San Isidro Catholic Church

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This Week

Third Sunday in Lent, March 24, 2019

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.

Stations of the Cross

  • In English
  • 6:00pm in the Church
  • Every Friday

Prayer Vigil for the Unborn

  • When: On the 2nd Saturday of each month after 8:30 Mass at St. Malachy
  • Where: Michael Benjamin abortion facility - 7777 N University Drive, Tamarac, FL.

Please join the respect life ministry every 2nd Saturday of the month, when we meet to pray in front of the abortion clinic, 9:15am to 10:30am.

Please try to come and bring someone with you. If you can't commit to this vigil, please try to pray the Rosary for the unborn at least once a week. Come join us at San Isidro each evening after the 7:00pm Mass when we pray the Rosary in the Chapel.

Blessings and peace, Maggie Ferrara, Parish Representative.

Fasting and Abstinence

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are mandatory days of fasting and abstinence. Fridays of Lent are obligatory days of abstinence from meat. Fasting applies for those between the ages of 18 to 59 years. During the fast, you are allowed to eat a full meal and two additional smaller meals, but they are not to be equivalent to a full meal. In the United States, abstinence from meat is obligatory for those over 14 years old.

Confessions

Father Tomasz will hear confession after the weekday Mass, especially on Fridays until 9:00pm.

Fish Fry - Hosted by Life Teen

Delicious dinner of fried fish and a variety of accompaniments each Friday night during Lent, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm in the Parish Hall.

Everyone is invited. Bring your family and friends. * There will be no sale on Good Friday.

Pope Francis’ Intentions for the month of March 2019

Recognition of the Right of Christian Communities

That Christian communities, especially those who are persecuted, feel that they are close to Christ and have their rights respected.

Food Ministry

The Food Ministry is desperately in need of operating funds.

To that end, a fundraising dinner is planned for Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 7:30-9:30pm, in the Church Hall.

The cost is only $20.00 per person and includes a catered three course meal and refreshments.

Note that the ministry has been in existence for over 35 years, serving the poor and those in temporary economic need. We should not allow it to collapse. You are invited to come out in support, to help our less fortunate brothers and sisters.

Please contact your various ministry heads or call (954) 978-2302 for further details. Thank you!

Luke 13:8

Some people told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with the blood of their sacrifices. Jesus said to them in reply, ʺDo you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were greater sinners than all other Galileans? By no means! But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did! Or those eighteen people who were killed when the tower at Siloam fell on them— do you think they were more guilty than everyone else who lived in Jerusalem? By no means! But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did!ʺ

And he told them this parable: ʺThere once was a person who had a fig tree planted in his orchard, and when he came in search of fruit on it but found none, he said to the gardener, ʹFor three years now I have come in search of fruit on this fig tree but have found none. So cut it down. Why should it exhaust the soil?ʹ He said to him in reply, ʹSir, leave it for this year also, and I shall cultivate the ground around it and fertilize it; it may bear fruit in the future. If not you can cut it down.ʹʺ

Mid-Lent Check-In

God says to Moses, “This is what you shall tell the Israelites: I AM sent me to you . . . The Lord, the God of your [ancestors], the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob” (Exodus 3:14, 15).

As Jesus would later say, God is not a God of the dead, but of the living, and so we believe that the dead will one day rise. At this midpoint of Lent, we pause to consider how our repentance is leading us to the Resurrection, to our reunion with the great “I AM.” Part of our repentance involves working to secure justice for all and helping our neighbor to live in God’s ways. We encourage each other and nurture each other, like the compassionate gardener of today’s Gospel, who tells the owner of the orchard that he will nurture the tree, fertilize it, and perhaps it will bear fruit.

Message from the Archdiocese

  • Please consider making a gift to our parish in your will as a way of expressing your gratitude to God for all the blessings you have received from Him.
    For more information on charitable giving, contact the rectory or call the Office of Planned Giving at (305) 762-1110.
  • “He said to the gardener, ‘For three years now I have come in search of fruit on this fig tree but have found none.’” (Luke 13:7)
  • At times, we can all be like the barren fig tree.
    Do we take care and nurture the gifts the Lord has given us in order for them to bear fruit? Do we cling to what we have or do we generously share with others?
    How will you respond when God asks you what you have done with all the gifts He has given you?
    Remember, not only are we called to be generous, we are called to develop and nurture our gifts and return with increase.

Stewardship

March 16 - 17, 2019

  • 1st Collection: $11,465.00
  • 2nd Collection: $1,560.00
  • Online Giving (Offertory): $725.11
  • Online Giving (Building Fund): $217.00
  • Total Collection: $13,967.11

The second collection was dedicated to Catholic Relief Services.