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A Message from the Provost - November 24, 2021

Dear Trinity Cathedral

 

Art Miami will be a new experience for me, and I am very excited. I don’t have an artistic bone in my body, but I marvel at what people are able to create and in some way the beauty of art is proof that there really is a God.   Somebody put it this way. Creativity is God’s gift to us….. using our creativity is God’s gift back to us.  Fr. Matthew Fox, an Episcopal priest, and modern mystic writes “Looking for and enjoying beauty is a way to nourish the soul.” 


I am told the traffic will be a challenge and that parking will be difficult, but there is something wonderful about a city filled with art. I hope that you all have a chance to see some of the art that will be displayed in our great city next week, and that you will enjoy the spiritual refreshment that is offers. Here is a prayer from our own tradition that I offer for all those who contribute to Art Miami and to making the world more beautiful. 


“Oh God who saints and angels delight to worship in heaven: Be ever present with your servants who seek through art and music to perfect the praises offered by your people on earth; and grant to them even now glimpses of your beauty, and make them worthy at length to behold it unveiled for evermore; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen” BCP p. 819.


There is more to Thanksgiving than a big meal and the annual Ohio State Buckeye victory over the Michigan Wolverines in football. The fourth Thursday in November is set aside as a national Day of Thanksgiving in observance of a tradition deeply rooted both in our history and the human desire to express gratitude. Yes, it is a time to come together with family and friends to feast and celebrate. It is also an appropriate time to give thanks to God for all of God’s many blessings. Please join us at 10 am on Thanksgiving Day at the Cathedral for mass and a special litany of thanksgiving.


Peace,


Fr. Jason Leo

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Schedule for the week

Sunday - November 28, 2021

First Sunday in Advent

8:00 am / 10:00 am English


12:15

en Español


All Services are celebrated in person and on

Facebook Live


8 / 10 am Worship
Appointed Readings
12:15 pm Santo Bautismo y La Santa Eucaristia

Old Testament

Jeremiah 33: 14-16


Psalm

25: 1-10


New Testament

1 Thessalonians

3: 9-13


Gospel

Luke 21: 25-36

11 - 11:45 am - Advent Bible Study in the Cathedral

Wednesday - December 1, 2021

Eucharistic Prayer Service


Join us at 12:10 pm every Wednesday for a Contemplative Eucharistic Service with Meditation & Healing Prayer. The service will be held in the Chapel. All are welcome to worship with us.

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Evening Prayer via ZOOM


Each Wednesday evening at 6:00 PM, a small group gathers on Zoom to pray the words of Evening Prayer, as part of the Daily Office found in our Prayer Book and recommended by the Church. No advance preparation is needed but having your Bible and a Book of Common Prayer with you will help in following the service. Participating in this service is an excellent way to bring your day to a close in a thoughtful, prayerful manner. 


Click here for the link that will take you directly to the Zoom session. Alternatively, the Zoom meeting ID is 991-5602-4248 and password is FFX7vW.  


The readings for this coming Wednesday are: 

Psalms

12, 13, 14

First Reading

1 Thessalonians

2: 13 - 20

Second Reading

Luke 20: 19 - 26

Prayer Requests


Birthdays

Alberto Diaz, Stephen Ozemhoya II




Sick - In Recovery

Victoria Rhoden & the Holness family, Norma "Blanca" Diaz, Jameson Nicula, Sylvia Worrell, Marina Mene, Catherine Stahre, Rev. Winnie Bolle, Domenica Brazzi, Doris Gray, Frederick Kent, Griselda Ogburn, George Pearson, Rev. James Considine



In Memoriam

Rosa Yglesias, Claudette Worrell, Lola Melendez

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If you would like to include someone on the Prayer List or add an anniversary or birthday for special prayers, please call the Cathedral office at (305) 456-8851, use the 'Contact Us' link on our website, or you may email at ...



office@trinitymiami.org


All names on the sick list, unless otherwise requested, are kept on the Prayer List for one month.

