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Date Posted: 10.27.2022

Taste of The Villages

Taste of The Villages is moving to a new venue, The Brownwood Hotel & Spa, for 2023! The event, which benefits Catholic Charities of Central Florida's Lazarus Medical Clinic in Wildwood, will have a western theme with a lot of new experiences. Get your cowboy hat and boots ready for some fun! Chow down in…
Date Posted: 03.23.2022

60th Anniversary

I'm excited to share with you a special anniversary--Catholic Charities of Central Florida celebrates 60 years of ministry in Central Florida in 2022, making us one of the longest-serving non-profit agencies in the region.Gary Tester, President Before the Diocese of Orlando even existed, Catholic Charities of Central Florida began as a ministry of the Diocese…
Date Posted: 01.24.2022

2021 Annual Report

Catholic Charities of Central Florida (CCCF) was truly blessed in this past fiscal year as staff and volunteers responded with conviction of faith and joy to families and individuals in need. The continuing economic and emotional toll resulting from the COVID pandemic made day-to-day living for many vulnerable families and individuals more challenging, and, through…
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…