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October 2007 Issue


Finding Their Way Back
Choosing to end a marriage can be one of the toughest decisions a couple faces, but the sadness is compounded when divorced Catholics feel they are alone and can no longer participate in the life of the church. Discover a ministry in the diocese that helps individuals with the process of healing and rebuilding their lives. - Amelia Eudy

Archbishop Joseph P. Hurley (1894-1967)
This month, the diocese will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the death of Archbishop Joseph Hurley - the sixth bishop of Saint Augustine. To do that we have called on historian Dr. Michael Gannon to share with us the attributes of the archbishop and the gifts he left to the church of Florida. - Michael Gannon, Ph.D.

Celebration of Life Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish in Ponte Vedra
Beach has a special ministry that reaches out to parish families who have lost a loved one. It is a ministry that brings together 28 women who at a moments notice, plan, coordinate and host funeral Mass receptions. It is truly a labor of love. - Amelia Eudy


Bell Tower Gift Shop
“A refreshing stop for books, religious items and more!” Located inside the Cathedral-Basilica of St. Augustine. 35 Treasury Street, St. Augustine Call (904) 829-0620

Catholic Charities “Putting Compassion Into Actions” Helping Families in Crisis
The 4th Annual Festival D’Vine Wine Tasting Event
Saturday, Nov. 3, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Balis Park – San Marco Square Over 300 fine wines, superb food samples from area restaurants
Hand-rolled cigars
For tickets: (904) 354-4846, ext. 227

Catholic Foundation “A Gift that Never Stops Giving”– Call (904) 262-3200, ext. 132 Email: acaudill@dosafl.com

Catholic Life Insurance
Securing Families’ Lives Since 1901
Don’t be a burden on your family! Plan for your final expenses with $5,000-$25,000 of life insurance coverage.
Call Mike Bagwin at (888) 799-4098 or
Gene Herscher (866) 670-3054

Holy Family Society of the USA
Insurance for Catholics and their families Permanent Life Insurance for Final Expenses exclusively For people ages 40 to 80.
One Fairlane Drive
P.O. Box 2909
Joliet, Illinois 60434

Jacksonville Memory Gardens
Our beautiful cemetery and funeral home are in one location, giving you more time to be with your family. 111 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park, Fla. Call (904) 272-2435 or (904) 272-4756 www.jacksonvillememorygardens.com

Queen of Angels Catholic Book Store
“Largest Catholic Store in Jacksonville”
11018 Old St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville 32257 Call (904) 288-0062

Retrouvaille/Rediscovery Weekends
Save your message by attending a Retrouvaille Weekend. It’s like a lifeline for troubled marriages. When both spouses commit, Retrouvaille has a 70% Success rate. Call (904) 992-0408

St. Vincent’s Hospital Where the Experts Care– At St. Vincent’s associates not only treat their patients like family, but they also make sure their own families get treated here. That’s because they know our facilities, equipment, and staff represent the best that healthcare has to offer. To learn more, visit www.jaxhealth.com

St. Leo University
“What you need for where you’re going” Call 1-888-STLEO4U

Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine
Celebrating 140 Years of Reconciling and Healing Love

From Le Puy, France to St. Augustine, Florida Is God Calling You? To discern a Vocation, call (904) 824-3735 Email: ssjflvocations@bellsouth.net

Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services
“Senior Homecare by Angels”
Call (904) 725-8222

To advertise in the St. Augustine Catholic call:
Communications Office : 904.262.3200 ext. 108 email: snguyen@dosafl.com