Love, eros, agape

Fifth Sunday of Easter.

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

The Lord says in the Gospel passage proclaimed this Sunday: “This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Love is indeed the distinctive mark of a Christian. We can even posit a kind of syllogism. God is love, that is the way He self-reveals throughout Scripture and explicitly in the First Letter of John. Jesus Christ is God, He is the Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity. By Baptism we have been configured to Christ. Therefore, we have been configured to love.

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross a German Carmelite nun, a 20th century mystic, co-patroness of Europe, who was murdered in Auschwitz in retaliation for the denunciation of Nazi atrocities against the Jews by the local bishop, famously said: “Love is our eternal life.” This statement which is very true, is also tautological. Our eternal life is love indeed, because God, who is love, is our eternal life.

  • Confirmation

    Confirmation

    Archbishop Wenski will administer the sacrament of Confirmation to candidates from St. Patrick School, RCIA and our Sunday School on May 23 at 7 PM. Please keep them in your prayers.
  • May 22 – Dinner with deacon

    May 22 - Dinner with deacon

    Deacon Tony Santos is hosting his traditional "Dinner with deacon" on Wednesday, May 22 at 7 PM. Please contact Deacon Tony or call the parish office.
  • May 24 – Mary Help of Christians

    May 24 - Mary Help of  Christians
    World day of prayer for the Church in China

    Join us on Friday, May 24 from 8 PM to 9 PM to celebrate the memorial of Mary, Help of Christians, pray for the Church in China and for persecuted Christians.
  • Visit to Stella Maris Center

    Visit to Stella Maris Center

    Special needs students from Miami Beach Senior High visited the Stella Maris Center at the Port of Miami on Thursday, May 16.

    We are grateful to our dedicated volunteers, Miami Beach Fire Department and Miami-Dade Police Department for making this a memorable day for these students.

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  • Book club

    Book club

    We are currently reading "Marcel Van - Autobiography". The next meeting will take place on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 7:30 PM in the Rectory.
  • Violeta Diaz Scholarship

    Violeta Diaz Scholarhip

    Through the generous donation of a deceased St. Patrick Parish parishioner, Violeta Diaz, a scholarship has been established for parishioners of St. Patrick Parish who are applying to or are currently enrolled in college, show academic promise, are in good standing with the practice of their Catholic faith, and can demonstrate economic need. The Scholarship Application form along with the required documents must be submitted by 5 PM, June 4th. Please call the parish office at 305-531-1124 with any questions.

    Application Instructions

    Scholarship Application form
  • Learn Natural Family Planning

    Learn Natural Family Planning

    Classes at St. Patrick begin on Satudary, June 22. To sign up, visit ccli.org
  • Deacon Tony Santos

    Congratulations to Deacon Tony Santos on his swearing in as Miami Beach Police chaplain.
  • Seven Last Word of Christ

    Read the meditations prepared by Miami Beach Senior High School students for our event featuring Haydn's Seven Last Words of Christ.

    READ HERE
  • Planned Giving

    Planned Giving

    Planned giving provides an opportunity to donate a gift that will forever perpetuate our Catholic heritage. Through your gift you will help build an active and faith-filled Church that is able to pass on our Catholic faith to future generations. One way to accomplish this is through an endowment. For more information, contact the rectory or call the Office of Planned Giving at (305) 762-1110.
  • Divorce Care

    Divorce Care

    Have you gone through divorce? Are you hurting? Divorce care meets every Wednesday. Call the parish office for information
  • 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
  • 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 www.isupportabcd.org.  Thank you and God bless you!
  • 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.
  • 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

    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.

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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