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Welcome to
St. Faustina Catholic Church, Clermont, FL

It is a blessing that we come together on our Website, whether you are a current parishioner in our congregation, a visitor to Central Florida, seeking your away-from-home church while on vacation, or a seasonal parishioner who visits us here in Clermont, Florida during certain seasons of the year.

No matter who you are or where you come from,
WELCOME!

We want you to feel like you are a part of the St. Faustina family immediately, and hope you will take advantage of all our Sacraments and Ministries available at St. Faustina. Depending on where you are on your spiritual journey, we hope you will take advantage of our many Sacraments, such as Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Communion, Holy Orders/Vocations, Reconciliation or even Marriage.

For the young folks in your family, we offer a rich selection of Faith Formations, such as Religious Education Classes.

St. Faustina Catholic Church Clermont - Home - Near Disney World

Are You Looking for a Catholic Church near Disney World?

You have now found a Catholic Church near Disney World. We’re pleased to welcome visitors from around the world, who visit Walt Disney World® Resort, here in Central Florida. While we’re located in Clermont, Florida, we are very near the Orlando area, and offer a welcoming parish for all who seek to celebrate their faith at mass.

Our location in Clermont, Florida is very convenient for those in the Tourist areas around Disney World.  We’re located very close to Disneyworld, as you can see by the GOOGLE MAP HERE. Parishioners on our Hospitality ministry will welcome you and your family. Let us be your Central Florida Catholic church.

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Announcements/ Bulletins

CLICK to see the latest Weekly Bulletin.

Follow us on FACEBOOK for our latest announcements.

Get the St. Faustina App for your phone.
Stay in touch with all the activity at St. Faustina via an app on your phone. CLICK HERE to get the details.
Or Text:  APP to phone number 88202 to download the app today.

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is a Holy Day of Obligation
Our parish will celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate on Thursday, December 8.
Masses will be celebrated at 8 am and again at 7 pm with a Bilingual Mass.

International Food and Bake Sale Festival
Our St. Faustina Parish will hold an International Food and Bake Sale Festival on Sunday, December 11, under the tent in our parking lot from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and from 4 pm to 5 pm. The regularly scheduled Bake Sale on Saturday is the typical Saturday times in in the Ushers’ Room.

The Community Christmas Celebration will feature baked goods and a variety of hot and cold foods from the members of our Parish Family.  A pair of Christmas Baskets will be raffled off.   If you would like to contribute your “special family” baked and/or food item, contact us at: office@stfaustina.org.

St. Faustina Parish Penance Service will be held on
Tuesday, December 13 at 7 pm
There will be an Advent Penance Service on Tuesday, December 13, at 7 pm.  English and Spanish-speaking priests will be available to hear your Confession.

St. Faustina Knights of Columbus to hold an induction ceremony on December 6
The St Faustina Knights of Columbus Council 14217 will hold an Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity on December 6 at 6:30 pm in the Parish Office area. This is the induction ceremony for the Order. If you are interested in joining the Knights, please contact either GK Ed Rabelas, 720-771-1841; PGK Bill Mattingly, 352-988-7000; DD 25 Bob Vince, 863-242-3085.

There are no religious education classes beginning of the week
of December 20. Classes resume on Wednesday, January 4.

A Blessed Christmas to everyone from the students in Faith Formation.

St. Faustina Bereavement and Consolation Ministry
Offers Holiday Comfort
The St. Faustina Bereavement and Consolation Ministry is reaching out to those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Our primary goal is to comfort and support those left behind. Have you recently lost a loved one?  Are you struggling with the upcoming holidays? Our Consolation Ministry, Heart Links In Faith, can help you during this difficult time.  Please feel free to call the office at 352-525-9297 (ext. 102) for more information.

Come and Join St. Faustina Children’s Christmas Choir!
Children ages 8-18 are invited to join this group, which will sing at both our Christmas Pageant, on Dec 11th at 2:00 pm, as well as our 5:30 pm Christmas Eve Liturgy.  Practices will be held on Saturday, Dec 3rd at 12:00 pm, Tuesday, Dec 6th at 5:00 pm, Saturday, Dec 10th at 12:00 and Tuesday Dec 13th at 5:00 pm in the Church.  Call Kelly Mucci, Director of Music & Liturgy, at 352-515-9297 (ext. 102) or email her at: kmucci@stfaustina.org for more details.

