11th Sunday In Ordinary Time : June 16, 2013
2012 - 2013 | Daughters of Isabella Contribute Final Piece of the Nativity Set
At their final meeting before the Summer break, the Daughters of Isabella presented Fr. Davis with a special contribution to sponsor the purchase of the statue of the Baby Jesus for the new life-sized Nativity Set which will be going up each Advent and Christmas in front of Comber Hall.
The créche is set to arrive early next week! After the construction and installation of the Nativity Set in November, a special illumination ceremony will be held early in the Advent season.
We would like to thank all those who contributed to the Nativity Set project and in a special way, would like to acknowledge the Daughters of Isabella for the sponsoring of the Baby Jesus statue. Know of our deepest gratitude for all you do in support of the parish which we all love so much!
(Pictured – Pat del Toro, outgoing regent of the Daughters of Isabella, presenting the check to Fr. Michael Davis.)
June 2013 | Message From St Rose Of Lima Parish In Newtown, CT
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
On behalf of our community and parish, we extend our gratitude to each of you who remembered us in prayer following the events of December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School. We quickly realized the universality of the Church by the outpouring of support and concern that was shown to us by so many in our faith communities. The cards and letters from staff and students in Catholic Elementary schools, high schools, colleges and universities reminded us of the faith to which we are called to witness through the tradition of Catholic education. No less important were the number of cards from parish religious education programs, especially the sacramental programs. We were also contacted by many Catholic organizations and groups on both the local and national levels. The list of parishes, Catholic based groups and dioceses who contacted us is an overwhelming one.
We are also very appreciative of the number of donations sent to us to assist our parish in our continuing ministry to the community, to help pay the expenses of the victims’ funerals, to support counseling programs, to provide direct aid to the families and so on. Your generosity reminded us that we are not alone during this very sad and challenging time. We also want to thank our brother priests, deacons and religious sisters and brothers for their letters of support and encouragement. Spiritual bouquets, Mass cards, hours of adoration before the Blessed Sacrament and remembrances by many prayer groups have lifted our spirits knowing that our intentions are ever before the Lord.
We also received a number of rosaries, prayer shawls, religious works of art, memorial vestments, reliquaries, books focusing on grief and meditations to help guide us in providing comfort and support. While we tried to acknowledge every letter and gift sent to us, it became an overwhelming task, so please accept this letter as a thank you to every person who remembered us in prayer during the days immediately following the tragedy to these days of recovery and healing. We know that the road ahead of us will be a long one, but we are given great hope by the outpouring of generosity and love shown to us. We are truly blessed by your many acts of faith and kindness. Please know that you continue to be in our prayers of gratitude for the goodness you have demonstrated to us in so many ways.
Monsignor Robert Weiss, Pastor
St. Rose of Lima Parish, Newtown, Connecticut
June 2013 | Pope Francis’ Prayer Intentions
Mutual Respect : That a culture of dialogue, listening, and mutual respect may prevail among peoples.
New Evangelization : That where secularization is strongest, Christian communities may effectively promote a new evangelization.
June 2013 | Reps From Drug Addicts Anonymous To Visit
Representatives from Drug Addicts Anonymous, which serves a vast community of men throughout Southwest Miami-Dade, will be visiting our parish to speak at the masses about their important ministry, as well as to make available for purchase at the front door of church their own home-designed T-shirts and religious articles, the proceeds of which support their work at the center.
Thank you for your caring welcome and encouragement for their journey to healing.
June 2013 | Youth Ministry Corner
It’s often been said that the front row seats are typically the best seats in the house.
Over the past few months, I have had the pleasure of meeting, training, and working with over 100 parish teenagers who will be assisting in this Summer’s Vacation Bible School: Kingdom Rock. It is hard to describe what an amazing experience it has been to have the “front-row seat” to see our parish youth in action. Their love of faith, their willingness to serve and youthful, joyful enthusiasm truly are contagious!
As we now begin VBS: Kingdom Rock, I ask that you keep each of these awesome teens in your prayers over the next few weeks as they journey with our littlest parishioners in discovering the beauty of our Catholic Faith! Thank you!
“To Be Catholic Is To Be Joyful!”
June 3 | The Book Of Revelations
The English Bible Study Group meets on Mondays at 7pm in Conference Room A of the Reilly Parish Center.
Starting June 3rd, join us as we begin studying one of the most fascinating books of Scripture, the Book of Revelations.
