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CHURCH OF THE

INCARNATION 8220 W. HILLSBOROUGH AVE. • TAMPA, FLORIDA 33615

December 25, 2011

The Nativity of the Lord


Church of the Incarnation, Tampa, FL

(813) 33615 885-7861 8220 W. HILLSBOROUGH AVE. • TAMPA, Phone: FLORIDA http://www.icctampa.org Phone: 813- 885-7861 5124 Gateway Drive (mailing address) • Fax: (813) 884-3624 PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm The Nativity of the Lord - December 25, 2011 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. — John 1:5

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

Staff - 813-885-7861 Paul Hunter

Parish Business Administrator

THE GIFT OF GOD’S WORD On this day of gifts and gift-giving, it seems appropriate that we take a moment to reflect on the great gift of God’s Word. Because it is creative, God’s Word always points to its author, always calls us to respond. Because it is powerful, God’s Word can link the sublime with the ridiculous, the transcendent with the immanent, the divine with the human. Because it is graceful, God’s Word establishes a relationship of deep intimacy between us and God. At the heart of God’s Word lies a tantalizing tension between the mysterious and the mundane. In our liturgical celebration, this unresolved tension both reveals the meaning of life for us and calls us to respond, to act upon that meaning. Once accepted and opened, the gift of God’s Word is a gift that keeps on giving and keeps on calling us to give in return. It dares us to be like the gift-giver and to become gifts for others, not only at Christmas, but at every moment of life. Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.

iccphunter@tampabay.rr.com Dave Arnold -

Facility Manager - 919-4284 iccdave@tampabay.rr.com Irene Martinez

Parish Secretary/Bulletin Editor

Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday:

irenemartz@tampabay.rr.com Silvia Rivera

Receptionist/ Asst Editor iccsrive@tampabay.rr.com Donal Noonan

Music Director dnoonan@icctampa.org Carmen Cayon

Director of Faith Formation carmen_dre@tampabay.rr.com Philomena Johnson

Grades Pk-12 ; Sacrament Preparation & Youth Ministry pjohnson@icctampa.org Jane Rullier Co-Peer Minister Administrative Assistant jrullier@icctampa.org

INCARNATION SCHOOL

813 884-4502 http://www.icstampa.org Mr. Michael Zelenka, Principal Page 2

Saturday: Sunday:

READINGS FOR THE WEEK Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59; Mt 10:17-22 1 Jn 1:1-4; Jn 20:1a, 2-8 1 Jn 1:5 — 2:2; Mt 2:13-18 1 Jn 2:3-11; Lk 2:22-35 Sir 3:2-7, 12-14 or Gn 15:1-6; 21:1-3; Col 3:12-21 [12-17] or Heb 11:8, 11-12, 17-19; Lk 2:22-40 [22, 39-40] 1 Jn 2:18-21; Jn 1:1-18 Nm 6:22-27; Ps 67; Gal 4:4-7; Lk 2:16-21

PRAYER OF THE WEEK At the Mass at Dawn Grant, we pray, almighty God, that, as we are bathed in the new radiance of your incarnate Word, the light of faith, which illumines our minds, may also shine through in our deeds. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Reflection question: How can the light of my faith be seen in my daily actions? Collect text from the English translation of The Roman Missal, © 2010, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.Copyright © J. S. Paluch Company, Inc.

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: 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 on the web @ www.icctampa.org CONFESSIONS: Saturdays - 2:30 to 3:30pm in the Church


