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Phone: 813‐ 885‐7861 

5124 Gateway Drive (mailing address) • Fax: (813) 884‐3624 


Clergy - 813-885-7861


Rev. Michael Suszynski, Pastor Rev. Diego Ossa, Parochial Vicar Rev. Philip Clement, Parochial Vicar




Monday ‐ Friday   9am ‐ 4pm 

Deacon Joseph Krzanowski Deacon Frank Julian Deacon Pablo Maldonado

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time September 18, 2011 Turn to the LORD for mercy; to our God, who is generous in forgiving. — Isaiah 55:7b

Staff - 813-885-7861 Paul Hunter Parish Business Administrator

This Sunday, the Church celebrates

Dave Arnold Facility Manager - 919-4284

Catechetical Sunday 2011, and will focus on the theme “Do This in

Irene Martinez Parish Secretary/Bulletin Editor

Memory of Me.” Our catechists will be called forth to

Silvia Rivera Receptionist/ Asst Editor

be commissioned for their ministry.

Donal Noonan Music Director

Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the

Carmen Cayon Director of Faith Formation

the faith and being a witness to the Gospel. Catechetical Sunday

role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on is an opportunity for all to rededicate themselves to this mission as a community of faith. (Read about it on page 4)

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


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

DEVOTIONS: 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

On the first Sunday of Advent, some of the words of the Mass will be changing. In order to better understand these changes, please consider attending one of the following seminars: IN CHURCH Monday, Sept. 19 from

7pm - 8:30pm

Saturday, Sept. 24 from

9am - 10:30am

Monday, October 3 & 10

7pm -


Saturday, October 15 & 22 9am - 10:30am

Also, please visit our website: to see our informative page dedicated to the new English translation of the Roman Missal. Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time September 18, 2011 Turn to the LORD for mercy; to our God, who is generous in forgiving. — Isaiah 55:7b

DIRECTION Isaiah tells us something that we already know, and yet seem to forget every now and then. He tells us, essentially, that God is God and we are not. When we’re confused and troubled and can’t figure everything out, it might be wise to recall Isaiah speaking on the Lord’s behalf and explaining that God—who is on a much more, well, Godly wavelength than we are—moves in ways we can’t even imagine. Saint Paul, by comparison, has everything figured out. Kind of. At least he understands his calling in life—to magnify Christ in everything he does. That should give all of us the direction we need. Jesus gives us direction, too, explaining to us once again in the parable of the workers in the vineyard that the last will be first, and the first, last. © Copyright, J. S. Paluch Co. TODAY’S READINGS


First Reading — Turn to the LORD, who is generous in forgiving (Isaiah 55:6-9).

Monday: Tuesday:

Psalm — The Lord is near to all who call upon him (Psalm 145). Second Reading — Live your lives in a way worthy of the gospel of Christ (Philippians 1:20c-24, 27a).

Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday:

Gospel — The last will be first, and the first will be last (Matthew 20:1-16a).


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Ezr 1:1-6; Lk 8:16-18 Ezr 6:7-8, 12b, 14-20; Lk 8:19-21 Eph 4:1-7, 11-13; Mt 9:9-13 Hg 1:1-8; Lk 9:7-9 Hg 2:1-9; Lk 9:18-22 Zec 2:5-9, 14-15a; Lk 9:43b-45 Ez 18:25-28; Ps 25; Phil 2:1-11 [1-5]; Mt 21:28-32

