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Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, this sacrament, formerly known as “Last Rites” or “Extreme Unction,” is not only for persons near the end of life, but for all Catholics who are experiencing serious illness of the body, mind, or spirit. The sacrament focuses on trust in God—for whatever happens—and on healing—in whatever form that may take. Today the sacrament is celebrated in parish settings, homes, hospitals, and care centers, in the company of family and friends, so that all can celebrate God’s healing love.

When death appears to be near, the sick person receives Holy Communion, known as Viaticum, “food for the journey,” which assures us of Jesus’ presence on this final journey to the Father. Waiting until the last minute to call a priest denies the sick person the full benefit of the sacrament. The anointing of the sick is meant principally for the sick throughout their illness and not at their last moment.

Anointing of the Sick and Eucharist

Our parish priests are available to anoint you or a loved one by office appointment, at home, in the hospital, or wherever is most convenient. We encourage friends and family members to be present for the anointing of the sick through which God heals, lifts up, and gives hope, peace, and new life to His faithful people.Parishioners unable to come to Mass due to illness may receive Holy Communion from a Eucharistic Minister.

If you, or someone you love, are ill and/or in need of a priest please or to make arrangements for Eucharistic Ministers to deliver communion to the ill and infirm residents of our Catholic community at home, hospital or nursing home call the Parish office 954-432-2750.

Healing Mass 

Healing Masses, generally once a month:

English first Friday of the month  at 7:00 p.m.

Spanish the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

The parish community and all those in need of healing are encouraged to participate. 

Reconciliation

Confession Schedule:

Monday-Saturdays after the 8:00 a.m. and Mass Monday- Friday 6:00 p.m.

Appointments for private confessions are always welcome please contact the office for an appointment at 954-432-2750. 

“Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God’s mercy for the offense committed against Him and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which, by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion.” (CCC, 1422)

The sacrament of Reconciliation or Penance is known by several names:

The “sacrament of Penance” expresses the way it consecrates the Christian sinner’s personal and ecclesial steps of conversion, penance, and satisfaction” (CCC, 1423).

The “sacrament of confession” refers to the disclosure or confession of sins to a priest as an essential element of this sacrament. In a profound sense it is also a “confession”—acknowledgment and praise—of the holiness of God and of his mercy toward sinful man.

The “sacrament of forgiveness” illustrates how the priest’s sacramental absolution God grants the penitent “pardon and peace.”

The “sacrament of Reconciliation” is another name because it imparts to the sinner the love of God who reconciles: “Be reconciled to God.” He who lives by God’s merciful love is ready to respond to the Lord’s call: “Go; first be reconciled to your brother” (CCC, 1424).

The Lord Jesus Christ, physician of our souls and bodies, who forgave the sins of the paralytic and restored him to bodily health, has willed that his Church continue, in the power of the holy Spirit, his work of healing and salvation, even among her own members. This is the purpose of the two sacraments of healing: the sacrament of Penance and the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick. (CCC, 1421).

Preparing for Reconciliation

Despite the feelings of many Catholics who consider the sacrament of Reconciliation either unnecessary or frightening, that fact remains that few things could be more necessary for our salvation than this humbling sacrament. Many people have avoided celebrating the sacrament, sometimes for years at a time, because they “don’t know what to do.” The following brief explanation is intended for a person who has not been to confession in some time. The person who is going to confession is called a “penitent” because he or she wishes to do penance and to turn away from sin.

Preparation

Before going to confession, the penitent compares his or her life with the Ten Commandments, the Beatitudes, and the example of Christ and then prays to God for forgiveness.

Going to Confession

The priest welcomes the penitent and then both make the sign of the cross, saying, “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.” Next the priest briefly urges the penitent to have confidence in God.

If the penitent is unknown to the priest, it is proper for the penitent to indicate his or her state of life, the time of the last confession, difficulties in leading the Christian life, and anything else that may help the confessor in exercising his ministry.

Confession of Sins and the Act of Penance

The penitent then confesses his or her sins. If necessary, the priest should help the penitent to make a complete confession and to have sincere sorrow for sins against God. The sorrow a penitent feels for his or her sins is known as contrition and must include an intent to sin no more and to avoid all future occasions of sin. Through confession of sins, the penitent looks squarely at the sins he is guilty of, takes responsibility for them, and thereby opens himself to His grace and to the communion of the Church in order to make a new future possible.

The priest then offers suitable advice to help the penitent begin a new life and, when appropriate, leads him or her to resolve to make appropriate restitution for the harm he or she has caused others. The priest imposes an act of penance or satisfaction on the penitent. The penance corresponds to the seriousness and nature of the sins and may suitably take the form of prayer, self-denial, and especially service to one’s neighbor and works of mercy. Such a “penance” serves not only to make up for the past but also to help the penitent to begin a new life filled with grace.

