What’s a Catholic voter to do?
Catholic faithful are urged to choose their political leaders according to principle, not party affiliation or mere self-interest. To help parishioners become informed on where candidates stand on key issues, the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops has polled candidates running for the U.S. Congress and the Florida Legislature. To see how candidates appearing on the August 18 Primary Election / November 3 General Election ballot responded to the questionnaire, visit www.flaccb.org/cqp.
Our parish now provides "Online Giving"
When you participate, your gift will be securely transferred directly into the parish bank account.
Every Sunday at 11:30 a.m.
Every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
Father Pecchie received letters on behalf of St. Anthony the Abbot parishoners, from the Bishops of two Diocese thanking our parish for Hurricane Relief donations made recently. Bishop Provost is Bishop of the Diocese of Lake Charles, LA, and Bishop Wack is Bishop of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, FL.
Friday, October 16th
8:00 a.m. For an End to Abortion & Euthanasia
Saturday, October 17th
8:00 a.m. Dr. Jose Augustine (D)
4:00 p.m. William DeBoard (D)
Sunday, October 18th
8:00 a.m. Living and Deceased Members of St. Anthony the Abbot Parish
10:00 a.m. Mary Willock (D)
11:30 a.m. Dolly Massone (D)
Monday, October 19th
8:00 a.m. Jennifer Redmond (L)
Tuesday, October 20th
8:00 a.m. P. Dennis Gallant (D)
Wednesday, October 21st
8:00 a.m. Lois and Mary Gatti (D)
Thursday, October 22nd
8:00 a.m. Michele Niemier (L)
Friday, October 23rd
8:00 a.m. P.K. and Liza Paul (L)
Saturday, October 24th
8:00 a.m. Angelo and Maria Chaves (D)
4:00 p.m. Bonnie Dostie (L)
Sunday, October 25th
8:00 a.m. Living and Deceased Members of St. Anthony the Abbot Parish
10:00 a.m. Jan and Paul Friederich (L)
11:30 a.m. Miriam Melfy (L)
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St. Anthony the Abbot's ADORATION CHAPEL
Dear St. Anthony The Abbot Parishioner,
In an effort to keep us all spiritually close while we are physically apart, we are livestreaming Mass with Fr. Pecchie from St. Anthony The Abbot, daily at 8:00 a.m. EDT, and every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. EDT.
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Subject: The Angels
Subject: Christifideles Laici...On Christ's Faithful...St.John Paul II
How do you deepen your relationship with Jesus? By spending time studying God's word in Scripture.
(identical classes to accomodate your schedule)
Content: Books of James...1st, 2nd Peter...1st, 2nd, 3rd John...Jude
The Bible is our Soul's GPS to lead us to God in a deeper relationship and the roadmap to heaven. WARNING: Bible usage can be habit forming. Regular scripture reading can cause loss of anxiety and fear, and possible loss of appetite for impatience and anger. Symptoms include: increased love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. If SYMPTOMS PERSIST, just "PRAISE THE LORD!"
(The Lazarus Mass is canceled this year.)
(Snacks available for students)
(Pizza available for purchase at 6:00 pm)
Gathered around the fire for fellowship & Fr. Pecchie's teachings (07/16/20)
Fr. Pecchie helping us better understand our faith
Faith and fellowship (08/13/20)
Learn more about your faith in a comfortable atmosphere
Did you know that Bishop Gregory Parkes is on YouTube, he has a radio show, and he records a Sunday Gospel reflection each week? Through media, he shares the hope of Christ with thousands of people each week. You can hear uplifting information about our Catholic community and also learn more about what our faith teaches on relevant topics. Take some time to connect more with your faith by connecting with Bishop Parkes.
My Dear Friends in Christ,
The Greek word for endurance was "hypomeno," and its literal (etymological) meaning was to stay firm under. It could mean the firmness of a foundation that gives stability under a building. Or it could mean the firmness of someone who stands his ground when he is under attack. This is the kind of firmness so evident in the saints and martyrs.
