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Church of the Incarnation 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 Music Director - Cal Leferink cleferink@icctampa.org Director of Faith Formation - Carmen Cayon ccayon@icctampa.org Sacrament Prep. & Youth Ministry Philomena Johnson pjohnson@icctampa.org

813-885-7861 April 7, 2013 Second Sunday of Easter DO NOT BE AFRAID Did you notice? Today is called the "Second Sunday of Easter," not the "First Sunday after Easter." Our celebration of Easter is not over. These Sundays of Easter continue to present the mystery of Jesus Christ's victory. The readings begin with the "signs and wonders" abounding in those earliest days. Sick people lay in the street, hoping that at least Peter's "shadow might fall on one or another of them." Then, in a powerful passage from the book of Revelation, the visionary falls down "as though dead" upon seeing the victorious Christ. But Christ extends a gentle touch: "Do not be afraid . . . once I was dead, but now I am alive forever." In the Gospel, that same Christ appears and breathes on the disciples, and gently leads Thomas to believe. This Christ--more powerful than any evil force, victorious over death itself--touches us and whispers, "Do not be afraid." Copyright (c) J. S. Paluch Co.

Incarnation Carnival 2013

CARNIVAL HOURS

April 18,19, 20 & 21

FOOD & RIDES

Faith Formation Apprentice Meg Kanatzar mkanatzar@icctampa.org

Thursday: 6pm to 10pm Friday: 6pm to Midnight Saturday: 2pm to Midnight Sunday: 1pm to 8pm

Mass Schedule Monday through Friday: 7am & 8:30am

THRIFT STORE HOURS

Saturday: 8:30 am & 4:30pm (Vigil) Sunday: 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am (signed), 12pm

Wednesday: Donations Only 8am to 7pm Thursday: Donations: 9am to 9pm Shopping Hours: Noon - 9pm

MISAS EN ESPAテ前L: Cada domingo a la 1:30pm Cada viernes a las 6:30 pm LATIN MASS: Sundays at 4:30pm 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

Parish Office: 5124 Gateway Dr. , Tampa, FL 33615 Ph. 813.885.7861 Fax: 813.884.3624 www.icctampa.org School Office: 5111 Webb Rd. , Tampa, FL 33615 Ph. 813.884.4502 Fax: 813.885.3734 www.icstampa.org

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HALF PRICE RIDE TICKETS ON SALE THIS WEEKEND AFTER ALL MASSES IN THE GAZEBO

Friday: Donations: 9am to 9pm Shopping Hours: 9am - 9pm Saturday: Donations: 9am to Noon Shopping Hours: 9am - 9pm Sunday: Not accepting Donations Shopping Hours: 9am - 3:30pm

The Incarnation Church Carnival has been the largest community event in the Town and Country area for FORTY-NINE YEARS. Mark your calendars and plan to join in our celebration of Spring. ADMISSION IS FREE. Invite your friends and family who are not members of our parish community to join us in the celebration.


2nd Sunday of Easter

April 7, 2013

Please Pray for One Another

† Mass Intentions † SUNDAY - APRIL 7 - DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY 7:30 A.M. 9:00 A.M. +Nathalie Duplin by Friends 10:30 A.M. +Feliciano Hernandez by Children 12:00 P.M. PEOPLE OF INCARNATION 1:30 P.M. +Alfredo Eastman by Family 4:30 P.M. (SI) Fr. Samuel Weber MONDAY - APRIL 8 - THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD 7:00 A.M. +Maria Robles by Lisette Robles 8:30 A.M. +Helen McGuire by Jerry Grimaldi TUESDAY - APRIL 9 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. WEDNESDAY - APRIL 10 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. +Robert Zelenka by Faculty and Staff THURSDAY - APRIL 11 - ST. STANISLAUS, BISHOP AND MARTYR 7:00 A.M. +Gary G. Trimble by Wife and Daughter 8:30 A.M. FRIDAY - APRIL 12 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. +Monica Seemann by Family 6:30 P.M. +Nuvia Pagan by Sisters SATURDAY - APRIL 13- ST. MARTIN I, POPE AND MARTYR 8:30 A.M. 4:30 P.M. +Eloy and +Andrea Gonzalez by Family SUNDAY - APRIL 14 - THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER 7:30 A.M. (SI) Prayer Box Intentions by Our Lady of Mercy Prayer Group 9:00 A.M. +Ruth Evelyn Roberts by ICCW 10:30 A.M. +Evelyn Roberts by Francis Cusmano and Family 12:00 P.M. +Manuel Galagarza by Wife and Children 1:30 P.M. PEOPLE OF INCARNATION 4:30 P.M. (SI) Laura and Tim Wagner by Barbara Rivera

