Family, we invite everyone to participate on out relocation efforts and we need everyone! We have a crew of Team Leaders in place and on March 2, 2014 we will have a “volunteer job fair.” This will take place on the deck after each Mass. Please sign up as a volunteer to work together, as we begin the relocation tasks! Thank you and God bless.
Saint Maurice Annual
Fashion Fun Luncheon
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Doors open at 11:30 am
Lunch Served at 12:30 pm
Annual Fashion Fun Luncheon
Saturday, March 1—Doors Open at 11:30 am
$20.00 per person
Tickets on sale after Masses or Parish Office!
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
As most of you know by now, we, the people of St. Maurice Parish, are going to relocate to what used to be Resurrection Church in Dania Beach. And as most of you know the reasons why Archbishop Wenski made this decision was because our church, our buildings and our property had deteriorated so much over the years and we simply did not have the money to bring our church, buildings and property up to code. Furthermore there are a number of unsafe areas in our property and people could be injured. I personally believe that in the not too distant future our parish would have been closed and that would have been the end of St. Maurice Parish. But thanks to the foresight and the generosity of Archbishop Wenski, our parish is going to continue and we, the Body of Christ, are going to relocate to a new home—what used to be Resurrection Church. WE ARE NOT CLOSING! WE ARE RELOCATING! Our Parish is going to continue and we are going to have a new beginning.
Let me tell you a few things about our new home— Resurrection Church. The Parish of Resurrection was created in 1958. The first pastor was Father Cogan, a priest in the Archdiocese of Miami. In 1961, the Order of Saint Augustine (Augustinians) started to manage the new parish. In the beginning the people of Resurrection Parish celebrated Masses at various places—Dania Bank, the Olsen School and Dania Jai Alia. Groundbreaking for the new church took place in May 1962. Archbishop Coleman Carroll dedicated the new church on Palm Sunday 1963. On October 01, 2009, the parish was closed and the people of Resurrection were merged with St. Maurice Church.
And now, in the near future, we the people of St. Maurice Church are going to go there, to our home. Some, I hope many; of the people of Resurrection will return to the church, the friary and the social hall they built. Together with them, one family, we will celebrate the sacraments, take care of the sick and the poor, and live the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
It is a most beautiful church and it is ONLY 3.3 miles from here. Check it out. In the future we will give guided tours and show you a video of our new home.
I am full of gratitude to God and to Archbishop Wenski for this wonderful gift to the people of St. Maurice and the people of what used to be Resurrection Church. It is truly a blessing.
Peace and All Goodness
St. Maurice Men’s Club
Valentine’s Day Dinner-Dance
Saturday, February 15
at 7:00 pm in the Social Hall
$25.00 per person
Cornish Game Hen or Tilapia
Tickets on sale now on the deck after Mass or Parish Office.
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
I have been here now for 14 years and like many of you I have many memories.
—My first Mass and even the homily I preached that weekend (a story about St. Anthony of the Desert)
—When Archbishop Favalora surprised me and came to install me as your pastor
—My first Country Fair and how I let Anthony and the Imperials use my apartment to change their clothes
—When I was told that we had a “radical reduction of funds” ($855,000) and my reaction to that shocking news
—When I was arrested by the Coral Gables Police for civil disobedience
—When I found a robber in my apartment at 3 am
—When I found rats in my apartment and raccoons in my attic
I have many memories.
I can laugh and I can rejoice over most of them but all of them are memories that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. That’s the wonderful thing about memories—you carry them with you no matter where you go in life.
When we relocate to what used to be Resurrection Church, we will bring with us the memories we have of the Stable. We will not forget the experiences we have had here over the years—baptisms, weddings, funerals and all sorts of things. And we will create new memories in our new home.
I like new beginnings and I am looking forward to April 26-27, Divine Mercy Sunday, and I will be filled with gratitude for this great gift and blessing from Archbishop Wenski. Who knows what wonderful surprises God has for us in that beautiful church.
Peace and All Goodness
St. Maurice Women’s Club Retreat
Saturday, September 14
8:30 am – 2:00 pm Tickets $10.00
Sign up on the deck after Mass
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS”
Are you interested in the Catholic Faith?
Perhaps you or someone you know is seeking to receive the Sacrament of Baptism, Eucharist and/or Confirmation.
St. Maurice will soon begin a new journey in faith to share the richness of the Catholic Church and our parish family. We invite you to learn what the Church teaches, and to join in fellowship with the family of the Stable. If you are interested in learning more, please call either Sheryl Dillon-Jones at 954-434-6304 or Bob Stein at 954-986-6831 or you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Calling all 50+ men and women of our Parish Family to join us on Thursday, September 19 in the Social Hall from
1:00-3:30 pm. Come and help plan our fun calendar of events, make new friends, enjoy hospitality while sharing coffee, tea and goodies. Call Sister Pat for details
Parish Retreat – September 24 & 25
Parish Community: Where you Matter!
Tuesday and Wednesday evening at 7 PM we will hold our parish retreat, the first one in many years. The retreat team asks that you please attend the two nights or at least as much as you can. This is our opportunity to Rebuild, Renew, and Re-inspire our parish community of St. Maurice. Please come and join with your fellow parishioners is giving witness of your willingness and readiness to MATTER! We look forward to greeting you on Tuesday and Wednesday night at 7 PM in the church.
Blessings on all,
Father Dennis and your Retreat Team
Comunidad Parroquial: Donde Tu Importas!
Este Martes y Miércoles a las 7 de la noche vamos a tener nuestro retiro parroquial, el primero en mucho tiempo. El equipo de este retiro lo exhorta a que asista las dos noches o al menos a una de ellas. Esta es una oportunidad para reconstruir, renovar e inspirar nuestra comunidad parroquial de San Mauricio. Por favor venga a unirse con sus hermanos en Cristo para dar testimonio de su voluntad y disposición para lo que IMPORTA. Jesús y nosotros esperamos contar con su presencia el Martes y Miércoles a las 7 de la noche en la iglesia.
Padre Dennis y su equipo de Retiro