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Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Announcements from our bulletin of November 18, 2018

November 22, 2018

Thanksgiving Mass at 10:00 AM in English.

No Daily Mass at 8:00 AM.

Office will be closed on:
  • Thursday, November 22nd,
  • Friday, November 23rd.

Sunday, November 18, 2018 our Second Collection is to Help the Campaign for Human Development.

This Collection supports works of Charity and justice by funding community groups whose goals are to solve problems and change policies that keep low-income residents in poverty.

The Hispanic Catholic Charismatic Renewal Group from the Archdiocese of Miami invites you to the “Life in the Spirit Seminar” in our Parish Hall

  • Friday, November 30th from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
  • Saturday, December 1st from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Jesus loves you! We hope to see you there.

For more information call: Rosana Rodriguez at (305) 466-0125 / (786) 606-2812.

Mark your calendars. St Mary Magdalen will sponsor this mission in Uganda during Mass on:

  • December 1st (6:00 PM)
  • December 2nd (9:00 AM, 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM)

“Transition home for abused, abandoned or neglected children under 5 years old in Jinja-Uganda”

Let’s give these children a chance to change their stories: www.stjosephshininglittlestars.com. Checks to the order of: H.E.L.P. International Bank Account: Chase #265928223.

Sunday, November 18th from 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM.

Donors will receive special giveaways.

November is a month of remembrance for the dead, and cemeteries have long been a focus for prayer. Our tradition holds great respect for bodily remains, since the body was created and redeemed by God, was once the “dwelling place of the Holy Spirit,” and has a destiny of life with God in glory. The funeral practices of the early church contrasted greatly with those of the pagans, who had a great dread of the dead body. The ancient Christian funeral liturgy ended with the relatives and friends giving a final kiss to the body. It expressed affection and showed their faith that the grave would not be the last word. This kiss horrified pagans, who thought that any contact with the dead was degrading.

Every year on their loved one’s “birthday to life,” the Christians would return to the place of their burial to mark their profound communion with those whose lives were hidden in Christ. Typically, they buried the dead with their faces turned toward the east, symbolizing the rising of the Sun of Justice, Christ, at the end of days. They were attracted to the catacombs or burial grounds just as we are today. They would often celebrate the Eucharist at the tomb. Before long, as soon as Christians were allowed to build places for worship, they relocated cemeteries from beyond the city walls to surround the church. This was not so much because the church made the ground holy, but because the bodies of the saints hallowed the ground on which the church was built, a subtle but beautiful difference.

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 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
Wednesday Al Anon in Spanish 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Friday Spanish Charismatic Group in Spanish 7:15 PM – 9:00 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
2nd Sunday August to May Council of Catholic Women Bi-lingual 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM