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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Announcements from our bulletin of August 19, 2018

Registrations Today Sunday, Monday And Tuesday. Please See Details Below.

Preparation for First Communion Grades 1 - 12 and Confirmation

Information and Registration Forms

Religious Registrations Forms for First Communion and Confirmation for children and young adults in grades 1 through 12 are available this weekend in the Church by the side door, near the Tree of Life, and also at the Parish Office during Office Hours.

Registration in Parish Hall

  • Sunday, August 19th: 12:00 PM TO 4:00 PM
  • Monday, August 20th: 5:00 PM TO 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday, August 21st: 5:00 PM TO 6:00 PM

Bring to Registration

  • Baptism Certificate (Copy)
  • Completed Registration form (we can help you, if you need it)
  • Registration Fee (can be paid in full or by installments)

All Children and Young Adults should be Registered Prior to the First Day of Class.

The First Day of Class is September 10, 2018

All children that finished 1st year Communion or Confirmation, need to register again for 2nd year Communion or Confirmation.

*Confirmation: The First Day of Class is October 9, 2018.

We need volunteers who wish to share their knowledge with children or young adults as teachers on Monday or Tuesday in the afternoon.

As a volunteer we will give you enough information so you feel comfortable doing your work. For more information, call Rectory Office.

Provides Catholic religious formation in English and Spanish to adults who wish to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Communion and Confirmation. This class is for non-baptized adults, baptized adults who wish to be received into the Catholic Church and Catholic adults who have not received either their 1st Communion or Confirmation. Further information and registration forms are available this weekend by the side door of the Church, near the Tree of Life and in the Parish Office.

First Meeting from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Rectory on:

  • Monday, October 8th (English)
  • Tuesday, October 9th (Spanish)

Complete the registration form and return to the parish office as soon as possible. For further information, please contact us.

Sunday, August 19th from 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM.

Donors will receive special giveaways.

  • Social Media
  • Planned Giving
  • Stewardship

ABCD provides us with an opportunity to come together as one community of faith to serve the educational, physical and spiritual needs of our Catholic community here in South Florida.

Support the ABCD by making a gift today! www.isupportabcd.org

God has given each of us many gifts -- most importantly, eternal life through His Son. We have a responsibility to use those gifts in a way that says “thank you” to the Lord. Show your love by sharing the “first fruits” of your work with the Lord and His people.

Contact the rectory or call the Office of Planned Giving at (305) 762-1110 for more information.

Have you ever taken some time to analyze how much you are investing in building your relationship with God through Prayer, which talents are you sharing through Participation, are you adequately Providing for your parish and are you Proclaiming your gratitude for all your gifts?

“As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s grace.” 1 Peter 4:10

Sometimes the heat of summer translates into unrest in a city’s streets. In the summer of 1834, popular sentiment against the presence of the Ursuline nuns near Boston reached a boiling point. An influx of Irish laborers had an impact on the work force in the city, and a deep-seated resentment against Catholics fueled the fire. The nuns supported themselves with a school, and most of the young women students were drawn from patrician Protestant families. Nevertheless, rumors fed by the saga of an unhappy junior sister and a later episode of a senior sister fleeing the place increased tensions.

The city’s selectmen were given a tour by the disgruntled sister, who by then had returned, and found all things in good order. That didn’t please the mob, and the mother superior didn’t help matters when she said that the bishop had platoons of Irishmen at hand, twenty thousand strong, to do marauders harm. By August 11, the convent had been invaded, ransacked, and burned to the ground. The nuns fled to Maine and Canada. The diocese attempted to recover losses, but the commonwealth offered only ten thousand dollars, which was rejected.

Years later, a legislative bill for the state to rebuild the convent and school was roundly defeated. Yet the enterprise of Catholic education had great resilience, and in 1946, more than a hundred years after the riots, the Ursulines returned to Boston to reestablish an academy that endures to the present day.

Being chosen as a godparent for baptism is an honor, for the godparent traditionally becomes a spiritual companion to the one being baptized in a journey of faith.

Please decide if your faith life makes you ready to publicly pledge that you have been leading a life in harmony with the Catholic tradition. Godparents should be both role models and resource persons, individuals who are at ease with the practice of their faith and would normally be considered as “active Catholics.” They should be people who are comfortable with answering questions about their personal relationship with God as experienced in the Catholic Communion, even if they are unsure of all the technicalities.

Godparents should be people who are interested in and will continue to spiritually support the “godchild” in the years ahead.

Catholic Church Requirements - To be a godparent, a person must be:

  1. A baptized Catholic who has received the sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Communion and is practicing the Catholic faith.
  2. Mature enough to undertake the responsibility.
  3. A member of the Catholic Church canonically free to carry out this responsibility. If a person is married, the marriage must have been a Catholic marriage, not just a civil marriage. Catholics currently living in a marriage not considered valid by the Catholic Church or cohabitating are excluded from being a Godparent.
  4. Someone other than the father or mother, spouse or fiancÚ of the one who is to be baptized.
* In order to be a Godparent/Sponsor St. Mary Magdalen Church requires that the person be registered member of our parish at least 6 months previous to the date of the Baptism.

We need Ushers for 6:00 PM Mass Saturday Evenings.

Please prayerfully consider making a commitment to this vital ministry.

Call our Parish for details at (305) 931-0600.