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CHURCH OF THE INCARNATION THE FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION IS SATURDAY

DECEMBER 8 (a Holy Day of Obligation to attend Mass) MASS SCHEDULE VIGIL MASS Friday, Dec. 7th 7:00pm - Bilingual

HOLY DAY MASSES

Saturday, Dec. 8th 8:30am 10am - Spanish 12:00pm

First Sunday of Advent

December 2, 2012


Church of the Incarnation

813-885-7861

Parish Office: 5124 Gateway Dr. , Tampa, FL 33615 813.885.7861

Fax: 813.884.3624

www.icctampa.org

School Office: 5111 Webb Rd. , Tampa, FL 33615 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

Staff - 813-885-7861 Parish Business Administrator - Paul Hunter phunter@icctampa.org Facility Manager - Dave Arnold darnold@icctampa.org / 919-4284 Parish Secretary/Bulletin Editor - Irene Martinez imartinez@icctampa.org Receptionist/ Asst Editor - Silvia Rivera srivera@icctampa.org Music Director - Lisa Screeton lscreeton@icctampa.org Director of Faith Formation - Carmen Cayon ccayon@icctampa.org Sacrament Prep. & Youth Ministry - Philomena Johnson pjohnson@icctampa.org Faith Formation Apprentice Meg Kanatzar mkanatzar@icctampa.org Mass Schedule 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: Cada domingo a la 1:30pm; Cada viernes a las 6:30 pm

Latin Mass : 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month 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 español cada jueves de 5:30pm-6:30pm en la capilla

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First Sunday of Advent December 2, 2012 I will raise up for David a just shoot; he shall do what is right and just in the land. — Jeremiah 33:15 THE PROMISE OF JUSTICE We are in fairly good company when we ask God for justice. Often enough we hear and agree with the lament of the people of Israel asking God why the wicked prosper. However, when we call out for justice, we usually want someone to get his or her comeuppance. God's justice is something other than this, of course. God's justice comprises a wonderful rightness between God and humankind. Today, Jeremiah looks ahead to a time when a just one will sprout from the shorn-off stump of Jesse of the house and family of David. Life was not fair in Jeremiah's time. Israel's kings held the promise of God's fidelity, but it was difficult to see how God's promise could be realized through them. Nevertheless, Jeremiah lifts his voice and announces that the Promised One will come. Luke's Gospel echoes that announcement, and Paul is filled with sturdy encouragement. And so Advent begins with a promise. Copyright (c) J. S. Paluch Co.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Is 2:1-5; Ps 122:1-9; Mt 8:5-11 Tuesday: Is 11:1-10; Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17; Lk 10:21-24 Wednesday: Is 25:6-10a; Ps 23:1-6; Mt 15:29-37 Thursday: Is 26:1-6; Ps 118:1, 8-9, 19-21, 25-27a; Mt 7:21, 24-27 Friday: Is 29:17-24; Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14; Mt 9:27-31 Saturday: Gn 3:9-15, 20; Ps 98:1-4; Eph 1:3-6, 11-12; Lk 1:26-38 Sunday: Bar 5:1-9; Ps 126:1-6; Phil 1:4-6, 8-11; Lk 3:1-6

"Bambinello Sunday" This weekend begins the new season of Advent, when we joyfully and eagerly await the coming of the infant Jesus. This year on Gaudete Sunday, the third Sunday of Advent, we will adopt a time honored tradition of the Holy Father who in Rome on that Sunday blesses the baby Jesus figures from home manger scenes. The Holy Father calls this Sunday "Bambinello Sunday," and blesses the bambinelli - the babies - in St. Peter's Square. Therefore, on the third Sunday of Advent, the weekend of December 15th & 16th, we invite you to bring to Mass to be blessed the infant Jesus figure from your home manger scene . We will be doing the blessings at all Masses that weekend, and your participation is welcomed and encouraged as we patiently await the celebration of the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus. On the third Sunday we will also provide, in the bulletin and on our website, a family blessing to be used in the home in case you forget your infant Jesus figure. Then, on the Fourth Sunday of Advent, both in the bulletin and on our website, we will provide a family blessing to be used on Christmas day when you place your baby Jesus figure in your manger. We are very happy to share with you this tradition of the Holy Fathers in Rome, and invite you to adopt this as a family tradition in your home.


