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Sunday Mass Fourth Sunday of Lent

 

 

Father Victor Ray, is the Pastor of Saint Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Community. He is assisted by Deacon Barbara Fichter. The Church is a CACINA parish located at 3803 Haines Road North in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Pinellas County) The church shares space at Allendale United Methodist Church.

Website: https://www.stoccc.org     Facebook.com/St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Community

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Fr. Joseph Reynolds, Chancellor

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Homilies for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted in church events, gospel, homily, inspirational by revmtheogene on November 15, 2020

 

 

Saint Jude the Apostle Mission – Home of the Presiding Bishop of CACINA Bishop Anthony Santore FCR. Also assigned to St. Jude is Associate Pastor Father Joseph Reynolds, CACINA Chancellor and treasurer. St. Jude the Apostle is based in Oriental, North Carolina. (Pamlico County)   Facebook.com/ Saint Jude the Apostle Mission     Live streaming Mass daily at 9:00am

 

Bishop Ronald Stephens (former Presiding Bishop of CACINA and former Pastor of St. Andrews the Apostle Church) is the Diocesan Bishop of the Diocese of Holy Trinity serving at St. Andrews along with Fr. Craig Wilt (Pastor), Associate Priest Fr. David Monroe and Deacon Gil Brooker in Midland, Virginia. St. Andrew the Apostle Church is a CACINA parish which shares space at Grace Episcopal Church located at 5096 Grace Church Lane, Midland, Virginia. (Fauquier County)

Facebook.com/ St. Andrew the Apostle Independent Catholic Church     Live streaming Mass every Sunday at 9:00am at Facebook.com/ronaldstephens

 

Father Victor Ray, is the Pastor of Saint Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Community. He is assisted by Deacon Barbara Fichter. The Church is a CACINA parish located at 3803 Haines Road North in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Pinellas County) The church shares space at Allendale United Methodist Church.

Website: https://www.stoccc.org     Facebook.com/St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Community

Youtube.com/ St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Community     Live streaming Mass every Sunday at 10:30am on Facebook and YouTube.

 

Holy Innocents Cathedral Church is a CACINA parish located on Halcottsville Road in Halcottsville, New York (Delaware County) in the Catskills region of New York. Bishop Francisco Betancourt, FCR and Fr. Dante Tarantini, FCR are the Co-Pastors of the community. Holy Innocents Church owns its own church.

Website: https://www.holyinnocentscacina.org     Facebook.com/franciscobetancourt     Live streaming Mass every Sunday at 11:00am on Facebook.

 

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A reflection by Bishop Michael Theogene

Posted in Called, change, christian, Christianity, gospel, homily, inspirational, scripture by revmtheogene on October 5, 2020

The good Samaritan stops to help the man in need as others just pass him by.

 

MONDAY OF THE TWENTY – SEVENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME

Monday of the Twenty – Seventh Week in Ordinary Time

Readings: Galatians Chapter 1 verses 6-12 / Psalm 111 verses 1B-2, 7-9, & 10B /

Luke Chapter 10 verses 25-37

Readings for the Optional Memorial of Saints Faustina Kowalska, Virgin

Ephesians Chapter 3 verses 14-19 / Psalm 103 verses 1bc-2, 3-4, 8-9, 13-14, 17-18a / nting

Matthew Chapter 11 verses 25-30

Optional Memorial of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, Priest

 

Friends, ever wonder when we are in some type of relationship with someone, for example like a co-worker or friend and then all of a sudden that person disappears from your life not wanting anything to do with you? For whatever rhyme or reason. It sort of makes you wonder, especially when you know for sure or really ponder what did I do to that person? Did I do something wrong to offend them?

When people come into our lives, it is for a  reason, the people we encounter are messengers. Whether we invited them or not. There definitely is always a learning process through our encounters with one another.

What happens to the people who are in our lives when we do not respond to them or they do not respond to us?

One particularly important vow that I appreciate the most when in community is the vow of stability. Yes, we may and others in our lives may step in out of said relationships for certain and appropriate reasons, but what about all those other times when people  become comfortable to  be part of the throw away culture. We dismiss people at the drop of a hat when we feel that they have wronged us in the slightest way, and we leave with no true communication or effort to reconcile.

