We are a family, who under the guidance of the Pastor, carry on the mission of Jesus Christ, i.e., to offer praise and worship to the father, to form and be formed in the image of Christ and to render loving service to the Church, civic and world communities in which we live.
OUR RESPONSE TO GOD’S CALL
“Disciples of God”
Stewardship is the biblical Christian message that brings us to the understanding that everything we are and everything we have belongs to the Lord. It makes us keenly aware that our mission is to make use of our time (our life), our talents (the tools that He has given us) and our treasures (the goods that He has provided us with) to do His work. We are His disciples.
Pastor: Rev. Father Jorge A. Carvajal
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Father Cletus Omode
Priests in Residence:
Rev. Mr. José Martinez: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Mr. Jose Rosado: email@example.com
Office Manager……Norta Llana
Parish Records…Angie Carbajosa
Receptionist …Maria Eugenia Gattamorta
School of Religious Education CCD…Laura Lantigua
Adult Religious Education RCIA …Carmen Hernandez
Music Ministry…Yuri Andrade
“Caring for the children of God”
Assistant Principal ……Yesy Feria
Assistant Director Pre-School Learning Center ………………Ada Enriquez
APOSTOLATE OF THE DIVINE MERCY
APOSTOLATE OF THE DIVINE MERCY:
Devotion based on the visions of Saint Mary Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938), known as “the Apostle of Mercy”.. She was a Polish sister of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy and canonized as a Catholic saint in 2000. The chaplet is often said as a rosary-based prayer with the same set of rosary beads used for reciting the Holy Rosary.
Miguel Angel y Mechi Hernandez…305-559-1882
Ministry for parents who have lost a child. They share their grief and receive emotional and spiritual support.
BIBLE STUDIES -LECTIO DIVINA:
Group of parishioners, under the direction and guidance of Deacon Jose (Pepe) Martinez, and Lay Ministers meet once a week to study scripture.
Deacon Jose Martinez…..305-772-6727
CCD CHRISTIAN FORMATION
This ministry is responsible for the preparation of children and youth to receive the sacraments and grow in their knowledge of the Catholic Faith. Our formation program is in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and touches upon every aspect of Catholic life.
Laura Lantigua ……305-559-6111
ARCHDIOCESAN POLICY Rights and Responsibilities of Parents and Guardians of Faith Formation Students 4-2015
CHRISTIAN FORMATION ADULTS
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS:
This ministry prepares adults to receive the sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Penance, Communion and Confirmation. It them grow in their knowledge of the Catholic Faith.
Carmen Hernandez …305-753-5342
Vivian Delgado …… 786-394-3751
COVENANT OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
COVENANT OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT:
Takes care of the Adoration Chapel and makes sure that there is always someone accompanying The Blessed Sacrament.
Lucila Gonzalez ……305-987-9138
CURSILLO DE CRISTIANDAD
CURSILLO DE CRISTIANDAD:
Cursillos de Cristiandad, short course of Christianity) is a ministry that began in the Roman Catholic Church .The cursillo method focuses on training lay people to become effective leaders over the course of a three-day weekend. The weekend includes fifteen talks, some given by priests and some by lay people. One emphasis of the weekend is on preparing those undergoing it to take the movement’s methods back into the world, on what they call the “fourth day”.
Alvaro y Gerri Rivadeneira ….786-319-3498
CUSTODIOS DEL CUERPO DE CRISTO
“The Road of Emmaus” is for men and women who have already begun the Emmaus” journey and want to continue their spiritual walk, and want to grown in their faith, This group also emphasizes the importance of making a commitment to service in our community.
Miguel Ruiz (Men)……786-704-3455
Indiana Arcas (Women)…305-613-8658
MINISTERIO DE EVANGELIZACIÓN CATÓLICO “ESCOGE” (ESPAÑOL):
A ministry of Education and Evangelization that it’s purposes is to deepen and increase faith in congregations, to evangelize the word, becoming missionaries of the Lord and bring Christians to the world.
