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Parish Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm 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 Español: Cada domingo a la 1:30pm Cada viernes a las 6:30 pm

DEVOTIONS Morning Prayer Group: Liturgy of the Hours Mon., Tue., Thurs., Fri. & Sat. from 8:10am 8:25am First Friday Adoration following the 8:30 am Mass until 6:15pm Rosary every Thursday at 11:30am in the chapel Rosario en español cada jueves a las 7:00pm en la capilla CONFESSIONS Saturdays - 2:30 to 3:30pm in the Church

May the miracle of Easter fill your hearts with Peace, Hope, and Love


Phone: 813- 885-7861 5124 Gateway Drive (mailing address) • Fax: (813) 884-3624

Clergy - 813-885-7861 Very Rev. Michael Suszynski, Pastor Rev. Diego Ossa, Parochial Vicar Rev. Philip Clement, Parochial Vicar Deacon Joseph Krzanowski Deacon Frank Julian Deacon Pablo Maldonado

Staff - 813-885-7861 Paul Hunter

Parish Business Administrator Dave Arnold -

Facility Manager - 919-4284 Irene Martinez

Parish Secretary/Bulletin Editor Silvia Rivera

Receptionist/ Asst Editor

REJOICE AND BE GLAD During the first three or four centuries of Christianity, if you asked a Christian to name the feast days of the church, your answer would have been a puzzled stare, for there was only one feast: the Resurrection of the Lord. Every Sunday was a feast celebrating the one great feast. Even though our calendar now has many beautiful and holy feasts, we must continually be called back to the fact that all these other feasts exist because of the feast of Christ’s passover from death to life. The psalm today proclaims this message well: “This is the day.” It is not one of many days, but it is the day of all days, the one that gives all the others their origin, purpose, meaning, and destiny. Listen carefully to Peter’s speech in Acts with its recollection of the Passion, to the words of the apostle Paul, and to the account of Mary Magdalene, John, and Peter finding the empty tomb, and you will hear the many wonderful works that God has done for us through Christ. Rejoice and be glad! Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.

Donal Noonan

Music Director Carmen Cayon

Director of Faith Formation Philomena Johnson

Grades Pk-12 ; Sacrament Preparation & Youth Ministry

READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Acts 2:14, 22-33; Mt 28:8-15 Tuesday: Acts 2:36-41; Jn 20:11-18 Wednesday: Acts 3:1-10; Lk 24:13-35 Thursday: Acts 3:11-26; Lk 24:35-48 Friday: Acts 4:1-12; Jn 21:1-14 Saturday: Acts 4:13-21; Mk 16:9-15 Sunday: Acts 4:32-35; Ps 118; 1 Jn 5:1-6; Jn 20:19-31


PRAYER OF THE WEEK O God, who on this day, through your Only Begotten Son, have conquered death and unlocked for us the path to eternity, grant, we pray, that we who keep the solemnity of the Lord’s Resurrection may, through the renewal brought by your Spirit, rise up in the light of life. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Reflection question: How can I keep the solemnity of the Lord’s Resurrection in my daily life? Collect text from the English translation of The Roman Missal, © 2010, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Copyright © J. S. Paluch Company, Inc.

It has been said that the most convincing sign of the Risen Christ is the Risen Christian. Today, in parishes around the world, new life is drawn from the waters of baptism, and new Christians are thrilled to see the crowds pour in to join in the feast. On Easter, we do not say the Creed, but rather renew our baptismal promises with hearty responses. We are taking the first joyful steps on a fifty-day-long celebration. In the southern hemisphere, the world is slipping into winter, but for us in North America, the earth itself seems to sing hymns to Christ’s victory. Look this morning for the fresh paschal candle standing near the baptismal waters. It was consecrated in the hours of the night, will burn brightly for fifty days whenever we gather for prayer, and will glow again at every baptism and every funeral in the year ahead. Even though we may be gathered around the candle someday in sadness, today’s joy at Christ’s victory over death will shine through. —James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.

