FLORIDA CatholicYOUR FAITH. YOUR LIFE. YOUR COMMUNITY.OF MIAMIWWW.THEFLORIDACATHOLIC.ORG | June 2013 MELODY REGALADOFlorida Catholic correspondentMIAMI | Beads and strings knotted into rosaries are helping to bring people together and make a difference in the lives of others, locally and globally. Any Rincon, president of Hope for Kasai, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help underprivileged children in a region in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, reached out to Sister Lourdes Serrano of Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School in Miami for assistance in gathering items for the children in Kasai. She initially sought help from the schools Key Club, hoping to MELODY REGALADOFlorida Catholic correspondentMIAMI SPRINGS | What began as a school science fair project could potentially help disabled people become more mobile, thanks to a 13-year-old girl in South Florida. Daniela Rodriguez, a seventh-grade student at Blessed Trinity School in Miami Springs, created a robot named Steve which captures brain activity and nerve impulses to produce movement. Using this technology, I was motivated by the fact that maybe one day, my research could affect the lives of many who have prosthetics or use wheelchairs, such as wounded veterans or people with multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and other diseases that affect the neurological system, she said. She has always been interested in engineering and robotics, a passion that seems to run in the family. Her father, Omar, is an electrical and software engineer whom Daniela sometimes helps with projects. Daniela is an incredibly talented and gifted young lady, and its not just something that happened overnight, said Maria T. Perez, principal of Blessed Trinity. Daniela has always achieved success at every level, from spelling bee championships to the National Junior Honor Society. After winning first place in last years state science fair, she took part in a robotics Stringing beads locally helps youngsters globally Blessed Trinity student experiments with robotics to help disabled walk Blessed Trinity seventh-grader Daniela Rodriguez poses with REC Foundation President Jason Morrella, left, and Karthik Kanagasabapathy, manager at Innovation First International Canada Inc., after being inducted into the STEM Hall of Fame at the VEX Robotics Competition World Championship. (COURTESY) Celebrate graduates See Page 14 for a list of valedictorians from all archdiocesan high schools. INSIDEPLEASE SEE ROSARY, 11 PLEASE SEE ROBOT, 9 Any Rincon, third from left, teaches Archbishop Coleman Carroll campus ministers Karen Citron, Jonathan Cruz and Alexis Cruz how to create rope rosary bracelets. (COURTESY) ANA RODRIGUEZ-SOTOFlorida Catholic staffMIAMI | The promise of youth is displayed in all its glory in this edition of the Florida Catholic . While it is evident in the smiling faces of the salutatorians and valedictorians of the class of 2013, their accomplishments add up to more than their grade-point averages or the millions in scholarship money they and their classmates amassed. Their achievements are also measured by the number of service projects they undertook and the hundreds of people they helped which is also a reflection of the quality of the Catholic education they received in the archdioceses 13 high schools and 49 elementary schools. That is why this newspaper is filled with more than graduation pictures. This months edition is filled with stories about service projects, honors and achievements attained throughout the year by Catholic students in South Florida. And these are just a fraction, a sampling, of many similar stories that are being repeated throughout the archdiocese every school year. We dedicate this edition each year to saluting these young people because, as the saying goes, they are the future: the future leaders of society, the future faithful of the Church. As they journey toward new destinations and embark on new adventures, we thank them for what their idealism has taught us, the adults, about faith, hope and love. We pray that they will navigate the minefields of doubt, despair and disappointment that life as young adults, in the midst of a very secular and, sometimes, amoral society, will surely place in their path. Godspeed, class of 2013. Keep the faith literally and figuratively. May you always follow the path of righteousness, and allow God to remain at your side. Congratulations on your accomplishments and may you keep the faith as you continue your journey
Florida Catholic June 2013 YOURMIAMICOMMUNITY De La Salle Educational Center in Homestead keeps agricultural workers families employed, learningLIZSANDRA TRASTOYFlorida Catholic correspondentHOMESTEAD | Summer camp and sewing classes, computer and language lessons. Throw in some kitchen towels, a little mosquito netting and the words fair trade and you have a gist of the activities being offered at the De La Salle Educational Center in Homestead. Although small, together we are like ants. We can move mountains with our work and we get a lot of things done, said Dalila Moqueteabreu, sewing teacher at the center. The nonprofit organization has been providing vocational and self-improvement opportunities to Homesteads underprivileged residents mostly Hispanic agricultural workers since 1991. It was founded, and continues to be largely supported, by alumni of schools staffed by the De La Salle Christian brothers in Cuba and the U.S. Nearly all of the centers staff are volunteers, and its $100,000 annual budget comes from donations. The center provides after-school programs for neighborhood children in grades one to nine, a summer camp, and English and computer classes for adults. The De La Salle centers most recent offering is Moqueteabreus class, where students are taught the basics of sewing as well as more complex techniques all with the goal of helping them engage in some fair trade manufacturing via their La Salle Atelier. The products sold help fund the center and help a lot of the mothers in our area to have a better way of life, to earn some money and feed their children and families, said Jose Dorado, the centers volunteer treasurer and publicity coordinator. Most of our students are poor and want to make a decent living to provide for their families, and this is a means of accomplishing just that. It moves me to see women who come into this center with a sad face, and as she begins to learn, she starts to open up and becomes selfmotivated, said Moqueteabreu. In this center, we do not look at the background and conditions of our students. Instead, we just ask that they become self-sufficient, to move forward in their lives, and to not feel marginalized or inferior by anyone or in any situation. I love the sewing class here at La Salle because professor Dalila teaches us on how to create our own clothing molds, which not all professors teach you, said Maria Saucedo, a member of St. Ann Mission in Homestead and a student at the center. Aracelia Carillo, who is now retired, has attended the La Salle Center for more than 20 years. I left the center a couple of years ago due to personal problems, and I decided to come back. I have been sewing again for two years now, and Im motivated to create my own clothes. Rex Fabrics, a South Florida company, donated six sewing machines that the students use to make products such as decorative towels, handbags and clothing. The center sells kitchen towels made in the form of a small dress and geared toward embellishing kitchen and home appliances such as ovens, dishwashers and stoves. The items are sold for $15, which includes priority shipping to any address. The centers students also make between 300 and 500 mosquito nets for childrens cribs that they send to Cuba and other countries. The first mosquito net is difficult to make because we dont initially have the mold for it, yet once you try it a couple of times, you catch on, Saucedo said. All the fabrics for the sewing projects are donated. We hope that in a few years we will be able to provide our own fabrics, but for the moment, we do not have the funds for that, said Moqueteabreu. Although sewing is a popular class at the center, it is not the only one. The students we have here at La Salle are mostly adults who have no prior knowledge of how to use a computer, said Susana Sanchez, coordinator for the computer classes. People come to us to learn the basics on how to use a computer because they want to set up an email Fair trade in Miamis backyard account, fill out job applications, and pay their bills online. Sanchez gets help from Andrew Briz, 17, a student at Christopher Columbus High School in Miami who volunteers at the center. I like the fact that people can come here to use computers for free, since they are necessary in our modern world, he said. The centers computers were donated by Epiphany Parish and School in Miami. Andrew, who is experienced in editing videos and pictures, fixes the machines and reinstalls the software so that the students can use them. The computer courses have been so popular that now we are opening up another room with nine more computers, Andrew said. Newer classes include CorelDRAW and Photoshop, and English classes using the Rosetta Stone method. Carillo said the center is popular because it helps people forget their worries. Or as Moqueteabreu likes to put it, You may know the day you arrive at La Salle, yet youll never know when youll leave. Lucia Vallejo takes sewing lessons at the De La Salle Educational Center. She has learned how to design her own clothing and aspires to become a fashion designer. Pictured are some of the items students are making at the De La Salle Educational Center. Above left is the entrance to the De La Salle Educational Center, originally founded in 1991, a nonproâ€œt vocational center for underprivileged families, mostly Hispanic agricultural workers, in Homestead. Center, a white lace purse is one of the many â€œni shed products produced by the sewing students at the center. Right, Delila Moqueteabreau shows one of many mosquito nets that are handmade at the center. The goal is to make 300 to 500 mosquito nets to be sent to Cuba and other countries for child cribs . (PHOTOS BY LIZSANDRA TRASTOY | FC)
YOURMIAMICOMMUNITY June 2013 www.theâ€oridacatholic.org As work concludes, database of all parish ministries, services is being compiledSTAFF REPORTMIAMI | Despite not making very many headlines in recent weeks, the Synod Office remains hard at work: SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timely) goals have been drafted and the SMART goal teams have finished their executive summaries, which will become part of the final Synod document. Synod task forces on episcopal governance have completed their work. (See below.) The Synod Office has embarked on an archdiocesewide survey of all the parishes that will result in a complete database of all the ministries and services offered by local churches. The work of the Synod leadership team and the 18 focus teams is now in the hands of the Synod integration team. As the name suggests, this group is tasked with weaving together all of the SMART goals proposed, as well as reviewing the recommended strategies for the implementation of these goals, said Rosemarie Banich, Synod director. The fruit of this work will be a highly integrated document that contains the proposed initiatives, a timeline and proposed strategies for achieving the goals. But because these goals are SMART, they need to be compared to what is currently available in the archdiocese. That is the reason for the survey. This information is vital to the success of the Synod goals, as we must have a baseline of information in order to accurately measure the progress of the Synod initiatives, Banich said. The survey has been mailed to all of our pastors, and the responses will be Synod: Another survey comingSynod task forces lead to new archdiocesan councilsThe final four groups to wrap up their Synod work were the Episcopal Governance Task Forces. These were made up of leaders in the community who were asked to discern and recommend the structure and composition of several advisory councils that Archbishop Thomas Wenski believes are essential to good archdiocesan governance. One of these councils already exists: the Archdiocesan Finance Council. The other three do not currently exist: Archdiocesan Pastoral Council, Archdiocesan School Board and Archdiocesan Development Council. The members of these task forces met four times. At these meetings, they worked together to present a recommendation to Archbishop Wenski regarding the purpose, structure and membership criteria of each council. They completed their assignments in May and their recommendations are now being prepared for presentation to the archbishop. The three new councils are expected to take shape later this year. Likewise, any changes to the operations of the Finance Council will be implemented this fall. Following are the members of the Synod integration team who are tasked with creating the â€œnal plan for implementing the goals deâ€œned by the Synod focus teams based on the results of the listening sessions held throughout the archdiocese last summer. Archbishop Thomas Wenski Michael Casciato, â€œnancial administrator, Archdiocese of Miami Father Wilfredo Contreras, pastor, St. Martha Parish Katie Blanco Crocquet, chief development ofâ€œcer, archdiocese Michelle Ducker, campus minister, University of Miami/ St. Augustine Church and Catholic Student Center M. Farah Larrieux, management professional, St. Bartholomew Parish, Miramar Deacon Steven Lee, attorney, Gesu Parish Father Jos Luis Menendez, pastor, Corpus Christi Parish, Miami Kim Pryzbylski, senior director of Faith Formation and Superintendent of Schools, Archdiocese of Miami Julie A.S. Williamson, attorney, St. Martha Parish Sister Elizabeth Anne Worley, Sisters of St. Joseph, chancellor for administration, Archdiocese of Miami WHOSWHO: SYNOD INTEGRATION TEAM Members of the Synod task force on an archdiocesan pastoral council at one of their meetings, are, from left, Msgr. Pablo Navarro, Vilma Angulo, Sister Elizabeth Worley and Sister Kathleen Carr, both Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine. Members of this synod task force discuss the role of an archdiocesan pastoral council, its structure and duties in terms of advising Archbishop Thomas Wenski in his governance of the archdiocese. (PHOTOS BY ANA RODRIGUEZ-SOTO | FC)collected over the course of the summer. Banich herself will be visiting all the parishes to collect the survey responses. Finally, plans are underway for the Synod closing assembly, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, at St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens. All the faithful are invited to attend the morning event, which will include Mass, presentations by members of the Synod, and a guest keynote speaker. More information about this event will be forthcoming throughout the summer, Banich said. Members of the Synod task force on an archdiocesan pastoral council, from left, Homero Cruz, Debbie DeLeon, John Cooper and Patrick McGrath have a discussion at one of their meetings.
