Lifting the suppression of public Masses

Lifting the suppression of public Masses 1

Dear Little Flower Parish Family, Bishop Bill has for now lifted the suppression of public Masses in our Diocese beginning Wednesday, May 6th. That being said, there are still strict guidelines that must be followed if public Masses are to be offered. These primarily relate to the number of people allowed in a church and […]

The Church is not closed

The Church is not closed 2

Dear Little Flower Family, As news broke yesterday of Gov. DeSantis’ stay-at-home order, there was some confusion and miscommunication. As the order stands, churches are allowed to keep their doors open and serve their people as best as possible while still following the Federal guidelines of social distancing and groups under 10 people. With that Little […]

Drawing closer to Holy Week

Drawing closer to Holy Week 3

Dear Little Flower Parish Family,           Today we celebrate the 5th Sunday of Lent as we draw closer and closer to Holy Week and Easter. I pray you and your loved ones are all doing well. Here at the parish things have been a bit quiet, but still busy.   Facebook Masses: […]

Transitioning to a Virtual Church

Transitioning to a Virtual Church 4

Dear Little Flower Parish Family,           This weekend we approach the first Sunday since the suppression of public Masses due to the Coronavirus. But it’s not really called Suppression Sunday. This is actually the 4th Sunday of Lent, called Laetare Sunday, which is Latin for ‘Rejoice”.  This sudden change [I’m still feeling the […]

A letter from the Pastor to Little Flower Parish

A letter from the Pastor to Little Flower Parish 5

Dear Little Flower Parish Family, As your pastor it is with a heavy heart that I write this to you. Today our Bishop, in unity with the Bishop’s of Florida and many others around the country and world, has announced the suspension of all public Masses and gatherings, effective noon Friday, March 20, 2020, until […]

A letter from the Bishop suppressing Masses

A letter from the Bishop suppressing Masses 6

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Greetings in the Lord. I write to inform you of important decisions I am making in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As Christians, we place all our trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, knowing that our God is always with us and will always watch over us. As citizens of […]

Join us for our Advent Penance Service

Join us for our Advent Penance Service 7

Join us at Little Flower Catholic Church at 6pm on December 11th for our Advent Penance Service. We will have six priests available to hear confessions, and they will remain in the church as long as people are still coming. Sin is to the soul what disease is to the body and forgiveness is the […]

We’re all called to be saints

We're all called to be saints 8

On the heels of our beautiful parish celebration of St. Thérèse, our Patroness, we arrive today at the feast of All Saints and the beginning of November! These indeed have been days of great joy for our parish family. First and foremost, the saints (and especially St. Thérèse) remind us that happiness and fulfillment are […]

A simple gaze towards Heaven

A portrait of St. Thérèse of Lisieux

“For me, prayer is the heart’s impulse, a simple gaze towards heaven.” -St. Thérèse When I was in High School, I saved up my money to see a movie with my younger sister on the weekends.  One day, I saw an advertisement for movie simply called “Thérèse”.  At the time, I had no idea what the movie […]

Understanding the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Understanding the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) 9

The Rite of Christian Initiation of adults (RCIA) is a process developed by the Catholic Church for prospective converts to Catholicism  who are above the age of infant baptism. Candidates are gradually introduced to aspects of Catholic beliefs and practices.   The ideal is for there to be an RCIA process available in every Roman Catholic parish.  Those who want […]