This Week

Announcements from our bulletin of December 5, 2021

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

Friday, December 3, 2021

“John went throughout the whole region of the Jordan proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sin.” - Luke 3:3

Friday, December 3, 2021

Make straight a path unto the Lord!

Today we hear that John the Baptist proclaims a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. While repentance is a sobering act of admission of guilt, being forgiven of sin is a hope-filled relief that lifts the soul. Let us seek to prepare a straight path unto the Lord by pondering the lofty mountains we may have in our lives that need to be made low; and the age-old depths and gorges in our own character or soul that must be filled to level ground.

Friday, December 3, 2021

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

Reflecting on hurt and how to forgive

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.

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Friday, November 5, 2021

The church and garden lights will be on display beginning Tuesday, December 7th following the 6:00pm Vigil Mass celebrating the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Patroness of the Americas.

  • Vigil: Tuesday, December 7th at 6:00pm
  • Mass: Wednesday, December 8th at 8:00am

They will continue nightly from sunset to 10:00pm, concluding Sunday, January 9th, The Baptism of the Lord.

“Beauty is to the Spirit what food is to the flesh. It fills an emptiness in you which nothing else can fill.”
-Frederick Buechner

Friday, December 3, 2021

Children, Celebrate!

That is the name of a new program we will be having for the children!

During the 10:00 Mass on Sundays, just before the Lector begins to proclaim the first reading, our children will be invited by Father to line up in the center aisle. He will bless them and then they will process out, to go to the parish hall, for THEIR OWN LITURGY OF THE WORD!

There they will learn about the Scripture readings, at the same time you are in church hearing them and learning from Father's homily. The difference? The children's liturgy of the word will be geared to their level.

After the Prayers of the Faithful, they will be coming back to sit with their families for the rest of Mass. BUT, before they sit down and the ushers begin the collection, the children will be bringing their offering envelopes up to the altar! (These will be prepared by the children, and handed out, in advance)!

We are so excited to be able to offer this for the San Pablo children! Just one thing....we need some adults to help. All the materials are provided for you, including a video for the children to watch that explains the Gospel.

If you are interested in working with us on the program, please let me know via email and I will schedule a time when we can talk and decide if this is the area that God is calling you to serve.

We would like to begin the program as soon as possible, so if you know someone who would be perfect, let me know!

No classes December 22nd & 26th & 29th & January 2nd.

Protecting All God's Children

Is the name of a program that is provided by the Archdiocese of Miami (and many other diocese around the country).

  • On November 21st, the children in Kindergarten through 6th grade were taught two of the lessons.
  • On November 17th, our Confirmation Candidates received the training in safe behaviors.

We are grateful that the Archdiocese provides this program for our use!

As we move into the Advent Season, may God continue to bless you and yours with a prayerful and joy filled season!

- Terry Walters, DRE 305-393-1407 (text) | faithformation-children@sanpablomarathon.org

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Covered with things San Pablo children are grateful for.
Created throughout the entire month of November.

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Boy Scout Troop 901 will be selling their handmade wreaths for their annual fundraise. These fundraisers help support the boys in going to various camps throughout the year as well as their yearly summer camp.

Thank you for your support!

When: After the 10:00am Mass on December 5th.

How much: $20.00-$50.00

Friday, December 3, 2021

Matrimony

Congratulations to Ali Hagan & Jorge Gonzalez who are to celebrate the Sacrament of Matrimony here at San Pablo on Saturday, December 4, 2021.

Congratulations to Cristina & Andy Miyares who are to celebrate the Sacrament of Matrimony here at San Pablo on Saturday, December 18, 2021.

Sunday, November 28, 2021

San Pablo Catholic Women’s Club is pleased to provide our parish family with Holy Reflections for Advent and Christmas.

Booklets are available in English and Spanish and are located on shelves behind the pews.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

On Thursday, November 18th, we took the first steps in planning for the Synod Consultive Sessions at San Pablo.

If you would like to know more about the process and would like to participate in the planning, please contact Marianne Benvenuti by email: mbenvenuti@sanpablomarathon.org or by calling the office for the Office Manager.

Our next planning meeting will be some time in December.

To learn more about the Synod, visit website.
Download the Synod Prayer here

Friday, August 13, 2021

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming fully initiated into the Catholic Church through receiving Baptism, Confirmation and Communion or interested in learning more about the Catholic faith please on contact the Parish Office or Carmen Kelley.

FaithFormation-adults@sanpablomarathon.org

Friday, December 3, 2021


Archdiocese News

For more news related to the Archdiocese of Miami, access the ADOM website.

