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FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT PARISH OFFICE Hours: 9am - 4pm 5124 Gateway Dr. Tampa, FL 33615 | Ph. 813.885.7861 |

DECEMBER 1, 2019 SCHOOL OFFICE 5111 Webb Rd. Tampa, FL 33615 | Ph. 813.884.4502 Fax: 813.885.3734 |

CLERGY Rev. Michael Cormier, Pastor Rev. Brian Fabiszewski, Parochial Vicar Rev. Francisco Hernandez, Parochial Vicar Deacon Ramon Rodriguez Deacon Matt Shirina

STAFF 813-885-7861 Business Manager - Rae Stabile 813-493-3069 Facility Manager - Arnie Fernandez 813-486-1612

I pray these lines find all doing well. I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving! Mine was great – I say this hoping it will be the case, I had to write this article early November 20th so I’m really hoping it will be great, only time will tell. LOL So amazing to think we have entered the Season of Advent. In this season where we prepare for Christmas which is all about Jesus’ birth, we also hopefully prepare our hearts for the coming of Jesus into our hearts. To do this we need to make room. Our heart/ our lives can get so full and so hectic that we are so busy scrambling for the physical holiday that we don’t even take time to slow down and look within. To make sure we have room in our hearts to receive the Holy Family as they travel from house to house/heart to heart looking for a place to give birth to Jesus. Do we have room in our hearts when the Lord comes knocking? If we do not have much room now may we take this Advent season to make room and in fact, enthrone our King in our hearts. God Bless You, Love, Fr. Mike TODAY’S READINGS First Reading — All the peoples shall stream toward the LORD’s house (Isaiah 2:1-5). Psalm — Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord (Psalm 122). Second Reading — It is the hour to cast off the dark and clothe ourselves in the light (Romans 13:11–14). Gospel — Stay awake! Be prepared! The Son of Man will come when you least expect (Matthew 24:37-44). READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Is 4:2-6; Ps 122:1-9; Mt 8:5-11 Tuesday: Is 11:1-10; Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17; Lk 10:21-24 Wednesday: Is 25:6-10a; Ps 23:1-6; Mt 15:29-37 Thursday: Is 26:1-6; Ps 118:1, 8-9, 19-21, 25-27a; Mt 7:21, 24-27 Friday: Is 29:17-24; Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14; Mt 9:27-31 Saturday: Is 30:19-21, 23-26; Ps 147:1-6; Mt 9:35 — 10:1 Sunday: Is 11:1-10; Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17; Rom 15:4-9; Mt 3:1-12

CHRISTMAS SPIRITUAL BOUQUET MASS CARDS Now available in the pews and at the Parish Office.

Parish Secretary - Irene Martinez Bulletin Coordinator - Monica Windmiller Director of Music - David Funes 813-885-7811 Director of Faith Formation Deacon Matt Shirina 813-884-3624 Religious Education Ministry Cheralyn Quevedo 813-884-3624

MASS SCHEDULE Monday through Friday: 7:00am & 8:30am Saturday: 8:30am & 4:30pm (Vigil) Sunday: 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am, 12pm Holy Days: 7:00pm (Vigil) , 7:00am, 8:30am, 12:10pm, 6:00pm (Spanish), 7:30pm (English)

MISAS EN ESPAÑOL: Domingos a la 1:30pm Viernes a las 6:30pm

CONFESSIONS/Confesiones: Saturdays - 2:30pm to 3:30pm in Church or by appointment

DEVOTIONS: Morning Prayer Group: Liturgy of the Hours Mon., Tue., Thurs., Fri. & Sat.: 8:10am - 8:25am

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT Every 1st Friday following the 8:30am Mass until 6:15pm in the chapel

