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We are a Why Catholic Parish!

In his 2013 apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis wrote, “Church institutions, basic communities and small communities, movements, and forms of association are a source of enrichment for the Church, raised up by the Spirit for evangelizing different areas and sectors. Frequently they bring a new evangelizing fervor and a new capacity for dialogue with the world whereby the Church is renewed. But it will prove beneficial for them not to lose contact with the rich reality of the local parish and to participate readily in the overall pastoral activity of the particular Church.”

Inspired by this model, today’s SFC’s define themselves as established communities of Catholics who gather regularly for the purpose of linking faith and life using the Word, sharing and actively living out their faith in involvement to the parish and the greater community. The name can vary - they can be called Small Christian Communities (SCC) or Home-based communities (HBC) - but the core identity is community. SFC members are finding a way to become responsible for their own spiritual growth.

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.

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“From the fullness of His grace we have all received one blessing after another”

John 1:16

2014 ABCD

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American Black and Indian Mission Collection

The American Black and Indian Mission Collection will take place Today.

Praise and Thank God

Kathryn-Joyce Thorn, a former student of St. Joseph School, will take her First Profession of religious Vows on Saturday, August 2nd.

Kathryn, now Sr. Dominic Marie of St. Michael, OP, is a member of the order of the Cloistered Dominican Nuns.

Let us praise and thank God for the gift of her vocation.

Vocation Chalice

We encourage all our parishioners to sign up at the Welcome Table to receive the Vocation Chalice and continue to pray for vocations to the priesthood, religious life and amongst the laity.

Thank you to the following parishioners who received the Chalice in June:
  • Clarisa & Phillip Carlier, Juanita Simonete, Claudia Heredia,
  • Ana & Nelson Gutierrez, Adriana Leal, Marysia & Frank Sellaro,
  • Juana Rondon, Tery Howard, Pat Collins, Lucia Serna, Rosa Loc,
  • Mario Pereira, Nikki Carrano, Silvia Acosta,
and the following families:
  • Garcia, Olgin & Raymond Kawajigashi

Why Catholic?

will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, July 23rd at 7pm in the Parish Hall. Parish Core Group, Team Leaders and guests are invited.

“Preparing for the Launch.”

Summer Camp at St. Joseph's

Summer Camp at St. Joseph's until August 16th for youth and young adult in separate groups. Don’t miss all this Summer fun.

For more information please call Gustavo Mejia, our youth minister at 786-477-9759. Please support their various fundraising activities.

Baptism Classes

English: Monday, August 11th at 7pm in the chapel.

Spanish: Wednesday, July 30th at 7:30pm in the Church.

Please register in the parish office, there is a $15.00 fee if the baptism is not taking place here.

Upcoming Biblical Formation

Saint Paul: Disciple & Missionary,
August 4th - 7th, from 7:30pm to 9:30pm in the Parish Hall.

Professors: Rev. Juan J. Sosa & Mr. Rogelio Zelada.
Register Today!!

Scripture Class

Thursday, Scripture Class at 6:30pm in the Parish Hall.

Your passport is your bible and your ticket is your desire to form a closer, more intimate relationship with Jesus by following in His footsteps to places of great significance in His life

Spirit of TAIZE (multilingual)

Experience a Candlelight Evening of Songs and Prayers in the Spirit of TAIZE (multilingual) on Friday, August 8th at 7:30pm in the Church.

Religious Education Classes

Registration is currently in progress for our Religious Education Classes beginning on Sunday, September 14th, after the 10:30am Mass.

A copy of your child’s baptismal certificate (if child is not baptized a copy of the birth certificate), plus the registration fee and any unpaid balance from last year, is required to register.

Teachers are needed for our Tuesday program, please call Omar Rodriguez at 786-371-3507.

Grand Spanish Concert “Alabanza”

Grand Spanish Concert
“Alabanza”
with Orlando Ponce, Tony Ruby & Duo Mystika
Friday, September 5th at 8pm in the Church.

Sponsored in part by Sazon Cuban Cuisine, 7305 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.
Tickets are available from the Parish Office, $15.00 per person.
For more information please call Aida 786-624-0286.

Save the date

St. Joseph III Annual Gala Banquet
Saturday, November 15th
at the Miami Beach Resort and Spa, on 4833 Collins Avenue
.

This year St. Joseph Church is recognizing Don & Mary Anne Shula for their commitment and dedication to the community.

PARISH FINANCES

Mass Attendance
5:30pm 138
8:30am 140
10:30am 321
12:30pm 307
6:00pm 300
Total 1,206

Collection of July 13th
First:
$5,581.00
Debt. Reduction: $1,185.00
Thank you for your generosity.

Stewardship

Planning for death is as natural for the Christian as planning for life. As stated in 1 Timothy 5:8,” if anyone does not take care of his own, and especially of his household; he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” Having a will is good stewardship. Take care of your family.

For more information on estate planning, contact the rectory or call the Office of Planned Giving at (305) 762-1110.

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