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Did you hear the announcement? Mary did!

Posted in homily, inspirational by revmtheogene on March 25, 2021

Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

Readings:  Isaiah Chapter 7 verses 10-14; Chapter 8 verse 10 / Psalm 40 verses 7-8a, 8b-9-11 / Hebrews Chapter 10 verse 4-10 / Luke Chapter 1 verses 26-38

 

Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent

Readings: Deuteronomy Chapter 3 verses 14-20, 91-91, 95 / John Chapter 8 verses 31-42

 

Friends, we believe God knows everything about us. We might think that we do not have to tell God anything but maybe God wants to hear from us, so we know we are listening. What announcements do we have to proclaim to God? What do we have to proclaim? God has encouraged us to claim what is given to us, do we proclaim it? We have been given a gift, the very gift of life itself. Our very existence, I believe, to me an insurmountable feat, not so for God.

So, I challenge you to look at the events of your life so far and focus on when God has made what you thought was impossible for you that was not impossible for God. What were events, both positive and negative, in your life where you thought there was no hope? Did it work itself out? What was the outcome? Were you pleased with the results? Did they change you? Did you see God in it? Was it something that needs to be proclaimed from the rooftops?

Sisters and brothers, we think that things are impossible in life. We make them impossible when we isolate ourselves and we turn away others, and we turn away God. As I often say, there is no ‘I’ in Team. We have to do this together on our human journey. We have to do this with God. If we do not cooperate with God and act as if we are on our own, then we will fail. However, if we rely on the Source of our being, the God of all creation, then when we give God control and, we rest all our hope, faith, and trust in God and echo the words of Julian of Norwich, “All will be well, all will be well, and all matter of being will be made well.” It all works out in the end, even if we do not see it or it does not work out how we thought, God is in it all. We just need to hold steady the course with God as the pilot and us as the co-pilot and know that we do not walk alone. Amen!

(rev.) Michael Theogene

Pastor

 The CACINA Catholic Parish of Saint Benedict 

Catholic Apostolic Church in North America

 

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A Reflection from Mother Monica Kennedy

Posted in inspirational by revmtheogene on March 23, 2021

 

A Reflection on Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’
Bishop Elect Monica Kennedy

 

 A few days ago, I joined a number of CACINA folks who shared the pleasure of watching, (thanks to Bishop Tony Green’s churchwide invitation) a zoom hosted screening of ‘Becoming’, a film based on the book by Michelle Obama.   Her message expresses a committed and lively Christian spirituality; she offers us a deeply moral, grounded-in-faith response to the truth of her varied life experience.

Obama asserts that all of us should welcome and embrace the process of becoming ourselves.  She had heard young people often express a need to know the answers to all fundamental questions immediately.   In response, Obama urges them to focus on learning to value the personal growth that comes with struggle, rather than needing to know the answers right away.  She puts it this way: “It’s not like you wake up one day and you are who you were intended to be and that is that.  It is a process…you never stop becoming.”

These words offer great advice especially to anyone beginning a new chapter in the spiritual life, be it beginning in prayer, spiritual direction or simply an increased focus on interior listening.  In seeking to learn to value the personal growth that emerges from our experiences of life, we find that the point of the journey merges with the journey itself.

The words “It is a process…you never stop becoming…”  offer us more than a philosophy of living; we also hear these words as a fundamental insight into the meaning of Christian discipleship.  Christian discipleship calls us to an ever-evolving understanding of living, revealed in the light of faith and the gospels.  Becoming a Christian, too, is a process…we never stop becoming Christian.  No one Christian could possibly have all the answers. The more Christians understand that, the more peace and justice we will help to establish on the earth.  Being open to continued personal growth begins with learning how to listen, to ourselves as well as to others.  Knowing we have more to learn leads us to the possibility of understanding and reconciliation with, rather than conflict or domination over, one’s neighbor.

Obama’s optimism remains the most striking feature of her message.  She believes in the prayers that millions have said for her family. Despite the difficulty of her background, and depth of the pain of racism her family had to confront in politics, she has decided to choose hope.  She has famously stated, “…when they go low, we go high.”

When Michelle Obama remembered the shooting of nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, in Charleston, SC, she wrote: “Barack and I had lived with an awareness that we ourselves were a provocation…Our presence in the White House had been celebrated by millions of Americans, but it also contributed to a reactionary sense of fear and resentment among others.  The hatred was old and deep and as dangerous as ever.” (Becoming, Penguin Books, cited in: Church Times 2021)

But nevertheless she has decided to let optimism remain “a form of faith”.  She continued, “Let’s invite each other in.  Maybe then we can begin to fear less, to make fewer wrong assumptions, to let go of the biases and stereotypes that unnecessarily divide us.”

