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Church of the Incarnation Parish Office: 5124 Gateway Dr. , Tampa, FL 33615 Ph. 813.885.7861 School Office: 5111 Webb Rd. , Tampa, FL 33615

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 Facility Manager - Dave Arnold / 919-4284 Parish Secretary/Bulletin Editor - Irene Martinez Receptionist/ Asst Editor - Silvia Rivera Director of Faith Formation - Carmen Cayon Sacrament Prep. & Youth Ministry - Philomena Johnson Faith Formation Apprentice Meg Kanatzar 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 5:30pm-6:30pm en la capilla

Fax: 813.884.3624

Ph. 813.884.4502 Fax: 813.885.3734

Church of the Incarnation

813-885-7861 Wanted: career oppor‐ tunists looking for  resume experience in  website management 


“Queen of Hearts” CASINO NIGHT

and design.    

Incarnation parish is looking for volunteers  with web design and management skills to 

Saturday, February 9, 2013 St. Michael’s Hall

join our website committee to bring our par‐ ish website to a new level. Fresh creative 

For tickets: call 813-884-8326

ideas, and familiarity with Wordpress and  CSS coding would be most helpful but not  necessary. If you are interested, please  contact Fr. Philip directly: fclement@ ic‐, or call 813‐885‐7861. 

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The Baptism of the Lord

January 13, 2013

† Mass Intentions † 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. MONDAY - JANUARY 14 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. TUESDAY - JANUARY 15 7:00 A.M. +Celia and +Gaston Jenkins by Family 8:30 A.M. (SI) Jim and Mimi Kuhla by Paul and Rita Crafton WEDNESDAY - JANUARY 16 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. +Robert Zelenka by ICS Faculty and Staff THURSDAY - JANUARY 17 - ST. ANTHONY, ABBOT 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. +Harold Rivera by Family FRIDAY - JANUARY 18 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. +John Cerra by Family 6:30 P.M. +Maria Lopez by Solis Family SATURDAY - JANUARY 19 8:30 A.M. 4:30 P.M. +James Henschel by Thomas and Regina Henschel SUNDAY - JANUARY 20 - SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 7:30 A.M. +James Francis Parker by Dennis and Mary Ann Whalen 9:00 A.M. +Louis Mazzarini by Vanessa Zipter 10:30 A.M. +Molly el Moahajir by Bill and Amy Martin 12:00 P.M. PEOPLE OF INCARNATION 1:30 P.M. +Tercides Mejia by Mariela Henao 4:30 P.M.

SACRIFICIAL GIFTS OF TREASURE OFFERTORY (First Collection) is used solely for the operation and maintenance of the parish. Weekly Target ................................................. $23,000.00 12/25/2012 Offertory Donations .................... $27,031.00 12/30/2012 Offertory Donations ..................... $17,870.75 Tuition Assistance 12/25 ................................. $ 1.00 Tuition Assistance 12/30 ................................. $ 110.00 Helping Hand 12/25......................................... $ 50.00 Helping Hand 12/30........................................ $ 1,315.00 Dominican Parish 12/25 .................................. $ 7.00 Dominican Parish 12/30 .................................. $ 160.00 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. 12/25/2012 Renovation Donations .................... $ 3,657.00 12/30/2012 Renovation Donations .................... $2,427.00

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:

Please Pray for One Another If you would like to add a name, e-mail Silvia Rivera at: 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 John Colombo 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

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

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

Jaime Torres Bibiana Oria Vazquez

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

SPC Janice E. Pagan, Afghanistan David Valencia, Japan Franciana Tertulien, Afghanistan MAJ Anthony Bianchi, Afghanistan PVT2 Angelique Burgess

Thank you to Buds Blooms & Beyond for their donations of flower arrangements for our weekend liturgies and for our Chapel 11234 W. Hillsborough Ave. Tampa, FL 33635 (813)818-9600 (800)531-2837

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 to set up an account or contact Paul Hunter at for more info.


