APRIL & MAY EVENTS:

​​​​Recurring Event! Every Wednesday

Christian Meditation in the way of the World Community for 

Christian Meditation @ Family Medical Centers

2726 St. Johns Ave., Suite 101, Jacksonville, FL 32205 (map)

6:00 pm 


“The all-important aim of Christian Meditation is to allow God's mysterious presence within us to become more and more not only a reality, but the reality which gives meaning, shape and purpose to everything we do, to everything we are. " John Main, OSB

The doors open at 6:00 pm and the Meditation starts promptly at 6:30 pm. We start the meditation saying The Lord's Prayer, followed by a reading or short talk from the works of Fr. John Main, Fr. Laurence Freeman, Fr. Thomas Keating or Fr. Richard Rohr followed by a 20 minute Silent Meditation. The meditation ends with The Lord's Prayer. There is time for comments from the group at the end and we are usually out by 7:00 pm.


The entrance and parking lot is behind the building. Make a left (or right) onto Powell Place and then make your first or second left into the large parking lot. Enter through the main door under the long awning. Suite 101 is the first door on the left.


APRIL EVENTS


Monday, April 2
Team Trivia @ The Well, Watering Hole and Bistro
3928 Baymeadows Rd #9, Jacksonville, FL 32217 (map)
Plan to arrive around 6:30 pm for group seating
Trivia starts at 7:00 pm and goes to about 8:45 pm

Join us at The Well for good food, great friends, and trivia as we put our collective wits and general knowledge of random facts against other teams.  Even if you don't consider yourself a trivia nut, this is still a lot of fun. Bring a friend – the more the merrier!  When you get there, just tell the host you're with IJF.

Friday, April 6 to Sunday, April 8
Adventure Into the Interior Life – A Weekend Retreat with Catholic Author Rose Sweet
Marywood Retreat Center, 235 Marywood Drive, St. Johns, FL 32259 (map)

Join other adults for a time away for prayer, quiet, inspiration, reaching, sharing, confession, a movie, and some laughter. Bring your frustrations and tough questions for faithful and practical answers. Get new direction. Find your true purpose. Strengthen relationships. Find hope and healing.

The retreat begins Friday, April 6 at 7 PM (check-in starts at 5:30 PM)and ends on Sunday, April 8 at 1:00 PM.
Price includes: Refreshments on Friday, three meals on Saturday, breakfast on Sunday.
Linens and towels provided. Please bring your own toiletries/hairdryer.

To register: Visit dcfl.org.  If you have any questions call 904/5512619 or email: pastoralcare@dosafl.com
Cost: $145 Shared Room; $165 Single Room​


Wednesday, April 11 Opening Night!

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimps Baseball Game 
Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville (map)
6:20p - Meet in front of Main Ticket Counter
7:05p Game starts

Baseball is here! First game of the season! Jumbo Shrimp games are a blast. No RSVP needed - just meet in front of Main Ticket Counter about 45 minutes before the game starts. We buy tickets as a group so we can sit together. Tickets are only $9.00! Your host Brian (904/651-1240), will be happy to answer any questions you may have. 


Friday, April 13
Dinner, Drinks and Karaoke @ Salsa's Mexican Restaurant
​9475 Philips Hwy, Jacksonville, FL 32256 (map)
6:30PM

Join us as we spend an evening having dinner and a good time with friends. If you can sing, sing! If you can't sing, don't worry, nobody holds it against anybody! We are not trying to find any new talent, just have fun! If you have any questions, your host Leslie, 904/813-2177, will be glad to answer them.

Saturday, April 14
Monthly Mass @ Holy Family Catholic Church 
9800 Baymeadows Rd., Jacksonville, Fl 32256 (map)
5:30 pm Service 


Please plan to meet outside the main entrance of the Church 15 minutes before Mass begins. That way we have time to arrange to sit together. The location of our seating varies, so please be early. 


After Mass...join us for dinner at Carrabba's Italian Grill
8137 Point Meadows Way, Jacksonville, Fl 32256 (map)
About 7:00 pm (after Mass)  

Wednesday, April
18
Healing Mass @ St Vincent's Spirituality Center
1878 King Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204 (map)
7:00 PM to 8:10 PM

All of us know someone – or are someone – who needs healing. Whether we suffer physically, emotionally or in some other way, God's healing hand awaits us. Join us for this monthly mass dedicated to healing our hearts, souls, minds and bodies. Please be on time. Ashes will be also distributed as it is Ash Wednesday.

There is a parking garage adjacent to the Spirituality Center. Parking is free at that time of day.


Saturday, April 21
Beaches Habitat for Humanity
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Have you ever thought of volunteering for Beaches Habitat for Humanity? Achieving our vision of a world where everyone has a decent, affordable place to live wouldn’t be possible without volunteers like you. Volunteering on the construction site is a fun and rewarding experience. Please remember, though, this is a “real” construction site. You’ll be helping us with hard work and you will likely get dirty. Don’t worry if you don’t have experience – we’ll teach you what you need to know!

A volunteer opportunity has been reserved for IJF Catholic Group on Saturday, April 21st from 8:30am to 12:30pm. You’ll be assisting with home construction in our new community, OceanGate, on Mayport Road in Atlantic Beach. If you’re interested in registering for this opportunity, please contact Sarah Jared, Community Relations Manager by phone – (904) 595-5793 or email - sarah@beacheshabitat.org. When contacting Sarah, please let her know that you’re part of the IJF group and provide your name, telephone number and email address. Sarah will send you additional information, answer your questions and provide a release form to complete before volunteering. We look forward to working with you!