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Daily Lenten Reflection

Posted in homily, inspirational by revmtheogene on March 23, 2021

 

Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent

Readings:  Numbers Chapter 21 verses 4-9 / Psalm 102 verses 2-3, 16-18, 19-21 / John Chapter 8 verses 21-30

 

Sisters and brothers, Jesus reminds us to take notice if we are living our life to the fullest. Jesus shows us the basic tenant for eternal life. It is upon us to simply be good and do good. The formula does not get much harder than that. Are we living by the worlds standards or are we living by God’s standards?

Do we live so much in our stuck places, and so afraid to let go of our comfortable way of life, and die to ourselves?

If we die to ourselves, opening our eyes to the newness of life each day and make the change from  what we learned the day before, then we are on the right road to kingdom living. Is this a different me from yesterday? Do I notice the changes?

Friends, I propose these questions because I know that we get stuck from time to time, living in the same muck  which keeps us away from God. We seem to find security harping on situations that offended us  from times past and now that involves another person or situation, we still  have conversations with that person or event in our heads as if they were still there right in front of us.

Do we realize those persons or situations have moved on?  Why do we keep carrying the person or the situation as though it still is happening? Why! Why do we do that?

Why? Because we do not live in the now.  Jesus is saying we have to live in the present moment, being present to our creative self the way God wishes us to be and do. How many of us have realized this simple yet profound request and evolved and become joyful as we practice living in the moment?

We all can change, no one has more ability than the other. God has given all of us the tools to live the Kingdom life right now. Do we have the patience with ourselves as God has with all of us?

Saint Mother Teresa says, “The important thing is this, to be able, at any moment, sacrifice who I am for who I can become.”

Let us take that journey together. We are all on the road to transformation right now. We can all be the Face of God in our present moment. Are we ready?   Amen.

 (rev.) Michael Theogene

 Pastor

The CACINA Catholic Parish of Saint Benedict 

Catholic Apostolic Church in North America

 

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Lenten Reflection for Monday of the Fifth Week of Lent

Posted in homily, inspirational by revmtheogene on March 22, 2021

 

Monday of the Fifth Week of Lent

Readings:  Daniel Chapter 13 verses 1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 / Psalm 23 verses 1-3ab, 4-6 / John Chapter 8 verses 1-11

 

Friends, in our reading from Daniel the story tells us it was about the men who wanted to rape Susanna, who refused their advances, and was willing to die than sin against God. They lied to cover their sin to make her look as if she was the one who was bad. The Pharisees also wanted to cover up their own deceit by condemning the woman caught who unlike Suzanna who did not sin, actually did sin, they did this to detract from their own short coming.

It is so clear that it is about pointing the finger at someone else to hide  our own defects. We are bringing out someone’ else to conceal our own.  Jesus shows us with great love and compassion how to reexamine our desire to condemn people whether they were guilty or not just to cover up our own sins.

We still today try to bring attention to situations of all types to draw away from our shortcomings. When we think this type of thinking, that is when we lose ourselves in the lure of this world and forget what Jesus has taught us.

Justice and truth are what we are called to witness to, yes there are wrongs committed by others and it is important to call them out for them with compassion, do we do this? We must examine why we are pointing the finger, is it to hide our own wrongs?

God is asking all of us to examine our motives and bring back to our world the message of unity, harmony, justice, and truth.

(rev.) Michael Theogene

Pastor

The CACINA Catholic Parish of Saint Benedict 

Catholic Apostolic Church in North America

 

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CACINA Parish received blessed medals of St. Mother Teresa

Posted in church events, homily, inspirational by revmtheogene on March 21, 2021

 

 

Father Victor Ray, is the Pastor of Saint Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Community. He is assisted by Deacon Barbara Fichter and Rev. Mary Foley of the Roman Catholic Women Priests movement (RCWP). 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 10:30 am on Facebook and YouTube.

