July 3rd – XIV Sunday in Ordinary Time

My Dear Friends,  To say that we are living in historic times would be a severe understatement. This week our nation turns 246 years old amid an environment that seems to be moving as quickly as ever. Independence Day celebrates our common American values. Again this year, we are struggling to grasp how to live …

June 26th – XIII Sunday in Ordinary Time

My Dear Friends,  As I am away on vacation this week, I leave you Archbishop Wenski’s column, “No Vacation From Sunday Mass.” When I was a young seminarian, the rector, before dismissing us for our summer break, would admonish us: remember, guys, there’s no vacation from a vocation. This was certainly wise advice — we …

June 19th – Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)

My Dear Friends,  Happy Father’s Day to all our fathers! I pray, through the intercession of St. Joseph, that all our fathers may be as holy, just, and wise as Joseph as they guide their families closer to Jesus.  Today we also celebrate the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. We celebrate one of the dogmas that …

June 12 – Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

My Dear Friends,  This weekend we welcome our new parochial vicar, Father Andrew Tomonto. He comes to us from St. Coleman’s Parish in Pompano Beach where he served his first assignment for two years after being ordained, and as I mentioned when I announced his arrival, he spent a summer here at Little Flower as …

June 5th – The Solemnity of Pentecost

A Farewell Message from Fr. Omar Dear Family,  Today, the Universal Church celebrates Pentecost Sunday, the Feast of the Holy Spirit. With the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost, Christ’s Paschal Mystery was brought to completion. It was this day that the Church came to be this great force in the hearts of those …

May 29th – Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

My Dear Friends,  As we commemorate Memorial Day this weekend, it is “right and just” to remember and pray for those who gave their lives for our country and our freedoms.  In our school there is a World War II memorial plaque honoring the brave young men who not long after leaving our school (St. …

May 22nd – VI Sunday of Easter

My Dear Friends, Last Sunday, Father Omar announced in this space that Archbishop Wenski has appointed him as the new administrator of St. Katherine Drexel in Weston. While we are obviously saddened to lose such a wonderful priest, we congratulate Father Omar for soon he will be charged with shepherding a parish, and I thank …

May 15th – V Sunday of Easter

This weekend’s column is written by Fr. Omar Ayubi. Dear Family: In today’s Gospel the Lord is giving us an enormous responsibility. He is giving us a new commandment, as he did to his disciples during the Last Supper: “Love one another.” Furthermore, Jesus added an important thing right after that: “This is how all …

May 8th – IV Sunday of Easter

My Dear Friends: Happy Mother’s Day to all our mothers! It is only right that we celebrate this day during the Month of Mary. We turn to her maternal protection during these trying times when we all need the maternal embrace of our Blessed Mother as we wander through this vale of tears. The reason …