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Robinson St., Suite G, Orlando, FL 32801-1619; P.O. Box 4993; Orlando, FL 32802-4993; 407373-0075; Toll-free 1-888-275-9953; Fax 407-373-0087 FROM THE ARCHBISHOP Thomas Wenski Some years ago, Ted Koppel of Nightline fame addressed the graduating class of an Ivy League University. An observant Jew, he failed to follow the rules of political correctness and reminded the soon-to-be alumni that the Ten Commandments were just that and not merely Ten Suggestions. Lest anyone say that he was trying to impose a religious viewpoint, it is important to note that while the Commandments are certainly foundational to our Judeo-Christian religious heritage, they are universally applicable for they give expression to that moral law that is written on the human heart. Thus, the human project, as Koppel was trying to point out to those graduates of a prestigious university, is not to determine what I feel or think is right and wrong, but to live my life in conformity to objective moral norms. And it is just at this intersection that the crisis of our age is being Commandments point the way to true freedomplayed out. Are the rules of life up for grabs so that each generation or each culture is free to construct what is true for them? Or is there something or better yet Someone beyond ourselves to whom we are accountable? As creatures, does not our flourishing as human beings depend on our living within the design imposed by our creatureliness? Can we really have it our way as one hamburger jingle has it? There is a natural law knowable to human reason and written on the human heart. Even without the aid of Divine Revelation, we cannot not acknowledge that there is right and wrong. In other words, we cannot not know that stealing or killing or lying or adultery is wrong. Of course, sin clouds the human reason and weakens the will. The moral life means learning to say, No to envy, anger, lust, etc. for in giving in to these passions, we will certainly transgress those Commandments that tell us not to steal, or kill, or commit adultery. And since we have a fallen human nature, and therefore we cannot save ourselves, we do need Gods grace if our lives are to fully conform to the moral law. Yes, the Commandments are not just suggestions. But they are more than prohibitions limiting human freedom. Too often today, freedom is defined as doing what I want, what I feel like. We think of freedom as the freedom to make up the rules of life. And so our culture speaks of the freedom of choice which is supposed to trump the demands that others might place on our freedom. Yet the Commandments, far from limiting human freedom, make it possible. LeBron James is a great basketball player but not because he feels that he can make up the rules of the game as he goes along. His talent is freed not constrained by his obeying the rules of basketball. More than a list of nos the Commandments are also a yes to human freedom and flourishing. In the words of our Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI: The Ten Commandments are a yes to a God who gives meaning to life (the first three Commandments); a yes to the family (the Fourth Commandment); a yes to life (the Fifth Commandment); a yes to responsible love (the Sixth Commandment); a yes to solidarity, to social responsibility, to justice (the Seventh Commandment); a yes to the truth (the Eighth Commandment); a yes to respect for others and for their belongings (Ninth and Tenth Commandments) (Jan. 8, 2006). More recently, Pope Francis, in a video message sent to participants in the Ten Commandments in Ten Squares event in Milan, said: Let us rediscover and let us live the Ten (Commandments) of God! Let us say yes to these ten ways of love, perfected by Christ, in order to defend man and lead him to true liberty (June 9). Hace algunos aos, el renombrado Ted Koppel,de Nightline, se dirigi a la promocin de graduandos de una universidad de la prestigiosa Ivy League. Koppel, un judo practicante de su religin, no se atuvo a las normas de la correccin poltica, y les record a quienes pronto seran alumni, que los Diez Mandamientos eran exactamente eso: Mandamientos, y no slo Diez Sugerencias. Para que nadie diga que Koppel estaba tratando de imponer un punto de vista religioso, es importante tener en cuenta que, aunque los Mandamientos son sin duda fundamentales en nuestra herencia religiosa judeocristiana, son de aplicacin universal,ya que expresan la ley moral que est escrita en el corazn humano. Por lo tanto, el proyecto humano, tal como Koppel se lo estaba tratando de sealar a los graduandos de una prestigiosa universidad, no es determinar lo que yo siento o creo que es correcto e incorrecto, sino vivir mi vida de acuerdo a las normas morales objetivas. Y es precisamente en esta encrucijada donde la crisis de nuestro tiempo se est decidiendo: son las reglas de la vida algo relativo, para que cada generacin y cada cultura sea libre de construir lo que es verdad para ellas? O hay algo --o mejor an-Alguien ms all de nosotros mismos, ante quien somos responsables? Como criaturas, depende nuestro florecimiento como seres humanos de que vivamos dentro del designio impuesto por nuestra condicin de criaturas? Podemos realmente darnos el gusto, tal como dice una tonadilla comercial para la promocin de hamburguesas? Hay una ley natural cognoscible para la razn humana, y escrita en el corazn humano. Incluso sin la ayuda de la Revelacin Divina, no podemos dejar de reconocer que lo correcto y lo incorrecto existen. En otras palabras, no podemos no saber que robar, matar, mentir o cometer adulterio son malas acciones. Por supuesto, el pecado nubla la razn humana y debilita la voluntad. La vida moral significa aprender a decir que no a la envidia, la ira, la lujuria, etc, pues al ceder a estas pasiones, sin duda transgredimos los mandamientos que nos dicen no robar, no matar, o no cometer adulterio. Y como tenemos una naturaleza humana cada, y por lo tanto no podemos salvarnos a nosotros mismos, necesitamos la gracia de Diossi nuestras vidas han de conformarse plenamente a la ley moral. S: los mandamientos no son slo sugerencias. Pero son algo ms que prohibiciones que limitan la libertad humana. Demasiado a menudo, hoy en da, la libertad se define como hacer lo que quiero, lo que me apetece. Pensamos en la libertad como la libertad de inventar las reglas de la vida. Y, de este modo, nuestra cultura habla de la libertad de eleccin, que se supone capaz de abolir las exigencias que los dems puedan imponer a nuestra libertad. Sin embargo, los Mandamientos, lejos de limitar la libertad humana, la hacen posible. LeBron James es un gran jugador de baloncesto, pero no porque crea que puede inventar las reglas del juego a medida que se desplaza por el tabloncillo. Al obedecer las reglas del baloncesto, su talento se ve libre, no restringido. Ms que una lista de noes, de prohibiciones, los mandamientos son tambin un s a la libertad y al florecimiento humanos. En palabras de nuestro papa emrito Benedicto XVI: Los Diez Mandamientos son unsa un Dios que da sentido a la vida (los tres primeros Mandamientos); unsa la familia (el Cuarto Mandamiento), un sa la vida (el Quinto Mandamiento), unsal amor responsable (el Sexto Mandamiento); unsa la solidaridad, a la responsabilidad social, a la justicia (el Sptimo Mandamiento); unsa la verdad (el Octavo Mandamiento); unsal respeto por los dems y por sus pertenencias (el Noveno y el Dcimo Mandamientos). (8 de enero de 2006.) Ms recientemente, el Papa Francisco, en un mensaje enviado por video a los participantes en el evento Diez Plazas Para Diez Mandamientos en Miln, dijo: Redescubramos y vivamos las diez palabras de Dios! Digamos s a estas diez vas del amor perfeccionadas por Cristo. Para defender al hombre y llevarlo a la verdadera libertad! (9 de junio de 2013.) Los Mandamientos: El camino hacia la verdadera libertad Archbishop Thomas Wenski has made the following appointment: Effective June 15: Father Andrew A. Pietraszko parochial vicar, Our Lady of Lourdes, Miami. APPOINTMENTS
YOURMIAMICOMMUNITY June 2013 www.theâ€oridacatholic.org HOLY LAND & JORDAN September 6 16, 2013 ($3,750)HOLY LAND October 23 November 1, 2013 ($3,498)HOLY LAND November 5 14, 2013 ($3,592)HOLY LAND & JORDAN December 1 11, 2013 ($3,592)EGYPT January 20 February 1, 2014 ($3,268)HOLY LAND February 14 23, 2014 ($3,350) Holy Land Franciscan PilgrimagesBringing pilgrims to the Holy Land for over 100 years www.holylandpilgrimages.org 1-800-566-7499 | email@example.com Based on JFK New York departures 29526-0620 Founder, builder of St. David community remembered for generosity, determinationANA RODRIGUEZ-SOTOFlorida Catholic staffMIAMI | The people of St. David Parish have lost the only pastor they ever knew. They said goodbye to Father Gabriel OReilly, 69, with an outpouring of love: an overflow crowd at the funeral Mass Archbishop Thomas Wenski celebrated June 15, a Mass that was also live-streamed on the Web; an endless procession of visitors at the all-night wake that preceded the Mass; and dozens of emotional comments and funny stories posted below his obituary on the archdiocesan website. The 6-foot-5-inch, white-haired Irishman who shepherded the Davie parish since its founding died early in the morning June 7 after a brief but devastating bout with pancreatic cancer. He had celebrated his 46th anniversary as a priest three days earlier, June 4 the same day the parish was established in 1974. Its just been such a shock to us. Its unbelievable. The whole parish is distraught, said Hubert OReilly, Father OReillys brother, who flew to South Florida from Ireland with another brother, Terry, just a day before Father OReillys death. Also stopping by the hospital to say their goodbyes was a veritable procession of past and present parishioners. We decided any parishioner that came we would let them into the room briefly. The amount of love, it was unbelievable, said Hubert OReilly. He was deeply loved and the stories we heard about what he did for people. Outwardly he was a big brash man, but inwardly he was generous, kind, giving. He looked after them spiritually, mentally and financially. I met people that I hadnt seen since the year I was ordained who were friends of his at St. Monica, said Father Anthony Mulderry, pastor of St. Gabriel Parish in Pompano Beach. Their daughters were little kids and they came to say goodbye to him 45 years later. Father Mulderry was friends with Hubert OReilly before he met his brother. The meeting took place on the plane that brought them and a third Irish priest to Miami Aug. 31, 1967. Two weeks ago he played golf with all us guys that hang around together, the Irish guys in Broward, Father Mulderry recalled. At the time, Father OReilly complained that his stomach was bothering him but no one thought anything of it. By May 30 he felt so sick that he went into the hospital. The diagnosis came June 1: Less than a week to live. While it was shocking for a man who gave the impression of being indestructible, said Hubert OReilly, for his sake we were pleased because he wasnt a man who could suffer in bed looking up at the ceiling and wasting away and everybody who knew him knew that. The OReilly clan was planning a big family reunion in Ireland next month. He was the rock of the family, Hubert OReilly said. He kept the family together. Not a day went by when he didnt make contact. To him, family was everything. He even preached family here in the church. In fact, he often recalled moments of his childhood to make a point in his homilies, Hubert OReilly said. He also had a habit of embellishing them a little bit. He always had stories most of them not true, said Father Mulderry. He told them so often he believed them himself. But he was a good man. So many people have remembered him for how he cared for their dying relatives, said Hubert OReilly. He recalled meeting one man at a St. David carnival years ago who had fallen away from the faith and then returned. The man had told Father OReilly, When my father was dying you just came to see him and every time you left he was happier. That brought me back. Many more he brought me back to Church stories were posted on the archdiocesan website. Thats the kind of man he was, his brother said. There were three things in life that he loved: He loved his priesthood, he loved his family, and he loved St. David. Born March 7, 1944, in Clara, County Offaly, Ireland, Father OReilly was the seventh of eight children. He attended Franciscan Primary School in Clara and St. Kierans College, then completed his theology studies at St. Peters in Wexford. He was ordained June 4, 1967, for the then-Diocese of Miami and began serving as parochial vicar at St. Monica in Opa Locka. In June 1970 he was named parochial vicar of Little Flower Parish in Hollywood. In 1974 he was named administrator of the newly created parish of St. David, becoming pastor four years later. The community celebrated Mass in an Irish pub and a warehouse the first few years. But by 1979, Father OReilly had broken ground on a 15-acre site at 3900 S. University Drive in Davie, and shortly thereafter built a church with seating for 600. In 1983, the school opened with less than 100 students. In 1987, another 600 seats were added to the church and the school grew from six classrooms to 25, including stateof-the-art computer and science labs. It currently has an enrollment of 600. Father Mulderry said Father OReilly loved construction and frequently handled the heavy equipment himself. He served as construction manager for the altar where Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass when he visited Miami in 1987. Hes the only (priest) I know where he started the parish from scratch and he died as pastor. He built the village of St. David, Father Mulderry said, recalling an article in the local newspaper that had referred to the parish as OReilly land. Father OReilly was the king of Davie, I promise you, Father Mulderry said. Hubert OReilly said theres a bronze bust of his brother in one of the hallways of St. David School. Underneath is written: Dont tell me it cant be done. When he asked Father OReilly about it, He said they didnt put the second line in: or Ill go out and do it myself. Nothing was impossible to him. There was always a way, Hubert OReilly recalled. There wont be the likes of him again, I will tell you. Father OReilly was buried at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Fort Lauderdale. In addition to Hubert and Terry, he is survived by another brother, Patrick (PJ); a sister, Lillian; their spouses; and many cousins, nieces and nephews, all of whom live in Ireland or England. Father Gabriel OReilly, king of Davie, dies at 69Father Gabriel OReilly 29289-0620
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At the same time, they receive the beneâ€œts that come with membership in a fraternal organization. 28947-0620 MARLENE QUARONIFlorida Catholic correspondentMIAMI | Patricio Dueas is a rookie lay minister who plans to become a veteran of many years serving in adult faith formation. I am looking forward to working in my ministry and to renewing my commitment in five years, said Dueas, 85. The St. Maximilian Kolbe parishioner is the oldest person to graduate from the archdiocesan School of Ministry since it was established by Archbishop Edward McCarthy in 1977, said Florangel Gonzalez, interim director of the Office of Lay Ministry and Adult Faith Formation. Dueas was among 134 gradusuffers from fibromyalgia, her service dog, Julius Caesar, accompanied her to Mass, sitting dutifully on the floor beside her. She said her 6-year-old German shepherd-beagle mix would be her assistant. I think people feel joy and comfort in the presence of a gentle dog, she said. Archbishop Emeritus John C. Favalora, who celebrated the Mass, told the lay ministers that their mission, and that of the clergy, is to bring life to people as Jesus Christ brought life to those he touched. Oldest lay minister commissionedJesus M. Anaya of Sacred Heart Parish in Homestead receives his certiâ€œcate as a youth minister from Archbishop Emeritus John C. Favalora. (MARLENE QUARONI | FC)ates of the School of Ministry who received their certificates from the archdiocese during a Mass June 9 at St. Mary Cathedral. He was a superior student, said Gonzalez. Hes very dedicated and loves to share his faith. Dueas, a native of Ecuador, took the classes online for two years. He did his studies in Spanish. Im proud to be the oldest graduate and I want to teach people to discover the Catholic faith, said the semi-retired accountant. He and his wife, Magdalena, have been extraordinary ministers of holy Communion for 12 years at St. Maximilian. He teaches catechism classes at his parish and at Century Village in Pembroke Pines. Of the 134 who graduated from the two-year program this year, 58 received a certificate in pastoral ministry and were commissioned to work in a specific area; another 76 received certificates in Catholic studies. In addition, 32 lay ministers were recommissioned for another five years of service in a specific ministry. School of Ministry students who commit themselves to a particular ministry are required to complete a ministerial project during the last six months of their formation and serve their sponsoring parish, office or movement for a period of five years. Beatriz Aguero, 50, has yet to choose a specific ministry, although she said she is thinking about hospice work. Because she hosts ministry roundtableSt. Anthony Parish in Fort Lauderdale hosted a first-ever Community Ministry Roundtable May 23, attended by 50 Broward County ministry leaders and representatives from 18 parishes and two non-Catholic churches. They gathered at the parish for two separate sessions to share strategies and ideas about maintaining vitality in their ministries. Discussions focused on reaching out to new parishioners, cultivating new ministry participants and maintaining participant motivation and involvement. Parish communication, budgets, education and pastoral support were also identified as key factors of ministry health. Future roundtable sessions are being planned. Parishes interested in hosting or participating should call 954462-2170 or email staministries@ bellsouth.net.Shalom Festival coming to S. Fla. Shalom Media, a San Antonio-based ministry dedicated to preaching the word of God in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church, will host Shalom Festival Miami 2013 on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Broward College Norths Omni Auditorium, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek. The festival will feature Mass, adoration, preaching on the word of God, spirit-filled praise and worship. Music will be led by All4Him worship band. Speakers include Jim Murphy, Bob Canton, Mark Nimo, Father George Kumblumootil and Archbishop Thomas Wenski. Registration fee is $40, which includes lunch and dinner. For more information and registration, visit www.shalomworld.org.NEWS briefs Im proud to be the oldest graduate and I want to teach people to discover the Catholic faith.Patricio Dueas
