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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Announcements from our bulletin of June 17, 2018

God our Father, in your wisdom and love you made all things.

Bless these men, that they may be strengthened as Christian fathers. Let the example of their faith and love shine forth.

Grant that we, their sons and daughters, may honor them always with a spirit of profound respect.

—Book of Blessings, no. 1733

  • Social Media
  • Planned Giving
  • Stewardship

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” - Mother Teresa

Please support the ABCD by making a gift today www.isupportabcd.org

You’ve been a good steward of God’s gifts throughout your life. Invest some time to make certain your assets will be distributed according to your wishes. Don’t delay another day.

Contact the rectory or call the Office of Planned Giving at (305) 762-1110 for information.

“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive good or evil, according to what he has done in the body.” - 2 CORINTHIANS 5:10

We are all responsible for the gifts God has given us our time, our talent and our treasure. Each of us is accountable not only for our own life but how we affected the lives of others as well. God, one day, will ask each of us to be accountable for what we did with the gifts He gave us.

Do you know how will you respond?

The reign of God comes about because people commit to reversing their lives completely, to embracing new vision, new values. Many popular television shows exploit an unattractive side of human nature by pitting contestants against one another, even to the point of performing dangerous stunts or devious schemes, to gain money or favor.

At the liturgy, we counter that impulse by committing ourselves to live generously. In response to Christ’s total gift, we offer bread and wine as the emblems of our lives, our hopes, our joys and sorrows. The bread and wine carried to the altar contain our lives, and by offering our lives to God, we prepare to receive the gift of God’s own life. We are to become what we receive: the body of Christ.

On Sundays, this self-giving is often accompanied by a collection and procession of gifts for the poor and money for the upkeep of the parish. There are certainly other methods of collecting money, some perhaps more efficient. Yet the acts of giving from our abundance and attending to the needs of the poor open us up to participation in the changes the Reign of God requires.

Attention!

We need volunteers who wish to share their knowledge with children or young adults as teachers on Monday or Tuesday in the afternoon.

As a volunteer we will give you enough information so you feel comfortable doing your work. For more information, call Rectory Office.

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

The shelves of our food pantry are almost empty. The Society of St. Vincent De Paul is always accepting food donations to help out the hungry.

Please bring all kinds of nonperishable foods starting today. The collection boxes are located inside the Church by the doors. Thank you very much!

Good Bless you!

St. Vincent De Paul can give you TAX REDUCTION RECEIPTS for your cash or check donations.

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.