Do not be afraid!

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

In the Gospel passage proclaimed this Sunday we hear the Lord’s exhortation not to be afraid.

St. John Paul II often repeated these words of Christ. On the solemn beginning of his pontificate in 1978 he said: “Do not be afraid to welcome Christ and accept his power… Do not be afraid. Open wide the doors for Christ. To his saving power open the boundaries of States, economic and political systems, the vast fields of culture, civilization and development. Do not be afraid. Christ knows “what is in man”. He alone knows it.

So often today man does not know what is within him, in the depths of his mind and heart. So often he is uncertain about the meaning of his life on this earth. He is assailed by doubt, a doubt which turns into despair. We ask you therefore, we beg you with humility and trust, let Christ speak to man. He alone has words of life, yes, of eternal life.”

In his first encyclical, Redemptor Hominis, he explained the reason why many of our contemporaries live in fear.

  • Prison ministry

    “I was in jail and you visited me”
    (Matthew 25: 36)

    If you would like to join other Catholics and visit the inmates at the Federal Detention Center every Saturday morning, please call the parish office.


  • Learn Natural Family Planning

    Natural Family Planning (NFP) does not involve harmful chemicals and builds up your marriage.

    The next NFP series will begin on Saturday, June 24. Visit to sign up for the classes.

  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

    Every Thursday from 8:45 AM To 6:45 PM at St. André Bessette chapel located at the corner of Alton Rd. and Barry Street.
    Join us to adore the Lord Jesus truly and substantially present in the Eucharist.

  • Divorce Care

    Have you gone through divorce? Are you in need of healing?
    Our next Divorce Care series will begin on September 20.

  • Violeta Diaz Scholarship

    Through the generosity of a deceased parishioner, Violeta Diaz, we are able to offer scholarships to parishioners of St. Patrick who are applying to or currently enrolled in college and meet the scholarship requirements. The completed application must be turned in by end of day, June 16, 2017.

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  • Book discussion

    We are currently reading "A history of Christianity by Paul Johnson."

    The next meeting will take place on June 29, 2017 at 7:30 PM in the Rectory.

  • Miami Beach Senior High Catholic Student Union

    On February 14 we had a kickoff of the Catholic Student Union at Miami Beach Senior High. The first meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 21 during lunch time.

    Please pray for this evangelization ministry, for the High School students and staff and their families!

  • Planned Giving

    There are many ways to express your faith after you are gone. Not only can you make a specific bequest to your parish in your will, you can also name your parish as the beneficiary of your IRA, 401k or other retirement account. For additional information, contact the rectory or call the Office of Planned Giving at (305) 762-1110.

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