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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

Monday - Thursday 9am - 4pm Friday 9am to 12pm

August 14, 2011 Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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 Donal Noonan Music Director Carmen Cayon Director of Faith Formation Philomena Johnson Grades Pk-12 ; Sacrament Preparation & Youth Ministry


THIS WEEKEND IN OUR PARISH Incarnation Council of Catholic Women Membership Drive - This weekend - Look for the ladies outside!

The Bloodmobile is here this Sunday!

It’s fast & it’s easy. Save someone’s life by giving the gift of life — your blood —

Mike and Sandy Tobin of Pilgrimage Tours are here this weekend to say a few words about our upcoming pilgrimage to the Holy Land! They will be available after all masses to answer questions and accept registrations and payment. The pilgrimage dates are November 29 to December 9 under the spiritual direction of our Pastor, Father Michael Suszynski. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Advent and prepare for Christmas. For information, speak with the Tobins this Saturday under the gazebo and on Sunday in St. Michael’s Hall.

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

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WHY PRAY? The “foreigners” as Isaiah calls them, the “Gentiles” as Paul calls them, or the “Canaanites” as Matthew calls them are called to worship the one true God in prayer. As we listen to today’s readings, perhaps we are tempted to ask: Why pray? The question is rhetorical; it is tantamount to asking why should friends talk to one another or people in love kiss one another. Prayer is a way of relating to God, a way of talking to God. The apostles had the opportunity to talk to Jesus in the flesh. We have the opportunity to talk to Jesus Christ in prayer. Our relationship with him must be enthusiastic; it cannot be faint-hearted. John Donne, a fifteenth-century poet, knew what the qualities of good prayer were. Donne asks God to treat him differently from most Christians. The poet does not want God to merely “knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend,” but also to “break, blow, burn, and make me new” (Holy Sonnets, XIV). It takes a dynamic faith on our part to come to God in prayer. As Jesus once said, “Knock and the door will be opened to you” (Matthew 7:7). It may take pounding the door down, but if we are as persistent as the woman in today’s Gospel, the results will follow. © Copyright, J. S. Paluch Co.

Phone: (813) 885-7861

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time August 14, 2011 Observe what is right, do what is just; for my salvation is about to come, my justice, about to be revealed. -- Isaiah 56:1

READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Vigil: 1 Chr 15:3-4, 15-16; 16:1-2; Ps 132; 1 Cor 15:54b-57; Lk 11:27-28 Day: Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab; Ps 45; 1 Cor 15:20-27; Lk 1:39-56 Tuesday Jgs 6:11-24a; Mt 19:23-30 Wednesday: Jgs 9:6-15; Mt 20:1-16 Thursday: Jgs 11:29-39a; Mt 22:1-14 Friday: Ru 1:1, 3-6, 14b-16, 22; Mt 22:34-40 Saturday: Ru 2:1-3, 8-11; 4:13-17; Mt 23:1-12 Sunday: Is 22:19-23; Ps 138; Rom 11:33-36; Mt 16:13-20

FEAST OF FAITH The Shape of the Eucharistic Prayer Our Eucharistic Prayers originated in the traditional Jewish meal prayers known as berakah, which were prayers of thanksgiving used at meals. Over the centuries, the Christian thanksgiving, or Eucharist, gradually took shape. While in the East the Eucharistic Prayers (called anaphora) took many forms, in the Roman Church there was for many centuries just one Eucharistic Prayer, called the Roman Canon (now known as Eucharistic Prayer I). Almost all Eucharistic Prayers include the same basic elements. They begin with thanksgiving and acclamation. Then there is an epiclesis, as the priest calls down the Holy Spirit upon the gifts. Then follows the institution narrative and consecration, as the words that Jesus spoke at the Last Supper are repeated. After the consecration, we remember in an explicit way all that Christ has done for us—this is the anamnesis, or remembering. The prayer concludes with the offering, the intercessions—prayers for the Church, our leaders, ourselves—and a final doxology of praise. The reforms of the Second Vatican Council enriched our liturgy with additional Eucharistic Prayers, including both ancient texts (Eucharistic Prayer II is based on the most ancient of all existing Eucharistic Prayers) and new compositions. —Corinna Laughlin, © Copyright, J. S. Paluch Co.

SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES Sunday: Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Monday: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary; World Youth Day Tuesday: St. Stephen of Hungary Friday: St. John Eudes Saturday: St. Bernard

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THE POWER OF PRAYER Much prayer, much power! Little prayer, little power! No prayer, no power! —Anonymous

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† Mass Intentions † SUNDAY - AUGUST 14 - TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 7:30 A.M. +Dan Duet by Members of ICCW 9:00 A.M. +Mary and +Mose Taylor by Mark Taylor 10:30 A.M. (SI) Ill Members of ICCW by ICCW 12:00 P.M. +Robert J. Hennessey by Connie Hennessey 1:30 P.M. PEOPLE OF INCARNATION MONDAY - AUGUST 15 - THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. +Vicky and +Jose by Nora Alonso TUESDAY - AUGUST 16 - ST. STEPHEN OF HUNGARY 7:00 A.M. +Roger Gibson by Family 8:30 A.M. +Victoria Erazo King by Rueda Family WEDNESDAY - AUGUST 17 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. THURSDAY - AUGUST 18 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. FRIDAY - AUGUST 19 - ST. JOHN EUDES, PRIEST 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. 6:30 P.M. +Carlos Farina by Hanoy Farina SATURDAY - AUGUST 20 - ST. BERNARD, ABBOTT 8:30 A.M. +Brzezinski Family by Tom and Deborah Gray 4:30 P.M. PEOPLE OF INCARNATION SUNDAY - AUGUST 21 - TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 7:30 A.M. (SI) Nguyen Thi Phien by Family 9:00 A.M. +Margaret Dichiara by Ralph and Martha Cerra 10:30 A.M. +Ann Golojuch by Family 12:00 P.M. +Mimi Castro by Hilda Lyons 1:30 P.M. +Olga Salcedo by Family

SACRIFICIAL GIFTS OF TREASURE OFFERTORY (First Collection) is used solely for the operation and maintenance of the parish. Weekly Target ................................................. $23,000.00 08/06/2011 Offertory Donations .................... $19,008.50 Shortfall ............................................................ $ 3,991.50 Tuition Assistance ........................................... $ 132.00 Helping Hand ................................................... $ 114.00 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.

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. Annlee Acevedo Patricia Alfonso Linda Alvarez Pablo Aviles Brent Benson Kelly Bianchi Gene Biittner David Boyd Alice V. Brown Kenneth Brown Ted Brown Stan Bufkin Marty Butler III Pat Butler Jeanne Calvert Susan Bessler Linda Casarez Tony Castro Delma Chimelis Ray Chiarmonte Mary Childers Mike Childers Mendel Claxton Julia Colon Eddie Contreras Lincoln Corra Joy Covalesky Bob Cramer Jacqueline Cramer Dora Cuellar John Dawes Marta De La Rosa Christopher Dempsey Sara Desrocher Lucy Dietz Raymond Diez Joseph Dintino Lorraine Dodson Amy Donovan Shirley Duran Dylan Edward

Daren R. Engelberger Manuel Escamilla Tom Esgro Kathy Fitzgerald Albert Frietzsche Bertha Fyda William Gareau Sheila Gildea Cassidy Gonzalez Luis Gonzalez Maria Gonzalez Marleny Gonzalez Paula Hague Leonard Hamilton Patrick Hardy Robert Hasty Steven Harman Greg Jackson Trudy Jorge Rodrigo Jurado Colleen Kramer Mimi Kuhla Mary Larkin Daniela C. LaRosa Grace Leiva Frank Lettiere Michael Lloyd Paige Macfarlane Andea Maleska Dolores Mastrino Pat Munroe Noah Nero Kathleen Newell Ernesto Nieves Mila Oquendo Dolores Osterstuck Barbara Painter Maria A. Patton JR Pearce Angelo Perez Carol Perez

