Weekly Musings from the Priest Administrator
Saint James Church, St. Augustine, FL
A Catholic Community of the Personal Ordinariate
of the Chair of Saint Peter
"On a Clear Day, you can see . . . .the Lord!"
And with no apologies to Barbara Streisand for that one, because it's totally true. Her character in film wanted to see "forever"; well, we do see forever when we see the Lord of All Time, Past, Present, and Future. And during the 50-day Easter Season we get varied glimpses of the Resurrected Christ. And like the lover in Song of Songs, he seems to peek through the lattice gate, then he's gone - only to reappear again in different guise. Our experiences with the Lord Jesus can be like that, but prayer and study help to anchor our faith during those times He appears to be absent.
Speaking of which, we have another meeting of our new Study and Prayer Sodality this evening at the St. Ben's rectory, starting up sharp at 6 p.m., ending sharp at 7. Tonite we're going to continue explore various means and methods to make our private and corporate prayer more meaningful and satisfying. Please consider coming out if you are in the area, you will be blessed.
And in upcoming weeks I have something special in mind - how's this for a riddle? Something East and Something West. Hmmm. Well, more on all that tonite, be the first on your block to know!
Also, if you haven't downloaded our church app yet - maybe especially for those out of town - please consider doing so. Besides this weekly e-blast, the app is being constantly updated with all kinds of content, some pertaining to St. James, other items of more general interest. And it's free! Just text APP to 88202 to download the app on your mobile device (you may want to go to your iTunes or Google Play App store and search for "My Parish App" and repeat the above procedure if it doesn't come up the first time). However you do it, please just do it!
Finally for you local folks in the mood for a great Garage Sale, how about considering the St. Gerard Campus Garage Sale this Saturday, April 21st from 9 a.m. till noon, right there at the campus on 1405 US-1 St. Auggie, 32084. You can call 904.829.5516 if you have any questions. Besides infant and children stuff, there will be furniture and appliances, and whatever. Check it out!
With that I must bid 'adieu', and simply encourage one and all to come to Mass on this upcoming special Sunday of the Good Shepherd, always a beautiful theme for us to contemplate. We may act rough and tough, but at core we're all but sheep, very much in need of the Shepherd of Souls, the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen!
God bless and love you all,
Fr. Nicholas A. Marziani, Jr., D.Min.