This Week

Twenty-Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time : September 17, 2017

September 2017 Let's Pray for...

Lord my God, in you I take refuge; rescue me. Psalm 7:2

Let us pray for, be mindful of, and reach out to all those suffering from Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean, in Florida, and along the East Coast this week.

September 18 Next Quarterly Healing Mass

Our next Healing Mass is scheduled for Monday, September 18th at 7:00 pm in church. Multiple priests will be present to bestow the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.

Although all are welcome to join us in prayer, we especially invite those who are seriously or terminally ill, those with chronic conditions, those preparing for surgery, those recovering from surgery, and those burdened by the weight of years.

We are also pleased to announce our 4th quarter Healing Mass as well. It will take place on Monday, December 11th, also at 7:00 pm.

All are welcome.

September 23 Men's Emmaus Luau Party

The Men’s Emmaus will host a Luau themed night of food, fun and entertainment on Saturday, September 23rd at 7:00 pm in Comber Hall.

Great Food, Open Bar, $60 per person. Tickets available after Masses.

Contact Alejandro Herrera at (305) 283-2011 or by email at

September 2017Communion Under Both Species

As a further enhancement to our liturgical experiences here at the parish, in October we will be making Holy Communion available under both species at the weekday 5:30 pm Spanish Masses, as well as the Sunday 12:30 pm Spanish Mass.

This will complement the other parish liturgies where this has been the custom for years. Father Flores will soon be instructing the community and preparing the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion for this upcoming gift.

September 2017 Job Opportunity at COTLF

We are now accepting resumes for the Position of Receptionist and Coordinator of COTLF Charities at the front office of the Church of the Little Flower.

Resumes can be sent to the care of Maria Elena Chialastri, 2711 Indian Mound Trail, Coral Gables, Florida 33134, or by FAX at (305) 446-7624, or by e-mail at .

Deadline: Wednesday, September 13th.

September 2017 Schola Cantorum Seeking Volunteers

The Schola Cantorum of the Church of the Little Flower is looking for new members and will be holding informal try outs. So if God gave you, or someone you know, the gift of voice, there's no better way to thank Him than using it in His service!

Please contact the director of the Schola Cantorum, Dawn Fontana at to schedule a time.

Sep. 26 - April 3 Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, (RCIA)

Have you, or someone you know, expressed an interest in becoming a Catholic? Are you, or do you know someone, who was baptized Catholic as a child, but has not celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation, and Eucharist?

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, (RCIA) is the formation process to prepare adults and persons who have reached the age of reason, to receive the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.

The RCIA is for those:

  • Unbaptized adults and young persons who have reached the age of reason and wish to become Catholics.
  • Baptized in Another Christian Church who are seeking full communion with the Roman Catholic Church and seek the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist.
  • Baptized Catholic Adults who were baptized as infants in the Catholic Church and now seek the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation.

The RCIA classes meet every Tuesday from 7:00 pm through 9:00 pm at Reilly Parish Center, Church of the Little Flower, starting on September 26, 2017 through April 3, 2018.

Applications are available in the front of the Church, the Parish Center.

Completed applications may be e-mailed to Deacon Roberto Fleitas, Jr. at or delivered or mailed it to Church of the Little Flower, 2711 Indian Mound Trail, Coral Gables, Florida 33134. Attention: Deacon Roberto Fleitas, Jr.

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September 30From the Office of Religious Education

Registration for this Catechetical Year will close on Saturday, September 30. Space in our classes is now extremely limited.

Classes will be offered for ALL GRADE LEVELS from Kinder - High School.

  • The 2-year Sacramental Preparation for First Penance and First Communion begins as early as 1st grade.
  • The 2-year Sacramental Preparation for Confirmation begins as early as 7th Grade.
  • Information for the 2017-2018 Catechetical Year is available on the COTLF Religious Education Website, including Registration Forms, Required Documents, Registration Fees, and the Calendar for the year.

Please visit www.COTLFReligiousEd.org for more details or contact Jorge Santibáñez at the Parish Office.

September 12, 14 & 15St. Theresa Catholic School

  • September 12: Grade 7 Confessions, 8:30 am.
  • September 14: All School Mass; 92nd Celebration of STS.
  • September 15: Musketeer Spirit Day.

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The STS Alumni Mass is rescheduled for Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 10:30 am Coffee and pastries will be served immediately after in the STS Library.

Check the School web site at www.stscg.org for upcoming events.

September 2017 Online Giving

Online Giving is available for all COTLF parishioners and visitors who would like to make donations to our weekly offerings, as well as other parish collections like COTLF Charities, Second collections, Legacy Campaign etc. This service is free, safe and secure, and it is a perfect tool for anyone who shops or pays their bills 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 600 families who already use online giving, then click on the Online Giving tab on our website and see what all the excitement is about. If you would like more information or need assistance setting up your account, please contact Jorge Perez, at (305) 446-9950 ext. 318.

September 2017 Thank You, ABCD Donors!

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A heartfelt “Thank You” to all the parishioners of COTLF and their families who have contributed to the 2017 ABCD Campaign. The generosity of our parish is witness to our love for one another.

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November 9-18, 2018Another Trip to the Holy Land!

By popular demand, Father Davis will lead another trip to the Holy Land next year, November 9-18, 2018. The dates are designed to coincide with Veteran’s Day weekend, so that working people would only have to take off four days of work. Brochures and registration information will soon be available.

After flying to Israel via Lufthansa Airlines, we will enjoy visits to the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Nazareth, Carmel, Caesaria, Cana, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho, and Bethany. Masses at the holy sites of Gospel fame, including the Mount of Beatitudes and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Great food. Comfortable 4-STAR accommodations. Full-time tour guide and bus driver on a deluxe air conditioned motor coach.

To get your name on the list, please contact Father Davis at (305) 446-9950, ext.301. An Information meeting will soon be scheduled.

June 8 -17, 2018 An Italy Pilgrimage next Summer with Fr. Flores

We are pleased to announce plans for a parish pilgrimage trip to Italy next June 8-17, 2018. Primarily targeting the alumni of Saint Theresa School, as well as our school families and their children, Father Luis Flores will be leading an enriching spiritual adventure to the country of Italy, visiting Assisi, Florence, Orvieto, Rome, and Vatican City.

While at Saint Peter’s Square, a papal audience is scheduled, a Mass celebrated at the tomb of Saint Peter, as well as a visit to the Vatican museum and the Sistine Chapel. Brochures are NOW available.

For more information, please contact Toni Pallatto, Director of Advancement at Saint Theresa School, (305) 446-9950, ext.303. There will be an ITALY TRIP INFORMATION MEETING on Tuesday, October 3rd, at 7:30 pm in Comber Hall. All are welcome.

OTHER NEWS
September 2017 Sacred Steps: Sacramental Celebrations at Church of the Little Flower

Congratulations to our Newly Baptized. Welcome to the Catholic Church!
• Javier Andres Piedrahita,
• Juliette Lily Santos,
• Lillian Rose Shipes.

Congratulations and God’s Blessings to those Joined in Holy Matrimony:
• George Sinha & Olga Irene Serrano.

Rest in Peace. We Pray for Those Who Have Entered Eternity:
• Nicolas Muñiz.

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