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

Upcoming Events

Nuestro propio padre Emilio Garreaud, J.D., PhD, el Director nacional de Radio María, ofrecerá dos conferencias en español sobre el tema de la santidad cristiana. Sus conferencias tendrán lugar de 8:00 a 9:30pm por dos miércoles consecutivos, el 19 de septiembre y el 26 de septiembre, en Comber Hall.

Sus conferencias se basarán en la reciente Exhortación Apostólica del Papa Francisco (marzo del 2018), titulada "Gaudete et Exsultate". Todos están bienvenidos a unirse al Padre para reflexionar sobre esta enseñanza papal tan importante para la vida espiritual.

Parish Council

Thursday, September 20th at 7:30pm

RPC EXecutive Conference Room

Finance Council

Friday, September 21st at 8:45am

RPC EXecutive Conference Room

El Retiro de Convenio Matrimonial es un fin de semana de actividades, charlas y ejercicios destinados a fortalecer nuestra relación de pareja. Hablaremos de temas claves como el rol de Dios en nuestros matrimonios, la oración en pareja, la familia y la comunicación. Luego del retiro tenemos reuniones mensuales donde tratamos temas para fortalecer nuestro matrimonio, nos divertimos y creamos amistades familiares duraderas.

  • Fecha: Septiembre 21-23, 2018
  • Lugar: Comber Hall
  • Costo: $125 por pareja
Para mayor información contactar a Priscilla y Elias Fakhouri, al (305) 970-6742 o por email a

Though the new catechetical year already began, registration for this year’s classes will remain open through this Saturday, September 22nd.

Class spaces are now extremely limited!

Please visit www.COTLFReligiousEd.org for more information about our class offerings and registration details.

Are you interested in becoming a Catholic? Were you baptized Catholic as a child but have not yet celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and/or Eucharist? Do you know someone who still has not received their Sacraments of Initiation?

The Church of Little Flower offers you an opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about our faith through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, (RCIA) is the formation process to prepare adults and persons who have reached the age of reason, to receive the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.

The RCIA is for:

  • Unbaptized adults and young persons who have reached the age of reason and wish to become Catholics.
  • Adults baptized in another Christian Church who are seeking full communion with the Roman Catholic Church and seek the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist.
  • Baptized Adults who were baptized as infants in the Catholic Church and now seek the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation.

RCIA meets every Tuesday from 7:00pm through 9:00pm at Reilly Parish Center starting on September 25, 2018.

Applications are available in the front of the Church, the Parish Center or on our website. Application may be e-mailed to Deacon Roberto F. Fleitas, Jr. at or delivered or mailed to Church of the Little Flower, 2711 Indian Mound Trail, Coral Gables, Florida 33134. Attention: Deacon Roberto F. Fleitas, Jr.

The Little Flower branch of Saint Paul Street Evangelization is a local way for Catholics to engage the culture in which we live through a simple, non-confrontational, method of evangelization, which involves making oneself available to the public to answer questions about the faith and to pray with those who request it.

Armed with a simple sign (such as: Catholic Truth. Got questions? Free Literature. Need Prayer?), pamphlets, and Rosaries, Saint Paul Street Evangelization takes to the streets, going wherever people are gathered—on a street corner, at a carnival, a park, or even a football game. It is about making a peaceful presence, allowing people to approach if they choose. Initial contact is limited to a kindly greeting and free Rosary, but the evangelist never tries to force anyone to stop and talk. A creative ministry that has born much fruit.

For more information, come to a meeting with Father Davis on Thursday, September 27th, at 7:30pm in the 2nd floor conference room at the parish office.

On Monday, October 1st, the patronal feast of Saint Therese, the Little Flower, we will have a ribbon cutting and blessing ceremony for our new side-entrance Sevilla Avenue driveway.

As part of the brief ceremony, all parishioners who drive through the circular driveway on the day of its grand opening can have their car blessed and sprinkled with Holy Water. The ceremony is scheduled for 7:30pm.

All are welcome.

On Thursday, October 4th, feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, we will once again have the annual ceremony for the blessing of animals. It will take place at 7:00pm in the big yard behind the church sacristy on Sevilla Avenue.

