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Phone: 813- 885-7861

5124 Gateway Drive (mailing address) • Fax: (813) 884-3624 PARISH OFFICE HOURS


Clergy - 813-885-7861 Summer Hours

Rev. Michael Suszynski, Pastor Rev. Diego Ossa, Parochial Vicar Rev. Philip Clement, Parochial Vicar Deacon Joseph Krzanowski Deacon Frank Julian Deacon Pablo Maldonado

Paul Hunter Parish Business Administrator

Religious Articles Store

Dave Arnold Facility Manager - 919-4284

Christmas in July Sale

Irene Martinez Parish Secretary/Bulletin Editor

THIS SUNDAY! Get a head start on your holiday shopping!

Silvia Rivera Receptionist/ Asst Editor


Donal Noonan Music Director

Philomena Johnson Grades Pk-12 ; Sacrament Preparation & Youth Ministry


Friday 9am to 12pm

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 17, 2011 Those who are just must be kind. — Wisdom 12:19

Staff - 813-885-7861

Carmen Cayon Director of Faith Formation

Monday - Thursday 9am - 4pm

New Stock , Select Christmas Items & Clearance Items too! Stop by after Mass - We’ll be under the portico in front of the church.

MASS SCHEDULE Monday through Friday - 7am & 8:30am

Misas en Español:

Saturday - 8:30 am & 4:30pm (Vigil)

Cada domingo a la 1:30pm

Sunday: 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am (signed), 12pm

Cada viernes a las 6:30 pm


813 884-4502 Mr. Michael Zelenka, Principal

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

Church of the Incarnation, Tampa, FL

Phone: (813) 885-7861

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 17, 2011 Those who are just must be kind. - Wisdom 12:19 GOOD SEEDS Today Jesus continues to speak to his followers using parables. What a rich treasure we are given today in three parables about the kingdom of heaven! The kingdom is likened to a man sowing good seed in his field, a mustard seed, and yeast mixed with flour. As they did last week, today the disciples press Jesus for an interpretation of one of the parables—the parable of the man sowing good seed. Lest we think that these parables are simply amusing little anecdotes, Jesus’ interpretation should be seen for what it is—a warning. Wailing and grinding of teeth in a fiery furnace await those who are children of the evil one. This parable points to the struggle for today’s believer. Sometimes, through sin, we sow weeds and prevent the love of Christ from blossoming. Let today’s Gospel help put us back on track. Let us recommit ourselves to prepare for the last days, the harvest, by blossoming as the good seeds we were created in love to be. © Copyright, J. S. Paluch Co.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Ex 14:5-18; Mt 12:38-42 Tuesday: Ex 14:21 — 15:1; Mt 12:46-50 Wednesday: Ex 16:1-5, 9-15; Mt 13:1-9 Thursday: Ex 19:1-2, 9-11, 16-20b; Mt 13:10-17 Friday: Ex 20:1-17; Jn 20:1-2, 11-18 Saturday: Ex 24:3-8; Mt 13:24-30 Sunday: 1 Kgs 3:5, 7-12; Ps 119; Rom 8:28-30; Mt 13:44-52 [44-46]

FEAST OF FAITH The Prayer Over the Gifts In the liturgy of the 1570 Missal, this prayer was called the “secret” prayer. It was “secret” not because its content was mysterious, but because it was prayed in silence by the priest, who only recited the conclusion aloud: . . . per omnia saecula saeculorum. With the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, we again hear these rich prayers spoken aloud. They remind us to prepare ourselves for what is to happen in the Eucharistic Prayer, for it is not only the bread and wine that will be transformed. The Prayer Over the Gifts is a prayer for transformation, an expression, in a few words, of all that we hope that the liturgy will accomplish in our lives. We ask God to accept the gifts we present, and to change us even as God hallows the bread and wine. As we listen carefully to the Prayer Over the Gifts, we are reminded of what it is that we seek in the Eucharist: to be made holy; to be drawn closer to God; to come to eternal joy, unity, peace, and salvation. —Corinna Laughlin, © Copyright, J. S. Paluch Co.