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

Grades Pk-12 Sacrament Preparation & Youth Ministry Philomena Johnson

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, 2013 Ends: March 21, 2012 (right before Holy Week/Easter) Call Carmen at (813) 885-7861 or Dennis & Adele Ference at (813) 886-0041 for more information.

813-885-7861 Faith Formation Apprentice

Young Adult Ministry

Meg Kanatzar

Fr. Philip Clement

RCIA:   Inquiry Sessions are scheduled to begin on Monday nights,  January 7, 2013 from 7:00‐8:30 pm in the Parish Conference  Room.  These sessions are bilingual.  If you are interested in learning more about becoming Cath‐ olic in our parish and the RCIA process please contact Car‐ men @ 885‐7861 or    Si usted esta interesado en formar parte de la iglesia  Católica y recibir los sacramentos de iniciación, estas invita‐ do a par cipar en sesiones del RICA que comenzaran los  lunes, 7 de Enero en el salon de conferencia de la  parroquia, de 7:00‐8:30 pm. Para mas información llamen a  Carmen al 885‐7861 o por correo electrónico: cca‐     Adult ConfirmationIf you are 18 years old or older, baptized in the Catholic faith, attending Mass regularly and are considering being confirmed, please call Carmen for more info. We hope to begin preparation for Adult Confirmation in January!  Si eres adulto, bautizado Católico, de 18 anos o mas, participando en la Misa regularmente y estas interesado a prepararse para su Confirmación en su fe Católica, llamen a Carmen para mas información. Empezaremos una preparación para adultos en Enero. The children in Faith Formation need Mardi Gras beads for their “Fat Tuesday” celebration on February 18th. Please call Ms. Johnson if you have any to donate. 813.885.7861

YOUNG ADULTS - YOU ARE INVITED! "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: or call Fr. Philip at the church office (813-885-7861). We hope to see you there!


The Baptism of the Lord

CALLED TO SERVE For many weeks now, we have been celebrating the appearance of the divine presence in human form. As a child, he came to Mary and Joseph, was seen by the shepherds, and then by some wandering magi from the East. Today we celebrate another showing, later in time, to a group gathered at the Jordan River. John hesitated to baptize Jesus, whom he recognized as "one mightier than I." But he did as Jesus asked, and the "Holy Spirit descended" and heaven's voice spoke to Jesus, "You are my beloved Son." Jesus was beginning his public life of teaching and service. Soon he would start calling others to join him. Peter was one of the first to be called by Jesus. In today's second reading, he announces the heart of the message, "peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all." Peter was called, and you and I are called to spread that message and to serve God's word. Copyright (c) J. S. Paluch Co.

TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION Merry Christmas! Share that cheerful greeting with some folks today. They may wonder if you have had any Elvis sightings lately, attended Star Trekkie conventions, or were Cleopatra in a previous lifetime. Despite the skeptics, today is solidly within the Christmas season.

January 13, 2013 The Baptism of the Lord January 13, 2013 He saved us through the bath of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit. — Titus 3:5 In fact, in some strands of the Christian tradition it represents the clearest manifestation of the mystery of the Incarnation. On Christmas Day, for example, the Gospel reading is the Prologue of John's Gospel, which reveals the glory of Christ shining through our humanity precisely in his baptism. At any rate, this is an ancient feast, celebrated first in Egypt sixteen centuries ago. More than most other ancient people, the Egyptians understood the life-giving properties of water. On this day, they drew water from the Nile, so central in the history of their people, and reserved it in honor. Many other places copied the custom, so that St. John Chrysostom wrote of people in Antioch gathering at midnight to collect flowing water into vessels they brought from home since "today there is a blessing on the water." At home for dinner tonight, decorate the table with beautiful bowls of water and white candles, toast one another with goblets of sparkling water, and light a Christmas candle in the window one last time. --James Field, Copyright (c) J. S. Paluch Co. The Baptism of the Lord The Christmas season closes this Sunday with the Baptism of the Lord. This feast is a sister to last week’s feast of the Epiphany. Each of them celebrates an “epiphany,” or a manifestation of the Spirit of God in Jesus—first in his birth, and now at his baptism. The divine Spirit is manifested in all of the Scriptures for this feast. Psalm 104 highlights the Spirit of God creating and renewing the earth, while the reading from Isaiah describes God restoring Israel. In Luke’s account of the baptism of the Lord the Holy Spirit descends upon Jesus. And the letter from Titus reminds us that the Holy Spirit was “richly poured out” on us also, through the “bath of rebirth.”

