Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 21, 2014 - E

Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 21, 2014
Fr. Michael’s Message
“I have made a covenant with my chosen one,
I have sworn to David my servant:
Forever will I confirm your posterity
and establish your throne for all generations.”
As we begin the last week of Advent and enter into Christmas, I invite us as a
parish to reflect on the impact of the Incarnation, God becoming man. The
great 20th century writer, GK Chesterton, would refer to it as the “staggering
dogma of the Incarnation,” because it truly is amazing. “God has become
man,” in the words of St. Ambrose, “that we might become God.” We enter
into our true dignity and destiny through the covenant that God has made with
us, the covenant that began with the people of Israel that was restored and consummated in Jesus Christ. Through this covenant, we become members of
God’s family. We were first brought into this family at our baptism, and this
relationship is sealed and strengthened through Confirmation, healed through
Reconciliation, and ratified every time we receive the Holy Eucharist. During
the days of Christmas, when we often seek to spend time with our families, let’s
thank God that He has made us members of His family through the Incarnation
of His Son, and we deepen and celebrate that family bond, that covenant, every
time we celebrate the Sacraments. God bless you!
Eucharistic
Adoration
Prayer Intention
The Holy Father’s Prayer Intention for
December: “That parents may be true
evangelizers, passing on to their children the precious gift of faith.”
To make an hourly commitment
to spend time with Jesus, please
contact Diane Snigg at 774-9511.
Please Pray for the Sick
Elise Banks
Henry Barse
Evelyn Check
Peter Check
Mary Fradette
Jane Greaney
Betty Johnson
Don Joyner
Ann Monaghan
Nancy Tipps
Please call the office with the names of
friends and family who need our prayers. The list will be started anew at the
beginning of each month.
Please Pray for the
Repose of
Shirley Williams, who passed
away Monday, November 24,
2014.
Please keep Shirley’s family in
your thoughts and prayers.
Congratulations to the following
children who were recently baptized:
Mira Anabel Cantrell, daughter of
Nathan Cantrell and Zoë Daniel.
Adam James Alexander Correll,
son of Christopher and Sofia
Correll.
Herwin, Yorcaef, and Christopher
Lopez-Diaz, children of Cristobal
Domingo and Maria Lopez.
Mass Readings and Intentions
Monday, December 22
1 Sm 1:24-28; 1 Sm 2:1, 4-8abcd;
Lk 1:46-56
Tuesday, December 23
St. John of Kanty
Mal 3:1-4, 23-34; Ps 25:4-5ab, 8-10, 14;
Lk 1:57-66
Wednesday, December 24
The Vigil of Christmas
2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Ps 89: 2-5,
27, 29; Lk 1:67-79
Vigil: Is 62:1-5; Ps 89:4-5, 16-17, 27, 29;
Acts 13:16-17, 22-25; Mt 1:1-25 [18-25]
Midnight: Is 9:1-6; Ps 96:1-3, 11-13; Ti
2:11-14; Lk 2:1-14
Thursday, December 25
The Navity of the Lord
Day: Is 52:7-10; Ps 98:1-6; Heb 1:1-6;
Jn 1:1-18 [1-5, 9-14]
7:00 am Maria Thuoc Nguyen †
10:00 am Nicholas Ciccarelli & Son †
7:00 am Jason Andrew Mann †
10:00 am Gerald Brown †
Melissa Brown (Sp. Int.)
7:00 am Lola Bourque †
5:00 pm Rachel Pitts (Sp. Int.)
8:00 pm Evelyn Rambo †
12 am Stacey Minkey †
7:45 am Doris Cameron †
10:00 am Parish Community
11:45 am Peter Dinh †
Friday, December 26
St. Stephen
Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59; Ps 31:3cd-4,
6, 8ab, 16bc, 17; Mt 10:17-22
Saturday, December 27
St. John
1 Jn 1:1-4; Ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 11-12;
Jn 20:1a, 2-8
Sunday, December 28
Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph
Sir 3:2-6, 12-14 or Gn 15:1-6; 21:3;
Ps 128:1-5 or Ps 105:1-6, 8-9;
Col 3:12-21 [12-17] or
Hb 11:8, 11-12, 17-19;
Lk 2:22-40 [22, 39-40]
Extraordinary
Ministers of
Holy
Communion
& Lectors
Please email Rachel Theobald at
[email protected] with
dates from January—March for
which you are unable to serve.
