28th Sunday In Ordinary Time : October 11, 2015
November 13, 14 & 15 You are invited to Capture Memories for a lifetime!
Be part of our 90th Anniversary Family Photo Directory – we need You to make our album complete! Church of the Little Flower has chosen to partner with Lifetouch for professional photography that will connect our members and tell our story.
Simply click on the image above and follow the easy sign-up instructions. If additional information is needed or you need help signing up, contact Jorge Perez at the Advancement Office, JPerez@cotlf.org.
Lifetouch will photograph here at Little Flower. During your session you will be professionally photographed, immediately view your portraits and have an opportunity to purchase additional portraits if you desire…. No obligation.
Each participating family will receive a free 8x10 portrait and directory simply for participating.
October 14 Stars Lunch and a Movie!
See old friends or meet new friends at our STARS Luncheon this Wednesday, October 14th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Parish Office.
Stay after lunch for a movie, too!
If you need more information,
please call Maria Elena
(305) 491-4133 or (305) 588-3152 or Clara at (305) 710-6336
October 16 St. Theresa Catholic School 19th Annual Charity Golf Classic
October 18 Empanadas for World youth Day!
Last week, Pope Francis finished his 9-day Apostolic Visit to Cuba and the United States. When he first left from Rome, he was presented with a box of local empanadas from Rincon Argentino here in Miami. The DeMarziano Family, owners of Rincon Argentino, will be here at COTLF selling those same delicious empanadas after our Masses on Sunday, October 18th . For just $1 each!! All proceeds of this fundraiser will help support our 10 parish pilgrims who will be attending World Youth Day 2016 with Pope Francis in Krakow, Poland! We thank the DeMarziano family in advance for their generous support.
To date, through various fundraisers including outings to Miami Marlins games, the Orange Bowl Football Classic, the sale of COTLF magnets and coffee mugs, and our annual summer Vacation Bible School, the parish has raised over $10,000 to support our parish pilgrims heading to WYD. We are looking to raise another $8,000 over the next year to fulfill our pledge to fund half the trip for our COTLF pilgrims. If you would like to be a part of making our youths’ dream come true for them to see the Pope in Poland, please consider making a tax-deductible donation towards this oncein-a-lifetime trip and experience. Contact our Youth Minister, Jorge Santibáñez at the Parish Office for more details
October 19 Upcoming Meetings and Events
Illumination and Dedication Ceremony for New Grotto in honor of St. Therese: Monday, October 19, 7:30 pm, RPC Grotto/Garden.
October 2015 Office of Religious Education
We congratulate the following students as they begin their journey of faith in preparation for First Penance and First Holy Communion:
October 2015 Deferred Thanksgiving Dinner for the Elderly this Year
Following the wishes of the leadership team, the annual Thanksgiving Basket Ministry for the elderly and homebound will NOT take place this year.
The structural work is always enormous, time-consuming, and in need of significant reorganization. Plans are currently underway to resume a renewed and re-defined effort in time for Thanksgiving 2016. More details will be forthcoming after the first of the year.
October 2015 Canned Food Drive for Thanksgiving
As a gesture of loving support for the Food Pantry Ministry at Saint John Bosco Church in Little Havana, our parish will embark upon a canned food drive, which culminates on Thanksgiving Day.
All who wish to participate may bring their donations of canned foods to Little Flower at the two Masses which we will celebrate on Thanksgiving Day morning: 7:00 am and 10:30 am. Volunteers with pick-up trucks will be needed to transport the donations to Saint John Bosco.
For more information, contact the Cecilia Miyar at the Parish Ministries Office, (305) 446-9950.
October 2015 Hello How may I Help You?
Each week through the end of the year, our parish staff members will fill this area of the bulletin with a brief greeting as a way of informing the parish "who we are" and "what we do" here at the office, and how so much of parish life happens behind the scenes.
It is our joy to serve you. Please let us know how we can help!
Hello Family of COTLF,
I have had the honor of serving this vibrant community of the Church of the Little Flower now for over a year as, Director of Advancement & Stewardship. As God’s children we are all called to be Stewards of his Love, and that of his church. My responsibilities include launching and overseeing our Online Giving Program, which we implemented a year ago to provide another convenient and easy to use option for our Stewardship of the parish we love so much. I coordinate with the Archdiocese of Miami the Archbishops Annual ABCD campaign, along with working closely with our Pastor Fr. Davis to plan, coordinate and execute other parish initiatives like the Grotto, Annual Gala, Photo Directory, Web Sponsorships and other financially beneficial endeavors.
The wide array of my responsibilities, has allowed me the unique opportunity to meet so many of you who make up this vast energetic community and to realize the fabric of the parts here at COTLF, is what makes it home. A home I am lucky to belong too.
My name is Jorge Perez, how can I serve you?
October 2015Online 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.
October 2015 Pilgrimage to France (Summer 2016)
Join father tran next summer, August 5-13, for a nine-day Pilgrimage to france in honor of the 90th anniversary Of the church of the little flower and saint theresa School.
The trip is scheduled to visit lourdes, the Footsteps of st. Bernadette, paris, lisieux, the birth Place of st. Therese, the family home of st. Therese, the Convent of st. Therese, the famous reliquary of St. Therese, the basilica and crypt of st. Therese, sacred Heart, st. Michel, notre dame, chartres, and the beaches of normandy.
Join us for an Information night and overview of the entire trip on tuesday, september 22nd at 7:30 pm in comber hall. All are welcome.
October 2015 Pope Francis' prayer intentions for the month of October
Universal: That human trafficking, the modern form of slavery, may be eradicated.
Evangelization: That with a missionary spirit the Christian communities of Asia may announce the Gospel to those who are still awaiting it.
October 2015 Sacred Steps: Sacramental Celebrations at Church of the Little Flower
Congratulations to our Newly Baptized:
• Antonio Juan Bared,
• Penelope Michele Mesa,
• Andrew Nicholas Montenegro,
• Liliana Sofia Santibáñez,
• Vincent Luis Daniel Serpa,
• Kalani Rodriguez.
Congratulations and God's Blessings to Those Joined in Holy Matrimony:
• Lawrence Lopez & Leanne Martinez.
Dessert with Fr. Davis