September 6th – XXIII Sunday in Ordinary Time

Column by Archbishop Thomas Wenski, Archdiocese of Miami In recent months, we have witnessed statues of civic heroes attacked and desecrated across the country: These have included personages of disputed reputations (for example, “heroes” of the Confederacy) but also statues of historic figures such as Christopher Columbus, Ponce de Leon, Ulysses S. Grant, Abraham Lincoln…
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August 30th – XXII Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God.” (Rom 12:2)  Some years ago, I was in a school when I had a rather profound conversation with a four-year-old. Four-year-olds are some of the wisest people I have ever met. They’re…
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August 23rd – XXI Sunday in Ordinary Time

My dear friends, Many years ago, when I was assigned to another parish that shall remain nameless, I noticed early on in my assignment that in one particular Mass, it seemed like the people were leaving in a bad mood. Now these were perfectly nice people who had come to encounter Christ, but since I…
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August 16th – XX Sunday in Ordinary Time

My dear friends,  With school starting virtually for the children of our parish at some point this month, we have been naturally getting calls about what our Religious Education Program will look like for the 2020-2021 school year. Sadly because of the pandemic, it is going to look a lot like your child’s virtual schooling. This is…
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A Special Note of Thanks from Our Pastor… and Some Gentle Reminders

I want to thank you for your cooperation with safety protocols during the last two months since our return to Mass after the lockdown. All our parishioners, for the most part, have been wonderfully cooperative in adhering to face masks and social distancing practices to keep our brothers and sisters in Christ safe and healthy…
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August 9th – XIX Sunday in Ordinary Time

This coming Saturday, August 15, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. While it is not a Holy Day of Obligation this year because it falls on a Saturday, I think this is a good time for us to delve into this dogma of the Catholic Church.  Here are excerpts of a catechesis from…
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