Bulletin - St. Vincent de Paul Parish

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
Our Parish Mission:
We are a welcoming, loving, growing family called by Christ to share, experience,
and celebrate God’s presence and loving redemption.
Weekend Masses:
Sat. 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm
Sun. 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm (Noon)
Confessions:
3:15 pm Sat.,
1st Fridays 7:30 am
Daily Masses:
Mon. - Sat. 8:00 am
Eucharistic Exposition:
Tues. 8:30-9:30 am, Fri. 8:30-3:00 pm
5323 E CR 462, Wildwood, FL 34785
Telephone (352)-330-0220
Fax (352) 748-6106
Web site—www.sumtercatholic.org
E-mail—[email protected]
The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
Clergy
Fr. Pedro (Peter) Puntal, Pastor …………….330-0220
Fr. Howard King, Retired
Fr. Ron Oser, Retired
Fr. Vitalis Ozokpor, Prison Chaplain
Deacon Dana McCarthy …………………... 750-9875
Deacon Dan Miller ………………………... 753-1996
Deacon Byron Otradovec, T.O. Carm …….. 330-0775
Deacon Daniel Pallo ………………………..391-9338
Deacon Richard F. Radford, Ed.D.….............430-4634
Deacon Greg Senholzi ……………….……..350-6345
Deacon Claude Curtin
Deacon Joe Mador
Deacon Pius Gabriel
Deacon Frank Campione (retired)
Parish Office Hours
Mon.-Thur. 8:30-3:00 pm, Friday 8:30-12:00 noon
Thank you for respecting these times.
December 28, 2014
Parish Contacts
Business Manager….………….……...Cindi Van Nostrand
Accountant .……………….…...…….………. Lee Valente
Office Manager…………………….…………Kelli Hezlep
Administrative Assistant…………………Carmen Kreeger
Receptionist……………….…...……….Joyce Prendergast
Maintenance................................................John Desmarais
Maintenance………………….……...……..Todd Besecker
Maintenance………………………………...Jay Barrientes
Maintenance………………………………….Jerry Rosine
Director of Faith Formation……..Frank Webber 643-7017
Associate Director of Faith Formation….…....Linda Dykas
Director of Liturgy Comm...Dn. Dana McCarthy 750-9875
Choir Director ………….…….Dean Pattow 352-459-1514
Music Director….……….…Dawn DiNome 646-236-9759
Outreach Ministry M,Tu,Th 10a-2p by appt. only…...... 689-0129
Food Pantry 210 Wonders St., Wildwood…….... 689-0129
Open: 2nd & 4th Fridays, 10-12
Our Mother’s Attic Resale Shop……….…….…..689-0128
Hours: M-F 10-4, Sat 10-2 ... 115 S. Main St. (U.S.301), Wildwood
Ministries, Club & Community Support
Altar Servers ………….................Bob Rizzi 399-5041 & Paul Danis 750-0440
Bereavement Ministry of Consolation ….……Carmen Lopez-Aquino 751-7052
Building Committee ………………….…………..……...Frank Kosa 753-5849
Caring Neighbors Ministry ………….………………..Faith Vitolano 391-5187
Choir ……………………………………….…..….Dean Pattow 352-459-1514
Council of Catholic Women…………………….………...Sue Miller 748-0015
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion ….......Jim Wilson 352-353-0465
Food Pantry …………………………..Betty Anne & Thom Horning 751-7034
Faith Formation ………………….………………...…Frank Webber 330-0220
Filipino Ministry………………………..…Merly Soliven-Lavengco 753-6086
Finance Committee…………….……………….............Jerry Rourke 751-3055
Knights of Columbus ………….……………………....Mike Grindel 753-4805
Library Helpers ……………….……………….……......Jane Nelson 751-4547
Ministers to the Sick ………….……………….………. Mary Wresh 748-3639
Money Counters ………………..……………….……..Lorna Powell 753-9470
New Parishioner Welcoming……………..………….Gerry Haggerty 205-8182
Nursing Home Mass Helpers ……………..…….…..Crestina Vaught 751-4892
Office Helpers...………………….…..………………....Kelli Hezlep 330-0220
Our Mother’s Attic (resale shop) ……..………….…..Michael Leahy 689-0128
Outreach Ministry…..…………………..………….…...Sheila Duffy 430-3761
Readers…………………………………………...........Sally Thomas 751-4713
Respect Life……………………………………………Marge Farrell 430-1261
Sacristans…………………………………………......Carol Jakubiak 430-0923
SVDP Senior Singles Club………………………….Marlene Ferrero 753-2212
Soup Kitchen ….……………………………………..……….Audrey 750-2925
Spiritual Friendship Club ……….……………..….Mariagnes Moran 205-8966
Tech Group……..……………….……………………..Bob Carberry 259-1305
Ushers…………………………...………………....Gil Van Nostrand 430-0004
Sacraments
Baptisms: Please ar r ange with
the parish office to attend a seminar and schedule a baptism.
