This Week

4th Sunday of Easter : April 26, 2015

May 1-3Men’s Emmaus Retreat

Are you seeking to improve your personal relationship with Christ?

The Men’s Emmaus Community of the Church of the Little Flower would like to invite you to enjoy a weekend full of hope, renewal, reflection and joy. The next Men’s Emmaus Retreat in English will be held at the Immaculata- LaSalle Retreat Center the weekend of May 1-3.

For more information about the retreat please contact Jose Valdes at (305) 951-7035 or by email at josevaldes007@gmail.com or Jorge Costales at (305) 951-3299 or by email at jorge@costalescpa.com

May 1-3Spanish Marriage Covenant

Attention Married Couples!

The Spanish Marriage Covenant Group invites all couples to its next Spanish Marriage Retreat on the weekend of May1-3, 2015. 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 $120.00 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 please contact Marifer Ordóñez at (305) 608-3072 or .

April 2015World Youthday 2016 Fundraiser

Get your cotlf coffee mugs today!

These beautiful mugs are an easy way to show your parish pride while enjoying your morning “cup of joe!” visit the information booth and help send a group of parish youth to poland in 2016!

The mugs are available for a minimum donation of $6 each and every penny raised through these sales will support the world youth day pilgrimage to krakow, poland in july 2016. Thank you in advance!

April 17Archdiocese of Miami

Office of the Archbishop

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

We need your support to continue to strengthen the Church at home and help mission dioceses right here in the United States.

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April 28Archbishop Wenski Coming to COTLF

On Tuesday, April 28th at 7:00 pm Archbishop Wenski will be coming to Little Flower for the bestowal of the Sacrament of Confirmation on a number of our parishioners, including our students from the Program of Religious Education and the adults from our RCIA program.

All are welcome to join us, as we rejoice in the gifts of the Holy Spirit!

April 29 S.T.A.R.S

Join S.T.A.R.S. on Wednesday, April 29th for Lunch and a Movie in the Reilly Parish Center!

For more information about the St. Teresa Active Retired Seniors, contact Maria Elena Coto at (305) 491-4133.

April 29 Red Mass Of The Holy Spirit

The Miami Catholic Lawyers' Guild cordially invites you to the celebration of the Red Mass of the Holy Spirit, to be celebrated by Archbishop Thomas Wenski on

Wednesday, April 29, at Noon at
Gesu Catholic Church
118 NE 2nd Street,
Miami, FL 33132

The Mass will be followed by a reception honoring the recipient of the Guild's, “Lex Christi, Lex Amoris Award”
Herman Joseph Russomanno

For more information, please contact Diana Nosti at (305) 444-2063.

May 2 First Saturday Devotion to Our Lady of Fatima

Join us on Saturday, May 2nd at 6:45 am for the traditional First Saturday Devotion to Our Lady of Fatima.

We will pray a Rosary and stay afterwards for the morning Mass.

May 3COTLF Family Day at Marlins Park

The COTLF Family Day at Marlins Park! Join us on Sunday, May 3rd at 1:10 pm as the Miami Marlins battle the Philadelpia Phillies.

Tickets are only $20 each and will benefit our youth pilgrimage to Poland for WYD 2016!

Contact Jorge Santibáñez for more information.

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April 2015Leadership Learning Center

Thank you to our parishioners who have lovingly served and contributed to the Leadership Learning Center of Saint John Bosco Catholic Church in Little Havana.

A letter of gratitude was received at our church office this week, acknowledging the $9,315 that was recently contributed to the furtherance of this very worthy ministry on behalf of community-area-children and their needs.

It is another example of people getting involved and making a difference in the lives of others.

May 6Parish Meetings

Our next Parish Council Meeting will be on May 6th at 7:30 pm in Comber Hall .

April 2015Fr. Martin's Farewell Celebration

As you may have read in the Easter Sunday bulletin, our Parochial Vicar, Father Daniel Martin will be leaving us at the end of June to take on a new assignment as a full-time doctoral student at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

The Archbishop of Miami has indicated that his new assignment is effective July 1st. For planning purposes, we are now announcing Father’s farewell celebration at Little Flower, which is now scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 28th.

He will celebrate the 5:30 pm Mass, followed by a reception in Comber Hall.

All are welcome.

April 2015Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Archdiocese of Miami runs one of the most robust awareness and prevention programs in the country. For more information contact the Safe Environment Office at (305) 762-1250. Below is a snippet from one of the Virtus program’s Protecting God’s Children online monthly bulletins.

Resources to Help Keep Kids Safe

The Web site of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children offers dozens of well-produced informational brochures covering a broad range of child safety topics. Go to www.ncmec.org and click on “Resources for Parents & Guardians” to find these brochures and other helpful information about child safety. Parents are urged to utilize every resource available to them to assist them in providing safe environments for children. Here are a few:

www.ncmec.org / ww.take25.org / www.netsmartz.net /
www.fdle.state.fl.us / www.virtusonline.org / www.miamiarch.org

If you suspect child abuse call 1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873)
If you have been abused by someone in the church please contact the
Victim’s Assistant Coordinator at 1-866-80-abuse (1-866-802-2873)

April 2015 Youth Ministry

Everest expeditions are open!!

Vacation bible school is back for its 5th year at cotlf and this year promises to take us to a whole new altitude!

VBS 2015:
Everest will be offered as a 10 - day program, taking place the weeks of June 15-19 and June 22-26. Campers may still register for only one (1) week, but for the best vbs experience, be sure to register for both weeks!

We are happy to once again offer sibling discounts and, to mark our 5th year, campers booking both weeks will get an added discount, too!

Check out the cotlf vbs website for more information, Fee schedules, Volunteer information for our teens, and registration forms: www.Groupvbspro.Com/vbs/ez/cotlf

April 2015Online 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, St. Therese Grotto even the Church’s Tile repair 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 over 270 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.

April 2015 ABCD

A heartfelt "Thank you" to all the parishioners of the Little Flower and their families who have contributed to the 2015 ABCD Campaign. The generosity of our parish is witness to our love for one another.

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OTHER NEWS
April 2015 Sacred Steps: Sacramental Celebrations at Church of the Little Flower

Congratulations to our Newly Baptized:
• Christopher Daniel Castro,
• James Alexander Hevia,
• Maya Victoria Rosales,
• Liam Alexander Vigo,
Mateo Jose Alcerro Diaz,
David Enrique Basualdo,
Edward Samuel Brando Moreau,
Justin Alexander Fayad,
Alexis Marina Garcia,
Sophia Valentina Rueda.

Congratulations and God’s Blessings to Those Joined in Holy Matrimony:
• Leandro Pina & Amanda Garcia.

Rest in Peace. We Pray for Those Who have Entered Eternity:
• Robert Carrillo.

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Valentines Gala 2015