Monthly Archives: March 2023

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