Catholic Church

Saint Martha

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

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time - August 20, 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)

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.

“Aprender A Orar Para Aprender A Vivir”

Padre Ignacio Larrañaga

Miércoles 7:00pm Agosto 2 - Nov 15.

Centro Parroquial St. Martha.

Galaxia Guaido: 786-985-9883

Join the Music Ministry

Rehearsals on Thursdays 7:00 - 9:00pm.

100th Anniversary Celebration of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima

The Archdiocese of Miami and the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary invite you to the events that will be taking place each 13th of the month from May to October, 2017.

We will make memory of each one of Her apparitions so that we may respond with love to each of her Maternal calls.

  • September 13, 2017 from 4:00pm - 9:00pm : St. Andrew Parish.
  • October 13th from 4:00pm - 9:00pm : Our lady of Guadalupe Parish.

For more information visit: www.miamiarch.org or www.piercedhearts.org

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Soup, Salad and Bread Lunch

Saturday, September 9th, 11:30am - 3:00pm to benefit the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Sisters’ Mission in El Salvador, where they are helping the poorest.

There will be a sale of typical Salvadorian items at that time. Also, we will have raffles, silent auctions, garage sale and fashion shows.

Donation for the lunch: $10.00 (or more if you wish).

You may register at the door, but early registration will be helpful. Thank you. For more information call Sr Maria, 305-891 9161.

Religious Education. Registration is Now Open!

Weekly sessions on Sundays from 8:30am to 10:00am in the Parish Center, from September 24, 2017 to May 2018.

Welcome to the Religious Education Program at St. Martha.

Our Mission: To do everything possible to build a program that promotes the encounter of our children, teens, and families with God so that they not only hear about Jesus’ name, but also, that they may love Him, recognize Him, and enter into a deeper relationship with God in their daily lives.

  • Yearly registration is mandatory for participation.
  • At least two (2) consecutive years of preparation are required for the reception of any sacrament.
  • The First Communion program begins in the 1st grade.
  • The Confirmation program begins in the 6th grade.
  • The preparation time for unbaptized children 7 years and older is two years.

Registration Timeline

  • August 14, 2017 Last day for Registration.
  • August 31 to Sep 10, 2017 Religious Education Office Closed.
  • September 17, 2017 Meeting ONLY for parents. (No students) No Classes. (9:00 to 10:00am).
  • September 24, 2017 First Day of classes. From 8:30am to 10:00am.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). Registration is Open!

Weekly sessions will be on Thursdays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Parish Center, from September 14, 2017 to May 2018.

Registration is open! We invite you to find out about Jesus and the Church He founded. RCIA is a process in which people become full active participating members of the Catholic Church.

RCIA is right for you if:

  • You were baptized in another faith, but now feel called to become Catholic.
  • You have never been baptized.
  • You were baptized Catholic, but never received Confirmation and First Holy Communion.
  • You have received both Catholic Baptism and First Holy Communion, but were never Confirmed.
  • You have all sacraments, but would like to deepen your knowledge of the Catholic Faith.

Call the Parish office for information and registration at 305-751-0005 or email the Coordinator of Religious Education, Mrs. Dennys Victoria Cabrera at

Reboot Live!

Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 7:00pm - 9:30pm

St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church.

www.reallifecatholic.com/Reboot or 954-434-3777 /

31st Annual Respect Life State Conference

October 20 & 21, 2017

Contact:

954-981-2922

www.respectlifemiami.org

Learn Natural Family Planning

Natural Family Planning is the natural and Church-approved way to achieve or postpone pregnancy. NFP is also one of the requirements of the archdiocesan marriage preparation program. Classes are conducted once a month for a period of three months and taught by couples through the Couple to Couple League.

The next series of NFP classes will begin Oct. 21st at St. Gregory Church in Plantation.

