The Epiphany of the Lord

Dear Parishioners, Merry Christmas everyone! Saint Ignatius of Antioch, in the early 2nd Century, reflected on the manifestation of the Lord which this Solemnity of the Epiphany celebrates by saying: A star burned in the sky more brightly than all the others; its light was indescribable, its newness marvelous, and

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The Nativity of the Lord

Dear Parishioners, Merry Christmas everyone! The 150 Psalms of David are sometimes called “journey songs” for they express a wide range of prayers and praise as God’s people progress throughout the length of their days. Even the Lord Jesus sang the Psalms! At various times of our life one or

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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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