This Week

20th Sunday of Ordinary Time : August 20, 2017

August 2017 From the Office of Religious Education

Registration for the 2017-2018 Catechetical Year is OPEN by Appointment Only and all classes are beginning to fill!

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, the Calendar for the year and an easy Appointment Scheduler.

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

September 17Parish Ministries Fair

On Sunday, September 17th, COTLF will have its annual Ministries Fair to showcase the (now) 55 active ministries and services that are part of the life of our parish community. Ministry leaders are starting to prepare for the event.

All parishioners are welcome to attend and participate. It will last from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Mark your calendars.

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.

August 22, 23, 24 & 25St. Theresa Catholic School

Welcome Back! The new school year is beginning. The School Office is open for parent business from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Please take advantage of these convenient times to take care of any outstanding items.

Check the School web site at for upcoming events.

  • August 22: Pre-K orientation for Parents Only at 9:00 am.
  • August 23: PK 3 & 4 Visit from 8 am - 10:00 am
    Back to School Night for Grades 5—8 at 6:00 pm
  • August 24: PK 3 & 4 First Day - 12:00 pm dismissal
    1st School Mass: 9:30 am Grades 1-8;
    Student Council Induction at Mass
    Back to School Night for Grades 1-4 at 6:00 pm.
  • August 25: 1 pm dismissal for Grades k-8.

September 10St. Theresa School Alumni Mass

Please join your fellow Alumni for the First Alumni Mass of the School Year.

Sunday, September 10th at 10:30 am.

Coffee and Pastries will be served   immediately following mass in the STS School Library.

Come visit with your fellow Alumni!

August 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.

August2017 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.

Click here to view list of donors >>

February 16-25, 2018 Holy Land Trip Sold Out

The parish pilgrimage to the HOLY LAND, scheduled for February 16-25, 2018 is now SOLD OUT.

And it’s only the beginning of July! The trip is currently accepting waiting list registrations, while another Holy Land pilgrimage is currently being planned for November 2018. More information to come.

Thank you for your interest in opportunities to enrich your faith in Christ. There’s nothing like an organized group travel experience, where all the details are planned, helping us step back in time, and enriching our life of faith. “Stayed tuned” for more pilgrimage travel opportunities soon to be announced.

Another 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 Italy Trip with Fr. Flores and the Carmelite Sisters

Good things are worth planning for. Please join us for an informational meeting October 3, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Comber Hall.

We will share details on the Italy Trip for Alumni, School and Parish Families next June 8 -17, 2018. Two of the Carmelite Sisters together with Fr. 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.

To get you get your name on the list, please contact Toni Pallatto, Director of Advancement at Saint Theresa School, (305) 446-9950, Ext. 303. All are welcome!

August 2017 Sacred Steps: Sacramental Celebrations at Church of the Little Flower

Congratulations to our Newly Baptized. Welcome to the Catholic Church!
• Valentina Nicole Ruesca,
• Marcello Paolo Gavotti Milazzo,
• Victoria Lanzas,
• Mia Elizabeth Horstmann.

Congratulations and God’s Blessings to those Joined in Holy Matrimony:
• Andres Luces & Veronique Cortina
• Juan Martin Gomez de la Vega & Stephanie Vasquez.

Rest in Peace. We Pray for Those Who Have Entered Eternity:
• Adalaida Badenes.