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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many events are taking place online only. Events taking place in person are subject to CDC guidelines, including restrictions on capacity and requirements for social distancing and mask-wearing.

Teologia de los Ministerios

Next date: Sep 28, 2021 - click here for time schedule - Spanish

Descripcion del curso 

Modelo eclesiológico apropiado en base a recientes documentos de la Iglesia; sus implicaciones para la diversificación de los ministerios hacia una Iglesia de participación y comunión; lineamientos teológicos; razones para el desarrollo de nuevos ministerios y modelos con el fin de reestructurar el ministerio.    



La clase se impartirá via ZOOM
7700 SW 56th ST, Miami, FL 33155 (Map)

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Southeast Pastoral Institute

305-279-2333 Ext 1

Women of Grace online study: Full of Grace: Women & the Abundant Life

Next date: Sep 28, 2021 - click here for time schedule - English

Women of Grace Foundational online study: "Full of Grace: Women and the Abundant Life"

From the comfort of your own home,  you can participate for 9 Tuesdays this fall in this upcoming Online Women of Grace Study.

Organized and led by seasoned facilitators, this is a transformative opportunity for you. Now is the time to ready your soul and grow in your faith. If you have already been through the study, join in again and grow even deeper in your faith.

The 9-week study begins Tuesday, Sept. 14, 7-9 p.m. ET, via Zoom.

All sessions will be conducted using Zoom. Registration is required!

Start: Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. US/Eastern

End: Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 9 p.m. US/Eastern

Location: Your home.

To find out more and to sign up: email, [email protected].

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Online Event
Zoom, Online Study, FL 33766 (Map)

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Discernimiento Espiritual Ignaciano

Wednesday, Sep 29, 2021 at 7:30 PM - Spanish

Descripcion del Curso

Presentación del método ignaciano de discernimiento para que desde la vida cotidiana y tomando en cuenta las mociones interiores podamos descubrir las invitaciones que nos hace el Espíritu de Dios; así como descubrir las causas que nos entorpecen en ese seguimiento. 


La clase se impartirá via ZOOM
7700 SW 56th ST, Miami, FL 33155 (Map)

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Southeast Pastoral Institute

305-279-2333 Ext 1

Bible Study -Virtual

Next date: Sep 30, 2021 - click here for time schedule - English

Bible Study: Exodus

Starting September 16 every Thursday at 7 p.m. via ZOOM.


Our Lady of the Holy Rosary-St. Richard Church
7500 SW 152 St, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157 (Map)

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Angels, Miracles & Supernatural Phenomena: Women of Grace Online Event

Oct 1, 2021 & Oct 2, 2021 - from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM - English

"Angels, Miracles, and Other Supernatural Phenomena"

Women of Grace online event

Three Sessions: Friday evening, Saturday morning, Saturday evening

Saturday evening session includes a Healing Rosary

Speakers include:

  • Mike Aquilina
  • Michael O'Neill, The Miracle Hunter
  • Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
  • Adam Blai
  • Paul Thigpen
  • and Johnnette Williams

This interesting and insightful event will have your wheels turning as you learn more about angels, who they are, what they do, and how they operate. Miracles, the heavenly interventions God has gifted us with to show his power and mercy. In addition to how the supernatural holds the spiritual battle within its realm, how that affects us, and what we can do to enter in and be victorious. Be amazed and enlightened. Your prayer life and perspective are sure to grow.

CLICK HERE to Register!

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“Angels, Miracles, and Supernatural Phenomena”

Sessions and presentations:

Friday Evening Session-

  • The Angelic Hosts: Who They Are, Their Purpose and Mission - Mike Aquilina
  •  Supernatural Phenomena: Miracles and Heavenly Interventions - Michael O'Neill

Saturday Morning Session-

  • The Angelic Hosts: Their Mode of Operation - Susan Brinkmann
  • Supernatural Phenomena: Separating Light from Darkness - Adam Blai
  • Spiritual Warfare: The Enemy’s Diabolical Strategies - Paul Thigpen

Saturday Evening Session-

  • Spiritual Warfare: Engaging the Battle - Paul Thigpen
  • Winning the Battle: Confession, Deliverance, and Exorcism - Adam Blai
  • The Rosary: Weapon for the Win - Johnnette Williams


Healing Rosary


Starts: Friday, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. US/Eastern

Ends: Saturday, Oct. 2 at 10 p.m. US/Eastern

Cost: $75

Location: Your Home!
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Online Event
Zoom, On-line, FL 33766 (Map)

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Stewardship and Ambassador of First Impressions Day

Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM - Bilingual (English and Spanish)

Pastors, staff and parish and ministry leaders will get two-for-one lessons while attending the 2021 Stewardship and Ambassador of First Impressions Day. They will learn how to make a good “first impression” that enhances the culture of parish life while also picking up tips on how to foster engagement and increase support for carrying out the mission of the Church.

