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The Business Office oversees accounting and finances for the Archdiocese of Miami.

CONTACT INFO

Financial Administrator

Michael A. Casciato

Treasurer

Joseph H. Catania

Financial Services

Lawrence Zigmont

Address

9401 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami Shores,FL 33138

305-762-1063

305-757-2588

www.theadom.org

Chancellor for Administration

Sister Elizabeth Anne Worley, SSJ

Chancellor for Canonical Affairs and Vicar General

Msgr. Chanel Jeanty

Click here to view Policy Governing Sacramental Records and Certificates

Marriage Certificate Release Form
Baptismal Certificate Release Form
Confirmation Certificate Release Form

Archdiocese of Miami Policies

Protocol for Extern Priests Seeking to Serve in the Archdiocese
Policy for Marriage in an Eastern Rite Parish

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Policies of the Province of Miami

The ecclesiastical Province of Miami includes the Archdiocese of Miami and the Dioceses of Saint Augustine, Saint Petersburg, Orlando, Pensacola-Tallahassee, Palm Beach and Venice. The policies of the Province have been approved by the bishops of these dioceses and are part of the policies and regulations of those dioceses and their parishes.

To read additional Policies of the Province of Miami click here

Policy on Cremation (English)
Policy on Cremation (Spanish)
Policy on Marriage Preparation
Policy on Charitable Giving

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FLORIDA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE


Catholic Declaration on Life and Death -

 
English Español

 

CONTACT INFO

Chancellor for Canonical Affairs:

Msgr. Chanel Jeanty

Chancellor for Administration:

Sister Elizabeth Worley, SSJ

Address

Pastoral Center
9401 Biscayne Blvd Miami Shores, FL 33138

305-762-1220

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Recognizing that each individual is created by God, the Archdiocese of Miami is committed to the safety and well-being of its children and vulnerable adults and implements procedures to minimize risk and barriers and to build and foster a culture of safe environment.

The Archdiocese does not tolerate abuse or neglect of anyone. It will comply with all obligations of civil and canon law; it will promote healing where it is needed, provide education, training and guidance when it is appropriate, and endeavor to prevent any abuse of minors or vulnerable adults with firm justice and mercy towards all.

U.S. Bishops' Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People

CONTACT INFO

Director, Safe Environment Program

Mary Ross Agosta

Virtus Training Coordinator

Jan Rayburn

305-762-1250

Archdiocesan Hotline

1-866-802-2873

Victim Assistance Coordinator

Deacon Richard Turcotte

1-866-802-2873

Background Check Coordinators

Myriam Leinweber

305-762-1057

 

Erica Gutierrez

305-762-1059

IMPORTANT

 

To report sexual abuse to the Archdiocese of Miami, fill out the following form:

English
Spanish
Creole

 

To report suspected abuse to civil authorities call the:

FLORIDA ABUSE HOTLINE

*Not administered by Archdiocese of Miami

The Southeast Regional Office for Hispanic Ministry, Inc.

  • Was established in 1978 to assist the bishops of the U. S. Regions V and XIV in their pastoral service to Hispanic Catholics.
  • Presently serves 30 dioceses in 9 southeastern states with a population of more than 5.2 million Hispanics.

The Southeast Pastoral Institute (SEPI)

  • Is the educational Branch of the Regional Office.
  • Was established in 1979 as a recommendation of the II ENCUENTRO NACIONAL HISPANO DE PASTORAL for the formation of Hispanic leadership to serve the Church and society and continues to do so.

Our General Objective

  • SEPI is an educational and service organization that assists the Catholic bishops of nine southeastern states in the training and development of a Hispanic leadership, to help integrate the community into the life of the Church and society.
  • SEPI collaborates with the dioceses in the implementation of their pastoral plans.
  • SEPI strengthens family life and promotes the dignity and talents of the individual.
  • SEPI trains Anglo and foreign priests, religious and lay people to serve the Hispanic community.

What does SEPI do?

  • Collaborates with each diocese in the organization and implementation of its pastoral answers.
  • Evangelizes, educates, organizes and forms Hispanic and Anglo leaders in Alabama, the Carolinas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and other  areas throughout the nation.
  • Guides and responds on issues affecting the community.
  • Researches, develops and implements information and resources for the creation of new pastoral instruments.
  • Guides and trains the community in responding to our pluralistic reality.
  • Promotes communication and cooperation among the different cultures as an expression of catholicity and solidarity.

CONTACT INFO

Executive Director:
Rev. Rafael Capó, Sch. P.

Priestly Service:
Rev. Mario Vizcaino, Sch. P.
Rev. José Alberto Moreno, Sch.P.
Rev. Jesús María Lecea, Sch.P.
Rev. Emilio Sotomayor, Sch.P.


Address:
Southeast Pastoral Institute
7700 SW 56 Street, Miami, 33155

Office:
(305) 279-2333

Fax:
(305) 279-0925

E-mail:
sepimiami@aol.com

Website:
www.sepimiami.org

 
       
 

Sunday TV Mass - 2012 Taping Schedule


Sunday TV Mass airs:
6:30 a.m. - Univision 23 - Spanish Mass

10:00 a.m. - Ion TV - English Mass

12:30 p.m. - Canal Sur - Spanish Mass on

Readings for Lectors
English and Spanish

Taping Location
La Milagrosa Mission of Corpus Christi
1860 NW 18th Terrace, Miami, FL 33125

 

