Conference on the duty of Catholics to serve the common good.
Sunday, March 17, 2017, at 11:00am.
Guest Speaker: Bill Gulliford.
The Church binds us to contribute towards the common good of society, by an obligation of legal justice. This principle is expressed well by Pope Pius XII in his April 20, 1946, discourse to Italian Catholic Action:
The people are called on to take an always larger part in the public life of the nation. This participation brings with it grave responsibilities. Hence the necessity for the faithful to have clear, solid, precise knowledge of their duties in the moral and religious domain with respect to their exercise of their civil rights, and in particular of the right to vote.
Bill Gulliford has been a resident of Jacksonville and the Beaches community since 1954. He graduated from Bishop Kenny High School and then the University of Florida. After military service he returned to Jacksonville and joined his father’s construction equipment business, Pilot Equipment Company. He acquired the business from his father and successfully grew it until 1996 when he sold the company. Since then he has started two other businesses involved in the sale of construction equipment and currently is a partner in Major Machinery & Equipment LLC, a company involved in exporting construction equipment.
In 1988 Bill was elected mayor of Atlantic Beach and served until 1993. Prior to that, he served on the Atlantic Beach city commission.
Bill was elected to the Jacksonville City Council in 2011, to represent District 13. In 2012, Bill was awarded the Charles D. Webb Award, for extraordinary commitment to public service. The members of the City Council unanimously elected Bill to serve as President for the 2013/2014 Council Year. Bill received the Mary L. Singleton Award for 2014-2015.
Bill and his wife, Harriet have four children as well as nine grandchildren. They have resided in Atlantic Beach since 1972.
Bill and Harriet attend St. Michael the Archangel Church in Jacksonville.