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Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, May 29, 2016

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.

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“We know that all things work for good for those who love God”

Romans 8 vs.28

ABCD: Give and You Shall Receive

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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.

Memorial Day

Monday, May 30th: Please remember with respect and gratitude, all those who died in their country’s service.

There will be NO 5:30pm Mass. The parish office will be closed.

Novena to St. Anthony

Beginning on June 1st for 13 days, our Brazilian Community will conduct a Novena to St. Anthony in Portuguese at 5:00pm in the Church.

Life Saving Help in a Life Changing Way

The Youth ministry of St Joseph will be collecting baby Items during the month of May. These items will be taken to the pro-life center Heartbeat of Miami Pregnancy Help Medical Clinic.

Since 2007, these clinics have been providing “Life Saving Help in a Life Changing Way” to women and couples with an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy, all of their services are Free and Confidential.

Summer Program

We are so excited as we take off on our LIMITLESS journey with our youth this Summer, it will be like no other, however, we need your support, many of the youth come from low income families and they cannot afford the required donation to register.

The cost for each child is $50.00 for the active members.

$90.00 for new members, the program is 8 weeks.

Whatever you can contribute is priceless and is an investment in the future of our youth.

Emmaus Retreats

Men in Spanish, June 3rd to 5th.

Women in Spanish, July 22nd to 24th.

Men in English, November 4th to 6th.

Call the Parish office for registration.

The power of prayer!

No RIVER can overtake it. No WHIRLWIND goes faster. No ARMY can defeat it. No LAW can stop it. No DISTANCE can slow it. No FORCE on earth is more powerful or effective than "THE POWER OF PRAYER!"

Join us for a six-week series on the Impact of Prayer in your life beginning Sunday, June 5th from 9:30am to 10:30am in the Chapel. What a difference prayer will make in your life.

Attention all Ushers, Festival Volunteers, Catechists, Eucharistic Ministers, Ministry Leaders and those who visit the sick

Wednesday, June 8th we will be hosting a Fingerprint Session in the parish office from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. On the same day at 6:30pm we will have a Virtus Workshop in Spanish in the Parish Hall. Please register online for both sessions, information is available at the Parish Office. When you register for the Fingerprinting session, please call the parish office afterwards to set up your appointment.

Please bring a valid photo ID and a secondary form of ID.

Book Club News: “The Name of God is Mercy”

We are now creating a group to read and share Pope Francis’s Book on Mercy. Sign up now! Limited Space Available. There will be a session in both English and Spanish.

Proposed night: Wednesdays at 7:00pm.

For more information contact Adam at 305-866-6567.

Faith Formation Classes

You may pre-register your child any day during the week at the parish office. This is the time to close out any balances due.

See you in September.

P.A.C.T. Justice Ministry

Participants in this ministry are committed to raise the consciousness of parishioners to the needs of the weakest among us in accord to the Social Doctrine of the Church.

By working with solid, local, ecumenical organizations such as DART and PACT (People Acting for Community Together) they hope to foster an environment where true justice and peace will prevail over the injustices that sometimes surface in society today.

PARISH FINANCES

March 2016

Expenses
Building Repairs: $ 318.50
Utilities: $ 4,859.87
General Assessment: $ 3,552.22
Prop. Liability: $ 6,209.70
Bank Loan: $ 7,099.81
Salaries & Benefits: $ 30,147.78

Collections : $ 33,872.00

Totals : $ 52,187.88

Deficit : $ 18,315.88

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