Easter Symbols: Why Were They Chosen to Represent Easter? Easter is the holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ and dates all the way back to the very beginning of Christianity. Easter represents new life and the rebirth of Christ which took place the third day after he was crucified. There are several symbols that are associated with Easter but why are these particular symbols used for this holiday? The main traditional symbols associated with Easter are rabbits and eggs. Children look forward to painting eggs all kinds of exciting colors and then spending the evening hunting for them. It is fun for the whole family. Eggs symbolize the tomb from which Christ emerged and the hatching of the baby chick is the symbol of new life being born. This is why they were chosen as symbols for Easter! By Decorating for the Artistic Soul

Church of the Incarnation


† Mass Intentions † SUNDAY - APRIL 8 - EASTER SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD 7:30 A.M. SPIRITUAL BOUQUET INTENTIONS 9:00 A.M. - PEOPLE OF INCARNATION 9:10 A.M. 10:30 A.M. 10:40 A.M. SPIRITUAL BOUQUETS 12:00 P.M. 1:30 P.M. MONDAY - APRIL 9 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. +Nick Lambert by O’Brien Family TUESDAY - APRIL 10 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. +Roger Urbanski by Wife Sandy WEDNESDAY - APRIL 11 7:00 A.M. +Gary G. Trimble by Wife and Daughters 8:30 A.M. (SI) Sean Breslin by O’Brien Family THURSDAY - APRIL 12 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. +Monica Seemann by Family FRIDAY - APRIL 13 7:00 A.M. +Robert Medina by Carmen Medina 8:30 A.M. +Maria Ercia by Family 6:30 P.M. +Nuvia and +Charles by Eastman Family SATURDAY - APRIL 14 8:30 A.M. 4:30 P.M. +Mose and +Mary Taylor by Mark Taylor SUNDAY - APRIL 15 - SUNDAY OF THE DIVINE MERCY 7:30 A.M. +Blanca Dominguez by Family 9:00 A.M. +Frank Hanley by Tom and Susan Fraher 10:30 A.M. PEOPLE OF INCARNATION 12:00 P.M. (SI) Maria Leeds by Nassif Family 1:30 P.M. +Ana Lucia Estevez by Rosa Genao

SACRIFICIAL GIFTS OF TREASURE OFFERTORY (First Collection) is used solely for the operation and maintenance of the parish. Weekly Target ................................................. $23,000.00 03/25/2012 Offertory Donations .................... $20,943.50 Shortfall ............................................................ $ 2,056.50 Tuition Assistance ........................................... $ 170.00 Helping Hand ................................................... $ 193.00 Easter Flowers ................................................. $ 1,622.50 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. 03/25/2012 Renovation Donations .................... $ 2,091.00

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY! If you have any questions about our finances or parish renovation activities, please contact Business Manager, Paul Hunter at 813-885-7861 or by e-mail:

No gift is too small

Every gift changes a life Please give to the 2012 Annual Pastoral Appeal

Sick Prayer List: New names appear in bold. Other than critical or terminal conditions, the names will remain on this list for 30 days. Please help us keep our prayer list current. If you would like to add a name, e-mail Silvia Rivera at: or call the office. Please pray also for our parishioners who are in hospitals, nursing homes and our shut ins. Isabelle Allen George Bessler Jeff Bickel David Boyd Mariana Brandao Alice V. Brown Kenneth Brown Chuck Burton Mary B. Buskey Milagro Castillo Mary Childers Mike Childers Delma Chimelis Frank Chinchar Carmen Cisnero Isa Collazo Mary Cooper Phillip Cusmano Lissette Dayhou Ramon Diaz Gail Diestler Jack and Lucy Dietz

Kevin Dion Dylan Edward Manuel Escamilla Tom Esgro Nila Espinola Bertha Fyda Marie Georges Mary Gibson Lauren Gillihan Kirk Goetz

Olga Gonzales Maria Gonzalez Patrick Hardy Robert Hasty Paul Hunter Greg Jackson Trudy Jorge Rodrigo Jurado Joyce Kielpinski Sue Ellen Krick Mimi Kuhla Erica Lacayo John Large Daniela C. LaRosa Michael Lloyd Rudy Lopez Andrea Maleska Elba Martinez Priscilla Mauricio Bonnie McCurdy Matthew T. McLane, Sr.

