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We are a Why Catholic Parish!

In his 2013 apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis wrote, "Church institutions, basic communities and small communities, movements, and forms of association are a source of enrichment for the Church, raised up by the Spirit for evangelizing different areas and sectors. Frequently they bring a new evangelizing fervor and a new capacity for dialogue with the world whereby the Church is renewed. But it will prove beneficial for them not to lose contact with the rich reality of the local parish and to participate readily in the overall pastoral activity of the particular Church."

Inspired by this model, today's SFC's define themselves as established communities of Catholics who gather regularly for the purpose of linking faith and life using the Word, sharing and actively living out their faith in involvement to the parish and the greater community. The name can vary - they can be called Small Christian Communities (SCC) or Home-based communities (HBC) - but the core identity is community. SFC members are finding a way to become responsible for their own spiritual growth.

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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"Those who hope in the Lord, renew their strength"

Isaiah 40:31

2014 ABCD

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Second Collection

Provides funds to reduce your parish debt.
Please give generously.

Summer Camp at St. Joseph's

Until August 16th
For youth and young adult in separate groups

Don't miss all this Summer fun.. for more information please call Gustavo Mejia, our youth minister at 786-477-9759.
Please support their various fundraising activities.

Spanish Mass

Good News!
A 7pm Spanish Mass has been added to our schedule, Monday through Friday, beginning July 28th through the month of August.

Baptism Classes

Spanish: Wednesday, July 30th, at 7:30pm in the Church.

English: Monday, August 11th, 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.

Spanish Prayer Group

Under the direction of Julia Villalta, their meeting will take place on Friday, August 1st, at 7pm in the Church.

Please call 305-864-0323 or 786-357-9928 for more information.

Biblical Formation

Saint Paul: Disciple & Missionary
August 4th - 7th from 7:30pm to 9:30pm in the Parish Hall

Professors: Rev. Juan J. Sosa & Mr. Rogelio Zelada.
Register Today!!

Spirit of TAIZE (Multilingual)

Songs and Prayers in the Spirit of TAIZE (multilingual)
Friday, August 8th, at 7:30pm in the Church.

Religious Education Classes

Registration is currently in progress for our Religious Education Classes beginning on Sunday, September 14th, after the 10:30am Mass. A copy of your child's baptismal certificate (if child is not baptized a copy of the birth certificate), plus the registration fee and any unpaid balance from last year, is required to register.

Teachers are needed for our Tuesday program, please call Omar Rodriguez at 786-371-3507.

Priesthood of Jesus Christ

The Annual Seminary Burse Fund of the Archdiocese of Miami will take place on the weekend of August 10th.

We invite you to continue your financial support providing for the formation of those whom God is calling to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ.

Scripture Class

Thursday at 6:30pm in the Parish Hall.

Your passport is your bible and your ticket is your desire to form a closer, more intimate relationship with Jesus by following in His footsteps to places of great significance in His life.

Alabanza

Grand Spanish Concert "Alabanza"
Orlando Ponce, Tony Ruby & Duo Mystika
Friday, September 5th at 8pm in the Church

Sponsored in part:
by Sazon Cuban Cuisine, 7305 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.

Tickets are available from the Parish Office, $15.00 per person.
For more information please call Aida 786-624-0286.

Save the date

St. Joseph III Annual Gala Banquet
Saturday, November 15th
at the Miami Beach Resort and Spa, on 4833 Collins Avenue
.

This year St. Joseph Church is recognizing Don & Mary Anne Shula for their commitment and dedication to the community.

PARISH FINANCES

Mass Attendance
5:30pm 147
8:30am 140
10:30am 287
12:30pm 488
6:00pm 238
Total 1300

Collection of July 20th
First:
$5,375.50
Debt. Reduction: $570.00
American Black & Indian: $590.00
Thank you for your generosity.

Stewardship

Planning for death is as natural for the Christian as planning for life. As stated in 1 Timothy 5:8," if anyone does not take care of his own, and especially of his household; he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever." Having a will is good stewardship. Take care of your family.

For more information on estate planning, contact the rectory or call the Office of Planned Giving at (305) 762-1110.

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