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† Mass Intentions † SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 18 - TWENTY- FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 7:30 A.M. +Geraldine Richards by Walter Bilchasz 9:00 A.M. +Paul W. Allaert by Mike and Teresa Thompson 10:30 A.M. +Josefa Cabrera by Danny Rivera 12:00 P.M. +Carmen Rivera Matos by family 1:30 P.M. PEOPLE OF INCARNATION MONDAY - SEPTEMBER 19 - ST. JANUARIUS, BISHOP AND MARTYR 7:00 A.M. +Nelio Acosta by Daughter 8:30 A.M. +Francisco Veracruz by Perla Sullivan TUESDAY - SEPTEMBER 20 - ST. ANDREW K. TAEGON, PRIEST AND MARTYR 7:00 A.M. (SI) Sae Kim by Mom 8:30 A.M. (SI) Patrick Hardy by David Hardy WEDNESDAY - SEPTEMBER 21 - ST. MATTHEW, APOSTLE AND EVANGELIST 7:00 A.M. (SI) Ana Marsicano by Our Lady of Mercy Prayer Group 8:30 A.M. +Charlene Dominiak by Family THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 22 7:00 A.M. (SI) Melissa Hennessey by Our Lady of Mercy Prayer Group 8:30 A.M. (SI) Patrick Hardy by David Hardy FRIDAY - SEPTEMBER 23 - ST. PADRE PIO OF PIETRECLINA, PRIEST 7:00 A.M. (SI) Irving and Silvia Rivera 33rd Wedding Anniversary 8:30 A.M. +Alfredo and +Victoria Rovito by Family 6:30 P.M. (SI) Escolastica Rojas by Ana Fabeas SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 24 8:30 A.M. +Lazar Philip by Beena Thomas 4:30 P.M. +Gerald P. Thompson by Mike and Teresa Thompson SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 25 - TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 7:30 A.M. +Maurice Hubbs by Family 9:00 A.M. +Dan Duet by 9:00amUshers 10:30 A.M. PEOPLE OF INCARNATION 12:00 P.M. +Virginia Snyder by Nancy Carroll 1:30 P.M. +Jose Joaquin Goris 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 09/11/2011 Offertory Donations .................... $20,613.75 Shortfall ............................................................ $ 2,386.25 Tuition Assistance ........................................... $ 762.00 Helping Hand ................................................... $ 76.00 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. Manuel Escamilla Tom Esgro Lila Frankeo Bertha Fyda William Gareau Sheila Gildea Cassidy Gonzalez Maria Gonzalez Leonard Hamilton Patrick Hardy Robert Hasty Steven Harman Greg Jackson Doris Jansen Donald Jenkins Trudy Jorge Colleen Kramer Mimi Kuhla Mary Larkin Daniela C. LaRosa Florence Lasswell Grace Leiva Frank Lettiere Paige Macfarlane Christopher Dempsey Andea Maleska Sara Desrocher Ana Mariscano Joseph Dintino Noah Nero Tammy Dominguez Anita Newton Amy Donovan Bernie Owens Shirley Duran JR Pearce Dylan Edward Angelo Perez Daren R. Engelberger Carol Perez Ana Rosa Acosta Patricia Alfonso Brent Benson Suzanne Bessler David Boyd Alice V. Brown Kenneth Brown Margaret Brown Ted Brown Marty Butler III Linda Casarez Santiago Chan Delma Chimelis Ray Chiarmonte Mary Childers Mike Childers Mendel Claxton Julia Colon Lincoln Corra Joy Covalesky Bob Cramer Jacqueline Cramer John Dawes Marta De La Rosa

Tom Phillips Ana C. Pineira Peter Proley Lydia Quesada Evette Reas Violet Riche Christopher Rivera Irvin Rivera, Jr. Maria Robles Evaristo Rodriguez Ewen Rosale Humberto Sanchez Kiki Santiago Flora Santos Miguel Santos Kaylala Silva Noah Spivey Janet Taylor Ardith Ternes Sheli Thomas Valerie Topmiller Rhoda Toscano Wandy del Valle Adrian Valentin Bridget Vitto Jerry Wegman Ty Wegman Selwyn Williams Steven Yudicky Lillian Zayas Laura

09/11/2011 Renovation Donations .................... $ 2,186.00

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY! If you have any questions about our finances or parish renovation activities, please contact Business Manager, Paul Hunter at 813-8857861 or by e-mail:

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

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

Thank you to Buds, Blooms & Beyond Floral & Gift Shop for their weekly donation of flower arrangements for our weekend liturgies! Please visit their shop for all your floral arrangement needs. 11234 W. Hillsborough Ave. Tampa, FL 33635


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ABOUT CATECHETICAL SUNDAY Why do we celebrate Catechetical Sunday? In 1935, the Vatican published On the Better Care and Promotion of Catechetical Education, a document that asks every country to acknowledge the importance of the Church’s teaching ministry and to honor those who serve the Christian community as catechists. For the first few years after Catechetical Sunday was established, national catechetical congresses were held in conjunction with the celebration. Since 1971 the USCCB’s Department of Education has produced materials to help parishes celebrate the event at the local level. The word “catechetical” is unfamiliar to most people. This year, the Church will celebrate Catechetical Sunday on September 18, 2011, and will focus on the theme "Do This in Memory of Me." Those whom the community has designated to serve as catechists will be called forth to be commissioned for their ministry. Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel. Catechetical Sunday is an opportunity for all to rededicate themselves to this mission as a community of faith.