Don McNally, Jr. Bill McNamee Maria Merlo Cindy Morgan Fr. Jonathan Niehaus

John O’Brien Mary E. O’Brien Manuel Ortiz Dolores Osterstuck

Tina Palermo Anne Patchill Bob Patterson

JR Pearce Angelo Perez Carol Perez Peter Proley Lydia Quesada Edna Rano-Mapugay

Lois Reynolds Violet Riche Delores Roberta Maria Robles Evaristo Rodriguez Roland Rodriguez Ewen Rosale Humberto Sanchez Brenda Sandy Kiki Santiago Bill Seemann Macario Sosa Bill and Angie Spink

Elizabeth Suarez Janet Taylor TCWM Sheli Thomas Javanna Vasconcellos

Ines Velazquez Mercedes Viera Jerry Wegman Ty Wegman Selwyn Williams Bruno Zabukas Dale Zgurzynski

SSGT Angelique Vazquez, Japan LCPL Almoris E. Lugo, Jr. PFC Joshua Luckey, Afghanistan David Valencia PV2 James Phillips, Afghanistan Sergio Pages, Jr. PVT2 Chad Burgess

Thank You To Buds, Blooms & Beyond, Floral & Gift Shop for their donations of flower arrangements for our Weekend Liturgies. Visit them at 11234 W. Hillsborough. Ph. # 813-818-9600 Page 3

FAITH FORMATION News REMINDER! There is NO Faith Forma on this Sunday, sessions will resume next Sunday, April 15th.

Last Workshop for First Communion!    Saturday, April 14th. We will gather in St. Michael’s Hall at 9:30AM.

TOTALLY CATHOLIC BIBLE SCHOOL 2012 IS COMING IN JUNE!!! Our first planning mee ng will be held WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25TH AT 7PM IN THE FAITH FORMATION OFFICE. PLEASE CALL PHILOMENA @ 813‐885‐7861 IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND OR WOULD LIKE TO HELP OUT THIS YEAR.   If you would like to help out with Vaca on Bible School this year please call Ms. Phil at 813‐885‐ 7861. We need site leaders for games, science experiments, music and skits!! VBS runs June 18th – 22nd this year.

THERE’S STILL TIME TO ORDER YOUR TICKETS!!  The Diocese of St. Petersburg   Catholic Family Day  Saturday, April 28, 2012    The cost is $50 per person Student Admission (K‐12th grade) Op onal Meal Voucher can be purchased as well. YOU MAY ALSO USE YOUR SEASONS PASS MUST BE PURCHASE IN ADVANCE –  DEADLINE TO ORDER IS APRIL 18TH. If you have a seasons pass you may want to take advantage of the meal cket bracelet at a great price.! Contact, Philomena Johnson in the Faith Forma on Office at 813‐ 885‐7861 to purchase ckets or for addi onal informa on.


Church of the Incarnation






Be who God created you to be.

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE  The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented youth. As a world leader in gifted and talented education, Duke TIP works with students, their families, and educators to identify, recognize, challenge, engage, and help students reach their highest potential. Each year, students around the country are eligible to participate in a highly selective Talent Search for 4th/5th and 7th graders. Students must score in the 95th percentile or higher on a criterion-referenced test, such as the ITBS. Students only need to qualify in one sub-test (math computation, reading, etc.). Based on their scores, they are then eligible to enroll in the Talent Search. Participating in the Talent Search provides students many exciting, stimulating, and challenging opportunities through online lessons, publications, contests, and accelerated programs. We would like to congratulate the following students who qualified for this incredible honor:

4th grade students:         

Nicholas Do Zachary Ellis Allison Kramer Luis Jimenez Ethan Ostrander Jordan Souvenir Sarah Torres Jessica Velte Ellie Whipple

5th grade students:              

Jessica Anastasia Kenley Bruce Carter Campbell Brooke DiGiacamo Alexander Garcia David Housand Jennifer Lopez Lia Morrissey Alexis Ortega Margaret Parker

7th grade students:          

Robert Blazer Isabel Boyle Sam Fernandez Dylan Field Dominic Mayo Donte Phillips Scott Richardson Steven Schmidt Olivia Stevens Quan Trinh

Isabella Pelaez Carson Phillipp Marc Martin-Romero Sebastian Torres

5111 Webb Road * Tampa, FL 33615

Phone: 813.884.4502 * Fax: 813.885.3734 Website:  

In keeping with our tradition, we at incarnation catholic school: Inspire life-long learning, Challenge each individual to be a disciple of Christ and Strive to live our Catholic faith through service to each other and the community.

