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Friday, March 1, 2024

Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God and who is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” – Jn 4:10

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Refresher On The Rules Of Fast And Abstinence During Lent

Roman Catholics must fast and abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2024 and Good Friday, March 29, 2024.

Lent Fasting Rules: Frequently Asked Questions

  • What Is Fasting? In the Catholic Church, fasting is a practice in self-discipline with a penitential focus. In the context of Lent, it refers to reducing food intake and limiting how many meals we have.
  • What are the Lent fasting rules? On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, fasting rules allow Catholics to eat only one full meal and two smaller meals which, combined, would not equal a single normal meal. Additionally, Catholics may not eat meat on these two days–or on any Friday during Lent.
  • What are the Lent rules on abstinence? In this context, abstinence refers to “abstaining” from meat on Fridays during Lent. Whereas Catholics fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday with just one large meal, Catholics must refrain from eating meat on other Fridays, though they can have three full meals.
  • At what age do you start fasting for Lent? Those ages 18-59, in reasonable health, are required to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Those 14 and older must abstain from meat on Fridays during Lent. Canon Law does mention that for young children not fasting, parents should still communicate the meaning and penance.
  • Who is exempt from fasting during Lent? Children, adults with physical and mental illness, pregnant women and those nursing are all exempt. The USCCB stresses that “common sense should prevail” and that no one should jeopardize their health to fast.
  • When is fasting over? Lent ends on Holy Thursday, but Lenten fasting (and personal commitments) usually continues until Easter. Papal document Paschalis Solemnitatis recommends this in order that we “with uplifted and welcoming heart be ready to celebrate the joys of the Sunday of the resurrection.”
  • Can you eat meat on Good Friday? On the one hand, Good Friday is part of the Easter Triduum, which marks the end of Lent. However, since Good Friday itself is a day of abstinence, it’s best to abstain from meat.
  • Do Sundays count for fasting? It’s been a custom for Catholics to give something up during Lent, in addition to the fastings and abstinence rules. Some keep their sacrifice continuously, but Sundays during Lent are not “prescribed days of fasting and abstinence.” Ultimately, it’s a personal decision.

Thursday, February 22, 2024

San Pablo Catholic Church is very excited to offering a Lenten mission this year. We have invited Father Nick Mormando. Father Nick will offer Masses March 5th at 6pm and March 6th at 8am. Each Mass will be followed by a talk. Father Nick will be available for confession during the day on March 6th. At 6pm on March 6th a Penance service with adoration will take place to allow parishioners to receive the sacrament of reconciliation.

Fr. Nick is originally from New York. He is a professed member of the Capuchin Franciscan Friars, Province of the Sacred Stigmata of St. Francis (The New Jersey Province). He professed First Vows in 1983. He attended Theology at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He was ordained in 2001. He has served in various pastoral assignments in parishes and retreat work. He also served his province for twelve years in administration. He resides with three confreres at St. Padre Pio Friary in “Little Havana” where he is involved in evangelization.

Thursday, December 28, 2023

Adoration of The Blessed Sacrament from Thursday February 1 – March 21.

“We can silently adore the Infinite Love which encompasses us on every side.” - St. John Henry Newman.

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

Friday, March 1, 2024

  • Holy Thursday Mass: 6:00pm
  • Good Friday Services: 12:00pm & 6:00pm
  • Easter Vigil: Saturday at 8:00pm
  • Easter Sunday: 8:00am, 10:00am, & 12:00pm

Friday, March 1, 2024

Attention Ladies!
San Pablo Catholic Women’s Club is hosting a Memorial Mass for deceased members Tuesday March 12th at 5:00pm.

All are welcome to attend the Mass. Following Mass, a potluck dinner will be held for members followed by the annual meeting.

Members whose last name starts with A-L, are asked to bring a main dish. Members with last names between M and Z bring salads or desserts.

Please note if schedules are too full no worries- there is always plenty.

Rejoice and Be Glad!

Thursday, January 18, 2024

As we move forward in 2024, Let us open our hearts to God’s grace in prayer as we walk the spiritual journey with our new RCIA students.

They have been attending weekly sessions, beginning to understand what it means to be catholic, why prayer plays an important role in our catholic life and the meaning behind our faith traditions.

Our candidates this year are:

  • Lorenzo Hernandez;
  • Ashley Rodriguez;
  • Anthony Avalos;
  • and Surama Torres, our catechumen

They will be initiated into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil on March 30th, 2024.

Please keep these students in your prayers as they prepare to become full members of the Catholic Church.

Friday, March 1, 2024

Archbishop’s Charities And Development Drive

Brothers and Sisters,

A BIG THANK YOU for the donations and pledges thus far for the annual Archbishop’s Charities and Development Drive. We are about HALF WAY to our current goal of $51,642. Please keep up the GOOD WORK!! Instead of “giving up” this Lent, lets “give back.” Last year our generous Parishioners and Visitors donated over $60,000. It is our prayer and goal that all Parishioners and Visitors will participate in the ABCD campaign.

