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Church of the Incarnation Parish Office: 5124 Gateway Dr. , Tampa, FL 33615 813.885.7861 Fax: 813.884.3624 www.icctampa.org School Office: 5111 Webb Rd. , Tampa, FL 33615 813.884.4502 Fax: 813.885.3734 www.icstampa.org Clergy - 813-885-7861 Very Rev. Michael Suszynski, Pastor Rev. Jairo Atehortua Parochial Vicar Rev. Philip Clement, Parochial Vicar Deacon Frank Julian Deacon Pablo Maldonado

Staff - 813-885-7861 Parish Business Administrator - Paul Hunter phunter@icctampa.org Facility Manager - Dave Arnold darnold@icctampa.org / 919-4284 Parish Secretary/Bulletin Editor - Irene Martinez imartinez@icctampa.org Receptionist/ Asst Editor - Silvia Rivera srivera@icctampa.org Director of Faith Formation - Carmen Cayon ccayon@icctampa.org Sacrament Prep. & Youth Ministry - Philomena Johnson pjohnson@icctampa.org Faith Formation Apprentice Meg Kanatzar mkanatzar@icctampa.org MASS SCHEDULE Monday through Friday: 7am & 8:30am Saturday: 8:30 am & 4:30pm (Vigil) Sunday: 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am (signed), 12pm

Misas en Espaテアol: Cada domingo a la 1:30pm Cada viernes a las 6:30 pm

Latin Mass - 4:30pm, every Sunday CONFESSIONS: Saturdays - 2:30 to 3:30pm in Church

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

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

ROSARY every Thursday at 11:30am in the chapel ROSARIO EN ESPAテ前L cada jueves de 5:30pm6:30pm en la capilla

The Epiphany of the Lord January 6, 2013 Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem! Your light has come, the glory of the Lord shines upon you. -- Isaiah 60:1


Church of the Incarnation

813-885-7861 The Epiphany of the Lord January 6, 2013 Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem! Your light has come, the glory of the Lord shines upon you. -- Isaiah 60:1

FINDING GOD The splendid magi, all sparkle and dash and solemnity, march right up off the pages of Matthew's Gospel and into our churches today. Matthew alone tells us this grand and seductive story so that we might see the light and know that the child these magi visited is the fulfillment of prophecy, the king of the world that stretches to the magi's home country and beyond, right down the ages to us. We too see and understand anew. Like the magi, our patron saints for this day, we see in the newborn child the king of the universe and light of the world. Like the magi, we find in ourselves a new faith and a new life. Like them, we return to our home by a new route. We are asked to come away from this festive season ourselves renewed and awake to the presence of God among us. We are asked to find God where God is to be found, to be attentive and surprised and ready to bow down in adoration and to offer our gifts. Copyright (c) J. S. Paluch Co. TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION Monday of this week is Christmas Day in Russia and in much of the Orthodox world. This curious difference in schedule has a lot to do with how calendars have been developed and changed over the years. In the year 45 B.C. Julius Ceasar gave the empire his Julian Calendar, with the winter solstice on January 6. This put an end to a system in which officials called "pontiffs" were able to tweak the calendar by adding extra days in as needed. He invented two new months at that time, December and January; and in order to correct the mess the pontiffs had made, forced a year of 445 days on the empire in what he named "The Last Year of Confusion." The new months varied in number of days according to a complex schedule, but the calendar was still off by nearly twelve minutes a year, and lost a full day every 130 years. Pope Gregory XIII reformed the calendar in 1583, but not everyone appreciated his efforts. England held out for two hundred years. The year 1700 was a leap year in England, but not in France; they were eleven days apart! George Washington was really born on February 11; when the Gregorian calendar was finally adopted in the English colonies shortly before the Revolution, he had to move his birthday to February 22. Now the calendars are thirteen days apart, which accounts for Russia's Julian calendar Christmas. And Caesar thought he had brought confusion to an end! --James Field, Copyright (c) J. S. Paluch Co.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: 1 Jn 3:22 -- 4:6; Ps 2:7bc-8, 10-12a; Mt 4:12-17, 23-25 Tuesday: 1 Jn 4:7-10; Ps 72:1-4, 7-8; Mk 6:34-44 Wednesday: 1 Jn 4:11-18; Ps 72: 1-2, 10, 12-13; Mk 6:45-52 Thursday: 1 Jn 4:19 -- 5:4; Ps 72:1-2, 14, 15bc, 17; Lk 4:14-22a Friday: 1 Jn 5:5-13; Ps 147:12-15, 19-20; Lk 5:12-16 Saturday: 1 Jn 5:14-21; Ps 149:1-6a, 9b; Jn 3:22-30 Sunday: Is 42:1-4, 6-7 or Is 40:1-5, 9-11; Ps 29:1-4, 3, 9-10 or Ps 104:1b-4, 24-25, 27-30; Acts 10:34-38 or Ti 2:11-14; 3:4-7; Lk 3:15-16, 21-22