SACRIFICIAL GIFTS OF TREASURE OFFERTORY (First Collection) is used solely for the operation and maintenance of the parish. Weekly Target .................................................. $23,000.00 03/24/2013 Offertory Donations..................... $24,364.25 03/31/2013 Offertory Donations...................... $35,971.50 Tuition Assistance (03/24) ............................... $ 27.00 Helping Hand (03/24) ...................................... $ 198.00 Easter Flowers (03/24) ..................................... $ 2,211.00 Dominican Parish (03/24) ................................ $ 1,307.00 Dominican Parish (03/31) ................................ $ 169.00 Roof Repair (03/24).......................................... $13,094.00 Roof Repair (03/31).......................................... $ 1,600.00 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. 03/24/2013 Renovation Donations ................... $ 4,190.00 03/31/2013 Renovation Donations ................... $ 2,787.00

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: phunter@icctampa.org.

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 Nora Alonso Benedetto Artino, Jr.

Maria Barrios Michelle Boylan Mike Childers Bernice Cox Migdalia Cruz Jack and Lucy Dietz

Antero De La Rosa Thomas Donohue Dottie Dooley Manuel Duran Manuel Escamilla Aurora Esparza Nila Espinola Deborah Fisher William Gareau Judy Gauthier Joe Giangiacomo Sal Giordano Mercy Gocon Robert Hasty Tyler Head Don Hughes Fr. Eric Hunter June Jebson

Peter Jebson Anthony Joseph Scott G. Kennedy Joyce Kielpinski Rita Kral Jim Kuhla Mimi Kuhla Natalie Lasko Tom Lom Mary Loper Sandy Loy Jamie Lyons Ligia Martinez Matthew McClane, Sr.

Gabriel McPfimel Cam Metcalf Beba Montero Juan Montero Noah Nero Veronica Pacitti Harris Padin Bob Patterson JR Pearce Gloria Perez Kim Perez Mary Perkinson Tom Phillips

Sergio Pages, Jr. PV2 Chad Michael Burgess Ryan Wegman, Afghanistan SPC Janet E. Pagan, Afghanistan SPC Janice E. Pagan, Afghanistan David Valencia, Japan

Jose Luis Quezada Herman Quijano Rosemin Ramos I. Rivera Jorge Rivera Ernie Rodriguez Jorge Rodriguez Roland Rodriguez Lee Roginski Kiki Santiago Bill Skiffington Bill and Angie Spink

Ann D. Sullivan Chris Talamantes Jaime Torres Alice B. Twible Harlan M. Twible Bibiana Oria Vazquez

Ines Velazquez Rose Vrabel Jerry Wegman Ann Williams Linda Wilson Kyle Woodward Pamela

Franciana Tertulien, Afghanistan MAJ Anthony Bianchi, Afghanistan PV2 Angelique Burgess Lt. Col Irvin Martinez, Afghanistan SGT Michael Haley

1LT Orlando R. Zambrano is back home. Thank you for your prayers!

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

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Church of the Incarnation Director of Faith Formation & R.C.I.A. Carmen Cayon ccayon@icctampa.org

813-885-7861

FAITH FORMATION NEWS

Grades Pk-12 Sacrament Preparation & Youth Ministry Philomena Johnson pjohnson@icctampa.org Faith Formation Apprentice Meg Kanatzar mkanatzar@icctampa.org

"Proeliatores Dei" is our parish's young adult group. Young adult parishioners ages 18-28 are Young Adult Ministry Fr. Philip Clement fclement@icctampa.org

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!

