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This Week

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Distributes bags of food to the needy on Saturdays from the Parish Hall at 9:30am. The second collection on the first weekend of every month helps to fund this program.

We are a Why Catholic Parish!

One of the greatest benefits of Small Faith Communities (SFC) is their witness as Catholics taking responsibility for their own faith life and spiritual growth. Recently I was an observer at a parish Small Christian Community meeting that was setting its vision for the future. The members felt that the Church's call for the new evangelization and the witness given by Pope Francis in living out the faith was an opportunity to revisit their roots.

At the conclusion of the conference, the following vision emerged: "The root of the Small Christian Community is responding to being called to live a life of Christian values, to carry a sense of the Lord today, and witness a renewal of vision."

The Why Catholic program was implemented by the Archdiocese of Miami in our parish in February 2014. It is a four year program.

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“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God”

Romans 12:2

ABCD: Give and You Shall Receive

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Thank you to all those who have sent in their pledges, if you have not done so as yet, there is still time. So far we have surpassed our goal by approximately $3,000.00.

Parish Goal $103,950.00.

Pledges so far $107,556.00.

Annual Campaign for Human Development

The second collection TODAY provides funds to benefit our St. Vincent de Paul Society to continue their mission of feeding the needy of our Parish.

Annual Thanksgiving Day

Their Annual Thanksgiving Day celebration on November 19th was a huge success. A blessing of the day was provided by Fr. Sosa and then two hundred residents of the North Beach community were served a traditional turkey meal with all the dressings, vegetables and dessert.

A big Thank You to Valentine Dawiec for providing much of the food and our choir who provided the entertainment. The parishioners who support SVDP and the volunteers who serve the needy are of One Spirit in the Lord. Thank you for your continued generously.

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

December 8th is the feast of the Immaculate Conception, a holyday of obligation.

Vigil Mass will take place on Wednesday, December 7th, Masses on Thursday will be at 8:00am & 5:30pm in English and 7:00pm in Spanish.

Taize Prayer Service

Join us for the next Taize Prayer Service on Friday, December 9th, at 7:30pm in the Church. The group meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 6th, at 6:00pm.

Angel Tree Project

The Angel Tree project is back for the third year to provide gifts for children who have a parent incarcerated, or for underprivileged children from our parish community. Please pass by the Hospitality table to pick up an angel and return it by December 10th.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast

Will be celebrated on December 11th at the 12:30pm Mass.

Retirement Fund for Religious December 11th

Annual Collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious will be on December 11th.

Please help those who have devoted a lifetime to others.

Christmas Novena

The Christmas Novena to the Infant Child Jesus, will begin on Saturday, December 16th.

Our traditional Aguinaldo Mass will take place at 6:00am on Saturday, December 17th.

Youth Talent Workshop

Saturday, December 17th from 3:00pm to 12 midnight.

Expositions of art, hobbies and collectors. We will have nutrition, fitness and sport presentations and a talent show with 3 prizes for the winners.

Entrance fee is $5, for more information call 786-308-0893.

Advent Penitential Service

Join us for an Advent Penitential Service on Tuesday, December 20th at 7:30pm. This is an opportunity for healing and renewal.

Christmas Concert

Don’t miss our Christmas Concert On Tuesday, December 20th at 8:15pm after the Advent Service, in the Church.

All are welcome.

Good News!

We now have children’s donation envelopes available in the Bookstore. If you would like to teach your child the value of Stewardship, please pick up a pack today.

Mass book for 2017

and the donation per intention is $15.00.

CARA Survey

The CARA Survey will be explained to our parishioners today, and will be distributed on the weekend of January 7th & 8th.

Emmaus Retreat

Spanish for men will be on the weekend of January 13-15, 2017. Please call the Parish office for more information.

Pilgrimage to The Holy Land and Rome

Join us for our Parish Pilgrimage to The Holy Land and Rome will be from March 24 to April 6, 2017, as part of our 75th Anniversary Celebration next year.

A meeting on December 11th at 12 noon in the Parish Hall will be held for those who are interested.

Please call the parish office for more information.

PARISH FINANCES

September 2016

Expenses
Building Repairs: $ 1,233.36
Utilities: $ 6,902.86
General Assessment: $ 3,552.22
Prop. Liability: $ 6,030.21
Bank Loan: $ 7,099.81
Salaries & Benefits: $ 41,509.51

Collections : $ 20,869.00

Totals : $ 66,327.97

Deficit : $ 45,458.97

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