Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Announcements from our bulletin of October 25, 2020
Our religious instruction classes for first communion and confirmation are full, and for that reason as up October 23rd, We are not accepting more registrations. There are not exceptions.
All Souls Mass Schedule & All Souls Novena
Monday, November 2 ,2020.
- 8:00 AM - English.
- 7:00 PM - Bilingual (English - Spanish).
No a Holy Day Obligation.
Starts Monday, November 2nd All Souls Novena.
Envelopes are available by the doors of the church, which you can use to enroll your loved ones in these special Masses.
Archdiocese of Miami Development Corporation
Your donation to the #ABCD helps support these young men on their journey. Donate today and contribute to the formation of our next generation of shepherds!
Make a gift to the ABCD today, www.isupportabcd.org #AnnualAppeal #MiamiCatholic #ArchdioceseofMiami
Prayerfully consider including your parish or Catholic school in your #estateplans through the Archdiocese of Miami. What a wonderful way to leave a lasting legacy. For additional guidance, please contact Sabrina Paul-Noel, VP of Planned Giving at (305) 762-1110 #PlannedGiving #ArchdioceseofMiami #EndowedFunds #LegacyGiving
“The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.” (Matthew 22:40)
As disciples of Christ, we are called to love God with our entire being and our neighbor as ourselves. Who do we consider our neighbor? We fulfill the commandment to love our neighbor when we exercise good stewardship - ”joyfully sharing our all our gifts.
The Archdiocese of Miami, Office of Finance has an immediate opening for a Part-Time Accounting Clerk.
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Turn Clocks Back
Daylight Saving Time ends next Sunday, November 1st at 2:00 AM.
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.
* 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.
The Rule of Law
Anyone who has read the Pentateuch (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy) from beginning to end appreciates the massive influence of the law on our ancestors in faith. In fact, what Christians call the Pentateuch (Greek for “five books”), Jewish tradition calls the Torah (“teaching” or “law”).
In the first five books of the Bible, there is no escaping the law, its meticulous detail and relentless regulations, decrees, and pronouncements from God to Moses and Aaron. Also common in these books, alas, are stories of God's chosen people going astray. The predominance of the law reminds us that we are creatures with a tendency to sin; God provides the law to us beloved children to regulate our behavior and help us live more peacefully on earth.