Death penalty prayer vigils
@ 5:00 PM
Key West Courthouse
Father Jorge Bez Chabebe, 92
En el funeral del P. Jorge Bez Chabebe
Chaminade-Madonna repeat as football champs
Making God present in the world
Columbus learns: There’s more to life than football
‘Know you are touched by the love of God’
On the second Sunday of Advent
Aquinas falls to Lakeland in state final
Gibbons wins its first state football championship
Santa’s Catholic drummers: Chaminade-Madonna
Aquinas volleyball wins sixth state title
Immaculata-La Salle marks 60th anniversary
Marian Center: ‘We have land, and the adults can work it’
Music, community help Parkland heal
Father Bryan Dalton: a witness to hope
Interfaith Unity Service brings community together
Remember when...? for November 2018
Belen cross country wins 10th state title
Recipe for faith: ‘Marinate in the Lord’
Reflections on the priesthood: a video
174. Let us also mention the system of governance of the oceans. International and regional conventions do exist, but fragmentation and the lack of strict mechanisms of regulation, control and penalization end up undermining these efforts. The growing problem of marine waste and the protection of the open seas represent particular challenges. What is needed, in effect, is an agreement on systems of governance for the whole range of so-called “global commons.”
Source : Laudato Si'
Live in the Glory of God and Show the Joy.
Heed the scriptures. “…Take off your robe of mourning and misery; put on the splendor of glory from God forever….” (Words from the Book of Baruch).
Surely, we feel the loss of loved ones at their earthly death. We might experience stress at the loss of earthly wealth. However, there is no need to mourn ultimately. God is with us. Many people every day recognize the reality of God’s existence and experience God’s presence. It is an experience of God’s recognition of us, His creatures. Baruch says that people come “rejoicing that they are remembered by God.” God never forgets His people. The recognition of God being with one is Joy.
When the People of God have been led away from God, He has sought them out and has brought them back to himself. The people’s great Joy comes with this reconciliation. Baruch also says, “Led away on foot by their enemies they left you: but God will bring them back to you borne aloft in glory as on royal thrones…for God is leading Israel in joy by the light of his glory, with his mercy and justice for company.” All of creation and life is about the gloriousness of God.
We can rely on God to be good to us now and in the future. The future aspect of this relationship with God is what this Season of Advent is about. Advent is the time of year when we look back and see God has been good already. Therefore, we look ahead and realize He will be true to His word in the future. We will receive relief, help and therefore Joy.
As the pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish, I perhaps have a glimpse into what God feels about us His creatures, the ones He loves.
I do pray for each person in the parish. I do care about your wellbeing and wish to provide for you. And, I do feel the loss when anyone of you strays from our flock. Also, as I wish I could wave my hand and provide for every need I know I cannot. God is the provider. He is the Prime Mover. I do not have the capacity of God. Yet, I do know from experience together we may provide the needs of each other. As fellow disciples we may come close to fulfilling needs.
Saint Luke, our Evangelist of this year, points out in today’s passage we hear the call of God. With time His call becomes more obvious than we first noticed. Each age and each person in each age must come to the reality of God and His call. When this happens then we know the glory of God, we experience the Joy of this and as we live in the joy, we show it to others.
Regulars here recall this is the beginning of the Church’s year. It is not Christmas Season regardless of the advertisements or decorations in the stores and on line. Please refrain from decorating as such.
It is a period of preparation to celebrate the first coming of Jesus the King and of preparation for His second coming. The emphasis is on the Second Coming that we each may be ready to meet the Lord.
Thus, we practicing Christians may prepare decorations and gifts. HOWEVER, we DO NOT decorate the house as though it is already Christmas. We decorate in the spirit of this season of anticipation and reflection on our spiritual and moral lives. Prepare an Advent Wreath and use light purple colors around the house. Renew family time around the supper table and pray a simple prayer of thanksgiving, at least.
Thank you for properly observing the TRUE faith Tradition of Christianity.
Fr. Robert Tywoniak
@ 5:00 PM
Key West Courthouse
@ 7:00 PM
St. Coleman Church
@ 11:45 AM
St. Martha Church
From 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
St. John Neumann Church
@ 7:30 PM
Little Flower Church (Coral Gables)
From 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM
Good Shepherd Church
@ 10:00 AM