This Week

8th Sunday of Ordinary Time : February 26, 2017

Feb. 25 - Mar. 3 Good News! Book Fair

Invites students and parents of Church of the Little Flower to our book fair!

February 25- March 3, 2017

St. Theresa Catholic School
2701 Indian Mound Trail, Coral Gables, FL.

In the School Library.

Schedule:

  • Open for CCD
    • Saturday, February 25 10-12 pm.
    • Wednesday, March 1 4-5:30 & 7-8:30.
  • Sunday, February 26: Open after all Masses.
  • Monday, February 27- Thursday, March 2: 8:00 am – 2:15 pm (School).
  • Friday, March 3: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm.

A great opportunity to purchase fun, Christian themed, fiction & nonfiction books, family movies, contemporary music and gifts!

Click here to download the flyer >>

February 2017 Liturgy Schedule

6:15 am English Mass.
8:00 am English Mass.
12:15 pm English Para-liturgical Service of Word and Ashes.
4:00 pm English Para-liturgical Service of Word and Ashes.
5:30 pm Spanish Mass.
7:00 pm Bi-Lingual Mass

February 2017 Stations of the Cross

The weekly Lenten celebration of the Via Crucis, the Way of the Cross, will take place each Friday during Lent at 6:00 pm in Spanish, and at 7:30 pm in English. All are welcome.

February 2016 Leten Regulations

As we enter the liturgical period of Lent, Catholics have certain penitential customs that help us mark this season of sacrifice and renewal. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, for example, are both days of abstinence from meat      products for all who are 14 years of age and older. They are also days of fasting (i.e., reducing and simplifying our food intake) for those who are between the ages of 21 and 59.

All Fridays during Lent are also days of abstinence from meat products for those 14 years of age and older. These minor sacrifices help us to realize we are a people whose comforts in this world are temporary, and our minds are thereby lifted to ponder the spiritual meaning of the life we live. Penitential gestures, including our own personal sacrifices during this season, help us purify the senses, place us in solidarity with those who are hungry and suffering, and inspire in us a greater degree of charity and generosity. May Lent be a blessing for us all.       

February 2016 The Purpose & Mission Ministry

The Ministry serves as a spiritual compass by helping, supporting, and encouraging those looking to redesign their purpose in their careers or in life, and who are seeking professional and spiritual guidance while transitioning into a path toward personal happiness which keeps God in mind.

The Ministry encourages parishioners looking into a career change and provides them with the tools to be ethical, responsible, and effective participants within any working environment they choose. Additionally, the Ministry searches into a wide pool of working possibilities among our parishioners for a new occupation, position or simply a new working environment. Please contact the Ministries coordinator for more information.

February 2016COTLF Bible Study Ministry

Is your Bible Collecting Dust?

The Bible is the best seller that many people buy, but they never read.

All Scripture is inspired by God which in itself is amazing!

It is also profitable for:

Teaching - about God, man, and life.
Reproof - shows us how when we go wrong, the importance of making it right.
Correction - helps us get on the right track.
Training in right living - a manual for living in a way pleasing to God.

Join US! We meet every Monday night from 7:00 - 8:30 pm at the Parish Center Conference Room A Just come by or email us at

February 2017 New Prayer Shawl Ministry

Is knitting one of your gifts, hobbies, or past times? Would you like to lead a new Ministry dedicated to prayer, knitting & generosity?

Please, contact the Ministries Coordinator for more information about this wonderful new initiative!

February 2017 The Legion of Mary

February 2017St. Paul Street Evangelization

Would you consider staffing a table in an area park, or on a street corner, or even at the beach? Handing out brochures, chatting with passerby, casually sharing your faith in Jesus to complete strangers, inviting people to read the Bible, saying a prayer for someone, giving them a prayer card, even inviting them to church?

The Saint Paul Street Evangelization Ministry is looking for you. It is the newest in our creative ministries at the Church of the Little Flower that is a very concrete, non-threatening, welcoming ministry in the public square, which enables us to witness to our faith in Jesus under the open air. Inspired by Saint Paul, it requires nothing other than your time, and your willingness to pass on the faith in a relaxed way, whether as an individual or as a pair. Contact the Ministries Office for more information.

