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Friday, April 5, 2024

Jesus had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd - Mark 6:34.

Friday, May 31, 2024

Father’s Day Envelopes are located in the back and side of church and at the office.

Once theses envelopes are filled out, place your offering inside and drop them in the collection baskets. The envelopes will stay on the altar for the month of June in remembrance of all the Dads.

Happy Father’s Day from San Pablo Church.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

The Weekend of June 29th and 30th the second collection at all Masses will got to: Holy Father’s Appeal (Peter’s Pence) As requested by Archbishop Wenski More information is located in the back of the church.

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Florida Amendment 4, which will appear on Florida’s November 2024 ballot, is an extreme proposal that legalizes full-term abortion with no protections for the preborn child, including when the child is capable of feeling pain. This proposed amendment to our state constitution would prohibit all restrictions on abortion before viability and create a broad exception that any healthcare provider could exploit to allow abortion up to birth.

Furthermore, the amendment would effectively overturn or seriously jeopardize common-sense state laws that have regulated abortion for years. These include basic health and safety requirements for clinics where abortions are performed, requiring a physician to perform abortions, informed consent requirements, laws limiting public funding of abortion, and parental consent requirements before a minor’s abortion. These risks demonstrate the extreme nature of the amendment.

We urge all Floridians of goodwill to stand against the legalization of late-term abortion and oppose the abortion amendment. In doing so, we will not only protect the weakest, most innocent, and defenseless of human life among us but also countless women throughout the state from the harms of abortion.

Human life is sacred. The dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision of society. Direct attacks on innocent persons are never morally acceptable, at any stage or in any condition. In our state, human life is repeatedly being destroyed by abortion. Over 84,000 vulnerable and voiceless children were aborted in Florida in 2023.

This matter concerning the respect for human dignity and the fundamental value of human life is of grave importance to both our Church and our state. The threat of abortion remains our pre-eminent public policy priority. Therefore, we support a coordinated campaign to mobilize against the proposed amendment. To this end, we offer this prayer to defeat Amendment 4:

Ever-living God, you give life and desire a future for all your children. Take hold of our nation, state and community and awaken in every heart awe for the gift of life. Send your Spirit to strengthen us with wisdom and fortitude as we defend mothers and children in Florida from laws that disregard their health and safety.

Mary and Joseph trusted in you and welcomed Jesus into our broken world. God Almighty, we ask their intercession to protect the preborn and their mothers, and to guide all parents in raising their children. May they help us build a civilization of love by upholding the sacredness of life and accompanying pregnant women in need.

We ask this through Christ, our Lord.
Amen.

Our Lady, Mother of the Family, pray for us! St. Joseph, Protector of the Unborn, pray for us!

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Thursday, June 20, 2024

Help Us Honor the Children of Our Lady of Mercy

Since the 1960s, more than 800 beloved infants and children have been buried without memorials at Our Lady of Mercy cemetery. Thanks to a recent donation, we’ve begun giving these innocent souls the remembrance they deserve, but there is still more to do. That’s why Our Lady of Mercy has launched the Footprints in the Garden fundraising campaign.

A $100 donation will pay for a 10” x 10” engraved stone memorial to be placed on the grave of a child. With your support, we can leave a sign that these small souls were loved in this world.

Thursday, June 20, 2024

The Volunteer Services Department offers an array of volunteer opportunities for individuals like you, looking to join an organization committed to providing care to vulnerable popula- tions. By volunteering with us you can choose to join our many special programs: Companion Care, Acts of Kindness Project, Camp Erin, We Honor Veterans, Pet Peace of Mind and more!

For more information, email volunteerservices@cathoilchospice.org.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

If you have a student in grades PK-4 and older who you would like to enroll in San Pablo Religious Education Program please visit our Faith Formation page, fill out an application and turn it into the office.

Classes are held September through May in the Church Hall after the 10am Mass.


Si tienes un estudiante en los grados PK-4 y mayores a quien le gustaría inscríbir en el Programa de Educación Religiosa de San Pablo, visite nuestra página de Formación de Fe, complete una solicitud y entréguela en la Oficina.

