Entry, exit and circulation.
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.
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.
If you are sick or have flu like symptoms please, stay at home.
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.
Reuniones del grupo de jóvenes todos los jueves a las 8:00 PM por ZOOM, código 868-8260-1358 válido hasta el 5 de junio 2020.
El grupo de estudio bíblico en español se sigue reuniendo normalmente todos los martes a las 8:00 PM por medio de la plataforma ZOOM, código 878-0362-5985 válido hasta el 2 de Junio 2020.
Through the generosity of a deceased St. Patrick parishioner, Violeta Diaz, a scholarship has been established for parishioners of St. Patrick that are applying to or currently enrolled in college, show academic promise, are in good standing with their Catholic faith, and can show economic need. Please complete the attached scholarship application according to the attached application instructions. The completed application and required documents must be submitted by Tuesday, June 9th at 5:00 PM.
During his homily last Thursday, Pope Francis said: “I remember the last paragraphs of the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Nuntiandi by Paul VI when he talks about joyful Christians, joyful evangelizers, not those who are always down. Today is a good day to read it. Filled with joy.”
We offer it below.
Evangelii Nuntiandi – Paul VI
December 8, 1975
80. Our appeal here is inspired by the fervor of the greatest preachers and evangelizers, whose lives were devoted to the apostolate. Among these we are glad to point out those whom we have proposed to the veneration of the faithful during the course of the Holy Year. They have known how to overcome many obstacles to evangelization.
To comply with the City of Miami Beach order to stay at home, blessed palms were mailed to registered parishioners. If you do not receive them by mail, you will be able to pick them up when the situation normalizes. We kindly ask you not to come to the parish to get palms these days.
During the pandemic, we will pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet Monday through Friday at 3 PM. You can join us through the Internet.
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.
We will also have adoration Monday – Friday for one hour beginning at noon for the duration of the emergency measures. This will also be streamed live on the Internet.
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 Monday – Saturday during regular office hours, but will close on Sundays while the emergency measures are in place.
Thus, the current office hours are
Monday – Friday 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday 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.
The office is open. Priests are available for Confession by appointment.
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?
Suspended. Will be rescheduled when the emergency is over.
Learn Natural Family Planning (NFP) and help build communication skills and enhance intimacy in your marriage. Take a class to prepare for your new marriage or for marriage enrichment and learn a medically safe, morally acceptable and highly effective method of both postponing and achieving pregnancy.
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.