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  • April 7, 2020
    7:00 PM - Tenebrae | Service of Darkness
  • Holy Thursday, April 9, 2020
    No morning mass
    7:00 PM - Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Bilingual)
  • Good Friday, Friday of the Passion of the Lord , April 10, 2020
    No morning mass
    3:00 PM - Stations of the Cross (English)
    5:00 PM - Liturgy of the the Passion of the Lord & Eucharist (English)
    7:00 PM - Litúrgia de la Pasión e Eucharistía (Español)
  • Easter Vigil, April 11, 2020
    No morning mass
    8:00 PM - Easter Vigil / Vigilia Pascual (Bilingual)
  • Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020
    11:30 AM - Mass in English
    1:00 PM - Misa en Español
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Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski invites you to participate in the Chrism Mass tomorrow, April 7, 2020 at 10:30 a.m., which will be livestreamed from the Cathedral of St. Mary.

The Chrism Mass will be celebrated without a congregation but with the participation of the Deans of the Archdiocese (or a priest representative from each deanery). At this Mass, the Archbishop will ask the priests to renew their Commitment to Priestly Service and bless the Holy Oils. These oils shall be distributed amongst our parishes and institutions for use during the next year. The Chrism Mass is an opportunity for the faithful of the Archdiocese to show support for their priests.

You can join the Archbishop for the livestreamed Chrism Mass tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. by clicking here: Chrism Mass Live.

Also, although we are not able to gather in person, Holy Week liturgies will be celebrated in all of the parishes of the Archdiocese of Miami. Many of the Masses will be livestreamed or recorded and posted on each church's website, Facebook and/or YouTube pages.

For a list of Holy Week liturgies, please click here: Holy Week Liturgies.

For more information about livestreamed or recorded Masses beyond Holy Week, please click here: Livestreamed Mass.

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Fr. Robert in his announcements on Sunday via the live-streamed mass, invited us to help families in our parish community that are undergoing challenging times due to the loss of employment. The Pantry however is finding it somewhat difficult to operate in the normal fashion.

So we are looking for volunteers that would be interested in adopting a family, and then buying, and delivering food to that family twice a month. If the cost of this effort is beyond your current possibilities but would still like to be involved, there may be others who are willing to pay yet unable to do the shopping or the delivery of the items.

Anyone who is interested can write to me at james.shannon@soenergy.com or call me at (305) 431-9406.

However if you prefer to drop food off at the church we welcome that as well and will use this as soon as we can make a distribution.

As always we are humbled by the outpouring of love and concern in the community and we thank all of you for your generous concern for those most in need. God bless you all and keep you safe in these difficult times.

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El Padre Robert en sus anuncios el domingo, a través de la misa transmitida en vivo, nos invitó a ayudar a las familias de nuestra comunidad parroquial que están pasando por tiempos difíciles debido a la pérdida de empleo. Sin embargo, al Food Pantry le resulta algo difícil operar de la manera normal.

Por lo tanto, estamos buscando voluntarios que estén interesados en adoptar una familia, y luego comprar y entregar alimentos a esa familia dos veces al mes. Si el costo de este esfuerzo está más allá de sus posibilidades actuales, pero aun así quisiera participar, puede haber otros que estén dispuestos a pagar pero que no puedan hacer las compras o la entrega de los artículos.

Cualquier persona interesada puede escribirme a james.shannon@soenergy.com o llamarme al (305) 431-9406.

Sin embargo, si prefiere dejar comida en la iglesia, también lo agradecemos y la usaremos tan pronto como podamos hacer una distribución. Como siempre, nos sentimos honrados por la efusión de amor y preocupación en la comunidad y les agradecemos a todos por su generosa inquietud por los más necesitados. Dios los bendiga a todos y los mantenga a salvo en estos tiempos difíciles.

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April 5 - April 12, 2020

Eastertime lasts fifty days: seven weeks of seven days (seven equals Biblical perfection) plus one day: perfection plus! Like an eight-day Jewish wedding, or a child who can't bear to let go of Christmas, birthdays, and school vacation, the Church celebrates the Easter Octave: "the marriage of heaven and earth," as the Vigil calls Jesus' resurrection; our new members' baptismal rebirth; our renewal of baptismal vows; our hearts' "divine vacation" (Latin vacare, "to be empty"), newfound time and space for love of God and neighbor. Make home an Easter garden! Adorn the dining table with a pillar candle (your "paschal candle"), a bowl full of water (ideally, from the parish's baptismal font), a vase of flowers or bowl of sprouting grain with Easter eggs.

Even nonsingers can handle the three-fold Gospel Alleluia! Let that be your grace before meals, perhaps with a prayer recalling Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35): "Be known to us, Risen Lord Jesus, as you were to the first disciples, in your word, in the breaking of bread, and in everyone we meet."

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Dear Lord,
This is a scary time, but I know that You are in control. I pray for protection over my loved ones and friends. Please keep them safe from virus. I ask that You place your guardian angels around each one of us and protect our bodies. You will be the only One that gets us through.

In Jesus' name I pray Amen

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There is a brevity, a certain terseness, in the scripture readings for Easter Sunday. Peter's speech in Acts is built of direct, pointed sentences. Paul's letters are based on straightforward creed-like statements. Even the Gospel story only briefly recounts what will turn out to be one of the most remarkable events in human history the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. Advertising agents call these encapsulated points of information "bullet points." Scripture scholars call them kerygmata, or "kernels" of our faith. Actually, "kernels" or "seeds" are good terms for these statements, since throughout the Easter season, we will hear in the Acts of the Apostles, the Letters of Paul, and the Gospel accounts of the days following the Resurrection exactly how these kerygmata began to flower, how they continued to grow through the life of the early church. May these Easter "seeds" of faith serve a similar purpose for us, too, so that the life of the Risen Christ will flourish in us and through our witness in the coming days.

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Hay una brevedad, una cierta concisión en las lecturas del Domingo de Pascua. El discurso de Pedro en Hechos está construido con frases directas y al punto. Las cartas de Pablo se basan en declaraciones directas como credos. Hasta el relato del Evangelio sólo narra brevemente lo que resultará ser uno de los sucesos más notables de la historia humana la Resurrección de Jesús de entre los muertos. Los agentes publicitarios llaman a estos resúmenes "puntos para destacar". Los biblistas los llaman kerigma o las "semillas" de nuestra fe. En realidad, "semillas" o granos son buenos términos para estas afirmaciones, puesto que durante todo el tiempo de Pascua, oiremos en los Hechos de los Apóstoles, en las cartas de Pablo y en los relatos del Evangelio sobre los días que siguieron a la Resurrección, exactamente cómo ese kerigma comienza a florecer, cómo continúa creciendo en la vida de la nueva Iglesia. Que estas "semillas" pascuales de fe sirvan un propósito similar para nosotros también, para que la vida de Cristo Resucitado florezca en nosotros y mediante nuestro testimonio en los días que siguen.

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2020 ABCD Parish Report Summary

Thank you for your participation in and support of the annual Archbishop's Charity and Development Drive (ABCD). As we go through the year, our parish counts on the support of our community so that we can not only achieve our parish goal, but also so that we can unite as a Catholic community to serve those in need. If you have made a pledge, thank you for your continued generosity to fulfil that pledge. If you have yet to make a gift, please consider making a gift to ABCD today!

Through your generous support, we serve hundreds of thousands of individuals and families in our Archdiocese through outreach, formation, evangelization and worship. Thank you for mirroring the love of Christ through your generosity!

GOAL $93,464.00.

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