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Archdiocesan news briefs for February 2018

Join 40 Days for Life this Lent

A 40 Days for Life prayer vigil is taking place daily, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., in front of Eve’s Medical Center, 8603 S. Dixie Hwy., across Dadeland North Metrorail station. The vigil began Ash Wednesday and will continue through Saturday, March 24. Individual Catholics, parish ministries and prayers groups are encouraged to sign up and go out to pray for an hour a day or a week, for the mothers/families considering abortion and the conversion of all involved in the abortion industry. Details and sign-up at; or call 305-299-8840. 

Go on mission with Amor en Acción

Amor en Acción invites anyone interested in going on mission to Haiti or the Dominican Republic this summer to attend a meeting Thursday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Msgr. Edward Pace High School, 15600 N.W. 32 Ave., Miami. Amor en Accion is a Catholic, lay missionary group of the Archdiocese of Miami that has been serving poor communities in the Dominican Republic and Haiti since 1976, supporting projects of nutrition, education, medical assistance, housing, water and evangelization. R.S.V.P. at or go to

Youth Ministry Summit set for March 3

Registration is underway for the Archdiocese of Miami Youth Ministry Summit, which will take place Saturday, March 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Msgr. Edward Pace High School, 15600 N.W. 32 Ave., Miami. This inspiring gathering is aimed at encouraging, equipping and energizing your parish youth ministry. The day will include Mass celebrated by Archbishop Thomas Wenski, keynote addresses, break-out sessions and parish envisioning time. There will be simultaneous translation into Spanish. Participation is limited to up to five delegates from each parish, and only by invitation from your pastor and/or parish youth minister. Contact your parish or Rosemarie at

Be inspired at Catholic Men’s Conference

The eighth annual Archdiocese of Miami Catholic Men's Conference will take place Saturday, March 10, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Nativity Church, 5220 Johnson St., Hollywood. This bilingual conference will start with a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Thomas Wenski at 8 a.m., followed by talks by Tom Peterson, of Catholics Come Home, in English and Ricardo Grzona, an expert on Lectio Divina, in Spanish. Light breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee of $40 for adults, $20 for students. Clergy and seminarians are free. For information, email: or call 954-605-4793.  

Last chance for World Youth Day

The last day to register for the Archdiocesan World Youth Day Pilgrimage 2019 to Panama is March 1. The pilgrimage is for young people between the ages of 16 and 30 from Catholic high schools, parish and high school youth groups, parish young adult groups and college students. Young adults without a group are welcome also. Participants can choose between an eight-day pilgrimage, Jan. 21-28, 2019, and a five-day WYD Core Experience, Jan. 24-28, 2019. To register, go to For information, contact Rosemarie at or 305-762-1189.  

Join families in Ireland this summer

The Archdiocese of Miami invites you to attend the World Meeting of Families in Ireland, Aug. 22-26, by joining the archdiocesan pilgrimage, Aug. 19-29. The pilgrimage includes participation in the world meeting as well as tours of some of Ireland’s most famous sites. Space is limited. Cost, including airfare, is $2,875/person, double occupancy. Spiritual director is Father Liam Quinn, pastor of All Saints in Sunrise. For information, call 305-761-1189 or email

Divorced? Come to Wellspring

The next Wellspring Experience, a live-in weekend retreat for those trying to heal from separation or divorce, will take place April 27-29 at the Grand Palms Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort, 110 Grand Palms Drive, Pembroke Pines. Talks are given by experienced persons on the grief process, anger, aloneness, dealing with baggage, entanglement, forgiveness, wholeness and spiritual growth. There is time for personal reflection and sharing in small groups. To register, call 954-558-6151 or 954-309-8141. 

Immerse yourself in Spanish

SEPI— the Southeast Pastoral Institute — will host its annual three-week course, Immersion in Spanish Language and Culture, June 15-July 3 in Miami. This course is designed especially for bishops, priests, religious and laity interested in serving Latinos and Hispanic ministry throughout the U.S. For information and registration call 305-279-2333, ext. 2, or email:

Websites help in fight against poverty

Catholics can encounter, learn and act to address poverty in the United States through two new websites from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops: and its Spanish mirror site,, are mobile-friendly sites that offer tools and resources to help Catholics put faith in action by working to address poverty.

The websites are an initiative of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, the domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. bishops. Nearly 41 million people live in poverty in the United States, including 15 million children. The poverty threshold is $24,600 for a family of four and $12,200 for a single person.

“Poverty in the United States is a reality. We must work together to put faith in action to work towards policies in our local communities, and nationally, that can help address it,” said Bishop David P. Talley of Alexandria, chair of the U.S. bishops’ CCHD Subcommittee, which is part of the bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development.

Get your ‘good news’ via email

The archdiocese’s Communications Office sends out two weekly email blasts: one on Mondays with the Let’s Talk blog, and the other on Wednesdays with news and events from our website. The website is updated daily, and most of the news about parishes and schools appears there, since space is limited in the monthly print edition of the Florida Catholic. To subscribe to the weekly emails, go to the bottom right-hand corner of the website — — and fill in your name and email. You can also follow the archdiocese on social media:@ArchdioceseofMiami on Facebook; @CatholicMiami on Twitter and Instagram. Feel free to “like” or “follow” our social media pages and use them as tools to make the Good News “go viral.”

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