Resources

Books available through the St. Vincent de Paul Society Download The List

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Go To Website

Laudate Dominum: Traditional Rites and Prayers of Holy Mother Church Go To Website

Diocese of St. Augustine Strategic Plan Summary 2019-2021 View PDF

Bishop's Message - A pastoral letter on the Strategic Vision and Mission of the Diocese of St. Augustine  View PDF

Adoration Prayer Booklet  View PDF

 

Letter from Fr. Jose to the Parish:


From the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops (FCCB). The Election & Political Activities Guide is approved by the bishops of Florida and is intended to encourage Catholic clergy and laity to facilitate the involvement of their faith communities in appropriate election-related activities. These efforts are designed to increase parishioners' interest in the policy issues that will characterize election-year debates, focus their attention on candidate positions, and encourage them to exercise their right to vote. The document includes guidelines for parish involvement in political activities and identifies approved and prohibited activities for parishes and ministries.

These FCCB documents are attached HERE (English) and HERE (Spanish) for your use, and may also be found at the following sites:

From the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). In addition, the Catholic bishops of the United States offer to the Catholic faithful Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship—a teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics. This statement represents the USCCB’s guidance for Catholics in the exercise of their rights and duties as participants in our democracy. Pastors, priests and deacons, lay and religious faithful, and all people of good will find that this statement can help to form their consciences; to teach those entrusted to their care; to contribute to civil and respectful public dialogue; and to shape political choices in the coming election in light of Catholic teaching. The statement lifts up our dual heritage as both faithful Catholics and American citizens with rights and duties as participants in the civil order.

These USCCB documents are attached for your use HERE (English) and HERE (Spanish), and may also be found at the following sites:

Peace.

"We need to participate for the common good. Sometimes we hear: a good Catholic is not interested in politics.

This is not true: good Catholics immerse themselves in politics by offering the best of themselves so that the leader can govern."

- Pope Francis, 9/16/13