Las clases se llevan a cabo de septiembre a mayo en el salón de la Iglesia después de la misa de las 10 am.

Friday, April 5, 2024

  • Abby Cafiero
  • Alex Burkos
  • Andrew Leird
  • Anthony George
  • Anthony Gover
  • Bob Rehbock
  • Bonnie Cohen
  • Boomer Kelly
  • Chris Carballo
  • Christel Rogberg
  • David Gadberry
  • Dee Kiser
  • Cynthia Ferrara
  • Ellen Douville
  • Evelyn Ramos
  • Gabriel Carpintero Leguizamon
  • Helen Gessell
  • Jill Currie
  • John Laslo
  • Josef Rosu
  • Laurie Dwyer
  • Linda Taschler
  • Marcia Kiser
  • Maria Rosu
  • Mary Bannick
  • Maxmillian Olivia
  • Michael Klitgaard
  • Michelle Sosa
  • Michele & Tom Kramarz
  • Rosemarie Amrhein
  • Sharon Kiser
  • Sharon Sieracki
  • Stefan Toplician
  • Stephanie Foster
  • Steven Elsea
  • Susana Leguizamon
  • Tasha Long
  • Terry McQuoid
  • Todd Burmeister

As a faith community it is very important that we pray for each other especially the sick.

So if someone in your family or a friend is sick please let us know calling the office, (305) 289-0636, and we will list them In the bulletin and remember to pray for them.

Thursday, December 28, 2023

Adoration of The Blessed Sacrament from Thursday.

““Could you not keep one hour with me?” Please sign-up for an hour of Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament.”

First Fridays 8:45 am - 10 am It’s quiet, peaceful and renewing.

Watch bulletin announcements for Summer Adoration opportunities.

More Adorers Needed: Call Sharon Starling at (517) 474-4155 to sign up for a Holy hour.

Friday, March 1, 2024

Archbishop’s Charities And Development Drive

Dear Parishioners and Visitors, Thank you for helping our Parish exceed the 2024 ABCD Goal.

As of April 26, 2024 the Archdiocese reports the following:

  • Total Gift Projection: $66,595.
  • Unpaid Pledge Balance: $ 9,345.
  • Total Cash Collected: $57,250.
  • Anticipated Gift Over: $14,953

May God Greatly Bless you all for your generosity

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Friday, April 5, 2024

After Pentecost, the Apostles preached the Gospel and established the Church in numerous cities. Saint John the Apostle is believed to have preached in Ephesus, modern-day Turkey. It was there that Saint Polycarp learned from him about Christ, was ordained a bishop, and was sent to the town of Smyrna, just fifty miles north, to govern the Church for approximately sixtyfive years. In Smyrna, a young man named Irenaeus, raised in a Christian family, became Polycarp’s disciple, learning more about the faith from this disciple of the Apostle John. After his ordination as a priest, Irenaeus ministered in modern-day Lyon, France, under Bishop Pothinus.

Around the year 177, the Christian community of Lyon sent Irenaeus to Rome to assist the pope with a theological dispute over a heretical teaching. The teaching, later referred to as Montanism, claimed that certain individuals possessed superior prophetic insights directly inspired by the Holy Spirit. This mission attests to the respect Irenaeus commanded among the Christians of Lyon and his grasp of vital theological concepts. Providentially, the mission to Rome likely spared Irenaeus’s life. While Irenaeus was in Rome, a severe persecution of the Church broke out in Lyon and roughly fifty Christians were martyred, among them Bishop Pothinus. Upon returning to Lyon, Irenaeus was chosen as the next bishop.

As Bishop of Lyon, Irenaeus was a faithful pastor with a profound understanding of the Gospel as communicated from Jesus through the Apostles, and he articulated the faith with great clarity. He was energetic in his evangelization efforts throughout the region, sending missionaries to convert the many citizens who adhered to pagan beliefs. As the faith began to spread, errors concerning the faith started to emerge alongside Apostolic teachings. Although many of the early heretics might have had good intentions, they were not rooted in the pure faith and required correction to ensure the Church stayed on the straight and narrow path towards salvation. Irenaeus was one of the most influential figures in the early Church to guide the newly formed Christian communities down that safe road. He is especially known for two of his surviving writings: “Against Heresies” and “Demonstration of the Apostolic Teaching.” These two works constitute what is considered the very first catechism of the Catholic faith.

