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Easter Sunday: The Resurrection of the Lord - Solemnity

Announcements from our bulletin of April 21, 2019

Over the centuries, the Church has demonstrated a wonderful ability to adopt a culture’s favorite symbols and customs and assign them new meaning. Easter eggs have a very ancient pedigree: nature’s perfect package, emblem of new life, dyed and decorated and given as gifts in ancient Egypt, Rome, China, and Persia. Just as the long hard winter is over, the egg bursts with promise of life and nourishment. Long ago, Christians came to see the egg not as a symbol of spring’s rebirth, but of ours, and as a sign of Christ’s tomb. A Polish legend says that Mary, in compassion for the soldiers at the cross, gave them eggs, but that her tears stained their shells with brilliant color.

Legends have their origin in tales told around a hearth, but they often contain a profound truth. The idea of Mary, the first Christian, engaged in a merciful act of forgiveness and tenderness even in the shadow of the cross, describes the age-old wish that Christ “Easter in us.”

Since 2002, the Catholic Church in the U.S.A. has followed a set of rules initiated by the bishops of the country and approved by the Vatican for dealing with sexual abuse of minors by priest or deacons: The Essential Norms for Diocesan/eparchial Policies Dealing with Allegations of Sexual abuse of Minors by Priests or Deacons. In the Archdiocese of Miami, the policy includes vulnerable adults.

Every U.S. diocese/eparchy must meet a specific set of requirements. We will share a couple of them each week throughout April during Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Archdiocese of Miami is in compliance and has been each of the 17 years since the inception of the Charter.

  • To establish a review board of at least five persons, mostly members of the laity, who counsel the bishop on allegations and review local policies dealing with sexual abuse of minors.
  • To protect the rights of the accusers and of the accused.

Statewide (DCF) Abuse Hotline
1-800-96-ABUSE
(1-800-962-2873)

Archdiocesan Abuse Hotline
1-866-802-2873
(1-866-80-ABUSE)

Victim Assistance Coordinator
Peter Routsis-Arroyo
1-866-802-2873

Invites the community to a conference about "Love God and neighbor"

In Spanish By Father Bernard Kirlin.

Friday, May 3, 2019 7:30 PM Parish Hall.

  • Social Media
  • Planned Giving
  • Stewardship

Christ leads us to go out from ourselves more and more, to give ourselves and to serve others. The ABCD serves our community, especially in times of need. Help support the mission of the church by giving to the ABCD. www.isupportabcd.org

How can you become a real and active participant in the direct ministry and sacramental life of others, even when you’re gone?
A bequest to St. Mary Magdalen Church is an investment in the lives of future parishioners, our children and grandchildren. For more information, contact the rectory or call the Office of Planned Giving at (305) 762-1110.

“He went about doing good and healing all those oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.” (Acts 10:38)

On this Easter Sunday, open your hearts to receive God’s love, mercy and forgiveness. God is love and we are made in His image and likeness. Let our lives reflect His light to others. Pray for guidance on how to live your life and be grateful for all the blessings He has given you.

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 – 9:30 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