Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - August 30, 2015
The Parish Mission of St. Martha Church
We, the Roman Catholic Parish of St. Martha, are a diverse and multicultural parish in Miami Shores, Florida. As a vibrant Catholic community of faith, we seek to become closer to God through worship, prayer, sacraments, spiritual formation, fellowship and hospitality.
Strengthened by the Holy Spirit, we go forth proclaiming the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ in order to make disciples and serve our brothers and sisters with our time, talents and treasure. Through our evangelization in word and deed, we strive to be the light of the world.
Young Adults Ministry
The new bilingual Young Adults Ministry is open to Young persons between the ages of 18 and 35. The ministry's aim is to bring God's word alive and do spiritual and social outreach in the community.
The Ipray Young Adults ministry meets Monday nights at 7:00pm in Room B at the Parish Hall.
For Info contact Armando or Malu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feeding Our Own
This program needs your help to bring food for the hungry and the needy. Please find in your heart goodness to help the less fortunate.
God Bless You! Your support is appreciated!!
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
RCIA to ALL people of faith who wish to join the Catholic Church or who wish to deepen their knowledge/learn the Catholic faith. This is for those (18 yrs old +) who wish to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation. You don't need a sacrament to join RCIA.
Classes will be held every Thursday at 7:00pm in the Parish Center.
September 3rd is OPEN HOUSE (A night of information).
Classes Start September 10th.
Applications in brochure rack at back of church, or online.
Celebrate Your Marriage
Just as you celebrate a special occasion, why not celebrate your marriage by going on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend.
September, 11-13, 2015.
- Before August 21st is $25.00
- After August 21st is $75.00
Prayer For Protection From Storms
God our Father, Creator of the Universe and Lord over all creation, we humbly stand before you as your children in thanksgiving for your loving care and protection. We ask that you keep us safe from all hurricanes which may threaten us in the coming seasons.
Protect us from all fear and anxiety of storms and give us an ardent trust and hope in your love and mercy. You alone have the power to command the sea, the wind and the rain. You alone bring peace, calm, and safety. Father, we thank you in advance for you are our only refuge. We ask this through Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.
Religious Eduction Registration Open!
Classes begin September 13th!
For more information please cantact Dennys Victoria Cabrera:
Becoming a Catechists
We are in desperate need of Catechists! We are in need of new catechists for our Religious Education program. Anyone can volunteer and we will train you. We also need teens to serve as teacher's aids. Community Service hours will be granted. Our Religious Education Program is made possible through the time and talents of many volunteers. Everyone plays a very special role in bringing the knowledge of Jesus Christ to our children and teens of St. Martha Parish through this very important ministry.
If you wish to learn more on how you can help in this ministry, please contact Mrs. Dennys Victoria Cabrera, Email: email@example.com or call 305-751-0005. Please pray and consider helping us to hand on the faith.
Archdiocese of Miami Development Corporation Planned Giving
Making a will isn't expensive! But not having one may cost your family a great deal. Please be a good steward of your resource by using wisely the Lord's gifts given to you. Make a will or revise the one you have if you haven't done so in the past five years.
For more information, contact the rectory or call the Office of Planned Giving at 305-762-1110.
On Recess for the Summer We will be back in September Check out our web page to see how much fun we have had at Click here
2015 Archbishop's Charity And Development Drive
Click on image above to view the video
The Scriptures are unambiguous about God's concern for the poor. Open your hand to the poor and needy neighbor in our land (Deut. 14:11;Isa.58:6-12). Jesus showed a preferential option for the por. As the example of the saints has taught us, in loving and serving the poor, we too love and serve Jesus Himself.
ABCD is our one opportunity during the year to reach out in support of all of the people of God beyond the boundary of our parish. Through the ABCD, we follow the example of Christ to serve our brothers and sisters here in the Archdiocese of Miami. Jesus Christ is the common thread that binds us all. We are one.
We need you. You are making the good works of the local Church here in south Florida possible. Together, we are making a difference and impacting the lives of those in need. Please be as generous as possible in your response to the ABCD. Thank you for uniting with us to be One in Faith, One in Hope and One in Charity.
Annual Giving Statements
If you are not a registered parishioner yet, click here to register or update your registration.
We currently have a few volunteer openings Click here to know more
|Offerings for August 23rd|
|Mailed In||$ 272.00|
|It's up to us. Let's be generous.|
Notice To Parishioners Regarding Asking For Change For The Collection
Effective immediately, Ushers are no longer allowed to give change to parishioners. Parishioners are kindly asked to consider, if not already, registering with the parish so that the use of the envelope system may encourage parishioners to come prepared with the correct amount of cash or check for the weekly collection.
Parishioners needing change may visit our Gift Shop during normal operating hours and obtain change PRIOR to Mass commencing.