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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

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April 1, 2020 – ADOM updates:

“If the Lord takes us to it,
He will bring us through it.”

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge us. Southeast Florida leads the State in the numbers of people infected; and, to be sure, all of us are affected. I pray that your greatest challenge will be only how to cope with some boredom and perhaps cabin fever because of the need for “social distancing.”

Yet, as people of faith, we trust in the power of prayer and in the providence of our loving God; as a people of hope, we know that God will never abandon us; as a people of charity, despite our own fears and anxieties, we must stand in solidarity with all our brothers and sisters who are infected or affected by this pandemic.

On Palm Sunday, I ask that you join me in placing a palm frond on your door (most yards in South Florida have some type of palm in them). This would help us, despite the social distancing, to be connected as we enter into the Holiest of Weeks. We may be physically isolated, but not separated. We are united as the body of Christ.

I invite you to continue to visit our website, www.miamiarch.org, for up-to-date information, live-streaming of liturgies, and other resources. Later this week, information will be posted about Holy Week services at the Cathedral which will be live-streamed.

It is my hope that you are able to continue your weekly offertory support through the use of online giving on your parish website or through this Universal Online Offertory Page. These funds are critical for the continued operation of your parish. Your parish does so much more than offer Sunday Mass, and they depend on you! I understand that many of you may not be able to contribute given the economic impact this pandemic is having on your personal finances; however, I hope that those who are able to continue to support their parishes are doing so.

Many are suffering financially due to this pandemic. In times of need, people turn to the Church for help, and if we come together, we can try to assist those in need. If you are able to make a donation to the Coronavirus Emergency Fund, please do so now. We must unite to help support our brothers and sisters who are negatively impacted by this ongoing pandemic. Let us look to the future with hope.

Our Lent has become for us a true desert experience as we necessarily impose on ourselves some “social distancing.” These days find us all more than a bit anxious and fearful. But, if the Lord takes us to it, He will bring us through it.

Please continue to pray for each other, as I continue to pray for you and your loved.

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Thomas G. Wenski
Archbishop of Miami

March 21, 2020 – ADOM updates:


My dear friends in Christ,

This is a certainly unique moment for us—in our world and in our church. The coronavirus pandemic has shaken our world – and our lives. Much like in the aftermath of 9/11, we feel like the world has changed but we don’t know yet what the “new normal” will be. During this time of uncertainty and anxiety, be assured of my prayers for you and your loved ones. This crisis challenges us to act responsibly in social isolation, but remember that we are never alone, even in the most difficult of times. As a people of faith, we trust in the power of prayer and in the providence of our loving God; as a people of hope, we know that God will never abandon us; as a people charity, despite our own fears and anxieties, we must stand in solidarity with all our brothers and sisters who are infected or affected by this pandemic.

During this time, when we are unable to come together for Mass, we need- now more than ever- the connectivity with the Archdiocese and our parishes is essential. Despite the physical separation of our community with the Church, many pastoral services are currently being performed virtually. I invite you to visit our website, www.miamiarch.org, for up-to-date information, live-streaming of liturgies, and other resources.

On behalf of your pastors, I am personally asking that you please continue your weekly offertory support, whether sending your envelopes via mail, making an online donation through the parish website or through this Universal Online Offertory Page. It is critically important that our parishes receive the offertory support they need to remain operational and sustainable despite the suspension of weekly Masses. I understand that many of you may not be able to contribute given the economic impact this pandemic is having on your personal finances; however, I hope that those who are able to continue to support their parishes will do so. Your online support will make a critical difference to the operations of your parishes during this crisis.

I am sensitive to the financial hardship suffered by many in recent days. Many turn to the Church for help, and if we come together, we can try to assist them in their time of need. As such, we have created a Coronavirus Emergency Fund. If you are able make a donation to this emergency fund, please do so now. We must unite to help support our brothers and sisters who have been negatively impacted by this ongoing pandemic. Let us look to the future with hope.

