Discernment

Second Sunday of Advent.

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

In the second reading on this Second Sunday of Advent, St. Paul issues an exhortation to the Philippians, and to ourselves, to grow in love and discernment to be pure and blameless.

We need discernment throughout our earthly pilgrimage because at every step of the way we encounter multiple possibilities that will become actualized depending on the course of action we choose.

“The garden of forking paths,” is a fiction by Jorge Luis Borges. In it life appears to the protagonist as a forking path. Depending on the trail one follows in the work of Borges, the characters will be friends or enemies, one may live the other not, perhaps both may die.

CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE

Confessions
Monday, Dec 17 and Tuesday, Dec 18 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Christmas Eve
Monday, Dec 24 5:00 p.m. English and 12:00 a.m. Bilingual

Christmas Day
Tuesday, Dec 25 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. English and 12:30 & 7:00 p.m. Spanish

New Year’s Eve, Vigil of Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Monday, Dec 31 5:00 p.m. English

New Year’s Day, Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Tuesday, Jan 1 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. English and 12:30 & 7:00 p.m. Spanish

  • Christmas Season office hours

    Christmas Season office hours

    Please note the Parish office hours during the holiday season.

    December 18-20 8:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
    December 21 8:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m.
    December 22 & 23 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    December 24  CLOSED
    December 25  CLOSED
    December 26-28 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    December 29 & 30 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    December 31  CLOSED
    January 1 CLOSED
    January 2, 2019 Resume normal hours
  • Christmas Concert

    Christmas Concert

    Featuring the Choir of St. Patrick Church Miami Beach and soloists under direction of Brother Mark Spencer. December 21, 2018 at 8pm. Doors open at 7pm. New World Center. 500 17th St Miami Beach.

    More information and tickets here
  • Book club

    Book club

    We are currently reading “Kristin Lavrandsdatter III: The Cross” by Sigrid Undset. The next meeting will take place on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 7:30 PM in the Rectory.
  • Peace Olive Tree Planting Ceremony

    Peace Olive Tree Planting Ceremony

    On Thursday, November 15 at 9:00 am the entire school gathered around the west courtyard for a "Peace Olive Tree Planting Ceremony". They were joined by members of the Talmudic university led by Rabbi Yitzi Zweig.

    Photo gallery

    Olive tree: a sign of friendship

    Planting at St. Patrick School denotes partnership between local Christians, Jews.

    Read article here
  • High School Youth Group

    St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Youth Ministry
    JOIN US EVERY SUNDAY FROM 4 TO 6PM
    Meet in front of Church Entrance!
    More Info: Carmen Vazquez (305)970-4128
  • A request from the Holy Father

    Prayer to St. Michael, the Archangel

    The Holy Father Francis has requested that we continue to pray the prayer to St. Michael, the Archangel. Read the communiqué from the Holy See Press Office.

    Oración a san Miguel Arcángel

    El Santo Padre Francisco ha pedido que sigamos rezando la oración a san Miguel Arcángel. Lea el comunicado de la Oficina de Prensa de la Santa Sede.
  • RCIA – Christian initiation of adults

    RCIA - Christian initiation of adults

    Are you Catholic but have not received Confirmation or First Communion? Do you wish to become Catholic? Do you know somebody who is older than 7 and wishes to become Catholic?

    RCIA is a catechetical program to receive the sacraments of initiation. Call the parish office to register.
  • Faith Formation Classes

    Faith Formation Classes

    Dear Parents, Registration for all Faith Formation Classes begins this Sunday.  This year you will pre-register on a phone, tablet or computer through the Saint Patrick website.   So if you have a child ready to prepare for the Sacraments or if you would allow us to partner with you in passing on our Catholic Faith in our grade level religion classes, please visit our Faith Formation Registration Page.
  • Pray for the canonization of the Servant of God Enrique Shaw

    Pray for the canonization of the Servant of God Enrique Shaw

    O God, your servant Enrique was a joyful witness of Christian living through his everyday endeavors, with his family, at the workplace, in the corporate world and society at large. Help me to follow in his footsteps in deep communion with you. Glorify him and grant through his intercession the favors requested. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

    Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be...

    Por favor, recen para que el Señor conceda un milagro por su intercesión

    Oh Dios, tu siervo Enrique nos dio un alegre ejemplo de vida cristiana a través de su quehacer cotidiano en la familia, el trabajo, la empresa y la sociedad. Ayúdame a seguir sus pasos con una profunda vida de unión contigo y de apostolado cristiano. Dígnate glorificarlo y concede por su intercesión el favor que te piden. Por Jesucristo nuestro Señor. Amén.

    Padrenuestro, Avemaría, Gloria.
  • Al-Anon

    Al-Anon

    Al-Anon a support group for relatives and close friends of persons struggling with addictions meets every Tuesday at 7:00 PM in the Adam and Eve room on Barry Street.
  • Planned Giving

    Planned Giving

    Think about the people and organizations that matter most to you. Ensure that your intentions are carried out by writing or updating your will soon. Contact the rectory or call the Office of Planned Giving at (305) 762-1110 for more information.
  • Faith Formation Survey 2018

    Faith Formation Survey 2018

    Thank you to everyone who submitted answer to our survey last weekend.  If you were unable to do so we would greatly appreciate you taking it online. You can do so by following this link.
  • Project Rachel – Post abortion healing

    Project Rachel - Post abortion healing

    Project Rachel is a post-abortion healing, counseling and reconciliation program open to anyone, male or female, who is experiencing hurt, guilt and other negative effects of an abortion.

    More information 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.

Mass Broadcast

Check our “Mass Broadcast” page during 11:00 am and 12:30 pm Sunday Masses to watch live video.

FORMED

The Catholic Faith on Demand.

Laudato Si'

On the care of our common home.
Franciscus.

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