Liturgical Calendar  Date Time Language Priest Lector
18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (08/05/12) Wednesday 12:00 PM English Fr. David Zirilli David Bernert
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time (08/12/12) 06/27/12 12:45 PM English Fr. David Zirilli David Bernert
18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (08/05/12)   2:15 PM Spanish Fr. Alvaro Pinzon Roxana O'Neill
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time (08/12/12)   3:00 PM Spanish Fr. Alvaro Pinzon Roxana O'Neill
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (07/15/12)   3:30 PM Spanish Fr. Richard Vigoa Roxana O'Neill
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (07/15/12)   4:00 PM English Fr. Richard Vigoa ???
20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (08/19/12) Wednesday 12:00 PM English Fr. Paul Vuturo Toni Pallato
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time (08/26/12) 07/18/12 12:45 PM English Fr. Paul Vuturo Toni Pallato
20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (08/19/12) 2:15 PM Spanish Fr. Cioffi Martha Selaya
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time (08/26/12)   3:00 PM Spanish Fr. Cioffi Martha Selaya
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (09/02/12) Wednesday 12:00 PM English ??? David Bernert
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (09/09/12) 08/01/12 12:45 PM English ??? David Bernert
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (09/02/12)   2:15 PM Spanish ??? Berny Bustamante
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (09/09/12)   3:00 PM Spanish ??? Berny Bustamante
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (09/16/12) Wednesday 12:00 PM English ??? Leslie Barber
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (09/23/12) 08/15/12 12:45 PM English ??? Leslie Barber
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (09/16/12) 2:15 PM Spanish ??? Martha Selaya
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (09/23/12)   3:00 PM Spanish ??? Martha Selaya
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (09/30/12) Wednesday 12:00 PM English ??? Michelle Kahn
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time (10/07/12) 09/12/12 12:45 PM English ??? Michelle Kahn
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (09/30/12)   2:15 PM Spanish ??? Berny Bustamante
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time (10/07/12)   3:00 PM Spanish ??? Berny Bustamante
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (10/14/12) Wednesday 12:00 PM English ??? David De Paz
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (10/21/12) 09/19/12 12:45 PM English ??? David De Paz
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (10/14/12) 2:15 PM Spanish ??? Martha Selaya
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (10/21/12)   3:00 PM Spanish ??? Martha Selaya
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time(10/28/12) Wednesday 12:00 PM English ??? Leslie Barber
31st Sunday in Ordinary Time (11/04/12) 10/03/12 12:45 PM English ??? Leslie Barber
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time(10/28/12)   2:15 PM Spanish ??? Berny Bustamante
31st Sunday in Ordinary Time (11/04/12)   3:00 PM Spanish ??? Berny Bustamante
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (11/11/12) Wednesday 12:00 PM English ??? Michelle Kahn
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (11/18/12) 10/10/12 12:45 PM English ??? Michelle Kahn
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (11/11/12) 2:15 PM Spanish ??? Martha Selaya
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (11/18/12)   3:00 PM Spanish ??? Martha Selaya
The Solemnity of Christ the King (11/25/12) Wednesday 12:00 PM English ??? David De Paz
1st Sunday of Advent (12/02/12) 10/24/12 12:45 PM English ??? David De Paz
The Solemnity of Christ the King (11/25/12)   2:15 PM Spanish ??? Roxana O'Neill
1st Sunday of Advent (12/02/12)   3:00 PM Spanish ??? Roxana O'Neill
2nd Sunday of Advent (12/09/12) Wednesday 12:00 PM English ??? David Bernert
3rd Sunday of Advent (12/16/12) 10/31/12 12:45 PM English ??? David Bernert
2nd Sunday of Advent (12/09/12) 2:15 PM Spanish ??? Martha Selaya
3rd Sunday of Advent (12/16/12)   3:00 PM Spanish ??? Martha Selaya
Feast of the Holy Family (12/30/12) Wednesday 12:00 PM English ??? Toni Pallato
The Baptism of the Lord (01/13/12) 11/07/12 12:45 PM English ??? Toni Pallato
Feast of the Holy Family (12/30/12)   2:15 PM Spanish ??? Berny Bustamante
The Baptism of the Lord (01/13/12)   3:00 PM Spanish ??? Berny Bustamante
2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (01/20/12) Wednesday 12:00 PM English ??? Leslie Barber
3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (01/27/13) 11/14/12 12:45 PM English ??? Leslie Barber
2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (01/20/12) 2:15 PM Spanish ??? Roxana O'Neill
3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (01/27/13)   3:00 PM Spanish ??? Roxana O'Neill
4th Sunday of Advent (12/23/12) *AB* Wednesday 11:00 AM English Archbishop Wenski David De Paz
4th Sunday of Advent (12/23/12) *AB* 12/05/12 12:00 PM Spanish Archbishop Wenski Martha Selaya
The Epiphany of the Lord (01/06/13) *AB* Wednesday 11:00 AM English Archbishop Wenski David De Paz
The Epiphany of the Lord (01/06/13) *AB* 12/12/12 12:00 PM Spanish Archbishop Wenski Martha Selaya
4th Sunday in Ordinary Time (02/03/13) Wednesday 12:00 PM English ??? Michelle Kahn
5th Sunday in Ordinary Time (02/10/12) 01/09/13 12:45 PM English ??? Michelle Kahn
4th Sunday in Ordinary Time (02/03/13)   2:15 PM Spanish ??? Martha Selaya
5th Sunday in Ordinary Time (02/10/12)   3:00 PM Spanish ??? Martha Selaya

 

 
         
 

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Welcome to the Archdiocese of Miami job openings page. Below you will find the links to employment opportunities currently available within the archdiocese. Read each posting thoroughly and follow the particular instructions on how to submit your resume properly.

The Archdiocese of Miami understands the importance of providing quality-of-life benefits and considers them to be a significant part of employee compensation. Eligible Archdiocesan employees will be provided with $15,000 life insurance, $15,000 accidental death & dismemberment insurance as well as long-term disability insurance to provide income protection in the event of illness, injury and/or inability to work. The Archdiocese will share the cost of your choice of three medical plans: PPO, HMO or Value HMO. Optional Dental PPO and HMO Plans, Short Term Disability, Supplemental and Spouse Life Insurance will be available on a voluntary basis.

The contributions made by the Archdiocese of Miami and its Entities are like a second paycheck, providing for a wide range of benefits to support the needs of our employees and their families. As the Church professes that "Life and physical health are previous gifts entrusted to us by God. We must take reasonable care of them" (Catechism of the Catholic Church 2288), the Archdiocese is an advocate of quality care and works to provide our employees with quality benefits.

All employees hired by the Archdiocese of Miami will need to complete the Archdiocesan criminal background screening prior to employment, and participate in Safe Environment Virtus Training (U.S. Bishops' Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People) shortly after hire.

The Human Resources office information for Catholic Health Services, St. Thomas University, and Catholic Charities may be located on their respective Web pages. Thank you for your interest in working with the Archdiocese of Miami

Bookkeeper (Full-time) - Sacred Heart Church

Sacred Heart Church in Homestead has an opening for a full-time Bookkeeper who will be responsible for supporting Sacred Heart Church activities for the Archdiocese of Miami and its entities. The Sacred Heart Church Bookkeeper performs all duties and responsibilities in alignment with the mission, vision and values of the Catholic Archdiocese of Miami.
Schedule: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Responsibilities:

  • Set up accounting infrastructure such as Cash accounts, Payroll, Vendors, and Bank Reconciliation.
  • Balance accounts. Resolve accounting issues related to Journal Entries, Bank Reconciliations, Income Statements, Balance Sheets, and submit reconciliation to Pastor and/or financial council.
  • Process payroll, monthly / quarterly / yearly payroll tax forms and returns, year-end W-2s, 1099s, quarterly UCT-6
  • Process Journal Entries in Logos.
  • Process Accounts Payable.
  • Facilitate Archdiocese of Miami auditing process, including preparation of necessary records and reports.
  • Work with yearly donor ABCD at parish and Archdiocese level.
  • Assist with personnel recordkeeping and processing of new hires into payroll, Health Plan and other Benefits.
  • Perform basic personnel administration. Work with Archdiocesan Office of Human Resources to ensure that appropriate documentation is maintained in payroll, accounting and personnel files. Secure and maintain personnel and financial records according to federal, state, and any other applicable regulations.
  • Assist with Sacred Heart Church tasks as assigned with confidentiality and discretion, demonstrating excellent internal and external customer service.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum: High school diploma and 5 years’ bookkeeping experience. Non-profit helpful.
  • Preferred: Bachelor degree in Accounting or related field, with 3 years of professional -level experience.
  • Experience in a Roman Catholic environment is a plus.
  • Knowledge of the basic tenets of Catholic Church and parish structures.
  • Must be supportive of the mission and tenets of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and accounting practices.
  • Knowledge in modern office procedures and practices, including record keeping and data security methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices on non-for profit accounting a plus.
  • Knowledge of accounts receivable and general ledger
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in preparing and entering financial information
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality concerning financial and contributors files.
  • Must have professional demeanor.
  • Excellent customer service skills, including ability to maintain focus on and professionalism with people in challenging situations, both in person and by phone.
  • Good computer literacy, including ability to navigate online applications and search engines effectively.
  • Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required.
  • Type at least 60 wpm with 90% accuracy.
  • Good spelling and grammar required.
  • Good oral and written English-language communication skills, including clear speaking voice.
  • Good Spanish-language spoken and written communication skills strongly preferred.
  • Good Haitian Creole-language spoken and written communication skills is a plus.

