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Upcoming Events

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.

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!

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

Tickets on sale now at www.lfconcert.org.

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.

Join us for our annual candlelight memorial service to pray for our loved ones who have already preceded us in death to eternity, and to pray for all the faithful departed on Friday, November 2nd at 7:00pm in church.

Solemn music, Scripture, and an opportunity to publicly register the names of our deceased loved ones in the “Book of the Dead.” The book will be placed near the tabernacle during the entire month of November.

El Padre Genu ofrecerá una serie de conferencias sobre “La Vida Eterna” el 9, 16, 23, y 30 de noviembre desde las 7:30pm a las 9:00pm en el salón de conferencias, segundo piso en la oficina parroquial. Sera’ otra oportunidad para la formación adulta en la fe.

Los temas serán:

  • Que’ dice la iglesia sobre la “Vida Eterna”? Cielo, purgatorio e infierno. Como entenderlos;
  • La “sed de eternidad” que anida en el Corazón humano;
  • La Pascua de Cristo Puente para la eternidad; y
  • Como vivir la Vida Eterna “ya” en esta vida? Sera posible lo mismo? Inscríbase rápido, porque los cupos son limitados; solo hay 25 sillas disponibles.
Llame a Maria Elena Chialastri (305) 446-9950, ext.306 para reservar su espacio. Acompañe al Padre Genu en estas fascinantes meditaciones en preparación para el Adviento.

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.

Eighteen months from now, March 6 to the 15, 2020, Father Davis will be leading yet another trip to the land made holy by the footsteps of Jesus, the Holy Land of Israel. Good things, like the trip of a lifetime, are worth planning for! In 2020, Easter will be in late April, and so the 10-day pilgrimage will take place the Friday after Ash Wednesday.

Organized by the nationally renowned Catholic Travel Centre in Burbank, California, the trip will make stops at many places of biblical fame, and will be the best investment you could ever make in your Catholic life of faith. Nazareth, Bethlehem, Cana, Galilee, the Mount of Beatitudes, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Via Dolorosa, and the Jordan River are among the highlights. Brochures will be available after May 15, 2019.

To get your name on the mailing list, call Irma Aguilar, (305) 446-9950, ext.314.