Third Sunday of Easter, April 18, 2021
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Divine Mercy Chaplet
April 11th –12th: Divine Mercy Sunday Special Celebration
The Chaplet will be prayed after all the Masses.
Sick Call Policy
I write you to bring to your attention what San Isidro’s policy is in regard to receiving the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. We have recently been getting a high number of requests for visits to the sick suggesting that other area priests are not visiting the sick due to fears of catching the virus. This is among the most challenging sacrament to administer in part because it is misunderstood by the faithful. Many are not clear when it should be administered, who can request it, and what priest is responsible and under what circumstances. Because of these misunderstandings, the faithful place undue pressure and stress on Staff and priests.
To be eligible for the sacrament, one must be in a state of grace and have led and still be leading a faithful Christian, Catholic life (such as active mass attendance). This means if married, they must be married in the Church and if single, not living “free style.” In addition, there must be at minimum, an implicit or explicit desire to receive the sacrament if the person was of sound mind. It is not proper that family request the sacrament knowing full well the person was not a faithful Catholic and/or would not have desired it. Family (and in some rare cases, some friends) can assess the spiritual readiness of a loved on who is sick because of age, wounds, and/or disease to receive the sacrament. Therefore, not everyone qualifies if the contrary is observed. We need to ensure that the person receiving the sacrament be properly disposed. We can only honor the sick call of a loved one from immediate family members and not from a “friend of a friend.” The faithful should contact the Church once someone is diagnosed or begins to show illness or at minimum is of old age. One should not wait until the person is gravely ill or at the point of death. The ordinary priest doing anointings often is busy with parish life and administrative or pastoral work on any given day. In effect, due consideration of the priest’s time and health should be taken into account when someone requests an anointing. In a pandemic, some priests cannot do anointings. One should also take into account if an infirmed person has a contagious disease. This must be made known to the parish so as to not endanger the priest’s life.
In cases where the person lives outside of the immediate parish vicinity or outside the parish boundaries, some guidelines are in order:
- Does the person live more than 15 minutes from the parish?
- If so, is there a nearby Catholic Church that could possibly service the ill person that is less than 15 minutes away? If so, that parish should be contacted.
- If the person requesting the sacrament is a parishioner of San Isidro, we request you contact the nearby parish first and San Isidro as an alternative if the parish cannot attend the sick person right away.
One must take into mind that the average anointing may take up to 90 minutes to do due to:
- If it is a hospital anointing, finding a suitable parking space.
- Security clearance in the hospital.
- Pastoral conversation with patient and/or family.
- Performing the actual anointing rite.
- Drive back to parish
San Isidro is best prepared to serve the following hospitals due to proximity: Northwest Medical Regional and Broward Health North (this hospital is serviced primarily by St Elizabeth of Hungary parish but San Isidro serves as a backup). San Isidro also services the communities of Pompano Beach, Coconut Creek, East Coral Springs, North Lauderdale, and parts of Margate. All other cities fall within the boundaries of local parishes. Parishioners of San Isidro living outside of these areas will depend upon the discretion of the priest and his schedule and health. To the contrary, families who live more than 15 minutes away from San Isidro are encouraged to contact the nearest parish based on the sick person’s address and most especially in the case of an emergency. If it is any hospital other than the two mentioned, families can ask the attending nurse to contact a Catholic Priest (most know how to contact a Chaplain).
We are not in the practice of turning down requests for an anointing especially if there is a real emergency, but we have been receiving recently many requests to go to as far South as Aventura and as far north as Delray Beach and Boca when these areas do not pertain to the parish and/or Diocese.
I hope these guidelines can assist in determining when it is appropriate to contact San Isidro and when it is appropriate to look for another viable alternative. We will do our very best to accommodate all reasonable requests once these guidelines have been taken into account.
Thank you and God bless you.
Fr. Wilfredo Contreras
Readings for the Second Sunday of Easter
First Reading — Acts 4:32-35
The community of believers was of one heart and mind, and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they had everything in common. With great power the apostles bore witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great favor was accorded them all. There was no needy person among them, for those who owned property or houses would sell them, bring the proceeds of the sale, and put them at the feet of the apostles, and they were distributed to each according to need.
Consecration to Saint Joseph Talks and Zoom Link
- Day: Beginning March 30th
- Place: Via Zoom. See link below
- Time: 7pm via Zoom
- Talk: Themes related to St. Joseph in preparation
for the Consecration Deacon Vince Eberling
Topic: Consecration to ST. Joseph II
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First Friday Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
- Every First Friday of the month at 6:00pm, bilingual Mass.
- 7:00pm Mass is cancelled on this day.
- The Adoration Chapel is closed.
Together we are the Church
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“Pilate again said to them, ‘Then what shall I do with the man whom you call the King of the Jews?’ And they cried out again, ‘Crucify him.’” – MARK 15:12-13
Jesus told us “whatever you do for the least of my brothers, you do for me.” Every day we are presented opportunities to help someone. Every day we have the opportunity to see the face of Jesus in others and be the face of Jesus to others. Every day we pass by someone in need. Pray for the strength and courage to be the answer to someone’s prayer.
We are still in a pandemic. Please keep your distance. Use your hand disinfectant and most of all LISTEN TO THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN BY THE USHERS!
Failure to do so endangers all of us.
Life Teen Zoom Meeting
Life Teen will be Meeting via Zoom Every Week on Thursdays at 7:30pm.
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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.
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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.
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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