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† Mass Intentions † SUNDAY - DECEMBER 25 - THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD 9:00 A.M. 10:30 A.M. SPIRITUAL BOUQUET 12:00 P.M. MONDAY - DECEMBER 26 - ST. STEPHEN, FIRST MARTYR 7:00 A.M. +Maurice Hubs by Family 8:30 A.M. +Firmino Caixeiro by Family TUESDAY - DECEMBER 27 - ST. JOHN, APOSTLE AND EVANGELIST 7:00 A.M. (SI) Brenda Sandy and Family 8:30 A.M. (SI) Barrera Family by Family WEDNESDAY - DECEMBER 28 - THE HOLY INNOCENTS, MARTYRS 7:00 A.M. +Joseph Schutz by Wife 8:30 A.M. +James Stitt by Wife THURSDAY - DECEMBER 29 - ST. THOMAS BECKET, BISHOP AND MARTYR 7:00 A.M. +Frank Fernandez by Celia Fernandez 8:30 A.M. +Elsa Gomez by Sofia Gomez FRIDAY - DECEMBER 30 - THE HOLY FAMILY 7:00 A.M. +Gerard S. Mascari by Wife and Children 8:30 A.M. (SI) Sandra Molina 6:30 P.M. +Victor Ramon Carrero by Cira Carrero SATURDAY - DECEMBER 31 - ST. SYLVESTER I, POPE 8:30 A.M. +Ramona Mauras by Dora 4:30 P.M. (SI) Rosaura and Severo Munoz 50th Wedding Anniversary SUNDAY - JANUARY 1 - MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD 7:30 A.M. PEOPLE OF INCARNATION 9:00 A.M. (SI) Prayer Box Intentions by Our Lady of Mercy Prayer Group 10:30 A.M. +Deceased Members of Hernandez Family by Vinalon Family 12:00 P.M. +Nancy Nicolas by Urbanski Family 1:30 P.M. +Carmen Rivera Matos by Children and Family

Loving God, Help us remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the song of the angels, the gladness of the shepherds, and worship of the wise men. Close the door of hate and open the door of love all over the world. Let kindness come with every gift and good desires with every greeting. Deliver us from evil by the blessing which Christ brings, and teach us to be merry with clear hearts. May the Christmas morning make us happy to be thy children, and Christmas evening bring us to our beds with grateful thoughts, forgiving and forgiven, for Jesus' sake. Amen.

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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: iccsrive@tampabay.rr.com or call the office. Please pray also for our parishioners who are in hospitals, nursing homes and our shut ins. Mary Gibson Sheila Gildea Kirk Goetz Maria Gonzalez Paula Hague Patrick Hardy Robert Hasty Greg Jackson Doris Jansen Trudy Jorge Joan Julian Rodrigo Jurado Colleen Kramer Sue Ellen Krick Mimi Kuhla Ann Kuratnick Jim and Gail Colegrove Mary Larkin Barbara Cunningham Daniela C. LaRosa Lissette Dayhou Grace Leiva Marta De La Rosa Michael Lloyd Wandy Del Valle Paige Macfarlane Christopher Dempsey Bonnie McCurdy Sara Desrocher Matthew T. McLane, Sr. Chase Dhaemers Bill McNamee Gail Diestler Maria Merlo Tammy Dominguez Andrea Mkleska Sr. Anne Dupuis Beba Montero Shirley Duran Noah Nero Dylan Edward Linda Nicholas Manuel Escamilla Fr. Jonathan Niehaus Tom Esgro Anne Patchil Mary Ferreira JR Pearce Bertha Fyda Angelo Perez William Gareau Carol Perez Betty Alberico Colleen Beran David Boyd Mariana Brandao Alice V. Brown Kenneth Brown Joseph Budny Jose Caldevilla Milagro Castillo Kathy Castle Zachary Cayon Ray Chiarmonte Mary Childers Mike Childers Delma Chimelis Frank Chinchar

Tom Phillips Peter Proley Lydia Quesada Evette Reas Violet Riche Christopher Rivera Irvin Rivera, Jr. Delores Roberta Maria Robles Phillip Rosete Evaristo Rodriguez Ewen Rosale Humberto Sanchez Brenda Sandy Kiki Santiago Gina Schmidt Kaylala Silva Robert G. Smith, Jr. Bill and Angie Spink

Noah Spivey Janet Taylor Sheli Thomas Jaime Torres Rhoda Toscano Adrian Valentin Joan Vassil Thomas Vassil Jerry Wegman Ty Wegman Selwyn Williams Steven Yudicky Bruno Zabukas

SSGT Angelique Vazquez, Japan LCPL Almoris E. Lugo, Jr. SGT Ryan Wegman, Iraq PFC Joshua Luckey, Afghanistan MAJ Marty Maldonado, Afghanistan CW2 William Garcia, Afghanistan David Valencia

-- Robert Louis Stevenson Page 3


Church of the Incarnation, Tampa, FL

Phone: (813) 885-7861

FAITH FORMATION STAFF Director of Faith Formation & R.C.I.A. Carmen Cayon carmen_dre@tampabay.rr.com

