Archive for October 7, 2007

St John Neumann + Jubilee Vespers

MASS – (Fr Michael) — Today was our monthly Sunday parish visitation.  This week was 11am Mass at St John Neumann Parish in south Miami.  All 64 of us seminarians were in the front rows in our black suits in a beautiful parish (tour of their parish on their website here).  The homily highlighted the lives of both Pope John Paul II and the founding Archbishop Coleman Carroll.  We stayed after Mass to talk with parishoner and were treated to lunch.  — A great experience.  Special thanks to Fr Carmelo Romanello for concelebrating the Mass.
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JUBILEE VESPERS – (Archbishop Favalora) — today is the 49th birthday of the Archdiocese of Miami and the beginning of a yearlong celebration leading up to the 50th Jubilee of our diocese.  At 4pm, the Miami seminarians joined Vespers (evening prayer for Liturgy of the Hours) at St Mary’s Cathedral led by the Archbishop.  It was a beautiful service with clergy, religious and laity from all over the archdiocese praying vespers with cantors, organ & choir. 
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