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Archdiocesan news briefs for October 2019

Start planning for World Youth Day 2022

The Archdiocese of Miami Office of Youth and Young Adults will host a World Youth Day 2022 Info Night for those considering taking part in the next World Youth Day, to be held in Lisbon, Portugal. The info night will take place Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Pastoral Center, 9401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores. To register, visit

All Souls Day Masses Nov. 2

The Catholic cemeteries will host the annual Masses for the feast of All Souls on Saturday, Nov. 2. Archbishop Thomas Wenski will celebrate the Mass at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, located just west of Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery, at 11691 N.W. 25 St., Doral. Auxiliary Bishop Enrique Delgado will celebrate the Mass at 11 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1500 S. State Road 7, North Lauderdale. For more information call 305-592-0521 in Miami-Dade and 954-972-1234 in Broward.

Concert to benefit cloistered Carmelites

The Discalced Carmelites of Miami invite the community to a contemplative concert to benefit the completion of their new cloister, the Monastery of the Most Holy Trinity, in Homestead. The concert features a performance by the group Jésed, a music ministry coming from Mexico. Concert dates are Wednesday, Nov. 6, 7-9 p.m., at Immaculate Conception, 4497 W. 1 Ave., Hialeah; and Thursday, Nov. 7, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Corpus Christi, 3220 N.W. 7 Ave., Miami. Donation: $15. For tickets call 305-558-7122.

Join Catholic Charities in Alzheimer’s Walk

The Adult Day Care Centers of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami are once again participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's. This year’s event will be held Nov. 9 beginning at 7 a.m. at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. All ages, abilities, strollers, and dogs are welcome on this 2-mile walk. There is no registration fee but walkers are encouraged to make a personal donation and commit to raising funds in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Visit to make a donation toward the Catholic Charities team’s fundraising goal or join the team on the event day. The staff of Catholic Charities’ adult day care centers will be on hand to walk with and welcome participants.

Meet ‘Bible geek’ at Theology on Tap

LifeTeen’s Mark Hart, whose Twitter handle is @LT_TheBibleGeek, will be the speaker at the Theology on Tap scheduled for Friday, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m. at the Tank Brewery, 5100 N.W. 72 Ave., A-1, in Doral. Hart is a best-selling author and executive vice-president of LifeTeen, a tool for leading teenagers to get closer to Christ. For more information, go to:

Local groups get housing grants

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami and the Star of the Sea Foundation, which is affiliated with the Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea in Key West, received over $1 million of the $8 million in Florida Disaster Fund grants recently awarded by the Volunteer Florida Foundation. Catholic Charities received $925,000 and the Star of the Sea Foundation received $225,000 to support existing projects that are helping individuals recover from Hurricane Irma.

Catholic Charities will use the money to complete the construction of 37 affordable housing units in Monroe County and to provide rental assistance to families experiencing disaster-caused needs. Star of the Sea Foundation will use its grant to will purchase and distribute food, primarily locally sourced produce and proteins, to those still recovering from Hurricane Irma.

The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official, private fund, established to assist Florida’s communities as they respond to and recover after emergencies or disasters.

Corrected: The Theology on Tap event with Mark Hart will take place Friday, Nov. 1, not Nov. 12, as originally posted in the News Brief.

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