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Florida Catholic June 2013 t YOURMIAMICOMMUNITY Seventh-grader from St. Patrick Parish raises more than $5,000 for AIDS orphansANA RODRIGUEZ-SOTOFlorida Catholic staffMIAMI | After watching a documentary on the plight of Malawis orphans, Alejandro Ortega felt compelled to do something. But how much can a seventh-grader accomplish? It turns out, $5,571 worth, to be Miami for Malawi Alejandro Ortega presents the $5,571 check for Catholic Relief Services to Archbishop Thomas Wenski as Miami Beach Mayor Matti Herrera Bower, also a St. Patrick parishioner stands by. (PHOTOS BY ANA RODRIGUEZ-SOTO | FC) Catholic Family Owned and Operated Funeral Homese Place to Celebrate Life P Mbtn Ctfn 9000 Pines Blvd. Pembroke Pines, FL 33024MAIN OFFICE Brt Mbtn Ctfn17250 West Dixie Hwy. North Miami Beach, FL 33160 Sbn Mbtn Ctfn6970 Stirling Road Davie/Hollywood/Cooper City, FL 33024 Hnn Hnn Mbtn Ctfn4529 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood Hills, FL 33021Joseph A. 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He looked and he found the CRS project, said Father Roberto Cid, Alejandros pastor, who admits being skeptical at first. After all, hes a child. But Alejandro insisted, first by email, then by telephone and finally face to face. He wanted permission to hold a bake sale after one of the Sunday Masses. Father Cid finally said yes. I had expected to raise $100 or $200 with one bake sale, Alejandro said. In fact, he wanted his mother, Yajaira Broccolo, to do the baking. I didnt realize the logistics. But after seeing Alejandros determination, Father Cid suggested that he speak at all the Masses one Sunday to announce the bake sale and explain his project. He donated the proceeds from a special collection to the cause. And he enlisted the help of St. Patricks sister parish, Corpus Christi, where Alejandro also spoke at a Sunday Mass. The parishioners of Corpus Christi lack financial means. But they make up for that with hard work. Their pastor, Father Jos Luis Menndez, asked them to bake. And bake they did, providing enough cakes and cupcakes for bake sales at nine Masses. Corpus Christi also donated the proceeds of a special collection to the project. He gave me more than what I asked for, said Alejandro of Father Cid. Im really humbled by this experience. The generosity I have received has been overwhelming. Father Cid also suggested that Alejandro speak with Teresita Gonzalez, archdiocesan director of the Missions Office. She helped him research ways to help the Malawi orphans, research that led him to CRS. I picked CRS because I feel that theyre really connected to the children. They personally help them, Alejandro said. Gonzalez also told him to realize the power his youth gave him. The time when youre most powerful for the world is now. Because you move adults, she told him. I hope he inspires many more young people to go out and do the same, said Father Menendez. If all the young people of the archdiocese collected $5,000 Alejandro, a native of Venezuela who arrived in Miami at age 9, promises this will not be a one-shot deal. Ill do anything possible to help the children. Im setting up a website. Its not a one-time thing. Its going to keep going. In fact, he has given his project a name: Miami for Malawi. He sees the project expanding: Manhattan for Malawi, for example. And he hopes to take some time to visit Malawi after he finishes high school and before he embarks on his college studies. He wants to practice civil law. In the meantime, he is willing to extend the fundraising to other Miami churches, if theyre receptive. Thank you for your example, Archbishop Wenski told him. As long as Im helping Malawi, Im happy, Alejandro said. Everyone is our brother and sister in this world, whether theyre Catholic or not. Alejandro Ortega, a seventh-grader at Nautilus Middle School and parishioner at St. Patrick in Miami Beach, explains his service project to Archbishop Thomas Wenski. Alejandro raised more than $5,000 for a Catholic Relief Services project to aid orphans in Malawi, most of whom have the same disease that killed their parents: AIDS. He presented a check to Archbishop Wenski during a visit to the archdiocesan Pastoral Center.
GRADUATION n f June 2013 www.theâ€oridacatholic.org 29572-0620program at Princeton University during the summer, where she was introduced to the VEX Robotics platform. She was excited to apply her new robotics knowledge to this years science project, but was initially stymied when she learned that the project criteria required that it be related to the human body. She found inspiration one day while walking with her mom, Jeannie Rodriguez, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and uses a walker to get around. Why not find a way for people with different disabilities to use their brainwaves and thoughts to help them get around? She quickly got to work building and programming Steve the robot using C++ software and the VEX platform. She used 40 subjects in the experimentation phase, and in all 40 subjects it worked. Im able to apply something I learned in school, like anatomy and the neurological system, and robotics is a way to apply the knowledge I learn in school to something I can do right now, said Daniela. I dont have to wait for a college diploma, because all these things are used in the science field right now. She took her project, Can Our Brainwaves Move Robotic Equipment? to this years State Science and Engineering Fair, the largest academic competition in the state, and won Best in Fair against more than 900 other finalists. Soon after, the story of what Daniela had accomplished began to spread. Jason Morrella, president of the REC (Robotics Education & Competition) Foundation, came across her story and was inspired by how she had taken robotics, found a way to apply it to everyday life, and improve the lives of people. What was unique about her story was the way she took the technology and applied it to trying to solve real-world problems, said Vicki Grisanti, senior director of Communications and Community Relations at REC Foundation. She really set out to improve the lives of people with debilitating disease, using robotics technology to accomplish that. That inspired us. According to its website, the foundation is dedicated to increasing student interest and involvement in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by engaging them in handson sustainable and affordable curriculum-based robotics engineering programs around the world. Morrella contacted Blessed Trinity and invited Daniela to participate in the VEX Robotics World Championship, sponsored by the REC Foundation, which took place in California this past April. Students from around the country work in teams to showcase their technological skills and complete specified tasks using their robots, but he wanted Daniela to showcase her work alongside other major projects from the field. The students in the competition are extremely talented individuals, said Grisanti. They come up with great ideas to solve competition problems, but its not all that often we see students apply it directly to a real-world problem and one theyve identified on their own, so that was very unique in her story. He said to me, You dont know what your daughter has done, said Jeannie Rodriguez, recalling the conversation she initially had with Morrella when he called to invite the family to the competition. She said the whole family is very excited and proud. He also gave her the news that, because of Danielas passion and motivation, the foundation wanted to honor her by inducting her into the STEM Heroes Hall of Fame the first time a student has been so honored. The award recognizes leaders whose contributions have set the standards for those who have dedicated their work to the STEM fields, according to the foundations website. On April 19, Daniela was inducted alongside Lt. General Thomas P. Bostick, chief of engineers and commanding general for the U.S. Army; and Steve Sanghi, founder and CEO of Microchip Technology. Last years inductees included Dave Lavery, program executive for Solar System Exploration at NASA who oversees the Mars Exploration Rovers; physicist and Nobel Prize winner Douglas Osheroff; and Miral Kotb, inventor of the dance technology platform iLuminate that was featured on Americas Got Talent. In addition, to further support Danielas work and promote science and engineering in the school, REC is providing Blessed Trinity with grants in the form of robotics kits so that its students can participate in future competitions. Grisanti said that these kits two VEX Robotics competition classroom kits for the middle school and two VEX competition IQ super kits for the elementary students include all the materials they would need to build a robot. All the parts are sustainable and can be used year after year. Perez said she hopes the launching of a robotics program will open up the technological minds of Blessed Trinitys students. It makes me proud that something that (Daniela) has ventured into is truly going to change the lives of individuals in the future. I truly believe that thats her goal, said Perez. Apart from the state and national recognition she has received, Miami Springs Mayor Zavier M. Garcia also proclaimed May 13, 2013, as Daniela Rodriguez Day in honor of her technological and humanitarian contributions. With each step, everything gets bigger and I meet so many people, said Daniela. Its not only about the awards, but also the fact that Ive met so many inspiring and distinguished people, have made new friends and got to learn so much more than I can imagine. Rodriguez describes her daughter as passionate and energetic, despite her quiet and shy demeanor. She said Daniela also enjoys other extracurricular activities such as attending school dances and basketball games, being a DJ at parties and events, and racing go-carts on the weekends. What makes me even prouder is that Daniela is a very humble and giving student, said Perez. Shes a normal seventh-grade girl who praises others instead of herself. Shes a true joy, a well-rounded student, and I cant say enough about her. My dream job is to be a mechanical or biomedical engineer, said Daniela. I really like trying to use technology to solve world problems such as disabilities, to create a solution.ROBOT FROM 1 Blessed Trinity seventhgrader Daniela Rodriguez poses with her awardwinning science project, a robot named Steve, which captures brain activity and nerve impulses to produce movement. (COURTESY) 29532-0620Congratulationsfrom JLP Education ServicesMay Every Student be as Successful as our 2013 Graduates!Contact JLP for: 305-894-6024jlpeducationservices.vpweb.com
Florida Catholic June 2013 GRADUATION n n Congratulationsto our Class of 2013Congratulationsto our Class of 2013VALEDICTORIANAdriana ArrietaSALUTATORIANAustin SutterMa Go guid an direc yo t b brigh an blesse ttur.Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High SchoolA College Preparatory Catholic High School of the Archdioece of Miami Spirit, Mind, and Body...for EveryoneNow Accepting Applications for 2013-2014 School YearAdmissions Ofâ€œce: 305-388-6700 ext 1225 10300 S.W. 167 AVE. | MIAMI, FL 3319629482-0620 29517-0620Following is a quick glance at just a few of the achievements of archdiocesan schools and educators during the past year.Arts for learningArchbishop Curley Notre Dame Prep partnered with Arts for Learning to provide quality art instruction for students in grades six to nine, beginning with summer art classes offered through July 19. The school is the first Archdiocese of Miami middle and high school to offer an Arts for Learning program, which will allow students to understand, experience, create and connect art to other areas of learning. The school is located just north of Miamis Design District, allowing for easy access to galleries and studios where students can visit and meet local artists. Golden KnightsAshley Novello of St. David School in Broward and Karina Bermudez of Blessed Trinity School in Miami Springs were honored with the second annual archdiocesan Golden Knight Scholar Athlete Award. The award recognizes academic and athletic excellence among graduating eighth-graders and is awarded by the archdioceses Department of Schools. Apple distinctionsImmaculata La Salle High Schools Fredy Padovan, executive director of development and technology, was named an Apple Distinguished Educator for 2013. He is the only Catholic educator, and one of only two in Florida and 60 nationwide, selected for the award this year. The schools 1:1 iPad program, which Padovan helped develop and implement, also was named an Apple Distinguished Program for 2013.Excellence in arts, sportsMother of Our Redeemer Schools Amanda Aponte won the Outstanding Athlete Award from the Sports Society of South Florida. Also, students Melissa Alvarez and Victoria Barat received marks of superior at the Florida Vocal Association Music Performance Assessment Solo and Ensemble Festival, a competition for public, charter and private schools. Fairchild Challenge five-peatSt. Kevin School became the first Catholic school in the archdiocese to complete the Fairchild Challenge SCHOOL briefs for five consecutive years, having come in second or third place for the last four years. The Fairchild Challenge is an environmental education program sponsored by Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.Outstanding P.E. programSts. Peter and Paul School won this years award for Outstanding Middle School Physical Education Program from the Sports Society of South Florida. Alum among DREAMersDiego Sanchez, an Argentineborn alumnus from St. Thomas University in Miami, was among the DREAMers who appeared with President Obama June 11 to push for immigration reform. Sanchez came to the U.S. with his parents, made good grades, stayed out of trouble and learned of his illegal status in high school. He was recently approved for deferred action on his immigration status and graduated in May from St. Thomas, at the same time becoming active in organizations that are asking the president to stop deportations of those who could be eligible for naturalization under the proposed reform bill. Sanchez wants to study law and pursue a career in public policy. Innovator awardArchbishop Edward McCarthy High was one of 12 Catholic schools nationwide to receive the 2013 Innovations in Catholic Education award from Todays Catholic Teacher. McCarthy High won in the category of projects facilitated by technology for becoming a leader in integrating technology into the classroom, including iPads, Apple TVs, and free e-books offered through the library. The school also was named an Apple Distinguished School this year.Presidential scholarDakota J. Connell-Ledwon, a May graduate of Archbishop Edward McCarthy High, was named a presidential scholar by the Office of the President of the U.S. She was one of just 141 high school seniors nationwide to be chosen and the only student from an archdiocesan school.Piano prodigyAnthony Coniglio, 16, who took up learning music and playing the piano at the age of 9, is currently studying with renowned American pianist Phillip Evans, a former faculty member of both the Juilliard and Manhattan schools of music who now teaches at Lynn University Conservatory of Music in Boca Raton. Anthony is also a scholarship student with the Miami International Music Academy in a series of master classes held at the Steinway Gallery in Coral Gables. He graduated from St. Mark School in Southwest Ranches and is now a rising junior at Archbishop Edward McCarthy High School next door. Essay contest winnerJacqueline Flores, a student at the Centro Educativo San Juan Bosco De La Salle in Homestead, has won first place in a writing contest for fifth-graders in South Florida and is now entered in the national competition, whose winner will be announced at the end of June. Flores entered the Celebrate America essay contest sponsored by the Immigration Policy Center of the American Immigration Council. The theme of the contest is Why I Am Glad America Is a Nation of Immigrants.
