This Week

Sixth Sunday of Easter - May 9, 2021

Thursday, May 6, 2021

We have a unique episode in the Acts of the Apostles today. A whole roomful of people are baptized with the Holy Spirit before they are baptized with water! The verb used “the Holy Spirit ‘fell’ on them” (Acts 10:44) is characteristic of the way the Spirit works throughout the book of Acts: powerful and surprising.

Though this “baptism” is not the normative way the New Testament describes baptism, it is still a good reminder today that the Holy Spirit is not controlled by whether or not we pour water, but rather that our sacramental signs reveal the presence of the Spirit at work among us. And we have a double reinforcement of how this work is accomplished from a Letter and a Gospel bearing John’s name. It is love, self-sacrificing and self -giving love, that manifests the Spirit of Jesus in our midst. It is love that is the greatest of commandments. The Spirit is manifested equally through those who live in that love.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

The Creed

Following the readings and the homily, we stand together and say or sing the Creed, our profession of faith.

The Creed is a solemn statement of belief, a “rule of faith” (General Instruction of the Roman Missal, 67).

It states the core of what we believe about God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The language of the Creed is knotty and difficult at times, precisely because its purpose is to express with precision what we believe about God. The Creed that we pray most often, the Nicene Creed, came out of the earliest ecumenical councils: Nicea in 325 and Constantinople in 381. It originated in a time of great controversy about the divinity of Christ, and thus the longest section of the Creed relates to Christ, truly human and truly God.

The Creed is both communal and personal: it is “we,” but it is also “I.” In the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, it is only after listening to the teaching of the Church and professing faith in the Holy Trinity that the candidate is admitted to the sacraments. So it is every Sunday. We listen to the word, we profess our faith, and then we come to the altar.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Put your Faith into action by making a gift of Hope today.

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For more information on what and how to give, contact the Office of Planned Giving at (305) 762-1112.

“This is my commandment: love one another as I love you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” – John 15:12-13.

Jesus’ commandment is that His disciples love one another, even to the point of laying down their lives, if necessary.

What gifts of myself my skills and talents, my time, and resources will demonstrate my love for God’s people?

Thursday, March 11, 2021

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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.

Thursday, May 6, 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.

May 1st & May 2nd, 2021

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  • 8:30am $ 1,148.00
  • 10:30am $ 949.00
  • 12:30pm $ 843.00
  • Total $ 3,993.00