Please visit the websites above to support parish offertory, the Coronavirus Emergency Fund or both as your means allow. Your generosity is needed now more than ever. Any gift can make a huge difference. Please continue to pray for each other, as I continue to pray for you.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Thomas G. Wenski
Archbishop of Miami

March 18, 2020 – Little Flower Parish updates:

  • As of Wednesday, March 18th, all ADOM masses and liturgical events are suspended until further notice.  (Todas las masas han sido suspendidas hasta nuevo aviso.)
  • As of Tuesday, March 17th, our school will be closed until further notice.
  • Religious Education classes / RCIA meetings are suspended until further notice.  More information will be sent out to individuals & families in the next several days regarding online conferencing options and other means of communication to stay in touch, if and when needed.
  • All scheduled parish activities (Stations of the Cross, luncheons, coffee shop, group meetings, prayer groups, etc.) are suspended until further notice.

March 18, 2020 – ADOM updates:

Effective today, March 18, Archbishop Thomas Wenski suspended all regularly scheduled celebrations of Masses or other liturgical events in parish churches and other public sanctuaries. Also, any parish or ministry events — e.g. prayer groups, Bible studies, etc. — are also suspended or postponed.

Funerals, or other events that perhaps cannot be postponed — e.g. baptisms or weddings — may be celebrated with immediate family members only who are not sick and are not advised by their doctors to self-isolate. Appropriate social distancing should be observed.
While these gatherings of the faithful are suspended, the parishes remain “open.”  Read more here. 

ADOM Media Alert (English)
ADOM Media Alert (Spanish)
Message regarding Catholic cemeteries

March 17, 2020 – ADOM updates:

For those who are anxious about attending Mass in person, here are options for doing so virtually. A number of archdiocesan churches livestream their Masses, that is, make them available for viewing via the internet. Daily Masses also are broadcast on the EWTN channel — check your cable listings; and on the internet. Here’s a list with the links. This list will be updated as we hear from more churches.

Daily Mass / Misas diarias

EWTN in English:  8 a.m. daily, repeated at noon and 7 p.m. It can also be accessed at ewtn.com/tv/watch-live or heard at ewtn.com/radio/listen-live; or accessed at any time at: https://video.ewtn.com/daily-mass/.

EWTN en español 2 a.m. y 11 a.m., Misa diaria del Papa Francisco desde Santa Marta; 8 a.m., misa diaria en vivo. Vaya a https://www.ewtn.com/multimedia/live-es.asp; escuche por https://www.ewtn.com/multimedia/live_player-es.asp?sat=radios.

NET TV (from the Diocese of Brooklyn): 9 a.m. lunes a viernes, en español; noon and 5 p.m. weekdays, in English.

St. Boniface, Pembroke Pines: 8 a.m., Monday thru Saturday, in English; 7 p.m., lunes a viernes, en español.

Sunday Mass / Misas dominicales

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Doral:  A Saturday vigil and a Sunday Mass are livestreamed and can be watched later on their YouTube channel: Our Lady of Guadalupe Doral TV.

Our Lady of Lourdes, Miami: Sundays, 11:45 a.m. in English; 1:30 p.m. in Spanish. Go to: http://www.ololourdes.org/church/CatholicChurch.php?op=Live_Mass

St. Boniface, Pembroke Pines: in English: Saturday vigil, 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.; en español: vigilia, sábado, 6 p.m.; domingo, 9:30 a.m., 1 p.m. y 6 p.m. http://www.saintboniface.us/

St. Hugh, Coconut Grove: Sunday Mass in English, 9 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Mass in Spanish, 12:30 p.m. Go to: https://sthughmiami.org/church/television/.

NET TV (from the Diocese of Brooklyn): 11 a.m. Sundays, Mass in English. https://netny.tv/.

From Archdiocesan Schools:

The Easter break in archdiocesan schools has been changed to a spring break, which will run from March 23-27. For the observance of Easter, schools will be closed Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Monday, April 9, 10 and 13.

