Fifth Sunday of Lent

Announcements from our bulletin of March 18, 2018

Palm Sunday Mass Schedule
  • 5:00pm Vigil Mass (Saturday).

Sunday March 25

  • 7:30am, 9:00am 11:00am English.
  • 1:00pm Spanish.
Holy Week Mass Schedule
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 7:00am & 8:30am

No Mass Thursday Or Friday Morning

Holy Thursday Mass

  • 6:30pm English.
  • 8:30pm Spanish.

Good Friday Veneration of the Cross

  • 6:30pm English.
  • 8:30pm Spanish.

Easter Vigil Saturday March 31 8:00pm.

Easter Sunday, April 1

  • 7:30am, 9:00am 11:00am English.
  • 1:00pm Spanish.

The basic requirement for a good confession is to have the intention of returning to God like the "prodigal son" and to acknowledge our sins with true sorrow before the priest. Modern society has lost a sense of sin. As Catholic followers of Christ, we must make an effort to recognize sin in our daily actions, words and omissions. The Gospels show how important is the forgiveness of our sins. Lives of saints prove that the person who grows in holiness has a stronger sense of sin, sorrow for sins, and a need for the Sacrament of Penance or Confession. We have several opportunities for Confession this Lent. Both Msgr. Navarro and Fr. Tomasz will be available for Confession on Reconciliation Weekend and several priests will be available at the Penance service.

  • March 23: 7:00pm — 9:00pm
  • March 24: 3:00pm — 5:00pm.
  • March 26: Lenten Penance Service 7:00pm.

You are invited to spend 33 days on a transformative journey into the loving and maternal heart of Our Blessed Mother. We will meet each Thursday evening for prayer, video presentation and discussion.

March 1st, March 8th, March 15th,and March 22th from 7:15 — 8:30pm.

Our final day of consecration is on Palm Sunday March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation.

  • Materials for this retreat are $33.

I can order them for you or you may order them online at: 1-800-462-7426 or

Product code is PTPKWB

Registration is required.

For more information call: Margann 305-345-9600 or email:

Meet on Saturday, March 24, in Room 101 of the Adult Education Bldg. at 9:00am.

For more information please call Rosa Duarte at 305-588-0905.

Lent is a time of preparation for the death of Christ on Good Friday and His Resurrection on Easter Sunday. It is a period of 40 days of repentance, with Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving, it is a time for the entire family to come together and do something as well as give up something.

Look in the bulletin for a weekly activity and short prayer to share with your family throughout Lent!

This week fast from something everyday. Look at the list of possible options below. Encourage your family to do something different every day. Fell free to come up with your own ideas as a family.

  • Fast from your favorite TV show.
  • Fast from your favorite snack.
  • Fast from buying anything not necessary.
  • Fast from using computer/social media.
  • Fast from video games.
  • Fast from gossiping.
  • Fast from that bad habits.

Dear Lord,
thank you so much for bringing us here together today. Thank you for the wonderful blessing of family. Thank you for the similarities we have and the differences we enjoy. Thank you for the wisdom of age and the energy of youth. Thank you for the way you watch over us as individuals and the way you release your love into us as a unit. Come bless our time together now and forever. Amen

May 4th — 6th

Dear Emmaus Brothers, how are you continuing to live your Emmaus experience? Emmaus was the start of our walk. How have you continued that walk?

The Men's Emmaus Ministry is offering a Living Emmaus Retreat to continue our spiritual growth and walk in the footsteps of the Lord. The retreat will take place on May 4th - 6th at SJN.

  • We ask for a contribution of $65.

Please see any Brother in a White Emmaus Shirt after any English Mass in order to sign up or receive the registration flyer.

Should you have any questions please feel free to contact Vince Urrutia at 305-433-1750, Sam De La Rosa at 305-796-0693, or George Wiltz at 305-308-6381.

Jesus Christ Is Risen......

April 20th – 22nd

When was the last time you gave yourself a gift that will last forever?

The Women’s Emmaus Retreat is just such a gift! It is a time to renew and deepen your relationship with the Lord. It is a vehicle to meet other women in the parish who also are looking for friendship.

The retreat will be held at Morningstar Renewal Center in Pinecrest. Transportation is provided. Register after all Masses through April 15th.

For more information, contact Tracey Fernandez 305-799-7147.

Wednesdays/Miercoles at 7:00pm in AE-101.

For information call Beatriz 305-804-2635 or Bill 305-984-6712.

Be still and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10.

“In the teachings of Jesus, there are prayers, and then there is prayer— the silent, loving communion with the divine, beyond words or ritual.”

Discover the transformative power of Centering Prayer as a form of Christian meditation on Wednesdays at 7:00pm in AE-101.

Explore the profound depths of this practice, making it easier for to deepen your connection with God.

In celebration of his 15th anniversary in the priesthood Fr. Jose Alfaro invites all parishioners to celebrate with him at his parish, Blessed Trinity on

Saturday, April 28th at 6:00pm

For more information please contact Blessed Trinity Church in Miami Springs 305-871-5780.

20, 21 y 22 de Abril, 2018.

Un encuentro personal con dios que Cambiará tu vida.

For Eighth Graders ($250.00) and High School Seniors ($500.00)

Application deadline is February 5th and Essay submission is due by March 28th.

Was ending procrastination one of your New Year's resolutions? Act Today!

Download essay contest entry form, rules, and information from the Men's Club web site – Click on the Merit Scholarships Tab.

You can drop off your entry forms at the Parish Office.

If you want to join our Parish Family, please attend one of our orientation meetings which are held one Sunday a month at 9:00 AM in rooms E&F. For dates please call the Parish Office or speak to someone at the Information Booth in the Loggia after Masses on Sundays.

Everyone interested in joining is welcome to the meeting! We have coffee, donuts and juice for the little ones - and you will be out in time for the 11:00 a.m. Mass. CURRENT PARISHIONERS, please inform us of any name, address or phone changes; this will assist in keeping your records up to date. Thank You!!

Discipulado emaus mujeres invita al Discipulado de Emaús y Programa de Formación.

Este Programa es para aquellas Mujeres que han hecho el Retiro de Emaús y quieren comenzar una jornada espiritual que les permita encontrar la respuesta a la pregunta: Para qué estoy aquí en la tierra Es un compromiso de 12 Semanas y un Sábado: del 23 de Enero del 2018 al 24 de Abril del 2018.

Si le interesa conocimientos básicos de su fe Católica, esta es la oportunidad Llamar a Isabel Blandino 305-301-8947 o María Taveras: (786) 566-0856.

Get the most out of Sunday Mass!

Today’s Readings

  • 1st Reading Ezekiel 37:12-14
  • 2nd Reading Romans 8:8-11
  • Gospel John 11:1-45

Forgiveness sets our hearts free and allows us to start anew. Forgiveness gives hope. Without forgiveness the church is not built up.

Tuesday Morning Bible Class.

Join us as we study and reflect upon the readings for next Sunday’s mass.

Every Tuesday at 9:15am Room AE-100.

No registration and no fees.

Just your desire to know God’s Word.