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.
“Happy are those whose wrongs are forgiven, whose sins are pardoned! Happy is the person whose sins the Lord will NOT keep account of!”
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.
The second collection TODAY will fund the Catholic Communication Campaign.
Many thanks to Noemi LaHoz
For her generous contribution towards our Mother’s Day event last Sunday. Congratulations to the following Raffle winners:
1st prize Terence Finnergan,
2nd prize Sagrario Flores,
3rd prize Elida Mangan,
4th prize Graciela Peralta,
5th prize Pilar de Toro,
6th prize Joaquin Garcia,
7th prize Elida Mangan.
Don’t be left out, get your tickets TODAY.
12 for $10.00.
Food tickets will be available for sale on Sunday, April 24th for this event.
Mother’s Day Novena
Begins today, Sunday, at the 8:30am Mass. The Novena will continue at the morning Mass for 9 days. If you would like to add your Mom to this Novena, please fill out the special envelopes and return to the Parish Office as soon as possible.
The next Taize Prayer Service will take place on Friday, May 13th at 7:30pm in the Church.
As we take off on our LIMITLESS journey with our youth this Summer, it will be like no other, in youth formation and activities, as we are starting to reap the benefits of the perseverance and commitment of our youth group.
We are so excited and we need your support because 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.
First Communion News
This Sacrament will be celebrated on Sunday, May 15th, at the 10:30am Mass.
A rehearsal for all candidates will be on May 14th at 11:00am.
The traditional May Crowning will take place during the First Communion Mass.
Mary’s Crown was donated in memory of Timothy Charles by his loving family.
Faith Formation Classes for children
Classes for children have come to an end. We want to thank all the parents and children for a successful year and look forward to next season, you may pre-register your child any day during the week at the parish offices.
This is the time to close out any balances due. See you in September.
Mark your Calendars! Sunday, May 15th is Pentecost Sunday.
Our Annual Valentine Dance and our Taste of St. Joseph Festival that took place in February and March, raised close to $17,000.00 for our parish.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this fundraising event.
Monday, May 30th: Please remember with respect and gratitude, all those who died in their country’s service.
There will be NO 5:30pm Mass.
The parish office will be closed.
Emmaus Scheduled Retreats
Men in Spanish, June 3rd to 5th.
Women in Spanish, July 22nd to 24th.
Men in English, November 4th to 6th.
Call the Parish office for registration.
|Building Repairs:||$ 318.50|
|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