The Traditional Latin Mass is now offered at Incarnation Catholic Church every Sunday at 4:30pm.

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† Mass Intentions † SUNDAY - JANUARY 6 - EPIPHANY OF THE LORD 7:30 A.M. PEOPLE OF INCARNTION 9:00 A.M. +Patsy Sipos by Joyce Duet and Family 10:30 A.M. +Julia Colon by Connie Hennessey 12:00 P.M. +Henry Turino by Family 1:30 P.M. +Julio Rivera Burgos by Jenny Rodriguez 4:30 P.M. MONDAY - JANUARY 7 - ST. RAYMOND OF PENYAFORT, PRIEST 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. +Scotty Scott by Wife Christa and Sandy TUESDAY - JANUARY 8 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. +Albert Rodriguez by Family WEDNESDAY - JANUARY 9 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. +Esther Gutierrez by Torres Family THURSDAY - JANUARY 10 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. +Joyce Marie Hiller by Wes Hiller and Family FRIDAY - JANUARY 11 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. 6:30 P.M. +Romeo Cortez by Rolando and Letty Escamilla SATURDAY - JANUARY 12 8:30 A.M. 4:30 P.M. +Evelyn Billiet by Steiger Family SUNDAY - JANUARY 13 - THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD 7:30 A.M. 9:00 A.M. (SI) 34th Wedding Anniversary George and Thelma Schmidt 10:30 A.M. PEOPLE OF INCARNATION 12:00 P.M. +Santiago Garcia Veve by Evelyn Colon 1:30 P.M. +Miguel Lugo by Wife 4:30 P.M.

SACRIFICIAL GIFTS OF TREASURE

January 6, 2013

Please Pray for One Another If you would like to add a name, e-mail Silvia Rivera at: srivera@icctampa.org or call the parish office. Lord, hear our prayers for the sick listed below and for all those who are not listed, but are in need of our prayers: Jeannette Abrenica Janice and Addie P. Nora Alonso Amauri Agosto Benedetto Artino, Jr.

Colleen Beran Michelle Boylan Chuck Burton Mike Childers Jacqueline Colon Bernice Cox Yolanda Cruz Jack and Lucy Dietz

Manuel Escamilla Aurora Esparza Manuel Esparza Nila Espinola Freddy Fellner Robert Ferry Deborah Fisher Dominick Fridella William Gareau Robert Hasty Francisco Hernandez

Kathy Holecek June Jebson Peter Jebson Anthony Joseph Scott G. Kennedy Joyce Kielpinski Helen King Mimi Kuhla Betty Hunziker Natalie Lasko Tom Lom Mary Loper Lily Lough Sandy Loy Andrea Maleska Ana Marsicano Matthew McClane, Sr.

Maryjane McNally

Joe Mininno Beba Montero Roder Naranjo Noah Nero Veronica Pacitti Bob Patterson

JR Pearce Kim Perez Rosemin Ramos Jorge Rodriguez Roland Rodriguez Kiki Santiago Thomas Santiago Bill Seemann Christine Screeton Kaylana Silva Bill and Angie Spink

Dick Tobin Jaime Torres Bibiana Oria Vazquez

Ines Velazquez Pauline Villegas Rose Vinalon Bridget Vitto Rose Vrabel Michael Warren Jerry Wegman Linda Wilson Charles Young

OFFERTORY (First Collection) is used solely for the operation and maintenance of the parish. Weekly Target ..................................................$23,000.00 12/23/2012 Offertory Donations .....................$17,717.04 Shortfall ............................................................$ 5,282.96 Tuition Assistance ............................................$ 28.00 Helping Hand ...................................................$ 58.00 Dominican Parish .............................................$ 98.00 RENOVATION & BUILDING FUND (Second Collection) is used to pay the monthly principal and interest obligation on our Church Renovation Loan and to fund repairs and updates to our Church building. 12/23/2012 Renovation Donations.................... $ 2,191.00