Father Victor Ray celebrates a mid-week Mass on Wednesdays at 9:00 am which is live streamed on our national church Facebook page at Facebook.com/ Catholic Apostolic Church in North America

 

My Sisters and Brothers;

Today our parish received a medal that Mother Teresa of Calcutta, kissed and blessed and gave to Buddhist Teacher to be given to the sisters in Seoul, Korea, 24 years ago. Dr. Frank Tedesco served in Calcutta 24 years ago with the Missionaries of Charity in the house Mother Teresa lived. As described the conditions of where the children lived was poor and required a thorough cleaning twice a week. Mother was very ill while he was there she later died a few months later. She gave him an envelop filled with, Miraculous Medals to be given to the Sisters in Seoul but things happened when he returned and the medals were misplaced. Frank was called back to the states to Largo, Florida to take care of his dying mother. He had a packing company come and pack his home in Seoul and everything was bubble wrapped and boxed. A few weeks ago he found a couple of boxes he had yet to unwrap and low and behold he found the medals. He made frantic calls to Seoul and then to the sisters in Calcutta. The head sister in Calcutta told him to distribute the medals to those he found to be worthy wherever he travels. He contacted me because we served on the Interfaith committee and knew I was the Pastor of St Teresa. I wrote to Frank and asked if our parish could receive a medal. Today at Mass he presented the medal. Since Mother kissed the medal and blessed it and has now become a Saint…we are treating the medal as a sacred relic. Please see his letter he sent out.

 

Fr. Victor Ray

Mother Teresa: Blessings delayed but not forgotten

By Choe Chong-dae

Regardless of religion, philosophy, race, wealth and political influence, Mother Teresa (1910-1997) was revered by millions as a true mother, philanthropist and an extraordinarily special being. She strove to lessen human suffering in the midst of hate, war and widespread apostasy. Her strength, wisdom, courage and unconditional affection for all- to feed the hungry, protect the underprivileged and nurture neglected children- deeply touched me. Her life of service still fills me with awe.

Mother Teresa was a humble Albanian Catholic sister with neither wealth nor power. She gave of herself to others with tireless energy and without any expectation of return. I am moved by her lifelong compassion for the poorest of the poor.

Why am I writing about the saintly Mother Teresa? It’s an interesting, uncommon story.

An old American friend, Dr. Frank Tedesco, was a long-time expat in Korea when he flew to India for a conference and post-doctoral research in early 1997.  On his way back home to his family in Seoul, he decided to volunteer for a few days at a disabled children’s’ home in Calcutta run by Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity. Frank was scheduled to have a personal audience with the Holy Mother. He was unable to meet the holy woman, however, because she was very weak and ailing. She passed away due of a series of illnesses later that year. In lieu of meeting Mother Teresa in person, her attending sister gave Frank an envelope containing a handful of small Virgin Mary medallions which were blessed by the Holy Mother. He was asked to share them with the Missionaries of Charity sisters in Korea when he returned to Seoul. Somehow, due to the chaos of multiple relocations, the envelope was put in a safe place, and then forgotten. Twenty-four years later, Frank, now 74, found the envelope in a dusty, old suitcase in his garage in Florida. To his shock and chagrin, he realized that he failed to keep his promise to share the blessings of Mother Teresa with the sisters in Korea!

The yellowing envelope included a note to the Indian head sister in Korea and an old address and phone number. Being aware of my interest in religious matters when we worked on translations together, Frank, a Buddhist scholar (and fallen Catholic!) called me last week to trace the current address of the convent. He wanted the blessed medallions to reach their destined hands in Korea at last. Although I am not Catholic but a follower of Chondo-gyo (Dong-hak, Eastern Learning), the most influential native religion in Korea, the blessed medallions reminded me of the lofty philanthropic spirit of Mother Teresa.

I managed to contact the Missionaries of Charity in Incheon to trace Sister Drusella, the “point person”, mentioned in the old note. I learned that Sister Drusella had returned to the Missionaries of Charity home in Calcutta years ago. And there are many “Drusellas” among the good sisters! The very busy Mission Home there does not use email, either. You can imagine that much has changed in India since Mother’s death and beatification, but the sisters still adhere to the rules of obedience to the order.

When the head sister in Incheon learned that Frank, a former Peace Corps leprosy control volunteer, has been a long-time hospice chaplain and end-of-life researcher, she advised him to share the blessed medallions with terminally ill patients and healthcare staff who care for them. Frank emailed me that he has already mailed a medallion to the founder of a Vaishnava Krishna Consciousness hospice who mentioned her admiration for Mother Teresa’s work in India during a recent training intensive. The Mother’s blessed medallions were not lost after all! They will find different recipients than they were originally intended for but whose need for spiritual support may be even greater. Twenty-four years later, and continents away, the blessed medallions are finding their purpose.

 

 

 

 

5th Sunday of Lent Homily

Posted in homily, inspirational by revmtheogene on March 21, 2021

Bishop Tony Green, NFCR is the Co-Pastor of the Saint John of God Parish. A CACINA parish located at the Ellis Medicine Interfaith Chapel 600 McClellan Street – Schenectady, New York (Schenectady County). Also on staff is Co-Pastor Fr. Victor DeSantis, Mary DeSantis (Pastoral Care), and Deacon Ferris. Mass is live streamed every Sunday at 11:00 am on Facebook.

