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.
"May the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit"
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.
Funds to reduce your parish debt
The second collection provides funds to reduce your parish debt. Please give generously.
Coffee & Donuts
Please support our fundraising efforts by joining us for coffee & donuts served by the members of our various groups in the Parish hall after the Masses on Sundays.
Visiting our Parish
Fr. Antonio Altarejos and Fr. Marcos Argelys will be visiting our parish for the month of August. This enables us to offer our 7pm Spanish Mass Monday through Friday beginning August 3rd.
Intentions are available for these Masses.
Theology of Saint John, the Apostle
The Gospel according to St. John, the community of the Beloved Disciple:
Monday through Thursday, July 27th to 30th, 7:30pm to 9:30pm in the Parish Hall. BIBLES REQUIRED!! Register to participate in these four days of growth in the knowledge of the theology of Saint John, the Apostle. Professors are Rev. John O'Grady and Mr. Rogelio Zelada.
Thank you to everyone who turned in their recipes for our International Cookbook.
Sponsorship Ads are still available at a cost of: full page $100, 1/2 page $50 and business card $35, the deadline to submit an ad is July 30th.
Meeting of our new Spanish Legion of Mary
Saturday, August 1st at 9:00am in the school library the first meeting of our new Spanish Legion of Mary, Santa Maria Estrella del Mar will take place, this replaces our English group that met on Mondays.
Spanish: Sunday, August 2nd at 11:00am in the Chapel.
English: Sunday, August 9th at 9:30am in the Chapel.
Please register in the parish office, there is a $15.00 fee if the baptism is not taking place here.
Why Catholic is here!
Our sessions are based on "What we believe" . In order to prepare for the upcoming sessions, a meeting has been set for Wednesday, August 5, 2015 in the Parish Hall, at 7:00pm.
We invite anyone interested in assisting as a "Team Leader". As a leader, you will be prepared to lead one of the small communities in Faith Sharing. Please notify Adam Irizarry, at the Rectory, to register for this meeting. Looking forward to seeing a great number of people.
Appointment with Deacon Roberto Pineda
Please call the parish office to schedule an appointment with Deacon Roberto Pineda, his office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30pm to 6:00pm.
Our Gift Shop is open for 30 minutes before and after the weekend Masses. If you would like to request a particular religious article to be sold in our store, please fill out the request sheet.
Annual Seminary Burse Collection
On the weekend of August 9th, the Annual Seminary Burse Collection will take place in our parish. This fund provides for the formation of those whom God is calling to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ.
This year St. John Vianney Seminary will have more than 80 seminarians discerning God's call and preparing to serve the Church.
Our Religious Education Office will re-open on August 15th. Catechists are needed please call Adam in the parish office.
A Baptismal Certificate is required in order to register your child for our classes, no exceptions. Also, any fees outstanding from the previous year must be paid up at the time of registration.
We will be hosting a Virtus Workshop for volunteers in the Parish Hall on Wednesday, September 2nd in English and Wednesday, September 9th in Spanish.
Please call the parish office for registration information.
Event of a Hurricane
In the event of a hurricane and Miami Beach is under evacuation we follow the Archdiocese of Miami's guidelines: NO MASSES OR PARISH ACTIVITIES will take place until the evacuation order is lifted.
|Building Repairs:||$ 5,435.44|
|Archdiocese General Assessment :||$ 3,495.89|
|Prop. Liability :||$ 7,238.75|
|Bank Loan :||$ 7,099.81|
|Salaries & Benefits :||$ 35,937.77|
Collections : $ 25,532.50
Totals :$ 63,440.72
Deficit : $ 37,908.22