As members of the Body of Christ, the parish of St. James, Lake Placid, Florida proclaims our belief in the message and mission of Jesus Christ."Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age." (Matt 28:19-20)
With God's Grace, the example of Jesus, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we seek to live out that belief as a community of worship, of shared faith and of service where each member shares with others the gifts and talents received from God.
Saturday Vigil - 4:00 PM
Sunday - 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM
Weekdays (M - F) - 9:00 AM
First Saturday of Every Month
9:00 AM (with Anointing of the Sick)
7:00 PM Vigil, 9:00 AM Morning
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Administrator Fr. Anthonio Jean (right) and parochial vicar Fr. Victor Caviedes
Fr. Anthonio Jean was born in Haiti, moved to the U.S. in 1998 and was ordained a priest in 1999 by Bishop Nevins in Venice, FL. He has a Masters degree in Spirituality from the Catholic University of America. Fr. Jean speaks several languages, including English, French and Spanish, and plays "a little" guitar. He came to St. James in November 2015 from Saints Peter and Paul the Apostles in Bradenton after serving at several parishes in the Diocese of Venice.
Fr. Victor Caviedes was born in Peru. After studying in Peru and Spain (he has a degree in Social Psychology and a doctorate in Philosophy), he moved to the U.S. in 1997 and was ordained along with Fr. Anthonio in 1999 by Bishop Nevins. Fr Victor came to St. James in December of 2015 from St. Catherine Parish in Sebring.
February 16th- J. Biance Financial free retirement planning and lunch. 11am. Social Hall
February 18th - Bishop's Anniversary Mass 25+ years of Marriage. Epiphany Cathedral, Venice. 11am
February 25th - Youth Group BBQ Fundraiser, 2-6pm in the social hall
February 25th & 26th - Bake Sale for Flower Fund, outside after all Masses
February 26th, 27th and 28th - Parish Mission with Paul Koleske. 7pm in the Church.
March 1st - Ash Wednesday. Lent begins. Masses at 9am, Noon, and 7pm. 40 Cans for Lent Drive begins, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus
March 1st and 2nd - New Bible Study session begins
March 4th - Men's Conference. Bishop Verot High School, Ft. Myers. 9am - 3pm.
March 11th - Bishop's Anniversary Mass 25+ years of Marriage, St. Leo Parish, Bonita Springs. 10am
March 25th - Women's Day of Reflection. Social Hall.
March 29th - Coffee and Donuts after all Masses sponsored by the Knights of Columbus
The Christmas season is now finished and we begin the "Ordinary Time." The first part of the Ordinary Time goes from the Monday after the feast of the Baptism of the Lord until the day before Ash Wednesday. The other part of the Ordinary Time will resume the Monday after the feast of Pentecost until Sunday Christ the King. The color of vestments symbolizes hope and growth.
Even though we have special seasons in the Church to celebrate the mystery of Christ's life in special ways, these seasons in no way can minimize the critical importance of the Ordinary Time. In the ordinary time the church does not only celebrate and live the mystery of Christ's ministry in its fullness, but we also focus on putting it into practice and inviting others to know the truth about Him.
Too often, we drift through life with no vision and no plan. To live an incredible life is not limited to extraordinary moments. It is to live the ordinary moments of our lives with faith and conviction.
The Ordinary Time is in fact the ordered life of the Church in which we live our lives neither in feasting mood nor in severe penance, but in vision, in watchfulness, and in expectation of Jesus' eventual return. The Ordinary Time invites us:
- to live the life of Jesus
- to witness His miracles and His teachings
- to grow in the knowledge of His life
- to mature in faith and conversion
- to discover Jesus in His actions
- to walk beside Him and to live like Him
- to pray like Him and to treat others like Him
What happens in our churches every Sunday is the fruit of our week. What happens as the fruit of the week past is the beginning of the week to come. Sunday, like all sacraments, is simultaneously a point of arrival and departure for Christians on their way to the fullness of the kingdom. This is not ordinary at all. This is the basic structure upon which the Church Year is built and the fabric of our Christian living.
Sunday by Sunday, the Pilgrim Church marks her journey through the tempus per annum as she processes through time toward eternity. May, throughout the season of ordinary time, we all learn to walk Jesus' walk, to talk His talk, to act His action, and to live His life.
May God continue to bless you all abundantly!
Fr. Anthonio Jean
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3380 Placid View Dr.
Lake Placid, FL 33852