This Week

Twenty-Fifth Week in Ordinary Time - September 20, 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Friday, July 10, 2020

Archdiocese of Miami - Office of the Archbishop

Dear Brothers and Sister in Christ,
Thus far, 2020 has proven to be unique and quite challenging! The COVID-19 pandemic has altered our way of life. We have had to face illness, separation, anxiety and even loss of loved ones. Some of us have suffered economically and I know many who lost their livelihood. It has been a difficult time for everyone!

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

The St Martha church bulletin is provided by the J.S.Paluch Company to us at no cost. The bulletin is solely funded by the support of the local business community through business sponsorships. In order to continue to receive this, and many of the other benefits J.S.Paluch provides our church, we are looking for additional sponsorships to fill up the open space on our two sponsorship pages.

If you own a business, know of someone who does, or just want to celebrate an anniversary, birthday or special occasion, please consider promoting the business or event in our church bulletin. For more information on the sponsorship program, please contact our J.S.Paluch representative Patrick Falco directly.

He can be reached by email at, or directly by phone at (910) 200-8383.

Also, if you have any experience in sales and would like to help the church fill the sponsorship page, please contact Mr. Falco as well. The church thanks you for your consideration and support.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Padre Pio, September 23rd

  • Did the World War II American flyer really see Padre Pio in midair, preventing the bombing of his village below?
  • Did Pio actually “bilocate” in Italy, the Holy Land, even America, as countless witnesses testified?
  • Or “read hearts” before penitents spoke?
  • What of the stigmata, Christ’s wounds imprinted on Padre Pio’s hands, feet, and side?

John Paul II, who as a young man visited Pio, never mentioned these extraordinary elements at the canonization. Instead, the pope spoke of “trials accepted with love,” referring perhaps to sanctions restricting Pio’s faculties for hearing confessions and celebrating public Mass, imposed because of criticism, later discredited, sent to the Vatican; of Pio’s offering his sufferings in union with Jesus’ passion for a suffering world; of his continual availability to sinners seeking direction and absolution; of Padre Pio’s prayer that blossomed in charity, especially through his House for the Relief of Suffering, a healthcare facility that anticipated by decades today’s holistic partnering of medical science and spirituality.

Finally, how comforting for us ordinary Christians, this extraordinary saint’s most frequent advice: “Pray, hope, and don’t worry!”

- Peter Scagnelli

Thursday, September 17, 2020

St. Therese of the Child Jesus, October 1st

“The cornerstone’s dated 1872, but the stained glass is much later,” explained the pastor, astonished when his visitor accurately dated it to just before the Great Depression, explaining, “The window for the Little Flower” Thérèse’s nickname “gives it away.” From her canonization in 1925, her statues and windows adorn most churches where European immigrants worshiped. Entering Carmel at fifteen, victim of tuberculosis at twenty-four, Thérèse proposed her “Little Way” to sanctity: doing ordinary tasks with extraordinary love.

Thus ordinary Catholics, many of whom had lost loved ones to tuberculosis, embraced her. Though she never left her cloister, this Carmelite’s spiritual communion and devoted correspondence with missionaries earned her the title Patroness of Missions. Her autobiography, Story of a Soul, continuously in print since her death, chronicles her prayerful perseverance through doubt and caused her to be the youngest person ever named a Doctor of the Church. Countless physical healings and spiritual conversions testify to her fulfillment of her deathbed promise: “After my death, I will let fall a shower of roses. I will spend my heaven doing good upon earth!”

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Heavenly Father,
We thank you for your abundance and great mercy, You have given us so much. Thank You that we can always trust you to be ever-present in difficult time like these.

Father we ask you to protect our parish community, to bring us social cohesion and not just social distancing, that we may experience love and not fear, that we can feel friendship and not isolation and that our parish can experience generosity and not scarcity.

Father, we pray for the priests, deacons, religious and all our parish family, that all those who journey, not as individuals, but as a closely-bound community, of all and for all, can move forward full of creativity and fostering relationships to continue to spread the Good News of Jesus. Help us as Parishioners to be good stewards of the gifts you have given us and allow us to thank you through our generosity of time, talents and treasure. We ask this through our Lord, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns forever and ever.


“So, the last will be first and the first last.” (Matthew 20:16)

Remember the saying, “It’s not where you start, but how you finish”? We have a responsibility not only for our own lives, but for the lives of others as well. We are called to generously share our gifts with others, not hoard them for our own use. Our sincere gratitude and cheerful generosity will help us live “God-centered” lives and not “self-centered” lives.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Put your faith into action by helping those most in need today!

Support your parish today by making your offertory gift online:

There are many wonderful ways to pass on love and financial support to your parish and Catholic family even after you are gone.

Learn about the many ways to give by contacting the Office of Planned Giving, (305) 762-1112.

“Or am I not free to do as I wish with my own money? Are you envious because I am generous?’. (Matthew 20:15)

As Christian stewards, we are likewise free to make our own choice.

  • Is a generous return to the Lord in thanksgiving for His many blessings among the choices we have made?
  • Are we generous in returning of our “first fruits” to the Lord in response to His many gifts?

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Your gift helps to fulfill the mission of reaching Miami Shores for Jesus Christ. In thanksgiving for God’s gift, please budget a generous weekly offering in proportion to your household income.

Su ofrenda nos ayuda a cumplir la misión de traer el mensaje de Jesús a Miami Shores. En acción de gracias, incluya una ofrenda generosa en su presupuesto semanal de acuerdo a sus ingresos.

September 12th & September 13th, 2020

  • 5:00pm $ 713.00
  • 8:30am $ 694.00
  • 10:30am $ 608.00
  • 12:30pm $ 449.00
  • Total $ 2,464.00