LOURDES GROTTO & PRAYER GARDEN
CONSTRUCTION IS COMING!!!
Thank you for your support in funding the construction of a Grotto and Prayer Garden to honor our patroness, Our Lady of Lourdes. We have raised 78% of the needed funds to start construction. However, we are not finished yet. In the months to come, we need to continue our efforts to raise the total amount needed. Year after year, building costs tend to increase. Please, continue supporting this lasting memorial of our faith and devotion to Blessed Mary. We rely solely on your generous contributions and prayers to bring to completion this testimonial of our Catholic faith.
Pavers ----------------------------------------- $150 each
For Naming and Memorial Opportunities Please contact the Parish Office at (561) 483 2440
Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church Presents
With Fr. Eddie - March 18 to March 25, 2020
Click HERE for Registration Forms
SHRINE OF KNOCK
Dublin, Shrine of Knock, Blarney Castle, Killarney, Dingle Peninsula, Farm Visit, Cliffs of Moher, Christ Church Cathedral, Cabra Castle.
Travel the Dingle Peninsula, one of the world’s most beautiful costal routes. See the Rock of Cashel, the historic site where Saint Patrick preached. Stay overnight on the grounds of a historical Castle. Celebrate Mass at the Shrine of Knock a complex that includes 5 churches and is associated to a number of cures and favors.
8 Days & 8 Meals
SINGLE - $2,849/pp DOUBLE - $2,499/pp TRIPLE - $2,469/pp
CLIFFS OF MOHER
Included in the Price - Round Trip Air from Miami Int'l Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers.
Not Included in the Price - Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $315 per person.
NOTE: All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change based on air inclusive package from Miami International Airport.
Call (561) 483-2440 or click HERE for more information.
Spiritual Life; what is?
There are many books written about spiritual life. Our life living our faith is about spiritual life. It is life living the Spirit of God in us. It is life with the word of God. it is following Jesus Christ. The aim of this video is to have a simple understanding about this theme for the purpose of encouraging all of us to nurture and grow in our spiritual life.
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Denying Communion to Someone
by Father Edward McNamara
First of all, it is incumbent upon each member of the faithful to assess if he or she is in a state of grace to receive Communion, therefore the person must be aware of having committed a grave sin that has not been confessed. Only God knows with absolute certainty a person's state of grace, and even if the priest is certain that a person should not receive Communion and would be committing a sacrilege by doing so, he should not publicly refuse to administer the sacrament. No person, not even a grave sinner, should be publicly exposed for hidden faults. Everybody has a right to preserve his good name unless it is lost by the sinner's public actions or in virtue of a public penalty.
Canon 915 of the CIC indicates the principal cases in which Communion may be publicly refused. The canon says, "Those who have been excommunicated or interdicted after the imposition or declaration of the penalty and others obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to holy communion." The first case refers to those upon whom a canonical penalty of excommunication or interdiction has been publicly imposed for a grave canonical crime. It does not refer to those who might have fallen under an automatic penalty (such as participating in an abortion) which is not known.
The second situation, for those obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin, most of the canonists are in accordance that the law should be narrowly interpreted, therefore given the presence of both factors, obstinate perseverance and manifestly grave sin, receiving Communion can be publicly denied.
It is difficult to determine if a grave sin is manifest. In order to be so, a sin must be known by a large part of the community, and this can also depend on the nature of the community itself. For example, it is one thing to belong to a quiet rural village where everybody knows everybody and another to be part of a large urban parish were a situation might be known only if it appears in the media.
Obstinate perseverance in sinning is also difficult to determine and usually requires that the priest has been able to converse with the sinner and has warned him to desist from receiving Communion until he ceases committing the sin. Since both factors must be present the priest can only make this warning that Communion will be publicly refused when the sin is widely known and he has not received knowledge of it through the sacrament of reconciliation.
There might be cases when all of the factors are present by the manner in which a person approaches the altar. For example, several U.S. bishops have refused Communion to people wearing a rainbow sash. In this case the person is using a symbol that publicly defends a lifestyle that the Church holds to be gravely sinful. There might be some other cases when a priest has to decide on the spur of the moment, for example, when a person is in an obviously altered state and is clearly not fully aware of what he is doing. Such cases have more to do with public order and respect for the Eucharistic species than making a judgment as to a person's interior state.