Notices & Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 24


  • Eucharist service with special prayers for healing - 12:10 pm in the Chapel
  • Evening Prayer - 6:00 pm via Zoom
  • Last RAZA Sensory Worship - 7:00 pm in the Cathedral


Thursday, November 25


  • Thanksgiving Day Service - 10:00 am in the Cathedral


Sunday, November 28


  • First Sunday in Advent
  • Advent Bible Study - 11:00 am - 11:45 am in the Cathedral


Tuesday, November 30


  • Giving Tuesday - Consider your 2022 pledge to the Cathedral


Sunday, December 12


  • The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe - All services

Join us for refreshments and fellowship after each service


The Feast of

Our Lady of Guadalupe

December 12, 2021

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Image by: Pristine Cartera Turkus

Narrative: Sara Miles Episcopalcafe.com


The story of Guadalupe goes like this. One early December morning in 1531, the Indian peasant and Christian convert Juan Diego is walking past the holy hill of Tepeyac. The brutal occupation of the Spaniards has destroyed the ancient temple there dedicated to the goddess Tonantzín, Mother of Corn and Bringer of Life. Suddenly he’s overcome by a vision of a dark-skinned, barefoot, pregnant girl, looking suspiciously like renderings of Tonantzín: she’s trampling down snakes, bearing codices, crowned with stars. The young woman addresses him in his own Nauhatl language, calling him “my son,” and then announces that she is actually Mary, the mother of God, and that he should build a church to her. Frightened and humble, Juan Diego demurs...

The Story Continues ...

Illuminations


The readings from the Sunday scriptures are often a mystery in that context and meaning are often a struggle to discern. Hopefully the following reflections on the weekly readings will give clarity and enhance our common worship. Follow the link to the coming weeks passages and even previous weeks as well.



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Triptych of the Last Judgement (c.1486), oil painting on oak panel by Hieronymus Bosch (c.1450-1516). Groeningemuseum, Bruges, Belgium.

Journeying the Way of Love Advent Curriculum

For the season of Advent, Journeying the Way of Love offers four sessions to be explored as we await the coming of Christ by moving through the first two chapters of the Gospel of Luke. Luke’s gospel provides a pattern for understanding how we can live the Way of Love as individuals, as families and friends, as a community, and out in the world. The sessions are specially designed for use during the Christian formation hour before or after worship. Facilitation instructions accommodate small or large groups.

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The Way of Love - Advent

Select the link for the first in a

series of 7 daily practices

Saying "Yes" to the Journey


As Advent begins this week, we invite you to orient yourself to the coming of Jesus at Christmas through the practices of Journeying the Way of Love. This journey begins by saying “yes” to God’s call to birth new life into the world—a call that is both powerful and gentle, a call that will, if fully embraced, grow beyond our imaginations, spilling out of ourselves and into our family, friends, community, and the whole world. Over the course of this holy season, we invite you to respond to that call using these daily practices, and encourage you to offer them to your friends, family, and neighbors.

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November 30th



GivingTuesday reimagines a world built upon shared humanity and generosity.


GivingTuesday' global network collaborates year-round to inspire generosity around the world, with a common mission to build a world where generosity is part of everyday life.


Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts, and everyone has something to give.


Consider your 2022 pledge to Trinity Cathedral.




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What is the Jesus Movement?

The Jesus Movement is the ongoing community of people who center their lives on Jesus and following him into loving, liberating and life-giving relationship with God, each other and creation.


Together, we follow Jesus as we love God with our whole heart, soul and mind and love our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22:36-40), and restore each other and all of creation to unity with God in Christ (BCP, p. 855).


Jesus launched this movement when he welcomed the first disciples to follow his loving, liberating, life-giving Way. Today, we participate in his movement with our whole lives: our prayer, worship, teaching, preaching, gathering, healing, action, family, work, play and rest.


