Save the Date
It's time to mark your calendar for the Florida Eucharistic Congress on
June 4-5. This year the Eucharistic Congress will kick-off at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Gainesville on Friday, June 4, beginning at 5 p.m. On Saturday, June 5, participants will move to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jacksonville, where the day begins at 8 a.m. with a Eucharistic Procession.
Friday, June 4 – Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Gainesville
5:00 p.m. Praise & Worship in the Main Church, Spanish Track begins
6:30 p.m. Mass with Bishops Robert Baker & Felipe Estévez
8:15 p.m. Keynote with Father John Riccardo, the Teen Track begins
9:15 p.m. Eucharistic Exposition & Closing Benediction
Saturday, June 5 – St. Joseph Catholic Church, Jacksonville
8:00 a.m. Eucharistic Procession
9:00 a.m. Keynote with Father John Riccardo
10:00 a.m. Mass with Bishops Bob Baker and Felipe Estévez
11:30 a.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. English, Spanish, Teen and Children's tracks begin
3:15 p.m. Eucharistic Exposition & Closing Benediction
Stop Taxpayer Funding for Abortion
The U.S. Catholic Bishops are planning a largescale effort to oppose the repeal of the Hyde Amendment that prevents tax-payer funding of abortion. Please share the simple message below with your parishes in bulletins, on websites and social media channels beginning the weekend of April 11.
Keep your tax dollars from going to abortion! www.notaxpayerabortion.com.
The website listed is being created and will be built and ready to help visitors take action by April 11. USCCB will continue to be in touch with you about this effort to prevent federal funding of abortion. In the meantime, background information on the Hyde Amendment and its current threats can be found here.
If you would like to request a spot to the
Eucharistic Congress on Saturday, June 5th with
St John's please call the office. The parish staff will need your name, number and how many people in your group. We will provide transportation, a packed lunch and goodies.
We hope to hear from you soon!
Also please check out the Reflections on the
Eucharist link to the Diocese YouTube page
is below in the News & Updates