ROSARIO EN ESPAÑOL - Jueves de 5:30pm 6:30pm



DECEMBER 1, 2019

Prayer List

SUNDAY- DECEMBER 1 - FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT 7:30 A.M. PEOPLE OF INCARNATION 9:00 A.M. + Mary Falatek & Angela Gessa by Don Falatek 10:30 AM. + Diane Panza by Sandy & Jim Cacacie 12:00 P.M. + Ivonne Villafañe by husband 1:30 P.M.+ Maria Diva Salazar De Calero by family MONDAY - DECEMBER 2 7:00 A.M. (SI) The Barrera family 8:30 A.M. All Souls in Purgatory by Suong Le TUESDAY - DECEMBER 3 7:00 A.M. Intentions of Incarnation Parishioners 8:30 A.M. + Francisca Rodriguez Ruiz by Elio Feliciano WEDNESDAY - DECEMBER 4 7:00 A.M. Intentions of Incarnation Parishioners 8:30 A.M. VOCATIONS THURSDAY - DECEMBER 5 7:00 A.M. Intentions of Incarnation Parishioners 8:30 A.M. + Isabel Matos by the Acosta family FRIDAY - DECEMBER 6 7:00 A.M. Intentions of Incarnation Parishioners 8:30 A.M. Intentions of Incarnation Parishioners 6:30 P.M. + Carmen Echeverria by Family SATURDAY - DECEMBER 7 8:30 AM.+ Eddie Calvo by family 4:30 P.M. + Joyce Marie Hiller by Wes Hiller & family SUNDAY - DECEMBER 8 - SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT 7:30 A.M. + Giuseppe “Joseph” Sphtaro by George & Elena Andruss 9:00 A.M. + Teresa Quy Pham by Nguyen family 10:30 A.M. + Carmen Rigualts by Olga Gonzalez 12:00 P.M. PEOPLE OF INCARNATION 1:30 P.M. + Emilio Ureña by Children

Offertory totals will be in next weeks bulletin.

Please pray for those who are suffering from illness in our parish. Prayer list names remain on the prayer list for 3 months. If you would like to add, remove or update a name call the parish office at 813-885-7861or send an e-mail to

Carole Bennett Julie Bianchi Monique Biumi Joseph Brana Nicole Burgos Ann Castro Jomarie Colon Joseph Cornell Nora Cortese Robert Curry Haydee Delestre Anne Delgado Alice Dillon George Drielick Martha Fanelli Beverly Fenton Nayeli Figueroa Maureen Finch Gerry Joyce Gibbs Gloria Giordanio Adriene Goldman Linda Haley Gladys Hernandez Isela Charles Kanaszka Teresa Kanaszka

Patricia Kilkelly Erin King Mary Ellen King Carole Konruss Rovin Larson Mary Laverde Sharon Maclejews Sheila McCarron Victor Meza Bonnie Miller Sarah Paccione Miriam Rivera Jenny Rodriguez Maria Rolon Sylvia Rome Ana Maria Salvador Jan Sinks Nancy Shirina Sharon Slowey Christopher Solier Teresa Stern Ryan Torrens Cinthia Dupres Valentin

Dominic Van Someren Rose Vrabel Pat Whitty Amy Workman


PV2 Chad Michael Burgess PV2 Angelique Burgess SGT Damian Patrick Bumm SRA Jasmin S. Chan SRA Christina Costa Marine Amir Cris PVT Michael K. Lam SRA Brett Masser LC George Mike LCPL. Reese Nichols PFC Yoselyn Rivera LCPL Skyler Ramirez Dante Sanchez SN Ryan Schultz 2LT Brandon Shively SPC Jason Seal Daniella Alexandra Serrano A1C Aaron Wilson Cadet Caleb K. Wong

For your donation of flower arrangements for our church & chapel. 11234 W. Hillsborough Ave. Tampa, FL 33635 | (813) 818 - 9600

Important Dates For Dec. & Jan. Dec. 9 | Penance Service - 7:00 pm Dec. 24 | Vigil Masses - 4:30pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm(Spanish), & Midnight Dec. 25 | Holy Day of Obligation The Nativity of The Lord 9:00am, 10:30am & 12:00pm (Spanish) MARY, THE MOTHER OF GOD Dec. 31 | Vigil Masses - 7:00pm Jan. 1 | Holy Day of Obligation 9:00am, 10:30am & 12:00pm (Spanish) 3


DECEMBER 1, 2019

ADVENT PENANCE SERVICES SCHEDULE We encourage all of our parishioners to take advantage of this opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation during this Advent Season. St. Joseph - Thursday, December 5th at 7 p.m. Incarnation - Monday, December 9th at 7 p.m. Christ the King - Tuesday, December 10th at 7 p.m. St. Lawrence - Wednesday, December 11th at 7 p.m.

