San Pablo

 Catholic Church
550 122nd Street, Oceanside
Mile Marker 53.5
Marathon, Florida 33050
305-289-0636
FAX 305-743-8192

sanpablomarathon.org

info@sanpablomarathon.org
Office Hours:

 Mon - Friday 8:30am - 3:00pm

MEET OUR NEW PASTOR
Our new pastor, Fr. Luis Alberto Perez will take up the task of his  ministry as Pastor of  San Pablo the week of June 14, 2018.  Fr. Luis Rivera will be moving to his new ministry as Pastor of  Sacred Heart Church in Homestead, FL.

Father Luis Perez has been part of the Catholic Health Services family as Chaplin on the North Campus since December 2015.  After his ordination in 1995 as a priest in the Archdiocese of Miami, Father Luis served at Holy Family Parish in North Miami, San Isidro in Pompano Beach, and Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church and School in South Miami.  He was the Pastor of Holy Rosary for nine years.  Father Luis was then at St. Maximillian Kolbe in Pembroke Pines.  In 2013 he received an invitation to serve in Cuba in the Diocese of Holguin for one year and for one year in the diocese of Santa Clara where he was born.

Father Luis was twelve years old when he arrived in the United States with his mother.  As part of the government's relocation program for Cuban refugees, Father Luis and his mother were sent to Bridgeport, Connecticut.  There he attended Holy Rosary School.  At thirteen years of age he started working as a newspaper boy with two paper routes.  His mother worked part-time at night cleaning offices. 

In 1973 Father Luis and his mother moved to Hialeah.  He attended Filler Junior High and Hialeah High where he dropped out after three months to work full time.  Later Father Luis completed his high school education and received a diploma in 1977.   Father attended Miami Dade College at night while working full time during the day.

Father Luis served as an altar boy from the time he was six years old through middle school.  As a teenager, he began to drift away from the church until one day in August of 1983.  That day Father Luis had an encounter with death that "shook me to the depth of my being."  He turned his life around, returned to church, and three year later was accepted into the seminary.  Father Luis believes that his priestly vocation came to be through the grace of God, the love of his always faithful mother, the church, other family members, and friends.  His seminary formation team and teachers' support contributed to his being an ordained priest.

Encounters with God's grace and with others compassion and support are what Father Luis believes has brought him to this time in his vocation as a priest.  He states, " I am where I am today, after twenty-three faithful years as a Catholic priest, for the glory of God and in service to God's people through the Church. 

     We Welcome Fr. Perez to our San Pablo Parish Family.

OUR WEEKLY SCHEDULE

THE HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS
WILL BE CELEBRATED
 SATURDAY @ 5:00 PM
SUNDAY @
8:00 AM AND 11:00 AM
1:30PM Spanish Mass
*
CONFESSIONS
SATURDAY
AT
3:00 PM
*
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
CLASSES
WILL BE
AT
NOON
IN THE PARISH HALL
*
THE DAILY MASS AT 8 O'CLOCK
WILL BE CELEBRATED
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
 *
PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW
TO READ OUR SUNDAY BULLETIN

0513348.pdf

MINISTRY SCHEDULE


Apr_9_to_Sep_30,_2018.pdf
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REGISTRATION FORM
2016-2017_Religious_Registration_Form_English.pdf
Rev. Luis R. Rivera
Deacon John Kirk
Daily Mass:
   Monday - Friday: 8:00 am
Weekend Masses:
Regular Schedule
   Saturday: 
5:00 pm
   Sunday:    8:00 am  
                 11:00 am
 
Spanish Mass  1:30pm

Confessions:
   Saturday: 3:00 pm- 4:00 pm

Contact the Office for: Baptism, Confirmation, Marriage, Sacrament of the sick
, and RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
For appointments email: info@sanpablomarathon.org

Mary (Sis) Kirk

Office Manager

Sis is from South Philly and has been married to Deacon John for 44 years.  She is an avid swimmer and the Parish office Manager waiting to greet you with a smile.

 

Talk to Sis:

siskirk@sanpablomarathon.org 

Welcome from Father Rivera
Dear Parishioners and Guests:
(To read Fr. Rivera's welcome letter in Spanish, please  CLICK HERE )
 

Welcome to our parish and this website. It is my pleasure to invite you to grow with us, pray with us and live the sacramental life of the church as followers of Jesus Christ here at San Pablo Catholic Church. 

This parish family of San Pablo is a beautiful example of what is a parish community in the 21st Century. Our parish is a living body that believes, lives and celebrates the Mystery of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Christ. Our parish is becoming a multilinguistic community. We celebrate in English and soon in Spanish, the Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist and other sacraments.

 

In essences, our parish is Eucharistic and missionary. We are born from the Eucharist, we live for the Eucharist and we are sent forth by the Eucharist. Canon 211 of the Code of Canon law emphatically states: “All the Christian faithful have the duty and right to work so that the divine message of salvation more and more reaches all people in every age and in every land.” So we are sent from the Eucharist to go and proclaim the good news to all.

 

As you read the descriptions of our living community and its ministries, please consider sharing your gifts from God by joining them. If any member of our pastoral ministry, or I may be of assistance, please call 305-289-0636.

 

I want to thank all who presently minister to our parish community; may God continue to bless our parish and all of our efforts as we work together to make present His Kingdom among us.  Again, welcome to our parish family and our new website: May the power of the Holy Spirit within us continue to guide us as members of the Mystic Body of Christ – the Church.

 

Sincerely, 

Rev. Luis Rivera , Pastor



 Deacon John Kirk arrived at San Pablo Parish in 2008 from St. Mary's Church, Williamstown, NJ.  He oversees Sacramental records, assists at Mass, preaches, visits the sick and offers spiritual guidance to those seeking it.  He is a graduate of Mt St Mary's College in Emmitsburg, MD and holds degrees in English and Theology.  He was ordained a permanent deacon in 1997 by Bishop James Mc Hugh.  Deacon John and his wife, Sis, have 4 grown children and one  deceased son, Peter.  They have ten grandchildren.

Terry Walters -

Religious Education Director


Terry has been the RE Director at San Pablo for the past 12 years.  She is a graduate of Mundelein College, part of Loyola University in Chicago.

She and her husband, John, were married for over 50 years.  They have one daughter, one son, and six grandchildren.  Email her at

twalters@sanpablomarathon.org


 

Paul Navara - Plant Manager


For the past 14 years, Paul has managed and maintained the Prayer Garden and church grounds of San Pablo.


Paul has two daughters and a dog named Minnie.


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