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PARISH OFFICE Hours: 9am - 4pm 5124 Gateway Dr. , Tampa, FL 33615 Ph. 813.885.7861 Fax: 813.884.3624

SCHOOL OFFICE 5111 Webb Rd., Tampa, FL 33615 Ph. 813.884.4502 Fax: 813.885.3734

Clergy - 813-885-7861 Very Rev. Michael Suszynski, Pastor Rev. Jairo Atehortua Parochial Vicar Rev. Philip Clement, Parochial Vicar Deacon Frank Julian Deacon Pablo Maldonado Deacon Ramon Rodriguez

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 - Cal Leferink Director of Faith Formation - Carmen Cayon Sacrament Prep. & Youth Ministry Philomena Johnson - Faith Formation Apprentice Meg Kanatzar -

Mass Schedule Monday through Friday: 7am & 8:30am Saturday: 8:30 am & 4:30pm (Vigil) Sunday: 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am (signed), 12pm


Cada domingo a la 1:30pm Cada viernes a las 6:30 pm

LATIN MASS: Sundays at 4:30pm CONFESSIONS: Saturdays - 2:30 to 3:30pm in Church DEVOTIONS Morning Prayer Group: Liturgy of the Hours Mon., Tue., Thurs., Fri. & Sat. from 8:10am - 8:25am

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT Every 1st Friday following the 8:30 am Mass until 6:15pm ROSARY every Thursday at 11:30am in the chapel ROSARIO EN ESPAテ前L - cada jueves de 5:30pm-6:30pm en la capilla

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November 3, 2013 Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time ALL-POWERFUL YET CARING GOD It used to be that when I thought, “Old Testament,” I thought of narratives written many centuries before Christ. Then I learned that today’s passage from the book of Wisdom was written less than one hundred years before Jesus came along. These words were so contemporaneous with Jesus that he himself conceivably could have written or spoken them. He certainly lived them. The Wisdom reading is a poetic prayer celebrating a Creator-God before whom the universe is like a grain of sand, yet who is still lovingly concerned with every individual. This is the God whom Jesus reveals, with unlimited power over all creation, yet watching out for sinners climbing trees. Zacchaeus was no ordinary tax collector, but the chief tax collector, and “a wealthy man.” But he wasn’t too proud to run ahead and clamber up into a sycamore tree just to get a glimpse of Jesus. Maybe, sinner though he was, he recognized in this wandering preacher the object of the Wisdom poet’s adoration. Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.    TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION

much of what we know of the history of the Mass. His great work, The Mass of the Roman Rite, describes the evolution of Eucharistic celebration and inspired generations of scholars to explore a tradition surprisingly rich and varied. It was said of him that he had a command of the past that cast new light on the present, and opened up a clear direction to the future. His contributions to the Second Vatican Council helped shape the way that we worship today. At the end of his life, in 1975, his studies completed, he told a friend that he was waiting patiently for the Lord’s knock at the door to take him to the heavenly banquet. —James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co. READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday:  Rom 11:29-36; Ps 69:30-31, 33-34, 36;  Lk 14:12-14 Tuesday:  Rom 12:5-16b; Ps 131:1bcde-3; Lk 14:15-24   Wednesday:  Rom 13:8-10; Ps 112:1b-2, 4-5, 9;  Lk 14:25-33 Thursday:  Rom 14:7-12; Ps 27:1bcde, 4, 13-14; Lk 15:1-10 Friday:  Rom 15:14-21; Ps 98:1-4; Lk 16:1-8 Saturday: Ez 47:1-2, 8-9, 12; Ps 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9;                       1 Cor 3:9c-11, 16-17;  Jn 2:13-22 Sunday: 2 Mc 7:1-2, 9-14; Ps 17:1, 5-6, 8, 15; 2 Thes 2:16 — 3:5;                    Lk 20:27-38 [27, 34-38]

