Sunday, January 2, 2022

Dear Immaculate Family:

God reveals his glory in the unlikeliest of places — in a stable at Bethlehem, at a wedding party in Cana, in a muddy Jordan river, and on a bloody cross on Golgatha. Jesus' first public miracle (his first sign) was performed at the insistence of his mother. Jesus blessed a young couple and brought joy to their wedding party. First by his presence, and second by saving them from embarrassment when the wine ran out. In the Old Testament wine was often seen as a gift and symbol of God's blessing (Deut. 7:13; Prov. 3:10, Psalm 105). That Jesus would miraculously produce 180 gallons of the best wine (many times more than needed) shows the superabundance of the blessings which he came to offer. God's kindness knows no limits. The measure of his love is to love without measure.

The spouses of Cana were smart enough to have Jesus among their guests. When we invite Jesus into our hearts, our marriages, our families, our entire lives... wonderful things may happen.

Jesus always has the power to turn water into wine: the water of despair into the wine of hope, the water of selfishness into the wine of self-giving love, the water of sadness into the wine of joy, the water of resentment into the wine of forgiveness, the water of routine into the wine of permanent novelty… The only thing we need to do is to put our water in his hands and do whatever he tells us. In this process we can count on Mary. The story of Cana shows us the power of her loving intercession. With Jesus and Mary in our lives, we will never run out of wine!

God bless you all!

Fr. Rolando

Querida familia de la Inmaculada:

Dios revela su gloria en los lugares más insólitos: en un establo en Belén, en una fiesta de bodas en Caná, en el lodo del río Jordán y en una cruz ensangrentada en el Gólgota. El primer milagro público de Jesús (su primer signo) se realizó por insistencia de su madre. Jesús bendijo a una joven pareja y trajo alegría a su fiesta de bodas. Primero por su presencia, y segundo por salvarlos de la vergüenza cuando se les acabó el vino. En el Antiguo Testamento, el vino se considera a menudo un símbolo de las bendiciones de Dios (Deut. 7:13; Prov. 3:10, Salmo 105). El hecho de que Jesús produjera milagrosamente 180 galones del mejor vino (muchas veces más de lo que era necesario) muestra la sobreabundancia de las bendiciones que él nos viene a traer. La bondad de Dios no conoce límites. La medida de su amor es amar sin medida.

Los esposos de Caná fueron lo suficientemente inteligentes como para tener a Jesús entre sus invitados. Cuando invitamos a Jesús a nuestro corazón, a nuestro matrimonio, a nuestra familia, a toda nuestra vida... pueden suceder cosas maravillosas.

Jesús tiene siempre el poder de convertir agua en vino: el agua de la desesperación en el vino de la esperanza, el agua del egoísmo en el vino del amor entregado, el agua de la tristeza en el vino de la alegría, el agua del resentimiento en el vino del perdón, el agua de la rutina en el vino de la novedad permanente… Lo único que tenemos que hacer es poner nuestra agua en sus manos y hacer lo que él nos diga. En este proceso podemos contar con María. La historia de las bodas de Caná nos muestra el poder de su intercesión amorosa. ¡Con Jesús y María en nuestras vidas, nunca nos quedaremos sin vino!

¡Dios los bendiga a todos!

P. Rolando

Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children (USA)

Thursday, January 13, 2022

January 22

On this anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in our country, please pray for an end to all abortions, for pregnant mothers, for fathers, and that life may be respected from conception to natural death. Lord, have mercy on us.

22 de Enero - Día de Oración para la Protección Jurídica de los Niños no Nacidos

Recemos por el fin al aborto en nuestra nación y que se respete a la vida desde la concepción hasta la muerte natural. Señor, ten piedad de nosotros.

Archbishop's 2022 Motorcycle Ride

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Sunday, January 30, 2022

  • 7:30 am Registration
  • 8:30 am Mass
  • 10:00 am Kick Stands Up

Starts at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
11691 NW 25 Street Doral, FL 33172.

Ends At
Peterson's Harley - Davidson South
1985 S. Dixie Hwy Cutler Bay, Fl 33157.

Costs: $20 per Bike - Includes 3 raffle tickets and 1 gift.

Prizes, Live Entertainment & Food Trucks.

For Sponsorship opportunities and to register visit website

www.adomdevelopment.org/2022ride

Sponsored By: Peterson's Harley-Davidson South Peterson's Harley-Davidson North.

For any questions, you may contact (305) 762-1051 or events@theadom.org.

All proceeds benefit St. Luke's Center.

A program of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Miami, Inc.

Annual Fall Carnival

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Save the Date for February 18th-20th!

After two years of not being able to host our Annual Carnival due to Covid, we are extremely excited to bring it back! You are invited to be part of our Annual Carnival, wich has been taking place for over 50 years. The carnival has become a staple in our community and we could not do it without the help of our sponsors, volunteers and supporters. A BIG Thank you to all of our past contributors! Your contribution is what helps make this event a huge success.

This year, we want to make it bigger than ever and with your help, we can make that happen! Please take a look at all of the opportunities below. All proceeds raised benefits our church and school. We are greatly appreciative of your time and consideration and hope that you will join us.

2022 sponsorship commitment form

Church & Chapel Sanctuary Lights

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

A good way to remember loved ones is to sponsor the Sanctuary Light in the Church or in the two Chapels. Call the Rectory, 305-822-2011 to reserve the week of your choice.

  • Church Sanctuary Light | January 16-29, 2022
    Intentions of Jenny & Christian
    Requested by Family
  • Sacred Heart Chapel | January 16-22, 2022
    Intentions of William Harrison Zloch
    Requested by Family
  • Perpetual Adoration Chapel Sanctuary Light | January 16-22,2022
    In Memory of Aurea Ramos
    Requested by Family

Prayer of the Week

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Almighty ever-living God,
who govern all things,
both in heaven and on earth,
mercifully hear the pleading of your people
and bestow your peace on our times.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.