Sixth Sunday of Easter : May 1, 2016
Gospel reading (John 14:23-29)
Jesus said to his disciples: “Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; yet the word you hear is not mine but that of the Father who sent me. “I have told you this while I am with you. The Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. You heard me tell you, ‘I am going away and I will come back to you.’ If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father; for the Father is greater than I. And now I have told you this before it happens, so that when it happens you may believe.
THE HOLY YEAR OF MERCY
Jesus of Nazareth, Pope Francis writes in Misericordiae Vultus, the Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, is the “face” of the Father’s mercy He reveals the mercy of God by His words, actions, and person. We follow Jesus’ example when we open ourselves to the Father’s mercy by looking “sincerely” into the eyes of our brothers and sisters, including those “who are denied their dignity.”
- How have you experienced the Father’s mercy in your own life?
- How might Jesus be calling you to look “sincerely” into the eyes of those who are denied their dignity?
HAVE YOU MADE YOUR PLEDGE YET?
What matters most is not the amount...it is the love and support you offer to those in need.
ORDAINED 13 MEN AS TRANSITIONAL DEACONS
On April 16, 2016, Bishop John G. Noonan, ordinary Bishop of the Diocese of Orlanddo, Ordained 13 men as Transitional Deacons.
On the far left, you may find Deacon Juan Carlos Salazar, formerly assigned in his pastoral year (2014-2015) to St. Agnes.
THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD
Risen and ascended Christ, you surround us with witnesses and send us the Counselor who opens our minds to understand your teaching.
Bless us with such grace that our lives may become a blessing for the world now, and in the age to come. Amen.
SERVANTS OF THE PIERCED HEARTS OF JESUS AND MARY
"Ardent witnesses of the power and fecundity of love and the splendor of the Magisterium and Treasures of the Church so as to form the human heat and thus build a new civilization of love, truth and life in the heart of the Church and in the heart of the world."
"All for the Heart of Jesus through the heart of Mary"
DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKE IN ECUADOR: ASSISTANCE NEEDED
Archbishop Thomas Wenski is urging all parishioners to assist those affected by the deadly earthquake in Ecuador by donating to Catholic Relief Services. This agency is the international outreach of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Please use the link below to access the website with instructions on making an online donation.
An appeal is posted now on the Archdiocesan website: Click here.
You still have time to purchase a winning ticket for the remaining 3 drawings! The suggested donation is $100 per ticket.
Please, fill out an order form as soon as possible. Order forms are available at the Parish office.
Thank you and good luck!
FRANCISCANOS DE MARIA
The Franciscans of Mary cordially invite you to join us for the celebration of the Holy Mass followed by a talk given by it's founder Father Santiago Martin, FM to take place at:
Date: Friday, May 6, 2016.
Place: St. Agnes Catholic Church, 100 Harbor Drive, Key Biscayne, FL.
Time: 6:30 pm - Mass in Spanish & 7:30 pm - Talk in Spanish.
Father Santiago Martín has a degree in moral theology and journalism. He is an advisor on the Pontificate Council for the Family, Founder of the Franciscans of Mary and magnificat.tv, and a frequent speaker on E.W.T.N.
Author of 36 books including:
- The Secret Gospel of the Virgin Mary
- Mary--Way of Perfection
- John Paul II: The Pope of Hope
- The Silence of God
- The Passion of Christ
Info: Elena Srouji, FM
ROSARY ALTAR SOCIETY MEETING
The Ladies of the St. Agnes Rosary Altar Society would like to announce the last meeting before the summer on Friday, May 6th.
We will celebrate our Mass at 8:00 am, pray the Holy Rosary in the Chapel , and then hold our meeting in the Albertson Hall. We look forward to seeing you all.
LUNCHEON at the YACHT CLUB
The Ladies of the St. Agnes Rosary Altar Society will be hosting their annual luncheon before the summer, on May 11th from 12:30 to 2:30 pm at the Key Biscayne Yacht Club.
For information or to purchase tickets, please email email@example.com, or call Susana Gamarra at 305-733-1775.
NOVENA OF MASSES FOR MOTHER’S DAY
Beginning May 8th, we will be celebrating a Mother’s Day Novena of Masses for all mothers, living or deceased.
Those who wish to include the names of their mothers in the intentions of these Masses, may use the special envelopes at the entrance of the church. Please, return them by May 8th.
YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS
High School Ministry:
Join us for our regular Wednesday gatherings from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
Middle School Ministry:
Next Helping the Homeless Sandwich Ministry, Sunday, May 22nd.
For more information,
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THE SERVANTS OF JESUS AND MARY INVITE YOU TO THEIR ALL NIGHT VIGIL
Friday, June 3, 2016, All Night Vigil in Honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary begins with Holy Mass at 8:00 pm.
Main Celebrant Archbishop Thomas Wenski.