This Week

Ascension of the Lord - May 16, 2021

Friday, March 6, 2020

Rev. Juan J. Sosa has written an important message for you this week. Visit to Pastor's Corner on this website.

Friday, January 29, 2021

  • Last day of Classes, May 23rd.

“Catholic Faith Explained”

Join us to learn about and discuss our Catholic Faith each Sunday, led by Dr. Nora Gonzalez, beginning Sunday, January 31 from 11:15 am to 12:15 pm via Zoom.

Register to receive your weekly Zoom link, by emailing your name to glodos@stjosephmiamibeach.com.

Friday, December 18, 2020

The second collection for this weekend provides funds to benefit Catholic Communications Campaign. Thank you for your generosity.

Your support for the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC) helps the CCC connect people to Christ and builds Catholic communities in the United States and around the world using the internet, television, radio, and print media. Half the funds we collect remain here in the Archdioceses of Miami to support local efforts. Be a part of this campaign to spread the Gospel message. Support the collection today!

To learn more, visit: www.usccb.org/ccc.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

The proclamation of the Year of St. Joseph by Pope Francis in December 2020 coincided with the 150th anniversary of the saint‟s proclamation as patron of the Universal Church by Blessed Pius IX on Dec. 8, 1870.

The 1870 proclamation, Quemadmodum Deus, Stated. BI. Pius IX‟s successor, Pope Leo XIII, went on to dedicate an encyclical letter to devotion to St. Joseph, Quamquam pluries.

“Joseph became the guardian, the administrator, and the legal defender of the divine house whose chief he was,” Leo XIII wrote in the encyclical published in 1889.

“If you want to be close to Christ, I repeat to you „Ite ad loseph‟: Go to Joseph!” said Ven. Pius XII in 1955 as he instituted the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, to be celebrated on May 1.

The new feast was intentionally placed on the calendar to counter communist May Day rallies. But this was not the first time that the Church had presented St. Joseph‟s example as an alternative path toward workers‟ dignity.

15 ways to gain an indulgence in the year of St. Joseph

  • Participate in a spiritual retreat for at least one day that includes a meditation on St. Joseph.
  • Pray for St. Joseph’s intercession for the unemployed that they might find dignifying work.
  • Recite the Litany of St. Joseph for persecuted Christians.
  • Entrust one’s daily work and activity to the protection of St. Joseph the Worker.
  • Follow St. Joseph’s example in performing a corporal work of mercy.
  • Perform one of the spiritual works of mercy.
  • Pray the Rosary together with one’s family in order that “all Christian families may be stimulated to recreate the same atmosphere of intimate communion, love and prayer that was the Holy Family.”
  • Engaged couples can also receive an indulgence from praying the rosary together.
  • Meditate for at least 30 minutes on the Lord’s Prayer.
  • Pray an approved prayer on St. Joseph Sunday.
  • Celebrate the feast of St. Joseph on March 19th with an act of piety.
  • Pray an approved prayer to St. Joseph on the 19th of any month.
  • Honor St. Joseph with an act of piety or approved prayer on a Wednesday.
  • Pray to St. Joseph on the Feast of the Holy Family on December 29th.
  • Celebrate the feast of St. Joseph the Worker on May 1st. with an act of piety or prayer.

Friday, March 19, 2021

There has been some confusion over the issue of vaccinations for COVID-19, especially since the introduction of the one shot Johnson and Johnson version. To help clarify please see below:

Note on the morality of using some anti-Covid-19 vaccines from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, 21 December 2020.

A note from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Which was approved by Pope Francis, states that due to the situation of the ongoing pandemic, “all vaccinations recognized as clinically safe and effective can be used in good conscience with the certain knowledge that the use of such vaccines does not constitute formal cooperation with the abortion from which the cells used in production of the vaccines derive.” The note addresses doubts and questions about the moral aspects of COVID-19 vaccines, including the responsibility of biomedical researchers and drug agencies, the morality of vaccination, vaccine access, and makes clear that these vaccines are not a legitimation of abortion. (Vatican News. 21 December 2020).

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

As we reopen our Church for the celebration of the Mass and Sacraments, we are committed to mitigating the risk of COVID-19 as much as possible by following the required guidelines:

Reopening Guidelines

  • We continue livestreaming our Sunday Mass through our Facebook & YouTube page.
  • Entrance to the Church will be only through the front main doors (hand sanitizer dispensers will be available).
  • The side doors will be used to exit only. The Church will be sanitized between services.
  • Worshipers are asked to PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS OF OUR USHERS AND STAFF, to seat “socially distanced”, 6 feet apart.
  • All worshipers will need to wear a face mask and to keep it on during Mass, removing it only to receive Holy Communion.
  • No physical contact during the during recitation of the Lord’s Prayer or during the Sign of Peace.
  • We have the projection screens with the PowerPoint presentation.
  • The sick or those with flu like symptoms, should stay at home. The frail elderly and those with underlying conditions and their caregivers are encouraged to stay at home. If you are fearful, stay home.
  • If you are homebound and need to receive a Sacrament, please call the Parish Office. Good judgement and reason should guide your decision as to when you should resume coming to Sunday Mass.

Good judgment and reason should guide your decision as to when you should resume coming to Sunday Mass.

Starting on May 1, 2021, the church will remain open after the 8:00 am Mass daily And will close after the last Mass of The day. The parish office is closed every Sunday.

Friday, February 14, 2020

ABCD 2021

One in Faith, One in Hope, One in Charity

Through your generous support, we serve hundreds of thousands of individual and families in our Archdiocese through outreach, formation, evangelization and worship. Thank you for mirroring the love of Christ through your generosity!

If you have made a pledge, thank you for your continued generosity to fulfill that pledge. If you have yet to make a gift, please consider making a gift to the ABCD today!

www.isupportabcd.org

Parish Goal: $111,354.03

Pledges so far: $ 81,276.00

Did you know?
Census data guide local decisionmakers in important community planning efforts, including where to build new roads, hospitals and schools. Participate in this year’s census and be counted!

Your parish still needs your weekly financial support to maintain the operations during and after this moment of extensive caution. We would like to thank our parishioners who have continued their donations, and encourage every parishioner to enroll in our automatic weekly contribution:

You can also mail your contribution on a weekly or monthly basis, or bring it to the Parish Office. We appreciate your understanding in not disrupting your regular weekly contribution to the parish, thank you for your support.