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This Week

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time : January 20, 2019

Join thousands as we pray for the respect of human life.

January 14 - 22, 2019

9 Days for Life is a multi- faceted novena for the respect and protection of every human life. Each day, a different intention is accompanied by a short reflection, suggested actions, and related information.

Visit www.9daysforlife.com to join! / Click here to download the flyer

After months and months of study, proposals, architectural plans, and financial considerations, there is only one option that remains as we address the constant hopes, expressed by parishioners, of doing something regarding the noise and distractions in the vestibule during Mass. We will soon be getting underway with a plan to provide sound muffling along the iron dividers and gates in the vestibule.

A beautiful velvet fire-proof “stage curtain,” similar to that which is already on the big gates at the entrance to the nave of the church, will be installed from ceiling to floor, creating separation and sound muffling between the vestibule and the pews of the church. Additional lighting will be installed as a way to make up for the darkening caused by the curtains. Digital TV screens will be installed on the vestibule columns, providing rolling announcements, and eventually Mass readings, lyrics to our hymns, and the possible live streaming of the Mass. Increased security cameras will be installed to provide the reassurance of safety and good order.

Although not an ideal plan, it is a major step in the direction of addressing the concerns stated almost weekly by countless parishioners. As a further enhancement to the vestibule, there will be a beautiful plaque installed near the Sacred Heart statue, announcing the 12 promises of devotion to the Sacred Heart, articulated in the visions of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque.

Proposed by active parishioners, on Saturday, January 26th, from 9:00am to 1:00pm, in Comber Hall, the parish will be offering a Morning of Recollection for all ministry heads, ministry participants in ALL of our 55 parish groups, ministries, and services, EMHCs, Lectors, catechists, Parish Council and Finance Council members, Emmaus core teams, retreat programs, choir and music ministry, ushers, environment and arts, Scripture studies, Coffee with Catholics, Catholics in Public Square, COTLF Charities, and those serving the homeless.

The morning will include spiritual talks, socialization, group dynamics, prayer, and lunch. Should be fun and enriching! Mark your calendars and join us.

Parishioners, family and friends are invited to participate on the first Pilgrimage of 2019! Join Father Flores on January 29, 2019 as we visit the Saint Vincent de Paul Seminary in Boynton Beach. We will enjoy a tour of the seminary followed by a Mass in their chapel. After having lunch at Portobello Italian Restaurant, we will depart to St. Katherine Drexel for an audience with Miami’s newest Auxiliary Bishop, the Most Reverend Enrique Delgado.

The total cost is $49 per person and includes all transportation and lunch. Space is limited to the first 52 people so reserve your spot now. We will depart Little Flower at 7:30am and return by 5:00pm.

Call to get your name on the list by reaching out to Jorge Perez, Director of Advancement, (305) 446-9950, Ext. 318.

One month from now, January 24 through January 28, 2019, our Parish DRE, Jorge Santibáñez, will be leading a group of 15 parishioners/pilgrims to World Youth Day 2019 in Panama.

Originally started by Saint Pope John Paul II in 1985, World Youth Days are held internationally every two to three years and bring together young people from around the world to celebrate the richness and beauty of our Catholic faith in union with the Holy Father, our bishops, and with one another. In Summer 2016, COTLF sent its first group of pilgrims to a World Youth Day gathering, that year held in Krakow, Poland. Our pilgrims and their chaperones encountered Christ and His Church in extraordinary and powerful ways, so much so that many of them remain actively involved in the ministerial life of the parish today and quickly signed up again for WYD 2019!

We are thrilled to once again send a group of pilgrims from our parish to these important and historic experiences of Church and we need help with one final fundraising push! Donations of any amount are welcome to help the group close out its goal of $5,000. Please contact Jorge Santibáñez for details. In this final month before their departure, please also keep our pilgrims in your prayers as they prepare for another life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ! Our 2019 Pilgrims thank you!

Jorge - Angie - Paulina - Miriam - Isabel - Daniela - Amanda - David - Jacob - Luis - Sebastian - John Peter - Julianna - Alessadra - Lexi

 

A Message from our WYD Pilgrims

Hola! Mi nobre es Paulina Rennella y tengo la suerte y el privilegio de formar parte del grupo de la Arquidiócesis de Miami que va en peregrinaje a la Jornada Mundial de la Juventud en Panama. Voy a participar como una chaperona de nuestro grupo parroquial.

Para mi es un sueño que se hace realidad. Es mi primera oportunidad de participar en este evento muy especial y espiritual. He esperado casi 3 años para hacerlo, especialmente luego de que mi hija fue a Polonia en el 2016. Tengo la gran suerte de participar junto con ella este año también! Su experiencia en Polonia hizo nacer en mi el querer participar. Ahora que se va acercando la fecha, tengo una mezcla de sentimientos ya que siento que estos días de fe y amor a Dios va a hacer renacer en mi corazón mi devoción a Dios y me ayudaran sanar mis heridas y sentimientos negativos. Gracias a la parroquia por darme una oportunidad tan grande!

The March trip is full!

By popular demand, however, Father Davis will be offering another trip to the land made holy by the footsteps of Jesus. The itinerary will include many places of biblical fame such as Galilee, Capernaum, Nazareth, Mount of Transfiguration, Mount of Beatitudes, Cana, Emmaus, Jerusalem, Calvary, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Bethany, Bethlehem, Jericho, the River Jordan and Caesaria. Even the Dead Sea. Space is limited.

The pilgrimage is scheduled to depart January 31 and return on February 9, 2020.

Call Irma Aguilar for more information, and to get your name on the list. (305) 446-9950, ext.314. An information meeting will be scheduled soon.

Hope has a name... Jesus.

Hope has a name: Jesus. To put our faith in Jesus means we must put it into action through charity. Our archdiocesan programs and ministries effect change, share the love of Christ, and bring hope to people in need. In the words of Pope Benedict, “A world without God is a world without hope. A world without God is a world without a future.”

Once a year, we commit ourselves to the ongoing work of the Archdiocese of Miami by supporting the ABCD. Next week, every parish in the Archdiocese will unite to ask our Catholic community to support this year’s annual appeal by making a gift.

Please consider making a donation, whether by responding to the Archbishop’s letter, making a gift online at www.isupportabcd.org or turning in your pledge envelope at the Church.

Individually, we can change our own life, but together, we can change the world. United, let us be One in Faith, One in Hope and One in Charity.

Life is God’s gift to us, and what we do with it is our gift to God.