Every week, some treasures from our tradition are shared here. Where does all this history come from? The history of God’s people of prayer is always coming to light, mostly because scholars have dedicated their lives to research. They translate and ponder prayers and songs; explore the places used for worship; look at the vessels, books, and vestments; and read works from legal documents to letters and diaries. In the 1930s, Hitler’s rush to arm Germany closed seminaries as priests and seminarians alike were drafted into service. One professor, Father Josef Jungman, forced from his classroom, spent the war years in an Austrian library. His careful work disclosed

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† Mass Intentions † SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 3 - THIRTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 7:30 A.M. (SI) Prayer Box Intentions by Our Lady of Mercy Prayer Group 9:00 A.M. +Michael Schmidt by George and Thelma Schmidt 10:30 A.M. +Deceased Members of De Rosa Family by Family 12:00 P.M. PEOPLE OF INCARNATION 1:30 P.M. +Deceased Members of Legion of Mary by Legion of Mary 4:30 P.M. (SI) Prayer Shawl Ministry MONDAY - NOVEMBER 4 - ST. CHARLES BORROMEO, BISHOP 7:00 A.M. +All Souls 8:30 A.M. (SI) In Thanksgiving by Giraldo Family TUESDAY - NOVEMBER 5 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. +Ivan Ference by Ference Family WEDNESDAY - NOVEMBER 6 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. VOCATIONS THURSDAY - NOVEMBER 7 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. +Elaine Norman by Parents FRIDAY - NOVEMBER 8 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. +All Souls by Suong Le 6:30 P.M. +Victor Pinto by Flor Pinto and Family SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 9 - THE DEDICATION OF THE LATERAN BASILICA 8:30 A.M. (SI) Alberto Jaramillo by Family 4:30 P.M. +Janet, +Mary and +Mose Taylor by Mark Taylor SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 10 - THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 7:30 A.M. (SI) Phien Thi Nguyen Family 9:00 A.M. +Deceased Members of ICCW by ICCW 10:30 A.M. +Ricky Williamson by Bill and Amy Martin 12:00 P.M. +Cesar Duenas Ybarra by Sonia 1:30 P.M. PEOPLE OF INCARNATION 4:30 P.M. +Marie Copeland by William Woodard

SACRIFICIAL GIFTS OF TREASURE OFFERTORY (First Collection) is used solely for the operation and maintenance of the parish. Weekly Target ..................................................$23,000.00 10/27/2013 Offertory Donations .....................$18,583.00 Shortfall ............................................................$ 4,417.00 Dominican Parish .............................................$ 389.00 Helping Hand ...................................................$ 1,427.00 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. 10/27/2013 Renovation Donations.................... $ 2,313.00

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:

Please Pray for One Another If you would like to add a name, e-mail Silvia Rivera at: or call the parish office. Lord, hear our prayers for the sick listed below and for all those who are not listed, but are in need of our prayers: Jeannette Abrenica Bella Andrew Benedetto Artino, Jr. Ryan Baker Maria Barrios Julie Bianchi Michelle Boylan Lucy Brandow Marty Butler Cindy Cash Roxane Charles Mike Childers Juan Cortez Bernice Cox Louis Crapsi Lucy Crapsi Tanya Cruz Margaret Daab Leslie D’ Elia Enid Diaz Jack and Lucy Dietz Manuel Duran Manuel Escamilla Aurora Esparza Beverly Fenton Deborah Fisher Agustina Galan Mario Garcia William Gareau John B. Germano Joe Giangiacomo Sal Giordano Patricia Gonzalez Gloria Gsoell

Robert Hasty Tyler Head June Jebson Peter Jebson Joyce Kielpinksi James Kuhla Mimi Kuhla Adelina Largacha Dale Levi Tom Lom Andrew Loomis Fr. Demetrio Lorden S. Narkarunai Mary Sheila McCarron Matthew McClane, Sr.

