This Week

Announcements from our bulletin of July 5, 2020

Jesus’ kingship is one of mercy with humility and compassion for all who struggle.

In the kingship of Jesus, we celebrate his humility and gentleness, and in a particular way, his understanding of the blessings of children. His dominion is not one of power and control, but of a servant who lifts up the fallen and raises all who are burdened; he is gracious and merciful.

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O Mary, you always brighten our path as a sign of salvation and of hope.

We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who, at the Cross, took part in Jesus' pain while remaining steadfast in faith. O loving Mother, you know what we need, and we are confident you will provide for us as at Cana in Galilee. Intercede for us with your Son Jesus, the Divine Physician, for those who have fallen ill, for those who are vulnerable, and for those who have died. Intercede also for those charged with protecting the health and safety of others and for those who are tending to the sick and seeking a cure.

Help us. O Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus, who took upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows, so as to lead us, through the Cross, to the glory of the Resurrection. Amen.

Under thy protection we seek refuge, O Holy Mother of God. In our needs, despise not our petitions, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

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Miami's newest priests are native to South Florida, products of local Catholic schools

Their ordination ceremony, like their "yes" to priesthood, was a bit delayed. But Fathers Andrew Tomonto and Ryan Saunders both agree that it ultimately happened in God's good time.

Their ordination ceremony took place June 27, 2020, more than a month after the usual date, with reduced attendance and no post-ceremony first blessings due to the COVID-19 precautions.

In his homily, Archbishop Thomas Wenski noted that the archdiocese usually ordains its priests in May, on the Saturday of Mother's Day weekend, as "a kind of gift to the mothers of our priests." Since this year the ceremony took place the weekend after Father's Day, he said, it could be considered "a belated Father's Day gift to this local Church of Miami."

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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.

Who hasn't been hurt by the actions or words of another?

Perhaps a parent constantly criticized you growing up, a colleague sabotaged a project or your partner had an affair. Or maybe you've had a traumatic experience, such as being physically or emotionally abused by someone close to you.

These wounds can leave you with lasting feelings of anger and bitterness even vengeance. But if you don't practice forgiveness, you might be the one who pays most dearly. By embracing forgiveness, you can also embrace peace, hope, gratitude and joy. Consider how forgiveness can lead you down the path of physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

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The Chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Conference Committee for Religious Liberty reacts to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling which permits funding for religiously-affiliated schools.

By Fr. Benedict Mayaki, SJ

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday against a Montana state constitutional provision that barred aid to religiously-affiliated schools solely because of their religious character.

This ruling means that states cannot cut religious schools out of programs that send public money to private education. It also opens the door to parents in Montana seeking to use a tax credit scholarship program to send their children to private schools.

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U.S. Bishop's Conference's Committee Chairman for Pro-Life Activities, Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, calls for prioritizing women's health in the wake of a recent abortion ruling by the U.S. Supreme court.

By Vatican News

The Chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Committee for Pro-Life Activities, Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, has voiced his concern over a "cruel precedent" of prioritizing "abortion business interests" over women's health and safety.

The US Supreme court on Monday ruled 5 to 4 to strike down a Louisiana law that requires abortion doctors to have hospital admitting privileges. The ruling came in the case of "June Medical Services v. Russo", an abortion case out of Louisiana.

"Abortion becomes even more destructive when basic health and safety standards are ignored, and profit margins are prioritized over women's lives," Archbishop Naumann said in a statement published on Monday on the website of the U.S. Bishops' Conference.

"Abortion violently ends the life of a child, and often severely harms women," he said.

"As Catholics, we condemn abortion as a grave injustice that denies the fundamental human right to life," he continued. "Yet even as we seek to end the brutality of legalized abortion, we still believe that the women who seek it should not be further harmed and abused by a callous, profit-driven industry."

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Archbishop Paul Coakley, Chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, calls on the US Administration to reverse course on presiding over Federal executions for the first time in 17 years.

By Vatican News

The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the case of federal death row prisoners who had challenged the government’s lethal injection protocol, paving the way for the Trump Administration to carry out the first executions at the federal level in nearly two decades.

The high court’s denial means that the government can proceed with four executions starting this month.

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Mary, friend and mother to all, through your Son, God has found a way to unite himself to every human being, called to be one people, sisters and brothers to each other.