This committee has the responsibility of organizing and making possible the annual Mother of Christ Festival. Some of these responsibilities include gathering the volunteers that will work in the festival, preparing all the details and functions, and asking for donations of food, artistic performances, etc. Although the festival is celebrated once a year, preparations begin months in advance. This is one of the most important events in the Mother of Christ community.
FRIENDS OF JESUS AND MARY
FRIENDS OF JESUS AND MARY:
A prayer group and special learning experience for children between the ages of five and twelve to learn about the lives of Jesus and the Blessed Mother with tools geared for their age through the Gospel, the Rosary and visits to the Blessed Sacrament.
Milagros Torres ……786-348-5847
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS:
A fraternal order of service that gets together weekly to analyze the needs of the parish and the community.
Manny Delgado ……786-394-3750
LAICOS Y LA PALABRA
LAICOS Y LA PALABRA:
Angel Tinoco …… 305-302-9950
LEGION DE MARIA
LEGION DE MARIA (SPANISH ONLY):
Marian International Organization which comes together to pray the rosary in community and meet the spiritual needs of our brothers. They visit homes, hospitals and nursing homes bringing the message of love of our Blessed Mother.
Ministry that organizes and oversees all Marian celebrations in our parish.
Among the different activities are processions, rosaries, talks, the Apostolate of the Divine Child and Cenacle of the Holy Rosary.
MARRIAGE IN VICTORY
MARRIAGE IN VICTORY (SPANISH ONLY):
It is a movement for married couples, with projection to the family, who come to know Jesus. Its primary objective the reform of a life of marriage, which as the source and origin of the “FAMILY” has to be the leaven that cultivates and shares effectively the grace of Christ to the whole family. In this movement the couples will find the mission that they have received from the Church as Christian couples.
Tania Farach …. 305-479-0408
MINISTERIO SACERDOTAL EUCARISTICO MARIANO
MINISTERIO SACERDOTAL EUCARISTICO MARIANO (ESPAÑOL):
The last Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm, the ministry invites the entire parish community to pray for our pastor, priests and deacons, before the Blessed Sacrament in the Holy Hour.
NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING
NFP – NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING:
The Sympto-Thermal Method taught by CCL utilizes all the fertility signs achieving a 99% effectiveness level for a well instructed and well-motivated couple, ant it is meant to grow the married couples’ love.
Ivan y Anais Ospina ..…786-295-8951
N.A.I.M. (SPANISH ONLY):
Archdiocesan ministry that offers emotional and spiritual support to widows. They provide mutual support to one another.
“An itinerary of Catholic formation valid for our society and for our times” (John Paul II). A post-baptismal cathecumenate offers the possibility of living the faith in small communities.
Ricardo Solorzano ….305-609-1512
Archdiocesan Movement that brings help to those suffering from addiction and to their families.
Magalys Gonzalez ……305-383-7334
P.A.C. PARISH COMMITTEES
P.A.C. PARISH COMMITTEES
“Building a Community for Christ”
PARISH ACTION COMMITTEE: PAC is a catholic organization, functioning strictly at the parish level, whose main mission is to spread the message of Christian Stewardship to all the members of the community, thus bringing them into action by donating their time, talents and treasure for the benefit of our brothers and sisters. At the same PAC seeks the integration of parishioners into a life of service by becoming part of the different ministries, organizations, groups and mission of the Parish.
PAC serves, aides, backs up and helps integrate the community.
All done joyfully, for the Love of Christ.
Esteban A. Ascencio ……305-552-1693
“CUSTODIOS DEL CUERPO DE CRISTO (SPANISH ONLY):
Group belonging to the Charismatic Renewal which is an international movement of prayer, piety and praise to the Lord. They organize Life in the Spirit Seminars as well as other activities of human and spiritual support.