Website: https://www.saintjohnofgod.info        Facebook.com/ saintjohnofgodparish

 

 

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Homily in the 5th Sunday of Lent

Posted in homily, inspirational by revmtheogene on March 21, 2021

 

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.  Bishop Frank is also the Minister General of the Franciscan Community of Reconciliation (FCR), a Franciscan religious order of CACINA. Also on staff are Deacon Victor Ayala, FCR and Deacon Michael Ellis.

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

 

 

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The Fifth Sunday of Lent

Posted in homily, inspirational by revmtheogene on March 21, 2021

 

Bishop Michael Theogene is the Pastor of the CACINA Catholic Parish of St. Benedict located at 840 E Oakland Park Blvd, Suite 102, Oakland Park, Florida 33334 (Broward County) the greater Fort Lauderdale area. The church shares space at the Darshan Center for Spiritual Evolution. Bishop Michael is also the Superior of the Benedictines of Peace and Justice (OSB), a Benedictine religious order of CACINA.

Website: https://www.saintben.net       Facebook.com/ cacinaparishofstbenedict

Livestreaming (Vigil) Mass every Saturday night at 5:30 pm on Facebook. A week day Mass is celebrated every Friday morning at 9:00 am on the national church Facebook page. Live streamed on Facebook.com/ Catholic Apostolic Church in North America

 

 

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Homily for Solemnity of St Joseph spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Posted in homily, inspirational by revmtheogene on March 19, 2021

 

 

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Daily Lenten Reflection Thursday of the 4th Week of Lent

Posted in homily, inspirational by revmtheogene on March 18, 2021

 

Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Readings:  Exodus Chapter 32 verses 7-14 / Psalm 106 verses 19-23 / John Chapter 5 verses 31-47

 

Friends, in our readings today we have God reminding us of the great  love God has for all of creation and us as the stewards of creation. We are in essence co-heirs with God (Psalm 8). It is our responsibility, if we truly are good stewards, not only of God’s creation but God’s gift to us, to share with all of humanity this amazing unconditional love. Wow God loves without end.

If we genuinely believe this, then why do we not live this all the time? Do we live what we know is true, that God loves us unconditionally? When things go wrong, do we turn our backs away from God? We may seek out another’s opinion, which is fine of course, but do we make another’s word instead of God the final say? Do we allow ourselves to pause, to listen  for that small voice (or gut feeling within) to what God softly has to say?

Sometimes friends, we wait with abated breath on someone’s else’s word to guide us. Sometimes we are fearful to decide an outcome wanting to hear rapid advice not wanting to take the time to pray and ask the Spirit for discernment. So many times, we want the quick fix not taking or wanting the time to think.

Who is it that we place all our hope in? Who did Jesus’ place all his hope and trust in? It appears we like to look for answers in other places instead of being blinded to the answers that are already within us.  Let us remember that our God testifies on our behalf and does this each and every moment our lives.

Do we testify to the guidance of the One Source drawing us to kingdom living?   Can people see how our love for God constantly changes our lives every day no matter what may confront us?

Does the way we live our life encourage others to seek God or does our ego get in the way and we want the recognition? Let us live as we should, testifying to God by our loving actions, not so much preaching words. Let us focus on the love we experience with our God, and allow by our actions, others to experience how much God loves them. Amen.

(rev.) Michael Theogene

Pastor

The CACINA Catholic Parish of Saint Benedict 

Catholic Apostolic Church in North America

 

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Daily Lenten Reflection Wednesday of the 4th Week of Lent

Posted in homily, inspirational by revmtheogene on March 17, 2021

 

Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Readings:  Isaiah  Chapter 49 verses 8-15 / Psalm 145 verses 8-9, 13cd-14, 17-18 / John Chapter 5 verses 17-30

 

Friends, what we see in our readings today is Jesus acknowledging his identity as God’s son, Jesus is speaking with an authority that he knows and is comfortable with.  Jesus does not have to prove anything to anyone. It is on a level of openness  and comfort. A familiarity of this nature can only mean that one is secure in themselves in who they are.

However, when confronted, Jesus was not afraid of those who challenged him, he revealed his identity, his very soul and being reflecting God. Jesus never did things  “his way”, he left his spirit free to love in the way and manner that God loves. God’s love is not a possessive love.  We too are called to love and serve the way that Jesus loved and served, and still loves and serves.  Yes, we take care of those we love and serve for example our spouses, children, parents, family, and friends, not as possessions but freely loving with no strings attached and allowing them to love us freely back. 