GRADUATION n June 2013 www.theâ€oridacatholic.org SHARE YOUR WORLD, OPEN YOUR HOMEHOST A CHINESE STUDENT Cb-MtCtnnbb PfbrftfA Catholic High School in the Marianist Tradition In Partnership with the Cambridge Institute of International Education www.thecambridgeinstitute.org Learn about the Chinese language and culture. Connect with the second largest economy in the world. Develop an international relationship with a Chinese family. Receive a monthly stipend of $1,000. Help a dedicated student realize his or her dreams. 29578-0620 MELODY REGALADOFlorida Catholic correspondentMIAMI | Rosary-making groups in the archdiocese are using their work to benefit the local community. St. Bernadette Parish in Hollywood recruits fourth-, fifthand sixth-grade students from its school to be a part of the Junior Legion of Mary. They begin their weekly meetings by praying the rosary, discussing their assigned readings, and making rosaries to both give to the school and to send to the miliobtain items such as pencils and paper. But Sister Serrano noticed the rosary Rincon wore around her wrist, which her mom had taught her how to make when she was young. Sister Serrano saw it as an opportunity to help students from the school also learn how to make rosaries, and then sell them to raise money for Hope for Kasai. Rincon agreed, saying, Its easy to give money. I wanted them to give of their time and effort. Since September, Rincon has become a part of Sister Serranos senior year campus ministry class curriculum. She speaks to the students about the mission, and they became motivated to help. It involves string, beads, knots, handwork and time, said Rincon, who brings in materials from her home country of Colombia. They get excited with each rosary they complete, knowing that each one sold would help a child eat or go to school. The money raised helps fund mostly educational needs, such as school supplies, teachers salaries and building construction, along with meals for the students. In Kasai, 10 kids share one pencil, and a sheet of paper is split into four pieces so they can all have something to write on. Maternity needs and medical supplies are limited. It fills their hearts to know that other people are thinking of them, Rincon said. It gives them hope to know that kids in Miami are thinking of them and helping them, with their own hands. They really enjoy doing it. Its relaxing, has created a sense of camaraderie, and theyre being productive while still being able to talk to one another, said Sister Serrano. It has created a bond within this class, which as peer leaders they need to have in order to be leaders on a retreat and work together. The rosaries, which they began selling halfway through the school year after getting some initial practice, sell for between $3-$10 depending on the material used from plastic to wooded beads and neon to pastel colors. They were sold at school events such as picnics and dances. At the end of the school year the campus ministry students presented Rincon with a $250 check, which she will take to Kasai during her upcoming visit this month. Theyre really excited to have raised so much in such a short amount of time, and they know where the money is going, said Sister Serrano. For senior Devan Cinalli, the highlight of this experience has been getting to know Rincon, whom she considers to be a giving, kind and touching person. She was always very humble, generous and patient with us, she ROSARY FROM 1Prayerful ngers create handmade rosariesOur Lady of the Lakes teacher Alina Falcon helps sixth-grader Vanessa Perez-Robles make the knot that symbolizes the Our Father on the rosary. Under the supervision of two teachers, a group of 10 students from sixth through eighth grade gather every Tuesday after school to make rosaries. (PHOTOS BY ANA RODRIGUEZ-SOTO | FC)said. At first it was hard to learn, but she was very patient and very good at what she was doing, explaining everything along the way, and always enthusiastic about teaching us how to make a new type of rosary bracelet or if she brought new materials for us. She said that all the students were very excited to purchase the rosary bracelets and wanted to help once they learned more about the mission. With the help of the kids who have already learned to make the rosaries, they plan on continuArchbishop Coleman Carroll campus ministry members create these rosary bracelets which they sell on campus to support the Hope for Kasai project. (COURTESY PHOTO) ing the project next school year. Rincon said participation of the students at Archbishop Carroll High goes far beyond giving a monetary donation to the kids in Kasai. When you touch someones heart, even with a tiny grain of sand, thats what brings meaning and value to the efforts were making, she said. These kids are touching a lot of hearts. For more information on Hope for Kasai, visit www.hopeforkasai. com/. tary, depending on the requests received. We encourage them to learn about Mary and to spread the word of God to their families and peers, and to recruit others to join them, said Melba Santilli, president of the Legion of Mary at St. Bernadatte. It teaches them how to get along with each other. Members of the adult group, which also meets weekly, teach religion at prisons and take rosaries to the inmates, which they make durOur Lady of the Lakes sixth-grade rosary-makers, from left, Isabella Suarez, Jennifer Espinosa and Jonathan Colon start their work during a recent club meeting.PLEASE SEE HANDMADE, 19
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GRADUATION n June 2013 www.theâ€oridacatholic.org CONGRATULATIONSC-M CLASS OF 2013! Cb-MtCtnnbb PfbrftfA Catholic High School in the Marianist Tradition Voted Best School in Hollywood 2010, 2011, 2012 Chaminade-Madonna is extremely proud of the Class of 2013s accomplishments as our graduating seniors move Toward a Better World. 29577-0620Fabio and Sue Espinosa of Longwood are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Rachel Victoria Espinosa to Jack Vitek, son of Marylin Bloom and Steve Vitek. Rachel is a graduate of Bishop Moore Catholic High School and received an MS in Geographic Information Science from Florida State University. Currently, she is a biologist at E Sciences Inc., an environmental consulting â€œrm in Fort Lauderdale. Jack is a graduate of Lake Brantley High School and received a BA in Environmental Science from Stetson University. Currently, he is the world record coordinator for the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) in Fort Lauderdale. An October 2013 wedding is planned in the Georgia mountains. Special Occasions ENGAGEMENT John Edward Vitek and Rachel Victoria Espinosa Students at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, clockwise from top left, Niki Marino, 16; Ally Carrabes, 16; Bridget Foy, 16; Maci McKerchie, 16; Megan McKerchie, 17; and Casey Engleson, 16, show a video on their new yearbook accessed by an app for iPad and iPhone. (JIM DAVIS | FC) JIM DAVIS Florida Catholic correspondentFORT LAUDERDALE | Getting the yearbook at St. Thomas Aquinas High School was a moving experience this year because some of the pictures actually move. Hold an iPhone or iPad over specially marked images in Veritas, the schools yearbook, and a video plays on the device complete with music and voices. In one, a short talk by a student leader. In another, a clip with President Barack Obama. On the cover, a fast-paced blur of images, set to the schools Bell Song. Its video on paper, said an enthusiastic Megan McKerchie, 17, an 11th-grader who helped create Veritas this year. It brings the book to life. Thats music to the ears of yearbook advisor Shannon Arczynski, who introduced her 25 students in two classes to the Yearbook 3-D app. I like to see kids excited with education and technology, she said. And what better way than through a yearbook? The 560-page book, distributed May 9, has eight of the high-tech pictures, mainly at the start of each section. They show slices of St. Thomas Aquinas life: academics, sports, clubs, people. The Year in Review section has the clips with Obama and with Psy, the Korean performer best known for his Gangnam dance style. Yearbook 3-D is available for free on Google Play and the App Store. Called augmented reality, the technology enables a device to associate an image with a video clip or 3-D animation up to 30 seconds for now stored on a server computer of the yearbook company, Walsworth Publishing in Marceline, Mo. St. Thomas Aquinas is one of only a handful of schools nationwide selected for Yearbook 3-D by the publisher. Next year, Walsworth plans to offer it to all its yearbook clients. The technology was an easy sell for the students this past winter. Arczynski only had to lay a dollar bill face down on a table, then hold her iPhone over it. In the devices window, the view zoomed to an American flag atop the White House, with fireworks bursting. Then two slogans appeared: God Bless America and Land of Innovation. We were all freaking out, said junior Casey Engleson, 16. It was really cool. The tech-powered yearbook also won over classmates. It made everybody want to buy it even more, said Bridget Foy, 16, a junior in one of Arczynskis classes. The price helped, too. At $110, it was the same as it has been for years. The continuing goal is to keep it affordable, Arczynski said. Also easily convinced was Msgr. Vincent Kelly, supervising principal at St. Thomas Aquinas, and a big advocate of educational technology for his 2,200 students. Interactive capacity is the future, Msgr. Kelly said. I think newspapers will have it. And one day, you may look at a Mona Lisa, and shell say, Hello. Despite the novelty and wow factor, the monsignor said the hightech edition of Veritas fits solidly into educational goals. Teaching is where you ask questions and the student gives the answers. That goes back at least to St. Thomas Aquinas. The returning students are already brainstorming what videos to include next academic year. Some ideas: football, student plays, band music, parents ads, even dissecting a shark. This has catapulted us technologically, Arczynski said. I think that in 10 years, when (students) look at the yearbook, theyll actually feel like theyre going back to school. High school moves with high-tech yearbook
Florida Catholic June 2013 GRADUATION n Valedictorian Khalil SaiehARCHBISHOP CURLEY NOTRE DAMESalutatorian Celestyn AngotARCHBISHOP EDWARD MCCARTHY Valedictorian Christopher J. Vazquez Salutatorian Ariana TejeroBELEN JESUITValedictorian Ricardo Martinez-Cid Salutatorian Jake Patrick LarsonCARDINAL GIBBONSValedictorian Alexandria Orrizzi Salutatorian Lucia DeSantoCHAMINADEMADONNASalutatorian Katherine Ingerto Salutatorian Peter Giaquinto IIIIMMACULATALA SALLEValedictorian Delâ€œna MartinezPandiani Salutatorian Katherine HurleyMSGR. EDWARD PACESumma Cum Natalie Lazaro Summa Cum Edmuradam Sayedul Huq CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUSValedictorian Emily Legault Salutatorian Anthony Lima Salutatorian Thomas J. Cook OUR LADY OF LOURDES ST. BRENDAN ARCHBISHOP CARROLLValedictorian Adriana Arrieta Salutatorian Austin Sutter CARROLLTONValedictorian Stephen Cutie Valedictorian Victoria Valledor Salutatorian Roberto J. GonzalezST. THOMAS AQUINAS Valedictorian Zach Farnsworth Salutatorian Alec Spano Summa Cum Arturo Bory Salutatorian Jonathan Cruz Salutatorian Robert Wolfe Salutatorian Maria Laura Balcazar Valedictorian Mary Grace Darmody Valedictorian Caitlin Opperman Salutatorian Sophia Gonzalez
GRADUATION n June 2013 www.theâ€oridacatholic.org 29598-0620 8 others, from Broward and Miami-Dade, recognized for excellence in academics, serviceSTAFF REPORTMIAMI | Five archdiocesan high school students, all from Broward, received Silver Knight awards for excellence in their respective fields. Eight other students six from Broward, two from Miami-Dade were given honorable mentions. The Silver Knight awards are given to the most-deserving, graduating seniors from all public and 5 Catholic high school seniors win Silver Knightsprivate schools in the two counties. Although primarily based on academic achievement and community service, the students involvement in each award discipline ranging from art to world languages is also strongly considered. The Miami Herald has been bestowing these honors since 1959 in MiamiDade and 1984 in Broward. Browards five archdiocesan school winners were from St. Thomas Aquinas (three), Cardinal Gibbons (one), and Archbishop Edward McCarthy (one): athletics from Cardinal Gibbons. A standout athlete in sailing, lacrosse, and ice hockey, Michael has volunteered hundreds of hours aiding the homeless through the Broward Outreach Center. He was vice president of the National Honor Society and president of the Math Honor Society. St. Thomas Aquinas. Founder of Build NBarrel, an organization that recruits students to assist in poverty-stricken Nicaragua, Michael was also student body vice president, a National Honor Society member, and winner of the Best Content award at the Nova Southeastern University Entrepreneurship Summer Camp. ism from Archbishop McCarthy. Declared Best Writer of 2012 by her schools English department and given the Editorial Leadership Award by Indiana Universitys High elle also raised roughly $20,000 via a book drive to help pay for school rebuilding and scholarships for the children of Uganda. from St. Thomas Aquinas. Creator ect, an initiative that teaches young females self-acceptance, self-worth, and leadership skills, Danielle is also a varsity golfer, National Honor Society member, and former volunteer with the YMCA, Pantry of Broward County, and the L.E.A.D. Program. from St. Thomas Aquinas. Eryn finished first in the Sunvitational National Forensics Tournament, is president of her schools debate team, and is the founder of Pencils for Progress, a program that donates pencils to students in SubSaharan Africa. The honorable mentions were: Miami-Dade: mathematics from Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart. Broward: Thomas Aquinas. and literature from Cardinal Gibbons. Cardinal Gibbons. music and dance from St. Thomas Aquinas. ence from St. Thomas Aquinas. world language from St. Thomas Aquinas. Compiled by Gregory J. Vitale. St. Thomas University is once again offering the Spiritual Direction/Companionship Program under the leadership of Sue DeFerrari, director of ministry in Pinecrest. The three-year program is part of the universitys Center for Wholistic Spirituality, which offers certificate programs in spiritual companionship and Catholic biblical studies. Among other topics, the spiritual direction program introduces students to theology and psychology. Second-year students take up the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. The third year has students practice tools and techniques of spiritual direction. Anyone with a gift for listening or a desire to grow in faith is welcome to inquire about the program in spiritual direction. Those seeking spiritual direction are also free to call. The new semester starts in September, and applications are being reviewed now. Interested persons may contact DeFerrari at 305-6286765 or Sdeferrari@STU.edu. You may also go to www.stu.edu and click on School of Theology and Ministry, then on certificate programs and spiritual companionship. University oers opportunity to learn about spiritual direction 29579-0620
