3716 Garden Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33140

Entry, exit and circulation.
For your safety and the safety of others, please follow the diagram as you enter and exit the church and also when you move inside.

A letter to parishioners from Archbishop Wenski announcing the resumption of Mass with people present on Tuesday, May 26. CLICK HERE.

Masses with the faithful present have resumed. However, because of social distancing requirements and other restrictions ordered by the Archbishop and the City of Miami Beach that limit the capacity of the parish church, we will continue to stream Mass on this website according to our regular schedule for the benefit of those who are sick, are fearful or cannot attend Mass.

If you are sick or have flu like symptoms please, stay at home.


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Weekly Bulletin

May 24, 2020

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

Important news!

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,

Several celebrations coincide on this Sunday, May 24. There is also important news for our daily life.

The first and most consequential is, of course, that Jesus Christ, risen from the dead returns to the Father bringing the novelty of our human nature glorified, victorious over sin and death. As stated in preface I of the Ascension: “He ascended not to distance himself from our lowly state but that we, his members, might be confident of following where he, our Head and Founder, has gone before.” Or as preface II states, he was taken up to heaven, “that he might make us sharers in his divinity.”

The ending of the Gospel according to St. Matthew proclaimed this Sunday includes four “all” statements by the Lord. He has all power. He commands us to go to all peoples. He wishes that we teach all that he has told us. He promises to be with us all the days until the end of times.

The Church has always tried to remain faithful to the missionary mandate of the Lord and has brought the message of the Gospel between lights and shadows to the ends of the earth since the apostolic times until our own days heavily affected by the pandemic.

StPatrick Church


  • If you are sick or have flu like symptoms, stay at home.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Keep social distancing at all times.
  • Follow directional signs on the floor.
  • Sit only in places marked with an orange ribbon.
  • Groups of 2-3 adults (older than 16) may use the pews marked with an H for household.
  • Families with children use designated area.
  • Follow instructions of ushers.
  • Receive communion on hand.
  • Place your gift in collection basket by doors or send by mail.

If the Church is up to capacity when you arrive, please go back to your vehicle, follow the Mass streamed on line and during the Our Father begin to approach for Communion observing social distancing at all times.

Ushers needed!

As the church reopens on Tuesday, May 26 with temporary measures to ensure social distancing and other measures to prevent contagion, we will need additional ushers at every Mass. If you feel a call to serve in this important ministry at this critical moment, please call the parish office to sign up as a volunteer. The number to call is 305-531-1124.

Daily Rosary in Zoom

The men’s Emmaus group hosts a virtual meeting through Zoom every day at 8:30 PM to pray the Rosary. Contact parish office for details.

emmaus men
Emmaus in Zoom

Men’s Emmaus groups in English and Spanish continue their regular meeting on Monday and Tuesday through Zoom. Women’s Emmaus group in Spanish also holds virtual meetings on Friday at 6:00 PM.

Grupo de jóvenes

Reuniones del grupo de jóvenes todos los jueves a las 8:00 PM por ZOOM, código 868-8260-1358 válido hasta el 5 de junio 2020.

Estudio bíblico en español

El grupo de estudio bíblico en español se sigue reuniendo normalmente todos los martes a las 8:00 PM por medio de la plataforma ZOOM, código 878-0362-5985 válido hasta el 2 de Junio 2020.

30th Anniversary of John Paul II's Assasination Attempt
Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima

Anniversary of St. John Paul II assassination attempt.


Scholarship 2017
Violeta Diaz Scholarship

Through the generosity of a deceased St. Patrick parishioner, Violeta Diaz, a scholarship has been established for parishioners of St. Patrick that are applying to or currently enrolled in college, show academic promise, are in good standing with their Catholic faith, and can show economic need. Please complete the attached scholarship application according to the attached application instructions. The completed application and required documents must be submitted by Tuesday, June 9th at 5:00 PM.

Application form

Evangelii Nuntiandi – Paul VI
Pope Francis recommended reading

During his homily last Thursday, Pope Francis said: “I remember the last paragraphs of the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Nuntiandi by Paul VI when he talks about joyful Christians, joyful evangelizers, not those who are always down. Today is a good day to read it. Filled with joy.”