Incarnation’s Angel Tree will be up in the church foyer beginning December 1st. Please take an angel to help a child this Christmas that otherwise would not have a present on Christmas morning to open. Remember, it is through giving that we receive many blessings!

Date: December 8, 2019 Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm Where: St. Michael’s Hall “ Children Only” Shopping Mall on the stage. Find the perfect gift for Mom & Dad or your teacher & family. All gifts priced from .50 cents to $5.00. Parents and family visit the baked goods table and take a chance at the beautiful raffle baskets.


Please bring your wrapped gift with the angel taped to it by December 16th. Drop them in the box provided in the church foyer. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.

A TRADITION AT INCARNATION Families can sign up to Light the Candles on our Advent Wreath at Mass. If you are interested in signing up your family to light the candles on our Advent wreath before Mass please contact Connie Hennessey at 813-884-8326.

ICCW is selling gift cards for Village Inn pies

You can help ICCW by making a donation, and treat yourself to an award-winning Village Inn pie. The sale of these cards directly supports ICCW’s efforts to help our church!

Sweet Returns cards are available! Cost is 1 for $13.00 or 2 for $25.00 Contact Marie Shively (813) 732-1339 call/text or email We also have a table at the Children’s Christmas Bazaar.


HOME MAKERS OF HOPE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS! In order to serve the many families on our waitlist, Home Makers of Hope needs volunteers desperately! Most volunteer opportunities occur Tuesdays or Saturdays, there is some flexibility so please inquire for more information. • Scheduler for Furniture Donation Pick up • Drivers for Pick Ups and Deliveries • Furniture Repair (minor issues) • Loading & Unloading Furniture (to deliver to families) • Home Visitors/Family Liaisons (to assess furniture needs and decorate the homes) • Warehouse Workers (organize and sort donations) Prayerfully consider giving your time to this organization, “Because no child should sleep on the floor.” To volunteer or for more information, contact Connie through our website, or text Prayer2019 to 84576



DECEMBER 1, 2019 Director of Faith Formation Deacon Matt Shirina

Religious Education Ministry Cheralyn Quevedo



EDGE Nights are open to all middle schoolers ages 10 - 13, held on Wednesday nights (in St. John’s). Come and join the fun! All parents must sign child in. Upcoming Dates: Dec 11, 18

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is this Friday following the 8:30am Mass until 6:00pm. Won’t you spend one hour with our Lord?

RCIA Interested in Becoming Catholic? Is God calling you? Are you looking to deepen your relationship with Jesus and be part of His Church? RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process of initiation by which individuals are fully received into the Catholic Church through the reception of Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist or Communion. If you, or anyone you may know, are interested in becoming Catholic or simply have questions regarding the Catholic faith, please contact Deacon Matt Shirina at 813-884-3624 or you can email him at


It’s that time of year again and the Christmas tree lot is back! Stop by and get your Christmas Tree

Would you like to have a Mass celebrated in memory of a deceased loved one, or to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or other special reason? Visit the Parish Office to schedule your special intention. 6

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT Principal Marrie McLaughlin