Ana C. Pineira Lydia Quesada Bill Ramputi Evette Reas John Reitzel Bob Remick Ivan Reyes Violet Riche Carmen Rivera Christopher Rivera Zoraida Rivera Maria Robles Evaristo Rodriguez Ewen Rosale Humberto Sanchez Kiki Santiago Flora Santos Miguel Santos Kaylala Silva Anne Marie Sims Noah Spivey Mildred Sylvester Janet Taylor Ardith Ternes Sheli Thomas Bridget Thompson Valerie Topmiller Rhoda Toscano Doug Trent Adrian Valentin Bridget Vitto Maria Vizcarra Robert Walton Jerry Wegman Ty Wegman Selwyn Williams Steven Yudicky Lillian Zayas Laura

08/06/2011 Renovation Donations .................... $ 4,170.00

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:

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

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

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


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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

-We have morning care (before school, free of charge) and after school care (until 6:00 p.m. for a fee)

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

-Contact the school by phone: 813.884.4502 or email: for more information! Become who God created you to be at ICS.

Incarna on Catholic School Dads Club Kick-Off Cook-Out Saturday August 20, 2011 Dinner 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. (St. Michaels Hall) Games 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. (Pavilion and Field) The ICS Dads Club is sponsoring a Kick-Off Cook-Out on Saturday August 20. A plate of chicken and yellow rice will be available for purchase for $5.00. Meals will be served from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Games under the ICS Pavilion and on the ICS Field will occur from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Come out on the 20th and support our Parish School and the new ICS Dads Club as we kick-off the 2011 – 12 school year. All are welcome to attend.

GIVE BACK TO SCHOOL - Citrus Park Mall Contest

Citrus Park Mall is sponsoring a "Give Back to School" Contest from August 1 to September 12. There is still plenty of time to help Incarnation Catholic School bring home the $2,500.00 cash prize. Visit: GiveBackToSchool.html for more information and shop at Citrus Park Mall to help ICS! Just stop by the Westfield Concierge or Management Office to log your receipts for ICS to receive points (Concierge days and hours: Tuesday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 10:00am - 9:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm). Thank you for your support of Incarnation Catholic School!

Church of the Incarnation, Tampa, FL


Phone: (813) 885-7861

PARISH ACTIVITIES SUNDAY - AUGUST 14 FELLOWSHIP, COFFEE AND DONUTS IN ST. MICHAEL’S HALL MONDAY - AUGUST 15 TUESDAY - AUGUST 16 9:00 A.M. Job Search Support Group 7:00 P.M. Alcoholics Anonymous 7:00 P.M. Spanish Prayer Group WEDNESDAY - AUGUST 17 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 - AUGUST 18 9:00 A.M. Legion of Mary 11:30 A.M. Our Lady of Mercy Prayer Group 7:00 P.M. Spanish Intercessions Group FRIDAY - AUGUST 19 7:00 P.M. Spanish Youth Group SATURDAY - AUGUST 20 7:00 P.M. Spanish Young Adults

St. Brendan St. Patrick’s Room St. Michael’s Hall St. Patrick’s Room St. John’s Room St. Francis Room 1 Music Room St. Brendan Chapel Chapel St. Patrick’s Room St. Patrick’s Room


August 20/21 4:30 pm:

Joseph Budny, Bridget Budny, Cameron Carlyon

7:30 am:

Margaret Parker, Matthew Walsh

9:00 am:

Sarah Cureton, Hannah Morilak, Samantha Stevens

10:30 am:

Christopher Mendola, Vincent Mendola, Megan Shively

12:00 pm:

Marie Cotignola, Anthony Cotignola, Marco Cotignola

1:30 pm:

Rashell, Raul, Julissa, Alexandria, Ashley, George

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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August 14, 2011 Tampa Catholic High School Class of 1976 is having their 35th reunion on October 1, 2011 At the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay 2900 Bayport Dr. Tampa, FL 33607 Cocktails 5-7 pm; Dinner/ Dance 7 pm – 1 am. Proceeds from Tampa Catholic Class of 1976 35th Reunion to benefit Tampa Catholic High School’s Rod Lindsay Legacy Scholarship. For additional information and registration please email , call 813-786-6210 or follow us on Facebook!/editgroup.php? gid=100778209970691

Father Clement blesses Incarnation's two seminarians at the 12:00 mass on August 7th before they head off to their respective seminaries. Sergio Fernandez (left) will be attending his sophomore year at St. John Vianney College Seminary, 2900 SW 87th Avenue, Miami, FL 33165. Kevin Yarnell (right) will be attending his first year at Blessed John XXIII National Seminary, 558 South Avenue, Weston, MA 02493. Please keep them in your prayers and consider sending them a periodic note of encouragement. SAVE THE DATE! 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

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!

