This Week

A Stewardship Moment

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Weekend of January 15/16, 2022

In today’s second reading, Saint Paul makes a list of gifts dispensed to members of the Christian community by the Holy Spirit. Each gift bestowed has a specific purpose for the person for whom it is intended: wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, mighty deeds, prophecy, discernment, tongues, and interpretation. Good stewards know these gifts are not meant to be kept hidden by the recipient but to be shared with the community and beyond. As we begin a new year, let us reflect on the gifts the Holy Spirit has given to each of us.

Do we recognize these gifts? How was it intended that we use these gifts? Are we being good stewards of thes

From the International Stewardship Council January Newsletter

Archbishop's Motorcycle Ride

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Sunday January 30

  • 7:30 am Registration.
  • 8:30 am Mass.
  • 10 am Kick Stands Up.

Sponsored by: Peterson’s Harley-Davidson South | Peterson’s Harley-Davidson North.

  • Starts at: Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 11691 NW 25 Street, Doral, FL 33172.
  • Ends at: Peterson’s Harley-Davidson South, 19825 S. Dixie Hwy, Cutler Bay, FL 33157.

Cost: $20 per bike (includes 3 raffle tickets and 1 gift).

Prizes, live entertainment & food trucks.

For sponsorship opportunities and to register visit our website: www.adomdevelopment.org/2022ride.

For any questions, you may contact (305) 762-1051 or events@theadom.org.

All proceeds benefit St. Luke's Center, a program of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Miami, Inc

Catholic Stewardship

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Embrace God’s Compassion in the New Year

January is traditionally the time for new beginnings, fresh starts. For the Christian steward, the grace of being given another day, or God willing, a whole new year, stirs our deep gratitude even as we are confronted with the current pandemic. But it also calls us to ask what a “resolution” should really be. Our first resolve should always be to involve ourselves more intimately in the life of Christ, and how better to do that than by embracing Christ’s call to be compassionate? Compassion is the doorway to a more responsive stewardship and a committed discipleship.

After all, Jesus himself instructed us, “Be compassionate as your Father is compassionate” (Luke 6:36). Clearly we strive now to live and give compassionately, as we generally understand the term. We try to be kind, considerate individuals. We share with others. But Jesus’ words challenge us to embrace a compassion that is much deeper, much more radical than our general understanding. The word compassion, at its root, means “to suffer with.” This goes beyond merely writing a check, offering a prayer or sensing a note. Suffering is not a popular notion in our society and we strive to avoid it. Bur now we hear Christ instructing us to “suffer with the poor, the vulnerable, the powerless, the neglected and the weak. How can we choose such a challenge to be truly present to those who suffer?

The Christian steward is committed to the Eucharistic life, and it is through this life which Christ offers us that we gain the courage and the will and even the need to follow him in his own example of compassion. Compassion is the doorway to a more responsive stewardship. Through our deepening sense of compassion in 2022, may we resolve to be the kind of Christian stewards who bring Christ’s presence more profoundly to a suffering world.

The One Thing is Three (Wisdom and Works of Mercy)

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Join us and Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC (via video) beginning Tuesday February 8 at 7:30 pm in Room AE-100 for 10 weeks.

The “One Thing” is Three is how the Holy Trinity explains everything. The retreat is for anyone who loves the Church and seeks a deeper understanding of her teachings. It will enrich your belief in God’s plan of salvation.

Order your materials today online at allheartsafire.org.

Order the Wisdom and Works of Mercy Participant Packet with book. Or call 1-800-462-7426 to order via phone.

Please feel free to call Natalie Amat at 305-926-7935 or email at va3@gate.net for further information or questions.

A Day of Reflection Presented by MACCW

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

January 22, 2022 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

"Never Be Afraid To Trust An Unknown Future To A Known God"

Assumption Catholic Church
2001 S Ocean BLVD, Pompano Beach, FL 33062.

11:00 am Mass Celebrated by Very Rev. Michael J. Greer, V.F.

Lunch at 12 Noon.

Guest Speakers

  • Sister Karla Maria Leaza, SCTJM
  • Most Rev. Enrique Delgade
  • Rev. Msgr. Terence Hogan

Please Make Checks Payable To: MACCW.

Also Accepting CashApp to :$beaves7

R.S.V.P By Wednesday January 12, 2022.

Contact: Bonnie Eaves | beaves7@yahoo.com.

A Day of Reflection Overcoming Temptations

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Date: February 7, 2022
Time: 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.

Led by Rev. Michael Garcia.

We want to extend a heartfelt invitation to you to join us on this day of reflection. The objective is to revitalize our daily walk as Catholic Christians.

