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Church of the Incarnation 8220 W. HILLSBOROUGH AVE. • TAMPA, FLORIDA 33615 Phone: 813- 885-7861 Welcome to Incarnation Catholic Community! If you would like information on becoming a registered member of our parish, call or stop by the parish office during the week. Please introduce yourself and your family to one of the parish clergy.

5124 Gateway Drive (mailing address) • Fax: (813) 884-3624 PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm November 6, 2011

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MASS SCHEDULE  Clergy - 813-885-7861 Very Rev. Michael Suszynski, Pastor Rev. Diego Ossa, Parochial Vicar Rev. Philip Clement, Parochial Vicar Deacon Joseph Krzanowski Deacon Frank Julian Deacon Pablo Maldonado

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Monday through Friday - 7am & 8:30am Saturday - 8:30 am & 4:30pm (Vigil) Sunday: 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am (signed), 12pm Misas en Español:

Rosary - Thursday at 11:30am in the chapel

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

CONFESSIONS: Saturdays - 2:30 - 3:30pm

William Alicea Frederick Allen Bertha Aquino Eleanor Basile Myrna Benoit Kathleen Bianchi Sr. Clare Brandon Stephen J. Collins Rafael Cornejo Ana Cortes Celia Costa Lea Ann Cote Henry Cramer Edward Wm. Cressman Mark A. Darst Thomas Diaz Rosemarie Anne DiPiero Michael Dorney Daniel Duet David “Mark” Eger Lois Fedon Francisco Fernandez Dorothy Fetrow Luz Marina Figueredo Robert Flaherty

Morning Prayer Group: Liturgy of the Hours - Mon., Tue., Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 8:10am - 8:25am First Friday Adoration following the 8:30 am Mass until 6:15pm

Rosario en español cada jueves a las 7:00pm en la capilla

John Foley Robert Foster Louis Frigola Evelyn Garcia Silvera Garcia Genara Garcia Rosalind Gil Gerald Golojuch Raymundo Hernandez Barbara Hunt Elena Janes Leo A. Jay John Kelly Felix Augusto Lopez Jose R. Lopez Providencia Maestre Manuel Martin Maureen Martos Gerard Mascari William Meagher Robert Medina Lois Mescall John Moctezuma Ernesto Mora Botero Laura Moreno

Karen Lynn Outzen Margarita Peralta Jose Perez Angelita Quinones Mary Reese Robert Reese Carmen Rivera Carmen Rodriguez Eugenia Rojas Kathleen Sanchez Arturo Sanchez Miguel Angel Santos Carmen Sifontes Phyllis Stahley Janet Stein James G. Stitt Anielca Valdes Albert Voute Robert Wagner Marie Esther Walldren Ole Willumstad Mary Wilson Anthony Zega

Church of the Incarnation, Tampa, FL

Phone: (813) 885-7861      

The month of November is that special time in which we focus on the souls of our departed loved ones with prayerful intention. Please return your All Souls envelopes to the office or by placing them in the offertory basket including the names of your deceased family members and friends you wish to be prayed for during the month of November. They will be placed in the "Vessel of Remembrance" to be located in the sanctuary to the right of the celebrant's chair; there to be embraced in prayer and memory at each Mass. All Souls envelopes can be found in the pews & church foyer.


Monday: Wis 1:1-7; Lk 17:1-6 Tuesday: Wis 2:23 — 3:9; Lk 17:7-10

The Arts & Crafts Festival is next Sunday from 8am to 3:30pm! Please stop by and visit all the vendors, eat some good food & enjoy the entertainment! Bring the whole family!

