1st Sunday Of Lent: March 9, 2014
March 2014 | Lent Regulations
As we get ready for Lent, it's a good thing to begin to plan our annual penitential practices. Observed in the Archdiocese of Miami, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are both days of Abstinence From Meat products for all those who are 14-years of age or older.
These days are also days of FAST for those between the ages of 21 and 59 (which means to say, having only one full meal and two smaller meals those days, the total of the two smaller ones not equal to the one main meal, and eating nothing in between meals.
All Fridays In Lent are days of Abstinence From Meat products for those who are 14 years of age or older.
March 2014 | Stations Of The Cross
Each Friday during Lent, the Traditional Stations of the Cross (Via Crucis) will take place at
6:00 pm in Spanish
7 pm in English
All are welcome to join us as we journey with Jesus and enter into the spirit of this Holy season.
March 22| 10th annual Softball Tournament
We would like to invite all Little Flower Parish and St. Theresa School Families to join us on Saturday March 22nd at the St. Theresa School Sports Field from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and partake in numerous Free activities such as food, drinks, face painting, rock climbing, bounce houses, and Billy the Marlin as part of the 10th annual Church of the Little Flower Softball Tournament.
March 2014 |Reflecting On God’s Word
Twice a year the Gospels take us to the desert. John the Baptist cries out on two Sundays every Advent, and Jesus encounters Satan every Lent. What makes the desert so ideal a setting as we prepare to celebrate the two great mysteries of our faith? The desert is a place of testing, as God’s people learned when they wandered around it for forty years. With hardened hearts, they had rejected the God who had liberated them from slavery in Egypt, losing faith even while God was talking to Moses and setting down the conditions for their adoption. Up went the golden calf and out went the memory of what God had just done for them.
Even Eden wasn’t enough to keep the human heart open. Even there it was clear that we could be seduced by anything that looked good and promised more than it could deliver. But Jesus showed that one of us could measure up to the test and reveal himself as the “beloved Son” that he had been called at his baptism (Mt 3:17).
The desert is also for wooing. The prophet Hosea quotes God saying, “So I will allure her [Israel]; I will lead her into the desert and speak to her heart” (Hosea 2:16). And when Satan left Jesus, God sent “angels [who] came and ministered to him” (Mt 4:11).
So we come to this Lent and the possibility that God wishes to draw us out into a quiet, lonely place to have us meet the One who made us, redeemed us, and continues to shape us into temples of the Holy Spirit.
March 10 | Mrs.Gilbride's Presentation
Chruch of the Little Flower's
Gaudium Youth Ministry and Public Square Discipleship Ministry Proudly Present
Holocaust Survivor and Co-author of "Children of Terror"
When: Monday,March 10 - 7 pm
Where: Church of the Little Flower
1251 Palermo Avenue Coral Gables,Fl
Bozenna Urbanowicz Gilbride,A Roman Catholic,was born in Poland.As a young girl she survived the communist and the Nazi occupation of her country.Deported to germany at age 9,She was to suffer even more.She now lives on long island with her husband.Join us as she shares with us her gripping story of family,faith,and survival.
A light Reception will follow Mrs.Gilbride's Presentation
For more information, please contact
Jena Getchell at 786.484.3367 or
Jorge Santibanez at 305.446.9950
March 12 | S.T.A.R.S
Join the S.T.A.R.S. on Wednesday, March 12th in the Reilly Parish Center for a Health and Safety Fair as well as lunch and fellowship.
For more information about the STARS, please contact Maria Elena Coto at (305) 491-4133.
March 12 | "Catholic Casserole" & Lenten Lecture Series
Fr. Martin's Lenten mission begins Wed March 12. To make it convenient for you and your family to attend these talks, come enjoy our potluck, "Catholic Casseroles" on Wednesdays during Lent before Fr. Martin's talks, beginning at 6:30 pm
Reminding ourselves of the humble simplicity of Lent, volunteer members of the various parish ministries will help present your donated "Catholic Casseroles" (or crock pot dishes) before each of Fr. Martin's Wednesday evening Lenten talks.