Sergio Pages, Jr. PV2 Chad Michael Burgess 1LT Orlando R. Zambrano Ryan Wegman, Afghanistan

SPC Janet E. Pagan, Afghanistan SPC Janice E. Pagan, Afghanistan David Valencia, Japan Franciana Tertulien, Afghanistan

Thank you to Buds Blooms & Beyond for their donations of flower arrangements for our weekend liturgies and for our Chapel

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY! If you have any questions about our finances or parish renovation activities, please contact Business Manager, Paul Hunter at 813-8857861 or by e-mail: phunter@icctampa.org.

11234 W. Hillsborough Ave. Tampa, FL 33635 (813)818-9600 (800)531-2837 www.budsbloomsandbeyond.com

We have Online Giving now! If you would prefer to make your contributions online rather than by writing a check every week, you can now do so with Online Giving. Your gift can be a one-time event or scheduled weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. You may use your checking account or a credit card. Visit our Parish Website at www.icctampa.org to set up an account or contact Paul Hunter at phunter@icctampa.org for more info.

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Church of the Incarnation FAITH FORMATION NEWS Director of Faith Formation & R.C.I.A. Carmen Cayon

Grades Pk-12 Sacrament Preparation & Youth Ministry Philomena Johnson

ccayon@icctampa.org

pjohnson@icctampa.org

813-885-7861 Faith Formation Apprentice

Young Adult Ministry

Meg Kanatzar

Fr. Philip Clement

mkanatzar@icctampa.org

fclement@icctampa.org

"Proeliatores Dei" is our parish's young adult group. Young adult parishioners ages 18-28 are welcome to join us every Thursday night from 7:30 - 9:00 in the Lion's Lair for faith, fun, and fraternity. For more information, please go to our website: www.thewarriorsofgod.org or call Fr. Philip at the church office (813-885-7861). We hope to see you there! Do You “Walk the Walk” of a Christian life? Do you want to learn how? Here’s a Study that Helps You Put Your Catholic Faith into Practice Daring to Walk the Walk introduces seven key virtues and outlines practical steps for living them out in your life. Here’s what some participants have to say about this study: “This tells us how to really put into practice what Christ is calling us to do.” – Liz T. “…one of the best programs I think I’ve ever been to, and I would certainly recommend it.” –Chet H. This is an 8-week program, meetings are every Thursday 7-9pm Begins: January 24, 2013Ends: March 21, 2013 (right before Holy Week/Easter) Call Carmen at (813) 885-7861 or Dennis & Adele Ference at (813) 886-0041 for more information.

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DONATIONS NEEDED! The children in Faith Formation will be celebrating “Fat Tuesday” on February 18th. If you or someone you know has Mardi Gras beads that you are willing to donate please contact Philomena Johnson in the Faith Formation Office @ 885 -7861.


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Religious Articles Store

OPEN 1/2 HR BEFORE & AFTER THE 4:30PM SAT. MASS

PARISH ACTIVITIES TUESDAY - JANUARY 8 7:00 P.M. AA Men’s Closed Meetings in St. Patrick’s Room 7:00 P.M. Spanish Prayer Group in St. Michael’s Hall 7:00 P.M. Prayer Shawl Ministry in Faith Formation Office 7:00 P.M. Music Ministry in Church WEDNESDAY - JANUARY 9 7:00 P.M. AA Closed Meeting in St. Patrick’s Room 7:00 P.M. Al-Anon Closed Meeting in St. Francis Room 2 7:30 P.M. Spanish Choir in Music Room THURSDAY - JANUARY 10 11:30 A.M. Our Lady of Mercy Prayer Group in Chapel 5:30 P.M. Spanish Intercessions Group in Chapel 7:00 P.M. Music Ministry in Church 7:00 P.M. Columbiettes in St. Patrick’s Room 7:30 P.M. Young Adults in St. John’s Room FRIDAY - JANUARY 11 7:30 P.M. Youth Group in St. John’s Room

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.

& ALL SUNDAY MASSES

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. 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.

NEW ITEMS!

