Catholic Church

Saint Martha

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

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time - July 23, 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.

Religious Education. Registration is Now Open!

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.

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

Registration Timeline

  • July 17, 2017 Open enrollment.
  • 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.

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

St. Martha - July 29th

Martha was born of noble and wealthy parents, but she is still more illustrious for the hospitality she gave to Christ our Lord. After His Ascension into heaven, she was seized by the Jews, together with her brother and sister, and many other Christians. They were put on board a ship without sails or oars, and left helpless on the open sea, exposed to certain shipwreck. But God guided the ship, and they all arrived safely at Marseilles.

This miracle, together with their preaching, brought the people of Marseilles, of Aix, and of the neighborhood to believe in Christ. Martha, after having won the love and admiration of the people of Marseilles by the sanctity of her life and her wonderful charity, withdrew in the company of several virtuous women to a spot remote from men, where she lived for a long time, greatly renowned for her piety and prudence. Her body which lies at Tarascon is held in great veneration.

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,

“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

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.

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

Welcome to the RCIA program for Adults at St. Martha.

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.

Registration is open! We invite you to find out about Jesus and the Church He founded.

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

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

The Mercy, Power and Love of God

The first reading today, from the book of Wisdom, makes its point over and over, at least five times in five verses! God is mighty, but lenient to all. God's power is shown in kindness and clemency, not in harshness and condemnation, and those who govern God's people must govern in the same way, with kindness. This loving kindness and gentleness is not contrary to God's might, but is a direct result of God's primacy over all.

Who are we, then, to judge what is in the hearts of our fellow Christians and all people, when God commands justice with love and clemency?

Likewise, the Holy Spirit makes up for our ignorance of what we need, speaking in a language we do not yet understand. But God knows our needs before we do, understands the intercessions of the Spirit, and helps us in our weakness. This is our hope: God's mercy, power, and love.

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

Charitable Gift Annuities to benefit our parish offer better rates than many CDs, give you a tax deduction, and are an excellent way to pass on your Catholic heritage.

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
July 15th - 16th
5:00pm $ 513
8:30am $ 988
10:30am $ 684
12:30pm $ 1009
6:00pm $ 709
Total $ 3903
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.