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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. It is a four year program.

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“God indeed is my savior; I am confident and unafraid. My strength and my courage is the Lord, and he has been my savior.”

Isaiah 12 vs. 2

75th Anniversary Celebrations - 1942 -2017

Calling all alumni of St. Joseph School, Past Parishioners, and Relatives of Founding Parishioners. If you or any of your family members received the sacrament of Baptism or Marriage at St. Joseph during the early years 1942-1947, we would love to hear from you. You are an integral part of our parish history.

Saturday, March 18th at the Parish Hall at 7:00pm.
"In Preparation for St. Joseph's Feast day"
A Dinner Concert
Featuring: Pianist: Alberto Joya and Singer: Cristi Arias
Tickets for the Dinner Concert will be on sale after all the Masses. Seating is limited, don’t be left out, get yours today.

Sunday, March 19th at the Church at 4:30pm.
Classical Concert by: Maestro Alberto Joya

Monday, March 20th - Solemnity of St Joseph.
Distribution of St. Joseph's Bread and Solemn Vespers at 7:00pm.

Saturday, April 22nd at 7:00pm.
St. Joseph Parish Spring Gala at the Seaview Hotel

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 75th Anniversary Mass, especially to all our volunteers. You are a fine example of Stewardship: giving your time, talent and treasure to the Lord.

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Funds to reduce your parish debt

The second collection TODAY provides funds to reduce your parish debt. Please give generously.

Religious Education Classes News

We are seeking Teacher’s Aides and Volunteers as we come close to the end of another successful year.

Please contact the parish office for more information.

Ash Wednesday

Mark your Calendars:
March 1st is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent.

Please note:

  • No Baptisms will take place during Lent.
  • The baptism after Easter will be in Spanish on
    April 23rd and English on April 30th.

Lenten requirements:

For those 14 years and older Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent are days of Abstinence from meat. Ash Wednesday & Good Friday are days of fasting (one full meal and two smaller ones, eating between meals is not permitted) for those between the ages of 18 & 59 years.

Join us for the next Taizé

Stations of the Cross with Pope Francis Scriptures, on Friday, March 10th, at 6:00pm. Group meeting will be on February 27th and March 6th at 6:15pm.

Faith Formation Corner

  • Faith Sharing Sessions: Why Catholic Sign up Weekend, March 11th. Sessions Start March 18th.
  • 1st Reconciliation: for 1st Communion candidates will take place on March 4th at 10:00am.
  • Catechumens: Rite of Sending at St. Joseph and Rite of Election at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Sunday March 5th. Rehearsal on Saturday, March 4th at 11:00am.
  • Confirmation Retreat: Saturday, March 11th from 9:00am to 2:00pm, for Confirmandi & Sponsor.

“The Shoreside Saga”!

By popular demand, Salem K Theatre and the Miami Radio Players are back, with more new comic tales from SHORESIDE, a town somewhere on Miami Beach, where a British couple and their dog have settled, and discovered “Paradise” with its colorful characters and ongoing comic adventures.

Written by St. Joseph parishioners, Michael O’Hagan and Pamela Salem, with additional tales, TRAPPED AT TWO by Sam Bernhardt and GIRLS NIGHT OUT by Barbara Fox.

  • On Saturday, March 11th.
  • Two performances only, 6.00pm and 8.00pm at the Gleason Room, backstage at the Fillmore.
  • Tickets: $20.00 in person at the Box Office, or Ticketmaster Express 800 745 3000 or online ticketmaster.com or livenation.com.

Scholarship

The Don & Mary Anne Shula Scholarship applications are now available in our parish office. The deadline to turn in your application is March 31st.

This is a great opportunity for a deserving student who wishes to continue a High School Catholic Education and is in good standing with the Church.

ABCD: Give and You Shall Receive

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Our Goal $ 106,971.00
Pledges So Far $ 53,307.00
Shortfall $ 53,664.00

ABCD is our one opportunity during the year to reach out in support of all of the people of God. We thank you for your gift. If you haven’t sent in your pledge as yet, there is still time.

Children’s Stewardship

What our children do and what they pray for:

Prayer

  • Valentina: I prayed for my mom’s friend who was ill.
  • Samantha: I prayed for those suffering in the world.
  • Anya: I prayed for the poor this week.

Service

  • Farah: I helped my friend with her homework.
  • Jose: I held the door for people to pass.
  • Lucia: I gave my brother a big hug.

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.

PARISH FINANCES

January 2016

Expenses
Building Repairs: $ 1,376.99
Utilities: $ 5,182.11
General Assessment: $ 3,471.33
Prop. Liability: $ 6,030.21
Bank Loan: $ 7,099.81
Salaries & Benefits: $ 27,934.74

Collections : $ 32,013.00

Totals : $ 51,095.19

Deficit : $ 19,082.19

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