Bible Study Resumes

bible-study-clipartFather Oscar Alonso’s Bible Study has resumed for the season. The group gathers at 10 a.m. in the conference room of the Parish Office – ideal timing for those who attend the 9 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. Masses.

Please join us – and bring a friend!

New Statues

Plans are underway to decorate our Church by placing statues of our Blessed Mother and Saint Joseph adjacent to the altar. Holy-Family-stained-glass

Alcoves are being prepared in the grilled spaces beneath the monitors. The placement of the statues will envision them looking at the altar, contemplating the sacrifice of the Mass in union with their Son – truly a Holy Family.

The wooden statues are being hand carved in Spain at a cost of $10,000 each. The alcoves cost $15,000 each. These will further embellish the sacredness of our beautiful Church and worship space.

Do you wish to be a sponsor?

Join the National 54-Day Rosary Novena

RosaryCampaign2015_2w_1439318804Archbishop Thomas Wenski is inviting you to join him and hundreds of thousands of people of all ages in prayer across America in the 2015 National 54-Day Rosary Novena.

We are praying for 54 straight days – August 14 to September 10 in petition and September 11 to October 7 in thanksgiving – for these intentions:
~ the family and marriage, especially during the World Meeting of Families and the next Synod on the Family
~ our country, especially for peace, the sanctity of human life and religious freedom
~ the Archbishop of Miami, especially for the continued implementation of our Strategic Pastoral Plan, “Disciples in Faith, Missionaries of Hope.”

We will pray as a witness and Message of Hope in response to the spiritual crisis in our culture. We’ll pray individually, with friends, as husband and wife, as a family, as a school, as a community. We’ll pray in our homes, Catholic schools, parishes, parish-based community groups and ministries.

The Novena launches on Saturday, Aug. 15, the Feast of the Assumption, and closes on Wednesday, Oct. 7, the Feast of the Rosary.

To register and receive resources throughout the novena, visit conta.cc/1TvVEPx.

Choosing Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

The personal qualities demanded of the extraordinary minister of Holy Communion are outlined in the 1973 instruction “Immensae Caritatis,” No. 6: “The person who has been appointed to be an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion is necessarily to be duly instructed and should distinguish himself by his Christian life, faith and morals.

Eucharist

Before appointing them, the priest should have a sufficient knowledge of their moral stature and their standing in the community.

After they have attended an Archdiocesan workshop, they should be trained at the Parish, not only regarding where to stand, but also with regard to proper procedures to follow when approaching the altar to receive the sacred vessels from the priest; how to return them; how to avoid accidents; and how to proceed if accidents occur.

They should also be instructed on the limits of their office with respect to purifying the sacred vessels and approaching the tabernacle.”

~ Archbishop’s Office