General Interests

The 45th Annual Convention of the Diocese of Southeast Florida

The 45th annual convention wrapped up today November 8th, 2014. Hosted by the South Dade Deanery, the convention took place at the magnificent Trinity Cathedral in downtown Miami. The St Mary’s delegation for this year’s convention included Tom Winter, Fr. Ian, Ann Stocker, Tim Kimes, and Fr. Todd. -tw

Bishop and Bibles

Today Bishop Todd McGregor brought his joyful message to St Mary’s all the way from the island of Madagascar. McGregor visits St Mary’s annually to speak about his mission and church growth on the island nation off the coast of Africa. It was also “BYOB” bring your own bibles to church today, and if you…

CFW August 17, 2014 Blessing of the Backpacks

Fr. Ian McCarthy at the Contemporary Worship Service at St Mary’s. It’s been a great summer, and now it’s time to bless the kids and their backpacks as they start a new school year… -tw

A Week of WOW!

Vacation Bible School 2014 ~ Workshop of Wonders A Week of WOW! I wanted to take a few days before writing down my thoughts about this year’s Vacation Bible School. The adrenaline rush when it’s over is exhausting, and I forget those “little” moments that make it all so special. This is our 7th year…

VBS 2014 Day 3

 Here is what happened Wednesday at Workshop of Wonders! Dear Parents, GROW is our word for today. It was our theme all day long. We had our normal Wednesday “growing” pains, but we made it through just fine!   Today we learned to “Grow with God”. We talked about how our relationship with God has…

VBS 2014 Day 2

Here is what we shared with our VBS parents about our day on Tuesday! We hope you can experience some of the WONDER by reading this! Dear Parents, WONDER is the word I use to describe today! I wonder why I am so lucky to spend my morning with 127 of the most bright, inquisitive,…

VBS 2014 Day 1

This is an excerpt from a letter sent home with the VBS students after camp on Monday! Enjoy our day through their eyes!   Dear Parents, WOW – that is the word I would use to describe today! What a GREAT MONDAY we had at St. Mary’s VBS! I can’t say we’ve ever had a…

One Week Can Make A BIG Difference!

One Week Can Make a BIG Difference! There were a couple of key questions I asked this year’s students before the mission trip. What does God want to do through you? What do you think He wants to show you about His people in other parts of the country? I love getting a group of…

Welcome to St. Mary’s Blog July 2014

See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children,and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know him. ~ 1 John 3:1-2 Matthew West wrote a song based on the above verses.  Hail Mary,…