Catholic Church

Saint Martha

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

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time - August 19, 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.

St Martha Religious Education & R.C.I.A. 2018-2019

Welcome! Religious Education Registration & R.C.I.A. Registration will be open for all St. Martha families who are new to our program as well as returstartning families. We welcome children and youth in First Grade (starting at 7 years old) through High School and adults (R.C.I.A.) who wish to receive faith formation and preparation to receive the sacraments of Christian Initiation, Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation.

You may register in person in the Religious Education Office located inside the Parish Office.

We will be accepting registrations starting on July 17 through August 30, 2018. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Requirements at the time of Registration:

  • Bring a copy of the Baptism Certificate,
  • Birth Certificate.

Registration fees: (non-refundable)- We offer a discounted registration fee if registration is received on or before August 31, 2018. Discounted registration fee: $150 per student/ yearly and $50 per sibling/ yearly.

If registration fee is received after August 30, 2018: A fee of $20 per family will be added to your total amount. Payment should be received in full at registration time. Payments may be made in cash, credit card and check.

R.C.I.A.

Registration fees: (non-refundable)- We offer a discounted registration fee if registration is received on or before August 31, 2018. Discounted registration fee: $120 per student/ yearly.

Contact Information
Parish Office:
9221 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami Shores, Florida 33138
(305) 751-0005

Abortion is not health care

Abortion advocates speak as if abortion is health care, a procedure that is morally and emotionally equivalent to surgically removing one's tonsils or appendix. It is often conveyed as so morally neutral that only a few religious outliers find it objectionable. Yet in reality, the vast majority, over 85%, of OB/GYNs, coming from many faiths or no faith refuse to be associated with or perform an abortion.1 In addition, according to the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, 86% of hospitals were not involved in abortion.2 Finally, even Roe acknowledges that abortion is unlike other procedures performed by a health professional and that unborn children deserve some protection.3 Abortion is not health care and we do a disservice to women and health care providers to pretend it is.

PRAY- May a change in the U.S. Supreme Court move our nation closer to the day when every human being is protected in law and welcomed in life.

Our Father..., Hail Mary..., Glory Be...

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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

ABCD provides us with an opportunity to come together as one community of faith to serve the educational, physical and spiritual needs of our Catholic community here in South Florida.

Support the ABCD by making a gift today! www.isupportabcd.org.

“As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s grace.” 1 Peter 4:10

God has given each of us many gifts most importantly, eternal life through His Son. We have a responsibility to use those gifts in a way that says “thank you” to the Lord.

Show your love by sharing the “first 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 more information.

Have you ever taken some time to analyze how much you are investing in building your relationship with God through Prayer, which talents are you sharing through Participation, are you adequately Providing for your parish and are you Proclaiming your gratitude for all your gifts?

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

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 -

Offerings
Aug. 11th & Aug. 12th
5:00pm $ 732.00
8:30am $ 785.00
10:30am $ 844.00
12:30pm $ 1,300.00
Total $ 3,661.00
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!

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