To apply:

Send resume with cover letter to

Subject line should read: Bookkeeper (FT) – Sacred Heart Church

Position open until filled.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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Bookkeeper (Part-time) - Mary Help of Christians Church

Mary Help of Christians Church in Broward has an opening for a part-time Bookkeeper who will be responsible for supporting Mary Help of Christians Church activities for the Archdiocese of Miami and its entities. The Mary Help of Christians Church Bookkeeper performs all duties and responsibilities in alignment with the mission, vision and values of the Catholic Archdiocese of Miami.
Schedule: Monday – Friday, 30 hours per week

Responsibilities:

  • Set up accounting infrastructure such as Cash accounts, Payroll, Vendors, and Bank Reconciliation.
  • Balance accounts. Resolve accounting issues related to Journal Entries, Bank Reconciliations, Income Statements, Balance Sheets, and submit reconciliation to Pastor and/or financial council.
  • Process payroll, monthly / quarterly / yearly payroll tax forms and returns, year-end W-2s, 1099s, quarterly UCT-6
  • Process Journal Entries in Logos.
  • Process Accounts Payable.
  • Facilitate Archdiocese of Miami auditing process, including preparation of necessary records and reports.
  • Work with yearly donor ABCD at parish and Archdiocese level.
  • Assist with personnel recordkeeping and processing of new hires into payroll, Health Plan and other Benefits.
  • Perform basic personnel administration. Work with Archdiocesan Office of Human Resources to ensure that appropriate documentation is maintained in payroll, accounting and personnel files. Secure and maintain personnel and financial records according to federal, state, and any other applicable regulations.
  • Assist with Mary Help of Christians Church tasks as assigned with confidentiality and discretion, demonstrating excellent internal and external customer service.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum: High school diploma and 5 years’ bookkeeping experience. Non-profit helpful.
  • Preferred: Bachelor degree in Accounting or related field, with 3 years of professional -level experience.
  • Experience in a Roman Catholic environment is a plus.
  • Knowledge of the basic tenets of Catholic Church and parish structures.
  • Must be supportive of the mission and tenets of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and accounting practices.
  • Knowledge in modern office procedures and practices, including record keeping and data security methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices on non-for profit accounting a plus.
  • Knowledge of accounts receivable and general ledger
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in preparing and entering financial information
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality concerning financial and contributors files.
  • Must have professional demeanor.
  • Excellent customer service skills, including ability to maintain focus on and professionalism with people in challenging situations, both in person and by phone.
  • Good computer literacy, including ability to navigate online applications and search engines effectively.
  • Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required.
  • Type at least 60 wpm with 90% accuracy.
  • Good spelling and grammar required.
  • Good oral and written English-language communication skills, including clear speaking voice.
  • Good Spanish-language spoken and written communication skills strongly preferred.
  • Good Haitian Creole-language spoken and written communication skills is a plus.

To apply:

Send resume with cover letter to

Subject line should read: Bookkeeper (PT) – Mary Help of Christians Church

Position open until filled.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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Teacher (4th Grade) - Volunteer

Catholic Volunteers in Florida has an immediate opening for a 4th Grade Teacher (Volunteer) at the Cathedral of St. Mary in Miami, Florida. Catholic Volunteers in Florida was originally founded in 1983 and is recognized for its qualities: service is voluntary, service is founded on Catholic social teachings, the organization relies upon Catholic sponsorship (Catholic Foundations, Bishops, Religious Orders and private donors) and the area of service is within Florida.

The volunteer teacher will receive financial support in the form of Housing & Utilities, Stipend, and Health Insurance.

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week

Qualifications:

  • Required: Bachelor's Degree in Education
  • Preferred: Florida Teacher Certification

To apply:

Send resume with cover letter to

Subject line should read: 4th Grade Teacher - Volunteer

Direct inquiries to Valerie Amica, Director, Site Placements and Program, (407) 426-7771

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Office Manager / Bookkeeper (Part-time)

St. Philip Neri Church in Miami Gardens / Opa Locka has an immediate opening for an Office Manager / Bookkeeper (Part-time) to support a very busy pastor.

Schedule:20+ hours per week; generally M-F 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Responsibilities:

  • Answer phones, e-mails and other correspondence
  • Maintain calendar of events for parish
  • Compile parish bulletin
  • Light bookkeeping.
  • Basic clerical duties.
  • Coordinate parish events

Qualifications:

  • Minimum high school diploma and 2 year's office support in a customer service environment.
  • Bookkeeping experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of basic tenets of Catholic Church and parish structures.
  • Good oral and written English-language communication skills, including clear speaking voice.
  • Good Haitian Creole and/or Spanish-language spoken communication skills strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency in e-mail system, MS Word and Excel.
  • Type at least 60 wpm with 90% accuracy.
  • Good spelling and grammar required.
  • Excellent customer service skills, including ability to maintain focus on and professionalism with people in challenging situations, both in person and by phone.
  • Transcription and dictation skills highly desirable.
  • Good time management, including ability to manage several projects at the same time.
  • Must be able to multi-task and retain accuracy in an environment of competing deadlines.
  • Must be supportive of the mission and tenets of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Must have a professional demeanor.

To apply:

Send resume with cover letter to

Subject line should read: Office Manager / Bookkeeper (PT) SPN

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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Data Clerk (Temporary)

The Archdiocese of Miami has an opening for a Data Clerk (Temporary) who will provide administrative and data entry support to the Director of Annual Giving and Development Services during the Archbishop's Charities and Development Drive (ABCD).

This person will be someone who pays attention to details and accuracy. As needed, he or she will provide general support to the President and other senior team members of the Development Corporation. The Data Clerk will perform all duties and responsibilities in alignment with the mission, vision and values of the Catholic Archdiocese of Miami.

Length of Assignment: December 2012 through March 2013 (approximately)

Salary: $10.00 per hour

Responsibilities:

  • Enter data from Excel Spreadsheets into Raiser's Edge database and prepare Raiser's Edge reports and queries
  • Assist the Director with reports and data collection at the parish level
  • Provide exemplary customer service to internal and external constituents
  • Process all gifts in accordance with Archdiocese policies and procedures.
  • Compile, update and maintain donor records in Raiser's Edge with strict confidentiality

Qualifications:

  • Minimum: High School diploma or GED and two (2) years experience in a data entry and/or administrative support position.
  • Preferred: Bachelor's degree and two (2) years experience in a data entry and/or administrative position.
  • Must be supportive of the mission and tenets of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Knowledge of the basic tenets of Catholic Church and parish structures; experience in a Roman Catholic environment is a plus.
  • Experience in a fundraising environment and working with Raiser's Edge is strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel is required and type at least 60 wpm with 90% accuracy.
  • Excellent customer service skills required.
  • Good oral and written English language communication skills are a must, including a clear speaking voice.
  • Good Spanish-language spoken and written communication skills strongly preferred.
  • Good Haitian Creole-language spoken and written communication skills is a plus.
  • Ability to follow detailed oral and written instructions with good spelling and grammar required.
  • Knowledge of fundamentals of project management preferred.
  • Good time management skills including ability to manage several projects at the same time is required.
  • Must have professional demeanor.

