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This Week

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.

Annual Peter’s Pence collection

The Annual Peter’s Pence collection will take place on the weekend of June 26th, to benefit the poor, the needy, and to favor justice and peace.

Drogadictos Anónimos Group

Representatives of the Drogadictos Anónimos Group are also here TODAY after all the Masses selling T/Shirts made by their members in recovery to raise funds for this very important program.

Summer Program

Youth Summer Program “LIMITLESS” has taken off and it will be a journey like no other. JOIN us we still have a few spaces available.

June 10th - August 10th from 5:30pm - 8:30pm, $50.00 for youth group members and $90.00 for non-members. Your donations are welcome for those who need financial assistance.

Saturday, July 16th at the Parish Hall the youth group are hosting a Gala with Dinner and Dance at a very low cost of $25.00.

All funds will help to offset the cost of their Orlando trip on August 10th & 11th.

In observance of Independence Day

Monday, July 4th, there will be NO 5:30pm Mass and the Parish office will be closed.

Emmaus Retreat

TDon’t miss the Garage Sale on July 10th from 9:00am to 2:00pm to benefit the Men’s English Emmaus Retreat. The next scheduled Retreat for Women will be July 22nd - 24th in Spanish.

Call the Parish office for registration.

Power of prayer

"Prayer is the best weapon we have. It is the key to God's heart." (Padre Pio).

Our Summer Series on the power of prayer in our lives continues through July Tenth on Sunday mornings from 9:30am to 10:30am in the Chapel.

Scripture Class

Join our Scripture Class on Thursdays at 7:00pm in the Library of the school for an in-depth look at the Gospel.

Book Club News: “The Name of God is Mercy”

We are now creating a group to read and share Pope Francis’s Book on Mercy. Sign up now! Limited Space Available. There will be a session in both English and Spanish.

Proposed night: Wednesdays at 7:00pm, contact Adam at 305-866-6567.

Faith Formation Classes

You may pre-register your child any day during the week at the parish office. This is the time to close out any balances due.

See you in September.

Opportunity to grow closer to the Lord

Spirituality is a significant component in the lives of our parishioners. Each of these prayer sessions provide parishioners with the opportunity to grow closer to the Lord, to themselves and to the Church.

Cenacle of Mary

Celebrating 18 years of prayer, 1998-2016. Join us on Tuesdays in the Chapel after the 5:30pm Mass for our Cenacle of Mary. Martha Sanchez, one of our parishioners is the current leader of this prayer group.

Holy Hour Prayer Group

Martha also leads the Holy Hour Prayer Group. That meets every Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm. We would like to acknowledge a donation of $500.00, that was raised for the people of Ecuador by the Holy Hour Prayer Group. Thank you for your generosity.

PARISH FINANCES

April 2016

Expenses
Building Repairs: $ 720.39
Utilities: $ 4,716.12
General Assessment: $ 3,552.22
Prop. Liability: $ 6,209.70
Bank Loan: $ 7,099.81
Salaries & Benefits: $ 44,337.60

Collections : $ 22,588.50

Totals : $ 66,635.84

Deficit : $ 44,047.34

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