The Act of Contrition

After this, the priest will ask the penitent to make a good Act of Contrition. The following is one example of such a prayer:

O my God,
I am heartily sorry for having offended you,
and I detest all my sins,
because of your just punishment,
but most of all because they offend you, my God,
who are all good and deserving of all my love.
I firmly resolve, with the help of your grace,
to sin no more,
and to avoid the near occasion of sin.
Amen.

Absolution by the Priest

Following this prayer, the priest extends his hands, or at least his right hand, over the head of the penitent and pronounces the formula of absolution. As he says the final words he makes the sign of the cross over the head of the penitent:

God, the Father of mercies,
through the death and resurrection of his Son
has reconciled the world to himself
and sent the Holy Spirit among us
for the forgiveness of sins;
through the ministry of the Church
may God give you pardon and peace,
and I absolve you from your sins
in the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.

The penitent answers, “Amen.”

Dismissal of the Penitent

Then the priest tells the penitent to go in peace. The penitent continues his or her conversion and expresses it by a life renewed according to the Gospel and more and more steeped in the love of God.

At confirmation we receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit and confirm our baptismal promises. Greater awareness of the grace of the Holy Spirit is conferred through the anointing of chrism oil and the laying on of hands by the Bishop.

Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace; it is the sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiation, incorporate us more firmly into Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely with her mission, and help us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds. (CCC 1316)

In the Acts of the Apostles we read of the coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. While baptism is the sacrament of new life, confirmation gives birth to that life. Baptism initiates us into the Church and names us as children of God, whereas confirmation calls us forth as God’s children and unites us more fully to the active messianic mission of Christ in the world.

After receiving the power of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, the Apostles went out and confirmed others, showing confirmation to be an individual and separate sacrament: Peter and John at Samaria (Acts 8:5-6, 14-17) and Paul at Ephesus (Acts 19:5-6). Also the Holy Spirit came down on Jews and Gentiles alike in Caesarea, prior to their baptisms. Recognizing this as a confirmation by the Holy Spirit, Peter commanded that they be baptized (cf. Acts 10:47).

Confirmation Requirements

Must be a registered parishioner of St. Boniface. 

Two years preparation time is required for children in order to complete the Requirements for Receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Students receiving this Sacrament must be in grade level 8 and/or 13 years of age or older.

Successful completion of at least two consecutive years of religious instruction and preparation.

Student's regular weekly attendance at class with fewer than six absences/tardies during the year. 

Student's completion of service hours and attendance at a retreat day. 

Student's and family's regular weekly attendance at Mass. 

Parents' involvement with Student's religious education. 

Attendance of parents at scheduled meetings.

Original Baptism and Communion Certificates (we will make copies and return the originals to you).

Confirmation enriches the baptized with the strength of the Holy Spirit so that they can better witness to Christ in word and deed (Catechism of the Catholic Church [CCC],no. 1285). Anointed by the Holy Spirit at Confirmation, Christians strengthen their bond with the Church and become better equipped to carry out the Church’s mission of love and service.

What is the Sacrament of Confirmation?

Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist are called the Sacraments of Initiation. Through these sacraments we become members of the Catholic Church, a community of Spirit-filled people who have been saved by Christ and who witness Christ’s love in the world.

As one of the Sacraments of Initiation, Confirmation impresses the candidates with a special character. Through this sacrament the candidates are enriched by the gift of the Holy Spirit, are bound more perfectly to the Church, and are strengthened in faith. They are enabled to witness more courageously to Christ and to spread and defend the faith.

The Role of Those to be Confirmed

Those to be confirmed must be suitably instructed and properly disposed. They must be willing to be involved in the preparation program with the intention of remaining faithful to Christ and His Church.

The Role of Parents

As parents, you play a primary role in the sacramental preparation program. You help your son or daughter grow in faith as you prepare him or her for the fruitful reception of the sacrament. Your attendance at required meetings and the Sunday parish celebrations of the Eucharist is vital. There is, and can be, no substitute for your actual presence at such moments. Your interest, involvement, and concern make a difference in your son’s or daughter’s perception of what this sacrament and the Christian life are all about.

The Role of the Sponsor

Each candidate, with the help of his or her parents, is responsible for choosing a sponsor. It is recommended that, if possible, the baptismal sponsor also be the confirmation sponsor. This choice would express more clearly the relationship between Baptism and Confirmation and would make the function of the sponsor more effective. There is no regulation determining that men be sponsors for boys and women be sponsors for girls.

