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Voice of the Family presents Our Lady of the Rosary Family Catechism, an entire online video catechism course which provides children and their families, completely free of charge, with the unique opportunity to learn the timeless truths of the Catholic Faith according to the classic Baltimore Catechism. This program will be a real asset to Catholic parents, the primary educators of their children. The easily accessible lessons of Our Lady or the Rosary Family Catechism are presented by Fr Anthony Pillari JCL, MCL, STB with the view that all children and families commit the Baltimore Catechism to memory, as generations of Catholics used to do. By taking up this delightful challenge, we are invited to join the mission given by Our Lady at Fatima: to work for the salvation of souls by striving for holiness in our daily lives. Sign up today, become crusaders for Christ!

MASS READINGS AND VIDEO REFLECTION

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Cycle B

God Must Be Our Priority - The Lordship and Sovereignty of God

God is Omnipotent. He has power over all things. We may encounter troubles and challenges, but He is present with us. We cannot focus on the storm but focus on the Lord Jesus in our boat of life. Let us build the virtue of hope so that we will be confident in any situation. Let us trust and adore God’s omnipotence in order to have a disposition of excitement; for if we are aware of God’s power at work, then we will not be afraid of anything.

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Is 49:1-6/Ps 139:1b-3, 13-15/Acts 13:22-26/Lk 1:57-66, 80
2 Kgs 19:9b-21, 31-36/Ps 48:2-11/Mt 7:6, 12-14
2 Kgs 22:8-13; 23:1-3/Ps 119:33-40/Mt 7:15-20
2 Kgs 24:8-17/Ps 79:1b-9/Mt 7:21-29
2 Kgs 25:1-12/Ps 137:1-6/Mt 8:1-4
Acts 12:1-11/34:2-9/2 Tm 4:6-8, 17-18/Mt 16:13-19
Wis 1:13-15; 2:23-24/Ps 30:2-13/2 Cor 8:7-15/Mk 5:21-43

FAITH FORMATION

Our ministry aims to help the faithful adult to grow in both Human and Christian maturity. 
As part of this goal we offer links to Adult Faith Formation videos.

Saint Cyprian’s Treatise on the Lord’s Prayer is a profound meditation on Christian identity, divine grace, and moral responsibility, anchored in the transformational power of acknowledging God as “Father” and living as His children in both faith and conduct.  In the following text, Saint Cyprian reflects on “Our Father Who Is In Heaven.” 

Our Father Who Is In Heaven
Saint Cyprian emphasizes the profound transformation that occurs in a believer upon embracing the faith. When one prays, “Our Father Who Is In Heaven,” it is a declaration of a newly formed identity as God’s child. This new identity comes through grace, enabling the believer to call God “Father,” marking a spiritual rebirth as highlighted in John 1:11-12. Those who accept Christ are given the power to become children of God, transforming their relationship with the divine.

Saint Cyprian connects this spiritual rebirth to the concept of forsaking earthly ties in favor of divine ones. He references the admonition against calling anyone on earth “father,” as stated in Matthew 23:9, to underscore that the believer’s primary allegiance is to their heavenly Father. This idea is reinforced by Jesus’ response in Matthew 8:22, which redirects focus from earthly to heavenly priorities.

Moreover, Saint Cyprian uses the prayer to differentiate between Christians and Jews of his time. He argues that the Jews, by rejecting and crucifying Christ, have forfeited their claim to call God “Father,” a status now reserved for Christians who acknowledge Christ’s divinity and mission. This theological claim is supported by scriptural references to Jewish unbelief and disobedience, such as in Isaiah 1:2-4 and John 8:44, which portray them as estranged from God.

The prayer also serves as a communal affirmation—”Our Father”—which not only confirms a personal relationship with God but also unites all believers in a collective identity. This communal aspect is essential, for it speaks to the universality of God’s grace available to all who believe, transcending individual differences.

Saint Cyprian concludes his interpretation of “Our Father Who Is In Heaven” by reminding believers of the responsibilities that come with this divine filiation. Calling God “Father” requires living in a way that honors this relationship, embodying virtues that reflect God’s holiness. This expectation is supported by scriptural admonitions such as 1 Samuel 2:30 and 1 Corinthians 6:20, which call for a life that honors God through righteous living, thus ensuring that God’s presence is manifested in the believer’s actions.

The current norm regarding fasting before communion is Canon No. 919:

§1. A person who is to receive the Most Holy Eucharist is to abstain for at least one hour before holy communion from any food and drink, except for only water and medicine.

§3. The elderly, the infirm, and those who care for them can receive the Most Holy Eucharist even if they have eaten something within the preceding hour.

The calendar is based upon the General Roman Calendar, promulgated by Pope Saint Paul VI on February 14, 1969, subsequently amended by the Holy See, and the Proper Calendar for the Dioceses of the United States of America, approved by the USCCB and confirmed in 2010 by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.

ARE YOU AN ACTIVE PARISHIONER?

A Parish is not simply a “branch office” of the Church, nor a periodic audience of people, nor an occasional public; but it is a formally organized social group. It is a portion of a Diocese under the authority of a Priest legitimately appointed to secure in virtue of his office for the faithful dwelling therein, the helps of religion.

The faithful are called parishioners, and they become parishioners by acquiring a domicile or a quasi-domicile within the geographical boundaries or territory of the Parish.

Parishioners could be active parishioners or non-active parishioners, and the question of parishioner status is important because parishioners look to their Parish for many services such as:

    • Parishioner tuition rates in our Catholic schools;
    • The use of our facilities for liturgical services such as baptisms, weddings and funerals;
    • And certification as eligible sponsors at Sacramental celebrations.

These rights and services within the church bring with them certain obligations, as in any form of community. 

To be considered “active,” a parishioners must be:

    • Registered in the parish;
    • Attend Mass faithfully;
    • Support the life of the parish by sharing time and talents in service;
    • And sharing treasure (tithing) to build up the community.

Active participation in Christian Stewardship makes you an ACTIVE parishioner.

DONATIONS

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Our Parish is sustained through the Generosity Of Parishioners And anyone of goodwill.

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A Bequest is a unique gift of money or assets left through your will and is an investment in the future of your Parish.

Donate To DSA Campaign

Each Parish has the responsibility to support the needs and ministries of the Diocese.

Links To Websites Of Interest

VATICAN WEBSITE
DIOCESE OF PALM BEACH
EWTN