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Church of the Incarnation, Tampa, FL


Phone: (813) 885-7861

PARISH ACTIVITIES SUNDAY - APRIL 8 MONDAY - APRIL 9 TUESDAY - APRIL 10 9:00 A.M. Job Search Support Group 7:00 P.M. AA Men’s Closed Meetings 7:00 P.M. Spanish Prayer Group 7:00 P.M. Prayer Shawl Ministry 7:00 P.M. Music Ministry WEDNESDAY - APRIL 11 7:00 P.M. AA Closed Meeting 7:00 P.M. Al-Anon 7:30 P.M. Spanish Choir THURSDAY - APRIL 12 9:00 A.M. Legion of Mary 11:30 A.M. Our Lady of Mercy Prayer Group 7:00 P.M. Spanish Intercessions Group 7:00 P.M. Music Ministry 7:00 P.M. Columbiettes 7:00P.M. Knights of Columbus FRIDAY - APRIL 13 7:00 P.M. Spanish Youth Group SATURDAY - APRIL 14 7:00 P.M. Spanish Young Adults

St. Brendan St. Patrick’s Room St. Michael’s Hall Faith Formation Office Church St. Patrick’s Room St. John’s Room Music Room St. Brendan Chapel Chapel Church St. Patrick’s Room St. Francis Room St. Patrick’s Room St. Patrick’s Room

ALTAR SERVER SCHEDULE April 14/15 4:30 pm:

Cameron Carlyon, Taylor Bump, David Gibson, Holliston Wagner

7:30 am:

Margaret Parker, Matthew Walsh

9:00 am:

Sarah Cureton, Robert Carney, Mickey Carney, Kristen Gajewski

10:30 am: Amberlyne Rosario, Eva Prendergast, Marc Velez, Jack Wood 12:00 pm: Nathaniel Fernandez, Nicholas Ortega, Rafael Villa

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

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




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

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

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Incarnation Carnival 2012 April 19,20,21 & 22

Each school year, PAX-Program of Academic Exchange places High School students from around the world with Host Families throughout the USA. This is an educational chance of a lifetime for the students to go to school in the USA & share their culture while learning about the American lifestyle. Host families bring the world to them, learning about a new culture from their “adopted” son or daughter for a school year, and create a friendship that lasts a lifetime. For more information, please contact Karen @727-329-8060. The Tampa Catholic Crusaderette Dance and Twirling Teams will hold their annual Dance Camp June 11 and 12 in the Tampa Catholic gym. Cost is $55 & includes a T-shirt. Time - 9 to 3, Ages 5 - 12. For further information contact Sue Johnson at 870-0860 x539 or 986-7501. Participants will have the opportunity to perform with the Crusaderettes at a football game in the fall. The Tampa Catholic Cheerleaders will hold their annual Cheer Camp June 13, 14, and 15 in the Tampa Catholic gym. Cost is $75 & includes a T-shirt. Time - 9 to 3, Ages 5- 12. For further information contact Tammy at 813-417-0910. Participants will have the opportunity to cheer with the Cheerleaders at a football game in the fall.

We need items to make the following “Theme Baskets” Movie Time Kitchen Chef Golf Course Picnic Day Teacher’s Classroom

Nursery Rhyme time Coffee Break Beach Day Toys and Board Games


Please drop off your donation/items at the church office during the week or the religious store on Sunday. Thank you for your help!

The Incarnation Church Carnival has been the largest community event in the Town and Country area for FORTYEIGHT 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. CARNIVAL HOURS


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

Wednesday: Donations Only Thursday: Noon to 9pm Friday: 9am to 9pm Saturday: 9am to 9pm Sunday: 9am to 3:30pm


JOB SUPPORT MINISTRY NEWS Pay tribute to a loved one’s memory... Memorials are special ways of honoring the people we love, whether they are living or deceased. We have Memorial Opportunities available!

The Incarnation Job Support Ministry will not meet this Tuesday, April 10th. Meetings will resume Tuesday, April 17, 2012 and will be held at our usual place, St. Brendan’s room at 9:00am. Thank you for your continued support. Have a blessed Easter Holiday! A guest speaker from the Work Force Alliance will be at the next meeting on Tuesday, April 17th. The speaker will specifically discuss WIA and how to apply for money to further your education or to retrain yourselves to become more competitive in the job market.

We need vestment hangers and concelebrant stoles. If you are interested in this memorial opportunity please call the parish office and speak with Irene at 813

For more information or to RSVP for the next meeting email: HOLY WEEK THANK YOUS

-885-7861 or Email:

Thank you to everyone who participated and helped with the

For more information visit our website at and click on “Memorials” under the “About Us” tab.

Holy Week and Easter Liturgies. A special thanks to our Music Ministry, Art & Environment Committee & Liturgical Ministers and everyone else who made this an exceptional Holy time and Celebration!