What does it mean? The word might be more familiar than you think. Many Catholics have used the word "catechism" for years, and they know it has something to do with the compendium of the Church's teachings. The root word, "catechesis," is from a Greek word meaning "to echo, or resound." Catechesis is the act of resounding or bringing the Church's teachings to the world. A catechist is one who teaches in the name of the Church.

A Prayer for Catechists   

O God, our Heavenly Father, you have  given us the gi  of these catechists to be  heralds of the Gospel to our parish family.  We li  them up to you in thanksgiving 

Why do we have a special day set aside to commission catechists?

and intercede for them concerning their 

Catechesis is a distinct and special ministry in the Church. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church makes clear, “Catechesis is intimately bound up with the whole of the Church’s life . . . her inner growth and correspondence with God’s plan depend essentially on catechesis” (no. 7). This ministry of teaching in the name of the Church has a profound dignity, which is why catechists are formally commissioned by the Church. It is only fitting that we set aside a day to highlight this ministry and invite the entire church community to think about our responsibility to share our faith with others.

May we be a en ve to the presence of 

How are parents, the primary catechists of their children, recognized on Catechetical Sunday? Parents are truly the primary catechists of their children. They prepare the soil and plant the first seeds of faith. On Catechetical Sunday, we not only highlight the work of catechists in parishes and schools, but we also commend parents and guardians and encourage them to take seriously their role of making their Catholic households a place where faith is passed on to the next generation. This is why the rite of blessing of catechists used on Catechetical Sunday includes an optional blessing of parents and guardians.

hopes and needs.  your Word in them, a Word that li s up  and affirms, calls forth and challenges, is  compassionate and consoles.  We pray that our parish family will always  be blessed with those who have  responded to the call to share in Christ’s  prophe c mission as catechists. May we  too be open to the universal call to  service that Christ addresses to all of his  disciples, contribu ng our gi s to the  communion of faith, the Church.  We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has designated the third Sunday in September as Catechetical Sunday.

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Incarnation Catholic School “Preparing Students for the Future” ‐Spaces Are Still Available! Register Today! 

5111 Webb Road Tampa, FL 33615 Phone: 813.884.4502 Fax: 813.885.3734 Website:  

  ‐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     ‐Guided tours are available     ‐2nd, 3rd and 4th Child Discounts are afforded  to families with multiple children attending ICS     ‐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.   

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


PAYDAY$ Sweepstakes Raffle   

Back by popular demand is our 3rd annual PAYDAY$ Sweepstakes Raffle!   

Raffle begins October 3rd and ends November 5th. Anyone who purchases a  cket for  $10 will have up to 26 chances to win $100, $500 or $1500.  Monday thru Thursday winners receive $100. Friday winners receive $500. Winning  ckets are re‐entered into daily drawings. $1,500 Grand Prize Winner will be  announced at the Reach For the Stars Dinner Dance Auc on on Saturday, November  5th. The proceeds from  cket sales enables the Home & School Associa on to  support our school and our children. Ques ons? Contact Julie Padron, Raffle Chair at or call the school office 813‐884‐4502 for lucky raffle  ckets. Be a part of the daily  Page 5

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PARISH ACTIVITIES SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 18 FELLOWSHIP, COFFEE AND DONUTS IN ST. MICHAEL’S HALL FAITH FORMATION IN ALL CLASSROOMS MONDAY - SEPTEMBER 19 TUESDAY - SEPTEMBER 20 9:00 A.M. Job Search Support Group St. Brendan 7:00 P.M. Alcoholics Anonymous St. Patrick’s Room 7:00 P.M. Spanish Prayer Group St. Michael’s Hall 7:00 P.M. Music Ministry Church WEDNESDAY - SEPTEMBER 21 7:00 P.M. Alcoholics Anonymous St. Patrick’s Room 7:00 P.M. Al-Anon St. John’s Room 7:00 P.M. Al-Anon Spanish St. Francis Room 1 7:30 P.M. Spanish Choir Music Room THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 22 9:00 A.M. Legion of Mary St. Brendan 11:30 A.M. Our Lady of Mercy Prayer Group Chapel 7:00 P.M. Spanish Intercessions Group Chapel 7:00 P.M. Music Ministry Church FRIDAY - SEPTEMBER 23 7:00 P.M. Spanish Youth Group St. Patrick’s Room SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 24 7:00 P.M. Spanish Young Adults St. Patrick’s Room


