5th Sunday of Ordinary Time : February 7, 2016
February 2016 Archbishop's Charities Drive
Our church is a place to pray, to give thanks, to mourn and to celebrate. A place for us all to unite — in need and abundance — to have mercy, lift each other up and ease pain and suffering. A place people turn to in their time of need. We are all instruments of God’s mercy and peace. Our church, our family uniting to help those in need.
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 or you can make a gift online at www.isupportabcd.org. 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.
February 11 Prayer and Life Workshop A workshop that will change your life
This 15 session workshop will give you practical tools for deepening your relationship with God through meditation and prayer. This is not a bible study class. This is about your personal relationship with the Father that loves you. You need not be Catholic to attend and benefit. This workshop will be offered in English.
In this workshop you will learn to:
- Be a more integrated person,
- Establish and nourish your friendship with God,
- Improve relationships with your loved ones and those around you,
- Find peace within yourself, and
- Heal past wounds and learn to deal with Life’s hurdles.
Where: Church of the Little Flower.
When: Every Thursday at 7 pm, beginning February 11, 2016.
Contact: Maite Mendiola (786)315-6415 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb. 10 -Mar. 20 40 Days for Life
Join the worldwide movement to protect mothers and children.
February 2016 Liturgy Schedule
6:15 am English Mass with Fr Uko.
8:00 am English Mass with Fr Tran.
9:30 am School Mass with Fr Barajas.
12:15 pm Para-Liturgy Service with Fr Davis.
5:30 pm Misa en Español con Pd. Barajas.
7:00 pm Bi-Lingual Mass with Fr Davis.
February 2016 Custodian / Handyman
High school diploma or GED, bi-lingual (English/Spanish), experience in custodial work, organized, self-starter, good work ethic, team player, capable of following through on instructions and assignments, Virtus trained, professional certifications a plus.
Directly responsible to the pastor, often represented by his Administrative Assistant.
In a spirit of teamwork, assist the Plant Manager in the overall care of the facilities.
Attend to the cleaning and custodial care of the parish facilities, with special attention to the parish hall.
Vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, dusting, buffing and waxing of floors, wiping down glass surfaces, and polishing woodwork and furniture.
Empty trash containers; refill liners. Dispose of all trash in a sanitary way, using bags placed in the dumpsters.
Clean restrooms; restock supplies, soap, hand towels, and sanitary paper. Be able to take care of minor plumbing repairs.
Change interior and exterior light bulbs as needed.
Paint walls, rooms, doors, window sills, stairwells and interior ceilings.
Take care of minor repair projects throughout the facilities.
Organize and maintain cleaning equipment.
Monitor daily the condition and care of the facilities. Seek resolutions as necessary.
Be able to lift 50 pounds, so as to move boxes, bulletins, sacristy supplies, and furniture as needed.
Receive and place deliveries.
Set up and stow chairs and tables for special parish events and wedding receptions.
Assist with the setting up of seasonal decorations in the church and on the parish grounds.
Wear uniform daily; wear protective gear for repair projects.
Tuesday thru Saturday, 9 am-5 pm.
February 2016 Lent
Each Friday during the season of Lent, the liturgy of the Way of the Cross will be celebrated communally, led by one of the priests or deacons of the parish:
Fridays at 6:00 pm in Spanish;
Fridays at 7:30 pm in English.
Prayer books will be provided. All are welcome.
February 13 Valentine's Day Gala
February 18 ESL Ministry
Our spring session is ready to commence!
Classes start this Feb 18th and every Thursday there on at 6pm.
Join us this Thursday Feb 11th at 6pm for a brief orientation at the parish office!
Feb. 17 & 24 - Mar. 2 & 9 Catholic Casseroles
Have you ever wondered what the Year of Mercy is about? What is the big deal that Pope Francis declared this Year of Mercy as an Extraordinary Jubilee? Will this theme of Mercy have any real impact on me and my day-to-day life?
Come to the Catholic Casseroles beginning at 6:30 pm on February 17th & 24th and March 2nd & 9th and delve further into the theology of Mercy with Father Tran. As Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, this February 10th, come share fellowship and community by enjoying a meal (it's potluck so bring a dish!) and listening to these Lenten reflections regarding Mercy. Graciously supervised by the Son Flower Hospitality Ministry. Contact the Ministries Office for more information.
February 2016Online Giving
Online Giving is available for all COTLF parishioners and visitors who would like to make donations to our regular weekly offerings, as well as other parish collections like COTLF Charities and even our St. Therese Grotto project. 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 close to 400 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.
August 5 - 13 Let's go see Saint Theresa on a Summertime Group Pilgrimage Trip
In August, in celebration of our parish's 90th anniversary, Father Tran will be leading a group pilgrimage to see Saint Therese, her birth place, convent, Basilica and burial place in Lissieux.
The tour will include other highlights such as stops at Normandy, Lourdes and Saint Bernadette, Mont Saint Michel, Sacre Coeur, Saint Vincent, Notre Dame, and the Eiffel Tower.
Free color brochures are currently available, which advertise a great price for a 9-day trip. A wonderful summertime spiritual vacation awaits. Register today! For more information contact Father Tran at the parish office.
February 2016 Sacred Steps: Sacramental Celebrations at Church of the Little Flower
Congratulations to our Newly Baptized:
• Dominic Bertot,
• Carolina Elizabeth Cruz,
• Cristiano Cruz Nunes Ledoux.
Rest in Peace. We Pray for Those Who have Entered Eternity:
• Denia De La Caridad Estrada,
• Magnolia Romero
Coral Cubana Christmas Concert
Youth Ministry Service Project
Spirit of the Parish Awards 2015