This Week

4th Sunday of Advent : December 21, 2014

Dec. 1 - Jan. 1Christmas Schedule

Advent Confessions
Saturdays, December 6th, 13th, & 20th - From 8:30 am to 10:00 am
Monday, December 22nd - 7:30 pm
Masses
Wednesday, December 24th
Family Mass – 5:00 pm
Christmas Cantata – 11:30 pm
Followed by Midnight Mass (Bilingual)
Thursday, December 25th
9:00 am, 10:30 am & 5:30 pm (English)
12:30 pm (Spanish)

November 2014 Youth Ministry

The Gaudium Youth Ministry Office Wishes You A Very Happy And Blessed Christmas! It Is An Absolute Joy To Share The Journey Of Faith With The Children And Families Of Our Parish!

Thank You For Allowing Us To Serve You Through Our Youth Group Gatherings, Religious Education Classes, Altar Serving, And Vacation Bible School. As Always, We Look Forward To Making Next Year Even Bigger And Better, To The Greater Glory Of God!

Wondering What’S Coming Up In The New Year?? Here’S A Few Hints!

December 22Advent Evening of Confessions

In addition to confessions available each Saturday morning from 8:30 am to 10:00 am, there will be an Advent evening of Confessions on Monday, December 22nd beginning at 7:30 pm.

Be blessed by the cleansing balm of God’s mercy in the Sacrament of Reconciliation this Advent!

December 2014Italy Pilgrimage Leaves This Week

Father Davis will be leading a group of 17 parishioners on a pilgrimage to beautiful Italy on Christmas Day night for ten days. They are scheduled to attend the New Year's Day Mass with Pope Francis in Saint Peter's Basilica.

Prayers for a safe and successful pilgrimage trip! Photos will soon be uploaded to the website. Additional pilgrimage opportunities will be made available in the New Year. Inquire at the parish office.

December 201479 New Families Are Members of COTLF

Since October, we have had a whopping 79 new families become registered members at the Church of the Little Flower.This past Sunday at the 10:30 am Mass, we officially welcomed them to the community and had an informal gathering at the foyer of the Parish Hall to present them with their membership packets and enjoy a few moments of socialization with parishioners and staff over coffee and refreshments.

A big thank you to those who helped make this event possible. And a special word of welcome, again, to tour newest members of the community.

Welcome to your new home!

December 2014Archdiocese of Miami

Development Corporation Office of Planned Giving.

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December 2014Christmas Cards

A limited supply of Christmas Cards are now on sale in the parish office. The boxes of large, beautifully decorated Christmas cards, on sale for only $10, include 18 cards with envelopes.

Come by and take a look!

November 2014Online Giving

Church of the Little Flower has made Online Giving available for parishioners who would like to make donations to our weekly offerings, as well as other parish collections. We are utilizing this technology for the well‐being and growth of our parish community. Parishioners who use Online Giving are pleased with how easy it is to set up and manage.

This service is free, safe and secure, and it is a perfect tool for anyone who shops online. Online Giving allows the parishioner to see their giving history and to generate reports of their giving at years end for tax purposes. If you are not one of the over 150 families who already use online giving, go to www.cotlf.org click on the Online Giving tab and see what all the excitement is about. 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.

December 2014 ABCD Returns in January

As we finish out our pledges to the Archbishop’s annual Charities Drive from the current year 2014, we also prepare to renew ourselves to make pledges for the upcoming January 2015 campaign. ABCD pledge weekend will begin on January 31st, during which we will see a beautifully produced video that gives us an overview of the many ministries and services of the Archdiocese of Miami.

One in Faith. One in Hope. One in Charity. Together we are strong. All are needed as we promote, support, and sustain the work of the Church through our contributions. Thanks to everyone who join us in this priority.

December 201490th Anniversary of St. Theresa Catholic School

In August of 2015, our beloved Saint Theresa School will open its doors for the 90th time, serving the Catholic families of Coral Gables and beyond. A year of celebrations and special events are forthcoming.If you are an alumnus, don't miss out on the reunions, galas dinner dances, open houses, and other special events.

Consider being a sponsor for the 90th anniversary jubilee. Call Sister Caridad at our school office: (305) 446‐1738

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

Due to early bulletin production deadlines, Sacramental celebrations from the weekend of December 13th and 14th will be published in next weekend’s bulletin, December 28th.

Photo Album

Thanksgiving 2014