Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Catholics believe that the Blessed Virgin Mary was assumed body and soul into heaven. The Catholic Church teaches that Mary , “ when the course of her earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory.”

Interestingly, perhaps the most convincing evidence for the Assumption is actually a lack of physical evidence. In short, the bones of Mary are nowhere to be found. In ancient times the bones of saints and martyrs were closely guarded and highly prized. There are great churches and shrines built over the final resting place of these holy people. If this is the case, then how much more venerated would be the bones of the Mother of God? Yet no church claims to have them. Why? Because they are nowhere to be found on earth. Mary is now in heaven “exalted by the Lord as Queen of all things (CCC966).

On Wednesday August 15, we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the blessed Virgin Mary , Holy Day of obligation.

Mass times are:

Vigil Mass August 14, 7:00 p.m. English August 15: 7:00 am; 8:30 am and 12:00 noon English and 7:00 pm Spanis.h

All are invited to celebrate the visit of the World Youth Day Cross and Icon to the Archdiocese of Miami at a Vigil and Concert.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm
At St. John Vianney Seminary 2900 SW 87th Avenue Miami.

Bring a blanket or foldina chair.

Join Archbishop Thomas Wenski and Archbishop Ulloa Mendieta of Panama as we gather for a night filled with worship, reflection, and multicultural celebration in honor of South Florida being one of the stops for rhe World Youth DayCross and Blessed Virgin Mary Icon on their way to World Youth Day in Panama.

Music by Ivan Diaz and The Call.

Registration for 2nd Year Confirmation Mondays and Tuesdays 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Wednesday, August 15 at 5:00 pm and Sunday August 19 at 5:00 pm in the Youth Office.

For information please call the Youth Office (305) 255-6642 Ext 311.

Our next outings will be on Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19.

We are in need of volunteers and hot food for both Saturday AND Sunday. This means rice or pasta dishes with chicken or beef, ex. spaghetti with meat, arroz con pollo and other casserole dishes with meat. Meatballs from the frozen food section are easy to cook and can be added to other dishes. Please bring these in a disposable aluminum pan. Hamburger soup, snacks, hard boiled eggs (cooked for at least 10 minutes), canned sodas, cases of individual water bottles, and individually wrapped sandwiches, i.e. ham & cheese, turkey & cheese, or PB & J sandwiches are always welcomed.

Please bring your food donations between 2:00 and 3:00 pm to the church pavilion which is located between the school and Resurrection Hall. The group departs for the Miami Rescue Mission at 3:30 p.m.. Come and share in this wonderful experience. Children must be at least 12 years of age and must be accompanied by a parent. God bless you.

SJN feeds the homeless the 3rd complete weekend of every month. For more info, please contact Amanda La Gra at (305) 936-6281 or contact Alicia Speight at Thank you.

The U.S. bishops urge our participation each Friday in a nationwide Novena for the Legal Psp;rotection of Human Life,
August 3– September 28.

Participants will receive weekly email or text reminders to pray and fast, along with little-known facts about Roe v. Wade to share with others.

Sign up at!

ALATEEN is a program for young people ages 7 –18 who have been affected by someone’s drinking.

They meet on Thursday evenings at 8:00 pm in the SJN School 5th grade classroom.

Do you know any adult or young adult 18 years or older who is not baptized and would like to be baptized? Have you received First Communion and or Confirmation?

The RCIA is intended to serve:

  • The unbaptized who would like to learn
    more about the Catholic religion.
  • Those baptized in another religion who think
    they might like to become Catholic.
  • Those baptized Catholic who have not completed the
    Initiation Sacraments or who have not been raised in the Faith.
For more information or to register for RCIA please call please call Deacon Bob Binder at (305) 238-6484 or Bill Tuttle at (305) 801-6806.

"One weekend investment in your future"

Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday September 14, 15 & 16

“God has a plan for your marriage. He desires to see your love grow and bear fruit. The goal of a Covenant Marriage is not to merely enjoy each other’s company nor is it to simply endure to the end. The goal of a covenant marriage is to glorify God in your relationship and to exemplify Christ to the world."

Join other couples as together we explore in depth what it is to live a covenant marriage through the struggles of everyday life.

If you have done this retreat in the past maybe it's time to do it again as a refresher, your marriage deserves it! Erney & Marisol Bosque |

We Are Here to Help (305) 273-8507

We Provide Counseling Pregnancy Tests Limited Ultrasound Resources Earn While You Learn Classes Project Joseph (classes for men) Rachel’s Vineyard and Project Rachel for anyone who is in need of healing after an abortion.

Are you looking for a retreat that you can fit into your busy schedule?

Here it is!

Consoling the Heart of Jesus includes all the essential parts of a genuine retreat that focuses on the Divine Mercy and includes the insights of St. Ignatius Loyola and St. Louis de Monfort. This retreat is another path to the Heart of Jesus.

We begin on Tuesday, September 11. We meet from 7:15 pm to 8:30 pm in Room AE-200.

Meetings will take place each Tuesday until November 20. The materials for the retreat (participant pack with book, $29.99) may be ordered at You will find them under the HeartsAFire tab.

We look forward to having you join us on this journey into the Heart of Jesus!

For more information or call Margann @ (305) 345-9600

Two Dates to Register for 2nd Year Confirmation Classes.

This Sunday August 15 at 5:00 pm in the youth room.

For more information, please call Armando or Elena de Zayas in the Youth Office (305) 255-6642 ext. 311

Get the most out of Sunday Mass! August 12

  • 1st Reading: 1 Kings 19: 4-8
  • 2nd Reading: Ephesians 4:30 –5:2
  • Gospel: John 6:41 –51

El retiro de "El Viñedo de Raquel " acoge a todo hombre y mujer que hayan pasado por el infortunio de un aborto; llevándolos a un proceso de sanación espiritual muy intenso a través de la enorme Misericordia de Dios. Si durante mucho tiempo no has podido perdonarte a ti mismo/a; este fin de semana es una oportunidad maravi-llosa para hacerlo.

Proximo Retiro 24-25-26 de Agosto 2018.

Informacion: (305) 3029436 |

Programa RICA es para todo adulto mayor de 18 años, que see prepararse para recibir los sacramentos de iniciacion Cristiana o regresar a la iglesia catolica, Comienza su jornada de preparacion.

Nos reuniremos todos los Miercoles a partir del 19 de Septiembre en la oficina de educacion religiosa de 7:00 pm. a 8:45 pm.

Para registracion favor de llamar a Margarita al (305) 255-6642 Ext. 310

Registration for First Communion preparation, First year Confirmation and all Religious Education classes has started!!!

The summer is here and so are sign ups for the 2018-2019 Religious Education classes. Don't wait until the last minute, come in early to assure your desired day/time.

Classes are filling up fast!!

Office Hours:
  • Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm.
  • Tuesdays: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm.
Requirements for registration:
  • Copy of Baptismal Certificate
  • Completed registration form
  • Payment in cash or check only
For more information please call:
John Fernandez (305) 255-6652 ext. 309 or Margarita Avila (305) 255-6642 ext. 310.

Please don’t forget your stewardship commitment to the parish while you are away on your well deserved summer vacation!!!

If you want to join our Parish Family, please attend one of our orientation meetings which are held one Sunday a month at 9:30 am, 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 am 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!!