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Third Sunday of Lent.

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

If you come to Mass at 11 AM this Sunday, you will hear the passage from the Gospel according to St. John where the Lord meets the Samaritan woman. That is so because during the 11 o’clock Mass we will have the First scrutiny of those who are preparing to receive the sacraments of initiation during the Easter Vigil. At all other Masses, the passage proclaimed will be taken from the Gospel according to Luke. In it the Lord refers to current affairs of his time, an atrocity perpetrated by Pilate and a tragic accident. He uses them to dispel once and for all the false notion that bad things happen to people as direct retribution for their evil deeds. Both events are bad news, a manifestation of evil in the world.

The book of Job in the Old Testament addresses the question of evil too. In the Gospel according to John the Lord also addresses the mystery of evil when he heals a man who had been born blind. It is clear that bad things are not a direct retribution from God for evil actions, just as material and worldly success are not necessarily a blessing from God.

  • An hour of prayer and reflection before the Blessed Sacrament

    An hour of prayer and reflection before the Blessed Sacrament

    Join the St. Patrick Parish Community. 3700 Garden Avenue, Miami Beach, Fl 33140. Friday 03.29.19 @ 8:00 pm.

    Followed by meet and greet with the community and the band in the courtyard. Featuring the band Finding Paradise Worship.
  • Annunciation of the Lord

    Annunciation of the Lord

    Monday, March 25 is the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. We will pray the Rosary together after 7 PM Mass on Sunday, March 24.
  • Parish Lenten Mission. Fr Brillis Mathew, preaching

    Parish Lenten Mission. Fr Brillis Mathew, preaching

    April 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2019 at 7:30 PM.

    Brillis Mathew, incardinated priest of the Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia and member of Community of Grace, was ordained by Bishop Paul Hinder on 29 April 2017 at St. Mary's Church, Dubai.

  • Divorce Care

    Divorce Care

    Have you gone through divorce? Are you hurting? Divorce care meets every Wednesday. Call the parish office for information
  • Liturgy of the hours

    Liturgy of the hours

    During Lent you are invited to join us from Monday through Friday at 7AM for Morning Prayer (Lauds) and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Church, beginning the first Monday of Lent.
  • Way of the Cross / Via Crucis

    Way of the Cross / Via Crucis

    Join us every Friday of Lent for the Way of the Cross at 7 PM in the Church.
    Todos los viernes de Cuaresma a las 7 de la tarde rezamos el Via Crucis.
  • A letter from Respect Life ministry

    Respect Life Ministry

    A letter from Respect Life ministry acknowledging your generous support of this important ministry.

    Read the letter
  • Book club

    Book club

    We are currently reading "A severe mercy" by Sheldon Vanauken. The next meeting will take place on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 7:30 PM in the Rectory.
  • Grief support group

    Grief support group

    Our grief support group meets every Tuesday at 7:30 PM in the Bell tower (Parish office).
  • Archbishop’s Charity and Development Drive (ABCD) 2019

    Archbishop’s Charity and Development Drive (ABCD) 2019

    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. If you have yet to respond to this year’s ABCD, we need you! Please join us by making a gift now- even a small gift can make a big difference.  You can obtain a pledge envelope from the parish office or you can make a gift online at  Thank you and God bless you!
  • High School Youth Group

    St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Youth Ministry
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Parishes are generally territorial, that is they include all the Christian faithful in a certain territory. The current limits of our parish territory are the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Biscayne Bay to the west, 17th Street to the south and 69th Street to the north. Therefore, if you live within our boundaries you are by the law of the Church a parishioner at St. Patrick.