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Summer Online Book Club
Join us for conversation on our 1st Summer book, The Soul of Wine by Gisela Kreglinger.
She shows us how the soulful savoring of wine is God's way of wooing us back into a great love affair. Order your books now!
August 15, and 29 from 8:00 - 9:00 pm
Grab a glass of wine and some friends, make it a couples night, or a relaxing evening for yourself! Join us for a group discussion in the beginning, middle, and end of the book via Zoom while we share our thoughts on this book.
August 15, and 29 from 8:00 - 9:00 pm Order your books now.
Once you sign up, we will send you the Zoom link as we get closer to the date!
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Catholic Prayer Breakfast
On Tuesday, August 11, we will hold our first ever CATHOLIC PRAYER BREAKFAST by Zoom!
We meet at the regular time, 7:30 - 8:30 am Zoom details with ID and PASSCODE are below.
Fellowship + Introductions + Prayer + Speaker + Discussion Dr. Ben Villalba of Catholic Hospice will lead us through our COVID-19 Zoom meeting!
Mark your calendar for August 11!
Please prepare your own breakfast. No charge for that! Blessings.
The Assumption of Mary
The Promise of Things to Come
Mary’s Assumption is the Roman Catholic doctrine that Mary, the mother of Jesus, “having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory” by God. The Assumption is just one of only two papal declarations- the other being Mary’s Immaculate Conception (1854) - that have been officially defined as “ex cathedra” or from the chair of Peter,” that is, by a pope rather than by an ecumenical Council of all bishops.
History of the Dogma
Although Mary’s Assumption into heaven is not described in the Bible, various sermons and devotions as early as the 6th century indicate that many of the faithful believed that it was true. Medieval theologians like St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Bonaventure put forth arguments to validate it. But it had never been formally defined as a dogma by the Church’s teaching authority. So after consulting with the Church’s bishops throughout the world who overwhelmingly concurred that the Catholic faithful did indeed believe the Assumption to be true and the time right for an official declaration, Pope Pius XII solemnly declared the Assumption to be an infallible dogma of the Church on November 1, 1950 and its celebration was assigned to August 15.
Mary Our Model
After Jesus’ death, God rewarded Jesus faithfulness to God’s ways of justice and love by raising him to new life with God, Jesus promised that we who follow him faithfully would also join him in this new life. By declaring Mary’s Assumption into heaven, the church affirms that Mary has already received the new life with God the Jesus promised. “The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin is a singular participation in her Son’s resurrection and an anticipation of the resurrection of other Christians. By her complete adherence to the Father’s will, to his Son’s redemptive work, and to every prompting of the Holy Spirit, the Virgin Mary is the Church’s model of faith and charity.
Hail Mary full of grace
Florida Conference of Catholic Bishop's Resources
Find Your District Numbers August 18 Primary: Early Voting Locations, Dates and Times : County Supervisors of Electionshere.
Register to Vote or Update your information here
Vote-by-Mail, Accessible Voting for Persons with Disabilities, Early Voting, Election Day Voting, Language Assistance for Voting, Military and Overseas Citizens Voting click here
A Presidential Primary Election is held on the third Tuesday of March in a presidential election year. The Primary Election is held 11 weeks before the General Election. The Primary Election is for the purpose of nominating party nominees to be voted for in the General Election to fill a national, state, county, or district office. A General Election is held in November of every even-numbered year.
The election dates for 2020 are:
- Primary Election: August 18
- General Election: November 3
Note: Special elections may be called at any time during the year. Local elections may also be held throughout the year. Check the Local Elections Database which contain dates as reported by the county for elections (county-specific, municipal, special district, or other local election) scheduled within one county. Contact your county Supervisor of Elections for the most up-to-date information.
Engaged? Planning to get Married?
Are you planning to be married in the next year? Are you married civilly and would like to have your marriage convalidated/blessed in the Catholic Church?
Then this meeting is for you! Marriage Ministry team will explain the Archdiocese of Miami Regulations and Parish Guidelines. This is the first step before individual appointments are made. All those looking to be married at St. John Neumann must attend this session.
Please call Parish Office to register 305-255-6642.
Tuesday, August 18, 7:30 pm Resurrection Hall.
Religious Education (CCD) News
While reviewing all possible options in light of the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure a safe environment for our CCD students, we have decided to delay the start of CCD classes until October 5th. Classes will be held in person at St. John Neumann and we will be following CDC guidelines for distancing and sanitizing.
Registrations will begin August 17 in our Religious Education office Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the office at (305) 253-3081
Tranquil walk at the Prayer Labyrinth
Morningstar Renewal Center, 7275 SW 124th St, Pinecrest, Come for a tranquil walk at the Prayer Labyrinth.
Pray and reflect under the moonlight while enjoy acoustic music.
September 7, October 5, November 30, December 2 at sunset time Donations kindly accepted at event.
For more information or to register please click here.
17th Men's Law Enforcements & Firefighter Emmaus Retreat
October 16 - 18, 2020
This retreat will begin on Friday, October 16th at 6:30 pm and end on Sunday, October 18th at approximately 4:00 pm.
The entire retreat will take place at Morningstar Renewal Center (7275 SW 124 ST Miami, FL)
- Cost is $150.00.
During this time of great need the homeless ministry has been delivering hundreds of meals and Supplies to our homeless brothers and sisters in christ. We have been able to do this through Your generosity. Please invite others to help support this most vital ministry who every week Helps those who cannot care for themselves. We continue to need sandwiches and preared hot Pasta dishes. They are also requesting non perishable products such as bags of rice, canned Goods and water bottles. Thank you and bless you for your continuous generosity.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered on Saturdays at 4:00 pm in the chapel and in the priest sacristy. Masks and Social distancing are required.
New Parishioners Welcome Meeting
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 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. Thanks