Tuesday of the First Week of Advent

Tuesday of the First Week of Advent

Readings: Isaiah Chapter 11 verses 1-10 / Psalm 72 verses 1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17 / Luke Chapter 10 verses 21-24

Sisters and Brothers I think we need to remember that when we approach God that it may be a good idea that we have to become childlike leaving ourselves open, vulnerable to allow God’s Spirit to enter so we may be able to at least begin to hear God speaking to us. We need not waste so much time trying to approach God with our adult selves with our preconceived notions. When we do that, we stifle our own selves as we hang on to our own agendas.  Preventing the Spirit to be able to work through us.

I think if we can tap into our inner child and approach God with childlike qualities holding on to that inner child, we can embrace God with simplicity, faith, and the opportunity to open our true selves to receive God’s blessing wanting to receive God and to know more of God. If we believe in the example of Jesus, God’s servant, and if we believe in how Jesus came to God and the way Jesus did it, then we will believe in Jesus and in the One who sent him. We too can and will know that this is far beyond us. A child has no care than other to be loved. We want to learn and come to that which will complete us. In the same manner we approach a parent(s) or someone we admire. We will live learning more about the world and in the process learn more about ourselves as we come to God with open arms.

rev. Michael

Monday of the First Week of Advent

Monday of the First Week of Advent

Readings: Isaiah Chapter 4 verses 2-6 / Psalm 122 verses 1-3, 4BCD, & 5-9 / Matthew Chapter 8 verses 5-11

‘Lord I was not worthy to receive you but only say the word and I shall be healed’. Or ‘Lord, I am  not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed’.

Sound familiar? Whichever words you use, no matter how you say these words, they are the words that are uttered prior to receiving communion. Sisters and brothers in our parish in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the Parish of Saints Francis & Clare at this time we say, ‘Lord I was not worthy to receive you but you have said the word and I have been healed’.

Friends we come broken and we come full and complete. We come to the table to find ourselves looking to be made totally whole even when we find ourselves incomplete at times. We come to the table for understanding yearning to experience our life in the gift of the Creator in creation of all that is around us, through us and in us through Jesus of Nazareth.

We are worthy! We have been called! Even when we are out of it and not ourselves, Jesus calls us. The table is ready. Come!


First Sunday of Advent

First Sunday of Advent

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle C) November 17th 2019

Feast of the Holy Family


Fr. Peter Sanchez- Fourth Sunday of Advent- Parish of Saints Francis and Clare- Wilton Manors, Florida



Inclusive Lectionary reading: 1 Samuel Chapter 1 verses 24-28 / 1 Samuel Chapter 2 verses 1, 4-7, 8ABCD /  Luke Chapter 1 verses 46-56.


Today’s readings have revealed to me that I cannot take those entrusted to me as my property.  Each person in my life, my spouse, my children, my family members, friends, church family, every person I am responsible for in some way are gifts from God.  It is my job to lead them to the realization of how much God loves them.   Be blessed!

(rev.) Michael Theogene