Put Your Faith in Action
This week I will reflect on
the Gospel and ask
what I can learn from it.
7:00 am Mary Don Vu & Dao †
10:00 am Ryan Barker (Sp. Int.)
8:00 am Eddie & Tonia Mawcinitt †
5pm Roscoe & Timm Family †
7:45 am Parish Community
10:00 am Chuck Gigli †
11:45 am Lawrence & Glenna Trahan
(Sp. Int.)
6:00 pm Robert Neubauer †
You are
Invited!
Fr. Anthony will be celebrating
the birth of Christ at Clifford Sims
State Veterans’ Nursing Home,
4419 Tram Road Panama City,
FL, on Thursday, December 25th,
at 2pm. Mass will be held in the
dining room. Please stop by the
visitors’ desk to register upon arrival.
Everyone is welcome to join us for
Mass and visit with the residents
afterwards.
This Week
St. Dominic Youth Ministry
For all our Youth:
 Sincere thanks to all teens, youth, and parents who helped clean and decorate
for Christmas this weekend!
 Tacky Christmas Skate Party! We invite all middle and high school youth
(and their families) to a fun night of pre-Christmas skating TONIGHT, Sunday, December 21, 7-9pm! Wear your tackiest holiday attire and join us at
The Skate Factory in Panama City. Admission is one canned good for Catholic Charities. Food is available for purchase from the snack bar.
 March for Life! Youth in 7th - 12th grade (and their families) are invited on
our March for Life pilgrimage with St. John the Evangelist and St. Rita parishes. We depart after school on Jan 20 and return early morning Jan. 23.
Space is limited; priority will be given to teens and chaperones. Applications
are due immediately, along with a fee of $215/person. Financial assistance is
available. Contact Theresa with any questions. Join us as we give witness to
the dignity of human life!
LifeTeen News:
 Proclaim Christ Boldly! Youth Conference 2015 is Jan 30 - Feb 1. Registration
is $250, due by Jan 7. Financial aid is available. Contact Theresa for registration materials and details. Any parishioner wishing to offer financial help
in sending a teen to Conference is asked to contact Theresa Prejean at the
parish office. We thank you!
 There will be no LifeTeen/ Life Night on Sunday, Dec. 28 and Sunday,
Jan. 4. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
God Squad News:
 Middle School Kick-Off is Sunday, January 4, 3:30 - 5:30pm
 Diocesan Middle School Retreat “Into the Deep" is Saturday, February 21,
2015 at Holy Name of Jesus in Niceville, $25/ person
If you know someone who is thinking about becoming
Catholic or has questions about the Faith, encourage them
to watch Catholic in America to learn more. Catholic in America is your way to spread the Faith! 23,000 households
watch each week.
Sundays at 10:30 a.m. on
WMBB Channel 13
December 21st Episode:
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Sunday, the 21st
Breakfast--after all morning Masses
Fil-Am Children’s Christmas Party--1
to 4pm
Monday, the 22nd
Rosary Makers--8 to 9:30am
Tuesday, the 23rd
Divine Mercy--6 to 7pm
Core/Jr. Core Team--6:30 to 8pm
Wednesday, the 24th
Christmas Eve Masses
Thursday, the 25th
Christmas Day Masses
Friday, the 26th
Hispanic Choir--7:30 to 8:30pm
Saturday, the 27th
Hall-Fishers of Men--9 to 11am
Meetings subject to change. Please call
the Ministry Contacts in the bulletin if
you need more information. To schedule
an event, please call Linda Huffman in
the parish office.
Children with Special Needs
Religious Education
Since our children are such an integral part of our Parish Family,
we consider it a privilege to partner with the family in their children’s faith formation with our
Rel. Ed. and LifeTeen programs.
We include any children with special needs and welcome them into
our programs. If our regular faith
formation programs are not meeting your child’s needs, we can provide special sessions, including
sacramental preparation.
If you are a parent whose child has
special needs, please contact Sr.
Jean in our Religious Education
Office, 763-7393.
Come to the bookstore for all
your last minute
Christmas shopping!
