San Isidro

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This Week

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 30, 2015

Online Giving

Online Giving is now available at San Isidro!

Your contributions to our church can be made online without writing checks or worrying about cash donations.
Please click the image below to open San Isidro's online giving secure portal.

Archbishop's Charity And Development Drive

We need YOU.

The Scriptures are unambiguous about God's concern for the poor. Open your hand to the poor and needy neighbor in your land (Deut. 15:11; Isa. 58:6-12). Jesus showed a preferential option for the poor. As the example of the saints has taught us, in loving and serving the poor, we too love and serve Jesus Himself.

ABCD is our one opportunity during the year to reach out in support of all of the people of God beyond the boundary of our parish. Through the ABCD, we follow the example of Christ to serve our brothers and sisters here in the Archdiocese of Miami. Jesus Christ is the common thread that binds us all. We are one.

We need you. You are making the good works of the local Church here in south Florida possible. Together, we are making a difference and impacting the lives of those in need. Please be as generous as possible in your response to the ABCD. Thank you for uniting with us to be One in Faith, One in Hope and One in Charity.

Let's Pray for those in the Service

O, Lord God of hosts, O God of our salvation, O God who alone workest wonders, do thou now look down with mercy and compassion on thy humble servants and out of love for mankind hearken and have mercy on us. Look with mercy, we pray thee, O Lord, on those of our sons and daughters who now serve in our Armed Forces, and who in obedience to their superiors have for our sakes placed themselves in harm's way. Grant that those who request the protection of thy right hand may be overpowered by no adverse force, and may the invited defense of thy mighty power shield thy faithful sons and daughters. Watch over them, O Lord, and bring them back safely to those who love them. Grant courage and steadfast faith to them and to those who long for their return. Bring a quick and bloodless end to these conflicts and spare the lives of the innocent. Grant no increase to the Numbers of widows and orphans and relieve the privations of the bereaved and wounded, whether wounded in body or in soul. Restore peace in our day, O Lord, that thy truth may go forth unhindered, for Thou, O Lord, art the Prince of Peace and art ever glorified with thine unoriginate Father and the all holy, good, and life giving Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Michael Castro, Pedro Lanza, Julio Lopez, Lee Elias Herrera Mondragon, Julian Maldonado, Maria Camila Sierra, Juan Giraldo, Alexander Simon..
Please call the office to add your loved ones to the list 954-971-8780.

God Bless Our Troops and their Families!!!

Prayer Meeting

Let's Pray Together!!!

Join us every Thursday at 8:00pm In the Chapel.

Bible Study

Join Us Every Wednesday at the Saint Vincent Room from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

Have Courage to Acknowledge You are a Sinner

Having the courage to acknowledge that we are sinners enables us to receive Christ's caress, His forgiveness, said Pope Francis Thursday morning during Mass at Santa Marta.
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Having the courage to acknowledge that we are sinners enables us to receive Christ's caress, His forgiveness, said Pope Francis Thursday morning during Mass at Santa Marta. The day's liturgy presents the Gospel of the sinful woman who washes Jesus' feet with her tears and anoints them with perfume drying them with her hair. Jesus is invited to the house of a Pharisee, "a person of a certain level of culture", the Pope said, who "wanted to listen to Jesus", hear his doctrine, find out more. In his own mind, he judges both Jesus and the sinful woman, thinking if Jesus "truly were a prophet he would know want kind of woman is touching him". The Pharisee "is not a bad man" he simply "cannot understand the woman's actions".

"He cannot understand the simple gesture: the simple gestures of the people. Perhaps this man had forgotten how to caress a baby, how to console a grandmother. In his theories, his thoughts, his life of government because perhaps he was a councilor of the Pharisees he had forgotten the simple gestures of life, the very first things that we all, as newborns, received from our parents".

Pope Francis said that Jesus rebukes the Pharisee "with humility and tenderness", "his patience, his love, the desire to save everyone" leads him to explain the woman's gesture to the Pharisee, and at the same time point to the Pharisee's own lack of courtesy. And amid the shocked murmuring of the crowd, he says to the woman: "Your sins are forgiven". "Go in peace, your faith has saved you!"

"He only says the word salvation 'Your faith has saved you' to the woman, who is a sinner. And he says it because she was able to weep for her sins, to confess her sins, to say 'I am a sinner', and admit it to herself. He doesn't say the same to those people, who were not bad people: they simply did not believe themselves to be sinners. Other people were sinners: the tax collectors, prostitutes ... These were the sinners. Jesus says this word 'You are saved, you are safe only to those who open their hearts and acknowledge that they are sinners. Salvation only enters our hearts when we open them to the truth of our sins". "The privileged place to encounter Jesus Christ is in our sins". Pope Francis observed that this may seem like "heresy" but St. Paul also said as much when he said he would boast of only two things: his sins and the Risen Christ who saved him.

"This is why the ability to acknowledge our own sins, to acknowledge our misery, to acknowledge what we are and what we are capable of doing or have done is the very door that opens us to the Lord's caress, His forgiveness, to His Word 'Go in peace, your faith has saved you!', because you were brave, you were brave enough to open your heart to the only One who can save you".

Jesus said to the hypocrites, "Amen, I say to you, tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God before you". These are strong words, concluded the Pope, because those who feel themselves sinners "open their hearts in the confession of their sins, to encounter Jesus, who gave His blood for us all".

Caribean Evening

We are planning a Caribbean Evening for the community on Friday, September 25, 2015, in the Parish Hall. With Caribbean Food and Caribbean Music. We are seeking representations from all the Caribbean Islands - English, Spanish, Haitian.

If you are interested in participating please contact Angela at 954-974-8453.

Friendly Reminder

We have a nurse from the Community Outreach Program of the Holy Cross Hospital who is available every Thursday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm in the Parish Hall.

She will take your blood pressure and answer any questions you may have regarding your health.

The Lord Wants To Speak To Us...

Many times we are so caught up in daily activities that we take for granted the presence of the Lord. It is God's desire that we come to pay Him homage. We are called to adore Him, love Him, and be with Him in the midst of our days.

We need adorers in the Mornings, Saturdays and Sundays.
Please call the office and sign up! 954-971-8780

The Blessed Sacrament is exposed 7 days a week from 10:00am to 10:00pm.

He longs to be with You at least one hour a week, please don't ignore his call.

No Healing Mass

There will be NO Healing Masses in the months of July and August.

The Healing Mass will be celebrated on September 11th at 7:30pm in the Church.