Pentecost Sunday - Solemnity : May 20, 2018
FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK
Michael W. Davis
The registration period for the 2018-2019 Catechetical Year will open on Monday, May 21st.
- Classes for all grade levels from KINDER through HIGH SCHOOL will again be offered next year.
- No changes to the class schedule or tuition/fees for 2018-2019!
- NEW THIS YEAR - ONLINE REGISTRATION!
Registration will be handled almost entirely ONLINE through the ParishSoft "My Own Church" Web Portal.
On Monday, May 21st:
The Religious Ed Tab of "My Own Church" will become available, allowing families to log in and submit their child's class registration for preferred class session.
Beginning Tuesday, May 29th:
Families may begin to sign up for their individual meetings with the DRE in the Rel.Ed. office to finalize the registration, turn in the Enrollment Consent Form, corresponding payments and documents, and to review the calendar and expectations for the year ahead. Each meeting should take no more than 10-15 minutes if the online class registration is submitted in advance.
Full details on next year’s religious ed program are available on the Religious ED website at www.cotlfreligioused.org/registration
An “information and registration night” has now been scheduled for the March 29 through April 7, 2019 trip to the Holy Land. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 5th at 7:30pm in Comber Hall.
The trip is nearly sold out; there are only four known seats remaining. The trip will include visits to Galilee, Nazareth, Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Jerusalem, Caesaria, Bethlehem, Gethsemane, the Via Dolorosa, Calvary and more. Especially featured this trip will be a stop at the ROAD TO EMMAUS, including a specially scheduled Mass there. Wonderful travel arrangements are again designed by the nationally renowned Catholic Travel Centre. Great flights, hotels, excellent food, deluxe motor coach, both a full-time tour guide and a driver are scheduled to accompany the group throughout the entire excursion. The trip of a lifetime awaits.
Call Father Davis (305) 446-9950, ext.301 to get your name on the list. Also: save the date and plan on coming to the registration night: Tues, June 5th at 7:30pm.
We just got word that Jose Fernandez, a seminarian from Saint John Vianney College Seminary, has been assigned to live at the rectory house residence and work with us at our parish for the summer months.
We look forward to assisting him in his continuing preparation toward a holy vocation, even while we benefit from his good ministry and service among us. He will be arriving on June 4th. Welcome Jose!
Architects and engineers have now designed phase #1 of plans for a new circular driveway to be installed outside the Sevilla Avenue entrance to our church. Meant to assist the comfortable drop off of our elderly and handicapped parishioners, and assist with the ease of entrance to the church, especially on rainy days, the circular driveway project will likely get underway this summer, to be completed by early fall.
We are also eager to build a new outdoor rosary/prayer garden with memorialized bricks, benches, a gazebo and new trees in the backyard of the church, where the famous big tree used to be before the hurricane. We will soon be producing a sketch of the project for everyone’s review.
- The price tag for the circular driveway will be approximately $49,500.
- The price tag for the prayer garden will be approximately $20,000.
At the prayer garden, we will have memorialized brick opportunities which will provide for the walkway around the garden’s mysteries of the rosary.
Donations and sponsorships are now being accepted in person to Father Davis or on-line, as part of the drop-down donation platform at here.
For more information on donation opportunities, please contact Jorge Perez at the Office of Advancement, (305) 446-9950, ext. 318.
Please take note.
As announced over the past three weeks, this coming June will mark an adjustment to our Sunday weekend Mass schedule.
Seeking to better utilize resources and personnel, in the light of demographic and attendance shifts, we will be suspending the Sunday night 7:00pm Mass, which will be available for the last time on June 10th.
All other normally schedule liturgies will continue uninterrupted.
VBS is returning to COTLF from June 18 - 29!
This year's camp, SHIPWRECKED, will take kids on the adventure of a lifetime to an uncharted island where they’ll be Rescued by Jesus, as they are anchored in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms. From the start of the day at Castaway Sing & Play to the finale at Sail Away Sendoff, each day of camp will feature unique Scripture stories, Bible buddies, and the fun music that kids will be singing and dancing to all year long!
Visit www.vbspro.events/p/events/cotlf to register before the camp fills up!.