This Week

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - January 17, 2021

Friday, January 15, 2021

Thursday, January 7, 2021

January 16 – 17, 2021

... just as we are instruments of Christ. A universal body of believers- delivering God's message of hope and love to everyone, everywhere.

As a Catholic community, we embrace the call to action to make God present in our everyday lives. For many of us, our commitment to the ABCD allows us to be part of that active witness of our faith. Through the ABCD, we serve our community by giving hope to the hopeless, strengthening the faith of the discouraged and providing charity to those most in need.

Each year, we ask you to support the ABCD even with the knowledge that such a gift may be a true sacrifice, especially in these challenging times. However, just as no one is so rich that he cannot receive from another, there is no one so poor that he doesn't have something to offer another. Please prayerfully consider making a gift today in support of the ABCD. Every gift – no matter the size if given from the heart, makes a difference.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

The Greeting

At several points during the liturgy, the presider greets us with the words, “The Lord be with you.” These simple words are not like the greetings that we exchange all day long our “good mornings,” our “hellos” and “how are yous.” This liturgical greeting has roots deep in the Old Testament. In the book of Ruth, the words “the Lord be with you” are spoken by Boaz to the harvesters who are laboring in his fields (2:4); in the book of Judges, an angel speaks similar words to Gideon (6:12), where they are words of promise: for soon Gideon will lead his oppressed people to victory and freedom. For us, the words become a greeting of peace, a prayer that the Lord will indeed be with us, and a reminder of his promise to be with us always, to the end of the world (Matthew 28:20).

Our response“And also with you,” soon to be “And with your spirit” returns to the presider this prayer for the Lord’s presence. As we know from the scriptures, a prayer for the Lord’s presence is no small thing, for when God comes in our midst, God brings healing, grace, and challenge. God’s presence transforms us.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

The St Martha church bulletin is provided by the J.S.Paluch Company to us at no cost. The bulletin is solely funded by the support of the local business community through business sponsorships. In order to continue to receive this, and many of the other benefits J.S.Paluch provides our church, we are looking for additional sponsorships to fill up the open space on our two sponsorship pages.

If you own a business, know of someone who does, or just want to celebrate an anniversary, birthday or special occasion, please consider promoting the business or event in our church bulletin. For more information on the sponsorship program, please contact our J.S.Paluch representative Patrick Falco directly.

He can be reached by email at falcop@jspaluch.com, or directly by phone at (910) 200-8383.

Also, if you have any experience in sales and would like to help the church fill the sponsorship page, please contact Mr. Falco as well. The church thanks you for your consideration and support.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Your gift helps to fulfill the mission of reaching Miami Shores for Jesus Christ.

Su ofrenda nos ayuda a cumplir la misión de traer el mensaje de Jesús a Miami Shores.

January 9th & January 10th, 2021

  • 5:00pm $ 503.00
  • 8:30am $ 481.00
  • 10:30am $ 2,180.00
  • 12:30pm $ 742.00
  • Total $ 3,906.00

Friday, January 15, 2021

All IRS letters are available in the Parish Office upon request.

Please call the Parish Office at (305) 751-0005.

Once you request your letter, Father Govin will have them available to you in the Sacristy. Otherwise, you can pick them up in the Parish Office during Office Hours.

  • Monday: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Tuesday to Friday: 9:00am to 3:00pm

Friday, January 15, 2021

In today’s first reading God keeps calling out in the night to a sleeping boy. Neither the boy, Samuel, nor his teacher, Eli, understands who is calling. But God’s persistence convinces them. Samuel is then ready not ready yet to do anything, but ready to listen. “Speak, for your servant is listening” (1 Samuel 3:10).

In the Gospel Jesus is out teaching. Various people notice him and begin to gather around. They soon become disciples and, like the young Samuel, are ready not ready yet to do anything, but ready to listen. “Speak,” they say, “we are listening.”

God’s voice is always with us, awake or asleep. It swirls around us like fog on a waterfront, enveloping us, gently urging us to wake up, to listen. Awareness of the voice comes first; then willingness to listen; then, in time, the decision to act, to live according to God’s word. Let’s ask today for the ability to keep our ears open so we don’t miss God’s voice.

Monday, December 28, 2020

Your prayers and support are what enable our Church to achieve wonderful things.

If you have not yet made your gift, please do so today by visiting www.isupportabcd.org.

You can have an everlasting influence on the lives of families in our parish.

Please contact the Office of Planned Giving for more information (305) 762-1112.

“...they fell down and worshipped him. Then they opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh...” - Matthew 2:11

Notice the order of events in the Magi’s visit. First, they knelt before Jesus and prayed to Him. Then they presented Him with their gifts. We, too, must take time to pray before we present our gifts to the Lord. We never know what God may be asking us to share!