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. 

Programs and Retreats
We have a considerable history of providing programs and retreats for older adults.

Celebrations of Marriages of 50 or More Years
We began these celebrations in 2003 to honor those couples in the Diocese every other year who achieved 50 or more years of married life . Co-sponsored by St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, Jacksonville and The Cathedral Foundation, these celebrations consist of a service of Holy Eucharist and Renewal of Marriage Vows, followed by a gala reception in the parish hall [complete with finger foods, live music and cake]. The first celebration occurred at St. John's Cathedral. 

Each celebration will begin with the Eucharist, followed by a gala reception in the parish halls.