Co-Peer Minister Administrative Assistant

Grades Pk-12 Sacrament Preparation & Youth Ministry

Jane Rullier jrullier@icctampa.org

Philomena Johnson pjohnson@icctampa.org

WE ARE LOCATED NEXT TO THE PARISH OFFICE! HOURS: Mon to Thurs: 10am to 3pm RCIA     Inquiry Sessions are scheduled to begin on Monday nights, Jan  9, 2012 from 7:00‐8:30 pm in the Office Conference Room.   These sessions are bilingual. If you are interested in learning  more about becoming Catholic in our parish and the RCIA pro‐ cess please contact Carmen @ 885‐7861 or  ccayon@icctampa.org    Si usted esta interesado en formar parte de la iglesia  Católica y recibir los sacramentos de iniciación, estas invitado  a par cipar en sesiones del RICA que comenzaran los lunes, 10  de enero en el salon de conferencia de la parroquia, de 7:00‐ 8:30 pm. Para mas información llamen a Carmen al 885‐7861  o por correo electrónico: ccayon@icctampa.org     Adult Confirma on  If you are 18 years old or older, bap zed in the Catholic faith,  a ending Mass regularly and are considering being confirmed,  please call Carmen for more info.  We hope to begin prepara‐ on for Adult Confirma on in January! ccayon@icctampa.org    Si eres adulto, bau zado Católico, de 18 anos o mas, par ci‐ pando en la Misa regularmente y estas interesado a preparar‐ se para su Confirmación en su fe Católica, llamen a Carmen  para mas información.  Empezaremos una preparación para  adultos en Enero. ccayon@icctampa.org On Epiphany Sunday – January

8, the children are invited to bring an unwrapped baby gift to Mass with them to be taken to the crèche. Your gift will be given to women who are in need of baby items. Thank you for your generosity! REMINDER FAITH FORMATION SESSIONS RESUME JANUARY 8TH. The Faith Formation Office wish you and your families a very blessed Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year! Carmen, Philomena and Jane Page 4

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Want to ring in the New Year playing games and having fun?! Then come with Youth A.R.K to Celebration Station!

Incarnation 8th-12th graders are invited to celebrate a New Year’s Lock-In at Celebration Station! New Year’s Eve December 31st - January 1st 11pm - 6am Location: 24546 US 19 North Clearwater, FL 33763 Price: $30 in advance per person to get in or $35 at the door, $10 extra for arcade games There will be unlimited go karts, bumper boats, miniature golf and video games. Video games are on free play and there's a pizza buffet with drinks. To celebrate the New Year there will also be party favors, a Sierra Mist "champagne toast" at midnight as well as a midnight balloon drop and cool door prizes!! Don’t miss out on the fun!!! For more info and to sign up contact Jane Rullier at jrulliericcfaith2011@gmail.com or at 813-885-7861. on the web @ www.icctampa.org


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PARISH ACTIVITIES

RELIGIOUS ARTICLES STORE OPEN: 1/2 HR BEFORE & AFTER THE 4:30PM SAT. MASS & ALL SUNDAY

December 25, 2011

SUNDAY - DECEMBER 25 MONDAY - DECEMBER 26 TUESDAY - DECEMBER 27 9:00 A.M. Job Search Support Group 7:00 P.M. Alcoholics Anonymous 7:00 P.M. Spanish Prayer Group 7:00 P.M. Music Ministry WEDNESDAY - DECEMBER 28 7:00 P.M. Alcoholics Anonymous 7:00 P.M. Al-Anon 7:00 P.M. Al-Anon Spanish 7:30 P.M. Spanish Choir THURSDAY - DECEMBER 29 9:00 A.M. Legion of Mary 11:30 A.M. Our Lady of Mercy Prayer Group 7:00 P.M. Spanish Intercessions Group 7:00 P.M. Music Ministry FRIDAY - DECEMBER 30 7:00 P.M. Spanish Youth Group SATURDAY - DECEMBER 31 7:00 P.M. Spanish Young Adults

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

MASSES ALTAR SERVER SCHEDULE

December 31- January 1, 2012 4:30 pm:

Taylor Bump, Patrick Eberly, Miranda Warren

7:30 am: 9:00 am:

Marielle Conrad, Mojo Conrad, Kristen Gajewski

10:30 am:

Gabrielle Madden, Christopher Mendola, Vincent Mendola

12:00 pm:

Carmelle Kuizon, Angelica Valdes, Rafael Villa

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 727-345-3338.