Reconciliation: 3:15 pm Sat, 1st
Fridays 7:30-8:00 am. Penance
Services are held during Advent
and Lent.
Sacrament of the Sick: The Sacrament of the Sick (Anointing) is
available after Mass and upon request.
Communion brought to the
Sick: Please call our Ministers to
the Sick Coordinator.
Marriage: Contact the Pastor a
minimum of four months prior.
Please refrain from wearing
perfume or cologne to church,
in consideration for those people
with allergies or illnesses, especially
those receiving chemotherapy, who
cannot tolerate scents. Thank you!
Church Calendar & Activities
In Memory of
Doris Sequin by
Dennis & Denise
Lyonnais
To request
The Sanctuary Lamp,
Please contact the
Office at 330-0220
MASS SCHEDULE
December 27 — January 4, 2015
CHURCH ACTIVITIES CALENDAR
*For reservations, call the office: 330-0220.
*ch=church; cp=choir practice; sh=social hall;
m=ministry room; k=kitchen; conf=confessional;
o=office; b=back office; library=l; hospitality=h;
pl=parking lot; WCC=Wildwood Comm. Center
Saturday, December 27 - Saint John,
Apostle and Evangelist
Rosary
8:30-9a
ch
Reconciliation
3:00-3:45p
ch
Sunday, December 28 - The Holy Family of
Jesus, Mary and Joseph
Monday, December 29 - Fifth Day within the Octave
Of the Nativity of the Lord
Rosary
8:30-9a
ch
Filipino Choir Practice
12-2p
cp
KOC Practice
5-7p
sh
Tuesday, December 30 - Sixth Day within the Octave of the
Nativity of the Lord
Rosary
8:30-9a
ch
Holy Hour
8:30-9:30a
ch
Wednesday, December 31 - Seventh Day within the
Octave of the Nativity of the Lord
Rosary
8:30-9a
ch
Thursday, January 1 - The Octave Day of the Nativity
of the Lord
Solmnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God
Rosary
8:30-9a
ch
Church Office Closed
All Day
First Friday, January 2 - Saints Basil the Great &
Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops & Doctors
Confessions
7:30-8a
sh
Rosary
8:30-9a
ch
Eucharistic Adoration
8:30a-3p
ch
Divine Mercy Devotions
2:30-3p
ch
Filipino Mass & Pot Luck
6-8p
ch/sh
First Saturday, January 3 - Christmas Weekday
The Most Holy Name of Jesus
Rosary
8:30-9a
ch
Reconciliation
3-3:45p
ch
Sunday, January 4 - The Epihany of the Lord
Faith Formation-Teen Ministry 6-8p
Sat
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thur
Fri
Sat
Sun
8:00a
4:00p
6:00p
8:00a
10:00a
12:00p
8:00a
8:00a
Daily Mass
Fr. Puntal
Fr. Ozokpor
Fr. Puntal
Fr. Puntal
Fr. King
Daily Mass
Daily Mass
† Avelino Cortes
Kalil & DeLoura families
† Walter Pecenco
Murphy Family
Parishioners' Intentions
† Eugene O'Connor
† Catherine Lawrence
† Patricia Kiggins
Sager & Cardaneo
8:00a Daily Mass
families
4:00p Fr. Puntal
Parishioners' Intentions
8:00a Fr. King
† Stu Sanders
10:00a Fr. Puntal † Jimmy Sanchez
12:00p
8:00a
8:00a
4:00p
6:00p
8:00a
10:00a
12:00p
Fr. Oser
Daily Mass
Daily Mass
Fr. Puntal
Fr. Ozokpor
Fr. King
Fr. Puntal
Fr. Puntal
†
†
†
†
†
Evelyn Sheffield
James Noonan
Alfred Burch
Tricia Tellep
Mary Creed
Parishioners' Intentions
† Grace Fariello
† Frank Kilroy
Off-site Mass Intentions
Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 † Jerry Pertoso
Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 † Kathleen Fleming
† Rev. Raymond Fournior SM
† Rev. Gerry Pelletier SM
Weekly Readings
Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:
1 Jn 2:3-11; Ps 96:1-3, 5b-6; Lk 2:22-35
1 Jn 2:12-17; Ps 96:7-10; Lk 2:36-40
1 Jn 2:18-21; Ps 96:1-2, 11-13;
Jn 1:1-18
Nm 6:22-27; Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8;
Gal 4:4-7; Lk 2:16-21
1 Jn 2:22-28; Ps 98:1-4; Jn 1:19-28
1 Jn 2:29 -- 3:6; Ps 98:1, 3cd-6;
Jn 1:29- 34
Is 60:1-6; Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-13;
Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6; Mt 2:1-12
Prayer
PRAYERGROUPS
If you are in need of the
Anointing of the Sick or
confessions
at home, please call
the office for a
priest visit.
