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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time - June 20, 2021

Friday, June 18, 2021

Archdiocese of Miami - Office of the Archbishop

June 27, 2021

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
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Friday, June 18, 2021

The Collection: A Privilege

As the altar is prepared for the celebration of the Eucharist, the collection is taken up. In the early church, this part of the Mass must have been something to behold, as the people suddenly began to move, bringing forward to the deacons and priests freshly-baked bread and fine wine. Then, after the Eucharistic Prayer, that same community came forward again in the Communion procession, and they received back the very gifts they had given, now transformed into something infinitely more precious than bread and wine: the very Body and Blood of Christ.

Beginning around the eleventh century, it became the custom for people to present money instead of bread and wine, and the procession of the faithful gradually disappeared (it survives in the liturgy of Holy Thursday). But the meaning is the same. We continue to bring the fruit of our labors and to offer them freely to God. And God continues to transform them into Christ. It is through our generous sharing of time, talent, and treasure that our parishes can preach the gospel, reach out to the sick and the imprisoned, and celebrate the sacraments.

Friday, June 18, 2021

Living along the shores of Lake Superior the “big lake,” as the locals call it you can often hear the advice, “Respect the lake; don’t take it for granted.” People who know Lake Superior respect its power and watch out for its many moods. Sunken ships and boats crushed into kindling are testimonies to what the lake can do.

The readings of this Sunday evoke our memories of the lake, of the mighty Mississippi River, or of the ocean itself.

Who but God can control these mighty waters and set limits to their advance?
The lake described in today’s Gospel was a body of water subject to sudden storms and churned into dangerous waves by terrible winds.

But these mighty agents are subject to God. The sailor and the fisher all respect the water. Even more, they respect the awesome power of the Maker of wind and sea.

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Friday, June 18, 2021

God has given us all many blessings. Our generosity with those blessings, is how we show our thanks to God.

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Giving to the Church can be done either directly or through a gift model that can provide tax benefits and even income.

Find out how by visiting our website or contacting the Office of Planned Giving at (305) 762-1112.

“He said to his disciples, “Why are you terrified? Do you not yet have faith?” They were filled with great awe and said to one another “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”” -Mark 4:40-41

When the wind and storms hit us in daily life, do we, as Christian stewards, turn to the Lord in faith, or try to go at it alone?

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, 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, June 18, 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.

June 12th & June 13th, 2021

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  • Total $ 2,939.00