First Sunday of Advent

December 2, 2012

† Mass Intentions †

Please Pray for One Another

SUNDAY - DECEMBER 2 - FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT 7:30 A.M. (SI) Prayer Box Intentions by Our Lady of Mercy Prayer Group 9:00 A.M. +June Keaney by Tom and Susan Fraher 10:30 A.M. +James Collins, Jr. by Flynn Family 12:00 P.M. PEOPLE OF INCARNATION 1:30 P.M. +Estrella Yara by Daughter 4:30 P.M. +Orestes and +Caridad Cartaya by Children MONDAY - DECEMBER 3 - ST. FRANCIS XAVIER, PRIEST 7:00 A.M. +Ana Marie Eckelberg by Mom 8:30 A.M. +Florence Doughney by Alice Dillon TUESDAY - DECEMBER 4 - ST. JOHN DAMASCENE, PRIEST 7:00 A.M. +Clara and +Miguel Nacional by Family 8:30 A.M. +Frank Russo by John and Flora Chambers WEDNESDAY - DECEMBER 5 7:00 A.M. VOCATIONS 8:30 A.M. +Bobby Medina by Wife THURSDAY - DECEMBER 6 7:00 A.M. +Ruben Manrique by Daughter 8:30 A.M. +Dalidia Colon-Pieretti by Evelyn and Nicanor Colon FRIDAY - DECEMBER 7 - ST. AMBROSE BISHOP 7:00 A.M. +Roberto Africa, Sr. by Family 8:30 A.M. +Esther Gutierrez by Torres Family 7:00 P.M. +Jack Rodas Mendoza by Julissa Rodas and Brothers SATURDAY - DECEMBER 8 - THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY 8:30 A.M. +Carol Geary by Family 10:00 A.M. +Ana Rita Arroyave by Family and Friends 12:00 P.M. (SI) Milena Espinoza by Celia y Abram 4:30 P.M. +Carmen Rigualts by Robert and Olga Gonzalez SUNDAY - DECEMBER 9 - SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT 7:30 A.M. (SI) In Thanksgiving by Rovinelli Family 9:00 A.M. +Dan Duet by Joyce Duet 10:30 A.M. +Oscar Emilio Marquez by Ruiz Arias Family 12:00 P.M. (SI) Ill Members of ICCW by ICCW 1:30 P.M. PEOPLE OF INCARNATION

If you would like to add a name, e-mail Silvia Rivera at: srivera@icctampa.org 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 Janice and Addie P. Barbara Allaert Nora Alonso Benedetto Artino, Jr. Colleen Beran

Michelle Boylan Chuck Burton Mike Childers Jacqueline Colon Julia Colon Yolanda Cruz Jack and Lucy Dietz

Manuel Escamilla Aurora Esparza Manuel Esparza Nila Espinola Beverly Fenton Robert Ferry Deborah Fisher

Dominick Fridella William Gareau Robert Hasty Francisco Hernandez

Kathy Holecek Anthony Joseph Scott G. Kennedy Joyce Kielpinski Helen King Mimi Kuhla Natalie Lasko Tom Lom Mary Loper Sandy Loy Andrea Maleska Ana Marsicano Matthew McClane, Sr.