As we honor this great Doctor of the Church, ponder the fact that your own faith has been believed and lived since the time of Christ. At times, our modern world seeks to undermine this ancient faith by labeling it as “old-fashioned” or “out-of-date.” Nothing could be further from the truth. The Truth that was revealed by Christ and His Apostles is as true today as it was at that time. Seek to immerse yourself in that unchanging yet ever-deepening deposit of faith, and you will discover that your family of faith includes all Christians of every era, making up the one Body of Christ.

Friday, April 5, 2024

Scripture Insights

In Job 38, the Lord declares his power to shut the sea’s doors and still its proud waves. In Psalm 107, he raises up a windstorm so that the sailors cry to the Lord in their distress, and when hu hushes the storm to a gentle breeze, the sailors rejoice and give thanks. Compare this to Mark 4, when the disciples “were filled with great awe” (more literally, they feared with a great fear) after Jesus stills their storm.

The disciples terror is understandable. While the waves were crashing over their boat, their Lord and master slept peacefully in the stern. This is an evocative moment, echoing both Jonah (who also slept in a boat during a storm) and the God who neither slumbers nor sleeps (Psalm 121:4). When the disciples wake Jesus, their plaintive cry is a prayer to a God who appears to be asleep in a storm: “Do you not care that we are perishing?” Jesus commands the sea to be still and then turns from rebuking the waves to gently rebuking his disciples’ lack of faith. He does not reveal his confidence that they will grow in faith. The disciples cannot yet answer the question “Who then is this?” It seems to wonderful and strange to be true that their God might have fallen asleep in the stern of their boat. By the end of Mark’s account of the Gospel, their fear will turn to joy as they realize who has been accompanying them all this time.

The apostle Paul summarizes the remarkable truth that took the disciples a little longer to grasp: whoever is in Christ is a new creation. The whole creation, wind and waves and all, has been remade by the Incarnation and Resurrection of Christ and awaits its final glorious redemption.

Many of us can relate to Job: innocent, blameless, and yet still dwelling in the agony of misfortune. But God does not award or punish based on merit. God dwells with us in the midst of it all: and how fortunate are we to abide with a God who has captured the depths of chaos and wrapped it in swaddling, like a mother cares for a child? This God fears nothing, and walks with us: can our faith in that love carry us through?

When are the times we have felt like God was asleep in the middle of our suffering? Perhaps we were angry with God, like Job. But looking back, when did we see the evidence that God was walking alongside us? How did we respond when we made it safely through?

Friday, March 1, 2024

June 15th & 16th, 2024
Offertory-Weekend $3,444
WeShare Electronic Giving $855
Maintenance & Development $1,495
Devotional Candles $164
Mass Intentions $90
Poor Box $375
Total Received: $6,423

Thank you for your generosity!

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Friday, January 5, 2024

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Eucharistic Revival +

Friday, March 1, 2024

May the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ Bring Us All To Everlasting Life.

BELIEVE in the REAL PRESENCE OF JESUS CHRIST IN THE EUCHARIST

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San Pablo Garden Club +

Friday, June 30, 2023

San Pablo is looking for a few hardy souls that would like to help groom & care for our beautiful gardens!

Meet Tuesday mornings at 9:00am in the gazebo.

No skills required. We’ll show you and educate you in what needs to be done. Learn about gardening in the keys!

Norman & Betsy Philipps (305) 394-0893.

Electronic Highway to Heaven +

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Here are a few FREE Websites, Apps, Podcast, and Video sites that will help enrich your Faith:

  • Bible in a Year with F. Mike Schmitz: (start any time)
  • Catechism in a Year with Fr. Mike Schmitz: (start any time)
  • Wordonfire.org with Bishop Robert Barron
  • Bishop Robert Barron YouTube Videos: (Dozens of Topics)
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