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This Week

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.

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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“For it is by God’s grace that you have been saved through faith. It is not the result of your own efforts, but God’s gift, so that no one can boast about it”

EPHESIANS 2, VS. 8-9

2017 Archbishop’s Charity and Development Drive (ABCD) Begins

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One in Faith, One in Hope, One in Charity

Understanding that we are made in the image and likeness of God can help us to understand why God put into the humanity of every man and woman the vocation – and thus the capacity and the responsibility – of love and communion. To live out this vocation requires a growth in virtue that leads us to make gifts of ourselves to God and to others. Your faithful and generous participation in the ABCD flows from God’s many blessings to you and to those you hold dear. Next weekend is the 2017 ABCD Commitment weekend. The ABCD supports all of the vital ministries and programs throughout the Archdiocese of Miami, and it is our one opportunity during the year to support all the people of God beyond the boundary of our own parish.

Please prayerfully consider supporting the ABCD. Your gift directly helps our parish to pay its share of the important work of the archdiocese. Let us strive for 100% participation: not equal gifts, but equal sacrifice!

We invite you to join us to be One in Faith, One in Hope and One in Charity.

Funds to reduce your parish debt

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

Great Sponsorship Opportunity

Our parish will be celebrating 75 years as a Community (1942-2017).

We will be publishing a Booklet with all our planned activities. Don’t miss this opportunity to advertise your company or your family in this commemoration booklet. Please contact the parish office for more information.

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.

Do you know that Sex Trafficking is happening in plain sight in our city?

1.5 million children in the U.S. are lured into the trafficking industry.

Please join us on Saturday, January 21st at 11:00am in the Parish Hall for an informative workshop.

Help Stop Human Trafficking!

Upcoming Feasts

Thursday, February 2nd, is the Presentation of the Lord and World Day for Consecrated Life, candles will be blessed at all the Masses.

Feast of St. Blaize, Friday, February 3rd, the traditional blessing of the throats will take place at all the Masses, 8:00am & 5:30pm.

Parish envelope system

If you use the parish envelope system, Please call the parish office if you need a year end tax statement for your contributions.

V Encuentro for Hispanic/Latino Ministry

During the upcoming year, parishes, schools, movements, ministries and other groups will be engaging in the V Encuentro for Hispanic/Latino Ministry: Come and learn all about it and how you can participate.

Please call the parish office for more information.

Wedding Anniversaries in 2017

Wedding Anniversary Mass for couples married in the Catholic Church celebrating their first, twenty-fifth fiftieth and plus, wedding anniversaries in 2017 will take place on February 11th, Photo Shoot at 4pm with Archbishop Wenski and Mass at 5:30pm in St. Mary Cathedral, 7525 NW 2nd Ave., in Miami.

To register: please contact your parish office.

Imagine a gift that gives forever

That is what happens with an endowment. What you give today will strengthen our parish family by providing perpetual financial support.

For more information on how to leave a legacy, contact the rectory or call the Office of Planned Giving at (305) 762-1110.

75th Anniversary Celebrations - 1942 -2017

Wednesday, February 1st.
Solemn Vespers at 7:30pm: “In Thanksgiving for our Legacy”
Presider: Archbishop Emeritus John C. Favalora, D.D.
( A Reception will follow)

Sunday, February 12th at 11:00am.
One Outdoor Eucharistic Celebration for the Entire Parish
"In Hope for our Future Growth in the Lord"
Presider: Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski, D.D.
Archbishop of Miami

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

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

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PARISH FINANCES

October 2016

Expenses
Building Repairs: $ 1,000.45
Utilities: $ 4,739.15
General Assessment: $ 3,552.22
Prop. Liability: $ 6,030.21
Bank Loan: $ 7,099.81
Salaries & Benefits: $ 28,725.50

Collections : $ 26,255.50

Totals : $51,146.31

Deficit : $ 24,890.81

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