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INCARNATION 8220 W. HILLSBOROUGH AVE. • TAMPA, FLORIDA 33615 5124 Gateway Drive (mailing address) • Fax: (813) 884-3624 Clergy - 813-885-7861

Father Michael Suszynski, Pastor Father Diego Ossa, Parochial Vicar Father Jose George, Parochial Vicar Deacon Joseph Krzanowski Deacon Frank Julian Deacon Pablo Maldonado Staff - 813-885-7861 Paul Hunter Parish Business Administrator Joseph Griffith Facility Manager Irene Martinez Parish Secretary/Bulletin Editor

Parish Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 9am - 4pm Phone: 813- 885-7861

Come join us for the Columbiette’s "Fellowship Breakfast" TODAY after 7:30, 9:00 and 10:30 masses. We have a new menu that we're sure you will enjoy. Also, your children can order a child's plate or order ala carte from our menu. The prices are $5.00/adult and $3.00/child. We can't wait to serve you! The Baptism of the Lord January 9, 2011 A voice came from the heavens, saying, “ T his is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased. ” — Matthew 3:17

Silvia Rivera Receptionist/ Asst Editor Donal Noonan Music Director Carmen Cayon Director of Faith Formation

Faith Formation Office - 813-887-5110 Philomena Johnson Grades Pk-5 & First Communion

MASS SCHEDULE Brian Greenfield Youth Director Grades 6-12 & Confirmation

Incarnation School - 813 884-4502 Mr. Michael Zelenka, Principal Mrs. Diane Doyle & Mrs. Stephanie Stahl

Assistant Principals

Monday through Friday - 7am & 8:30am

Misas en Español:

Saturday - 8:30 am & 4:30pm (Vigil)

Cada domingo a la 1:30pm

Sunday: 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am (signed), 12pm

Cada viernes a las 6:30 pm

DEVOTIONS: Morning Prayer Group: Liturgy of the Hours Mon., Tue., Thurs., Fri. & Sat. from 8:10am - 8:25am First Friday Adoration following the 8:30 am Mass until 6:15pm Rosary every Thursday at 11:30am in the chapel Rosario en español cada jueves a las 7:00pm en la capilla

Incarnation Casino Night February 12, 2011

Event Underwriter

January 9, 2011

MASS INTENTIONS MONDAY - JANUARY 10 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. +Anielca Valdez Kuhla Family TUESDAY - JANUARY 11 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. +Janet Stein Pat Haitz WEDNESDAY - JANUARY 12 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. THURSDAY - JANUARY 13- ST. HILARY, BISHOP AND DOCTOR OF CHURCH 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. FRIDAY - JANUARY 14 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. 6:30 P.M. +Blanca Luz Vargas Rafael Arguello SATURDAY - JANUARY 15 8:30 A.M. 4:30 P.M. +Madelyn Cramer Ray Pomponio SUNDAY - JANUARY 16 - SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 7:30 A.M PEOPLE OF INCARNATION 9:00 A.M +Robert Foster ICCW 10:30 A.M. +John Cerra Family 12:00 P.M. 1:30 P.M. +Migdalia Rodriguez Hector and Maria

WE ARE A SACRIFICIAL GIVING PARISH OFFERTORY (First Collection) is used solely for the operation and maintenance of the parish. Weekly Target.....................................................$ 23,000.00 01/03/2011 Offertory Donations .......................$ 21,319.50 Tuition Assistance...............................................$ 32.00 Helping Hand ......................................................$ 239.00 Christmas (updated total) ..................................$34,727.50 RENOVATION & BUILDING FUND (Second Collection) is used solely to pay the monthly principal and interest obligation on our Church Renovation Loan and to fund repairs and updates to our Church building. 01/03/2011 Renovation Donations ...................... $ 4,490.00

Sick Prayer List: New names appear in bold. Other than critical or terminal conditions, the names will remain on this list for 30 days. Please help us keep our prayer list current. If you would like to add a name, e-mail Silvia Rivera at: or call the office. Please pray also for our parishioners who are in hospitals, nursing homes and our shut ins. Paul W. Allaert Diego Noel Alvarado Linda Alvarez Bertha Aquino Joseph Basile Claudia Beran Elaine Brandl Alex Cadawan Virginia Calvo Danielle Cansa Zayas