The sponsor must be of a mature age. He or she must be a confirmed Catholic who has received Holy Eucharist and is currently living according to the Catholic faith. The sponsor may not be the mother or father of the one to be confirmed. It is the responsibility of the sponsor to give assurance of his or her qualifications.

Sponsors take a lifelong commitment to help their candidates fulfill the obligations of this sacrament. During the time of preparation, the sponsors are expected to take an active role in the confirmation program and meet with their candidates. Persons who are too young, live too far away, or who are too busy to devote proper time and care to the candidates would not be able to fulfill this role.

"The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament." (Canon 1055)

What do we have to do to be married  at St. Boniface?

Couples seeking to be married here at St. Boniface must be registered members.

In order to enable the couple to carry out the proper preparation, we require a six to twelve month period prior to the wedding. When one of our parishioners is ready to set a date for his or her marriage, it will be necessary for the couple to come to the Parish Office 954-432-2750 to make their intentions known.

Saint Boniface Church takes its responsibilities in the preparation and celebration of the sacrament of matrimony very seriously. As a community, we rejoice that you have chosen your parish church for your wedding. We further hope you are taking this momentous step in your lives with joy and with a commitment to share your lives with each other forever.

The Archdiocese of Miami, also vigilant about the seriousness of entering into a lifelong union, has issued special regulations regarding marriage between minors and up to nineteen (19) years of age. St Boniface Chucrh supports and observes this regulation.

In order to enable the couple to carry out the proper preparation, we require a six to twelve month period prior to the wedding. When one of our parishioners is ready to set a date for his or her marriage, it will be necessary for the couple to come to the Rectory Office to make their intentions known.

Marriage: Love and Life In The Divine Plan

A Natural and Spiritual Blessing “While marriage is a special blessing for Christians because of the grace of Christ, marriage is also a natural blessing and gift for everyone in all times and cultures. It is a source of blessing to the couple, to their families, and to society and includes the wondrous gift of co-creating human life.” 

This information is directly excerpted from the U.S. Bishops’ Pastoral Letter entitled Marriage: Love and Life In The Divine Plan. http://bit.ly/2kOSXgc

What Is Marriage?

 “Marriage is a lifelong partnership of the whole of life, of mutual and exclusive fidelity, established by mutual consent between a man and a woman, and ordered towards the good of the spouses and the procreation of offspring.” 

Children

 “Marriage is not merely a private institution. It is the foundation for the family, where children learn the values and virtues that will make good Christians as well as good citizens. The importance of marriage for children and for the upbringing of the next generation highlights the importance of marriage for all society.”  

Two Become One

 “Marriage, the clinging together of husband and wife as one flesh, is based on the fact that man and woman are both different and the same. They are different as male and female, but the same as human persons who are uniquely suited to be partners or helpmates for each other. The difference between man and woman, however, cannot be restricted to their bodies, as if the body could be separated from the rest of the human person. The human person is a union of body and soul as a single being. Man and woman are two different ways of being a human person.”  

Helpmates

“Marriage is a unique communion of persons. In their intimate union as male and female, the spouses are called to exist for each other. Just as Genesis describes Eve as a helper for Adam, we can see that in marriage, a husband and wife are meant to help each other through self-giving.”  

The Human Body

“Pope John Paul II‘s theology of the body speaks of the human body as having a spousal significance. This means that the human body by its very nature signifies that we humans are directed to relationship—that we are to seek union with others. It is only in relationship that we achieve a true wholeness as a communion of persons.”  

God’s Love, Our Love

“God established marriage so that man and woman could participate in his love and thus selflessly give themselves to each other in love. A man and a woman who by their act of consent are no longer two but one flesh (see Mt 19:6ff.) render mutual help and service to each other through an intimate union of their persons and of their actions.”  

Procreation

“It is the nature of love to overflow, to be life-giving. Thus, it is no surprise that marriage is ordained not only to growing in love but to transmitting life. ‘By its very nature the institution of marriage and married love [is] ordered to the procreation and education of the offspring and it is in them that it finds its crowning glory’” (Gaudium et Spes).  

 Life-Affirming

“Even when their child-bearing years have passed, a couple should continue to be life- affirming. They can do this by staying involved in the lives of young people, and especially their grandchildren, as spiritual mentors, teachers, and wisdom figures.”

Unitive and Procreative

“Conjugal love expresses the unitive meaning of marriage in such a way as to show how this meaning is ordered toward the equally obvious procreative meaning. The unitive meaning is distorted if the procreative meaning is deliberately disavowed…Likewise, the procreative meaning of marriage is degraded without the unitive.”  

Society’s Challenges

“We recognize that couples face many challenges to building and sustaining a strong marriage. Some challenges, however, are fundamental in the sense that they are directed at the very meaning and purposes of marriage. (Here) we want to discuss four such challenges: contraception, same-sex unions, divorce, and cohabitation.”  