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – We are in need of volunteers for VBS this year! if you are interested in helping this year please call Philomena in the Faith Formation Office at 813 813--885 885--7861. Registration for next years faith formation sessions, sacrament prep and confirmation will be held on August 18th and 25th after all masses and on September 4th from 6pm-8pm in St. Michael’s hall.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Is 7:10-14, 8:10; Ps 40:7-11; Heb 10:4-10; Lk 1:26-38 Tuesday: Acts 4:32-37; Ps 93:1-2, 5; Jn 3:7b-15 Wednesday: Acts 5:17-26; Ps 34:2-9; Jn 3:16-21 Thursday: Acts 5:27-33; Ps 34:2, 9, 17-20; Jn 3:31-36 Friday: Acts 5:34-42; Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14; Jn 6:1-15 Saturday: Acts 6:1-7; Ps 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19; Jn 6:16-21 Sunday: Acts 5:27-32, 40b-41; Ps 30:2, 4-6, 11-13; Rev 5:11-14; Jn 21:1-19 [1-14]

TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION An ancient title for this Sunday is Dominica in Albis, or "Sunday in White." During the Easter Vigil, the newly baptized are invested with a white garment, a sign that they have put on Christ. At one time, the garments were worn for a full week of celebration and reflection, and on this Sunday the newly baptized would appear in their robes again in their new place among the faithful for Eucharist. In later centuries, the energy of new life at Easter was largely forgotten, and this Sunday was renamed "Quasimodo Sunday," 4|

or "Low Sunday." In recent years, with the recovery of the insight that Easter is the privileged time for celebrating and renewing baptism, there is nothing "Low" about this Sunday. At a week's distance, the beauty and grace of our Easter celebration is sustained by joyful alleluias, the blessing and sprinkling of holy water, and the comfort of the Lord's presence to us. He is risen, and he summons us together, opening up the scriptures for us, breaking the bread, filling us with new life. --James Field, Copyright (c) J. S. Paluch Co.


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PARISH ACTIVITIES TUESDAY - APRIL 9 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 - APRIL 10 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 - APRIL 11 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 - APRIL 12 7:30 P.M. Youth Group in St. John’s Room

TREE OF LIFE MEMORIALS OPEN 1/2 HR BEFORE & AFTER THE 4:30PM SAT. MASS & ALL SUNDAY MASSES

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.

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 - Steven Quirondongo - 817-9321 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 y Azucena Zavala - 813-410-5737

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LITURGY GROUPS ALTAR SERVERS DAVID SMITH……………………….885-7861 Or via e-mail iccaltarservers@gmail.com EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS FRANK SALAMONE ……….…….. 885-7861 READERS WILL BERAN ………………………. 882-0178 MUSIC DIRECTOR CAL LEFERINK ………….…..……885-7861 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 THAT MAN IS YOU MICHAEL RIVERA……….……………...598-0972

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


2nd Sunday of Easter The Chaplet of The Divine Mercy How to Recite the Chaplet The Chaplet of Mercy is recited using ordinary rosary beads of five decades. The Chaplet is preceded by two opening prayers from the Diary of Saint Faustina and followed by a closing prayer. 1. Make the Sign of the Cross: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 2. Optional Opening Prayers You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us. (Repeat three times) O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You! 3. Our Father Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, Amen. 4. Hail Mary Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen. 5. The Apostle's Creed I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; He descended into hell; on the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen. 6. The Eternal Father Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world. 7. On the Ten Small Beads of Each Decade For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. 8. Repeat for the remaining decades Saying the "Eternal Father" (6) on the "Our Father" bead and then 10 "For the sake of His sorrowful Passion" (7) on the following "Hail Mary" beads. 9. Conclude with Holy God (Repeat three times) Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world. 10. Optional Closing Prayer Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion — inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.