You can also call your host, Diane, at 904/716-1384 if you have any questions.


Saturday, April 21
Community Service Project: IJF Adopt-A-Lake Clean-Up
LOCATION: Behind Walgreens, Radio Shack and Bank of America at the intersection
of University Blvd. West and St. Augustine Road (map
8:30 am to 10:30 am


Take an hour or so and help us maintain a previously littered lake. This is an ecology-rich lake where ducks, geese, otters and schools of fish live and play. Adults and supervised teens will find this activity to be a satisfying exercise in community service.

WEAR: shoes/boots, hat, sunscreen and garden gloves if you have them
BRING: rakes if you have them (leaf and garden); Flat shovels (not spades)
IJF & COJ PROVIDE: rubber gloves, trash bags and 'litter-picker-uppers'

If you have any questions concerning this monthly project, please contact Doug at 904-424-7639.

Friday, April 27
 
1 Hour of Adoration
Assumption Catholic Church's New Adoration Chapel
2403 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, 32207 (map)
5:30 pm

All are invited to bring their prayer intentions before the Blessed Sacrament for 1 hour of Adoration at Assumption's new Adoration Chapel. This is a Family event so children are welcome! Bibles and other written prayer prompts provided in chapel for reflection. Adoration starts at 5:30 pm, please get there early!

After Adoration...join us for food and socialization at Mudville Grill (All expenses borne by individual participants.)
3105 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216 (map)
(Located in: St Nicholas Shopping Center)

Looking forward to seeing all of you! 



MAY EVENTS


Monday, May 7
IJF Social @ The Well, Watering Hole and Bistro
3928 Baymeadows Rd #9, Jacksonville, FL 32217 (map)
Plan to arrive around 6:30 pm for group seating
Trivia starts at 7:00 pm and goes to about 8:45 pm

Join us at The Well for good food, great friends, conversation and  trivia as we put our collective wits and general knowledge of random facts against other teams.  Even if you don't consider yourself a trivia nut, this is still a lot of fun. Bring a friend – the more the merrier!  When you get there, just tell the host you're with IJF. And if for any reason there is no trivia, come for the friendship!


Tuesday, May 8

Convocation Mass for Priest Jubilarians
San Juan del Rio Catholic Church

1718 State Road 13, Fruit Cove, FL 32259 (map)

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

We all know how important our priests are in helping us in our faith journey. Join us for a special
Convocation Mass for Priest Jubilarians at San Juan del Rio Parish in St. Johns on Tuesday, May 8 at 5:30 p.m. We will be honoring the following jubilarians:

Father Anthony Basso (25 years)

Father Tom Cody (50 years)

Father Alexis Diaz, CMF (25 years)
Msgr. Vincent Haut (50 years)
Father William Mooney (50 years)

Father Tony Palazzolo (25 years)

All are welcome to attend. Let's show support for these wonderful priests!


Saturday, May 12
Monthly Mass @ St. Luke Catholic Church
1606 Blanding Blvd., Middleburg FL 32068 (map)
5:00 pm Service 

Please plan to meet outside the main entrance of the Church 15 minutes before Mass begins. That way we have time to arrange to sit together. The location of our seating varies, so please be early. 

After Mass...join us for dinner at G's Slow Smoked BBQ

1282 Blanding Blvd., Orange park, FL 32065 (map)
About 6:30 pm (after Mass)  

Wednesday, May 16
Healing Mass @ St Vincent's Spirituality Center
1878 King Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204 (map)
7:00 PM to 8:10 PM

All of us know someone – or are someone – who needs healing. Whether we suffer physically, emotionally or in some other way, God's healing hand awaits us. Join us for this monthly mass dedicated to healing our hearts, souls, minds and bodies. Please be on time. Ashes will be also distributed as it is Ash Wednesday.

There is a parking garage adjacent to the Spirituality Center. Parking is free at that time of day.


Saturday, May 19
Community Service Project: IJF Adopt-A-Lake Clean-Up
LOCATION: Behind Walgreens, Radio Shack and Bank of America at the intersection
of University Blvd. West and St. Augustine Road (map

8:30 am to 10:30 am

Take an hour or so and help us maintain a previously littered lake. This is an ecology-rich lake where ducks, geese, otters and schools of fish live and play. Adults and supervised teens will find this activity to be a satisfying exercise in community service.

WEAR: shoes/boots, hat, sunscreen and garden gloves if you have them
BRING: rakes if you have them (leaf and garden); Flat shovels (not spades)
IJF & COJ PROVIDE: rubber gloves, trash bags and 'litter-picker-uppers'

If you have any questions concerning this monthly project, please contact Doug at 904-424-7639.

Friday, May 25
Dinner, Drinks and Karaoke @ Salsa's Mexican Restaurant
​9475 Philips Hwy, Jacksonville, FL 32256 (map)
6:30PM


Join us as we spend an evening having dinner and a good time with friends. If you can sing, sing! If you can't sing, don't worry, nobody holds it against anybody! We are not trying to find any new talent, just have fun! If you have any questions, your host Leslie, 904/813-2177, will be glad to answer them.

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