To apply:

Send resume with cover letter to

Subject line should read:DATA CLERK (TEMPORARY) - ABCD DRIVE

Position open until filled

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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Assistant Director of Stewardship

The Development Corporation of the Archdiocese of Miami has an opening for an Assistant Director of Stewardship. This position will be responsible for assisting the Senior Director with the design, implementation and coordination of an Archdiocesan-wide comprehensive stewardship plan and system that strategically and consistently promotes interaction with and recognition of donors at all levels. The Assistant Director of Stewardship is also responsible for sustaining positive and mutually-rewarding relations between the Archdiocese of Miami and its donors as well as the parishes and programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Senior Director in coordination with Development Services and Donor Communications, to establish and manage information tracking processes regarding acknowledgement, recognition, ongoing communication and continued cultivation of past and current major donors.
  • Develop and assess, with the assistance of the Senior Director, policies and procedures across the Development Corporation that are essential for a comprehensive stewardship plan and system.
  • Create and sustain positive and mutually-rewarding relations between the Archdiocese of Miami and its donors as well as the parishes, schools and other entities, and programs.
  • In coordination with the Development Corporation team, designs, documents and implements a systematic and integrated stewardship program that encompasses donor recognition societies, events, and other stewardship events.
  • Responsible for devising and using consistent, accurate and appropriate information-sharing mechanisms for stewardship prospects and donors.
  • Work with the President and Senior Director in collaboration with the Catholic Community Foundation (CCF).
  • Work closely with the Senior Director of Stewardship and Special Events in the Development Corporation to organize, plan and execute all aspects of all stewardship events.
  • Provide consulting event services to parishes, schools and other entities, and programs as assigned by the Senior Director regarding stewardship practices, policies and processes.
  • Ensure prompt and accurate gift acknowledgement, stewardship and recognition for gifts obtained through ABCD and other major gift solicitations.
  • Provide exemplary customer service to all internal and external constituents who contact the Development Corporation by phone, email, fax or in person and all attendees at events.
  • Prepare donor reports and queries from Raiser's Edge, as needed, and track all stewardship actions and notes in Raiser's Edge.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum: Bachelor's degree and two (2) years' experience in development/non-profit environment.
  • Preferred: Master's degree and two (2) years' experience in development/non-profit environment.
  • Experience in stewardship is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in a Roman Catholic environment is a plus.
  • Knowledge of the basic tenets of Catholic Church and parish structures.
  • Must be supportive of the mission and tenets of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Knowledge of fundraising and promotion of non-profit religious institutions.
  • Knowledge of fundamentals of project management preferred.
  • Good time management skills including ability to manage several projects at the same time is required.
  • Skilled at needs analysis, using systematic approaches to assess and identify needs.
  • Experience working with and generating financial reports from spreadsheets and databases.
  • Must have professional demeanor.
  • Demonstrated comfort in multi-cultural setting required.
  • Excellent customer service skills, including ability to maintain focus on and professionalism with people in challenging situations, both in person and by phone.
  • Good computer literacy, including ability to navigate online applications and search engines effectively.
  • Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required.
  • Proficiency with Raiser's Edge is strongly preferred.
  • Type at least 60 wpm with 90% accuracy.
  • Good spelling and grammar required.
  • Good oral and written English-language communication skills is a must, including a clear speaking voice.
  • Good Spanish-language spoken and written communication skills strongly preferred.
  • Good Haitian Creole-language spoken and written communication skills is a plus.

To apply:

Send resume with cover letter to .

Subject line should read: Assistant Director of Stewardship - PC

Position open until filled

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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Stewardship and Development Coordinator

The Archdiocese of Miami has an opening for a Stewardship and Development Coordinator at one of its parishes located in Miami-Dade County. This position is responsible for coordinating all activities oriented to promoting stewardship and developing funding for the parish and school, including the ABCD annual appeal, direct mail, fundraising events, obtaining funding from grants, volunteer resource development, school alumni relations and media appeals. This position works closely with and takes direction from the pastor, the finance council and the development board to develop, implement and monitor development plans, and coordinate endowment activities with the Archdioceses. The Stewardship and Development Coordinator performs all duties and responsibilities in alignment with the mission, vision and values of the Catholic Archdiocese of Miami.

Schedule:

40 hours per week; 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Schedule may vary according to events.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in marketing, PR, finance or related field; and five (5) years' experience in institutional advancement, marketing, PR, and/or community relations functions.
  • Knowledge of fundraising and promotion of non-profit religious institutions.
  • Skilled at needs analysis, using systematic approaches to assess and identify needs.
  • Experience working with and generating financial reports from spreadsheets and databases.
  • Experience in a Roman Catholic environment required.
  • Knowledge of parish structures.
  • Demonstrated comfort in multi-cultural setting required.
  • Good oral and written English-language communication skills, including clear speaking voice. Spanish-language a plus
  • Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word and PowerPoint; basic Excel; basic proficiency in PowerPoint.
  • Good computer aptitude and literacy, including ability to navigate online applications and search engines effectively.
  • Excellent customer service skills, including ability to maintain focus on and professionalism with people in challenging situations, both in person and by phone.
  • Good time management, including ability to manage several projects at the same time.
  • Must have a professional demeanor.

To apply:

Send resume with cover letter to .

Subject line should read: Stewardship and Development.

Position open until filled.

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Special Needs Religious Educator

The Schott Communities, a private, not for profit agency established to address the needs of persons who are deaf or disabled in South Florida, has an immediate opening for a Special Needs Religious Educator for its religious education program for children with autism and other disabilities. This position will report to the Director of Religious Formation. The work schedule is twenty hours per week, with a primary focus of developing and implementing Catholic Religious Formation curriculum for children with autism and other disabilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Review, revise and update Special Curriculum already in place for Sacramental Preparation (First Communion and Confirmation).
  • Design and create Special Curriculum for grades K thru 7.
  • Assist Director of Religious Formation in coordinating, staffing, training and supervising the Religious Formation Program.
  • Teach one Special Needs CCD class per week, on Sunday morning, during the school year.
  • Supply information, samples, and progress notes to Director of Grants for Quarterly Reports to OSVI.
  • Engage in and support other Schott Communities programs and events.
  • Assist Director of Formation with other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Practicing Catholic in good standing who fully adheres to and models the Church�s teachings in faith and morals.
  • Must have knowledge of tenets of Catholic Church and parish structures.
  • Must be fully committed, supportive and respectful of the mission and tenets of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Must have active participation in parish life.
  • Bachelor�s Degree in special education required.
  • Additional Certification in Special Education and experience in curriculum development preferred.
  • Experience with the special needs population required.
  • Training and experience working with clients with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • Knowledge of Boardmaker software a plus.
  • Must possess strong skills in organization, administration, recruitment/formation of volunteers
  • Knowledge of Special Education teaching tools and strategies, including visual, audio, sensory and manual manipulation.
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English; Spanish or Creole a plus.
  • Demonstrated / proven classroom management and behavior intervention skills.
  • Demonstrated track record of building and maintaining good relationships with parents and staff.
  • Must have professional demeanor.

To apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to Mr. Dennis Rohan at .

