Catholic Church

Saint Martha

9221 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores, FL 33138  Phone: (305) 751-0005
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This Week

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time - June 25, 2017

Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil Mass:
5:00pm in English.

English Sunday Masses:
8:30am and 10:30am.

Misas Dominicales en Español:
12:30pm y 6:00pm..

Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Saturdays, 4:00pm to 5:00pm. (Sundays, half hour before each Sunday Mass.)

Daily Mass:
Monday-Saturday 8:30am in English Only.

Holy Day Masses: Vigil Mass:
7:00pm in English
8:30am and 11:45am in English / 7:00pm en Español.
Unless otherwise noted in the bulletin/ A menos que se indique otra hora en el boletin.

The Parish Mission of St. Martha Church

We, the Roman Catholic Parish of St Martha, are a diverse and multicultural parish in Miami Shores, Florida. As a vibrant Catholic community of faith, we seek to become closer to God through worship, prayer, sacraments, spiritual formation, fellowship and hospitality

Strengthened by the Holy Spirit, we go forth proclaiming the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ in order to make disciples and serve our brothers and sisters with our time, talents and treasure. Through our evangelization in word and deed, we strive to be the light of the world.

We are looking for catechists to help us transform hearts!

We need volunteers who can donate their time and talent for our Religious Education Program. The success of our program depends on a team willing to share their time, talent, and faith with our children, teens, and parents.

We meet Sunday mornings from 8:30am to 10:00am.

Classes will start in September through May and will observe the holidays included in the Calendar for Miami-Dade Schools. Catechists receive training and will have the opportunity to study to become Certified Catechists.

All adult volunteers must have successfully completed the compulsory Virtus Course, background check and fingerprinting before classes begin. Teenagers who volunteer will receive double the amount of community hours.

If you are interested, please review the general descriptions of the positions below and contact Mrs. Dennys Victoria Cabrera via email at or call 305-751-0005.

Volunteer positions:
  • Catechists: The lead teacher in the classroom. Tuition is waived for all the children of catechists.
  • Catechist Aide: Assist the catechist in all aspects of the classroom. Our hope is that each aide can also support the catechist as a substitute when necessary, offering the children continuity. Catechist aides are also welcome to pursue catechist certification as described above. Catechist Aides receive a 75% discount on their children's tuition.
  • Hall Monitors: This position is very important for the safety of our children. Each monitor is responsible for certain areas of the building, especially near the entrances and exits. Hall monitors receive a 50% discount on their children's tuition.
  • Volunteer Substitutes: Volunteer substitutes are placed on our substitute roster and are called in the event that a catechist, catechist aide or hall monitor is unavailable for their assigned session. Volunteer Substitutes receive a 25% discount in tuition for each of their children .

We count on your generosity!

Mrs. Dennys Victoria Cabrera
Coordinator of Religious Education
Making disciples to be the light of the world
Formando discípulos para ser la luz del mundo.

Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles - June 29th

Through all the earth their voice resounds, and to the ends of the world, their message. - Ps. 19:5

We celebrate the combined feasts of the two great pillars of the Church, Saint Peter and Saint Paul. To call these two saints "pillars" of the Church is not, however, to say that they were not a bit shaky now and then. Each man had his faults, but each capitalized on them to grow in faith and to offer us powerful examples of what it means to be a person of faith--a human being focused on someone greater than oneself. In the first reading, we find Peter under attack. He withstands the slings and arrows of the Jewish leaders, recognizing that it is faith that drives him. Likewise, Peter's designation as "rock" in the Gospel is owed to Peter's faith, not his personality. In the reading from Second Timothy, Paul attributes his continual rescue to the Lord, in whom he has placed his faith. Both saints point the way for our faith--straight to Jesus.

Faith Seeking Faith

Remember when Jesus came walking on the water?
He summoned Peter to venture forth upon the waves. With his typical boldness, Peter responded, but then he let his fear weigh down his faith and began to sink. Still, Peter's faith was not sunk, for as he began to slip below the surface, his life didn't flash before his eyes-- his faith did. "Lord, save me!" he cried. That faith--a faith seeking even greater faith--buoyed him up. Paul, too, had his difficulties with faith. In fact, he first appears in the scriptures as a persecutor of the faith. Like Peter, however, Paul was touched by the Lord. Knocked to the ground, Paul asks, "Who are you?" (Acts 9:5).

This was a question of doubt seeking faith. The Lord lifted up Paul's faith and caused him to lead many others to faith.