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Wednesday: Ez 47:1-2, 8-9, 12; Ps 46; 1 Cor 3:9c-11, 16-17; Jn 2:13-22 Thursday: Wis 7:22b — 8:1; Lk 17:20-25 Friday:

Wis 13:1-9; Lk 17:26-37

Saturday: Wis 18:14-16; 19:6-9; Lk 18:1-8 Sunday: Prv 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31; Ps 128; 1 Thes 5:1-6; Mt 25:1430 [14-15,


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† Mass Intentions † SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 6 - THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 7:30 A.M. Ill Members of ICCW by ICCW 9:00 A.M. PEOPLE OF INCARNATION 10:30 A.M. +All Souls by Cerra Family 12:00 P.M. (SI) Pauline Corroy by Family 1:30 P.M. +Deceased Members of the Legion of Mary by Legion of Mary MONDAY - NOVEMBER 7 7:00 A.M. +All Souls 8:30 A.M. (SI) Angelo Lorenzo by Richard McKay TUESDAY - NOVEMBER 8 7:00 A.M. +Ventura Gonzalez by Daughter 8:30 A.M. +Kelly Ward by Marlene Szabo WEDNESDAY - NOVEMBER 9 - DEDICATION OF THE LATERAN BASILICA 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. +Bienbenida Montero by Carmen and Isidra Hernandez THURSDAY - NOVEMBER 10 - ST. LEO THE GREAT, POPE 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. +Cesar Duenas Ybarra by Daughter FRIDAY - NOVEMBER 11 - ST. MARTIN OF TOURS, BISHOP 7:00 A.M. +Leandro Callejas by Family 8:30 A.M. (SI) Edwin Santos by Doriza and Children 6:30 P.M. +Enrique Salgado and +Marta Marin by Fernandez Family SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 12 - ST. JOSAPHAT, BISHOP AND MARTYR 8:30 A.M. +Jill McFarland by Julie Murphy and Santina Maldonado 4:30 P.M. +Joyce Hiller by Wes Hiller and Family SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 13 - THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 7:30 A.M. +Anto Pallen by Sister-in-law 9:00 A.M. +Michael Schmidt by Family 10:30 A.M. PEOPLE OF INCARNATION 12:00 P.M. +Maria T. Mejia by Daughter and Grandchildren 1:30 P.M. +Bernardo Arias by Ruiz and Montoya Families

SACRIFICIAL GIFTS OF TREASURE OFFERTORY (First Collection) is used solely for the operation and maintenance of the parish. Weekly Target ................................................. $23,000.00 10/30/2011 Offertory Donations .................... $19,304.75 Shortfall ........................................................... $ 3,695.25 Tuition Assistance ........................................... $ 13.00 Helping Hand ................................................... $ 299.00 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. 10/30/2011 Renovation Donations .................... $3,379.00

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Sick Prayer List: New names appear in bold. Other than critical or terminal conditions, the names will remain on this list for 30 days. Please help us keep our prayer list current. If you would like to add a name, e-mail Silvia Rivera at: or call the office. Please pray also for our parishioners who are in hospitals, nursing homes and our shut ins. Bertha Fyda William Gareau Mary Gibson Sheila Gildea Kirk Goetz Cassidy Gonzalez Maria Gonzalez Paula Hague Leonard Hamilton Patrick Hardy Robert Hasty Steven Harman Greg Jackson Doris Jansen Cal Johnson Trudy Jorge Rodrigo Jurado Colleen Kramer Barbara Cunningham Sue Ellen Krick John Dawes Mimi Kuhla Marta De La Rosa Ann Kuratnick Wandy Del Valle Mary Larkin Christopher Dempsey Daniela C. LaRosa Sara Desrocher Grace Leiva Joseph Dintino Michael Lloyd Tammy Dominguez Paige Macfarlane Sr. Anne Dupuis Matthew T. McLane, Sr. Shirley Duran Beba Montero Dylan Edward Noah Nero Courtney Endicott Linda Nicholas Fr. Jonathan Niehaus Zachary Endicott JR Pearce Manuel Escamilla Angelo Perez Tom Esgro Carol Perez Flora Farella Tom Phillips Mary Ferreira Ana Rosa Acosta Betty Alberico Brent Benson David Boyd Mariana Brandao Alice V. Brown Kenneth Brown Linda Casarez Zachary Cayon Santiago Chang Ray Chiarmonte Delma Chimelis Mary Childers Mike Childers Frank Chinchar Mendel Claxton Bob Cramer Jacqueline Cramer

Peter Proley Lydia Quesada Evette Reas Violet Riche Christopher Rivera Irvin Rivera, Jr. Delores Roberta Maria Robles Evaristo Rodriguez Ewen Rosale Humberto Sanchez Kiki Santiago Brenda Sandy Flora Santos Gina Schmidt Reina Selma Martinez

