Ministry Formation Conference comes to Holy Family

Holy Family is one of the parishes hosting an in-person cohort of the Orlando Diocese’s Ministry Formation Conference on Feb. 5-6.

The purpose of the MFC is to form Catholics to witness, lead, and accompany others in the proclamation of the Gospel and the building of the kingdom. We recognize that our soul thirsts for the Lord. He alone can satisfy humanity’s desire for the infinite.

To register for the conference, click here. Cost is $15 per person. This site also has more information about the conference speakers and the most up-to-date list of parishes hosting in-person cohorts.


  • Friday, February 5, 2021, 7:00pm – 8:15pm Opening Celebration with Bishop John Noonan live at St. James Cathedral and livestream via YouTube and FacebookOpen to all
  • Saturday, February 6, 2021, 9:30am – 1:00pm Live virtual conference retreat and parish hosted in-person cohorts – Must register to attend

Virtual conference will be transmitted in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Portuguese.

Parish hosted in-person cohorts are currently scheduled at:

  • Ascension Catholic Church, Melbourne (English, Spanish)
  • Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, Orlando (English, Spanish)
  • Holy Family Catholic Church, Orlando (English, Spanish)
  • Nativity Catholic Church, Longwood (English, Spanish)
  • Our Saviour Catholic Church, Cocoa Beach (English)
  • Resurrection Catholic Church, Lakeland (English, Spanish)
  • Resurrection Catholic Church, Winter Garden (Portuguese)
  • St. Andrew Catholic Church, Orlando (Haitian Creole)
  • St. Catherine of Siena, Kissimmee (English, Spanish)
  • St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, Orlando (English, Spanish)
  • St. James Cathedral, Orlando (English)
  • St. Mary Magdalen, Altamonte Springs (English, Spanish)
  • Registered attendees will be notified if additional cohort locations become available and will be able to change their registration if a different location is preferred

Seminarian collection Jan. 2-3

The special collection for this weekend – Jan. 2-3 – is for our Seminarians. We ask you for generosity, as this helps support the Orlando Diocese seminarians.

Preparing for the Sacrament of Holy Orders is a 7-9 year process. It entails intellectual, spiritual, pastoral and human formation, preparing men to answer the call they have received to serve God’s people in love and humility.

The full cost of a seminary tuition, insurance and books exceeds $400,000 during the formation period.

Your support ensures that money is never an obstacle between a man and this sacred calling. Please give generously to help these men who are willing to lay down their lives in service to our Lord’s Church.

You can give to this collection using the envelope in your packet. Or you can give online through our Online Giving portal (add “Seminarian Collection” in the Special Intention field).

Or for more information on ways to support our seminarians, please visit

For more on the seminarian collection, view this video:

SVDP’s Jesse Tree toy drive is virtual – join us

This year, St. Vincent de Paul’s Jesse Tree toy drive has gone virtual.

SVDP requests financial donations to help provide gifts to 300-plus children instead of collecting toys.

Please donate in these ways:

  • online at
  • online through the parish Online Giving portal, writing “SVDP – Jesse Tree toy drive” in the special intention.
  • write a check and mail to the Holy Family parish office (Holy Family Catholic Church; c/o St. Vincent de Paul – Jesse Tree toy drive; 5125 S. Apopka-Vineland Road; Orlando FL 32819; )

For questions: 407-481-3223 or

Rise Up Catholic Men’s Conference: HAS BEEN CANCELED


Trends in today’s culture are calling men to take charge of our lives, our families, our communities, and our faith. The Rise Up Catholic Men’s Conference on Saturday, March 28 will give you the tools to answer this call.

Through dynamic speakers, workshops, and resources, discover how to put on the armor of God and embrace today’s challenges.

For more information, including schedule and speaker bios, click here.

Register Now! To register, click here.

Saturday, March 28

Holy Family Catholic Community