Join Fr.  Philip  in  a  three  week  presentation  on  the  Latin  (Tridentine)  Mass,  which  will explore the basics of the Extraordinary Form of the Mass in order to give a better  understanding of the words, language, and structure of this most holy prayer.   

We hope this experience will assist you in gaining a respect and appreciation for the  Extraordinary  Form  of  the  Holy  Sacrifice  of  the  Mass  that  is  such  a  rich  part  of  our  Catholic  heritage.  We  also  hope  this  experience  will  assist  you  in  gaining  a  better  appreciation  and  a  deeper  love  for  the  Ordinary  Form  of  the  Holy  Sacrifice  of  the  Mass that we have all become so familiar with over the last 40 years. Session 1: Saturday, April 14 (9:00am - 10:30am) OR Sunday, April 15 (4:00pm - 5:30pm) Session 2: Saturday, April 21 (9:00am - 10:30am) OR Sunday, April 22 (4:00pm - 5:30pm) Session 3: Saturday, April 28 (9:00am - 10:30am) OR Sunday, April 29 (4:00pm - 5:30pm)

On  Sunday,  May  6th,  we  will  wrap  it  all  up  with  the  celebration  of  the  Latin  (Tridentine)  Mass  at  4:00pm  in  the  Church.  If  you've  never  experienced  the  Latin  Mass,  or  if  it's  been  years,  please  come.  We'd  love  to  have  you!    Please  go  to  our  website to register   

Domingo de Pascua 8 de abril de 2012 No moriré, continuaré viviendo para contar lo que el Señor ha hecho. — Salmo 118(117):17 LOS SANTOS Y OTRAS CELEBRACIONES Domingo: San Dionisio y Santa Constanza Lunes: San Demetrio Martes: San Ezequiel Miércoles: San Estanislao Jueves: San Julio Viernes: San Martin I Sábado: San Telmo

Nuevo Ministerio en la Iglesia de la Encarnación Artesanía a Mano de Mantillas de Encaje/Velo de Capilla Están invitadas a unirse a un nuevo Ministerio en nuestra parroquia para hacer a mano velos de encaje para capilla, también conocido como “Mantillas” o “Velos”. El uso de la mantilla sobre la cabeza durante la santa Misa es una antigua tradición. En tiempos recientes el cubrirse la cabeza no ha sido una práctica común, pero desde que el Papa Benedicto XVI emitió el motu proprio de 2007 Summorum Pontificum que lo autoriza explícitamente son cada vez más populares. Para más información comuníquese con Connie Hennessey: 813-884-8326.

Carnaval Parroquial 2012 19, 20, 21, 22 de abril ¡LOS ESPERAMOS! 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 cuesta $70.00. Todos los podrá adquirir en el colegio, o en la oficina parroquial durante la semana.

Hermano ven y descubre ese Cristo joven que hay en ti, vive esta cuaresma y pascua junto al grupo juvenil adulto “Vive” todos los sábados de 7:00pm a 9:00pm en el salón St. Patrick. El tema que estamos desarrollando es de la Tecnología: ¿Libertad o esclavitud? “Acuérdate de tu creador ahora que eres joven y que no han llegado los momentos difíciles” Eclesiastés 12:1.

