This Week

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - August 8, 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.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

What does the Church say about the COVID-19 vaccine?

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (Vatican) the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops (FCCB) have stated that it is morally acceptable to use the COVID-19 vaccines.

Is there a moral obligation to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

Vaccination is voluntary. From an ethical point of view, the morality of vaccination depends not only on the duty to protect one's own health but also on our moral responsibility for the common good. In the absence of other means to stop or even prevent the epidemic, the common good recommends vaccination, especially to protect the most vulnerable in our society. In this way, being vaccinated safely against COVID-19 should be considered an act of love of our neighbor.

Is it true that there is a connection between some vaccines and abortion?

There are currently three COVID-19 vaccines approved for emergency use in the United States by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson. The cell lines used at various stages of development, production, and testing by these three drug companies originated from the embryonic cells of an unborn child following an abortion that took place several decades ago. These cell lines have been used for decades in the production of many pharmaceuticals in common use.

Is it morally acceptable to receive the COVID-19 vaccines?

If it were possible to choose among a variety of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, the vaccine with the least connection to abortion-derived fetal cell lines should be chosen. In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration has currently approved the use of vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson. Taking into consideration the gravity of the current pandemic, particularly here in Florida, and that there are currently no alternative vaccines in the U.S., it is morally acceptable to use these vaccines despite their remote connection to abortion-derived cell lines. Individuals can receive the vaccines in good conscience with certain knowledge that the use of such vaccines does not condone abortion nor promote future abortions.

Are the COVID-19 vaccines safe and effective?

The Church and her leaders are not and do not claim to be authorities on the safety and efficacy of the COVID19 vaccines. Such evaluation is the responsibility of biomedical researchers and drug agencies. People should rely on information from authoritative sources in the field of medicine and public health, such as the Food and Drug Administration and qualified health care professionals. The FDA affirms that the vaccines authorized for emergency use in the U.S. have met all the safety and efficacy standards required for such authorization.

For more information and resources: www.miamiarch.org, search word: vaccine

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Hours of operations Monday thru Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

FREE Lunch Monday thru Friday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm.

Free Activities: Tai Chi / Zumba /Yoga / English / Spanish / Bingo / Chorus / Flamenco / Arts & Crafts.

North Beach Senior Center operated by UNIDAD of Miami Beach - 7251 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, Fl. 33141. Phone: 305-867-0051.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

SAVE THE DATE: On August 21 at 11:00am in the Parish Hall, the Respect Life Ministry will host a workshop on “Catholic Directives/Living Will” with Dr. Ryan J. Brady - Bioethics professor and Rebecca Brady - Director of Respect Life office from the Archdiocese of Miami.

You will have an opportunity to complete your “Living Will”. Please call the parish office to register.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Respect Life Ministry Holy Hour to pray for the unborn will be held on Saturday, August 21 at 4:00 pm in the Chapel.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

The Sanctuary Lamp burns this week in loving memory of Conrado Garcia, with Eternal Love from Ramon + Tessie Sicam & Family

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

DONATE TO THOSE AFFECTED BY THE CHAMPLAIN TOWERS COLLAPSE

Click on "On-line Giving" link below and select Surfside Fund

Online Giving

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Is Jesus calling You?
Come share your faith with St. Joseph's children as a Faith Formation Leader. Training provided.

Email Gipsy glodos@stjosephmiamibeach.com

Friday, May 28, 2021

Pre-Registration for the 2021-2022 Religious Education Classes has begun.

If you would like to enroll your child(ren) in Religious Ed classes, please email Gipsy glodos@stjosephmiamibeach.com for information and Registration Form.

Friday, May 28, 2021

Would you like to have your own Missalette to follow along in the Mass?
The new Missalette from May 30 to November 27, 2021 is now available in the Gift Store. Suggested Donation is $5

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.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To you God entrusted his only Son; In you Mary placed her trust; with you Christ became man.

Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life. Obtain for us grace, mercy, and courage, and defend us from every evil. Amen

- Pope Francis Prayer on The Year of St. Joseph

Friday, February 14, 2020

The second collection for next weekend provides funds to benefit our St. Vincent De Paul Ministry. Thank you for your generosity.

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: $ 85, 816.00

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.