March 13, 2020 –  Little Flower Parish updates:

  • To help prevent the spread of coronavirus, please follow safe & sanitary practices.  No hand shaking/hugging during masses and if you feel unwell or have flu-like symptoms, please stay home.
  • As of Tuesday, March 17th, our school will be closed until further notice.
  • Religious Education classes / RCIA meetings are suspended until further notice.
  • All scheduled parish activities (Stations of the Cross, luncheons, group meetings, prayer groups, etc.) are suspended until further notice.
  • The coffee shop will be closed until further notice.
  • The Lenten Mission (English & Spanish) scheduled for March 16th & 17th, has been postponed until further notice.
  • If circumstances dictate in coming days that masses be suspended, the Archdiocese will make a timely announcement to the effect.

March 13, 2020 –  ADOM updates:

From Archbishop Thomas Wenski
Our parishes will celebrate the Lord’s Day this weekend and during the week for those who do wish to participate in the Eucharistic celebration, the source and summit of our Christian life. We pray that we will be able to continue to do so; but we will be guided by prudence and the best counsel of our civil authorities and medical professionals. If circumstances dictate in coming days that Masses be suspended the Archdiocese will make a timely announcement to that effect.

Archdiocese parochial schools and high schools will close on Tuesday, March 17th. (In order to provide parents the opportunity to arrange childcare and personal schedules, Catholic schools will be open on Monday, March 16.) Religious education programs (CCD) are also suspended. Retreats and other parish activities will be cancelled or postponed in an effort to increase “social distancing” in order to mitigate exposure.

“I continue to urge prudence. Those who are sick or are tending to the sick should not come to Mass this weekend. Those who have anxiety, or are caregivers to the elderly or young children, may decide not to attend Mass. Given these extraordinary circumstances, I dispense the faithful of the Archdiocese of Miami from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass,” Archbishop Thomas Wenski said.

As we prepare to celebrate the Third Sunday of our Lenten Season, our nation – and, indeed, our world – is facing unprecedented threat because of the Coronavirus Pandemic. We hold in prayer all those infected with the virus, their families and loved ones. We pray for the repose of the souls of those who have died. As a people of faith, we trust in the power of prayer and in the providence of our loving God; as a people of hope, we know that God will never abandon us in our need; and as a people of charity, we, despite our own fears and anxieties, stand in solidarity with all of our brothers and sisters infected or affected by this pandemic.

Let nothing disturb you,
let nothing frighten you,
he who has God
nothing lacks:
God alone suffices.

Nada te turbe,
nada te espante,
quien a Dios tiene
nada le falta:
Solo Dios basta. (St. Teresa de Avila

Flocknote

    IMPROVING CHURCH COMMUNICATION

Little Flower has invested in a communication tool called Flocknote. Using Flocknote allows our parish to easily send information you care about most via emails and text messages and it also gives you the ability to give them essential feedback.

We are able to use Flocknote to communicate important information such as special masses, events, fundraisers, stewardship opportunities, spiritual outreach and other programs being offered through Little Flower.  Flocknote can also be used to take polls, RSVP for events and meetings and share schedules.

There is no cost to join and no app to download and you can unsubscribe at any time.  Your information is stored in a secure database and never shared with any third parties.

Donations & Contributions

ELECTRONIC FUNDS PROGRAM (EFT)

The EFT Program is offered to allow you the convenience of making your contribution without having to lift a pen to write a check or reach in your wallet for cash.

This is a simple program and is an alternative to weekly envelopes. All contributions are automatically deducted from checking or savings accounts or charged to a credit card on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis. Contributions are directly deposited to the Church’s checking account, following donor instructions. You can still use your weekly envelopes if you wish, just print EFT on it before you put your envelope in the collection basket. If you would like to enroll in this program click on the link below. If you have any questions, please contact the Rectory office.