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Date Posted: 01.21.2022

Statement on Roe v. Wade

From the bishops of the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops: STATEMENT ON ROE V. WADEDAY OF PRAYER FOR THE LEGAL PROTECTION OF UNBORN LIFEJanuary 22, 2022 On this tragic 49th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion and stripped the unborn of their fundamental right to life, we…
Date Posted: 01.17.2022

Office Closure: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our offices and ministries—including all services—will be closed on today, January 17 in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 18.
Date Posted: 12.22.2021

Office Closure: Christmas and New Year

Our offices and ministries will be closed from Friday, December 24 until Monday, January 3 to allow our staff and volunteers the opportunity to spend Christmas with their families and friends. We look forward to serving you in 2022! Merry Christmas and happy New Year! During this time, we will not be accepting new requests…
Date Posted: 12.22.2021

Multi-Ministry Service Center Blessing

Last week, Bishop John Noonan blessed the new Catholic Charities of Central Florida Multi-Ministry Service Center (MMSC) at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lakeland. “This is a wonderful day of celebration and blessing,” said Fr. Tim LaBo, pastor. “What this does is blesses and really recognizes and acknowledges a multi-service center for our community that…
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…