The Martyrs of North America embodied this "endurance in hope" to the max. These pioneering French missionaries came to the "new world" out of motives differing sharply from most of their fellow Europeans. In fact, one of their first tasks in preaching the gospel to the Native Americans in eastern Canada and the eastern Great Lakes Region was convincing them that they had no interest at all in furs, skins, fish, and game, but only in teaching them about Jesus Christ.
They showed this by taking up residence with the Indians themselves, learning their languages (which was no easy task), and returning to their villages time and again, even after European politics (the British were actively trying to wrest Canada from the French) repeatedly forced them to return to European settlements. Their ability to sacrifice every material comfort and reward, to put their hopes in God alone, was the precondition for bringing Christ to these souls.
But it didn't stop there. Besides living in filthy huts, traveling by canoe through dense wilderness (whenever they took a trip they had to carry their canoes and other supplies across pathless land bridges as often as they were able to paddle through clear waters), and putting their lives in continual danger by tending the chronic illnesses (mostly due to pestilence) suffered by the people they were serving, they each ended up being taken prisoner, tortured, and brutally killed by enemies of the faith.
Few of us will face such grueling physical challenges as we try to fulfill our Christian mission, but we will all need the support of supernatural endurance - and only Christian hope can provide it. Just when their years of missionary work among the Huron (and some other tribes) began to produce a steady stream of baptisms and sincere conversions (they even started a seminary for young Indians), inter-tribal violence broke out.
The Iroquois renewed an old war against the Huron. Added to the long-standing tribal rivalry was a new suspicion, kindled by their superstitious and magical religious practices that certain recent natural disasters (plagues and famines) were due to the incursion of this new Christian religion. Thus the missionaries became prime targets in the war effort.
As the fierce Iroquois attacked village after village, these Jesuit priests and lay brothers encouraged the Christian Huron to hold fast to the faith, and baptized many of their catechumens just before the slaughter began. Consequently, they themselves were eventually captured. Even as they were being tortured, they continued to preach the Good News.
St. John de Brebeuf, for example, was tied naked to a pole, awarded a necklace of red hot spearheads, and girdled with a belt of burning pitch and resin. With his face set like stone, he began to speak to his captors about the heavenly kingdom. At that point they gagged him, cut off his nose, tore off his lips, and performed a mock baptism by pouring boiling water over his head. Only years later did the blood of martyrs like St. John yield its results: almost all of the tribes they had ministered to were eventually won over to the faith.
Few of us will face such unspeakable physical tortures as we try to fulfill our Christian mission, but we will all need the support of supernatural endurance - and only Christian hope can provide it.
Oremus pro Invicem
Born 05-03-1991 --- Died 10/12/2006 (leukemia)
1. "The Virgin Mary is the only woman in my life."
2. “The more Eucharist we receive, the more we will become like Jesus, so that on earth we will have a foretaste of heaven.”
3. “By standing before the Eucharistic Christ, we become holy.”
4. “There are people who suffer much more than me.”
5. “Continuously ask your guardian angel for help. Your guardian angel has to become your best friend.”
6. “Do not be afraid because with the Incarnation of Jesus, death becomes life, and there’s no need to escape: in eternal life, something extraordinary awaits us.”
7. “Jerusalem is right on our doorstep.”
8. "All people are born as originals but many die as photocopies”
9. "To always be close to Jesus, that’s my life plan”.
10. “Sadness is looking at ourselves, happiness is looking towards God.”
11. “Not me, but God.”
12. “The more Eucharist we receive, the more we will become like Jesus, so that on this earth we will have a foretaste of heaven".
13. “The only thing we have to ask God for, in prayer, is the desire to be holy.”
14. “Our soul is like a hot air balloon. If by chance there is a mortal sin, the soul falls to the ground. Confession is like the fire underneath the balloon enabling the soul to rise again. . . It is important to go to confession often.”
15. “I am happy to die because I have lived my life without wasting a minute on those things which do not please God.”
16. “Our goal must be infinite, not the finite. The infinite is our homeland. Heaven has been waiting for us forever.”
17. “The Eucharist is the highway to heaven.”
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