Contraception

“By using contraception, married couples may think that they are avoiding problems or easing tensions, that they are exerting control over their lives. At the same time, they may think that they are doing nothing harmful to their marriages. In reality, the deliberate separation of the procreative and unitive meanings of marriage has the potential to damage or destroy the marriage. Also, it results in many other negative consequences, both personal and social.”  

Reproductive Technology

“The procreative capacity of man and woman should not be treated as just another means of technology, as also happens with in vitro fertilization (IVF) or cloning. When that

happens, human life itself is degraded because it becomes, more and more, something produced or manufactured in various ways, ways that will only multiply as science advances. Children begin to be seen less as gifts received in a personal communion of mutual self-giving, and increasingly as a lifestyle choice, a commodity to which all consumers are entitled.” 

Responsible Parenthood

“[Finally], living according to God‘s design for love and life does not mean that married couples cannot plan their families. The principle of responsible parenthood describes the way spouses can work with God‘s gift of fertility. Spouses can recognize their own duties towards God, themselves, their families and human society as they decide when to try to achieve a pregnancy or conclude that there are sufficiently serious reasons to justify postponing one.”  

Natural Family Planning

“Natural family planning (NFP) methods represent authentic family planning. They can be used both to achieve and to postpone a pregnancy. NFP makes use of periodic abstinence from sexual intercourse based upon the observation of the woman‘s natural signs of fertility, in order to space births or to limit the number of children when there is a serious reason to do so. NFP methods require that couples learn, accept, and live with the wonders of how God made them. This is essentially different from contraception.”

Same-Sex Unions 

“Marriage is a unique union, a relationship different from all others. It is the permanent bond between one man and one woman whose two-in-one-flesh communion of persons is an indispensable good at the heart of every family and every society. Same-sex unions are incapable of realizing this specific communion of persons. Therefore, attempting to redefine marriage to include such relationships empties the term of its meaning, for it excludes the essential complementarity between man and woman, treating sexual difference as if it were irrelevant to what marriage is.” 

Similar, but Different

Male-female complementarity is intrinsic to marriage. It is naturally ordered toward authentic union and the generation of new life. Children are meant to be the gift of the permanent and exclusive union of a husband and a wife. A child is meant to have a mother and a father.”   

Between a Man and a Woman

“Jesus teaches that marriage is between a man and a woman. ‘Have you not read that from the beginning the Creator made them male and female…For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’ (Mt 19:4-6).” 

Relativism

“By attempting to redefine marriage to include or be made analogous with homosexual partnerships, society is stating that the permanent union of husband and wife, the unique pattern of spousal and familial love, and the generation of new life are now only of relative importance rather than being fundamental to the existence and well-being of society as a whole.”  

Domestic Violence

“In some cases, divorce may be the only solution to a morally unacceptable situation. A specific example is a home where the safety of a spouse and children is at risk. As the Catholic bishops of the United States, we reiterate what we said in our pastoral message on domestic violence, When I Call for Help, namely, that no one in a marriage is obliged to maintain common living with an abusing spouse. We want to assure people who are caught in the tragedy of an abusive marriage that the Church is committed to offering them support and assistance.”  

Annulments

“We encourage divorced persons who wish to marry in the Catholic Church to seek counsel about the options that exist to remedy their situation, including the suitability of a declaration of nullity when there is no longer any hope of reconciliation of the spouses. Such a declaration is a finding by a church tribunal, or court, that no valid marriage bond was formed because the requirements for valid consent were not met at the time of the wedding. If a declaration of nullity is granted, and there are no other restrictions, both parties are free to marry in the Catholic Church.” 

Effects of cohabitation

“Social science research, however, finds that cohabitation has no positive effects on a marriage. In some cases, cohabitation can in fact harm a couple’s chances for a stable marriage. More importantly, though, cohabitation involves the serious sin of fornication. It does not conform to God‘s plan for marriage and is always wrong and objectively sinful.”  

Imitating Christ

“Christian spouses are called to this imitation of Christ, an imitation that is possible only because, in the Sacrament of Matrimony, the couple receives a participation in his love. As a sacrament, marriage signifies and makes present in the couple Christ‘s total self-gift of love. Their mutual gift of self, conferred in their promises of fidelity and love to the end, becomes a participation in the love to the end by which Christ gave himself to the Church as to a Spouse (see Jn 13:1).” 

The Trinity and Marriage

“To be created in the image and likeness of God means, therefore, that human beings reflect not the life of a solitary deity, but the communal life of the Trinity. Human beings were created not to live solitary lives, but to live in communion with God and with one another, a communion that is both life-giving and loving.” 

