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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.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

The Weekend of April 27th and 28th the Second Collection at all Masses will go to Catholic Home Missions as requested by Archbishop Wenski.

More information is located in the office and the back of the Church.

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.”

  • Thursday following 8:00 Mass until 5:00.
  • Adoration resumes Thursdays April 4th, 11th and concludes April 18th.

Watch bulletin announcements for Summer Adoration opportunities.

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

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Jesus calls his followers to love others as he loves them. Inspired by this call, Christians have shown his love through works of mercy such as visiting the sick and imprisoned, educating young people, and praying endlessly for others. Not only are these works of mercy directed to meet material or spiritual needs, but they are ways in which Christ draws people closer to himself.

In the Diocese of Amarillo, the diocesan criminal justice ministry answers Christ's call to visit and serve prisoners and patients confined to hospitals. Since 2004, this ministry has expanded to bring the Eucharist, Sacred Scripture, and prayer to inmates of the seven prisons and two large hospitals in the diocese. This ministry of mercy includes retreats during which inmates can encounter the love of Jesus, heal from past failures and wounds, and develop new hope for the future. Many inmates have experienced spiritual conversions that have inspired them to join formation programs and enter the Catholic Church.

The criminal justice ministry is one of many innovative outreach efforts made by dioceses supported by Catholic Home Missions. Home mission dioceses have small or widely dispersed Catholic populations, large or rugged areas of land that make it difficult to minister to the needs of the people, or economic challenges caused by poverty, unemployment, or natural disasters. Your participation in the annual Catholic Home Missions Appeal supports dioceses throughout the United States and its territories that need financial help to sustain core pastoral services and missions of mercy to those they serve.

What Is a Home Mission Diocese?

Home mission dioceses are those Catholic dioceses in the United States, its territories, and former territories that cannot provide basic pastoral services without outside help. Basic pastoral services include Mass, the sacraments, religious education, and ministry training for priests, deacons, religious sisters, and laypeople. Nearly 40% of dioceses in the United States and its territories are considered home missions.

For more information about the Catholic home missions, visit

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Now, more than ever, the Church is in need of young men and women eager to commit their lives to serving in a sacrificial way through the priesthood and consecrated life. As you know, this cannot be accomplished without prayer. In 2001, the Office of Vocations developed the Vocation Prayer Chalice Program designed to encourage families to pray together for an increase of vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life.

With the help of the Serra Club of Miami, we invite you to participate in this program and help cultivate a positive environment dedicated to fostering future vocations within the Archdiocese of Miami. The Vocation Prayer Chalice Program, through a series of reflections, encourages families to participate in regular prayerful discussions about the priesthood and consecrated life.

Each Saturday/Sunday at Mass, volunteer parishioners will accept the responsibility of praying for vocations at home with their family. Father will call the family to the altar after communion to receive the Chalice and prayers. The family takes the Chalice home and displays it in a prominent place of honor for all members to see during the week. At a special time each day, perhaps after dinner or before bed, the family will come together to pray for and concentrate on vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life and at the same time, explain and prompt young children and teenagers to consider how God is calling them into a deeper relationship with Him. Then the chalice will need to be returned to the church office on Friday.

If interested in participating in this program please email the office at to be put on the list.

Friday, March 1, 2024

Archbishop’s Charities And Development Drive

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,

As Catholics, we are all One Family. It is our Hope and Prayer that all Parishioners and Visitors will "PUT US OVER THE TOP" by joining those who have already contributed to ABCD. Please make your ABCD donation as soon as possible. Wouldn't 100% participation from our Parishioners and Visitors be absolutely wonderful?

As Visitors share in our beautiful Mass and Sacraments, please also share with us Lenten Alms-giving to the Archbishop's Charities and Development Drive. Simply drop your donation envelope in the offering / collection, at the Parish Office, or mail it directly to the Archdiocese. Please do not mail cash, and remember to list San Pablo as the Parish.

THANK YOU for the donations and pledges received thus far. Your support of the ABCD enables the Archdiocese to provide essential programs and support to individuals and families above and beyond what happens in the local parishes. Together, let us continue to give generously, knowing that our efforts have a lasting impact. Keep up the Good Work!

May God greatly Bless you for your donation to ABCD.

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Friday, April 5, 2024

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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, April 11, 2024

Incense – A Long History

Incense has been used in sacred worship for over five thousand years. Long before Christian worship began burning fragrant aromas in liturgy, the Egyptians began using incense in a religious way during the Fifth Dynasty, between 2494 and 2345 BC. Many Asiatic religions have used incense for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. In Judaism, incense is mentioned in the Book of Exodus, especially during the time of the Tabernacle, and all throughout the Old Testament books. When worship was centralized to the Temple, during the First and Second Temple period, incense was vital to the priestly Temple liturgy in Judaism. During the time that the Israelites were wandering around the desert for forty years, for example, a pillar of fire and smoke would land in a certain place. This showed the presence of God and told the people where to erect the Tabernacle. Then, at a certain point, the pillar of fire and smoke would pick up and move to another location. This is a powerful and poignant example of incense and how it can draw our attention.

What is Incense?

Incense is produced from the resin of trees, of various kinds. It can sometimes be mixed with other fragrant pieces of plants. For example, frankincense comes from the Boswellia tree. Incense should smell sweet or floral when burned. The resin or mixture is placed with a small spoon onto lit charcoal in a container called a thurible. Thuribles comes in many shapes and sizes, but they are designed to have increased airflow and puff the smoke up into the air when used. The thurible is swung during the Sacred Liturgy or other rites in order to draw our hearts and minds to certain realities in the Church. The things which are incensed are always symbolic or sacramental of Christ. All the following are incensed during Holy Mass: the altar, the bread and wine offered, the consecrated Eucharist, the Gospel before its proclamation, the Paschal Candle, the Crucifix, icons, and even the body of a deceased person at a funeral.