Jana Casarez Linda Casarez Lydia Colon Olga Cora Dionna Cortes Lea Ann Cote Bob Cramer Jacqueline Cramer Alice Daly Ernest Davis Steve Delgado Delores Delikat Lucy Dietz Lorraine Dodson Dan Duet Dylan Edward Bertha Fyda Evelyn Garcia

Jose Genao Sheila Gildea Maria Gonzalez Paula Hague Patrick Hardy Wendy Hardy Steven Harman Linda Henderson Carolyn Humphrey Rodrigo Jurado Colleen Kramer Mimi Kuhla Mary Larkin Pratt Lutz Louis Mastroianni Matthew T. McLane Pat McMahon Bill Meagher Marie Mendez Pedro Menendez Lois Mescall E. D. Miller Noah Nero Mary E. O’Brien Robert Owens Maria A. Patton Rondon Paul Idelbrando Perez

Dolores Peterson Lydia Quesada Feliciano Ramos Dolores Resendez Geraldine Richards Bart Ritz Zoila Rivas Aida Rivera Gabriel Rivera Carleigh Rodriguez Minerva Rodriguez Jason Saez Arturo Sanchez Humberto Sanchez Noah Spivey Yolie Stepp Pat Sullivan Janet Taylor Bridget Thompson Rhoda Toscano Maryellen Turgeon Chase Weadock Judy Williams Selwyn Williams Steven Yudicky John Carlo Velez Bridget Vitto

CPL Daniel Uribe, Afghanistan 1LT Brian Hoffman, Afghanistan SPC Robert Caruso, Iraq PFC Daniel Van Evera, Kuwait SSGT Angelique Vazquez, Qatar LCPL Almoris E. Lugo, Jr. PD2 Vincent Lloyd, Iraq MAJ Sean D. Smith, Iraq SGT Stephen Banks, Iraq CPT Leo Daab, MD, Iraq CPT Raymundo Resendez PFC James Blackwelder, Afghanistan Terry Stegman, Afghanistan MAJ Marty Maldonado, Afghanistan CW2 William Garcia, Afghanistan


Thank you to Buds, Blooms & Beyond, Floral & Gift Shop

for their donations of flower arrangements for our Weekend Liturgies. Visit them at 11234 W. Hillsborough. Ph. # 813-818-9600

January 9, 2011

The Baptism of the Lord


Director of Faith Formation & R.C.I.A. Carmen Cayon 813-885-7861


Grades Pre K - 5 & First Communion Philomena Johnson 813-887-5110

Grades 6-12 Confirmation & Youth Ministry Brian Greenfield 813-887-5110

ADULT FAITH FORMATION Any adult who has already been Baptized and received First Holy Communion in the Catholic faith, but has not received the Sacrament of Confirmation please contact Carmen at 8857861 or e-mail Bible Study Groups will formally begin in January 2011. Please contact Carmen for more information.

RCIA Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

Faith Formation PreK-5th "You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased." Today we celebrate the Baptism of our Lord. Today take some time and share with your child their baptism and what their baptism means to you. Remind them that every Sunday when we enter the church and bless ourselves with holy water it’s to remind us of our baptism. Question for Children: What are some things you can do to please God?

Thank you to all the children who brought gifts for baby Jesus on Epiphany Sunday. All items were donated to Catholic Charities.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (Totally Catholic Summer Program) YOU ARE NEEDED!!! Wouldn’t it be great to be part of a team that makes learning about how much God loves us fun and exciting? If you said yes then mark your calendar for February 24th- 6:30PM in St. Michael’s Hall for our first planning meeting.

SACRAMENT PREP FAMILIES Reminder!! JESUS DAY RETREAT Saturday – Jan. 22nd - 9:30AM – 12:00 noon We will begin in the church promptly at 9:30AM.

Inquiry Sessions will begin every Monday night at 7:30pm in the parish conference room in January. If you are interested in finding out about entering the Catholic faith, please join us for our informal gatherings where we invite questions and develop a relationship with Christ. For more information call Carmen 885-7861 or email: If you are an active Catholic adult who feels called to develop their own faith life by establishing a relationship with a person who is preparing to become a member of our Catholic Church, please contact Carmen. We are always in need of Bilingual speaking male and female Catholic sponsors and catechists for the RCIA process. Dare to be transformed!

