Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Announcements from our bulletin of February 23, 2020
2020 Archbishop's Charity and Development Drive
One in Faith, One in Hope and One in Charity
We are still awaiting the results of the ABCD 2020.
We will know more when the Development Office completes its
work. For now, please allow me to say thank you to all of you
who have generously contributed so far. Those who have not
yet been able to do so can still make a contribution by using
the envelopes they have received or by stopping by the rectory
to receive one. We will give you a further update as soon as
we have received the information.
May the Lord bless you for your generosity.
Archdiocese of Miami Development Corporation Planned Giving
- Social Media
- Planned Giving
Catholic education must continue to be
available to young people. Help provide
that opportunity by making a gift to
the ABCD. Visit www.isupportabcd.org today!
You can have an everlasting influence
on the lives of families in our parish.
Please contact your attorney and I
nstruct him or her to include a bequest
for our parish in your will. Please contact the Office of
Planned Giving to learn more, 305-762-1112.
“But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who
persecute you...” (Matthew 5:44)
Love your enemies is easier said than done, no doubt. But,
remember, the foundation of stewardship is prayer. When
we are in close communication with God, it opens our
hearts and it turns our attention away from “me” and
moves it towards God and others. Praying for others,
even “our enemies,” softens our hearts and their hearts
Ash Wednesday February 26, 2020
Day of Fast and Abstinence.
- 8:00 AM (English)
- 12:00 PM (English)
- 7:00 PM (Bilingual, English & Spanish)
Blessed ashes will be distributed after the
homily at each Mass.
God of compassion, May our prayers,
challenge us to love and embrace those
who are poor and vulnerable.
May our fasting
challenge s us to live
simply and be better stewards
of Your creation;
May our almsgiving
challenge us to give generously
to those in need.
Fast and Abstinence
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are both days
of abstinence from meat for all who are 14-years
They are also days of fast (one full
meal, two smaller meals which do not equal one,
and nothing in between meals) for those
between 21 to 59 years of age, unless there is a
Fridays of Lent are days of
abstinence from meat for those 14-years of age
Stations of The Cross
Every Friday, beginning February 28 at 7:00 PM, there will be Stations of the Cross, prayed in English & at 8:00 PM in Spanish.
Operation Rice Bowl
Operation Rice Bowl is the official Lenten program of
Catholic Relief Services. Each Lent, parishes, school
and other faith communities participate in Operation
Rice Bowl to learn more about the work of CRS and put
their faith into action. As a Lenten solidarity program,
Operation Rice Bowl calls Catholics to reach out to
assist our brothers and sisters around the world through the traditional
Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving while learning about
their lives overseas.
This year, join over 15,400 groups in the United
States participating in Operation Rice Bowl and
foster solidarity between your community and those who struggle with
hunger and poverty around the world. Rice Bowls are available at the
doors of the Church starting on Ash Wednesday. Please take one and
return it on Holy Thursday.
Please, No Flowers during Lent
Lent is a time of austerity and
penance. As a result, there will
be no flowers inside the Church
Please do not bring
flowers again until after Easter.
Sometimes the idea of repentance seems
old-fashioned, naÃ¯ve, even foolish. But if you’re
looking for real foolishness, you’ll find it in today’s readings.
We begin with Leviticus and the
admonition, “Take no revenge and cherish no
grudge” (Leviticus 19:18). We’ve heard that
message before, of course, so we might forget
how far it is from the so-called “practical realities of life.” Saint Paul warns us about being
practical, though. Whoever considers oneself
wise had better “become a fool,” because “the
wisdom of this world is foolishness in the eyes
of God” (1 Corinthians 3:18, 19).
This “foolishness” continues in the Gospel:
“Offer no resistance to one who is
evil” (Matthew 5:39). In fact, offer the other
cheek when you’ve been slapped. Hand over
your coat as well as your shirt. Be like God, who
sends sunshine and rain on the bad as well as
the good. “So be perfect,” says Jesus, “just as
your heavenly Father is perfect” (5:48).
Prayer and Life Workshops (PLW) (English)
- Day: Thursday
- Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
- Place: St. Mary Magdalen Church Small Room Parish Hall
Join a Prayer and Life Workshop and you will uncover the secret of having an Intimate and Personal relationship with God, through the different prayer methods you will learn. They go from prayerful
reading to contemplation. .
Come to meditate and pray with the Word
They are called Life Workshop because participants overcome step by step their inner anguishes and anxieties, fears and sadness through practicing meditation of the word, intensive prayer, community reflection, and silencing exercises.
If you are interested in Living a Prayer
and Life Workshop or learning more about
the workshop, call Carol Montoya at
Becoming a godparent/sponsor in the Catholic Church
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
Catholic Church Requirements - To be a godparent, a person must be:
- A baptized Catholic who has received the sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Communion and is
practicing the Catholic faith.
- Mature enough to undertake the responsibility.
- 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.
- Someone other than the father or mother, spouse or
fiance 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
St. Mary Magdalen Parish Hall
|Evening & Weekend Schedule
|Tuesdays & Thursdays
||Sobriedad 2000 AA in Spanish
||8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
||Al Anon in Spanish
||7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
||Spanish Charismatic Group in Spanish
||7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
||Gambler's Anon in English
||7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
||St. Vincent de Paul Society Bi-lingual
|| 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
|Every 3rd Saturday of the month
||St. Joseph Prayer Group in Spanish
||6:45 PM - 9:00 PM