3716 Garden Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33140

Serving the visitors and residents of Miami Beach since 1926 SHAMROCK PRIDE Congratulations Graduates Slide
WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF
ST. PATRICK CATHOLIC CHURCH

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

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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.

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FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
November 29, 2020

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First Sunday of Advent

Potter and clay

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,

This Sunday marks the beginning of a new liturgical year. As we know, it will last until the celebration of the Solemnity of Christ, King of the Universe towards the end of next calendar year. Also, Advent begins on this Sunday. It is a time set aside to prepare ourselves for Christmas and for the second coming of Christ.

The readings the Church presents for our meditation at the beginning of Advent focus on judgment, the coming of Christ in glory and majesty. Therefore, the passage from the Gospel according to St. Mark proclaimed this Sunday has strong apocalyptic overtones. In it, the Lord exhorts us to be ready for we do not know the day or the hour of our final and definitive encounter with Him.

As the four weeks of Advent go by, there will be greater emphasis on the Christmas event. Beginning December 17, we will focus exclusively on the birth of Christ. We will take a close look at different moments in the Incarnation of the Eternal Word of God and will especially contemplate those who had a prominent role in the events that took place in Bethlehem.

The first reading for this Sunday, taken from the book of the prophet Isaiah, ends with a very popular expression, a metaphor used by the prophet that describes God as a potter who works the clay that we are, the work of his hands.

Advent
Advent Nights of Prayer, Reflection and Teaching

Join Deacon Jim and Deacon Tony as we Pray in Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament,  Reflect upon the Season of Advent, Share the Teachings on the Readings we will hear throughout Advent, and Prepare for the Season of Christmas where we celebrate God becoming one of us.

Session I – December 4, 2020 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. What do we have to prepare for in our lives to have a great Advent?

Session II – December, 18 2020  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The King will come – are we ready?

We look forward to seeing you in this special time of preparation so we can be ready every day

Welcome Deacon Dugard2
Welcome Deacon Dugard

Archbishop Wenski has appointed Deacon James Dugard to our parish effective November 2020. We welcome Deacon Jim to our parish!

collecting toys
St. Vincent de Paul Christmas toy drive

Our St. Vincent de Paul Society is collecting unwrapped, nonviolent toys for children ages 0 to 8 years and $25 gift cards to Target or Walmart for children 9 to 18 years. Please bring the toys and gift cards to the parish office by Monday, December 15th.

Mrs. Lucia Baez-Geller
Congratulations, Mrs. Lucia Baez-Geller

Congratulations to our parishioner and St. Patrick School alumnus, Mrs. Lucia Baez-Geller, who was elected to the Miami-Dade County Public School Board representing district 3! She was sworn in on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. Mrs. Bertha Moro, St. Patrick Catholic School principal, administered the oath of office.

St Patrick School
The school is in recess

The school is in recess during the week of Thanksgiving Day. Virtual classes will resume on Monday, November 30. Students will return to campus on Monday, December 7.

Holy Hour Blessed Sacrament
Eucharistic reparation

Join us every Wednesday beginning at 7 PM for two hours of Eucharistic adoration and prayer in reparation for all the offenses against the Lord.

Carlo Acutis
Miami Beach Senior High Catholic Club

We have resumed our biweekly meetings via Zoom.
Ms. Grecia Menendez is the faculty member coordinating the Club this year.
Our meetings for the entire year will focus on the love of God made manifest in the life and writings of Blessed Carlo Acutis.

Our Zoom meetings will take place on
10/29 “Not me, but God.”
11/12 “I have lived my life without wasting a minute on those things which do not please God.”
11/24 “By standing before the Eucharistic Christ we become holy.”
12/10
12/17- Christmas celebration

Emmaus
Emmaus and Friends Men’s Club

Join us every Wednesday at 7PM for our new “Emmaus and Friends Men’s Club”.  This Zoom meeting is open to all men interested in spiritual and personal growth development and fellowship.

Meeting ID: 958 029 3100
Passcode: StPats

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adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Addiction recovery support – Calix

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.

CCD
Religious education for children

Classes in our Religious education (CCD) program will start on Sunday, September 13.
To register please CLICK HERE.

RCIA - Christian initiation of adults
Christian initiation of adults

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.

Gift shop

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.

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Confession during the pandemic

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.

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WELCOME TO ST. PATRICK CATHOLIC CHURCH

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.

Ushers
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.

Rosary
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.

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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.

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.

ABCD: Changing people’s lives for the better

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

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Laudato Si’

On the care of our common home.
Franciscus.

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.