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Serra Club + alter server Mass

Serra Club alter server Mass @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FLMASS – (Fr Manny Alvarez) — today, I was lector for a special morning Mass honoring the best alter servers in the Archdiocese of Miami by the Serra Club (a great supporter of vocations).

 

Serra Club alter server Mass @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL Serra Club alter server Mass @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL Serra Club alter server Mass @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL Serra Club alter server Mass @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL 

Deacon ordination @ SVdP

2008 Deacon ordination @ St Vincent DePaul Major Seminary, Boyton Beach, FLToday, we drove up to St Vincent DePaul Major Seminary in Boyton Beach, FL (about an hour+) for the ordination of several Transitional Deacons (Priests next year, God willing) in a beautiful Mass with Orlando Bishop Wenski.  They also hosted us for lunch and fellowship.

2008 Deacon ordination @ St Vincent DePaul Major Seminary, Boyton Beach, FL 2008 Deacon ordination @ St Vincent DePaul Major Seminary, Boyton Beach, FL 2008 Deacon ordination @ St Vincent DePaul Major Seminary, Boyton Beach, FL 2008 Deacon ordination @ St Vincent DePaul Major Seminary, Boyton Beach, FL 2008 Deacon ordination @ St Vincent DePaul Major Seminary, Boyton Beach, FL 2008 Deacon ordination @ St Vincent DePaul Major Seminary, Boyton Beach, FL

Notre Dame Haitian Mission

Tonight was another stop of a 2 week pilgrimage in the Archdiocese of Miami of a monstrance blessed by Pope John Paul II to encourage vocations, especially in this Golden Jubilee year.  Today at 7:30pm, I joined a few haitian seminarians and our Vocation Director Fr Manny Alvarez at Notre Dame Haitian Mission parish for an evening of praise and worship with benediction & adoration before the visiting vocation monstrance.  It was very Spirit-filled 3 hours with the vocation testimony of Fr Alvarez and anointings with sacred chrism.  — an awesome night (with lots of holy water)

praise & worship with vocation monstrance @ Notre Dame Haitian Mission, Miami, FL praise & worship with vocation monstrance @ Notre Dame Haitian Mission, Miami, FL praise & worship with vocation monstrance @ Notre Dame Haitian Mission, Miami, FL

Little Flower Catholic Church in Hollywood, FL

April 13, 2008 3 comments

About 1 Sunday each month, all of us seminarians here at St John Vianney College Seminary visit a different parish of the Archdiocese of Miami.  Our Rector started the tradition last year and I thinks it’s a great idea.  It exposes us to different parish life as well as makes us visible to the community as a living vocation poster.

Little Flower Catholic Church in Hollywood, FL & seminarians from St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL Little Flower Catholic Church in Hollywood, FL & seminarians from St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL Little Flower Catholic Church in Hollywood, FL & seminarians from St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL

Little Flower Catholic Church in Hollywood, FL & seminarians from St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL Today, we all drove up to my ‘hood to Little Flower Parish in Hollywood, FL.  (My parish of St Bernadette is also in Hollywood.)  The pastor Fr O’Dwyer was one of the priest how interviewed me during my seminarian application last year.  The parish was very inviting and provided great food after Mass with lots of conversation with parishoners.  I even found a family to practice my Polish with.  — Definitely, a great tradition I hope we continue

 Little Flower Catholic Church in Hollywood, FL & seminarians from St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL Little Flower Catholic Church in Hollywood, FL & seminarians from St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL Little Flower Catholic Church in Hollywood, FL & seminarians from St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL

Miami vocation monstrance pilgrimage begins

Miami Vocation Monstrance @ St Mary\'s Cathedral @ VespersMiami Vocation Monstrance @ St Mary\'s Cathedral @ VespersToday begins a 2 week pilgrimage in the Archdiocese of Miami of a monstrance blessed by Pope John Paul II to encourage vocations, especially in this Golden Jubilee year.  It starts today at the Cathedral and travels to a different parish each day, ending on Sunday April 20 here at St John Vianney College Seminary. (flyer with all location here — pdf Acrobat file)

Today at 4pm, we were at St Mary’s Cathedral for Vespers (Night Prayer) with benediction & adoration with the visiting vocation monstrance.  A great sermon by Archbishop Favalora with a memorable exit (wave).

vocations posters

Archdiocese of Cincinnati Vocations websiteFound a blog post about efforts to promote vocations using “vocation posters” by Catholic Sensibility.  He references an article in the Kansas City Star.  The Church has been getting more creative with its efforts … creative posters … blogs … vocation websites (check out Cincinnati’s Vocation website!), but it must foster an “environment of discernment” on the parish level … that’s more affective than any poster.

By the way, we took a group picture with all Miami seminarians back in December for a new “vocation poster,” but haven’t seen or heard about it yet.

Today begins a 2 week pilgrimage in the Archdiocese of Miami of a monstrance blessed by Pope John Paul II to encourage vocations, especially in this Golden Jubilee year.  It starts today at the Cathedral and travels to a different parish each day, ending on Sunday April 20 here at St John Vianney College Seminary. (flyer with all location here — pdf Acrobat file)

rapping priest, Fr Stan Fortuna

Here in South Florida, down the street from my home parish, was a concert featuring Fr Stan Fortuna C.F.R., the “rapping priest.”  The evening concert was today @ St. Boniface Catholic Church (8330 Johnson Street, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024) from 8pm until 11pm.  Tickets were $10.00 per ticket.  — I didn’t get a chance to go, but I’m sure he was great … I’ve seen him a couple of times already … blessing all he encounters

Here are some You Tube video with him, if you don’t know him.  Lost of video on You Tube … just search “Fr Stan Fortuna.”  They don’t really do him justice … you need to see him live.