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.
“Come to me, all you who labour and are burdened, and I will give you rest”
ABCD - One in Faith, One in Hope, One in Charity
Thank you to all those who have already made their pledge, so far we have received $120,106.00, which is in excess of our goal of $98,600.00. Pledges have to be paid in full by December 2015.
First Sunday of Advent
"Prepare a way for the Lord, make straight his paths" (Mark 1:3)
Funds to reduce your parish debt
Today, The second collection provides funds to reduce your parish debt. Please give generously.
Parishioners are invited to Donate a gift
Advent is starting and plans are on the way for the annual visit to the Treasure Isle Nursing Home. Our Young Adult group, under the direction of Gustavo Mejia, will be spearheading the collection and distribution of the gifts this year. Parishioners are invited to donate a gift, suggested unwrapped gifts are: items for personal hygiene, socks, blankets, stuffed animals, cologne, etc. Please no candy or clothes.
Thank you for your consideration in making someone happy during this very special time.
Mass book for 2016
Open for intentions on Tuesday, December 1st.
The donation per intention is $15.00.
Emmaus Scheduled Retreats
In Spanish for Women on December 4th - 6th.
Please call the parish office for more information.
Special day of Recollection in Spanish
Join Fr. Juan J. Sosa, our Pastor on Saturday, December 5th from 9:00am to 3:00pm for a special day of Recollection, in Spanish, for the families of our parish as a response to Pope Francis’ invitation to strengthen our families.
We now have Gluten Free Hosts available, please let the priest know before Mass if you need a gluten free host to be consecrated for you.
Our International Cookbook is on sale for a donation of $20.00.
The proceeds will go to assist the Parish. They make great Christmas Gifts! Get yours today and savor the recipes of our great parishioners.
CLOW Ministry (Children’s liturgy of the Word)
Bilingual Volunteers are needed for our CLOW Ministry (Children’s liturgy of the Word) taking place during the 10:30am & 12:30pm Masses.
Please contact Gypsy Lodos at 786-488-3483.
Annual Taste of St. Joseph Festival
Next year our festival will take place in March 2016.
Soon, we will have raffle tickets for sale, they will make great gifts for family and friends.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Tuesday, December 8th is the feast of the Immaculate Conception, a holyday of obligation.
Masses will be at:
8:00am & 5:30pm in English.
7:00pm in Spanish.
Retirement Fund for Religious December 13th
Aging Religious need your help. Senior Catholic sisters, brothers and religious order priests have spent their lives ministering to others, often for little, if any, pay. Their sacrifices now leave their religious communities without adequate savings for retirement and eldercare.
Please give to those who have given a lifetime.
Anointing of the Sick
You are invited!!
Parish Penitential Service and Anointing of the Sick on Tuesday, December 22nd at 7:30pm in the Church, an opportunity for healing and renewal.
New Justice Ministry
People Acting for Community Together, Inc. (PACT) unites, organizes and trains leaders from diverse congregations, schools and community groups to build a powerful community voice.
If you would like to be involved in this new ministry at St. Joseph’s please call the Parish Office.
|Building Repairs:||$ 781.41|
|General Assessment :||$ 3,495.89|
|Prop. Liability :||$ 6,209.70|
|Bank Loan :||$ 7,099.81|
|Salaries & Benefits :||$ 31,314.05|
Collections : $19,341.50
Totals : $54,626.45
Deficit : $35,284.95