Subject should read: Special Needs Religious Educator

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Director of Religious Education (DRE)

All Saints Catholic Church in Sunrise has an immediate opening for a full-time Director of Religious Education (DRE) who will organize and direct the program of lifelong faith formation for all parishioners under the direction of the pastor and in collaboration with the pastoral staff. The DRE has the pastor�s delegated responsibility and authority to develop and implement a plan for lifelong comprehensive and systematic catechesis. This responsibility may be exercised in collaboration with parish staff members who share the responsibility for catechesis.

Schedule : 40 hours/week, including evenings and weekends as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a plan for comprehensive and systematic catechesis, including Sacramental Preparation for children, youth and adults based on the plan for comprehensive and systematic catechesis of the Archdiocese of Miami.
  • Implement the catechetical policies and curriculum of the Archdiocese of Miami
  • Direct the administration of parish catechetical programs from adults to children.
  • Provide catechetical programming in other languages as needed
  • Recruit, screen, train and evaluate candidates for the role of catechist
  • Ensures that all their catechists are certified according to the guidelines of the Archdiocese of Miami
  • Collaborate with the pastor, other parish ministers and appropriate committees, boards and councils to develop catechetical vision, establish catechetical policy, and facilitate the understanding of catechetical ministry within the larger community
  • Participate in the on-going formation opportunities, continuing education and professional development for DREs.
  • Work with parents to ensure the support and involvement of the family in the parish catechetical program.

Qualifications:

  • Practicing Catholic in good standing who fully adheres to and models the Church�s teachings in faith and morals
  • Must have knowledge of tenets of Catholic Church and parish structures
  • Must be fully committed, supportive and respectful of the mission and tenets of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Must have active participation in parish life
  • Master's Degree or Master of Divinity (MDiv) in Catholic Religious Education, Theology or a related field from a Catholic University or equivalent
  • Excellent oral and written English -language communication skills, including clear speaking voice.
  • Good Spanish-language spoken communication skills desirable
  • Three - five years of experience in parish catechetical ministry.
  • Must be a self-starter, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must possess strong skills in organization, administration, recruitment/formation of volunteers
  • Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Must have good business writing / correspondence skills

To apply:

Send resume with cover letter to .

Subject line should read: DRE All Saints

Position open until filled.

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Director of Lay Ministry & Adult Faith Formation

The Archdiocese of Miami has an opening for the Director of Lay Ministry and Adult Faith Formation. This leader will direct the three-pronged ministry of the Archdiocesan School of Ministry, Adult Faith Formation, and the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults for the entire three-county archdiocese in the southernmost region of Florida. The Director will assess, design, develop and implement the Office's programs addressing the pastoral needs of adults for 108 culturally diverse parish communities (including missions and a shrine). This Office works to help the whole Catholic people advance in authentic discipleship and fulfill their baptismal call and mission to grow to the full maturity of Christ.

Schedule:

40 hours per week Monday � Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. schedule will vary depending on program dates and times.

Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Theology, Religious Studies or Ministry.
  • At least ten years' experience teaching and working in a ministerial position (may be concurrent) within the Catholic Church at both the parish and diocesan levels.
  • Knowledge of Roman Catholic Theology, Tradition and Ecclesiology is required.
  • Knowledge of parish structures.
  • Demonstrated comfort in multi-cultural setting required.
  • Good oral and written English-language communication skills, including clear speaking voice.
  • Good Spanish-language spoken communication skills preferred; Haitian Creole a plus.
  • Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word and PowerPoint; basic Excel; basic proficiency in PowerPoint.
  • Good computer aptitude and literacy, including ability to navigate online applications and search engines effectively.
  • Excellent customer service skills, including ability to maintain focus on and professionalism with people in challenging situations, both in person and by phone.
  • Good time management, including ability to manage several projects at the same time.
  • Must have a professional demeanor.

To apply:

Send resume with cover letter to .

Subject line should read: DLMAFF

Position open until filled.

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Archdiocesan News

‘Father Grampa’ times two, plus a grandson
Miami’s three new priests bring 156 years of life experience to their ministry

ANNE DIBERNARDO - May 22, 2009
MARLENE QUARONI | FC
Deacon Randall Musselman and his daughter, Kelly Musselman, shed a tear as priests process into St. Mary Cathedral for his ordination ceremony May 9.
 
Two men became “Father Grampa” and a third answered an “accidental” call to priesthood May 9, proving that God’s will is ultimately accomplished according to his time schedule, not man’s.

Prior to ordaining the archdiocese’s newest priests - Father Emmanuel Bastien, 68, Father Luis Largaespada, 30, and Father Randall Musselman, 58 - Archbishop John C. Favalora reflected on the words Jesus said to the apostles on their own ordination night: “Anything you ask me in my name, I will do.”

The archbishop told the new priests to rely on those words to help them throughout their priestly ministry.

“The Gospel gives you holy assurance from the Lord himself that you will lack nothing you need to be a holy priest, to be a faithful priest, to be a good servant priest,” even when faced with temptations, trials, obstacles or lack of worldly success and popularity, Archbishop Favalora said.

MARLENE QUARONI | FC
Archbishop John C. Favalora hugs Father Emmanuel Bastien after his ordination.
But those inevitable trials seemed far away during the joyous ordination ceremony and the reception that followed, as the new priests gave their first blessings to friends and family members.

“This is the happiest day of my life,” said Father Bastien, adding that age is not a factor when it comes to serving the Lord. “I have never been so honored and so happy.”

Those who know him repeated the refrain, “He always wanted this.”

DREAM DEFERRED

The 68-year-old widower and great-grandfather was born in Haiti and is affectionately described by his family as a man who cares for everyone. As a teenager, he wanted to enter a religious order and become a brother. But his mother had just died - at age 39 - and his father objected.

In obedience to his father, he gave up his dream and attended a technical school.

Click here to post your comments about this article.
ALEJANDRO SANCHEZ-SAMPER - 6/2/2009 12:27:00 AM
Thank you Sister Silvia for such inspiring words. Let us offer up our prayers for all of us to be true to our vocation. Mary, Mother of the Church, pray For us.

RICHARD DEMARIA - 3/10/2009 12:39:00 PM
Bishop Estevez:
Thank you for an interesting article. I did not know of the association of the red mass with a willingness of legislators to even be ready to sacrifice their blood for the right cause. How appropriate that the mass is celebrated in a church dedicated to that public servent who suffered death at the hand of his former friend rather than deny teh Church. Would that all of our legislators were equally committed to their faith.
 

Other Articles

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Women share fun, faith in paradise
Scholarships help make dreams come true
Teachers honored
Official appointments
Driving home a sober point
Archbishop Favalora's column
Briefs
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New Video - Sacrament of Holy Orders

TV Masses

Check our website on Saturday evening
and all day Sunday to watch Televised Sunday masses:

St. Francis de Sales
ENGLISH MASS
Celebrant:
Father Bob Tywoniak
When: Sept. 27,
Oct. 04

SPANISH MASS
Celebrant:
Father Roberto Garza
When: Sept. 27,
Oct. 04

Things to do

St. Vincent de Paul's second annual 5K "Walk for the Poor"

When:Saturday, Sept. 26
Where: St. Vincent de Paul Conference at St. Gabriel's Church
731 N. Ocean Blvd. (A1A)
Pompano Beach FL 33062


OMI Life Teen Retreat

When: Sept 26, 27
Where: St. Stephen Church
2000 South State Road 7
Miramar FL 33023





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9401 Biscayne Blvd. Miami Shores, FL 33138
Office : 305-762-1030
Fax : 305-758-5261

Business and Finance Office

The Business and Finance Office is part of the Commission on Temporalities, which oversees the temporal goods of the Archdiocese of Miami, including buildings and new construction, accounting and finances, and property and liability insurance.
9401 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami Shores,
FL 33138
Office : 305-762-1030
Fax : 305-762-1030

Business and Finance Office

The Business and Finance Office is part of the Commission on Temporalities, which oversees the temporal goods of the Archdiocese of Miami, including buildings and new construction, accounting and finances, and property and liability insurance.

