Masses have resumed
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.
We will celebrate Confirmations originally scheduled for the month of May on Tuesday, September 29, Feast of the Archangels.
Catholic schools in Miami will phase in on site learning beginning September 23, Memorial of St. Padre Pio of Pietralcina.
St. Patrick Catholic School will have a staggered phasing in of on site learning according to the following schedule.
September 23-25: Kinder through second grade September 28: Kinder through fifth grade September 30: Kinder through eighth grade.
Click here to learn about Archdiocesan plan to manage COVID-19 exposure.
If you are participating in a 12-step program, we invite you to join us every Wednesday for two hours of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 7 PM to 9 PM.
We were able to distribute school supplies to 67 children from low income families in our communities. Your generous support of our school supply drive made it possible. We even had a surplus of school supplies that were delivered by our St. Vincent de Paul volunteers to Mother Teresa of Calcutta’s Missionaries of Charity in Miami who will send them to Haiti. Thank you!
If you or somebody you know who is older than 7 wishes to become Catholic or is already a baptized Catholic but has not received First Communion or Confirmation, we invite you to sign up for our Christian Initiation for Adults. It is a Catechetical program to prepare for the reception of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and First Communion during the Easter Season 2021.
Meetings begin on Wednesday, October 2 at 7 PM. During the pandemic sessions will be virtual.
Visit RCIA to enroll or call the parish office if you have any questions.
Due to the pandemic we had to postpone the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation, Confirmation and First Communions. God willing, we will have First Communions in October, Confirmations on September 29 and the Sacraments of Initiation for RCIA on September 17.
Our gift shop is closed during the pandemic to comply with diocesan guidelines and protect our volunteers. However, if you would like to purchase religious articles such as rosaries, statues, books or prayers cards, please call the parish office. We will mail the articles to you.
Confession on weekends during regularly scheduled hours has resumed as of May 30. As usual, priests are also available for Confession by appointment and any time upon request.
FOR YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS, WE ASK YOU TO PLEASE
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
Palms blessed on Palm Sunday are available for pick in the parish office.
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.
During this time of “Eucharistic fast” due to the pandemic, we are encouraged to perform acts of Spiritual Communion such as the one below.
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.
The office is open during regular office hours.
Thus, the current office hours are
Monday – Friday 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday 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.
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?
the Beginning and the end;
and the Omega.
All time belongs to Him;
and all the ages.
To Him be glory and power
through every age for ever. Amen
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.