This Week

Announcements from our bulletin of March 7, 2021

Our Mission is to embrace God's Loving Mercy, embracing our diversity as we serve the needs of others.

Eliminate what distracts us from God.

The first of God's commandments that he alone is God and we shall not have other gods or idols reaches beyond simply "not offering sacrifices to pagan deities." Rather, it includes avoiding anything that we "rank above" God or that prevents us from worshipping him. The importance of this commandment is seen in the way Jesus reacts against those who have made commerce selling animals and changing money their gods, their idols.

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The San Pablo Catholic Women’s Club is having their annual Mass for their Deceased Members on Monday, March 8th 2021. The mass will begin at 5:00 PM in the church, followed by a light box meal afterwards in the church gardens.

Proper care will be taken to ensure the ability to practice social distancing.

If you are interested in attending, you must RSVP in advanced.

For more information, please call Sharon Falinski at 201-560-3244

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When someone you care about hurts you, you can hold on to anger, resentment and thoughts of revenge or embrace forgiveness and move forward.

What are the benefits of forgiving someone?

Letting go of grudges and bitterness can make way for improved health and peace of mind. Forgiveness can lead to:

  • Healthier relationships
  • Improved mental health
  • Less anxiety, stress and hostility
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Fewer symptoms of depression
  • A stronger immune system
  • Improved heart health
  • Improved self-esteem
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Our cover photos have featured places in the Keys that are related to the Gospel readings for Sunday. We invite anyone who would like to share their talents to submit photos for the cover of our bulletin. The email should include the photo and the verse or reference from the Gospel reading. Please include the date of the reading in the subject line of the email. Deadline for submitting photos, etc. is one week (Sunday) before the next week's bulletin.

Please send your submissions to
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Father Dennison's Spiritual Talks

Due to Father Arthur Dennison's responsibilities at his home parish of Saint Mary's in Key West, he will not be celebrating Mass here at San Pablo for the foreseeable future.

He will, however, still be continuing his spiritual talks in the church as planned.

Next talks

The Death of Jesus in the four Gospels: Tuesday March 23rd, 6:00PM

The Resurrection of Jesus in the four Gospels: Monday April 19th, 6:00PM

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May those who have died recently
Rest in the Peace and Light of Heaven Eternally!

Especially, Ursina Cordova, Father Stanislaw Rakiej, Fermin Careaga, Lou Gilbert, Richard Hering, and Steven Flood.

May the Peace of Christ "Shalom" guard the minds and hearts of all family members in this time of mourning.

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By George Weigel

Thirty years ago, on January 22, 1991, Pope John Paul II's eighth encyclical, Redemptoris Missio (The Mission of the Redeemer), was published. In a pontificate so rich in ideas that its teaching has only begun to be digested, Redemptoris Missio stands out as a blueprint for the Catholic future. The vibrant parts of the world Church are living the vision of missionary discipleship to which the encyclical calls us. The dying parts of the world Church have yet to get the message, or, misunderstanding it, have rejected it – which is why they're dying.

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In the Spirit of Renewal during this Lenten Season, San Pablo is clearing out and refreshing our parish data and conducting a census with the participation of our Parishioners.

We are encouraging all of our parishioners, both year-round and seasonal, previously registered and unregistered, to complete a new and improved parish registration form in the link below:

Download the Form here

Thank you for your understanding and for your cooperation in our parish community.

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Bishop David L. Ricken of Green Bay, Wisconsin, former chairman of the Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), offers "10 Things to Remember for Lent"

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Are you interested in enhancing your Lenten experience and learning more about your Catholic Faith?

Join us each Friday during Lent (February 19th - April 2nd) from 12:00 Noon - 1:00pm for a Zoom gathering as we explore the 7 themes of Catholic social thought using resources available through the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services.

Because we will be using Zoom, this opportunity is open to Catholics from Key West to Key Largo.

To register, or for more information, please call Patrice Schwermer at 305-807-4503 or email
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In this period of preparation leading to Easter, and starting from themes tied to the Lenten journey, we offer reflections of Pope Francis. To experience Lent in hope, the Pope writes in his Message for Lent 2021, means "receiving the hope of Christ, who gave His life on the Cross".

