A Sunday Reflection

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle C)

The law of the Gospel is the law of love. It goes against everything that the world thinks reasonable. It asks not just that we take no revenge or put up no resistance, but that we bless and pray for those who would harm us, that we walk the extra mile with the one who asks.

And the reasoning behind it may seem peculiar, if sensible: “For if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them” (Lk 6:32).

The Lord calls us to something higher. We are to recognize the inherent dignity of each person as a child of God. In the first reading we hear how David would not raise his hand against “the Lord’s anointed” (cf. 1 Sam 26:9). We who have been anointed in the Lord’s name at baptism must bear this in mind and strive “to bear the image of the heavenly one” (1 Cor 15:49), that St. Paul speaks of. God bless you!

…………………………………………….

PS. I invite you to help our parish in giving a hand to the Archbishop’s charities by making your pledge of $1 a day for a year to the ABCD campaign that supports priestly formation, ministry and evangelization, and works of charity throughout the Archdiocese.

Fr. Luis R. Largaespada

News

Lenten Calendar

Ash Wednesday
Mass in English: 8:00 am
Imposition of Ashes: 12:00 pm
Mass in English: 5:00 pm
Bilingual Mass: 7:00 pm

Holy Hour of Adoration
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday after the 8:00 am Mass 
Thursday, all day

The Way of the Cross
Fridays after the 8:00 am Mass
Bilingual Stations of the Cross Fridays at 6:30 pm

Reconciliation Weekend
Friday, April 5, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm in church
Saturday, April 6, 9:00 am-3:00 pm in the chapel

Bilingual Stations of the Cross and Taizé Prayer Service
Friday, April 12, at 7:00 pm

Stewardship In Action

Fr. Damian’s birthday

Celebrating Fr. Damian’s birthday on February 14.

Health and Wellness Ministry

The Health and Wellness Ministry sponsored free health screenings at the Grove Outreach with the cooperation of Community Health of South Florida.

The Knights of Malta

The Knights of Malta sponsored a Mass with procession of the Blessed Sacrament and anointing of the sick to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Bake Sale

The Emmaus Women held a Bake Sale to support their upcoming retreat in March.

LIVE BROADCASTING

English Mass
Sunday, 9 am

English Mass
Sunday, 10:30 am

Misa en español
Domingo, 12:30 pm

2019 Archbishop’s Charity and Development Drive (ABCD) Begins Hope has a name… Jesus.

Hope has a name: Jesus. As we help support the Archbishop’s various charities through the ABCD campaign, with the goal of raising $289,000, let us see how this makes us One in Charity.

The Archbishop’s Charity and Development Drive supports priestly formation, evangelization and ministry, and charitable works. By being One in Charity, the bulk of our contribution, 44% or $125,000, goes to support social ministries and works of mercy among the needy. These programs include the Catholic Charities, the Respect Life office, bereavement services and ministry to the elderly, the Monroe County Outreach, citizenship programs, food banks and assistance to the homeless, as well as to support parishes and schools in need throughout the Archdiocese.

Your contribution of $1 a day, or $365 per year, to the ABCD means that each month you’d be contributing approximately $13 towards helping us reach out to those in various needs.

The Lord is generous with his gifts. Let us be One in Charity by sharing them with others.

Sunday pics