. Laura Street. This year’s theme is “Yesterday Refugees, Today Americans.” The day will begin with a naturalization […] Local Students Finalize in Crayola National Art Expo Palmer Catholic Academy in Ponte Vedra Beach is honored to have ten students recognized in Crayola’s 2016-2017 Empowering Students through Creative Leadership Art Exhibition. Crayola offers this as “an opportunity for students to explore their vision, confront their fears, become collaborators, and learn to balance priorities.” The national contest was open to students from Pre-K […] Common Prayer Promotes Healing and Unity By Glenda Meekins of the Florida Catholic staff Healing, reconciliation and unity – these are the words that resounded in the hearts of more than 1,200 believers gathered for the Common Prayer service marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, June 6 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the […] You Did It For Me At 60 years old, Moussa Mai left his life behind to escape Boko Haram. He traveled for four days and arrived in the village of Kaya, Chad, with nothing but the clothes on his back. His story is a common one for people fleeing violence. This is why CRS is working with local Church partners […] Graduation is Bittersweet for Students and Faculty at St. Pius V School By Mariann Hughes You’d expect a guest speaker from Harvard at a college graduation, but it was the eighth-grade graduating class of St. Pius who were treated to a powerful speech from St. Pius alum, Carla Harris (Class of ’76) on Tuesday night. Harris, whose multiple impressive credentials also include working on Wall Street, singing […] Click Here to view News from the Diocese of St. Augustine.