Kaylala Silva Noah Spivey Howard Stables Janet Taylor Sheli Thomas Jaime Torres Rhoda Toscano Adrian Valentin Thomas Vassil Joan Vassil Ethan Ward Jerry Wegman Ty Wegman Edonna White Selwyn Williams Steven Yudicky Bruno Zabuka

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:


BULLETIN DEADLINE The deadline to submit announcements for the Nov. 20th bulletin is this Tuesday. Email written announcements to

SSGT Angelique Vazquez, Japan LCPL Almoris E. Lugo, Jr. SGT Ryan Wegman, Iraq PFC Joshua Luckey, Afghanistan PFC James Blackwelder, Afghanistan

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

REST IN PEACE… Mary Reese (10/18/2011) Marie E. Walldren (10/20/2011) Margarita Peralta (10/23/2011) Gerard S. Mascari (10/23/2011) Alice Lemieux (10/24/2011)

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Church of the Incarnation, Tampa, FL

Phone: (813) 885-7861

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

Co-Peer Minister Administrative Assistant

Grades Pk-12 Sacrament Preparation & Youth Ministry

Jane Rullier

Philomena Johnson




FAITH FORMATION – Grades PreK-12th Parents please remember to check your child’s folder when they come home from Faith Formation sessions. We send home important information and announcements for the families. You should also take time with your child to share with them what they are learning about in class their chapter reviews are sent home each week in their folder as well. If you have not registered for the “eConnect” website please do so. This is a great website for the entire family but it also has games that will help you to share with your child what they are learning about in Faith Formation. To register please go to www.Bit.Ly/ICCFF and complete the registration form. Please type this address exactly as it appears here.

DONATIONS NEEDED!!!  Faith Formation Office is need of Mardi Gras beads for an event they will be doing with the children in Faith Formation. Please bring your donations to St. Brendan’s Room on Sundays or look for the box in St. Michael’s Hall on Sundays. Your generosity is GREATLY appreciated.

SACRAMENT PREPARATION - Reconciliation Workshop #3 is Saturday, Nov. 19th Confirmation Workshop 1 is Wednesday, Nov. 9th from 7-9PM in the church. Parent and child MUST attend this workshop together. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!

The Faith Formation Office and our Youth ARK kids need volunteers to help put Thanksgiving Baskets together for the poor and needy of our Parish on Monday, Nov. 21st at 6:00PM in St. Michaels Hall. If you and your family would like to help this year please call Philomena Johnson in the Faith Formation Office at 813-885-7861 to sign up. Thank you!!

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Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time November 6, 2011

Stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour. — Matthew 25:13 EXPECTING THE UNEXPECTED If it ever crossed your mind that Jesus was somewhat lacking in a sense of humor, today’s Gospel should belie any such notion. Jesus’ story of the five wise and five foolish bridesmaids is downright hilarious. The circumstances of the story were surely familiar to Jesus’ listeners, just as they are—if we think about it—to us. Weddings never, never start on time. There’s always a delay. Buttons pop off at the last minute. Flowers wilt. Cars full of wedding guests get caught in traffic. Soloists contract laryngitis. Brides or grooms or priests show up late! So the only reasonable way to approach a wedding is with a sense of humor, to realize that something probably will go awry, and, when that happens, to smile about it. Jesus tells this funny story to encourage us to be watchful, yes; to be ready, yes. But he doesn’t tell it to make us dour and somber. The heavy-hearted tremble, waver, lose sight of their place and purpose, and fall asleep. The lighthearted know that the unexpected will happen—is bound to happen—so they are awake in their place and ready in their purpose when it comes.© Copyright, J. S. Paluch Co.

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

5111 Webb Road Tampa, FL 33615


Phone: 813.884.4502 Fax: 813.885.3734 Website:  

‐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

Good news for families wanting to enroll their children at Incarnation Catholic School!

STEP UP FOR STUDENTS (scholarships worth up to $4,011.00) has re-opened the application period until November 30th. The online application log-in for new parents can be found at ( Contact Mrs. Michele Moody in the school office if you have any questions.

