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The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ - Solemnity, June 23, 2019

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

The image of Our Lady of Perpetual Help is an icon, painted on wood, and seems to have originated around the thirteenth century. Traditionally, the image is also known as "Our Lady of Perpetual Succor." The icon (about 54 x 41.5 centimeters) depicts our Blessed Mother Mary, under the title "Mother of God," holding the Child Jesus.

The Archangels Michael and Gabriel, hovering in the upper corners, hold the instruments of the Passion- St. Michael (in the left corner) holds the spear, the wine-soaked sponge, and the crown of thorns, and St. Gabriel (in the right corner) holds the cross and the nails. The intent of the artist was to portray the Child Jesus contemplating the vision of His future Passion. The anguish He feels is shown by the loss of one of His sandals. Nevertheless, the icon also conveys the triumph of Christ over sin and death, symbolized by the golden background (a sign of the glory of the resurrection) and the manner in which the angels hold the instruments, i.e. like trophies gathered up from Calvary on Easter morning.

In a very beautiful way, the Child Jesus grasps the hand of the Blessed Mother. He seeks comfort from His mother, as He sees the instruments of His passion. The position of Mary's hands- both holding the Child Jesus (who seems like a small adult) and presenting Him to us- convey the reality of our Lord's incarnation, that He is the true God who became also true man. In iconography, Mary here is represented as the Hodighitria, the one who guides us to the Redeemer. She also is our Help, who intercedes on our behalf with her Son.

Archbishop’s Charities and Development Drive 2019

ABCD UPDATE: Our parish is short $9,672.15 to meet our goal of $104,000.00.

Thank you to all our parishioners who responded so far to this appeal. If you haven’t made your gift as yet, there is still time for you to help us make our goal.

Catechist Summer Certification Classes:

June 24th to the 28th, 2019, Parish Hall.

Courses Offered:

Introduction to the Profession of Faith: Creed. (Spanish).
Introduction to Liturgy/Sacraments. (Spanish).
Introduction to Liturgy/Sacraments.
Introduction to Catholic Morality: Life in Christ.
Introduction to Christian Prayer.
Introduction to Theology of Human Love.
Introduction to the Old Testament.

These classes are offered to our catechists and those who wish to become a catechist. Please inquire at the Parish Office as soon as possible. Seats are limited.

We are seeking Catechists for the upcoming year 2019-2020. We offer training. To register please visit the Parish Office.

Parish Pilgrimage

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Join our pastor, Fr. Juan J. Sosa on a pilgrimage to the Marian Shrines of France, departs June 18th for 12 days, returning June 29th.

Visiting: Brussels, Bruges, Paris, Lourdes, Lyon, Nevers, Taize. For more information please contact : Mr. Daniel Fedro at (305) 510-9300 or email, .

“God indeed is my savior; I am confident and unafraid. My strength and my courage is the Lord, and he has been my savior.”

Isaiah 12 vs. 2


The second collection TODAY provides funds to reduce your parish debt. Thank you for your continued generosity.

Please Note

We are missing a Vocational Chalice, if you still have it , please return it to the Parish Office.

Volunteers Needed

St. Vincent de Paul Ministry is seeking volunteers for their food distribution here at St. Joseph. If you are able to help please call the Parish Office.

Chaplet of the Divine Mercy

The chaplet of the Divine Mercy will be recited after the 5:30pm Mass on Saturdays for the month of June in honor of the Sacred Heart.

Life Line Screening

A preventive health screening company, is offering a health event on Thursday, June 27th.

To register call 1-888-653- 6441,visit or text the word “circle” to 797979.

Horizontes de Cristiandad

The next meeting for Horizontes de Cristiandad will be on Saturday June 29th from 11:00am to 2:00pm in the Parish Hall.

Peter’s Pence

The Holy Father’s Appeal (Peter’s Pence) will take place during the second collection on next weekend.

This collection is an opportunity for the Church around the world to stand in solidarity with those who suffer and are marginalized. Thank you for your generosity.

Independence Day

In observance of July 4th, Independence Day, there will be NO 5:30pm Mass and the parish office will be closed.

Save the Date!

World renowned speaker and author Christopher West, along with musician, Mike Mangione are coming to our parish with an event called Made For More: Visions Of The Promised Land.

Bring family and friends. Don’t miss this awesome and inspiring event on Wednesday, October 2nd, at 6:00pm.

Go to for tickets and more information about this event.

Religious Education

Registration has begun for the new program year. Classes are available for grades K-12. Pick up your registration today at the Parish Office.


Rite for Christian Initiation for Adults, registration for the new class year is now available in the Parish Office, for adults who want to complete their sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and First Holy Communion.

Bible Class

Our next Bible Class in Spanish will be on the 10th of July at 7:00pm in the church.

Youth Summer Program

Our bilingual Youth Summer Program has already begun. Applications are still available in the Parish Office.

Pilgrimage in Spanish

St. Joseph Catholic Church Pilgrimage in Spanish from the 20th to the 30th of September 2019 with the Spiritual Direction of Fr. Adonis Gonzalez.

For more information please contact the Parish Office or Daniel Fedro at (305) 510-9300.

Their next meeting is on Thursday June 20th at 7:30pm in the Parish Hall.

Diocesan News

Service is the vocation of every Christian. Service, selfgiving, not self-seeking or self-assertion, is what gives meaning in our lives. Lets continue to serve our community by supporting the ABCD.

Our good and gracious God has blessed each of us with many gifts in life. As faithful stewards, how will we make a return to the Lord for all He has done for us? Consider leaving a gift to St. Joseph. For more information, contact the rectory or call the Office of Planned Giving at (305) 762-1110.

“They all ate and were satisfied. And when the leftover fragments were picked up, they filled twelve wicker baskets.” (Luke 9:17)

Super Bowl

**Super Bowl will be in Miami next year and the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee is seeking 10,000 volunteers to be the face of So. Florida.

For more information email


If anyone has received emails asking you to verify personal information on a document titled Archdiocese of Miami Proposal, please DO NOT OPEN it, it is a SCAM.

Please report it to Florida’s Consumer Protection Division, or call the Fraud Hotline, 1866-966-7226.

Wedding Anniversary Mass

Archdiocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass for couples married in the Catholic Church celebrating during 2020 their 1st, 25th, 50th or 50th plus wedding anniversary On January 25th, 2020, 4:00pm photos with Archbishop Wenski, 5:30pm Mass at t. Mary Cathedral in Miami.

Bathroom Key

The bathroom key is available for our parishioners only: weekday Masses from the sacristy, weekend Masses from the bookstore and during the exposition on Wednesdays from the Parish Office.


April 2019

Collections: $55,211.71

Building Repairs: $ 1,959.22
Utilities: $ 6,117.85
General Assessment: $ 3,482.44
Prop. Liability: $ 6,148.32
Salaries: $32,448.81
Totals: $50,156.64

St. Vincent de Paul Society

The second collection TODAY provides funds for our St. Vincent de Paul Society to assist the needy of our parish.

Thank you for your continued generosity. Our Parishioners who need financial assistance are welcome to apply to our St. Vincent de Paul Ministry on Fridays ONLY from 2:00pm to 4:00pm in the Parish Office.

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