Find Me in Florida Again.

Welcome to Florida during another one of balmy Winter seasons! This is the season where we enjoy balmy Florida sunsets and sunrises, depending on which side of the state you are on. Weather during December, January, Feb., and March is 40s at night, and 60s and 70s during the day. Residents steer clear of crowded Themeparks during the holidays. We have sense. Don't say we didn't warn you. This is not summertime. Ask a resident how we live here. Answers will be various yet the same. Life is different here than "up north" or "out west". Enjoy the gifts of God, we do!Forget about what you should do and just live and try not to be rigid. The sun is shining. Look up and smile. We do.

I still can’t stand the Catholic Digest Latin Masser comment board ladies. They are the bane of the church. They need to get rid of the comment board. Ms. Teti the moderator: GET ANOTHER JOB.

ome advice — the floor is yours!

Rebecca Teti


  • I went to my first TLM last Friday. When I shared the news with our Parish Priest he made it know very plainly that he was not a fan, and sort of made fun of me for going. I feel very naive for thinking a Preist would care about my experence. I thought as a shepherd..he would care about his flock. I forget they are human and have their own issues. This convert is praying for him.Posted on Jul 16th, 2013 at 7:10 AM by unknown
  • unknown, I am sorry for your disheartening experience. Though they are consecrated & set apart by God for His service…like you said…priests are human & have the same weaknesses that we all struggle with. Additionally, the devil likes nothing more than to sow division between a priest & his flock. Your response of prayer is beautiful & charitable. If you find the TLM edifying for your spiritual life, by all means, continue to go if you can! May God bless you on your journey of faith!Posted on Jul 16th, 2013 at 9:19 AM by Patricia
  • I wish the music ministry would get more modern with the music and song arrangements. Electric guitars, bass, drums keyboard. If you want more youth attendance bring in the music of today.Posted on Jul 16th, 2013 at 10:29 AM by Al
  • Maybe I should wait for NFP day, but in case I don’t get back here tomorrow – how much effect can I expect the weather to have on my temperatures? I’ve been attributing a string of unusually high temperatures to the fact that it’s been in in the 90s for the past 2 weeks (and we don’t have air conditioning). Is that valid? My temps have dropped the past 2 days, despite the temperature outside remaining high, so I’m wondering if maybe I was wrong about that? Or could my body just be adjusting to the summer heat?Posted on Jul 16th, 2013 at 10:52 AM by Kathleen
  • Kathleen, I think your temp usually drops right before ovulation.Posted on Jul 16th, 2013 at 11:22 AM by Jay
  • Al, I think it depends on whether you are referring to music during the Liturgy itself, or what we think of as praise & worship music outside of the Liturgy. The Church (her teachings, Liturgy, Sacraments, prayers, etc.) is timeless (existing outside of linear/temporal time as we know it) & needs no modernization. In our culture of rapid modernization (where what is “in” today is “out ” tomorrow) & over-stimulation, I think it is important to teach our young people that they can (& should) also experience the presence of God in quiet contemplation (which doesn’t always equate total silence). The aim of any type of spiritual music should be to give glory to God, not necessarily to appeal to our sense & exhibit human talent — as well as to raise our minds & hearts to Him. That being said, I realize that a diversity of musical styles can do that for different people. God bless–Posted on Jul 16th, 2013 at 2:45 PM by Patricia
  • 1. What is TLM? 2. Good music is good praise and worship. 3. I can’t stand a dead liturgy where no one interested or sings. Matt Maher music is the best at Mass. He is Catholic and we have a 5:30 pm Mass at our parish.Posted on Jul 16th, 2013 at 5:58 PM by Anna
    • TLM? Never heard of it.Posted on Jul 17th, 2013 at 7:56 AM by Carolyn A
    • Carolyn A., TLM stands for Traditional Latin Mass. Or, more properly, it is referred to as the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite according to the 1962 Missal. It is the classical Roman Catholic Liturgy in its traditional form according to the liturgical books promulgated in 1962 by Blessed Pope John XXIII. If you are interested in reading more about it, the websites of both Sancta Missa & the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest give a good intro to the TLM. While we usually attend the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, we do on occasion attend the TLM in nearby Pittsburgh. Occasionally, a Benedictine priest/monk from St. Vincent’s Archabbey will come & celebrate the TLM in our town. It is a beautiful & ancient liturgy of the Church.Posted on Jul 17th, 2013 at 8:41 AM by Patricia
    • Why? Why go to a TLm??? That’s why we have Vatican II. I would rather a Byzantine liturgy. We have Vatican II. What is the real reason that you converted and then insist on something so so backwards? I mean do you pray in another language? Another language? Do you pray or talk to God in another language? Do you think God is not going respond unless you do it correctly? Sorry, but it is a fact that God is not going to beat you if you talk to God in patois or regular language of the people.Posted on Jul 17th, 2013 at 9:24 AM by Anna
  • I am not sure the Communion of Saints whose lives revolved around & whose lives were given for the ancient Mass would agree with your take on the Mass being backwards…just a thought… 🙂

    Posted on Jul 17th, 2013 at 11:43 AM by Patricia

  • Patricia, your posts always make me smile. Especially your oh so patient responses to Jeanne. I’m probably older than you but I want to be just like you when I grow up! 🙂

    Posted on Jul 17th, 2013 at 12:01 PM by KMB

  • I am sorry to say that I think my time on this forum sis at an end. It seems that now I am being edited in addition to Jeanne, even though I was only warning all of you about what she is truly capable of. I loved this forum back in the F&F days, I am sad to see that one person had the power to shut it down. Prayers for all of you, and maybe one day we can find another online community to share with each other again.

    Posted on Jul 17th, 2013 at 3:48 PM by Danielle M.

  • Did someone call my name? You Latin Massers are going to be totally shut down after St Pius X society made a scuff about the new Pope. Well, you loose and this is already on my blog. Deal with it . No matter what you do this is already on my blog . TOUGH CRAP. You Latin looser Massers are about to get thrown out of the church, if you already haven’t been thrown out of the church. Most of you all don’t go to a church that is in union with Rome.

    Posted on Jul 17th, 2013 at 5:01 PM by Jeanne in Tampa

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I am a middle aged lady who is married 16 years. I grew up here in the Tampa Bay area. I am from NYC and LongIsland. I met my Chicago husband here. We have many adventures here and consider most viewpoints and love dialogue on all topics. Dialogue brings understanding and understanding brings hope.

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