E-Newsletter: April 7, 2015

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 Luncheons for Life
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
11:00 AM -1:30PM

Kissimmee Bay Country Club
2801 Kissimmee Bay Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL 34744

Join us for a complimentary lunch and networking opportunity 


 Luncheons for Life, a program of Angels Among Us in Florida
5277 N. Tamiami Trail , Sarasota, Florida 34234


2015 Florida Respect Life Conference
October 23 & 24 in Tallahassee


October 23th, Friday:        
5:15 pm - Mass at the Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More
6:15 pm - Reception and Conference Check-In (Parish Hall)
7:00 pm - Conference Opening, Welcome (Church)
7:30 pm - Speaker (Church)
8:15 pm - Singing / Performance (Church or Parish Hall)
9:15 pm – Conclusion

October 24th, Saturday  
8:00 am – Mass at the Co-Cathedral
9:30 am - Rest of conference at Grand Ballroom.
                FSU Alumni Center. Catered lunch and dinner

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Four Points - Tallahassee downtown. Attendees may book their rooms here!

For more information, please contact:
Deacon Ray Aguado

Rachel's Vineyard Post-Abortion Retreat:  October 23-25, 2015 at San Pedro Center in Winter Park.  If you have been affected by abortion and need healing, community and the love of God, this retreat is for you.  This confidential retreat offers a safe, non-judgmental environment where women and men find healing and reconciliation for the most painful experience of abortion.  For more information or to register, please contact Michele Gill or Jessica Cuadros at  You may also visit for information about Rachel's Vineyard.


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Presentations Available from the Office of Advocacy and Justice
Are you a Teacher?...Director of Religious Education?... Catechist?...Youth Minister?...or Ministry Head?    As schools and parish groups are planning their events this year, consider bringing in a speaker from the Office of Advocacy and Justice. We offer presentations on a variety of topics including:

  • Catholic Social Teaching
  • Faithful Citizenship
  • Stem Cell Research
  • Death Penalty
  • Living Wills
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Post-Abortion
  • Social Justice
  • Fair Trade
  • Food Packaging Events with Catholic Relief Services
  • and more!

To schedule a workshop or for more information; contact the Office of Advocacy and Justice: 407-658-1818 ext. 2086


 Death Penalty


Disabled Ministry


Confronting Poverty & Hunger


CRS/Fair Trade
Updated Parish Resource Guide of Catholic Relief Services Programs
(in English and Spanish)
Download Flyer

More Conferences/
Educational Opportunities



Upcoming  Events

14th            Luncheons for Life - 11:00-1:30PM @ Kissimmee Bay Country Club
18th            JMJ 25th Anniversary - 6:00PM-10:00PM @ Hyatt Regency
25th            Bob Rifle Golf Classic for JMJ Life Centers - 7AM

18th            LCWC Golf Tournament- 7:30AM-3:30PM

Important Upcoming Dates:

Fortnight for Freedom: June 21-July 4, 2015

40 Days for Life:  September 23 - November 1, 2015

Helpers Mass/Rosary Processions
: 10-3-15; 11-7-15; 12-5-15; 1-2-16; 2-6-16; 3-26-16 Locations TBD

Respect Life Sunday:  October 4, 2015
Life Chain: October 4, 2015 (Alternate Date 10-25-15)

Florida State Respect Life Conference - Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, October 23-24, 2015
Rachel's Vineyard Post Abortion Retreat:  October 23-25, 2015 - San Pedro Center

Youth for Life Rally: November 7, 2015, Holy Family Catholic Church

CDAC & March for Life Registration Deadlines:  January 11, 2016
March for Life St Augustine:  January 16, 2016 Registration Deadline January 11, 2016
Youth Rally & Mass for Life & March for Life, Washington DC:  January 22, 2016
FL Pilgrim Mass at MFL in Washington DC (Basilica Crypt): January 23, 2016 (Tentative)
Central Florida Celebration of Life:  January 30, 2016

40 Days for Life:  February 10-March 20, 2016
Catholic Days at the Capitol:  February 16-18, 2016 Registration Deadline January 11, 2016
Laps for Life:  February 27, 2016 @ Bishop Moore High School

CCHD Media Arts Contest:  March 1, 2016 Deadline for Submissions 

Florida State Respect Life Conference - Diocese of Orlando:  October 14-15, 2016      


Teachers, Youth Ministers, Catechists, & Homeschoolers

Helpers Masses & Rosary Processions
First Saturdays:  10-3-15, 11-7-15, 12-5,15
1-2-16, 2-6-16, 3-26-16
Various Diocesan Parishes & Nearby Abortion Mills

High School Youth for Life Rally
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Holy Family Catholic Church, Orlando, FL

March for Life, St Augustine, FL
Saturday, January 16, 2016
10 AM-2PM

March for Life Youth Rally & Mass for Life, Washington DC
January 22, 2016
*Ticket Request Deadline Early October 2015

Central Florida Celebration Life  (Youth Program offered)
January 30, 2016

Catholic Days at the Capitol (Youth Welcome)
February 16-18, 2016
Tallahassee, FL

Laps for Life
Bishop Moore Catholic High School
February 27, 2016

CCHD Media Arts Youth Contest (Grades 7-12)
Deadline for Submission March 1, 2016


The Pope’s Prayer Intentions for April

The Pope's general prayer intention for April is:
"That people may learn to respect creation and care for it as a gift of God."
His mission intention is:
“That persecuted Christians may feel the consoling presence of the Risen Lord and the solidarity of all the Church."

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Our mailing address is:
Office of Advocacy and Justice
Diocese of Orlando
1819 North Semoran Boulevard
Orlando, FL  32807
or 407.658.1818 x 2086
407.282.2891 (Fax)

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