Do I want to hang out with only people who agree with me, who I like, and they like and approve of me all the time? What about the people who do not agree with me? Am I not called to like them as well?

Sisters and brothers the God of our understanding stands on no formalities. God makes God self-available through our everyday existence. God never appears to tap out and says okay I had enough, and surly God never leaves.

bp. Michael Theogene

 

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Sunday Mass 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Mother Monica Kennedy is the Pastor of Saint Charles of Brazil which is a CACINA parish located at 116 Marydell Road in Linthicum, Maryland (Anne Arundel County). The church shares space with St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church.

Website: https://www.stcharlesofbrazil.org     Facebook.com/St. Charles of Brazil Independent Catholic Church

YouTube.com/ St. Charles of Brazil     Livestreaming Mass every Sunday at 10:30am on Facebook and YouTube.

 

 

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Sunday Mass 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Parish of Saints Francis and Clare is a CACINA parish located at 2300 NW 9th Avenue (Powerline Road) in Wilton Manors, Florida (Broward County) the greater Fort Lauderdale area. Fr. Joseph Spina, OSF is the Pastor and is accompanied by Fr. Vincent Treglio, OSF, Associate Pastor. Assisting clergy are Fr. Peter Sanchez, OSF and Fr. Paul Pfadenhauer. The Franciscan Friars of Fort Lauderdale are the Guardians of the parish. Francis and Clare rents an entire building.  Livestreaming Mass every Sunday at 10:30am on Facebook. Homily posted on YouTube.

Website: https://www.stsfrancisandclare.org     Facebook.com/stsfrancisandclare     Youtube.com/stsfrancisandclare

 

 

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CACINA Welcome video

 

 

Video designed by Bishop Tony Green

 

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Daily Mass

Daily Mass from Saint Jude the Apostle Mission

Daily Mass

Posted in church events, Communion, Eucharist, gospel, homily, inspirational by revmtheogene on June 29, 2020

Sunday Mass from Our Lady UnDoer of Knots Parish

Sunday Mass with Fr Victor Ray from St Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Community

Sunday Mass from Holy Innocents Cathedral Church

Sunday Mass from the Parish of Saints Francis and Clare

Sunday Mass from Saint Anne Mission

Posted in church events, Eucharist, gospel, homily, inspirational, Uncategorized by revmtheogene on June 28, 2020

A reflection from the Saint Charles of Brazil Parish

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Reflection written by Alice Jo Weaver – St. Charles of Brazil Parish

The Gift of Abundance

As this pandemic extends into yet another month, it is easy to slip into boredom, despair, depression, even for the most optimistic among us.  Embracing the gift of God’s abundance becomes an intentional exercise in living in an awareness of the present moment.  God’s Kingdom is a place of abundance where every generous act overflows its original bounds and becomes part of the unbounded grace of God at work in the World. (Henri JM Nouwen)

In my purpose driven life, it is important for me to look beyond my frustrations and focus instead on the inventive sharing of the gift of my abundance with the greater community.  Early on I found purpose and a new “routine” by making masks and offering them to family, friends, and ultimately in weekly donations to a local hospital.  Materials for the masks are in great demand and difficult to find.  As a quilter I tapped into my abundance of scrap fabric and elastic to produce masks to help keep those in the greater community safe.

Recently, encouraged by an e-mail invitation from Bishop Tony to a Zoom gathering for “praying and sharing”, I tuned in to the session facilitated by Mother Monica Kennedy.  She focused our attention on abundance during these unprecedented times.  In the days following this Zoom event my thoughts kept returning to the word “abundance”.  Prayer and reflection opened my eyes to other resourceful gifts of abundance.   For example, the Abundance of thoughtfulness as reflected through the Parish Life Ministry at St. Charles of Brazil.  Since the pandemic keeps us physically separated from our faith community, this Ministry actively seeks ways to reach out in ways that serve practical, basic needs; spiritual enrichment; and lighthearted, socially-distanced events.  Through a phone tree, we learned of the need for short-term assistance from several of our parishioners.  We worked together to assist and empower them towards satisfactory resolutions to these challenges.  In addition, St. Charles offers an abundance of outreach via virtual fellowship offered after live-streaming Sunday Mass which enables our parish family to continue to know and stay connected to one another in a different way.

