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This Week

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time : July 15, 2018

Both upcoming Holy Land trips (November 2018 and March 2019) are now completely sold out. Only waiting list registrations are being accepted at this time. Numerous inquiries are already coming in, however, regarding the possibility of yet another Holy Land trip. At the moment, for calendar reasons and priest availability, we can only do two per year.

We are currently eyeing the calendar for a pilgrimage November 7-17, 2019. Stay tuned for more information on this additional Holy Land opportunity, to be announced this Fall. Thanks you for your interest in the best religion class on Catholicism you could ever take in your life.

Archbishop Wenski recently nominated our very own Deacon Roberto Fleitas to become a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. Given his visits to the Holy Land and the extraordinarily effective ministry he has done in our parish over many years, the Archbishop’s nomination became official this past week.

Deacon Fleitas received word from the Most Rev. Gregory Aymond, the Archbishop of New Orleans, who is the Grand Prior of the Southeastern Lieutenancy, that he will be installed in the Equestrian Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem at a ceremony on October 6th. Congratulations to Deacon Fleitas, the latest from our parish to be so honored.

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All Scripture is inspired by God which in itself is amazing!

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  • Teaching - about God, man, and life.
  • Reproof - shows us how whwn we go wrong,
    the importance of making it right.
  • Correction - helps us get on the right track.
  • Training in right living - a manual for living in a
    way pleasing to God.

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Father Davis has now produced 4 booklets on the art and architecture of our church building. The newest version, soon to be available at the doors of church, is entitled, “The Sculptures, Statues, and Furnishings of the Church of the Little Flower.”

Available free of charge, each booklet is meant to assist members and visitors alike in appreciating the wonderfully beautiful church that we enjoy here at our historical parish. Take a copy; read and learn.

Now that all the research has been done, we are pleased to announce a new ministry at our parish that will begin in the Fall. Tours of our church will be scheduled several days per week, given by trained docents, who will explain to parish members, students, and visitors alike all the art, architecture, statues, sculptures, stained glass windows and furnishings that are found at the Church of the Little Flower. We will soon be announcing the rotational schedule of available tours to the Chamber of Commerce, the Tourism Bureau, the Big Red Bus Company, and the Neighbors Section of the Miami Herald.

Half-hour free tours will likely be available three to four days per week, between the hours of 10:00am and 2:00pm. If you are retired, and would like to make yourself available for the ministry of Church Docent, please contact Maria Elena Chialastri at the parish office (305) 446-9950, ext. 306 and she’ll be happy to put your name on the list for training. Father Davis will teach the training sessions beginning in late August.

Summer Fun Runs are Back!

Join us every monday evening at 6:15pm at the St. Therese prayer grotto for a casual group fun run/walk around the neighborhood!

1-Mile and 3-Mile routes will be provided and water and/or gatorade will be available post-run back at the grotto.

All runners and walkers are invited. Children are welcome with adult supervision. Families with strollers, Join in! No Timing. No pressure. Just fun!

At the door of church this weekend will be copies of Father Davis’ latest instructional booklet, entitled, “What’s a Catholic to do When Death Comes?”

Available to everyone free of charge, these simple booklets are designed to assist us all in knowing Catholic expectations, customs, and rituals which are the normal traditions for the Roman Catholics.

The booklet is based upon his lecture, given at the Symposium on Death and Dying, which took place here at Little Flower five years ago. Take a copy for reference and for spiritual reflection.

Registration for the 2018-2019 Catechetical Year is now OPEN!

  • Classes for all grade levels from KINDERGARTEN through HIGH SCHOOL will again be offered next year.
  • No changes to the class schedule or tuition/fees for 2018-2019!
  • Follow three easy steps online and with just a few quick clicks, you’ll have your kids registered for class and ready to learn about Jesus Christ and our Catholic faith in no time!

Login to the ParishSoft "My Own Church" Platform and verify or add your family member details, including contact information and demographics. You can add/edit anything missing right through the portal!

Navigate to the Religious Ed Tab of "My Own Church" and submit the Student Registration.

Schedule your 15-minute Registration Appointment to meet with the DRE to review registration details, documents, payments, calendar, and parent & student expectations.

Please visit www.COTLFReligiousEd.org/registration for more information.

Thank you for making the Faith Keepers event a success.

Because of our generosity over $5,000 will go directly to rebuilding a Catholic School in Aleppo, Syria.

Knights of Columbus Council #3274 & Catholic Disciples in the Public Square

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 get underway in September. We are projecting to have 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 $31,000 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.