By Amedeo Lomonaco

"Lent is a time for believing, for welcoming God into our lives and allowing Him to 'make his dwelling' among us", the Pope writes in his Lenten message for 2021. "In our Lenten journey towards Easter, let us remember the One who 'humbled Himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross'".

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Pope Francis meets with bishops, clergy and religious in the Cathedral of Our Lady of Salvation in Baghdad, stressing the importance of sowing seeds of reconciliation and fraternal coexistence that can lead to a rebirth of hope for everyone.

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After centuries of Ottoman rule, Iraq emerged as a political unit of its own one hundred years ago. Over the past century, Iraqi Christians have witnessed times of wealth and peaceful coexistence, but they have also had to endure some horrible wars and persecutions.

By Emil Anton

Pope Francis’ Apostolic Journey to Iraq, which kicks off on Friday, coincides with the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Kingdom of Iraq, first under British Administration (1921-1932), then as a sovereign state under the Hashemite King Faisal I and his successors.

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Pope Francis says we are called to pass on "the fire of Jesus' mercy", in a letter marking the 90th anniversary of the first apparition to St Maria Faustina Kowalska in Plock, Poland

By Christopher Wells

Pope Francis has written a letter to the Bishop and Church of Plock, Poland, on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the first apparition of the Merciful Jesus to St Maria Faustina Kowalska, a Polish nun. The apparitions to St Faustina formed the basis of the Divine Mercy devotion.

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The Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land present a virtual Way of the Cross alternative for the faithful during Lent because for the second successive year, pilgrimages are not possible due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

By Vatican News staff writer

Lent this year unfolds as the world continues to battle with the Covid-19 pandemic, which brings with it unprecedented difficulties, including disruptions to travel for pilgrims to the Holy Land during this period.

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Religious Education Program Now Accepting Registrations: PreK 4th - 9th Grade

Be sure to take a Registration Forms located on the tables at the church entrance. Please return your filled forms to the Parish Office, open Monday through Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Registration forms are also available in the Parish Office. Take an extra form for your neighbor who has children!

PreK 4th - 9th Grade: Meets on Sundays after the 10:00 Mass in the parish hall, 11:00am - 12:15pm. First Communion Class & Confirmation I meets at this time also.

Confirmation II: Meets on Wednesdays, 6:00pm - 7:30pm.

Hands Sanitized and Faces Masked.

Learning about:
The Gospel for the day, Saints (our Super Heroes), our Faith, the love of God, the teachings of our Church, the Sacraments, and how to spread the Good News!

Jesus wants your children to know about Him!

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Never Baptized? Baptized into another Faith and would like to be able to learn more about Catholicism? Baptized Catholic but never received the Sacraments of Holy Communion or Confirmation?
RCIA is here for you!

What is RCIA exactly?

RCIA is the process the Catholic Church uses to help non-Catholics learn more about the Church and if they desire, become Catholic.

If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic Church, it's practices and traditions and/or have not received all the Sacraments of Initiation, please join this program.

How can you get started?

Contact RCIA director, Carmen Kelley (954) 328-2513 or to discuss how the Church can address your needs.
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We are happy that Bianca Vilia DeSanctis and Ryan Veranich are to celebrate the Sacrament of Matrimony here at San Pablo March 12th 2021.

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A Healthy Reminder

During Mass, please do not hold hands or exchange the Sign of Peace. While preaching or at the altar the celebrant will not use a face mask, but he and other ministers will when they distribute Holy Communion. (If anyone disagrees about the necessity of wearing a face mask, I would ask that person to wear it anyway out of respect for and charity towards their fellow parishioners.)

If you are sick or have flu like symptoms, stay home. If you are frail because of age or are vulnerable because of an underlying condition, or you are a caretaker or someone who is, it might be reasonable for you to stay home. If you are fearful, stay home.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Most Reverend Thomas Wenski
Archbishop of Miami

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In addition to providing our parishioners with the option to view our Masses online, we are also simulcasting our weekend Masses outside at the church entrance and throughout our gardens for those who cannot find comfortable space in the church building and for those who prefer to socially distance outdoors.

