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HISTORY

This parish was founded in 1983 in Miami, Florida, and parishioners started celebrating Mass, both in English and Spanish, in private homes and in the Bent Tree Elementary School cafeteria. It was with the help of the Women’s Club that the parish organized its first outreach group ministering the needy. Soon other ministries were established like the Saint Vincent de Paul Society, the CCD program and a youth group. Through various fund raising activities, future dreams were planned and realized.
The new parish center, dedicated in 1990, provided meeting rooms and class rooms of the growing parish offering the opportunity to many ministries and reach the needs of the community and cater to the most needy. The Stewardship Program was instrumental in encouraging and educating the parishioners to share their time, treasure and talents in various ways to support the growing needs of our community. Today there is a new school, offering Catholic education to students from Kindergarten to 8th Grade, as well as a Learning Center offering day care and pre-Kinder education to children from eighteen months to PK4. 

 
 

NUESTRA HISTORIA

Cuando Mother of Christ fue establecida en 1983, sus feligreses celebraban la misa, en inglés y en español, en hogares privados y en la cafetería de la escuela primaria Bent Tree. Con la ayuda del Club de Damas, la parroquia organizó su primer apostolado para ayudar a los necesitados. Poco después estableció otros apostolados, como la Sociedad de San Vicente de Paúl, el programa de educación religiosa, y un grupo juvenil. A través de diversas actividades para la recaudación de fondos, pudieron planifi car para el futuro y convertir sus sueños en realidad.
El nuevo centro parroquial, dedicado en 1990, tenía salones para clases y reuniones, lo que ofrecía a la creciente parroquia la oportunidad de establecer nuevos apostolados con el propósito de atender las necesidades de la comunidad. El programa de mayordomía fue crucial en la motivación y educación de los feligreses para que aportaran su tiempo, talento y tesoro, y apoyaran las necesidades de la comunidad. En la actualidad, la parroquia tiene una nueva escuela primaria, la cual esperan ampliar hasta llegar al octavo grado, y un centro de enseñanza para niños desde los 18 meses de edad, además de 61 grupos o apostolados, una casa de retiros, e instalaciones para un salón de fi estas.

 

REV. FATHER JORGE A. CARVAJAL-NIÑO

Father Jorge Arturo Carvajal-Niño was born in Bogotá, Colombia on June 8, 1953.  He studied philosophy at the Universidad San Buenaventura in Bogota and completed his theological studies at the Pontifical Bolivarian University of Medellin Colombia. He was ordained a priest on June 29, 1994; the solemnity of the Apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul.
He has been Vicar of the Nuestra Señora de las Nieves parish in Medellin. Then at the request of the then Bogota Cardinal Pedro Rubiano Saenz he was named parochial vicar of the parish of Santa Cruz in the North of Bogotá. On May 13, 1996, a new parish was founded Santa María del Camino and Fr. Jorge was appointed its first parish pastor, he served there for 14 years.
In 2010, he was sent by the same Cardinal in conjunction of the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas, Texas USA, as parochial vicar to the parish of Santa Clara, Dallas Texas. On March 1, 2015, named parochial vicar to the parish of St. Brendan, Miami, Florida where he serves till June 30, 2017.
He was named by our Archbishop Thomas Wenski as new Parish Administrator effective July 1, 2017.