News


Caring for our environment and addressing human trafficking go hand in hand

It is often difficult to see the effects of environmental degradation in the United States, as we turn on our ... Read More

Much Like CPR, QPR Training Saves Lives

ORLANDO | Pope Francis reminds us, “No single act of love for God will be lost, no generous effort is ... Read More

Labeling for Lent: Addressing Human Trafficking at Sea

“Trusting his recruiters, Myo believed he was leaving his home in Burma to work in a pineapple factory in Thailand ... Read More

Behavioral Health Expansion

ORLANDO | A grant from the American Red Cross is helping Catholic Charities reach more people in need of mental ... Read More

Parishioner celebrates birthday by giving

CASSELBERRY | Victoria Martinez’ birthday was March 21 and her son Adam turned 26 the following day. This year they ... Read More

Seniors celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

LAKELAND | Every week, a dozen seniors enjoy fun and fellowship at St. John Neumann’s Senior Mobile Center located at ... Read More

Presentation shares threat of trafficking in Central Florida

ORLANDO | Florida ranks third in the U.S. in human trafficking and Orlando is first in the nation with persons ... Read More

Fr. Anthony Aarons reflects on ways to deepen our faith this Lent

Recently a young woman approached me and asked if I could give her some pointers for having a really good ... Read More

Events


New Mental Health First Aid Training courses now available

Sometimes first aid isn’t a bandage or CPR. Sometimes, first aid is YOU. A person you know could be experiencing ... Read More

Taste of the Villages – February 5, 2019

Benefitting Lazarus Free Medical Clinic ... Read More

Kentucky Derby Day – May 4, 2019

Join us!WhenMay 4, 20193-7:30 p.m.WhereRocking H. RanchLakeland, FL Grab your best hat for Derby Day to support Polk County Ministries including ... Read More

Videos


Transforming Lives in Polk County

Learn how we follow our call to serve in Polk County ... Read More

Our Mission of Mercy

A significant aspect of the many ministries that Catholic Charities offers is that they are designed to provide comfort, encouragement ... Read More

The Adoption Option

Leesa Elliott, Pregnancy and Adoption Counselor at Catholic Charities Adoption Services, speaks about how we serve birth mothers who are ... Read More