Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - July 5, 2015
Family Fun Day
Feast Of St. Martha
Save The Date!
Feast Of St. Martha
A Bilingual Mass in honor of our Patroness will be held on
Wednesday, July 29th at 7:00pm
We will hold a pot luck style dinner reception in the Hall after the Mass featuring dishes from the various ethnic groups in our parish community. A donation is suggested of $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12.
We will have music and dance. Parishioners wishing to donate a plate can see the Information Table after Mass or call the Parish Office to register. Please come and join in the festivities!
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
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.
The Pastoral Center is looking for a part time receptionist volunteer. Schedule would be 3 days a week for 4 hours.
If you are interested, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Statement by Archbishop Wenski on Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage
Miami…(June 26, 2015)
The decision of the Supreme Court redefining marriage as merely an affective union between two people of any sex was disappointing if not unexpected. As the minority of the judges said in their dissent, “The majority’s decision is an act of will, not legal judgment.” This is simply a wrong, mistaken decision. Of course, this is not the first time the Supreme Court got it wrong.
In the 19th Century, in the Dred Scott decision, the Court decided that a black man had no rights that a white person had to respect. In the 20th Century, the Court decided in Roe v. Wade that a baby could be killed in her mother’s womb at any time before birth. And now in the 21st Century, the Supreme Court makes another wrong decision.
Bad decisions lead to bad consequences and do not “settle” anything. Dred Scott made inevitable a bloody Civil War that cost more lives than any other war in our history and the racism that inspired the Dred Scott decision is still a cancer on America’s soul.
Roe v. Wade has resulted in more than 50 million abortions. Yet, abortion still troubles the conscience of America and an increasing majority of Americans reject “abortion on demand”.
This decision redefining marriage will also bring bad consequences. Losing the understanding of marriage in our culture as a conjugal union of a man and a woman in a permanent and exclusive commitment conducive to welcoming and raising the children born from such a union weakens the family as the basic cell of society; and it imperils the human flourishing of future generations. Allowing “an act of the will” to be substituted for “legal judgment” is a recipe for tyranny.
Archdiocese of Miami Development Corporation Planned Giving
Interested in learning more about estate and financial
Join us for one of our free workshops offered throughout the Archdiocese.
Visit www.adomdevelopment.org or call the Office of Planned Giving at 305-762-1110 for more details and the workshop schedule.
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
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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
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We currently have a few volunteer openings Click here to know more
|Offerings for June 28th|
|Mailed In||$ 147.00|
|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.
Thank you for your cooperation.