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April 22, 2020 – ADOM updates:

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The coronavirus pandemic continues to pose new challenges for us all. Today, we find ourselves in a time of twin crises: the worst global public health crisis in our lifetimes and the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Yet, around the world, we are united in common purpose of caring for the sick, pursuing a cure, and lifting the human spirit.

As Christians still living in the world, we will experience all manner of trials and tribulations. The sufferings of Christ do not exempt us from suffering ourselves; but his sufferings seen in the light of his Resurrection give meaning and hope to our own. And so, even suffering does not take away our joy in the future promise of our own Resurrection.

Easter convinces us not only that Jesus is risen – but that we would rise as well. Our Christian faith is born not so much from the acceptance of a doctrine but from an encounter with a person – with Christ, once dead but now risen.

For us, to live in Christ means that we will never allow the things of this world to distract us from the true purpose and goal of our existence. We must seek to do God’s will in all things – even in the seemingly most mundane things. But doing God’s will and following the commandments does not deprive us of joy but it is what makes true joy possible.

While I know some may not be able to contribute given the economic impact this pandemic is having on you and your finances, I pray that those who can continue to support their parishes are doing so. Your support is vital to the ministerial work of your parish. Please consider making an online donation through your parish website or this Universal Online Offertory Page. Your parish needs you!

As many continue to be impacted by the effects of the coronavirus, people are suffering. Please join me by helping those most in need during this difficult time by making a donation to the Coronavirus Emergency Fund. We will get through this, but we must do it together.

Joy is a sign that we have been with the Lord. And this joy comes by not only following God’s law but also from knowing God in his son Jesus Christ. It comes from experiencing his mercy and grace and sharing in his divine life. Our witness will be that much more credible if it is joyful – our joy allows God to smile through us and thus – even in this time of a health and economic crises – to bring renewed hope to the world.

I invite you to continue to visit our website, www.miamiarch.org, for up-to-date information, live-streaming of liturgies, and other resources.

Be assured of my continued prayers for you and your loved ones.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Most Reverend Thomas G. Wenski

Archbishop of Miami

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