Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 20, 2019
Online Giving is now available at San Isidro!
January 12-13, 2019
- 1st Collection: $10,981.00
- 2nd Collection: $1,838.00
- Online Giving (Offertory): $780.00
- Online Giving (Building Fund): $110.00
- Total Collection: $13,709.00
The second collection is dedicated to the maintenance of the Church and buildings.
Pope Francis’ Intentions for the month of January 2019
For Young People
That young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world.
There was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding. When the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine." And Jesus said to her, "Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come." His mother said to the servers, "Do whatever he tells you."
Now there were six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washings, each holding twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus told the them, "Fill the jars with water." So they filled them to the brim.
Then he told them, "Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter."
So they took it. And when the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine, without knowing where it came from— although the servers who had drawn the water knew —, the headwaiter called the bridegroom and said to him, "Everyone serves good wine first, and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one; but you have kept the good wine until now."
Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs at Cana in Galilee and so revealed his glory, and his disciples began to believe in him.
A Visible God
We find it difficult to convey ideas to people unless we can actually show them something, demonstrate what we mean. God, who is invisible and truly beyond human understanding, apparently faces the same difficulty. People want to see, not just listen to an idea. So God gave us Jesus Christ, God made visible in the world.
During these past weeks we have seen how Jesus was revealed as an infant to the shepherds and the magi, and then began his adult “public life” at his baptism by John. Today’s Gospel reading tells us of his “first sign,” providing wine for the wedding guests at Cana.
Of course, even Jesus, God made visible, was not always easily understood in his own day, nor is he even now. So we have to ponder what we see: the poverty and simplicity of his birth, his humility and openness before John the Baptist, his kindness and compassion toward people in their ordinary problems, such as running short of wine at a wedding. Yet it is in coming to know Jesus that we come to know God.
Message from the Archdiocese
- Through endowment, you can support your faith family in perpetuity. Through prudent investment, your gift will produce income for generations to come. Contact the rectory or call the Office of Planned Giving at (305) 762-1110 for information.
- In memory of deceased loved ones, in lieu of flowers, honor their memory through a gift to
. What a beautiful way to honor a loved one by supporting the eternal work of the Church! For more information, contact the rectory or call the Office of Planned Giving at (305) 762-1110.
- “To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit.” (1 Corinthians 12:7)
- St. Paul tells us that God has blessed each of us for a reason. How has God blessed you? Are you using your gifts according to God’s plan? How are you helping to build God’s kingdom here on earth? Remember that if you don’t do the work God planned for you, no one else can do it. Live the life God has intended for you, feel His love, peace and joy!
Archbishop's Charities and Development Drive (ABCD)
Hope has a name. Jesus...
Hope has a name: Jesus. To put our faith in Jesus means we must put it into action through charity. Our archdiocesan programs and ministries effect change, share the love of Christ, and bring hope to people in need. In the words of Pope Benedict, "A world without God is a world without hope. A world without God is a world without a future."
Once a year, we commit ourselves to the ongoing work of the Archdiocese of Miami by supporting the ABCD. Next week, every parish in the Archdiocese will unite to ask our Catholic community to support this year’s annual appeal by making a gift.
Please consider making a donation, whether by responding to the Archbishop’s letter, making a gift online at www.isupportabcd.org or turning in your pledge envelope at the Church.
Individually, we can change our own life, but together, we can change the world. United, let us be One in Faith, One in Hope and One in Charity.
Life is God’s gift to us, and what we do with it is our gift to God.
- Accomplished Goal: $46,867
- Pledged payments: $55, 309
- Total sum of proposed gifts: $62,514
- Cash Back to the Parish: $8,442