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  • Calendar

    • Friday, January 19, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
      This film follows Tony and Elizabeth Jordan, a middle-class couple who seemingly have it all – great jobs, a beautiful daughter, their dream home. But appearances can be deceiving. In reality, the Jordan’s marriage has become a war zone and their daughter is collateral damage. With the help of Miss Clara, an older, wiser woman, Elizabeth discovers she can start fighting for her family instead of against them. Through a newly energized faith, Elizabeth and Tony’s real enemy, satan, doesn’t have a prayer.
    • Saturday, January 27, 2:30 PM - 7:30 PM
      In almost 6 years, St. Lucie Catholic Church parishioners have donated over 150,000 pounds of rice and beans or 75 tons ! The people of Indiantown and Pahokee are so very grateful for your generosity ! Please know that your donations are helping them survive, "What so ever you do for the least of My people, you do unto Me."
    • Sunday, February 11, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
      This acclaimed epic film of St. Augustine of Hippo, filmed in Europe, uses a historic climes of the true story of one of the Church's most beloved Saints who went on to become a Doctor of the zChurch.
  • National Catholic Register

    • By Patti Armstrong | News is in the eye of the beholder, so it seems. Clearly, not all media sources see the world in the same light. What does that mean for news consumers? I asked a number of...
    • By John Clark | Actual sins fall into two distinct categories: mortal and venial. So teaches the Church. We individual men and women, however, often classify sins under two different categories: mine...
    • By Lori Hadacek Chaplin | On Sept. 27, the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform erected a display of abortion victim photos at Boise State University, much to the surprise of the campus and even to the...
  • WE ARE BACK!

    A big "thank you" to all our parishioners for their patience during the renovation of our church.  The new carpeting and pews are finished enough for us to return to Mass in church.  What a great way to start our Advent Season!  There are a few details that still need to be worked on, and  these will be resolved in the next few weeks.

    We hope you enjoy the new pews and carpeting.  The old pews served us well and were donated and  will continue to serve various churches and chapels in Haiti. 

    Thank you again!

    Fr. Mark and Staff

  • Marriage Corner

    Some facts, advice and reading material for a healthy Catholic marriage


  • These four concepts have helped keep us close in our marriage through all manner of circumstance and struggle. Each one has helped us keep our hearts soft toward each other, which is vital to any thriving marriage.

    1) Kiss often. We've made it a point to have at least one (often more) intentional kiss each day. It's amazing how your walls crumble and hardness melts away with an intentional kiss.

    2) Laugh regularly. Laughing reminds us of our friendship. It lightens our hearts and bonds us together. Even when we don't feel like laughing -- like we'd rather remain frustrated -- it has a way of breaking the ice and curing the cold snaps.

    3) Apologize quickly. The Bible talks about being "sober minded". In other words, thinking wisely, honestly and accurately about yourself and those around you. When you've messed up, recognize it and apologize without delay. Turn to each other for forgiveness. That's the first step in getting past the issue.

    4) Forgive readily. Expect that you both will need forgiveness often. Deal with the sin out in the open, get help when needed, but in all things be ready to forgive. You have been forgiven much in Christ, so you are free to forgive each other without reservation. 

    Each of the above ideas directly relates to how hard or soft your hearts are. Hard hearts resist intimacy and put up walls. This is often the result of unchecked pride.

    Soft hearts embrace intimacy and seek to destroy walls that block it. This is only possible if your sense of identity is rooted in Christ and his unconditional love. Without him, you will find your identity wrapped up in your "rightness" or any other of a thousand things. Keep your identity in Christ -- remind yourself of the gospel -- that you are a sinner saved by unmerited grace, adopted into the family of God through Christ.

     

    Stay fierce in Jesus, keep a soft heart, and love each other with everything you've got.
    ~ Ryan & Selena
    #fiercemarriage #twoasone #15secondkiss

  • Married Couples! How about some time for just the two of you?  
    How about a weekend that will focus on love, caring and relationship?  It will be the best gift you'll give each other this year.  

    Plan to go on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend and come back with a marriage that is refreshed and full of passion.  

    The weekends are scheduled in Fort Lauderdale, April 28th-30th, June 23rd - 25th, Sept. 8th - 10th, and Nov 10th - 12th, 2017.  

    Register before April 14th and receive a discount.  
    Call Roberto & Maria Ibarra (954) 972-8129/ robmar1987@outlook.com.  
    Apply online at FLSE-WWWME.ORG or call Frank & Fran Kulzer, (954) 804-0661.

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