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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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“Those who hope in the Lord, renew their strength”

Isaiah 40:31

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.

Scholarship

The recipients of the St. Joseph Don & Mary Anne Shula Scholarship will be announced today at the 10:30am & 12:30pm Masses.

This scholarship awards $10,000.00 over 4 years to a deserving student who wishes to pursue a Catholic High School education. Envelopes will be distributed before the second collection if you would like to contribute to this Scholarship.

Summer Program

Our Youth Summer Program has come to an end and we would like to thank all of our parishioners who so generously donated to our program by sponsoring a child, purchasing a Gala ticket or supplying food for the activities.

Your generous donation helped make the program a huge success. Thank you.

Vocation Chalice

“O Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, teach all those the Master calls, to say a joyful “Yes” as you did at the Annunciation. Amen”

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

Thank you to the following parishioners who received the Chalice in July:
Ana & Nelson Gutierrez Maria y Reinaldo Triana
Lucia Serna Teresa Salazar
Emmaus Men María Tapia
Miriam Moya Luis Corales
Deni Machado Carla Feigenbaum
Elpidia Pierre Maria Castellanos
Ada Guerrer families Molberd families
Rodriguez Arellano families  

Fraternal Benefit Night

The Knights of Columbus will have a Fraternal Benefit Night, to encourage new members, on Monday, August 29th from 7:00 - 9:00pm in the Parish Hall.

Virtus training available here, in English

Wednesday, August 31st in the Parish Hall. This class is required for all Catechists, Ministry and Group Leaders, Ushers and Eucharistic Ministers and volunteers. Register online, www.virtusonline.org. or stop by the Parish office for registration.

Altar Servers Training Sessions

Saturday, September 3rd from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Requirements are: Students must be in fourth grade and have received the Sacraments of Baptism and First Holy Communion.

Observation of Labor Day

September 5th, there will be NO 5:30pm Mass and the parish office will be closed.

Why Catholic Training Session

Why Catholic Training Session for small Community leaders will take place on September 10th at 10:00am in English and 2pm in Spanish in St. Thomas University. Please register at the parish office. Each ministry should send their leader or representative to attend.

Registration for Religious Education has begun

Classes are from Kinder to High School.

We are taking registration for students for all classes of Religious Education. This includes Children’s Faith Formation: K-12 grades, Children's Sacramental Classes, RCIA and RCIC. Please check out the welcome table for registration forms or stop by the Parish Office. Please remember to bring the required documents and payment with your registration. Children must be registered each year, registration is not automated.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Adam, Pastoral Coordinator for Faith Formation.

Attention all Parents of Religious Education Students:

On Saturday, September 10th at 10:00am we will hold a meeting for parents. During this meeting we will distribute books, materials and the class schedule. Please attend this very important meeting.

Feast of Our Lady of Charity

The feast of Our Lady of Charity will be celebrated in our parish on Sunday, September 11th, during the 12:30pm Mass.

Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

October 10th in the Parish Hall. Please register in the Parish Office.

Emmaus Men's Retreat

Emmaus Men's Retreat in English will take place on the weekend of November 4th. If you would like to participate, please fill out the registration.

PARISH FINANCES

June 2016

Expenses
Building Repairs: $ 1,430.86
Utilities: $ 5,699.61
General Assessment: $ 3,552.22
Prop. Liability: $ 6,209.70
Bank Loan: $ 7,099.81
Salaries & Benefits: $ 29,238.81

Collections : $ 18,982.53

Totals : $ 53,231.01

Deficit : $ 34,248.48

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