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saint of the month
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2005 catholic foundation report
calendar of events
April 2006

April 4
Seminar: Planning Nursing Home

Care – Leader: Attorney John Crawford. Tuesday, 9 a.m., Most Holy Redeemer Parish, Jacksonville. For information, call Nancy Geary, (904) 262-3200, ext. 166 or email:

April 5
Day of Reflection: Celebrating

Mary – Leader: Pat Cook. Wednesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Marywood Retreat Center, Jacksonville. Cost: $27. Call (904) 287-2525 or visit

April 8
All Saints Nursing Home Fashion Show and Luncheon
– Saturday, 11 a.m., Marywood Retreat Center, Jacksonville. Tickets: $15. Call Laura, (904) 220-7671.

April 9 Palm Sunday

April 10
Seder Meal –
Leader: Sister of St. Joseph Edith Paschall. Monday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Marywood Retreat Center, Jacksonville. Cost: $15/adults and $7.50/children. Call (904) 287-2525 or visit

April 12
Chrism Mass –
Wednesday, 11 a.m., Cathedral-Basilica, St. Augustine. Mass celebrated by Bishop Victor Galeone and the priests of the diocese.

April 14 Good Friday

April 16 Easter Sunday

April 17
Support Group meeting for Families with Loved Ones in Prison (F.L.I.P.)–
Meets third Monday of the month. Families and friends of persons incarcerated are invited to attend. Monday, 6:30 p.m. at Holy Rosary Parish, Jacksonville. For information call Delena Stephens-Bowen, (904) 374-5010 or 764-3241.

April 21-23
Engaged Encounter
– A marriage preparation program open to couples of all faiths. Begins Friday, 7:30 p.m., Marywood Retreat Center, Jacksonville. Cost: $225 per couple. Call (904) 308-7474 or register online:

April 22
Pre-Cana –
A marriage preparation program for couples that want to marry in the Catholic Church. Saturday, 9:20 a.m.-5:30 p.m., St. Patrick Parish, Gainesville. Cost: $69 per couple. Call (904) 308-7474 or register online:

April 24
38th Annual Youth Ministry Golf Tournament –
Monday, 11 a.m. Registration and Lunch; Noon Shotgun Start-Captain’s Choice, Timaquana Country Club, Jacksonville. Registration deadline: April 10. For information call Anne McGaugh, (904) 262-3200, ext. 112 or email

April 28-29
Diocesan Stewardship Weekend –

Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday,
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Hilton Riverfront Hotel, Jacksonville. National speakers include: Bishop Robert Morneau and Msgr. Joseph Champlin. Workshop fee: $249 (includes meals and materials). To register call Jeanette Ghioto, (904) 262-3200, ext. 171 or email:

April 29
St. Joseph Academy Annual Dinner Auction –
Saturday, 6 p.m., at the SJA campus. Theme: Black and White Hollywood Nights. Cost: $30. RSVP by April 1. For information, call (904) 824-0431.

April 29
Workshop: A Newly Married Couples Experience
– Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Jacksonville. Cost: $25 (includes lunch and materials). Sponsored by Family Life Office. To register, call Bill or Georgeanne Donnelly, (904) 215-0672.