"Catholic Casseroles" are intended to be satisfying yet simple nourishment. We look forward to everyone's participation in this Lenten display of love and fellowship. So come, bring a simple dish, and enjoy our parish family during Lent!
March 13 | Public Square Discipleship
The next Public Square Discipleship meeting
When: Thursday, March 13 at 7 pm
Where: Reilly Parish Center, Downstairs Hall
Come learn about John Paul II's Culture of Life and how today's worldwide events are impacting it.
Bring a friend!
March 13 | Upcoming Meetings: Members, Mark Your Calendars!
Thursday, March 13th, at 7:30 pm in the new second floor conference room at the Reilly Parish Center/ Office building.
Members: Father Davis, Alex Andreus, Scott Rembold, Al Corrada, Clara Moreno, Luis Perez-Soto, and Bob Briele
March 14 - 15 | Marriage Covenant Retreat
We invite you to attend the 14th Annual Marriage Covenant Retreat the Weekend of March 14, 15th & 16th. The Marriage Covenant retreat consists of a weekend of activities, talks, and exercises to strengthen our marriages.We cover key topics such as God's place in our marriage, praying as a couple, communication, forgiveness, and family.
The retreat provides a unique opportunity to pause from daily life and reflect on our marriages. It is also a great way to have fun and to meet other couples. Subsequent to the retreat, we have monthly meetings. These meetings not only strengthen our marriage but they are fun and create long-lasting friendships.
Bob and Aida Briele Phone No: 305-772-5508
Email id: email@example.com
John and Janetsy Christensen Phone No: 305-215-2061
Email id: JanetsyC@Bellsouth.Net
March 20 |Altar Server Training
An altar server training for interested youth who attend St. Teresa School will be taking place on Thursday, March 20 during the Special Area, 1:45 to 2:30 pm.
We will soon be announcing a weekend training date as well to accommodate all other interested children.
March 22 | Daughters Of Isabella
The Daughters of Isabella is having a delightful Book Review of :
and The Real
By Lady Fiona Carnarvon
on Saturday, March 22 at the Elks Lodge #948.
Opens at 11:15 am
cash bar 11:30 am
Luncheon at NOON
Book Review at 1:15 pm
Raffle drawings at 2:00 pm
The cost is $25.00 which includes the meal and the Book Review. The Elks Lodge is located at 10301 SW 72nd St. Miami, FL - with free parking.
For tickets and information, contact Lee Williams at 305.661.5933 or Margaret Wright at 305.812.7746.
March 29 - 30| Knights Of Columbus Celebrate 100 Years In Miami!
This is a very special year for the Knights of Columbus in Miami and all of South Florida. The Miami Council was founded in 1914 – 100 years ago! It is the oldest council in South Florida and the celebration will include special events throughout this entire year.
The Centennial will begin on Founder's Day, Saturday, March 29, with a special 3rd Degree Ceremony. On Sunday, March 30, Mass will be celebrated for the Knights of Columbus at St. John Vianney Seminary. A special brunch for $35 per person will follow the mass and proceeds will go to the seminary.
For more information about these events or on becoming a Knight of Columbus, please contact Daniel Biggs at firstname.lastname@example.org
March 2014 |Have You Ever Thought About What It Costs To Have A Mass At Church Of The Little Flower?
Not everything in life has a price tag attached to it. Yet, there are very real costs associated with almost everything we need in our day-to day schedule of life, including the ministries and services at church.
The cost of a weekend liturgy with music at the Church of the Little Flower takes into account many behind the scenes, often unknown expenses:
The personnel costs of priest, cantor, organist, custodians, sacristans,
and other musicians;
The supplies of liturgical books, bread, wine, linens, candles, vestments, dry cleaning, laundry, and collection bags;
The air conditioning and its monthly service contract;
The environment and arts, flowers, and décor;
The custodial and cleaning resources;
The security system.
