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April 2008 Issue


Aging Gracefully
In the last 90 years our longevity has increased by 30 years. This fact is nothing short of astonishing and its making its mark on society. But what are we supposed to do with these extra years? Discover how you can age gracefully and taste life in abundance. - Amelia Eudy

State-Sanctioned Killing
In a 2006 Gallup Poll, the percentage of Americans who prefer life without parole instead of the death penalty has grown significantly. Learn how Dale and Susan Recinella are using their experience ministering to death row inmates and their families to change minds about this cruel and unnecessary punishment.

Priests Renew Their Unity
In May, the priests of the diocese will gather for an Intentional Presbyterate - a program designed to help priests build collegial unity so they can be strengthened to serve God’s people more effectively. - Kathleen Bagg-Morgan

Cultivating Care for All Creation
As we commemorate Earth Day this month, read how you can make simple lifestyle changes to help sustain our environment for generations to come. - Kathleen Bagg-Morgan


Catholic Foundation
"A Gift that Never Stops Giving"- Call (904) 262-3200, ext. 132 Email: Deacon Jim Fugit at jfugit@dosafl.com .

St. Vincent's Medical Center
St. Luke's becomes part of St. Vincent's HealthCare, April 2008! When St. Luke's becomes part of St. Vincent's, Jacksonville residents will enjoy access to a larger scope of care from two trusted healthcare providers. It's our commitment to strengthen healthcare for you. St. Luke's and St. Vincent's. Together. Stronger. Register for important updates at www.stlukesjax.com.

Weible Columns
Take a Medjugorje Pilgrimage, July 30-Aug. 7, 2008 Youth Festival Pilgrimage, $1999; Nov. 2-10, 2008, 12 th Annual Pilgramage, $1399.   Call (904) 726-5004.

Queen of Angels
Largest Catholic store in Jacksonville. Queen of Angels Catholic Book Store.   11018 Old St. Augustine Rd., Suite 125, Jacksonville, Fl. 32257. 904-288-0062

Hardage Giddens Funeral Home
Visit Mandarin Chapel, 11801 San Jose Blvd or call 288-0025.    John R. Guelde, Location Manager & Brent R. Perry, Lauren N. Pachacek, Funeral Directors. Website: www.dignitymemorial.com

Catholic Cemeteries

A Catholic Cemetery is a sacred place ... a continuation of one's profession of faith and belief in the Resurrection.   For more information on our Diocesan Catholic Cemeteries, call (904) 824-6680.

Your Man Tours
Join other Roman Catholics July 26 or Aug. 23, 2008. National parks Tour of the Golden West. 2-week tour from $899. For more information, 1-800-736-7300.

1st Annual Catholic Men's Conference
Faith of our Fathers
April 19, 2008 at the historic Florida Theater in Jacksonville Register at www.floridacatholicmen.org $40 early registration before April 5 $50 day of the event

Retrouvaille Weekend
Save your marriage!   Attend a Retrouvaille Weekend.   It's like a lifeline for troubled marriages. When both spouses commit, Retrouvaille has a 70-percent success rate. May 30-June 1, 2008 and Oct. 24-26, 2008.   Call Bill or Trudy Hen at 904-992-0408.   www.HelpOurMarriage.com

Mother/Daughter & Father/Son Program
Mother Daughter Program, Sunday, April 27 for 13-16 year old girls, 2-5:30 p.m. Reservations required by April 21. Sunday, May 4 for 12-15-year-old boys 4-7 p.m. Reservations required by April 28.

Our Family, In Mission
Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States. Reminding baptized Catholics we're all missionaries. Society for the Propagation of the Faith. Holy Childhood Association Society of St. Peter Apostle. www.worldmissions-catholicchurch.org

Pius Media
Movies our Mother would approve of.   Visit www.piusmedia.com for movie rentals the whole family can enjoy like the Vatican Top 45 films, the Saints, Catholic education,a nd Apologetics speaker series. 50-percent off your first month's membership.

Oak Street Financial, Inc.
Homeowners age 60 and older please read!   It's time to really enjoy your Golden Years.   Government insured and regulated reverse mortgage program. Tap into your home equity with no monthly payment!   800-261-5633.

A Civilization of Love
A book responding to the Pope's Call.   Harper One presents A Civilization of Love.   What Every Catholic can do to transform the world.   Available online and at bookstores everywhere.   www.acivilizationoflove.com

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