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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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"But Jesus lives on forever, and his work as priest does not pass on to someone else. And so he is able, now and always, to save those who come to God through Him, because he lives forever to plead with God for them"

Hebrews 7:24/25

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

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We need YOU.

Goal $98,600.00
Pledges So Far $80,496.00
Shortfall $18,104.00

ABCD is our one opportunity during the year to reach out in support of all of the people of God beyond the boundary of our parish. Through the ABCD, we follow the example of Christ to serve our brothers and sisters here in the Archdiocese of Miami. Jesus Christ is the common thread that binds us all. We are one.

Thank you to all those who have already made their pledge to this. If you haven't done so as yet, please place your pledge envelope in the collection basket or return to the parish office.

Second collection

The second collection today provides funds to reduce your parish debt. 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.

Annual Taste of St. Joseph Festival

Our Annual Taste of St. Joseph Festival
will take place on Sunday, March 15th.

Entrance fee is $1.00, includes a door prize (you must be present to win) Those of you who enjoyed our Valentine Dance last weekend, will have an opportunity to get out those dancing shoes again, from 6pm to 9pm will be a dancing time.

Raffle tickets are on sale after all the Masses this weekend.

Don't be left out, get yours today, great cash prizes. Tables are available for rent on the day of the festival, please call the parish office for more information. Food donations are needed and Volunteers to drive, setup, serve and clean up, please fill out the form on the Welcome Table and ticket table.

Sponsor one of our Beautiful Flower Centerpieces, designs by Sahid, it will be used on the tables the day of the Festival, and ready for pickup at 5pm.

Book yours today by signing up on the ticket table or call the parish office, 305-866-6567.

Lenten Schedule

Stations of the Cross will take place on all Fridays of Lent at:

English at 6:00pm

Spanish at 7:00pm

Portuguese at 8:pm

We will be celebrating Reconciliation Weekend:

Friday, March 28th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Saturday, March 29th from 9:00am to 3:30pm

Annual Collection for the Church

The Annual Collection for the Church in Latin America will take place on the weekend of March 8th.

The Novena to St. Joseph begins on March 11th

Sunday, March 15th at 10:30am
Opening of St. Joseph's" A Taste of St. Joseph"

Monday, March 16th at 7:30pm
Evening Prayer for those who suffer persecution and death.

Tuesday, March 17th at 7:00pm
Evening Mass and Lenten Talk in Spanish – Rev. Pedro M. Córces.

Wednesday, March 18th at 7:30pm
Evening Prayer and Lenten talk in English Seminarians from St. John Vianney College Seminary.

Thursday, March 19th

Solemnity of St. Joseph

Masses:

8:00am – English
5:00pm – English
7:00pm – Spanish

Distribution of St. Joseph's Bread

8:00pm – Piano Concert by Maestro Alberto Joya

Donations are Welcome!

Friday, March 20th

Stations of the Cross

6:00pm – English
7:00pm – Spanish
8:00pm – Portuguese
6:30 – 9:30pm – Lenten Fish Fry in the Parish Hall.

Cost $10 Per person.

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Spirit of TAIZE (Multilingual)

Songs and Prayers in the Spirit of TAIZE (multilingual)
Friday, March 13th at 7:30pm.

Catholic Relief Services

Please Note:

The Annual Collection for the Catholic Relief Services - March 15th.

Recipe Book

A group of our parishioners are planning to print a Recipe book to raise funds for our parish. If you would like one of your recipes included in the book, the deadline is March 19th.

Blood Drive

Don't miss our next Blood Drive coming up on the weekend of March 22nd, give the ultimate gift, give the gift of Life.

Life Line Screening Event

A preventive health event on Friday, March 27th, from 9am to 4pm in the parish hall. This event is also being sponsored by Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Your health is in your hands.

Baptism Classes

Spanish: Wednesday, April 8th, at 7:30pm in the Church

English: Monday, April 13th at 7:00pm in the chapel.

Please note: NO Baptisms will take place during Lent.

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

Hot Off The Press!!

Parishioners Pamela & Michael O'Hagan have written a radio comedy to be recorded before a live audience by the Miami Radio Players at the Gleason Room backstage at the Fillmore, 1700 Washington Avenue, on Saturday, March 7th at 6:00pm & 8:00pm as part of the Miami Beach Centennial.

Come and join them, sit café style with tables and chairs and drinks and listen to the comic events that happen to a British couple and their dog coming to live on Miami Beach, and the colourful people they meet.

Sound familiar?

Tickets $19.00 in person at the Box Office, or at Ticketmaster Express 1-800-745-3000 or online ticketmaster.com or livenation.com

PARISH FINANCES

December 2014

Expenses
Building Repairs: $13,574.96
Utilities: $ 4,795.39
Archdiocese General Assessment : $ 3,142.65
Prop. Liability : $ 7,238.75
Bank Loan : $ 7,099.81

Collections : $22,079.00

Totals : $22,079.00

Deficit : $13,772.56

*Does not include Salaries or benefits.

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