Emmanuel Charismatic Prayer Group: Meets
each Thursday at 6:30 pm in the Social Hall.
Everyone is invited to attend and experience the
movement of the Holy Spirit, with song, praise &
worship. For info call Marge DuBuc 248-2556154 or Terry DeLucia 751-1762.
Marian Servants of the Word Incarnate:
Please contact Mary Jane Haggerty at 205-8182.
Please visit our website at:
www.marianservantsthevillages.org
Small Christian Communities: Meets twice
monthly with focus on the Gospel and exploring
personal faith journeys through prayer, discussion and Christian fellowship. Information Night:
1/12/2015, St. Vincent Social Hall, 6:30-8:00
p.m. Please contact Connie Accurso at 750-3130.
St. Therese Lay Carmelite Community: These
lay Catholics belong to the Carmelite Order and
follow the Rule of Carmel, living the Gospel and
following the example of the Blessed Virgin
Mary and Elijah. Formation is provided. Jackie
Harig can be reached at 446-0445.
Please pray for our
ill parishioners:
Please pray for our
recently deceased:
Norma Reineke
Jean Mooney
Skip Owens
Charlie Buck
Nora Zapata
Thomas Folchi
Bill Russ
Vincent Capasso
Anne Klonicke
Michael Munch
Rhonda
Herbert Cheever
Ralph Trondle
Jim Reiner
Carole Fuerst
Paul Marino
Jeanine Stringer
Ann Tedesco Durr
Jack Hott
Felicia Ausbury
Shirley Winnert
Ralph Kaniewski
Rita Pultorak
Carol Lee Murray
Terrie Hall
Paul Smith
Edward Fisk
Dr. Benjamin Delgado
Evelyn Sheffield
Ted McCully
Holy Communion
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Tues: 8:30 am—9:30 am; Fri: 8:30 am—3:00 pm
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Please come and spend some quiet, prayerful
time with the Lord. Adoration, Rosary, and
Benediction following the
8 AM Mass Tuesday & Friday
For info or to schedule an hour on Friday to spend with the
Blessed Sacrament, please contact Gerry & Mary Jane
Haggerty at 352-205-8182 or [email protected]
Walk-in adorers are welcome at any time.
For the Homebound
Our Ministers to the Sick bring the Eucharist to
the homebound and those in care facilities who
are not able to come to Mass. If you or a relative would like the Eucharist brought to your
home or nursing home, please call our Ministry
to the Sick Coordinator, Mary Wresh 748-3639.
If you would like to serve the Lord by bringing
Him to our homebound parishioners, please call
Mary Wresh at 748-3639. Our Ministers to the
Sick attend special training so they are confidently prepared and can focus on the Eucharist
and our parishioner during their visit.
At the Hospital
When you or a loved one is in the hospital,
please inform the staff at registration or later
that you are Catholic and would like to be on
the Catholic list so Chaplains and Ministers to
the Sick know you are there and can visit you.
Anointing of the Sick
If you or a family member is in need of an
anointing of the sick, please call the church
office.
Stewardship
Attendance - December 13-14, 2014
Saturday
4:00
6:00
Immaculate Conception
Sunday
986
474
8:00 - 670
8:00
10:00
10:00 - 435
660
825
12:00 - 444
Noon
Total
Total
807
3,752
1,549
Weekly Collection - December 13-14, 2014
Offertory
Building Fund
Immaculate Conception
$28,682.50
$ 9,785.82
$ 4,462.80
What is the Building Fund?
