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Our Lady of Perpetual Help

The image of Our Lady of Perpetual Help is an icon, painted on wood, and seems to have originated around the thirteenth century. Traditionally, the image is also known as "Our Lady of Perpetual Succor." The icon (about 54 x 41.5 centimeters) depicts our Blessed Mother Mary, under the title "Mother of God," holding the Child Jesus.

The Archangels Michael and Gabriel, hovering in the upper corners, hold the instruments of the Passion- St. Michael (in the left corner) holds the spear, the wine-soaked sponge, and the crown of thorns, and St. Gabriel (in the right corner) holds the cross and the nails. The intent of the artist was to portray the Child Jesus contemplating the vision of His future Passion. The anguish He feels is shown by the loss of one of His sandals. Nevertheless, the icon also conveys the triumph of Christ over sin and death, symbolized by the golden background (a sign of the glory of the resurrection) and the manner in which the angels hold the instruments, i.e. like trophies gathered up from Calvary on Easter morning.

In a very beautiful way, the Child Jesus grasps the hand of the Blessed Mother. He seeks comfort from His mother, as He sees the instruments of His passion. The position of Mary's hands- both holding the Child Jesus (who seems like a small adult) and presenting Him to us- convey the reality of our Lord's incarnation, that He is the true God who became also true man. In iconography, Mary here is represented as the Hodighitria, the one who guides us to the Redeemer. She also is our Help, who intercedes on our behalf with her Son.

Archbishop’s Charities and Development Drive 2019

ABCD UPDATE: Our parish is short $8,900.63 to meet our goal of $104,000.00.

Thank you to all our parishioners who responded so far to this appeal. If you haven’t made your gift as yet, there is still time for you to help us make our goal.

“If you confess that Jesus is Lord and believe that God raised him from death, you will be saved. For it is by our faith that we are put right with God; It is by our confession that we are saved”

(Romans 10 vs.9)

Second Collection

The Archbishop of Miami has asked for the proceeds of the second collection today to assist the Catholic Archdiocese of Nassau in its efforts to continue to serve its people and to rebuild after Hurricane Dorian.

Thank you for your support.

Office Hours

  • Monday & Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 8:30am to 7:00pm.

Please note: The 8:00am & 5:30pm Mass, and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is now in the Church. The Holy Hour: 2:30pm to 3:30pm is in the Chapel.

In the event of a Hurricane

Miami Beach is under evacuation, the Guidelines of the Archdiocese of Miami are: No Masses or parish activities will take place until the evacuation order is lifted.

Catechetical Sunday

Today September 15th is Catechetical Sunday and the commissioning of all Catechist during the 10:00am Mass.

We are seeking Catechists for the upcoming year 2019-2020. We offer training. To register please visit the Parish Office.

Feast of Our Lady of Coromoto

The feast of our Lady of Coromoto will take place during the 12:30pm Spanish Mass, today.

Parents Orientation

Sunday September 15th, at 11:15am in the Parish Hall.

Classes begin on Sunday September 22nd at 11:15am in the Parish Hall. All children must be registered before this date.

Prayer Service in lieu

Please note that on Tuesday, September 17th, we will have a Prayer Service in lieu of the 7:00pm Mass and also on Wednesday, September 18th in lieu of the 5:30pm Mass due to the Priests Convocation.

Altar Serving Training and Refresher Training for existing servers

Saturday, September 21st from 10:00am to 11:30am in the Church.

Horizontes de Cristiandad Ministry

Saturday, September 21st, at 11:30am in the Parish Hall.

Stewardship Council Meet

Upcoming Stewardship Council Meet on Wednesday, September 25th, at 7:00pm in the Parish Office.

St. Joseph Church Adoption Program

This month your spiritually adopted child celebrated its sixth month of life in the womb!

The baby’s nervous system is developed enough so that only the part of the body that’s been touched will recoil from touch. Please continue to pray for the life of this child and for his Mother.

Save the Date!

World renowned speaker and author Christopher West, along with musician, Mike Mangione are coming to our parish with an event called Made For More: Visions Of The Promised Land.

Don’t miss this awesome and inspiring event on Wednesday, October 2nd, at 6:00pm.

