Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time : August 2, 2015
Sunday’s Message (John 6: 1 - 15)
I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger and whoever believes in me will never thirst.”
The gospel readings over the next few Sundays will invite us to consider the deeper meaning of Eucharist: Christ, the bread of life, present to us in this sacrament that is given to us in order that we might become sacraments for one another.
Eucharist is possible only when self defers to community, only when serving others is exalted over being served, only when differences dissolve and the common and shared are given priority.
The Eucharist demands more than the opening of our hands to take and our mouths to consume; it demands that we open our hearts and spirits as well so that we may become what we receive. As we pray in Eucharist Prayer 2: “May all of us who share in the body and blood of Christ be brought together in unity by the Holy Spirit”.
“Let us invoke the intercession of Mary who is the Woman of the “yes.” Mary said “yes” throughout her life! She learned to recognize Jesus’ voice from the time when she carried him in her womb. May Mary, our Mother, help us to know Jesus’ voice better and better and to follow it, so as to walk on the path of life!” - Pope Francis
Prayer for Vocations
God our Father, You made each of us to use our gifts in the Body of Christ.
We ask that You inspire young people whom you call to priesthood and consecrated life to courageously follow Your will.
Send workers into Your great harvest so that the Gospel is preached, the poor are served with love, the suffering are comforted, and Your people are strengthened by the sacraments.
We ask this through christ our Lord. Amen.
2015 ARCHBISHOP'S CHARITY AND DEVELOPMENT DRIVE
- Quota assigned to St. Agnes…………..$292,000
- Pledges already made…………………..$270,542
- Amount need to fulfill our quota…………..$21,458
Our deep gratitude to the parishioners who generously have made a pledge to the ABCD Annual Appeal. Currently, 260 parishioners of St. Agnes have made their pledges. It will be ideal if each family contributes in a generous way to the Archbishop’s Charities Drive. If you have not yet made your pledge, please try to make it this week.
There are special “ABCD” envelopes at the entrance of the church. Your gift will be a great help and hope for the Archdiocese of Miami. May the Good Lord bless your generosity.
SEMINARY BURSE FUND COLLECTION
This weekend August 1st and 2nd, we have a second collection to benefit the Seminary Burse Fund in support of seminarians from the Archdiocese of Miami.
These men with God’s grace will be our priests in the future. Please use the specially designated envelopes for your donation to this fund and place it in the offertory basket. May God bless you abundantly!
FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION
The Feast of the Assumption of our Lady traditionally has been of great importance to Catholics. It is celebrated on Saturday, August 15th. This year it is not a holy day of obligation.
The Mass schedule will be: August 15 - Feast 8:00 am.
PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Could you not watch one hour with me? Mt. 26:40
Can you commit to one of these hours?
Sunday: 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm (Urgent) and 10:00 pm.
Monday: 4:00 am.
Tuesday: 2:00 am and 4:00 am.
Friday: 5:00 pm.
Saturday: 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm.
Please call: (305) 798-7896 for more information. Thank you!
I WANT TO BE A PRIEST
I want to be the voice of the dumb,
the hands of the disabled people,
the eyes of the blind,
I want to preach his word,
and help others
I want to be a PRIEST...
SEMINARY BURSE FUND OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MIAMI
August 2, 2015
Dear Friends in Christ,
With great joy and appreciation I give thanks to God for your prayers and support of the Seminary Burse Fund of the Archdiocese of Miami. Today I invite you to continue your financial support, which directly provides for the formation of those whom God is calling to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ.
Recently, during the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, Pope Francis invited us to continue praying for men and women willing to give their lives to Christ and His Church. The Holy Father reminded us that “vocations are born in prayer and from prayer, and only through prayer, can they persevere and bear fruit.” As a result of your prayers, more men are answering God’s call to the Priesthood. This year, we are blessed that St. John Vianney College Seminary, located right here in the Archdiocese of Miami, will have more than eighty seminarians discerning God’s call and preparing to serve His Church.
Your contribution to the annual Seminary Burse Fund collection assists us in continuing and safeguarding that our seminarians, the future priests of your parish, receive the best formation possible. It is my hope that all our prayers, united to those of St. John Vianney, patron of priests, may bring about many holy men willing to serve the Church seeking the salvation of all souls.
For this reason, I especially encourage you to support the Seminary Burse Fund of the Archdiocese of Miami. Your generosity is a reminder of God's love for His children. Thank you, and may you receive the abundant blessings of the Lord bestowed upon you and your loved ones. With personal best wishes, I am
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Thomas G. Wenski
Archbishop of Miami
The Top 10 reasons God created Eve:
God was worried that Adam would become
lost in the garden because he wouldn’t ask
God knew that one day Adam would need someone to find the remote and hand it to him.
God knew Adam would never buy himself a new fig leaf; or even know his size.
God knew Adam would never be able to make a doctor, dentist or haircut appointment for himself.
God knew Adam would never remember which night to put out the garbage.
God knew men would never be able to handle the pain and discomfort of childbearing.
As the garden’s keeper, Adam would never remember where he left his tools.
Adam would need someone to blame his troubles on when God caught him hiding in the garden.
The Bible says, “It is not good for man to be alone,” and the Bible is always right. And finally, the No. 1 reason why God created Eve:
when God finished making Adam, He stepped back and said, “I can do better than that.”