Our Catholic Appeal 2014
Did you know? Your gifts to Our Catholic Appeal
help others to encounter Christ.
As a result of your gifts to
Our Catholic Appeal, our
local Church forms faithful
and knowledgeable teachers
who have a deep commitment to Jesus Christ and a
strong love for the Church.
Our Catholic Appeal supports the Office of Faith
Formation, which oversees the Diocesan Catechist Certification Program (DCCP), the official faith formation
program for all catechists in the Diocese of Orlando. Annually the DCCP serves over 1,800 people in various
catechetical ministries and offers courses that range from
the basics of Catholic theology to more advanced studies
in scripture, sacraments, and liturgy.
For more information on how the Diocese serves our catechists, please contact the Office of Faith Formation at
407-246-4912.
Please visit www.cfocf.org/OCA/give
online.
to make a gift
Please remember that our parish goal is $336,601. We
have collected $306,216 which is 91.0% of our goal. We
have 1,254 family participation which is 51.8% of our
goal. Please consider contributing. Once we have
achieved our goal, the majority of additional funds will be
returned to our parish to support our own local needs. This
year, we will commit our parish over-goal dollars to the
building fund.
Donations received in the second collection, “Building
Fund,” are used to support the new church and furnishings, the expansion as well as the future building needs
and renovations for our parish including but not limited to
updating the infrastructure of the existing church and
parking.
Many thanks to those who regularly support the
St. Vincent de Paul Building Fund.
Save Time and Donate
Online!
Our parish now uses an
Online Giving system
called WeShare. This allows you to make your
donations without writing
a check each week. You
can set up a recurring
weekly or monthly payment, allocate different
amounts for our different
collections, and view complete, accurate financial
records at any time. It
saves all of us time and is a
win-win for our parish!
Those who wish to continue to use traditional methods of offering may do so;
however, we ask that you
prayerfully consider Online Giving. If you would
like to enroll, please visit
our website and click
online contributions. For
questions about the program or setting up your
account, or for our help
with setting up your donation(s), please don't hesitate to call our parish office at 352-330-0220.
A STEWARDSHIP PRAYER
for December
Lord,
As we journey through
this Advent season,
give us the wisdom to be
good stewards
of this time of grace,
a time to be more prayerful,
to listen more intently to
Your Word;
a time to allow our faith
to grow and mature.
Show us how to give witness
to your Good News
more fervently
among our families, friends
and those with whom
we worship.
Help us be more aware
of those who are poor, lonely
or suffering;
and to serve them
as if we were serving You.
And fill our hearts with hope,
so that we may make
straight Your path
with confidence and zeal,
and prepare for the joy of
Your coming!
We pray this in Jesus’ name.
Amen
(Courtesy of International
Catholic Stewardship Council)
Faith Formation
Children’s Faith Formation
Faith Formation classes for
grades K-8 are on Wednesday evenings. Our High School program meets
on Sunday nights from 6-8pm.
The teen ministry will not meet on Dec. 28. It will continue on January 4. Our teens, who sorted the donations, would like to
thank you for all the gifts donated to the children’s tree. Your
generosity was awesome!
Liturgy of the Word for Children is on Sunday at the
10:00 am Mass.
The Youth Ministry Program
Wishes all the youth and families
of the parish
a Blest and Peace filled Christmas
and a Happy New Year.
Our fellowship activities and ministry
will not meet on December 28, and
continue again on January 4th!
Children’s Tree
The children and youth of our Faith Formation Program sponsored a “Children’s
Tree” which was in the narthex during
Advent. The purpose was to encourage
our parish families to make donations to
help the less fortunate.
It was decorated with ornaments made by each class
and served as a place of special collections each weekend of Advent. THANK YOU for joining with our
Faith Formation Families in reaching out to others.
Over the last four weeks of Advent your many donations contributed to the well being of many through the
following organizations and others: Hands of Mercy
Everywhere (Hope House-Faith House) and Interfaith
Ministries/Ocala Forest Shelter, Toys for Tots (The Villages Marine Corps League) and Arbor House Nursing
Home in Wildwood (sponsored by our St. Vincent de
Paul Ministry to the Sick/Home Bound.) May God bless
you abundantly for your generosity and keep you in His
loving care through the coming year!
Thank you again and God Bless!