September 24/25 4:30 pm:

Joseph Budny, Cameron Carlyon, Devin Doyle

7:30 am: 9:00 am:

Mickey Carney, Sarah Cureton, Hannah Morilak

10:30 am:

Robert Blazer, Sarah Fernandez, Eva Prendergast

12:00 pm:

Anthony Cotignola, Marie Cotignola, Marco Cotignola

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

Phone: (813) 885-7861 LITURGY GROUPS ALTAR SERVERS DAVID SMITH……………………….885-7861 KAITLIN JOHNSON…………………….…….885-7861 Or via e-mail EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS DEACON JOE KRZANOWSKI…….. 885-7861 READERS WILL BERAN ………………………. 882-0178 MUSIC DIRECTOR DONAL NOONAN………….…..……885-7861 ENVIRONMENT/ART CONNIE HENNESSEY ………………...884-8326 USHERS RAY POMPONIO…………………...884-1366 VISITORS OF THE SICK 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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Pinellas Hope Incarnation Parishioners will once again be preparing a meal for the residents of Pinellas Hope. Pinellas Hope is a temporary shelter for individuals who are experiencing difficult times, are down on their luck, and need a hand up. It is a ministry of Catholic Charities and has been blessed with multi-faith-community involvement and support. Please be a part of this wonderful ministry by participating in our upcoming meal service at Pinellas Hope on September 27th. The meal will be prepared on Sunday evening, September 25th, and served on Tuesday evening, September 27th. We will be serving Chicken Cacciatore, fresh garden salad, and desserts to approximately 250 brethren in need. Some items needed for this meal are: chicken legs & thighs disposable gloves canned diced tomatoes aluminum foil canned tomato sauce (plain) 1.0 - 2.5 gal Ziploc bags canned artichoke hearts green stuffed salad olives Spanish onions bagged prepared lettuce green bell pepper

cherry tomatoes minced garlic cucumbers Mueller's brand linguine salad dressings (French, ranch, Italian) grated parmesan cheese bagged shredded cheddar cheese desserts other salad toppings

In addition, we need some helping hands to pull it all together. If you feel called to help with your donation of food or cooking expertise, please let us add you to our email contact list. Contact Audrey Ficca (813493-6366) or Theresa Salamone to receive updates about our meal service and to volunteer. Food donations can be dropped off in St. Michael’s Hall kitchen on Sunday, September 25th after all Masses until 3:00 p.m.

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BROWN BAG LUNCH FUNDRAISER TODAY to benefit our Local Food Bank and our 2 Seminarians! We will be in St. Michael's Hall from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm Foot Long Cuban Sandwich Brown Bag lunch! $6 Includes handmade original Cuban sandwich, chips & dessert. Drinks will be available for additional cost. It’s that time of year again when our choirs and instrumentalists are gearing up for a new and wonderful season of music ministry here at Incarnation. If you have ever thought about joining the choir, now is the time to do it! Our Parish Choir sings on at the 9:00am Mass on Sunday Morning and rehearses every Tuesday from 7:30 until 9. If you are an instrumentalist we welcome you too… especially GUITARISTS and our vocal ensemble need an experienced DRUMMER all gifts and talents are welcome and can only make our already wonderful music ministry even better!! For more information please contact our Director of Music Ministries, Donal Noonan at or call the parish office at (813) 885 7861. All are welcome!!

