Happening Around Our Diocese...
Helpers’ Mass and Rosary Procession, October 4
The next Helpers’ Mass and Rosary procession will be held at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church (1603 N. Thacker Ave, .Kissimmee) Saturday, October 4th, beginning with Mass at 9am. Following Mass we will process to the Planned Parenthood facility and pray the rosary. Please join us in praying for the protection of human life. For more information, contact the Office of Advocacy and Justice; 407-246-4819; firstname.lastname@example.org Complete schedule here!
Respect Life Sunday, October 5th
This year’s Respect Life Sunday theme is: Each of Us is A Masterpiece of God's Creation. Every person, from the tiniest embryo to the ailing and elderly, is created in God’s image and worthy of our love and respect. Every parish received a USCCB packet this week with liturgical ideas and educational resources in English and Spanish that may be downloaded here!
2014 State Respect Life Conference
Masterpieces of God’s Creation
October 24 & 25, 2014 at the Bethany Center, Lutz, FL
Friday, Pre-Conference 1:30 -4:30 PM –
"Pastoral Care with Post-Abortive”
Youth Leadership Conference – Saturday, October 25th (Grades 9-12)
More Information & Register Here!
Deadline - October 9th
or Contact Sabrina Burton Schultz, Diocese of St. Petersburg, at email@example.com or 727-344-1611.
Join the Life Chain
LIFE CHAIN: October 4th, 2:00pm--3:30pm. Stand with thousands of pro-lifers throughout USA and Canada and be a light in a darkened world as you help put an end to abortion through prayer! Join the local Orlando chain at Apopka-Vineland Rd and Conroy Windermere. Pick up signs at Holy Family Catholic Church, 5125 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd., Orlando. For more info contact Ken Wochnik at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-296-5418
March for Life St. Augustine! Register Now to Stand up for Life in Florida!
Every year since 2007 thousands of pro-lifers from all over Florida have met in our nation’s oldest city, St. Augustine, to defend the dignity of human life. Please join our group this coming January 17th in standing up for the unborn. The Office of Advocacy and Justice will have buses from our diocese going up to St. Augustine on January 17th for the march. For more information visit http://www.marchforlifestaugustine.com/ and to register please call our office at 407-246-4819 or email email@example.com and write “March for Life FL” in the subject line.
March for Life, Washington D.C. Youth Rally-
January 22nd, 2015
Each year on the morning of the National March for Life; 28,000 youth gather from around the nation to attend the Youth Rally and Mass for Life hosted by the Archdiocese of Washington. Once again this year, young Catholics will gather at two locations to celebrate the gift of life and pray for an end to abortion.
The March for Life is attended by hundreds of thousands of people each year to remember the many lives destroyed by abortion and advocate (and pray!) for the least among us; the unborn. If you have a group that would like to attend the Youth Rally for Life on the morning of the march, January 22nd 2015, please contact the Office of Advocacy and Justice to request your tickets: 407-246-4819 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. ALL Tickets MUST be ordered NO LATER THAN October 6, 2014!
CCHD Youth Arts Contest 2015!
Educators lead participants through 5 easy steps to learn about U.S. poverty, CCHD's response, and the Two Feet of Love in Action. Visit the contest materials, or call the Office of Advocacy and Justice for details and ways teachers can meet their class objectives through the implementation of the art project. Call 407-246-4819 or email: email@example.com for more information. DEADLINE is March 1, 2015.
Watch the recent interview with the 2014’s National CCHD contest winners, from St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School, for ideas on how to get started on your art project submission, here! Or go to the CCHD page on our website.
Catholic Days at the Capitol, March 3-5, 2015,
Catholics from around the state gather in Tallahassee to participate in Catholic Days at the Capitol. Participants attend a legislative briefing on human life and dignity issues prior to meetings with elected officials. Included in the activities is a luncheon for participants, the bishops of Florida and state legislators.
Participants are also invited to the annual Red Mass of the Holy Spirit con-celebrated by the bishops of Florida and attended by state officials, lawmakers, judges, members of the legal profession and the community. The Red Mass is celebrated to pray for those working in the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government. For more information and to register please see our flyer here.