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5124 Gateway Drive (mailing address) • Fax: (813) 884-3624 Summer Office Hours: Monday thru Thursday: 9am to 4pm / Friday: 9am to Noon

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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 Parish Business Administrator - Paul Hunter Facility Manager - Dave Arnold / 919-4284 Parish Secretary/Bulletin Editor - Irene Martinez Receptionist/ Asst Editor - Silvia Rivera Music Director - Donal Noonan Director of Faith Formation - Carmen Cayon Sacrament Prep. & Youth Ministry - Philomena Johnson

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 de 5:30 - 6:30 en la capilla CONFESSIONS: Saturdays - 2:30 to 3:30pm in the Church

Happy Father’s Day

Church of the Incarnation, Tampa, FL

Phone: (813) 885-7861 God our Father, in your wisdom and love you made all things. Bless those fathers, who have taken upon themselves the responsibility of parenting. Bless those who have lost a spouse to death ... or divorce who are parenting their children alone. Strengthen them by your love that they may become the loving, caring persons they are meant to be. Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen!




At Incarnation Catholic School, we believe that our students are “surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses” that they are able to RUN in all aspects of their lives— academically, physically and spiritually.

INCARNATION CATHOLIC SCHOOL 5111 Webb Road Tampa, FL 33615 Phone: 813.884.4502 Fax: 813.885.3734 Website: Email:   

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† Mass Intentions † SUNDAY - JUNE 17 - ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 7:30 A.M. 9:00 A.M. 10:30 A.M. SPIRITUAL BOUQUETS FOR FATHER’S DAY 12:00 P.M. 1:30 P.M. MONDAY - JUNE 18 7:00 A.M. +Nidia Espina by Family 8:30 A.M. +Annamma John by Annet Manipadam TUESDAY - JUNE 19 - ST. ROMUALD, ABBOT 7:00 A.M. +Christine Swingle by Jim and Sandra Cacacie 8:30 A.M. (SI) In Thanksgiving Gocon Family WEDNESDAY - JUNE 20 7:00 A.M. +Christine Swingle by Ray Pomponio 8:30 A.M. +Eusebio Andujar by Wandita Andujar THURSDAY - JUNE 21 - ST. ALOYSIUS GONZAGA, RELIGIOUS 7:00 A.M. +Frank Fernandez by Celia Fernandez 8:30 A.M. +Bertha Acuna de Pardo by Elvia y Liliana FRIDAY - JUNE 22 - ST. PAULINUS OF NOLA, BISHOP 7:00 A.M. +Yolanda Ortega by Francisco and Carla 8:30 A.M. +Ruth Knuth by Caruso Family 6:30 P.M. +Froilan Taveras by Taveras Family SATURDAY - JUNE 23 8:30 A.M. +Jan Taylor by Kathy and Jim 4:30 P.M. +Mose and +Mary Taylor by Mark Taylor SUNDAY - JUNE 24 - THE NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST 7:30 A.M. +James Francis Parker by Dennis and Maryann Whalen 9:00 A.M. +Joan Julian by Jean McQuain and Family 10:30 A.M. +Michael and +Leonard Paccione by Loretta Paccione 12:00 P.M. +Lazar Philip by Beena Thomas 1:30 P.M. PEOPLE OF INCARNATION

SACRIFICIAL GIFTS OF TREASURE OFFERTORY (First Collection) is used solely for the operation and maintenance of the parish. Weekly Target ................................................. $23,000.00 06/10/2012 Offertory Donations .................... $19,149.25 Shortfall ............................................................ $ 3,850.75 Tuition Assistance ........................................... $ 415.00 Helping Hand ................................................... $ 510.00 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. 06/10/2012 Renovation Donations ................... $ 1,885.00

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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. Andre Benedetto Artino, Jr.

