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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.

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They exchange the truth of God for a lie, they worship and serve what God has created instead of the Creator himself, who is to be praised forever, Amen.

Romans 1 vs.25

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World Mission Sunday

Today is World Mission Sunday, the second collection will be taken up to fund the works of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. This is an opportunity for Catholics to participate in the Missionary Activity of the Church through prayer and sacrifice. Envelopes are in the pews.

American Argentinian BBQ - Sunday, October 19th

Join the Men of Emmaus, (as they prepare for their upcoming retreat), starting with Breakfast and in the afternoon a great BBQ.

See you there!

International Day

Thank you to all those who participated in our International Day last Sunday, by volunteering their time, talent and treasure, the proceeds after all expenses was, $2,042.00.

Why Catholic?

There is still an opportunity to join one of the small communities of prayer.

Please complete a form in the church or call Adam at (786) 348-5469. The program will start this coming week. Many different schedules available.

We Now Have an Intern in the Parish Office

In order to meet the needs of our parishioners, Jasmine, our intern from Barry University is in the parish office on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9am to 12 noon and on Saturdays during our St. Vincent de Paul food program in the parish hall to assist our parishioners.

If you know of someone who may need Jasmine’s assistance please ask them to call the parish office.

All Saints Day

Saturday, November 1st is All Saints Day, Masses will be at 8am in English and 12noon in Spanish.

Workshop on Mission Outreach & Social Justice

Join us on Saturday, November 1st for a workshop on Mission Outreach & Social Justice presented by Teresita Gonzalez from the Archdiocese of Miami at 11am in the Parish Hall.

All Souls Novena

Begin at the 8:30am Mass on Sunday, November 2nd.

If you wish to have your loved one remembered in this novena, please use the special envelopes attached to the bulletin today, or on our Welcome Table. The envelopes will remain on the altar all nine days of the Novena.

Mural of the Faithful Departed

We invite you to submit a photograph of your loved one to be placed in our mural as a remembrance of the season.

Candles will be available for purchase, please call the parish office for more information.

Knowing our Catholic Identity and Teaching The Faith

Knowing our Catholic Identity and Teaching The Faith, will be a talk given by Sister Rose Monique on Tuesday, November 4th at 7pm in the Parish Hall. Contact Omar Rodriguez DRE if you have any questions relating to this event.

Baptism Classes

Spanish: Wednesday, November 5th at 7:30pm in the Church.

English: Monday, November 10th at 7pm in the chapel.

Please register in the parish office, or over the phone by credit card, there is a $15.00 fee if the baptism is not taking place here.

Emmaus Men's Retreat (Coming Soon)

Spanish: November 7-9th.

English: January 16-18, 2015.

Sign up now at the welcome table or call the rectory for more information.

Spanish Night of Healing and Praise,

Friday, November 7th at 7:30pm.

Annual Health Fair

Free Screenings, don’t miss our Annual Health fair event on Sunday, November 9th, 9:30am to 3pm. There will be blood pressure, vision balance and memory screenings and much more. See you there!

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. Please contact the parish office for information on sponsorship and advertisement opportunities in our Gala booklet.

Gala invitations will be mailed out soon to all our parishioners, please call the parish office if you do not receive yours.

Spirit of TAIZE (Multilingual)

Songs and Prayers in the Spirit of TAIZE (multilingual)
Friday, November 21st at 7:30pm.

Prison Ministry

If you are interested in getting involved with this new ministry, please fill out your information on the clipboard on the Welcome Table, or call the parish office for more information.

PARISH FINANCES

Mass Attendance
5:30pm 133
8:30am 120
10:30am 212
12:30pm 550
6:00pm 213
Total 1228

Collection of October 12th
First:
$5,081.00
Debt. Reduction: $1093.00
Thank you for your generosity.

Stewardship

Don’t give away your hard earned estate dollars through taxes and other administrative costs by not having a valid up to date will. Your will simply and legally provides a plan for distributing your hard-earned estate. Write one soon. For more information, contact the Rectory or the Office of Planned Giving at (305) 762-1110.

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