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Bishops condemn ‘human exploitation’ that led to deaths

On feast of St. James, parish's 65th anniversary

On feast of St. James, parish's 65th anniversary

Archdiocesan news briefs for July 2017

Archdiocesan news briefs for July 2017

No vacation from Sunday Mass

No vacation from Sunday Mass

Curbing human trafficking through education, research and outreach

Curbing human trafficking through education, research and outreach

Miami delegates take stock of 2017 Convocation

Miami delegates take stock of 2017 Convocation

Miami to host statewide Respect Life Conference

Miami to host statewide Respect Life Conference

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I. Technology: creativity and power

July 20, 2017

102. Humanity has entered a new era in which our technical prowess has brought us to a crossroads. We are the beneficiaries of two centuries of enormous waves of change: steam engines, railways, the telegraph, electricity, automobiles, airplanes, chemical industries, modern medicine, information technology and, more recently, the digital revolution, robotics, biotechnologies and nanotechnologies. It is right to rejoice in these advances and to be excited by the immense possibilities which they continue to open up before us, for “science and technology are wonderful products of a God-given human creativity.” (John Paul II, Address to Scientists, Hiroshima, 1981)

The modification of nature for useful purposes has distinguished the human family from the beginning; technology itself “expresses the inner tension that impels man gradually to overcome material limitations.” (Caritas in Veritate)

Technology has remedied countless evils which used to harm and limit human beings.

  • How can we not feel gratitude and appreciation for this progress, especially in the fields of medicine, engineering and communications?
  • How could we not acknowledge the work of many scientists and engineers who have provided alternatives to make development sustainable?

Source : Laudato Si'

Fr. Michael W. Davis

Church of the Little Flower

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

I am currently out of town, enjoying a few days of rest. I’ll be back on August 1st. Father Flores and Father Tran are ably in charge while I am away.

The parish office building has newly installed impact resistant windows, and the entire exterior is freshly painted, matching our beautiful church. Interior repairs will continue throughout the summer. The school has been undergoing a long list of repairs and renovations. The 40 year re-certification is soon to be finalized. Among the items that is part of the re-certification is the requirement of installing new LED exterior lighting in the parking lots and playground. Next weekend, the School parking lot on Sevilla Avenue will be closed for resurfacing. Sorry for the temporary inconvenience. All will be back to normal, better than ever, very soon. The priest sacristy renovation project is now nearing completion. New cabinetry is set to be installed next week, finishing this portion of the project. In a few months, we will do the same renovation effort for the work sacristy, an updating that is long overdue. The Ambry (which will beautifully display the Holy Oils) will be installed during the first week of August. Adjustments to the air conditioning system will be made in August, so that the temperature is more moderate, and the air flow will be more comfortably re-directed.

A new office receptionist and COTLF Charities Coordinator, Sergio Collado, returns to Little Flower to begin his new role with us on August 1st. Annette Perez, our current Receptionist, has been promoted to take the place of the departing Vivian Xiques, our outgoing Curator of Records and Virtus Coordinator. Our seminarian, Andrew Farinato, leaves on August 1st and will prepare to return to Saint John Vianney College Seminary to continue his studies for the priesthood. A priest from India, Father Sylvester D’Cruz, will be visiting us during the first two weeks of August, and assisting with Masses. Father Tran will be moving to his new assignment at the University of Miami in early August. We will have our farewell Mass and reception for him, celebrating his very successful and appreciated first two years of priesthood at our parish, on Sunday August 13th at 5:30pm. Although he will not be replaced at this time, Father Uko and Father Garreaud will be assuming more responsibilities to fill in the gap in the interim. Next February’s Holy Land trip is now sold out, but other pilgrimage opportunities are in the works. Blessed Trinity Church in Miami Springs will be having a Holy Land trip in April of 2018 led by their pastor, Father Alfaro. Our parishioners are welcome to join him. We, ourselves, will be offering another Holy Land trip November 9-18, 2018. Additionally, Father Flores and the Carmelite Sisters will be offering an Italy pilgrimage on June 8-17, 2018. Call the office for more information. The ordinarily slow pace of the summer period is soon to kick into high gear, as the faculty returns and school resumes in a couple weeks. A very busy fall in the life of our parish will soon take shape.

Fr. Michael W. Davis
Pastor

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