 Faith, Hope and Love

“As the Church is a community of faith, hope, and love, so the Christian family, as the domestic church, is called to be a community of faith, hope, and love. Through this faith, hope, and love, Jesus, by the power of his Holy Spirit, abides within each Christian family, as he does within the whole Church, and pours out the love of his Father within it.” 

The Call to Parents

“While all members of the family are called to live out the foundational Christian virtues, fathers and mothers have a special responsibility for fostering these virtues within their children. They are the first to proclaim the faith to their children. They are responsible for nurturing the vocation of each child, showing by example how to live the married life, and taking special care if a child might be called to priesthood or consecrated life.”

Parents-first evangelizers

“Not only do parents present their children for Baptism, but, having done so, they become the first evangelizers and teachers of the faith. They evangelize by teaching their children to pray and by praying with them. They bring their children to Mass and teach them biblical stories. They show them how to obey God‘s commandments and to live a Christian life of holiness.” 

Marriage and the Community

“The marital vocation is not a private or merely personal affair. Yes, marriage is a deeply personal union and relationship, but it is also for the good of the Church and the entire community.”  

Marriage in the Church

“As a vocation, or call from God, marriage has a public and ecclesial status within the Church. Catholic spouses ordinarily exchange marital consent within a church setting, before a priest or deacon. The living-out of marriage takes place within the whole Body of Christ, which it serves and in which it finds nourishment.”  

The Vocation

“Become what you are! This might be a great exhortation to newly married couples, especially given the strong tendency nowadays to reduce the love of the marriage bond to only a feeling, perhaps the romantic love of courtship and honeymoon. When that feeling dries up, it may seem to them that they have nothing left and that they have failed.

It is at these very times, however, that their vocation as spouses calls them to go further, to ‘become what they are,’ members of a marital communion defined by the unbreakable spousal love of Christ for his Church.”  

Growing Together in Virtues

“There is another way to look at growth in marriage: namely, as growth in virtue. As a couple grows in virtue, they grow in holiness. In other words, the couple acquires, by prayer and discipline, those interior qualities that open them to God‘s love and allow them to share in his love more deeply. Couples instinctively understand this when they speak about their marriage being a means of leading each other to heaven.” 

God always present

 “They [married couples] are to foster this gospel faith among themselves and within their children through their teaching and example. Likewise, they live in hope of God‘s kindness, mercy, and generosity. In the midst of the inevitable trials and hardships, they trust that God is graciously watching over them and their family. They trust that the Father‘s love will never abandon them, but that, in union with Jesus, they will always remain in his presence.”  

Living Chastely

 “Married people are called to love with conjugal chastity. That is, their love is to be total, faithful, exclusive, and open to life…The practice of marital chastity ensures that both husband and wife will strive to live as a gift of self, one to the other, generously. In other words, marital chastity protects a great good: the communion of persons and the procreative purposes of marriage.”

Pornography

“Pornography, particularly internet pornography, is a serious threat to marital chastityand is gravely immoral. The Internet has made pornography readily accessible within the privacy of one‘s home. Using pornography can quickly become an addiction that erodes trust and intimacy between husband and wife and, in some cases, leads to the breakup of the common life of the spouses.”  

 Gratitude

“As a husband and wife are thankful for one another and express this gratitude in the giving of themselves completely to one another, so this gratitude is open to the further gifts that this self-giving literally embodies: that is, a gratitude for the possible further gift of children. Inherent within a husband‘s gratitude for his wife is that together with her he can beget children. Inherent within a wife‘s gratitude for her husband is that together with him she can conceive children. Together a husband and wife are gratefully open to the gift of children.”  

 Journey in Faith

“Getting married does not, therefore, magically confer perfection. Rather, the love to which the spouses have been configured is powerful enough to transform their whole life‘s journey so that it becomes a journey toward perfection. In this journey, the spouses are ever more conformed into the likeness of Christ so that they can ever more perfectly love one another as Christ loves his Church.” 

 Marriage and Eucharist

 “In the Eucharist, spouses encounter the love that animates and sustains their marriage, the love of Christ for his Church. This encounter enables them to perceive that their marriage and family are not isolated units, but rather that they are to reach out in love to the broader Church and world of which they are a living part.” 

 Marriage and the Kingdom of God

 “A marriage that is truly in Christ, a marriage upon which his school of gratitude and openness has left its mark of joy and warmth, is a sign of the Kingdom that is coming. It is a blessing to the couple, to their children, and to everyone who knows them. It offers a sign of hope and a loving witness to human dignity in a world where hope often seems absent and human dignity is often degraded. It is a sign of the Kingdom because the love of Christ moves the married couple to ever greater heights of love.” 

