Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time : July 15, 2018
Holy Land Pilgrimages Sold-Out
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
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.
Congratulations, Deacon Roberto Fleitas!
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
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.
COTLF Bible Study Ministry
Is your Bible Collecting Dust?
The Bible is the best seller that many people buy, but they never read.
All Scripture is inspired by God which in itself is amazing!
It is also profitable for:
- 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.
Join Us! We meet every Monday night from 7:00 - 8:30pm at the Parish Center Conference Room A.
Just come by or email us at email@example.com
The 4th and Final Booklet
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.
COTLF's Newest Ministry: Docents for Church Tours
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
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!
What's a catholic to do when death comes?
At the door of church this weekend will be copies of Father Davis’
latest instructional booklet, entitled, “What’s a Catholic to do When
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
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
2018 - 2019 Religious Education Program Registration
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
Knights of Columbus Council #3274 &
Catholic Disciples in the Public Square
Monday, Oct 1, 2018 -
A New Circular Driveway - Donations Now Being Accepted
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
For more information on donation opportunities,
please contact Jorge Perez at the Office of Advancement, (305) 446-9950, ext. 318.