Friends are always Welcome
WOMEN OF GRACE:
A Catholic Study for Women
ADULT FAITH FORMATION
Information and Registration
Session at St. Vincent de Paul Church
“SYMBOLON:” Part Two - During the ten sessions
of Part One of Symbolon– Knowing the Faith we
walked thru the “big picture” of the Catholic Faith using
the Creed as our guide. Now in the ten sessions of Part
Two– Symbolon, Living the F aith, we will turn our
attention to how we encounter God in the sacraments,
and the moral life. We will begin in January meeting 34:30pm on Jan. 6, 20, Feb. 3, 10, 17, Mar. 3, 10, 17, 31, and
Apr. 7.
The first session is THE SACRAMENTS: Baptism, &
Confirmation. To register please provide your name(s)
and contact information (phone no. & email address) to
[email protected] or call Frank Webber at
643-7017.
Bible Study will not meet on
Wednesday, Dec. 31.
Sessions will resume January 7.
All are welcome!
SMALL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES (SCC):
Our faith-sharing groups focus on the Gospel
for the following weekend and on exploring
personal faith journeys. A demo of this faith sharing experience will be presented on January 12th at 6:30pm.
See the next page for more details.
THURSDAY—JANUARY 15, 2015
1:30 to 2:30PM
Learn how you can embrace your gift of authentic femininity and
dignity as a daughter of God. Based on Johnnette Benkovic’s book, Full of Grace, Women and the Abundant
Life.
In this 9 week foundational study you will explore prayer, Sacred Scripture, Church documents and teachings,
the Catechism, the lives of women saints and the example of our Blessed Mother. You’ll become better
equipped to fulfill your call and mission as a Woman of
Grace in the world today.
Study dates: Thur sdays, 3:30 to 5:30 pm
January 29 to March 26, 2015.
Facilitator: Nancy Elhajj, For mor e infor mation,
contact 609-263-1558 or [email protected]
Lighthouse Catholic Media (LCM): Please check out
our new expanded Lighthouse Catholic Media kiosk in the
narthex. You may find something new that will help you
strengthen your faith or to send to a family member or friend.
The costs for the materials are: CDs-$3.00, Booklets - $2.00,
Books - $4.00, and pamphlets are $0.50. The proceeds from
these items allow us to purchase more resource material.
Director of Faith Formation: Frank Webber, 352-643-7017 or [email protected]
Assoc. Dir. of Faith Formation: Linda Dykas, 352-643-7018 or [email protected]
Parish Happenings
Holy Day Mass Schedules for December
A warm welcome to our newly registered
parishioners. We are pleased to have you
worshipping with us.
December 31 - Solemnity of Mary Vigil
4 PM
January 1 - Solemnity of Mary
8 AM, 10 AM, & 12 PM (Noon)
Sacred Silence
Please utilize the
Narthex for talking
and reserve the
church for reflection and prayer.
Thank you for your
understanding and
cooperation.
Bill & Jackie Herzog
Mary Hilke
Thomas Machowski
Wayne & Judy Moniz
Carol Quaglia
Maribel Rodriguez
Bob & Barb Simons
Hymnal Dedication Intentions
We are pleased to offer to the Parish an opportunity to
dedicate one or more of these hymnals, in honor of, or
in memory of a loved one.
A $25.00 donation per hymnal will provide one dedication intention, which will be affixed to the inside front
cover of the hymnals. The hymnal will then be placed
in the Church for use by the parish.
If you are interested in dedicating one or more hymnals,
please pick up an order form in the vestibule / Narthex
and return to the parish office along with your payment.
Passion & Purpose
With Matthew Kelly
February 7, 2015,
9AM – 1:30PM.
We have books in our parish library written by Matthew Kelly. Please come see the selection.
Purchase Your Tickets after all Masses Jan 3 - 4, and online at www.DynamicCatholic.com.
Parish Happenings
Volunteers Needed - Make A Difference
Money Counters & Verifiers needed to assist with the
money verification process. If you are interested please contact
Lorna Powell at (352) 753-9470.
Our Mother’s Attic is in need of volunteers to assist at
the Resale store. Can you spare three hours per week to
help us help others? Any day of the week either 10-1pm
or 1-4pm would be greatly appreciated. Contact Mike
Leahy at 352-689-0128 for more information.
CCW News
The next meeting for the Council of Catholic
Women is January 27, 2015, in the Social Hall.
Fellowship at 1 p.m., meeting at 1:30 pm.
Bring a friend! Be sure to check the minutes of
our meetings, and the monthly newsletters on the
church website for more information. Paper copies of
our newsletters can be found in the entrance area of our
church.
