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 …

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 …

August 2nd – XVIII Sunday in Ordinary Time

My dear friends,  August has arrived and many of our parishioners are either on vacation or winding down their vacation. Sadly, we are still dealing with the pandemic which caused many of us to alter vacation plans and stay local. Last week I returned from a brief time in the Florida Keys as did our Carmelite Sisters who usually spend their …

July 26th – XVII Sunday in Ordinary Time – Fr. Omar

Dear Family: Today’s Gospel tells us that the kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, is like a pearl of great price; it is a treasure for us to find and enjoy. However, for as much as we called ourselves believers and cling to our faith, there is always a sense …

July 19th – XVI Sunday in Ordinary Time – Fr. Omar

Dear family: It is a privilege and a pleasure for me to be part of this wonderful community of the Church of the Little Flower in Coral Gables. My journey as a priest has not been long; I was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Miami on May 12, 2018, just a little over …

July 12th – XV Sunday in Ordinary Time

My dear friends,  This weekend we welcome Father Matthew Gomez, the Archdiocesan Director of Vocations who will be preaching at some Masses about vocations to the priesthood. This is a mission that is very near and dear to my heart because I served as Vocations Director from 2006-2009. As Catholics, we should always be praying for vocations …

July 5th – XIV Sunday in Ordinary Time

My dear friends,  Happy 4th of July Weekend! While it is a most unusual Independence Day without fireworks and parades because of the pandemic, we still celebrate our nation and the freedoms we enjoy. The work of this great project called America that our founding fathers began almost two and half centuries ago is still ongoing. Much like our lives of …

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Farewell Message from Fr. Flores

My dear friends, It is with a heavy but grateful heart that I write this letter to you. After three very joyous and rewarding years serving this community, the Archbishop has given me a new assignment. I want to thank each and everyone of you for the kindness and love you have shown me during …

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June 28th – Statement from Archbishop Wenski

This statement was printed in the bulletin for the weekend of June 28th, in lieu of a Pastor’s Message. Archbishop Thomas Wenski published the following statement June 22, 2020, in his capacity as acting chair of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Religious Liberty. The statement coincides with the annual observance of Religious Freedom Week, June 22-29.  …