Maryjane McNally

Joe Mininno Roder Naranjo

Noah Nero Veronica Pacitti Bob Patterson JR Pearce Kim Perez Jorge Rodriguez Roland Rodriguez Kiki Santiago Thomas Santiago Bill Seemann Christine Screeton Bill and Angie Spink

Jaime Torres Ines Velazquez Bridget Vitto Rose Vrabel Michael Warren Jerry Wegman Linda Wilson

SACRIFICIAL GIFTS OF TREASURE OFFERTORY (First Collection) is used solely for the operation and maintenance of the parish. Weekly Target ........................................................... $23,000.00 Offertory Donations 11/18/2012 ............................ $15,897.50 Shortfall ..................................................................... $ 7,102.50 Offertory Donations 11/25/2012 .............................. $16,062.00 Shortfall ..................................................................... $ 6,938.00 Tuition Assistance 11/18/2012 .................................. $ Tuition Assistance 11/25/2012 .................................. Helping Hand 11/18/2012 ......................................... $ Helping Hand 11/25/2012 ......................................... $ Our Mission in the D.R. 11/18/12. ........................... $ Our Mission in the D.R. 11/25/12 ............................ $ Campaign for Human Development 11/18/12 ........ $ Campaign for Human Development 11/25/12 ........ $

150.00 7.00 56.00 1,170.00 1,751.00 1,343.00 1,653.00 96.50

Sergio Pages, Jr. PV2 Chad Michael Burgess 1LT Orlando R. Zambrano Ryan Wegman, Afghanistan

SPC Janet E. Pagan, Afghanistan SPC Janice E. Pagan, Afghanistan David Valencia, Japan

Thank you to Buds, Blooms & Beyond for their donation of flower arrangements for our weekend liturgies and for our chapel. Visit them at 11234 W. Hillsborough, Tampa, FL 813-818-9600

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. Renovation Donations 11/18/2012 ........................... $ 2,006.00 Renovation Donations 11/25/2012 ............................ $ 2,429.00 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: phunter@icctampa.org.

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Church of the Incarnation FAITH FORMATION NEWS Director of Faith Formation & R.C.I.A.

813-885-7861

Carmen Cayon

Grades Pk-12 Sacrament Preparation & Youth Ministry Philomena Johnson

ccayon@icctampa.org

pjohnson@icctampa.org

Faith Formation News!!

Faith Formation Apprentice

Young Adult Ministry

Meg Kanatzar

Fr. Philip Clement

mkanatzar@icctampa.org

fclement@icctampa.org

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY JOY MINISTRIES!!

Please keep the children and their families as they continue on their journey to First Reconciliation this coming January.

Sacrament Preparation Families Workshop Reminder – Our last workshop for First Reconciliation is Saturday, Dec. 15th. If you are not receiving the reminders via email please call Philomena with your email address. ALL paperwork is due at this workshop, NO EXCEPTIONS.

This past Thanksgiving marked our one year anniversary in helping JOY Ministries in feeding the homeless. In that year we have made over 720 sandwiches, given out toilet articles, blankets, back packs, clothing, as well as hundreds of hugs! I would like to thank Ellie Kurzawa for letting us to join with her and a HUGE thank you to Joanne Jordan and Donna Jackson along with their families who so tirelessly call volunteers each month for us and have taken this as a personal ministry. Thank you too to all of the organizations who have donated money to us as well. This Thanksgiving the catechist’s and their families cooked a hot meal of ham, veggies, and mac n

Confirmation Workshop 1 is this Wednesday, the 5th at 7PM in the church. Please be on time. Please remember there is NO food or drink in the church.

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cheese for the folks and delivered it to the streets. What an awesome experience that was for everyone. If you are interested in helping feed the homeless please contact Philomena Johnson in the Faith Formation Office @ 813-885-7861 for information.


First Sunday of Advent

December 2, 2012

The Rite of Welcoming On November 11th, our parish celebrated with 29 individuals who publically presented themselves at four of the Sunday Masses asking for our prayers and support as they discern their journey into our Catholic faith. Some are desiring baptism in our Catholic Church; others are coming from another Christian faith, preparing for full initiation into our church through the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation. These individuals are a gift to our parish -we stand with them, we pray for them, Oh holy child of God!

