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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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"For everyone who asks receives and the one who seeks finds and to the one who knocks the door will be opened"

Matt 7:8

ABCD: Give and You Shall Receive

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Thank you to all who have already generously responded to this year's ABCD. Your support strengthens the ministries that serve our Archdiocese and allow the Church to form new disciples. As Scriptures remind us, Give and it shall be given to you. Your neighbor needs you. You are the answer to someone's prayers, and together, we are changing lives.

If you have yet to respond to this year's ABCD, please take a moment to reflect upon the many blessings the Lord has given you and how He is calling you to respond this incredibly important annual campaign.

Parish Goal $103,950.00.

Pledges so far $80,201.00.

Funds to reduce your parish debt

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

Opportunity to express our gratitude to our Pastor

We take this opportunity to express our gratitude to our Pastor Rev. J. Sosa, Parochial Vicar Rev. C. Cabrera, Rev. Mr. R. Pineda and our Coordinator of Faith Formation, Adam Irizarry, for their spiritual guidance at the recent Family Retreat held at our parish.

Additionally, we would like to thank all of the families that attended, for their participation in sharing their testimonies with other families in the community, so that their lives can be enriched with the joy and blessings of family life.

Don't miss our next Family Retreat which will be announced shortly. We hope to see you there!

Good News!

Why Catholic next session will begin on February 8th.

Bilingual Workshops

Upcoming bilingual workshop for all newly registered and current Eucharistic Ministers on February 8th at 7pm in the Church.

Ash Wednesday & Lent

Wednesday, February 10th is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent.

Ashes will be distributed at:

The 8:00am & 5:30pm Masses in English.

The 12 noon and 7:00pm Spanish Masses.

The Way of the Cross will take place at:

6:00pm in English.

7:00pm in Spanish all the Fridays in Lent.

Taize Prayer

The Taize Prayer Service will take place on Friday, February 12th at 7:30pm in the Chapel.

Parents of our Youth the Archdiocesan Program

The Archdiocesan Director of Youth Ministry, Ms. Rosemarie Banich will be coming to our Parish on February 19th at 7pm In the Parish Hall, to explain to the parents of our Youth the Archdiocesan Program that may assist them and their youngsters in their faith and in their family relationships.

Please, plan to attend.

St. Ignatius Spiritual Exercises

St. Ignatius Spiritual Exercises will begin soon in English.

Please call the Parish office for more information.

Annual Taste of St. Joseph Festival

The Raffle Ticket Booklet for the drawing to take place during our Annual Taste of St. Joseph Festival on March 6, 2016 is available.

They will make great gifts for family and friends, don't miss your chance to win one of our great prizes,

1st prize is $3000.00.

2nd prize is $1000.00

3rd prize is a $250.00 certificate for El Dorado.

You do not have to be Present at the Drawing to Win. Tables are available for rent on the day of the festival, please call our parish office for more information.

Registered Parishioners!!

If you need an End of the Year Donation Statement please call the parish office.

Blood Drive

Sunday, February 21st. Give the gift of life, give blood….

Life Line Screening

...And our Life Line Screening Event taking place on March 23rd. Please call 1-888-653-6441 for more information.

PARISH FINANCES

December 2015

Expenses
Building Repairs: $ 629.90
Utilities: $ 5,058.09
General Assessment : $ 3,495.89
Prop. Liability : $ 6,209.70
Bank Loan : $ 7,099.81
Salaries & Benefits : $ 34,622.50

Collections : $ 22,987.00

Totals : $ 57,115.89

Deficit : $34,128.89

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