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Sick Prayer List: New names appear in

SUNDAY - JULY 17 - SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 7:30 A.M. PEOPLE OF INCARNATION 9:00 A.M. +Feliciano Hernandez by Brenda Franco 10:30 A.M. +Jay Cerra by Cerra Family 12:00 P.M. +Evelyn and +Stanley Pajdo by daughter and Grandchildren 1:30 P.M. +Andres Fernandez by Font family MONDAY - JULY 18- ST. CAMILLUS DE LELLIS, PRIEST 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. +Firmino Caixeiro by Family TUESDAY - JULY 19 7:00 A.M. +Gonzalo Alvarez by Yaneth Alvarez 8:30 A.M. +Valentin Navarro by Wife and Family WEDNESDAY - JULY 20 - ST. APOLLINARIS, BISHOP AND MARTYR 7:00 A.M. +Julio Escalante by Fr. Deigo 8:30 P.M. +Diane Hanechak by Mr. and Mrs. Gary Rooney THURSDAY - JULY 21- ST. LAWRENCE OF BRINDISI, PRIEST 7:00 A.M. 8:30 P.M. +Ileana Capo by Family FRIDAY - JULY 22 - ST. MARY MAGDALENE 7:00 A.M. 8:30 P.M. +Lance Steuer by Sheridan Family 6:30 P.M. +Carmen Tulia Mora de Ossa SATURDAY - JULY 23 - ST. BRIDGET OF SWEDEN, RELIGIOUS 8:30 A.M. +Eliza Cardenas by Wife and Daughters 4:30 P.M. +Mary and +Mose Taylor by Mark Taylor SUNDAY - SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 7:30 A.M. +Eugene Svitak by Wife 9:00 A.M. PEOPLE OF INCARNATION 10:30 A.M. +Eleanor Basile by Joseph and Josephine Brady 12:00 P.M. (SI) Nguyen Thi Phien Family 1:30 P.M. +Souls in Purgatory 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 07/10/2011 Offertory Donations .................... $20,237.50 Shortfall ............................................................ $ 2,762.50 Tuition Assistance ........................................... $ 955.00 Helping Hand ................................................... $ 97.00 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.

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. Annlee Acevedo Patricia Alfonso Linda Alvarez Pablo Aviles Kelly Bianchi Gene Biittner David Boyd Alice V. Brown Kenneth Brown Stan Bufkin Marty Butler III Pat Butler Jeanne Calvert Linda Casarez Tony Castro Delma Chimelis Ray Chiarmonte Mary Childers Mendel Claxton Julia Colon Eddie Contreras Lincoln Corra Bob Cramer Jacqueline Cramer Dora Cuellar Jon Dawes Sara Desrocher Lucy Dietz Raymond Diez Joseph Dintino Lorraine Dodson Shirley Duran Dylan Edward Manuel Escamilla Tom Esgro Dorothy Fetrow

Kathy Fitzgerald Albert Frietzsche Bertha Fyda Sheila Gildea Luis Gonzalez Maria Gonzalez Marleny Gonzalez Paula Hague Leonard Hamilton Patrick Hardy Robert Hasty Steven Harman Greg Jackson Rodrigo Jurado Colleen Kramer Mimi Kuhla Marta De La Rosa Daniela C. LaRosa Grace Leiva Frank Lettiere Michael Lloyd Paige Macfarlane Dolores Mastrino Pat Munroe Noah Nero Kathleen Newell Ernesto Nieves Richard Noyes Mila Oquendo Dolores Osterstuck Barbara Painter Maria A. Patton JR Pearce Angelo Perez Carol Perez Lydia Quesada

Bill Ramputi Evette Reas John Reitzel Bob Remick Ivan Reyes Geraldine Richards Violet Riche Carmen Rivera Zoraida Rivera Maria Robles Ewen Rosale Humberto Sanchez Kiki Santiago Kaylala Silva Anne Marie Sims Noah Spivey Mildred Sylvester Janet Taylor Ardith Ternes Sheli Thomas Bridget Thompson Dick Tobin Rhoda Toscano Doug Trent Adrian Valentin Bridget Vitto Maria Vizcarra Robert Walton Jerry Wegman Ty Wegman Selwyn Williams Steven Yudicky