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Incarnation Catholic Church - A year of celebration! Guess Who Picture Contest! Do you have baby pictures you would like to enter? Pictures will be on display at events throughout the anniversary celebration! Pictures will be returned as long as you include name and phone number. Submit pictures to Alma Shamblin (813-886-9635) or Xenia Maye (813-731-7682) at the Rectory during the week or the Religious Articles store after weekend masses. Call Alma or Xenia with any questions. C'mon..... let us all see how cute you were when you were a baby. Have you ordered yours yet???? T-Shirt Sale – Spread the word by wearing the fantastic anniversary t-shirts, they're perfect attire for the upcoming Carnival and Founders Day Picnic! Contact Lois Reynolds @ 813-326-8607 or Connie Hennessy @ 884-8326 to order yours today! Founders Day Picnic - Mark your calendars, Saturday, September 14th is the Founders Day Picnic. Keep watching the bulletin for more information as we get closer! Special Celebration Mass and Dinner - Join us in celebrating the 50 years with a Mass and Catered dinner at St Michael's Hall on Saturday October 19th. Special Guests and Memories will be shared throughout an evening of giving thanks and sharing. Seating will be limited, please contact Connie Hennessy @ 813-884-8326 to purchase tickets. NEW! Spring is here! It’s a great time to schedule time for a family portrait for you and for the Incarnation Church 50th Anniversary NEW Memory Book program. Families will get one FREE 8x10. Keep an eye in the bulletin for details on how to get your portrait! Lifetouch Directories and Portraits

Freedom to Worship: "Redeemed by Love" An Easter season celebration of praise music, Eucharistic  Adoration, scripture and prayer for all ages! Saturday, April 13th 7:00‐9:00pm at St.Patrick’s Parish  4518 S. Manhattan Blvd, Tampa, Fl.  Come worship with us  and see what the Holy Spirit has in store for you! |7


Church of the Incarnation

813-885-7861

2013 CARNIVAL THRIFT STORE It’s that time again. Visit St. Michael’s Hall & start your spring cleaning now! Please set aside all your items you wish to donate to the CARNIVAL THRIFT STORE!

*** THRIFT STORE DATES AND TIMES ****

Knights of Columbus Columbiettes All Catholic Men and Catholic Women are invited to join the greatest Catholic Fraternal organization in the world, the Knights of Columbus and Columbiettes. Our Incarnation Council 8612 work for our Church, family, youth and community. For more information contact Membership Chairman Stan & Dale Zgurzynski at 885-5228.

April 17th – Wednesday: Drop Off Goods – 8am to 7pm Retail Store Hours -- CLOSED April 18th – Thursday: April 19th – Friday:

Drop Off Goods – 9am to 9pm Retail Store Hours - NOON to 9pm

This weekend is our annual Membership Drive in St. Michaels Hall after all the masses.

Drop Off Goods – 9am to 9pm Retail Store Hours -- 9am to 9pm

April 20th – Saturday: Drop Off Goods – 9am to NOON Retail Store Hours -- 9am to 9pm April 21st – Sunday: NOT ACCEPTING ANY DONATIONS Retail Store Hours -- 8:30am to 3:00pm ITEMS NEEDED: Clothes (clean & mended), Toys, Shoes, CD’S, Videos, Dishes, Book, Linens, Old Decorations (any season) Furniture, Jewelry …..Small Working Appliances & Electronics

Join us for Taco Night on Saturday (April 6th) after the 4:30pm Mass.

This Sunday join us after mass for free coffee and doughnuts!

****NO MATTRESSES**** **NO PICK-UP OR DELIVERY*** Tax Deduction Forms will be available** VOLUNTEER WORKERS NEEDED! SERVICE HOURS AVAILABLE

The Bloodmobile will be here next Sunday!

08:00 AM to 02:45 PM

Do not forget to visit the Religious Articles Store for all your child’s First Communion needs. We have beautiful Communion veils, rosaries, memories wallet sets, arm bands and more!

Call Jim/Sandy Cacacie -- 881-1891 ; cell 298-8407

Half-Price Pre-Ride tickets for sale after mass, in the school office and parish office during the week.