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. MINISTERIOS HISPANOS

Monaguillos: Doris Quirindongo - 817-9321 Coro Hispano: David Funes - 952-0359 Ministros de Eucaristia: Tito Bello - 516-2619 Lectores: Alan Aguilar- 315-0928 Ujieres: Jose Guaba-504-5538 Emmaus / Mujeres - Karla Navas - 408-2741 Emmaus/ Hombres - Rafael Tamayo - 403-4272 Escuela de Evangelizacion Juan Pablo II: Ma. Teresa Aguilar - 315-0925 Grupo de Jovenes: Johnatan Fernandez - 484-1173 Grupo de Jovenes Adultos: Ana Acevedo - 359-7722 Grupo de Matromonios: Lecy & Dante Sanchez - 850-4526 Grupo de Oracion: Maria Rodriguez - 926-6436 Legion de Maria: Brunilda Reyes - 961-8505

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LITURGY GROUPS ALTAR SERVERS DAVID SMITH……………………….885-7861 Or via e-mail iccaltarservers@gmail.com EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS FR. PHILIP CLEMENT……….…….. 885-7861 READERS WILL BERAN ………………………. 882-0178 MUSIC DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENT/ART CONNIE HENNESSEY ………………...884-8326 USHERS TOM OSBORN..……………….…...885-3829 VISITORS OF THE SICK FR. JAIRO ATEHORTUA…..………. 885-7861

PARISH ORGANIZATIONS BIBLE STUDY CARMEN CAYON…….………….... 885-7861 CARNIVAL PAUL/NORMA HUNTER …………...854-1171 COLUMBIETTES DALE ZGURZYNSKI…......................885-5228 FINANCE COUNCIL DEACON FRANK JULIAN ………………….... 885-7861 HELPING HAND PARISH OFFICE…..……………..…..885-7861 INC. COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN ALMA SHAMBLIN…………………….886-9365 Or via e-mail afshamblin@aol.com INC. HOME & SCHOOL KIM FIELD….. ….….884-4502 (School Office) JOB SEARCH SUPPORT HILDA LYONS……icjobsupport@hotmail.com KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS STAN ZGURZYNSKI………….. … 885-5228 LIFE MINISTRY TERESA TRUBILLA……….….……..841-6563 Or via e-mail T2DeskTop@aol.com MEMORIALS-TREE OF LIFE CONNIE HENNESSEY….. ……….. 884-8326 OFFICE VOLUNTEERS IRENE MARTINEZ………………….885-7861 PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY SILVIA RIVERA ...…………………..885-7861 RELIGIOUS ARTICLES STORE CONNIE HENNESSEY……………... 884-8326 SPECIAL EDUCATION ISABEL MORAES……………...…….852-1501 MARY THOMSON………………….. 884-8040 STEWARDSHIP PAUL HUNTER…….………………...854-1171

RECEIVING SACRAMENTS BAPTISMS CARMEN CAYON ……………….885-7861 RCIA CARMEN CAYON……….……….885-7861 FIRST EUCHARIST PHILOMENA JOHNSON……….885-7861 CONFIRMATION PHILOMENA JOHNSON…….…885-7861 MARRIAGE PREPARATION FR. PHILIP CLEMENT… .…………...885-7861


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Good Health Practices for Mass Dine In or Take Out

January 13th 10:00AM - 3:00PM in St Michael's Hall BBQ Chicken Adult = $12, Child = $6.00 BBQ Ribs Adult = $15, Child = $8

With the onset of the cold and flu season the Office of Worship offers the following reminders on good health practices regarding the celebration of Mass. What is the Flu? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Every year in the United States, on average: 5-20% of the population gets the flu and more than 200,000 are hospitalized from flu complications.” (See the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu for more information.) Preventing the Flu – Take Everyday Preventative Actions Common sense is most important for the prevention of a cold or the flu. The following health precautions are strongly recommended to limit your risk of infection.

Everyone is welcome, and don't forget, bring in your baby pictures (will be returned) to join in on the "Guess Who Picture Contest".

• Get vaccinated. The CDC recommends the flu vaccination, especially for those who are at high risk: young children, pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions & the elderly.

For tickets, call Connie Hennessy @884-8326, Diana Galindo @ 243-0303, or Suzanne Perry-Casler @ 610-

• Stay home when sick. There is no sin if you miss Mass because you are sick or taking care of someone who is sick.

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• Cover your mouth and nose. When you cough or sneeze, use a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash after you use it (or use your sleeve if a tissue is not available).

