A conversation

Thirty-third week in Ordinary Time.

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

Last Sunday, at the end of Mass, I had a brief, yet interesting conversation about my column with one of you. That is why I decided to continue the conversation that began last week with this week’s column.

The social doctrine of the Church, which Pope Francis so insistently proclaims calling us to conversion is not an ideology and is not aligned with any of them. Socialism, liberalism, communism and capitalism are ideologies. The market economy is an economic system different from a centrally planned economy. Although it is true that capitalism is associated with a market economy, we see in our times that even totalitarian communist regimes move towards a market economy.

St. Paul VI taught that the social doctrine of the Church does not attempt to abolish the market but to keep it within the limits of justice, morality, to make it more human.

  • 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
  • Peace Olive Tree Planting Ceremony

    Peace Olive Tree Planting Ceremony

    Photo gallery
  • High School Youth Group

    St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Youth Ministry
    Meet in front of Church Entrance!
    More Info: Carmen Vazquez (305)970-4128
  • St. Patrick Women’s Emmaus

    St. Patrick Women's Emmaus

    The Church of St. Patrick Women’s Emmaus Ministry cordially invites you to our next retreat. Join us for a weekend of joy, hope and renewal. December 7th -9th, 2018.

    Emmaus Retreat registration
  • 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.
  • Book club

    Book club

    We are currently reading “Kristin Lavransdatter II: The Wife” by Sigrid Undset. The next meeting will take place on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 7:30 PM in the Rectory.
  • Divine Mercy for Moms: Sharing the lessons of St. Faustina

    Divine Mercy for Moms: Sharing the lessons of St. Faustina

    A book study designed for busy moms who want to enhance their family life and personal devotion through God's Divine Mercy. We have a unique call in motherhood so let's learn how to grow in word, deed and prayer together. Next meeting dates: October 17th and 24th. Contact Theresa (954) 800-3211 www.divinemercyformoms.com
  • 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 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

    During a time in which we remember to be thankful, consider leaving a planned gift to St. Patrick Catholic Church. Most planned gifts cost you nothing during your lifetime and may actually save taxes for your heirs. 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.
  • Bible Study in English

    Bible Study in English

    Saturdays 9:30-10:30 a.m. Bell Tower Conference Room. September 22 / October 20 & 27 / November 3 & 10
  • 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
  • Family Mass Celebration 2018 Calendar

    Family Mass Celebration 2018 Calendar

    December 8th - 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
  • 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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Laudato Si'

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