What about those we do not know, do we love and serve them the same way? Are willing to be there for the other, who do not know us? Are we ready to show our vulnerability to them radiating the One Source we serve? Our God who is called by many names simply asks us to be that love and service like Jesus sacrificing “our life” no exclusions, standing naked  to be one in harmony and service with all of humanity. Amen.

(rev.) Michael Theogene

Pastor

The CACINA Catholic Parish of Saint Benedict 

Catholic Apostolic Church in North America

 

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Daily Mass Wednesday of the 4th Week of Lent

Posted in homily, inspirational by revmtheogene on March 17, 2021

 

Father Victor Ray, is the Pastor of Saint Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Community. He is assisted by Deacon Barbara Fichter and Rev. Mary Foley of the Roman Catholic Women Priests movement (RCWP). 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 10:30 am on Facebook and YouTube.

Father Victor Ray celebrates a mid-week Mass on Wednesdays at 9:00 am which is live streamed on our national church Facebook page at Facebook.com/ Catholic Apostolic Church in North America

 

 

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Daily Lenten Reflection

Posted in homily, inspirational by revmtheogene on March 16, 2021

 

Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Readings:  Ezekiel  Chapter 47 verses 1-9, 12  / Psalm 46 verses 2-3, 5-6, & 8-9 / John Chapter 5 verses 1-16

 

Friends we are challenged by Jesus to recognize God as our stronghold, trusting in the One who we place our trust & hope in. We are freely given this gift by our God who loves us unconditionally . The ability to come to God to place all our hopes, fears, and anxieties. I am posing these reflection questions for us to dwell on. Do we do this? Or do we need to wait for an invitation? Are we aware that no invitation is required?

We may sometimes feel that we have become complacent.  Maybe we may feel that we need to have a push. Whatever it is that we are feeling, it is perfectly okay to feel the way we feel for that moment. We have to be conscious of our conditions and take inventory to confront what may be holding us back from God and from others.

Are you feeling you pray all the time and God has not answered your prayers? Has the pandemic, as we mark a year since life has not been normal (what do we expect normal to be), has it changed your outlook on how you see the world? Are you afraid to take the first steps to climb out of the dark hole we may feel like we are in?

Friends, God has uplifted us up in so many ways. Yes, the recent months have been most difficult, with some paying the ultimate price, their lives, but how has this impacted our way of thinking? How has it changed our way of being?  We have been changed, in some way, but do we recognize it and how will you effect this change for the better? 

(rev.) Michael Theogene

Pastor

The CACINA Catholic Parish of Saint Benedict 

Catholic Apostolic Church in North America

 

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Daily Lenten Reflection

Posted in homily, inspirational by revmtheogene on March 15, 2021

 

Monday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Readings:  Isaiah  Chapter 65 verses 17-21 / Psalm 30 verses 2, 4, 5-6, 11-12a & 13b / John Chapter 4 verses 43-54

 

Friends we have to be mindful again that the scriptures are guiding us to reflect upon our existence, our role in all of creation. We have to delight in all of creation. We have to rejoice as best as we can in what God has given us. Are we creating new heavens and new earths? Are we solely leaving it up to God? Are we waiting for signs and wonders to smack us right in the face?

For us to be the face of God, we need to reach out to people. We have to be able to reach out through whatever means. This is our task, the task of evangelization. We help lead people to God. We, by our example, showing that we care for others, reaching out to others, asking others for help, when we need it, shows our vulnerability. It shows our strength not only in ourselves but because our God needs our hands and feet to spread Gods Love so others who encounter us see that and they in turn will do the same and they see the face of God. We all will see the face of God in each other and our world.

(rev.) Michael Theogene

 Pastor

The CACINA Catholic Parish of Saint Benedict 

Catholic Apostolic Church in North America

 

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Homily 4th Sunday of Lent

Posted in homily, inspirational by revmtheogene on March 14, 2021

 

Bishop Tony Green, NFCR is the Co-Pastor of the Saint John of God Parish. A CACINA parish located at the Ellis Medicine Interfaith Chapel 600 McClellan Street – Schenectady, New York (Schenectady County). Also on staff is Co-Pastor Fr. Victor DeSantis, Mary DeSantis (Pastoral Care), and Deacon Ferris. Mass is celebrated every Sunday of each month at 11:00am

Website: https://www.saintjohnofgod.info        Facebook.com/ saintjohnofgodparish

 

Guest homilist is Deacon Michael Ellis from Holy Innocents Parish located on Halcottsville Road in Halcottsville, New York (Delaware County) in the Catskills region of New York.

 

 

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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

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

 

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