Mar. 1 & 6St. Theresa Catholic School

Ash Wednesday: Please be reminded that March 1st is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten Season. We have an all school Mass that day.  

Please review the Church’s procedures for fasting and abstinence for adults and any student (8th grade) who may fall into the age range. This can be found in the March newsletter on PlusPortals.

We will have Iowa Testing the week of March 6th.

Mar. 2 - Apr. 7 Seasonal 12:15pm Mass starts in Lent

So as to provide additional liturgical conveniences during the Lenten season, a daily 12:15 pm Mass will be scheduled, Monday thru Friday, from March 2nd thru April 7th.

There will be NO 12:15 pm Mass during Holy Week.

March 3, 4 & 5 Women's English Emmaus Retreat

The Church of the Little Flower Women’s Emmaus Ministry cordially invites you to our next retreat. Join us for a weekend of joy, hope and renewal. Make new friends and take time to strengthen your relationship with God. You will be pampered and Loved!! Come to an Emmaus retreat and you will never be the same again!

When: March 3rd, 4th & March 5th, 2017.

Where: Casa Manresa 12190 S.W. 56th Street (Miller Dr.) Miami, Florida 33183.

Registration Forms are available at the Parish Center, or you can contact
Susana Shelton at (786) 229-8587 or Email at or Lizzeett Sobalvarro at (305) 726-7650 or Email at

Click here to download the Application form >>

March 6Healing Mass

Our next healing Mass will take place on Monday, March 6th at 7:00 pm in the church. Multiple priests will be present to bestow the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.

All those who are dealing with illness, persistent and difficult health circumstances, facing or recovering from surgery, or burdened by the passing of years are especially invited to partake in this moment of grace. All are welcome, as we pray for our many brothers and sisters in need.

Apr. 10 - 16 Holy Week Liturgy Schedule

Holy Monday
  • Mass - 6:15 am, 8:00 am, and 5:30 pm.
Holy Tuesday
  • Mass - 6:15 am, 8:00 am, and 5:30 pm.
  • Lenten Confessions - 7:00 pm.
Holy Wednesday
  • Mass - 6:15 am, 8:00 am, and 5:30 pm,
  • Tenebrae Service of Darkness - 8:00 pm.
Holy Thursday
  • Concelebrated Mass of the Lord’s Supper with Bishop Fernando Isern - 8:00 pm.
Good Friday
  • Stations of the Cross in English - 12 Noon.
  • Liturgy of the Passion in English - 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
  • Liturgy of the Passion in Spanish - 8:00 pm.
  • Via Crucis Outdoor Procession - 9:00 pm.
Holy Saturday
  • Easter Vigil - 8:00 pm.
Easter Sunday
  • Mass - 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:30 am, and 5:30 pm in English.
  • Misa - 12:30 pm and 7:00 pm in Spanish.

March 8S.T.A.R.S. Luncheon

The St. Theresa Active Retired Seniors (STARS) will have its next luncheons on Wednesday, March 8th.

Please mark your calendars and join us!

For more information, please contact
Maria Elena Coto at
(305) 491 - 4133.

February 16English as a Second Language

The ESL evening classes began this past Thursday, February 16th. If you are interested in attending, please contact the parish office for more information.

February 2017 Online Giving

Online Giving is available for all COTLF parishioners and visitors alike who would like to make donations to our regular weekly offerings, as well as other parish collections like COTLF Charities or any of our listed funds. 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 500 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.

February 2017 Archbishop’s Charity and Development Drive

Click here to read more >>

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. One church, one 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 join us by making a gift now. You can obtain a pledge envelope from the parish office or you can make a gift online at www.isupportabcd.org. Thank you for all that you do and the spirit in which you do it.


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

Congratulations to our Newly Baptized:
• Thomas Borges Cavalcante.

Congratulations and God’s Blessings to those Joined in Holy Matrimony:
• Kevin Corey Alayola & Ruth Margarita Blandon.

Rest in Peace. We Pray for Those Who Have Entered Eternity:
• Ana Maia Juelle.

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