07/10/2011 Renovation Donations .................... $ 2,053.00

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY! If you have any questions about our finances or parish renovation activities, please contact Business Manager, Paul Hunter at 813885-7861 or by e-mail:

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

SGT Robert Caruso, Iraq SSGT Angelique Vazquez, Japan LCPL Almoris E. Lugo, Jr. SPC Ryan Wegman, Iraq PVT Joshua Luckey, Afghanistan SGT Michael Haley

CPT Raymundo Resendez PFC James Blackwelder, Afghanistan Terry Stegman, Afghanistan MAJ Marty Maldonado, Afghanistan CW2 William Garcia, Afghanistan

Buds, Blooms & Beyond Visit them at 11234 W. Hillsborough. Ph. # 813-818-9600

Floral & Gift Shop

Church of the Incarnation, Tampa, FL

Phone: (813) 885-7861

FAITH FORMATION STAFF Director of Faith Formation & R.C.I.A. Carmen Cayon

Grades Pk-12 ; Sacrament Preparation & Youth Ministry Philomena Johnson

Co-Peer Minister Administrative Assistant Jane Rullier


We are now located in


the building next to the Parish Office. Our new phone number is 813-885-7861

The Children’s and Youth Faith Formation office will open again on August 1. In the meantime, the Faith Formation office will be happy to answer any question you may have via a phone call. We hope that everyone has a wonderful and restful month of July! Registration forms for Faith Formation classes are available during the week in the Parish Office. Registration for next years sessions will be held on Sunday, August 14th and 21st after ALL Masses. Faith Formation Sessions will begin Sept.11

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Faith Formation Office hours for next year are: Sunday 10:00AM - 6:00PM, Mon-Thurs 10:00AM - 3:00PM Friday Closed Adult ConfirmationIf you are 18 years old or older and are considering being confirmed in your Catholic faith, please call Carmen for more info. We hope to begin preparation for Adult Confirmation soon! Small Christian CommunitiesBeginning this fall our parish will be offering opportunities to become part of a Small Christian Community. We will use “Lifting Up our Hearts” from Renew International. If you are interested in being a facilitator for a group or just participating, please call Carmen for more information.

Baptized Catholic AdultsIf you were baptized in the Catholic faith, and are ready to be fully one with our Catholic community by preparing for your first communion, please call Carmen for more info. on how we can help you prepare to be received into the Catholic faith. We plan to begin preparing adults in August.

RCIAIf you are unbaptized or were baptized in another Christian faith and are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or in becoming a Catholic and joining our community, we would love to meet you! Inquiry classes will resume in August, on Monday nights. Please call Carmen for an appointment and more info.

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Incarnation Catholic School “Preparing Students for the Future”

Spaces Are Still Available for the 2011—12 Year  

‐Pre-K through 8th Grade Catholic Education -In-Parish Tuition is an affordable $5,250 (much lower than other schools and no other hidden costs) -We accept Florida School Choice Step Up For Students Scholarships– new families are being accepted into this program through May 21st -Guided tours are available -2nd, 3rd and 4th Child Discounts are afforded to families with multiple children attending ICS 5111 Webb Road Tampa, FL 33615 Phone: 813.884.4502 Fax: 813.885.3734 Website:

Inspiring life-long learners Challenging each individual to develop spiritually Striving to serve each other and the community

-We have morning care (before school, free of charge) and after school care (until 6:00 p.m. for a fee) -Contact the school by phone: 813.884.4502 or email: for more information! Become who God created you to be at ICS.

