Parishes | Schools | Priests | Masses |
MAIN MENU
Hispanic journalists honor Archbishop Wenski

Hispanic journalists honor Archbishop Wenski

New dorms dedicated at major seminary

New dorms dedicated at major seminary

Hispanic families: hope for the Church

Hispanic families: hope for the Church

Obispos Católicos de Cuba sobre anuncio de relaciones US/Cuba

Obispos Católicos de Cuba sobre anuncio de relaciones US/Cuba

Joy and skepticism greet Cuba announcement

Joy and skepticism greet Cuba announcement

Archbishop Wenski's statement on Cuba announcement

Archbishop Wenski's statement on Cuba announcement

At the funeral Mass for Fr. Ernesto Molano

At the funeral Mass for Fr. Ernesto Molano

Traditions, charity, foster Advent spirit

Traditions, charity, foster Advent spirit

CHS' Nursing Centers recognized in Quality Initiative Program

CHS' Nursing Centers recognized in Quality Initiative Program

Sts. Peter and Paul: Oasis for immigrants

Sts. Peter and Paul: Oasis for immigrants

¿Quién causa tanta alegría?

¿Quién causa tanta alegría?

Heart of Christmas: Archdiocese gives to families in need

Heart of Christmas: Archdiocese gives to families in need

Bikes roar for the kids at annual Toys in the Sun Run

Bikes roar for the kids at annual Toys in the Sun Run

Celebrate the birth of Christ at Mass with Archbishop Wenski

Celebrate the birth of Christ at Mass with Archbishop Wenski

Archbishop Wenski, Bishop Baldacchino to celebrate Filipino Advent tradition

Archbishop Wenski, Bishop Baldacchino to celebrate Filipino Advent tradition

Cath·o·hól·ic

Luke 1:26-38

Fourth Sunday of Advent - Dec. 21, 2014

The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming to her, he said, “Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.” But she was greatly troubled at what was said and pondered what sort of greeting this might be.

Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. “Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” But Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I have no relations with a man?”

And the angel said to her in reply, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. And behold, Elizabeth, your relative, has also conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren; for nothing will be impossible for God.” Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.

Click here to read a brief commentary >>

Rev. Juan J. Sosa

Saint Joseph

Fourth Sunday of Advent - Dec. 21, 2014

Although he is King, David cannot do much without trusting God. This is one possible summary of today’s first reading. God wants David’s dynasty of prevail for all times, not through aggression or violence but through the peace that belongs to those who trust in him. In the second reading. Saint Paul affirms that the strength of the community comes from God, who loves them deeply.

In the Gospel, we feel the force of the divine grace that embraced the humble maiden of Nazareth to transform her into the Mother of the Savior. Today we are invited to catch a glimpse of the lights that announce the Incarnation of God in the womb of the Virgin Mary. For several days now, during the Christmas novena, this announcement has been celebrated through pastorelas, aguinaldos, and other local gatherings.

It is recommended that community leaders bring together their groups and prepare them to visit their neighborhood to help others reflect upon and celebrate this great mystery that transformed the human race.

Rev. Juan J. Sosa

Expanding Our Heart

Advent Day 21 - December 20, 2014

Sometimes we are made to wait because we are not yet adequately prepared to receive what God wants to give us. In his remarkable letter to Proba, Saint Augustine argued that the purpose of unanswered prayer is to force expansion of the heart. When we don't get what we want, we begin to want it more and more, with ever greater insistency, until our souls are on fire with the desire for it. Sometimes it is only a sufficiently expanded and inflamed heart that can take in what God intends to give.

What would happen to us if we received, immediately and on our own terms, everything we wanted? We might be satisfied in a superficial way, but we wouldn't begin to appreciate the preciousness of the gifts. After all, the Israelites had to wait thousands of years before they were ready to receive God's greatest gift.

Even if we are on the right track and even if we desire with sufficient intensity what God wants to give, we still might not be ready to integrate a particular grace into our lives or to handle the implications of it.

How badly do you want Christ this Advent?

Source: Word on Fire

Upcoming Events

Simbang Gabi 2014

Dec
20

@ 3:00 PM

Various churches throughout Miami-Dade and Broward

St. Henry Church celebrates in triplicate

Dec
20

@ 4:00 PM

St. Henry Church

New Year's Evening Retreat

Dec
31

Various times

Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center

Regálale un juguete a un niño necesitado

Jan
3

@ 12:00 AM

Radio Paz y St. Martin de Porres

A Ladies' Tea with Leah Darrow

Jan
11

From 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Archbishop Coleman Carroll HS

Los Caminos de la Fe

Jan
14

@ 7:30 PM

St. Bernard Church

32nd Annual Art Under the Oaks

Jan
17

From 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

San Pedro Church - Gardens