Fr. Eamon Tobin’s Funeral Mass – Jan. 12, 2021

From the Gospel of St. Matthew, we heard these words of Jesus, “I assure you as often as you did it for one of my least brothers/sisters, you did it for me” – these words are from the Gospel that …

Beloved Son – January 2021

And a voice came from the heavens,
“You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”
Mark 1:11

My Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

Our baptismal fonts and holy water stoups still lay barren during the Pandemic. On …

The Nativity of the Lord – December 24, 2020

The crib is the central and visible attraction for young children at Christmas. Watch the little children come to the crib to say hello and welcome the baby Jesus. It is amazing to see how excited they are at welcoming …

Christmas – December 2020

A holy day has dawned upon us.
Come, you nations, and adore the Lord.
For today a great light has come upon the earth.

A holy day has dawned upon us.
Come, you nations, and adore the Lord.
For today

O Come, O Come Emmanuel – December 2020

The one who calls you is faithful,
and he will also accomplish it.
1 Thes: 24

My Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

During the season of Advent, we are reminded through Scripture to stay awake, to be alert, to make …

Eucharist/Christ the King – November 2020

Come, you who are blessed by my Father.
Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
For I was hungry and you gave me food,
I was thirsty and you gave me drink,
a stranger and

Rest – November 2020

I myself will give them rest, says the Lord GOD.
The lost I will seek out,
the strayed I will bring back,
the injured I will bind up,
the sick I will heal . . .
Ezekiel 34: 15,16

My …

Model for all Believers – October 2020

. . . you became a model for all the believers

1 Thes 1:7

My Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

In the papal encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, Pope Francis joyfully shares, “Let us dream, then, as a single human family, …

Ordination to the Permanent Diaconate – Oct. 3, 2020

Today, the Church of Orlando is blessed as we are about to ordain 14 of our brothers to the Permanent Diaconate. I welcome you to the beautiful Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe. I thank …

Prayer – October 2020

May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
enlighten the eyes of our hearts,
so that we may know what is the hope
that belongs to our call.

Eph 1:17-18

My Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

I begin these thoughts …