We ask for your help in calling on your Son, seeking forgiveness for the times when we have failed to love and respect one another.

We ask for your help in obtaining from your Son the grace we need to overcome the evil of racism and to build a just society.

We ask for your help in following your Son, so that prejudice and animosity will no longer infect our minds or hearts but will be replaced with a love that respects the dignity of each person.

Mother of the Church, the Spirit of your Son Jesus warms our hearts: pray for us.

Amen.

Español

Maria, amiga y madre de todos, a traves de tu Hijo Dios ha encontrado un camino para unirse a todos los seres humanos, llamados a ser un solo pueblo, hermanas y hermanos entre si.

Pedimos tu ayuda al recurrir a tu Hijo, buscando el perdon por las veces en que hemos fallado en amarnos y respetarnos.

Pedimos tu ayuda para obtener de tu Hijo la gracia que necesitamos para vencer el mal del racismo y construir una sociedad justa.

Pedimos tu ayuda para seguir a tu Hijo, para que el prejuicio y la animosidad no infecten ya nuestras mentes o corazones sino que sean reemplazados por el amor que respeta la dignidad de cada persona.

Madre de la Iglesia, el Espiritu de tu Hijo Jesus alienta nuestros corazones: Ruega por nosotros.

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Faith and Racial Equity: Exploring Power & Privilege is an 8-week small group experience that awakens participants to the economic systems, public policies, cultural norms, and hidden biases that empower some and oppress others. Weekly modules introduce a framework for understanding how power and privilege influences racial disparities. Participants will also explore how their faith should inform their response to what they are learning, as well as time to discern action steps for working toward racial equity in our community.

Two different small group sessions will be starting via ZOOM in early July:

  • One group will meet on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 9:00am.
  • The other group on Friday mornings from 9:30am to 12:00pm.
For information or to register, please contact:
Brenda Callahan at (410) 703 8211 (bcallahan@stmarykeywest.com), or
Patrice Schwermer at (305) 807 4503 (pschwermer@ccadm.org).
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  • Abby Cafiero
  • Andres Lasaga
  • Andrew Czeck
  • Anna Hartley
  • Annie Marill & girls
  • Ashley Radloff
  • Baby Aleman
  • Baby Elizabeth
  • Baby Mila
  • Barbara Musacchia
  • Bill & Melody Kelley
  • Bob Wimmer
  • Catherine Diaz
  • Catherine Dunn
  • Cecelia Chris
  • Christine Grenet
  • Christopher Cullen
  • Cynthia Brassington
  • Delores Szemborski
  • Denny Palmer
  • Diana & Stan Stromski
  • Don Elzer
  • Don Market
  • Donna Brozdonis
  • Doug & Melissa
  • Ellen Monahan Andary
  • Erick Armstrong
  • Faith Palguta
  • Father Ed Prus
  • Fran Newman
  • Frank Batistich
  • Frank Vaccaro
  • Fred Beverly
  • Gabriel Alvarez
  • Honey Karl
  • Jane Wisnewski
  • Jayna Johannes
  • Jeanne Eigner
  • Jeannie Platt
  • Jim & Connie Aaron
  • Jim Johnson
  • Joan Hoch
  • John Cunningham
  • John Luce
  • Joyce DeMarko
  • Kaitlyn Palguta
  • Karen Nielsen
  • Karen Wimmer
  • Kay Cornell
  • Maida Brown
  • Marie & Steve Flood
  • Marie Schmidt
  • Mary Love
  • Michael Valentine
  • Mike Puto
  • Morgan Leary
  • Nancy Ahearn
  • Nancy Gudgeon
  • Neiro
  • Nathaniel & Merrick Maro
  • Nicole De Feo
  • Patricia Thonus
  • Paul Bekavak
  • Peter Pittman
  • Philomene Lebon
  • Randy Wright
  • Riley Johannes
  • Roberto Betancourt
  • Ruthie & Billy Wagner
  • Samantha Scofield
  • Sara Joseph-Rager
  • Stephen Starling
  • Tamara Pfeffer
  • Teresa Vaccaro
  • 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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Father, all the elements of nature obey Your commands.
Protect us and all Your people
During this season of storms and hurricanes.
Calm our fears and help us to prepare
Our hearts as well as our homes.
Help us to see You
In all we may encounter,
And help us to minister to each other
In Your Name.
Through Christ Our Lord,
Amen.

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