In all things, we seek to be loving, liberating and life-giving—just like the God who formed all things in love; liberates us all from prisons of mind, body and spirit; and gives life so we can participate in the resurrection and healing of God’s world.


TRY THIS: Begin your day by asking: How could my words, actions and heart reflect the loving, liberating, life-giving way of Jesus? Ask God to help you, especially at decision points.


At day’s end, with genuine curiosity and zero judgment, ask: When did I see myself or others being loving, liberating or life-giving today? Where do I wish I’d seen or practiced Jesus’ Way?


More Information

Giving Tuesday Information
The Jesus Movement - Video
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We Need You!

There is a need for volunteers in a couple of areas. Specifically...


Gift Shop support

Sundays 8:45 am-9:15 am, 11 am-12 pm, or 1 pm-1:45 pm


General office

Mondays 9 am to 12 noon (phones, mail, email, etc.)


Preparing check

Processing check requests and checks for vendors


Volunteers to expand our ministry team.


Please consider your time offered as part of the regular “time, talent and treasure” mantra so often repeated during fall stewardship campaigns and let us know of your interest and availability via email ... 


office@trinitymiami.org or 305-456-8851.

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It is more blessed to give than to receive

Non-perishable Food Item Collection

It is often the case that people come to Trinity seeking assistance, and more specifically food. These are difficult times and many struggle to make ends meet. Our ability to do direct outreach is limited because of the pandemic. When you come on Sundays, please consider bringing one or more items of canned or boxed food. We will ask God's blessing upon the offerings every week and then see that they are distributed to individuals and to local food pantries. I pray that we can all approach this enthusiastically and with generosity, mindful of the words of Jesus...


Items to consider include canned goods, peanut butter, packaged cereals, paper products, dish and laundry soaps, and boxed dinners. Please remember that we can not accept expired food or items that need refrigeration.


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AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. 

The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.


Please consider Trinity Cathedral as your organization by selecting

 

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.


Every item available for purchase on www.amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) at the same price. You will see eligible products marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on their product detail pages.


Select AmazonSmile for more information about the program.


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Ministry of a Lector


During worship, lectors assist in being the transmitters of God’s Word, reading the Old Testament and New Testament lessons in the context of our liturgy. When we take our place at the lectern and open the Bible to read, we are no less actors – storytellers of God’s Story. We strive to re-create, through their lines written thousands of years ago, to bring the Word of God alive to our world in the 21st century. At Trinity, lectors also serve as Intercessors, leading the congregation in the Prayers of the People.


Trinity is also looking for those interested in serving as a greeter / usher. A smiling face and warm welcome are all you need. If you feel called to either or both of these ministries, please contact Fr. Leo at office@trinitymiami.org or Thomas Porto at thomas44a@gmail.com.


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Gift Card Ministry


The LGBT ministry has organized an on-going Gift Card collection drive which goes to those most in need due to the pandemic. Our Sacristan - Roberto Soto - personally distributes these cards on a weekly basis. To continue to help this cause, please mail the gift card(s) to Trinity Cathedral, c/o Roberto Soto, 464 N.E. 16th Street, Miami, FL 33132. If you or someone you know could benefit from this ministry, please contact Roberto at (787) 586-8262 or email him at 


probosoto@hotmail.com.


Please know that the names of both donors and recipients are confidential.

Join the team at Trinity!


We are still looking for a new, part-time Parish Administrator and have developed a complete job description which you can access by clicking here.


If you know of someone who might be interested, please have them get in touch with the parish office 305-456-8851 or via email at office@trinitymiami.org. Unfortunately, due to confidentiality issues, we cannot consider anyone who is a member of Trinity or a very close relative of a member.


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Trinity in Pictures

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Trinity Cathedral Office Hours

 Monday – Friday 9:00am until 3:00pm

 In case of pastoral emergency, please call 305-456-8843

 Email: office@trinitymiami.org