Address

9401 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami Shores,
FL 33138
Office : 305-762-1030
Fax : 305-762-1030
 
Building and Construction oversees the maintenance of churches and other archdiocesan facilities, as well as the construction of new buildings in Catholic parishes.
CONTACT INFO
Director:
Mr. Eric M. Weiner
eweiner@theadom.org
Address:
9401 Biscayne Blvd. Miami Shores, FL 33138
Office:
305-762-1032 / 2032
Fax:
305-754-6792
The Business and Finance Office is part of the Commission on Temporalities, which oversees the temporal goods of the Archdiocese of Miami, including buildings and new construction, accounting and finances, and property and liability insurance.
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Most Rev. Felipe de Jesus Estévez

Oversees the archdiocese of Miami’s ministry of Pastoral Services including family life, youth, campus, prison and Respect Life ministries, as well as all the apostolic movements

Ordained a priest: May 30, 1970

Ordained a bishop: January 7, 2004

Favorite quote: “He loved them to the end” - John 13, 1

Click here to view Bishop Estevez's Blog Archive


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Current Local News - November 20, 2009

Questions and answers: CCHD

Campaign seeks to clear up misconceptions about its purpose and the groups it funds

Every November, Catholic churches across the U.S. take up a second collection to benefit the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. The following is an attempt to clear up misconceptions regarding the role of the campaign and the initiatives it funds.

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'Touched' by Divine Mercy

Apostolate hopes to make itself better known among English-speaking Catholics

Deacon Rafael de los Reyes was not a fan of religious devotions.

In fact, when he first heard of the Divine Mercy devotion, he says he did not want anything to do with it. But in 1999, as a birthday present to his wife, Dulcita, he agreed to go on a pilgrimage to Krakow, Poland, home of the Shrine of Divine Mercy.

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Touched by Divine Mercy
New leader at Radio Paz
Salesian superior visits Miami
Remembering homeless youths
Media-savvy sisters
For children’s sake
And the winners are . . .
Students walk to improve their school
Off to school - in pajamas!
Statements : U.S. Bishops 2009 Fall General Assembly
Columna del Adviento
Don't rush through Advent
Achbishop Favalora's Column: Census shows need for more learning
Communications

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Things to do

Saint Michael the Archangel Parish - Thanksgiving Mass

When : November 26, 2009
at 10:30am
Where : St. Michael the Archangel 2987 West Flagler Street
Miami FL 33135
CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Advent Retreat for Religious

When : December 5, 2009
at 8:30am
Where :  St. Thomas University - Chapel of St. Anthony
16400 NW 32nd Ave
Opa-Locka FL 33054
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Current Local News - November 20, 2009

Questions and answers: CCHD

Campaign seeks to clear up misconceptions about its purpose and the groups it funds

Every November, Catholic churches across the U.S. take up a second collection to benefit the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. The following is an attempt to clear up misconceptions regarding the role of the campaign and the initiatives it funds.

Read more >>

'Touched' by Divine Mercy

Apostolate hopes to make itself better known among English-speaking Catholics

Deacon Rafael de los Reyes was not a fan of religious devotions.

In fact, when he first heard of the Divine Mercy devotion, he says he did not want anything to do with it. But in 1999, as a birthday present to his wife, Dulcita, he agreed to go on a pilgrimage to Krakow, Poland, home of the Shrine of Divine Mercy.

Read more >>

Things to do

Saint Michael the Archangel Parish - Thanksgiving Mass

When : November 26, 2009 at 10:30am
Where : St. Michael the Archangel 2987 West Flagler Street
Miami FL 33135
CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Advent Retreat for Religious

When : December 5, 2009
at 8:30am
Where :  St. Thomas University - Chapel of St. Anthony
16400 NW 32nd Ave
Opa-Locka FL 33054
CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Other News
Questions and answers: CCHD
Campaign for Human Development follows Church teachings
Touched by Divine Mercy
New leader at Radio Paz
Salesian superior visits Miami
Remembering homeless youths
Media-savvy sisters
For children’s sake
And the winners are . . .
Students walk to improve their school
Off to school - in pajamas!
Statements : U.S. Bishops 2009 Fall General Assembly
Columna del Adviento
Don't rush through Advent
Achbishop Favalora's Column: Census shows need for more learning
Communications


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Podcast Conversations with Archbishop Thomas Wenski.


Click to download August 17th radio conversation.

Friday, August 8th




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Wednesday, August 15th


Click to download August 15th radio conversation.

MSGR. KENNETH SCHWANGER

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Miami
Published in November 2011
Msgr. Schwanger was born April 25, 1960, in Harrisburg, Pa. He graduated from Middletown Area High School there, then followed his father to Florida, where he graduated from the University of Florida in 1982. He went to the University of Florida Law School, obtaining his law degree in 1984. That same year, he entered the seminary, completing his studies at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach. He was ordained for the Archdiocese of Miami on May 12, 1990. In addition to his duties at Our Lady of Lourdes, he serves as adjutant judicial vicar of the archdiocesan Tribunal, promoter of justice for the archdiocese, president of Archbishop Coleman Carroll High School in Miami, chairman of the permanent diaconate advisory board and judge for the Tribunal of Nassau, Bahamas.

What he did before becoming a priest:

“I went to school. I worked for the University of Florida as an attorney. I also worked for Reisman & Brynn, a law firm that is no longer in existence, and I handled immigration matters for the Archdiocese of Miami.”

Person most surprised by his vocation:

“My friends because they thought I could do good things as a lawyer. They did not see a need for me to be a priest. It seemed radical to them at the time. They are still my friends.”

What the seminary did not prepare him for:

“Nothing prepares you for everything. The seminary gave me the tools I needed.”

What he would be doing if he had not become a priest:

“I would probably be an attorney, working in legal aid or government work.”

Favorite priestly assignment:

“Being the pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes. It is the universal Church in miniature. There are so many cultures. It is such an active community. There are always more things to respond to and develop. I never wake up bored. And the spirit of our community is extraordinarily positive.”

The most difficult aspect of being a priest:

“It is seeing the suffering for those who do not respond to Christ. It is knowing that if they gave their life to Christ, it would change their lives. I know the stories of people intimately, and the desperation, hurt and struggle people face. If they would give their life to Christ and believe, it would change everything.”

‘If (people) would give their life to Christ and believe, it would change everything.’

His description of the ideal priest:

“He loves God and loves his people.”

A priestly stereotype that he feels should be discarded:

“The thing about stereotypes is that they are partial truths. They are incomplete. Priests are as different as there are people in the world. People need to realize that.”