Saturday, December 8th 8:00am - 11:30am St. Michael’s Hall Join us for the best Santa breakfast in town. This event always proves to be a jolly ole’ time for the little ones. There is lots of fun to be had. Everyone gets a chance to sit on Santa’s lap and whisper their Christmas list into his ear! Sponsored by the IPHSA (Incarnation Home & School Association)

Memorial Opportunity We would like to enhance our liturgical decoration for Christmas by purchasing two Poinsettia Tree Racks for our Sanctuary. Your gift can be an opportunity to honor a loved one, living or deceased, for a special intention, or for a prayer answered. If you are interested in this Memorial Opportunity, please call the parish office and speak with Irene 813.885.7861

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Religious Articles Store

PARISH ACTIVITIES TUESDAY - DECEMBER 4 7:00 P.M. AA Men’s Closed Meetings in St. Patrick’s Room 7:00 P.M. Spanish Prayer Group in St. Michael’s Hall 7:00 P.M. Music Ministry in Church WEDNESDAY - DECEMBER 5 7:00 P.M. AA Closed Meeting in St. Patrick’s Room 7:00 P.M. Al-Anon Closed Meeting in St. Francis Room 2 7:30 P.M. Spanish Choir in Music Room THURSDAY - DECEMBER 6 11:30 A.M. Our Lady of Mercy Prayer Group in Chapel 5:30 P.M. Spanish Intercessions Group in Chapel 7:00 P.M. Music Ministry in Church 7:00 P.M. ICCW in St. Francis Room 7:30 P.M. Young Adults in St. John’s Room FRIDAY - DECEMBER 7 7:30 P.M. Youth Group in St. John’s Room

TREE OF LIFE MEMORIALS OPEN 1/2 HR BEFORE & AFTER THE 4:30PM SAT. MASS & ALL SUNDAY MASSES

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. 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 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.

NEW ITEMS!

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. MINISTERIOS HISPANOS

Monaguillos: Doris Quirindongo - 817-9321 Coro Hispano: David Funes - 952-0359 Ministros de Eucaristia: Tito Bello - 516-2619 Lectores: Alan Aguilar- 315-0928 Ujieres: Jose Guaba-504-5538 Emmaus / Mujeres - Karla Navas - 408-2741 Emmaus/ hombres - Rafael Tamayo - 403-4272 Escuela de Evangelizacion Juan Pablo II: Ma. Teresa Aguilar - 315-0925 Grupo de Jovenes: Johnatan Fernandez - 484-1173 Grupo de Jovenes Adultos: Ana Acevedo - 359-7722 Grupo de Matromonios: Lecy & Dante Sanchez - 850-4526 Grupo de Oracion: Maria Rodriguez - 926-6436 Legion de Maria: Brunilda Reyes - 961-8505

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LITURGY GROUPS ALTAR SERVERS DAVID SMITH……………………….885-7861 Or via e-mail iccaltarservers@gmail.com EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS FR. PHILIP CLEMENT……….…….. 885-7861 READERS WILL BERAN ………………………. 882-0178 MUSIC DIRECTOR LISA SCREETON ………….…..……885-7861 ENVIRONMENT/ART CONNIE HENNESSEY ………………...884-8326 USHERS TOM OSBORN..……………….…...885-3829 VISITORS OF THE SICK FR. JAIRO ATEHORTUA .………. 885-7861

PARISH ORGANIZATIONS BIBLE STUDY CARMEN CAYON…….………….... 885-7861 CARNIVAL PAUL/NORMA HUNTER …………...854-1171 COLUMBIETTES DALE ZGURZYNSKI…......................885-5228 FINANCE COUNCIL DEACON FRANK JULIAN ………………….... 885-7861 HELPING HAND PARISH OFFICE…..……………..…..885-7861 INC. COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN ALMA SHAMBLIN…………………….886-9365 Or via e-mail afshamblin@aol.com INC. HOME & SCHOOL KIM FIELD….. ….….884-4502 (School Office) JOB SEARCH SUPPORT HILDA LYONS……icjobsupport@hotmail.com KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS STAN ZGURZYNSKI………….. … 885-5228 LIFE MINISTRY TERESA TRUBILLA……….….……..841-6563 Or via e-mail T2DeskTop@aol.com MEMORIALS-TREE OF LIFE CONNIE HENNESSEY….. ……….. 884-8326 OFFICE VOLUNTEERS IRENE MARTINEZ………………….885-7861 PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY SILVIA RIVERA ...…………………..885-7861 RELIGIOUS ARTICLES STORE CONNIE HENNESSEY……………... 884-8326 SPECIAL EDUCATION ISABEL MORAES……………...…….852-1501 MARY THOMSON………………….. 884-8040 STEWARDSHIP PAUL HUNTER…….………………...854-1171

