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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only online events are published. In keeping with Archbishop Thomas Wenski’s guidelines, all in-person events have been canceled or postponed until further notice.

Art exhibits at St. Thomas University

Next date: Sep 30, 2020 - click here for time schedule - Bilingual (English and Spanish)

The Archbishop John C. Favalora Archive & Museum at St. Thomas University's Library presents a double exhibition opening Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 11:30 a.m.

The exhibits are:

  • Conversation with Christ, by Cesar García, a Catholic artist from Miami. The exhibit was on display at the National Museum of Catholic Art in Washington, D.C. for some years.
  • Symbolism by Jewish artist Robert M. Swedroe.

For information on visiting times, contact [email protected] or call 305-628-6769.



St. Thomas University
16401 NW 37 Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33054 (Map)

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Bless this Kitchen

Next date: Oct 1, 2020 - click here for time schedule - English

Join St. Augustine's pastor via livestream and get to know members of our parish family. 


St. Augustine Church and Catholic Student Center
1400 Miller Road, Coral Gables, FL 33146 (Map)

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St. Augustine Catholic Church & Student Center

Blessing of the animals - feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 at 12:30 PM - Bilingual (English and Spanish)

Bring your pets to receive a blessing at the Piazza of the Cathedral of St. Mary, at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi!


St. Mary Cathedral
7525 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33150 (Map)

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Blessing of the animals - feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 at 10:00 AM - Bilingual (English and Spanish)

Saturday, October 3 at 10 a.m. in the Loggia. All animals and their owners are welcome!

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As autumn arrives, people in various places may notice something odd. Procession of animals, everything from dogs and cats to hamsters and even horses are led to church for a special ceremony called the Blessing of Pets. This custom is conducted in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures.

St. Francis, whose feast day is October 4, loved all animals so much he wrote a Canticle of the Creatures, an ode to God’s living things: "All praise to you, Oh Lord, for all these brother and sister creatures."

The bond between a person and their pet is like no other. No wonder people enjoy the opportunity to take their pets to church for a special blessing. So bring your dogs, cats, fish, horses, spiders, hamsters, snakes, etc...for a blessing by Msgr. Pablo Navarro.


St. John Neumann Church
12125 SW 107th Avenue, Miami, FL 33176 (Map)

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Camp Erin is going virtual this fall

Next date: Oct 3, 2020 - click here for time schedule - English

Camp Erin South Florida is going virtual this upcoming fall.

With our campers', staff's and volunteers' health and safety as our priority, we decided to hold Camp Erin virtually.  We will be hosting 3 camp sessions in the fall with each focusing on a different age group: Littles (ages 6-9), Middles (ages 10-13), and Teens (ages 14-17).  Here are our camp dates:

  • Littles (ages 6-9) Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 | 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Middles (ages 10-13) Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 | 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Teens (ages 14-17) Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 | 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Our application process will remain the same, however everything will be conducted either over the phone or virtually on Zoom. Submit Camper Application (attached; one application per camper), Family Interview, "Save Your Spot" Orientation.

Since we are going virtual, we will be sending a "Camp in A Box" care package for each registered camper with all the materials that they'll need for camp. We will go over these materials at our "Save Your Spot" virtual orientation. The information about orientation will be provided during the family interview. 

Please note that we have limited spots for each camp, so please make sure to register as soon as possible.

Deadline to apply for all camps is Friday, Aug. 21.

For more information or questions, please don't hesitate to contact Gian Carla Santayana. Please also visit our website: We look forward to seeing your campers at our upcoming camps!


Catholic Hospice - Camp Erin
2900 W Cypress Creek Road, Suite 7, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 (Map)

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Gian Carla Santayana


Blessing of the animals - feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Sunday, Oct 4, 2020 at 4:00 PM - English

Sunday, Oct. 4, at 4 p.m. | Outdoor Altar

We invite you to bring your beloved pet(s) to receive a special blessing on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

Domingo, 4 de octubre a las 4 p.m. | Altar al aire libre

Los invitamos que traigan sus queridas mascotas para que reciban una bendición especial por el Día de San Francisco de Asís.


Our Lady of Lourdes Church
11291 SW 142nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33186 (Map)

Life Chain - Respect Life Sunday

Sunday, Oct 4, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Bilingual (English and Spanish)

Join the Life Chain, on Life Sunday, October , from 2-3 p.m. (Social distancing will be observed).

Please join Archdiocese of Miami churches and schools in prayer along US 1 (same location as previous years) in Miami Dade. We will witness for life, pray for an end of abortion and the change of hearts and minds of everyone involved in the abortion industry. 

Community hours will be awarded. Visit for other locations.

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We will stand along US 1 from Kendall Drive to LeJeune Road at assigned locations. (see attached map). 

For questions and/or signs please contact Madelyn Ocasio at 305-505-1323 or[email protected] or visit before 2 p.m. that Sunday "Life Chain Central" in front of Ponce de Leon Middle School on Augusto St., Coral Gables  



Along US 1 from Kendall Dr to LeJuene Rd
Along US 1, Miami, FL 33143 (Map)

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Madelyn Ocasio


Friends of the Seminary (Virtual)

Oct 22, 2020 to Oct 24, 2020 - at 9:00 AM - English

Join us for our first virtual Friends of the Seminary!

This special virtual event will include several elements. Beginning with a live link to Mass from St. Vincent Chapel, with our homilist this year being former Rector, Bishop David L. Toups of the Diocese of Beaumont, Texas, then followed by an online auction.

You will hear from our Acting Rector/President Fr. Alfredo I. Hernández and hopeful messages from some of our seminarians. We hope that these different elements will combine to let us experience some of the spirit of our FOS dinners, even if in a very different way.

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For additional information, please contact the Office of Development at [email protected] or at (561)732-4424.   

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10701 S. Military Trail, Boynton Beach, FL 33436 (Map)

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Deb Lindsay



Culture of Life Conference

Saturday, Oct 24, 2020all day - English

The annual Florida Culture of Life Conference, formerly known as the state Respect Life Conference, keeps with Church teaching that all human life has dignity and is to be protected. 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 can be found at:

A donation of $25 is suggested when registering.

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. All ministry leaders, parishioners and community members who seek to become more effective witnesses to the culture of life are invited to this special event.



Online, Online, FL 33118 (Map)

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St. Andrew Church 50th anniversary

Sunday, Nov 1, 2020 at 11:30 AM - Bilingual (English and Spanish)

St. Andrew Parish in Coral Springs will celebrate 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.

Due to limited capacity amid coronavirus restrictions, both Masses will be livestreamed on the parish website, Facebook and YouTube accounts.


St. Andrew Church
9950 NW 29th Street, Coral Springs, FL 33065 (Map)

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