The Eucharist, or Communion, is both a sacrifice and a meal. We believe in the real presence of Jesus, who died for our sins. As we receive Christ's Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God. 
 
What do I have to do to have my child receive the Eucharist at St. Boniface?
 

Generally you need to be a participating registered member of the parish community of St. Boniface. Parents should register children ages five and older for Religious Education classes to prepare for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist (First Holy Communion). Registration for these classes begins every July, and classes run from September to May. 

The office staff will assist you with any questions or you may call 954-432-2750 for more information.

Children preparing for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion and their families must be ready for the following commitment:

1. The most important preparation is the parents’ example of attending Mass with the family on a weekly basis.

2. At least two years of preparation.

3. Regular attendance at classes.

4. Parent involvement at home.

5. Basic understanding of the Sacraments.

6. Attendance of parents at scheduled meetings.

7. Attendance of parents or students at retreats.

For more information, please call our Religious Education Department.

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Pray for the sick

EmausHombresEmmaus Men Experience is a parish retreat for men and women separatel based on the scripture, Gospel of Luke 24: 13-35, where the disciples were going to a village called Emmaus, near Jerusalem. The Emmaus retreat is taught by people, not ecclesiastical parish, to other people, not ecclesiastical parish. The purpose of Emmaus retreat is to strengthen and promote the parish community and prayer service. Coordinator: Rafy Vázquez Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Telephone: (954) 701-8438


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The Seven Sacraments

Through the Sacraments of Christian Initiation — Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist — man receives new life in Christ. Now, we all know that we carry this life “in earthen vessels” (2 Cor 4:7), we are still subject to temptation, suffering, and death and, because of sin, we may even lose this new life. That is why the Lord Jesus willed that the Church continue his saving work even to her own members, especially through the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Anointing of the Sick, which can be united under the heading of “Sacraments of Healing”. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a Sacrament of healing. When I go to confession, it is in order to be healed, to heal my soul, to heal my heart and to be healed of some wrongdoing. The biblical icon which best expresses them in their deep bond is the episode of the forgiving and healing of the paralytic, where the Lord Jesus is revealed at the same time as the physician of souls and of bodies (cf. Mk 2:1-12; Mt 9:1-8; Lk 5:17-26). Pope Francis General Audience of 19 February 2014: http://bit.ly/2lzs0NJ

The sacraments of the Church are the fruit of the redemptive sacrifice of Jesus on the cross.

The sacraments are divided into:

- the sacraments of Christian initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist);

- the sacraments of healing (Penance and Anointing of the Sick);

- and the sacraments at the service of communion and mission (Holy Orders and Matrimony).

The sacraments touch all the important moments of Christian life. All of the sacraments are ordered to the Holy Eucharist "as to their end"  http://bit.ly/2l9TyrU


Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Whether we are baptized as infants or adults, Baptism is the Church's way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God.

“No one can enter the kingdom of god without being born of water and spirit.” John 3:5

Baptism is the FOUNDATION of our life in Christ. It is the sacrament that brings a person into the church community.

For more information go to  http://bit.ly/2lRhK45 

Catechism of the Catholic Church http://bit.ly/2lpDAdI  

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) http://bit.ly/2lZhk7E 

Handout  http://bit.ly/2lZfBPU   


Eucharist

Catholics believe the Eucharist, or Communion, is both a sacrifice and a meal. We believe in the real presence of Jesus, who died for our sins. As we receive Christ's Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God. 

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Catechism of the Catholic Church http://bit.ly/2lpGaRc  

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) http://bit.ly/2mfLa8g


Reconciliation - Confession

The Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as Penance, or Penance and Reconciliation) has three elements: conversion, confession and celebration. In it we find God's unconditional forgiveness; as a result we are called to forgive others.

 For more information go to http://bit.ly/2ljQHey

Catechism of the Catholic Church  http://bit.ly/2kBCnAS

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)  http://bit.ly/2lzmN8L

Handout http://bit.ly/2kNdZYl


Confirmation

Confirmation is a Catholic Sacrament of mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts. It is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation for Catholics. It is most often associated with the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

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Catechism of the Catholic Church http://bit.ly/2lU5nB1

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) http://bit.ly/2kBU83j

Handout http://bit.ly/2lzBqJd


Marriage

The Sacrament of Marriage, or Holy Matrimony, is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to this other person. It is also a public statement about God: the loving union of husband and wife speaks of family values and also God's values.

For more information http://bit.ly/2l2MtJN

Catechism of the Catholic Church http://bit.ly/2kNDrwM

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) http://bit.ly/2kOSXgc

For Your Marriage http://bit.ly/2m3jbbC


Holy Orders

In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, or Ordination, the priest being ordained vows to lead other Catholics by bringing them the sacraments (especially the Eucharist), by proclaiming the Gospel, and by providing other means to holiness. 