Contact Richard and Annamaria Sacher, 305-668-2866, for the Epiphany classes; and Carlos and Victoria DeBayle, 786-302-2116, for the St. Gregory classes. To register for any class, on-site, self-paced, or virtual, visit: register.ccli.org. Para Español, llamar a Silvia al 800-745-8252.

Retiro de Emaus para Mujeres

St. Martha & Sta. Rosa de Lima: Noviembre 3, 4 y 5

Un verdadero regalo de gozo y paz interior.

Una oportunidad especial para que dediques un tiempo de calidad a ti misma, y a tener un encuentro íntimo con Jesús resucitado.

Información:
Roxanna 786-908-3968,
Ana María 786-246-6957,
Vilma 305-467-3758.

God word for Children

A woman asked Jesus to help get rid of a demon that was tormenting her daughter. Decode the words by writing the letter that comes after the letter shown.

Fill in the words by using the grid

Called to act in god's name

"Let all the nations praise you!" (Psalm 67:4) today's psalm response exclaims. In the psalms and other Hebrew scriptures, this kind of invocation is actually an invitation to God to act, to intervene in human lives in a manner that will cause everyone not just the Chosen People to give praise. Stated a bit more strongly, it is something of a "put up or shut up" challenge to God, the sort of strong statement the psalmists of Israel, trusting in their intimate and loving relationship with God, were not afraid to make.

The Gospel has its own exclamation, announcing the appearance of the Canaanite woman with "Behold!" (Matthew 15:22) "Behold!" is a scriptural flag that tells us that God is about to act or announce something through an individual or a situation.

In the case of Jesus, God was going to act through this woman, whom nobody among Jesus' followers would have believed to be an agent of the divine will. Like the psalmists, we might passively inform or perhaps even actively challenge God to do something so that everyone will come to belief, but God will always turn the tables on us. It becomes our calling, our duty (as it was for Jesus) to behold the situations and persons of our daily lives so that God can act through us, so the Kingdom can be announced through our living.

Grupo de Oración Carismático

Martes 7:30 - 9:30pm

Hna. Maria Jesus Sagaseta 305-891-9161 /

Knights of Columbus

Meets on Second Mondays from 7:30pm - 8:30pm.

PJ Prendergast 631-974-2796 /

Men’s Club

Meets Monthly on Thursdays.

Richard Cumberland 305-978-0091 /

Marian Prayer Group

Our vision is to evangelize each person we meet in any walk of life. The Marian Prayer group’s priorities are the spiritual and social welfare of each individual member. Its members participate in the life of the parish through apostolic works to bring the love of Jesus and Mary to our community.

Meets monthly on third Saturday from 9:30am to 10:30am in the Parish Hall.

Contact: Ludi Joseph, 786-247-5028,

We are looking for catechists to help us transform hearts!

We need volunteers. The success of our program depends on a team willing to share their time, talent, and faith with our children, teens, and parents. Catechists receive training and will have the opportunity to become Certified Catechists. Adult volunteers must have completed the Virtus Course, background check and fingerprinting before classes begin. Volunteer Teenagers receive double the amount of community hours.

Contact Mrs. Dennys Victoria Cabrera via email at or call 305-751-0005.

Stewardship

“For the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable.” - ROMANS 11:29

Each of us is part of God’s dream and a such He has a special mission in mind for each of us. He has given us the gifts we need to accomplish that mission. We are called to be good stewards by using those gifts to do the work that He has planned for each of us. If we deny our gifts or fail to use them as God calls us to use them, then some part of His dream and works will be left undone.

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

Do you have an insurance policy you no longer need?
Donate it to St. Martha. The process is simple and it will help the parish for many years to come.

You will receive a nice tax deduction based on the cash value in the policy.

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

Click here to read more

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Annual Giving Statements

If you are not a registered parishioner yet, click here to register or update your registration.

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
August 12th - 13th
5:00pm $ 1152
8:30am $ 929
10:30am $ 857
12:30pm $ 920
6:00pm $ 798
Total $ 4656
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.