This Week

Announcements from our bulletin of June 13, 2021

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

The seed of faith is in our hearts, and grace helps it to bear fruit.

Jesus speaks his Word to the crowds in parables because that is how they were able to understand it. Today, he uses agrarian images.
Although farming is dependent on many variables the farmer has no control over, the seed of faith planted on our hearts is totally in our control.
Will we take the time to weed? Will we take the time to water?

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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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The Bishops of the United States are calling on American Catholics to pray during the upcoming week for religious freedom, held from 22 to 29 June.

"Solidarity in Freedom" is the theme of the annual Religious Freedom Week, which the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is promoting from June 22 to 29.In a message published on their website, the Bishops write that “solidarity means much more than engaging in sporadic acts of generosity. It means thinking and acting in terms of community.” Religious freedom, they continue, allows the Church, and all religious communities, to live out their faith in public and to serve the good of all.

Prayer Guides

In view of the event, the USCCB has prepared a special prayer subsidy that suggests, for each day of the Week, a specific theme.

On 22 June, prayers will be said for "children waiting to be placed in a loving home"; on 23 June, for all Catholic institutions that, "with wisdom and courage" place themselves at the service of the world affected by the Covid-19 pandemic; on 24 June, prayers will be said for respect for the dignity of all in the United States, while the following day prayers will be dedicated to the conversion of the hearts of those who commit acts of vandalism against the Church. And again, on 26 June, prayerful thoughts will go to our suffering brothers and sisters in Nicaragua, while on 27 June there will be a plea for respect on the part of the government for "the conscience of all health care workers."

The last two days will be dedicated respectively to Christians and people of all faiths in Iraq, so that they can "live in peace," and to freedom of expression, so that "Christians have the courage to speak the truth with kindness and clarity, even in the face of adversity."

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First Communion

We pray for the children who received First Communion on Sunday, May 30th and for their families:

  • Maleeya Abraham, child of Martine & Gerson Abraham
  • Sutton Sayer, child of Allison & Sean Sayer


We congratulate Elba Ornelas and Riley Young, who are to celebrate the Sacrament of Matrimony here at San Pablo on Friday, June 25th, 2021..


San Pablo welcomes the newest member of our Faith community through the sacrament of Baptism they are to receive on Sunday, June 13, 2021.

Congratulations to:

  • Ella Sofi Evans child of Michelle & Andrew
  • Damian Velasquez, child of Rocio & Eduardo
  • Liam Andrew Parra, child of Odalys & Santiago

Whenever we welcome new life, our life as a faith community is enhanced. Parents, Godparents, and community promise to share the joys and challenges of living our Catholic faith.

"Teach them to carry out everything I have commanded you. And know that I am with you always"


We look forward to Sunday, June 20th at the 10:00 AM Mass when Archbishop Wenski will be here to Confim our Candidates.

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Pope Francis has sent a video message to members of the John 17 Movement, an ecumenical initiative that helps build communion of friendship and love among Christian Churches towards unity.

By Robin Gomes

Everything is born of a fraternal encounter. Love changes the world, but it changes us first. Pope Francis shared these thoughts in a video message to the John 17 Movement, an ecumenical group whose members began a two-day retreat on Wednesday at St. Joseph's Seminary and College in Yonkers, New York.

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Pope Francis underlines the importance of collaboration involving the clergy, married couples and families in the mission of evangelization in a video message to participants at a forum to reflect on the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia.

By Fr. Benedict Mayaki, SJ

Pope Francis on Wednesday addressed participants at a forum organized by the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, to discuss strategies for the application of the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, five years on from its promulgation in March 2016.

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The San Pablo Confirmation II class, that will be Confirmed on June 20th, still wants to continue doing good; so, here's their plan:

  • Every month they will be collecting a different kind of food for KAIR (Keys Area Interdenominational Resources), which is the primary source in Marathon for those in need. It is supported by all the churches in our fine city.
  • How will you know what to donate?
    They will let you know through announcements in church, in the bulletin, and in the newsletter emails.
  • Where should I put my donations?
    In the giant blue bins at the doors of the church.
  • You won't want to miss a month! Because of the creativity of these young San Pablo Candidates, each month will be an interesting mix! The pictures on the bins will let you know what to put in!
  • DONATIONS for the month of MAY will be lunch supplies:
    Spaghetti-Os (pop top cans only), individual cracker packages, ravioli (pop top cans only), pudding, plastic spoons, lunch bags, individual boxes of raisins, Nature Valley Granola Bars.
  • Every Monday the food will be delivered to KAIR where the people are happily waiting to see what the donations will be!
  • INSTACART: If it's hard to get out shopping, think about having Instacart do it for you AND have it delivered to San Pablo!

You are invited to go up to the center isle to the Altar during the Offertory at Mass and put your donations in the large blue bin.

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

  • Hands Sanitized and Faces Masked.
  • Registration forms are also available in the Parish Office.
  • Take an extra form for your neighbor who has children!
  • Meets on Sundays after the 10:00 Mass in the parish hall.
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
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The Archdiocese of Miami’s guidelines for masks and social distancing have not changed.

In the coming days we will review what might be appropriate. However, lots of folks, including most of the children and youth are not vaccinated. Masks and social distancing are the very best obstacles to transmission of this disease. While the CDC has issued guidelines, the Florida Department of Health has not made any changes at this time.

Vaccinated people can get COVID. Whether they can then transmit the virus to others, is unclear. However, in recent weeks, we have had a priest, a teacher and at least one other employee who got COVID-19 after their first vaccination but before their second one and one retired employee, fully vaccinated, diagnosed with COVID and symptomatic.

We should continue to encourage those who are hesitant to be vaccinated to do so at their earlier convenience. Children 12 year of age and older are now eligible.

Most Reverend Thomas Wenski
Archbishop of Miami

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Pope Francis releases his prayer intention for the month of June, and invites everyone to pray for those preparing for marriage, which is "a vocation born from the heart."

By Devin Watkins

"Is it true, what some people say that young people don't want to get married, especially during these difficult times?"

Pope Francis opens a video accompanying his prayer intention for the month of June with that question.

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We at San Pablo congratulate Steve & Eileen Egenolf who will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, June 19th 2021

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Vaccine Information to Protect Yourself, Your Family, and Your Community: Vaccines are now available, with or without an appointment at local pharmacies including at CVS, Walgreens, Publix, and CHI.

You can pre-register with the State's Sharecare system at

Once pre-registered, you will be notified when appointments are available in your area. This website allows individuals who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to be proactively contacted when vaccine appointments are available.

If you do not have access to a computer, call the toll-free line for Monroe County at (866) 201-7069 or for TTY (Text Telephone Relay) at (833) 990-2908.
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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.

Update from the Archdiocese: The Archdiocese of Miami’s guidelines for masks and social distancing have not changed. In the coming days they will review what might be appropriate.

For your safety and peace of mind, Father Luis and San Pablo’s office staff have been vaccinated for the Covid-19 virus and will continue to wear masks.

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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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We invite anyone who would like to share their talents to submit photos for the cover of our bulletin. If you have pictures for future bulletins, please submit at least one week in advance of the next week’s bulletin.

Submissions can be sent to

Please include your permission to use the photo.

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If you receive text messages or emails from "clergy" asking for gifts of any kind, especially those of financial nature, please know that they are scammers. Clergy would not ask for donations through those channels.

You can report the scam to Florida’s Consumer Protection Division, by visiting and filling out a complaint form, or calling the Fraud Hotline, 1-866-966-7226.
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  • Abby Cafiero
  • Amy Catanach
  • Andrew Czeck
  • Anna Hartley
  • Annie Marill & girls
  • Ashley Radloff
  • Baby Aleman
  • Baby Axel
  • Baby Elizabeth
  • Baby Mila
  • Barbara María Gooch
  • Barbara Musacchia
  • Bernie Wilhelm
  • Bill & Melody Kelley
  • Bob Wimmer
  • Bonnie Cucchi
  • Catherine Diaz
  • Catherine Dunn
  • Cassandra Followell-Bolten
  • Cecelia
  • Chris
  • Christel & Jon Rogeberg
  • Christine Grenet
  • Christopher Cullen
  • Cristine Beysel
  • Craig & Crystal Cates
  • Debra Loeffler
  • Denny Palmer
  • Diane Coldren
  • Don Benz
  • Don Elzer
  • Donna Brozdonis
  • Doug & Melissa
  • Elba & Baby
  • Ellen Monahan Andary
  • Emilia Echevarria
  • Erick Armstrong
  • Faith Palguta
  • Father Ed Prus
  • Fran Newman
  • Frank Batistich
  • Frank Vaccaro
  • Frankie Wise
  • Fred Beverly
  • Gabriel Alvarez
  • Honey Karl
  • Jane Wisnewski
  • Jayna Johannes
  • Jeanne Eigner
  • Jeannie Platt
  • Jerry Paige
  • Jim & Connie Aaron
  • Jim Walton
  • Jim
  • Joan Hoch
  • Joanne Piasecki
  • Joann Henning
  • John & Judy Arnold
  • John Cunningham
  • John Jabro
  • John Luce
  • Jolyn Schneider
  • Joyce DeMarko
  • Kaitlyn Palguta
  • Karen Nielsen
  • Karen Wimmer
  • Kay Cornell
  • Lidia Morelia
  • Lucy Berglund
  • Maida Brown
  • Margaret D'Ascanio
  • Marie Flood
  • Marie Schmidt
  • Mario Hernandez
  • Mark Horne
  • Mark Margenot
  • Mary Love
  • Michael Valentine
  • Mike Puto
  • Morgan Leary
  • Nancy Ahearn
  • Neil Rathbun
  • Paul Bekavak
  • Peter Pittman
  • Philomene Lebon
  • Raisa Gonzalez
  • Randy Wright
  • Riley Johannes
  • Rita Sciascia
  • Roberto Betancourt
  • Roland & Truitt
  • Ruthie & Billy Wagner
  • Samantha Scofield
  • Sara Joseph-Rager
  • Sue Palguta
  • Tamara Pfeffer
  • Teresa Vaccaro
  • William Gustautson
  • Wilma Tarlton
  • Yvonne Crimella

Attention: To be sure that this sick list is up to date, Beginning September 1, 2021, only the names of those verified will continue to be on the list.

If there has been a change in status of the sick person, either from healing or passing away, please contact the Parish Office and include your name, phone number and/or email address and identify the names of those you requested.

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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!

With 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, 66 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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Thank you to all who have completed our new and improved census form. Your participation allows us to serve you better.

If you have not completed our new census form, forms can be obtained in the church, at the office and on-line at:

Download the Form here
If you have any questions, please call the parish office at (305) 289-0636.
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