GOD MADE MANIFEST An epiphany is a manifestation of God in visible form. Today’s Scriptures are replete with references to ways that God was made manifest. Isaiah sees “the glory of the LORD … revealed” in the visible form of God renewing the covenant by bringing the Israelites home from exile. Psalm 104 presents God’s “manifold works,” singing: “When you send forth your spirit … you renew the face of the earth.” The reading from Titus takes up this theme of renewal as a manifestation of God. It mentions three “appearances” of God—in the person of Jesus, in glory in the fullness of time, and in our baptismal “renewal by the Holy Spirit.” Finally, God was made manifest in Jesus’ baptism when “the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove and a voice came from heaven.” BAPTIZED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT AND FIRE What do all these epiphanies have to do with us? Titus assures us that the same Spirit of God who renews the universe, renewed the covenant, and descended upon Jesus has been “richly poured out on us” in “the bath of rebirth.” With Jesus, we have been baptized “with the Holy Spirit and fire.” Those of us who were baptized as infants may not remember our baptism; even less might we remember our experience of God made manifest in us that day. Yet every time our community prays the Eucharistic Prayer and shares in Holy Communion the Spirit descends upon us again, pouring out the divine life that renews and “fires” us. As we move into Ordinary Time we will hear how the Spirit propelled Jesus forth to proclaim the good news. Through our sharing in the Holy Spirit in baptism and Eucharist we, too, are propelled forth to make Christ manifest in the world. God is manifested in visible form today by the renewal and the “fire” of all the baptized.

Did the first reading from Isaiah sound familiar? It was also heard on the first Sunday of Advent in December of 2008. I suppose it could be a reminder that John the Baptist appears at the beginning of the Advent/Christmas season and at the end. In Advent we were preparing for Jesus’ coming at Christmas. Now we are preparing for his coming at any time. The reading from Isaiah talks about the Lord coming in mercy to the people whose “guilt is expiated” (Isaiah 40:2). With our sins forgiven we need not fear asking God for help: “Fear not to cry out” (Isaiah 40:9). The Lord comes in power, not to strike sinners down but to shepherd them and lead them. In the second reading, St. Paul has a similar theme. Jesus gave his life for us on the cross so that we could be free to give ourselves in love as he did. No matter how bad I was in the past, the Lord loves me enough to forgive it all, and even better, to give the Spirit to help me stay close to God. How do we prepare for this? We can start by hearing the words of the readings today, letting them sink into our hearts and minds. Ask the Spirit to help look for ways you can be more loving with your family, then with your friends, and eventually with anyone who needs your help. When we let that Spirit guide us, we become like Jesus in that we can listen for God to say, “You are my beloved child; with you I am well pleased” (see Luke 3:22). Tom Schmidt, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.


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PARISH ACTIVITIES TUESDAY - JANUARY 15 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. Music Ministry in Church WEDNESDAY - JANUARY 16 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 17 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 7:30 P.M. Young Adults in St. John’s Room FRIDAY - JANUARY 18 7:30 P.M. Youth Group in St. John’s Room


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. 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.


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





The Baptism of the Lord

January 13, 2013


Losing a child to abortion isn’t easy... But if you give Him the broken pieces, God can make all things new. H.E.A.R.T. provides recovery from pregnancy loss due to abortion. Using a recovery study guide, we look to God and what He promises us; healing and wholeness can return. Through a group process we will look at: realizing we need healing, acknowledging the abortion – breaking the shame, forgiveness, accepting God’s grace, allowing yourself to grieve, self-reconciliation, relationships and ongoing healing. H.E.A.R.T. groups are being held in the Lutz/North Tampa area. Both women and men can attend. The next group will begin in late January 2013. Location is provided to registered participants only. For more information or to register please call Michele at (813) 323-4304 or email: ALL CALLS ARE CONFIDENTIAL Approved by the Project Rachel Office of the Diocese of St. Petersburg.

