Parishioners from St. Timothy parish joined Catholics from the Orlando Diocese and hundreds of Catholics from across Florida for the annual Catholic Days at the Capitol, sponsored by the Florida Bishops.
During the three day event, Catholics learned about proposed bills scheduled for a vote by the State House and Senate that covered issues including prolife, health care, education, criminal justice and other areas of our common life together. As Americans, Floridians and Catholics, we then visited our representatives to educate them and encourage them to vote in ways that promote the life and dignity of every human person as well as the common good.
The Florida Catholic Conference of Bishops guided everyone each step of the program. Last year, we lobbied for two bills and won both. This year, we lobbied for funding for Crisis Pregnancy Centers, financial support for parents seeking private/Catholic school alternatives for their disabled children and the creation of a task force of experts to initiate a comprehensive study of the criminal justice system. Before we left, the first two bills were passed successfully in the House.
All St. Timothy parishioners are invited to put their faith into action and attend next year, January 30-31, 2018.
Check out the pictures with the bishops from this year!
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House Represenative Jennifer Sullivan
Meeting with Representative Don Hahnfeldt, who lives in The Villages, drives a golf cart and represents Sumter County.
State House Floor
St.Timothy Catholic Church group with Bishop Noonan
Archbishop greets the Governor and his wife
Archbishop Wenski blessing Governor Rick Scott
Diocese of Orlando group picture with Bishop John Noonan
Red Mass with the Bishops
Luncheon with the Bishops