Evil will not prevail

First Sunday of Lent.

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

God’s covenant with Noah precedes the one with Abraham. As we hear in the first reading proclaimed this Sunday taken from the book of Genesis, God himself guarantees that evil will not prevail, human life will not be obliterated and His creation will not be destroyed.

God is certainly not indifferent to evil, does not overlook it or take it lightly. On the contrary, as the second reading points out, He takes it so seriously that He literally assumes it in his own body. Jesus, true God and true man, suffers the greatest evil and injustice in order to defeat sin and its consequences once and for all. Because He shares with us our human nature, His victory is the victory of human nature. Participation in His victory is possible because of our common humanity. We can be victorious with Him, if we grow in humanity. If instead of turning against Him, we turn to Him and return to Him.

Conversion is our journey back to the Lord. It is a lifelong project. It entails changing our ways, repenting of the evil we may have done and believing in the Good News He brings.

Day of fasting
and prayer

Pope Francis has called a day of fasting and prayer for peace in the world on Friday, February 23. We will have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the church throughout the day beginning at about 8:30 immediately after morning Mass and ending before the Way of the Cross at 7 PM. We will also pray for those affected by the tragedy in Parkland, Florida. We will also have the following activities:

Jornada de ayuno
y oración

El papa Francisco ha convocado a una jornada de ayuno y oración por la paz del mundo el próximo Viernes 23 de febrero. Tendremos adoración del Santísimo en la iglesia durante todo el día, comenzando aproximadamente a las 8:30 al concluir la Misa y finalizando antes del Via Crucis a las 7 PM. Rezaremos también por los afectados por la tragedia en Parkland, Florida. Además tendremos las siguientes actividades:

12:00 PM – Rosary
3:00 PM – Divine Mercy chaplet
6:00 PM – Rosary
6:45 PM – Benediction

Join us at two events featuring Dr. Christine Bacon, the author of THE SUPER COUPLE, to learn the formula for extreme happiness in marriage.

Book Signing Reception: Friday Feb 23 at La Gorce Country Club , 6:00pm-7:30pm. Appetizers, music and wine.


Workshop: Saturday Feb 24 at Barry Hall/ Patrician Room, 8:30am-noon. Breakfast will be served.


The St Patrick Church Marriage Ministry is grateful for our sponsors: Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and Graziano’s Restaurants/Markets.

  • Seven Last Words of Christ

    St. Patrick Catholic Church presents a FREE concert of Franz Joseph Haydn’s

    Seven Last Words of Christ

    Featuring: The Amernet String Quartet. FIU’s Ensemble – in – Residence. Wednesday, March 28th, 7:30 PM. Saint Patrick Catholic Church. 3716 Garden Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33140
  • Way of the Cross / Via Crucis

    Way of the Cross / Via Crucis

    Every Friday of Lent beginning Friday, February 16 at 7 PM in the Church.

    Todos los viernes de Cuaresma a partir del viernes 16 de febrero a las 7 PM en la iglesia.
  • Men’s Emmaus

    Men's Emmaus English Retreat # 10

    March 9th - March 11th 2018. 
    Come and walk with the Lord and He will Give you rest!

    More info - Registration Form
  • Lenten Prayer Group – In English

    Lenten Prayer Group
    In English

    9:15-10:30am for 7 Saturdays - Feb 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24.
    St Patrick Church Miami Beach, bell tower conference room.

    Give yourself the gift of closeness to God during Lent!  “Sacred Space for Lent” by The Irish Jesuits will be the guidebook for your own daily prayers at home, and then we meet weekly to discover the presence of God in your life.  Book cost $3.95.  RSVP to Mary Sells at 305-606-5990, or to marymsells@yahoo.com.
  • Family Mass Celebration 2018 Calendar

    Family Mass Celebration 2018 Calendar

    First Saturday of the month at 5:00 p.m.

    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.

    More info here
  • St. Patrick’s Day Family Picnic!

    St. Patrick's Day Family Picnic!

    Saturday 3/17/2018 Church Parishioners, School & Preschool Families! Let’s celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with music, games and a good ‘ol picnic on blankets. Hot Dogs and snow cones will be available for sale. Bring your picnic baskets full of food in case you’re still hungry. End this perfect day by joining us for 5:00PM Mass. Rainy weather will not stop our fun – we’ll be in the school gymnasium!
  • Book discussion

    We are currently reading “The cross in the sand”.

      The next meeting will take place on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7:30 PM in the Rectory.
  • Grief support group

    Our grief support group will resume its meetings every Tuesday at 7:30 PM in the Bell Tower, beginning on Tuesday, January 5, 2018.
  • Planned Giving

    God has given each of us many gifts - most importantly, eternal life through His Son. Show your gratitude by sharing the fruits of your work with the Lord and His people. Contact the rectory or call the Office of Planned Giving at (305) 762-1110 for information.
  • Women’s Health & Fertility

    This seminar is designed to educate, inspire and empower all who attend. All are welcome: couples, singles, parents, clergy, religious and the medical community. Saturday, February 24, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. St. Thomas University, Convocation Hall 16401 NW 37th Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33054 More info here
  • 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.

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