November 23, 2014 Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ

November 23, 2014
Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ
King of the Universe
St. Mary Catholic Church
Korona, Florida
Dear Friends in Christ,
In a Bible class, two men were called upon to recite the Twenty-Third Psalm. One was an accomplished
speaker, trained in the techniques of speech and drama. He intoned the Psalm with great beauty and power. When
he had finished, his audience applauded with enthusiasm and asked him to repeat the verses that they might again
hear his wonderful rendition. Then the second man recited the same words, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not
want ” But when he finished, not a sound came from his audience. Instead, the people sat quietly, in a deep mood
of prayer and devotion. Then the first man rose and said, “I have a confession to make. The difference between
what you have just heard from my friend and what you heard from me is that I know the Psalm; my friend knows
the Shepherd.”
The parable of the Last Judgment in today’s Gospel confronts us head-on with one of the greatest paradoxes
of our faith. It is one which many of us have yet to grasp even though we have been members of the Church all our
lives. To put it as simply as possible: the very best way to know and experience the presence of the Lord who is our
Shepherd, the very best way to make the inward journey to God, is through the outward journey to others. Or, as
one of the early Church Fathers put it centuries ago, “The prodigal son cannot fully experience the Father’s love until
he has walked the Jericho Road with the Good Samaritan.”
“I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me,
naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.”
Fr. Slawomir
Thank you for being with us today! If
you are a new parishioner, please
introduce yourself to the priest or an
usher and obtain a census card. We
welcome you to join any of our
ministries and activities and become an
active member of the parish.
Offertory $5,536.
Building Fund $1,643.
Thank you for your continued generosity.
Father Slawomir Podsiedlik
Carmelite Pastoral Assistants
Father Joseph Zawada
Father Artur Chojda
Brother Patrick Gemmato
Mass Times
Friday Mass at 9:00AM
Mother Church
Eucharistic Adoration
9:30 to 11:30
Saturday at 4:00PM
Sunday at 8:00AM and 9:30AM
11:30AM (Mass in Polish)
Parish Staff
Celebration of the Eucharist
Karen Clark
Frances Fillegar
Donna Attisano
Monday through Friday at 7:30 and 9:00AM
Saturday at 9:00AM
Office Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
9:00AM to 3:00PM
Baptisms and Marriages
by appointment
30 minutes prior to Mass
by appointment
In an emergency, please call the
Carmelite Fathers at 437-2910.
At St. Joseph Monastery
May all nations declare Thee
God and King;
May they fall on their knees
before Thee!
May they throw down their vice,
Open their hearts,
And lift up their souls
to adore Thee!
November 22nd and 23rd
St. Mary Church Hall after all Masses this weekend
Come join us on
Pies, cakes, cookies, fudge, brownies
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:00 a.m.
All kinds of good things to set out on your Thanksgiving dessert buffet!!
Parish Center
Any baked goods donated by members of the parish are greatly appreciated.
Proceeds of the bake sale are used to support
the charitable goals of the Saint Mary Women’s Club.
St. Mary’s Religious Gift Shop
St. Mary Knights of Columbus
Many beautiful religious items are on
display. Find something special for family and
friends at Christmas: a crucifix for your children’s
homes, rosaries for your grandchildren, sterling
silver medals and chains, statues of favorite saints,
Christmas creches, even coloring books to roll up
into the little ones’ Christmas stockings. Browse
before or after Masses this weekend. Volunteers
are there to help you.
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Pat Enright
Flora Smith
Warren Tobelmann
Jody Hicks
Nov 22
Nov 23
Nov 23
Nov 27
Nov 29
Nov 30
Nov 30
†Tony and Carolyn Branca
†Anthony Hirsch
†Catherine, Harvey & Rita Perkins
Mass on Thanksgiving Day
† Ann Arrogo
†Bonnie Christian
†Iorio & Kiceina Deceased Families
†Chris Capuano
Dee Branca
Mr. & Mrs. Bob Pape
Donna Winge
Terry Colon
Betty Dunleavy
Ron and Fran Kiceina
Ray Capuano
St. Mary Volunteer Annual Christmas Gathering
We will celebrate the Holy Day of Obligation for the Immaculate
Mary with Mass at 9:00 am, followed by a festive get-together with
our volunteers. Please join us for a sing along with Fr. Slawomir and
some breakfast treats provided by him and the staff to honor and
thank you for all your time and talents throughout the year.
St. Mary’s Christmas Giving Tree
St. Mary’s Christmas Giving Tree is a special event in our parish. It is our intention that every
needy child receives a gift on Christmas Day.
The “Giving Tree” will remain in place until December 14th. At that time all the gifts will be
distributed. Our giving tree includes a list from the Battered Women Center, St. Anne’s Pantry,
Outreach and a small group of elderly from area Nursing Homes.
1. Take a star/ball from the tree. It will have the gender, age and wish.
2. There is no limit to the number of stars/balls you may take.
3. Replace the star/ball with a red ball which is provided for you in the basket under
the tree.
4. If you find that the item you chose is too expensive, either return it to the tree for
another or replace the gift listed with a gift certificate within your budget.
5 . Return the gift with the star/ball attached (VERY IMPORTANT) to the package and
place under the tree. Santa will do the rest.
Our parish is such a special one and we know the Lord looks down on us and blesses any
kindness given to the poor and needy. Thank you all in advance for your generosity at this
most beautiful time of the year.
For information, please call Kathy Hadden at (386) 864-7473 or (386) 338-4002.
Nov 22
Renneth Sorhaindo
M. Dennis, N. Nelson, C. Grynkiewicz
Nov 23
Carmelina Gross
Maureen Ford, Carol Maresca
Nov 23
Lynda Friel
Maria Kesselring, Barbara Bonichi
Nov 29
Marguerite Benedict J. Loiselle, B. Klein, J. Hucik
Nov 30
Mel Vevera
Rich Adams, Claudia Nagle
Nov 30
Douglass Smit h
Chuck and Arlene Speiser
Prayer for the Sick Members of our Community
Father of goodness and love, hear our prayers for the sick members of our
community. Amid mental and physical suffering, may they find consolation in your
healing presence. Show your mercy as you close wounds and cure illness. May all
find lasting health and deliverance. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY Do you have a friend or relative undergoing a medical
procedure, recuperating from an illness, or just in need of comfort? We provide
shawls, coverlets and lap robes that have been prayerfully made by volunteers and
blessed by our pastor, Father Slawomir.
Readings for the Week of November 24 through November 30
Sirach 51:1-8; Matthew 10:28-33
Revelation 14:14-19; Luke 21:5-11
Revelation 15:1-4; Luke 21:12-19
1 Kings 8:55-61; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Luke 1:39-55
Revelation 20:1-4, 11-21:2; Luke 21:29-33
Revelation 22:1-7; Luke 21:34-36
Isaiah 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:33-37