Catholic Church

Saint Martha

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

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time - September 17, 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.

Offer our prayers

This bullettn was prepared ahead of time due to hurricane Irma. We offer our prayers for all affected and encourage everyone to make donations for help via Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami. It is likely St. Martha will also need additional help.

Movie Knight for all Families

Friday, September 15th at 7:00pm - Parish Hall.

Miracles from Heaven (PG13)

Let’s get together for Movie Knight Friday, September 15th at 7:00pm in the Parish Hall. $5 or bag of infant Diapers per person gets you a movie (Miracles from Heaven), slice of pizza, bag of chips and a soft drink. We will have raffles for more fun and prizes. The Diapers will be used to support Respect Life.

Blood Drive

Sunday, September 24th from 8:30am - 3:00pm OneBlood will have one of their Big Red Buses and all donors will receive a FREE OneBlood T-Shirt and a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening!

Give the gift of life. Your blood donation helps trauma, surgery, and chemotherapy patients in local hospitals when they need it most. That's why blood donations are so important.

“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

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.

October 13th from 4:00pm - 9:00pm : Our lady of Guadalupe Parish.

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

Click here to download the flyer >>

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

  • 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.

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 if we live, we live for the Lord, and if we die, we die for the Lord; so then, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s” - ROMANS 14:8

This is the essence of stewardship everything we have and everything we are is a gift from God. We aren’t “owners” of anything, we are merely “stewards” of the gifts that God has given us, especially our very own lives. Pray to God daily for His guidance and ask Him how He wants you to use the gifts He has given you.

Planned Giving

Make a gift that will make a difference. Your gifts of cash, stock and insurance are needed to ensure that our endowment will grow, giving our church a perpetual source of income.

Contact the Planned Giving Office 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.

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

More Information >>

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
September 2nd - 3rd : Not available at print time.
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!