This weekend we recall our nations Independence day. We remember that great declaration that proclaims the truth that all are free and posses inalienable rights. Often we misunderstand freedom. Freedom is seen as freedom from something. We see in the weekend freedom from tyranny, freedom from oppression, free to do as we wish. Some see … Continue reading We are created for Freedom
The Magnitude of The Pillar of St Joseph Parish requires a significant and special reflection on such a dedicated life. A Family Man, A Faith filled Man, A drum major for justice a soldier for peace! What might the name Garth mean to us? "G"- gentle "A" - articulate "R" - RESPECTFUL "T" - thoughtful … Continue reading Celebrating Drum major for Justice, A Soldier for Peace.
This weekend is one unlike any other. We have so much to celebrate, commemorate and remember. The newest of our Holidays, Juneteenth, commemorating the freedom finally arriving to those still enslaved two years after the Emancipation Proclamation by President Lincoln. We celebrate fathers and their unwavering dedication and commitment to family and handing on a … Continue reading Hand it On! Fathers leave a legacy of faith, a heritage of hope!
In coming together for the celebration of the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity we must be reminded of God’s great love witnessed in the Trinity, and this love expelling, us to thrust ourselves to be connected to world that clearly needs to truly know God and God’s immense and phenomenal love for each and … Continue reading My Soul Cries Out to the Triune God!
Over the past month we’ve seen shooting after shooting, from an 18 year old white nationalist and domestic terrorist killing shoppers in a Tops grocery store, to this weeks 18 year old from Texas who for no reason killed 19 defenseless children and 2 teachers just 4 days following his birthday. Mass shootings, racist hate … Continue reading Pray as if it all Depends on God, And work as if it All depends on you!
Mr Clarence Cedric Givens St Joseph Catholic Church is developing a youth center in Partnership with the Police Athletic League of St Petersburg. The center is for neighborhood youth 13 to 17. An Art Room, Video Game Room, and computer Room is being installed as Phase 1 of the Project. The Center is named after … Continue reading ￼ Clarence GIVENS Youth Center
Let us Seek to be Agents of peace. It is good that we are here at this moment and at this time. This weekend we are so honored and blessed to welcome the men and women of Pinellas county who put on a uniform to protect, serve and care for us. My first thought is … Continue reading Let Us Listen to the Spirit, Be Agents of Peace!
I recall a great preacher tell his congregation, “everything comes full circle.” The understanding that life is cyclical, and it seems that we return to where we began. Life is like this, all that is has God as it’s origin and life is ultimately returning to God.
Throughout the Easter Season we’ve been reflecting on the Book of Revelation. Although that last book of the Bible, and looking at the Bible we have it unfold as a love story beginning with God’s love for His creation and today being reminded that God’s love comes full circle and restored and made new. We hear in Revelation, John writes: “I, John, saw a new heaven and a new earth. The former heaven and the former earth had passed away,” “Behold, I make all things new.”
God’s creation is changed, renewed and made over again, namely it is transformed into a…
View original post 275 more words
Another reveled toon from where we were a year ago. Blessed Mother’s day
As we come to this Day in the Midst of our Easter Joy we pause to remember and to celebrate motherhood. This is truly a day remembering how we experience the love of our mothers. There are probably many memories that run through our minds and thoughts as we think of our mother both living and deceased. We will probably find ourselves this weekend doing just that. For me I remember both the good memories and not so good ones. I often will laugh when I can only recall getting one spanking from my mother as a child for something really stupid that I did to my little sister. Looking back we laugh and say, “boy I really deserved that one”. But most often we remember the special ways our mothers did things for us and for our families. This week end spend time remembering the…
View original post 706 more words
This week in May as we celebrate the great Power of the Resurrection, we are drawn to that power lived and poured out in our mothers. Although Mother's Day is a time to be joyful and thankful for our mothers, it can also be a time of grief and sadness. This is now our third … Continue reading Mothers, Women of Compassion, Courage, who share in God’s Creation!