Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time : July 31, 2016
Gospel reading: Luke 12:13-21
Someone in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me.” He replied to him, “Friend, who appointed me as your judge and arbitrator?” Then he said to the crowd, “Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions.” Then he told them a parable. “There was a rich man whose land produced a bountiful harvest. He asked himself, “What shall I do, for I do not have space to store my harvest?” And he said, “This is what I shall do: I shall tear down my barns and build larger ones. There I shall store all my grain and other goods and I shall say to myself, “Now as for you, you have so many good things stored up for many years, rest, eat, drink, be merry!” But God said to him, “You fool, this night your life will be demanded of you; and the things you have prepared, to whom will they belong?” Thus will it be for all who store up treasure for themselves but are not rich in what matters to God.”
Mass Schedule for summer Beginning on Sunday, June 12th, through August 21st, 2016.
Sunday Mass schedule as follows:
- 9:00 am, 11:00 am & 6:00 pm (English).
- 1:00 pm & 7:30 pm (Spanish).
The Saturday Masses will continue as always at 8:00 am and 5:30 pm.
The weekday Masses will remain the same: 8:00 am; 12:00 pm (English) and 6:30 pm (Spanish).
On Sunday, August 28th, we will return to the regular schedule.
HAVE YOU MADE YOUR PLEDGE YET?
- Active Parishioners: 1500.
- ABCD Donors: 301.
Our ABCD campaign is a responsibility we are called to fulfill for the benefit of the Church. These funds serve the poor, educate seminarians and lay ministers, and keep our church mission alive in so many other ways.
Please look at the graphic to the left: out of nearly 4,000 registered parishioners, we have 1,500 active parishioners. From this number, there are only 301 families who have contributed to this endeavor, so far. Pray about it, and if you have not yet contributed, please contact our church office to commit to our goal. Or simply, fill out a designated envelope from the entrance of the church, and place it in the collection box.
Thank you and God bless you.
Sincerely in Christ,
Sunday, July 31 in the School Auditorium after the Sunday Masses.
SEMINARY BURSE FUND COLLECTION
Next weekend August 7 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!
EMMAUS BAKE SALE
The Emmaus Women’s ministry will host a bake sale, Sunday, August 7 after the Sunday Masses to raise money for the upcoming retreat.
WOMEN’S EMMAUS RETREAT
Mark your calendars for the next women’s Emmaus retreat in Spanish, scheduled for September 2, 3, and 4.
If you have questions about the retreat, please contact Clara Maria del Valle (305) 778-0271 or Alma Garay (305) 984-5153, email@example.com.
SATURDAY MASS TIME CHANGE
Beginning Saturday, September 3, the 8:00 am Mass will change to 9:00 am.
WHAT IS RCIA ?
If you are over 18, and have not been Baptized, received your First Communion, or been Confirmed in your faith with the Sacrament of Confirmation, then RCIA is for you! RCIA is the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults.
Come join our weekly RCIA conversations in faith formation, in the Pastoral Center, Mondays from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm beginning early October. Do not miss one more day! Come, be received in Baptism, First Communion, or make the decision to be Confirmed in your faith, through the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Do it now! Call the Office of Catechesis (305) 361-1378; or email Linda.Chehab@gmail.com.
The St. Agnes Religious Education Office is looking for Catechists for the classes beginning in August.
For more information please contact Sr. Maria Andrea Oliver, sctjm, DRE, at the St. Agnes Church CCD office: (305) 361-1378, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
- Monday to Thursday from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.
- Certificate of Birth.
- Certificate of Baptism.
- Wednesday: 4:30 pm to 6 pm.
- Sunday: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.
Classes begin the same week school starts
- Wednesday, August 24th, 2016: Kinder to 3rd grade.
- Wednesday, August 31st, 2016: 4th to 8th grade.
- Sunday, August 28th, 2016 Kinder to 8th grade.
Important: Registration must be completed by parents or guardians. For additional information, please call the St. Agnes Religious Education office at (305) 361-1378.
YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS
“Man should not consider his material possessions his own, but as common to all, so as to share them without hesitation when others are in need.” St. Thomas Aquinas
Mark Your Calendars!!!!
Enrollment will be required this year for Youth Ministry involvement, more information will be available soon!
High School Ministry
This 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.
Middle School Ministry
This 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 on the look out for the Youth Ministry web page launch. This page will give you the most up to date information about St. Agnes Youth Ministry, including a calendar of events and activities.
For more information, e-mail: email@example.com gram: stakbyg Twitter: @stakbYG
ST. AGNES FAMILY PICNIC
Save the Date!
When: August 13, 2016,
Time: 6:00 pm to midnight,
Place: Key Biscayne Beach Club.
Join us for a fun and free event with your fellow parishioners.
We welcome any volunteers for the planning of this event.
If you would like to assist with the planning of this event, Please contact Tom Moriarty (786) 502-7226 .
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 11th to 23rd, 2017.
12 Days Visiting: Lisbon, Santarem, Fatima, Toledo, Avila, Madrid, Zaragoza, Lourdes, Montserrat, Barcelona.
Rev. JC Paguaga St. Agnes —Key Biscayne, Fl &
Rev. Craig Morley Holy Family—St. Petersburg, Fl.