Gabriel McPfimel Cam Metcalf Frank Miles Gilda Miles Madeline Molina Beba Montero Heather Moore Fausto Morales Fr. Tom Morgan John Morrisroe Noah Nero Sandy Palermo Bob Patterson JR Pearce Kim Perez Germaine Pempsell Mary Perkinson Tom Phillips Ray Pomponio

Sergio Pages, Jr. PV2 Chad Michael Burgess PV2 Angelique Burgess Ryan Wegman, Afghanistan Lt. Col Irvin Martinez, Afghanistan Lt. Col Gregory Palmer, Afghanistan

Sharon Preston Jose Luis Quezada Bernard Rafferty, Sr. Donna Ridgeway Pedro Rivera Sheila Rivera Karla N. Rodriguez Isaias Rodriguez Maria G. Rodriguez Radames Roldan Lori Ann Rose Lydia Santiago Anthony Santino Don Shamblin Kaylana Silva Dianna Slowey Thomas

Ann V. Sullivan Shirley Sullivan Sara Beth Summer Bill and Angie Spink Justin Tolentino Philip Traina Jaime Torres Ellen Uter Ines Velazquez William Vitto Rose Vrabel Jerry Wegman Cameron Whitman Ann Williams Nick Wolf Amy Workman Elke Marie Zang

Cormac Lomasney, Afghanistan Brian McPhillips, Afghanistan Esteban Gonzalez, Afghanistan SGT Damian Patrick Bumm David Valencia

SPC Janet E. Pagan and SPC Janice E. Pagan have returned home safely.

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Ellen Mazzarini 11/27/31 to 10/19/13 Please keep her family close in thought & prayer during this difficult time. |3

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Grades Pk-12 / Sacrament Preparation Director of Faith Formation & R.C.I.A. Carmen Cayon -

Youth Ministry

Faith Formation Apprentice

Philomena Johnson -

Meg Kanatzar -

Book of the dead by Paul Turner Some parishes display a book of the names of the dead. The book keeps an informal record of members who have died and can be put on public view to help the living remember the dead. The Catholic Church requires every parish to maintain a register of deaths. After each funeral, the name of the deceased is to be inscribed in this parish register. A secretary usually enters the data, but the pastor is ultimately responsible. This register is usually kept in the parish office, where it serves as a reference book. Every parish is obliged to keep one. But some parishes display a second book of the dead. There is no requirement for it, but some use one. A book of the dead usually contains numerous blank pages bound by an ornate cover, decorated with Christian art, and displayed on a handsome table or desk. In some parishes, a member of the family is invited to inscribe the name of the deceased in the book. Other pertinent information may be kept – for example, the date of death, the date of the funeral, and/or the name of the cemetery where the remains can be found. The book may be displayed near the door of the church or in a side chapel. Some parishes leave the book on permanent display. Others bring it out for occasions like a wake, a funeral, All Souls Day, or throughout the month of November. Carefully maintained and properly displayed, a book of the dead reminds the living of the people they loved and lost. It records names of the body of Christ and inspires prayer for their eternal rest.


Adopt A Family for Christmas!!! An ongoing tradition, each year our parish supports families in need during Christmas by “adopting” them, offering assistance to help them enjoy a Merry Christmas! Any family, who would like to be considered this year, contact Irene Martinez in our Parish office (885-7861) or by November 15,2013. Please include the following information: Children: age, gender, clothing size. Adult: clothing size, gender. And contact information for the family. Any parishioner who knows of an individual or family who is in need of this support, please notify Irene by November 15,2013.

Copyright © 2006 Resource Publications, Inc., 160 E. Virginia St. #290, San Jose, CA 95112, (408) 286-8505, Paul Turner, pastor of St. Munchin Parish in Cameron, Mo.

"Proeliatores Dei" is our parish's young adult group. Young adult parishioners ages 18-28 are welcome to join us every Thursday night from 7:30 - 9:00 in the Lion's Lair for faith, fun, and fraternity. For more information, please go to our website: or call Fr. Philip at the church office (813-885-7861). We hope to see you there!