DECEMBER 1, 2019 813-884-4502


ALTAR SERVERS - Jennifer Clavell - 813-244-8039 or José Clavell –813-244-8053 BIBLE STUDY - Deacon Matt Shirina - 813-884-3624 COLUMBIETTES - Rose Marie Varas - 813-857-5855 Meet every 2nd Thursday at 7:00pm, Email: COUPLES FOR CHRIST - Arthur Barlaan - 813-918-0611 or Joy Barlaan - 813-434-7651 Email: ENVIRONMENT/ART - Connie Hennessey - 813-884-8326 EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS - If you would like to join this ministry contact Marilyn Gauthier Phone: 813-781-3720 Email: FINANCE COUNCIL - John Marian- 813-306-2456 ICCW - INCARNATION COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN Alma Shamblin 813-886-9365 or Email: Gen. Mtg. 1st Thursdays - Mtg. starts at 7:00pm INCARNATION GIFT SHOP - Lisamarie Gibson - 813-317-8947 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS - For membership information - Joe Gajewski - 813-417-2823 or Juan Caba - LIFE MINISTRY - Deacon Matt - MUSIC MINISTRY - David Funes - 813-885-7811. Wednesday Rehearsals, 7 - 9pm . PRAYER SHAWL GROUP - Leonor “Lily” Duran - 813-806-1567 or Meeting 2nd Tuesday, 7:00pm SPECIAL EDUCATION - Mary Thomson - 727-221-0246 SPIRITUAL MOTHERHOOD FOR PRIESTS - Cheralyn Quevedo - 813-523-9349 or Rosary of Intercession every Thursday at 9:00am in the Church. RCIA - Deacon Matt - 813-884-3624 Email: READERS - David Schnelly - 813-926-9513 USHERS - Jim Cacacie - 813-927-1052 or VISITORS OF THE SICK - Fr. Francisco - 813-885-7861 12 STEP MEETINGS - For more information contact AA Central Office at 813-933-9123 or Co - ed Closed Meetings - Wednesday, 7 pm St. Patrick's Room 5 LOAVES & 2 FISH APOSTLESHIP - Denisse Vargas 813892-0980 email:

CABALLEROS DE COLÓN - Información - Jose Clavell o Juan Caba COMITÉ HISPANO - Se reúne el tercer jueves de cada mes CORO HISPANO - David Funes - o 813-885-7861. Jueves a las 7:00pm GRUPO DE MATRIMONIOS - Madeline Molina - 813-415-1117 o Eddie Velazquez. 813-557-9951 o Reuniones los Miercoles de 7:30 – 9:00pm GRUPO DE ORACIÓN - Virginia Liriano- 813-597-4748. Martes 7:30pm LECTORES - Jorge Lefebre – 813-357-9629 LEGIÓN DE MARÍA - Hipólita Germán 813-850-3136 o Iris Padilla 813-765-5182. MINISTROS DE EUCARISTÍA - Leticia Torres - 813-468-8668 MINISTERIO DE TEATRO - Melvin Guerrero - 813-270-3016 o MONAGUILLOS - Jennifer Clavell - 813-244-8039 o Jose Clavell 813-244-8053 RETIROS VIÑA DE RAQUEL - Grace Leiva - 813-479-5465 o RICA - Deacon Matt - 813-884-3624 Email: UJIERES - José Guaba - 813-504-5538 5 PANES 2 PESCADOS APOSTOLADO - Denisse Vargas 813-892-0980 email:

TREE OF LIFE MEMORIALS In memory of a loved one who 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 8848326.

ANOINTING OF THE SICK gives spiritual strength in the face of suffering. A Parish priest is on call 24 hrs. in cases of emergency and is available for appointments. Call the Parish Office at 885-7861.

Gift Shop Hours are: Saturday 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Closed During Mass Sunday 8:30AM to 1:30PM Closed During Mass

We now accept Cash, Checks & Credit Cards!

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 727-345-3338. HOMEBOUND MINISTRY - Eucharistic Ministers are available to bring Holy Communion to the sick at home. Please call the Parish Office at 885-7861 to make arrangements.