If only considering the expenses associated with music, electricity, air and immediate supplies, the range of the cost of a weekend liturgy would be between $700 to $1,200. This does not include the services of fulltime personnel, who work Monday thru Friday. Amazing, right?
March 2014| Youth Ministry Corner
VBS 2014: 100 Days to Go!
With 100 days to go until the start of VBS 2014, the Junior Volunteer Applications are now available. Pick one up at the doors of the Church, download it from the parish website, or contact Jorge at the parish office!
Gaudium Social Night
Join us on St. Patrick’s Evening - next Monday, March 17 - for a fun night of bowling together at Bird Bowl from 7 to 9pm! It’s just $10 per person for 2 hours of unlimited bowling! We’ll be providing some pizza and refreshments, so all you have to worry about is the $10 to cover admission and shoes!
March 30 | Friends of Carmel
Cordially invites you to attend our
Annual Spring Luncheon
The Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles
Sunday, March 30, 2014
The Biltmore Hotel, Country Club Ballroom
1200 Anastasia Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
$70.00 per person
International Catholic Speaker
RSVP by March 14, 2014
Contact Silvia Esposito, Luncheon Coordinator: 786-514-5907 | email@example.com
March 2014 | Pilgrimage To Italy Soon To Be Ready For Sign-Up
We are happy to announce that our next parish pilgrimage trip, this time to Italy, will take place beginning in the afternoon of December 25th and returning in the afternoon of January 3rd.
Assisi, Florence, Orvieto, Monte Cassino, Rome, and Vatican City are part of this robust itinerary.A Papal Audience is scheduled for Wednesday, December 30th at the Paul VI Auditorium at the Vatican.
We will also be celebrating Mass at St. Peter's Basilica, as well as visiting the Vatican museum and Sistine Chapel. Fr Davis will be leading the trip. Color brochures will be available next week. Call the parish office to get your name on the list.
June 6 to 15 2014 | Holy Land Pilgrimage Is Set!
We are excited to announce that the Holy Land pilgrimage is now confirmed and set for a departure in early June.
Congratulations to the 25 parishioners who will be accompanying Father Martin and be making the incredible trip of a lifetime to the land made holy by the footsteps of Jesus.
Your lives will be forever enriched. Bon Voyage!
October 1| A New Shrine Dedicated to Saint Therese
Father Davis will soon announce plans for a beautiful new outdoor oratory, a shrine to our patroness, Saint Therese of Lissieux, France, the Little Flower.
Summertime construction is currently being planned, so that the shrine can be ready in time for solemn candlelight outdoor dedication ceremony on the patronal feast day, October 1, 2014.
The architectural plans will soon be unveiled and placed on display in the church vestibule. The oratory will have outdoor kneelers, benches, nighttime illumination, and a beautiful brick patio. Memorializations will be available, the details of which are also forthcoming.
It will be a great first step toward the 90th anniversary celebration for our parish.
March 2014 | Pope Francis' Prayer Intentions For The Month Of February
Respect for Women: That all cultures may respect the rights and dignity of women.
Vocations: That many young people may accept the Lord's invitation to consecrate their lives to proclaiming the Gospel.
March 2014 | Sacred Steps: Sacramental Celebrations at Church of the Little Flower
Congratulations to our Newly Baptized:
• Vivan Alexandra Columba Bush,
• Michael Anthony Capote,
• Emille Simone Rosenberg,
• Christopher Marcelina Bors,
• Midori Giadina Arana,
• Julian Augustus Garbati,
Isaac Daniel Barragan,
Andrea Beatriz Gibson,
Santiago Gabriel Luque,
Ignacio Barreat Marfil.
Congratulations and God's Blessings to Those Joined in Holy Matrimony:
• Michael W. Ugarte & Marilyn Pabon,
Steven Riotti & Jessica Schmidtman,
Percy Avetrani & MonicaValencia.
Rest in Peace. We Pray for Those Who have Entered Eternity:
• Gabriel de los Reyes.