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November 3, 2013


TREE OF LIFE MEMORIALS ALTAR SERVERS - David Smith - EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS - Frank Salamone READERS - Will Beran - 882-0178 ENVIRONMENT/ART - Connie Hennessey - 884-8326 USHERS - Tom Osborn - 885-3829 VISITORS OF THE SICK - Fr. Jairo Atehortua - 885-7861

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.

BIBLE STUDY - Carmen Cayon - 885-7861 CARNIVAL - Paul /Norma Hunter - 854-1171 COLUMBIETTES - Suzanne Perry-Casler - 610-6456 or Meet every 2nd Thursday at 7:00pm, St. Patrick's Room FINANCE COUNCIL - Deacon Frank Julian - 885-7861 HELPING HAND - Paul Hunter - 885-7861 ICCW - INCARNATION COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN Diane Fitzpatrick - 813-926-4921 - General Mtg. 1st Thursday of each month at 7pm - Rosary at 7:30pm JOB SEARCH SUPPORT - Hilda Lyons - Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. at the Town ’N Country Public Library KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 4th Degree Assembly 2984 Harry - 813-765-5725 - meets every 3rd Monday at 7:30 PM KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS - Stan Schmidt - 598-2737 LIFE MINISTRY - Teresa Trubilla - 841-6563 - MUSIC MINISTRY - Cal Leferink - Tuesday Rehearsals, 7 - 9pm in the Church Music Room PRAYER SHAWL GROUP - Silvia Rivera - 885-7861 2nd Tuesday, 7pm in Faith Formation Office RELIGIOUS ARTICLES STORE - Connie Hennessey - 884-8326 SPECIAL EDUCATION - Mary Thomson - 884-8040 STEWARDSHIP - Paul Hunter - 854-1171 THAT MAN IS YOU - Michael Rivera - 598-0972 Tuesdays at 5:15am in St. Francis Rm 12 STEP MEETINGS - Mary at 813-884-7171 Men's Closed Meetings - Tuesday, 7 pm St. Patrick's Room Closed Meetings - Wednesday, 7 pm St. Patrick's Room Al-Anon Closed Meetings - Wednesday, 7 pm St. John'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 and is available for appointments. Call the Parish Office at 8857861. 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 MINISTRY - Eucharistic Ministers are available to bring Holy Communion to the sick at home. Please call the Parish Office at 885-7861 to make arrangements.

COMITÉ PASTORAL HISPANO - Padre Jairo - 885-7861 Se reúne el tercer jueves de cada mes CORO HISPANO - David Funes - miércoles a las 7:00pm y los domingos a las 12:00 pm EMAUS DAMAS - Karla Navas-Rodriguez 813-263-4220 o Liliana Astete 646-339-4286. Miércoles de por medio 7pm. EMAUS HOMBRES - Stevenson Quirindongo

ESCUELA DE EVANGELIZACION JUAN PABLO II Maria Teresa Aguilar 813-315 0925. Viernes 7pm, salón de clase #3. GRUPO DE JOVENES - Carmen Cayón - 885-7861. Viernes 7:30pm, salón St. John. GRUPO DE JOVENES ADULTOS - Ana Acevedo al 359-7722. Viernes, 7:30pm, salón de conferencia. GRUPO DE MATRIMONIOS - Lecy y Dante Sanchez - 850-4526. Viernes, 7:30pm, salón St. Francis 1.

our newly renovated Religious Arti-

GRUPO DE ORACION - Maria Rodriguez al 813-926-6436 . Martes 7:30pm, salón St. Michael.

cles Store. Located at the main en-

LECTORES - Alan Aguilar- 315-0928

trance of the church, on the left

LEGION DE MARIA - Azucena Zavala 813-410-5737. Sábado 9:30am, salón St. Francis.

hand side. Open before and after the weekend Masses. MANY NEW ITEMS! Need information? Call Connie 813.884.8326

MINISTROS DE EUCARISTIA - Tito Bello - 516-2619 MONAGUILLOS - Doris Quirindongo - 843-6654 UJIERES - José Guaba - 504-5538