George Bessler Jeff Bickel David Boyd Mariana Brandao Alice V. Brown Chuck Burton Mary Childers Mike Childers Delma Chimelis Frank Chinchar Phillip Cusmano Ted De la Vergne Gail Diestler Jack and Lucy Dietz

Kevin Dion Dylan Edward Manuel Escamilla Tom Esgro Aurora Esparza Nila Espinola Ruben Fernandez Bertha Fyda Migdalia Garcia William Gareau

Mary Gibson Lauren Gillihan Kirk Goetz Maria Gonzalez Patrick Hardy Robert Hasty Greg Jackson Rodrigo Jurado Joyce Kielpinski Sue Ellen Krick Mimi Kuhla John Large Daniela C. LaRosa Michael Lloyd Rudy Lopez Andrea Maleska Abelardo Martinez

Elba Martinez Georgia McCauley Bonnie McCurdy Matthew T. McLane, Sr.

Manuel Ortiz Anne Patchill Bob Patterson JR Pearce Angelo Perez

Emma Perez Kim Perez Peter Proley Lydia Quesada Lucy Reyes Delores Roberta Evaristo Rodriguez Roland Rodriguez Humberto Sanchez Kiki Santiago Bill Seemann Macario Sosa Bill and Angie Spink

Ursula Steele Elizabeth Suarez Sheli Thomas Ron Tiede Jaime Torres Ines Velazquez Mercedes Viera Jerry Wegman Ty Wegman Selwyn Williams Bruno Zabukas

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

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: PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION Next week our diocese will take up the Peter’s Pence Collection, which provides the Holy Father with the funds he needs to carry out his most important charitable works. The proceeds benefit the most disadvantaged: victims of war, oppression, and natural disasters. Through your generosity, we can cast the peace of Christ upon the world.

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

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL starts  TOMORROW, June 18th at 9:00AM  in St. Michael’s Hall.  If you would  like your child to a end this year  you may register them in the  morning at 8:30AM in St. Michael’s  Hall.

            There  are  not  enough  ways  to  say  THANK  YOU  to  the  volunteers,  Donal  Noonan  and  the  Music  Ministry  who  helped out with this year’s Vaca on Bible School.  Thank  you  so  much  for  your  endless  hours  of  planning,  and  decora ng you did in advance.   We couldn’t have done it  without you.  If you want to be a part of next year’s VBS  please  call  Philomena  in  the  Faith  Forma on  Office  to  sign up. VBS dates for next year are June 17th – 21st.     

The Faith Forma on Office wishes  you and your families a very safe and  res ul summer vaca on.  Please  con nue to watch the bulle n for  future Faith Forma on Informa on.       Registra on for next years’ Faith  Forma on Sessions will be held on  Sunday, August 19th and 23rd a er all  Masses in St. Francis Room.  LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO THIS SUMMER? WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT OUR CATHOLIC FAITH?

Join a new Bible Study groups that will begin end of June and for July. One will be a 20 week course on Church History and the other will be a 5 week course will focus on the Catholic Mass. These courses are wonderful ways of getting together with other Catholics who want to know more about our Bible and our faith. (Teens are invited to participate!) Please contact Carmen Cayon for more info, if you are interested in joining one of our groups, or any other group that we may be starting in the near future! Page 4

