Announcements from our bulletin of April 29, 2018
What a Great way to Say “Happy Mother’s Day”
Sunday, May 13th is the day set aside to honor all Mothers, both living and dead.
There will be a special Novena of Masses celebrated to remember our mothers. Cards are available at the back of the Church in order to enroll your mother’s name.
Please complete the envelope and drop it in the Collection or at the Rectory Office.
April is child abuse prevention month
The Archdiocese of Miami has robustly participated in the Unites States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People since its inception over 15 years ago and has been in compliance every year. This can only happen with the dedication of pastors, principals, directors and coordinators of religious education, administration and staff in collaboration with parents and volunteers.
Tips for Protecting Children and the Vulnerable
Child sexual abuse can be prevented. It is critical to build safety barriers around children and young people to keep them from harm—such as protective guardians, codes of conduct, background evaluations, policies and procedures, and safety training programs.
Background checks work. Background checks in churches, schools, and other organizations keep predators away from children both because they scare off some predators and because they uncover past actions which should ban an adult from working or volunteering with children.
Florida Abuse Hotline: 1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873)
Archdiocese of Miami Victim’s Assistance Coordinator: 1-866-80-ABUSE (1-866-802-2873)
Friday, May 4, 2018
First Friday of the month. We will have:
- Confessions at 7:30 AM,
- Mass is at 8:00 AM.
Saturday, May 5, 2018
First Saturday of each month, we will pray special Rosary, in honor to the Virgin Mary. It will be directed by Mrs. Nancy Juan from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM.
We need Ushers
We need Ushers for 6:00 PM Mass Saturday Evenings.
Please prayerfully consider making a commitment to this vital ministry.
Call our Parish for details at 305-931-0600.
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.
St. Thomas University
Still taking applications for the class of 2018. Generous scholarships are available. Apply now at STU.edu/Apply
|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|