Bring your pets for the brief prayer service. Each pet will be blessed with holy water, and presented with a Saint Francis medal.

All are welcome.

Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 7:30pm.

Tickets on sale now at www.lfconcert.org.

Father Davis recently got word from the Southeastern Lieutenancy of the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher, affirmed by Archbishop Wenski, that he has been promoted to the rank of Knight Commander in the Equestrian Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem.

He will receive this distinction at the regional annual convention of the Southeastern Lieutenancy on the weekend of October 6th here in Miami. Three other parishioners will simultaneously be welcomed into the Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher on this occasion as well (Deacon Roberto Fleitas, Carlos Chialastri and Raul Cairo).

Congratulations to them all!

On Monday, October 8th at 7:30pm, commemorating the Feast Day of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, we will have our annual outdoor candlelight international rosary ceremony at the grotto of the Immaculate Conception on the priest’s rectory house lawn.

The rosary which will be prayed in five languages, will include a Marian teaching, and be followed by social on the carport.

All are welcome.

On Tuesday, October 9th at 7:30pm in church, Father Davis will offer a training session for those who are interested in serving as our church docents, those who will be assisting in giving official tours of our church, its history, art, and architecture.

Advertised tour schedules will soon follow. Contact Maria Elena Chialastri to get your name on the training list. Only those trained will be scheduled.

Father Davis will be offering an usher training evening on Thursday, October 11th, at 7:30pm in the second floor conference room at the parish office.

The meeting will be a wonderful opportunity for current ushers to be updated on procedures, as well as to welcome those who would be willing to serve in this capacity of service to the community.

Ushering has everything to do with hospitality, helpfulness, welcome, fielding questions, facilitating seating, taking up the collection, and assisting with the offertory procession. Consider joining this important and growing ministry.

If you’ve never been to the rectory before, consider participating in a social opportunity, with no agenda, just time to chat and enjoy togetherness on the journey, entitled “Dessert with Father Davis.”

The gathering will take place on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 7:30pm at the rectory residence.

You bring a dessert; Father will provide the coffee, drinks and refreshments. There are only 12 seats at the dining room table.

Claim your seat by Calling in your reservation to Maria Elena Chialastri at (305) 446-9950, ext. 306.

For those who are registered for the November pilgrimage trip to the Holy Land, please mark your calendars. We will have our pre-departure meeting, during which Father Davis will distribute the airline e-tickets, the itinerary booklets, hotel lists, rooming lists, final itinerary, pilgrim’s guide, and travel notes on Friday October 19th at 7:30pm in Comber Hall.

At that time, all remaining questions will be fielded, as we make final preparations for our departure to the Holy Land on November 9th. Our exciting trip to the Holy Land is soon around the corner!

In January of 2019, 12 COTLF pilgrims will be traveling to Panama for World Youth Day 2019, representing our parish and the Archdiocese of Miami at this worldwide gathering of Catholic youth, which is held every 3 to 4 years. In 2016, our parish sent a group of 8 pilgrims to WYD Krakow, where they were moved by Poland’s rich Catholic identity, got to participate in catechetical sessions led by bishops from around the world, participated in a night of praise and worship with some of the world’s most famous Catholic musicians, and the highlight of all highlights, attended Stations of the Cross, Adoration, and Mass with Pope Francis, who actually passed by within 6 feet of the group!

This year’s pilgrims are ready for another life-changing experience as they gather with the youth of the world and we need your help to get us there! Each pilgrim will be covering half of their way to the trip, and we as a parish have pledged to cover the remaining half. We are just $10,000 from meeting our goal to send this group of parish teens on the pilgrimage experience of a lifetime!

If you might be interested in donating and helping to sponsor one of our pilgrims, please contact Jorge Santibáñez, our DRE/Youth Minister, at JSantibanez@cotlf.org.

Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

With gratitude, WYD 2019 Pilgrims :
JP, Julianna, Nicolas, Daniela, Sebastian, Isabel, Amanda, Alessandra, Jorge, Angie, Miriam, & Paulina.