Mystery, analogy and metaphor

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

Having contemplated the action of God in the history of the universe and our own personal history, this Sunday the Church invites us to contemplate the very nature of God, the Most Holy Trinity.

To contemplate the work of God in history is, of course, to contemplate the Most Holy Trinity too. The only true God who is a communion of persons is the one acting in history. Theologians use the expression Economic Trinity to designate the mystery of the Most Holy Trinity in its relationship with creation, whereas the expression Immanent Trinity refers to the study of the nature of God Himself and the relations that exist between the three Divine Persons.

When we talk about the things of God, we are always dealing with a mystery. It is important to define a mystery because we do not quite use the word in the same sense that we do in ordinary speech. In our daily use, the word mystery designates a problem to be solved, a matter of detectives, something that we do not know. In the Church, however, when we state that something is a mystery we mean that this reality is so vast, so deep, so profound that even though we may know a great deal about it, our knowledge is not exhaustive. There is a lot more to learn about that reality because it exceeds us, it is superior to the powers of our intellect. A mystery is a reality that is not only known but lived. We participate in a mystery.

  • Congratulations


    Congratulations to the Miami Beach Senior High School members of the Catholic club who are graduating on June 3.
  • Vacation Bible School (VBS)

    Vacation Bible School (VBS)

    WHO: Students entering Kinder to 5th.
    WHEN: Monday July 29th to Friday August 2nd Drop Off: 9:00 AM Pick Up: 12:00 PM.
    WHERE: St. Patrick School Auditorium.
    COST: $40.

    For more information contact Jon Pierre Marcazzo at
  • 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.

  • Book club

    Book club

    We are currently reading Veritatis Splendor. An encyclical of St. John Paul II on the moral teachings of the Church. The next meeting will take place on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 7:30 PM in the Rectory.
  • Learn Natural Family Planning

    Learn Natural Family Planning

    Classes at St. Patrick begin on Satudary, June 22. To sign up, visit
  • Planned Giving

    Planned Giving

    Payments guaranteed for life! That is what you get by making a gift in exchange for a Charitable Gift Annuity.  You receive guaranteed payments for the rest of your life, no matter how long you live or what future interest rates may be.  Your gift gives twice:  first, to you with fixed payments and a tax deduction; second, to St. Patrick Catholic Church when you are called Home.  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
  • 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
  • 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. November 1th -3th, 2019.
  • 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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