3rd Sunday of Advent

Dear Parishioners, As we reach Advent’s midpoint, John the Baptizer asks the question of Jesus that lies deep within our hearts, “Are you the One to come, or should we look for another?” and it is answered, “Go and tell what you see and hear.” What they see are the

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2nd Sunday of Advent

Dear Parishioners, John the Baptizer’s images of desert places and of cleansing fire (Matthew 3:1-12) grasps our attention on this Second Sunday of Advent.  At times our lives in Florida, as a result of either a lack or abundance of water, can either be a humid fertile land of abundant

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The First Sunday of Advent

Dear Parishioners, One of the many rules of my childhood household was this: “You are to be home before the streetlights come on!” Of course, as I grew older and seemingly more responsible, there was a certain amount of resistance. But, my parents always called us, my siblings and I,

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The Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners, As the end of the Liturgical Year begins to appear on the horizon, a scene of individual judgment is presented for our prayerful reflection. Luke’s parable of “Poor Lazarus (16:19-31) might easily be construed as an “after-life reversal of roles.” As always, a parable means much more than

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The Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners, The Lord “rewards” those who serve well and single-heartedly with even greater responsibilities. The parable of the steward (Luke 16:1-13), which tells us that “those who are trustworthy in small matters are also trustworthy in great ones,” demands that the virtue of prudence be a part of every

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