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This Week

Spring Luncheon

Join us for our Spring Luncheon event at the Sea View Hotel, 9909 Collins Avenue in Bal Harbour on Saturday, June 3rd at 12:30pm.

Featuring music & entertainment with a Silent Auction and a Raffle. Cash Bar. Proceeds will support the St. Joseph/Don and Mary Anne Shula Scholarship Fund. The cost is $70.00 per person and includes mimosas with lunch. Dress is Elegant Spring attire. Sponsorship Opportunities are available.

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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.

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“Happy are those whose wrongs are forgiven, whose sins are pardoned! Happy is the person whose sins the Lord will NOT keep account of!”

(Romans 4, vs. 7 & 8)

Graduated from the St. John Vianney Seminary

Congratulations to Mr. John Ermer, Acolyte, who graduated from the St. John Vianney Seminary with a Master’s degree in Theology.

Funds to reduce your parish debt

The second collection TODAY provides funds to reduce your parish debt. Please give generously.

Planned Giving

Thank you for your continued support of the Archbishop's Charities and Development Drive (ABCD)!

Do you own an IRA?
If your family’s needs are being met, you may want to consider including the parish as a beneficiary.

Contact your IRA trustee and ask for change of beneficiary forms to name St. Joseph Parish as a recipient of your faithful stewardship. Contact the rectory or call the Office of Planned Giving at 305-762-1110 for more information.

“For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that be God’s will, than for doing evil.” 1 PETER 3:17

The old line says “if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” Many of us are hardworking in our planning, making sure things are progressing smoothly, then disaster strikes, we don’t get the result that we were planning. Unforeseen problem arises and consequently, we may respond negatively.

Why me?
I did everything right! Here’s the thing God has a different and better plan in store for you, trust Him.

Happy Mother’s Day

Our Novena begins Sunday, May 14th at the 8:30am Mass and will continue until May 22nd.

The envelopes will remain on the altar all 9 days of the novena.

Religious Education News

Pre-registration for the new year 2017-2018 for children and adults is now open. If you still have an outstanding balance, please bring your registration up to date at the Parish Office.

Sacred & Classical Music

Join us for a Program of Sacred & Classical Music featuring Roberto Larussi accompanied by St. Joseph’s Choir, on Wednesday, May 24th at 8pm in the Church.

Feast of the Ascension

The feast of The Ascension of the Lord will be observed in the Archdiocese of Miami on Sunday, May 28th.

The second collection on this weekend will be take up to provide funds for the Catholic Communications Campaign. Your gift will bring the message of the Gospel to people from all walks of life, all around the world. Thank you for your continued generosity.

Memorial Day, Monday, May 29th

There will be no 5:30pm Mass and the Parish Office will be closed.

CARA Survey

The results of the survey we conducted in December has arrived and a professional from CARA, Mary Ellen Fise, will be here on Tuesday, May 30th to help us to interpret more fully how these results will impact our parish in the next two to five years.

All Ministers, Volunteers and Parishioners are invited to this presentation in the Parish Hall beginning with refreshments at 7:00pm, please mark your calendar.

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Cemetery

The 7th corporal Work of Mercy teaches us to bury the deceased with dignity.

We have invited representatives from Catholic Cemeteries to visit our parish on June 3rd & 4th, to distribute information on advance planning.

Let Justice Roll!

  • What was accomplished at PACT's 2017 Nehemiah Action?
  • What did we win at the Nehemiah Action?

Because you came to the 2017 Nehemiah Action at St. James Catholic Church on Monday, March 27th - over 1,400 people stood in unity to make serious changes to school discipline, gun violence, and affordable housing. LET JUSTICE ROLL!

Juvenile Justice

  • Dr. Gallon, Dr. Bendross Mindingall, Dr. Karp and Superintendent Carvalho all committed to a Success Center comprehensive plan that included a uniform procedure for assessing a child upon entering the center, a transitional plan for a child reentering their home school, and for children to be separated by grade levels.
  • Dr. Gallon committed to champion and Dr. Bendross Mindingall committed to supporting the expansion of Restorative Justice in 9 other middle schools by January 2018. We are disappointed that Superintendent Carvalho and Dr. Karp did not commit to supporting or carrying out an expansion of Restorative Justice. We did get a commitment for a meeting between Superintendent Carvalho and PACT in follow up from the Action.

Gun Violence

  • Miami Dade Police Director Perez, City of Miami Chief Llanes, Miami Gardens City Manager Benson, State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle and Public Defender Carlos Martinez all agreed to form a joint exploratory committee to investigate the three proven programs (Group Violence Intervention, Cure Violence and the Office of Neighborhood Safety), pick the best suited program for Miami Dade, decide on three pilot neighborhoods, and prepare a preliminary timeline and budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Affordable Housing

  • Commissioner Jordan and Commissioner Suarez committed to supporting the inclusion of a line item in next year’s County budget guaranteeing 10 million dollars from general revenue for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund.
  • We are disappointed that Commissioner Bovo and Mayor Gimenez did not make this commitment.
  • Mayor Gimenez committed to bring together the 6 entitlement cities - those that receive money for housing from the federal government - and the County to create a 5-year plan to address the affordable housing crisis. He committed to bringing this group together by PACT’s next assembly, June 5th, 2017, and to complete this plan by June 5th, 2018.

"Rev. Robert Brooks & Linda Adderly address our affordable housing crisis at the 2017 Nehemiah Action. 'We need Mayor Gimenez to lead efforts to tackle the CRISIS, not problem, not casual issue, affordable housing CRISIS! Intead of being one of the worst in the country, our county deserves to be amongt the best.'"

Mark your calendar:

  • North Celeberation - Monday, June 5th at 6:30pm dinner & 7:30pm Agenda.
  • South Celebration - Tuesday, June 6th at 6:30pm dinner & 7:30pm Agenda.

Taizé Prayer & Music Service

Take place on Friday, June 9th at 7:30pm. The group meeting will be on Tuesday, June 6th at 6:00pm.

Fearless 2017

Our Youth Summer Program for age 12 to 17, this year will be from June 16th to August 16th.

For more information call 786-308-0893 or contact the Parish Office.

Parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, a 10 day

October 1st to October 10th

Pilgrimage in the Footsteps of Jesus!! Don’t be left out reserve your seat today, call Daniel Fedro at 305-510-9300.

ABCD: Give and You Shall Receive

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Our Goal $106,971.00
Pledges So Far $115,967.00

Thank you to all our parishioners for your generous pledges.

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Distributes bags of food to the needy on Saturdays from the Parish Hall at 9:30am. The second collection on the first weekend of every month helps to fund this program.


March 2017

Building Repairs: $ 3,688.99
Utilities: $ 5,358.87
General Assessment: $ 3,471.33
Prop. Liability: $ 6,030.21
Bank Loan: $ 7,099.81
Salaries & Benefits: $ 43,552.50

Collections : $ 29,646.00

Totals : $ 69,201.71

Deficit : $ 39,555.70

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