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This Week

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time : August 19, 2018

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 deacon.

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

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!

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 parish office.

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.

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.

Starting August 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.

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!

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!

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 on-line giving.

For more information on donation opportunities, please contact Jorge Perez at the Office of Advancement, (305) 446-9950, ext. 318.