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. St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary is seeking dedicated volunteers to give four hours a week toward assisting patients, visitors and staff. There are openings in several areas for active adults. The opportunities are on week days between 8am and 5pm. We are seeking compassionate individuals wanting to make a difference in a hospital setting and able to commit to the same four hours each week. Various services are currently available such as: shuttle driver, escort service, gift shop, clerical and a special need for someone with bookkeeping skills. Volunteering is not just about “giving.” Volunteers get “paid” in smiles, hugs, precious words of appreciation and self-satisfaction. The St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary also provides opportunities for friendships and social activities. Please consider offering your talent and experience to St. Joseph’s. For more information and an application, go online at and click on the Volunteer tab or call 870-4188. Page 8

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Columbus Day Dinner Dance October 8th 6:30 - 10:30pm St. Michael’s Hall TICKETS AVAILABLE AFTER ALL MASSES TODAY & NEXT WEEKEND UNDER THE GAZEBO or call 475-5119 for tickets. Sponsored by the KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ATTENTION ALL CATHOLIC MEN OVER 18 Become A Strong Arm For The Church JOIN THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS! The Church needs good men more than ever now. We are the largest Catholic men's organization in the world. For more information call Stan Zgurzynski Membership Chairman @ 885.5228 or Grand Knight Jeff Bickel @ 335-2434

Calling All Crafters Incarnation will hold its annual Arts and Crafts Festival November 13th 8:00 am – 3:30 pm Do not wait! There are limited spaces available. For information please call: Connie Hennessey 813-884-8326 Pilgrimage to EWTN October 24 - 28, 2011 Enjoy a spiritual journey to the EWTN TV station, the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament; see where Mother Angelica resides and the St. Bernard Abbey. Visit the Ave Maria Grotto & pray with the monks. It’s so beautiful you’ll want to come back again & again! Call 352-2337380 for more information & for reservations. on the web @

Vigésimo quinto Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario 18 de septiembre de 2011 Regrese al Señor, y él tendrá piedad; a nuestro Dios, que es rico en perdón. — Isaías 55:7b LOS SANTOS Y OTRAS OBSERVANCIAS  Domingo:  Domingo Catequé co: San José de Cuper no  Lunes:       San Jenaro  Martes:      Santos Andrés Kim Taegŏn, Paul Chŏng          Hasang y compañeros  Miércoles: San Mateo  Jueves:      San Mauricio  Viernes:     San Pío de Pietralcina (Padre Pío)  Sábado:      Ntra. Sra. de la Merced, Perú        Este año, el Domingo Catequé co, 18 de  sep embre de 2011, se centrará en el tema  “Haced esto en Conmemoración Mía”. El  Domingo Catequé co es una maravillosa  oportunidad para reflexionar acerca de la  función que cada persona  ene, en virtud del Bau smo, de  transmi r la fe y ser tes gos del Evangelio.  Es una  oportunidad para que todos nosotros, como comunidad de fe,  volvamos a comprometernos con esta misión.    

Misa Diocesana Hispana 2011 Dedicada a Nuestra Señora de la Merced Patrona de Perú Sábado, 15 de octubre 2011 Catedral de San Judas 5815 5th Ave N St. Petersburg, FL 33710 10:00AM-Santo Rosario 10:30AM procesión de Banderas 11:00AM Misa

Reflexiones para la homilía:    

El empo es oro, decimos muchas veces. Necesitamos  empo  para trabajar, para atender las necesidades de nuestra familia,  para estar con personas a las que amamos. Ojalá que el día  tuviera más horas… y también las llenaríamos y querríamos  más. Las lecturas de hoy nos hablan mucho del  empo:  “búsquenlo mientras se pueda encontrar…”, la hora  de la  sentencia de Pablo era inminente, el amo de la viña sale a  dis ntas horas...Pero lo central de todo es estar con Dios.    

Es la intención, la intensidad y el amor lo que cuentan, en  todos los casos. Es la misericordia que aprendemos del Padre.  Es el deseo de que todos estemos gozando de su presencia.  ¿Qué está tratando de decir la parábola e hoy? ¿Qué es lo que  está dando Dios a todos por igual, tanto a los que llegaron de  mañana como a los del atardecer? Podríamos pensar que,  como hemos sido fieles a Dios toda nuestra vida—es decir,  hemos ida a la iglesia, hemos cumplido todas las normas— vamos a tener más cielo que aquellos que rechazaron a Dios  por un  empo, o que se distrajeron y no llegaron a la fe sino  hasta mucho más tarde. O los que al final se arrepienten. Pero  quizás tengamos que mirar a la lógica que usamos para las  personas que amamos, a quienes    no les medimos tanto el  empo o el cumplimiento, sino nuestro deseo de que sean  felices. ¿Habrá menos en nuestra mesa para el hijo que regresa  al hogar y al buen camino después de haber andado en drogas  o en malos pasos? ¿Habrá menos espacio familiar para quien  se fue? ¿No nos dará las ma, como a Dios, que esas pobres  personas a las que tanto amamos no hayan gozado del calor  familiar durante todo este  empo? Ciertamente no hay menos  espacio en el corazón del Padre/madre de Dios para quienes  regresan al hogar. No hay menos compasión en Dios hacia  aquellos que no han gozado de su presencia, que no lo han  descubierto hasta la úl ma hora. La paga verdadera es estar  con Dios. Así que, cuanto antes estemos con Él, mejor.  En eso  está nuestra paga.    

