Mission & Ministry - Older Adult Ministry

Older Adult Ministry

Begun in 1987 with the appointment of the first Diocese of Florida Committee on Aging by Bishop Frank Cerveny, our Older Adult Ministry is directed toward offering opportunities for older adults to strengthen their relationships with others and with God. Two primary events, offered in alternate years, provide these opportunities: retreats for older adults and celebrations of marriages of couples in the diocese who have been wed 50 or more years. 

Celebrations of Marriages of 50 Years and More

During the Spring, the Diocese of Florida celebrates Marriages of 50 years and more.  The celebrations are held at St. John's Cathedral, Jacksonville, and Holy Comforter, Tallahassee.  Each includes a service of Holy Communion and Renewal of Marriage Vows, followed by gala receptions in the respective parish halls. 

Programs and Retreats
We have a considerable history of providing resources through programs and retreats with excellent speakers.

UPDATED CYCLE OF PRAYER:

Week I - September 6

Week 2 - September 13

Week 3 - September 20

Week 4- September 27

Week 5 - October 4

Week 6 - October 11

Week 7 - October 18

Week 8 - October 25

Week 9 - November 1

Week 10 - November 8

Week 11 - November 15

 

Click here for a list of suggested readings for the retreat.