If you need to receive the Eucharist by tongue, please direct yourself towards the priest during Holy Communion.

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Here at San Pablo, to help maintain social distancing, we have marked the available pews with blue tape.

Please choose a seat with a strip of blue tape in front of you.

Please wear a mask or other face covering.

Thank you.

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For all who have contracted coronavirus, we pray for care and healing.

For those who are particularly vulnerable, we pray for safety and protection.

For all who experience fear or anxiety, we pray for peace of mind and spirit.

For affected families who are facing difficult decisions between food on the table or public safety, we pray for policies that recognize their plight.

For those who do not have adequate health insurance, we pray that no family will face financial burdens alone.

For those who are afraid to access care due to immigration status, we pray for recognition of the God-given dignity of all.

For our brothers and sisters around the world, we pray for shared solidarity.

For public officials and decisionmakers, we pray for wisdom and guidance.

Father, during this time may your Church be a sign of hope, comfort and love to all. Grant peace. Grant comfort. Grant healing. Be with us, Lord.


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Thank You for Your Gift!

ith a grateful heart, thank you to those who generously made a commitment to the 2021 Archbishop’s Charities and Development Drive (ABCD). As of today, 60 of our 350 parish families have responded to the call for help. Thanks to the generosity of many, the ABCD can bring hope by serving others in their time of need, help our students continue on their journey of learning and prepare them for the future and raise a unified voice for peace and dignity of all human life.

Together, we are One in Faith, One in Hope and One in Charity.

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  • Abby Cafiero
  • Aimee Casey
  • Andrew Czeck
  • Anna Hartley
  • Annie Marill & girls
  • Ashley Radloff
  • Baby Aleman
  • Baby Elizabeth
  • Baby Mila
  • Barbara Mu-sacchia
  • Bernie Wilhelm
  • Bill & Melody Kelley
  • Bob Wimmer
  • Bonnie Cucchi
  • Catherine Diaz
  • Catherine Dunn
  • Cassandra FollowellBolten
  • Cecelia Chris
  • Christine Grenet
  • Christopher Cullen
  • Craig & Crystal Cates
  • Denny Palmer
  • Diane Coldren
  • Don Elzer
  • Donna Brozdonis
  • Doug & Melissa
  • Elba & Baby
  • Ellen Monahan Andary
  • Emilia Echevarria
  • Erick Armstrong
  • Faith Palguta
  • Father Ed Prus
  • Fran Newman
  • Frances Quinn
  • Frank Batistich
  • Frank Vaccaro
  • Fred Beverly
  • Gabriel Alvarez
  • Honey Karl
  • Jane Wisnewski
  • Jayna Johannes
  • Jeanne Eigner
  • Jeannie Platt
  • Jerry Paige
  • Jim & Connie
  • Aa'ron
  • Jim Johnson
  • Jim Walton
  • Jim
  • Joan Hoch
  • Joanne Piasecki
  • Joann Henning
  • John & Judy Arnold
  • John Cunningham
  • John Luce
  • Josh and Joseph Wisniewski
  • Joyce DeMarko
  • Kaitlyn Palguta
  • Ka'ren Nielsen
  • Karen Wimmer
  • Kay Cornell
  • Lidia Morelia
  • Maida Brown
  • Margaret D’Ascanio
  • Marie Flood
  • Marie Schmidt
  • Mario Hernandez
  • Mark Margenot
  • Mary Love
  • Michael Valentine
  • Mike Puto
  • Morgan Leary
  • Nancy Ahearn
  • Nancy Gudgeon
  • Neil Rathbun
  • Paul Bekavak
  • Peter Pittman
  • Philomene Lebon
  • Randy Wright
  • Riley Johannes
  • Roberto Betancourt
  • Roland & Truitt
  • Ruthie & Billy Wagner
  • Samantha Scofield
  • Sara Joseph-Rager
  • Sue Palguta
  • Tamara Pfeffer
  • Teresa Vaccaro
  • Terry Walters
  • William Gustautson
  • Wilma Tarlton
  • Yvonne Crimella

If you see yourself or someone you know on the list who is no longer sick, please contact the office.

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