        FESTIVAL DE ARTESANíA Y   MANUALIDADES   ¡Se necesitan exhibidores!    El  Consejo  de  Damas  Católicas  de  Incarna on  esta  patrocinando  el  FesƟval de Artesanía y Manualidades en  el  Salón  St.  Michael–Para  información  por  favor  llame  a  Connie 

Para la reflexión   ¿Cómo entendemos la jus cia y el amor de Dios en nuestras  vidas diarias? ¿Buscamos a Dios en todo?   ©NUESTRA PARROQUIA, 2011         

Intenciones del Santo Padre para el                    Mes  de sep embre  Intención General "Para que la Jornada Mundial de la  Juventud de Madrid aliente a todos los jóvenes del mundo a  fundar y arraigar su vida en Cristo".  Pg. 9

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LECTURAS DE LA SEMANA Lunes: Esd 1:1-6; Lc 8:16-18 Martes: Esd 6:7-8, 12b, 14-20; Lc 8:19-21 Miércoles: Ef 4:1-7, 11-13; Mt 9:9-13 Jueves: Ag 1:1-8; Lc 9:7-9 Viernes: Ag 2:1-9; Lc 9:18-22 Sábado: Zac 2:5-9, 14-15a; Lc 9:43b-45 Domingo: Ez 18:25-28; Sal 25 (24); Fil 2:1-11 [1-5]; Mt 21:28-32 20 de septiembre ♦ San Andrés Kim y compañeros mártires coreanos Unos laicos fueron quienes anunciaron la fe cristiana en Corea. Hasta casi un siglo después no llegaron los misioneros clérigos. Aquellas primeras comunidades cristianas sufrieron diversas persecuciones durante el siglo XIX, que ocasionaron más de un centenar de mártires. Andrés Kim, sacerdote y Pablo Chong, laico, fueron los más destacados. ¿Piensas que puedes anunciar la fe donde estés? NUESTRA CULTURA Muchas veces hemos visto a los trabajadores esperar en esquinas o en gasolineras a que pasen los camiones que los llevan a donde hay trabajo por el día. Si nadie los recoge, ese día no tienen trabajo y por lo tanto, no entra dinero en casa para las necesidades familiares. ©NUESTRA PARROQUIA, 2011

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DIRECCIÓN Isaías nos dice algo que ya sabemos, pero que parecemos olvidar de tanto en tanto. Nos dice, en esencia, que Dios es Dios y nosotros no lo somos. Cuando estamos confundidos, llenos de problemas y no podemos solucionarlo todo, tal vez sea sabio recordar a Isaías (alguien que está más en la sintonía divina que nosotros) hablando en nombre del Señor y explicando que Dios se mueve de maneras que ni siquiera podemos imaginar. En comparación, san Pablo lo ha resuelto todo. Casi todo. Cuando menos entiende su llamado en esta vida: dar gloria a Cristo en todo lo que hace. Esto debería marcar el rumbo para nosotros. Jesús también nos marca el camino, explicándonos una vez más en la parábola de los viñadores que los últimos serán los primeros, y que los primeros serán los últimos. © Copyright, J. S. Paluch Co. Sabías que... Los pecados capitales son enumerados por Santo Tomás (I-II:84:4) como siete: vanagloria (orgullo), avaricia, glotonería, lujuria, pereza, envidia, ira.

Un pensamiento: "Para la injusticia, lo primero es secuestrar a la Verdad" San Pablo

ICC Bulletin 0918'11  

Incarnation Catholic Church bulletin