March 3rd – III Sunday of Lent

From the Pastor’s Desk - February 29th, 2024

My Dear Friends, “Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.” (John 2:19)  As a priest, so many times I’ve had to walk with a parishioner who is recovering from alcohol or drug addiction. I am always edified when I see the progress they make when they surrender themselves to the …

February 25th – II Sunday of Lent

From the Pastor’s Desk - February 23rd, 2024

My Dear Friends, As we continue our Lenten journey, like Jesus in the desert, we are often led to where we do not want to go. This is part of the great adventure of being a Christian: that as you follow Christ, he leads us down paths that we would not normally follow. Lent is …

February 15th – I Sunday of Lent

From the Pastor’s Desk - February 15th, 2024

My Dear Friends, Silence. That sound is so rare. Many of us avoid silence. I know there have been times in my life that I have avoided it, but yet the most blessed times I have had in my spiritual life are when I have embraced it. Only in silence can we listen to the …

February 11th – VI Sunday in Ordinary Time

From the Pastor’s Desk - February 7th, 2024

My Dear Friends,  I want to thank you for your generosity last week during the ABCD appeal. As I said during my homily, it was quite difficult to stand before you asking for your support of the charities of the Archdiocese of Miami while we’re in the midst of our Centennial Campaign, but it is a …

February 4th – V Sunday in Ordinary Time

From the Pastor’s Desk - February 4th, 2024

My Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Sacred Heart of Jesus is the manifestation of the human and divine love in Jesus Himself. The love of the Sacred Heart is a human love, coming from the heart of one who is really and truly man. It is a sensible love capable of feeling affection and is influenced by …

January 28th – IV Sunday in Ordinary Time

From the Pastor’s Desk - January 26th, 2024

My Dear Friends, Last weekend I returned from my 7th March for Life in Washington, D.C. with the young people of the Archdiocese and 19 pilgrims from our parish. It was a truly blessed event that had the gift of snow falling during the actual March. Since Roe v. Wade was overturned 18 months ago, …

January 21st – III Sunday in Ordinary Time

From the Pastor’s Desk - January 20th, 2024

Reflection from Pope Francis on today’s Gospel:  This Sunday’s Gospel passage (cf. Mk 1:14-20) shows us, so to speak, the “passing of the baton” from John the Baptist to Jesus. John was His precursor; he prepared the terrain for Him and he prepared the way for Him: Jesus can now begin his mission and announce the salvation …

January 14 – II Sunday in Ordinary Time

From the Pastor’s Desk - January 11th, 2024

My Dear Friends: As we continue our journey to our parish’s 100th anniversary in 2026, some of the renovation work that we had planned for that year may have to happen sooner rather than later. Let me explain.  On New Year’s Eve two weeks ago, Father Andrew was celebrating the 5:30pm Sunday Mass. In the …

January 7th – The Epiphany of the Lord

From the Pastor’s Desk - January 4th, 2024

My Dear Friends: As we gather this weekend to celebrate the Epiphany of the Lord, as a Church we are still contemplating the mystery of the Incarnation of the Son of God. Over the last two weeks, so many parishioners have sat in the first pews of the church to take in the splendor of …