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Small to XL   $12.00     2XL ‐ $12.00    3XL ‐ $ 14.00  To order call:  Lois Reynolds  813‐886‐5478  Pope Benedict has declared October 2012 to November 2013 as a Year of Faith! Be a part of the celebration. Join Fr. Krzysztof Gazdowicz, Father Edwin Palka and Father Mike Smith from May 25 - June 5, 2013 as we explore Poland’s rich Catholic heritage! Follow in the footsteps of Blessed Pope John Paul II from his birthplace to his seat as Archbishop, to his historic Papal Pilgrimage in 1979. Visit the home of St. Maximilian Kolbe and be challenged by his martyrdom in Auschwitz. Share in St. Faustina’s ministry and pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet with her Sisters. Be encouraged by the stories behind Our Lady of Czestochowa and the underground salt Cathedral. Journey in faith and prayer with us from Zakopane in the Tatra Mountains to Torun on the Vistula River to Gdansk on the Baltic coast. For info, visit www.travelswithhelene.com or phone 352-556-3111. The deadline to send in your deposit is February 23rd.

• Wash your hands often. Clean your hands regularly with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective. • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way. • Stay home an additional 24 hours. If you are sick with flu -like symptoms, the CDC recommends that you stay home for an additional 24 hours after your fever is gone without the use of a fever-reducing medication. • Limit contact with others while sick. If you are feeling sick or you are at risk for infection you should refrain from the Communion cup and perhaps shaking people’s hands at the sign of peace. (If someone chooses to refrain from the handshake, be gracious and considerate.) While the flu vaccine is still one of the best preventative measures, reliable information, good health habits, getting plenty of rest, nutritious eating, exercise, and managing stress will go a long way toward reducing the risk of infection during the cold and flu season. September 2009 / Office of Worship / www.dosp.org

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Church of the Incarnation

813-885-7861

LUNCHEON

Sam & Juanita Tamborello

On Saturday, January 12, ICCW will be having their annual Senior Luncheon in St. Michael's Hall from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. There will be PRIZES and ENTERTAINMENT! Following the luncheon, a spiritual retreat will take place from 1:00 - 2:00 PM. Please join us this special day. RSVP to one of the following ICCW members: Elaine Schutz: (813) 884-9308 or ers7704@verizon.net; Fran Cloonan: (813) 884-6746 or fecloonan@verizon.net; or Alma Shamblin (813) 886-9365 or afshamblin@aol.com.

The Jubilee Mass of Thanksgiving with Bishop Robert Lynch honoring couples throughout the diocese who will celebrate their 25th, 50th or more years of marriage during 2013 will take place at St. Catherine of Sienna Parish on Sunday, March 3rd at 3:00pm. A reception with light hors d’oeuvres will follow. You must pre-register by contacting our parish office no later than Monday, February 11th.

Save the Date!  Mother / Daughter / BFF  

TEA & FASHION SHOW  Saturday January 26, 2013  Incarnation Church, St. Michael’s Hall   Sponsored by: Incarnation Columbiettes Auxiliary   (See future bulletins for additional information) 

INCARNATION “Queen of Hearts” CASINO NIGHT Saturday, February 9, 2013 / St. Michael’s Hall For tickets: call 813-884-8326

Wanted: career opportunists looking for  resume experience in website management  and design. Incarnation parish is looking  for volunteers with web design and man‐ agement skills to join our website com‐ mittee to bring our parish website to a  new level. Fresh creative ideas, and fa‐ miliarity with Wordpress and CSS coding  would be most helpful but not necessary.  If you are interested, please contact Fr.  Philip directly: fclement@ icctampa.org,  or call 813‐885‐7861. 