In an abundance of creativity, the Parish Life Ministry offered a Zoom Coronavirus Bingo (complete with white elephant prizes).  We also delivered Summer Solstice gift bags to every family, each containing a Blessing Jar.  Families were encouraged to fill these jars with written acknowledgements of the abundance of God’s blessings.

An abundance of faithfulness is evident as we continue the Lectio Divina series on the first three  Mondays of each month.  These evenings encourage us to Read (Lectio) Reflect (Meditatio) Respond (Oratio) and Rest (Contemplatio) using the Sunday Gospel.  We pray and reflect on the impact of God’s Words in these Scripture passages and the personal messages each participant hears in his/her heart.

 

The activities cited go a long way in strengthening our sense of a loving and supportive family community despite pandemic restrictions.  These unprecedented times may have turned our lives upside down for right now but the gift of God’s abundance challenges and empowers us to carry on in  our mission of service to others and to spread God’s love whenever and wherever we can.  God has no hands but ours.

 

“Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.  Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”  1Cor. 9:6-7

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A reflection from CACINA Seminarian Mike Ellis

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Reflection written by Mike Ellis – CACINA Seminarian

“Love is patient, love is kind. . .  Love never fails.”  1 Corinthians 13: 4, 8 (NIV)

When I first entered Helen and Tom’s lives some time ago, it was during a time of crisis. As a chaplain for a local hospice organization, I had received a referral to make a call on them. In keeping with accepted practice, I had familiarized myself with their situation, or “case”, by reading the notes of various medical, social work, and related professionals involved in Helen’s care.  I knew, for instance, that Helen had been ill for some time with multiple debilitating diagnoses, and that even with the various services she was receiving, she was still largely dependent for all her daily needs on the constant care and attention of her husband Tom, who was determined to keep her at home.  And I knew that Tom was no spring chicken.

And so, as I prepared myself to meet them, driving up to their house, parking in their steep driveway, making sure the emergency brake was on before I got out, and slowly making my way up the steps to their front door, I said a prayer, asking God to help me help this couple who, according to everything I had read, was surely in crisis.

But the notes did not, and could not, prepare me for what I encountered when I entered their home.  For within fifteen minutes of meeting them, I realized that what I had actually entered was a love story.

I saw it all around me:  in the comfortable, cozy, welcoming informality of their home;  in the simple furnishings that reflected a shared lifetime together;  and, yes, in the many beautiful and thoughtfully crafted handmade quilts displayed with care on their walls. 

But most especially, and unmistakably, in their interactions with each other.  For although by the time I met her Helen was largely immobile and nonverbal, she was not relegated to a bedroom, a “sickroom”, in the back of the house.  Oh no. Instead, she was established in her recliner in the living room, where she and Tom could share each other’s company. And the really interesting thing about it was, in all the many hours I would subsequently spend with them over the next few months, I don’t think she ever took her eyes off of him.  And he, for his part, still clearly delighted in her company.

And sometimes Tom, in telling me about their past exploits on quilting trips, motorcycle rides, and snowmobile adventures, would look at  Helen, make a lovingly funny comment about the two of them, and then turn to me and say, “Look, she’s laughing.”

I confess I never quite saw what Tom did.  And that’s the whole point.

You see, those were private moments between two people who, despite the intrusiveness of illness and well-intentioned strangers, could still recognize, claim, and celebrate space they reserved for themselves alone.  Space only they could see and enter. Intimate space. Holy space.

Where do people learn to love like that?  Where did they?

To no one’s surprise, in time, Helen died. Which means I don’t make as many trips as I once did to that house with the steep driveway, taking care that the parking brake is on before I amble up those stairs to the front door.

But that’s ok.

They’re not in crisis anymore.

They never were.

“And now these three remain:  faith, hope, and love.  But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthinas 13:3 (NIV)

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