January 29th – IV Sunday in Ordinary Time

My Dear Friends, Thank you so much for your overwhelming generosity during ABCD Sunday last week. We received phenomenal support from our in-pew appeal and are well on the way to surpassing our parish goal of $323,000. If you were not here last Sunday, I invite you to go on our website and watch the …

January 22nd – III Sunday in Ordinary Time

My Dear Friends, “Here I Am, Lord!”  The words to this song that we have all heard always pull on our heartstrings.  Last week, we heard those words in the responsorial psalm. They are the words of a servant that is open, ready, and eager to do God’s will.  Those words have special meaning for …

January 15th – II Sunday in Ordinary Time

My Dear Friends, This weekend we welcome to our parish the young people who will be representing the Archdiocese of Maimi at next Friday’s March for Life in Washington, D.C. I have been honored to be the Archdiocese’s Spiritual Director/Chaplain for the March for Life since 2015. The young people among us come from our …

January 8th – The Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord

My Dear Friends, As we celebrate Epiphany, I wanted to share my New Year’s Day homily for those who did not hear it and to offer for reflection for those who did two words to ponder upon: Surrender and Obedience. It also offers a reflection on Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI whose passing we still mourn …

January 1, 2023 – Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

My Dear Friends, Happy New Year! We pray you had a beautiful Christmas last week. Our Masses were overflowing as friends, young and old, came to our beautiful church to pay homage to the Newborn King. I must thank everyone who made Christmas Eve and Christmas Day such a great success starting with those who decorated our …

December 25th – Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord

My Dear Friends, “She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” (Luke 2:7) Merry Christmas! I am so thankful to be sharing my fourth Christmas with all of you as your pastor. We are a family who just observed four joyous weeks …

December 18th – IV Sunday of Advent

My Dear Friends, Jesus is coming! In one week, we’ll be gathering to celebrate the birth of the Messiah. The question is, are you ready? As I mentioned a month ago, we have been blessed this year to celebrate the full four weeks of Advent, but now that we’re getting towards the end, Christmas seems …

December 4th – II Sunday of Advent

My Dear Friends, Remember those Christmases when you were a child when you didn’t get the gift you wanted? You kept opening present after present looking for that one gift that you wanted above everything else. But alas, it was not under the tree. You smiled half-heartedly playing with the toys that you received but were …

November 27th – I Sunday of Advent

My Dear Friends, “Without silence, God disappears in the noise. And this noise becomes all the more obsessive because God is absent. Unless the world rediscovers silence, it is lost. The earth then rushes into nothingness” —Cardinal Robert Sarah  Silence. The season of Advent begins and silence greets us. It is a welcoming silence. One …