3716 Garden Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33140

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

The end of times

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,

As we approach the end of the liturgical year, the readings chosen by the Church become more apocalyptical in tone. That is the case with the Gospel passage proclaimed this Sunday.

The end of times has been a source of controversies and has fueled the imagination of many people. It has been the source of many literary works. There are classics of Christian literature, such as “The Lord of the world”, the novel by Robert Benson which is one of the favorites of Pope Francis. There are also some who, in times of turmoil such as ours, profit by preying on the fears of people. A few years ago, for example, there was a series of movies based on novels written by fundamentalist authors that became a box office hit.

Liturgy of the Hours
Learn to pray the Liturgy of the Hours

The Liturgy of the Hours is the official prayer of the Church. There will be an information session on November 23, 2019 at 9AM in the Church for those interested in learning how to pray throughout the day with the universal Church.


The bells in the tower are in need of heavy maintenance. We have signed a contract with the vendor who installed them when the church was built in the 1920s.

The cost to replace the mechanism and refurbish the bells is in excess of $ 85,000.

We are requesting donations to defray the expenses. If you are moved to help with this project, please call the parish office or send an earmarked contribution.

Death with Interruptions by José Saramago
Book club

We are reading “Death with Interruptions” by José Saramago. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, December 5 at 7:30 PM in the rectory.

Autism 1914
Autism 19:14

“Let the children come to me”
Autism 19:14 is a catechetical program for children with Autism, as a response to the Lord Jesus’ statement in Matthew 19;14: Let the children come to me.

If you know of an Autistic child who is in need of the Sacraments of initiation, please contact the parish office.

A letter from Fr. Raju Pila

A letter from Fr. Raju Pila the missionary representative from the Archdiocese of Trivandrum who visited on October 13-14.

St. Vincent DePaul Thanksgiving Luncheon 2019 Volunteers Needed

We need help with the roasting of turkeys, ideally this would be a location that can roast 15-20 turkeys Thanksgiving week. Also need volunteers for food preparation the afternoons of 11/25, 11/26, 11/27 as well as volunteers to help serve lunch Thanksgiving Day. To volunteer, please contact Christine Dundas at email: christinedundas@gmail.com, or phone: (305) 998-6482.

Request for prayers

During his Apostolic Visit to Mexico, Pope Francis told the Jesuits to pray for the canonization of Blessed Miguel Pro, a Mexican Jesuit who was martyred in the early 20th century. Please pray that the Lord will grant a miracle through the intercession of Father Pro.

Bible studies

Beginning Tuesday, September 10 at 7:30 PM, a Bible study group led by Fr. Alberto Petroff will meet in the Maynooth Room located in the upper floor of the property on Barry Street. Come join us to grow in love and understanding of Sacred Scripture.

Fiat - Young adult group
Fiat – Young adult group

Every Thursday in the Adam and Eve Room, young adults ages 21 to 39 meet to grow in faith, hope and charity through prayer, community building and works of mercy. Join us.

RCIA - Christian initiation of adults
RCIA – Christian initiation of adults

Are you interested in becoming Catholic or perhaps just learning more about our Catholic faith? The RCIA sessions are open to anyone whether Catholic or non-Catholic. Come and check it out! For more information come to the Inquiry Meeting on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in St. Patrick’s School. Please register here 

Planned Giving D17
Planned Giving

Don’t cancel life insurance you no longer need!  Consider instructing your life insurance agent to include St. Patrick Catholic Church as a primary or secondary beneficiary on your policy.  By naming our parish as beneficiary, you’ll provide lasting financial support and possibly qualify for tax benefits as well.  It costs nothing to change the beneficiary on your policy and will mean everything to our future parish community.  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.

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!

St. Michael the Archangel.
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.


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

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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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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.