Third Sunday of Advent : December 17, 2017
Sunday, Dec 17, 2017 -
COTLF Junior High Youth Group
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: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 -
Advent Service of Light
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, Dec 20, 2017 -
Advent Evening of Confessions
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.
Saturday, Dec 16, 2017 -
Parish Christmas Schedule 2017
|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
|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)
Saturday, Dec 23, 2017 -
How to Go to Mass next Weekend
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.
Digital Advent Parish Mission
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!
COTLF Parishioners Prayer List
Tuesday, Jan 2, 2018 -
A Holy Hour for the New Year
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
Thursday, Jan 4, 2018 -
Dessert with Fr. Davis
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 theálist.
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.
Annette Perez, our Curator of Records, at (305) 446-9950, ext.302.
Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018 -
Pre-departure Meeting for February Holy Land Pilgrimage
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
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.
Monday, Jan 21, 2019 -
World Youth Day 2019 in Panama!
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 Santibß˝ez 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