When is Incense Used at Mass?

In the Roman Missal, incense may be used 1) at the entrance procession, 2) at the beginning of Mass, to incense the altar, 3) at the procession and proclamation of the Gospel, 4) at the offertory, to incense the offerings, altar, priest and people, and 5) at the elevation of the sacred Host and chalice of Precious Blood at the time of consecration.

Friday, April 5, 2024

April 13th:

Catholics celebrate the memory of Pope St. Martin I on April 13. The saint suffered exile and humiliation for his defense of orthodoxy in a dispute over the relationship between Christ's human and divine natures. Martin was born in the Italian city of Tuscany, during either the late sixth or early seventh century. He became a deacon and served in Rome, where he acquired a reputation for education and holiness. Pope Theodore I chose Martin as his representative to the emperor in Constantinople during a period of theological controversy between the imperial capital and the Roman Church.

The dispute in which Martin became involved, first as the papal nuncio and later as Pope himself, was over Christ's human nature. Although the Church had always acknowledged the eternal Son of God as “becoming man” within history, some Eastern bishops continued to insist that Christ's human nature was not entirely like that of other human beings. During the seventh century, authorities within the Byzantine Church and empire promoted a version of this heresy known as “monothelitism.” This teaching acknowledged that Christ had two natures – human and divine – but only one will: the divine.

Martin inherited this controversy when he succeeded Theodore as Pope. Pope Martin condemned monothelitism completely, and denounced those who held to it. He insisted that the teaching which denied Christ's human will could not be glossed over as an irrelevant point. To refuse to acknowledge Christ's distinct divine and human wills, he believed, was to deny the biblical teaching that Christ was like humanity in everything other than sin.

The Byzantine emperor retaliated against Pope Martin by sending his own representative to Italy during the council, with orders either to arrest the Pope or have him killed. A henchman of the emperor, who attempted to assassinate the Pope while he was distributing Holy Communion, later testified that he suddenly lost his eyesight and could not carry out the death sentence. In 653, the emperor again sought to silence Pope Martin, this time by sending a delegation to capture him. A struggle ensued, and he was taken to Constantinople before being exiled to the island of Naxos for a year. Those who tried to send help to the exiled Pope were denounced as traitors to the Byzantine empire. Eventually he was brought back to Constantinople as a prisoner, and sentenced to death.

The Pope's appointed executioners stripped him of his clothes and led him through the city, before locking him in a prison with a group of murderers. He was beaten so severely that he appeared to be on the verge of death. At the last moment, however, both the Patriarch of Constantinople and the emperor agreed that the Pontiff should not be executed.

Instead he was kept in prison before being banished again, to an island that was suffering from a severe famine. Pope Martin wrote to a friend that he was “not only separated from the rest of the world,” but “even deprived of the means to live.”

Although the Pope died in exile, in 655, his relics were later brought back to Rome. The Third Ecumenical Council of Constantinople eventually vindicated Pope St. Martin I, by confirming in 681 that Christ had both a divine and a human will.

Friday, April 5, 2024

Scripture Insights

Today’s first reading from Acts, is an excerpt of a lengthier text that tells of a healing that Peter and John had performed. A lame man had requested alms from the apostles, but instead of receiving monetary assistance from them, he was cured of his impairment. Peter’s words that we hear today are addressed to the crowd that had gathered to see the lame man walking and praising God. Peter seeks to make the point that the marvelous act that had just been performed was a direct result of the apostles having spoken “in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.” Peter reminds the crowd that, although they have put Jesus to death, they have the opportunity to repent of their sin and become one with Christ.

The Gospel reading, from Luke, follows the story of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus. Upon returning to Jerusalem, these disciples learn that Jesus had also appeared to Simon. As the two recounted their experience of Jesus to the others, the risen Lord appears among them and offers them peace. After encouraging the disciples to “touch” him, and after they have seen him eat, the disciples appear to have remained puzzled. Jesus speaks to them again, and then “he opens their minds to understand the Scriptures.” whereas Jesus had opened the eyes of the two disciples on the road, Jesus now opens the minds of the gathered disciples. The verse that follow this account has not been included in the reading. That verse, however, helps us understand what occurs next. Jesus instructs the disciples to remain in the city (Jerusalem) until they are clothed and receive the power from on high. That power is the Holy Spirit.

Peace is not fully understood when it is perceived only as the absence of violence or conflict. Peace comes as a result of lifelong works of justice and the generous outreach of charity. Only when everyone benefits from a just and compassionate community does true peace exist.

All of us feel scared at times, and all of us lack of peace sometimes. What Jesus offers is a deep and calm peace in our hearts. God’s love for us can give us peace in the very darkest days of our lives. Peace is the work of justice that means people being honest and fair. Peace is also charity, which means kindness and care of others. We can make peace happen in our actions and our desire to wish peace for others. Peace is achievable!

Friday, March 1, 2024

April 6th & 7th, 2024
Offertory-Weekend $6,500
WeShare Electronic Giving $799
Maintenance & Development $3,036
Devotional Candles $340
Mass Intentions $75
Poor Box $40.50
Total Received: $10,790.50

Thank you for your generosity!

Friday, March 1, 2024

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


Volunteers Needed +

Friday, January 12, 2024

We are in need of Altar Servers and Extraordinary Minsters of the Eucharist for all Masses!

If interested please contact the office! 305-289-0636.

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.

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Thursday, June 15, 2023

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

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