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The Community of St. John Paul II

Next date: Jun 18, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

The Community of St. John Paul II invites you to our new prayer and study group inspired by the life, spirituality and writings of St. John Paul II.

Our Mission: To deepen our Catholic faith, to respect and defend the sacredness of life, to live the fullness of the Gospel message, to promote the new evangelization and grow in greater love of God and neighbor as taught and exemplified by Pope St. John Paul II.

As St. John Paul II repeatedly said, "Be not afraid! Open wide the doors to Christ", we seek to open the doors to Christ of the new evangelization in all the dimensions of human life: family, marriage, work, social, cultural, artistic, intellectual, historical... all in and for Christ.

Please join us every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month, at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, at 8 p.m.

Additional projects: Rosary for Life: "Life is a gift, not a choice!"

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We are exited to explore and study the rich intellectual and spiritual legacy of St. John Paul II and the Catholic Church.  Many of the writings we are aiming to prayerfully study and live include: 

Redemptor hominis, Laborem exercens, Redemptoris mater, Veritatis spendor Evangelium vitae, Fide et ratio, Ecclesia de Euchristia, Familiaris Consortio, Rosarium Virginis Mariae, Dies domini, and the many letters of St. John Paul II to women, artists, children, families, scientists, and others. 

We will also examine and study many key Church documents such as:

Humanae Vitae, Gaudium et Spes, Dominus Iesus, Rerum Novarum, Providentissimus Deus, Pascendi Dominici Gregis, Pacem in Terris, Casti Connubii, Aeterni Patris, and others.

 We wish to realize the Holy Father's words:

“Make time for study, meditation, and reflection. Use your intelligence well; make an effort to reach correct convictions; do not waste time; deepen the motives and foundations of faith in Christ and in the Church, so as to be firm now and in your future.  —John Paul II, from Go in Peace

Please join us for a rich intellectual and spiritual journey guided by Pope St. John Paul II, the Great! 


Good Shepherd Church
Parish Hall
14187 SW 72nd Street, Miami, FL 33183 (Map)

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Silvia Espinosa Schrock


The Gospel of Life by St. John Paul II

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 from 7:45 PM to 9:30 PM - English

The Gospel of Life by St. John Paul II

"Evangelium Vitae," (The Gospel of Life) published in 1995, re-affirmed the perennial teachings of the Catholic Church on the sanctity of life from conception until natural death. St. John Paul II made this a central theme in his papacy, forcefully and eloquently arguing against the modern threats to human life, such as abortion and euthanasia, that are increasingly promoted and justified in our world, in society, in laws, in the media, culture and politics - all part of the “culture of death.” Beginning with an overview of threats against life, past and present, the encyclical probes the many Biblical prohibitions against killing, its affirmation of the unborn child in the womb, and our responsibility to one another’s lives.

Amidst the growing threats to life in our current legal, medical and political climate, this Encyclical becomes ever more urgent and prophetic. It is a light in the darkness, a clarion call for a new “Culture of Life” where the dignity and sacredness of each human being is affirmed, protected and valued, forming the moral foundation for all human rights, and for a just and more humane society, rooted in the Gospel message to “love your neighbor as yourself.” (Lk 10:27)

Please join us in a prayerful reading and discussion of "The Gospel of Life” (Evangelium Vitae) and discover how important and urgent is it’s message for us today.

Tuesday, June 18th, 7:45 p.m. Parish Hall, Good Shepherd Catholic Church.

Sponsored by the Community of St. John Paul II.


Good Shepherd Church
Parish Hall
14187 SW 72nd Street, Miami, FL 33183 (Map)

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Silvia Espinosa Schrock


Couples for Christ Christian Life Program

Jun 22, 2019 & Jun 23, 2019 - from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM - English

Couples for Christ (CFC) is a Catholic movement intended for the renewal and strengthening of Christian family life. CFC couples have committed themselves to the Lord and to one another so that they may grow in maturity as men and women of God and fulfill their primary vocation of raising families grounded in Christian values, in the service and love of God.

Why such a ministry?

  • CFC wants to rise in defense of the family, which is God’s work. CFC wants to bring God’s strength and light to those who are struggling to be truly Christian families in the modern world.

Who can join Couples for Christ?

  • Any validly married Catholic couple can become members of CFC. Although a Catholic movement/organization, CFC remains open to having non-Catholic Christians as members.

How do I become a member of CFC?

  • Those who want to join CFC will have to go through a Christian Life Program (CLP).

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What is Christian Life Program?

  • The Christian Life Program or CLP is an integrated course intended to lead the couple into a renewed understanding of God's call to them as Christians. It runs for a total of 13 separate sessions, held once a week. At the end of the seminar, couple-participants are invited to dedicate themselves to the Lord as CFC members and to commit to participate actively in the life of the community and of the Church through regular prayer meetings, attendance in community assemblies and teachings, participation in parish life.


Moved by the Holy Spirit, one with the Catholic Church, blessed to witness to Christ’s love and service, Couples for Christ is a united global community of family evangelizers that sets the world on fire with the fullness of God’s transforming love.

Driven by its Vision, Couples for Christ has grown into a Global Family composed of CFC as the Head and the Family Ministries its children.

CFC as the parents nurture and form the Family Ministries and ensure a future full of hope where the fullness of life in Christ will be enjoyed by God’s people through its global work of evangelization.


Good Shepherd School
Good Shepherd Catholic School
14187 SW 72nd Street, Miami, FL 33183 (Map)

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Lani Caingles


Summer Institute II

Next date: Jun 24, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

Summer Institute at St. Joseph Parish – June 24 to 27, 2019

Address: 8670 Byron Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33141

Time: 7 to 9 p.m.

Doors open at: 6:30 p.m.

Classes begin promptly at 7 p.m.

Fee per course: $40 (No refunds will be granted once paid. If anyone cannot attend due to an emergency, a credit towards a future course will be granted).

Courses offered:

  • Introduction to Sacred Scripture
  • Introduction to the Profession of Faith: Creed
  • Introduction to the Profession of Faith: Creed (Spanish)
  • Introduction to Catholic Morality: Life in Christ
  • Introduction to Christian Prayer (Renewal)

NO REGISTRATION ON-SITE. To register, please click here:

The registration deadline for St. Joseph Parish is: June 14, 2019

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Who can register? Parish catechists and school teachers seeking to obtain initial catechist certification or renewal of their catechist certification.


St. Joseph Church
8670 Byron Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33141 (Map)

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Norma T. Molina


Women of Grace at St. Mark

Next date: Jul 6, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

Discover. Be inspired. Learn.

Discover… your purpose in life

Be inspired ... by the lives women saints

Learn ...about yourself, your mission, your feminine genius, The Mass, prayer, forgiveness, Mary & more.

Come experience what this wonderful program has to offer you through the acclaimed study “Full of Grace” by EWTN TV host and speaker, Johnnette Benkovic. For women 18+.

Next study: January 2020! Pre register for January 2020 session at:  for English for Spanish


Young Women of Grace -girls 13-18 years: Laura Patron, Catholic counselor 305-613-6710.

Women of Grace Coordinator: Gail Coniglio 954-740-3261.                                                          

Mujeres de Gracia coordinadora: Sandra Gomez 954-668 1094.

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St. Mark Church
5601 South Flamingo Road, Southwest Ranches, FL 33330 (Map)

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Gail Coniglio