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
Saturday April 6th at 8am
Sell your treasure’s
Keep the money you make
Vendor spaces $15 each 2 for $25
additional spaces $10
Rent tables for $10
Reserve your space on the deck
after mass or in the Office
The Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary
invites you to the
II International Congress in Honor of the
Hearts of Jesus and Mary
“In the End My Immaculate Heart will Triumph”
October 12-14, 2012
Friday 5:00 pm-10:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am-10:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am-5:00 pm
*With the presence of the Official Pilgrim Image of Fatima, Portugal and the relics of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
from Parray le Monial, France
Doubletree Miami Mart Airport
711 NW 72 Avenue
Miami, FL 33126
For more info: www.piercedhearts.org
Las Siervas de los Corazones Traspasados de Jesús y María los invitan al
II Congreso Internacional en Honor a los Corazones de Jesús y María
“Al Final Mi Inmaculado Corazón Triunfará”
12-14 de Octubre, 2012
Viernes 5:00 pm-10:00pm Sábado 9:00 am-10:00 pm
Domingo 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Doubletree Miami Mart Airport
711 NW 72 Avenue
Miami, FL 33126
Para más información: www.corazones.org
Frequently Asked Questions about the Second General Synod of the Archdiocese of Miami
Q: What is a Synod?
A: In a Synod, the bishop calls his people together in order to move forward on a pathway. The goal of the Synod is to set pastoral priorities for the future and inspire and engage the People of God to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Q: Why did Archbishop Wenski convoke this Synod?
A: Archbishop Wenski believes that in order for the church to meet the challenges of this third millennia of Christianity, pastoral planning is absolutely vital, and that this planning must include input of the people of the Archdiocese. The Archbishop cherishes the wisdom and talent that rests among the People of God and is looking forward to how the Holy Spirit can work through every Catholic in Miami in our call to be “Disciples in Faith and Missionaries of Hope.”
Q: Who can participate in the Synod?
A: All Catholics are invited to participate in the Synod.
Preguntas más frecuentes sobre el Segundo Sínodo General de la Arquidiócesis
Q: ¿Qué en un Sínodo?
A: En un Sínodo, el obispo hace un llamado a los fieles para avanzar juntos sobre un sendero. El objetivo del Sínodo es establecer prioridades pastorales para el futuro e inspirar e involucrar al Pueblo de Dios en la proclamación de la Buena Nueva de Jesucristo.
Q: ¿Por qué convocó el Arzobispo Wenski este Sínodo?
A: El Arzobispo Wenski considera que para que la iglesia pueda afrontar los desafíos de este tercer milenio del cristianismo, es absolutamente vital la planificación pastoral, y que esta planificación debe tomar en cuenta el aporte de los fieles de la Arquidiócesis. El Arzobispo aprecia mucho la sabiduría y el talento del Pueblo de Dios y espere con entusiasmo la acción del Espíritu Santo a través de cada católico en Miami en nuestro llamado a ser “Discípulos en la Fe, Misioneros de Esperanza.”
Q: ¿Qué esperamos lograr con este proceso?
A: Como resultado del Sínodo se espera lograr un plan de acción para la iglesia local, que consista en objetivos específicos y alcanzables que serán puestos en práctica durante los próximos tres a cuatro años. Este plan pastoral será publicado y promulgado en la conclusión del Sínodo, en otoño del 2013.
A Prayer of Healing “Gracious God, send your Spirit of healing and comfort upon Father Roger through the loving intercession of St. Pio of Pietrelcina and a daily remembrance at Holy Mass, and in the prayers and works of charity of the Capuchin Franciscan friars, throughout this time of great need.”
That was a message of one of the many cards I received during my struggle with an abdominal hernia recently. I also received many cards wishing me a happy birthday. I am so grateful to all of you for your prayers and support. It meant a lot to me. I especially want to thank Father Dennis and Deacon Norm for working overtime when I was missing in action.
I want to take a moment here to say something about the Nehemiah Action for our Bold Justice ministry that was held recently. As you might recall, there were two serious issues that we tackled this year: 1) a better reading program for the children in our public schools who were below level on reading skills and 2) jobs in our county for a large number of women and men who are unemployed in Broward County. While we did not get everything we wanted, we did have WINS on both issues.
On the issue of a better reading program, the Superintendent for our public schools did show up and promised to put a better reading program in a pilot elementary school. That’s remarkable because he is new to his job and not inclined to make changes in the early days of his administration.
On the issue of jobs for unemployed people in our county, the County Commissioners sent a representative who promised to bring the issue before the County Commission and we are hopeful that once they see the facts, they will award more jobs to the citizens of Broward County.
For the Nehemiah Action we had almost 1,400 people and 100 of that number came from our parish. I want to thank those who came and assure them that their presence mattered.
Peace and all Goodness,
The St. Maurice Prayer Group is sponsoring a Life in the Spirit Seminar. There will be a series of talks and discussions over seven weeks. We invite you to join us every Tuesday at 7:00 pm in the Chapel.
April 10- God’s Love
April 17- Salvation
April 24- New Life
May 1- Receiving God’s Gift
May 8- Praying for Baptism in the Holy Spirit
May 15- Growth
May 22- Transformation in Christ
It is important that you make the effort to attend all seven talks. For more information call:
Anna 954-967-9533 or Jack 954-467-8228
The 14 Stations of the Cross adorn the walls of almost every Catholic Church and Chapel. Many parishes commemorate the Fridays of Lent with a prayerful remembrance of the passion of Christ by walking the stations with him. Throughout our history, Christians have longed to literally walk in the footsteps of Christ. The shrines of the holy places in and around Jerusalem have drawn pilgrims inspired by the life and death of their Master.
However, not everyone is able to travel to the Holy Land. So, ever since the Middle Ages, churches and chapels began erecting images devoted to an aspect of the passion. By the 15th century, the Franciscans had developed a devotion they called “stations.” The word means a place where people stand still or gather together. So even though it implies something “stationary” the service obviously must include the movement of pilgrims following the footsteps of Christ. It took a while to fix the number and the names of the stations, but in 1731 Pope Clement XII established the 14 we know today.
We still find some variations on the number. Many places add a 15th station, for example, the resurrection of Jesus. Discontent with leaving Christ in the tomb when our faith expresses so much more, worshipers have found consolation in completing the story of the cross.
Over the years our church has authorized various versions of the stations for different occasions. For example, Pope John Paul II altered the traditional stations for his Good Friday service in Rome. He eliminated some stations which derived from tradition, and substituted them with events from the Gospels. Here are the stations he has used:
1-Jesus in the Garden of Olives.
2-Jesus betrayed by Judas.
3-Jesus condemned to death by the Sanhedrin.
4-Jesus denied by Peter.
5-Jesus judged by Pilate
6-Jesus flogged and crowned with thorns.
7-Jesus carries his cross.
8-Jesus is helped by Simon of Cyrene.
9-Jesus encounters women of Jerusalem.
10-Jesus is crucified.
11-Jesus promises the kingdom to the good thief.
12-Jesus on the cross.
13-The mother of Jesus and his disciple at the cross.
14-Jesus is placed in the tomb.
The stations inspire us all to follow Christ through suffering to peace. We celebrate the Stations of the Cross each Friday during Lent at 5:30 p.m. Come and remember the passion of our Lord.