The Office of Worship conducts workshops for Readers and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) who serve at Mass. Those who are preparing for or just entering either of these ministries are encouraged to attend one of these sessions. Any current EMHC and Readers who might want to participate for a “refresher” are welcome. New for this workshop we are including hospitality ministers: Ushers and Greeters. Workshop in Spanish: Saturday, September 17, 2011- Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Tampa

• 8:30 a.m. - Registration & Hospitality • 9:00 a.m. – Prayer & Breakout Sessions • 12:00 p.m. - Adjourn Workshops in English: Friday, September 16, 2011 - St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Tampa

• 6:45 p.m. - Registration & Hospitality • 7:00 p.m. - Prayer & Breakout Sessions (Cantors included) • 9:30 p.m. - Adjourn8:30 a.m. - Registration & Hospitality Workshop in English: Saturday, September 17, 2011 - Cathedral of St. Jude, St. Petersburg

• 8:30 a.m. - Registration & Hospitality • 9:00 a.m. - Prayer & Breakout Sessions (Cantors included) • 12:00 p.m. - Adjourn

Church of the Incarnation, Tampa, FL


Phone: (813) 885-7861

PARISH ACTIVITIES SUNDAY - JULY 17 MONDAY - JULY 18 TUESDAY - JULY 19 9:00 A.M. Job Search Support Group 7:00 P.M. Alcoholics Anonymous 7:00 P.M. Spanish Prayer Group WEDNESDAY - JULY 20 7:00 P.M. Alcoholics Anonymous 7:00 P.M. Al-Anon 7:00 P.M. Al-Anon Spanish 7:30 P.M. Spanish Choir THURSDAY - JULY 21 11:30 A.M. Our Lady of Mercy Prayer Group

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

Stop by after Mass - We’ll be under the portico in front of the church. 1:00 P.M.

Legion of Mary

St. Brendan

Room 7:00 P.M. Spanish Intercessions Group 7:30 P.M. Vocal Ensemble FRIDAY - JULY 22 7:00 P.M. Spanish Youth Group SATURDAY - JULY 23 7:00 P.M. Spanish Young Adults

Chapel Music Room St. Francis Room St. Francis Room


July 23/24 4:30 pm:

Devin Doyle, Patrick Eberly, Miranda Warren

7:30 am:

Margaret Parker, Matthew Walsh

9:00 am:

Mickey Carney, Sarah Cureton, Christopher Wille

10:30 am:

Alan Raju, Aaron Raju, Brandon Shively

12:00 pm:

Nathaniel Fernandez, Carmelle Kuizon, Angelica Valdes

1:30 pm:

George, Julissa, Raul, Maricel, Gabriel, Rashell

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



RECEIVING SACRAMENTS BAPTISMS CARMEN CAYON ……………….885-7861 RCIA CARMEN CAYON……….……….885-7861 FIRST EUCHARIST PHILOMENA JOHNSON……….887-5110 CONFIRMATION PHILOMENA JOHNSON…….…887-5110 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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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Do you have a heart for someone who has been impacted by an abortion decision? Want to learn more about how you can help? HEART (Healing the Effects of Abortion Related Trauma) training will be conducted at 2021 East Busch Blvd., Tampa, FL 33612 (Catholic Charities Office) Tuesday, July 26th from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Call Emma at 813924-4173 to register.

40+ Catholic Singles will gather for a reflection on the Gospel by Deacon Ben Hooks followed by a social on the last Friday of the month. The next meeting will be Friday, July 29th from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. at Christ The King Parish, 821 South Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa on the second floor of the Mary Martha House. Please bring hors d'oeuvres to share. Contact Darlene at or call Anne 813-876-9823.

Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute Year of Discernment 2011-2012

July 17, 2011 My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Again, I’d like to thank you all - organizations, sponsors and most of all, you, the parishioners - for your support of Casino Night 2011. The proceeds from Incarnation Casino Night 2011 made it possible to meet one of our goals, to refurbish St. Michael’s Hall which serves as our school cafeteria and parish social hall. Please visit the hall and see what our LABOR of LOVE accomplished - the transformation of this beautiful facility. The upcoming 3rd Casino Night’s main goal is to raise funds to refurbish St. Francis, St. John and St. Patrick rooms. These rooms serve as school classrooms and are used by our ministries for their meetings and functions. MARK YOUR CALENDAR… Saturday, February 18, 2012 for our 3rd Incarnation Casino Night. Your support is needed to make this event a success and to be able to meet our goal. If you would like to help with donations, please call the church office. May God bless you for your kindness Your Sister in Christ, Connie Hennessey Event Chair

