The Epiphany of the Lord - January 13, 2019
Saturday Vigil Mass:
5:00pm in English.
English Sunday Masses:
8:30am and 10:30am.
Misas Dominicales en Español:
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Saturdays, 4:00pm to 5:00pm.
Monday-Saturday 8:30am in English.
Holy Day Masses:
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.
9 Days for Life
Monday, January 14 – Tuesday, January 22, 2019
- Day One: Monday, January 14, 2019
- Intercession: May a culture of life grow ever stronger in our communities.
- Prayers: Our Father, 3 Hail Marys,
- Glory Be Reflection: God has carefully, lovingly created every person in His own image and likeness to be in a loving relationship with Himself.
From each tiny child knit within a mother’s womb, to every person approaching death, all are loved perfectly and completely by God. “It is therefore a service of love,” Pope Saint John Paul II explains, “which we are all committed to ensure to our neighbor, that his or her life may be always defended and promoted, especially when it is weak or threatened [emphasis added]” (Evangelium vitae, 77).
In a world in which the most vulnerable are so often overlooked and disregarded, Christ calls us to embrace and uphold the unconditional dignity of every human life. In doing so, we help to build “a new culture of life, the fruit of the culture of truth and of love” (EV, 77).
Acts of Reparation (Choose one.)
- Do you love your cup of tea or coffee? Abstain from caffeine today, or try your coffee black.
- “Unplug” for some time, and reflect on how God may be asking you to help build a culture of life in your home, workplace, or Church community.
- Offer some other sacrifice, prayer, or act of penance that you feel called to do for today’s intention.
One Step Further: Watching the news and reading headlines, we may often feel helpless in the face of a heartbreaking lack of respect for human life. When our efforts to make a difference feel small, it’s important to remember that changing the culture is a process of conversion that begins in our own hearts. It includes a willingness to be instructed and a desire to be close to Jesus—the source of joy and love. For more ideas, “How to Build a Culture of Life” (www.usccb.org/culture-of-life) briefly explains where to start. Evangelium vitae (The Gospel of Life), no.77 © 1995, Libreria Editrice Vaticana.
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Help Feed the Hungry - Food for Families
Please bring non-perishable food items to any Sunday Mass listed below:
- January 27, 2019
- February 17, 2019
Hoop It Up
Join St. Martha’s Knights of Columbus Council 15858 on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 11:00 am.
For its annual Free Throw Competition for kids ages 9-14.
Fun, food and prizes.
For additional information, please call Vance Gulliksen at (305) 496-4680.
El Grupo De Oracion Carismatico De La Parroquia De Santa Martha
Les invita a un Seminario de vida en el espíritu
Por siete (7) semanas comenzando Enero 29, 7:30 pm.
9221 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, Fl 33138.
Informacion: wilfredo soto (305) 804-5004 / aura de la hoz (305) 733-1522.
Jesus te espera para llenarte de su Santo espiritu.
St. Martha Parish Hall
Come celebrate your special events with us at our Parish Hall.
The St. Martha Parish Hall is available For rent for all of your special occasions such as; Weddings, Birthdays, Graduations, Baby Showers, and more.
St. Martha Gift Shop & Bookstore
Please make sure to visit the Gift Shop after mass for all items available in the Bookstore.
All proceeds are for St. Martha Church.
Archbishop’s Charities and Development Drive (ABCD)
Hope has a name… Jesus.
Hope has a name: Jesus. To put our faith in Jesus means we must put it into action through charity. Our archdiocesan programs and ministries effect change, share the love of Christ, and bring hope to people in need. In the words of Pope Benedict, “A world without God is a world without hope. A world without God is a world without a future.”
Once a year, we commit ourselves to the ongoing work of the Archdiocese of Miami by supporting the ABCD. Next week, every parish in the Archdiocese will unite to ask our Catholic community to support this year’s annual appeal by making a gift.
Please consider making a donation, whether by responding to the Archbishop’s letter, making a gift online at www.isupportabcd.org or turning in your pledge envelope at the Church.
Individually, we can change our own life, but together, we can change the world. United, let us be One in Faith, One in Hope and One in Charity.
Life is God’s gift to us, and what we do with it is our gift to God.
Planned Giving and Stewardship
Your generosity to the ABCD supports the various ministries of the archdiocese that are engaged in these various works of mercy above and beyond what happens in your local parishes or what you can do as individuals. www.isupportabcd.com
Did you know that less than half of all people have a will or an estate plan?
A will ensures that your intentions for taking care of loved ones and distributing property are legally fulfilled. Be one of those who have chosen to be a good steward, and take the time to prepare a will or estate plan. We appreciate any consideration for a gift to St. Martha Catholic Church.
For more information, contact the rectory or call the Office of Planned Giving at (305) 762-1110.
“John answered them all, ‘I baptize you with water; but he who is mightier than I is coming…he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit... ’” (Luke 3:16)
The Catholic Catechism states that “Jesus’ immersion in the water is a sign for all human beings of the need to die to themselves to do God’s will.” In other words, as baptized Catholics there is only one gift that we need to give to Jesus – the gift of ourselves. Surrender yourself to God, place your trust in Him and allow the Holy Spirit to work through you for the greater glory of God.
Annual Giving Statements
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We currently have a few volunteer openings Click here to know more
High School Teens, Come join!
Meet new friends and get closer to Christ. We meet every other Friday at 7:00pm in rooms B & C of the Parish Hall. Food is provided.
Middle School Youth Ministry!
For middle schoolers.
Fridays during school year. 7-9pm in Parish Hall. Contact Shafik Palis - email@example.com
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Elijah Vocation Cup
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