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Incarnation Music Ministry 2011– 2012 As the school year winds down and the summer season kicks in, it is time to rest and reflect after a truly amazing year in Music Ministry at Incarnation. In the space of a year, our music ministry has grown to new heights in both faith and community. We have done service projects like Music for Food 2011, we have joined together as one parish family to celebrate the birth of our Lord at Christmas with our bilingual “Incarnation Christmas Concert and Pot Luck”. We have travelled across the Atlantic to Rome and the Vatican to sing before Pope Benedict XVI. At Easter we performed our first stage production in many years “That you may have life”. Most importantly of all, we have come together week after week to lead our parish family in song and prayer for the Celebration of the Eucharist. I am honored and proud to be part of this vivacious, dynamic and energetic music ministry and to serve as Music Minister for the Parish of Incarnation, Tampa. We have lots to be proud and thankful for. I am most thankful to the members of the music ministry, people just like you, who were sitting in the pew and answered the call to serve their parish in active ministry. The invitation is always there and the door is always open to you. YOU ARE NEEDED and YOU ARE WELCOME. Last year we were blessed to bring on staff Seth Bowser. Mr. Bowser worked in our parish school and played and sang so beautifully in our masses. He is moving on at the end of this month, along with his wife to greener pastures. We wish him well and many blessings in all he lays his hand to in the future and hope that his time here at Incarnation was as spirit filled for him, as it was for us to have him with us. I thank the many volunteers and staff who work to make our music ministry the success and professional program that we have come to expect and love and we thank all those who support us in prayer, talent, time and treasure. As of yet, our prayers have not been answered for a new organ but in time I am sure a group of generous benefactors will grace us with funds to fill this need in our ministry. Until then, we will continue to make a joyful noise unto the Lord and remember in the words of St. Augustine “ Those who sing, Pray twice” - Mr. Donal P. Noonan

Director of Music Ministries

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TUESDAY - JUNE 19 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. Music Ministry WEDNESDAY - JUNE 20 7:00 P.M. AA Closed Meeting 7:00 P.M. Al-Anon 7:30 P.M. Spanish Choir THURSDAY - JUNE 22 9:00 A.M. Legion of Mary 11:30 A.M. Our Lady of Mercy Prayer Group 5:30 P.M. Spanish Intercessions Group 7:00 P.M. Music Ministry FRIDAY - JUNE 23 7:00 P.M. Spanish Youth Group SATURDAY - JUNE 24 7:00 P.M. Spanish Young Adults

St. Brendan St. Patrick’s Room St. Michael’s Hall Church St. Patrick’s Room St. John’s Room Music Room St. Brendan Chapel Chapel Church St. Patrick’s Room St. Patrick’s Room

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.

ALTAR SERVERS DAVID SMITH……………………….885-7861 KAITLIN JOHNSON………………………….885-7861 Or via e-mail EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS FR. PHILIP CLEMENT……….…….. 885-7861 READERS WILL BERAN ………………………. 882-0178 MUSIC DIRECTOR DONAL NOONAN………….…..……885-7861 ENVIRONMENT/ART CONNIE HENNESSEY ………………...884-8326 USHERS TOM OSBORN..……………….…...885-3829 VISITORS OF THE SICK FR. PHILIP CLEMENT...….………. 885-7861



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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June 17, 2012 Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time June 17, 2012 They that are planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God. —Psalm 92:14 GOD’S TIME We either pay attention to or ignore “clock time” as we play in the summer sun and note the earth’s tilt and the lengthening days. We live by time. We reckon time in seconds and minutes and hours, or we use broader chunks like suppertime and summertime. God keeps another sort of time. God speaks to us of “saving time,” that is, the time of salvation. This sense of time is called kairos, and this time is always now, always present and available, always revealing, often surprising. This Sunday’s readings alert us to the reality and the import of God’s time. Ezekiel and the Gospel of Mark remind us that our labor and our plotting and our planning rest in God. For God takes our smallest efforts and makes of them great works. Paul points us to the “harvest” time, urges us to be watchful for its coming, and calls us to recognize that we must spend our time pleasing God. Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.


Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday:

1 Kgs 21:1-16; Mt 5:38-42 1 Kgs 21:17-29; Mt 5:43-48 2 Kgs 2:1, 6-14; Mt 6:1-6, 16-18 Sir 48:1-14; Mt 6:7-15 2 Kgs 11:1-4, 9-18, 20; Mt 6:19-23 2 Chr 24:17-25; Mt 6:24-34 Vigil: Jer 1:4-10; Ps 71; 1 Pt 1:8-12; Lk 1:5-17 Day: Is 49:1-6; Ps 139; Acts 13:22-26;

Lk 1:57-66, 80 PRAYER OF THE WEEK O God, strength of those who hope in you, graciously hear our pleas, and, since without you mortal frailty can do nothing, grant us always the help of your grace, that in following your commands we may please you by our resolve and our deeds. 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: In what ways do I need the help of God’s grace?

TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION The reign of God comes about because people commit to reversing their lives completely, to embracing new vision, new values. Many popular television shows exploit an unattractive side of human nature by pitting contestants against one another, even to the point of performing dangerous stunts or devious schemes, to gain money or favor. At the liturgy, we counter that impulse by committing ourselves to live generously. In response to Christ’s total gift, we offer bread and wine as the emblems of our lives, our hopes, our joys and sorrows. The bread and wine carried to the altar contain our lives, and by offering our lives to God, we prepare to receive the gift of God’s own life. We are to become what we receive: the body of Christ. On Sundays, this self-giving is often accompanied by a collection and procession of gifts for the poor and money for the upkeep of the parish. There are certainly other methods of collecting money, some perhaps more efficient. Yet the act of giving from our abundance, and attending to the needs of the poor, opens us up to participation in the changes the Reign of God requires. —James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.

SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time; Father’s Day Tuesday: St. Romuald Wednesday: Summer begins Thursday: St. Aloysius Gonzaga Friday: St. Paulinus of Nola; Ss. John Fisher and Thomas More Saturday: Blessed Virgin Mary Sunday:

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.

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Don’t Miss Out -- Tickets are LIMITED GET your tickets to the “100 CLUB Raffle & Dinner” FUND-RAISER ON JUNE 30TH “100 CLUB Raffle & Dinner” Tickets are $50 each (Maximum of 100 tickets will be sold with a minimum of 70 tickets required) $50 Ticket price includes: A one in 100 chance to win one of the following three prizes: 1st place prize = $1,000 2nd place prize = $300 3rd place prize = $100 - One Dinner plate with one drink Menu will be Italian food (professionally catered) Need not be present to win Note: “Dinner-Only” tickets are also available for $25 but encourage purchase of two “100 Club Raffle & Dinner” Tickets to double your chance in winning.

We need Ushers at the 10:30 Mass If you are interested in joining this ministry, please call Tom Osborn at 885-3829.

EVERYONE’S INVITED! SUNDAY, JUNE 24TH Farewell Reception for Deacon Joe St. Michael’s Hall After all morning masses & 12pm Mass

Summer Office Hours

- Dinner and drawing will be on Saturday evening, June 30th, in St Michael’s Hall - Dinner attire will be semi-formal please (men wear a suit & tie) Tickets are available for purchase after Masses at the Gazebo on Sunday June 3rd and Sunday June 17th If the minimum of 70 “100 Club Raffle & Dinner” tickets have not been sold by June 18th, then all collected funds will be refunded to the purchaser (prefer payments by check please). Contact Jeff Bickel if additional tickets/information is needed. 813 335-2434 mobile # or email

Monday thru Thursday: 9am to 4pm Friday: 9am to Noon

On April 12, the Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued a document, "Our First, Most Cherished Liberty,” outlining the bishops’ concerns over threats to religious freedom, both at home and abroad. The bishops called for a Fortnight for Freedom, a 14-day period of prayer, education and action in support of religious freedom, from June 21July 4. The Diocese of St. Petersburg is joining dioceses nationwide to highlight the importance of defending our religious freedom.

Bishop Lynch will be celebrating a special Mass in recognition of the Fortnight for Freedom on Friday, June 29, 2012, at 7:30pm at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tampa. All are invited to attend.

What can you do to ensure the protection of religious freedom? To learn more about our first freedom, and to send your message to HHS and Congress telling them to stand up for religious liberty and conscience rights, go to today! Thank you for joining the effort to end this unprecedented government coercion of conscience and intrusion in religious affairs.

