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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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"We know that all things work for good for those who love God"

Romans 8 vs.28

ABCD - One in Faith, One in Hope, One in Charity

Thank you to all those who have already made their pledge, so far we have received $118,806.00, which is in excess of our goal of $98,600.00. Pledges have to be paid in full by December 2015.

Peter's Pence Collection

The Annual Peter's Pence collection will take place on the weekend of June 28th to benefit the poor, the needy and to favor justice and peace. Please give generously.

Coffee & Donuts

Please support our fundraising efforts by joining us for coffee & donuts served by the members of our various groups in the Parish hall after the Masses on Sundays.

Seeking Christ Series

If someone you know is asking questions about how to become a Catholic, or perhaps was baptized but did not receive First Holy Communion or Confirmation, or may even have been away from the church and would now like to return, or would just like to know more about the Catholic Faith then this series is a great place to start.

Beginning Sunday, in the Rosary chapel from 9:30am to 10:30am on June 28th. Please extend a personal invitation to these mornings of prayer, reflection on the scriptures, faith sharing and listening.

Come and see.. There's no strings attached, just might change someone's life!

For more information, please call 305-215-2995.

International Cookbook

Thank you so much for all the recipes that have started to come in for our cookbook. If you haven't submitted yours as yet, there is still time, send your favorite one today!! (typed please, word document preferred). Your name will be published beside your recipe.

Please email to or mail to Julia Tirella, c/o St. Joseph Parish Sponsorship opportunities are available for your company or special message to appear in our book, please call the parish office for more details. The deadline for both ad and recipe submissions will be June 30th.

In observance of Independence Day

Friday, July 3rd, there will be NO 5:30pm Mass and the Parish Office will be closed.

Masses will be as usual on Saturday, July 4th.

Vocation Chalice

Thank you to all the parishioners who received the Chalice in May:
Juan Pineda Marisa & Frank Sellaro
Julita Villalta Marta Alejo
Clarisa & Phillippe Carlier Luli Arestagui
Hilma Davila and the Isnar Oliveira Noriega
Espinelli Diaz David Stout
Bonilla Fernandez
Rodriguez families  

We encourage all our parishioners to sign up, to receive the Vocation Chalice and continue to pray for Vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

Baptism Classes

Spanish: Sunday, July 5th at 11:00am in the Chapel.

English: Sunday, July 12th at 9:30am in the Chapel.

Please register in the parish office, there is a $15.00 fee if the baptism is not taking place here.

Songs and Prayers in the spirit of Taize (Multilingual)

Experience a Candlelight evening of Songs and Prayers in the spirit of Taize (multilingual) on Friday, July 10th at 7:30pm in the Church.

Youth Fundraiser Gala

Please join us at the Youth Fundraiser Gala in the Parish Hall on Saturday, July 11th at 7:30pm. The cost is $25.00 per person, tickets on sale after all the Masses.

For more information and to RSVP contact 786-308-0893.

Theology of Saint John, the Apostle

The Gospel according to St. John, the community of the Beloved Disciple:

Monday through Thursday, July 27th to 30th from 7:30pm to 9:30pm in the Parish Hall. Register to participate in these four days of growth in the knowledge of the theology of Saint John, the Apostle. Professors are Rev. John O'Grady and Mr. Rogelio Zelada.

Click here to download the registration form.

Religious Education

Our Religious Education Office will reopen in August, for registration information on the 2015/2016 sacramental year.

Appointment with Deacon Roberto Pineda

Please call the parish office to schedule an appointment with Deacon Roberto Pineda, his office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30pm to 6:00pm.


April 2015

Building Repairs: $ 199.77
Utilities: $ 5,956.85
Archdiocese General Assessment : $ 3,142.65
Prop. Liability : $ 7,238.75
Bank Loan : $ 7,099.81
Salaries & Benefits : $36,095.63

Collections : $ 41,677.00

Totals :$ 59,733.46

Deficit : $ 18,056.46

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