St. Faustina’s Annual Christmas Pageant set for December 11
The Religious Education and Music Departments of St. Faustina Catholic Church will proudly present: “The Christmas Story” on Sunday, Dec 11th at 2:00 pm in the Church. We invite you to come and enjoy the marvelous story of the First Christmas.  What a great way to make straight your path to Christmas Day!  Hot Chocolate and Cookies will be served and all are welcome!!

The Saint Faustina Giving Tree
The Saint Faustina Giving Tree is an annual event held during Advent in support of the South Lake Pregnancy and Family Care Center and our own Saint Faustina Community.  The Giving Tree will be in the front of the Church, adjacent to the piano.  Tags with the children’s Wish Lists will be hung on the Tree for each Mass.  Blue ribbons are for boys, Pink ribbons are for Girls, and Red ribbons are for our Saint Faustina Community.  Please place your unwrapped gifts, with the tag you took from the tree attached, under the Giving Tree any time up until December 18th.  Thank you for you support and your generosity.

Please join us for a Night of Reflection
On Wednesday, December 14 at 7:00 pm.

Fr. Anthony Aarons from the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, will present an Advent Night of Reflection on St John of the Cross on Wednesday, December 14th at 7:00 pm in the church.  Please join us and make straight your path to Christmas Day!

Our December Blood Drive Has Been Rescheduled
Due to the fact that our bi-monthly blood drive, which is held on the fourth Sunday of the month,  falls on Christmas Day, the December drive has been rescheduled for Sunday, January 29 from 7:30 am until 12:30 pm.  Because of our outstanding  donor contributions, OneBlood will be sending two buses.  Further details will be forthcoming as we get closer to the drive.

Would You Help Us Move To Our New Home?
 The move-in to our new church home date should be somewhere around the first of February, give or take a couple of weeks on either side. With that in mind, a four-team plan has been developed to address various aspects in order to make the move as smooth and easy as possible.  For more information on how you can help, please go to: Construction Background – St. Faustina Catholic Church – Clermont (stfaustina.org)

Saint Faustina Knights of Columbus and the St. Faustina Parish have kicked off their joint ongoing fundraiser. The Knights have purchased a Memorial Monument commemorating the Unborn. You can participate in this fundraiser by purchasing a brick commemorating your loved ones and or yourself. The cost of the brick is $100.00.  A total of 91 bricks have been sold as of early November.  Don’t miss out on this historic opportunity.  For additional information please Click HERE for details.

Faith Formation Weekly Class Schedule
For the weekly Faith Formation schedule, please CLICK HERE. If you need further information, Please contact Marylu at 352-702-4735.

For Your Safety…
Please bring hand sanitizer for use before Communion.
Baskets are now passed during Mass, but there will be no handshakes of peace.
There is Holy Water at all fonts.
Masks are optional but recommended.
All meetings must be scheduled in advance.

ETWN Website
To learn more about our Catholic Faith, please go to the EWTN website at: Catholicism – Faith, Resources & Practices for Catholic Followers | EWTN

Faith Formation Weekly Class Schedule
For the weekly Faith Formation schedule, please CLICK HERE. If you need further information, Please contact Marylu at 352-702-4735.

For Your Safety…
Please bring hand sanitizer for use before Communion.
Baskets are now passed during Mass, but there will be no handshakes of peace.
There is Holy Water at all fonts.
Masks are optional but recommended.
All meetings must be scheduled in advance.

Meet the Pastor

St. Faustina Catholic Church Clermont - Father Ramon, PastorFather Ramon Bolatete, Pastor
352-515-9297
rbolatete@stfaustina.org
For more about Father Ramon and our St. Faustina parish staff, PLEASE CLICK HERE.


Notice from Orlando Diocese
It has come to our attention that individuals may be receiving texts or emails from clergy or leaders within our parish asking for gift cards or financial assistance with travel. Please know that the Diocese does not allow anyone to solicit financial contributions or assistance for an individual or approves of solicitation for personal business as a representative of the Church. If you are approached by a leader, whether clergy, employee or volunteer, within your parish for any cause regarding financial assistance and you choose to respond, always require a contract and receipt upon completion of the transaction.

Parish Mission

OUR MISSION: St. Faustina is a Community inspired by the Holy Spirit and called to reflect God’s Divine Mercy, to foster spiritual growth, and to attend the temporal and social needs of all.
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NUESTRA MISION — Santa Faustina es una comunidad inspirada por el Espiritu Santo, y llamada a reflejar la Divina Misericordia de Dios, a formentar el crecimiento espiritual, y atender las necesidades temporales y sociales de todos.