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Store Hours: Open 30 minutes before & after the Saturday Vigil & Sunday Masses. Closes at 3pm


Segundo Domingo de Pascua (Domingo de la Divina Misericordia) 7 de abril de 2013 Estuve muerto y ahora, como ves, estoy vivo por los siglos de los siglos. — Apocalipsis 1:18a Domingo 7 de Abril. Segundo Domingo de Pascua. Reflexionando la Palabra de Dios. El recordado Papa Juan Pablo II llegó a afirmar lo siguiente: “la mayor prisión en la que viven muchos hombres, es que están con el corazón cerrado”. ¿Cómo están las puertas de nuestro corazón?, ¿abiertas o reacias a la fe?, ¿dispuestas abrirse a Cristo Resucitado o rechinando porque, hace tiempo, dejaron de ser bañadas por la oración, la esperanza, la fe o la caridad? Estamos en Pascua. ¡Resucitó el Señor y nos llama a la vida! ¡Señor qué vea! ¡Señor, que viva! ¡Señor, que crea en ti! Han de ser exclamaciones que broten desde lo más hondo de nuestros deseos de celebrar, sentir y vivir a Jesús resucitado. Dios nuestro Padre nos ha bendecido dándonos un nuevo Papa, Francisco, quien con su testimonio de amor y solidaridad por los más necesitados nos muestra y enseña el lado más hermoso de la Iglesia. En estos últimos días, católicos y no católicos nos hemos sentido animados en la fe por el testimonio de nuestro papa Francisco. No podemos consentir que diferentes problemas que sacuden a nuestra Iglesia Universal, nos arrinconen. Hoy, más que nunca, como los apóstoles tenemos que decir: “hemos visto al Señor”. Y, aunque algunos, con intereses mezquinos y destructivos, intenten callar o desautorizar la voz de la Iglesia, hemos de responder con la fuerza de nuestra fe, con el entusiasmo activo y efectivo de nuestro testimonio cristiano. No podemos dejarnos llevar, como decía el Papa emérito Benedicto XVI, por murmuraciones que entre otras cosas debilitan, pero no consiguen su propósito de herir y quebrantar lo que, por cierto, es algo inquebrantable y sólido. Cristo Jesús a nosotros y a su Iglesia nos acompaña en nuestra pasión y muerte para llevarnos a un mañana feliz. Como a Santo Tomás, nos puede ocurrir lo mismo: que nos cueste ver al Señor en el contexto y realidad que estamos viviendo, ver la realidad sufriente, que es el costado por donde sangra la Iglesia, donde hemos de incrustar nuestros dedos para comprobar que, ver que Cristo, sigue vivo dentro de ella. Ver que la razón de su ser de la Iglesia, es precisamente anunciar, con santidad pero a veces con alguna debilidad, la gran noticia del evangelio: ¡Ha resucitado Cristo el Señor! ¡Vive entre nosotros! También como Tomás, hagamos un acto de fe: “Señor mío y Dios mío”. Creo en tu Iglesia, amo y oro por la santidad y entrega de todo el pueblo de Dios y, sobre todo, sigo creyendo porque se, que el paso del Señor por el mundo, no ha sido inútil. Tuvo un objetivo: sacarnos del pecado, curarnos las enfermedades del alma y atraernos a los abrazos amorosos de Dios Padre. Y, eso, nadie nos lo puede ensombrecer o eliminar. ¡Mantengamos nuestras puertas abiertas! P. Jairo

Para reflexionar en el Domingo de la Divina Misericordia Misericordia con el prójimo: “Si un alma no practica la misericordia de alguna manera, tampoco la alcanzará en el día del juicio. Oh, si las almas supieran acumular los tesoros eternos, no serían juzgadas, porque la misericordia anticiparía mi juicio”. (Diario #1317, p. 472) Recordemos que las obras de misericordia son las siguientes: Espirituales: enseñar al que no sabe, dar buen consejo al que lo necesita, consolar al triste, corregir al que se equivoca, perdonar las injurias, sufrir pacientemente los defectos ajenos, orar a Dios por vivos y difuntos. Corporales: dar de comer al hambriento, dar de beber al sediento, vestir al desnudo, dar posada al peregrino, visitar a los enfermos, redimir al cautivo, enterrar a los muertos. “Hija Mía, necesito sacrificios hechos por amor, porque sólo éstos tienen valor para Mí. Es grande la deuda del mundo contraída Conmigo, la pueden pagar las almas puras con sus sacrificios, practicando la misericordia espiritualmente” La Misericordia Divina es infinita, pero la podemos limitar con nuestra falta de confianza en Dios o nuestra falta de misericordia con el prójimo. ¡Qué menos que un acto de misericordia hacia el prójimo cada día! Sea de obra, palabra o con la oración. (Palabras de Jesús a Santa Faustina Kowalska) ¡JESUS EN TI CONFIO!

