She had no name…

Everyday we are in contact with our people in Jacmel. Annette, Jean Philippe and Fritz live st our mission and respond to needs as they come up.

A month ago a poor mother with her baby came to the gate. Annette recognized how weak the baby was. She sent us a photo right away and said to us here in Miami what shall I do? We gave the mother food, baby milk and money to go the hospital for the baby was malnourished. In the midst of all this we never asked for the baby’s name.

Today we received a message from Annette that the baby died today. She died because of no food, no work, no money, no hospital open. How long can this go on?

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Posted by on March 13, 2023 in Uncategorized


St. James Catechumens preparing for Sacraments participate in the First Scrutiny

On Sunday, March 12, the Catechumens from St. James Parish participated in the First Scrutiny. During the First Scrutiny (third Sunday of Lent), the Elect have hands laid upon them and are prayed over and pray that they may reject everything in their lives that is contrary to Christ.

God of power,
you sent your Son to be our Savior.
Grant that these catechumens,
who, like the woman of Samaria, thirst for living water, may turn to the Lord as they hear his word and acknowledge the sins and weaknesses that weigh them down.
Protect them from vain reliance on self and defend them from the power of Satan.
Free them from the spirit of deceit, so that, admitting the wrong they have done, they may attain purity of heart and advance on the way to salvation.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

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Posted by on March 12, 2023 in Uncategorized


Go make a difference…

This was the call to the Confirmation candidate–to go make a difference. On Wednesday, March 8, Sisters Inga and Marilyn met with the Confirmation class and invited them to assist in making small sheep for the 3rd grade class that was preparing for their First Reconciliation. The Confirmation class took on the challenge as they remembered their own First Reconciliation and what it would mean to bring others to theirs.

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Posted by on March 9, 2023 in Uncategorized


Being a part of the Parish Council at St. James…

Being in a Trilingual Parish Community is an experience of the Holy Spirit’s power and the workings of the Spirit in the faith community.

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Posted by on March 8, 2023 in Uncategorized


My sheep hear my voice…

Preparing models and samples for flocks of sheep to be made by our Confirmation Candidates as part of the service projects for those preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time…

Empowering those Called by Name and Chosen to be doers of the Word…

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Posted by on March 6, 2023 in Uncategorized


Rites of Sending and Election at St. James

On the first Sunday of Lent in every faith community, when there are catechumens, there is the Rite of Sending and Rite of Election. This morning at the 9:30 a.m. family Mass, we had the Rite of Sending. Sister Inga is accompanying the candidates on this journey through Lent to the Easter Vigil.

Sister Inga calls those who are asking for Baptism, Communion and Confirmation and presents them to the parish and for a blessing to go to St. Mary’s Cathedral for the Rite of Election .

At 4:00 p.m. the Catechumens with their sponsors met at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Miami. Catechumens from all over the Archdiocese were gathering. This was the second group to meet. The first group had met earlier in the day for the Rite of Election with Archbishop Thomas Wenski.

Archbishop Wenski
Signing of the the Book of Election
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Posted by on February 26, 2023 in Uncategorized


Lent…a new season to grow in relationship and hope!

We have begun our Lenten journey of relationship and hope. In our Felician faith community we gather daily for prayer, adoration, solitude and mission.

We gather with the faith community to walk the journey together with Jesus and the CROSS.

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Posted by on February 26, 2023 in Uncategorized


St. James Festival, North Miami, Florida

The weekend of February 17-19, St. James had its annual family festival. It included a lot of food and rides. We worked the whole weekend in the raffle and information booth. We also walked around a lot and evangelized! It was blessed weekend and successful because the weather was good and loads of people attended. This was a real community builder! This was also a first for us after 10 years in Jacmel.

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Posted by on February 23, 2023 in Uncategorized


Daily Adoration

Continuing our mission to be about the spiritual renewal of the world and our call to prayer and adoration, we gather daily in our chapel. Already we have welcomed people of the faith community at St. James to join us. Simple, yet holy!

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Posted by on February 17, 2023 in Uncategorized


Parents are the First teachers of the Faith

On Wednesday evening, February 15, Sister Inga met with the parents of the young people involved in the Faith Formation at St. James. She reminded everyone that parents are the first teachers of the faith. We gather to walk together to be “doers of the Word.”

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Posted by on February 17, 2023 in Uncategorized