The priesthood is a divinely instituted sacrament begun by Christ at the Last Supper in order to continue His ministry in the world. In the sacrament of holy orders, or ordination, the priest being ordained vows to lead other Catholics, by bringing them the sacraments (especially the Eucharist), by proclaiming the Gospel, and by providing other means to holiness. In Holy Orders the person being ordained receives the power and grace to perform the sacred duties of bishop, priest, and other ministers of the church. Christ Himself selected and ordained the first bishops, the apostles. They then, following the will of Christ, consecrated others as bishops and ordained priests and deacons.

Anyone interested in the priesthood or diaconate should contact The Vocations Office of the Archdiocese of Miami http://bit.ly/2lkucGt 

This office plays an important role in helping, and assessing those who are making application to the Archdiocese of Miami for priesthood formation.


Anointing of the Sick

Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, this sacrament, formerly known as “Last Rites” or “Extreme Unction,” is not only for persons near the end of life, but for all Catholics who are experiencing serious illness of the body, mind, or spirit. The sacrament focuses on trust in God—for whatever happens—and on healing—in whatever form that may take. Today the sacrament is celebrated in parish settings, homes, hospitals, and care centers, in the company of family and friends, so that all can celebrate God’s healing love.

When death appears to be near, the sick person receives Holy Communion, known as Viaticum, “food for the journey,” which assures us of Jesus’ presence on this final journey to the Father. Waiting until the last minute to call a priest denies the sick person the full benefit of the sacrament. The anointing of the sick is meant principally for the sick throughout their illness and not at their last moment.

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Saturday Vigil Masses:
4:30 p.m. (English) 6:00 p.m. (español)


Sunday Masses:
8:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m. (English) 9:45 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m. (español) 


Weekday Masses
Monday thru Saturday: 8:00 a.m. (English) Lunes y miércoles a viernes: 7:00 p.m. Martes: 6:00 p.m. (español)


Sacrament of the Sick
Call the Parish Office


Infant Baptism
Come into Parish Office. You must be registered and attending Mass for at least three months before Baptism


Confessions
Monday thru Friday after 8:00 a.m. Mass and Monday thru Friday: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Perpetual Adoration
Open 24 hours every day


Parish Office Hours
Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.


Marriage
Come to Parish office six months prior to wedding date

Baptism

What do I have to do to baptize my child at St. Boniface?

Parent seeking to have their children Baptized here at St. Boniface must be a registered member of at least three months prior to Baptism.

Community baptisms at St. Boniface take place on 3rd Saturday of every month at 9a.m.

Please make arrangements in the Parish Office between 9:00am and 6:00pm to complete the baptismal request form and provide us with a copy of the child’s birth certificate.When you complete the baptismal request form, you will be asked to select a date on which the parents and godparents of the child will be able to attend the Baptismal Catechesis. 

Both Parents and Godparents are required to attend a 2 hour Baptismal Catechesis. These courses are offered once a month in English and in Spanish. 

As an expression of your gratitude to God for the gift of life of your child, and the well-being of the church, you are asked to make a contribution in an envelope which should be turned in with the baptismal request form.  Please call the office for more information.

Godparents

According to Canon Law # 872; 873; 874:
The parents of the child may NOT be godparents for their child’s baptism.
At least one godparent must be a member of the Catholic Church.
He/she must be at least sixteen (16) years old and fully initiated into the Catholic Church, having received Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation. If married, he or she must have been married in the Catholic Church.
He/she must live a life of active faith in the Catholic Church.

The community of St. Boniface rejoices with you in this blessed event. We welcome the opportunity to share in a very important time in the life of your family.

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 28:19 

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Ministerio Mercedario Defensores de la Familia

Rosario cada primer sábado del mes. Seguido por reunión mensual.
Para más información llamar a Jose Pareja (954) 309-4279
www.mercedariosflsb.us


LA FAMILIA ES LA IGLESIA DOMESTICA

FAMILIARIS  CONSORTIO
St. Juan Pablo II 

                                                                                                    
 NUESTRA MISIÓN

Inculcar valores morales y juntos como hermanos en Cristo apoyarnos el uno al otro para crecer espiritualmente y poder fortalecer el amor, la paz y mantener a  nuestras familias unidas a través de la Palabra de Dios.

ACTIVIDADES

•Celebración de la fiesta de Nuestra Señora de la Merced

•Rosarios Familiares y peregrinación de la Virgen el primer sábado del mes.

•Novena de los Difuntos

•Novena del niño Dios

•Actividades familiares, comunitarias y caritativas 


APARICIONES

La primera aparición se registró hace casi 800 años; la noche del 1al 2 de agosto de 1218 en Barcelona-España. 

