The Archdiocese of Miami is inviting the community to several worship services during the week to commemorate special anniversaries.
The first will be the Solemn Mass and Concert in honor of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre on Saturday at the American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd.
The event is to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the finding of the Our Lady of Charity statue in Cuban waters, 400 years ago, and will begin at 4 p.m. with the departure by sea of the statue from the Our Lady of Charity Shrine (Ermita de la Caridad), followed at 4:30 p.m. by a Rosary. The statue will then arrive at the arena at 5 p.m. At 6 p.m., Archbishop Thomas Wenski will preside at a Solemn Mass and the day will end with a concert at 8:14 p.m. Admission is free and concession stands will be open to the public.
The second service will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Pastoral Visit of Pope John Paul II to the Archdiocese of Miami, and will be at 10 a.m. Sunday at Saint Mary Cathedral, 7525 NW Second Ave. The Pontifical Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Wenski.
The third community service will be at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Martha Catholic Church, 9301 Biscayne Blvd., where Archbishop Wenski will celebrate a 9/11 Commemoration Holy Mass to mark the 11th anniversary of the attack on New York City, the Pentagon and the crash of Flight 93 in Pennsylvania.
For more information on these services, contact Juan Di Prado at 305-762-1046 .
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral at 464 NE 16th St. , invites the community to a performance of the Requiem by John Rutter, at 6 p.m. Sunday, in the sanctuary.
Singers who might like to join the choir for the occasion or for more information, should contact Matthew Steynor, the church’s music director at firstname.lastname@example.org. The concert is free, but a collection will be taken.
Beth David events
Parents with toddlers and young children are invited to a special Tot Shabbat service to be at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Beth David Congregation, 2625 SW Third Ave. in Miami’s Roads neighborhood.
During the service, families will learn interactive songs and stories, light candles, take trips through the synagogue and explore different themes throughout the year. The evening will conclude with milk and cookies. It’s free.
Beth David and The Gordon Schools will host a Free Family Fun Day Carnival from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. The event will have carnival rides, a rock wall and bounce house, balloon making, face painting and prizes. Attendees may also have a free sample of the synagogue’s after school enrichment classes, including dance, Green Monkey Yoga, musical theatre, and Kidokinetics.
This event was to have been on Aug. 26, but had to be rescheduled because of the hurricane.
Also, Beth David will present a parent seminar entitled, "Raising Mentches: How to Build Character, Self-Esteem and Social Emotional Intelligence," from 8:45 to 10 a.m. on Sept. 13.
At the seminar Dr. Nancy Gould will present a framework for teaching children the essentials individual and interpersonal skills that foster self-efficacy, initiative, sensitivity and responsibility.
A clinical psychologist, Gould has more than 15 years of experience providing individual, group and family therapy to children, adolescents, adults and families.
The seminar is free and open to the community.