Deacon Convocation – August 2007

Today we celebrate the birthday of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary; and, such an occasion is certainly a fitting one to observe other significant milestones in the lives of our deacons.

Today, while we say a “Happy Birthday” to Mary, …

Liturgical Conference – August 2007

“Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your kingdom”.
This, of course, was the refrain for today’s responsorial psalm.  And one such friend of the Lord was Bartholomew whose feast day we celebrate today and whom the …

Filipino Mass – July 2007

Today  the Filipino people come in pilgrimage once again to this shrine of Our Lady; and once again you venerate and honor the Mother of God as she is honored and venerated in your homeland, Our Lady of Antipolo, our …

Chancery Building Dedication – July 25, 2007

“Peace to all who enter here.”  With these words I greet all of you who form the large family of those who work here in serving the people and parishes of the Diocese of Orlando.  I greet also those who …

Priest Ordination – June 2007

Diocese receives “gift of three new fathers”

The Ordination to the Priesthood of Three Men
All photographs by Valeta Orlando.

On Saturday, June 16, the day before Father’s Day, God gave the Diocese of Orlando the gift of three new …

Diaconate Ordination – June 2007

With the imposition of hands and the prayer of consecration the Lord will pour out the Holy Spirit upon these acolytes, and consecrate them deacons.  Five of them, chosen from the ranks of mature married men, will be permanent deacons …

Corpus Christi – June 2007

The Holy Eucharist – the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ present in the Most Blessed Sacrament – is God’s gift for the life of the world.  God once fed the Hebrews who wandered …

Averting the Storms – June 2007

Today’s first reading from the Book of Sirach begins with praise for those “godly men” whose memory lives on through the ages. They were “godly men” precisely because they recognized that man is not the master of life, but rather …

National Shrine – May 2007

Today we gather to celebrate the completion of some very significant works here at this shrine.  Indeed, in recognition of the fine work and the great ministry done at this Shrine Church dedicated to Mary, Queen of the Universe, the …