Everything that Jesus did, he did out of Love. Did you know that the word Charity means Love?
If you have not given to this year’s ABCD campaign, please put your Love into Action today! Contributing to the ABCD Campaign is an easy way to “give alms” during this Lenten season. Every day, every dollar makes a difference in the lives of those in need. Your support of the ABCD enables us to provide essential programs and support to individuals and families above and beyond what happens in our parish. Together, let us continue to give generously, knowing that our efforts have a lasting impact. May God greatly Bless you for your donation to ABCD.

Watch the ABCD Videos

Friday, March 1, 2024

  • Abby Cafiero
  • Alex Burkos
  • Anthony Gover
  • Bob Rehbock
  • Bonnie Cohen
  • Boomer Kelly
  • Chris Carballo
  • Christel and Jon Rogeberg
  • David Gadberry
  • Dee Kiser
  • Cynthia Ferrara
  • Evelyn Ramos
  • Helen Gessell
  • John Laslo
  • Josef Rosu
  • Laurie Dwyer
  • Larry Murray
  • Linda Taschler
  • Marcia Kiser
  • Mary Bannick
  • Maxmillian Olivia
  • Michael Klitgaard
  • Michelle Sosa
  • Michele & Tom Kramarz
  • Rosemarie Amrhein
  • Sharon Kiser
  • Sharon Sieracki
  • Steven Elsea
  • 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.

Friday, March 1, 2024

Saint Casimir’s Story

Casimir, born of kings and in line to be a king himself, was filled with exceptional values and learning by a great teacher, John Dlugosz. Even his critics could not say that his conscientious objection indicated softness. As a teenager, Casimir lived a highly disciplined, even severe life, sleeping on the ground, spending a great part of the night in prayer and dedicating himself to lifelong celibacy.

When nobles in Hungary became dissatisfied with their king, they prevailed upon Casimir’s father, the king of Poland, to send his son to take over the country. Casimir obeyed his father, as many young men over the centuries have obeyed their governments. The army he was supposed to lead was clearly outnumbered by the “enemy”; some of his troops were deserting because they were not paid. At the advice of his officers, Casimir decided to return home.

His father was irked at the failure of his plans, and confined his 15-year-old son for three months. The lad made up his mind never again to become involved in the wars of his day, and no amount of persuasion could change his mind. He returned to prayer and study, maintaining his decision to remain celibate even under pressure to marry the emperor’s daughter.

He reigned briefly as king of Poland during his father’s absence. He died of lung trouble at 25 while visiting Lithuania, of which he was also Grand Duke. He was buried in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Reflection
Their youthful patron reminds us: Peace is not won by war; sometimes a comfortable peace is not even won by virtue, but Christ’s peace can penetrate every government repression of religion.

Saint Casimir is the Patron Saint of:
Lithuania, Poland, Russia

Friday, March 1, 2024

Scripture Insights

In today’s first reading, from Exodus, we hear Israel grumbling (this Hebrew word can also be translated “quarreling”) with Moses. The people are thirsty, and they blame Moses for their circumstances. Only one chapter earlier in Exodus the people “grumbled” to Moses and wished that they had died in Egypt! In response to that first grumbling, God provided the people with manna and quail. Now God provides them with water. The place names, Massah and Meribah, referred to in this reading, are associated with the words test and quarrel. They appear, again in today’s psalm with the instruction “ Harden not your hearts as at Meribah, as in the day of Massah in the desert, where your fathers tempted me; they tested me though they had seen my works.”

Turning to Romans, we hear of our salvation. Paul emphasizes that we have come to know God through the self-gif of Jesus and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The main point of this passage is God’s tremendous love for us.

Having journeyed from Jerusalem, Jesus rests at Jacob’s well. Jesus, a Jewish man, initiates a conversation with a woman of Samaria. In addition to the fact that such an encounter between an unknown man and woman would have been deemed inappropriate, that the woman was a Samaritan made this even more astonishing. The Samaritans did not recognize the temple in Jerusalem as the true place of worship, so sharp tensions existed between Samaritans and Jews. Crossing cultural and religious norms, Jesus demonstrates that his mission is to all who would accept him as the Christ.

The woman at the well was one of the first people to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ! The people in her town came to know Jesus because she told them about him, and they too went to see him. Because she believed and she was willing to share his words and her experience of him, others were able to meet Jesus and be quenched by the living water of Christ too!

We are all thirsty for Jesus. We can help others come to know about Jesus too, just as the Samaritan woman shared wit her neighbors her joyous experience of talking with Jesus. We can live the way Jesus wants us to live, and others can see the kindness and love we have for our families and friends.

Friday, March 1, 2024

February 24th & 25th, 2024
Offertory-Weekend $6,503
WeShare Electronic Giving $569
Maintenance & Development $2,774
Devotional Candles $100
Mass Intentions $135
Poor Box $51
Total Received: $10,132

Thank you for your generosity!

Friday, March 1, 2024

Lord Jesus Christ living in the Eucharist, come and live in me.

BELIEVE in the REAL PRESENCE OF JESUS CHRIST IN THE EUCHARIST

eucharisticrevival.org

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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Friday, January 5, 2024

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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:

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