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Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Announcements from our bulletin of November 19, 2017

November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Mass at 10:00 AM in English.

No Daily Mass at 8:00 AM.

Office will be closed on:
  • Thursday, November 23rd,
  • Friday, November 24th.

Winter Bazaar

Sunday, December 3, 2017

We need new unwanted gifts and previously loved jewellery. Bring your donations to the Parish Rectory.

Tickets for the raffle will be sold on Saturday & Sunday, November 25th - 26th after the all weekend Masses.

  • Social Media
  • Planned Giving
  • Stewardship

Our prayers of thanksgiving add nothing to God’s greatness but they do make us grow in grace. Thank you for your continued support of the ABCD.

As we approach Thanksgiving Day, let us take a moment to consider all the blessings we receive from God and how we in turn thank God for his blessings.

For information on planned giving, contact the rectory or call the Office of Planned Giving at (305) 762-1110.

“Well done, my good and faithful servant. Since you have been faithful in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities.”- MATTHEW 25:21

God expects us to cultivate and develop the gifts He has given us and then generously give back a portion with increase. He doesn’t intend for us to waste or hoard the gifts He has given us so generously; He expects us to grow our gifts, use them wisely and be generous with them. Sadly, many of us are not generous in proportion to all that God has given us.

Sunday, November 19, 2017 our Second Collection is to Help the Campaign for Human Development.

This Collection supports works of Charity and justice by funding community groups whose goals are to solve problems and change policies that keep low-income residents in poverty.

Earlier this autumn, we looked at how our Eucharistic Prayers have been enriched by the approval of several new prayers to augment the old Roman Canon. For us, there are the four standard prayers, three for Masses with Children, and the most recent addition, the former Swiss Eucharistic Prayer with four alternative forms (now known as the Eucharistic Prayer for Masses for Various Needs and Occasions).

We also have two Eucharistic Prayers for Masses of Reconciliation. The source for these two prayers is the request by many bishops for a special prayer for the “Holy Year” of 1975. Originally, the committee in charge was commissioned to write a single prayer, but the theme proved so rich that it gave rise to two. The first is based on and develops biblical texts on reconciliation. The second starts with the experience of living in today’s fractured world, and how the Spirit calls us to reconciliation and peace. Not everyone was happy with all this creativity, saying that if too many were published, it would be difficult for the Vatican to control further requests. Everyone thought the pope would put strict limits on the prayers, but in the end he said he was willing to open doors that had long been closed. Although he approved them for a period of only three years, they were never formally removed from the Sacramentary and have been incorporated into the new Roman Missal.

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 fiancé 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.
Evening & Weekend Schedule
Tuesdays & Thursdays Sobriedad 2000 AA in Spanish 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday Al Anon in Spanish 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Friday Spanish Charismatic Group in Spanish 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Sunday Gambler's Anon in English 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday St. Vincent de Paul Society Bi-lingual 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2nd Sunday August to May Council of Catholic Women Bi-lingual 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Data Clerk (Temporary)

The Archdiocese of Miami has an opening for a Data Clerk (Temporary) who will provide administrative and data entry support to the Director of Annual Giving and Development Services during the Archbishop's Charities and Development Drive (ABCD).

This person will be someone who pays attention to details and accuracy. As needed, he or she will provide general support to the President and other senior team members of the Development Corporation.

The Data Clerk will perform all duties and responsibilities in alignment with the mission, vision and values of the Catholic Archdiocese of Miami.