SMALL FAITH COMMUNITIES Our parish will begin forming a team of individuals who are interested in helping our parish establish Small Faith Communities. If you are an active Catholic adult and are willing to be formed as a Small Faith Community Leader in our parish, please contact Carmen.

The Baptism of the Lord January 9, 2011 A voice came from the heavens, saying, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” — Matthew 3:17 THIS IS MY BELOVED SON This Sunday’s celebration of the Baptism of the Lord closes the Christmas season. In the scriptures we see one more epiphany, or manifestation, of the Spirit of God in Jesus—but this time it is as an adult, rather than as a child. Jesus’ baptism also serves as the inauguration of his prophetic mission and the messianic age. Today’s reading from Isaiah describes God’s chosen Messiah, upon whom God’s spirit rests. In the Acts of the Apostles Peter says that “God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power” (Acts 10:38). Finally, in the proclamation from Matthew’s Gospel Jesus’ baptism in water goes almost unnoticed. The crucial moment comes when the Spirit of God comes upon Jesus and a voice from heaven echoes the words of Isaiah: “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased” (Matthew 3:17). © Copyright, J. S. Paluch Co.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday:

Heb 1:1-6; Mk 1:14-20 Heb 2:5-12; Mk 1:21-28 Heb 2:14-18; Mk 1:29-39 Heb 3:7-14; Mk 1:40-45 Heb 4:1-5, 11; Mk 2:1-12 Heb 4:12-16; Mk 2:13-17 Is 49:3, 5-6; Ps 40; 1 Cor 1:1-3; Jn 1:29-34

TODAY’S READINGS First Reading — Isaiah speaks of the servant whom the Lord upholds; he shall bring forth justice to the nations (Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7). Psalm — The Lord will bless his people with peace (Psalm 29). Second Reading — Jesus was anointed by God with the Holy Spirit; he went out healing and doing good (Acts 10:34-38). Gospel — A voice comes from heaven proclaiming Jesus as the beloved Son, with whom God is well pleased (Matthew 3:13-17).

SPIRIT OF LOVE Holy Spirit, who came upon Christ Jesus when he was baptized in the waters of the Jordan, we pray to you: Baptize us in the fire of your love so that the Father may say to each of us: “You are my beloved Son, On whom my favor rests.” —From Come, Lord Jesus by Lucien Deiss, CSSp, copyright © 1976, 1981, Lucien Deiss. Published by World Library Publications. p. 181

FEAST OF FAITH The Sign of the Cross At the beginning of our prayer, we make the sign of the cross together. This sign, simple and powerful, operates on many levels. We trace the sign of the cross over our bodies, reminding ourselves that the cross of Christ has become our source of resurrection, life, and grace. With this sign, we also profess our faith in the Trinity: the presider does not say “in the names,” but “in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit”—three persons, one God. The sign of the cross is also a baptismal reminder, for every sign of the cross echoes the words spoken over us at our baptism, which marked our entry into the saving mystery of Christ. This many-layered sign is also our primary sign of blessing: the cross is traced over people, places, and things upon which we ask God to impart divine benediction. In blessing ourselves with the sign of the cross at the beginning of Mass, we acknowledge the mystery that has gathered us together: that Christ, the crucified and risen One, is living, and that we are members of his Body. Our response, our Amen, is our yes to all this, our first profession of faith. —Corinna Laughlin, © Copyright, J. S. Paluch Co.

Parish Office Staff Paul Hunter, Parish Business Administrator Joseph Griffith, Facility Manager Irene Martinez, Parish Secretary/ Bulletin Editor Silvia Rivera, Receptionist/ Assistant Bulletin Editor


