What’s Happening Around the Diocese?

STEWARDSHIP MOMENT FOR JUNE 4th, Trinity Sunday:  The Gospel today is sometimes called “the Gospel in miniature” because it so concisely sums up the Gospel message. In even more condensed form, “God loved… God gave…” is the paradigm for stewardship — we give because we love.

 From the Director of Development & Stewardship: The 2023 Bishops Annual Stewardship Appeal (BASA) has seen positive responses from over 9,895 pledges made, and the appeal has achieved 80% of the annual goal. The many services provided by BASA assist individuals and families throughout the diocese. We are thankful to everyone who has made their pledge to “Perfect in Generosity” this year. It is never too late to pledge to BASA. Every gift is appreciated, no matter the amount. Please visit https://www.dosafl.com/bishopsappeal/ or mail your check payable to: 2023 BASA, Diocese of St. Augustine, 11625 Old St. Augustine Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32258.

From the Office of Christian Formation: The planning continues for the Diocese of St. Augustine’s Pilgrimage to the National Eucharistic Congress to be held in Indianapolis in July 2024. Our travel packages will be available soon, but the local Eucharistic Revival Steering Committee is looking to create a list of interested parties to contact when they are ready. For those interested, visit https://form.jotform.com/211656043874155. Filling out the form does not obligate you to purchase and does not guarantee a spot if the response is overwhelming. For more information, contact Erin McGeever by emailing emcgeever@dosafl.com.

Retrouvaille – A lifeline for Married Couples, June 9-11
Retrouvaille is for couples with marital problems that want marriage help. Those who are considering marriage separation and those who are already separated or divorced are encouraged to consider this program. For more information, visit https://tinyurl.com/hjymwnws.

Special Edition of Theology on Tap, June 10
Join us for a lively faith-filled discussion, food and fellowship for young adults (ages 21+) at 7 p.m. at the Cody Family Enrichment Center, 4152 Loretto Rd. in Jacksonville following the Florida Eucharistic Congress. Our guest speaker is Father Rafael Capó, vice president for Mission Ministry and dean of Theology at St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens. For more information, contact Robin Shipley at (904) 262-3200 or rshipley@dosafl.com.

Catholic Charities Camp I Am Special, June 12-July 28
For the past 40 years, Camp I Am Special has been a place for children and adults with intellectual and developmental differences and other disabilities to enjoy a typical summer camp experience in a safe and loving environment. The camp also provides leadership development opportunities to more than 150 high school and college students. Campers are paired with teenage buddies, who care for them during the week and help them get the most out of the opportunity to ride horses, fish, do arts and crafts, perform in talent shows, and of course – swim! Each day during these six weeks, the camp provides hot, nutritious meals and snacks to every camper, buddy and staff member. You can help by sponsoring a meal or donating snacks, desserts and drinks. For easy sign-up, visit https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/643mod. We greatly appreciate your donations! Visit www.ccbjax.org/camp-i-am-special for more information.

Marian Celebration at San Juan del Rio Catholic Church, June 25
Join us as we honor Our Lady Queen of Peace at San Juan del Rio Catholic Church, 1718 State Rd. 13 in St. Johns. Adoration and confessions begin at 2:30 p.m., rosary with the Cenacolo community at 3:30 p.m., Benediction at 4:45 p.m., Mass celebrated by Bishop Pohlmeier at 5 p.m. and guest speaker Debbie Womack, director of Triumph Pilgrimages, at 6:30 p.m. A reception will be offered in the gymnasium. For details, call (904) 287-0519. For a flyer, visit https://tinyurl.com/uz6w7v35.

Catholic Charities & Jumbo Shrimp, June 28
Catholic Charities is partnering with the Jumbo Shrimp on June 28 at 7:05 p.m. for “Good is Everywhere Wednesdays” at the 121 Financial Ballpark, 301 A Philip Randolph Blvd. in Jacksonville. Come and support Catholic Charities as we raise awareness of the good works we do throughout the diocese. Tickets are available for $20, win a chance to throw the first pitch for $25 and raffle tickets are $1 each. To purchase tickets, visit https://tinyurl.com/34ruvtjd. For more information, email development@ccbjax.org. For a flyer, visit https://tinyurl.com/5yr5wza8.