Andres y Ana Sosa ….786-252-5551
This ministry, on the last Saturday of the month offers the Mass at 8:30am for the conversion of their children, the youth of the parish and the children of the whole world; followed by a Holy Hour with prayers to plead Jesus for their salvation.
We also pray the Holy Rosary of intercession to Our Lady and conclude with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
Through conferences by well known priests, parents are taught on how to educate their children in a Christian atmosphere in today’s world.
Olga Henneforth ……305-553-1543
El pasado Sábado Abril 29, estuvimos celebrando en la Parroquia de Madre de Cristo el 18 Aniversario de haberse iniciado el Ministerio de Padres y Madres Orantes en dicha Parroquia.
Estuvieron presentes coordinadores de diferentes parroquias junto con miembros de su grupo, tambien desde Naples, FL asistieron al evento Carlos y Adriana Sena, Coordinadores Generales del MPMO. Este evento fue celebrando con mucho gozo, alegría y agradecimiento al Señor por todas las bendiciones que familias han recibido a través de este bello ministerio.
Empezamos el día con la celebración de la Eucaristía, el Padre Wilson Muñoz, sacerdote colombiano celebro la Santa Misa, en le homilía animo a los padres de familia para que siguiéramos orando por los hijos, pero también por nuestro cónyuge, y que oráramos por los sacerdotes.
Después de la homilía, el Padre Wilson nos invitó hacer la oración de compromiso, para orar por un año más por nuestros hijos y los hijos del mundo entero, después de haber leído la oración, el Padre Wilson oro por todos nosotros, para cumplir el compromiso que le hicimos al Señor y a la Santísima Virgen.
Al terminar la misa, el Padre expuso el Santísimo, tuvimos una Hora Santa de intercesión, de alabanza, de reparación y perdón, ciertamente Jesús estuvo presente en nuestros corazones.
Después que el Padre Wilson retiro el Santísimo, estuvimos compartiendo un cafecito con pan, y claro que sí, disfrutamos una torta muy sabrosa.
Terminamos la mañana con el rezo del Santo Rosario, y la Coronilla a la Divina Misericordia.
Gracias Señor por esta misión que nos has dado te pedimos que nos des fortaleza para cumplir nuestro compromiso con mucho amor y obediencia.
Aleluya, Gloria a Dios….
Ministry of spiritual help and support to the families of prison inmates and persons held in custody.
All human life is sacred and this organization’s objective is to abolish abortion while at the same time helping, instructing and guiding future single mothers regarding Christian alternatives. They raise funds and collect articles needed for infants.
Teny Velazquez ……305-553-9298
ST VINCENT DE PAUL
ST VINCENT DE PAUL:
Because I was hungry and you gave me to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me to drink… I was naked and you clothed me…”
MAT.25 The Final Judgement
Group of servants that bring assistance to the needy within our parish boundaries, by providing for their temporal needs in their time of distress, in hope that tomorrow they will provide for the needs of others. They also provide assistance through their Social Service Network by guiding the person in need to the proper agency. But most of all, they provide love and compassion, in the likeness of Jesus.
Jossie Flores …… 305-282-4253
Group who preaches in the audio-visual form mounting theatrical plays where they can engage men, women and children.
PATH (HIGH SCHOOL GROUP)
PATH (HIGH SCHOOL GROUP):
Middle School students that meet weekly in a fun, Christian atmosphere to discuss different topics that affect their daily lives.
Carlos & Idy Vazquez………786-853-7797
S.T.A.N.D. FOR LIFE (SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL)
S.T.A.N.D. FOR LIFE (SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL):
High School students that meet weekly to discuss all aspects related to their spiritual and emotional growth in their daily lives.
Juan Pablo Pages…………786-355-0753
STEP (MIDDLE SCHOOL)
STEP (MIDDLE SCHOOL)
Yuri and Jose Villafranca …… 305-613-7712
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them values of the Scout Oath and Law.