As I boarded my flight to Atlanta, I began to reflect how I could get rest, catch up on reading, and allow that reflection to better serve our ministry to the community here in South St Petersburg and the Diocese of St Petersburg. After having an inspiring weekend, it seemed the “Pact of The Catacombs” … Continue reading A Church for the Poor, A Call to Radical Love
Now is a time for us to be people who live and move and step out by faith. Faith must be the driving force that moves us to action. We live in a society where evil seems to be winning. Each day as I turn on the TV or listen to the radio or read … Continue reading Let’s make a change! By Faith all Things are possible!
As we draw the summer to a close with only one week until school starts, the scriptures remind us of the call and challenge to be renewed. Our renewal calls for a right focus and direction in our lives to that which truly matters. To often we have allowed our lives to weighed down … Continue reading Put on the new self!
"God hears me when I pray, God hears me when I pray, out of all the people in this great big world, God hears me God knows my voice, God hears me when I pray." Carol McClure Today we reflect on the core aspect of our lives as a Christian people, namely prayer. Early in … Continue reading God Hears You when you Pray! Ask the Father and he will provide for your every need. For God desires to bless us abundantly
"Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her." We are in need of dynamic disciples of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ that are able to set their hearts on Jesus. As disciples a true spirit of hospitality and welcome are required. Now more than ever I believe … Continue reading Choose the Better Part! Be a Dynamic Disciple!
As we look at our faith for many it is simply a matter of doing what is written down to follow religious rules. As long as we at least go to Mass on Sunday, go to confession once a year, and lets not forget Holy Days of Obligation, as long as I do … Continue reading More is Required. Be Your Brother or Sisters Keeper!
As I reflect on the scriptures this week I recall a common subject that I've spoken and written on. Called, Appointed and Anointed is the nature of the life of each Christian. But here we see another important step. Today Jesus sends His disciples out two by two. There is a … Continue reading God wants to use you to proclaim His love and power.
"I'm gonna do what the Spirit say do" When I served in my first Pastorate with Sr. Antonia Ebo, OSF she would often remind me of these words, "do what the Spirit say do". We are in a time that calls for a true and committed response to the call and movement of … Continue reading Do what the Spirit Says Do!
The Feast of The Body and Blood of Jesus is a Solemnity that speaks to the core of our identity as Church and People of God. As we think of this celebration our thoughts recall the great processions and benedictions liturgies. We used to have 40 hour devotions, and processions throughout the streets. We … Continue reading Give them Something to Eat Yourselves!
This Trinity Sunday as we celebrate our Christian Faith and recognizing that God is One, yet three distinct persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we celebrate and worship our God who is One and Triune we also honor our fathers. It is fitting for us in worshiping God as Father, we see in the … Continue reading The Power of a Father’s Love!