Catholic Church

Saint Martha

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

First Sunday of Lent - February 18, 2018

Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil Mass:
5:00pm in English.

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

Misas Dominicales en Español:
12:30pm.

Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Saturdays, 4:00pm to 5:00pm.

Daily Mass:
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.

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.

Fish Fry

Every Friday during Lent ,The Men’s Club and the Knights of Columbus will have their famous “Fish Fry” at St. Martha’s Hall.

  • The Stations of the Cross will be at 6:00pm and the Fish Fry after 6:30pm.
  • The first Stations of the Cross and Fish Fry will be on Friday, February 16th and every Friday after until Friday March 23rd.

Please come and celebrate the holiness of the Lenten Season by attending the Stations of the Cross and let’s break bread together at the Fish Fry.

Income Tax Letters

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for your generous contributions to St. Martha Catholic Church throughout 2017.

We currently have your letters ready to be distributed. You may come by the Parish Office to pick them up or you may contact the office to have them sent via email or by mail.

Please call us at (305) 751-0005.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

The Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at 1615 NE 108th Street & Biscayne Blvd Invite you for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

Mar 4th/ May 6th/ June 3rd From 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

For more information Call us (305) 891-9161.

Vocation Awareness Weekend

Seminario de Vida en el Espíritu

La Renovación Católica Hispana de la Arquidiócesis de Miami, y el Grupo de Oración Carismático de Santa Martha, les invitan a un retiro, de siete días, una noche cada semana, llamado: “Seminario de Vida en el Espíritu”, En el salón Parroquial de Santa Martha. Siete martes consecutivos, comenzando el 30 de enero, hasta el 13 de Marzo del 2018. De 7:30 a 9:45pm. El Espíritu Santo les invita a esta experiencia, que va a ser para ustedes una fuente de paz, de alegría y de sanación.

Para más información pueden llamar a Aurea de la Hoz (305) 733-1522, o a Ema Müller (786) 273-8015 Donación $10.00 para cubrir gastos de materiales.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Mandatory Workshop for Re-certification.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 From 7:00PM to 9:00PM (English)

St. Martha Catholic Church, 9221 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami Shores, FL 33138.

Contact Information: Maria Isabel Garcia (305) 762-1104 |

People of the Covenant

If there is one word that stands out in today’s readings, it is “covenant.” God’s faithfulness and goodness serve as examples to us of how to live. Genesis tells the story of Noah and of God’s covenant not only with all people, but with all of nature. Never will the cleansing waters of the flood bring their destructive power to all the earth again. The sign, the reminder to both God and nature, is the rainbow in the heavens.

The psalm reminds us of this compassion of God, and begs God to remember us, not because of our goodness, but because of God’s goodness and fidelity to the promise. God shows us how to be good, not by decree, but by example.

Treasures from our Tradition

The Holy Father usually marks the solemn opening of the Lenten fast with a procession and Mass on Ash Wednesday evening. He walks from the Benedictine monastery, San Anselmo, down the Aventine hill to the Dominican monastery of Santa Sabina. This very old tradition was revived by Pope John XXIII in the late 1950s. Have you ever wondered who gives the pope his ashes? It’s the cardinal who has been given the “title” of the church of Santa Sabina. The pope’s homily at this Mass states his theme for Lent.

Santa Sabina dates from the fifth century, and is one of the most beautiful churches in Rome. One of the panels on its main doors features the Crucifixion, a scene not normally depicted in art until much later. In the year 1219 the pope gave the church to Saint Dominic for his new religious order, the “Order of Preachers,” commonly called the Dominicans, and it remains their world headquarters to this day. That pope, Honorius III, was a member of the Savelli family, and this church was their personal family chapel. Sabina was a wealthy Roman lady who became a Christian and was martyred, and whose home became a place of prayer. Later, the church built on that spot was dedicated to her memory.

Gift Shop & Book Store

Visit the Gift Shop after mass to see the wonderful selection of Lenten Resources.

2018 Archbishop’s Charity and Development Drive

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Our Goal for the 2018 ABCD Campaign: $139,944.

Thank you!

THANK YOU to everyone who generously made a commitment to the 2018 Archbishop’s Charities and Development Drive (ABCD). To date, several of our parish families have responded. However, we need the support of all members of St. Martha Catholic Church if we are to be successful in reaching our parish goal of $139,944.

ABCD is our opportunity to unite together as one Catholic family, to answer Jesus’ call to help our brothers and sisters in their time of need- even a small gift can make a big difference. Whether your gift is $50, $365, $500 or even $1,000, it is truly impactful and appreciated.

If you have not yet responded to the 2018 ABCD, please consider making a gift—a gift from the heart—by using the pledge envelopes available in the pews or by making a gift online at www.isupportabcd.org.

Thank you for all that you do and the spirit in which you do it! God bless you!

Planned Giving and Stewardship

By working together and supporting the ABCD, we truly can do great things for our community. insert link to

www.isupportabcd.com

God has given each of us many gifts - most importantly, eternal life through His Son. Show your gratitude by sharing the fruits of your work with the Lord and His people. Contact the rectory or call the Office of Planned Giving at (305) 762-1110 for information.

“After John had been arrested, Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God….” - Mark 1:14

Do you ever think about how difficult it must have been for Jesus to come into Galilee, knowing that John had just been arrested for teaching the same message that He was proclaiming?
It must have taken great love and trust for Jesus to do what the Father had sent Him here on earth to do. In the same way, following a life of stewardship takes great love and trust from us. We must be willing to surrender completely to God, trusting that God will always give us all that we need to fulfill His plan for us.

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

Teens Youth Ministry

Fridays during school year. 7-9pm in Parish Hall. Free food, making new friends, singing awesome songs and learning more about Jesus and his Church. Invite your friends.

Carmen Lambert:
305-970-4128

Middle School Youth Ministry!
For middle schoolers.

Fridays during school year. 7-9pm in Parish Hall. Contact Shafik Palis -

Offerings
February 10th & 11th
5:00pm $ 1,121.00
8:30am $ 785.00
10:30am $ 945.00
12:30pm $ 1,485.00
Total $ 4,336.00
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.
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!