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.
"The Lord will fight for you, all you have to do is keep still"
ABCD - One in Faith, One in Hope, One in Charity
Thank you to all those who have already made their pledge, so far we have received $120,106.00, which is in excess of our goal of $98,600.00. Pledges have to be paid in full by December 2015.
Ronald McDonald House
On Saturday September 5th, 2015, a group of St. Joseph Parishioners cooked and served dinner to 30 plus children and their families at Ronald McDonald House of Charities of South Florida located at 1145 W 14th Terrace, Miami, FL 33136.
Everyone enjoyed home-made delicious food by Julia Tirella, Gul Moorjani, Cheryl E. Hodowud, Hector Alexander Samada, members Letty Bondoc, Carla Ancilli-Feigenbaum, Ian Macdougalds and Rosa Tamburine.
One of our volunteers did nail painting for patients as well as to their parents. It was a great and fulfilling night for all of us.
God bless our volunteers who gave their time and effort for this worthy cause and we all pray for the children and their families for their quick recovery and for their return home.
More similar events will be organized in the future. If you are interested in participating, please call our parish office.
Celebration of Hispanic Roots Festival
Celebration Of Hispanic Roots Festival And Our Annual Ministry Fair Parish Hall Today from 10:0am To 3:00pm.
Funds to reduce your parish debt
Today, The second collection provides funds to reduce your parish debt. Please give generously.
October is Respect for Life Month!
"It is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts 20:35) "Open your heart to Life"!
The Center of Emergency Services in the Archdiocese of Miami for pregnant women, need our help. Dress the nude is a corporal act of mercy. Please, bring a gift to the unborn & babies throughout the month of October. We must respect life from conception. There is a box by the St Joseph's altar or you may leave your items at the Parish Office.
Small Faith Communities – Why Catholic
If you are still interested in signing up to join one of our small communities of faith, please do so by completing a registration found in your bulletin or at the welcome table. Different schedules are available.
This is a true faith sharing experience.
World Mission Sunday
October 18th, the second collection will be taken up to benefit the works of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.
This is an opportunity for Catholics to participate in the Missionary Activity of the Church through prayer and sacrifice.
All Saints Day
Saturday, October 31st:
Vigil Mass at 5:30pm
Sunday, November 1st:
Masses in English at 8:30am & 10:30am.
Masse in Spanish at 12:30pm & 6:00pm.
All Souls Novena
Begin at the 8:00am Mass on Monday, November 2nd and continue for 9 days. Mural of the Faithful Departed, we invite you to submit a photograph of your loved one to be placed in our mural in as a remembrance of the season. Candles will be available for purchase.
Faith Formation for children
Registration is still going on, don't forget to bring in your child's birth/baptismal certificate to sign up.
New Justice Ministry
People Acting for Community Together, Inc. (PACT) unites, organizes and trains leaders from diverse congregations, schools and community groups to build a powerful community voice. Individually and collectively, we promote fairness, justice and democracy in Miami-Dade.
If you would like to be involved in this new ministry at St. Joseph's please call the Parish Office.
Dear Fr. Sosa and the lay faithful of St. Joseph Parish
Greetings and blessings. It was wonderful meeting you on the weekend of September 26 & 27th. Your warm welcome was highly felt and appreciated.
Thank you for all the arrangements made for my mission it made it very successful. Thank you for your love and generosity. May the good Lord bless all and refill your pockets.
Missionary Sisters of Mary Immaculate.
This Part-time position (Monday–Friday, 9am-1pm) requires the services of a bilingual person who will provide receptionist services for a very busy parish office and assist, when necessary, the secretarial needs of the Pastor and/or the coordinator of Faith Formation.
Resumes with two letters from previous jobs will be received at the parish office before October 15th.
As per Archdiocesan Norms, this parttime temporary position does not enjoy other benefits.
Don't miss our Annual Health Fair event on Sunday, November 8th in the Parish Hall.
Emmaus Scheduled Retreats
Men in Spanish will take place on November 20th - 22nd.
Retreat in Spanish for Women on December 4th - 6th.
Please call the parish office for more information.
Our Gift Shop is open for 30 minutes before and after the weekend Masses. If you would like to request a particular religious article to be sold in our store, please fill out the request sheet.
|Building Repairs:||$ 559.42|
|Archdiocese General Assessment :||$ 3,495.89|
|Prop. Liability :||$ 7,238.75|
|Bank Loan :||$ 7,099.81|
|Salaries & Benefits :||$ 28,460.00|
Collections : $ 20,514.50
Totals :$ 52,884.53
Deficit : $ 32,370.03