Florida Catholic June 2013 GRADUATION n 29479-0620Ashley Abaunza Alejandra Aguirre Adriana Bodlak Elena Bosch Skyler Bruestle Cristina Cabrera Lorenzo Cabrera Maria Cano Ashley Cardounel Alexander Carsello Giovanni Colon Jonathan Cruz Cassandra Etzig Zachary Farnsworth Liam Feroli Patricia Garcia Gabriella Gonzalez Jared Harkins Eryn Hughes Alejandro Lopez Adam Mantilla Jonathan Martinez James McCready Javier Menchaca-Gallegos Jonathan Munoz Nicolas Munoz-McDonald Andrea Noguera Erica J. Nori Jennifer Pulido Esteban Recht Anthony Rodriguez Josephine Rosario Celine Socarras Alec Spano Matthew Taxis Carolina Vargas Kevin Vogt-Lowell Kyle Vogt-LowellNATIONAL HISPANIC SCHOLARS39John T. Bartelmo Lauren A. Berger Adriana A. Bodlak Elena V. Bosch Ashley M. Cardounel McKenzie A. Clarke Jonathan W. Cruz Victor P. De Bianchi Jessica Ditocco Jared Harkins Tyler J. Herrington Joseph B. Higgs Melaina M. Lasalle Alejandro J. Lopez Ellen M. McCourt James W. McCready Javier Menchaca-Gallegas Kaitlin M. Milligan Andrea Noguera Erica J. Nori Bridget N. Parr James D. Russo Richard J. Scricca Celine E. Socarras Samantha C. Speedy Carolina Vargas Kyle J. Vogt-Lowell Matthew Vohr Kristen Zavertnik29NATIONAL MERIT COMMENDED SCHOLARSNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT8McKenzie A. Clarke Aubrey B. Reynolds Ciara G. SanonFinalists Achievement ParticipantsChandler Dorrell Dimitri J. McMillan Elizabeth Morrison Corey Ross Treyton C. TyrellNational Scholarship Awards 2013Brianna L. Ager Alejandra M. Aguirre Wyndham M. Batchelor Brandon P. Beans Cristina M. Cabrera Lorenzo J. Cabrera Alexander J. Carsello James P. Childress Zachary D. Farnsworth Antoinette A. Farrell Gabriella V. Gonzalez Stephen T. Gray Amanda M. Hoffman Adam R. Mantilla Nicolas A. Munoz-McDonald Dylan A. Orshefsky Jennifer N. Pulido Emily C. Ray Anthony R. Rodriguez Alejandro M. Serrano Cara J. Williamson Robert J. WolfeNATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP22FinalistsAdam R. Mantilla
YOURMIAMICOMMUNITY b June 2013 www.theâ€oridacatholic.org 128189-0620 TOM TRACYFlorida Catholic correspondentMIAMI | They were instrumental in staffing new parishes, developing multicultural faith communities, administering Catholic schools and encouraging Catholic families locally; not to mention witnessing devastating hurricanes, race riots and the historic visit of Mother Teresa during the establishment of her Miami community. With their close ties to the black Catholic and other multicultural communities, the clergy of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate played important roles in the Church in South Florida during the past 47 years. Now, true to their missionary call, the Oblates are moving on, turning the stewardship of their ministries and parishes back to the archdiocese that they helped to grow. Throughout June, six Oblate clergy here will be saying their formal goodbyes at the three archdiocesan parishes they currently staff: St. Stephen in Miramar, Holy Redeemer in Liberty City, and Christ the King in Perrine. They are also leaving a parish in the Diocese of Palm Beach. When they first arrived in what is now the Archdiocese of Miami, they staffed St. George in Fort Lauderdale a predominantly black parish that closed in 2009 and St. Timothy in Miami, which they exchanged for St. Monica in Opa Locka in 1981. They have been very close to our family. They have come to our holiday dinners, they have always been very kind to us, very supportive and close to my own children, said Mary Raynor, one of four children whose parents lived a stones throw from St. Stephen Parish and who now works at the church part time. I have kept in touch with many of the Oblates who have left the area and have gone to visit them in other places, including some who were here back in 1968, said Raynor. The Oblates are known for their friendliness, for being very religious, spiritual, down to earth. It is very sad for me that the Oblates have decided to leave the state of Florida. The U.S. Province of the Romebased Oblates, which has clergy in places throughout the country, had conducted studies on its staffing and priorities for the coming years in light of limited new vocations. The leadership decided to bolster new commitments, including four missionary centers being developed in Texas, Massachusetts, New York and Louisiana. It was a very difficult decision to make, said Oblate Father James Taggart, who is making the rounds to the affected parishes in June to help say farewell to the parish communities on behalf of the Oblates. We were at a crossroads and if it was up to me I would have kept Miami, but we have to make decisions based on our resources and our top priorities are these new mission centers. Father Taggart was himself once assigned to two parishes in Miami and briefly served as archdiocesan director of respect life. From 1985 to 1990, he served at St. Monica Parish in Opa Locka. In 1992, he returned to Florida at St. Stephen Parish, where he was a pastor until the end of September 1998. Since July 2011, Father Taggart has served as the full-time area councilor for the Oblate Northeast and Southeast areas. He currently resides in Lowell, Mass. I loved the time I spent in Miami, and all the Oblates felt the archdiocese has always been a wonderful place to work. I used to love going into the Pastoral Center where the people knew who you were. It was real teamwork, he said. The nature of the assignments that the Oblates held in Miami was so cosmopolitan in terms of languages and cultures and it makes you think of the Church universal. If we can really come together and work as one body in Christ there, it is a sign of what we are called to do as a Church, Father Taggart added. Oblate Father Alejandro Roque, outgoing pastor of St. Stephen, grew up in South Florida after coming from Cuba as a Pedro Pan child. He has served at two Miami parishes including St. Monica, his home parish. He hopes the Oblates will be remembered locally for their commitment to social justice. Father Roque, who plans to take a sabbatical before going on to serve as a formator for Oblate clergy, was involved in at least two community organizations that aimed to bolster local community relations in Miami: PACT (People Acting in Community Together) in Miami-Dade County, and BOLD (Broward Organized Leaders Doing) Justice in Broward. He said the people of South Florida will never be forgotten by the Oblates. In a lot of ways our (Oblate) spirituality is in the people, he said. South Florida is my home and I have family here; my heart is here. Oblate Father William Mason has been pastor of Christ the King since 2008. He also served from 1979 to 1987 as pastor of the nowclosed St. Francis Xavier Parish in Overtown. He recalled the 1980 race riots in the Overtown area, and taking African-American studies in New Orleans during the summers in order to better serve the community at St. Francis, where Mother Teresa also once paid a visit during that time. Father Mason has been assigned to serve at an Oblate retreat house in Connecticut. He leaves Christ the King knowing the community is on its way toward building a new church building and has a well-developed lay leadership. The new pastor can find great capabilities in the people to get things done as a cooperator. Things will just flour ish, he said. Its just a change of pastor, one person, a pivotal role but the backbone of the parish will still be there and that is where we can see the spirit of God working, and that gives us confidence and hope, Father Mason continued. We have a missionary understanding that our purpose is to leave: We do our work End of a fond era as Oblates leave FloridaOblate Missionaries pose with Archbishop Emeritus John C. Favalora after the farewell luncheon in their honor June 7. From left are Father George Roy of St. Stephen Parish; Father Lucien Bouchard of Christ the King; Father Alejandro Roque of St. Stephen; Father Paul Dass of St. Stephen; Brother David Uribe, who is in formation and spending a pastoral year at St. Stephen; Archbishop Favalora; Father William Mason of Christ the King; Father John Cox of Holy Redeemer; Father James Taggart, councilor for the Northeast and Southeast areas of the province; and Father Daniel Nassaney, vocations director for the east coast. (ANA RODRIGUEZ-SOTO | FC) For those who may not be familiar with the work of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, meet Father Lucien Bouchard, 84, an Oblate for 58 years, 47 of those in Laos and Borneo. He served in Laos from 1956 to 1975, when he was expelled by the communist government. The day I left they came in the evening to get me, he said. The reason: Father Bouchard used to visit the refugee villages and the outposts of guerillas who were â€œghting against the government. A parish was not just one church, he explained. The last one I was in had 22 villages to visit. So it would take two months to visit all the villages. We did that year-round. Sometimes he walked to those villages. Other times he traveled by boat or motorcycle. A bad back combined with riding a motorcycle on very bad roads convinced him to retire from the missions and return to the United States in 2005, at age 76. I â€œgured it was time to go. He has been serving at Christ the King in Perrine for the past few years and will be moving to the Oblate residence for the elderly in Tewksbury, Mass., when the Oblates withdraw from the parish at the end of June. Ill still have ministry to do reduced active ministry, he said. A fellow Oblate, Father Alejandro Roque, pastor of St. Stephen Parish in Miramar, said Tom Dooley, the American doctor and humanitarian who worked in Laos in the 1950s, mentioned Father Bouchard in one of his books. Father Roque said Dooley whose cause for sainthood is being spearheaded by the Oblates described attending a Mass in a hut in Laos that seemed more magniâ€œcent than any he had attended in Paris or Rome. Reading that book at the age of 15 is what motivated Father Roque to join the Oblates, enthused by the prospect of being a missionary. If not for that, I would have been a diocesan priest in Miami, he said. Father Bouchard does not remember the moment described in the book, saying he only met Dooley once. I had a beer with him in a restaurant in Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Of his life as an Oblate, Father Bouchard said, Going to the missions, that was my dream come true. I enjoyed it very much. ANA RODRIGUEZ-SOTO THEFACEOFANOBrTEand go, but that doesnt make it any (easier) in terms of the human emotions and relationships built up over the years. Oblate Father John Cox, pastor of Holy Redeemer Parish who for a while did double duty as pastor of St. Francis Xavier is leaving to work in Native American ministry in northern Minnesota. Speaking for his community at a farewell luncheon hosted by archdiocesan priests June 7, Father Cox said, We did our best to be faces of the Church in Miamis poorest neighborhoods, including Overtown and Liberty City, and in others that were prosperous, but experienced devastation, as in Pinecrest following Hurricane Andrew. We hope that the burning love of Jesus for humanity was apparent in all that we did and will do. Archbishop Emeritus John C. Favalora, representing Archbishop Thomas Wenski at the luncheon, compared the Oblates ministry to that of Navy SEALS. They get the tough jobs. And they do them very well, he said. Archbishop Wenski planned to host a dinner for the Oblates later in June. Each of the parishes also was planning its own series of farewell events for the Oblate priests.