PARISH ACTIVITIES SUNDAY - JANUARY 9 FELLOWSHIP, COFFEE AND DONUTS IN ST. MICHAEL’S HALL FAITH FORMATION IN SCHOOL CLASSROOMS MONDAY -JANUARY 10 7:00 P.M. Youth Beat St. Michael’s Hall 7:30 P.M. Spanish Choir Music Room TUESDAY - JANUARY 11 9:00 A.M. Job Search Support Group Conference Room 7:00 P.M. Alcoholics Anonymous St. Patrick’s Room 7:00 P.M. Spanish Prayer Group St. Michael’s Hall 7:30 P.M. Adult Choir Music Room WEDNESDAY - JANUARY 12 7:00 P.M. AA Closed Meeting St. Patrick’s Room 7:00 P.M. Al-Anon St. John’s Room 7:00 P.M. Al-Anon Spanish Teacher’s Lounge 7:00 P.M. Faith Formation St. Michael’s Hall 7:00 P.M. Prayer Shawl Ministry Media Center THURSDAY - JANUARY 13 11:30 A.M. Our Lady of Mercy Prayer Group Chapel 1:00 P.M. Legion of Mary Conference Room 7:00 P.M. Spanish Intercessions Group Chapel 7:30 P.M. Vocal Ensemble Music Room FRIDAY - JANUARY 14 7:00 P.M. Spanish Youth Group St. Francis Room SATURDAY - JANUARY 15 2:30 - 3:30 P.M. Confessions Church 7:00 P.M. Spanish Young Adults St. Francis Room


4:30 pm: 7:30 am: 9:00 am:

English Schedule Not Available

10:30 am: 12:00 pm: 1:30 pm:Stephanie, Ashley, Doralys, Jerome, Liz, Steven Anointing of the Sick gives spiritual strength in the face of suffering. A Parish priest is on call 24 hrs. in cases of emergency. Call the Parish Office at 885-7861. Matrimony (Marriage) - Couples need to contact the Parish Office at 885-7861 before setting a date. The preparation process takes a minimum of 6 months. Holy Orders is for single men answering the call to priesthood. Any man or woman interested in the religious life should contact one of our parish priests or the Diocesan Vocations Director at 345-3338.

HOMEBOUND & HOSPITAL MINISTRY - Eucharistic Ministers are available to bring Holy Communion to the sick AT HOME or in TOWN ’N COUNTRY HOSPITAL. Please call the Parish Office at 885-7861 to make arrangements.

TREE OF LIFE - MEMORIALS In memory of a loved one that has passed away you may want to consider the Tree of Life Memorial at the church’s entrance. You may also want to remember a special Anniversary or a family member with a Leaf on the Tree. For information call Connie Hennessey at 884-8326. 6





To receive Sacraments you must be registered in the parish. Registration forms are available at the Welcome Table in St. Michael’s Hall on Sunday mornings or at the Parish Office during the Week.

A very happy new year to everyone from the ICC music ministry. When a new year begins we all make resolutions to do something or in some cases not to do something. How are you being called to serve? Are you using your gifts and talents to serve your parish community as best you can? There are some wonderful opportunities right here with our parish music ministry. As we head into the new year, I personally invite you to get involved. Our Parish Choir desperately need some more men to add to the wonderful sound we make but we welcome anyone who would like to get involved as a singer, instrumentalist or even someone who would like to be involved in music ministry administration. Please contact me at or call the parish office.

Come join us for the Columbiette’s "Fellowship Breakfast" TODAY after 7:30, 9:00 and 10:30 masses. We have a new menu that we're sure you will enjoy. Also, your children can order a child's plate or order ala carte from our menu. The prices are $5.00/adult and $3.00/child. We can't wait to serve you!

Incarnation Catholic School

God Bless you all in 2011 Donal Noonan Director of Music Ministries

Do you pay your bills online? You could be making your weekly donations to Incarnation Church electronically. If you are interested in more information, send me an e-mail and I will send you the direct debit application form. Fill out the form and put it in the collection with your check attached and you will done. Paul Hunter – Parish Business Manager

(Grades PreK4 through 8)

5111 Webb Road, Tampa, FL 33615 Phone: (813) 884-4502 Fax: (813) 885-3734 Mr. Michael Zelenka, Principal Mrs. Diane Doyle & Mrs. Stephanie Stahl Assistant Principals

Franciscan Center, 3010 N. Perry Avenue, Tampa FL 33603 Tampa Upcoming Programs at the Franciscan Center, 3010 N. Perry Ave., Tampa, 33603. For more information, please contact the Center at 813-229-2695, e-mail: or on the web at A RETREAT IN EVERYDAY LIFE: Finding God in All Things

