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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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“I will bless those who bless you”

Genesis 12:3

2014 ABCD

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Second Collection

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

St. John Paul II Statue

Congratulations to the owner of ticket #39, who was the winner of the St. John Paul II statue, in the recent fundraising raffle of our Youth Group Ministry.

Vocation Chalice

Please sign up at the Welcome Table to receive the Vocation Chalice to pray for vocations.

The following parishioners received the chalice in August:

Nelson & Ana Gutierrez, Juliana Tamame,
Clarisa & Phillipe Carlier, ucia Serna,
Xiomara Yanes, Christine Sivori,
Haydee & Luis Gomez, Elena Arias,
Yuliska Vazquez, Viviana Torrens,
Julia Carril and the Jerez, Urquizo Rioja,
Veronica Rivera, Cobo families.

Prison Ministry

If you are interested in getting involved with this new ministry, please fill in your information on the clipboard on the Welcome Table, or call the parish office for more information.

Religious Education Classes

Registration is in progress for our Religious Education Classes beginning :

Sunday : 11:20am,

Monday : 3:15pm.


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 have not received the Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion or Confirmation or if you were baptized in a Christian Church and you wish to join the Catholic Church, please fill in the application form inserted in the bulletin this week and return to the Parish Office by September 21st.

Baptism Classes in Spanish

Spanish: Wednesday, October 1st, at 7:30pm in the Church.

English: Monday, October 13th, at 7pm in the chapel.

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.

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.

A free will offering will be taken up for the benefit of Almost Home Dog Rescue & Rehab in Vermont that saves disabled dogs from Miami-Dade & Broward County who have been abandoned at the shelters.

Spirit of TAIZE (Multilingual)

Songs and Prayers in the Spirit of TAIZE (multilingual)
Friday, October 10th at 7:30pm in the Church.

Celebration of America

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

All are welcome.

Annual Health Fair

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.
Please contact the parish office for information on sponsorship and advertisement opportunities in our Gala booklet.

PARISH FINANCES

Mass Attendance
5:30pm 161
8:30am 140
10:30am 294
12:30pm 550
6:00pm 202
Total 1347

Collection of September 14th
First:
$5,352.00
Debt. Reduction: $362.00
Catholic University: $785.00
Thank you for your generosity.

Stewardship

Some gifts to St. Joseph Parish may actually pay you income. Discover the life income benefits of trusts and other charitable gifts. You and your family may save administration fees and save on taxes by considering a charitable gift. Contact the Rectory or the Office of Planned Giving at (305) 762-1110.

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