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.
“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: Give and You Shall Receive
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.
Congratulate to the service of the Altar
Our 10:30am Mass was pleasantly surprised this past Sunday when three new altar servers appeared.
Under the direction of our deacon-candidate John Ermer, we congratulate the following girls for their commitment to the service of the altar:
Religious Education News
Registration will close on October 14th for students for all classes of Religious Education. RCIA: registration for adult formation has begun. For those adults wishing to complete their Sacraments of initiation please register in the Parish Office.
We are seeking teachers for Religious Adult Formation Class (RCIA) in both English and Spanish. Please call the Parish office for more information.
Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
Continues on Mondays at 6:00pm in the Parish Hall, for 20 to 25 weeks. You must register prior to, by calling the Parish Office.
Pilgrimage to The Holy Land and Rome
Join us for our Parish Pilgrimage to The Holy Land and Rome will be from March 24 to April 6, 2017, as part of our 75th Anniversary Celebration next year.
Please all the parish office for more information.
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
All Souls Novena will begin at the 8:00am Mass on Wednesday, November 2nd and continue for 9 days. The special envelopes for the Novena will be available soon.
Fall Back, Daylight Saving Time Ends!!
Don’t forget to put your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday, November 5th.
Our Annual Health Fair event, on Sunday, November 6th, from 9:30am to 2:30pm, is hosted by Drake Torrado, of RX Home Health Services, taking place in the Parish Hall. Walgreens will be giving out flu shots, we also have free screenings of blood pressure, vision balance, memory and much more.
The One Blood Mobile will also be here encouraging our parishioners to give blood, the gift of life.
We are having a Christmas Bazaar on Sunday, November 20th from 9am to 2pm in the Parish Hall. If you would like to reserve a table to sell your treasures please call the Parish Office.
Our Emmaus Retreat in Spanish for men will be on the weekend of January 13-15, 2017. Please call the Parish office for more information.
Highlights from the recent Stewardship Meeting
On November 5th - 6th our stewardship process will begin with the Worship/Spiritual Life Ministry and the Faith Formation Ministry. On November 13th we will cover Christian Service Ministry and Parish Life Ministry. Leaders of these ministries will be present at all door exits recruiting and giving out information about these Ministries.
December 1st will be the retreat with Fr. Sosa, our pastor, for all those who signed up to join those Ministries.
The selection of the questions for our Parish Survey will need to be completed as soon as possible, along with all the steps needed to continue with the presentation on November 27th.
February 1st: Parish Assembly & Survey Results
February 12th: Plans are underway to have a major Mass, possibly in three different areas outdoor for about 1600 parishioners.
February 18th: Our Annual Valentine Dance.
April 27th: 75th Anniversary Gala.
Taize Prayer Service
Join us for the next Taize Prayer Service on Friday, November 11th, at 7:30pm in the Church. The group meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 8th, at 6:00pm.
|Building Repairs:||$ 525.10|
|General Assessment:||$ 3,552.22|
|Prop. Liability:||$ 6,030.21|
|Bank Loan:||$ 7,099.81|
|Salaries & Benefits:||$ 27,584.44|
Collections : $ 20,919.50
Totals : $ 50,610.64
Deficit : $ 29,691.14