Prayer of Faith

In times of stress, frustration, overwork, sorrow, or even despair, when we are overwhelmed and feel ourselves sinking, we can make the prayer of Paul and Peter our own. Just as Jesus reached out to save Peter and Paul, so at each Eucharist does Jesus reach out to save us, and with a touch sustains us with the bread of life, the bread about which that Paul writes: "The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? Because the loaf of bread is one, we, though many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf" (1 Corinthians 10:16-17).

Lord, who are you?
You are the Bread of Life.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land - November 8 - 16, 2017

Daily Mass - Tel Aviv - Jaffa - Caesarea - Acre - Nazareth - Cana - Tiberius - Sea of Galilee - Tabgha - Capernaum - Mount Tabor - Bethlehem - Jerusalem – Church of the Holy Sepulcher - Western Wall – Dead Sea - Bethany - 4 Star Accommodations - 15 Meals - Roundtrip Airfare from MIA - Hometown Pickup to and from the Airport - Airport to Hotel Transfers - Complimentary Luggage Handling.

Please call the office, 305-751-0005.

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Fear Not

How do people find hope in the face of suffering and death?
That is the question addressed by today's scriptures. We hear of the suffering of Jeremiah and the psalmist. We hear of the death that "reigned from Adam to Moses" (Romans 5:14).

We hear of the fears of the Twelve as Jesus sends them out into the world to preach and heal. Through all this tribulation one message rings out loud and clear "Do not be afraid!" The God who saved Jeremiah and the psalmist and Jesus is fully present to save us through the gracious gift of Jesus Christ. We have nothing and no one to fear.

V Encuentro

Invitamos a toda la comunidad hispana para participar en el V Encuentro, que consta de 5 sesiones, concluyendo con una celebración parroquial en junio. Su meta es responder mejor a la presencia de todos los latinos de nuestra parroquia para conocer sus necesidades. Uno de los objetivos es lograr ser auténticos evangelizadores del amor de Dios.

Si estas interesado en participar en los grupos del V Encuentro, llama a Patty y Roberto al 305-937-2273.

Anímate para ser un discípulo de Cristo y responder al llamado de Dios.

Para mayor información acerca del V Encuentro consulta la página de la Internet: vencuentro.org

Do you suffer from Celiac Disease?

Please let an ushers or the celebrating priest know of your need just BEFORE mass and at Communion time, please go to the Priest line and let him know that you wish a gluten free Host.

Ministerio Parroquial Para Matrimonios

Cada otro Lunes 7:00 - 9:00pm
Salón Parroquial B-C

Información:
786-444-8688 | 786-287-3883

“Familia qwue reza unida permanece unida”

Planned Giving

There are many ways to express your faith after you are gone. Not only can you make a specific bequest to your parish in your will, you can also name your parish as the beneficiary of your IRA, 401k or other retirement account.

Contact the rectory or the Office of Planned Giving at 305-762-1110 or www.adomgift.org.

One of the Works of Mercy

One of the Works of Mercy is to pray for the living and the dead. The Sacrifice of the Mass is the best and most beneficial prayer; remember your living and deceased loved ones by offering masses on their behalf.

Call the office, 305-751-0005, by 3:00pm on Mondays to include your Mass request for the following week. Suggested donation $10.00.

Elijah Vocation Cup

Will you commit to a week of prayer for vocations?

Please sign up at the Information Table. Thank you for your participation in this important ministry!

ABCD: Give and You Shall Receive

...Jesus keeps knocking on your door in the faces of our brothers and sisters, in the faces of our neighbors, in the faces of those at our side” - Pope Francis

www.isupportabcd.org

Goal: $139,500
Pledged: $143,000
Pledge Over: $3,500
Cash Received: $112,200
Cash shortage: $27,300

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Annual Giving Statements

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Volunteers Opportunities

We currently have a few volunteer openings Click here to know more

Lifeteen

For teens in 9th -12th grades. Come on Fridays at 7pm for free food, making new friends, singing awesome songs and learning more about Jesus and the Church. Invite your friends.

Carmen Lambert:
305-970-4128

Edge Catholic Middle School Youth Ministry!

For middle schoolers.

Fridays from 7:00pm - 9:00pm in Parish Hall. Contact Shafik Palis -

Offerings
June 10th - 11th
5:00pm $ 487.00
8:30am $ 793.00
10:30am $ 1115.00
12:30pm $ 1152.00
6:00pm $ 809.00
Total $ 4356.00
Your gift helps to fulfill the mission of reaching Miami Shores for Jesus Christ. In thanksgiving for God’s gift, please budget a generous weekly offering in proportion to your household income.