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Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Announcements from our bulletin of February 23, 2020

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.

Father Damian

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  • Social Media
  • Planned Giving
  • Stewardship

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 as well.

Day of Fast and Abstinence.

Masses

  • 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.

Amen

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are both days of abstinence from meat for all who are 14-years and older.

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 medical reason.

Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat for those 14-years of age and older.

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 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.

Lent is a time of austerity and penance. As a result, there will be no flowers inside the Church during Lent.

Please do not bring flowers again until after Easter.

Sometimes the idea of repentance seems old-fashioned, naïve, 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).

  • 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 of God.

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 (954) 673-6792.

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:

  1. A baptized Catholic who has received the sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Communion and is practicing the Catholic faith.
  2. Mature enough to undertake the responsibility.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
Evening & Weekend Schedule
Tuesdays & Thursdays Sobriedad 2000 AA in Spanish 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday Al Anon in Spanish 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday Spanish Charismatic Group in Spanish 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Sunday Gambler's Anon in English 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 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