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.

LITURGY GROUPS ALTAR SERVERS DAVID SMITH……………………….885-7861 KAITLIN JOHNSON………………………….885-7861 Or via e-mail iccaltarservers@gmail.com 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

PARISH ORGANIZATIONS BIBLE STUDY CARMEN CAYON…….………….... 885-7861 CARNIVAL PAUL/NORMA HUNTER …………...854-1171 COFFEE & DONUTS ALMA SHAMBLIN…………………..886-9365 Or via e-mail afshamblin@aol.com 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 GROUP ANA MARSICANO…………………..886-0091 PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY SILVIA RIVERA ...…………………..885-7861 RELIGIOUS ARTICLES STORE CONNIE HENNESSEY……………... 884-8326 SCRIP SANDY REY…...…………………….884-4502 SPECIAL EDUCATION ISABEL MORAES……………...…….852-1501 MARY THOMSON………………….. 884-8040 STEWARDSHIP PAUL HUNTER…….………………...854-1171 VOCATIONS COMMITTEE MICHELE & ROGER CARUSO……..962-4556 WELCOMING COMMITTEE EVELYN ROBERTS. …….…………886-6436 & DORIS WHITTLE………………...920-1089

RECEIVING SACRAMENTS

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.

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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Catholic Days at the Capitol Join Catholics from across Florida as they gather in Tallahassee for Catholic Days at the Capitol, February  7-8, 2012 (returning February 9, 2012). This annual event gives Catholics a voice in shaping our state laws. The program includes a legislative briefing, prescheduled meetings with elected officials, a luncheon with the Florida bishops and legislators, and the Red Mass of the Holy Spirit celebrated by the bishops of Florida. This year is special for the Diocese of St. Petersburg since our own Senator Fasano and Representative Ahern will be reading at the Red Mass. Round-trip bus transportation is available for $60.00 on a first-come-first served basis. Event registration form is available at life.dosp.org (look under upcoming Life Ministry Events) or by contacting Sabrina at 727-344-1611 *325; sab@dosp.org. Preregistration is required.    

Phone: (813) 885-7861

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER HAPPILY MARRIED COUPLES: Ever wonder why the Church makes such a big deal about Marriage? Jesus performed His 1st miracle at Cana, even though it wasn’t His time. Maybe the Church cares so much about marriage because Jesus does. Come find out more about God’s plan for Joy, Romance and Love in YOUR marriage. You’ll be glad you did! The next available WWME weekend in this diocese is January 27-29 at the Holiday Inn Express in New Tampa. For information call 813-270 -7832 or go on-line at www.wwmetampabay.org.

 

Don’t continue to be bound by the shame of an abortion. Be forgiven and set free. Call Project Rachel 1-888-456-HOPE (4673), or email eboe@ccdosp.org. On January 25, 2012 at St. Lawrence Parish, Tampa, from 7pm to 8:30 pm, the Marriage Tribunal for the Diocese of St. Petersburg will present a seminar on “Annulment in the Catholic Church.” This informative presentation will be given by a judge from the Tribunal and will provide an opportunity to explore the various grounds for marriage nullity, dispel myths about annulments and answer questions. If you have experienced a failed marriage, or know someone who has, or are just curious about the annulment process, please consider this your personal invitation to the upcoming seminar: ‘Annulments in the Catholic Church.” Page 6

Fr. Michael, Fr. Philip, Fr. Diego, Deacon Joe, Deacon Frank, Deacon Pablo and the parish staff wish everyone a very happy and blessed Christmas! Joy to the world, the Lord is come! on the web @ www.icctampa.org


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“ACTIVE CATHOLIC” For parish verification, required for Baptisms, Marriages, etc., a person must be registered in the parish, attend mass regularly and be involved in Time, Talent and Stewardship. Participation through parish offertory envelopes is one means of verification. If you choose not to use envelopes or are unable to contribute, please make a notation of your prayerful support on your envelope and place it in the weekly offertory. We will then be aware of your participation and you will not be moved to inactive status.

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Merry Christmas!   The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, December 26th for the Christmas Holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday, Dec. 27th at 9:00 am.

Next weekend is our Monthly Food Collection. Please leave non perishables in the plastic bins located in the church foyer or your monetary donation in the Helping Hand boxes located at the rear of the church. Thank You!

