St. Mary parish denied shrine designation

PAHOKEE — “To those of you who had requested me to seek St. Mary in Pahokee designated as an official ‘Shrine’ to Our Lady of Bethlehem, unfortunately it has been rejected by the Diocese of Palm Beach.” So stated a post on the Facebook page of former St. Mary Catholic Church Pastor John Mericantante last […]

Reflections from the Pulpit: Gifts – God’s offer and a wise request

Years ago Sears Roebuck used to publish toy catalogs at Christmas. I’d get one for my daughter and one year just before Christmas she asked me “What am I going to get for Christmas?” I didn’t know if she had anything particular in mind but guessed that maybe there was something she wanted. I got […]

Reflections from the Pulpit: When people aren’t heard for the wrong reasons; and what to listen for

Somehow I was involved with a discussion on oil consumption when on vacation one year and where I disagreed with the people around me. I don’t remember all of the details, but I remember someone asking me “Where are you from?” I replied that it doesn’t matter where I am from, the points I was […]

Reflections from the Pulpit: A miracle unlike the others? An inward call from God

One member of a congregation I served was a person who accepted a very literal belief of scriptures — with one exception. Miracles did not phase him; they happened just as they were printed in the Bible and to be taken word for word. He was a hunter in his spare time and from a […]

Reflections from the Pulpit

Independence Day: worth celebrating and why Independence Day, July 4, is a great national holiday. We celebrate going from a collection of colonies that were brought forth out of a rugged wilderness into a democracy never before known in the world and a world power to provide leadership, support and protection among other nations. What […]

Third generation pastor returns to Belle Glade

BELLE GLADE — The Mt Zion AME Church, 908 SW Ave. B Place in Belle Glade, family invites the public to a three day Spring Revival, April 24 – 26 at 7:30 p.m. The Revivalist will be The Reverend Henry “Trae” Green III, who is the Senior Pastor of Payne Chapel AME Church. Pastor Green […]