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Bus Trip to Bok Towers

by Nancy Moist

Space Still Available! Space is available on a bus trip to Bok Tower on Thursday, March 9 with the Prime Timers. The Group will depart St. James Parking Lot at 9 AM and return at 4 PM. The cost is $30 and includes motor coach transportation and the entrance fee to Bok Tower. It does […]

Homeless Services Network looking for Volunteers

by Nancy Moist

Homeless Services Network needs your help with its 2017 Homeless Point-in-Time Count. The PIT count is an important way to help our region understand the extent of homelessness and who is experiencing homelessness in Central Florida. Here is what they need from you: 1. They need volunteers to help survey people experiencing homelessness throughout the […]

PARISH MISSION

by Nancy Moist

PARISH MISSION In a matter of weeks, the year of mercy proclaimed by our Holy Father will have reached its conclusion. Because the Mercy of Jesus toward His flock goes to the very core of Salvation, we believe there is no better conclusion than a parish mission. Fr. Andy O’Reilly will direct and speak of […]

THEY WALK AMONG US

by Nancy Moist

     As we all know, the signs of poverty are pretty much everywhere. Friday mornings around 10 AM, our members of St. Vincent de Paul listen to the individual stories of those seeking assistance and our congregation has been very generous in assisting this effort with the use of monthly envelopes for that very purpose. […]

ALMIGHTY GOD, A YANKEE AT HEART

by Nancy Moist

ALMIGHTY GOD, A YANKEE AT HEART?        When George Steinbrenner was alive, the Yankees could spend money as they pleased. Big players, big contracts, big money! On Friday, August 12, A-Rod probably played his last major league game with New York. ESPN says he asked to play third base one last time as he […]

THE MIRROR CAN BE HELPFUL

by Nancy Moist

I have been told all my life that our Heavenly Father will always provide for His children. Besides, the Our Father reminds us that for sure we will receive our daily bread. So how and why do children not eat breakfast at home, get backpacks filled with food on weekends or why does ANYONE go […]

THE LIFE OF A MISSIONARY MADE EASY

by Nancy Moist

Years ago, an evangelist recalls that a friend of his invited him to go to his home village, which was a spot in the road town about 60 miles from Rio de Janeiro. When they arrived to the family home where he had been raised, Sebastao introduced the missionary to his father Don Jose. Pretty […]

ARE WE SUPPOSED TO ACTUALLY DO ANYTHING ABOUT THE HOMILY?

by Nancy Moist

Homilies can be long, boring, motivational or explanatory, but when I leave church to go about the upcoming week, do I have any homework?  On July 6, Pope Francis spoke to about two hundred pilgrims from the diocese of Lyons, France.  This pilgrimage ,which is part of the celebration of the Year of Mercy, was […]

Should we all want to be beggars?

by Nancy Moist

SHOULD WE ALL WANT TO BE BEGGARS?      While celebrating Mass, and even in the most sacred moments of the Consecration, I have seen fit to swat a fly with the purificator lest he land inside the chalice. Open air markets in Latin America or Africa is where vendors struggle to keep the flies from […]

IDignity

by Nancy Moist

Father John wanted to share this letter he received from Michael Dippy, Executive Director of IDignity: As we join our nation in preparing to mark the birth of its independence, I ask that you take a moment to reflect on the life of a fellow citizen named Francisco. Francisco suffers from a disability made worse […]