Phone: (813) 885-7861

8am - 2pm NEXT WEEKEND! Saturday & Sunday, August 20/21

Estate Sale 8221 Tanglewood Ln. EVERYTHING GOES!



for Protection against Storms & Hurricanes Our Father in Heaven through the intercession of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, spare us during this Hurricane season from all harm. Protect us and our homes from all disasters of nature. Our Lady of Prompt Succor, hasten to help us. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Incarnation’s Council of Catholic Women will host its Annual Arts and Crafts Festival on Sunday, November 13, 2011. Exhibitors interested can contact Connie Hennessey at 813-884-8326. Do not wait; there are limited inside/outside spaces available!

Job Search Support Ministry

The Incarnation Job Search 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.

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.

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Vigésimo Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario 14 de agosto de 2011 Velen por los derechos de los demás, practiquen la justicia, porque mi salvación está a punto de llegar y mi justicia a punto de manifestarse.

— Isaías 56:1 LOS SANTOS Y OTRAS OBSERVANCIAS Domingo: San Maximiliano Kolbe Lunes: La Asunción de la Santísima Virgen María; Jornada Mundial de la Juventud Martes: San Esteban de Hungría; San Roque Miércoles: San Jacinto Jueves: Santa Elena Viernes: San Juan Eudes Sábado: San Bernardo FIN DE SEMANA CON CRISTO Retiro para mayores de 18 años para mujeres y hombres del 11 -13 de noviembre, 2011 en el centro Franciscano. Con su director espiritual Padre Demetrio y el equipo del Fin de Semana con Cristo. Para información:

FESTIVAL DE ARTESANíA Y MANUALIDADES ¡Se necesitan exhibidores! El Consejo de Damas Católicas de Incarnation esta patrocinando el Festival de Artesanía y Manualidades en el Salón St. Michael–Para información por favor llame a Connie Hennessey al 813-884-8326. Solo hay una cantidad limitada de espacios disponibles. ¡ATENCIÓN PADRES!

REGISTRACIÓN: Día: Agosto 14 y 21, 2011 Dónde: En el salón St. Francis después de todas las misas Información: Todos los niños elegibles para recibir los sacramentos de Primera Reconciliación, Primera Eucaristía, y Confirmación, tiene que haber participado en las sesiones de Formación de Fe parroquial o en la escuela católica parroquial el año anterior a matricularse. Que traer con usted: Una copia del certificado de Bautismo de su niño.



na de las más bellas oraciones a María es la compuesta por San Bernardo de Claraval: “Acordaos, oh piadosísima Virgen María…”

Bernardo, un joven noble francés de quien se dice que tenia un enorme poder de atracción, se llevó a todos sus hermanos junto con primos y amigos al monasterio con él. Durante su vida fundó más de 300 conventos para hombres, e hizo llegara gran santidad a muchos de sus discípulos. Lo llamaban “el cazador de almas y vocaciones”. Con su apostolado consiguió que 900 monjes hicieran profesión religiosa. Tenía una profunda relación con Jesucristo, llegando a decir: “lo que escribes no tiene sabor para mí si no leo en ellos Jesús”. Para Bernardo, dice Benedicto XVI, el verdadero conocimiento de Dios consiste en la experiencia personal, profunda, de Cristo y de su amor. Y esto vale para todo cristiano: la fe es ante todo el encuentro personal con Jesús, hacer experiencia de su amistad, de su amor…” Y de Jesús, a su Madre. Bernardo fue un gran enamorado de la Virgen Santísima. Se adelantó en su tiempo a considerarla medianera de todas las gracias y poderosa intercesora nuestra ante su Hijo Nuestro Señor. A San Bernardo se le deben las últimas palabras de la Salve: “O clementísima, oh piadosa, oh dulce Virgen María”, así como la bellísima oración del “Acordaos”. Tal era su amor a la Virgen que teniendo costumbre de saludarla siempre que pasaba ante una imagen de ella con las palabras: “Dios te Salve María”, la imagen un día le contestó: “Dios te salve, hijo mío Bernardo”. Aquí le presentamos una de sus más bellas oraciones a la Virgen María: Acordaos: Acordaos, oh piadosísima Virgen María, que jamás se ha oído decir que ninguno de los que han acudido a vuestra protección, implorando vuestro auxilio, reclamando vuestra asistencia, haya sido desamparado de Vos. Animado por esta confianza, a Vos acudo, Madre, Virgen de las vírgenes; aunque gimiendo bajo el peso de mis pecados, me atrevo a comparecer ante Vos. Madre de Dios, no desechéis mis súplicas; antes bien, escuchadlas y acogedlas benignamente. Amén Para la reflexión ¿Cómo es tu propia relación con Jesús? ¿Has tenido un encuentro íntimo y personal con Él? ¿Cómo describirías tu relación con María? Un pensamiento: "Es imposible que caiga en pecado el hombre que reza" San Juan Crisóstomo Page 9

