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Archdiocesan news briefs for October 2020

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Culture of Life Conference to be held online

All ministry leaders, parishioners and community members who seek to become more effective witnesses to the culture of life are invited to take part in the annual Florida Culture of Life Conference, set for Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. Formerly known as the state Respect Life Conference, the conference is jointly sponsored by the State Pro-Life Coordinating Committee and the Florida Catholic Conference and is hosted annually by one of the seven dioceses in Florida. This year's conference, hosted by the Diocese of Palm Beach, will be held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual conference promises to be an informative and uplifting event with speakers on a variety of life topics, including the unborn, theology of the body, end of life, and the death penalty. More information and registration can be found at: www.ccdpb.org/respectlife2020. A donation of $25 is suggested when registering.

Join pre-election novena

Given the many challenges facing the nation, the U.S. bishops are once again urging Catholics to pray a pre-election novena, from Monday, Oct. 26 through Tuesday, Nov. 3. Participants are encouraged to pray one Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be for each day’s intention. A closing prayer for elected leaders will be offered on day 10, Wednesday, Nov. 4. The bishops began this electronic novena in 2016. The specific intentions for each day, as well as images that can be used to promote it, can be found here: https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/prayers-and-devotions/prayers/prayers-for-the-church-and-the-world.

St. Andrew Church marks 50th

St. Andrew Parish in Coral Springs will mark its 50th anniversary with two Masses to be celebrated Sunday, Nov. 1, at the church. Archbishop Thomas Wenski will celebrate the 11:30 a.m. Mass in English; and retired Bishop Fernando Isern will celebrate the 1:30 p.m. Mass in Spanish. Attendance will be first-come, first-served. Due to limited capacity amid coronavirus restrictions, both Masses will be livestreamed on the parish website, Facebook and YouTube accounts. For more information call the parish at 954-752-3950 or go to www.standrewparish.org/.

Relevant Radio in Miami

Relevant Radio, whose motto is "Bringing Christ to the world through the media," is now being heard on WQOS 1080 AM in South Florida. The programming is in English, with a Haitian language show included. Programming can also be heard worldwide via streaming audio on the web and on the free Relevant Radio mobile app. For more information go to relevantradio.com. The Archdiocese of Miami has its own radio station in Spanish, Radio Paz, which can be heard on 830 AM as well as on the web at paxcc.org as well as on Facebook at RadioPaz830AM. 

All Souls Day Mass to be livestreamed

Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Miami invites the community to the annual All Souls Day Mass, to be celebrated by Archbishop Thomas Wenski Monday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m. The Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Doral and available for watching only via livestream. Links will be posted on Our Lady of Guadalupe's website, the archdiocesan website and the website of Catholic Cemeteries. Our Lady of Guadalupe is located at 1691 N.W. 25 St., Doral, FL 33172 For more information go to catholiccemeteriesmiami.org.

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