Date Posted: 11.17.2021

Office Closure: Thanksgiving

Our offices and ministries will be closed to allow our staff and volunteers the opportunity to spend the holiday weekend with their families and friends. Additionally, our Agape Mission Markets will have special schedules through the holiday week. Kissimmee Tuesday, November 23 – 9:00am-12:00pm Lakeland Tuesday, November 23 – 9:00am-11:00am Lakes Wales Closed Thanksgiving week…
Date Posted: 11.10.2021

Annual Collection 2021

From July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, 280,064 people received assistance from the ministries of Catholic Charities of Central Florida! This is nearly double the number of people who were served in the 12 months prior. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff and volunteers met the increased demand. The Annual Collection--at the parishes of…
Date Posted: 10.05.2021

Soup Bowl Supper

Pathways to Care helps homeless and precariously-housed men and women with a safe place to heal from serious injury and illness. Soup Bowl Supper is the annual fundraiser for this important ministry. Due to the ongoing pandemic, it was decided not to hold this event in-person in 2021; however, you are invited to participate in…
Date Posted: 10.01.2021

Links for Health

Links for Health supports the St. Thomas Aquinas Medical Clinic and its ministry to uninsured families in Osceola County. The clinic has provided free healthcare to over 10,000 patients and, with your help, will care for more! The event features a raffle, a silent auction, and an awards luncheon after the tournament. $75 Individual/$300 Foursome (If paid…
Date Posted: 09.27.2021

The Tree House Foundation and AGPM Donation

Last week, Gary Tester, Catholic Charities of Central Florida’s president, accepted a check for $25,000 from Scott Zimmerman of property management company AGPM. Jill Mitchell and the Tree House Foundation work with AGPM to assist its residents who are in financial crisis through no fault of their own. The foundation provides residents with rental relief…
Date Posted: 09.03.2021

Bishop’s Emergency Disaster Fund

The shortest verse in Sacred Scripture is “Jesus wept” (John 11:35). In our pain, Jesus weeps with us. Following the devastation of Hurricane Ida, wildfires in California, flooding in Tennessee, and turmoil in Afghanistan, the funds collected during the Disaster Relief 2021 Voluntary Special Collection will become part of the Bishop’s Emergency Disaster Fund. It…
Date Posted: 08.31.2021

Afghan Refugee Resettlement

At this time, we have not been asked to support the resettlement of Afghan refugees nor has Orlando been selected as a primary location for Afghan resettlement. As we continue to assess the evolving situation, we will provide updates as they become available. In the meantime, please continue to join us in prayer for the…
Date Posted: 08.12.2021

Rental Assistance Application Event

On Saturday, August 14, Monsignor Bishop Manor is hosting an event to help the community with rental assistance applications, SNAP navigation, and legal questions. Case Managers from the Family Stability Program will join representatives from HOUSD and Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida to assist at this event. This is open to the community. Masks are…
Date Posted: 07.23.2021

Open Table Helps Homeless Youth

Forty years ago Deacon Mike McElwee’s family accepted an invitation from Catholic Charities and the Diocese of Richmond to help resettle a Cambodian refugee family. They and three other families accompanied the immigrants for one year, helping them become independent. The families still stay in touch. That experience drew Deacon McElwee into Open Table at…
Date Posted: 07.16.2021

Rental Assistance Program

In an effort to connect residents to resources that may help them recover from financial impacts of COVID-19 – and in advance of the moratorium on evictions expected to expire at the end of July – the City of Orlando is hosting several educational sessions about the Rental Assistance Program, which can help City of Orlando households impacted by COVID-19 get…
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