Parish Office Hours:
Monday to Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

This Week

Third Sunday of Advent : December 17, 2017

Open to all Parish 6th, 7th, & 8th Graders.

Next Gathering on Sunday, December 17 - 6:30pm at St. Theresa School Cafeteria.

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Come be nourished in your faith and have some fun playing Christmas Charades games.

Any questions, please email: siukang@aol.com or eloisa.d.fernandez@gmail.com

On Tuesday, December 19th at 7:30pm, the Church of the Little Flower will have its annual Advent Service of Light, a scriptural and choral prayer service that beautifully captures the spirit of Advent and helps prepare us for the coming solemnity of Christmas. It’s not to be missed!

All are welcome.

Wednesday, December 20th at 7:00pm

On Wednesday, December 20th, beginning at 7:00pm in church, several priests will be available to assist the faithful with the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

It would be an excellent occasion to come to confession and spiritually prepare for Christmas. All are welcome.

Advent Confessions
Saturday, December 16th & 23rd 8:30 am - 10:00 am in Church
Wednesday, December 20th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm in Church
Service of Light
Tuesday, December 19th 7:30 pm in Church
Masses
Sunday, December 24th 4:30 pm - Children’s Program
5:00 pm - English Family Mass
7:00 pm - English Mass
11:00 pm - Choral Cantata
11:30 pm - Bilingual Midnight Mass
Monday, December 25th 9:00 am, 10:30 am & 5:00 pm - English
12:30 pm - Spanish
New Year’s Schedule
Sunday, December 31, 2017 5:30 pm - English
7:00 pm - Spanish
Monday, January 1, 2018 8:00 am & 10:30 am (English)
12:30 pm (Spanish)

Since Christmas falls on a Monday this year, the Fourth Week of Advent is only one day long! Because our liturgical celebrations of Sundays and Major Feasts begin the evening before (hence the Eves and Vigils), Masses on the evening of Sunday, December 24th this year count for CHRISTMAS, but NOT for the 4th Sunday of Advent. We have an obligation to attend Masses on BOTH of those Solemnities, so we have to go to two distinct Masses, one for SUNDAY and one for CHRISTMAS! Wondering how to navigate this complex “Christmas falls on a Monday” scenario next week?

Sunday Masses for the 4th Sunday of Advent will be celebrated on Saturday, December 23rd at 5:00pm and on Sunday, December 24th at 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am, and 12:3 pm (Spanish).

Christmas Masses will be celebrated on Sunday, December 24th at 5:00pm, 7:00pm, and 11:30pm (Bilingual) and on Monday, December 25th at 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:30pm (Spanish), and 5:00pm.

  • Can I go to Mass on Saturday evening (SUNDAY) and Monday (CHRISTMAS)? YES!
  • Can I go to Mass on Saturday evening (SUNDAY) and Sunday evening (CHRISTMAS)? YES!
  • Can I go to Mass on Sunday morning (SUNDAY) and then again on Sunday evening (CHRISTMAS)? YES, and you should receive Communion both times, too!
  • Can I go to Mass on Sunday morning (SUNDAY) and on Monday (CHRISTMAS)? YES!
  • Does the Sunday evening Mass count for both Sunday AND Christmas? NO, those are CHRISTMAS Masses. If you wait to go to Mass on until Sunday evening, you will have missed your Sunday obligation!

Do you know we have a Poor Box?

One of the regular ways that the good works of our “COTLF Charities” organization takes place is through the resources given in generosity to the Poor Box. Located in the back of church, near the Saint Anthony statue, the Poor Box is available to receive your donations, sacrifices, and gestures of almsgiving and penance which, in turn, are utilized to support and assist the poor, the needy, and those in emergency circumstances.

Although lately the weekly Poor Box collection is around $110.00, the resources required to assist the needy are far more extensive. Last year, for example, more than $19,500 was spent by COTLF Charities organization in support of the poor and needy in our parish territory. Thank you for considering providing a gift of support to assist the most vulnerable.

We are all longing for a sense of greater meaning in our lives. In the ANIMA series, Bishop Donald Hying leads us through an inspiring account of how God’s plan for the world gives each of us great dignity and purpose. He recounts that through Christ’s Incarnation, Resurrection, and the Institution of the Church, God reveals the meaning of all life. Accompanied by stirring music, stunning videography, and insightful narration, this three-part series will instigate further meditation on how you can respond to Christ’s sacrifice and continue carrying out his mission in his Church.

As we continue through the Season of Advent, we invite each of you and your families to participate in the parish-wide Advent Mission on FORMED. Advent is a season to prepare the way for Christ at Christmastime, something that can be easy to lose sight of amidst the busyness of the season. The aim of this Parish Mission is to help guide your family by prayer and discussion to focus on the true meaning of the season and to grow in faith. This week, watch Part 3 of the ANIMA series, “BLAZE,” as part of our Parish-wide Digital Advent Mission. Then head over to our Parish Facebook Page (@COTLF) to leave your comment and share the journey of the season. Not on Formed yet? Register with our Parish Code: KZQKWZ. It’s easy and it’s FREE!

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As a way to thank God for the new calendar year 2018 and to ask his blessings upon our journey ahead, we will have a Holy Hour, including Solemn Benediction on Tuesday, January 2nd at 7:00pm.

All are welcome to join us, as we spend time in adoration and intercession.

Parishioners who have not done so before are invited to come to the rectory residence to have dessert with Father Davis. You bring the dessert; Father will provide the coffee and refreshments.

Having no particular agenda, it’s simply an opportunity, as parishioners, to have a casual chat with the Pastor. There are only twelve seats at the rectory’s dining room table, so space is limited.

If you are interested, please call Maria Elena Chialastri, (305) 446-9950, ext.306, to get your name on the list.

Father Davis’ upcoming 5-week adult faith formation lecture series, “Introduction to Morality: People of the Covenant, Living the Truth” IS NOW FULL.

Thank you all for your interest.

Every Catholic who attends Mass at the Church of the Little Flower in Coral Gables should seek to make their presence in our parish “official” by registering as a member of our parish community. People are often surprised that they are left out (or not informed) of things that happen here at our parish. Often times, it is due to a lack of parish registration

If you did not receive by mail a copy of our annual parish Christmas card, this would suggest that we do not have your mailing address and that you are not registered in our community. Please take the time to go on-line or call the parish office to register or confirm your registration today.

Contact Annette Perez, our Curator of Records, at (305) 446-9950, ext.302.

Tuesday, January 30th - 7:30pm.

For the 49 parishioners joining Father Davis on the February 16th pilgrimage to the Holy Land, there will be a pre-departure meeting on Tuesday, January 30th at 7:30pm in Comber Hall.

Travel documents, itineraries, plane tickets, luggage tags, and other travel related information will be distributed at that time. The spiritual adventure of a lifetime is now right around the corner. See you on January 30th.

ONLY TWO (2!) pilgrim spaces remain for the January 2019 World Youth Day Pilgrimage in Panama.

Pilgrims MUST be at least 16 years old by the date of departure. Please contact Jorge Santibáñez at the parish office for more information about WYD and details on how to reserve a spot and sign up with our group.

After all Masses today, we’ll be selling the NEW COTLF Car Magnets and the COTLF Tiny Saints for $5 each. 100% of the proceeds of these sales support the WYD trip. Donations are also welcome!