Florida Catholic June 2013 YOURMIAMICOMMUNITY t Tell Catholics now is the time to act we cannot let this moment pass Following is the statement issued June 5 by the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops: When an alien resides with you in your land, do not molest him. You shall treat the alien who resides with you no differently than the natives born among you; have the same love for him as for yourself; for you too were once aliens in the land of Egypt. I the Lord am your God (Lv 19:33-34). We, the Catholic Bishops of Florida, are deeply concerned about our nations immigration system. We lament the loss of the many years our migrant brothers and sisters have waited for changes that would enable them to seek legal protection and support their families. While the Catholic Church acknowledges the right of countries to control their borders and enforce immigration laws, the common good is not served when the human dignity and rights of individuals are violated. The Church teaches, the more prosperous nations are obliged, to the extent they are able, to welcome the foreigner in search of the security and the means of livelihood which he cannot find in his country of origin. Public authorities should see to it that the natural right is respected that places a guest under the protection of those who receive him (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2241). The Florida economy is dependent upon manual labor for agriculture, construction and the service industry. People who seek to escape persecution and economic disparity in their country of origin have come to America for this employment. While the need for labor exists, the limited numbers of worker visas to bring labor into America are insufficient and have created a market for undocumented workers who may face abuses by unscrupulous employers, human smugglers and human traffickers. Congress has the best opportunity in almost 30 years to pass immigration reform. This is a historic moment in our country. As Florida bishops: Support immigration reformAmericans, we cannot let this moment pass. As a moral matter, our country must not accept the toil and taxes of these children of God without offering them the protections of our laws, which they so willingly seek. We urge you to join with us in asking the 113th Congress to support immigration reform that: Provides a path to citizenship for undocumented persons in the country. Preserves family unity by reducing backlogs and waiting times for family reunification. Protects vulnerable populations including refugees, asylum seekers and unaccompanied children. Addresses the root causes of migration, such as persecution and economic disparity. Now is the time to act. We, the Catholic Bishops of Florida, ask our parishioners to contact their member of Congress and two U.S. Senators to ask them to support immigration reform. Messages may be sent electronically by visiting www.flaccb.org/lawmakers.php. Archbishop Thomas Wenski Archdiocese of Miami Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito Diocese of Palm Beach Bishop Robert N. Lynch Diocese of St. Petersburg Bishop Frank J. Dewane Diocese of Venice Bishop John Noonan Diocese of Orlando Bishop Felipe J. Estvez Diocese of St. Augustine Bishop Gregory L. Parkes Diocese of Pensacola-TallahasseeUrgen que ahora es el momento de actuar no podemos dejar pasar este momento He aqu las declaraciones emitidas por los obispos catlicos de la Florida el 5 de junio de 2013: Cuando un forastero viva junto a ti, en tu tierra, no lo molestes. Al forastero que viva con ustedes lo mirarn como a uno de ustedes y lo amars como a ti mismo, pues ustedes tambin fueron forasteros en Egipto: Yo soy el Seor, tu Dios! (Leviticus 19:3334) Nosotros, los Obispos Catlicos de la Florida, estamos profundamente preocupados por el sistema de inmigracin de nuestra nacin. Lamentamos la prdida de tantos aos que nuestros hermanos extranjeros itinerantes han estado esperando por cambios que les permitieran buscar proteccin legal y apoyo para su familia. Aunque la Iglesia Catlica reconoce el derecho de los pases a controlar sus fronteras y a hacer cumplir las leyes de inmigracin, no se sirve el bienestar comn cuando la dignidad y los derechos humanos de los individuos son violados. La Iglesia ensea, las naciones ms prsperas estn obligadas, tanto como les sea posible, a acoger al forastero en busca de seguridad y de los medios de vida que no puede encontrar en su pas de origen. Las autoridades pblicas deben procurar que el derecho natural sea respetado, que coloque al husped bajo la proteccin de quienes lo reciben (Catecismo de la Iglesia Catlica, 2241). La economa de la Florida depende de la labor manual para la agricultura, la construccin y la industria de servicio. Las personas que buscan escapar de la persecucin y la disparidad econmica en su pas de origen han venido a los Estados Unidos en busca de trabajo. Aunque la necesidad de mano de obra existe, el nmero limitado de visas para trabajadores para traer mano de obra a los Estados Unidos es insuficiente y ha creado un mercado para trabajadores indocumentados quienes se enfrentan a abusos a manos de empleadores inescrupulosos, y de contrabandistas y traficantes humanos. El Congreso tiene la mejor oportunidad en casi 30 aos para aprobar una reforma inmigratoria. Este es un momento histrico en nuestro pas. Como americanos, no podemos dejar pasar este momento. Es una cuestin moral, nuestro pas no puede aceptar el trabajo y las contribuciones de estos hijos de Dios sin ofrecerles la proteccin de nuestras leyes, que tan deseosamente buscan. Los urgimos a que se unan a nosotros para pedirle al Congreso 113o que apoye una reforma inmigratoria que: Provea una va hacia la ciudadana para las personas indocumentadas en el pas; Preserve la unidad de la familia reduciendo atrasos y el tiempo de espera para la reunin de la familia; Proteja a las poblaciones vulnerables, incluyendo a los refugiados, a los que buscan asilo y a los nios que estn solos; Trate las causes fundamentales de la emigracin, tales como la persecucin y la disparidad econmica. Obispos de la Florida apoyan reforma migratoriaAhora es el momento de actuar. Nosotros, los Obispos Catlicos de la Florida, les pedimos a nuestros feligreses que se pongan en contacto con sus congresistas y con dos Senadores de los Estados Unidos para pedirles que apoyen la reforma inmigratoria. Pueden enviar los mensajes electrnicamente o visitando el www.flaccb. org/lawmakers.php. Reverendsimo Thomas Wenski Arquidicesis de Miami Reverendsimo Gerald M. 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YOURMIAMICOMMUNITY f June 2013 www.theâ€oridacatholic.org ing their weekly meetings. At Our Lady of the Lakes School in Miami Lakes, rosarymaking is used as an activity to bond with students. Prekindergarten teacher Alina Falcon said she learned how to make rosaries by watching a video on YouTube. She wanted to give them to former students who were making their first Communion. She bought the rosary-making kit from Our Ladys Rosary Makers in Louisville, Ky., and mentioned her idea to Claudia Karlesky, a third-grade teacher at the school. Karleskey loved it, seeing it as a great opportunity to reconnect with the kids they once taught. We miss the older kids, so we saw this as a chance to interact with them again, said Falcon. Since Easter, Falcon and Karleskey have met once a week after school with a group of 10 sixththrough eighth-graders. They begin each session by praying the chaplet of Divine Mercy, and they also provide snacks for the students to enjoy. We wanted it to be more of a prayerful ministry than a club, but also a safe place for them to hang out and have a good time, said Falcon, adding that the kids have caught on quickly and have really been enjoying the activity. Its something new to do and its always good to have a religious club or ministry, said sixth-grader Amanda Villanueva. I wanted to come closer to God, and teach my mom because she likes to sew and knit, said sixth-grader Jonathan Colon. Eventually, club members hope to send the completed rosaries to missionaries, but for now they are still practicing the craft. They gave their first set of 40 completed rosaries to the schools teachers, who sometimes stop by to try their hand at the ministry. The next step is to give them to the pastoral care ministry at Our Lady of the Lakes, which will distribute them to the sick and elderly of the parish. Eventually, club members want to send rosaries to their sister school in Haiti along with their monthly monetary donations. The goal for next year is to also make it more into a service learning project, which our principal strongly believes in, to learn more about Haiti and where the money and supplies are going, said Falcon. For more information on the Legion of Mary at St. Bernadatte, visit www.stbernadettefl.com/. For information on Our Ladys Rosary Makers, visit http://olrm. org/.HANDMADE FROM 11 JIM DAVIS Florida Catholic correspondentFORT LAUDERDALE | Schools hold science and history fairs. Why not hold one on something even more basic character? Why not indeed, asked faculty and administrators at St. Anthony School. Throughout April and May, visitors to the school could see those three-panel presentation boards, familiar to generations of science-fair entrants, unfolding virtues such as respect, tolerance and self-control. The 185 students, from fifth to eighth grade, were tasked with defining each value, finding Bible verses about it, highlighting a person who exemplifies it, and giving ways they could live it out themselves. It takes the ideas out of abstractions and into their lives, said Michelle Schneider, school counselor. And it works for an 8-year-old or a 28-year-old. But what about middle schoolers, whose main values often include breaking the rules? Ask the kids themselves. You could use it as a character-building project, said Chase Sabadash, a seventh-grader who produced a display on respect. Choose a project, work on it, understand it. Fifth-grader Alex Farmer said he applies the value of fairness in his family life. I have a brother and a sister, and I try to be fair to them, even if theyre not fair to me. The idea began in October when Father Linus Nangwele, the school chaplain, saw the book Building Moral Intelligence by Michele Borba. He and Pat Solenski, director of religious education for both the parish and school, got permission from their pastor, Father Jerry Singleton, to give a copy to each teacher. The two brought in Schneider and religion teacher Joe Sharkey, and together they shaped a program around seven virtues: empathy, conscience, self-control, respect, kindness, tolerance and fairness. The project, which began in Lent, dovetails with Father Singletons long-term goal of infusing students with Gospel values, Solenski said. We need to lay the essential building blocks for a meaningful life, she said. I cant just live for myself. I also have to live for others. We need to prepare the children to live in society. The kids have found the presentations an interesting challenge, experimenting with colors, layouts and typefaces. Its a lot of fun, said seventhgrader Katrina Vogel, whose presentation on kindness had enough pink and orange to decorate a Dunkin Donuts shop. You get to be more creative, not like in a science fair. They also have some freedom to interpret the traits theyre assigned. Chase applied his theme of respect to environmental concerns or respecting the earth. He plans to patrol nearby Holiday Park, picking up litter. Teachers had the students present their findings outside their classes as well to students in the primary grades and during the Friday school Masses at St. Anthony Church. Peer teaching, Sharkey called it. Yeah, I was nervous, but when I was doing it, I was comfortable, said Theresa Staab, a seventhgrader who gave a presentation on empathy on a recent Friday. But my friend who had shown me empathy was watching me. That helped. Meanwhile, the school has kept parents updated on the program, by sending out weekly media such as books, articles and DVDs. They also encour aged parents to discuss the listed character traits. The character program earned the admiration of Philip Tran, a seminarian who was serving his pastoral year at St. Anthony. Here, the (spiritual) formation shows in the kids, Tran said. They have deep conversations with their parents about the character traits. Although, as Solenski says, the character traits are timeless, the school did start the project late in the year. How will teachers make the lessons stick? Theyve already thought of that. Next year, they plan to concentrate on a single trait each month. That will allow us to go deeper, Solenski said.Character studiesSt. Anthony School students learn moral traits then teach them to others Top left, Chase Sabadash of St. Anthony School applies the trait of respect to Respect for the earth. Top right, Theresa Staab presents her project during a Friday Mass. Bottom left, Skylar Sorensen examines the character trait of conscience, and bottom right, Alex Farmers project is on fairness. (JIM DAVIS | FC)