RECEIVING SACRAMENTS 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


First Sunday of Advent

December 2, 2012

Below are the students from our parish that attend Bishop McLaughlin and achieved the honor roll for the first semester. We are very proud of them! Principal's List with Distinction

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Brooke

Baptiste

12

Dane

Barhonovich

11

Liam

Bracken

09

Natalia

Hernandez

10

Hunter

Perez

12

Jenna

Pisani

12

Isabel

Suarez-Solar

Principal's List

11

Rickelle

Vetzel

Principal's List

Principal's List Principal's List Principal's List with Distinction Principal's List Principal's List with Distinction

Congratulations to the students and their families! Support elderly religious. A parishioner writes, “As a Catholic school student from grades K–12, I was formed to be the person I am by many religious brothers and sisters, and I am forever grateful.” Show your thanks for the senior Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests who made a positive difference in so many lives. Please give generously to next week’s collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious. Congratulations to our parishioners who attend Academy of the Holy Names and earned Honor Roll for the first quarter marking period. Carmelle Marie Kuizon Colleen Elizabeth McInerney Eleeza Mae Santos Eva Dolores Prendergast Gabrielle Elizabeth Madden Jackelynn Cristina Mendoza Jazlynn Mercedes Mendoza Marie Jienne Clarisse Ramos Marisa L. Llorente Nicole Michelle Sanchez Priscilla Victoria Vasquez Tiffany Marie Reyes Virginia Catherine Barreda

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Church of the Incarnation

813-885-7861

ADVENT PENANCE SERVICES Monday, Dec. 17 - 7pm - Incarnation Tuesday, Dec 18 - 7pm - Christ the King Wed., Dec. 19 - 7pm - St Lawrence We encourage all of our parishioners to take advantage of this opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation at this penitential period of Advent.

Kids come do your Christmas shopping for mom, dad and other family members! Affordable Gifts - from .50¢ to $5.00 & we’ll wrap them for free!

This Friday Is Fr. Clement’s Birthday! The Incarnation Columbiettes # 8612 Auxiliary is hosting their annual Christmas Holiday Bake Sale as part of today’s Children’s Bazaar. This is a perfect opportunity for you to purchase one or more decorative baked items that will enhance the warmth of your home during the holidays.

Remember your loved ones - both living and deceased at ALL Christmas Masses. List the names of your loved ones on the envelopes and place in the collection basket. There is no suggested offering; any donation will gladly be accepted. Christmas Spiritual Bouquet Envelopes are available at the front entrance of the church and in the pews. They are also available at the Parish Office during the week. Mass Cards are available at the Religious Articles Store and the Parish Office.

BULLETIN DEADLINE Please send all announcements for the December 16th bulletin on or before this Tuesday, Dec. 4th.

CHRISTMAS PARTY COLUMBIETTES, ICCW & KNIGHT OF COLUMBUS

DECEMBER 8, 2012 - ST. MICHAEL’S HALL - 6pm - 10pm ADMISSION: Individual - $1.00 & COVERED DISH Couple - $2.00 & COVERED DISH Ham will be provided PLEASE BRING: Appetizers, Christmas type salads, Side Dishes or Desserts  Cash Bar consists of Wine and Soda Water and Coffee are FREE CONTACT: Grace Lafferty (Columbiettes) 249-9989; Alma Sham-

blin (ICCW) 886-9365; Stan Zgurzynski (Knights of Columbus) 885 -5228 . Please let them know what you are bringing to the party.