Carnaval Parroquial 2013 18, 19, 20, 21 de abril Los boletos para montar en los diferentes aparatos están a la venta a mitad de precio: 24 tickets por $10.00 y un súper ticket. Los Brazaletes para montar en los aparatos los 4 días del Carnaval también estarán a la venta costo $75.00. Todos los podrá adquirir en la oficina del colegio, o en la oficina parroquial durante la semana. ¡LOS ESPERAMOS!

El movimiento hispano ya se esta preparando para el carnaval y necesitamos su cooperación. Estamos recibiendo donaciones para el kiosco latino, sea de dinero, comida, o su disponibilidad de tiempo para trabajar los días del carnaval. Para más información comuníquese con: Ángel Cancio 813-2637914, Juan y Ladys de la Cruz 813-720-1153 o Stevenson Quirindongo 813-817-9321. |9


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AÑO DE LA FE: ABRIL DE 2013 Tiempo de Pascua: llamado a la evangelización Meditación Por la fe, los discípulos formaron la primera comunidad reunida en torno a la enseñanza de los apóstoles, la oración y la celebración de la Eucaristía, poniendo en común todos sus bienes para atender las necesidades de los hermanos (ver Benedicto XVI, La puerta de la fe, 13). Todo el mes, en todas las Misas, leeremos los Hechos de los Apóstoles de Lucas, describiendo el camino de la joven Iglesia guiada por el Espíritu, a veces un camino de la paz, a veces un camino lleno de la persecución por sus enemigos y el tumulto de adentro. Pero esta joven Iglesia siempre mueve hacia adelante, de la familiaridad de Jerusalén a la extrañeza de todo lugar entre allí y Roma; y hacia fuera, de la uniformidad cómoda heredada del judaísmo a la diversidad desafiante del mundo de los gentiles. Una semana después de la Pascua, el Domingo de la Divina Misericordia nos invita a renovar nuestra relación personal con Jesús, uno de los elementos principales de este Año de la Fe. El Tercer Domingo de Pascua, no se rasga la red de Pedro, a pesar de los 153 peces que contiene (¡uno de cada clase!), imagen de la “unidad en diversidad” de la Iglesia protegida por la comunión con Pedro. El Domingo del Buen Pastor, la Iglesia ora por vocaciones al sacerdocio y la vida religiosa. Todo el tiempo, en los Hechos de los Apóstoles vemos a los que son atraídos a la Iglesia primitiva porque habían visto a Jesús Resucitado, no en persona sino en personas, en los discípulos que todavía forman el Cuerpo vivo de Cristo, la Iglesia.

LECTURAS DE LA SEMANA Lunes:

Is 7:10-14, 8:10; Sal 40 (39):7-11; Heb 10:4-10; Lc 1:26-38 Martes: Hch 4:32-37; Sal 93 (92):1-2, 5; Jn 3:7b-15 Miércoles: Hch 5:17-26; Sal 34 (33):2-9; Jn 3:16-21 Jueves: Hch 5:27-33; Sal 34 (33):2, 9, 17-20; Jn 3:31-36 Viernes: Hch 5:34-42; Sal 27 (26):1, 4, 13-14; Jn 6:1-15 Sábado: Hch 6:1-7; Sal 33 (32):1-2, 4-5, 18-19; Jn 6:16-21 Domingo: Hch 5:27-32, 40b-41; Sal 30 (29):2, 4-6, 11-13; Ap 5:11-14; Jn 21:1-19 [1-14]

“La Experiencia de Emaús” San Lucas: 24:13-35

Todas las damas de esta comunidad están invitadas a un encuentro con Jesús. Para más información comuníquese con Liliana Astete 646-3394286. Fecha: 17-19 de mayo, 2013

NO HABLES DEMASIADO Misión Ser el tipo de discípulo, personalmente y en comunión con mis hermanos y hermanas, en quien los que buscan a Jesús puedan ver por lo menos un vistazo de su presencia. —Peter Scagnelli, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.

Es casi seguro que cometeremos errores si tratamos de decir demasiado. —Erasmo


ICC Bulletin 04072013