Pocos días después, el 10 de agosto nació la "ORDEN DE LA MERCED" u "ORDEN MERCEDARIA".

Una nueva aparición tuvo lugaren enero de 1994 durante dos noches consecutivas (del 24 al 25 y del 25 al 26) en la ciudad de Lomas del Mirador (Partido de La Matanza) Provincia de Buenos Aires- Argentina.

Estas dos apariciones de la Santísima Virgen María, bajo la advocación de "SANTA MARÍA DE LAS MERCEDES" 

(1218 / 1994) son consideradas como dos de las más trascendentes apariciones marianas de la historia. 

Efectuamos esta afirmación con el mayor del os respetos no sólo teniendo en cuenta lo que ésta milagrosa aparición de María significó en la antigüedad; sino por lo que significa en la actualidad y sobre todo, por lo que significará en esta nueva etapa y en un futuro inmediato para Iberoamérica y el mundo entero.

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PRONAZGOS

•Patrona y Generala del Ejército Argentino.

•Patrona y Gran Mariscala de las Fuerzas Armadas del Perú.

•Patrona de las Fuerzas Armadas del Ecuador.

•Patrona de las Instituciones Penitenciarias de España

•Gobernadora perpetua de la ciudad de San Juan de Pasto. 

 La llegada de la orden religiosa de los mercedarios a América, un poco relacionada con el antiguo espíritu de los caballeros que fueron a las Cruzadas a Tierra Santa y juntamente con el culto de la Virgen Compasiva, coincide con el poblamiento de las principales ciudades andinas cercanas a la línea ecuatorial
como son: Cuzco, Lima, Quito y Paita.

¿QUE ES UNA NOVENA?

 Una novena es una forma tradicional de plegaria católica.  Los que rezan una novena recitan una plegaria  o una serie
de plegarias especificas teniendo en mente una determinada petición o intención. 
Esta práctica continúa por nueve días o nueve horas.

LO MAS IMPORTANTE ES QUE CON LAS NOVENAS LA IGLESIA INVITA A REFLEXIONAR Y PROPONE QUE EL CRISTIANO REFLEXIONE SOBRE SU IDENTIDAD Y EL SENTIDO DE LA FE QUE PROFEZA

¿QUIÉN PUEDE SER MIEMBRO?

Para formar parte del ministerio solo se necesita ser un fiel cristiano, permanecer activo en las actividades del mismo tanto social como religiosamente y estar abierto a crecer de manera espiritual.

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PEDIDO DE LA VIRGEN MARÍA

El Padre Gaver, en el 1400, relata como la Virgen llama a S. Pedro Nolasco en el año 1218 y le revela su deseo de ser liberadora a través de una orden dedicada a la liberación.

Nolasco: ¿Quién eres tú, que a mí, un indigno siervo, pides que realice obra tan difícil, de tan gran caridad, que es grata a Dios y meritoria para mí?

María:
 Yo soy María, aquella en cuyo vientre asumió la carne el Hijo de Dios, tomándola de mi sangre purísima, para reconciliación del género humano. Soy aquella a la que dijo Simeón cuando ofrecí mi Hijo en el templo: “Mira que éste ha sido puesto para ruina y resurrección de muchos en Israel; ha sido puesto como signo de contradicción y a ti misma una espada vendrá a atravesarte por el alma.”

Nolasco: ¡Oh Virgen María, madre de gracia, madre de misericordia! ¿Quién podrá creer que tú me mando?

María: No dudes en nada, porque es voluntad de Dios que se funde una orden de ese tipo en honor mío; será una orden cuyos hermanos y profesos, a imitación de mi hijo Jesucristo, estarán puestos para ruina y redención de muchos en Israel (es decir, entre los cristianos) y serán signo de contradicción para muchos.

ORACIÓN

Virgen y Señora nuestra de la Merced, a ti suplicamos que, mediante tu maternal intercesión ante tu hijo Jesucristo, nos alcances la verdadera libertad de los hijos de Dios y nos hagas libres de cualquier esclavitud, de modo que experimentemos en nosotros la alegría de la salvación. Amén.


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Le damos gracias al Ministerio
Mercedario Defensores de a Familia.

La venta de comida el domingo 25 de septiembre recaudo $900 en fondos para
la iglesia.

 

































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Perpetual Adoration

  Perpetual Adoration Chapel Is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. “Come spend an hour with the Lord” La Capilla de Adoración Perpetua “Venga y comparta una hora con el Señor” Para más información, Fabiola Venner (954) 608-9586 The Ministry of Perpetual Adoration invites you the Holy Hour every second Monday of the month after the 7pm mass in the church. 

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