An Invitation from the Office of the Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute (LPMI). So often, people ask how they might grow in their faith. In response to this searching, Bishop Lynch initiated the Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute. The LPMI is a four-year program: an informal year of discernment and three years of formal academic training and spiritual growth. The initial segment of the program, the Year of Discernment, consists of eight Saturday sessions from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. The classes will meet at the Christ the King Parish Mary Martha House, located at 821 South Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609. Classes begin on September 10, 2011 and continue once monthly through April 2012. The LPMI provides education and formation for laity in the Catholic faith. The program is designed to enhance personal faith and develop intellectual aptitude to enrich personal ministry. For anyone interested in attending the LPMI Year of Discernment, brochures are available in the church or in the parish office. In addition, the registration form and program information can be found on the LPMI web site at For more information, call the LPMI office at (727) 344-1611, ext. 458. Registrations are due in the LPMI office no later than September 2, 2011.

Classes Begin in September 2011 ! Contact the LPMI Office 727-344-1611 ext.458

The Ministry Formation Program offered by the Diocese of St. Petersburg Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute is accredited by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Commission on Certification and Accreditation, 2311 South Lake Drive, Suite 317, St. Francis, Wisconsin 53235-3702. Phone: 414-486-0139; Fax: 414-489-0006,

Church of the Incarnation, Tampa, FL Job Support Ministry The Incarnation job support ministry meets on Tuesday mornings from 9 to 11 at their new location in St. Brendan’s Rm - the office next to St. Michael’s Hall. If you are unemployed, underemployed, or trying to get back into the workforce, we invite you to join our group, a faith-based group of fellow members of our parish family, formed to provide support and assistance to help you get your "next" job. EMPLOYERS: Do you have vacancies in your company? Please help us by emailing a summary of the vacancies including requirements/skills needed, and we'll distribute this information to our job support members. Email:

Prayer for Employment God, our Father, I turn to you seeking your divine help and guidance as I look for suitable employment. I need your wisdom to guide my footsteps along the right path, and to lead me to find the proper things to say and do in this quest. I wish to use the gifts and talents you have given me, but I need the opportunity to do so with gainful employment. Do not abandon me, dear Father, in this search, but rather grant me this favor I seek so that I may return to you with praise and thanksgiving for your gracious assistance. Grant this through Christ, our Lord. Amen. Source: Catholic Online CALLING ALL WOMEN OF THE PARISH!! Would you like to have fun while working to help others? We would love for you to become members of Incarnation Columbiettes Council #8612. We are a unified body of Catholic women who work side by side with the Knights of Columbus. It is not necessary to have a husband who is a Knight. The only requisite is that you be a practicing Catholic. If you have questions, please contact membership chairwoman Dale Zgurzynski at 813.855.5228. The first planning meeting for Incarnation Casino Night is scheduled for August 23rd at 7:00 PM in St. Brendan room (formerly Faith Formation Office next to St. Michael’s Hall). Summer vacation time is upon us! When traveling this summer be sure to locate a Catholic Church and Mass times at your destination by visiting God is with us always so we must keep Him with us always whether at home or away! Page 8

Phone: (813) 885-7861

SAVE THE DATE! August 29, 2011, 7-8 p.m.

St. Michael’s Hall Mandatory Meeting of all Ministry & Organization Leaders. Attendance will be taken. September 12, 2011, 7-8 p.m.

In the Church Liturgical Ministers Meeting Eucharistic Ministers, Readers and Ushers are asked to attend this meeting with Fr. Michael.

ALTAR SERVER NEWS! New Altar Servers: Incarnation is looking for youth interested in becoming Atar Servers. Boys and Girls who have completed the 4th grade, have received First Communion, and wish to serve their parish at Mass are invited to apply. New servers who apply before August 1 are eligible to attend training at the upcoming Altar Server Retreat, August 12-13. {For the Sunday of August 7, please change to: A few spots are still available for the Altar Server Retreat next weekend for servers who apply no later than Tuesday, August 9.} Young people who are interested in becoming altar servers or who would like to find out more about this important ministry should contact David Smith through the parish office, or at the email address listed in the bulletin. (

