Third Sunday of Advent, December 17, 2017
Online Giving is now available at San Isidro!
Christmas Schedule for the English Masses
Masses for the 4th Sunday in Advent
Saturday, December 23rd
- 4:00 pm Vigil Mass in the Chapel.
Sunday, December 24th
- 9:00 am Mass in the Church
Masses for Christmas Holy Day of Obligation
Sunday, December 24th
- 4:00 pm, Christmas Vigil Mass In the Church.
Monday, December 25th
- 9:00 am Christmas Day Mass in the Church.
There will be no other Masses in English on Monday.
IMPORTANT!!! The Archdiocese has announced that both the 4th Sunday of Advent and the Christmas Day Masses must be fulfilled since both are days of obligation. Therefore, when planning your schedule you need to pick the 2 Masses you want to attend: one for the 4th Sunday of Advent and one for Christmas. The Advent Mass DOES NOT take the place of the Christmas Mass and vice versa. Remember, Christmas is a holy day of obligation.
Important Announcement for All Volunteers Serving Children And/Or Vulnerable Adults
In conformity with the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops request as found in the Charter for the Protection of Children, all parish volunteers working either directly or indirectly with minors under the age of 18 and those visiting the sick and vulnerable adults, are required to take a Safe Environment Virtus training course. Additionally, volunteers MUST undergo a background check by having their fingerprints taken. Those volunteers whom have had their fingerprints done prior to and including 2012, must have their fingerprints redone. Volunteers handling cash in the parish must also undergo a background check.
The affected volunteers include Catechists, Catechist Aids, Youth Ministers, Music Ministers (whenever minors are present in the choir), Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who visit the sick, Children’s Liturgy of the Word Ministers, Altar Server leaders, Altar Servers 18 and older, Dance Leaders, Dancing Ministry Members who are 18 an over, Sacristans, and Baptism Set Up Coordinators, and Food Ministry.
Those volunteers handling cash include Ushers and Money Counters and only need to do their fingerprints. While not required to do the Virtus course, it is highly encouraged and recommended.
To facilitate this process and for your convenience, we have arranged with the Archdiocese of Miami Safe Environment Office to have the Virtus Course offered here at San Isidro on Saturday, January 27th from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Parish Hall . It is imperative that all affected parish volunteers attend this training. Prior to doing the course, a volunteer form must be completed along with a Promise to Promote Safe Environment Pledge which must be signed. This will be provided at the training. To attend the course, all interested volunteers must register online by visiting www.virtus.org, create a user ID and Password and select the training date for San Isidro. Failure to register for the course will result in your NOT being admitted to the training. It is imperative that you register online.
Pope Francis’ intentions for the month of December
That the elderly, sustained by families and Christian communities, may apply their wisdom and experience to spreading the faith and forming the new generations.
2017 Archbishop's Charity and Development Drive (ABCD)
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“...Jesus keeps knocking on your door in the faces of our brothers and sisters in the faces of our neighbors, in the faces of those at our side” - Pope Francis
- Goala: $43,304.00
- Pledged: $41,259.00
- Pledge Shortage: $2045.00
- Cash Received: $37,984.00
- Cash shortage: $5,320.00
We need 106 parishioners to pledge $50 to the ABCD and we will make goal! If you wish to commit, please pick up an ABCD envelope via the ushers.
ABCD is ending in December, we are still short $2,405.00 to make the goal and $5,320.00 in actual cash gifts for those who made pledges. We need about 106 parishioners to each donate $50.00 to make our goal. Those who have committed, but who have not fully paid your pledges, please send it in. Our failure to make our goals means that the parish will have to make up for the balance owed and this is something we cannot afford. I count on everyone’s support and generosity. May the Lord repay you!
Father Wilfredo Contreras