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Open Wide Our Hearts

“Almost every day, news headlines demonstrate that our country’s “original sin” of racism continues to impact the lives of many Americans, many of them Catholic”. In their pastoral letter against racism, the Catholic bishops of the United States invite the Church to address the evil of racism that still exists in our country to this day and provide ways we can respond.

USCCB Pastoral Letter on Racism

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Bulletin Insert for Parishes

To promote the enduring call to love and the USCCB’s message against racism, parishes are encouraged to share this bulletin insert with the faithful throughout the Diocese of St. Augustine.

Combating Racism Resources

Click below for an extensive list of resources, including pastoral aids, prayers and other backgrounder information from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

  • Other Resources
  • For a list of resources provided by our Office of Christian Formation, click here.
  • Practical Steps for Eradicating Racism: An Invitation (Click Here)

Upcoming Webinars 

10 Part Webinar Series offered by the National Black Catholic Congress: This series will utilize elements of social justice, intergenerational exploration, and pop culture to explore where their faith has formed and informed their journey to encounter God, self, and one another.

The next episode is Sunday, Oct. 4, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. (EDT). “What’s Our Story? Chapter 3: Cause and Calling for Our Roots.”

The presenters are Lauren Morton and Justin T. White. Special Guests are Amanda Edwards and Candace Bacchus-Hollingsworth. For more information and to register, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_O0lUB6KGSr2S29gczDfmHQ

Statements from the U.S. Bishops on National Protests

Upcoming Events

13
Jul

Annual Day of Healing
St. Joseph Academy
8:00am

13
Jul

Shrine Second Saturday Speaker Series, Mary’s Assumption into Heaven
Our Lady of La Leche National Shrine at Mission Nombre de Dios
9:00am

13
Jul

Catholic Writers Guild
St. Pauls Catholic Church
10:00am

13
Jul

San Juan Feast Day Mass
San Juan Mission
7:30pm

15
Jul

Theology on Tap: The Epidemic of Loneliness
Historically Hoppy
7:00pm

17
Jul

Pilgrimage to the National Eucharistic Congress

8:00am