SAVE THE DATE! - JANUARY 14 HEALING MASS Healing Mass at 10:00am followed by a luncheon in St. Michael's Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

All children of the Parish are invited to bring an unwrapped baby gift to be taken to the crèche in procession at each Mass the weekend of January 8th. All gifts will be donated to Catholic Charities to be given to women who are in need of baby items. Suggested gifts are: diapers, baby clothes, crib sheets, powder, soap, lotions, etc. Thank you for your generosity! Thank you to Buds Blooms & Beyond for their donations of flower arrangements for our weekend liturgies!

The Jubilee Mass of Thanksgiving with Bishop Robert Lynch honoring couples throughout the diocese who will celebrate 25, 50 or more years of marriage during 2012 will take place at St. Jude Cathedral on Sunday, February 12th at 3:00pm. A reception with light hors d’oeuvres will follow. You must pre-register by contacting the parish office no later than Tuesday, January 24th.

Visit our Religious Articles Store ~ Hours: Open 1/2 hr before & after the weekend masses.

~ We have many beautiful items to choose from. Contact: Connie Hennessey at 884-8326

11234 W. Hillsborough Ave. Tampa, FL 33635 (813)818-9600 (800)531-2837

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La Natividad del Señor 25 de diciembre de 2011 La luz brilla en las tinieblas, y las tinieblas no la recibieron. — Juan 1:5

LOS SANTOS Y OTRAS CELEBRACIONES Domingo: La Natividad del Señor Lunes: San Esteban Martes: San Juan Miércoles: Los Santos Inocentes Jueves: Santo Tomás Becket Viernes: La Sagrada Familia de Jesús, María y José Sábado: San Silvestre I

Estará cerrada para las fiestas de Navidad hasta el 27 de diciembre a las 9:00am.

Ayuda a las personas menos afortunadas escogiendo una tarjeta Heifer del “Giving Tree” que se encuentra en el vestíbulo de la iglesia y entregando tu donación en la Oficina de Formación de Fe o en la Oficina Parroquial. Tu ayuda aliviará el hambre en los países del tercer mundo con el regalo de animales de cría y entrenamiento en la agricultura que ayudará a mejorar la nutrición de las familias y proveerá entradas para su sostenimiento. Con tu donación ayudarás en la compra de una vaca, cerdo o cabra. El programa Heifer les da a las personas los medios necesarios para sostenerse por ellos mismos; se refiere a los animales como “préstamos de vida”, porque a cambio de sus animales de cría y entrenamiento, las familias se comprometen a darle, a otra familia necesitada uno de sus animales recién nacidos. Esto es llamado “pasando el regalo” extendiendo nuestra misión de esperanza y paz. Para más información sobre este ministerio visite la pagina web: www.heifer.org. Gracias por su generosidad.

Todos están invitados a traer regalos y depositarlos delante del Niño Jesús durante el momento de la ofrenda, el domingo 8 de enero, Fiesta de la Epifanía. Sugerimos los siguientes regalos: pañales, ropa para bebé, sabanas para cunas, polvo, jabón, loción, etc.―Estas donaciones serán entregadas a Caridades Católicas. Gracias por su generosidad. Un pensamiento: "La violencia jamás resuelve los conflictos, ni siquiera disminuye sus consecuencias dramáticas." Juan Pablo II

ORACIÓN DE LA SEMANA 25 de diciembre de 2011, La Natividad del Señor Misa de la aurora Señor, Dios todopoderoso, que has querido iluminarnos con la luz nueva de tu Verbo hecho carne, concédenos que nuestras obras concuerden siempre con la fe que ha iluminado nuestro espíritu. Por nuestro Señor Jesucristo, tu Hijo, que vive y reina contigo en la unidad del Espíritu Santo y es Dios por los siglos de los siglos. Pregunta de reflexión: ¿Cómo se puede ver la luz de fe en mis acciones diarias? Tomado del Misal Romano, décimo quinta edición © 2006, Comisión Episcopal Mexicana, publicado por Obra Nacional de la Buena Prensa, México, D.F. Usado con permiso. Copyright © J. S. Paluch Company, Inc.