We offer it below.

Evangelii Nuntiandi – Paul VI
December 8, 1975

80. Our appeal here is inspired by the fervor of the greatest preachers and evangelizers, whose lives were devoted to the apostolate. Among these we are glad to point out those whom we have proposed to the veneration of the faithful during the course of the Holy Year. They have known how to overcome many obstacles to evangelization.


Way of the Cross 20
Way of the Cross Led by Pope Francis

Read the meditations for the Way of Cross led in Rome by Pope Francis. They were prepared by inmates and their relatives.


palm Sunday

To comply with the City of Miami Beach order to stay at home, blessed palms were mailed to registered parishioners. If you do not receive them by mail, you will be able to pick them up when the situation normalizes. We kindly ask you not to come to the parish to get palms these days.

Divine Mercy Chaplet
Divine Mercy chaplet

During the pandemic, we will pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet Monday through Friday at 3 PM. You can join us through the Internet.

Blessed Sacrament
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Every Thursday from 8:45 AM to 6:30 PM at St. André Besette chapel located at the corner of Alton Rd. and Barry Street. Come join us!

During the pandemic emergency, we are still having adoration on Thursdays in the Church and streaming live.
We will also have adoration Monday – Friday for one hour beginning at noon for the duration of the emergency measures. This will also be streamed live on the Internet.
Eucharist fast
Spiritual Communion due to quarantine

During this time of “Eucharistic fast” due to the pandemic, we are encouraged to perform acts of Spiritual Communion such as the one below.

My Jesus,
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

ChurchOffice hours
Office hours during pandemic emergency

The office is open Monday – Saturday during regular office hours, but will close on Sundays while the emergency measures are in place.
Thus, the current office hours are
Monday – Friday 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
We strongly recommend that you call before coming to the office, especially if you wish to go to Confession.

Reconciliation weekend 2018
Confession during the pandemic

The office is open. Priests are available for Confession by appointment.

Guidelines for visiting the sick in their homes under quarantine to distribute Holy Communion

Persons quarantined in their homes under the threat of the coronavirus may request a visit from the priest, deacon or lay Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist.

  • A phone call to the patient to learn the circumstances of the quarantine:  How long has the patient been quarantined? What is the patient’s current status?  Has the patient been tested and diagnosed with COVID-19? Are other family members present to assist in the visit? Is the patient using a mask to reduce transmission?

La amistad con Jesús
La amistad con Jesús, ¿Es posible? ¿Es real?

Presentación del padre Guillermo Arias SJ en la charla cuaresmal titulada:
La amistad con Jesús, ¿Es posible? ¿Es real?


Learn Natural Family Planning
Suspended. Will be rescheduled when the emergency is over.

Learn Natural Family Planning (NFP) and help build communication skills and enhance intimacy in your marriage. Take a class to prepare for your new marriage or for marriage enrichment and learn a medically safe, morally acceptable and highly effective method of both postponing and achieving pregnancy.


ABCD: Changing people’s lives for the better

People featured in 2020 campaign video were helped by ABCD, now continue to help others.

Pope Francis composes a prayer to Our Lady, Health of the Sick, to implore her protection during the Covid-19 coronavirus epidemic.

“O Mary, you shine continuously along our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.
“We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who at the Cross were near to the pain of Jesus, keeping your faith firm.
“You, Salvation of the Roman people, know what we need, and we trust that you will provide for those needs so that, as at Cana of Galilee, joy and celebration may return after this moment of trial.
“Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the will of the Father and to do what Jesus tells us, He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and took up our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.
“We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.”
Live Video Streaming



During the pandemic quarantine we will stream live from the Church from 8 AM to 8 PM. Our Mass schedule remains the same.


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Laudato Si’

On the care of our common home.

Hearing Loop

St. Patrick Catholic Church of Miami Beach has installed a Hearing Loop to assist those with hearing loss hear more clearly.


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Join our Parish

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.