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Sunday December 8, 2013 From 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM in St. Michael’s Hall “Children Only” Shopping Mall on the Stage Find the perfect gift for Mom & Dad or your Teacher All Gifts priced from 50 cents to $5.00 Come By and say Hi to Santa Claus Free Hot Coffee for Adults Christmas Bake Sale – Homemade Breads and Desserts Shop for Beautiful Gifts at the Religious Article Store Booth See future bulletins for additional information about this special event


Casino Night

Saturday, February 8, 2014 Casino Night 2014 is seeking sponsors and donations. The proceeds from this fundraiser are going to be used to purchase an electric sign for Incarnation Church and School. Parishioners who have a business that might benefit from the advertising should consider one of the several levels of sponsorship: Black Jack; Royal flush; Four of a Kind; Full House and Flush. For information on individual donations or sponsorships please contact Connie Hennessey at 813-884-8326.

Thank you for your support!

There are many candles that do not work on the St. Joseph candle stand. We would like to replace it. If you are interested in making a donation, please contact Irene at the parish office 885-7861. Donations of $500 or more can be memorialized.

MEMORIAL OPPORTUNITY Our Lady of Guadalupe Statue Statue Base & Landscaping We would like to beautify our grounds near the Education Center by erecting a shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Patroness of the New World. Everyone, including our school and religious education students will be able to see it as they walk by. Donations of $1000.00 or more can be memorialized. Please call Irene Martinez at the Parish Office for more information. 813.885.7861 |7

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The month of November is that special time in which we focus on the souls of our departed loved ones with prayerful intention. All Souls Remembrance envelopes can be found in the church foyer. Include the names of your deceased loved ones and return them as soon as possible.

We need Eucharistic Ministers for the 4:30pm, 7:30am & 12pm Masses. If you are interested, please contact Frank Salamone:

Incarnation's Young Adult Group is sponsoring a clothes drive for St. Vincent de Paul. We will be collecting gently used clothing such as shirts, pants, and jackets. Please do not bring undergarments, socks or shoes. We will be collecting before and after all masses in front of the church this weekend.

This weekend is the Monthly Food Collection Please bring non perishables and drop them in the plastic bins located in the church foyer. Monetary donations can be left in the Helping Hand box located at the rear of the church. Thank you!


HIGHLIGHTS ...Dublin, Brazen Head Pub Dinner, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Cashel, Kinsale, Cobh Heritage Centre, Old Middleton Distillery, Bunratty Folk Park, Farm Visit, Galway, Knock Shrine, Clonmacnoise, Athlone

Officers 2013‐2014  Back row from left: Sister Marcella Kiesel, Sentinel; Regina Uhl, Treasurer; Michele Caruso, Financial Secretary; Barbara Rivera, Secretary; Front row from left: Donna Henry, Past President; Suzanne PerryCasler, President; Maureen Finch, Vice President.


You Are Invited ...


