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The Importance of Mother’s Day

All over the world on Mother’s Day, we gather in churches, restaurants, and back yards to love and celebrate our mothers. This year, as you lift a glass of sweet ice tea to mom, dazzle your family with these interesting facts about Mother’s Day: The Origin of Mother’s Day The American version of Mother’s Day…


The Story of Jonah

The story of Jonah spending three days in the belly of a whale is one that many of us remember from our early days in Sunday school. But what else should we know about Jonah so we can better understand our God and this story? Learn more below. The Name Jonah’s name translates into “dove.”…


Teacher Spotlight: Kristana Reitz

Kristana Reitz, a science teacher at St. James Cathedral School, incorporates the latest technology and exciting hands-on projects to engage her students in the classroom. Learn more about her experience throughout her 20 years of teaching: What did you want to be when you were little? For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted…


Teacher Spotlight: Cindy Castanheira

For the last nine years, Cindy Castanheira has been a part of the St. Andrew Catholic School family. Get to know her story and how she brings her faith, experience, and passion for teaching into the classroom. What did you want to be when you were little? I always had a passion to teach young…


Teacher Spotlight: Amy Yaw

Since 2003, Amy Yaw enjoyed teaching at St. Margaret Mary Catholic School. Recently retired, she looks back on her time at SMMCS as a blessing and reflects on how she was able to incorporate faith and a passion for literature into her classroom. Where did you grow up? Batavia, NY, which is a small town…


Outdoor Fun: Earth Day

Earth Day is here! This is the perfect time to find outdoor activities that you and the entire family can enjoy and that teach your children the importance of taking care of our world. Take a look at some of our favorite spots in the Central Florida area. Wekiva Island At Wekiva Island, you can…


What You Don’t Know About the Resurrection

The Bible goes into great detail to describe the documented ways that Jesus’s tomb was protected. This protection was done to ensure that the disciples would not steal His body, and the details were shared in the Bible so that it could not be claimed that the Resurrection was a lie. As you learn more…


Diocese Schools Serving the Community: Part 2

Throughout the year, students from the Orlando Diocese of Schools undertake a variety of service projects. We teach our students about the importance of civic engagement. From collecting food for local communities to constructing classrooms in the mountains of the Dominican Republic, students embrace their unique, God-given talents to serve others and make the world…


Creative Easter Eggs

Decorating Easter eggs is a great way to get the entire family involved in a hands-on activity. This year, are you looking for creative new ways for you and your family to decorate Easter eggs? Take a look at these fun, simple styles that are perfect for every age. Marbled Eggs What You Need: *Small…


Teacher Spotlight: Steve Shewey

Get to know Steve Shewey, an English teacher at All Souls Catholic School. Learn about his journey to becoming a teacher and how he brings his classroom to life through Shakespeare. What did you want to be when you were little? I was a typical kid — I wanted to be a baseball star! As…