Primer Domingo de Adviento

1o de diciembre de 2019

ESPERAR CON GOZO Nuestro año litúrgico comienza con el tiempo de Adviento, una temporada de expectativa por la venida del Señor. En el Primer Domingo de Adviento anticipamos el fin de los tiempos cuando despertaremos al amanecer del nuevo día de Cristo. Hoy escuchamos a Isaías hablar del día en que el poder de Dios habrá traído paz universal y la Palabra de Dios habrá instruido a todos los pueblos, irradiando la “luz” (enseñanzas) de Dios a toda la raza humana. Sólo cuando la humanidad camina “a la luz del Señor” (Isaías 2:5), cuando todos los pueblos deseen marchar “por sus sendas” (Isaías 2:3), el mundo se enderezará y nuestros más profundos anhelos serán cumplidos. La lectura de Romanos nos llama a despertar “del sueño” porque la salvación “está más cerca” (Romanos 13:11, 12). Las lecturas de este domingo proclaman nuestra fe cristiana en que Jesús es Aquél que al final vendrá a dar cumplimiento al plan de salvación de Dios. LECTURAS DE HOY Primera lectura — Todas las naciones confluirán hacia el monte del Señor (Isaías 2:1-5). Salmo — Qué alegría cuando me dijeron: “Vamos a la casa del Señor” (Salmo 122 [121]). Segunda lectura — Ya es el momento de que se despierten del sueño (Romanos 13:11-14). Evangelio — Velen, pues, y estén preparados para la venida del Hijo del hombre (Mateo 24:37-44). LECTURAS DE LA SEMANA Is 4:2-6; Sal 122 (121):1-9; Mt 8:5-11 Is 11:1-10; Sal 72 (71):1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17; Lc 10:21-24 Miércoles: Is 25:6-10a; Sal 23 (22):1-6; Mt 15:29-37 Jueves: Is 26:1-6; Sal 118 (117):1, 8-9, 19-21, 25-27a; Mt 7:21, 24-27 Viernes: Is 29:17-24; Sal 27 (26):1, 4, 13-14; Mt 9:27-31 Sábado: Is 30:19-21, 23-26; Sal 147 (146):1-6; Mt 9:35 — 10:1 Domingo: Is 11:1-10; Sal 72 (71):1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17; Rom 15:4-9; Mt 3:1-12 Lunes: Martes:

RICA ¿Interesado en convertirse en Católico? ¿Está Dios haciéndole un llamado personal? ¿Está usted buscando tener una relación más íntima con Jesús y ser parte de Su Iglesia? RICA – Rito de Iniciación Cristiana de Adultos es el proceso de iniciación por el cual los individuos son recibidos a la Iglesia Católica, por medio del Bautismo, Confirmación y la Sagrada Eucaristía o Comunión. Si usted, o alguien que usted conozca, está interesado en convertirse en Católico o simplemente tiene preguntas concernientes a su Fe Católica, por favor de contactar al Diacono Matt Shirina al número (813)884-3624 o le puede enviar correo electrónico a

ADORACIÓN EUCARÍSTICA La exposición del San simo es este viernes después de la Misa de las 8:30am hasta la Bendición Solemne a las 6:00 pm.

Árbol de Ángeles Hermanos, se acerca la Navidad! El Árbol de Ángeles estará en el vestíbulo de la iglesia a partir del día 1 de diciembre. Por favor llévese un ángel y alegre la Navidad de un niño/a, que de otra forma no podrá abrir un regalo en la mañana de Navidad. Recuerde que es dando como recibimos muchas bendiciones!!!. Por favor envuelva su regalo y coloque encima el ángel con cinta pegante, luego colóquelo en la caja indicada en el vestíbulo, no más tardar del 16 de diciembre. Gracias por su amabilidad y generosidad. 9

1o de diciembre de 2019


Padre Francisco, invita a toda la parroquia de La Encarnación a participar de la reflexión de Adviento 2019, titulada, Adviento: “Un viaje hacia la esperanza”. La actividad se realizará el sábado 7 de diciembre de 2019 de 7.30 am a 2:00 pm en el salón Saint Michael. Habrá desayuno, merienda y almuerzo. El desayuno será servido de 7:30 a 8:00 am. Se solicitará un donativo para cubrir parte de los gastos del Evento.

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