Birth of Saint John the Baptist
Announcements from our bulletin of June 24, 2018
Peter's Pence 2018 Collection
This weekend our parish participates in the
“Peter’s Pence 2018 Collection”
for the Works of the Holy Father.
Each year the Holy Father asks us to help him provide for our neediest
brothers and sisters throughout the world - those who suffer due to war,
oppression, and natural disasters. Join the Holy Father
in this act of justice and kindness.
Please pray for the Holy Father and give generously to this
special appeal. Thank you.
Archdiocese of Miami Development Corporation
- Social Media
- Planned Giving
"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one." – Mother Teresa
Support the Archdiocese of Miami by making a gift today www.isupportabcd.org
We are grateful to our parishioners who have made bequests to the parish. These gifts help us to bring future
generations to Christ.
Contact the rectory or call the Office of Planned Giving at (305) 762-1110 for information on
how you can also help build our future.
“…Behold, one is coming after me; I am not worthy to unfasten the sandals of his feet.” – ACTS 13:25
Stewardship is a lifestyle, it’s not a program or a process. It’s how we are called to live our lives twenty-four
hours a day, seven days a week! It challenges us to live “God-centered” lives, not “self-centered” lives.
Contemplate on your daily activities, do you do them for the glory of God or for the glory of your own name?
Treasures From our Tradition
It’s midsummer day! We have the
advantage of celebrating one of the great
hidden treasures of our liturgical
calendar on a Sunday this year. There are
only three “nativity” feasts on our
calendar: for the Lord, the Blessed
Mother (September 8), and today’s birth
of the Baptist. Today’s date is anchored
by the Annunciation (March 25), when
Mary learns not only of her own child’s
advent, but of Elizabeth’s child. We are
exactly half a year away from Christmas
Eve. There are strong traditions around
this feast. Just as the winter solstice
provides a rich vocabulary for Christmas,
so does the abundance of light at
midsummer inform this celebration.
as at Christmas, a religious festival spills
over into culture. As summer light
reaches its peak, the sun-drenched zones
of northern Europe see people staying up
all night, lighting “St. John’s fires” in the
long summer twilight. Bonfires seem to
be the unifying force in all these
celebrations, kindled along the shores of
the St. Lawrence in Quebec and Montreal,
with harbor illuminations in France.
may be most interested in the custom in
San Juan, Puerto Rico, the Baptist’s own
city. People there will leap into the sea
between midnight and dawn to honor
John. Why not find your way to a pool, a
lake, or a sandy beach today and
plunge in to recall your baptism? It’s
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.
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 ahead.
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 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
||Al Anon in Spanish
||7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
||Spanish Charismatic Group in Spanish
||7:15 PM – 9:00 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
St. Vincent de Paul Society
The shelves of our food pantry are
almost empty. The Society of
St. Vincent De Paul is always accepting
food donations to help out the hungry.
Please bring all kinds of nonperishable
foods starting today.
The collection boxes are located inside
the Church by the doors.
Thank you very much!
Good Bless you!
St. Vincent De Paul can give you TAX
REDUCTION RECEIPTS for your
cash or check donations.
We need Ushers
We need Ushers for 6:00 PM Mass
Please prayerfully consider
making a commitment
to this vital ministry.
Call our Parish for details