“I prayed for forgiveness and I found mercy. I prayed for mercy and I found peace. I prayed for peace and found love.” - Testimony after a Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat™

Come to a Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat™ and experience the mercy, peace and love of God. Abortion AfterCare-Healing 813-924-4173 1-888-456-4673 (HOPE) The pain of abortion is intensified by a sense of alienation from God and Church. Be fully reconciled to God, your church, your family and your unborn child. Next Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats: March 1517, 2013 (English) and April 5-7, 2013 (Spanish). Call Project Rachel 1-888-456-HOPE (4673) and ask for Emma, Spanish call 813-500-9785 and ask for Rosa. More information email or go to

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND January 25-27, 2013 Location: Holiday Inn Express in New Tampa. RENEW THE PASSION IN YOUR MARRIAGE! In 2013 YOU can rediscover your hopes and dreams and learn a practical communication technique to take home. The Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is a completely private time that will help you to increase the love and romance in your marriage—with the added benefit of stress proofing your relationship and family. For more information about the next weekend in Tampa Bay on 25-27 January, call Patrick and Debbie Powers at 813-270-7832. In addition, you will find a special gift certificate on our website: Check it out and reserve your place on the next weekend— take time to make your good marriage GREAT! Holy Family's HAND-IN-HAND WITH HAITI FUNDRAISER! Saturday, January 19, 2013 5:30-9:00 PM HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH 200 78th Avenue NE, St. Petersburg FL - Diffley Hall Make plans to attend this inspirational and entertaining evening to help us raise funds for St. Gabriel Parish, in Beau Sejour Haiti --the sister parish of Holy Family. No cost to attend; donations welcomed. A generous parish family has made a pledge to match every dollar raised. For more information or to register, go to: or phone Holy Family Church office at 727- 526-5783. We hope to see you! MEDICINE, BIOETHICS AND SPIRITUALITY CONFERENCE February 16, 2013 Location: St. Lawrence Church, Tampa, FL A conference will be held at St. Lawrence Church, Higgins Hall‐ 5225 N. Himes Avenue, Tampa, FL. Healthcare professionals will hear a combination of talks on bioethics, the spirituality of living Divine Mercy in the workplace, and testimonials from doctors in dealing with patients. The conference has been diocesan ap‐ proved and by the Florida Medical Association. Nurses and doc‐ tors can get CME credit. For further information call Eucharistic Apostles at 813‐677‐9900, or go to Tampa Tampa Bay Celebration of Life Rally January 25/26. 2013. Please join us for this free, ecumenical event designed to create awareness, provide education, and call Christians to stand together for life. Friday features a worship concert led by Grammy Award Winning Kevin Lewis of the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir and keynote speaker. Saturday’s events include a memorial service led by Msgr. Robert Morris, Vicar General for the Diocese of St. Petersburg, youth track, ex‐ hibitors, workshops, and a special free lunch presentation on pro‐life legislation. Location: Suncoast Cathedral: 2300 62nd Ave North, St. Petersburg FL 33702. Friday, January 25 – 6:30‐9 PM. Saturday, January 26 – 8:30 am‐2PM. For more information visit or call Sabrina at 813‐246‐ 6916.


Church of the Incarnation


ICCW Fundraiser

Super Bowl Sunday February 3, 2013 To help support our Local Food Bank and Seminarians

8:30 am to 1:30 pm in St. Michael’s Hall CUBAN SANDWICHES FOR YOUR SUPER BOWL PARTY!

$7.00 - Includes 12” handmade original Cuban sandwich, chips & dessert. Drinks will be available at an additional cost.

Since we sold out the last time, you may want to PRE-ORDER your Super Bowl sandwich. Please contact an ICCW member listed below to place your order. WALK-INS also are welcome! Lily Lough - 813-886-9011 / Carole Mikell – 813-855-1801 / Elaine Schutz – 813 – 884-9308 / Alma Shamblin – 813 -886-9365 /

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS OPEN APPLY NOW 1. Receptionist - answers phones and greets visitors. 2 afternoon positions available. Tuesday & Friday 1pm -4pm

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.