“Another case is when a person is obviously not Catholic. Such situations most often arise at weddings and funerals. Many dioceses and parishes have prepared policies for such occasions and advise those attending regarding the conditions for receiving Communion in the Catholic Church. This serves as a reminder both to Catholics who might not be practicing their faith as well as to those who belong to other denominations and religions. If you look at the missals that are available in the Church pews, there is information on the inside cover about the prerequisites for receiving communion.”
(Finally, there are other situations that need careful and pastoral considerations. Therefore, each case should be address in its own context. This is the case for Catholics living in irregular marital situation contrary to Church teachings in terms of sexual morality.)
“The door of sacramental reconciliation, however, is always open to them (ALL) when there is sincere repentance and purpose of amendment. Anybody who because of any grave sin should not receive Communion should not engage in a ministry. There might be exceptions to this rule when dealing with a momentary fall from grace with no opportunity to confess before Mass. But there are not exceptions in the case of those who would be habitually excluded from reception.”
My Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As we journey forward together as missionary disciples, I ask for your support of the 2019 DSA. The Diocesan Services Appeal is an essential way of reaching out to support and sustain the mission and ministries of our Diocese.
Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito
Please consider participating in our 2019 D.S.A. Our goal for this year is $157,000. No matter how large or small the amount, your participation will help our Catholic Church build a better world, as Christ taught us. Pledges and payments to date - $138,919.04. The amount needed to fulfill our parish goal is $18,080.96.
DSA - Frequently Asked Questions
VOCATIONS CHALICE PROGRAM
Contact the Knights of Columbus, Jack Viadero, at (561) 483-2440, to receive the Vocations Chalice to pray throughout the week for vocations.
St. Bernadette's Place
Wednesdays 10:00 - Noon
St. Bernadette's place is our Parish Food Pantry, and it is supported by the generosity and donations our parishioners. We are happy to provide assistance to those who live within the Parish community boundaries. If you are requesting assistance please provide:
- Picture I.D with your current address - e.g. Drivers's License
- One additional form of documentation with your address
We thank all our parishioners who support us with their donations of imperishable items and financial assistance. May you be richly blessed. Christ's Poor & Hungry Apostolate.
WILLS & BEQUESTS
A Bequest, a gift of money or assets left through your will, is vital to your Parish Church and the people the Church serves. It is a unique gift and an investment in the future. By leaving a bequest you are making a lasting difference in the life of the Parish community.
Our Lady of Lourdes welcomes charitable donations made by bequest through your Will or through Trust. In remembering our Church you also leave a lasting legacy.
There are various forms of bequests that you may make. For example, the proceeds of an unrestricted bequest may be used where needed, whereas a restricted bequest specifies the use of the donation. Bequests may come in the form of a specific dollar amount, securities, real estate, tangible property, and retirement account assets. A residuary bequest allows Our Lady of Lourdes to receive all or a percentage of your estate after all obligations have been met. If a Will or Trust already exists, an amendment can be done by an attorney through a document called a codicil, which adds a new bequest.
Our Lady of Lourdes is a charitable, not-for-profit institution; therefore, all bequests are fully deductible for estate tax purposes.
ALTAR SERVERS NEEDED
Serving the Altar during Mass is an awesome privilege that allows Altar Servers to grow closer to God in a very unique way. Not many people could be that close to the holy sacrifice of the Mass when it is offered by the Priest but Altar Servers and clergy.
Altar Servers should be Baptized and have received their First Communion. The minimum age is 8 or in 3rd grade.
Boys and girls who wish to become Altar Servers should be mature enough to understand their responsibilities, and to carry them out with reverence.
Don’t miss this great honor. Call the Religious Education Office at 561 483 2440 ext. 1429 to sign up for training on Saturday, July 20th at 10:00 am.
USHERS NEEDED - 5PM MASS
Volunteering is a rewarding way to serve your community. It challenges your spirit, fills your heart and enriches your life. Yours may be a renewed sense of purpose or possibly work to fill idle moments. Maybe it’s the opportunity to touch someone on a heartfelt level and be touched in return. Consider becoming a Church usher and greeter at the 5:00PM Mass. If you would like to serve and coordinate the Ushers at the Mass, please contact the Parish office at (561) 483 2440.
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