The deadline for couples married 25 or 50 years, to participate in the 2013 Annual Anniversary Mass, is Feb. 2. the Mass will be will be at 3 p.m. on Feb. 10, at St. Mary Cathedral, 7525 NW Second Ave. Couples who wish to participate should contact their own parish or register online by downloading the form found in the event section of the Archdiocese of Miami’s website: www.miamiarch.org, and send it to the Family Life Office via fax at 305-762-1144(cq) or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The event will include a photo session at 2 p.m., for each couple to be photographed with Archbishop Wenski. A reception will follow the Mass at 4:30 p.m.
The community is invited to join Temple Israel of Greater Miami in honoring the memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at three services, starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, when a musical tribute in the honor of the late human rights leader will be presented. The program will feature guest musicians and soloists, including performer Ananda Silva and participation by the Temple Israel Singers. Everyone is invited to remain and participate in the 7:30 p.m. Shabbat service, led by Rabbi Tom Heyn and featuring the music of "Bagels ’N Box," a duo that combines Jewish liturgical music and beat-boxing.
At 10:30 a.m. Sunday, temple members will join the members of the Church of the Open Door UCC’s morning worship service. Rabbi Heyn will be the guest speaker. the church is at 6001 NW Eighth Ave.
At 7 p.m. Monday, members of the Church of the Open Door UCC and Temple Israel will come together at the temple for a full tribute to Dr. King. Members of Faith in the City, the Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews, synagogues and churches connected with those organizations and the entire community are invited to join in the tribute.
Temple Israel is at 137 NE 19th St. in Miami. For more information, call the Temple Israel office at 305-573-5900 or go to email@example.com.
As a part of its tribute to the memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., St. Thomas Episcopal Church at 5690 Kendall Dr. in Coral Gables, will present the internationally acclaimed U. S. Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club in concert at 8 p.m. Sunday. The concert is a part of the choir’s MLK Weekend tour to South Florida.
The Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club is directed by Cindy Bauchspies and regularly travels around the country, representing the Naval Academy and the naval service. The Glee Club has received national acclaim for public appearances in Phoenix, AZ and Chicago. It’s most recent appearance was on the annual "Christmas in Washington" television presentation. In 2010, the Glee Club made a 10-day visit to Brazil and garnered international acclaim from ambassadors and state department officials.
It’s free and doors open at 7:30 p.m.
To honor the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, the Gamma Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., will host a Peace Summit from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Universal Truth Center for Better Living, 21310 NW 37th Ave. in Miami Gardens.
According to a press release from the church, the summit is a way of seeking peaceful solutions to youth violence that has claimed the lives of teenagers and children in South Florida. It also launches the sorority’s 40 Days of Peace Campaign, bringing together clergy, church members, law enforcement officers, youth group leaders and members, and two Broward County Alpha Kappa Alpha chapters for a discussion and interactive activities in an effort to get to the root of the violence.
Workshop panelists include the Rev. Dr. Anna Price, retired University of Miami Dean and executive minister at UTC; and Therese Homer, chief of police at Miami Dade College. The summit will end with the sorority members planting trees in honor of Miami-Dade Public School students killed in violence over the past year.
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Blessing of the Animals
St. Basil Catholic Church at 1475 NE 199th St. in North Miami Beach, will have its annual Blessing of the Animals at 10 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 19) on the church grounds. All neighborhood pets of all types are invited. Pets must be on a leash or caged.
Call the church at 305-651-0991 for more information.