31st Week in Ordinary Time, November 1, 2020
You can conveniently give your offertory to San Isidro by clicking the Online Giving button below. Please have your credit/debit card ready.
A Message from Fr. Wilfredo Contreras
November 1, 2020
Dear Parishioners and Friends,
San Isidro has grown to become a vibrant parish community already reaching over 2,800 registered families. We are already know for our charismatic spirituality, our charitable works, our friendly and welcoming parishioners, our beautiful liturgical celebration and devotions, our robust youth programs, and our many ministries. We have faithfully served families within our neighborhood, by ministering to sick and homebound, building means of family growth and fellowship, and making our parish a place where our immigrants feel welcome and at home.
Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2020
The annual financial report was given to parishioners on the weekend of October 24th/25th.
You may access the parish financial report by Click here.
November 3, 2020
In keeping with its mission, the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops aims to educate and inform Catholics about a wide range of issues. The information compiled here has been gathered from policies, public statements, official and campaign websites, and other resources, as of September 1, 2020, to help voters form their consciences before voting in November. The issues that appear here do not represent a complete list of issues that may be of importance to Catholics. The FCCB neither supports nor opposes any candidate for public office.
Gospel Mt 5:1–12
When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain, and after he had sat down, his disciples came to him. He began to teach them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be sasfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you falsely because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven.”
Miami Catholic Men's Conference
October 31, 2020
Keynote speaker Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers
Harold Burke-Sivers is a world renowned catholic deacon, speaker, author, EWTN radio/TV personality, and catholic apologist. Join us as Deacon Harold Burke- Sivers speaks to the men of South Florida about the Catholic perspectives on the COVID-19 pandemic, fatherhood, and how to address racism in our culture.
7:45am sign in Zoom webinar.
Baby Bottle Campaign
This campaign is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.
The start date is Sunday, November 1, 2020.
Baby Bottle Delivery:
- November 1st
- November 8th
- November 15th
- November 22nd
The date of collection of the Bottles is Sunday, November 29, 2020.
Contact email: email@example.com
A Unique Drive Thru
San Isidro was proud to host this past weekend, the free distribution of household items to our parish community and surrounding Catholic churches. Our Food Ministry program partnered with the help of Knights of St. Paul of the Lighthouse, with Food for the Poor, Inc., and Matthew 25 ministries to facilitate the distribution of these household items. A truck containing these items arrived last Wednesday and through the leadership of Gilda Kawano, Parish Business Manager, and Romulo Barbera, Grand Knight of San Isidro Council 16980, we were able to meet with parish volunteers to discuss the logistics of the distribution of these items. A multitude of parish volunteers, young and old, male and female, came to serve in the packaging of these items from Wednesday until Thursday afternoon. We had packaged about 1200 bags which contained detergent, paper towels, toilet tissue, shaving kit, deodorant among other things. The volunteers were treated to free breakfast, lunch, and snacks throughout the packaging activity. Over the weekend, members of Food for the Poor came out to videotape and interview the Pastor and the Coordinators as well as to take shots of the distribution effort. The Dance Ministry provided music and dance which gave a lively spirit. Rain did not deter the volunteers from distributing the items as a caravan of cars waited in line to receive the bags. We thank all the Parish volunteers and ministries who came to support this effort and who spent countless hours doing this work of mercy. We also thank Food for the Poor, Inc, Ministry Matthew 25, and the Knights of Columbus and the many parish organizations who came to serve our Church. Lastly, we thank Almighty God for giving us this great blessing to serve our parish community.
Parish Registration Drive
Beginning next weekend, November 8th and running through the end of this month, we will be holding a new parishioner’s registration drive.
If you have not registered with San Isidro Church, please stop by the Welcome Table located at the church entrance and complete a registration form. You can also grab a form from one of the ushers and either leave it in the box located on the Welcome Table or just hand it back to one of the ushers. If you are registered and have moved, please contact the Welcome Table to update your parish profile.
Blessed Fr. Michael Joseph McGivney
(August 12, 1852 – August 14, 1890) was an American Catholic priest based in New Haven, Connecticut. He founded the Knights of Columbus at a local parish to serve as a mutual aid and fraternal insurance organization, particularly for immigrants and their families. It developed through the 20th century as the world's largest Catholic fraternal organization. The cause for his canonization started in the Archdiocese of Hartford in 1996; in March 2008, Pope Benedict XVI declared McGivney "Venerable" in recognition of his "heroic virtue". On May 27, 2020, it was announced by Pope Francis that McGivney had been approved for beatification, which happened on Saturday, October 31, 2020. "The Vatican announced that Pope Francis approved the promulgation of a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of the founder of the Knights of Columbus, Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney, a Connecticut priest who served his flock during the pandemic of 1890, before himself becoming ill himself and dying of pneumonia. An additional miracle attributed to Father McGivney's intercession will be required for his canonization as a saint." Blessed Fr. Michael J. McGiveny, pray for us and the brotherhood of the Knights of Columbus.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be temporarily transferred to the Parish Hall.
You can visit the Blessed Sacrament Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 in the morning until 5:00 in the afternoon. Entrance through the office.
You can request Mass intentions by calling the office. We accept credit and debit cards.
For Masses and Confessions
Please, do not forget to wear a mask and bring hand sanitizer along with you.
Remember to practice social distancing with those who are not your family.
The mask must cover the mouth and nose at all times.
If you are not able to come to Church for Mass because of precautions during this pandemic, please see our live streaming of the Sunday Mass. We ask you to please send us your weekly offering via the Online Giving by clicking here. Or send us a check by mail.
We desperately need your donations to keep the Church running!
Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Emergency Fund
Your support helps bring immediate disaster Relief and Supplies to those in need.
Click here for Donation
Thanks to the generosity of the community of San Isidro, we are able to reach families in need. We need drivers to deliver food every week as much as your monetary contribution. You can make a difference in people's lives and serve the Lord.
If you are aware of Parishioners in need or want to serve in this Ministry, please call (954) 978-2302.
Universal Offertory Page
The weekly offertory collections are an important source of income for our parish.
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayer of Pope Francis in times of a Pandemic
O Mary, you always brighten our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who, at the Cross, took part in Jesus’ pain while remaining steadfast in faith.
O loving Mother, you know what we need, and we are confident you will provide for us as at Cana in Galilee.
Intercede for us with your Son Jesus, the Divine Physician, for those who have fallen ill, for those who are vulnerable, and for those who have died.
Intercede also for those charged with protecting the health and safety of others and for those who are tending to the sick and seeking a cure.
Help us, O Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who took upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows, so as to lead us, through the Cross, to the glory of the Resurrection. Amen.
Under thy protection we seek refuge, O Holy Mother of God.
In our needs, despise not our pettions, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.
Adapted from the prayer of Pope Francis