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Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Announcements from our bulletin of October 22, 2017

This Weekend.

All Catholics around the world will be called to offer, at the Eucharistic celebration, our prayers and our generous financial support, through the Propagation of the Faith, to continue the mission of our Lord.

You should attend to 9:00 AM Mass during the following 4 Sundays:

  1. October 8th,
  2. October 15th,
  3. October 22nd
  4. October 29th.

Confirmation Classes will begin on Tuesday, November 7th at 5:00 PM in the Parish Hall.

Celebrating 50 Years of Jubilee.

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, October 27th from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
  • Saturday, October 28th from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Jesus loves you! We hope to see you there.

Donation: $10.00.

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

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

  • *8:00 AM– English
  • *7:00 PM- Bilingual (English - Spanish)

Holy Day Obligation.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

  • *8:00 AM– English
  • *7:00 PM- Bilingual (English - Spanish)

No a holy day obligation.

Starts Thursday, November 2nd.

Envelopes are available by the doors of the church, which you can use to enroll your loved ones in these special Masses.

  • Social Media
  • Planned Giving
  • Stewardship

Remember a loved one?

Donate to the Archdiocese of Miami to honor someone special. clicking here.

Gifts of stock avoid capital gains tax! If you own appreciated stock, you may wish to consider giving the stock to the parish rather than cash. You are able to deduct the full value of the stock, avoid capital gains tax and make a substantial gift to the parish.

For more information, contact the rectory or call the Office of Planned Giving at (305) 762-1110.

“Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s.” - MATTHEW 22:21

Everything we are and everything we have belongs to God. This is the essence of Stewardship. We are not “owners” of anything, we are simply “stewards” of all the gifts God has given each of us. All God is asking is that we give back a portion of what He gave us. God needs be our first priority in everything. All else comes second.

What makes the Eucharistic Prayers for Masses with Children different from the others?

First, there is the intended assembly, which is described as comprised of mostly children of school age. There are three Eucharistic Prayers for Masses with Children available to us now in the missal. The first one has a very simple form, easily grasped by even a young child. The second has a great deal of participation by the assembly—repeated sung acclamations. The third has a number of variations that can be tricky for a priest to handle if he hasn’t prepared carefully.

All of this work does point to a true treasure of our tradition: children are part of the Sunday assembly, precisely because they are baptized members of Christ’s body. By contrast, the churches of the Reformation tend to look upon children as members in training, and see worship as an adult activity. Sunday school happens downstairs while the adults celebrate Holy Communion upstairs. In a phrase, that’s not Catholic. Children belong to Christ and to the assembly. So, the desire to care for the children in the assembly, to draw them into the prayer, and to adapt our rituals and texts to their needs is deeply Catholic, a true pastoral effort to help draw everyone into the praise of God.

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.

How do we care?

We visit people at home, in hospitals. We give advice, food, and clothes to those in need. We reach out to lonely and alienated. We are members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

For more information, call the church’s rectory at (305) 931-0600.

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 7:30 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
2nd Sunday August to May Council of Catholic Women Bi-lingual 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM