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Announcements from our bulletin of January 26, 2020

The life of a disciple calls for repentance and courage.

Jesus fulfils all prophecy and brings light to our darkness. He calls his disciples out of their way of life from fishermen to fishers of men.

He calls us to follow him, too, so as to bring light, truth and goodness into a world that needs repentance.

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There is only one ambo. The word "ambo" comes from a Greek word meaning "step" or "elevation." Since the 4th century Christians were accustomed to using a raised platform during Mass to chant or read the Epistle (typically a reading from St. Paul’s letters) and the Gospel.

Some historians believe it is connected to the platform used by Jewish rabbis to read the scriptures before the people. Spiritually it is derived from the action of Jesus when he "went up on the mountain, and... opened his mouth and taught them" (Matthew 5:1,2).

From the ambo (Virgin Mary side) only the Scripture readings, the Responsorial Psalm, and the Easter Proclamation (Exsultet) shall be proclaimed; it may also be used for giving the Homily and for announcing the intentions of the Universal Prayer. The dignity of the ambo requires that only a minister of the word should stand at it.

That's why we use the cantor stand by the St. Joseph statue to greet the congregation, lead the singing and for all other announcements.

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Sunday's Word of God: Making Scriptures part of our everyday lives.

According to this week's Vatican News, Pope Francis is inviting Catholics across the world to deepen their appreciation, love and faithful witness to God and his Word.

That's why, as established by a papal decree, the third Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 26 is to be observed as a special day devoted to "the celebration, study and dissemination of the Word of God".

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With the help of the Holy Spirit and you, we will soon resume our Bingo Night at San Pablo Church. As you know, we'll need a small army of spirited volunteers, with and without experience. We need your help for our first priority, to recruit a caller, with experience.

Can you say "B 9"?
Then we'll say "B thine our caller". Please spread the word to help us find our caller. So if you know of someone we can pursue, or if you wish to join the bingo army at San Pablo, simply call the church office. Find us a caller and we'll say a "Novena" for you. Help do our Lord's work...He loved Bingo (so I hear).

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Classes will be in the parish hall from 11:00am - 12:15pm.

  • Sunday, January 26th: Classes
  • Sunday, February 2nd: Classes
  • Sunday, February 9th: Classes
  • Sunday, February 16th: Classes

Donations of snacks much appreciated!

YOU, if you love spending time with children, love your Faith, and are available on Sundays from 11:00-12:15, until May 2020.

We need you to guide a small group through the materials that will prepare them for Reconciliation and 1st Communion. This is a blessed experience for all involved!

For details, call Terry Walters, DRE at (305) 393-1407 or email at islandsun@aol.com.
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Eucharistic adoration is a Eucharistic practice in which the Blessed Sacrament is adored by the faithful. This practice may occur either when the Eucharist is exposed, or when it is not publicly viewable because it is reserved in a place such as a church tabernacle. Adoration is a sign of devotion to and worship of Jesus Christ, Who is present in Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity, under the appearance of the consecrated host, that is, sacramental bread. From a theological perspective, the adoration is a form of latria, based on the tenet of the real presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.

The church is open for Adoration every day from dawn to dusk.

Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament

Exposition is an extension of the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament which occurs in every Mass: "Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb." Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament flows from the sacrifice of the Mass and serves to deepen our hunger for Communion with Christ and the rest of the Church.

Exposition takes place every first Friday of the month immediately following morning Mass. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will also be available.

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Father Pedro Lleo will be serving us at San Pablo from January 20th to January 31st while Father Luis is attending the Priest Winter Institute for 5 days and sharing with family and friends.

The Workshop is at Saint Vincent de Paul Seminary in Boyton Beach and will be centered around the Parables of Christ and learning to teach as He did.

Father Luis will be back in the office on Monday, February 3rd.

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The new Office/Rectory and is pictured below and detailed further online. This site is located behind the first green fence as you enter on the right.

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The second site is located behind the green fence on the left side of 122nd Street across from the Church parking lot. Demolition of the three buildings has been completed. Ongoing, is the replacement of the existing seawall. This project is scheduled to be completed May of 2020. There are currently no plans to develop these lots. The property will be held in paternity for the Parish. Both projects are a result of damage incurred by Hurricane Irma and are being funded by the Insurance Claim.

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Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 9:00am - 2:00pm.

Free Screenings and Services

  • Vision
  • Dermatology
  • Blood Glucose *
  • Blood Cholesterol *
  • Women's Health (Pap Smears & Breast Exams)
  • Men's Health
  • HIV & Hepatitis C Testing
  • Bone Density
  • Blood Pressure
  • Mental Health & Memory
  • Dental Screening
  • Audiology
  • Info on Local Health Services
  • Children's Health Education

*For accurate blood sugar & cholesterol results, please DO NOT EAT OR DRINK anything BESIDES WATER AND YOUR MEDICATIONS for 8 hours before the fair!

All Stations are tentative and subject to change.

Pre-Register and Skip Long Lines!