Dear Church Mouse,
I am planning to travel by car for
Christmas, and of course, I still
want to go to Mass even while I
am visiting family. I was wondering if you have any hints on how I
can find a church when I am on
the road?
The Traveler
Dear Traveler,
If you have a phone that allows
you to surf the web or have access
to a computer in your hotel, you
can pull up MassTimes.org and
put in the states and cities you plan
to pass through. This site will give
you all the churches within several
miles of your intended route.
Also, if you have a GPS, you
can search in “Points of Interest,”
then “Places of Worship or
Church.” All types of churches
will come up within a certain radius of where you are. You just arrow down until you find a Catholic Church. It will tell you how
many miles away the church is.
You can select that as your destination, and it will lead you right to
the church.
If a Catholic church does not
come up right away you may be
too far away from one. Try when
you get closer to a town. We use
our cell phone to call the church,
and they usually have a voice message that will tell you the time for
Mass. Technology is a wonderful
thing!
The Church Mouse
Questions for the Church Mouse?
[email protected]
Circle of Friends is no longer
accepting shoeboxes. A big thank you
to all who helped make the Operation
Christmas Child Shoebox Project a
great success.
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Who: Anyone who wants to
support St. John Catholic School
18 yrs. or older
What: Trivia Game Night
Multiple rounds of questions
Registration required
Prizes awarded throughout the
night
Where: St. Dominic Parish Hall
When: Monday, January 26th
Check-in from 6 -6:30pm
Register at:
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www. stjohncatholicschool.com
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Retirement Fund for Religious
This weekend we will be collecting
for the Retirement Fund for Religious. This annual appeal benefits
some 35,000 senior Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order
priests--women and men who have
consecrated their lives to serving
God and the Church.
Pope Francis tells us, “Every consecrated person is a gift for the
People of God on its journey.”
During this year for Consecrated
Life, the Retirement Fund for Religious offers us an opportunity to
support elder religious in this
phase of their journeys.
Bishop Parkes recognizes this is
only one of numerous worthy
causes in need of assistance. He
asks that we simply give what we
can in thanksgiving for the faithful
service of senior religious.
Moms’ Faith Group
Vacation Schedule
Our Moms’ Faith Group will be
taking a break for two weeks. We
will not be meeting December
23rd or 30th. We will begin to
m e e t a g ai n o n Tu e s d a y ,
January 6, 2015. Come join us
from 9 to 11am in the Parish Hall
(childcare provided.) For more
information, please contact Jenny
Mahoney - 252-3925 or [email protected]
Today’s Breakfast
will be served by
the Rosary at the
Grotto Group and
the Santo Niño Ministry, featuring
tocino, garlic rice, scrambled eggs,
tomatoes & fruits for $4.99. Special orders of longaniza, tinapa &
fried fish are $5.99. The traditional American breakfast is also available. All proceeds benefit parish
charities and ministry projects.
Please plan to have your Energy
Booster Meal! Thank you for your
support and God Bless.
Symbolon, the online learning program used in the RCIA process, is
available to all parishioners. Go to
www.symboloncatholic.org/
index.php/register
You will be asked to enter a
“registration code.” Please enter
5862e0. This program is an excellent way to learn more about our
Catholic Faith. If you have any
questions or problems, please contact Deacon Steve at 850-774-9516
or email at sw[email protected]
The Angel Tree was
again a huge success!
Thanks to the Altar Society,
Circle of Friends, Rosary
Makers Guild, Knights of
Columbus, Filipino Ministry,
LifeTeen, and a special thanks to our
parishioners who provided Christmas
gifts to over 200 elderly residents of
local nursing homes who otherwise
might not have had a Christmas.
Thank you for your wonderful spirit
of giving and for sharing your blessings with others.