2. Data entry: 2 positions available. 3. Website Management & Design: Call Fr. Clement- 885-7861 If interested in any of these opportunities please call Irene Martinez: 813-885-7861

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) 

Monday: Heb 1:1-6; Ps 97:1, 2b, 6, 7c, 9; Mk 1:14-20 Tuesday: Heb 2:5-12; Ps 8:2ab, 5, 6-9; Mk 1:21-28 Wednesday: Heb 2:14-18; Ps 105:1-4, 6-9; Mk 1:29-39 Thursday: Heb 3:7-14; Ps 95:6-11; Mk 1:40-45 Friday: Heb 4:1-5, 11; Ps 78:3, 4bc, 6c-8; Mk 2:1-12 Saturday: Heb 4:12-16; Ps 19:8-10, 15; Mk 2:13-17 Sunday: Is 62:1-5; Ps 96:1-3, 7-10; 1 Cor 12:4-11; Jn 2:1-11


El Bautismo del Señor 13 de enero de 2013 Lo hizo mediante el bautismo, que nos regenera y nos renueva, por la acción del Espíritu Santo. — Tito 3:5 Domingo 13 de Enero El Bautismo del Señor Son pocos los cristianos que saben en qué día fueron bautizados, y menos aún los que lo celebran. Basta recordar la fecha de nacimiento y celebrar el cumpleaños. Lo importante evidentemente no es recordar un rito, sino agradecer la fe que ha marcado nuestra vida ya desde niños y asumir con gozo renovado nuestra condición de hijos de Dios. Tal vez lo primero que hemos de hacer es preguntarnos si la fe ocupa un lugar central en nuestra vida, o si todo se reduce a un añadido artificial que tiene todavía alguna importancia, y del que podríamos prescindir fácilmente. Una pregunta clave sería ésta: ¿Es la fe la que orienta e inspira la totalidad de mi vida, o vivo más bien sostenido y estimulado sólo por la búsqueda de bienestar, el disfrute de la vida, las ocupaciones laborales y mis pequeños proyectos?. Ser creyente, antes de creer algo, es creerle al Dios revelado en Cristo. La pregunta sería si mi fe se reduce a aceptar teóricamente «lo que me diga la Iglesia», o si más bien busco abrirme de manera humilde y confiada a Dios. Pero para abrirse a Dios no son suficientes los ritos externos, los rezos rutinarios o la confesión de los labios. Es necesario creerle a Jesucristo, escuchar interiormente su Palabra, acoger su evangelio. ¿Abro alguna vez la Biblia? ¿Leo los evangelios? ¿Hago algo por conocer mejor la persona de Jesús y su mensaje? Además, la fe no es algo que se vive de manera solitaria y privada. Es una equivocación pensar en la fe como una especie de afición personal. El creyente celebra, agradece canta y disfruta su fe en el seno de una comunidad cristiana. Quien quiera conocer «el gozo de la fe» y experimentar la luz, la fuerza y el aliento que la fe puede introducir en la vida del ser humano ha de comenzar por estimularla, cuidarla y renovarla.

P. Jairo

El Obispo Robert Lynch será el celebrante principal en la Misa de Acción de Gracias en la cual se honrará a todos los matrimonios de la diócesis que celebran este año sus bodas de plata o de oro, así como las parejas que cumplen más de 50 años de matrimonio. Será el domingo, 3 de marzo, 2013 a las 3:00pm, en la Iglesia St. Catherine of Sienna, 1955 South Belcher Road, Clearwater, FL. Por favor de llamar a la oficina parroquial y den sus nombres, dirección, y fecha de aniversario antes del 11 de febrero, 2013.

