August 1st – XVIII Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear family: In today’s Gospel reading we have heard the greatest and most wonderful invitation humanity has ever received: “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst” (John 6:35). This is an invitation to come to the Lord and believe in him. …

July 25th – XVII Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear family: Today’s Responsorial Psalm is reminding us that, “The hands of the Lord feed us; he answers all our needs,” and St. Paul is urging us to live in a matter worthy of the call we have received, and he says, “with humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love, striving …

July 18th – XIV Sunday in Ordinary Time

My dear parish family: Psalm 23 is very familiar to many of us. Perhaps it is too familiar; we know it by heart, so we hardly think about it. The entire Psalm is a declaration of what it means to be God’s children – or the sheep belonging to the shepherd. It is a Psalm …

July 11th – XV Sunday in Ordinary Time

Father Juan Sosa is pastor of St. Joseph Church, Miami Beach, the Catholic parish closest to the partially collapsed Champlain Towers South in Surfside. Since the collapse June 24, he has given dozens of interviews to the news media and visited the center where families await word on their loved ones. He wrote this June 29 …

July 4th – XIV Sunday of Ordinary Time

My dear friends, Happy Independence Day! It’s rare that we get to gather as a community to worship on the 4th of July, but since it falls on a Sunday this year, we get to offer each of our Masses for this great nation of ours. What a blessing! We are indeed blessed to live …

Archbishop Wenski’s June Column

As the summer progresses, we hope to put the pandemic in our rear-view mirror. We believe currently that prudence mandates that we continue our policy of wearing face masks and social distancing at Mass. However, we are reviewing our protocols weekly. Some may feel this as an unnecessary imposition, but compliance is surely an act …