Directors: Sister Mary Arghittu, O.S.F., Sister Cathy Cahill, O.S.F., Maureen R. Connors, Ph.D., Fr. Michael Cooper, S.J., and Carol Mitchell, Ph.D. This retreat offers the opportunity to connect at a deeper level with God’s loving presence in our busy lives, to claim more fully our own unique vocations as followers of Jesus, and to explore our living this out in our day-to-day activities. It involves a commitment to 45 minutes to an hour of prayer a day, an opening and closing retreat day, twice-monthly evening gatherings, and twice-monthly meetings with a spiritual director. The retreat will draw on themes from Ignatius of Loyola and Francis and Clare of Assisi. Gatherings to be held at the Franciscan Center. Opening Retreat Day: Saturday, January 15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Gatherings: Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m. January 25 March 22 February 8 April 12 February 22 April 26 March 8 May 3 Closing Retreat Day: Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. This program is offered on a donation basis. The cost to the Center is approximately $100 per person per month. Scholarship assistance is available. For more information about the retreat, please feel to call: Carol Mitchell, Ph.D. at (727) 492-8315, Maureen Connors, Ph.D. or Sister Mary Arghittu, O.S.F. at (813) 234-9076. Enrollment is limited. To register, please call the Franciscan Center at 813-229-2695 for an application, or e-mail

The Jubilee Mass of Thanksgiving with Bishop Robert Lynch honoring all couples throughout the diocese who will celebrate their silver anniversary, or 50 or more years of marriage during 2011 will take place at St. Jude Cathedral on Sunday, February 13th at 3:00pm. A reception with light hors d’oeuvres will follow. You must pre-register by contacting the parish office no later than Monday, January 24th.

LITURGICAL MINISTERS MEETING Readers, Ushers & Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion: Fr Suszynski has called a meeting of all ministers to review his expectations. The meeting will be held this Wednesday January 12th at 7 pm in the Church. EVERY MINISTER is EXPECTED TO ATTEND THIS IMPORTANT MEETING. Attendance will be taken. Altar servers are not required to attend since it’s on a school night. Altar server director & parent coordinators your attendance is needed.

Job Support Ministry The Incarnation job support ministry meetings will start this Tuesday, January 11th, from 9:00am to 11:00am. Meetings will be held at our usual place, the parish conference room. Thank you for your continued support. Have a blessed new year.

SUITCASE COLLECTION We are collecting suitcases for the Children’s Home. Please drop them off at the Parish Office during the week or in St. Michael’s Hall on Sundays.


For more information email:

Senior Citizens Luncheon (FREE) Saturday, January 15, 2010

St. Michael’s Hall 12:00 noon RSVP: Connie Hennessey 813-884-8326

Teenagers: You can earn service hours by helping with this event. Call Connie at the above number to sign up! Sponsored by the Incarnation Council of Catholic Women. Casino Night 2011 is seeking sponsors and donations for the much needed RESTORATION OF ST. MICHAEL'S HALL. Parishioners who have a business that might benefit from the advertising should consider one of several levels of sponsorship: Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze. For information on individual donations or sponsorships please contact either Connie Hennessey at 813-884-8326 or Mary Conte at 813-818-9600.


BLANKET COLLECTION - There is still a great need for blankets for the migrant community! We will continue to collect NEW or clean, gently used blankets. Please place them in the bin located in the church foyer on Sundays or at the Parish Office during the week. Thank you. ALTAR SERVER TRAINING We are going to have one hour of "volunteer" training once a month. This will be for any new servers or existing servers that want to learn more. This is not mandatory but will be ongoing in an effort to find a convenient time to help everyone. The next Altar Server Training will be held on Sunday, January 16, 2011 from 3:15 to 4:30pm in the church. Please contact Tom Wille by email: or via the parish office at 8857861 with any questions or to RSVP for the training.


Casino Night Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011

THANK YOU TO: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas & Christine Hyde – Gold level Gonzalez Insurance – Bronze level Parishioner – Gold level Green Thumbs Nursery – Bronze level Frank D. Mastandrea, M. D. – Gold level The Hiller Group, Inc. – Gold level Allstate Insurance, Michael Rivera – Bronze level Allstate Insurance, Reggie Mason – Bronze level GARDNER- GIBSON SUN COATINGS - EVENT UNDERWRITER

Rose Conte - Gold level HOLLOWtree Images Photography Services- Gift Cert. WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL FOR YOUR DONATIONS!

