May 2021
Bishop's Star Award
Beginning in 2013, Bishop Howard announced the creation of an award to be presented during the 175th anniversary year of The Episcopal Diocese of Florida. The Bishop’s Star Award honors those who have given most generously of their God-given time, talent, treasure and leadership toward the support of the parish in which they worship.

This year, we are proud to honor three winners of the Bishop's Star Award:
Jean Gilmore - Church of Our Saviour
Rick Daber - Church of Our Saviour
Sarah Stanley - Church of Our Saviour

Congratulations to each of these individuals!
St. Mark's Ortega Sermon

Click here to listen to Bishop Howard's sermon about Pentecost and the confirmations that took place on Sunday May 23, 2021.
Camp Weed Event for Mothers & Daughters
(And Grandmothers)
Our Mother's Day event at Camp Weed was a huge success and with that, we invite you to join us on Saturday June 26, 2021 for a Fun Day Out at Camp Weed!
All the girls in your family, 10 years and older can come to enjoy a simple and relaxed day - Annie Pajcic, the speaker and artist from Thou Art Exalted will give an inspirational talk and lead an art project for everyone together, followed by lunch and Camp activities. The day will begin with Registration at 9 a.m. and the event will come to an end at 2:30 p.m.

Registration is $30 per person over 15 and $15 per person ages 10 to 15 (that includes lunch, speaker event and all activities).

You are welcome to come out to Camp and stay the night before (Friday June
25th) or stay the night after the event (Saturday June 26th). Contact Gina Hoover at Camp Weed for rates and reservation: or (386) 364-

This event is offered by Camp Weed and Cerveny Conference Center and the Bishop’s Institute for Ministry and Leadership.
Episcopal School of Jacksonville Graduation
The Episcopal School of Jacksonville's Class of 2021 walked across the stage to receive their diplomas and commemorate their success on Saturday May 15th.

Congratulations Class of 2021!
Summer at Camp Weed

Please consider visiting and click on the “Summer Camp” tab for more information on the seven summer sessions, safety protocols, upcoming registration deadlines, scholarships and more!

Spots are filling up quickly - there are nearly 500 campers registered, but there's still room for more!
An Update on Regathering Within the Diocese
As CDC guidelines have been updated, Bishop Howard addresses gathering in person across the Episcopal Diocese of Florida. In addition, Bishop Howard encourages viewers to listen to his Faithful Friday Pentecost message.
St. Mary's Learning Center
St. Mary's is offering FREE summer help (completing summer work, sharpening skills, all subjects). Teachers specializing in dyslexia are available as well. Contact to discuss your child's needs! 
Diocesan Happenings
Coming Up:

Sunday, May 30 - Confirmations and installation of the Rev. Michael E Snider II as the next rector, St. Joseph’s, Newberry
Wednesday June 2 - Open House at Community Health Outreach, 5126 Timuquana Rd, Jacksonville 
Sunday June 6 - Confirmations at St. John’s, Cathedral, Jacksonville
Sunday June 13- Ribbon Cutting on new building at St. John’s, Tallahassee 
Sunday June 20 - Baptisms and confirmations at Holy Comforter, Crescent City
Helpful Links
  • Diocesan Website Updates: Please email with any updates and include the URL of the page where the changes are needed.
  • Looking for a job? Visit the employment page on our website for some of the current opportunities. Click here
  • Listing a job? Email with the job description and position contact information to be posted on the employment page.
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