Bring a Bible and a friend - All are welcome!
June 17 | Public Square Discipleship Meeting
Monday, June 17th at 7 pm - Comber Hall
Join us in learning how to best witness and defend our Catholic faith at home, work, school and with our friends!
We'll examine Pope Paul VI's encyclical Humanae Vitae and the Church's teaching on married love and responsible parenthood.
All are welcome!
June 17 and June 24 | Totally Catholic Vacation Bible School
Session 1 : June 17th-21st 2013
Session 2 : June 24th-28th 2013
Totally Catholic Vacation Bible School teaches Christian values to children during a week of fun and excitement that includes Games, Science Exploration, Bible Adventures and more!
This event is one the kids look forward to all year long, spaces fill quickly, so register today!
This Summer at “Kingdom Rock,” the Bible comes to life in new and powerful ways as kids explore how they can stand strong for God!
AfterCare is available until 6 pm at an additional cost. Please see the website for more information.
VBS Adult Volunteers needed! If you are interested, please visit the website below or call Julia Santeliz at 305.215.6526 or Jorge Santibáñez at 305.446.9950. Volunteers must be Virtus trained and fingerprinted if over 19 years of age.
Week 1 Is Now Full ! Click here for Week 2 Registration >>
June 22 | Fortnight For Freedom Kickoff Mass
Saturday, June 22nd, 5 pm
COTLF will be hosting a kickoff Mass for the Fortnight for Freedom at the 5pm Saturday Vigil on June 22nd.
Join us as we enter a two-week period of prayer and action to address many current challenges to religious liberty in our nation.
June 24 | Special Showing of “For Greater Glory”
Join us on Monday, June 24th at 7:30pm in Comber Hall for a special screening of “For Greater Glory” as part of the Fortnight for Freedom.
For Greater Glory vividly depicts the difficult circumstances in which Catholics of that time lived - and died for - their faith. It is a top-flight production whose message of the importance of religious freedom has particular resonance for us today. It is my earnest hope that people of faith throughout our country will rally behind For Greater Glory and, in doing so, will highlight the importance of religious freedom in our society."
- Most Reverend Jose Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles
Please Note : This film is rated R for war violence and some disturbing images. This film may not be appropriate for minors.
July 3 | Prayer Service For The Nation
Wednesday, July 3rd, 7:30 pm
A prayer service, to be held in conjunction with the USCCB’s Fortnight for Freedom, replete with patriotic hymns led by our church choir, speeches, and prayers for our country, all in honor of America, will take place at the Church of the Little Flower on Wednesday, July 3rd at 7:30pm.
Mark your calendars as we pray for the nation and inaugurate the celebration of July 4th with a prayer vigil here at the parish. Sponsored in part by the Public Square Discipleship Ministry.
June 2013 | New Envelope System Begins Soon
All registered parishioners will soon be receiving a new “brand” of weekly offering envelopes. They are being provided at a significant savings to the parish by the company called Our Sunday Visitor. Not only will they be in color and bi-lingual, they will also include Catholic teachings, doctrinal materials, and information on Catholic traditions and saints on the envelope.
It will be an inspiring new resource for all of us, even while we embrace our on-going commitment to parish stewardship! The first mailing will be in time for our use of envelopes in July. It will likely include a new parish ID number. All will work out fine, and will have no impact on the smooth annual accounting of your valued contributions. Thank you for your support of the parish we love so much.
RCIA Applications are available at the doors of Church or on the Parish Website.
June 2013 | Sacred Steps Sacramental Celebrations at Church of the Little Flower
Congratulations to our Newly Baptized:
• Jade Leslie Boucree,
• Mariangelik Cancel,
• Fabiana Rodriguez Gazzaneo,
• Ryan Labrada,
• Michael Andres Lopez,
• Nolan Maria Mack,
• Leah Grace Master,
• Joaquin Roberto Mendez,
• Paolo Andre Romero
Congratulations and God’s Blessings to Those Joined
in Holy Matrimony:
• Juan Lozano & Lauren Clifton,
• Christopher Pollard & Ana Cristina Mantilla,
• Julian Acosta & Nicole Blandon.
We are preparing to launch the announcement of a pilgrimage to the Holy Land Next Year, beginning on the evening of the last day of school : June 6, 2014.
The ten day trip, an experience of a lifetime, will bring us back to Miami on June 15th. Mark your calendars.