Savoring the gifts

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

“My God will fully supply whatever you need, in accord with his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

To our God and Father, glory forever and ever. Amen.”

The preceding verses appear in the second reading proclaimed this Sunday from the Letter to the Philippians. In it St. Paul recalls for them that throughout his ministry he has experienced abundance but has also endured scarcity. He expresses his heartfelt gratitude for the support he is receiving from that Christian community while acknowledging that, as the Lord Jesus himself pointed out to St. Martha, only one thing is necessary. Communion with Christ is the only thing that truly matters to him. He applies all of his God given talents to deepening his relationship with the Lord. That of course includes his ministry to the Gentiles, which is not about himself but about the proclamation of Christ crucified and Risen from the dead whom he has encountered. Because of that, he will tell the Corinthians, that he is willing to become all things to all persons so as to gain some for Christ. For him, leading others to an encounter with Christ is the logical result of his own personal encounter with the Lord on the road to Damascus, a manifestation of the love of God in his life and his way of growing in communion with God. Having tasted the fine food and choice wines that the prophet Isaiah announces in the first reading, St. Paul desires to lead other to that feast as a way of enjoying even more what is offered to him.

  • Family Mass Celebration

    First Saturday of the month at 5:00 p.m. / St. Patrick Catholic Church
    October 7th – November 4th – December 2nd 2017

    Come with your family to pray for families in need all around the world and put your God given talents at His service. You can serve participating in the Liturgy, singing, playing an instrument, presenting the offerings, greeting people before and after Mass, etc. This invitation is extended to you, your family and friends.

    In this era of high-speed communication, it is important for families to connect with each other and with God through prayer.
    For additional information or to sign up contact Maria Gabriela Jovel at (305) 4672020 or Gloria Loa at (786)8977687.

    “A Family that prays together stays together”

  • Women’s Emmaus Retreat #18

    November 10-12, 2017

    The St Patrick’s Women’s Emmaus team cordially invites you to join us on our annual weekend retreat.

    Emmaus Retreat Registration

  • Book discussion

    We are currently reading “The Lord of the world”.

    The next meeting will take place on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 7:30 PM in the Rectory.

  • RCIA

    If you are an adult who would like to become Catholic or have not received Confrimation or your First Holy Communion, the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) is for you.

    RCIA Registration begins on Sunday, August 20 after 9:30 AM Mass.

  • CCD Registration

    CCD Registration begins on Sunday, August 20 after 9:30 AM Mass.

    Inscripción para el catecismo comienza el domingo 20 de Agosto después de la Misa de 9:30.

  • 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.

  • Planned Giving

    Will your estate be eaten up by taxes?  It doesn’t have to happen.  Planned giving pro-grams can help you avoid gifting the State when you didn’t intend to and help you pre-serve your Catholic heritage.  For more information on estate planning and planned giving, contact the rectory or call the Office of Planned Giving at (305) 762-1110.

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Franciscus.

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