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This Week

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Distributes bags of food to the needy on Saturdays from the Parish Hall at 9:30am. The second collection on the first weekend of every month helps to fund this program.

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. It is a four year program.

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“God indeed is my savior; I am confident and unafraid. My strength and my courage is the Lord, and he has been my savior.”

Isaiah 12 vs. 2

ABCD: Give and You Shall Receive

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Thank you to all those who have sent in their pledges, if you have not done so as yet, there is still time. So far we have surpassed our goal by approximately $3,000.00.

Parish Goal $103,950.00.

Pledges so far $107,556.00.

Funds to reduce your parish debt

The second collection TODAY provides funds to reduce your parish debt. Please give generously.

Stewardship Council

The meeting of our Stewardship Council will take place on Wednesday, September 28th at 7:00pm in the Parish Office.

Religious Education News

If you have not already registered your child, we are still taking registration for students for all classes of Religious Education. Registration will be closing soon. RCIA: registration for adult formation has begun. For those adults wishing to complete their Sacraments of initiation please register in the Parish Office.

Blessing of domestic pets

The traditional blessing of domestic pets, in honor of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, will be on Sunday, October 2nd at 12:15pm.

A Celebration of the Americas and Ministry Fair

Join us on Sunday, October 9th for our Parish Festival: A Celebration of the Americas and Ministry Fair in the Parish Hall after all the Masses.

Why Catholic

Sign up weekend will take place October 8th and 9th after all Masses.

Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

October 10th in the Parish Hall. Please register in the Parish Office.

Scripture Class

A study of the Old Testament Prophets is currently underway in our Scripture Class which is held every Thursday at 7:00pm in the School Library.

Also, our Sunday series on the Names of Jesus continues each week from 9:30am to 10:30am in the Chapel. These classes and series are offered as a free service and a means of deepening our relationship with Jesus.

For more information, please call 305-215-2995.

Flea Market

An all Parish Flea Market fundraiser will be held on October 16, from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Anyone interested in purchasing a table for this event, call Adam in the Parish Office.

All Saints Day

Tuesday, November 1st is All Saints Day. Vigil Mass will be at 5:30pm on Monday, October 31st. The Masses on Tuesday will be at 8:00am & 5:30pm in English and 7:00pm in Spanish.

All Souls Novena

Begin at the 8:00am Mass on Wednesday, November 2nd and continue for 9 days. Envelopes will remain on the Altar all nine days of the Novena.

Fall Back, Daylight Saving Time Ends!!

Don’t forget to put your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday, November 5th.

Free Screenings

Our Annual Health Fair event, Sunday, November 6th from 9:30am to 2:30pm, is hosted by Drake Torrado, of RX Home Health Services, takes place in the Parish Hall.

Featuring free screenings of blood pressure, vision balance, memory and much more.

Emmaus Men's Retreat

English will take place on the weekend of November 4th. If you would like to participate, please fill out the registration form on the welcome table.

PARISH FINANCES

July 2016

Expenses
Building Repairs: $ 664.55
Utilities: $ 6,089.40
General Assessment: $ 3,552.22
Prop. Liability: $ 6,030.21
Bank Loan: $ 7,099.81
Salaries & Benefits: $ 28,020.04

Collections : $ 25,644.00

Totals : $ 51,456.23

Deficit : $ 25,812.23

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