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Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time : October 2, 2016

Gospel reading Luke 16:1-13

Jesus said to his disciples, “A rich man had a steward who was reported to him for squandering his property. He summoned him and said, ‘What is this I hear about you? Prepare a full account of your stewardship, because you can no longer be my steward.’ The steward said to himself, ‘What shall I do, now that my master is taking the position of steward away from me? I am not strong enough to dig and I am ashamed to beg. I know what I shall do so that, when I am removed from the stewardship, they may welcome me into their homes.’ He called in his master’s debtors one by one. To the first he said, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ He replied, ‘One hundred measures of olive oil.’ He said to him, ‘Here is your promissory note. Sit down and quickly write one for fifty.’ Then to another the steward said, ‘And you, how much do you owe?’ He replied, ‘One hundred kors* of wheat.’ The steward said to him, ‘Here is your promissory note, write one for eighty.’

THE ST. AGNES ROSARY ALTAR SOCIETY

Invites everyone to pray the rosary.

  • Day: Mondays.
  • Time: 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm.
  • Place: St. Agnes Church.
  • Language: English.

Please note: In the event a special mass or funeral is scheduled at the same time, the rosary will be held in the Albertson Hall.

God . . . wills everyone to be saved and to come to knowledge of the truth.

— 1 Timothy 2:4

SCHOOLS OF GRATITUDE: FRANCISCANS OF MARY

This weekend, October 1 and 2, a representative from the Franciscans of Mary will visit St. Agnes to introduce us to the Schools of Gratitude Program.

“The desire of the Franciscans of Mary is to fill the world with people who live a relationship with God and their fellow man based on gratitude. We want the Lord, who is love itself, to be loved. This is why we call ourselves the Missionaries of Gratitude. But this evangelization cannot be achieved without our unity to the hierarchy of the church and to each other, and of course, without the divine intervention of God, since it is by His graces that our hearts are set aflame with love.”

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RESPECT LIFE MONTH AND LIFE CHAIN SUNDAY

October 2nd is Respect Life and Life Chain Sunday.

Masses on that day will be dedicated to committing our parish to upholding the dignity of life, from conception to natural death. We will also join all other United States parishes in the Life Chain from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

This silent demonstration along US 1 will show our fervor in the most important civil rights movement of our time. The block assigned to St. Agnes is on US 1, between Rosario and Maggiore streets, one block south of Le Jeune Rd.

RCIA CLASSES STARTING

Monday, October 3

Come join our weekly RCIA conversations in adult faith formation, in the Pastoral Center kitchen, beginning October 3.

The classes will be held on Mondays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

Contact Sister Maria Andrea in the Office of Catechesis (305) 361-1378, or ; (305) 205-8943.

OUR LADY OF MERCY CATHOLIC CEMETERY

We have invited representatives from Catholic Cemeteries Family Service program to visit our parish the weekend of October 8 and 9. The counselors will have information available to help you make your own decisions. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to learn about advance planning in a Catholic Cemetery.

We invite you to visit Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Cemetery online at our website www.catholiccemeteriesmiami.

For more information, and to learn about advance planning in a Catholic cemetery please call (305) 357-5750.

We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.

FAMILY ENRICHMENT MIAMI

Family Enrichment Miami presents: "How to set effective limits with your children from an Early Age - The sweet spot between permissive and authoritarian parenting"

This interesting conference from our Family Enrichment series will be delivered by experienced child psychologist Lourdes Urdaneta. It is specially recommended for parents of children from 0-6 years of age, although all will benefit from Mrs. Urdaneta's insights.

The conference will be in Spanish.

  • Date: Saturday, October 8.
  • Time: 4:00 -6:00 pm; Cost: $30/family.
  • Where: St Agnes Academy Auditorium<./li>
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, etc. 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.

You may drop off your donations in the Parish office from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, until October 20th.

To schedule pickups please contact: Mrs. Susana Gamarra at (305) 733-1775 or Mrs. Marjorie D'Alfonso at (561) 212-0439. We appreciate your generosity and may God bless you and your families.

YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS

Middle School Ministry: Friday, October 7th (8:00 –9:30 pm)

It is the next meeting for Middle School. This meeting is for all 6th, 7th and 8th graders enrolled in Youth Ministry. The meeting theme is Making One Good Choice After Another! There will be faith, food, fun and friendship!! Join us! Be sure that you enroll!!

Mercy Night

Friday, October 21st an event open to all middle school and high school youth. We will gather with youth from all around the Archdiocese of Miami for music, games and other activities celebrating God’s great mercy. The cost is only $5. It will take place at St. Thomas University Fernandez Center from 6-10 pm.

Retreat for High School Teens:

Mark your calendar for Friday, November 11th - Saturday, November 12th for the St. Agnes Youth Ministry AGAPE Retreat. A retreat lead by teens, just for teens. You will have the opportunity to slow down the stresses and hectic-ness of school, sports and life in order to focus on and deepen your relationship with God, a God who loves you beyond your imagination.

Upcoming Service Opportunities: 10/14, 10/28 - Homeless Ministry-Family Outreach dates; PARISH CENSUS - ALL Month, EVERY Mass; 10/2-Life Chain Prayerful Protest (today 2-3PM); 10/6 - ICU Baby Fundraiser help; 10/15 & 10/16 Ministry Fair Table after all Masses; Tiny Saints Sale. CHECK THE CALENDAR (see instructions below) For More Ways to Serve!!!

Click here to check out the Youth Ministry section on the St. Agnes Parish website. This section will give you the most up to date information about St. Agnes Youth Ministry, including a calendar of service opportunities, events and activities. Get involved!!! Stay informed!! Check out the many photos of all that we have done!

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PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Jesus our best friend is inviting us to know HIM better by better sharing at least an hour a week with HIM at The Blessed Sacrament of the Altar.

Jesus is the light of the world and for the light that is in us does not become darkness let us spend time in front of who is Light.

Eucharistic Jesus

Let us ask ourselves then this evening, worshiping Christ really present in the Eucharist: do I let myself be transformed by Him? Do I let the Lord who gives himself to me, guide me to come out more and more from behind my little fence, to go out and not be afraid to give, to share, to love him and others?

(Pope Francis' Homily for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi)

To commit an hour a week before the Blessed Sacrament you can:
Use the iPad at the chapel, or send E-mail to:

  • 1 Critical time slot open.
  • 9 Prayer partners needed.

Please prayerfully consider spending an hour a week with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.

Sunday: 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm.

Friday: 9:00 pm.

Saturday: 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 8:00 pm, 11:00 pm.

ST. AGNES ACADEMY GOLF TOURNAMENT

Friday, October 14, 2016

Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne
6700 Crandon Blvd
Key Biscayne, Fl 33149

St. Agnes Academy invites you to join us for an amazing day of golf, food, and awards to benefit our school.

Tournament will be held Friday, October 14, 2016 at Crandon Golf, Key Biscayne.

Individual player fee is $250, and includes:

  • Boxed Lunch
  • Hole in One Contest
  • Awards
  • Hole 19 Post Tournament Reception for golfer and guest.

Hole 19 Tournament Reception: $50 per person.

For more info call St.Agnes Academy: (305) 361-3245

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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

A boy asks his father to use the car and the father replies “No, not until you cut your hair!” The boy replies, “But father… Jesus had long hair!” “Yeah,” said the father, “but Jesus walked everywhere.”