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First Sunday of Lent : February 14, 2016

Gospel Reading (Luke 4: 1-13) 

Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the desert for forty days, to be tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and when they were over he was hungry. The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.” Jesus answered him, “It is written, One does not live on bread alone.” Then he took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a single instant. The devil said to him, “I shall give to you all this power and glory; for it has been handed over to me, and I may give it to whomever I wish. All this will be yours, if you worship me.” Jesus said to him in reply, “It is written: You shall worship the Lord, your God, and him alone shall you serve.” Then he led him to Jerusalem, made him stand on the parapet of the temple, and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, for it is written: He will command his angels concerning you, to guard you, and: With their hands they will support you, lest you dash your foot against a stone.” Jesus said to him in reply,“ It also says, You shall not put the Lord, your God, to the test.” When the devil had finished every temptation, he departed from him for a time.

THE HOLY YEAR OF MERCY PILGRIMAGE

Seeing the great need for mercy and healing in the world, Pope Francis called for the Year of Mercy. It is a time for the Church across the world to take a year to focus on forgiveness and healing in a special way. As a parish family we are going to take a pilgrimage from St. Agnes to La Ermita de la Caridad to cross through the Holy Door, celebrate the Eucharist, attempt to receive the plenary indulgence and share in fellowship.

Join us at the church plaza on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 9:00 am for this all day event. Please help us prepare by registering through this link, Click Here or scan Qcode

The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart.

— Romans 10:8

WAY OF THE CROSS

Every Friday during the Lenten Season, we will meditate on the Way of the Cross in English at 11:30 am in the church.

2016 ARCHBISHOP’S CHARITY AND DEVELOPMENT DRIVE (ABCD) BEGINS

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  • Quota assigned to St. Agnes…………..$286,161.
  • Pledges already made……………….....$66,900.
  • Amount we need to fulfill our quota…$219,261.

Our deep gratitude to the parishioners who generously have made a pledge to the ABCD Annual Appeal. Until now 44 parishioners of St. Agnes had 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. The Drive will be finished by February 21st. Your gift will be a great help and hope for the Archdiocese of Miami. May the Good Lord bless your generosity.

ROSARY ALTAR SOCIETY ANNUAL COLLECTION

The annual collection for the Rosary Altar Society will take place Feb. 20th & 21st, 2016 after every Mass. Founded in 1981, the women of the St. Agnes Rosary Altar Society count on your one-time donation of $10 to further efforts to decorate the church for special feast days, and to prepare the altar with linens, greenery and flowers for our Mass.

Your donation, and your offer of time and talent to the Rosary Altar Society membership is more than welcome. For information please email .

YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS
  • Holy Year of Mercy Pilgrimage : Saturday, February 20th, 2016. Pope Francis invites us all into this Jubilee Year of Mercy. We each have the opportunity to receive a plenary indulgence as we journey to La Ermita to cross through the Holy Door. Please scan Qcode given on the top of the page, or to register click here .
  • Middle School Ministry : Our next Helping the Homeless Sandwich Making Ministry is scheduled for Sunday, February 21st at 2:00 pm in Albertson Parish Hall. As a Lenten commitment, help us help those less fortunate than us.

Contact Annmarie at .

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PRAYER AND LIFE WORKSHOPS

Learn To Pray Learn To Live

Father Ignacio Larrańaga.

Looking for a deeper and more intimate relationship with the Lord. Join the Prayer and Life Workshops!

The Prayer and Life Workshops are a form of a New Evangelization, alive with a great positive vision on living the Christian life. It offers a vibrant and vivid presentation of Jesus, as well as relevant applications to the needs of our present day. The Workshops’ emphasis is on love’s transforming power rather than on fear and punishment. It is a liberating and healing 15-week workshop made possible through the knowledge of God and oneself. You will learn to progressively enter into a personal relationship with the Lord by practicing a different prayer method each week. It will guide you from the simple steps of Prayerful Reading through the depths of Contemplative Prayer.

These workshops will be offered at the Pastoral Center, Room 404 and will start on Thursday, February 25, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Join us in an unforgettable spiritual Journey!!

For more information you may call: Cecilia Calderon at (305) 384-0252

WOMEN’S EMMAUS MINISTRY

The next St. Agnes Women's Emmaus Retreat in English will be held February 26, 27 & 28 at the Youth Center.

For more information, please contact Sandra Tavares or Sandra Gutierrez at email .

MENS EMMAUS RETREATS

The next Men’s Emmaus Retreat will be held on ’March 11, 12 & 13, 2016 in English, at the Youth Center.

Registration are available in the back of the church and St. Agnes Parish Office.

MARRIAGE COVENANT RETREAT

We invite you to strengthen your marriage commitment in our first 'Marriage Covenant' retreat of St. Agnes, which will be held from February 26th to 28th, 2016 in Spanish in our parish.

For more information, please contact Martha Poulat
(786) 473-6020 at or Ana Maria Rojas (305) 586-9882 at .

SCHOOL NEWS

The school will be closed on Monday, February 15th in observance of Presidents’ Day.

Applications for the 2016-17 school year are available online for second-round admissions.

Tours of the school are available by appointment. If you would like to sign up for a tour, please call us at (305) 361-3245 ext. 203.