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.
“The Word became a human being and, full of grace and truth, lived among us. We saw His glory, the glory which He received as the Father’s only Son”
The second collection today provides funds to reduce your parish debt. Please give generously.
Coffee and Donuts
Please support our fundraising efforts by joining us for Coffee and Donuts served by the members of our various groups in the Parish hall after the Masses on Sundays.
Third Annual Gala Banquet
Our Third Annual Gala Banquet, “Shooting for the Stars”, in the Miami Beach Resort & Spa Hotel netted a profit of over $22,000.00.
Oración en Acción
Advent is starting and plans are on the way for the annual visit to the Treasure Isle Nursing Home. All groups are invited to actively participate in the collection and distribution of the gifts on Saturday, December 13th.
The Divine Mercy ministry is coordinating the collection this year. Parishioners are invited to bring gifts starting next weekend. Suggested unwrapped gifts are items for personal hygiene, socks, blankets, stuffed animals, cologne, etc. Please no candy or clothes.
Thank you for your consideration in making someone happy during this very special time.
Mass book for 2015
The Mass book for 2015 will open for
intentions on Tuesday, December 2nd.
The donation per intention is $15.00.
Spanish: Wednesday, December 3rd at 7:30pm in the Church.
English: Monday, December 8th at 7pm in the chapel.
Please register in the parish office, there is a $15.00 fee if the baptism is not taking place here.
Respect Life: Bulletin Briefs
“When God created each of us, He did so with precision and purpose, and He looks on each of us with love that cannot be outdone in intensi ty or tenderness.”
2014 Respect Life Program Pamphlet
St. Vincent de Paul collection
The monthly St. Vincent de Paul collection will take place next weekend. A hearty Thanksgiving meal was enjoyed by all their clients on Saturday, November 22nd.
Your contributions helped to make this possible.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Monday, December 8th is the feast of the Immaculate Conception, a holyday of obligation.
English: Masses will take place at 8am & 5:30pm.
Spanish: Masses will take place at 7pm.
Spirit of TAIZE (Multilingual)
Songs and Prayers in the Spirit of TAIZE (multilingual)
Friday, December 12th at 7:30pm.
Retirement Fund for Religious
Senior Catholic sisters, brothers and religious order priests have spent their lives ministering to others, often for little, if any, pay. Their sacrifices now leave their religious communities without adequate savings for retirements and health care.
Your gift to this collection supports the day-to-day care of roughly 35,000 senior religious, providing necessities such as prescriptions medications and nursing care. Please give to those who have given a lifetime.
Parish Penance Service and Anointing of the Sick
You are invited!
Parish Penance Service and Anointing of the Sick
Monday, December 22nd at 7pm in the Church,
an opportunity for healing and renewal.
Mark Your Calendars
Multilingual: 12 midnight with a half-hour Concert of Sacred Music before each Mass.
Christmas Day Masses:
English: 8:30am & 10:30am.
Spanish: 12:30pm and
Polish Mass: 3:30pm.
Emmaus Men's Retreat (Coming Soon)
English: January 16-18, 2015.
Please stop by the rectory to complete an application
or call Adam at (786) 348-5469.
PARISH FINANCESDue to the early transmission of our bulletin, because of the Thanksgiving Holiday, we were unable to publish our usual figures. We hope that all our parishioners had a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving.
As Christian stewards, we share the responsibility of making our church a true community of faith and a vibrant source of service to the larger community. That includes providing financial support for today’s needs as well as building a firm financial foundation for tomorrow. Planned giving provides an opportunity to continue the support of our faith even after our journey on earth has ended. For more information contact the Office of Planned Giving at (305) 762-1110.