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We, the members of Saint Faith's Episcopal Church, recognize that we are disciples of Jesus Christ. As disciples, we are committed to providing a Christian environment for spiritual growth and to responding to the needs of our community.

Saint Faith's Episcopal Church

10600 Caribbean Boulevard; Cutler Bay, Florida 33189
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Office: 305. 235.3621 Fax: 305.235.5089
Email: Office@saintfaiths.org
Office hours are 9:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. Tues thru Friday.
The Food Pantry is open Thursdays.
Only - 9:15 to 1:15
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Recent Bulletin

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ANNOUNCEMENTS -

Pancake Supper - Tuesday February 13th – Shrove Tuesday (Also known as “Fat Tuesday” or Mardi Gras.) Traditionally, Shrove Tuesday is the last day for celebration and feasting before the period of fasting begins. The name "Shrove" is derived from the word "shrive", which means to confess and receive absolution. In past times, food items like meats, fats, eggs & milk were regarded as restricted during Lent, so to keep them from going bad during the forty days of fasting, families had feasts on Shrove Tuesday to consume those items. Making & eating pancakes was the English tradition, while the French coined the name “Fat Tuesday” or Mardi Gras as they consumed all the fats and fatty foods on this day.
So in keeping with tradition, St. Faith’s will have its Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Tuesday February 13 starting at 6:30 p.m.

LENT BEGINS ON ASH WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH. There will be ONE (1) SERVICE at St. Faith’s on Ash Wednesday, starting at 7:00 p.m.

SOUP AND STUDY... Our Lenten Study this year will take place on the first three Mondays in March. Join your fellow parishioners for SOUP & STUDY on March 5th, 12th and 19th starting at 6:30 p.m. Fr. Picou will lead the Study which he will take from “The Society of St. John the Evangelist”. Fr. Picou will tell us more about the Studies as the time gets closer – so check the website and read your Sunday bulletin.


SATURDAY MARCH 10 – 8:30 - NOON
The DAUGHTERS OF THE KING would like every congregation member to enter Saturday March 10 – in their calendar as this is the date for the LENTEN QUIET TIME they will be hosting. The Quiet Time will run from 8:30 – noon. A continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 and will be followed by the Quiet Time in the Church, ending with the Eucharist.

Friday March 23rd.
Join the ECW ladies on Friday March 23rd. at 6 p.m. to make the Palm Crosses for Palm Sunday and to STUFF EASTER EGGS for the Easter Egg Hunt for the kids on Easter Sunday. They will serve up dinner and fun while you work. Seriously – volunteers are needed. Let Donna Lewis know if you can help.

ECW Fudge Sale - Bring your money on February 11th for the ECW Fudge Sale. This is a sweet way to recognize family.
ECW Sunday at Saint Marks in Ft Lauderdale - is February 14th. Sign up with Donna Lewis if you need a ride to this grand event. The cost is $5.00.

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion
Palm Sunday, March 25th marks the 1st Day of Holy Week, St. Faith’s will observe the Procession of the Palms at our 9 a.m. service which will begin outside. The Palm Crosses will be blessed and then we will process with the palms, into the Church.

Tues. March 27 - Stations of the Cross
Starting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday in Holy Week, a Service observing the Stations of the Cross will be held.

MAUNDY THURSDAY – MARCH 29
On Maundy Thursday at 6:30 p.m., parishioners will share an AGAPE Meal. FOLLOWING THE MEAL ON MAUNDY THURSDAY everyone will go over to the Church for the Eucharist and Stripping of the Altar.

Good Friday March 30 – Tenebrae
On Good Friday, a Tenebrae Service will be held at 7:00 p.m.

April 1 – Easter Sunday
The Festive Easter Mass will begin outside at 9 a.m. with the lighting of the New Fire, from which the Paschal candle will be lit.

The Children’s Easter Egg Hunt will follow the Service – so let your neighbors and friends know that their children are welcome to come search for Easter Eggs. And speaking of Easter Eggs – its time for you to bring in candy to fill the eggs. NO CHOCOLATE PLEASE! Small wrapped candy that will fit into the eggs is needed.

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Christmon Trees- they are up and beautiful as always... thank you to all who helped.


• Congratulations to Donna Lewis who received the "Distinguished Woman of the Year Award" presented by the ECW delegates who attended the ECW Deanery meeting on Saturday, Nov 18th. Thank you to Father Picou and all the ladies who made the South Dade Deanery Meeting a Success.

St. Faith Community .... Your ongoing support of this important ministry has tangible results.

Miguel de la Cruz & his daughter & son-in-law Maria & Noe Vargas have been coming to the St. Faith Food pantry for several years. This past week he was celebrating his 100th birthday & we helped him celebrate with the gift of a birthday cake. Happy Birthday Miguel.

