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Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time : November 19, 2017

CAMPAIGN FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT 2ND COLLECTION

This week, our second collection will be for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. Over 46 million people in the United States live in poverty. This collection supports programs to empower people to identify and address the obstacles they face as they work to lift themselves out of poverty. By supporting this collection you give people a hand up, not a hand out.

ANGEL TREE

Be an angel to a prisoner and his or her child!

To participate in the Angel Tree Program sign up after mass on November 18 & 19.

Or call
Maricarmen Campano (305) 812-4760 | Elena Garcia Montes (305) 613-7416 | Ana Gonalez (305) 607-7427

THANKSGIVING DAY MASS AND LUNCH

Thanksgiving Schedule

The parish office will be closed on both Thursday November 23 and Friday November 24 in observance of Thanksgiving Holiday.

On Thursday November 23, there will only be one mass at 10:00am.

Thanksgiving Lunch

Please join us Thursday November 23, 12:00pm in the auditorium / Dinning Hall for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Food will be provided by the Church.

Please RSVP by Monday November 20th on the website or by calling the church office: (305) 361-2351 ext. 201.

Kindly bring desserts and drinks to share.

Meal registration form www.goo.gl/WiYpSJ

#GIVECATHOLIC FOR #GIVING TUESDAY

Tuesday, November28, 2017

What is ADOM Giving Tuesday?
Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. The Archdiocese of Miami is hosting its first ever annual day of Catholic giving on Tuesday, November 28, 2017.

This online event provides parishes, schools, ministries, Catholic charities and organizations a unique way to build community, connect with donors, share their story and generate excitement for all the good work these different programs and projects are doing throughout our Archdiocese.

Our goals are the following:

  • To raise public awareness for Catholic parishes, schools and organizations in the Archdiocese of Miami.
  • To raise money in a 24-hour period for our parishes, schools, projects and programs in the Archdiocese of Miami.
  • Inspire our donors and acquire new donors to support our work .

facebook: /GiveCatholic|/adom.development|@GiveCatholic@givecatholicgt | @GiveCatholicgt
Twitter: @givecatholicgt | @GiveCatholi
Instagram: @givecatholicgt | @GiveCatholic

Make sure to “like”, “follow”, “share”, “post”, and “tweet”.Use the hashtag #GiveCatholic for #GivingTuesda

Important Info:
All donations made on #GiveCatholic for #GivingTuesday are 100% tax deductible

More information: givecatholicgt.org

ST. AGNES CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
PASSION FOR THE PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS TALK BY FATHER BENEDICT KIELY

Monday, December 11 at 6:30 pm.

Please save the date for a presentation that will deeply move you.

The Middle East is the birthplace of Christianity, and if radical Islamists have their way, soon all Christians will be gone from there - Killed or chased away. Although we are far away, we can help them stand fast against the violence that threatens them. Come to the presentation to learn how.

Father Benedict Kiely

YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS

Middle School Ministry:

6th, 7th and 8th Graders, join us for our Sandwich Making Ministry on Sunday, November 19th from 2:30 - 3:30pm.

ENROLLMENT is required and is available at www.bit.ly/YouthMinistryEnrollment-2017-18.

Our DECEMBER gatherings are Friday, Dec. 1st (social) and Sunday, Dec. 10th (sandwich ministry).

High School Ministry:

High Schoolers you are invited to join us for friendship, service and faith on a weekly basis, every Wednesday evening at 7:30pm in Albertson Hall.

ENROLLMENT is required and available at www.bit.ly/YouthMinistryEnrollment-2017-18

Service Opportunity - CALLING YOUTH 14 and Older!

Join us as we, once again, work in the kitchen at Camillus House on Saturday, November 30th. This is a great opportunity to be at service to our neighbors in need.

Registration is available at www.bit.ly/CamillusHouseService11-25-17 .

We need to leave St. Agnes at 3:45PM and we return around 7PM. You must be 14 or older; adhere to the Camillus House dress code and sign the Camillus House participant release form to participate in this service outing. Space fills quickly, sign up NOW!

