Articles and Books

Alice Report annually published by United Way, this report provides information about needs of populations across of State of Florida, in order to find information about each diocesan county please follow after page 41. Click here to download.

A guide to building teams for Catholic Parishes. Click here.

Brief article listing ten points for effective parish ministry.  Click here to learn more.

Useful guide and practical tips on organizing a parish social ministry. Click here to download.


Short videos addressing each theme of Catholic Social Teaching, easy to follow and understand: Click here.

Programs/Best Practices

Catholic Charities information and contacts for parishes:

Catholic Charities’ is working towards developing relationships with each parish in order to provide support and information. The goal is to have one or two people in each parish designated to work closely with local office of Catholic Charities to better respond to inquiries from parishioners and community for different types of assistance.  Staff of Catholic Charities will train coordinators from parishes on resources available in their communities and at Catholic Charities.

Following is a list of contact persons from Catholic Charities, please check this list for person who is addressing your geographical area and contact them for further information.

  • Catholic Charities Gainesville Regional Office (Alachua, Bradford, Gilchrist, Dixie, Levy)

Contact person:  John Barli, (352) 244-6440 or email: jbarli@ccgnv.org

  • Catholic Charities Jacksonville Regional Office (Duval, Nassau, Baker, Clay)

Contact person: Cheryl Estevez, (904) (904) 354-4846 ext.269 or email: cestevez@ccbjax.org

  • Catholic Charities Lake City Office (Columbia, Union, Suwannee, LaFayette, Hamilton)

Contact Person: Suzanne Edwards, (386) 754-9180

  • Catholic Charities St. Augustine Office (St. Johns, Putnam, Flagler)

Contact Person: Jill Leslie, (904) 329-6300

Global Solidarity Ministry  a brief description of the Global Solidarity Ministry modeled on Catholic Relief Services Parish Ambassadors Core. Through Global Solidarity Ministry, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is offering to work with us toward a “leadership and faith-development experience that will increase the capacity of our diocese to respond to Christ’s call to global solidarity and increase the number and quality of leaders in a parish.”

The goal is to engage our Catholic family to live their faith in solidarity with our vulnerable brothers and sisters around the world.


Detailed explanation of themes of Catholic Social Teaching: Click here

Learn about Catholic Charities Bureau, Inc. at https://ccbdosa.org/