Parish Information
CLERGY
Rev. Michael Nixon, Administrator
Rev. Anthony Nguyen, Parochial Vicar
Rev. Stephen Olson, Parochial Vicar
Dcn. Roger Gallagher
Dcn. Steven Snigg
Dcn. Michael Theobald
PARISH OFFICE
Hours: Monday - Friday
9 am - 4 pm
Office: 785-4574
Fax: 872-0800
St. Dominic Books & Gifts
763-3244
Hours: Monday - Saturday
10 am - 4 pm
Sunday
9 am- 3 pm
Parish Hall/Kitchen: 763- 3632
Priests’ Residence/Emergencies:
785-4632
STAFF
Religious Education…….763-7393
Sr. Jean O’Connor, OSF
Pastoral Assistant……….785-4574
Sr. Anna Thu Nguyen, LHC
Youth Minister………….785-0174
Theresa Prejean
Financial Administrator..785-4574
Teri Blackman
Parish Manager…………785-4574
Mark Gutcher
Parish Office Manager….785-4574
Linda Huffman
Pastor’s Secretary……….785-4574
Julie Tout
3308 East 15th Street,
Panama City, FL 32405
www.saintdominicpc.com
Victims’ Assistance
Victims’ Assistance has been established to
help those who have been sexually abused.
This is a service of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee. Please contact James
Gagnon at 850-877-0205.
Bulletin Submissions:
To submit announcements, please
email [email protected]
by 3pm on Friday PRIOR to the
next weekend’s bulletin.
Questions About the Parish?
See Teri Blackman at the Welcome Center in the Parish Hall
today after all morning Masses.
Sacraments
Ministry Contacts
Baptism
Baptism preparation is
held the first Sunday of
the month for registered
families. Call Linda
Huffman at 785-4574 to
sign up.
ADULT CHOIR
Billy Rader
785-4574
ALTAR SERVERS
Mike Carinhas
890-9389
ALTAR SOCIETY
Clara Mayer
Dolly Allen
871-3181
763-8671
BIBLE STUDIES
Steve Butler
872-1382
CARE MINISTRY
Dan Russell
785-4574
CATHOLIC CEMETERY
Efren Cisneros
785-4574
First Reconciliation/
Eucharist
Preparation is done
through the Religious
Education Program.
Contact Sr. Jean at
763-7393.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES
Confirmation
Teens must attend faith
formation prior to enrollment in the Confirmation Program. Contact Sr. Anna at
785-4574 for more information.
CRISIS PREVENTION
PHONE LINE
Holy Matrimony
Six months preparation
is required before the
anticipated marriage
date. Contact the Parish
Office at 785-4574 to
secure a date to begin
preparation.
Anointing of the Sick
Contact the Parish Office to arrange a visit by
a priest.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
If you would like to finish your sacramental
preparations,
contact
Deacon
Steve
at
785-4574.
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763-0475
CERAMIC SHOP
Jane Furey
265-0063
CHILDREN'S CHOIR
Olena Wable
785-6262
CHILDREN'S LITURGY
Linda Huffman
871-1521
CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
Vicky Bernia
866-3456
CRAFTY LADIES
Clara Mayer
Dolly Allen
871-3181
763-8671
800-848LOVE
Bart Furey
785-4574
CSA
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION Diane Snigg
774-9511
FIL-AM GROUP
Marie Thomas
763-6309
FISHERS OF MEN
Steve Butler
872-1382
FUNERAL CHOIR
Olena Wable
785-6262
GREETERS MINISTRY
Eileen Kight
874-1179
HANDCHIME CHOIR
Kathy Peters
271-8337
HISPANIC MINISTRY
Efren Cisneros
785-4574
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Dennis
Dillenschneider
785-4574
KOREAN MASS
June Pracon
774-6848
LECTOR AND EMHC
SCHEDULES
MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH
GROUP
Rachel Theobald 785-4574
Lisa Carinhas
625-5103
Naomi Sharp
227-0188
MOMS' FAITH GROUP
Jenny Mahoney 248-9074
PARENTS' NIGHT OUT
Joanne Crouch
874-2701
PRAYER LINE
Ana Wallace
248-9400
ROSARY AT THE GROTTO
Bing Quillen
625-0969
ROSARY MAKERS
Pam Baldwin
871-0091
SAMPAGUITA GROUP
Chiqui Corridor 913-7337
SANTO NIÑO
Bing Quillen
625-0969
SCOUTS
Tim Mixdorf
819-6464
SEW-N-SEWS
Anne Herring
265-2484
SEWING ROOM
Joy Murray
785-2015
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
Mike Wilson
785-4574
TV CREW
Joe Lehman
522-4174
USHERS
Mike Wilson
785-4574
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James Gagnon
877-0205
YOUNG ADULTS
Autumn Paxton
532-0220
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