Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Announcements from our bulletin of October 4, 2020
2020-2021 Preparation for First Communion Grades 1 - 12 and Confirmation.
Teachers will be utilizing Zoom as a tool for live online classroom instruction for students.
Registration by Email Only
Please send registration form to firstname.lastname@example.org from Wednesday, September 9 to Tuesday, October 13, 2020.
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Our Second Collection this Weekend is for Respect Life Sunday
With the first Sunday of October, the Catholic Church in the United States begins its annual observance of Respect Life month.
The theme of this 46th observance is taken from the words of Jesus: “I came so that all might have life and have it to the full” (John 10:10) Jesus' promise of “life to the full” is especially poignant today, when our culture and sometimes our government promote values inimical to the happiness and true good of individuals and society.
Sunday, October 4 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM at St. Mary Magdalen Church.
All donors will receive a FREE OneBlood T-shirt and wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening.
Archdiocese of Miami Development Corporation
By working together and supporting the #ABCD, truly we can do great things for our community.
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In the end we are all remembered for our acts-for the lives we touch and by the causes we advance. Call us today to learn more on how to create a legacy though endowed funds. (305) 762-1110 #PlannedGiving #ArchdioceseofMiami #EndowedFunds #LegacyGiving.
“My friend had a vineyard on a fertile hillside; he spaded it, cleared it of stones, and planted the choicest vines; within it he built a watchtower, and hewed out a wine press. Then he looked for the crop of grapes, but what it yielded was wild grapes” (Isaiah 5:2)
In the “vineyard of life,” do we follow our Lord's way to use our time, talent, and treasure to produce good fruit. Or do our “own thing” that provides “wild grapes”?
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 fiance of the one who is to be baptized.