WE WELCOME YOU A gracious welcome to all parishioners, guests, and visitors! It is a pleasure to welcome you to our Parish to share a life of faith in Jesus Christ, Our Savior. This is the House of the Lord.


May we extend sincere thanks to all the fathers among us for their love, support and witness. They are a vital part of the life of the family, the community, and the church. May they be blessed by the Heavenly Father. We commend the fathers who have gone before us. May they reside in eternal peace with their God.

EARLY REGISTRATION OPEN
Early registration for the 2021-2022 Religious Education Program is now available by clicking here. Classes are scheduled to begin on August 29th with the 9:00am Family Mass followed by an hour of classroom instruction. The Early Registration fee of $60 must be paid by August 27th.

Blood DriveBLOOD DRIVE SUNDAY JUNE 20th
A letter from OneBlood:
"We are happy to report we collected 9 units of life-saving blood at your April blood drive. Your church is amazing! While it may not seem like a staggering high number, we want you to know it far exceeds what we have been doing elsewhere. We have never seen the giving be down like this. We are struggling to prevent a shortage. Your 9 units means 27 families can celebrate receiving blood because you said YES to a blood drive partnership. Thank you for your faithfulness."

Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood but only about 3% of age-eligible people donate blood yearly. Help save a life and donate blood! Our Community Blood Drive will take place Sunday, June 20th. The blood drive bus will be here from 8:30am to 1:00pm.

In May, the St. Vincent DePaul Society food bank served 413 families, representing 1,191 people. The St. Vincent DePaul Society thanks you for your continuous generosity of non-perishable food and funds for their weekly food program. If you (or anyone you know) are in need, please tell them that a drive-through grocery distribution takes place every Friday from 2:00-4:00pm at Blessed Sacrament Church, 1701 E Oakland Park Blvd. First-timers must provide proof of residency in Broward County.


Monsignor Vincent T. Kelly celebrated 65 years of Priesthood on June 10, 2021. We congratulate him on this anniversary of his ordination. He has impacted the faith and lives of so many in our community and we thank him on this momentous occasion for his service to the Lord. May Christ continue to bless his ministry.

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From the Pastor's Desk
Monsignor Kelly

"YOU MUST BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH
TO SEE IN THE WORLD" ~Mahatma Ghandi

The world in which we live is pretty terrifying. Violence makes the streets unsafe. Drug abuse is rampant. Kids are bringing guns to school, sometimes shooting each other. The traditional family seems to be falling apart. Sexual promiscuity appears to be the norm rather than the exception. News reports abound with stories of mistreated spouses, children, and even elderly parents. Abortion kills millions of unborn babies.

We keep trying to solve our social problems by passing laws. Taxpayers spend billions to build prisons and billions more on a criminal justice system to fill them up. Despite the end of the cold war, we expend enormous amounts on expensive, high-tech weapons of mass destruction. Rather than providing needed education, health care, food, and shelter to the poor our government so frequently responds to special interests and squanders scarce money. If there ever was a time when we ought to listen to what Jesus tells us in the stories of the Gospel, it is right now.

The parable of the weeds among the wheat has a direct application here and now. We all know that there is both good and bad in the world. We know there are people who live by their conscience, trying with all their might to do what is right, and others concerned only with their own selfish interests.

As followers of Jesus, we have within ourselves the power to change our world. A tiny mustard seed can grow to be a tree-sized bush and a small amount of yeast can leaven enough bread to feed a hundred people. In the same way, a small number of people committed to a life of divine love can revolutionize society. First, we have to change ourselves. We must begin with prayer, acknowledging our own weakness, and relying on the Holy Spirit for guidance.

With divine help, we can make our lives a living example of the loving spirit of God. By reaching out to others we can begin to share with them the fruits of this love. We can't expect to solve all the problems of our complex society immediately. But we can make a beginning through prayer, compassion, and service.

Blessings,
Father Vincent T. Kelly


PRAYER OF THE WEEK

Prayer for the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Grant, O Lord, that we may always revere and love your holy name, for you never deprive of your guidance those you set firm on the foundation of your love. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.