Youth Ministry web page:

Access the site at: CLICK HERE.

Get involved!!! Stay informed!!

More info:
e-mail: | Instagram: stakbyg | Twitter: @stakbYG | YouTube: St. Agnes Youth Ministry | Facebook: @stakbYM

CONGRATULATIONS TO CHLOE LABRADA AND ANDREA LESMES

Alumni of St. Agnes Academy, in recognition for their academic achievements in Our Lady of Lourdes Academy.

EMMAUS MUJERES #35
PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

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

“Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” Mt 26:40

8 Critical needs / 18 Prayer partners needed.

  • Wednesday: 06:00 am.
  • Friday: 06:00 pm.
  • Saturday: 6:00 am | 02:00 pm | 03:00 pm | 06:00 pm | 09:00 pm | 11:00 pm.
  • Sunday: 6:00 am | 07:00 am | 11:00 am | 12:00 pm | 01:00 pm | 2:00 pm | 03:00 pm | 04:00 pm | 6:00 pm.

For more information: .

WHY DO WE SING THE GLORIA DURING SUNDAY MASS?

Confident that the Lord will forgive us our sins after praying the Penitential Rite, we sing out during the Gloria, giving praise to God in imitation of the angels in heaven. This prayer of the Mass is actually an ancient hymn with three parts.

  • The first part is the song that the shepherds heard sung by the heavenly choir of angels at the birth of Christ.
  • The second part praises God by recalling all of His attributes.
  • The third part prays to Jesus, asking Him to save us from our sins.

After calling to mind our sinfulness both in the Confiteor and the Kyrie, we now call to mind the Incarnation of God. This is a prayer to God the Father, reminding Him that the Church gathered in this building is the incarnate Body of His Son. To do this we sing a Christmas song ... the song the angels sang to the shepherds in Bethlehem.

Monsignor Ronald Knox, in a book called The Mass in Slow Motion written in 1949, spoke of the Gloria as a time to cheer us up after groveling in the first part of the Mass. In case we get too down on ourselves, this prayer is a means to take the focus away from us and to turn it again toward God; giving God praise for sending His Son to save us from our sinful plight. But as Monsignor Knox also points out, there are some times when we wish to “grovel” a bit longer than usual, so the Gloria is omitted during Sundays in Advent and Lent.

THANKYOU
  • United in Prayer
  • Sharing one Faith
  • Sharing one Mission

Thank you to all who have taken the time to submit a commitment form for this coming year. We appreciate your collaboration in improving our parish community. In this season of Thanksgiving, what better way to give thanks to the Lord for all the blessings you have received from Him.

If you still haven’t submitted your stewardship commitment form, it is available online. We appreciate you taking the time to submit it even if you are already committed. There is a section where you can indicate what you are already involved in. If you have any questions or comments regarding stewardship, feel free to email .

Click here for more info >>

FAMILY PILGRIMAGE FROM ST. AGNES TO ERMITA DE LA CARIDAD

For $100 become a sponsor for our 2017 Pilgrimage to La Ermita!

Becoming a sponsor will help cover the cost of the pilgrimage. As a sponsor your family name will be displayed on the back of the shirt (only for the first 100 sponsors to register). This will also cover the cost of registration for three people and their t-shirts.

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 9:00 am at St. Agnes. Pilgrimage begins by 10:00 am.

  • Water
  • Prayers along the journey
  • Police assistance at crossings

Make your reservation online >>

Click here if you want to become a sponsor ($100)

WORLD YOUTH DAY IN PANAMA!

St. Agnes Youth Ministry is putting together a group of High School Teens to join Pope Francis and millions of young Catholics on this beautiful journey of faith!

Contact Annmarie at to reserve a spot NOW! Deposits are due! We are also in need of an adult male chaperone.

WYD PILGRIM JOURNEY: January 21-28, 2019 (8-Day Pilgrimage).

  • Quadruple: $2,289
  • Double/Triple: $2,389
  • Double/Triple: $2,389

Optional Day Trips on January 22nd:

  • Panama Canal Bonus +$65
  • Rainforest Escape +$100