This Week

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time - September 19, 2021

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Friday, July 16, 2021

Classes Begin September 26, 2021.

Requirements at time of Registration:
A copy of the Baptism Certificate and Birth Certificate.

Registration fees: (non-refundable) Registration fee:
$150 per student per year and $50 per sibling per year.

R.C.I.A.

Registration fees: (non-refundable) Registration fee:
$120 per student per year.

For more information please Call: Danilo Resinos (305) 878-0348

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Doxology and Amen

“Doxology” comes from a Greek word meaning “words of praise.” The Eucharistic Prayer ends with a doxology addressed to the triune God: “Through him, with him, in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor is yours, almighty Father, for ever and ever.” It is an exclamation of praise, honor, and glory to God, reminding us that we receive everything from God through the Son, in the power of the Spirit. At the consecration, the priest held up the host and then the chalice for us to see and adore.

During the doxology, the host and chalice are held up again, but this time they are held up and offered to God the Father. With the doxology, the Eucharistic Prayer ends, as it began, with words of praise addressed to the Father: truly, it is right and just to give God praise, and we assent to this in our whole-hearted acclamation, “Amen.” Never was more meaning packed into so short a word. This “Amen,” sometimes and fittingly called “the great Amen,” is our response to the entire Eucharistic Prayer.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

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.

Su ofrenda nos ayuda a cumplir la misión de traer el mensaje de Jesús a Miami Shores. En acción de gracias, incluya una ofrenda generosa en su presupuesto semanal de acuerdo a sus.

September 11th & September 12th, 2021

  • 5:00pm $ 739.00
  • 8:30am $ 933.00
  • 10:30am $ 695.00
  • 12:30pm $ 868.00
  • Total $ 3,235.00

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The geography of today’s Gospel is significant. Jesus is completing his ministry in Galilee and beginning his journey to Jerusalem, where he will meet both death and resurrection. The prediction of his death placed here is the second of three in Mark’s Gospel, and as usual it is the occasion for an important teaching on the part of Jesus. Today that lesson is tied to the need for his disciples to embrace a ministry of service. A play on words in Aramaic would have linked the words “child” and “servant,” thus turning Jesus’ gesture of placing a child in their midst into an illustration of his understanding of himself as the Servant of the Lord. It is that same awareness of the meaning of their ministry that Jesus (and Mark) wishes to instill in the disciples.

Theirs must be a ministry of service if they are to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. And that service might even require of them that they be “handed over” to death. What would have been in the culture of Jesus’ day an ordinary discussion of social status (“who is the greatest”) becomes in Mark’s context a key insight into the meaning of discipleship for the disciples and for us.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Put your faith into action by helping those most in need today!

Support your parish today by making your offertory gift online give.adomdevelopment.org/pages/universal-parish-offertory-.

There are many wonderful ways to pass on love and financial support to your parish and Catholic family even after you are gone.

Learn about the many ways to give by visiting www.adomgift.org.

“If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all:” - Mark 9:35

Jesus sums up how, as Christian stewards, we must be leaders and serve as an example by serving others.

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.