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Undécimo Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario 17 de junio de 2012 Plantados en la casa del Señor, en medio de sus atrios los justos darán flores. — Salmo 92(91):14 LOS SANTOS Y OTRAS CELEBRACIONES Domingo: Día de los Padres; San Ismael Lunes: San Salomón Martes: San Romualdo Miércoles: San Raúl Jueves: San Luis Gonzaga Viernes: Santos Paulino de Nola; Juan Fisher; Tomás Moro Sábado: Santa Agripina

La celebración del Día del Padre este domingo es conmemoración de todo lo que debe ser un padre hoy día. Es verdad que tiene que proveer materialmente, junto con su esposa, pero también tiene que atender a las necesidades espirituales y emocionales de sus hijos. Es decir, tendrá a veces que poner el periódico, o la televisión, o alguna tarea en la casa a un lado, para poder escuchar y conversar un rato con su esposa y sus hijos. Tiene que trabajar duro para sacar a la familia adelante, pero también tiene que saber jugar con sus hijos. Tiene que orientar y guiar y a veces poner disciplina en su hogar y marcar las normas, pero también tiene que respetar la libertad de sus hijos para elegir su camino en la vida. Se le pide mucho a un padre. Se le pide que sea un hombre verdadero. © Nuestra Parroquia.

FESTIVAL DE MANUALIDADES Y ARTE  Atención: ¡Se necesitan exhibidores! Fecha: sábado, 20 de octubre y el domingo 21 de octubre. Solo hay un cantidad limitada de espacios disponibles. Para información comuníquese con Connie Hennessey al 813-8848326.

ORACIÓN DE LA SEMANA 17 de junio de 2012, Undécimo Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario Dios nuestro, fuerza de todos los que en ti confían, ayúdanos con tu gracia, sin la cual nada puede nuestra humana debilidad, para que podamos serte fieles en la observancia de tus mandamientos. Por nuestro Señor Jesucristo, tu Hijo, que vive y reina contigo en la unidad del Espíritu Santo y es Dios por los siglos de los siglos. Pregunta de reflexión: ¿De qué maneras necesito la ayuda de la gracia de Dios? Tomado del Misal Romano, décimo quinta edición © 2006, Comisión Episcopal Mexicana, publicado por Obra Nacional de la Buena Prensa, México, D.F. Usado con permiso. Copyright © J. S. Paluch Company, Inc.

La próxima semana, nuestra diócesis llevará a cabo la Colecta Peter’s Pence, la cual le proporciona al Santo Padre fondos que necesita para realizar sus más importantes labores caritativas. Lo recaudado en la Colecta beneficia a los más necesitados: a las víctimas de guerra, de opresión y desastres naturales. Por medio de su generosidad, estaremos esparciendo la paz de Cristo por el mundo.

¡Es rápido y fácil! El domingo, 24 de junio de 7:45am—3:00pm. Cada donante de sangre recibirá una camiseta inspirada por un “Héroe”.

¡ATENCION PADRES! LECTURAS DE HOY Primera lectura — Elevaré los árboles pequeños (Ezequiel 17:22-24). Salmo — ¡Qué bueno es darte gracias, Señor! (Salmo 92 [91]). Segunda lectura — En el destierro o en la patria, nos esforzamos por agradar al Señor (2 Corintios 5:6-10). Evangelio — El hombre siembra su campo, y sin que él sepa cómo, la semilla germina y crece (Marcos 4:26-34).

