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Archdiocesan news briefs for February 2020

Join 40 Days for Life this Lent

Once again this Lent, the 40 Days for Life prayer vigil will take place starting Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26 through April 5. Volunteers will stand in prayer and witness for life from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. across the street from Eve’s Medical Center, 8603 S. Dixie Hwy., Pinecrest. Come for an hour or more with friends, parish ministries or prayer groups. To sign up, visit or contact 305-299-8840, or [email protected].

Soccer player-turned-priest to speak on vocations

Father Chase Hilgenbrinck, a former pro soccer player who was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, in 2014, will be a guest speaker at the archdiocese’s next Vocation Awareness Weekend, set for March 13-15 at St. John Vianney College Seminary, 2900 S.W. 87 Ave., Miami. This retreat is for young men ages 18 to 35 who are considering a vocation to the diocesan priesthood. This unique weekend experience offers an opportunity to spend a weekend experiencing seminary life. All those interested in attending should contact the Vocations Office at 305-762-1137.

St. Maurice at Resurrection marks 50th

The community of St. Maurice at Resurrection in Dania Beach will mark its first 50 years with a Mass to be celebrated by Archbishop Thomas Wenski on Sunday, March 15, at 10 a.m. The Mass will be followed by a picnic for the entire parish community. Former pastors also will be visiting to share their memories of their years in the parish. The church is located at 441 N.E. Second St., Dania Beach. For information, call 954-961-7777 or visit

Celebrate religious life

All religious of the Archdiocese of Miami are invited to celebrate the World Day of Consecrated Life Saturday, March 28, at St. Mary Cathedral, 7525 N.W. Second Ave., Miami. The event will begin with a Holy Hour at 4:15 p.m. followed by Mass at 5:30 p.m. with Archbishop Thomas Wenski presiding. During the Mass, religious celebrating the 25th, 50th and 60th anniversaries of their first profession of vows will be recognized. Any religious celebrating such an anniversary is asked to contact the Office of the Vicar for Religious at [email protected].

St. Sebastian to mark 60th

St. Sebastian Parish will mark its 60th anniversary with a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Thomas Wenski. The Mass will take place on Sunday, March 29, at 11 a.m. Refreshments and fellowship will follow in Msgr. Patrick McDonnell Parish Hall. All current and former parishioners are invited. St. Sebastian is located at 2000 Marietta Drive, Fort Lauderdale. For more information, call 954-524-9344 or visit

Join the Grandparents Ministry

The Archdiocese of Miami is launching a Grandparents Ministry. The purpose of this ministry is to transmit the faith and keep prayer at the heart of family life. Informational meetings were held in English at the end of February, and two more are planned in Spanish: Thursday, March 12, at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Hialeah and Friday, March 13, at 10 a.m. at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Pembroke Pines. For more information, contact Adriana Perez at 305-762-1236 or [email protected].

Program promotes praying the rosary

Mater Fatima to the World, a program created to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Santa Francisca, is encouraging people to pray the rosary daily at the same time: 2:20 p.m. Mexico central time in Spanish (3:20 p.m. Miami time); 6 a.m. Brasilia time in Portuguese (4 a.m. Miami time ); and 9 p.m. Miami time in English. The program is sponsored by Bishop Ginés García Beltrán of Getafe, Spain. For more information, go to

Help children in foster care

The Hope, Heart & Home ministry is a faith-based community coalition that is recruiting volunteers to support the 3,000 children currently in foster care in Miami-Dade County. Started last year at St. John Neumann, St. Louis, and St. Catherine of Siena parishes, Hope, Heart & Home is expanding its reach to all 11 parishes in the archdiocese’s South Dade Deanery. Volunteers can help foster children by becoming Guardians ad Litem, foster parents, respite parents, case review panelists, and teenage mentors. Men and women over the age of 19 who want to make a difference in a child's life should contact Eric Schwindeman, 786-333-7138 for more information, or visit

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