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Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Announcements from our bulletin of September 23, 2018

Religious Instruction Grades 1- 12

  • Monday: First Communion Year 1
    4:45 PM to 6:15 PM
  • Tuesday: First Communion Year 2
    4:45 PM to 6:15 PM
  • Tuesday: Confirmation Year 1 & 2
    5:00 PM to 6:15 PM

Late Registration Accepted.

Bring to Registration

  • Completed Registration form
  • Copy of Baptismal Certificate (unless already on file in our parish)
  • Registration Fee (can be paid in full or by installments)

Confirmation Classes will begin on Tuesday, October 9th at 5:00 PM in the Parish Hall.

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.

Second collection this Weekend is for our parish Maintenance & Landscaping.

  • Social Media
  • Planned Giving
  • Stewardship

"Charity sees the need, not the cause." - Proverb

"Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Did you know that some gifts to might actually pay you income! Visit our website atwww.adomdevelopment.org or contact the Office of Planned Giving at (305) 762-1110 for information on life income plans.

“If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.” MARK 9:35

Jesus teaches us that we are called to serve one another. Sacrifice is not a word that many people like to hear. We think it means that we must give up something that we want. However, the literal meaning of sacrifice is “to make holy,” from the words “sacer” = sacred and “facere” = to make. In other words, we make our lives holy by sharing our gifts to serve God.

Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Morella Carta & Mr. David Long As the recipients of the Diocesan Honors for the Diamond Jubilee of the Archdiocese of Miami on Sunday, October 7, 2018.

Honor the clergy for their who have impacted your life by purchasing a 60th Anniversary Tribute Ad today. All of the proceeds raised from the Tribute Ads will be used to support our seminaries and seminarians.

Visit www.adomdevelopment.org/tributeads or contact Grace Veloz at (305) 762-1064 for more information.

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How long have there been parochial schools in the United States?

Longer than you may imagine. The Jesuit fathers opened Saint Mary School in Philadelphia in 1782 in the first light of independence. Catholic and Protestant squabbles about the nature of education forced the Fathers to make this risky and innovative venture in the heart of the city. The school was closed by a devastating fire in 1902, but reopened in 1968 as St. Mary Interparochial School, the first example of a shared parochial school. It is also the only Catholic school within the confines of a national park. This is the “Mother School” of this uniquely American institution. Many parochial schools, especially in “national parishes,” were established to preserve the culture and language of the “old country,” and also to protect young people from prejudice.

In other countries, Ireland for one, the Church is authorized to run national schools, sometimes under the sponsorship of a parish. In still other places, such as Quebec, publicly-funded “separate schools” were administered by the Church. Wherever the state funds Catholic schools, normally enrollment is guaranteed to all applicants. The Quebec system was dismantled in 1998 when the state decided to reorganize schools along linguistic lines rather than religious affiliation. Parochial schools require considerable sacrifice, but they endure as a distinctive treasure of the Church in the United States.

Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM at Parish Hall.

The Society will gratefully accept donations of any kind home-made goodies, jewelry, clothing, new unwanted gifts, electronics, raffle prizes, money, etc.

Tickets for the raffle will be sold on Saturday & Sunday, October 13rd - 14th & 20th - 21st after the all weekend Masses.

Please bring your donations to the Rectory Office during regular schedule hours.