Adult Altar Servers: An exciting new ministry is forming at Incarnation! We are looking for Adult Altar Servers to assist with the 7:30 AM Sunday Mass. All Catholics who have received the sacrament of Confirmation are welcome. If you are interested in learning more about this wonderful opportunity to get closer to Christ and more deeply participate in the Sacred Eucharist, please contact David Smith at or through the Parish Office. Altar Server Retreat: All altar servers from Incarnation School and Parish masses, in both English and Spanish, are invited to attend the upcoming Altar Server Retreat, August 12-13. If you have not yet received your invitation, please contact David Smith through the parish office, or at You must register for this retreat by August 1. School Supply Collection: The Incarnation Altar Servers are collecting school supplies to help needy families right here in our neighborhood. Collection boxes will be available through August 8 after each Mass in the entry to the church. on the web @

Decimosexto Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario 17 de julio de 2011 Que el justo sea humano. — Sabiduría 12:19

LOS SANTOS Y OTRAS OBSERVANCIAS Domingo: San Alejo Lunes: San Camilo de Lelis; San Arnulfo Martes: San Arsenio Miércoles: San Apolinario; San Elias Jueves: San Lorenzo de Brindis Viernes: Santa María Magdalena Sábado: Santa Brígida de Suecia

CURSO FELIPE 23 y 24 de julio, 2011 Un encuentro con Jesús, a través de la Efusión del Espíritu Santo Lugar: Iglesia St. Lawrence Costo: $35 Para más información comuníquese con Ma. Teresa Aguilar al 813-315-0925 o Reina Borjas al 813-770-5983. Cupo Limitado INSCRIPCIONES para Formación de Fe - está ahora disponible. Puede pasar por la Oficina de Formación de Fe durante las horas normales de trabajo: 10:00am - 3:00pm de lunes a jueves. También tendrán la oportunidad de inscribirse los domingos 14 y 21 de agosto después de todas las misas. Debe entregarse una copia del certificado de Bautismo cuando se inscriba. Las sesiones comienzan el 11 de septiembre, 2011. Para información llame al 813-885-7861.

**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.

Ministerio de la Estola, Chal o Manta (Incarnation Prayer Shawl Ministry) ¿Le gusta a usted tejer o crochet (ganchillo)? O le gustaría aprender? Este ministerio nos permite combinar nuestros talentos y oraciones para llevar consuelo y animar a otros en momentos de necesidad. Hay muchas maneras de ayudar en este ministerio. ¡Necesitamos su apoyo! Nos reunimos los 2º y 4º martes del mes a las 7:00pm en el Salón de Conferencias. Por favor comuníquese con Silvia Rivera para más información al 813-885-7861 o vía correo electrónico: Tenemos información en español. Los Esperamos.

Reflexiones para la homilía Somos muy consientes de la existencia de la cizaña en nuestro mundo. Continuamente los medios de comunicación nos ofrecen información de la violencia, muertes, odios y tantos otros signos de la cizaña que crece en nuestra sociedad. Por eso, cuando leemos el evangelio de hoy, enseguida se nos ocurre la aplicación, enseguida identificamos la cizaña, enseguida ponemos nombres y apellidos. Hasta en nuestra misma familia nos resulta fácil encontrar el garbanzo negro. Pero se nos olvida el lado positivo. Es que la parábola, en contra de todos los pesimismos que nos invaden tantas veces, lo primero que afirma es que hay mucho trigo sembrado. Tanto que vale la pena aguardar al momento de la cosecha para quitar la cizaña. Hay mucha buena semilla sembrada por el hijo del Hombre, como se dice en la explicación que el mismo Jesús hace de la parábola. Esa buena semilla está creciendo en nuestro mundo. Están los que sólo quieren ver la cizaña presente en el campo, pero la realidad es que predomina la buena semilla, el trigo. Si sólo hubiera cizaña, el dueño del campo habría dicho que lo arrancasen todo. No habría ninguna razón para esperar la cosecha. Algo parecido nos dice Jesús en la parábola de la levadura. Apenas un poco de levadura es capaz de hacer que fermente toda la masa, por mucho que algunos piensen que es imposible. Frente a los que piensan que la manzana podrida estropeará al resto de las manzanas, Jesús—siempre revolucionario—afirma que la manzana buena será capaz de transformar al resto. La primera lectura nos confirma en lo dicho. Nuestro Dios es todo poderoso y por eso mismo nos gobierna con indulgencia. Su poder se manifiesta en su capacidad para perdonar y dar la vida. O, como dice la segunda lectura, el Espíritu viene en ayuda de nuestra debilidad e intercede por nosotros con gemidos inefables. El poder de Dios está de nuestro lado, está del lado de la vida y del bien y no dejará que la cizaña se salga con la suya. Las lecturas de este domingo nos traen un mensaje lleno de vida y esperanza. En nuestra sociedad, en nuestra familia, en cada uno de nosotros, hay mucho más de trigo que de cizaña. Hay mucho más salvable que condenable. Es más ninguna persona está definitivamente condenada. Por todos nuestro Dios espera hasta el momento de la cosecha. Entonces será el momento de la purificación final que salvará todo lo que sea trigo en nosotros y nos liberará definitivamente del peso de la cizaña. El Espíritu Santo nos ayuda en ese camino.