El Bautismo del Señor 9 de enero de 2011 Oyó una voz que decía, desde el cielo: “Éste es mi Hijo muy amado, en quien tengo mis complacencias”. — Mateo 3:17 LOS SANTOS Y OTRAS OBSERVANCIAS Domingo: El Bautismo del Señor; Semana para Promover Vocaciones Lunes: Ntra. Señora de Loreto Miércoles: San Hilario de Poitiers Jueves: San Hilario, San Matías Viernes: San Arnold Janssen Sábado: San Antonio Abad MISA DE NUESTRA SEÑORA DE LA ALTAGRACIA

Los invitamos a la celebración parroquial en honor a la Patrona de La República Dominicana, esta será el domingo, 16 de enero, en nuestra Misa de 1:30pm. El Obispo Robert Lynch será el celebrante principal en la Misa de Acción de Gracias en la cual se honrara a todos los matrimonios de la diócesis que celebraran este año sus bodas de plata o de oro, así como las parejas que celebren más de 50 años de matrimonio. Será el domingo 13 de febrero, 2011 a las 3:00pm,en la Catedral San Judas en St. Petersburg, 5875 5th Ave. N., St. Petersburg.-Por favor den sus nombres, dirección y fecha de aniversario en la oficina parroquial antes del 24 de enero, 2011. RITO DE INICIACIÓN CRISTIANA PARA ADULTOS Enterate de todo lo que quieres saber sobre la fe católica: ¿Conoces a alguien que no practica su fe, y le interesa la fe católica? ¿Eres católico pero tu esposa/o no lo es y quiere serlo? ¿Has sido bautizado en la Iglesia Católica, pero necesitas la Confirmación y Comunión? Si has respondido con un "si" a cualquiera de estas preguntas, tú y esa persona que conoces, están invitados a participar en el proceso de RICA. Quisiéramos conocerte y responder a tus preguntas. Las reuniones se llevaran a cabo todos los lunes a las 7:30pm en el Salón de Conferencias comenzando el 10 de enero, 2011. Favor de comunicarse con Carmen al 813-8857861. Si usted es adulto, Católico activo y siente el llamado de crecer en su fe y así poder establecer una amistad con personas que se están preparando para ser miembros de nuestra Iglesia Católica por medio de los sacramentos de iniciación, le pedimos que por favor se unan a nosotros. Este ano, necesitamos mujeres y hombres católicos que sean bilingües. ¡Arriésgate a ser transformado!

REFLEXIONES PARA LA HOMILÍA Muchas veces se oye en la iglesia o en las comunidades que hacen falta más sacerdotes. No hay suficientes, los que hay tienen demasiado trabajo y hay relativamente pocos que hablen español o que comprendan la cultura hispana bien. Y entonces, escuchamos la llamada a pedir por vocaciones: al sacerdocio, a la vida religiosa, o a un laicado comprometido. Pero en el fondo de nosotros, a veces, es como si deseáramos que esas vocaciones vinieran de otro lugar, no de nuestras propias familias y comunidades. Quisiéramos para nuestros hijos otras cosas que den más dinero, prestigio y, sobre todo, que aseguren que va a haber nietos… Al enfrentarnos a este deseo íntimo de que las vocaciones vengan de otro lugar, quizás no nos demos cuenta de que hay otras mamás y papás en otras familias sintiendo lo mismo. Y entonces, ¿ a quién se enviará a la misión de difundir la Palabra de Dios, de enseñar los valores cristianos, de enseñar en la escuela, de llevar los hospitales, de cuidar de las necesidades de todos, de administrar los sacramentos? La misión de Dios no es fácil y quizás no traiga dinero ni prestigio. Y sin embargo, es lo mejor, lo más importante y lo más elevado que se puede hacer para el futuro, no ya de nuestra propia familia, sino de la humanidad. Es necesario que en nuestros hogares, en nuestras familias y en nuestra comunidad, se haga espacio a escuchar las muchas maneras en que se nos puede estar llamando a nuestros hijos a una vida de servicio y de compromiso. A una vida dedicada a Dios con todas la fuerzas y todo el corazón. Porque, si esa es la llamada de Dios para ellos, ahí es el único sitio en que van a ser felices. Jesús acepta la llamada a una misión que le confía sus Padre en el momento del Bautismo en el Jordán. En el momento del Bautismo de cada uno de nosotros, también esta presente, de alguna manera, esa llamada. ©Nuestra Parroquia 2011 Para la reflexión ¿De qué maneras puede estar llamándote Dios hoy? ¿Cómo se habla o se consideran las diversas vocaciones dentro de la Iglesia en tu familia?

