Following the vision of our dear Pastor Fr. Alejandro, with the support of our two Parochial Vicars, Fathers Luis and Raphael, and the diligent work of our Pastoral Year Seminarian Nicholas, the Parish Family of St. Thomas the Apostle is pleased to begin a VOCATIONS MINISTRY.  This ministry commences a prayer chain for an increase in vocations to religious life, the diaconate and priesthood.  Each family in the Parish will have the opportunity of hosting the Vocation Chalice in their home for one week.  During this week, the family is invited to make the commitment to pray together daily a Vocation Prayer which will accompany the Chalice.

Please consider hosting the Vocation Chalice in your home.  Families may sign up for their chance to host the Chalice by completing the SIGN-UP forms in the vestibule and dropping it in the collection basket or placing it in the St. Vincent de Paul Society Poor Box.  Families can also cut and mail the forms found in the BULLETIN to the rectory.  A coordinator will be in contact with you once your form is received.  Available spots are offered on first come first served basis.

The Vocation Chalice Ministry is starting on

December 1, 2019

The First Sunday of Advent

Let us all support and pray for the success of this ministry.

For further information please contact the Vocations Ministry at vocations@stamiami.org

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Press Release 3/2/2020: Archbishop Wenski issues guidelines to help prevent spread of coronavirus.

Miami ... (March 2, 2020) The Archdiocese of Miami offers the following guidelines parishes can employ to help prevent the spread of contagion.  The same precautions taken for the flu are also to be employed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Because we now have two confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the state of Florida, the following practices are suggested.
  • Temporary suspension of the minor chalices used for the distribution of the Precious Blood.
  • Temporary suspension of the communal Sign of Peace (kissing or shaking of hands).
  • Not to hold hands during the recitation/chanting of the Our Father.
  • Temporary suspension of the greeting before Mass (if your parish has this practice).
  • Emptying the holy water fonts at the church doors.
  • Use of anti-bacterial soap by the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion before and after distribution of the Host.
  • Reminding parishioners that if they feel unwell or have flu like symptoms they are encouraged to stay home.
  • The celebrant is to use discretion if he shakes hands while greeting parishioners before or after the Mass.
As the distribution of Holy Communion involves contact with both the mouth and hands, any Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion who feels uncomfortable distributing Communion should be allowed to temporarily step down from ministry. It is still left to the discretion of the communicant how they wish to receive the Host. If circumstances should change in the coming days and weeks that require a different course of action, further information or measures will be forthcoming. The Archdiocese of Miami: www.miamiarch.org Instagram/Twitter/YouTube: @CatholicMiami Facebook: /ArchdioceseofMiami Follow our hashtags: #MiamiArchNews #MiamiArchCommunications Media contact: Maria Alejandra Rivas, Media Coordinator, at (305)762-1046 mrivas@theadom.org, or Mary Ross Agosta, Director of Communications, at (305)762-1043 mragosta@theadom.org. Click here to view the Press Release on the ADOM website.