Florida Catholic June 2013 YOURMIAMICOMMUNITY n Goal is to support prisoners, exprisoners and familiesARACELI CANTEROFlorida Catholic correspondentMIAMI | Deacon Edgardo Faras dreams of taking better care of the families of prisoners, high-risk youths, and ex-prisoners. That dream is closer to reality now, with the help of many people and volunteers and the establishment of two small outreach centers entrusted to the patronage of St. Dismas. The deacon, who directs the Archdiocese of Miamis prison ministry, had hoped to open outreach centers such as these for a number of years. His dream became a reality thanks to the support of two priests: Father Steven OHala, pastor of St. Elizabeth of Hungary in Pompano Beach and its mission church, St. Joseph; and Father Jos Luis Menndez, pastor of Corpus Christi Parish in Miami and its mission church, St. Robert Bellarmine. Both missions now house St. Dismas outreach centers. Their inauguration took place in May, coinciding with the visit of two Argentines who presented conferences in Miami on God in the city or what some call urban ministry. For Deacon Faras, St. Dismas is the perfect name. Dismas was the good thief who was crucified next to Jesus. After having been a thief and probably an assassin or literally an evildoer as the Gospels tell us, it was enough for him to turn to Christ while on the gallows to receive the forgiveness and mercy of God. The fact that this was enough to enter heaven means that today, we can have him as an example. The archdioceses prison ministry serves inmates in 32 institutions in Broward and MiamiDade: jails, state and federal prisons, juvenile detention centers, and immigration centers. The work is done with the help of 10 priests, 10 deacons, and 150 laypeople all volunteers who make frequent visits to inmates, and 50 more volunteers who visit occasionally. The ministry also hosts a program on Radio Paz (830 AM) that airs every Tuesday from 9 to 10 Two St. Dismas Centers open to aid in prison ministryp.m., bringing expert guests to speak on the legal and social aspects of the criminal justice system. Deacon Faras stresses that volunteers are always needed. Volunteers must undergo an orientation process and training, must be recommended by their parish, and must meet archdiocesan requirements (www.detentionministry. com). Deacon Faras knows the process well since he has undergone it himself. Born in Argentina where he was an elementary school teacher, he decided to emigrate in 1986 with his wife, who was also a teacher. This decision initiated for them an itinerant phase, like that of so many other immigrants. He began installing marble and ceramic tiles in apartments in South Florida while beginning to relate to people of many diverse cultures. The couple then had their first and only daughter and began a new phase of learning to become father and mother. One day, in 1998, while listening to a program on Radio Paz on prison ministry, he felt his calling. For seven years, he served as a lay minister and prison volunteer while keeping his day job. But he longed for something more, and in 2001 was accepted into the permanent diaconate program. After five years of study and preparation, he was ordained a deacon in 2006 and named director of prison ministry for the archdiocese. Motivated by the words of the Gospel, I was in prison and you visited me, the dream of Deacon Faras is to develop a ministry model that provides prisoners, ex-prisoners and family members with healing, reconciliation and programs that meet their needs. All the while he continues to study and invite others to also commit themselves to that dream. That is what he did with Fathers OHala and Menndez, and the result is the creation of the two St. Dismas centers. To arrange a meeting in one of the St. Dismas centers or to receive counsel, support or orientation regarding the many resources that exist in the archdiocese and South Florida, call the Ofâ€œce of Prison Ministry at 305-762-1093, send a fax to 305-758-2027, or send an email to email@example.com. For more information on becoming a Prison Ministry volunteer, visit www.detentionministry.com. FYI
YOURMIAMICOMMUNITY June 2013 www.theâ€oridacatholic.org TM Ayude a las personas a crecer en su relacin con Cristo y con la Iglesia usando la Biblioteca de Espiritualidad .Solo $85! Oferta vlida hasta el 30 de junio de 2013. Mencione el cdigo 13-375. Ahorre 33%Vistanos en nuestra pgina web Liguori.org | 800.325.9521 28820-0620 Apoyan a los presos, expresos y sus familias ARACELI CANTEROFlorida Catholic correspondentMIAMI | Con la ayuda de otras personas y muchos voluntarios, y desde dos casitas bajo el patronazgo de San Dimas, el dicono Edgardo Faras suea con atender mejor a las familias de los presos, los jvenes en alto riesgo y los ex-presos. El dinmico dicono que dirige el Ministerio de Prisiones de la Arquidicesis de Miami haba soado con algo as desde hace varios aos. Su sueo se hizo realidad con el apoyo de dos sacerdotes. En Pompano Beach fue el Padre Steven OHala, prroco de St. Elizabeth of Hungary, y en Miami ha sido el Padre Jos Luis Menndez, prroco de Corpus Christi, que se ocupa tambin de la misin San Roberto Belarmino. La inauguracin de estos dos outreach centers ha tenido lugar en el mes de mayo, aprovechando la visita de dos argentinos que han dado conferencias sobre Dios en la ciudad o lo que se conoce como pastoral urbana. Para el dicono Faras, el nombre San Dimas es el nombre perfecto para estos nuevos centros porque Dimas, el buen ladrn que fue crucificado junto a Jess, despus de haber sido toda su vida un ladrn y probablemente un asesino o literalmente un malhechor, como dice el Evangelio, bast que se volviera hacia Cristo en el patbulo, para que recibiera el perdn y la misericordia de Dios. Ms an, explica el dicono, esto fue suficiente para entrar con Jess en Paraso y para que hoy, nosotros, podamos tenerle como ejemplo. El Ministerio de Prisiones de la Arquidicesis abarca a 32 instituciones en los condados Broward y Miami Dade: crceles, prisiones estatales y federales, centros de detencin juveniles y de inmigracin. Se realiza gracias a la ayuda voluntaria de 10 sacerdotes, 10 diconos, 150 voluntarios laicos que hacen visitas frecuentes y 50 voluntarios que hacen visitas ocasionales. Adems tiene un programa en Radio Paz (830 AM) todos los martes de 9 a 10 p.m., sobre la Pastoral de Prisiones, con invitados expertos en el rea del sistema criminal de justicia, social, y legal. El dicono Faras subraya que siempre se necesitan voluntarios. Las personas tienen que pasar por un proceso de orientacin y entrenamiento, tener la recomendacin de su parroquia y cumplir los requisitos arquidiocesanos. l dicono Faras conoce bien el proceso porque lo pas l mismo. Nacido en Argentina en donde fue maestro de una escuela elemental, en 1986 decidi emigrar junto a su esposa tambin maestra. Esta decisin inici para ellos dos una etapa itinerante, como la de tantos otros inmigrantes. Faras se dedic a instalar baldosas de mrmol y cermica en apartamentos del sur de La Florida al tiempo que aprenda a relacionarse con gente de culturas diversas. La pareja tuvo su primera y nica hija e inici una nueva etapa aprendiendo a ser padre y madre. Hasta que un da de 1998, escuchando un programa de Radio Paz sobre el Ministerio de Prisiones, sinti su llamada. Durante siete aos sirvi como ministro laico y voluntario en las prisiones, mientras continuaba su trabajo. Pero quera algo ms y en 2001 fue aceptado en el programa del Diaconado Permanente. Despus de cinco aos de preparacin fue ordenado dicono y en 2006 recibi el nombramiento de Director de la Pastoral de Prisiones de la Arquidicesis. Motivado por las palabras del evangelio: Estuve en la crcel y me visitasteis, su sueo es desarrollar una pastoral modelo al servicio de los encarcelados, expresos y sus familiares por medio de la sanacin, reconciliacin y con programas que salgan al encuentro de sus necesidades. Todo esto mientras contina estudiando e invitando a que otros se comprometan con este sueo. As lo hizo con el padre OHala y con el padre Menndez y como resultado la pastoral ahora cuenta con los dos centros San Dimas. Abren dos Centros San Dimas para la pastoral de prisiones Para concertar un encuentro en uno de los centros San Dimas y recibir consuelo, apoyo y orientacin sobre los muchos recursos que ya existen en la Arquidicesis o en cada zona ciudadana del Sur de la Florida: Llamen a la oâ€œcina de la Pastoral de Prisiones: 305-762-1093; Manden un FAX: 305-758-2027; o Enven un correo electrnico: firstname.lastname@example.org. Ms informacin para ser voluntario en la Pastoral de Prisiones se encuentra en la Pgina Web: www.detentionministry.com. FYI El dicono Edgardo Faras abre la puerta del nuevo centro San Dimas para atencin a los familiares de los presos en Miami Dade. (ARACELI CANTERO | FC) Broward Monument1227 S. Andrews Ave. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 BRONZE GRANITE MEMORIAL and PLAQUESPHONE:954-523-7199FAX:954-761-8174TOLL FREE:1-800-997-7199www.browardmonuments.com Preserving the memory of your loved one27751-0620
Florida Catholic June 2013 AROUNDYOURCOMMUNITY The Florida Catholic welcomes calendar items of parish/organization events that are open to the whole archdiocese. There is no charge but items must be in the Miami ofâ€œce at least eight weeks before the event. To list an event both on the website and in the newspaper, go to www.miamiarch.org, click on the banner announce your event for free and follow the instructions. For publication dates and deadlines, go to www.miamiarch.org and click on news. Notices may be sent by email: email@example.com; fax: 305-762-1132; mail: The Florida Catholic, 9401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33138. MIAMIARCHDIOCESECOMMUNITYPAGE SUBMISSIONDEADLINES COMMUNITY EVENTSMother of Our Redeemer, 25th anniversary Mass, Saturday, June 29, 1 p.m., 8445 N.W. 186 St., Miami. 305-829-6141. Summer fun runs, Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 1, 6:30 p.m., Miami Shores Community Center, N.E. 97 St. and Park Avenue. Sponsored by Archbishop Curley Notre Dame Prep cross-country team, for people of all ages and ability levels. firstname.lastname@example.org.CONCERTS Our Youth Shines! Friday, June 28, 8:15 p.m., St. Dominic, 5909 N.W. Seventh St., Miami. Parish youth choir Celestial highlighting choral, solo, dance talent. 305-261-2858. Kitty Cleveland concert, Tuesday, July 16, 7 p.m., Assumption, 2001 S. Ocean Blvd., Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. Full-time missionary from New Orleans will inspire with singing, testimony on feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. 954-646-1702.FAITH EDUCATIONWomen of Grace study program, Thursdays through July 18, 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth of Hungary, 3331 N.E. 10 Terrace, Pompano Beach. alicia. email@example.com. Summer Institute 2013, June 24-28, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School, 5451 S. Flamingo Road, Southwest Ranches. Sponsored by Ofâ€œce of Catechesis for catechists, Catholic educators working toward completing certiâ€œcation requirements. In Spanish and English. Register online: http://miamicatechesis. org, or 305-762-1107. Respect life workshop, Wednesday, June 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 3600 S.W. 32 Blvd., West Park. Learn what the Church teaches about the critical life issues. R.S.V.P.: 954-981-2922. Pre-Cana, July 12, 7-10 p.m.; and July 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Immaculate Conception, 4497 W. First Ave., Hialeah. Marriage preparation class requirement for all engaged couples, offers sacramentality and life skills training using the Theology of the Body teachings of Blessed John Paul II. $250/couple, includes all meals, workbooks. Registration and information: www.miamiarch.org/familylife, firstname.lastname@example.org, 305-7621148. Camino del Matrimonio, 13 al 14 de julio, o 27 al 28 de julio, SEPI, 7700 S.W. 56 St., Miami. Fin de semana para parejas que quieren casarse por la Iglesia, con preparacin prctica y sacramental, basada en la Teologa del Cuerpo de Juan Pablo II. $125/pareja. www. caminodelmatrimonio.org, 305226-4664. Matrimonio 2000 para convalidaciones, 21 de julio, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., St. Timothy, 5400 S.W. 102 Ave., Miami. Para parejas que llevan aos casados por lo civil que quieran recibir el sacramento del matrimonio en la Iglesia. www.matrimonio2000. com, 305-821-0002. Bridging the Gap, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., St. Thomas University, 16400 N.W. 32 Ave., Miami Gardens. Free professional development day for priests, principals, parish staff, school employees. Topics include project management, cost-beneâ€œt analysis, fundraising, hiring, endowments, communications, phone etiquette, Excel, much more. 305-762-1203, jtejeda@ theadom.org. Southeast Pastoral Institute (SEPI), 7700 S.W. 56 St., Miami, 305-279-2333: Maestra en Ministerio Pastoral Hispano, acreditada por Barry University. Reâ€exin teolgica sobre realidades y contextos culturales hispanos y otros que desafan los ministerios de las iglesias cristianas, en especial la Catlica Romana, en el rea del liderazgo laico en las iglesias. Clases en espaol. Post Camino, second Wednesdays/segundos mircoles, SEPI, 7700 S.W. 56 St., Miami. Marriage enrichment, both spiritual and practical/ enriquecimiento matrimonial a nivel espiritual y prctico. 305226-4664. Para nutrir la vida conyugal, reuniones quincenales, mircoles, 8 p.m., Movimiento Familiar Cristiano, 480 E. Eighth St., Hialeah. 786-399-9783, 786-2290708, email@example.com. Online marriage preparation for couples with special circumstances that will not allow them to participate in any of the parish programs. Ofâ€œce of Family Life: 305-762-1148/1157, firstname.lastname@example.org. Preparacin prematrimonial por internet, para parejas con circunstancias especiales que no les permiten asistir a los programas en las iglesias. Pastoral Familiar: 305-762-1148/1157, email@example.com.RETREATS/DAYS OF REFLECTIONRetiros de la Divina Misericordia, conferencias sobre la Divina Misericordia y su mensaje. deaconrafael@ dmsanctuary.org, 786-299-7767: p.m., Our Lady of Guadalupe, 11402 N.W. 41 St., Suite 221, Doral. p.m., Gesu, 118 N.E. Second St., Miami. p.m., St. John Bosco, 1340 W. Flagler St., Miami. Matrimonios en Victoria, 2021 de julio, Our Lady of Lourdes, 11291 S.W. 142 Ave., Miami. Retiro para matrimonios que deseen enriquecerse en su fe y en su compromiso como esposos. 305-898-9721. Emas para damas, 12-14 de julio, Casa de Chali, 3225 N.W. Eighth Ave., Miami. Crecimiento espiritual, oportunidad de entablar una nueva relacin con Dios. 786-468-0748, rocio@ annetteinternational.com. MorningStar Renewal Center, 7275 S.W. 124 St., Pinecrest. Registration required for all programs. 305-2384367, ext. 102; or www. morningstarrenewal.org: through Oct. 15, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Explore the story of salvation and the teachings of the Church. $15 per session. retreat, July 29-Aug. 2.SAFE ENVIRONMENTVirtus workshops help parents, teachers and anyone who works with children recognize signs of sexual abuse and spot abusers. Sessions are free, around three hours long, and required for all employees and volunteers in schools, parishes and entities of the Archdiocese of Miami. Due to the subject matter, children are not allowed. To register, log in to www.virtusonline.org; click on the yellow word registration located on the left-hand side of the page; choose Miami as your organization; view list of available sessions. For information, e-mail jrayburn@ theadom.org: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Doral. Kevin School, Miami. MorningStar Renewal Center, Miami. To report abuse by someone representing the archdiocese: 1-866-802-2873 (toll-free); to report all abuse allegations to civil authorities: 1-800-962-2873.SCHOOLSImmaculate Conception, open enrollment through September, 125 W. 45 St., Hialeah. For children from 18 months through grade eight. Make appointment to tour school; receive $100 discount on registration with ad (call for details). 