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Date Posted: 05.10.2024

Diocese addresses mental health through conference

ORLANDO | In response to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops National Campaign for Mental Health, the Diocese of Orlando is hosting a full-day conference on the subject. Coordinators hope the Catholic Mental Health Gathering will provide an opportunity for self reflection, education about mental health, and offer encouragement to provide avenues in which to…
Date Posted: 05.09.2024

Blessings x2

Twins = mother’s and family’s unexpected blessings ORLANDO | Desperately eager to learn if she was pregnant or not, 22-year-old Ediana Valdez didn’t wait to get home to take her pregnancy test. Instead, she ran to the store bathroom. It was positive. She burst into tears, not knowing how she could possibly keep the child…
Date Posted: 04.18.2024

Volunteers recognized at new awards banquet

APOPKA | Almost 80 Catholic Charities of Central Florida volunteers from different parts of the Diocese of Orlando were recognized April 13, 2024, for their dedication and hard work toward helping those in need. The volunteers served in various ministries such as Agape Mission Markets, Clinics, Family Stability, Comprehensive Refugee Services program, and Immigration and…
Date Posted: 04.11.2024

Paying it forward: Young man shares his gifts to help refugees

ORLANDO  |  Dhanush is 15 years old. As a young boy in India, he discovered a gift for technology. Seeing those less privileged around him, he wanted to share it by teaching computer skills to the less fortunate. He found that opportunity by serving refugees through Catholic Charities of Central Florida. In March, Dhanush taught…
Date Posted: 04.04.2024

AmeriCorps volunteer renews stay at Catholic Charities

ORLANDO | Joseph Fayed is passionate about his work with Catholic Charities of Central Florida Refugee Services. As part of the AmeriCorps VISTA program, Fayed joined Catholic Charities in January 2023, assisting in volunteer recruitment and youth mentoring of refugees. He liked it so much, he signed up for another year. “I’m really passionate about…
Date Posted: 03.15.2024

Blessing for seniors in need

ST. CLOUD | On March 7, Juan Vega, Catholic Charities of Central Florida’s director of food ministries, joined his team in delivering more than 40 boxes each filled with 30 pounds of food to St. Anthony Garden Courts residents in St. Cloud. Residents of the 55-plus community received milk, cereal, fruits, lentils, pasta and more.…
Date Posted: 02.19.2024

‘From silence to sound in seconds’

WILDWOOD | Gloria Zappone is familiar with Catholic Charities of Central Florida’s Lazarus Medical Clinic. It was during a wellness visit she mentioned her hearing loss and learned about the audiology clinic. Partially deaf and with only one hearing aid in poor condition, she could only communicate with her son via written word. Zappone’s hope…
Date Posted: 02.01.2024

Discernment through immersion

Seminarians discover first-hand elements of poverty as they serve Catholic Charities. ORLANDO | The first day seminarians Anthony Cabrera and Marc D’Angelo rode the bus to Catholic Charities of Central Florida in Orlando from Holy Redeemer Parish in Kissimmee, it took four hours. It was hit and miss until they figured out the bus and train schedules. Their experience…
Date Posted: 11.17.2023

Catholic Days at the Capitol

Each year during the legislative session, Catholics from across the state gather in Florida's capital city to put their faith and civic responsibility into action. Registration is required (deadline is January 20, 2024). 2024 Catholic Days activities include: A legislative briefing on policy issues affecting human life and dignity; Meetings with lawmakers; An awards breakfast…
Date Posted: 11.15.2023

CCCF Annual Collection 2023

Donate now: cflcc.org/donate We can't do it without you! Your prayers, donations, and volunteerism helped us serve God's people throughout Central Florida. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=755MVSRi9Wk https://youtu.be/ZlQ0PcNeY3A?si=Q4EdRkhqUhCFEt7x