Go to www.corproject.com/miaminorth for tickets.

Religious Education

Registration has begun for the new program year. Classes are available for grades K-12. Two years of instructions are required to receive the Sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation. Pick up your registration today in the Parish Office.

R.C.I.A.

The Rite for Christian Initiation for Adults, registration for the new class year is now available in the Parish Office, for adults who want to complete their sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and First Holy Communion.

Classes begin Sunday September 22nd in Spanish and Monday September 23rd in English, all registration must be completed by then.

St. Joseph Festival of the Americas and Ministry Fair

Sunday, October 20th from 11:00am to 3:00pm.

Countries represented: Philippines, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Mexico, Nicaragua, Honduras, Colombia, Argentina, Venezuela, Cuba, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. We will have music and dance performances from Philippines, Mexico, Peru, Cuba, Latin Musical group, and more….Join your parish family.

Pilgrimage in Spanish

St. Joseph Catholic Church Pilgrimage in Spanish from the 20th to the 30th of September 2019 with the Spiritual Direction of Fr. Adonis Gonzalez.

For more information please contact the Parish Office or Daniel Fedro at (305) 510-9300.

Pilgrimage to Italy

You are invited to join Archbishop Thomas Wenski on his Ad Limina Pilgrimage to Italy on February 8th to the 15th, 2020.

For more information please call Pilgrimages by Corporate Travel at 1-866-468-1420.

Diocesan News

Join us for “A Catholic Conversation about Advance Healthcare Planning” with Dr. Rose M. Allen, from Baptist Health South Florida, September 21st in Nativity Church. Admission is free, registration is required, contact respectlife@theadom.org or 954-981-2922 for more information.

By giving in support of the kingdom of God, we reorient our lives to God as the center of our lives. Support the Archdiocese of Miami by making a gift today www.isupportabcd.org.

Have lower CD rates really cut into your income? Find out how a charitable gift annuity can increase your income and give you a tax deduction. Contact the rectory or call the Office of Planned Giving at (305) 762-1110.

“Everything I have is yours.” (Luke 15:31)

We can hear God speaking to us today in the words of the father to his elder son: “You are with me always and everything I have is yours.” What is my response to such remarkable generosity? Our Heavenly Father gives us everything, including the chance to share in His eternal kingdom. Yet, like the Prodigal Son we are often lured away by the materialism of our society. Do I give joyfully and generously as God gives to me or do I turn my back on all that God offers in exchange for a material wealth that has no lasting value?

Renewing the Emmaus Walk

  • Sunday: September 22nd
  • Time, 5pm: Confessions
  • Place: Mercy Hospital, South Shore by the Bay
  • Parking: Complimentary /Gratis

RSVP/Reservaciones: (305) 285-2716 or www.mercymiami.com

Welcome

Welcome Sunday to our new parishioners by our Pastor Father Sosa, today September 15th during the 8:30am and 10:00am Mass.

To the Heights!

A Middle school conference with special Michael Gormley and author Matt Fradd on October 12th, from 1:00 - 9:00pm at Archbishop McCarthy High School, SW Ranches.

Bereavement Camp

Join Camp Erin South Florida at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park for a free Bereavement Camp for youth ages 6-17 grieving the death of a significant person in their lives, October 18-20.

Call Gian Carla at 954-944-2709 for more information.

Wedding Anniversary Mass

Archdiocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass for couples married in the Catholic Church celebrating during 2020 their 1st, 25th, 50th or 50th plus wedding anniversary. On January 25th, 2020, at 4:00pm there will be photos taken with Archbishop Wenski, and the Mass will be at 5:30pm at St. Mary Cathedral in Miami.

PARISH FINANCES

June 2019

Collections: $25,598.16

Expenses
Building Repairs: $ 2,346.86
Utilities: $ 6,547.80
General Assessment: $ 3,482.44
Prop. Liability: $ 6,148.32
Salaries: $ 29,936.89
Totals: $48,462.31

St. Vincent de Paul Society

The Second Collection Today provides funds for our St. Vincent de Paul Program, to assist those in need. Thank you. Our Parishioners who need financial assistance are welcome to apply on Fridays ONLY at 2:00pm in the Parish Office.

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