MIEMBROS REGISTRADOS Y ACTIVOS: Todos los feligreses de nuestra comunidad parroquial de Incarnation buscan un sinnúmero de beneficios y servicios los cuales incluyen cartas de recomendación para la admisión a las escuelas católicas, certificados para toda aquellas personas que van a servir como padrinos en las diferentes celebraciones litúrgicas tales como el bautismo y la confirmación. Cartas las cuales le permiten celebrar el sacramento del matrimonio o bautismo en otra parroquia diferente a la de Incarnation. Esos derechos y servicios de parte de nuestra iglesia demandan ciertas obligaciones y compromisos de parte de ustedes como en cualquier comunidad. El ser un miembro activo de nuestra comunidad parroquial implica que la persona este inscrita en la parroquia, que asista regularmente a misa, y que esta persona trate en lo máximo de colaborar y aportar a la iglesia a través de sus recursos, talento y tiempo. Como resultado, el uso del sobre para las ofrendas es una buena forma para verificar la asistencia a la iglesia. Si usted decide a no usar los sobres o simplemente no puede hacer su contribución a la iglesia, le pedimos el favor de escribir una nota en la cual usted nos ofrece su apoyo espiritual a través de sus oraciones y colóquelo en las canastas de las ofrendas. De tal forma, nosotros vamos a estar consiente de que usted es un miembro activo de nuestra parroquia y así no lo moveremos a las listas de feligreses inactivos. Si usted o su familia no están inscritos en nuestra iglesia, le pedimos el favor de hacerlo lo más pronto posible. Si usted tiene alguna inquietud, no dude en llamarnos a la oficina parroquial al 813885-7861. Comienza la Semana para Promover las Vocaciones. Les pedimos que oren por todas las vocaciones en nuestra iglesia, especialmente por los sacerdotes de nuestra parroquia, y por todos los seminaristas. |9

| 10 TRADICIONES DE NUESTRA FE La costumbre del bautismo infantil debe ser mucho más que un acto social o una tradición cultural, donde el ropón y los regalos son más importantes que la doctrina cristiana, y los padrinos se escogen no por su buen ejemplo sino por su cuenta bancaria. Según los Hechos de los Apóstoles, familias enteras se bautizaban cuando el padre de familia decidía hacerse cristiano. Esta práctica de bautizar, no solo al nuevo creyente sino también a su mujer y a sus hijos, poco a poco, quedó solo en bautizar los niños del original creyente. El mundo en aquel tiempo estaba basado sobre la familia así como muchas culturas latinas de hoy. El bautizo infantil nació en la Iglesia primitiva y al pasar de los siglos llegó a transformarse en un rito religioso muy importante en la catequesis del nuevo cristiano. El niño viste de ropita blanca que recuerda la presencia de Cristo en su alma, se le regala una vela que lo invita a brillar con la luz de Cristo y se le da una madrina o un padrino que le enseñará a vivir en Cristo. —Fray Gilberto Cavazos-Glz, OFM, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.

EL EJEMPLO DEL SALVADOR Vean estos trocitos de paja que el mundo desprecia y pisotea: son las buenas cualidades que nuestro Salvador practicaba, y él te ha dado el ejemplo de mansedumbre, humildad, pobreza, penitencia, paciencia y autodisciplina. — San Antonio de Padua

13 de enero de 2013

LECTURAS DE LA SEMANA Lunes: Heb 1:1-6; Sal 97 (96):1, 2b, 6, 7c, 9; Mc 1:14-20 Martes: Heb 2:5-12; Sal 8:2ab, 5, 6-9; Mc 1:21-28 Miércoles: Heb 2:14-18; Sal 105 (104):1-4, 6-9; Mc 1:29-39 Jueves: Heb 3:7-14; Sal 95 (94):6-11; Mc 1:40-45 Viernes: Heb 4:1-5, 11; Sal 78 (77):3, 4bc, 6c-8; Mc 2:1-12 Sábado: Heb 4:12-16; Sal 19 (18):8-10, 15; Mc 2:13-17 Domingo: Is 62:1-5; Sal 96 (95):1-3, 7-10;1 Cor 12:4-11; Jn 2:1-11

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.

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Incarnation Catholic Church bulletin for January 13, 2013