Para la reflexión ¿Te dejas llevar por el pesimismo al mirar la realidad de nuestro mundo, de nuestra sociedad, de tu familia o de ti mismo? Sigue los consejos de Jesús, ¿qué signos de bien, de esperanza, ves en ti mismo y en todo lo que te rodea? Page 9

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LECTURAS DE LA SEMANA Lunes: Ex 14:5-18; Mt 12:38-42 Martes: Ex 14:21 — 15:1; Mt 12:46-50 Miércoles: Ex 16:1-5, 9-15; Mt 13:1-9 Jueves: Ex 19:1-2, 9-11, 16-20b; Mt 13:10-17 Viernes: Ex 20:1-17; Jn 20:1-2, 11-18 Sábado: Ex 24:3-8; Mt 13:24-30 Domingo: 1 Re 3:5, 7-12; Sal 119 (118); Rom 8:28-30; Mt 13:44-52 [44-46]

28 de julio ♦ San Pedro Poveda Como joven sacerdote conoció la pobreza de los habitantes de un poblado de cuevas en el sur de España y decidió comprometerse con la educación en esa área. Más tarde creo una organización de laicos comprometidos con la educación y la promoción humana. La Institución Teresiana se extiende ahora a 26 países de todo el mundo. ¿Con qué necesidad de tu alrededor te sientes llamado al compromiso?

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BUENAS SEMILLAS Hoy Jesús continua hablando en parábolas con sus seguidores. ¡Qué rico tesoro nos regalan las tres parábolas sobre el Reino de los cielos! El Reino se parece: a un hombre que siembra buena semilla en su campo, a una semilla de mostaza y a la levadura que se mezcla en la harina. Al igual que la semana pasada, hoy los discípulo piden que Jesús les interprete una de las parábolas –la parábola del hombre que siembra buena semilla. Para que no pensemos que estas parábolas son simples anécdotas entretenidas, la interpretación de Jesús debe considerarse como lo que es –una advertencia. Llanto y desesperación esperan a los hijos del maligno. Esta parábola señala la lucha del creyente de hoy. A veces, por el pecado, sembramos cizaña y evitamos que el amor de Cristo florezca. Que el Evangelio de hoy nos ayude a retornar al buen camino. Comprometámonos a prepararnos para los días finales, para el tiempo de cosecha, floreciendo como buenas semillas creadas por el amor.© Copyright, J. S. Paluch Co. NUESTRA CULTURA

Sabías que… El Espíritu Santo es llamado "Consolador" porque, tal como lo había anunciado el Señor Jesús, su misión es la de acompañar y fortalecer a los cristianos en la lucha.

Contamos historias y repetimos refranes que podrían tener una apariencia divertida o curiosa, pero que contienen grandes enseñanzas. Las contamos a nuestros niños para transmitir nuestros valores y creencias más profundas de una manera comprensible y memorable. ©NUESTRA PARROQUIA 2011

ICC bulletin 0717'11  

parish bulletin for Incarnation Church

ICC bulletin 0717'11  

parish bulletin for Incarnation Church