Creo en el Espíritu Santo


odos los domingos, en la profesión de fe, afirmamos: “Creo en el Espíritu Santo”. ¿En que se basa nuestra fe en el Espíritu Santo? Cada vez que aparece el Espíritu Santo en la Biblia es porque va a ocurrir algo grande, nuevo y maravilloso. “En el principio era la nada, pero el Espíritu de Dios flotaba sobre la superficie de las aguas”. Un segundo momento de esta presencia del Espíritu está también en Génesis, cuando Dios modela a Adán “del barro de la tierra”. “Y soplo Dios el aliento de vida”. Jesús también nos habla del Espíritu y nos ofrece la promesa de un defensor:  “Yo rogaré al Padre y les dará otro defensor que permanecerá con ustedes. Éste es el Espíritu de verdad…” (Jn 14:16-17)  “No se preocupen. El Espíritu Santo les enseñara en el momento lo que hay que decir…” (Lc 12:12)  “Les he hablado mientras estaba con ustedes. En adelante el Espíritu Defensor les va a enseñar todas las cosas”... (Jn 14:25-26)  Jesús cumplió su promesa en Pentecostés. (Hechos 2:1-5) ¿Qué efectos tiene el Espíritu en nosotros? La presencia del Espíritu Santo transforma profundamente. Los apóstoles se llenaron del Espíritu. Perdieron el miedo y se llenaron de fortaleza y alegría. Los apóstoles no tuvieron fuerza para seguir a Jesús en los momentos difíciles. Pero con la venida del Espíritu hay un gran cambio. Se lanzan a predicar a Cristo muerto y resucitado. El Espíritu actúa también en los corazones de los que lo escuchan. Así empieza la Iglesia. El Espíritu Santo no sólo anima a las personas una por una, sino que las impulsa a reunirse, a crear comunidad. Lo que sucede en cada comunidad cristiana y en toda la Iglesia no es sólo obra de las personas, sino principalmente del Espíritu Santo. El Espíritu continua obrando en nosotros La acción del Espíritu Santo no fue sólo para los primeros cristianos, sino para todos nosotros. No siempre es fácil vivir como Jesús. Encontramos muchos obstáculos. Pero Cristo nos comunica su Espíritu desde el día de nuestro bautismo para ayudarnos a hacer bien las cosas y vivir como discípulos suyos, unidos a la comunidad cristiana y a toda la Iglesia. El Espíritu nos alienta, nos da fuerza para vencer la tentación, nos empuja por el camino del bien. Los dones del Espíritu se conocen:  En que las personas reconocen que Jesús es el Señor: profesan fe en Jesús y en su mensaje.  En que los dones se ponen al servicio del bien común, de la Iglesia.  En que las personas buscan la caridad. ©Carmen F. Aguinaco Nuestra Parroquia 2012

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8 de abril de 2012 TRADICIONES DE NUESTRA FE Pascua viene de una palabra hebrea pesah que quiere decir “lugar de pastos” e indica el final de un periodo de ayuno. La Pascua Judía celebra la libertad del cautiverio de Egipto. El cristianismo, siendo en su origen una secta judía, tomo la fiesta de la Pascua para celebrar la muerte y resurrección de Jesús quien nos da la libertad del cautiverio pecaminoso de nuestras vidas. Eventualmente el uso de “Pascua” pasó a indicar cualquier evento en la vida de Jesús que añade a la libertad que nos obtuvo en su vida, cruz y resurrección. He aquí porque tradicionalmente se hablaba de la Pascua del Nacimiento, la Pascua Florida o Pascua de Resurrección y la Pascua del Espíritu Santo (Pentecostés) y todavía en grandes fiestas religiosas del año la gente se saluda con “Felices pascuas”. En EE.UU., Argentina y otros países se celebra la Pascua (Easter en inglés) con la búsqueda de huevos multicolores y supuestamente traídos por una coneja. Easter era una diosa teutónica cuyos símbolos eran el huevo y la coneja, símbolos de vida y fertilidad que pasaron a representar la nueva vida que se nos da al ser liberados del pecado por la pascua de Jesús. —Fray Gilberto Cavazos Glz, OFM, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.

LA FE EN CRISTO La fe en Cristo y el compromiso con Él llevan consigo la garantía de una vida para siempre y... el estímulo de la esperanza para luchar constantemente contra todo aquello que amenaza la existencia humana. —Anónimo

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LECTURAS DE LA SEMANA Lunes: Hch 2:14, 22-33; Mt 28:8-15 Martes: Hch 2:36-41; Jn 20:11-18 Miércoles: Hch 3:1-10; Lc 24:13-35 Jueves: Hch 3:11-26; Lc 24:35-48 Viernes: Hch 4:1-12; Jn 21:1-14 Sábado: Hch 4:13-21; Mc 16:9-15 Domingo: Hch 4:32-35; Sal 118 (117); 1 Jn 5:1-6; Jn 20: 19-31

Grupo Pro-Vida de Incarnation Rosario por los niños no nacidos a través del aborto. Únase a este Santo Rosario el próximo sábado, 13 de abril de 9am - 10am en el santuario de los niños inocentes. Los esperamos. Para más información comuníquese con Rosa Genao al 813-855-3260.

Un pensamiento: “En la tierra hasta la alegría suele parar en tristeza; pero para quien vive según Cristo, incluso las penas se truecan en gozo.” Sabías que…. El color blanco en la liturgia se utiliza principalmente en Navidad y Pascua, así como en fiestas marianas, de santos y de ángeles. El color blanco simboliza la pureza y la integridad de la vida de fe.

ICC Bulletin 0408'12  
ICC Bulletin 0408'12  

Incarnation Catholic Church bulletin