Noche de Casino en Incarnation

“Reina de Corazones” Sábado, 18 de febrero, 2012 El Comité para la Noche de Casino 2011 “Reina de Corazones” esta buscando patrocinadores. Los feligreses que tienen negocios, se podrían beneficiar de la publicidad y pueden considerar uno de varios niveles de patrocinio. Todo aquel que este interesado en conocer más sobre los beneficios de los varios niveles, para patrocinar este evento debe comunicarse con Connie Hennessey al 813-884-8326. Costo: $35.00 incluye aperitivos, bufet, música bailable, y mucho más. Boletos estarán a la venta los domingos – 22 de enero, y el 12 de febrero en el gazebo.

UNCIÓN DE LOS ENFERMOS El sábado, 14 de enero a las 10am en la Parroquia se celebrara una Misa para los enfermos con la celebración del Sacramento de la Unción de los Enfermos. Aquella persona que éste enferma, que esta en espera de una cirugía, sufriendo de una enfermedad crónica seria (artritis, diabetes, etc.) puede recibir la Unción durante la Misa. Si usted conoce alguna persona que se encuentra confinada en su casa por favor trate de que ellos asistan a esta celebración del poder sanador de Dios. Un almuerzo ligero será servido después de la Misa en el Salón St. Michael. Page 9


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La Natividad del Señor

TRADICIONES DE NUESTRA FE Además de conmemorar la llegada del Niño Dios, la Navidad en Latinoamérica es un acontecimiento hecho en familia; una celebración de reconciliación. Todos anhelamos la armonía en nuestras relaciones humanas, especialmente en los días festivos y nada arruina una buena fiesta como los pleitos y los rencores. Por eso durante la época navideña hagamos todo lo posible por corregir errores cometidos durante el año con amigos y parientes. Muchas veces estas faltas son imposibles de arreglar, por lo cual Dios nos aconseja el perdón y la reconciliación. Una parábola latinoamericana narra que la “poinsettia,” o flor de pascua, con sus bellas hojas verdes y rojas nace del regalo que un pobre chiquillo le hizo al niño Dios. Mientras otros le daban oro y joyas el muchachito no tenía más que una hierbita. Este don agradó al Niño Dios quien lo transformó en la flor de Navidad. El perdonar puede ser amargo como una hierba, pero es el don que agrada más al Niñito Jesús quien lo transforma en reconciliación. Al buscar la reconciliación imitemos al Dios recién nacido, quien busca la armonía con la humanidad. —Fray Gilberto Cavazos Glz, OFM, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.

NUESTRA CULTURA No estamos muy familiarizados con las figuras monárquicas, pero sí con una presencia constante de Dios entre nosotros. Incluso en el lenguaje hispano se refleja esa convicción, en expresiones cono “primero Dios”, “Si Dios nos da licencia”, o “que Dios te acompañe”. Expresan una conciencia de la presencia de Dios constante entre su pueblo. ©Nuestra Parroquia

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LECTURAS DE LA SEMANA Lunes: Hch 6:8-10; 7:54-59; Mt 10:17-22 Martes: 1 Jn 1:1-4; Jn 20:1a, 2-8 Miércoles: 1 Jn 1:5 — 2:2; Mt 2:13-18 Jueves: 1 Jn 2:3-11; Lc 2:22-35 Viernes: Eclo 3:2-7, 12-14 o Gn 15:1-6; 21:1-3; Col 3:12-21 [12-17] o Heb 11:8, 11-12, 17-19; Lc 2:22-40 [22, 39-40] Sábado: 1 Jn 2:18-21; Jn 1:1-18 Domingo: Nm 6:22-27; Sal 67 (66); Gál 4:4-7; Lc 2:16-21

El Obispo Robert Lynch será el celebrante principal en la Misa de Acción de Gracias en la cual se honrará a todos los matrimonios de la diócesis que celebran este año sus bodas de plata o de oro, así como las parejas que cumplen más de 50 años de matrimonio. Será el domingo, 12 de febrero, 2012 a las 3:00pm, en la Catedral de San Judas en St. Petersburg, 5875 5th Ave. N.―Por favor de llamar a la oficina parroquial y den sus nombres, dirección, y fecha de aniversario antes del 23 de enero, 2012. Un pensamiento: "En lugar de desanimarme, me he dicho a mí misma: Dios no puede inspirar deseos irrealizables; por lo tanto, a pesar de mi pequeñez, puedo aspirar a la santidad." Santa Teresita de Lisieux


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