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La Epifanía del Señor 6 de enero de 2013 Levántate y resplandece, Jerusalén, porque ha llegado tu luz y la gloria del Señor alborea sobre ti. — Isaías 60:1 Domingo 6 de Enero 2013 Fiesta de la Epifanía del Señor La fiesta de Reyes, nos recuerda sobre todo la vocación universal y misionera de nuestra fe. Los magos, que habían abandonado todo, encuentran todo cuanto buscaban en el niño en brazos de María. Se postran en su presencia y le abren su corazón y sus tesoros. Guiados por una estrella, han recorrido el camino de la fe, que es apertura y no terquedad, es generosidad y no egoísmo, es encuentro y no aislamiento: es en definitiva, amor. Ser creyentes quiere decir ser incansables buscadores de Dios, no poseedores de Dios. El creyente es alguien que considera que nunca ha llegado. Para el creyente Dios no es una posesión, no es un objeto de bolsillo, sino alguien que jamás es encontrada de una vez para siempre, de quien se tiene sed siempre. Cada uno de nosotros está llamado a ser, esencialmente, uno que busca, un buscador. Quien después de haber encontrado, sigue buscando por todas partes. Es necesario librarse de la ilusión de tener a Dios, de poseerlo de una vez para siempre. Cada cristiano debe aparecer como alguien que se une a sus hermanos en la fe humildemente para que, juntos permanezcan en la búsqueda de Dios. Para encontrar a Dios, como los magos, tenemos que dejarnos conducir por la estrella, salir de nosotros mismos -de todo lo mío y lo nuestro-, para ir al encuentro de todos los otros. Si nos decidiéramos a amar al prójimo como a nosotros mismos, no nos resultaría tan difícil creer en Dios. Pero, mientras tengamos vueltos los ojos y el corazón hacia nosotros mismos, ni podremos ver al prójimo ni podremos descubrir a Dios en un niño en brazos de María. Los Reyes Magos son ejemplo de búsqueda ilusionada. El camino de cada hombre hacia Dios implica un saber salir de uno mismo para buscar. Es necesario que salgamos de nuestra vida instalada, fácil, ya hecha, sin compromiso con nada ni con nadie, para buscar a Dios presente en cada hombre y en cada acontecimiento. Todos necesitamos emprender un camino oscuro, inseguro, que pueda llevarnos a descubrir esa inmensa alegría que llenó a los Reyes Magos al ver la estrella. La alegría es la consecuencia de descubrir el sentido verdadero y siempre nuevo de la vida; es un regalo de Dios a los hombres, porque Jesús vino al mundo para que alcanzáramos la auténtica y total felicidad; es fruto del hallazgo, del anhelo cumplido.

Noche de Casino en Incarnation

“Reina de Corazones” Sábado, 9 de febrero, 2013 El Comité para la Noche de Casino 2013 esta buscando patrocinadores. Los feligreses que tienen negocios, se podrían beneficiar de la publicidad y pueden considerar uno de varios niveles de patrocinio. Las ganancias del Casino 2013 serán usadas para renovar el techo de la escuela de Incarnation. Todo aquel que este interesado en conocer más sobre los beneficios de los varios niveles, para patrocinar este evento debe comunicarse con Connie Hennessey al 813-884-8326. Costo: $35.00 incluye aperitivos, bufet, música bailable, y mucho más. Boletos estarán a la venta en la oficina parroquial de 9am - 4pm de lunes a viernes.

DIALOGO MATRIMONIAL MDS Somos un movimiento de nuestra Iglesia Católica cuyo objetivo principal es apoyar a las parejas y matrimonios en sus luchas por fortalecer las tres relaciones principales de todo matrimonio: su relación con Dios, su relación de pareja, y la relación con sus hijos. Para lograr ese objetivo realizamos 6 retiros al año. Nos reunimos todos los viernes, donde tratamos, a la luz de la palabra de Dios, y del catecismo de nuestra Iglesia, los temas que crean mayores conflictos en la relación de toda pareja. Los esperamos todos los viernes a las 7:30pm en el salón St. Francis. Nuestro lema es: “No es necesario cambiar de pareja, sino de actitud”. Para más información comuníquese con Dante y Lecy Sanchez al 813-850-4526 o Werther y Tomasina Taylor 813-598-5226.

P. Jairo ¿Pertenecemos a los buscadores de Dios? Porque Dios, para revelarse en la luz que debe guiar nuestra vida y conducirnos a la salvación, debe ser buscado. El gran engaño del espíritu moderno es precisamente éste; el hombre ya no busca a Dios y cree que ha muerto la ciencia y la fe que hacen resplandecer, en el temor y en el amor, a Dios sobre el camino de nuestra vida; esto tiene consecuencias prácticas muy graves en todos los campos de la actividad humana. Sin embargo, la búsqueda de Dios en Cristo es la brújula de la vida, y es una búsqueda que debe realizarse en todos los senderos de la experiencia humana... Cristo está en la encrucijada de todos los caminos para quien sabe buscarlo y hallarlo. En él se encuentra a Dios y se conquista la verdadera vida. (Pablo VI)

