March 21st – V Sunday of Lent

From the Pastor’s Desk - March 18th, 2021

My Dear Friends: Today we celebrate the Fifth Sunday of Lent which begins the last two weeks of Lent also known as “Passiontide.” Now we begin our immediate preparation to meditate on the sorrowful events of the Passion of our Lord which we will hear recounted next week on Palm Sunday of the Passion of …

March 14th – IV Sunday of Lent – Laetare Sunday

From the Pastor’s Desk - March 11th, 2021

My Dear Friends: This coming Friday, March 19, we celebrate the Solemnity of St. Joseph. Being that Pope Francis has declared this the “Year of St. Joseph,” it takes on a special significance and also because we celebrate it during our Lenten journey. In his Apostolic Letter, “Patris Corde” (With a Father’s Heart) which the Holy …

March 7th – III Sunday of Lent

From the Pastor’s Desk - March 4th, 2021

My Dear Friends: Rehab can often get violent. When we are trying to recover from an addiction or a vice, things may get messy. So it stands to reason that when we turn away from the vice of sin, the devil will do everything in his power to fight us and cause havoc. But that’s …

February 28th – II Sunday of Lent

From the Pastor’s Desk - February 25th, 2021

Dear Family: I want you to know that the Lord has blessed me abundantly from the moment He sent me to this wonderful community of faith, the community of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the Little Flower, in Coral Gables — the community I am proud to now call my family. Thank you for your emotional, …

February 21st – I Sunday of Lent

From the Pastor’s Desk - February 18th, 2021

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 14th – VI Sunday in Ordinary Time

From the Pastor’s Desk - February 11th, 2021

My Dear Friends, Believe it or not, Lent begins this coming Wednesday. It feels like we never quite emerged from Lent in 2020. God has taken us into the desert of this pandemic which has caused us to seek God out all the more, and now we are called to that renewal again. Even though …

February 7th – V Sunday in Ordinary Time

From the Pastor’s Desk - February 4th, 2021

My Dear Friends, It’s so wonderful to be back ministering to all of you this weekend. I want to thank you for your prayers during the last two weeks as I was quarantined in the rectory after testing  positive for COVID-19. Thankfully, my case was mild, and I was relatively symptom free. I know that …

Sunday, January 31st – IV Sunday in Ordinary Time

From the Pastor’s Desk - January 28th, 2021

Please read Fr. Manny’s ABCD Message HERE.

Church of the Little Flower

A Message from Fr. Manny

From the Pastor’s Desk - January 22nd, 2021

My dear parish family, I wanted to inform you that last night I tested positive for COVID-19. I am feeling well, and will be confined to my room in the rectory for quarantine. Rest assured that all Masses and sacraments in the parish will proceed as scheduled.  Outside priests have generously stepped up to help. Please pray …