Optional Pre-Registration: JANUARY 18, 2020 from 9:00am - 2:00pm

*Same addresses as above for KW & Marathon;
Big Pine Key held at Senior Center (380 Key Deer Blvd,
Big Pine Key, 33043)

Services are available to all who come, regardless of immigration or insurance status. All information is confidential.

Anyone needing special assistance, please make arrangements by pre-registering your special needs at least 1 week prior to the fair by calling (305) 243-4898 or by emailing DOCS@MED.MIAMI.EDU

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  • MARATHON:
    Marathon Middle High School, 350 Sombrero Beach Rd, Marathon 33050
  • BIG PINE KEY:
    Big Pine Methodist Church, and First Baptist Church, 280 Key Deer Blvd, Big Pine Key, 33043. (Pre-Registration Center)
  • Key West:
    Key West High School, 2100 Flagler Ave, Key West, 33040
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Paula Wheaton is working to complete her doctoral studies and is looking for research participants.

If you are between the ages of 18 and 65, have a history of caregivers affected by alcohol, and be willing to participate, please contact Paula Wheaton at 305-395-2308 or pwheaton@liberty.edu for more information.

Thank you.

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  • Marie Schmidt
  • Ruthie & Billy Wagner
  • Bill & Melody Kelley
  • Jeannie Platt
  • Barbara Arena
  • Peter Pittman
  • Fran Newman
  • Dorothy Pawlus
  • Sara Joseph-Rager
  • Roland Rochleau
  • Nancy Ahearn
  • Philomene Lebon
  • Morgan Leary
  • Ellen Monahan Andary
  • Riley Johannes
  • Tamara Pfeffer
  • Jim Johnson
  • Christopher Cullen
  • Kaitlyn Palguta
  • Faith Palguta
  • Michael Valentine
  • Karen Wimmer
  • Fred Beverly
  • Kay Cornell
  • Gabriel Alvarez
  • Andrew Czeck
  • Donna Brozdonis
  • Jayna Johannes
  • Jeanne Eigner
  • Nicole De Feo
  • Maida Brown
  • Yvonne Crimella
  • Baby Elizabeth
  • William Gustautson
  • Karen Nielsen
  • Annie Marill & girls
  • Bob Wimmer
  • Mike Puto
  • Wilma Tarlton
  • Denny Palmer
  • Baby Connor Manning
  • Patricia Thonus
  • Honey Karl
  • Barbara Musacchia
  • Frank Batistich
  • Randy Wright
  • Joan Hoch
  • Nancy Gudgeon
  • Neiro
  • Nathaniel & Merrick Maro
  • Father Ed Prus
  • John Luce
  • Mary Love
  • Chris Cecelia
  • Bernie Benvenuti
  • Anna Hartley
  • Don Market
  • Roberto Betancourt
  • Paul Bekavak
  • Ashley Radloff
  • Abby Cafiero
  • Teresa Vaccaro
  • Christine Grenet
  • Don Elzer
  • Baby Aleman
  • Dick Wuertz
  • Catherine Diaz
  • Frank Vaccaro
  • Peg Joyce
  • Stephen Starling

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

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Eucharistic Minister Workshop (Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion)

Our recent Workshop to certify (and recertify) Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, conducted by the Archdiocese, paid great dividends for San Pablo Church and its congregation. Nearly 40 interested Catholics attended this shining example of spirituality, education and professional presentation. Our God filled the church with enthusiasm and His love. Our thanks to Fr. Vigoa, (Director of Worship, ADOM) and his crew for a blessed, informative and most enjoyable hour and a half. For those attendees desiring certification, Marianne B will advise the dates of the remaining steps in the process. And thank you for your interest in supporting San Pablo Church ministries. We are blessed to have each of you in our church family. If you missed this opportunity to become a Eucharistic Minister (EMHC), watch for our next one. Hope to schedule it before Easter.

Suggest you register with Marianne (mkbenvenuti@sanpablomarathon.org) so we may notify you.
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Set up an account with WeShare to continue to support our parish electronically while you're away!

A big "thank you" to all of those participating in online giving with WeShare! Online giving has been a big help to our parish. San Pablo Parish has received more consistent donations and been able to re-prioritize office tasks. WeShare saves the administrative staff valuable time with its ability to accept credit and debit cards and to make automatic withdrawals from checking and savings accounts. This means more time to serve you and our mission as parish.

No matter how you give, your gifts are always appreciated! If you have not yet made the switch to online giving, we invite you to consider doing so. Online giving offers our parish a stable, sustainable future. We know that you share in this vision and we're excited about giving our parishioners many ways to participate in our growth as a parish family. Thank you for your support!

Go to our website and click on Online Giving.

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The Archdiocese of Miami has been hearing reports of people receiving text messages and emails from scammers impersonating clergy, asking for gift cards from Amazon and other retailers. If you, your friends or family receive text messages or emails like this, please do not respond or buy the requested gift cards. Clergy would not ask for gift cards.

You can report the scam to Florida's Consumer Protection Division, by visiting www.myfloridalegal.com and filling out a complaint form, or calling the Fraud Hotline, 1-866-966-7226.

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