This Week

First Sunday of Advent - November 29, 2020

Monday, November 23, 2020

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Archdiocese of Miami - Office of the Archbishop

November 22, 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Our diocese will soon take up the national collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). Your support for this collection brings change to communities across the country and empowers those living in poverty to transform the places where they live into reflections of the Kingdom of God.

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Monday, November 23, 2020

Mark’s Gospel is the shortest and tersest of all four. The discourses of Jesus tend to be terser as well. Mark’s portrayal of Jesus has none of the poetry of the Sermon on the Mount or the Sermon on the Plain as in Matthew or Luke, nor the extensive, reflective “I Am” discourses as in John. Mark’s Jesus “cuts to the chase,” we would say today. This is reflected quite well in today’s passage.

It is no accident that the dialogue of Jesus at this point in the Gospel according to Mark the concluding words about the end of the world immediately before his passion, is riddled with exclamation points and an overall sense of urgency.

We would do well to re-tool our own way of living this Advent, for we live in a world urgently in need of hearing the message of Jesus proclaimed. It’s time for us to “wake up!” and get out into the world to do it.

Monday, November 23, 2020

What is the Mass?
There is no simple answer to that question. The Church uses many different images and terms to describe our most important prayer. The Mass is the celebration of the Eucharist, a Greek word that means “thanksgiving.” It is the Lord’s Supper. It is the Breaking of the Bread. It is the memorial of the Lord’s passion, death, and resurrection. It is the Holy Sacrifice, in which the sacrifice of Christ on the cross is perpetuated. It is the holy and divine liturgy, the sacred mysteries. It is the source and summit of our Christian lives, the new covenant, the work of the Holy Spirit, the paschal mystery.

The many different words and images that we use when we speak of the Mass are not signs of confusion, but of wonder at what the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1328) calls the “inexhaustible richness” of the Eucharist. The Mass, our greatest prayer and our deepest mystery, is celebrated every day, many times a day, the world over. The Eucharist is both “bread from heaven” and “daily bread.” The Mass is our everyday miracle.

Monday, November 4, 2019

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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, November 19, 2020

Please join us for our Thanksgiving Day Mass on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 10:00am in Bilingual.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

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 ingresos.

November 14th & November 15th, 2020

  • 5:00pm $ 602.00
  • 8:30am $ 1,112.00
  • 10:30am $ 486.00
  • 12:30pm $ 561.00
  • Total $ 2,761.00

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Heavenly Father,
We thank you for your abundance and great mercy, You have given us so much. Thank You that we can always trust you to be ever-present in difficult time like these.

Father we ask you to protect our parish community, to bring us social cohesion and not just social distancing, that we may experience love and not fear, that we can feel friendship and not isolation and that our parish can experience generosity and not scarcity.

Father, we pray for the priests, deacons, religious and all our parish family, that all those who journey, not as individuals, but as a closely-bound community, of all and for all, can move forward full of creativity and fostering relationships to continue to spread the Good News of Jesus. Help us as Parishioners to be good stewards of the gifts you have given us and allow us to thank you through our generosity of time, talents and treasure. We ask this through our Lord, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns forever and ever.

Amen.

“So, the last will be first and the first last.” (Matthew 20:16)

Remember the saying, “It’s not where you start, but how you finish”? We have a responsibility not only for our own lives, but for the lives of others as well. We are called to generously share our gifts with others, not hoard them for our own use. Our sincere gratitude and cheerful generosity will help us live “God-centered” lives and not “self-centered” lives.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Catholic education must continue to be available to young people. Help provide that opportunity by making a gift to the ABCD.

Visit www.isupportabcd.org today!

You can have an everlasting influence on the lives of families in our parish. Please contact your attorney and instruct him or her to include a bequest for our parish in your will.

Please contact the Office of Planned Giving to learn more, (305) 762-1112.

“That in him you were enriched in every way, with all discourse and all knowledge, as the testimony to Christ was confirmed among you, so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift as you wait for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ..” (1 Cor: 5-6)

In anticipation of Christ’s revelation, as stewards we never lack in spiritual blessings, and we give thanks and praise for these gifts.