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Archdiocesan news briefs for May 2018

Memorial Day Masses at cemeteries



Memorial Day Masses will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, May 28, at each of the archdiocese’s Catholic Cemeteries. Auxiliary Bishop Peter Baldacchino will celebrate the Mass at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery, 11411 N.W. 25 St., Doral. Auxiliary Bishop Enrique Delgado will celebrate the Mass at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1500 S. State Road 7, North Lauderdale. All are welcome to attend. For more information call 305-592-0521 in Miami-Dade and 954-972-1234 in Broward.



Padre Pio’s heart coming to Sacred Hearts Congress

The Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary will host their Third International Congress, June 8-10 at the Doubletree by Hilton Miami Airport and Convention Center, 711 N.W. 72 Ave. Doors will open at 4 p.m. Friday, June 8, followed by a procession at 6:30 p.m. with the image of Our Lady of Fatima coming from Portugal. Archbishop Thomas Wenski will be the main celebrant of the 7 p.m. opening Mass. The event will feature 18 different speakers from all over the world and the first–class relic of the incorrupt heart of St. Padre Pio will be available for veneration throughout the weekend. Tickets are $50 per person. For more information and to purchase tickets, please call 305-444-7437 or visit: or



Remember loved ones at hospice Mass

Catholic Hospice will host its annual memorial Mass, open to anyone in the community who has lost a loved one, on Saturday, June 16, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Cathedral, 7525 N.W. Second Ave., Miami. For more information call 305-351-7029.



Registration open for School of Ministry

Registration is now open for the archdiocesan School of Ministry, class of 2018-2020. The program aims to help lay people deepen their relationship with Jesus, gain a better understanding of the Catholic faith and strengthen their call and commitment to serve in the parish.

Classes are offered in English, Spanish and Creole, in the classroom or online. The Spanish language in person training centers are located at St. Brendan High School in Westchester, and at St. Bartholomew Parish in Miramar. The Creole program will be held at Notre Dame D’Haiti Mission, Miami. Those in the traditional classroom format meet once a week for two years (except summers). The online program is offered in English or Spanish and incorporates eight online courses, as well as in-person meetings over the two-year period. Participants interested in learning more about the faith, who aren't certain about their call to ministry, graduate with a Catholic Studies Certificate.

Enrollment will be open until August 31 with classes beginning in September. Registration fee is $25 until July 31, or $50 from August 1 until beginning of class.Tuition consists of 20 payments of $28 per person (plus a nonrefundable $100 payment in September) or 20 payments of $51 per couple (plus a non-refundable $200 payment in September). For information go to or call 305-762-1184.



Pennsylvania school donates to Parkland family

Moved by the tragic events in Parkland, the Student Leadership Council of Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Flourtown, Pennsylvania, has sent a $1,000 check to the archdiocesan superintendent of schools, Kim Pryzbylski. The check is earmarked for the family of Christopher Hixon, longtime parishioners at Nativity Church in Hollywood. Hixon was the athletic director and wrestling coach killed in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High this past February. The money represents a portion of the proceeds from the school’s annual Charity Day collection. According to Margaret D. DeStefano, moderator of the Student Leadership Council, senior Anne Princivalle suggested that the funds be donated to the family “to alleviate the financial crisis” caused by the tragedy.

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