Basilica Events

Jan
26
Sun
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK 2020
Jan 26 – Feb 1 all-day

The theme for the 2020 Catholic Schools Week is “Catholic
Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” The concepts of this
theme are at the heart of Catholic education. Catholic schools are
communities of faith, knowledge and service. Rooted in the
Gospel, our schools are concerned with the education of the whole
child – Spirit, Mind and Body. Faith, knowledge, and service are
three measures by which any Catholic school can and should be
judged. Catholic schools prepare students to take these concepts
beyond their school walls. Students carry with them the wisdom
and integrity gained from their Catholic education to be successful
leaders in their individual vocations. “Historically, Catholic
schools are known for their high level of academic achievement,
moral values, and high graduation rates”, said Karen Ristau, of the
National Catholic Educational Association. “What may not be as
widely recognized are the outstanding successes recorded by
students of low income families and students from inner
cities. That’s certainly a plus for many portions of the American
population”, she noted.
The executive director of the Secretariat of Catholic
Education at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has
also noted that “nearly 30 percent of the nation’s 2.1 million
Catholic school students come from minority
populations. Enrollment of students who are not Catholic
has increased to over 14 percent, an indication that many diverse
families seek the benefits of a quality education with moral
underpinnings.” The 7,094 Catholic elementary and secondary
schools make up over 44 percent of all private schools in the
United States.
Catholic Schools Week is a joint project of the National
Catholic Education Association (NCEA) and the U.S. Conference
of Catholic Bishops. To learn more about Catholic Schools
Week, you may visit the NCEA web site at: www.ncea.org/news/
CatholicSchoolsWeek.asp.

Jan
28
Tue
Haitian Prayer Group (Creole) @ Main Basilica
Jan 28 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

The Haitian Prayer Group (Creole) meets every Tuesday evening, and participates in the Healing Mass on the first Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact: Roseline D’haiti   Phone: (305) 747 9662

THE LIGHT OF CHRIST PRAYER GROUP
Jan 28 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

THE LIGHT OF CHRIST
PRAYER GROUP

A small group of Parishioners
have been gathering in prayer since
last spring under the direction of
Sister Marietha Kimaro. Based on
the tradition of our Parish this group
shall be called Light of Christ
Prayer Group, this group meets on
Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:00pm in the St. Francis
room of the Klaus Murphy Center. All are invited to
attend.
For more information please contact Sister Marietha at
305-928-9496.

Jan
29
Wed
Religious Education for Children
Jan 29 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Please register as soon as possible at the Religious Education office in the Basilica School – 700 Truman Ave. (next to the Basilica of Saint Mary).

For more information call Ida Roberts, the Religious Education Program Director, at (305) 295-0306.

Jan
30
Thu
Bereavement (Grief Support) Meeting @ St. Francis Room, Klaus Murphy Center
Jan 30 @ 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM

If you are working your way through the grieving process from the death of a spouse, parent, child, sibling or friend, be reminded that grief support meetings are available to you every Thursday at 7:15 pm in the St. Francis Room of the Klaus Murphy Center. All bereaved are invited to receive support.

Feb
2
Sun
iMercy: The Divine Hotspot
Feb 2 @ 7:00 PM – Feb 5 @ 8:00 PM

The Parish Mission will providentially begin at the weekend Masses of February. 2, the Feast of the Presentation
of the Lord. Please note February 2 is the date on the cornerstone of our Basilica. “Jesus Christ is the true light,
the sun that has risen above all the shadows of history. But to reach him we also need lights close by—people who
shine with His light and so guide us along our way. Who more than Mary could be a star of hope for us? With her
“yes” she opened the door of our world to God himself; she became the living Ark of the Covenant, in whom God
took flesh, became one of us, and pitched his tent among us”
Spe Salve
February 3 – 5, 2020
7:00 PM in the Basilica

Monday, February. 3: iMercy: The Father Blesses concludes with an invitation to receive the blessing of throats through the
intercession of St. Blase.

Tuesday, February 4 : iMercy: The Son Heals The evening concludes with an invitation for anyone to receive a special bless-
ing with the Oil of St. Joseph from the Oratory of St. Joseph in Montreal.

Wednesday, February5: iMercy: The Spirit Strengthens The evening concludes with a sending forth blessing utilizing a first
class relic of St. John Paul II taken from his blood-soaked sash from the day he was shot.

The iMercy Mon,-Weds. evening preaching starts at 7 PM but will be preceded by the praying of the Holy Rosary for any-
one who wishes to come 20 minutes early. Confessions will be heard each evening after the preaching.

Through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Dominican Friars have been proclaiming the truth of God’s Word for over 800
years in order to bring Catholics and those who have drifted from the Faith into a personal encounter with living Christ who
reveals the unconditional love of our heavenly Father. The iMercy mission is a unique, grace-filled evangelical moment in

the life of a parish led by Dominican Friars which aims to help parishioners enter more deeply into the love of the Holy Trin-
ity and experience God’s merciful touch through the Sacraments.

iMercy Preacher: Fr. William “Bill” Garrott, OP was ordained in 1994 for the Dominicans (Order of Preachers). He is a
member of the Province of St. Joseph based in New York City. He has a master’s degree in spiritual theology from the
Angelicum in Rome. He has served as a parochial vicar, campus minister and director of vocations and has preached nearly
200 parish missions and retreats throughout the United States and Canada using his musical abilities.

Feb
4
Tue
Haitian Prayer Group (Creole) @ Main Basilica
Feb 4 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

The Haitian Prayer Group (Creole) meets every Tuesday evening, and participates in the Healing Mass on the first Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact: Roseline D’haiti   Phone: (305) 747 9662

THE LIGHT OF CHRIST PRAYER GROUP
Feb 4 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

THE LIGHT OF CHRIST
PRAYER GROUP

A small group of Parishioners
have been gathering in prayer since
last spring under the direction of
Sister Marietha Kimaro. Based on
the tradition of our Parish this group
shall be called Light of Christ
Prayer Group, this group meets on
Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:00pm in the St. Francis
room of the Klaus Murphy Center. All are invited to
attend.
For more information please contact Sister Marietha at
305-928-9496.