The theme of the trilingual conference is “If you love me ... feed my sheep,” and it will take place Saturday, Oct. 2, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Belen Jesuit Preparatory School, 500 S.W. 127 Ave., Miami. The keynote speaker will be Cande De Leon, author of “Heart of the Mission” and executive director of the Office of Mission Advancement in the Diocese of Phoenix.

The day will consist of 16 breakout sessions featuring special guest speakers who will offer the courses in three languages, English, Spanish and Creole.

Archbishop Thomas Wenski will celebrate a Mass at 11:30 a.m. with praise and worship led by Father Pedro Corces and music provided by “The Call.”

Registration fee of $35 includes breakfast and lunch. Register online at

For more information, contact Grace Veloz at 305-762-1064.



Belen Jesuit Preparatory School
500 SW 127th Avenue, Miami, FL 33184 (Map)

Spiritual Companionship Program

Next date: Sep 28, 2021 - click here for time schedule - English

The practice of Spiritual Direction and Spiritual Companionship fosters a partnership with God’s ongoing work of healing and transformation in both individuals and contemplative attitude rooted in community and attentive to “real life” in the present moment.

This is a three year certificate program in Spiritual Companionship with practicum in Spiritual Direction. The spiritual formation course is for those interested in growing deeper in their own journey with God while also being formed for the ministry of spiritual companionship.


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

Catechist certification course: Introduction to Catholic Morality

Next date: Oct 5, 2021 - click here for time schedule - English

Catechist Certification Program

In-Person Course: Introduction to Catholic Morality

  • When: October 5, 12, 19, 26 (Tuesdays)
  • Time (each day): 7–9 p.m.
  • Where: St. Agnes Parish, 100 Harbor Dr., Key Biscayne, FL 33149
  • Cost: $40
To register, please click on the following link:


St. Agnes Church
100 Harbor Drive, Key Biscayne, FL 33149 (Map)

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Benedicta Enrichment Seminar: Leading like 'the' Lady

Oct 21, 2021 & Oct 22, 2021 - click here for time schedule - English

Benedicta Enrichment Seminar Hollywood: "Leading Like THE Lady"

Register today. Space is limited.

Seminar led by Johnnette Benkovic Williams and Paco Gavrilides.

Join other women and go deeper into your spiritual formation with this Benedicta Enrichment Seminar, offered through Women of Grace. A day and half of study and prayer, Mass, confession, and fellowship.

The event begins Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. and concludes Friday evening at 7 p.m. Three meals will be served, Thursday dinner, Friday lunch, and Friday dinner.

Cost: $130 includes seminars and three meals

Location: Nativity Catholic Church, 5220 Johnson Street, Hollywood, FL 33021


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Speaker information:

Johnnette Benkovic Williams is founder and president of Women of Grace, a Catholic apostolate for women featuring a number of outreaches including conferences, media, study groups and more. After years of being a non-practicing Catholic, Johnnette experienced a deep conversion back to her Catholic faith in 1981. Her conversion sparked a new vocation: sharing the Gospel message through the utilization of media. She has been an inspiring and consistent presence on EWTN Catholic radio and EWTN Catholic television for over 30 years.

Francisco (Paco) Gavrilides, STL
Since the time of his conversion to Catholicism in 1968, Paco Gavrilides has dedicated his life to serving Christ in the Church with a passion to share the Gospel. As a teacher, speaker, and evangelist, Paco has worked with many dioceses, movements, and individuals both nationally and internationally.  He has been especially active in leadership formation, men’s ministry, family ministry, and evangelization among Hispanics and African Americans. Paco is currently serving as Homiletics Instructor at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan, a post he has held since 2011. He received the equivalent of the STB at the Archdiocesan Seminary in Monterrey, Mexico, and completed his Licentiate Degree in the New Evangelization at Sacred Heart.


Nativity Church
5220 Johnson Street, Hollywood, FL 33021 (Map)

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