Catholic Church

Saint Martha

9221 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores, FL 33138  Phone: (305) 751-0005
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This Week

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 7, 2016

Jubilee Year of Mercy

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

During this Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis calls us to share with everyone the tender compassion of God that we ourselves have experienced. In today's Gospel, Luke uses a special Greek word conveying just such tenderness. In the other Gospels, Jesus calls the disciples to be "fishers," haleis, the same word that means catching fish with hooks or nets, to be killed and eaten. But Luke uses zogron, from zoe or "life," meaning "catch or gather people alive," as animal lovers capture without harming, rescue from "the wild" for a better life, and protect in aquarium or zoo, tenderly cared for by professionals committed to the creatures' well-being. So in Luke's vision—and Pope Francis' as well we who have been "caught alive" by God's mercy ourselves are to become "missionaries of mercy" during this Jubilee Year of Mercy, rescuing fellow sinners from danger and gathering them into Jesus' community to enjoy fullness of life.

— Peter Scagnelli

Gift Shop under New Management

Effective February 7th

We thank Sr. Yamile Saieh for her many years of service to the Gift Shop but she needed to retire to look after her sisters. The new gift shop is now managed by Bernadette Johnson and launches with a display of clearance items at very low prices. We will offer a variety of pastries, donuts, coffee and juices after the 10:30am and 12:30pm Masses.

Special Offer: Come and complete a small survey and get a free donut!

Unlocking Mystery Bible

Bible Study by iPray - Youth Adult Ministry

Mondays, Feb. 8th at 7:00pm in Room B Parish Hall.
More info 305-492-2589

35 dollars for materials.

The Season of Lent

We will begin the Lenten Season on Ash Wednesday February 10th.

While many look forward to this time for opportunities for spiritual growth and renewal, quite often many of us see it as a liturgical season to dread.

We focus on:

"What am I going to give up?"

"How long can I live without whatever it is I am going to give up?"

"How many more days before I don't have to give up whatever it is that I am giving up?"

Who wouldn't dread a liturgical season with such a narrow focus?

Over these next few weeks, we are all encouraged to begin reflecting anew on the real purpose of Lent, the power such a season can be for us, and the real potential for a deeper commitment to our Catholic faith, and most important, a deeper communion of love with God.

Grace reveals God's great love for us and God's purpose for our life. Lent is the time set aside to prepare us to make that renewal faithfully. Our baptism calls us to a life of holiness that reveals Jesus' great and merciful love to all humanity and all creation.

(Excerpted from The Season of Lent. USCCB)

Ash Wednesday Masses:

English: 8:30am & 11:45am.

Bilingual: 7:00pm.

Parish Pilgrimage

Cathedral of St. Mary Saturday, February 13th at 1:00pm. We will enter the Holy Doors and a bilingual service will be held.

Participants having met the requirements will receive a Plenary Indulgence.

Please register and obtain more information at the Information table.

The Parish Mission of St. Martha Church

We, the Roman Catholic Parish of St. Martha, are a diverse and multicultural parish in Miami Shores, Florida. As a vibrant Catholic community of faith, we seek to become closer to God through worship, prayer, sacraments, spiritual formation, fellowship and hospitality.

Strengthened by the Holy Spirit, we go forth proclaiming the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ in order to make disciples and serve our brothers and sisters with our time, talents, and treasure. Through our evangelization in word and deed, we strive to be the light of the world.

Women's Emmaus Retreat

February 26 - 28, 2016

If you need a partial scholarship call Sonia at 305-891-5587.

St. Martha Catholic Church and Sacred Heart Church present… Shrines of Italy

October 25 – November 4, 2016

11 Days – 15 Meals.

Highlights: Rome, Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, San Giovanni Rotondo, Tomb of Padre Pio, Abbey of Santissima, Trinita, Madonna del Rosario, Vatican City, Papal Audience, Christian Rome City Tour, St, Paul Outside the Walls, St John in Lateran, St. Peter's Basilica, St. Mary Major.

Double $3,899.

Book by April 26, 2016 and Save $200 per person.

To RSVP or for more information call Julio Velasquez at: 305-751-0005.

Join us for a slideshow Presentation St. MarthaCatholic Church on February 8, 2016 at 7:00pm in 9221 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores.

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Please Pray For Our Parish Leadership Team

Mike Palma, Cathy Palma, Maria Benitez, Reinaldo Trujillo, Pedro Guerrero, Bernadette Johnson, and Fr. Wilfredo Contreras.

Heavenly Father,
You have gathered us together as a parish to be Your visible life in our world. Here we unite in worship, proclaim Your word, celebrate the Eucharist, and are sent forth to share Your love and make disciples.

Lord, we take your Great Commission seriously and long for our parish to be so on-fire that we draw people to You. Help us in that endeavor, as we strive to work together ordained, religious and laity. Please make our parish amazing, through Your power and Your grace.

Amen.

Edge Catholic Middle School Youth Ministry!

Open to middle schoolers

When: Fridays

Where: Parish Hall

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

For more information, please contact Amalia Palis at 305-978-3320 or email

Lifeteen

Lifeteen is open to teens attending 9th through 12th grades.

Come on Fridays at 7:00pm for free food, making new friends, singing awesome songs and learning more about Jesus and the Church.

Please invite your friends. LIfeteen is open to all teens attending 9th through 12th grades. For more info please contact Daphne Dominque at .

Check out our web page to see how much fun we have had at Click here

ABCD: Give and You Shall Receive

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Our church is a place to pray, to give thanks, to mourn and to celebrate. A place for us all to unite—in need and abundance—to have mercy, liŌ each other up and ease pain and suffering. A place people turn to in their Ɵme of need. We are all instruments of God's mercy and peace. Our church, our family uniƟng to help those in need.

Thank you to all who have already generously responded to this year's ABCD. Your support strengthens the ministries that serve our Archdiocese and allow the Church to form new disciples. As Scriptures remind us, Give and it shall be given to you. Your neighbor needs you. You are the answer to someone's prayers, and together, we are changing lives.

If you have yet to respond to this year's ABCD, please take a moment to reflect upon the many blessings the Lord has given you and how He is calling you to respond this incredibly important annual campaign. To make a giŌ, you can obtain a pledge envelope from the parish office or you can make a giŌ online at www.isupportabcd.org. Let us all unite through our support of this year's ABCD so that we can be One in Faith, One in Hope and One in Charity. Thank you.

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Annual Giving Statements

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Volunteers Opportunities

We currently have a few volunteer openings Click here to know more

Weekly Collection

Our Church
Our Community

Offerings for January 31, 2016
WeShare $ 205.49
Mailed In $ 370.00
5:00pm $ 1328.00
8:30am $ 1131.00
10:30am $ 1570.00
12:30pm $ 1495.00
6:00pm $ 617.00
Total $ 6716.49
It's up to us. Let's be generous.