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Trigésimo Primer Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario 3 de noviembre de 2013 El Señor sostiene a los que van a caer, endereza a los que ya se doblan. — Salmo 145 (144):14 Domingo 3 de Noviembre. Domingo 31 Tiempo Ordinario Reflexionando la Palabra de Dios Nos dice el evangelio que un hombre llamado Zaqueo, jefe de publicanos y rico trataba de distinguir quién era Jesús. Zaqueo era rico y hombre de notable prestigio, cosa que no le impedía tener serias y eficaces inquietudes espirituales. Tenía necesidad de saber quién era aquel Jesús que anunciaba el reino de Dios, y estaba dispuesto a llevar a cabo cuanto fuera necesario, para iluminar el embrollo que llevaba dentro y compararlo con los rumores que le habían llegado, sobre la doctrina liberadora de aquel joven predicador de Galilea. Porque ser rico y tener prestigio no había sido suficiente hasta entonces para dar sentido a su vida. Conocía los escritos de los profetas, por los que estaba casi seguro que había algo más profundo por lo que valía la pena apostar. La respuesta de Dios no se demora para los que buscan con sinceridad y fervor, ni se hizo esperar en el caso de Zaqueo: Jesús, al llegar a aquel sitio, levantó los ojos y dijo: ‘Zaqueo, baja en seguida, porque hoy tengo que alojarme en tu casa’. Jesús se le manifestó claramente, y en el interior de aquel inesperado anfitrión brilló la luz. Entendió perfectamente el mensaje y se dispuso a cambiar radicalmente de vida. Nuestras decepciones, frecuentemente, provienen del hecho de pretender cosechar el fruto sin haber cultivado el árbol. Pretendemos que Dios se nos manifieste con más claridad, sin haber puesto el esfuerzo de buscarlo. Nos acostumbramos con excesiva facilidad a vivir la rutina diaria, procurando evitar toda inquietud y preocupación. Conocemos unos cuantos datos sobre Jesús –le conocemos por fuera– sin que nos planteemos la necesidad de una relación personal íntima con Él por medio de la oración, la apertura del corazón y el deseo íntimo. La pereza y el apego excesivo a la comodidad nos impiden hacernos más preguntas y por lo tanto, también, a buscar con interés nuevas respuestas. Y, mucho menos todavía estamos dispuestos a dar la mitad de lo que sea para tener derecho a las riquezas y compensaciones interiores que nos vendrían naturalmente de la intimidad con Jesús. Ni tan siquiera estamos dispuestos, probablemente, a modificar el ritmo de nuestra vida para escuchar y hacerle caso a Jesús, que nos dice: Baja en seguida, porque hoy tengo que alojarme en tu casa. Quien nada busca, nada encontrará y, a quien nada espera, nada nuevo le puede sobrevenir, puesto que, el futuro es de los que desean y esperan.

DIALOGO MATRIMONIAL “MDS” Te invitamos a que compartas con nosotros, todos los viernes a las 7:30 p.m. en el Salón St. Francis, para que juntos luchemos por cambiar las actitudes que dañan la relación con nuestra pareja, con nuestros hijos y con los demás; y así tratar de ser el mejor matrimonio que se pueda ser. Para más información llamar a: Dante y Lecy Sánchez al 813-787-0738 y 813-850-4526 o Werther y Tomasina Taylor al 813-598-5216 y 813-598-5226.

Legión de María Praesídium Nuestra Señora de la Luz La Legión de María es un asociación de hombres y mujeres católicos quienes con el permiso de la iglesia bajo la guía poderosa de María Inmaculada han formado una legión que esta perpetuamente apoyada por la iglesia. Visitamos enfermos en sus hogares, en asilos y hospitales. Acompañamos en funerales y novenarios para difuntos, entre otras actividades espirituales. Visitamos hogares propagando la devoción del Santo Rosario. Nos reunimos una vez por semana todos los sábados a las 9:30am en el salón St. Francis 2. Para más información llamar a: Brunilda Reyes 813-841-5366 o Azucena Zavala 813-4105737. TIENDA DE ARTÍCULOS RELIGOSOS Visiten nuestra tienda de artículos religiosos recién renovada que se encuentra en el nártex de ésta a mano izquierda. La tienda ofrece muchos artículos religiosos: rosarios, estatuas, crucifijos, imágenes religiosas, etc. Para más información comuníquese con Connie al 813-8848326.

P. Jairo Palabras para meditar Nadie hay tan duro que no le derrita el cariño. Date cuenta: No lo vas a lograr, le decían otros. - Y el ave humildemente contestó: "El bosque me ha dado tanto, le amo tanto, yo nací en él, me ha enseñado tanto. Me ha dado todo mi ser. Es mi origen y mi hogar y voy a seguir lanzando gotitas de amor, aunque no lo pueda apagar, y aunque me muera en el intento". Los otros animales entendieron lo que hacía la pequeña ave y le ayudaron a apagar el incendio. Cada gotita de agua apacigua un incendio. Cada acción que con amor y entusiasmo emprendemos, un mejor mañana será su reflejo. No subestimes las gotas porque millones de ellas forman un océano. Todo acto que con amor realizamos, regresa a nosotros multiplicado.