What he does on his day off:

“I walk. If I have the whole day off, I walk a 15-mile circuit. I have walked El Camino de Santiago three times, and I have been on it a total of eight times. I also visit friends.”

Favorite movie:

“‘The Lion in Winter’ because of its artful use of the English language in the dialog. The recent movie I have seen is ‘The Way,’ written and directed by Emilio Estevez and starring his father, Martin Sheen. I really enjoyed the movie. It is a good portrayal of the human stories that get intertwined and grow along the Way of St. James and the cinematography is great. It is more challenging physically than the movie lets on. It helped me relive my experiences and remember the people I have met over those years.”

Msgr. Kenneth Schwanger is shown here on one of his pilgrimages through El Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James) in Spain. He has walked the ancient pilgrim road in its entirety three times and been on some part of it a total of eight times.

Favorite TV series:

“Gator football.”

Last book read:

“El Sueño del Celta. The Celtic Dream.”

Favorite type of music:

Classical

Person he most admires:

“My mom and dad. They were good souls and normal people.”

His greatest disappointment:

“There is not enough time to do all that I want to do and experience it all.”

His greatest joy:

“A Mass where everyone is connected and you feel the Spirit.”

His greatest accomplishment:

“Being an authentic person.”

Thing he most fears:

“I don’t know that person and I would rather not.”


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The Archdiocese of Miami is home to over 1 million Catholics in Miami- Dade, Broward and Monroe Counties. Mass is celebrated in 17 languages, we have 105 Churches and Missions and 57 schools. The archdiocese is led by Archbishop Thomas Wenski.

The Office of Cultural Groups ministers to the spiritual needs of non-Hispanic ethnic and language groups in the Archdiocese of Miami. Currently, Sunday Mass is celebrated in more than a dozen different languages in the archdiocese.

CONTACT INFO

Director:

Rev. Jean Pierre

Address:

9401 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami Shores , FL 33138

305-762-1344

Office:

305-762-1236

305-762-1323

The cultural groups served include: Brazilians, Chinese, Filipinos, Indians, Italians, Jamaicans, Koreans, Nigerians, Poles and Vietnamese.

CONTACT INFO

Brazilian & Portuguese Apostolate

Fr. Volmar Scaravelli, c.s.

954-972-0434

954-971-9411

Por Cita Solamente – Llame Antes

305-762-1057 ó 305-762-1059

Mail Mart
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Appointments can be made online when registering or by calling. (Saturday hours available)

305-255-6480

CONTACT INFO
Brazilian & Portuguese Apostolate
Fr. Volmar Scaravelli, c.s.
Caribbean Apostolate
Dr. Prince Smith
Phone:
954-972-0434
Phone:
305-653-8492
Fax:
954-971-9411
Email:
vscaraveli@hotmail.com
Chinese Apostolate
Rev. Mr. Alex Lamb
alam777@aol.com
Filipino Apostolate
Ms. Janet Macasero
jgmacasero@gmail.com
Bernadette Chik
bernc539@yahoo.com
Phone:
954-981-7843
Haitian Apostolate
Fr. Reginald Jean Mary
Hungarian Apostolate
Rev. Mr. Miklos A. Beregszaszi
mabeng@msn.com
Fax:
305-756-6470
Fax:
305-221-1074
Ms. Annette Decius
Phone:
954-894-2018
Indian Apostolate
Fr. Zacharias Thottuvelil
Italian Apostolate
Fr. Christopher Marino
Phone:
954-227-6985
Phone:
305-649-1811
Fax:
954-227-6985
Fax:
305-642-6815
Korean Apostolate
Fr. Bongmoon Lee
Nigerian Apostolate
Rev. Alexander Ekechuchwu, CSSp
fralexeke@aol.com
Phone:
954-474-9091
Phone:
305-222-1500
Fax:
954-559-0045
Fax:
305-222-1505
Polish Apostolate
Rev. Klemens Dabrowski, S.Ch.
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Vietnamese Apostolate
Rev. Isidore Nguyen Baky
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954-946-6347
Phone:
954-714-9860
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954-946-0512
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Archbishop Wenski will celebrate a series of welcome Masses for the general public. The schedule is as follows:
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Welcome Mass & Reception at
St. Gregory Church
When: Thursday, June 3 at 7 pm.
Where: St. Gregory Catholic Church
200 North University Dr.
Plantation 33324

Welcome Mass & Reception at
St. Michael the Archangel Church
When: Friday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m
Where: St. Michael the Archangel Church
2987 W. Flagler St.
Miami 33135

School of Ministry Graduation at
Cathedral of Saint Mary
When: Saturday, June 5 at 2:30 p.m.
Where: Cathedral of Saint Mary
7525 NW 2nd Ave
Miami 33150

Welcome Mass & Reception at
Notre Dame D’Haiti
When: Sunday, June 6 at 10 a.m.
Where: Notre Dame D’Haiti Mission
110 NE 62nd St.
Miami 33138

Welcome Mass and Reception at
St. Mary Star of the Sea
When: Tuesday, June 8 at 7 p.m.
Where: St. Mary Star of the Sea Church
1010 Windsor Lane
Key West 33040

Multi-Cultural Mass of Welcome and Reception at
St. Clement Church
When: Wednesday, June 9 at 7 p.m.
Where: St. Clement Church
2975 N. Andrews Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale 33311

Welcome Mass & Reception for Papal Knights and Honors recipients
When: Thursday, June 10 at 7 p.m.
Where: Epiphany Church
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A Record of the Deaths of the Priests who have served the Archdiocese of Miami - 1958 - 2011

Archbishop's Prayer

O Lord, to whom no one is a stranger and from whose help no one is ever distant, look with compassion on all your people and especially refugees and exiles, on segregated persons and on lost children; restore them we pray to a homeland, and give us a kind heart for the needy and for strangers.

Continue to guide us as you have shown your Church the joys and hopes, the grief's and anxieties of the followers of Christ through the Vatican Council which we now renew with hope. May the venerable intercession of Blessed Mary ever-Virgin manifest in Our Lady of Charity, come to our aid, O Lord, and free us from every danger, so that we may rejoice in your peace.

For your priests and bishops, open to them the gates of Paradise, that they may return to that homeland where there is no death, where eternal joy endures.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Thomas Gerard Wenski
Fourth Archbishop of Miami

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Monday, March 09, 2009

This week, I will be in Tallahassee March 10th -11th, visiting our state’s capital for two days of activities with our legislators and my brother bishops of Florida.

(Had I blogged a few days earlier, I would be inviting you to join me. But there’s always next year. You can read more about that below.)

Why am I going to Tallahassee? First of all, for a very special and unique Mass called the Red Mass. The antecedents of this Mass go back to the 1300s in Europe. It is a Mass asking the Holy Spirit to grant light, inspiration and guidance to those serving in the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government. This year marks the 34th Mass, which shows the steady continuity of the Catholic Church in relating to our state government.

All the bishops of Florida come that day to Tallahassee for this special Mass. Many Catholics, fellow Christians and believers from the three branches of government come to the Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas Moore for the Red Mass. We ask for the grace to be ready to sacrifice ourselves for the sake of truth, even to the point of shedding our own blood.

Public servants pray for divine assistance in living up to God’s standards while serving all the people of Florida.

The preacher of the Mass has a whole year to prepare for the message he will deliver on this occasion and each year a different preacher is selected. The Most Reverend Frank Dewane, bishop of Venice, will deliver the homily this year.

