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Schedule of prayer services for those affected by condo collapse

To be held at St. Joseph, Catholic church nearest to Surfside site


July 1, 2021

Schedule of prayer services at St. Joseph for those affected by condo collapse

Miami Beach ... (July 1, 2021) St. Joseph Church, the nearest Catholic church to the partially collapsed Surfside condominium, has released the following schedule of prayer services that will begin tomorrow, July 2, for those affected by the collapse of the Champlain Towers South.

  • The Angelus/Rosary: at noon Monday through Friday, in English and Spanish.
  • The Divine Mercy Chaplet: at 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
  •  Rosary in Spanish: Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Vespers (evening prayer): Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. in English.
  • Vespers (evening prayer): Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Spanish.

St. Joseph Church, located at 8670 Byron Ave., Miami Beach, is serving as a place of spiritual respite for members of the Surfside/Miami Beach community – both Catholic and non-Catholic – who have been affected in some way by the tragic partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium. St. Joseph is also accommodating fire rescue personnel and journalists from around the world who are parking or camped out on its premises.

The church will remain open daily from 8 a.m. – when Mass is celebrated – until the conclusion of the last Mass each day. The last Mass is at 7 p.m. on Thursday (in Spanish), 5:30 p.m. on Friday (in English), 7 p.m. on Saturday (in Portuguese) and 6 p.m. on Sunday (in Spanish). A Mass in Polish is celebrated on Sundays at 3 p.m.

Vespers and Masses will be livestreamed on St. Joseph’s Facebook page, @saintjosephmiamibeach, and YouTube channel, Saint Joseph Miami Beach.

***Media are welcome***

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