Inscripción para Formación de Fe Fecha: 19 y 26 de agosto después de todas las misas Donde: Salón St. Francis

**Información sobre el Sacramento** Para recibir los sacramentos de Primera Reconciliación, Primera Eucaristía, y Confirmación, el estudiante tiene que haber participado un año en las sesiones de Formación de Fe parroquial o en la escuela católica parroquial el año anterior a matricularse. Page 9

17 de junio de 2012 SANTO DEL MES Santo Tomás Moro ♦ 22 de junio ¿Qué nos puede aquí y ahora hablar sobre la fe un abogado que vivió hace casi 500 años? Este abogado es Tomás Moro, nacido en Inglaterra en 1478. Debido a sus prodigios intelectuales, el arzobispo de Canterbury le ayudó para que entrara en la Universidad de Oxford. Luego estudió leyes. Se dice que por un tiempo pensaba en hacerse monje, pero luego encontró su llamado para servir a Dios como un laico casado. Después de seis años de matrimonio y cuatro hijos, su esposa, Jane Colt, falleció. Luego de un tiempo se volvió a casar con la viuda Alice Middleton. Moro siempre les mandaba cartas a sus hijos cuando andaba de viaje. En 1504 fue elegido para el Parlamento, iniciando así una carrera política que lo llevó a ser Señor Canciller (la posición más alta en la corte del Rey) para con Enrique VIII. Pero Moro se opuso a la separación del Rey Enrique VIII de la Iglesia Católica. También se opuso a la autoproclamación del rey como Cabeza Suprema de la Iglesia de Inglaterra. Debido a su oposición, fue encarcelado y condenado a ser decapitado el 6 de julio de 1535. Fue canonizado en 1935. ¿Qué nos puede hablar de la fe un abogado que vivió hace casi 500 años? Tomás Moro es un testimonio de valentía. Tan importante fue su fe que no la puso en peligro incluso hasta el punto de arriesgar su propia vida. Y es así que sacó la valentía para enfrentarse al mismísimo rey. A veces nos parece fácil seguir la corriente porque de hecho, es muy difícil nadar contra la corriente aunque no es imposible—especialmente si lo hacemos en nombre de la verdad y para proteger el regalo precioso de la fe. Para la reflexión ¿Por qué (o por qué no?) nos sentimos seguros de hablar sobre nuestra fe con los demás? ¿Cómo podríamos salirnos de nuestra comodidad para guiar a alguien en el sendero correcto?

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LECTURAS DE LA SEMANA Lunes: 1 Re 21:1-16; Mt 5:38-42 Martes: 1 Re 21:17-29; Mt 5:43-48 Miércoles: 2 Re 2:1, 6-14; Mt 6:1-6, 16-18 Jueves: Sir 48:1-14; Mt 6:7-15 Viernes: 2 Re 11:1-4, 9-18, 20; Mt 6:19-23 Sábado: 2 Cr 24:17-25; Mt 6:24-34 Domingo: Vigilia: Jer 1:4-10; Sal 71 (70); 1 Pe 1:8-12; Lc 1:5-17 Día: Is 49:1-6; Sal 139 (138); Hch 13:22-26; Lc 1:57-66, 80

EL TIEMPO DE DIOS O le ponemos atención o ignoramos “la hora del reloj”, cuando jugamos en el sol del verano y notamos la inclinación de la Tierra y la prolongación de los días. Vivimos en el tiempo. Marcamos el tiempo en segundos, minutos y horas, o hablamos de segmentos más largos como la hora de la cena o el verano. Dios marca el tiempo de otra manera. Dios nos habla de “ahorrar tiempo”, es decir, el tiempo de la salvación. Este sentido del tiempo se llama kairos, y esta vez es siempre ahora, siempre presente y disponible, siempre revelador. A menudo sorprendente. Las lecturas de este domingo nos alertan sobre la realidad y la importancia del tiempo de Dios. Ezequiel y el Evangelio según San Marcos nos recuerdan que nuestro trabajo y nuestros planes dependen de Dios. Porque Él toma nuestros pequeños esfuerzos y hace de ellos grandes obras. Pablo nos señala el tiempo de la “cosecha”, nos insta a estar atentos a su cumplimiento y nos llama a reconocer que debemos dedicar nuestro tiempo a agradar a Dios. Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.

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