This Week

Easter Sunday Of The Resurrection : April 20, 2014

Apr.14 -20Holy Week Highlights

Friday, April 18
Confessions, 10 am - 11:30 am
Stations of the Cross: 12:15pm (English)
Liturgy of the Passion, 3 and 6 pm (English)
Liturgia de la Pasion, 8 pm (Spanish)
Procesion y Via Crucis, 9:30 pm
Saturday, April 19
Confessions, 9 am - 10 am
Easter Vigil, 8 pm (Bilingual)
Sunday, April 20
Masses: 7:30, 9, 10:30 am and 5:30 pm (English) and 12:30 and
7 pm (Spanish)
Easter Egg Hunt at the Rectory Lawn

- Following the 9 am and 10:30 am Masses

Dec. 25 - Jan. 3A Spiritual Journey to Italy

You are invited to Join us on a once-in-a-lifetime
'Journey to Italy,' 10-days,
December 25, 2014 to January 3, 2015.

Includes visits to Rome, Assisi, Florence, Orvieto, Monte Cassino & more

Only $3,374 from Miami (MIA), plus $536 in airport taxes and $125 in tips. Under the Spiritual Direction of Rev. Michael Davis of Church of the Little Flower, in Coral Gables, Florida.

To download color brochure and registration form
www.GoCatholicTravel.com/Davis.

For more information, please contact Mr. Mark Landia at (305) 446-9950 or send an email to or scan this code with your smart phone!

Space is limited. Register today!

April 2014Youth Ministry Corner

VBS 2014 Registration Now Open!

Training For Vbs Jr Volunteers Will Begin On Monday, April 28th At 8 pm, Immediately Following The Jr High Youth Group.

Volunteers In 6-8th Grade Are Welcome To Come Earlier To Take Part In The Youth Group Activities.

Registration for VBS: Weird Animals, taking place the weeks of June 16 and June 23, 2014 is now OPEN! For information about the camp, dates and times, and fees, please visit www.groupvbspro.com

Click here to learn more about VBS>>

VBS Camper Registration:>>

To apply as a Junior Volunteer, please complete and return the attached application to Jorge Santibanez at the Parish Office.

April 2014“Why Catholic?

A nation-wide program of adult faith formation entitled, “Why Be Catholic?,” is soon to be activated here at the Church of the Little Flower. It will include three components:

The use of a meaningful curriculum applied in each of our ministry groups at the parish;
The formation of a new “large-group” ministry, entitled, “Why be Catholic?,” which presents a model for faith development; and finally
The formation of small groups of parishioners, who study and pray over Catholic doctrine, as they seek faith enrichment.

For more information, contact Fr. Daniel Martin at the parish office.

April 2014“Dirty Rats”

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Each week we will offer snipets from Virtus bulletins shared in the last year. Virtus training is a child sex abuse awareness and prevention program that begins with a live training session and continues with monthly bulletins.

“Ratters” are people who use Remote Access Tools (RATs) or “malware” to take over people’s computers and spy on them through the victim’s webcams or built in cameras. Malware stands for “malicious software,” which is a program designed to infiltrate computers, tablets, or smartphones for a variety of purposes and without the users consent.

As technology continues to change rapidly, all of us charged with protecting children must continue to stay abreast of the new programs and applications that may be used by predators to manipulate and exploit children.

April 2014Open Invitation To Visit The Church Office

With the recent opening of new offices and meeting rooms at the Reily Parish Office Center, parishioners and visitors alike are welcome to stop by for a tour or have a chat with any of the members of our professional staff who serve as the engines “behind the scenes” at the Church of the Little Flower.

As we continue to expand our ministries and services, it is our common hope that our parishioners will be well served, and that our community will grow and flourish. Let us know how we can enhance your walk with Christ.

April 2014Confessional Renovations

We will soon be underway with the renovation of three of our confessionals, which we use in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.It will be an effort in making them more comfortable, private, and user-friendly, easing access with new flooring and signage, enhancing furnishing, and including climate control and lighting.

Each confessional will cost $18,000. To date, donations which address one of the confessionals has been received. Thanks to those who have given toward this cause.

Advance thanks to those of you who will soon contribute.

April 2014Public Square Discipleship

The Public Square Discipleship Ministry and the Respect Life Ministry wish to thank everyone who prayed with us and otherwise supported the 40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil on April 5.

The Saturday vigil truly was a testament and witness to our faith in support of the unborn, and built a strong bond of fellowship among us all.

A special thanks to Fr. Davis and Fr. Martin for being there with us in solidarity!

April 2014Devotional Lights

At the base of all the statues in our church are our beautiful devotional lights.Meant to lift our minds and hearts to seek heavenly assistance with our prayers, Catholic devotion to the Sacred Heart, the Blessed Mother, Saint Joseph, and the Saints is a long-held tradition which fosters reverence and cultivates faith and hope.

As you select the button of your choice, a light will illumine that represents your prayer intention. Thank you for your offerings for this service which serve as tokens of your love and appreciation.

April 2014Information Booth: A Great Success In Hospitality And Convenience

It's as if the office has been brought to the front door of church. Mark Landia, our new Director of Communications and Protocol, will be staffing the information booth every weekend near the main entrance of church, to be of assistance to the community in manifold ways.

Parish registration, baptismal and wedding forms and information, pilgrimage brochures, car magnets, and ministry information are now readily accessible at the front door. Even if questions are asked that cannot be answered, names and phone numbers will be taken, and return calls will be made with answers and assistance. It's another success story of hospitality and service at the Church of the Little Flower.

May 16 - 18Men’s Emmaus Retreat

The Men’s Emmaus Community of the Church of the Little Flower invites you for a weekend of spiritual exercises and reflection.

The Retreat will be held at the Miami Youth Center Retreat House on May 16, 17 & 18, 2014. The retreat begins at 6:00 pm sharp on Friday and ends by 3:30 pm on Sunday.

Information sheets and retreat applications are available at the doors of the Church, as well as at the parish office and on the parish website.

For more information, please contact Hely Santeliz at (954) 614-5993 or by email at hely@brickellkeygroup.com

OTHER NEWS
April 2014 | Sacred Steps: Sacramental Celebrations at Church of the Little Flower

Congratulations to our Newly Baptized:
• Vida Castellanos,
• Kaleesi Mia Lanzas,
• Ponce Pascual Martinez,
• Eduardo Jose Moreno,
• Alexandra Anne Strauch,
• Gaia Cardenas,
• Mateo Alberto Giorla,
• Matias Enrique Gonzalez.

Congratulations and God's Blessings to Those Joined in Holy Matrimony:
• Alexander Carr & Ana-Mari Calleja.

Rest in Peace. We Pray for Those Who have Entered Eternity:
• Lila Fariñas,
• Irma A. Gonzalez.