SCRIP NEWS Thanksgiving and Christmas Employee Incentives If your company or business would like to give their employees a Thanksgiving or Christmas incentive, WE CAN HELP!! ICS sells gift cards for many national stores, restaurants, and spas. All you have to do is take our order form (available in St. Michael’s Hall from 8:15am until 11:45am) to the boss and suggest buying gift cards for the employees this holiday season. Visit for a complete list of vendors available, besides the ones on our order form. Please allow one week when placing a special order. If you order this Sunday, the gift cards will be available next Sunday. The Scrip Gift Card table will be closed Nov. 6th due to the Hall being closed, Nov. 13th due to the Arts and Craft Festival, and Nov. 27th due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Please call 813-884-4502 for more details and other options for purchasing gift cards or picking up ordered gift cards. Page 5

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PARISH ACTIVITIES SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 6 FAITH FORMATION IN ALL CLASSROOMS MONDAY - NOVEMBER 7 TUESDAY - NOVEMBER 8 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. Prayer Shawl Ministry Faith Formation Office 7:00 P.M. Music Ministry Church WEDNESDAY - NOVEMBER 9 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 - NOVEMBER 10 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 7:00 P.M. Columbiettes St. Patrick’s Room FRIDAY - NOVEMBER 11 7:00 P.M. Spanish Youth Group St. Patrick’s Room SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 12 7:00 P.M. Spanish Young Adults St. Patrick’s Room


November 11/12 4:30 pm:

Taylor Bump, Devin Doyle, Holliston Wagner

7:30 am: 9:00 am:

Mojo Conrad, Marielle Conrad, Molly Conrad

10:30 am:

Sam Fernandez, Vincent Mendola, Christopher Mendola

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.

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



TREE OF LIFE - MEMORIALS In memory of a loved one that has passed away you may want to consider the Tree of Life Memorial at the church’s entrance. You may also want to remember a special Anniversary or a family member with a Leaf on the Tree. For information call Connie Hennessey at 884-8326. Page 6

BAPTISMS CARMEN CAYON ……………….885-7861 RCIA CARMEN CAYON……….……….885-7861 FIRST EUCHARIST PHILOMENA JOHNSON……….885-7861 CONFIRMATION PHILOMENA JOHNSON…….…885-7861 MARRIAGE PREPARATION FR. PHILIP CLEMENT… .…………...885-7861 To receive Sacraments you must be registered in the parish. Registration forms are available at the Welcome Table in St. Michael’s Hall on Sunday mornings or at the Parish Office during the Week.

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URGENT! NEED HOST FAMILIES FOR FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENTS! Two students attending Alonso HS need new host families due to a medical emergency with current host family. Looking for two host families, one to host Italian girl & one to host girl from Denmark. Both are excellent students, interesting & inspiring. This is a great opportunity for your family to learn about a new culture & make a positive difference & a life time friend. If you or anyone you know is interested in more information, please contact Karen, at 727-3298060 or send your name & phone # to Both girls need to live in a neighborhood that is part of Alonso HS area. Thank you! Abortion is a relational wound that affects marriage and family life. Do you know someone hurting from an abortion in their past. There is HOPE. Call Project Rachel 1-888-456-HOPE (4673), or email

Mass of the Angels A Mass for parents/families who have lost a child will be held at Bethany Retreat Center on Saturday, December 3rd at 10:00 am. A light reception will follow the Mass. Contact Barbara Hertz to RSVP or have your child's name remembered in the program: 727-893-1314 *210, Bethany Center is located at 18150 Bethany Center Drive, Lutz, 33558.

BE PREPARED We ought not to be sanguine about anything; the right rule is to hope nothing, to fear nothing, to expect nothing, to be prepared for everything. —John Henry Cardinal Newman

Who Will Dry Our Tears? Weekend Retreat for parents who have experienced the death of a child on December 2-4 2011 at Bethany Center, Lutz, FL. Weekend includes 5 meals, beautiful lakeside rooms, chapel, inspirational talks and time for individual meditation and reflection. Mothers and fathers are invited. Cost: $150.00 double occupancy and $200 single occupancy ~ Bethany Center Lutz, FL. For more information contact: Dolores Mortimer House of Mercy and Encouragement 727-7867951. Page 7

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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 our Grand Knight Jeff Bickel @ 335-2434.

