This Week

17th Sunday in Tiempo Ordinario : July 24, 2016

August 26 COTLF Family Day at Marlins Park

Special event package includes:

Special national anthem performance by church of the little flower.

Portion of proceeds to benefit church of the little flower.

Postgame fireworks show.

Seat Location: Lexus Legends | $25.

For more info or to make a payment, Please contact:
Mr. Santibanez
| (305) 446-9950.

Deadline to order: August 12th cash and checks made payable to church of the little flower.

To order tickets, please fill out and return the form on the reverse side of this page to the COTLF Parish Office. Payments may be made in the form of cash of checks payable to “Church of the Little Flower.” The National Anthem will be performed by our St Theresa School children’s choir. Tickets are available to any and all parishioners interested in attending the game. Tickets will be available for pickup in the parish office the week of August 22nd. Thank you for your support!

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July 2016 World Youth Day 2016

Please join us in praying for Amanda, Angelica, Carolina, Daniela, Isabel, Jorge, Katarina, Maria Fernanda, and Vanessa as they represent Church of the Little Flower, the Archdiocese of Miami, and the United States at WORLD YOUTH DAY in Krakow!

A Dream Realized - COTLF at World Youth Day 2016

In July, 2012, when Fr. Davis hired me to start up a youth ministry program here at Church of the Little Flower, we quickly got to work and identified some foundational events and experiences we wanted to provide for our young parishioners. Key among them was the opportunity to take a group of young parish pilgrims to encounter our Holy Father and the youth of the world at World Youth Day. With the next WYD taking place in Rio de Janeiro exactly one year away at that point, I knew we’d have to wait for the next one to make our dream a reality.

I still vividly remember watching the coverage of WYD Rio in July of 2013. I was on a family trip in the Keys while it was taking place and I would log in to Twitter and Facebook every chance I got to follow along. There are no words to adequately express what I witnessed on the 4-inch screen of my phone. A crowd of 3 million young Catholics on a jam-packed Copacabana Beach, several of them standing ankle-deep in the water - all of them there to be with our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament at the Vigil and overnight before celebrating Mass on Sunday morning with Pope Francis. The pictures of the event are still crystal-clear in my mind and pulling them up on a quick Google Images search still gives me goosebumps. As the Mass concluded, I frantically hit the refresh button as the announcement for the next World Youth Day was made: Krakow, Poland, home of Saint John Paul II, summer 2016!

In the nearly 3 years since that summer day in the Upper Florida Keys, July 2016 has been circled in my calendar. We often speak of bucket lists, but this is something much deeper than just a check-mark on a list. As you read this today, 9 COTLF pilgrims are in Krakow, Poland, realizing a dream 4 years in the making. They are walking “the City of Saints,” in the footsteps of the great St. John Paul II, who founded WYD 30 years ago, encountering young Catholics from all around the globe! As you drive around town with a COTLF magnet on your car or sip some coffee from a COTLF Mug, know that YOU helped make this dream a reality, for the benefit of our parish and to the greater glory of God! In ways big and small, through fundraisers and personal donations, we raised over $17,000 to send our parish to WYD. I know our pilgrims will represent you well, and I can’t wait until we return so you can hear their stories! Know of our heartfelt appreciation and count on our prayers for you!

- Jorge Santibáñez

August 2Poetry: A window to Interiority

COTLF Welcomes a new ministry to it’s community, Poetry: A Window to Interiority.

The workshops will be held on Tuesdays from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at the Parish Office on August 2nd, 16th, 30th, September 13th, 27th and October 11th.

Come enjoy an evening of literature, faith and soulful journeying.

Contact the Ministries Coordinator for further information at: (305) 446-9950 ext. 310.

July 2016 Online Giving

As summer quickly approaches, school lets out and our travels take us to points both near and far from home, Online Giving is an excellent option to make sure the church we love so much continues to receive our thoughtful stewardship even when our physical presence is not possible. Summer has always been a time for vacationing and spending quality time with family, let us not forget our Little Flower family. This service is free, safe and secure, and it is a perfect tool for anyone who will be going out of town and not able to be physically at Mass. If you had been thinking of signing up, now is an excellent time to give it a try!

We currently have over 500 families who already use online giving, simply go to www.cotlf.org click on the Online Giving tab and see how convenient it is. If you would like more information or to schedule an appointment to help set up your account, please contact Jorge Perez, at (305) 446-5950 ext. 318.

OTHER NEWS
July 2016 Sacred Steps: Sacramental Celebrations at Church of the Little Flower

Congratulations to our Newly Baptized:
• Michael Xavier Cortiñas,
• Amelia Caridad Exposito,
• Camila Alejandra Vidal,
• Camila Helena Bettencourt Pocaterra,
• Aaron Andre Matos.

Congratulations and God’s Blessings to those Joined in Holy Matrimony:
• Brad Maynard & Vanessa Barnes.
• Guilherme Cunha & Jennifer Barrios.

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