As we get closer to Easter, the Knights of Columbus are encouraging families in our parish communities to attend a Good Friday Mass at All Souls Catholic Church (Sanford), Nativity Catholic Church (Longwood), or a parish of your choice on April 19. Despite Good Friday’s central nature in the heart of Christianity, attendance at services … Continue reading Good Friday Liturgy
In 1941, the Knights’ Service Department provided councils with the cutting-edge technology to communicate with members and the public in marking of the Order’s founding. Today, Knights tweet, post, share and update. Through the 1930s and 1940s communicating could include soaps and dramas and radio was king. “Founding of the Knights of Columbus” was the … Continue reading Knights on the Air
ON THE FEAST OF SAINT JOSEPH By Pope Paul VI Church calls on Saint Joseph as Protector, Guide During the Holy Mass celebrated in St. Peter's on the feast of St. Joseph, the Holy Father gave the following homily: Dearest brethren, sons and daughters! Today's feast invites us to meditate about Saint Joseph, Our Lord … Continue reading On the Feast of Saint Joseph
The Practice Began in the Early Days of the Church The practice of fasting and abstaining from certain foods is an ancient one that has been practiced by many religions. In the early years of Christianity in Europe, the Church instituted the practice of requiring the faithful to abstain from eating meat on Fridays in … Continue reading How Did the Roman Catholic Tradition of Eating Fish on Fridays Begin?
As we start this season of Lent I have a feeling in my gut I have to share. I got this feeling when speaking to a few members of my church here in Atlanta about what Lent meant to them. As one of the gentlemen in the conversation expressed what almost came off as sorrow … Continue reading As we begin the journey of Lent…
It is a campaign that has been a Lenten staple for Florida Catholic readers for 14 years. And this year, the publication hopes the annual event will again inspire readers to serve an important need for workers who toil in Florida’s sun while they gain a greater understanding of efforts of empowerment farmworkers undertake in … Continue reading Time for long-sleeve relief