Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time : August 19, 2018
A Future Deacon for our Parish?
The parish recently received word from the Director of the Office for the Permanent Diaconate that
one of our parishioners, Srinath Perera, has been accepted into the Aspirancy Year of the Diaconal
Formation Program for the Archdiocese of Miami.
Essentially, this means that Srinath will be
embarking upon a year of discernment, prayer, and introductory courses on the life and ministry of the
We are very proud of Srinath as he discerns the possibility of a holy vocation, and we
accompany him with our prayers during this important year in his life.
Blessings to you, Sri!
Heavenly Father, Who promised that all those who instruct others in the ways of holiness
will shine as stars for all eternity, fill our hearts and minds with true knowledge and the art of teaching.
Give us patience and understanding, justice and prudence, humility and fear of the Lord.
Grant us wisdom and charity so that with a pure and holy love of God
we ourselves may enjoy all these gifts and impart them to our students.
Teach our children to be obedient to Your laws and open to Your inspiration.
Let them be instruments of Your peace in their homes, in our land, and in the family of nations
as the become children of God in the Mystical Body of Christ.
May the blessings of your Seven-fold gifts be in all who tech and in all who learn
through the Holy Spirit, Who is the Love of the Father and the Son,
Our Lord Jesus Christ - The Divine Teacher. Amen.
-Cardinal Richard J. Cushing
Weekly Canned Food Collection for St. John Bosco Parish
Are you aware that, for the 9th year in a row, we continue our parish canned food drive in support of the Food Pantry
at Saint John Bosco Parish Learning Center?
For years now, parishioners from Little Flower have been generously
dropping off non-perishable food products each weekend at the grey bin next to the water fountain near the entrance
to our church.
Each Monday morning, the Saint John Bosco truck comes by to transport these donations to the needy
at their parish in Little Havana.
Perhaps you might consider contributing to this worthy cause. Parishes helping
parishes. We’re a great Church, indeed!
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Every morning, Monday thru Friday, from 9:00am to 12:00pm,
there is Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament available
for adoration and prayer in the chapel located inside the
All are welcome to include a “visit” or
holy hour in their morning routine, receiving the graces
of prayer and worship before the Real Presence.
Music at the Sunday 7:30AM Mass
Given the raving reviews of the music that was provided for this past Holy Week,
it has been decided to extend this blessing to the only Mass that has traditionally
not had liturgical music for Sunday worship here at Little Flower.
26th, there will be the welcome addition of tasteful and reverent liturgical music at
the Sunday 7:30am Mass each week. Many thanks to Luis Cuza, our Associate
Director of Music, for making himself available for this appreciated service, which
is designed to help us pray even better.
Monday, Aug 27, 2018 -
Adult Education Lecture Series with Fr. Davis Beginning Soon
For those already registered for Father Davis’ lecture series on the topic of “Introduction to the New
Testament,” a reminder that the five-Mondays-in-a-row series begins on August 27th at 7:30pm in the
Executive Conference room on the second floor of the parish office building.
If your schedule has
changed, preventing your attendance, please inform Maria Elena Chialastri so that your seat can be
made available for those on the waiting list. A great series is soon to begin!
Friday, Nov 9, 2018 -
November Holy Land Trip Pre-Departure Meeting
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.
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!
Monday, Oct 1, 2018 -
Final Donations Needed as work soon begins on New Circular Driveway
Our plans for a new circular driveway to be installed outside the Sevilla
Avenue entrance to our church are soon to commence. Meant to assist the
comfortable drop off of our elderly and handicapped parishioners, and assist
with the ease of entrance to the church, the new driveway is projected to be
completed in time for a blessing ceremony on October 1st.
- The price tag for
the circular driveway will be approximately $49,500.
- The good news is that we
already have received $38,800 in donations.
Contributions to this worthy cause are now being
accepted in person to Father Davis or on-line, as part of the drop-down donation platform at www.cotlf.org
For more information on donation opportunities,
please contact Jorge Perez at the Office of Advancement, (305) 446-9950, ext. 318.