Suggested Offering: $50.00 (includes lunch and light refreshments).

To register, visit www.ourladyofflorida.org or call(561) 626-1300 | Email: retreat@cpprovfl.org.

Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center The Passionists with You.

2022 Eagle 5k & Fit Family Fun Day at Zoo Miami

Thursday, January 6, 2022

February 13, 2022 at 8:00 am.

  • Timed 5k
  • Race T-Shrit
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Fit Family Fun Day Activities
  • All Day Pass to Zoo Miami
Click here to Register using QR Code

Stewardship +

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

St John Neumann now has three (3) automated electronic options for your Stewardship donations; On-line Giving through the Parish Website, a Mobile Giving app on your phone, or Text to Give for one time.

For the ON-LINE GIVING option look for the red ‘ On-Line Giving’ button at the top of the parish website and follow the prompts to set up your donation.

For the MOBILE GIVING option – text the letters APP to 786-730-7988. You will receive a text that offers you the link to download the app to your phone. Follow the prompts to download the app which will take you directly to St John Neumann’s page. From the pull down menu on the left hand side of the page you will click on ‘Give’ which will take you to the page to complete your donation. There is an initial set up process but once that is completed you can set up your one time or reoccurring donation.

For the TEXT TO GIVE option just call 786-730-7988 and follow the instructions to make your donation.

If you are changing to the ON-LINE GIVING, MOBILE APPLICTION or TEXT TO GIVE option for your Stewardship donation and wish to stop the current credit card charge, automatic deduction or receipt of envelopes please contact the parish office at 305-255-6642 or parishoffice@sjn-miami.org so that those methods may be discontinued. If you do not wish to change from your current method of donation at this time you do not need to do anything and it will continue as it has been. If you have any questions or are in need of any assistance please call the parish office.

We are most grateful for your continued generosity and faithful stewardship to our families, our neighbors, the sick, the homeless, our various ministries, our school, Sacred Heart Outreach, ABCD and especially our parish.

A STEWARDSHIP PRAYER For the New Year

Good and gracious God,
A new year of grace is upon us,
giving us impressions of
crisp beginnings
new goals, a fresh sense of hope
even in these uncertain times.
Though we cling to our own expectations
For the year ahead
we know you alone
are the sovereign of our future,
Lord of our lives, and the source
of whatever good we may do.
We thank you, O Lord,
For the gift of the days and weeks
You have entrusted to us.
Teach us to be good stewards
Of our time ahead,
That we go about our days
Keeping you at the center of our lives.
In the midst of the current pandemic
And the suffering it brings,
Focus our eyes on the needs of others;
Help us respond with compassion to the poor;
And open our hearts
To a suffering world.
We ask for a year of peace.
A year that brings an end to hatred, polarization and
the health crisis; and a year we find a deeper joy that
can only be found in you.
We ask this through Christ your Son who lives and
reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
God forever and ever.
Amen

What is ABCD? +

Thursday, January 6, 2022

ABCD is Love...
ABCD is Hope...
ABCD is Charity...

ABCD is what enables the Church to fulfill its mission of spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ and bringing Him to people no matter where they are-above and beyond what happens in your parish. It is an opportunity for us all to unite as brothers and sisters as we experience our own encounters with Jesus Christ.

As Catholics, we commit ourselves to serve those in need, to answer the call to action to make God present in all our lives. Through your support of the ABCD, you are helping those in need and strengthening their faith in their time of need. The ABCD serves our community by giving hope to the hopeless, strengthening the faith of the discouraged and providing charity to those most in need.

Thank you for uniting with me to be One in Faith, One in Hope and One in Charity. Be assured of my continued prayers for you and those you hold dear.

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Archdiocese of Miami Development Corporation +

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

A wide range of ministries depend on our generous support including Catechesis Office, Seminarian Vocations Program, and Retired Priests. Make a gift today by visiting www.adomdevelopment.org

What do bequests, life insurance gifts, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and life-time giving have in common? They're ways you can pass on your Catholic Heritage, Faith, and Love for (insert parish name). Contact the Office of Planned Giving for more information, 305.762.1112.

“To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit.” (1 Corinthians 12:7)

St. Paul tells us that God has blessed each of us for a reason. How has God blessed you? Are you using your gifts according to God’s plan? How are you helping to build God’s kingdom here on earth? Remember that your gift is unique to you and if you don’t do the work God planned for you, no one else can do it. Live the life God has intended for you. Take time to build a personal relationship with God and discern your charisms (gifts from the Holy Spirit). Experience the supernatural Peace and Joy God desires for each of us.