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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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“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)

ABCD - One in Faith, One in Hope, One in Charity

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We are the Archdiocese of Miami, Modeling our lives after Jesus’ example of love, we are able to multiply the good in the world. Being Catholic is not just a title, not something to do or a place to go; it is the essence of who we are. Jesus Christ is the common thread that binds us all our parents and grandparents, our children and grandchildren, you, me and each one of us.

We embody every race and ethnicity, old and young, men and women, poor and rich. From Key West to North Broward, with more than 1.3 million in our family, we are united in Him. The Archdiocese of Miami, through the Archbishop’s Charities and Development Drive (ABCD), opens the door for us all to unite as one community of believers to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ and bring hope to those in need.

Let us, I…You… We…, unite in support of the ABCD.

Second collection

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

Coffee & Donuts

Please support our fundraising efforts by joining us for coffee & donuts served by the members of our various groups in the Parish hall after the Masses on Sundays.

Valentine’s Day Dinner & Dance

Valentine’s Day Dinner & Dance,
Saturday, February 14th at 7pm in the Parish Hall.

Entrance tickets are $10.00 per person,
food from the finest restaurants will be available for purchase.
Tickets are on sale after all the Masses this weekend.

State of the Union

A meeting for all Pastoral Ministers and Parish Volunteers for a “State of the Union” address by our Pastor, Fr. Juan J. Sosa will take place on Thursday, January 29th, at 7pm in the Parish Hall. See you there!

Prison Ministry

The first training session for Prison Visiting is on January 31st. Please sign up with your email at the Welcome Table to find out more information.

Baptism Classes

Spanish: Wednesday, February 4th at 7:30pm in the Church.

English: Monday, February 9th at 7:00pm.

Please register in the parish office, there is a $15.00 fee if the baptism is not taking place here.

Spirit of TAIZE (Multilingual)

Songs and Prayers in the Spirit of TAIZE (multilingual)
Friday, February 13th at 7:30pm.

Why Catholic?

Season 2 of Community Faith Sharing is about ready to begin. We will continue our theme on prayer. Join one of the Parish Small Community of Prayer and Faith Sharing.

Sign up weekend will take place on February 7th & 8th after each Mass. For more information please contact Adam Irizarry or your ministry leader.

Vocation Chalice

We encourage all our parishioners to sign up, to receive the Vocation Chalice and continue to pray for vocations to the priesthood, religious life and amongst the laity.

Thank you to the following parishioners who received the Chalice in December:
Hermanas Peralta, Pepino Ferolito,
Clarisa &
Philippe Carlier,
Aida Santana,
Yunda Galvez, Nikki Carrano,
Mary Grimaldo, Jose Luiz Rodriguez,
Lucia Serna, Gaby Baglietto and
The Lopez, Berg and Gutierrez families.

Spanish Prayer Group

Our Spanish Prayer Group meets on Thursdays at 7:30pm.

Year End Tax Statement

Please call the parish office if you need a year end tax statement for your contributions made by your parish envelopes or by credit card.

Celebrating Anniversaries

Our Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski and the Office of Marriage and Family Life invite all couples in the Archdiocese of Miami celebrating their 25th or 50th or above Wedding Anniversaries in 2015 to join us for a special Mass on Saturday, February 14th at 5:30pm at St. Mary’s Cathedral. There will be a photo session with Archbishop Wenski starting at 4pm before the Mass.

Certificates will be distributed after Mass. To register to participate, please contact your parish directly by February 3rd, 2015.

Annual Taste of St. Joseph Festival

Our Annual Taste of St. Joseph Festival
will take place on Sunday, March 15th.

Tickets will soon be available for our Raffle that takes place during the festival. If you are not in you can’t win. Tables are available for rent on the day of the festival, please call the parish office for more information.

Planned Giving Bulletin Announcements

God has given us everything - life, health, family and wealth.

Is the legacy of your life one of gratitude for your many blessings?
Contact the rectory or call the office of Planned Giving at (305) 762-1110 for more information.

PARISH FINANCES

November 2014

Expenses :
Building Repairs: $2,602.81
Utilities: $4,880.98
Archdiocese General Assessment : $3,142.65
Prop. Liability : $7,238.75
Bank Loan : $7,099.81

Collections : $22,239.00
Totals : $24,965.00
Deficit : $2,726.00

*Does not include Salaries or benefits.

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