Retiros “La Viña de Raquel” La Viña de Raquel nos ofrece un lugar seguro donde se logra reconstruir y redimir los corazones rotos por motivo de un aborto. Allí se ofrece un ambiente confidencial donde no se le juzga, y donde hombres y mujeres pueden expresarse y reconciliar aquellas emociones que han suscitado después de un aborto, y así comenzar el proceso de renovación y sanación. El próximo retiro en español será: 5 de abril, 2013. Para más información comuníquese con Emma Boe al 813-924-4173 o enviando un correo electrónico a emmaboe@aol.com. |9


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AÑO DE LA FE: ENERO DE 2013

LECTURAS DE LA SEMANA

Manifestando a Cristo: dichosos los que trabajan por la paz

Lunes: 1 Jn 3:22 — 4:6; Sal 2:7bc-8, 10-12a; Mt 4:12-17, 23-25 Martes: 1 Jn 4:7-10; Sal 72 (71):1-4, 7-8; Mc 6:34-44 Miércoles: 1 Jn 4:11-18; Sal 72 (71): 1-2, 10, 12-13; Mc 6:45-52 Jueves: 1 Jn 4:19 — 5:4; Sal 72 (71):1-2, 14, 15bc, 17; Lc 4:14-22a Viernes: 1 Jn 5:5-13; Sal 147:12-15, 19-20; Lc 5:12-16 Sábado: 1 Jn 5:14-21; Sal 149:1-6a, 9b; Jn 3:22-30 Domingo: Is 42:1-4, 6-7 o Is 40:1-5, 9-11; Sal 29 (28):1-4, 3, 9-10 o Sal 104 (103):1b-4, 24-25, 27-30; Hch 10:34-38 o Tit 2:11-14; 3:4-7; Lc 3:15-16, 21-22

Meditación La alegría del amor, la respuesta al drama del sufrimiento y el dolor, la fuerza del perdón ante la ofensa recibida y la victoria de la vida ante el vacío de la muerte: todo tiene su cumplimiento en el misterio de la encarnación de Cristo, de su hacerse hombre y de su compartir con nosotros la debilidad humana para transformarla con el poder de su resurrección (ver Benedicto XVI, La puerta de la fe, 13). Este Año de la Fe ha abierto la “puerta de la fe”. La “puerta” litúrgica que abre cada año el calendario es la solemnidad de María, la Santísima Madre de Dios. Su Hijo es el Príncipe de la Paz; por eso, su fiesta apropiadamente coincide con el Día Mundial de Oración por la Paz, cuyo tema este año es “Dichosos los que trabajan por la paz”. La paz, escribe el papa, crece en lo profundo de cada alma humana como el don de Dios. Florece cuando trabajamos a construir la paz en el mundo, como individuos o como miembros de la familia humana. A lo largo de enero, los Evangelios dominicales proclaman las “manifestaciones” de Jesús como el Salvador del mundo: en la Epifanía, a las naciones gentiles, en las personas de los reyes magos; en la fiesta del Bautismo del Señor, al pueblo de Israel escuchando a Juan Bautista en el río Jordán; en las bodas de Caná, al grupo más pequeño de los discípulos, cuando Jesús convierte el agua en vino; y por fin en la sinagoga de Nazaret, cuando Jesús inaugura su ministerio público proclamando su misión de traer buenas noticias a los pobres, la libertad a los cautivos, la vista a los ciegos y el alivio a los oprimidos. Misión Seguir manifestando la presencia de Jesús en el mundo, adoptando la misión de traer la paz en su nombre, especialmente en nuestras casas y en nuestras comunidades.—Peter Scagnelli, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.

LECTURAS DE HOY Primera lectura — ¡Levántate y brilla, Jerusalén, porque sobre ti se levanta (Isaías 60:1-6). Salmo — Que te adoren, Señor, todos los pueblos (Salmo 72 [71]). Segunda lectura — El misterio se ha dado a conocer, que los no judíos han de compartir en Cristo Jesús la misma herencia (Efesios 3:2-3a, 5-6). Evangelio — Vinieron unos Magos de Oriente preguntando: “¿Dónde está el rey de los judíos que ha nacido?” (Mateo 2:1-12).


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