Registration for returning Religious Education families is now available online for those wishing to pay via credit card or a PayPal account. You can even register multiple children at once using the convenient online form. The registration form for new families to the progam is here.
The Office of Youth Ministry is proud to offer a summer service program entitled: "The Good Samaritan Project". It is a retreat that provides our young people the opportunity to joyfully serve the needs of the community and the Church. Please contact our Parish Youth Minister: Amy Persaud at firstname.lastname@example.org More Information
The Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute of the Diocese of St. Petersburg provides education and formation for laity in the Catholic faith. The program is designed to enhance personal faith and develop intellectual aptitude to enrich personal ministry. Over the past 14 years, Bishop Lynch has formally commissioned 330 graduates of the LPMI program. LPMI program contact: Dale Brown at email@example.com or call 727-344-1611, ext. 5458. More Information
The Central Florida Foundation for Spiritual Direction, "Audire Program" is a 3 year formation program that trains people for the ministry of spiritual direction and provides listening and companioning skills which are beneficial to many ministries. Orientation days are designed for those interested in Audire program. A new term will begin in September. Please contact: Diane Francisco at (321) 254-1876 . More Information
Pope Francis released his encyclical on our common home. The title "Laudato Si" translated is "Praise Be To You" which is taken from the "Canticle of the Creatures", attributed to St. Francis of Assisi. Pope Francis is asking us to consider our home and it's creatures and their care from a spiritual perspective. More Information
In the life of the Espiritu Santo Catholic community, the seed of faith planted by the missionaries in 1569 has produced much fruit and continues to grow. Today there are more than 4000 registered families at Espiritu Santo.
Middle School: July 6-11 Cost $225
High School: July 5-11 Cost $225
Where: Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School in Spring Hill
Classes begin: September 12, 2015 - April 2016 (once a month)
Saturday sessions (8): 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Place: Christ the King Parish, located at 821 S. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL
Saturday, July 18 9:00 am - 12:30 pm at San Pedro Retreat Center in Winter Park
St. Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor of the Church (Feast day-July 15)
St. Bonaventure, known as "the seraphic doctor," was born at Bagnorea in Tuscany, in 1221. He received the name of Bonaventure in consequence of an exclamation of St. Francis of Assisi, when, in response to the pleading of the child's mother, the saint prayed for John's recovery from a dangerous illness, and, foreseeing the future greatness of the little John, cried out "O Buona ventura"-O good fortune!
At the age of twenty-two St. Bonaventure entered the Franciscan Order. Having made his vows, he was sent to Paris to complete his studies under the celebrated doctor Alexander of Hales, an Englishman and a Franciscan. After the latter's death he continued his course under his successor, John of Rochelle. In Paris he became the intimate friend of the great St. Thomas Aquinas. He received the degree of Doctor, together with St. Thomas Aquinas, ceding to his friend against the latter's inclination, the honor of having it first conferred upon him. Like St. Thomas Aquinas, he enjoyed the friendship of the holy King, St. Louis.
At the age of thirty-five he was chosen General of his Order and restored a perfect calm where peace had been disturbed by internal dissensions. He did much for his Order and composed The Life of St. Francis . He also assisted at the translation of the relics of St. Anthony of Padua. He was nominated Archbishop of York by Pope Clement IV, but he begged not to be forced to accept that dignity. Gregory X obliged him to take upon himself a greater one, that of Cardinal and Bishop of Albano, one of the six suffragan Sees of Rome. Before his death he abdicated his office of General of the Franciscan Order. He died while he was assisting at the Second Council of Lyons, on July 15, 1274.
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