Food Pantry distributed 570 bags in August, September and October. These went to approximately 179 households each month, impacting 580 people who live in those households. Eight homeless persons received food and toiletries as well as socks & towels. The pantry was impacted by Hurricane Irma as it had to close owing to the electrical outage at the Church. Food that was stored in the Freezers was lost and had to be replenished. We thank Episcopal Charities for the additional grant to help with this. That grant also allowed us to help a some people who lost their clothes and bedding during the hurricane, as well as other people who were not clients but who came off the road to get food. We were glad we were able to do help them. Please note that a “Wish List” for the pantry has been posted on the notice board by the church doors.

Your donations are always needed. This is that special time of year when we seek food items that would help to make Thanksgiving festive for our clients. At this time, desserts, canned hams, cranberry sauce, salad dressings, candied

Please support Episcopal Charities on Give Miami Day, as it works to fund and provide services to the Episcopal ministries in Dade County (40 in the diocese). Click below on Thursday- 12 am-12 am to give a gift of $25 or more
https://givemiamiday.org/npo/episcopal-charities-of-southeast-florida

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The Fall Stewardship Campaign at St. Faith’s was launched on October 22nd. This means that each of us who calls St. Faith’s his/her Church home, and everyone who loves St. Faith’s is being asked to give of his or her Time, Talent and Treasure. Although your Treasure is very important to the well-being (indeed its survival) of St. Faith’s, it’s not just your Treasure that is needed. Your time and talent are needed as well. Is there a ministry of the church you believe you can be of benefit to, or YOU CAN derive benefit from, then PLEASE, dive right in. Speak to a member of the Vestry or call the office. How would you like to be sick at home and have no one call to enquire about you, or visit with you? That’s a ministry that needs help! Can you make a call or visit someone? Supposed the Church was not set up for Service one Sunday because no one volunteered to be on the Altar Guild– could you do it? How about being a Eucharistic Minister or Serving at the Altar? The Priest needs help at both Sunday services – will you help? Other ministries include: Hospitality, Choir, Acolytes, Garden Committee, the Food Pantry and Communications. Your Time and Talent are especially needed at this time when our congregation has shrunk significantly, and all the tasks of the various ministries still have to be accomplished. PLEASE HELP!
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Hurricane Recovery UPDATE

THANK YOU Scout Troops for your outstanding and much appreciated efforts at helping with cleanup at St. Faith Episcopal Church. Specifically: Cub Scout pack #357, Boy Scout troop #357 and Girl Scout troop #362. Special Thanks to St. Faith Parishioners and Mark and Brad Hadley along with Chris Bulgarian who coordinated the troops and other leaders including Layla Bulgarian, Kevin Whelan, Jim Bryan, Frank Rivera, Chris Amaya, and Carmela Seaz, Jeff Velez, Jason Couto and Victor Sakay. These folks worked very hard Sunday afternoon... and accomplished something just short of a miracle... there is still much more to do ... but this effort certainly made a huge dent in the mess.

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With deep sadness we announce the death of our beloved friend, pastor and parishioner Fr. Cyril White who passed away Wednesday August 2, 2017.

Please keep his wife Christine and their family in your prayers.

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While you’re off on summer vacation, please remember to keep your Pledges up to date. Jesus
will smile on you!

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Sunday, March 5, 2017 , we welcomed a our new interim priest to St. Faith's Episcopal Church - Father Michael Picou.

Father Michael has served at St. Stephen's in Coconut Grove since 2006 with a one year break at All Souls on Miami Beach in 2016. He was chaplain to Saint Stephen's Episcopal Day School from 2012 through 2014.

He is also an R.N., having recently retired from the Miami VA Medical Center where he was a clinical research coordinator for studies ranging from infectious diseases to PTSD treatments.

He was born in Louisiana and has called Miami his home for over 50 years. He arrived in Miami in 1966 and graduated from Miami Springs Senior High in 1967. He has undergraduate degrees in Philosophy and Nursing, as well as his Master of Divinity. Fr. Michael also completed a year of Anglican Studies at the Episcopal Seminary at Sewanee in Tennessee.

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• Meditations for the Season of Lent “Ashes and the Pheonix”, are now available. Donation $5.00.




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Sunday February 26, 2017: We celebrated Mother Reid's retirement. After 9 years of service at St. Faith, Mother Jennie Lou Reid will retire after her last service on March 1, Ash Wednesday Service. Today, her last full Sunday service was marked by a reception in the Parish Hall attended by the congregation, many of her friends, and many past parishioners who traveled back for the event. During the event we showed a slide show of memories of her tenure - . download the slide show here

The choir sung a wonderful tribute to her during the service and other photos were posted on our facebook page.

Read Exerpt from Mother Reid's farewell sermon

 

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