305-822-6461, ext. 11. Mother of Our Redeemer, open enrollment through September, 8445 N.W. 186th St., Miami. For PK3 through grade eight students. 305-829-3988.SPIRITUALFirst Saturday Communion of reparation, July 6, 8 a.m., St. Andrew, 9950 N.W. 29 St., Coral Springs. Rosary, meditation, confession, Communion. firstname.lastname@example.org.SUPPORT GROUPSMinisterio Betania, primeros mircoles de mes, 7 p.m., St. Brendan, 8725 S.W. 32 St., Miami. Para padres y madres que han perdido hijos. 305 221-3761, 305219-2757. Nueva Vida, for individuals suffering from addiction and codependency. 786-254-1683. English sessions: Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., St. Bartholomew (school library), 8001 Miramar Parkway, Miramar; Fridays, 8 p.m., St. Louis (Choir Room), 7270 S.W. 120 St., Miami. St. Anthony cancer support ministry, third Mondays, Ministry Center, 215 N.E. 10th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Spiritual, emotional and instructional support. email@example.com. Courage, meets second and fourth Mondays, St. Anthony, 901 N.E. Second St., Fort Lauderdale. An apostolate of the Catholic Church to persons struggling with unwanted same-sex attraction who want to live chaste lives. EnCourage ministers to their loved ones. 954-778-2101. Divorce care, Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., St. Patrick, 3716 Garden Ave., Miami Beach. Support group for people who have gone through divorce and are in need of healing. paresmd@ yahoo.com, 305-531-1124.VOCATIONSDiscernment retreat, July 19-21, Villa Flora-Brown Hall Renewal Center, 234 St. George St., St. Augustine. Donation: $35. 904-610-9228.YOUTHS AND YOUNG ADULTSBelieve, July 12-14, Ave Maria University, 5050 Ave Maria Blvd., Ave Maria. Youth conference for rising high school freshman to graduating seniors, with speakers Matt Fradd, Mary Bielski, Pam Stenzel. Music by Martin Doman and the Band. $150, includes lodging, meals, T-shirt. www. avemariayouthconference.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or 239-348-4725. Juventud Peregrina, viernes 8 p.m., St. Catherine of Siena, 9200 S.W. 107 Ave., Miami. Para jvenes que quieren seguir el llamado del Papa emrito Benedicto XVI: Todo cristiano est invitado a ser amigo de Dios y, con Su gracia, a atraer hacia l a sus propios amigos. 786-3972688, juventudperegrina2012@ gmail.com. Life Teen youth ministry, Fridays, 7-9 p.m., St. Martha Parish hall, 9221 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores. For high school teens. 305-778-9084. St. Augustines young adults group, Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., 1400 Miller Road, Coral Gables. 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YOURMIAMICOMMUNITY June 2013 www.theâ€oridacatholic.org Miami, San Antonio archbishops bet on outcome of NBA â€œnalsANA RODRIGUEZ-SOTOFlorida Catholic staffMIAMI | On the court, it may have been LeBron James versus Tim Duncan. Among Catholics, it was Florida stone crabs and Miami cigars versus Texas barbecue and San Antonio fajitas although the archbishop also seemed to have a desire for taco chips. As he has done for the past three years, Archbishop Thomas Wenski made a friendly wager with his counterpart in the NBA city whose team was vying with the Miami Heat for the national championship. Wearing a Heat cap and surrounded by life-size posters of Dwyane Wade, Archbishop Wenski made the announcement during a press conference at the Pastoral Center June 6 just a few hours before tip-off time for the first game in the best of seven series. (The outcome of the series was yet to be decided as this newspaper went to press.) Thanks to a good friend, the archbishop said, he would be watching the first championship playoff game from a courtside seat at the American Airlines Arena. He predicted it would be the first night of a sweep, adding, I am looking forward to Texas barbecue. The bet is this: In the unlikely event, as Archbishop Wenski put it, that the Heat lose the series, he would send San Antonio Archbishop Gustavo Garca-Siller some Florida stone crabs from Islamorada and a box of handmade cigars, rolled in Miami from Cuban seed. Shouldthe Spurs lose, San Antonios archbishop would send Archbishop Wenski 20 pounds of Texas barbecue and 10 pounds of fajitas. At the press conference, the archbishop also alluded to taco chips. We can do it in four (games), Archbishop Wenski predicted, unless we want more drama. The Heat has what it takes and they will take it. Asked if God was on Miamis side, he said God is on everybodys side. But besides our prayers, we also have LeBron James. Like the Heat, the archbishops betting record is 1-1: a loss to Dallas in 2011 and a win against Oklahoma City in 2012. Both bishops saw each other before the championship series ended. They attended the U.S. bishops general assembly in San Diego June 10-14.Heat vs. Spurs: Crabs vs. barbecueWearing his Miami Heat cap and surrounded by Dwyane Wade posters, Archbishop Thomas Wenski announces his NBA â€œnals wager with his counterpart in San Antonio, Archbishop Gustavo Garca-Siller. Should the Heat win, the San Antonio prelate will send to Miami 20 pounds of barbecue and taco chips; should the Heat lose, Archbishop Wenski will send to San Antonio some Florida stone crabs from Islamorada and a box of cigars, handmade in Miami from Cuban seed. This is the third year Archbishop Wenski has made the wager. Like the Heat, his record at press time was 1-1. (ANA RODRIGUEZ-SOTO | FC) Supervisors of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Port-de-Paix, Miamis sister diocese in Haiti, show off the motorcycles purchased through the generosity of a Miami donor. In October 2011, representatives of Amor en Accion, the archdioceses lay missionary group, visited with the director of the Department of Schools in the Port-de-Paix area, the poorest region in Haiti. Marie Louise Sylvestre had a team of â€œeld teachers, or supervisors, visiting each school to provide training and educational materials for the teachers, but transportation was a problem. They often had to spend several days walking or riding a mule to reach the mountainside towns that dot the diocese, and the roads are often impassable even for four-wheel drive vehicles. Sylvestre suggested motorcycles might help. Thanks to the anonymous donor, Amor en Accion secured $3,600 to purchase three motorbikes, which Sylvestres supervisors are already putting to good use. (COURTESY PHOTO)MOTORCYCLES FOR HAITI: A PROMISE KEPT Precious Princess Kamila, the Manzueta family rejoices with you in such special occasion. May your graduation be the beginning of a bright future â€œlled with success and happiness. Believe in yourself and always set your sight on the stars. We are conâ€œdent that with your dedication, persistence and amazing numerous talents, coupled with the Lords guidance, there is no doubt that you will achieve all your dreams and aspirations. We pray that you may continue to â€ourish and by using your God-given talents and gifts will be able to make the world a better place. As it is said in the Scriptures, be strong and courageous, for God will be with you wherever you go, and commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed. Te queremos y te apoyamos, tus padres Juan Y Karla Manzueta. Special Occasions GRADUATION Kamila ManzuetaFLORIDA CatholicIn print. Or digital. www.theâ€oridacatholic.org
Florida Catholic June 2013 YOURMIAMICOMMUNITY Hundreds turn out for Mass of consecration to Sacred Hearts of Jesus and MaryANA RODRIGUEZ-SOTOFlorida Catholic staff MIAMI | Rest easy, residents of Miami: God is watching over you. Of course, that has been true forever. But on May 30 it was proclaimed officially, as Mayor Toms Regalado and Archbishop Thomas Wenski raised their voices in prayer before hundreds who packed St. Mary Cathedral and hundreds more who watched via the Web. The Mass of consecration of the city of Miami was organized by members of the Mission for the Love of God Worldwide, whose goal is to remind a secularized, violent and problem-filled world that God has made a covenant with all his people whether they know it or not to love and protect them. It is a covenant that he will never break, explained Jay Peirce, a member of Little Flower Parish in Hollywood whose wife, Lilian, serves as South Florida director of the mission. Of course, human beings are not as faithful as God, and they often forget to keep their end of the covenant: to love and care for one another, to do what is right and just. Consecration is a reminder for us to act according to his commandments, said Viviana Ulloa, a member of the mission who came from Peru to help out at the Mass. We have to act as good children of God. The Mission for the Love of God Worldwide, composed of committed laity and priests, is dedicated to promoting a return to the faith and obedience to Gods commandments among individuals, families, businesses and governments. Groups are active in more than 452 cities and 117 dioceses throughout the world. In the Archdiocese of Miami, members began forming communities in 2009 and are currently active in about 30 archdiocesan parishes. In 2011, Key Biscayne became the first South Florida city to be consecrated, during an ecumenical ceremony at St. Agnes Parish attended by representatives of most of the religious groups on the island. The city of Doral was consecrated last year. Members of the mission strive for the consecration of families, parishes, dioceses and entire nations to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Ecuador was consecrated last May, and Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela also have been consecrated. The consecration of Miami is a historic event that will bring many blessings to our city, said Lilian Peirce. This is going to basically open the hearts for all of us to receive the blessings from the Father, said Monica Acquaviva, worldwide publicity director for the mission and a member of St. Agnes Parish in Key Biscayne. Consecration means were asking Gods protection, but at the same time trying to understand or to appreciate better the love that God has for each one of us and his closeness to us, said Archbishop Wenski. For us who are believers, this is one way of expressing, through our faith, our support for the common good. I think even people who have no faith or another faith will not be hurt by us trying to be better Christians. In fact, I think theyll be helped if we truly try to become better Christians. Among those in attendance at the consecration Mass were Mexican actor Eduardo Verstegui of Bella and For Greater Glory fame, who proclaimed the first reading; Mexican businessman Patrick Slim Domit, co-chairman of the board of directors of the Mission for the Love of God Worldwide; Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimnez and his wife, Lourdes, who took up the offertory gifts; more than two dozen archdiocesan priests; and representatives of nearly every lay group and spiritual movement in the archdiocese. The procession into the cathedral was led by Knights of Columbus clad in capes and carrying swords, and city of Miami police and fire fighters toting the symbols of their work, a rifle and a gold-plated ax, respectively. The Pledge of Allegiance preceded the Mass and the final hymn was God Bless America. After Archbishop Wenski and Regalado concluded the prayers of consecration, the cathedral erupted in a loud Amen, followed by a thunderous round of applause. Volunteers from archdiocesan Emmaus groups handed out white flowers as the congregation exited Miami: Under Gods protection What does it take to be a member of the Mission for the Love of God Worldwide? Just your will to say yes to God the Father and to Our Lady, said Monica Acquaviva, worldwide publicity director for the group and a member of St. Agnes Parish in Key Biscayne. She said the mission rests on four cornerstones: Consecration: giving to God all that we are and all that we have. Metanoia: spiritual awakening or change within ourselves. Prayer from the heart: speciâ€œcally the sorrowful mysteries of the rosary and the Way of the Cross. Good works. We encourage prayer and cenacle groups in which we study the Bible, pray the rosary. We have a special rosary, which is for conversion. We encourage everybody to pray the sorrowful mysteries. And we also promote the home enthronement of Our Lady of Guadalupe in our houses because shes the patroness of the family, shes the patroness for life, and shes the patroness of America. To â€œnd out more, visit www. fortheloveofgodworldwide.org. ABOUTTHE MISSION Viviana Ulloa of Peru, left, and Monica Rios of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Doral, members of the Mission for the Love of God Worldwide which organized the Mass of consecration, sport red vests and serve as ushers during the event. Lilian Peirce, director of Mission for the Love of God Worldwide in South Florida, presents a plaque to St. Mary Cathedral commemorating the consecration of the city of Miami to the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. At right is Mexican entrepreneur Patrick Slim Domit, co-chairman of the board of directors of the mission. (PHOTOS BY ANA RODRIGUEZ-SOTO | FC)the church. The mission is currently evangelizing by distributing images of Our Lady of Guadalupe for enthronement in peoples homes. Those who do so commit themselves to praying five minutes a day as a family; saying the rosary once a week, specifically the sorrowful mysteries; and inviting friends and neighbors to form a cenacle or prayer group. The goal, said Lilian Peirce, is to restore families, neighborhoods and communities to be practicing, rather than nominally, Catholic. Because when you pray the rosary, when Our Lady enters a house, she takes charge, Peirce said. Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado acknowledges Archbishop Thomas Wenski after both read the prayer of consecration during Mass May 30.