Holy Days of Obligation
In addition to Sundays, the remaining Holy Days of Obligation in the Diocese of Orlando for this year are:

  • Thursday, December 8 – The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Sunday, December 25 – Christmas
  • Sunday, January 1, 2023 – Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

New Building Construction Update

  • Please continue to support the construction of our new spiritual home.
  • CLICK HERE to Donate.
  • Our new address will be:
    15551 North Boggy Marsh Road
    Clermont Florida 34714
    CLICK the map to get directions.

Opportunities to Pray Together

There are several opportunities for us to pray together as a parish family during the course of the day, the week, and the month.  Please consider joining us for any, or all, of the following:

Daily Rosary after the 8 am Mass,

Wednesday Holy Hour from 3 pm until 4 pm,

First Friday Adoration, 8:30 am to 9:30 am after the morning Mass

Maria Rosa Mystica–First Thursday of each month, Maria Rosa Mystica ministry, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM in the church.  We pray for the Pope, priests, deacons, the religious, and for the increase of religious vocations. For more information please see their web page at: Maria Rosa Mistica – St. Faustina Catholic Church – Clermont (stfaustina.org)

 Immaculate Heart of Mary First Saturday Rosary–after the 8 am Mass, from 8:30 to 9:00, to pray for peace, understanding, comfort, and the healing of all peoples. For more information please see their web page at: Our Lady of Fatima – First Saturday Rosary – St. Faustina Catholic Church – Clermont (stfaustina.org)

To learn more about our Catholic Faith, please go to the EWTN website at: Catholicism – Faith, Resources & Practices for Catholic Followers | EWTN

THE SIGN OF THE CROSS is who we are as followers of Christ.  Sometimes when something is repeated over and over and over again, it loses its meaning.  Such could be the case with the Sign of the Cross. For us as Catholic Christians, it should be a reverent prayer, one to be reflected upon as we make the sign and say the most holy words: “In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen”… (which means, “I Believe.”)

To see a couple of articles on what Pope Francis says about the “Sign of the Cross”, please go to:
Pope on Sign of the Cross – Aleteia   and/or   The sign of the cross is our badge, Pope Francis says | Catholic News Agency

Advent Schedule
December 8 thru January 1

Daily Mass is held at 8 am Monday thru Saturday

Weekend Masses are:  Saturday, 4 pm Sunday, 8 am, 9:30 am, 11 am,
and 5 pm (Spanish)

Holy Day:  Immaculate Conception, Thursday, December 8,
Masses at 8 am and 7 pm (Bilingual)

Children’s Christmas Pageant, Sunday, December 11, 2 pm

Penance Service, Tuesday, December 13, 7 pm

Advent Night of Reflection on St. John of the Cross,
Wednesday, December 14, 7 pm
Speaker:  Father Anthony Aarons of the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe

Simbang Gabi, Daily, December 15-22, 6 pm

Christmas Eve Daily Mass, Saturday, December 24, 8 am

Christmas Eve Mass, Saturday, December 24, 4 pm, 5:30 pm,
10 pm (Bilingual)—Christmas Carols begin at 9 pm

Christmas Day Mass, Sunday, December 25, 8 am, 9:30 am, 11 am,
5 pm (Spanish)

New Year’s Eve Daily Mass, Saturday, December 11, 8 am

Virgil for Solemnity of Mary, Saturday, December 31, 4 pm

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, Sunday, January 1, 8 am, 9:30 am, 11 am, 5 pm (Spanish)

Today’s Readings

Capital Campaign Prayer

O good and gracious God, we come to you with grateful hearts for all the blessings you have bestowed upon us since the foundation of this great parish.

You have entrusted to us the riches of the Father’s mercy to the world around us. May we remain steadfast in our response to your call for ministry. Make us faithful stewards of the many gifts you have entrusted to our care.

May the Capital Campaign we have begun enliven our hearts to be more generous, transparent and collaborative in all that we do as one parish family.

Grant wisdom to all who are engaged in the plans and designs of our place of worship; safety to all construction workers and volunteers in the field.

Through the intercession of St. Faustina, apostle of mercy and our patroness, may this Capital Campaign and all our parish endeavors be accomplished according to your holy will.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen. St. Faustina, pray for us!

St. Faustina History

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