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We are a Why Catholic Parish!

Though they have a strong service-outreach charism, the Small Faith Communities are not totally outreach oriented. One of the greatest gifts an SFC can give its members is community and a place to pray, share their faith, and find the grace and strength needed in their own faith journey.

A primary tenet in the gathering of an SFC is prayer and reflection. Many groups focus on the Sunday readings or scriptural resources. Over time, this faith sharing brings about an understanding that Church can be experienced in ways besides the Sunday liturgy. Many times the need for adult faith formation will lead to classes for the entire parish. In the past several years, lectio divina has become part of many SFC’s. This form of prayer allows a deep and reflective experience that, balanced with faith-centered actions, is perfect for an SFC.

New SFC’s can be created by specific interest groups like the weekly rosary guild that formed into an SFC, retaining its devotion to Our Lady but also taking on the ministry of helping young mothers in the parish and doing prolife outreach. One Samoan community formed several SFC’s that gave inactive Samoan Catholics an avenue of return to the Church and an opportunity to share their traditions.

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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“Salvation is to be found through Him alone, in all the world there is no one else whom God has given who can save us”

(Acts of the Apostles ch. 4 vs. 12-13)

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St. Vincent de Paul Society

The monthly collection of our St. Vincent de Paul Society, to fund the ministry of feeding the needy of our parish on Saturdays, will take place Today.

Labor Day

In observation of
Labor Day,
Monday, September 1st,
there will be NO 5:30pm Mass and the parish office will be closed.

Please pray that all nations and states ensure fair labor laws, safe working conditions, and just pay for workers.

Emmaus in English is here!

The meeting will be on Tuesday, September 2nd, at 7pm in the school library. For more information, please call Adam at 786-348-5469.

Baptism Classes

English: Monday, September 8th, at 7pm in the chapel.

Spanish: Wednesday, September 3rd, at 7:30pm in the church.

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.

Alabanza

Grand Spanish Concert "Alabanza"
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 and
decorations for the event are sponsored by Mary Kay, 786-523-6243.

Tickets are available from the Parish Office, $15.00 per person.
For more information please call Aida 786-624-0286.

Missionary Cooperative Plan of the Archdiocese of Miami

On the weekend of September 7th, We will have Fr. Joseph Kottayil, representing the Diocese of Changanacherry, to share missionary experiences, successes and challenges in building up the Kingdom of God and serving those in need.

The Feast of Our Lady of Charity

The Feast of Our Lady of Charity
will be celebrated in our parish on
September 7th, during the 12:30pm Mass.

Spirit of TAIZE (Multilingual)

Songs and Prayers in the Spirit of TAIZE (multilingual)
Friday, September 12th, 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.This year we will have Seminarians in our Monday program.

For Adults: if you are not baptized or have not completed the Sacrament of Initiation, please fill in an application form available on our Welcome Table, in order to be interviewed before you begin your preparation.

Emmaus Women’s Retreat #9

In Spanish will take place September 19th - 21st.

For more information, please contact the coordinators, Yolanda Garay at 786-352-5645, Graciela 786-487-0748, Rocio 786-468-0748 & Elsa 305-861-0715.

Annual Parish Assembly

Join us on Saturday, October 4th for our Annual Parish Assembly in the Parish Hall.

Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

The Traditional blessing of domestic pets,
In honor of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi,
will be on Sunday, October 5th, at 12:15pm,
by the Grotto of the Blessed Mother.

Celebration of America

Sunday, October 12th, We will be hosting our parish festival, Celebration of America, in the Parish Hall.

Free Screenings

Free Screenings, don’t miss our Annual Health fair event on Sunday, November 9th.

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 149
8:30am 140
10:30am 323
12:30pm 435
6:00pm 328
Total 1375

Collection of August 24th
First:
$5,691.50
Debt. Reduction: $1,159.00
Thank you for your generosity.

Stewardship

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

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