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Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time : August 28, 2016

Gospel reading: Luke 14: 1, 7-14

On a Sabbath Jesus went to dine at the home of one of the leading Pharisees, and the people there were observing him carefully. He told a parable to those who had been invited noticing how they were choosing the places of honor at the table. “When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not recline at table in the place of honor. A more distinguished guest than you may have been invited by him, and the host who invited both of you may approach you and say, ‘Give your place to this man,’ and then you would proceed with embarrassment to take the lowest place. Rather, when you are invited, go to take the lowest place so that when the host comes to you he may say, ‘My friend, move up to a higher position.’ Then you will enjoy the esteem of your companions at the table.

For every one who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted. Then he said to the host who invited him, “When you hold a lunch or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or your wealthy neighbors, in case they may invite you back and you have repayment. Rather, when you hold a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind; blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”

IMPORTANT

Return to Regular Mass Schedule

Sunday, August 28 we return to our regular Sunday schedule as follows:

  • 8:30 am; 10:00 am; 11:30 am; and 6:00 pm - English
  • 1:00 pm and 7:30 pm - Español
  • Beginning September 3, 2016, the Saturday 8:00 am Mass will change to 9:00 am.

    You have approached Mount Zion and the city of the living God

    - Hebrews 12:22a

    PADRE IGNACIO LARRAÑAGA

    Talleres de oracion y vida

    "Learning to Pray; Learning to Live"

    15 Sessions at St. Agnes Catholic Church.

    Begins: Monday, August 22 in Pastoral Center room: #403.
    Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm.
    Information: Eva Guia (305) 984-5944 / .

    ROSARY ALTAR SOCIETY MEETING

    The meeting for the Rosary Altar Society will be on Friday, September 2nd, beginning with Mass at 8:00 am; Rosary in the Chapel at 8:30, and the meeting in the Parish Hall.

    MASS TO HONOR OUR LADY OF CHARITY, PATRONESS OF CUBA

    Please join us on Tuesday September 6, for a special Mass in Spanish at St. Agnes Church at 6:30 pm.

    The solemn Mass will honor our Lady of Charity, the Patroness of Cuba. The choir will lead us in traditional Cuban songs. All are invited.

    REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE PROGRAM OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (CATECHISM)

    The Religious Education Program has opened its registration for classes in Kinder through 8th grade. Systematic Catechesis and Preparation for the Sacraments: Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation.

    Office Hours

    • Monday to Thursday from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.

    Documents Needed

    • Certificate of Birth.
    • Certificate of Baptism.

    Class Schedule

    • Wednesday: 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm.
    • Sunday: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.

    Please Note: We have changed the date for the beginning of the classes:

    • Wednesday, September 14th, 2016: Kinder to 3rd grade.
    • Wednesday, September 21st, 2016: 4th to 8th grade.
    • Sunday, September 11th, 2016: Kinder to 8th grade.

    The last day to register for ccd will be October 11th.

    Catechists are needed for many of these classes. Please consider offering your time and talent to this important ministry!

    Important: Registration must be completed by parents or guardians. For additional information, please call the St. Agnes Religious Education office at (305) 361-1378 email: or .

    MARRIAGE COVENANT RETREAT

    We invite you to strengthen your marriage commitment in our second St. Agnes Marriage Covenant Retreat, which will be held from September 23—25 in Spanish in our parish.

    For more information, please contact Martha Poulat (786) 473-6020; email:

    YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS

    ENROLLMENT for Youth Ministry for both Middle School and High School Teens!!

    Enrollment will be required this year for Youth Ministry involvement! Enrollment information is available on the Youth Ministry web page. $25 for the whole year including a youth ministry t-shirt. Representatives will be outside after ALL Masses to assist with this process. Please never let money be an issue, scholarship opportunities are available! Contact Annmarie!

    Mark Your Calendars!!!!

    High School Ministry will begin with the first kick off meeting on Wednesday, August 31st in Albertson Hall at 7:30 pm. Join us for food, fun, faith and fellowship. Be sure to enroll!!

    Middle School Ministry will begin with its first meeting of service on Sunday, September 18th in Albertson Hall at 2:00 pm. Two gatherings per month for Middle School will take place beginning in October. Be sure that you enroll!!

    Make sure you check out the Youth Ministry web page on the St. Agnes Parish website: www.stakb.org. Look under Ministry tab for Youth Ministry. This page will give you the most up to date information about St. Agnes Youth Ministry, including a calendar of events and activities. Get involved!!! Stay informed!!

    For more information, e-mail: Instagram: stakbyg Twitter: @stakbYG

    Photo credit: Lucas; Maria; Matias; Marcella; Leo; Nicolo; Mariana; Martin; and Fer

    WHITE ELEPHANT SALE

    The Ladies of St. Agnes Rosary Altar Society are preparing the annual “2016 White Elephant Bazaar.” The Rosary Altar Society decorates the Church by providing flowers, linens, candles, and caring for our priests’ vestments.

    We need, and count on your generous donation of items such as jewelry, home goods, new electrical appliances, purses, leather goods, tablecloths, and porcelain, among others. Please only donate items that are new or in good condition. We appreciate your generosity, and may God bless you and your families.

    For donations or additional information, please contact: Mrs. Susana Gamarra at (305) 733-1775 or Mrs. Marjorie D'Alfonso at (561) 212-0439.

    TRAFFIC SAFETY

    As our new school year begins, we are keenly aware of the safety of our precious students. Please take note of the following changes, as well as reminders of a few of our safety regulations. The Archdiocesan Traffic Safety Assessment conducted at the end of the last school year brought about some important recommendations to further increase the safety of our students throughout the day, and specifically at arrival and dismissal times.

    • The safety gates will be open during arrival and dismissal times, and will remain closed throughout the school day. If a parent needs to pick up a child during the school day, they will need to park along Harbor Drive or in one of the two lots located at the front of the property.
    • The new bollards were installed to protect students and staff during arrival and dismissal times. The installation of more bollards along the driveway will be forthcoming.
    • Please remember to adhere to the speed limit in the driveway.
    • Remain off your phone. Be alert and watchful at all times.
    2017 THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA

    Save the Date !!

    We Invite you to join us on a special pilgrimage to Europe, Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Apparitions o Our Lady of Fatima.

    Special Pilgrimage Dates October 11 to 23, 2017.

    12 Days Visiting: Lisbon, Santarem, Fatima, Toledo, Avila, Madrid, Zaragoza, Lourdes, Montserrat, Barcelona.

    Spiritual Direction
    Rev. JC Paguaga St. Agnes Key Biscayne, Fl &
    Rev. Craig Morley Holy Family St. Petersburg, Fl.

    Funny Business

    On the first day of school, a first-grader handed his teacher a note from his mother. It read, “The opinions expressed by this child are not necessarily those of his parents.”