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Also, an exciting new Columbiette signature item “Gifts in a Jar” comprised of several easy to fix recipes and ingredients will be available for purchase! Orders may also be placed at this time. Promoting membership is always a plus for any organization. Therefore, ladies who may be interested in joining our auxiliary please contact Dale Zgurzynski at 813-885-5228.

First Friday Adoration This Friday after the 8:30am Mass there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament immediately following the 8:30am Mass until 6:00pm. Blood Drive Next Sunday One of the best Christmas gifts you could give is your blood! We are having a Blood Drive next Sunday. The Bloodmobile will be here from 8:00am to 3:00pm. JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS!

Knights of Columbus Laptop Raffle Drawing December 8, 2012 HP Pavilion Laptop Tickets $2.00 or 6 for $10.00

Tickets On Sale - In the Gazebo - Today (Need not be present to win)

' Keep Christ in Christmas' CHRISTMAS CARDS & CAR MAGNETS

On Sale This Sunday After Mass This is the last day they will be on sale! Knights of Columbus Council 8612


Primero Domingo de Adviento 2 de diciembre de 2012 Yo haré nacer del tronco de David un vástago santo, que ejercerá la justicia y el derecho en la tierra. — Jeremías 33:15

Feliz Cumpleaños Padre Clement !

INMACULADA CONCEPCIÓN DE LA VIRGEN MARÍA

DÍA DE PRECEPTO OBLIGACIÓN DE ASISTIR A MISA

sábado, 8 de diciembre HORARIO DE LAS MISAS: Viernes: 7pm - bilingüe Sábado: 8:30am, 10:00am (Español) y 12:00pm Este viernes es su cumpleaños DIALOGO MATRIMONIAL MDS Somos un movimiento de nuestra Iglesia Católica cuyo objetivo principal es apoyar a las parejas y matrimonios en sus luchas por fortalecer las tres relaciones principales de todo matrimonio: su relación con Dios, su relación de pareja, y la relación con sus hijos. Para lograr ese objetivo realizamos 6 retiros al año. Nos reunimos todos los viernes, donde tratamos, a la luz de la palabra de Dios, y del catecismo de nuestra Iglesia, los temas que crean mayores conflictos en la relación de toda pareja. Los invitamos a nuestro último retiro del año, el 7, 8 y 9 de diciembre. Los esperamos todos los viernes a las 7:30pm en el salón St. Francis. Nuestro lema es: “No es necesario cambiar de pareja, sino de actitud”. Para más información comuníquese con Dante y Lecy Sanchez al 813-850-4526 o Werther y Tomasina Taylor 813-598-5226.

Un Regalo Espiritual Para Navidad Recuerde a sus seres queridos en el Santo Sacrifico de las Misas de Navidad―tanto los que están junto a ustedes como los que ya fallecieron. Escriba sus nombres en el sobre y deposítelo en la sesta de la colecta. Cualquier donación será gratamente aceptada. Estos sobres están disponibles en la entrada de la iglesia, en los bancos o en la Oficina Parroquial durante la semana.

La exposición del Santísimo es cada primer viernes después de la Misa de las 8:30am hasta la Bendición Solemne a las 6:00 pm. Todos están invitados a venir a la capilla para la Adoración.

Servicios de Reconciliación

Este mes tendremos tres Servicios de Reconciliación en conjunto con otras dos parroquias. Estos son los siguientes: Incarnation el 17 de diciembre, Christ the King el 18 de diciembre, St. Lawrence el 19 de diciembre – todos a las 7:00pm. Les recomendamos a nuestros feligreses que aprovechen esta oportunidad para recibir el Sacramento de la Reconciliación en este tiempo de Adviento.

