ARCHDIOCESE OF MIAMI
Archdiocese’s Secretary of Education/Superintendent announces retirement
Kim Pryzbylski, PhD, Secretary of Education and Superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Miami, has announced her retirement, effective June 30. During her 10-year tenure with the Archdiocese, Dr. Pryzbylski created a distinctive leadership that over the years provided clear direction and communication for principals, teachers, students, and parents. With her skills, Pryzbylski implemented iPad programs and acquired funding for other cutting-edge technological initiatives in Catholic schools, including teacher/instructional observation and accountability procedures. Archbishop Thomas Wenski expressed deep gratitude for Dr. Pryzbylski’s many accomplishments over the past decade. “The time has come for my family and I to plan new adventures and look forward to going back to Indiana,” Dr. Pryzbylski said when announcing her retirement.communitynewspapers.com
All classes canceled in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County
The University of Miami will have all its classes remotely, with the exception of some clinical rotations and other courses in the school of medicine. Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University have cancelled all classes.sun-sentinel.com
Younger Catholic school students return to campuses in South Florida
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – The Archdiocese of Miami reopened Catholic schools Wednesday for in-person learning for some students. It’s kind of bittersweet,” said Eduardo Flor, who is the principal of St. Mary’s Cathedral School. On Wednesday, Catholic school students in Kindergarten through Second grade returned to the classroom for the first time in months. The Broward County School Board, meanwhile, laid out plans on Tuesday for a staggered return for public school students. “The first full day for all classes for all students at all schools will be Oct. 20,” Runcie said.
Church members searching for answers after status of Jesus Christ is decapitated
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. A statue of Jesus Christ was violently vandalized inside a South Florida church, leaving police and parishioners to ponder who would commit such a crime. A Jesus statue was found decapitated on Wednesday. Deacon Edivaldo da Saliva found the Good Shepherd monument at the church baring his name headless and toppled off its pedestal Wednesday morning. "This morning I found it on the ground, and we presume that it is vandalism," said da Saliva. Deacon da Saliva points to what the catholic church has said is a growing number of holy places hit with vandalism, from Florida to California.
Catholic churches in Miami-Dade, Broward to resume public masses with some restrictions
MIAMI The Archdiocese of Miami has notified its pastors in Miami-Dade and Broward counties that they may resume public masses on May 26. The first Sunday masses with congregations will be celebrated on Pentecost Sunday, May 31. Capacity in the churches is based on social distancing of six feet per person/family or approximately 25-30% of normal capacity. I think people need to figure out when is the best time for them to go to mass. Yeah we will have to make some changes, but we all have to accommodate in this new scenario we live in.Last week, Archbishop Wenski announced that the five parishes in the Florida Keys would be allowed to resume public masses beginning Monday.
Does Miami Have Enough Hospital Beds to Handle COVID-19? Harvard Data Says No
Just yesterday, videos surfaced of slightly drunk and fully idiotic spring breakers reveling in large groups at bars across Miami and Miami Beach. Researchers plugged in the number of hospital beds available in regions across the nation, along with the average occupancy rate of those beds. If those cases are spread out over the next year, Miami might be able to meet the demand for hospital beds. "If we don't make substantial changes, both in spreading the disease over time and expanding capacity, we're going to run out of hospital beds. Local hospital organizations, including the University of Miami Health System and the Jackson Health System, say they are ready to handle a surge in coronavirus cases, according to reporting by the Miami Herald .miaminewtimes.com
Archdiocese of Miami Suspends Masses, All Church Services
The Archdiocese of Miami has announced that, effective today, all masses are suspended "until further notice" because of the ongoing threat of coronavirus. The archdiocese says funerals, christenings, and weddings must now be limited to immediate family members who are not sick. While church services have been paused, priests and other parish staff will be available to minister to churchgoers. Priests and church staff will also be available by phone and email, the archdiocese says. Individual churches within the diocese are being encouraged to live-stream services and publish updates online for congregants.miaminewtimes.com
2 men accused of stealing from Catholic church in Pinecrest
MIAMI – Detectives and prosecutors agreed with church administrators’ suspicions that two men were stealing from St. Louis Catholic Church and St. Louis Covenant School in Pinecrest, according to the Archdiocese of Miami. As a campaign manager and development director, the church entrusted Nelson C. Tarke with handling church funds. The Archdiocese of Miami released a statement Friday saying the church administrators reported Tarke’s alleged unauthorized spending to the Miami-Dade Police Department last year. The church reported having dismissed Tarke in May 2019 and Lambo in August 2019. Tarke was also active with CAMACOL, the Latin Chamber of Commerce and Industry of USA, and Lambo with the World Financial Group Miami-Dade and the REMii Group Inc.
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Archdiocese of Miami currently accepting donations for those affected by Hurricane Dorian
In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, the Archdiocese of Miami is currently accepting donations for those affected by the impacts of this storm through Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami. You may make your generous donations through: http://www.ccadm.org/disaster_relief_services/. One hundred percent of the donation will be used for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts. The Archdiocese of Miamiwww.miamiarch.orgLook for our hashtags: #MiamiArchNews #MiamiArchCommunicationsInstagram/Twitter/Youtube: @CatholicMiamiFacebook: ArchdioceseofMiamiMedia contact: Maria A. Rivas, Media Coordinator, at (305)762-1046 email@example.com, or Mary Ross Agosta, Director of Communications, at (305)762-1043 firstname.lastname@example.org