CALLING ALL WOMEN OF INCARNATION PARISH. Would you like to have fun while working to help others? We would love for you to become members of Columbiettes Auxiliary 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 Dale Zgurzynski , Membership Chairwoman, 813.885.5228 or Donna Henry, President, at 813.855.0275. Vocation Awareness Weekend at St. John Vianney College Seminary It's not too late to take a weekend to visit St. John Vianney College Seminary in Miami for a Vocation Awareness Weekend. November 11-13, 2011 (Depart Friday afternoon 4 p.m.; Return Sunday evening 6 p.m.) This weekend will give you a first hand experience of seminary life. For more information or to reserve your spot, please contact Fr. Carl by email at or call him at (727) 345-3452.

KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS The Knights of Columbus thanks those parishioners who purchased their car magnets and Christmas cards on October 23rd. Please get your car magnets this weekend before they are gone! Car magnets on sale this weekend for $5.00 after the Saturday 4:30 mass and on Sunday after the 7:30 mass until the beginning of the Sunday 1:30 mass.

REVISED ROMAN MISSAL WORSHIP AIDS AVAILABLE Pew Cards with the revised prayers and responses are available at our Religious Articles Store. These worship aids will help you participate fully during Mass. THIS WEEKEND IS OUR MONTHLY FOOD COLLECTION. If you forgot to bring nonperishable foods, that’s can leave a monetary donation in the Helping Hands box located at the rear of the church. Thank you! Page 8

INVITACION Retiro EmaĂşs Para Hombres Incarnation Church Tampa Florida Noviembre 11, 12, 13, 2011

Comienza: Viernes 6:00 pm con el encuentro en la Iglesia De La Encarnacion de Tampa Florida Termina: Domingo despues de la misa, aproximadamente a las 6:00pm Costo: $100. Contactos: Carmen Cayon - 813-885-7861 Rafael Tamayo - 813-802-4879 Juan M. Taveras - 813-965-5378 Se el principe de JESUS por un fin de semana. !No te arrepentiras! on the web @

Trigésimo segundo Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario 6 de noviembre de 2011 Estén, pues, preparados, porque no saben ni el día ni la hora. — Mateo 25:13

LOS SANTOS Y OTRAS OBSERVANCIAS Domingo: Cambio de hora Lunes: Ntra. Señora de los 33, patrona de Uruguay Miércoles: La Dedicación de la Basílica de San Juan de Letrán: Ntra. Sra. De la Almudena Jueves: San León Magno Viernes: San Martín de Tours; Día de los Veteranos Sábado: San Josafat CORO HISPANO DE LA IGLESIA DE INCARNATION Te invitamos a que participes en nuestro Coro hispano. Nos reunimos todos los miércoles a partir de las 7:00PM. Recuerda que el que canta alaba dos veces, atrévete a ser parte de nuestra comunidad y servirle al Señor a través de la música. Para más información comunícate con: David Funes (Director) (813) 952-0359


domingo, noviembre 13 8:00AM - 3:30PM

Panorámica de la liturgia de este mes


oviembre marca el final del año litúrgico . En estas semanas se hace una especie de curso acelerado sobre el mensaje evangélico y todas las enseñanzas de Jesús. También se va mirando a los tiempos finales, la esperanza de la nueva venida y cómo tendremos que estar atentos a ella. Las parábolas de las lecturas de estos domingos animan a una atención cuidadosa a lo que Dios quiere de nosotros. Estar preparados, estar atentos a las necesidades de los demás y vivir, no en el terror del final de los tiempo, sino en alegre esperanza de la venida de Cristo con su salvación. Esto se nos da a conocer con especial fuerza en la festividad de Cristo Rey, en que se nos abre una visión de lo que es el Reino de Dios; justicia, misericordia y paz. Este mismo tema está presente en todas las fiestas de este mes, comenzado por Todos lo Santos y Todos los Difuntos. Es decir, se celebra a todos los miembros de la Iglesia, la de la tierra, llamada a la santidad, y la del cielo que ya goza directamente de Dios para su reino. Es una celebración de la voluntad de Dios para su reino. En este mes se celebra también el Día de Acción de Gracias, que invita a reflexionar sobre la identidad y cultura que compartimos. El centro de la celebración es el reconocimiento de que todo lo que se tiene es regalo de Dios. Es también una invitación a reconocer al inmigrante como hermano y amigo, como los nativos que acogieron con generosidad a los peregrinos. En este mes se celebran las fiestas de Nuestra Señora de la Providencia, Patrona de Puerto Rico, Nuestra Señora del Quinché, Patrona de Ecuador, Nuestra Señora de la Medalla Milagrosa y Nuestra Señora de los Treinta y Tres, Patrona de Uruguay. ©Nuestra Parroquia 2011

