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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. The first meeting of our 15 members took place on Wednesday, February 26th. It is a four year program.

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Don & Mary Anne Scholarship Fund

Don & Mary Anne Scholarship Fund, awards $10,000 to a deserving student who wishes to pursue or continue a High School Catholic education, and is in good standing with the Church.

The selected student must meet certain qualifications please call the Parish Office for more information, deadline is March 31st

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“To love and serve the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and to keep the commandments”

Deuteronomy 10:12

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.

Feeding the needy

The second collection TODAY provides funds for our St. Vincent de Paul society to continue its mission of feeding the needy of our parish on Saturdays.

Join us for our Mother’s Day Get Together

Join us for our Mother’s Day Get Together in the Parish Hall TODAY. Many thanks to MMM Cupcakes & Mrs. Mariela Reyes for their generous gifts to our Moms and to Mr. & Mrs. Albert Morjaim for their generous donation of Chicken.

Feast of the Ascension

The Feast of the Ascension will be celebrated in our Diocese on Sunday, May 8th. The second collection next weekend will fund the Catholic Communication Campaign.

Mother’s Day Novena

Begin on Sunday, May 8th at the 8:30am Mass. The Novena will continue at the morning Mass for 9 days. If you would like to add your Mom to this Novena please fill out the special envelopes and return to the Parish Office.

Taize Prayer

The next Taize Prayer Service will take place on Friday, May 13th at 7:30pm in the Church.

Summer Camp

As we take off on our LIMITLESS journey with our youth this Summer, it will be like no other, in youth formation and activities, as we are starting to reap the benefits of the perseverance and commitment of our youth group. As you well know the more activities the group have the more attractive it becomes and that gives way to faith formation.

We are so excited and we need your support because many of the youth come from low income families and they cannot afford the required donation to register.

Cost for each child is $50.00 for the active members.

$90.00 for new members, the program is 8 weeks.

Whatever you can contribute is priceless and is an investment in the future of our youth.

First Communion News

This Sacrament will be celebrated on Sunday, May 15th, at the 10:30am Mass.

A rehearsal for all candidates will be on May 14th at 11:00am.

The traditional May Crowing will take place during the First Communion Mass on May 15th.

Faith Formation Classes for children have come to an end., We want to thank all the parents and children for a successful year and look forward to next season, you may pre-register your child any day during the week at the parish offices.

This is the time to close out any balances due. See you in September.

Emmaus Scheduled Retreats

Men, June 3rd to 5th in Spanish.

Women will be July 22nd-24rh in Spanish.

Men in English November 4th-6th.

Call the Parish office for registration.

Religious Education Program

Congratulations to the following Candidates in our Religious Education Program, under the direction of our Faith Formation Coordinator, Mr. Adam Irizarry, who received the Sacrament of Confirmation last Saturday.

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PARISH FINANCES

March 2016

Expenses
Building Repairs: $ 318.50
Utilities: $ 4,859.87
General Assessment: $ 3,552.22
Prop. Liability: $ 6,209.70
Bank Loan: $ 7,099.81
Salaries & Benefits: $ 30,147.78

Collections : $ 33,872.00

Totals : $ 52,187.88

Deficit : $ 18,315.88

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