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Archdiocesan news briefs for March 2023

Beware of scammers

The Archdiocese of Miami has heard reports of scammers impersonating Archbishop Thomas Wenski and some of our priests on Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms, as well as via texts and phone calls. Please be aware that no archdiocesan priest or bishop will ever contact you directly asking for money, gift cards or anything else.

If you, your friends, family, or parish staff receive a direct message from anyone impersonating Archbishop Wenski or one of our priests, please do not respond. Report the fake account immediately to the social media platform and let the archdiocesan Communications Office know by emailing [email protected].

Impersonator scams also should be reported to the Federal Trade Commission by calling 1-877-382-4357; or Florida’s Consumer Protection Division, 1-866-966-7226. Find out more about the types of scams making the rounds at

Holy Week schedule at the cathedral

Archbishop Thomas Wenski will mark Holy Week by celebrating the following Masses at St. Mary Cathedral, 7525 N.W. Second Ave., Miami. All are invited to take part in these solemn liturgies:

  • Palm Sunday Mass, April 2, 2023, 10 a.m. in English
  • Chrism Mass, Tuesday, April 4, 10:30 a.m., livestreamed by Maria Vision on archdiocesan website
  • Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Holy Thursday, April 6, 8 p.m., trilingual
  • Service of the Passion of the Lord and procession, Good Friday, April 7, 3 p.m., trilingual
  • Easter Vigil, Holy Saturday, April 8, 8 p.m., trilingual.

Support Holy Land’s Christians

Pope Francis is asking Catholics in the Archdiocese of Miami to support the Pontifical Good Friday Collection, which helps Christians in the Holy Land. Your support is essential to help the Church minister in parishes, provide Catholic schools and religious education. It also helps to preserve the sacred shrines of Christianity, including in Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth. The pandemic hit Christians in the Holy Land particularly hard. Most of them depend on pilgrimages for work. The collection is necessary to help them meet their basic needs and to maintain a Christian presence where Christ was born. For more information about Christians in the Holy Land, visit or