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.
“Those who hope in the Lord, renew their strength”
Date Night for Married Couples
On Friday, November 7th, we will be offering our married couples a special marriage formation night where we will explore The 5 Love Languages with guest Speaker Chris Codden, Director of Marriage and Family at the Diocese of St Cloud in Minnesota. The speaker is in town for a Saturday presentation so we have taken the opportunity to add this extra event for married couples, even at this rather late time. Please share the information however you are able to do so.
The night will offer lots of great information as well as interactive exercises over a Pizza Dinner in a fun `Date Night´ setting. Cost is just $15 per couple which will include dinner for two as well as a copy of the book The 5 Love Languages for the couples to take home with them!
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 on Sunday
Coffee and Donuts
Please support our fundraising efforts by joining us for Coffee and Donuts served by the members of our various groups in the Parish hall after the Masses on Sundays.
Raffle tickets are available
outside the Church
after the 10:30am Mass this weekend for the
Women’s Club Thanksgiving Basket,
6 Tickets for $5.00.
If you are not in you can’t win.
We Wish To Thank Goya Foods of Miami
We wish to thank Goya Foods of Miami for their generous donation of foodstuffs to the St. Vincent de Paul society for their weekly distribution to the needy of our parish.
There is still an opportunity to join one of the small communities of prayer.
Please complete a form in the church or call Adam at (786) 348-5469.
We Now Have an Intern in the Parish Office
In order to meet the needs of our parishioners, Jasmine, our intern from Barry University is in the parish office on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9am to 12 noon and on Saturdays during our St. Vincent de Paul food program in the parish hall to assist our parishioners.
If you know of someone who may need Jasmine’s assistance please ask them to call the parish office.
All Souls Novena
The All Souls Novena begins at the 8:30am Mass Sunday. The envelopes will remain on the altar for all nine days of the novena.
Mural of the Faithful Departed
We invite you to submit a photograph of your loved one to be placed in our mural as a remembrance of the season.
Candles will be available for purchase, please call the parish office for more information.
Knowing our Catholic Identity and Teaching The Faith
Knowing our Catholic Identity and Teaching The Faith, will be a talk given by Sister Rose Monique on Tuesday, November 4th at 7pm in the Parish Hall. Contact Omar Rodriguez DRE if you have any questions relating to this event.
Spanish: Wednesday, November 5th at 7:30pm in the Church.
English: Monday, November 10th 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.
Emmaus Men's Retreat (Coming Soon)
Spanish: November 7th-9th.
English: January 16-18, 2015.
Please stop by the rectory to complete an
application or call Adam at (786) 348-5469.
Spanish Night of Healing and Praise
Friday, November 7th at 7:30pm.
Annual Health Fair
Free Screenings, don’t miss our Annual Health fair event on Sunday, November 9th, 9:30am to 3pm. There will be blood pressure, vision balance and memory screenings and much more. See you there!
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.
Gala invitations will be mailed out soon to all our parishioners, please call the parish office if you do not receive yours.
Spirit of TAIZE (Multilingual)
Songs and Prayers in the Spirit of TAIZE (multilingual)
Friday, November 21st at 7:30pm.
Mass of Thanksgiving
A Mass of Thanksgiving will take place at 10am on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, November 27th. This is the only Mass that day.
Mass book for 2015
The Mass book for 2015 will open for intentions on Tuesday, December 2nd. The donation per intention is $15.00.
Collection of October 26th
Debt. Reduction: $1,185.00
Thank you for your generosity.
Gifts of stock avoid capital gains tax! If you own appreciated stock, you may wish to consider giving the stock to the parish rather than cash. You are able to deduct the full value of the stock, avoid capital gains tax and make a substantial gift to the parish. For more information, contact the Rectory or the Office of Planned Giving at (305) 762-1110.