6th Sunday of Easter : May 1, 2016
May 2 Join us for an Outdoor Candlelight International Rosary
Continuing our bi-annual custom, on May 2nd at 7:30 pm, we will have an outdoor candlelight international rosary ceremony in honor of the Blessed Mother at the Marian Grotto of the Immaculate Conception on the rectory house lawn.
The prayer service, done during the Marian month of May, will be followed by a reception on the carport patio. All members of the parish, families with children, and ministry groups are welcome. We will pray for our parish as we continue to celebrate the 90th anniversary.
May 2Two New Employees at COTLF
The parish Custodial Department is happy to announce the hiring of a new assistant custodian, Ernesto Morales. He has already started his work among us, Tuesdays thru Saturdays, assisting in the care of the buildings and grounds. Welcome Ernesto!
There will also be a new receptionist at the front desk of the parish office, starting on May 2nd. Her name is Annette Perez. Welcome Annette!
May 4Celebration of the Holy Mass
The Franciscans of Mary cordially invite you to join us for the celebration of the Holy Mass followed by a talk given by its founder Father Santiago Martin, FM to take place at:
Talk in spanish:
Date: Tuesday, May 3th, 2016.
Place: Comber Hall (Next to Church of the Little Flower).
2711 Indian Mound Trail, Coral Gables.
Time: 7:30 pm.
Father Santiago Martin has a degree in moral theology and journalism. He is an advisor on the Pontificate Council for the Family, Founder of the Franciscans of Mary and magnificat.tv, and a frequent speaker on E.W.T.N.
Author of 36 books including:
- The Secret Gospel of the Virgin Mary.
- Mary-Way of Perfection.
- John Paul II: The Pope of Hope.
- The Silence of God.
Celebration of the Holy Mass in Church of the Little Flower
Date: Wednesday, May 4th, 2016.
Time: 5:30 pm.
Info: Elena Srouji, FM | (305) 297-7804 | email@example.com
May 4 Transition Ministry
The Transition Ministry now meets on Wednesdays from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm in the Reilly Parish Center.
The next meetings will be held on the following dates: May 4th, May 18th, June 1st, June 15th & June 29th.
For additional info, contact Zunilda Mederos at: firstname.lastname@example.org
May 7 Sacramental Season is Upon Us!
This Saturday, May 7th, our second graders from St. Theresa School will be receiving their First Hoy Communion in solemn ceremonies at 10:00 am, 12:30 pm, and 3:00 pm. The following Saturday, May 14th, children from our Religious Education Program will do likewise. A total of six grand ceremonies.
On Tuesday, May 10th, 28 candidates from the Religious Education Program and RCIA will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Keep our children and candidates in your prayers. May Christ be praised!
May 7 First Saturday devotion to Our Lady of Fatima
Join us on Saturday, May 7th at 6:45 am for the traditional First Saturday Devotion to Our Lady of Fatima.
We will pray a Rosary and stay afterwards for the morning Mass.
May 7 & 14From the Office of Religious Education
Let’s start a Prayer Chain for all of our Parish First Communicants! On Saturday, May 7th and Saturday, May 14th, over 200 of our youngest parishioners will be celebrating their First Communion here at COTLF.
As they make their final preparations over the next few weeks, let’s keep them and their families in our prayers. We are greatly blessed as a parish to welcome so many children to the Table of the Lord!
May 2016 Two Seminarians to live at COTLF for the Summer
Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary in Cincinnati will be sending two seminarians to our parish this summer to live in residence and help out at Spanish liturgies, as they do a ten-week volunteer pastoral care experience at nearby Mercy Hospital.
Christian Cone-Lombarte and Ambrose Dobrozsi will be here to develop their skills in pastoral Spanish and ministry in a Latin-American context. It’s another way that Little Flower is assisting the needs of the broader Church to the glory of God.
June 20 - July 1 Vacation Bible School 2016
Join us this summer for another awesome VBS adventure at CAVE QUEST. June 20th - July 1st.
Camper and Volunteer Information and Registration is available at the COTLF Cave Quest website: osv.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/cotlf
Only 20 Volunteer Spots Remain!
May 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.
May 2016 ABCD - Donors Welcome
Thank you to all who have already generously responded to this year’s ABCD. Your support strengthens the ministries that serve our Archdiocese and allow the Church to form new disciples. As Scriptures remind us, Give and it shall be given to you. Your neighbor needs you. You are the answer to someone’s prayers, and together, we are changing lives.
If you have yet to respond to this year’s ABCD, please take a moment to reflect upon the many blessings the Lord has given you and how He is calling you to respond this incredibly important annual campaign. To make a gift, you can obtain a pledge envelope from the parish office and simply return it to the parish office or Sunday collection basket. Let us all unite through our support of this year’s ABCD so that we can be One in Faith, One in Hope and One in Charity. Thank you
May 2016 Sacred Steps: Sacramental Celebrations at Church of the Little Flower
Congratulations to our Newly Baptized:
• Camila Victoria Garcia,
• Catherine Rose Petisco,
• Emilio Ruben Salazar,
• Alexander Santino Tirado Gomez,
• Elle Dickinson,
• Valentina Lai Louie,
• Anastasia Nidia Serrano.
Congratulations and God's Blessings to Those Joined in Holy Matrimony:
• Jonathan Hernandez & Bianca F. Gabbara,
• Patrick Almas & Meaghan Gaynor,
• Luis Miguel Moratalla & Vanessa Delcarmen Rojas.
Rest in Peace. We Pray for Those Who Have
• Marilupe Ortiz-Travieso,
• Emilia Murciano.