El domingo 9 de diciembre en la misa hispana a la 1:30pm tendremos la procesión en honor a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. Luego de la Santa Misa, en el Salón St. Michael, continuaremos con el compartir de algunos alimentos típicos y tradicionales, todos están invitados. Unida a esta celebración tendremos también la actividad HAGA SONREIR UN NIÑO. Estas dos actividades serán después de la misa de la 1:30pm el domingo 9 de diciembre. La entrada para los adultos es un juguete nuevo, sin envolver. Y el día miércoles 12 de diciembre celebraremos la Eucaristía en honor a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe a las 5:00 de la mañana en la iglesia. Esperamos la participación de toda la comunidad.

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AÑO DE LA FE: DICIEMBRE DE 2012 La “puerta de la fe” y nuestras “puertas” Meditación “La puerta de la fe” (Hechos 14:27) está siempre abierta para nosotros. Nos introduce en la vida de comunión con Dios y nos permite la entrada en su Iglesia. Se cruza ese umbral cuando la Palabra de Dios se anuncia y el corazón se deja plasmar por la gracia que transforma (ver Benedicto XVI, La puerta de la fe, 1). Este Año abre la puerta de la fe invitándonos a renovar nuestra amistad con Cristo y a redescubrir las enseñanzas de la Iglesia, y el Adviento abre la puerta de un nuevo año litúrgico. Con la apertura de estas “puertas” espirituales, considere cómo parecen las puertas físicas en nuestras vidas: nuestra iglesia parroquial, nuestra casa o apartamento, incluso mi habitación. ¿Qué ve la gente, afuera, antes de que abre la puerta? ¿Hay ramas, flores, una corona de Adviento— adornadas a lo mejor con cintas o tejidos de colores (¿litúrgicos?) apropiados—que ofrecen una bienvenida sin palabras que proclama un saludo afectuoso y personal? Además de información práctica, es posible que el vestíbulo de la iglesia ofrezca una meditación visual también. Durante este Año de la Fe, ¿por qué no hacer lo mismo en casa por el resto del año? Las decoraciones navideñas, adentro o afuera, ya son la costumbre. ¿Por qué no planear algo similar para el Adviento, la Cuaresma, la Pascua o incluso el Tiempo Ordinario? Coloque el pesebre navideño de la familia en un lugar de honor justo dentro de la puerta, para que los visitantes a su casa puedan verlo inmediatamente. Durante la Cuaresma, remplácelo con un crucifijo, luego un icono de la Resurrección o un cirio pascual, una imagen de Nuestra Señora durante el mes de mayo, etcétera.

LECTURAS DE LA SEMANA Lunes:

Is 2:1-5; Sal 122 (121):1-9; Mt 8:5-11

Martes:

Is 11:1-10; Sal 72 (71):1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17; Lc 10:21-24

Miércoles: Is 25:6-10a; Sal 23 (22):1-6; Mt 15:29-37 Jueves:

Is 26:1-6; Sal 118 (117):1, 8-9, 19-21, 25-27a; Mt 7:21, 24-27

Viernes:

Is 29:17-24; Sal 27 (26):1, 4, 13-14; Mt 9:27-31

Sábado: Gn 3:9-15, 20; Sal 98 (97):1-4; Ef 1:3-6, 11-12; Lc 1:26-38 Domingo: Bar 5:1-9; Sal 126 (125):1-6; Fil 1:4-6, 8-11;

Lc 3:1-6

Apoye a los religiosos y religiosas ancianos. Muestre su agradecimiento a las hermanas, hermanos y sacerdotes de órdenes religiosas quienes marcaron la diferencia en tantas vidas. Sea generoso en su donativo a la colecta de la semana próxima para el Fondo para la Jubilación de Religiosos.

Misión Adornar las puertas y las entradas durante cada estación del año a lo largo de este Año de la Fe con proclamaciones visuales de fe que prometen la hospitalidad de los que abren esas puertas. —Peter Scagnelli, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.

DONE SANGRE EL PROXIMO DOMINGO! DE 8AM - 3PM

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Incarnation Catholic Church bulletin for december 2, 2012

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