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Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab; Sal 45 (44); 1 Cor 15:20-27; Lc 1:39-56 Martes: Jue 6:11-24a; Mt 19:23-30 Miércoles: Jue 9:6-15; Mt 20:1-16 Jueves: Jue 11:29-39a; Mt 22:1-14 Viernes: Rt 1:1, 3-6, 14b-16, 22; Mt 22:34-40 Sábado: Rt 2:1-3, 8-11; 4:13-17; Mt 23:1-12 Domingo: Is 22:19-23; Sal 138 (137); Rom 11:33-36; Mt 16:13-20 18 de agosto ♦ San Alberto Hurtado Fue un sacerdote jesuita chileno que trabajo incansablemente por los más necesitados creando escuelas, albergues, y toda forma de apoyo allí donde veía más necesidad. Es el primer santo chileno. Murió en 1952. ¿Qué necesidades crees que son más urgentes? ¿Qué ves a tu alrededor? NUESTRA CULTURA A veces las personas que son distintas, los de otras razas o culturas, provocan un rechazo instintivo. Hay que aprender a ver más allá de las apariencias o de los propios temores y reconocer la aceptación universal de Dios. Sabías que... La palabra reliquia viene del latín reliquiae y se refiere a un objeto que perteneció a algún santo o santa.

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¿POR QUÉ REZAR? Los “extranjeros” que Isaías menciona, los “gentiles” de que habla Pablo, o los “cananeos” que cita Mateo son llamados a adorar en oración al verdadero Dios. Al escuchar las lecturas de hoy, tal vez nos sintamos tentados a preguntarnos: ¿Por qué rezar? Es una pregunta retórica; se equipara a preguntar por qué han de hablarse los amigos o los enamorados besarse. Rezar es una manera de relacionarnos con Dios, una manera de hablarle. Los apóstoles tuvieron la oportunidad de conversar en persona con Jesús encarnado. Nosotros tenemos la oportunidad de hablar con Dios en la oración. Nuestra relación con él debe ser entusiasta; no puede ser pusilánime. John Donne, un poeta y sacerdote inglés del siglo XV, supo cuáles eran la cualidades de una buena oración. Donne le pide a Dios que lo trate de manera diferente que a la mayoría de los cristianos. El poeta no quiere que Dios meramente “golpee, aliente, brille y repare”, sino que también “rompa, sople, queme y me haga nuevo” (Holy Sonnets, XIV). Se requiere una fe dinámica de nuestra parte para venir a Dios en oración. Como dijo Jesús una vez: “Toca a la puerta y se te abrirá” (Mateo 7:7). Tal vez requiera golpear la puerta hasta tumbarla, pero si perseveramos al igual que la mujer del Evangelio de hoy, veremos los resultados. © Copyright, J. S. Paluch Co.

EL PODER DE LA ORACIÓN ¡Mucha oración, mucho poder! ¡Poca oración, poco poder! Ninguna oración, ningún poder. —Anónimo

ICC Bulletin 0814'11  

Incarnation Catholic Church Bulletin

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