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Friday, December 3, 2021


From ‘falling in love’ to mature love: Pope Francis’ message for engaged couples

Continuing his catechesis on St Joseph, Pope Francis offered engaged couples a reflection on moving beyond the ‘enchantment’ that comes with falling in love, toward a mature love that can stand the test of time.

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Pope’s December prayer intention: For Catechists

Pope Francis releases his prayer intention for the month of December, inviting everyone to pray for catechists, “summoned to announce the Word of God,” that they might “be its witnesses, with courage and creativity, and in the power of the Holy Spirit, with joy and much peace.”

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EU withdraws communication manual which dropped use of word "Christmas"

A European Commission document calling for the use of "inclusive" language will be rewritten after it generated controversy. Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, says “this is not the way to fight discrimination.”

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021


What does the Church say about the COVID-19 vaccine? The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (Vatican) the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops (FCCB) have stated that it is morally acceptable to use the COVID-19 vaccines.

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Mask rules to be relaxed in church

Archbishop Wenski announces new protocols for South Florida, effective weekend of Nov. 6-7

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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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Monday, July 19, 2021

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.
Amen.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

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This Week Stewardship

Friday, December 3, 2021

For Your Information

Pike Electric is renting our field to store their equipment and supplies for $3,200 per month. Pike is the company working on the Electric lines throughout the Keys.

The land to the west on Vaca Cut is private property in the process of being developed.


November 21st
Offertory $5,424
Development Fund $468
Electronic Giving @ WeShare $1,162
Devotional Candles $169
Poor Box $46
Mass Intentions $200
Wedding Donation $1,000
Baptism Donation $200
FKEC Rebate $640
Christmas Light Donation $600
Foundation Gift $1,000
Mark Horne Donation* $25,000
Total $35,909

*Thank you Mark Horne for your Generous Donation towards capital improvement for the Hermitage

November 25th
Thanksgiving Collection** $575

**Thanksgiving Collection for Keys Area Interdenominational Resources (KAIR) to benefit the needy in our community

November 28th
Offertory $3,445
Development Fund $742
Electronic Giving @ WeShare $295
Devotional Candles $109
Poor Box $103
Mass Intentions $25
Christmas Light Donation $25
Total $4,744

Attention Parishioners:

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 www.myfloridalegal.com or by calling the Fraud Hotline, 1-866-966-7226.

Friday, December 3, 2021

  • Abby Cafiero
  • Amy Catanach
  • Ann Marie Palermo
  • Barbara María Gooch
  • Barbara Sanchez
  • Bernie & Alina Navarro
  • Bernie Wilhelm
  • Bill McQueen
  • Bob & Charlotte Soderquist
  • Bob Wimmer
  • Bonnie Cucchi
  • Byron Wood
  • Catherine Diaz
  • Cecelia & Christine Mattino
  • Charlotte Quinn
  • Cheryl Biagini
  • Clare Mazzarini
  • Debra Loeffler
  • Dennis Wilson
  • Don Benz
  • Doris Careaga
  • Father Ed Prus
  • Frankie Wise
  • Gabriel Carpintero
  • Haidee Martinez
  • James Walton
  • Jany Wisnewski
  • Jeannie Platt
  • Joann Henning
  • Joe Supp
  • John Luce
  • John & Judy Arnold
  • Joyce De Marco
  • Karen Moll
  • Karen Wimmer
  • Marie Schmidt
  • Mark Horne
  • Mark Margenot
  • Mary Love
  • Maureen Cummins
  • Mike Puto
  • Nancy Ahearn
  • Neal Rathburn
  • Nidia Barakat
  • Paul Arena
  • Peter Pittman
  • Ricardo Gonzalez
  • Rita Sciascia
  • Roger Benvenuti
  • Sara Joseph-Rager
  • Sarah Walton
  • Silvia Estela Sofia
  • Susana Leguizamon
  • Tatyana Hribar
  • Tiffany Verberne
  • Vanesa Drohobycki
  • Wilma Tarlton

If you would like to add a name to the Sicklist, or 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.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Your generosity to the ABCD, helps the Church, in your name, to serve so many in our communities. We cannot do it without your support.

If you have not yet made your gift, please do so today by visiting www.isupportabcd.org.

Our Parish depends on YOU! Remembering the good works of the Church in your Estate Plans helps ensure the Church carries on after your passing.

Please contact the Office of Planned Giving at (305) 762-1112 to learn more.

“Listen, my beloved brothers and sisters. Did not God choose those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that he promised to those who love him?” - James 2: 5

Discrimination and prejudice are evils in our society. To be Christian disciples and good stewards, we must understand the kingdom of God is open to ALL who love Him.