MISA EN HONOR A MARÍA MADRE DE LA DIVINA PROVIDENCIA Los invitamos a la Misa Regional anual en honor a la Patrona de Puerto de Rico. El sábado, 16 de noviembre en St. Paul a las 7:30pm. Celebrante: Padre Miguel Trinidad de Puerto Rico. |9

3 de noviembre de 2013 TRADICIONES DE NUESTRA FE No todas las patronas latinoamericanas tienen origines entre milagros y visiones. Algunas nacen de la devoción mariana del Pueblo de Dios. Tal es el caso con la Virgen de los Treinta y Tres. En 1962, el Papa Juan XXIII la nombró Patrona de Uruguay y así confirmó oficialmente lo que el Pueblo de Dios ya había hecho desde el 1825. Esta pequeña imagen de 36 centímetros lleva sobre su cabeza una corona desproporcionadamente grande, regalo de un general militar y símbolo de la devoción del pueblo. También lleva su curioso nombre en honor a su papel en la Independencia de Uruguay antiguamente llamada la Provincia Oriental. Los treinta y tres orientales que comandaron la guerra de liberación encomendaron sus esfuerzos delante esta imagen de origen jesuita. El siglo pasado el pueblo uruguayo comenzó ha patrocinar peregrinajes en honor de su patrona. Eventualmente en 1945 el obispo tuvo la gran idea de llevar la imagen en peregrinación al pueblo. Desde entonces se ha ido desarrollando esta bella costumbre que lleva María al Pueblo cada segundo domingo de noviembre entre homenajes de caballadas, desfiles y cantos. — Fray Gilberto Cavazos-Glz, OFM, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.

LECTURAS DE HOY Primera lectura — Señor, tú amas todo cuanto existe (Sabiduría 11:22 — 12:2). Salmo — Bendeciré al Señor eternamente (Salmo 145 [144]). Segunda lectura — Sea glorificado el nombre de Cristo en ustedes y ustedes en él (2 Tesalonicenses 1:11 — 2:2). Evangelio — Zaqueo, considerado socialmente como pecador, se convierte al Señor (Lucas 19:1-10).


LECTURAS DE LA SEMANA Lunes: Rom 11:29-36; Sal 69 (68):30-31, 33-34, 36; Lc 14:12-14 Martes: Rom 12:5-16b; Sal 131 (130):1bcde-3; Lc 14:15-24 Miércoles: Rom 13:8-10; Sal 112 (111):1b-2, 4-5, 9; Lc 14:25-33 Jueves: Rom 14:7-12; Sal 27 (26):1bcde, 4, 13-14; Lc 15:1-10 Viernes: Rom 15:14-21; Sal 98 (97):1-4; Lc 16:1-8 Sábado: Ez 47:1-2, 8-9, 12; Sal 46 (45):2-3, 5-6, 8-9; 1 Cor 3:9c-11, 16-17; Jn 2:13-22 Domingo: 2 Mc 7:1-2, 9-14; Sal 17 (16):1, 5-6, 8, 15; 2 Tes 2:16 — 3:5; Lc 20:27-38 [27, 34-38]

Retiros “La Viña de Raquel” La Viña de Raquel nos ofrece un lugar seguro donde se logra reconstruir y redimir los corazones rotos por motivo de un aborto. Estos retiros se llevan a cabo en el Bethany Center y está abierto a la participación de todos aquellos que han sufrido el impacto de la decisión de un aborto—sea hombre, mujer, abuelos, amistades, o hijos (as). El próximo retiro en español será de el 6 - 8 de diciembre. Para más información comuníquese con Emma Boe al 813-924-4173 o para ayuda en español llame al 813-5009875 y pregunte por Rosa. COMIENZA CON ARDOR Si queremos progresar en el servicio de Dios debemos comenzar cada día de nuestra vida con nuevo ardor. —San Carlos Borromeo

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