Daylight Savings Ends
Don't forget to set your clocks back! Daylight savings ends next Sunday, November 2nd at 2:00am. Enjoy an extra hour of sleep.
2014 Candidate Questionnaire Project
The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops has long conducted the Candidate Questionnaire Project to assist Catholics and the broader community with the obligation to become informed voters. Knowing where the candidates stand on issues concerning human life and dignity and the advancement of the common good is essential to responsible faithful citizenship.
Candidate positions on issues are gathered for informational purposes only and are not used for endorsement of any candidate or political party.
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Thank you to everyone who contributed to making our parish picnic a success last weekend. Thank you to Donald Thomas, for volunteering as the DJ for the afternoon, to the parishioners who attended the picnic to build up the community of our parish, and to all of you who volunteered in many different ways to ensure we had a fun and safe event.
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The Rite of Confirmation is a sacrament that continues the welcome and belonging that began with Baptism and has continued with Eucharist. Confirmation deepens our relationship with God and strengthens us to live lives of faith and mission. Baptized Catholics seeking confirmation in the faith should contact Deacon Andy at email@example.com or call the parish office at 222-6430.
Baptismal Preparation Classes
Deacon Andy will be holding a Baptismal Preparation Class on Monday, November 17 at 6:30pm in the Lewis Conference Room. All parents and godparents of children seeking the Sacrament of Baptism are welcome to attend. Call the office at (850) 222-9630 to register.
"To Be or Not to Be"
Where have we heard that before? That is the beginning of one the most famous soliloquies ever written. But in case you didn't know it’s from Shakespeare’s famous play The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Hamlet utters these words of despair as he contemplates death and suicide. He bemoans the trials and pains of life, but realizes the alternative still might be worse.
It could always be worse.
It’s true in the small things and bigger events of our life.
No one can escape trial or the crosses of life. How we deal with
our cross is our responsibility.
We may need our grieving time,
but we must always remember that Easter Sunday follows Good Friday. This is not a Lenten reflection, but something we should always remember when life does not go our way. Whether it’s the loss of our favorite baseball team in the World Series or a relationship gone bad, there is always hope of a new day.
Change is always a part of life and we must adjust to it. The additional hour of time we get with Day Light Savings Time will be welcomed by many I’m sure. However, time waits for no one, but maybe this is a good thing. It forces us to decide and move forward. Some things we have no control over, such as the Summer giving way to the Fall or the nights growing longer and the days shorter, or even the blowing of a referee’s whistle signaling the end of a game, but let us not forget that we all have a choice in how we view the events of our life and always strive “to be” rather than “not to be.”
In His Service,