Life After Fifty: Come join us for an Oktoberfest Celebration!

Enjoy Larry Roberts, the “One Man Band Strolling Accordion,” German food and prizes on Wednesday October 8th. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Meeting starts at 7 p.m. All parishioners over the age of 50 years are welcome as a guest for $10 for each of two meetings, or through Dec. for only $20. Call Ted 954-577-5676 or Norma 954-583-7480.

All are invited on our BON VOYAGE POLKA CRUISE with special guest Bobby Vinton, Sat. January 24 to Sat. January 31, 2015 aboard the MSC DIVINA. Sail from Miami to Philipsburg, St. Maarten, San Juan, Puerto Rico and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas & back to Miami.

From $859 per person double occupancy, including Port tax, government tax and prepaid gratuities. Contact Norma 954-583-7480 or Ted 954-577-5676. Flyers at the Chapel entrance.

33 Days to Morning Glory Retreat: Consecrate Yourself to Jesus through Mary on Dec. 7

This is an opportunity of a lifetime to read, ponder and meditate for 33 days under the guidance of Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, a priest at the Marians of the Immaculate Conception! Come, learn and feel Mother Mary’s love for us by joining the retreat “33 Days to Morning Glory.” You will surely experience transformation within your heart! This retreat will lead us to formally entrust ourselves to Jesus through Mary. We will meet for only six (6) Tuesdays beginning Oct. 21.We will learn from four of the Marian greats: St. Louise de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Blessed Mother Teresa, and St. John Paul II.

Registration: Sept. 21` after all Masses.

Cost: Retreat Workbook $25.00     Book only: $9.00

For additional information, please contact Aster Zabala (954-424-9424) or Margarita Kiang (954-557-3069).

Matthew 25 Food Drive

Matthew 25 will be conducting its annual food drive over the weekends of September 20-21, and 27-28.  All donations will go to the Cooperative Feeding Program, a local organization that provides hot meals and food supplies to those in need in our area.  Please take a bag the weekend of September 20-21 and return it the weekend of September 27-28.  The need is great, and we are the hands and feet of Christ.

Who Was St. Gregory the Great?

St. Gregory the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church

Feast Day: September 3

Born to a wealthy Roman family about the year 540, Gregory served as chief magistrate of Rome but resigned to become a monk. He was ordained a deacon, served as papal ambassador to Constantinople, abbot of his monastery, and pope. He was known as “the Great” for his charity, his sense of justice, his protection of Jewish rights, and his political diplomacy. Like him, may we strive to be a “servant of the servants of God”. St. Gregory is one of the four great Doctors of the Latin Church. He died March 12, 604. He is the patron saint of teachers.