Category Archives: Special Notices

Prayers for the Orlando Victims

USCCB President Reacts to “Unspeakable Violence” in Orlando A statement from Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops  WASHINGTON – Waking up to the unspeakable violence in Orlando reminds us of how precious human life is. Our prayers are with the victims, their families and all those… Read More

Holy Week and Easter

May this Holy Week be a time of reflection and thanksgiving. May we reflect in the meaning of Jesus’ sacrifice in the cross for us and may we use this time to thank God, once more, for the gift of salvation through the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. And as we sing “Alleluia” in celebration of… Read More

Vocation Awareness Workshop

VOCATION AWARENESS WORKSHOP The Office of Vocations would like to invite all who are interested in promoting vocation awareness to a special workshop, Creating a Culture of Vocations By Living a Life of Joy and Fulfillment. Location:    Bethany Center, 18150 Bethany Center Dr., Lutz, FL 33558 Date:            Saturday, January 23, 2016, from 8:00a.m. ‐ 1:30… Read More

Special Collection

Special Collection: Retirement Fund for Religious December 12-13, 2015 Aging religious need your help. In the United States today, there are more than 33,000 senior Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests. These religious worked tirelessly in Catholic schools, hospitals, and agencies, usually for little to no pay. As a result, many religious communities lack… Read More

Happy Thanksgiving!

  Pastoral Center Office ~ Thanksgiving Holiday The Pastoral Center Offices will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 28 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. May you have a blessed and safe holiday! Thanksgiving Prayer Lord, we thank you for the goodness of our people and for the spirit of justice that fills this nation…. Read More

Interreligious Dialogues

50 Years of Nostra Aetate, Interreligious Dialogues AFTER NOSTRA AETATE: UNDERSTANDING CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES IN INTERFAITH RELATIONS The Second Vatican Council’s 1965 Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions, entitled, Nostra Aetate, called for dialogue and collaboration with the followers of other religions and ushered in a historic era of positive relations between… Read More