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
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/
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
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
For more information please contact Sister Marietha at
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.
SEEK YOUTH GROUP
Our next gathering will be on
Wednesday, October 9 from 6:30 p.m.-
7:30 p.m. in the Mary Immaculate Room
of the Klaus Murphy Center.
SEEK Youth Group has a new
Instagram account. Follow @seekstarofthesea to keep up with
all of the SEEK youth group happenings Don’t miss out! “
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.
This Sunday, June 4th, as every first
Sunday of the month, we are distributing
grocery bags to replenish the food pantry.
The bags are imprinted with those items most needed, but
anything you can provide will help.
We ask that you return the bags the following Sunday
placing your offering to those in need in front of the altar under
St. Joseph. Thank you for your generosity.
The Catholic Daughters usually meet the first Sunday of
every month after the 9:00 am Mass. Our October meeting will
be next Sunday, October 7th, after the 9:00 am Mass in the
Klaus Murphy Center. A light breakfast will be served before
If you are interested in joining Catholic Daughters you
may attend our meeting. We are always ready to welcome new
members to our group. Anyone interested in obtaining
information and joining Catholic Daughters are asked to
contact Lana Jabour, Regent at (305) 942-6905, or email
email@example.com. Also, see these websites:
www.catholicdaugters.org and www.floridacda.com.