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.
"Who made you superior to others? Didn't God give you everything you have? Well, then, how can you boast, as if what you have were not a gift?"
1 Corinthians 4:7
ABCD - One in Faith, One in Hope, One in Charity
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We need YOU.
|Pledges So Far||$82,411.00|
ABCD is our one opportunity during the year to reach out in support of all of the people of God beyond the boundary of our parish. Through the ABCD, we follow the example of Christ to serve our brothers and sisters here in the Archdiocese of Miami. Jesus Christ is the common thread that binds us all. We are one.
Thank you to all those who have already made their pledge to this. If you haven't done so as yet, please place your pledge envelope in the collection basket or return to the parish office.
Annual Collection for the Church
The Annual Collection for the Church in Latin America will take place on the weekend of March 8th.
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.
Family Service program
Representatives from Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Cemetery Family Service program are outside the Church today, to make available information to all parishioners on advance planning.
Annual Taste of St. Joseph Festival
Our Annual Taste of St. Joseph Festival
will take place on Sunday, March 15th.
Entrance fee is $1.00, includes a door prize (you must be present to win) Those of you who enjoyed our Valentine Dance, will have an opportunity to get out those dancing shoes again, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm will be a dancing time, sponsored by City National Bank, Dr. Marisa Messore, Dr. Nidia Iglesias and Acute Hearing Balance.
Raffle tickets are on sale after all the Masses this weekend.
Don't be left out, get yours today, great cash prizes. Tables are available for rent on the day of the festival, please call the parish office for more information.
Donations are needed of: Desserts, Waters & Sodas and Volunteers to setup and clean up, please call the parish office, 305-866-6567.
Sponsor one of our Beautiful Flower Centerpieces, designs by Sahid, it will be used on the tables the day of the Festival, and ready for pickup at 5pm. Book yours today by signing up on the ticket table or call the parish office, 305-866-6567.
Spirit of TAIZE (Multilingual)
Songs and Prayers in the Spirit of TAIZE (multilingual)
Friday, March 13th at 7:30pm.
Feast of St. Joseph
The feast of St. Joseph, our Patron Saint is Thursday, March 19th, the traditional Blessed Bread will be distributed.
Candles are available to sponsor in memory of a loved one, please call Esther at 305-710-8980.
The Novena to St. Joseph begins on March 11th
Sunday, March 15th at 10:30am
Opening of St. Joseph's" A Taste of St. Joseph"
Monday, March 16th at 7:30pm
Evening Prayer for those who suffer persecution and death.
Tuesday, March 17th at 7:00pm
Evening Mass and Lenten Talk in Spanish – Rev. Pedro M. Córces.
Wednesday, March 18th at 7:30pm
Evening Prayer and Lenten talk in English Seminarians from St. John Vianney College Seminary.
Thursday, March 19th
Solemnity of St. Joseph
8:00am – English
5:00pm – English
7:00pm – Spanish
Distribution of St. Joseph's Bread
8:00pm – Piano Concert by Maestro Alberto Joya
Donations are Welcome!
Friday, March 20th
Stations of the Cross
6:00pm – English
7:00pm – Spanish
8:00pm – Portuguese
6:30 – 9:30pm – Lenten Fish Fry in the Parish Hall.
Cost $10 Per person.
Catholic Relief Services
The Annual Collection for the Catholic Relief Services - March 15th.
Don't miss our next Blood Drive coming up on the weekend of March 22nd, give the ultimate gift, give the gift of Life.
Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross will take place on all Fridays of Lent at:
English at 6:00pm
Spanish at 7:00pm
Portuguese at 8:pm
Confessions will be heard on:
Friday, March 27th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, March 28th from 9:00am to 3:30pm
Life Line Screening Event
A preventive health event on Friday, March 27th from 9:00am to 4:00pm in the parish hall. This event is also being sponsored by Mount Sinai Medical Center. Your health is in your hands.
Call 1-888-653-6441 for more information.
Filipino Spring Fest
Monday, March 29th from 8:00am to 2:00pm
in the Parish hall enjoy great Food and a Garage Sale,
while you shop till you drop.
A group of our parishioners are planning to print a Recipe book to raise funds for our parish. If you would like one of your recipes included in the book, the deadline is March 29th.
Spanish: Wednesday, April 8th, at 7:30pm in the Church
English: Monday, April 13th at 7:00pm in the chapel.
Please note: NO Baptisms will take place during Lent.
Please register in the parish office, there is a $15.00 fee if the baptism is not taking place here.
|Building Repairs:||$ 703.92|
|Archdiocese General Assessment :||$ 3,142.65|
|Prop. Liability :||$ 7,238.75|
|Bank Loan :||$ 7,099.81|
Collections : $35,433.00
Deficit : $25,320.69
*Does not include Salaries or benefits.