FORMACIÓN DE FE PARA ADULTOS ¿Necesitas el Sacramento de Confirmación? Si estas interesado en recibir este sacramento, favor de comunicarte con Carmen al 813-885-7861 o antes del 3 de enero, 2011. PEQUEÑAS COMUNIDADES DE FE Nuestra parroquia comenzará a formar un equipo de personas que estén interesados en ayudar a establecer Pequeñas Comunidades de Fe. Si usted es un adulto Católico, activo y esta dispuesto a prepararse como un líder de grupo, comuníquese con Carmen al 813-885-7861.

ESTE ES MI HIJO MUY AMADO Con la celebración del Bautismo del Señor este domingo concluye el tiempo de Navidad. En las lecturas vemos más de una epifanía o manifestación del Espíritu de Dios en Jesús, sólo que esta vez ya no como niño, sino como adulto. El Bautismo de Jesús es también la inauguración de su misión profética y de la era mesiánica. En la lectura de hoy Isaías describe al Mesías elegido por Dios sobre el cual ha puesto su Espíritu. En los Hechos de los Apóstoles Pedro dice que “Dios ungió con el poder del Espíritu Santo a Jesús de Nazaret” (Hechos 10:38). Finalmente, en las proclamación del Evangelio de Mateo el Bautismo de Jesús en el agua casi pasa desapercibido. El momento crucial ocurre cuando el Espíritu de Dios desciende sobre Jesús y una voz del cielo viene como un eco de las palabras de Isaías: “Éste es mi Hijo muy amado, en quien tengo mis complacencias” (Mateo 3:17).© Copyright, J. S. Paluch Co. Calendario de Actividades Domingo: 12:00pm Lunes: 7:00pm Martes: 7:00pm Miércoles: 7:00pm Jueves: 1:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm Viernes: 7:00pm 7:00pm Sábado: 7:00pm

Estudio Bíblico St. Francis Grupo de Hombres o St. Patrick Grupo de Mujeres St. Patrick Grupo de Oración St. Michael Al-Anon Teacher’s Lounge Legión de María Conference Room Corazones Unidos Capilla Estudio Bíblico Salón 1 Grupo de Jóvenes St. Patrick Grupo de Matrimonios St. Francis Grupo Jóvenes Adultos St. Francis

PRE-CANA EN ESPAÑOL 2011 Las fechas son: 19 de Febrero, 21 de Mayo, 15 de octubre Las conferencias se realizarán en el Centro de Retiros de Bethany, 18150 Bethany Center Dr., Lutz - 33558. Horario: 8:30am - 5:00pm Llamar a la Oficina de Ministerio de Matrimonios y Familia de la Diócesis al 727-341-6847.

LECTURAS DE LA SEMANA Lunes: Heb 1:1-6; Mc 1:14 20 Martes: Heb 2:5-12; Mc 1:21 28 Miércoles: Heb 2:14-18; Mc 1:29 39 Jueves: Heb 3:7-14; Mc 1:40 45 Viernes: Heb 4:1-5, 11; Mc 2:1 12 Sábado: Heb 4:12-16; Mc 2:13 17 Domingo: Is 49:3, 5-6; Sal 40 (39); 1 Cor 1:1-3; Jn 1: 29-34 Sabías que... En la Santa Misa, unas gotas de agua se mezclan con el vino para indicar la unión de Cristo y los fieles y la sangre y el agua que brotaron del corazón de Cristo en la cruz.

BAUTISMO Espíritu Santo, que viniste sobre Cristo Jesús cuando fue bautizado en aguas del Jordán; te rogamos: Bautízanos con el fuego de tu amor para que el Padre nos diga a cada uno: “Tú eres mi hijo amado; mi predilecto”. — De Oraciones Biblicas por Lucien Deiss, CSsP, copyright © 1979, Lucien Deiss. Published by World Library Publications. p. 65

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