This Week

26th Sunday Of Ordinary Time : September 28, 2014

September 2014Youth Ministry

The Junior High Youth Group, Open to All 6th, 7th &8th Graders, Gathers Again Tomorrow

Monday, Sept 29th
At 7:00 pm in Comber Hall!

We Look Forward to Having You Join Us!

October 3 - 5The Spanish Marriage Covenant

The Spanish Marriage Covenant Group invites all couples to its next Spanish Marriage Retreat on the weekend of October 3-5, 2014.

The Marriage Covenant is a weekend retreat where you and your spouse can pause from daily life and reflect upon the importance of marriage. We cover key topics such as God’s place in our marriage, praying as a couple, communication, forgiveness, and family. It is also a great way to have fun and to meet other couples from our parish.

The cost of the full weekend of activities is only $100.00 per couple, and it is paid as a non-refundable donation to the church. All meals, class materials and use of the church facilities are included in this fee (The couples return home each night). For more information contact Marifer Ordóñez at 305-608-3072 or

October 5Respect Life

You Are Invited to Join Cotlf And the Respect Life and Public Square Discipleship Ministries For The Annual Life Chain along us.Come Join Us and Other Parishes In The Area for a Prayerful Witness To The Sanctity of Life.

We Will Meet As a Parish at 2 pm on the Corner Of Us1 and Sw 63 Ave for an Hour Of Prayer. Hope to See You There! Bring Sunscreen and Water.

For More Information Contact Jc Toyos at 305-525-6514.

October 1Saint Therese Annual Feast Day Prayer Service

Our annual prayer service, which honors our patroness, Saint Therese of Lissieux, France, the Little Flower, will take place on Wednesday, October 1st at 7:30 pm.

Readings, songs, and reflections, will be followed by a light reception in Comber Hall.

All are welcome.

October 4Blessing Of Animals Ceremony

Our annual Saint Francis Feast Day Blessing-of-the- Animals ceremony will take place on the lawn behind the church sacristy near the big tree on Saturday, October 4th at 11:00 am.

All personal pets and treasured friends from the animal kingdom can be brought on leashes or in cages to receive a special blessing with holy water. Readings, prayers, individual blessings, holy cards, and Saint Francis medals will be available.

Join us!

September 2014Purchase Your Brick Today!

As you may have heard, we will be building a grotto in honor of Saint Therese, the Little Flower, near the entrance of the church office building in time for our 90th anniversary as a parish. Among other beautiful features, the project will include a wonderful memorial brick patio, similar to the patios that are in front of the church.As such, there are now ample opportunities to purchase bricks and have them inscribed with your name, or that of loved ones, as we prepare to break ground and install the new brick patio and grotto.

Memorialized bricks are now available for a donation of $125.

For more information, contact Mark Landia at the Information Booth or the Communications Office: 305-446-9950.

September 2014Fr. Davis Wishlist as we prepare for our 90th Anniversary

  • Marble Tile Church Flooring Replacement - there are many broken tiles, especially in the main aisle: $30,000.
  • New Paschal Candle Stand for our large Easter candle - used at the Easter Vigil, Easter Season, and all Baptisms and Funerals: $2,560.
  • An Ambry - a furnishing which provides a formal place of honor in the church for public display of the Holy Sacramental Oils: $2,975.
  • Matching Set of Chairs for the sanctuary - for use by the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, altar servers, Lectors, concelebrants and deacons: $9,720.
  • A Set of Six Altar Candle Stands: $3,650.
  • A Service of Darkness (Tenebrae) Candelabra - used at our annual Lenten and Advent services: $1,300.
  • Six Distribution Chalices - for when we begin having Communion under both species: $2,800.

September 2014Day Of Prayer For Synod

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has joined Pope Francis and the office for the Synod of Bishops in encouraging a universal Day of Prayer on September 28, for the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops addressing The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization (October 5-19).

“The Extraordinary Synod on the Family is an important moment for the Church and for families,” Archbishop Kurtz said. “I welcome whole-heartedly this day of prayer for the Synod fathers and for all who will participate. As the Church turns with special attention to the family, may God’s plan for marriage and the family be a source of hope and healing for all.”

October 4Plenary Indulgence Mass

Please join us on Saturday, October 4th (Feast of St. Francis of Assissi) at 5pm at the Plenary Indulgence Mass that will close the Holy Year given by Pope Francis to the Franciscans of Mary, celebrating their 25th Anniversary.

Come and receive this grace for you or for a deceased person whom you would like to receive it.

Requirements for the Plenary Indulgence:

Go to Confession, Receive Eucharist, Recite the Creed, and Pray an Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be for Pope Francis.

September 2014Have You Moved, Changed Your Number, Or Started Using A New Email?

Sometimes we need to get in contact with you and when we go to our parish directory, the information is not correct. Would you check with Mark Landia at the information booth to ensure your contact information is up to date? If you prefer, you can always call the Parish Office and leave your information with Irma at the front desk.

Please help us update our directory so that we might be able to serve you better! Thank you!

September 30Synod Integration Meeting

On Tuesday, September 30th, there will be an all-day “Synod Integration” meeting, sponsored by the Archdiocese, which will take place here at Little Flower.

Three or four of you who have served on the various sub-synod committees are welcome to join Father Davis in attending this event. Just call the office and speak with Maria Elena Chialastri, if you are available to attend.

September 2014Pope Francis’ Prayer Intentions For The Month Of September

Mentally disabled: That the mentally disabled may receive the love and help they need for a dignified life.

Service to the poor: That Christians, inspired by the Word of God, may serve the poor and suffering.

September 2014 Sacred Steps: Sacramental Celebrations at Church of the Little Flower

Congratulations to our Newly Baptized:
• Miabella Clara Maria Llamozas,
• Milan Alessandro Rivera,
• Tiffany Victoria Romberg,
• Sienna Vanderbiest,
• Armando Daniel Tous,
• Victoria Sophia Tous.

Congratulations and God's Blessings to Those Joined in Holy Matrimony:
• Maximillian Suarez & Marcia Ramirez.

Rest in Peace. We Pray for Those Who Have Entered Eternity:
• George O. Sariego,
• Yolanda Diaz,
• Gisela A. Fernandez

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Ministry Fair 2014

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