Para información y reservar un espacio, por favor llame a Connie Hennessey al 813-884-8326 lo antes posible.

LECTURAS DE HOY Primera lectura — La sabiduría la encuentran los que la buscan (Sabiduría 6:12-16). Salmo — Mi alma está sedienta de ti, oh Señor, mi Dios (Salmo 63 [62]). Segunda lectura — No se acongojen como los que no tienen esperanza (1 Tesalonicenses 4:13-18 [13-14]). Evangelio — Las vírgenes necias no estaban preparadas para la llegada del novio (Mateo 25:1-13). Pg 9

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LECTURAS DE LA SEMANA Lunes: Sab 1:1-7; Lc 17:1-6 Martes: Sab 2:23 — 3:9; Lc 17:7-10 Miércoles: Ez 47:1-2, 8-9, 12; Sal 46 (45); Cor 3:9c-11, 16-17; Jn 2:13-22 Jueves: Sab 7:22b — 8:1; Lc 17:20-25 Viernes: Sab 13:1-9; Lc 17:26-37 Sábado: Sab 18:14-16; 19:6-9; Lc 18:1-8 Domingo: Pro 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31; Sal 128 (127); 1 Tes 5:1-6; Mt 25:14-30 [14-15, 19-21]

NUESTRA CULTURA Hoy día seguimos teniendo un cortejo de amigas que ayudan a la novia en todos los detalles de la ceremonia. Son como las jóvenes de la parábola, que tienen que estar atentas a las necesidades de la novia. Un pensamiento: "En realidad, todas las cosas, todos los acontecimientos, para quien sabe leerlos con profundidad, encierran un mensaje que, en definitiva, remite a Dios." Juan Pablo II

ESTAR PREPARADOS No debemos ser sanguíneos sobre nada; la mejor regla es no esperar nada, no temer nada, no tener ninguna expectativa, para estar preparado para todo. —Cardenal John Henry Newman

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ESPERAR LO INESPERADO Si alguna vez se te pasó por la mente que a Jesús le faltaba un poco del sentido del humor, el Evangelio de hoy destierra esa noción. La parábola de Jesús sobre las cinco jóvenes precavidas y las cinco jóvenes descuidadas es sumamente chistosa. Las circunstancias de la parábola sin duda resultaban familiares a los que escuchaban a Jesús, como lo son para nosotros. Las bodas nunca, nunca comienzan a la hora. Siempre hay un retraso. Botones que se caen al último minuto. Flores que se marchitan. Vehículos llenos de invitados atascados en el tráfico. Solistas que contraen laringitis. ¡Novias, novios o sacerdotes que llegan tarde! Así que la única manera razonable de encarar una boda es con buen sentido del humor, conscientes de que algo va a salir mal, y, cuando eso suceda, sonreír. Jesús cuenta esta historia chistosa para alentarnos a que seamos vigilantes, sí; a estar preparados, sí. Pero no nos la cuenta para que nos amarguemos y nos ensombrezcamos. Los apesadumbrados tiemblan, titubean, pierden de vista su lugar y propósito, y se quedan dormidos. Los festivos saben que sucederá lo inesperado –más que seguro —así que están despiertos en su puesto y listos para cumplir su propósito en el acto. © Copyright, J. S. Paluch Co.

Sabías que... El Sacramento de la Unción de los enfermos no es sólo para aquellos que están a punto de morir. Se considera también como tiempo oportuno para recibirlo cuando el fiel empieza a estar en peligro de muerte por enfermedad o vejez. Además, si un enfermo que recibió la unción recupera la salud, puede, en caso de enfermedad grave, recibir de nuevo el Sacramento.

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