28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 14, 2018
Online Giving is now available at San Isidro!
Stewardship Campaign 2019 Beginning in October
Please Help San Isidro!
In the month of October, select Parishioners will be witnessing at all masses. The speakers will be discussing how their lives have been impacted by giving their time, talent, and treasure back to Jesus Christ, Our Lord by serving and being parishioners of San Isidro! God blesses those who serve and give! At the end of the month, Parishioners will have the opportunity to commit to Jesus their thanksgiving by increasing their offertory to the parish.
Please visit the Hospitality/Welcome Table here at San Isidro Church after each mass to see what ministry you may be interested in and/or if you have not registered with San Isidro, please register! There are many advantages with registering: Your contributions are tax deductible; your registration allows us to give a letter of recommendation to Immigration and to Catholic Schools; and permission to celebrate Sacraments at other parishes. For more information, please visit the Information Table!
Please join us in congratulating Mary Jo Johnson & Orlando and Myriam Reyes As the recipients of the Diocesan Honors for the Diamond Jubilee of the Archdiocese of Miami on October 7, 2018 at the Cathedral of St. Mary in Miami for their outstanding support and leadership to San Isidro Church.
October 6 - 7, 2018
- 1st Collection: $9,726.50
- 2nd Collection: $2,147.00
- Total Collection: $11,873.50
The second collection is dedicated to maintenance of the Church and buildings.
Words of Wisdom
The spirit of wisdom, as we discover in today’s first reading, comes to those who pray for her. Wisdom, like the word of God, carries a message of consolation as well as of great challenge. The Letter to the Hebrews tells us that the word of God, infused with the wisdom of God, is “sharper than any twoedged sword.” We cannot shrink from the wisdom of God, or from the word that has the power to penetrate our hearts and minds.
Jesus, the living word of God, the embodiment of wisdom, has strong, deeply penetrating words for the rich young man who comes to him seeking answers to his most profound questions. Just when the young man thought he had done enough to fulfill God’s commands, more was asked of him. This is no less true for us.
As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up, knelt down before him, and asked him, "Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?" Jesus answered him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: You shall not kill; you shall not commit adultery; you shall not steal; you shall not bear false witness; you shall not defraud; honor your father and your mother." He replied and said to him, "Teacher, all of these I have observed from my youth."
Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him, "You are lacking in one thing. Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me." At that statement his face fell, and he went away sad, for he had many possessions.
Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, "How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!" The disciples were amazed at his words. So Jesus again said to them in reply, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God."
They were exceedingly astonished and said among themselves, "Then who can be saved?" Jesus looked at them and said, "For human beings it is impossible, but not for God. All things are possible for God." Peter began to say to him, "We have given up everything and followed you."
Jesus said, "Amen, I say to you, there is no one who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands for my sake and for the sake of the gospel who will not receive a hundred times more now in this present age: houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and eternal life in the age to come."
Parishioners Honored on the Eve of the Diamond Jubilee of the Archdiocese of Miami
On October 7, 2018, on the eve of the Diamond Jubilee of the Archdiocese of Miami , in which the archdiocese celebrated its 60th Anniversary, a Vesper Service was held at the Cathedral of Saint Mary in Miami to bestow Diocesan Honors for parishioners who have done outstanding work and support in their home parishes. Pastors were asked to nominate two individuals per parish. These individuals were then presented with a Certificate of Recognition, and given a cross pin.
Archbishop Thomas Wenski recognized each of them individually and they had a photo opportunity with the Archbishop and their Pastor. San Isidro recognizes Mary Jo Johnson, and Orlando and Myriam Reyes for their outstanding work and support over the years here at San Isidro. They have served in various capacities including, Sacristans, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, and through their own generosity and their ministry have contributed much to advance the cause for San Isidro Church and for this we are grateful. As Archbishop Wenski said at the service, by congratulating them, they are congratulating and recognizing all the efforts of the various ministries and communities. This recognition is not just for them, but for all the parishioners.
Altar Server's Ceremony
On the weekend of October 6th through the 7th, 50 Altar Servers were initiated into the Altar Server Ministry. Many of the Altar Servers were already active in the Ministry and were initiated with about 10 new servers. This event was a first for San Isidro. The "Present!". With their parents standing behind them, Father asked them if they were committed to the ministry and if they were ready to fulfill their obligations.
They all responded, "Yes, father!" Then Father, asked the community to accept the new servers with an applause. The Servers then turned around to be vested by their parents. The Servers knelt and prayed the Server's Prayer and Father then said a prayer of blessing over them. Some of the new Servers were chosen to begin serving immediately at the altar while beautiful Ceremony of Vesting involved the Servers processing in with a parent who held their server vestments. After the homily, the Coordinator, Blanca Figueroa, called them each by name to stand in the presence of the community.
They each responded the rest will officially begin serving next week . This ceremony is done only once for the new Servers. Going forward, this ceremony will only be celebrated for any new servers entering the Ministry. If your son or daughter is interested in becoming an altar server, they may contact Blanca Figueroa at 954-513-5535 or call the Parish Office and ask for Amarily Lora. We congratulate their Coordinators and our Servers as they are now official Altar Servers of San Isidro!
Canonizations (Saint Paul VI, Pope)- October 14, 2018
Pope Paul VI was born Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini on September 26, 1897. He was an Italian priest and the 263rd Pope from 1963 until his death in 1978. Pope Paul continued the Second Vatican Council which was begun by Pope John XXIII. He promoted the cause of Social Justice as an integral teaching of the Church.
He also encouraged ecumenical dialogue among religious denominations. He was known as the "pilgrim" pope for his numerous travels. He was the first pope to fly in an airplane. He died on August 16, 1978. He was beatified by Pope Francis on October 14,2014 and canonized on October 14, 2018.
Canonizations (Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez )- October 14, 2018
Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez was born on August 15, 1917 in El Salvador. He entered the seminary at age 14 in 1942. He recognized the potential of radio to reach people and convinced 5 radio stations to broadcast their Sunday sermons to peasants who believed they were not welcome in the Church. In 1977 he was elected archbishop of San Salvador.
From the pulpit of the Cathedral Archbishop Romero became the voice of the poor who had no voice. Soon the archbishop became the target of the anger of the Salvadoran government. On March 24, 1980, he was shot to death by an unknown hit man while celebrating mass in the chapel of a small hospital. In February 2015, Pope Francis declared Archbishop Romero a martyr. He was beatified in 2015 and canonized on October 14, 2018.
Pope Francis’ Intentions for the month of October 2018
The Mission of Religious
That consecrated religious men and women may bestir themselves, and be present among the poor, the marginalized, and those who have no voice.
Message from the Archdiocese
- Happy 60th Anniversary to the Archdiocese of Miami!
Archbishop Thomas Wenski is inviting all of South Florida’s Catholics to join him in celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Miami, which was founded Oct. 7, 1958.
Visit www.adomdevelopment.org/60anniversary for more information.
- Estate planning is the way to continue your life’s work. It is vital that you invest some time to ensure that your life’s efforts continue in the hands of the causes and the people who will most treasure your gifts. Contact the rectory or call the Office of Planned Giving at (305) 762-1110 for more information.
- “May you see your children’s children” PS 128:1-6
This is really a prayer for a long life. The good steward knows that every day is a gift from God, to be lived with joy and thanksgiving.
Have you expressed your gratitude to the Lord?
“May the Lord bless us all the days of our lives!”