It is truly special to pull together all the Catholic public servants of the state, all the bishops of the seven dioceses, and a lay representation from the entire state to form one assembly with a single intention — the well-being of all the citizens of Florida.

The second important event of Catholic Days at the Capitol is the Florida Bishops-Catholic Legislators Luncheon organized by the efficient staff of the Florida Catholic Conference.

The theme of this year’s luncheon is the significant 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Florida Catholic Conference in Tallahassee. This is one of the best kept secrets among Catholic institutions, practically unknown by most Catholics. Yet this lean staff, led by an outstanding leader, Dr. Michael McCarron, seeks to translate into policies and good actions the social vision of the Church for the common good. You may want to find out more about what our conference does, please click here.

What else do we do besides Mass and luncheon? We will participate in information sessions on current bills and learn about our legislators’ positions on those bills. We will then visit with the legislators and even observe floor and committee sessions.
As responsible citizens, this initiative enables us — and all the lay people who accompany us — to see for ourselves to what extent our vote makes a difference.

There is a growing interest among the laity to assure the transmission of our deep convictions and fundamental values to our children and youth. It takes a most active citizenship to join hands with many to channel our basic values through laws and governmental actions so that society at large enables the family and the person to stand firm and secure.

Those wanting to be part of this apostolic field trip next year should contact our diocesan representative, Joan Crown, who directs the Office of Respect Life of our Archdiocese. Her number is 305-653-2921.

Bishop Felipe J. Estevez
Auxiliary Bishop of Miami

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Felipe Estévez

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Bishop Estévez was born February 5, 1946 in Havana, Cuba and arrived in the United States on a Pedro Pan flight as a teenager.
He was ordained in 1970 and has done extensive studies in Spiritual Theology, earning a doctorate from Gregorian University in Rome. He is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Italian.

From 2001 to 2003, Bishop Estévez served as spiritual director of Saint Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, where he had served as rector from 1980 to 1986. He was pastor of Saint Agatha Parish in Miami for 14 years, while also directing the Campus Ministry at Florida International University.

Appointed Auxiliary Bishop on November 21, 2003, and ordained January 7, 2004, he oversees the archdiocese's Ministry of Pastoral Services including family life, youth, campus, prison and Respect Life ministries, as well as all the apostolic movements.

Explanation of the coat of arms of Auxiliary Bishop Felipe de Jesús Estévez.

Jesus Christ is the source and purpose of the episcopal ministry, which participates in his selfless love for the Church (Eph 5:25). The eternal Son is sent by the invisible Father to reveal that he loves us to the end (in finem dilexit eos, Jn 13:1).

In this coat of arms, two hands come from above in majestic verticality, to express the gratuity of this mission by the Father which is the central fact of Christian revelation. These hands also express what is most familiar in our gestures of communication. The image echoes the prayer: "When we were lost and could not find the way to you, you loved us more than ever; Jesus … gave himself into our hands"
(Mass of Reconciliation I)



The Word became flesh (Jn 1:14). The hands express the utterly humble condescension of his divine love:
"He emptied himself … coming in human likeness … becoming obedient to death on the cross" (Phil 2:7-8). The wounds in Jesus' hands express his saving death for our salvation. These wounds are a saving place for all sinners, a place of rich mercy for all. Contemplating this mystery, Ignatius of Loyola exclaimed: "In your wounds hide me."

Jesus' wounds are glorious because they, too, participate in the resurrection of the Lord of glory. Showing forth his wounds, the Risen Lord invites the unbelieving apostle to "put your finger here and see my hands…. Do not be unbelieving, but believe" (Jn 20:27)

In his hands he holds the earthly gifts of wheat and grapes in honor of the Creator of heaven and earth. The image also affirms the goodness of the fruits of the earth and of the work of those who till the soil. The inspiration for this comes from an ancient document called the Didache (or "Teaching of the Apostles", ch. 10): "You created all things to the glory of your name and gave men the satisfaction of food and drink for their enjoyment so that they give you thanks. But to us you gave spiritual food and drink and eternal life by your Servant."

The Eucharist is thus seen as the sacrificial banquet: "In this gift, Jesus Christ gave the Church the perennial actualization of the paschal mystery … which is included, anticipated and concentrated forever in the Eucharistic gift" (John Paul II, Ecclesia de Eucharistia, 5)

The dove represents the efficacious activity of the Holy Spirit in the work of our sanctification. As St. Ephrem the Syrian states: "He called bread his living body, he filled it with himself and with his Spirit" (Homily 4 for Holy Week). The Spirit is the true source of renewal and transformation of the world.

The light blue color which serves as backdrop seeks to honor Mary, the Mother of the Lord. Her fiat ("Let it be done to me according to your word," Lk. 1:38) made possible the incarnation of the Son, and her prayerful and unique presence in the paschal mystery enables us to call her the woman Eucharistic.

The cross is a replica of the Great Cross which towers over Mission Nombre de Dios in St. Augustine as a reminder of the humble beginnings of Christianity in this new land in 1565. The cross links the episcopal story of Bishop Estevez to the antecedents of evangelization in Florida, in which the church in Cuba played such a vital role.

Biography

Auxiliary Bishop Felipe J. Estévez, S.T.D.

BISHOP ESTEVEZ (7:34)
June 24, 2004

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Born:


  • February 5, 1946, Havana, Cuba
  • Second of three children (two boys and a girl) of Adriano and Estrella Estevez; most of the family lives in
    St. Petersburg, Florida.

Ordained:


  • To the priesthood, May 30, 1970, Fort Wayne, Indiana, for the Diocese of Matanzas, Cuba
  • Incardinated into the Archdiocese of Miami, February 9, 1979
  • Elevated to Monsignor, June 18, 2001
  • Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Miami, November 21, 2003
  • Consecrated to the episcopacy January 7, 2004 in Miami, Florida

Education:


  • Montreal University, Montreal, Canada (1970), Licentiate in Theology
  • Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida (1977), Master in Arts
  • Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy (1980), Doctorate in Sacred Theology
  • Additional courses at: The Warren H. Deem Institute for Theological Education Management (1982); University of Creighton (seminar for spiritual directors, 2001); Institute for the Study of Human Sexuality, Chicago (2001); St. Luke Institute (psycho-sexual integration workshop, 2002)
  • Fluent in Spanish, English, French and Italian

Priestly Ministry:


  • Associate pastor, Guascoran Parish, Honduras (1970-71)
  • Faculty member, St. Joseph Seminary, Honduras (1971-72)
  • Faculty, Our Lady of Suyapa Seminary, Honduras (1972-75)
  • Faculty, St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, Boynton Beach, Florida (1975-77)
  • President/Rector, St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, Boynton Beach, Florida (1980-86)
  • Campus minister, Florida International University, Miami, Florida (1987-2001)
  • Pastor, St. Agatha Church, Miami, Florida (1987-2001)
  • Dean of Spiritual Formation, St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, Boynton Beach, Florida (2001-03)

Memberships / Organizations:


  • Federation of Spiritual Directors (2001-03)
  • Catholic Theological Society of America (1980-1990)
  • Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (1989-present)
  • Operation Pedro Pan, Inc., founding member (1960-present)
  • National Responsible for USA Jesus Caritas Fraternities (2002-05)
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