The Knights of Columbus Council
13300 meets at 7 p.m. on the first and
third Mondays of the month in the
church social hall. Visiting Brother
Knights and transfers are welcome. For information on
becoming a Knight, transferring your membership to
our council or activating an inactive status, please conSVDP Senior Singles Club
Tuesday January 20, 2015, 5 p.m., Chefs of Napoli, III,
Rt. 301 North. Reservations: Call Barbara at 941-3506019.
Any questions regarding this information, please contact
Marlene 753-2212.
OUR MOTHER’S ATTIC
Resale shop benefiting the Soup Kitchen,
Food Pantry and local Outreach programs. Hours: Mon-Fri 10am - 4pm; Sat
10am -2pm.
Drop-offs should be made 1 hour prior
to closing. For pick up of large items,
please call 689-0128.
Location: 115 S. Main Street (Rt. 301) in downtown Wildwood. The shop is a small, cream-colored building located
two stores north of “The Red Door” store and across from
“Kuhn Chiropractic.”
Non-clothing Donations: Furniture, home décor, kitchen
items, children’s items, linens, etc.
“Help Us Help Others”
with Donations or Purchases”
We will be closed from December 24,
and will reopen January 2, 2015.
Joy to the World, the Lord is Come!
OUTREACH AND FOOD PANTRY
May Christ give you and your families blessings
during the Christmas Season and throughout the
New Year.
Thank You for remembering our less fortunate neighbors during Advent. Your donations of non perishable
food, checks, and gifts for the Angel Tree show that
you care about our less fortunate neighbors in Wildwood and the surrounding area. Just as the Magi
brought gifts to the Christ Child and St. Nicholas gave
gifts to children, we are remembering God's gift to
us. As St. Francis of Assisi said, " For it is in giving
that you receive." Our clients and volunteers appreciate
your donations, especially during the Christmas season.
The Outreach office and pantry is located in downtown
Wildwood, across from the city hall at San Pedro Maldonado Mission Church. Clients are seen at the office
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, by appointment,
starting at 10am. Our pantry is open to distribute food
the second and fourth Friday of the month at 10am.
Many hands make our Outreach Ministry work. If you
would like to volunteer, please call Sheila or Thom regarding training and where help is needed (Please see
ministry page for contact information.)
We realize that many charities have been soliciting for
donations recently. This year, can you make a resolution to do one or more of the following?
• Volunteer and/or donate at Our Mother's Attic.
• Collect food monthly at your club or neighborhood
and bring it to the pantry.
• Bring food to church regularly.
• Write a check to St. Vincent de Paul Outreach Ministry/food pantry.
Your generosity shows the poor and hungry that God
does love them.
Helpless and hungry, lowly He lies,
Wrapped in the chill of mid-winter;
Comes now among us, born into poverty's
embrace, new life for the world.
Who is this Who lives with the lowly,
sharing their sorrow, knowing their hunger?
This is Christ, revealed to the world
in the eves of a child, a Child of the poor.
Scott Soper
If you are able to donate food, please consider the
following: Non perishable food includes canned meat
especially chili, stew, chicken & dumplings, sausages, and ravioli; hot and cold cereal; non refrigerated
milk; soup and crackers; canned fruit; canned fruit
including baked beans; 1lb packages of rice and pinto
beans; and pancake mixes. Please remember that
opened and out of date food cannot be distributed.
Hygiene and paper products are also appreciated.
Parish Happenings and Around the Diocese
"The Toast of Tampa” Sweet Adeline chorus
(women's barbershop) will perform at the New Covenant Methodist church on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at
6:00 pm. This is a dynamic, 120+ a capella group
reaching new heights in musical artistry (3rd place International winners last year in Hawaii)--where musical
excellence, fun, and inspiration ignite voices in harmony!! Tickets ($15) will be available only through The
Villages Box Offices beginning on December
18. Please join us for an outstanding evening of wonderful entertainment."
Cancer Support Group meets the first Wednesday of
each month @ 9:30am @ St. Timothy’s Catholic
Church, Parish Hall, Rm. 3. This is a nondenominational group and all cancer patients, survivors,
care-givers and friends are welcome. For additional information, please call Dr. Hector Morales 430-2120,
Michele Brady 566-7160 or Betty Anderson 753-4068.
Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet - If anyone is interested in praying the Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet please contact Joanne La Neve at (352) 391-1921.
Join the Vivos Christi Society
Vivos Christi Society is our Bishop’s
way of celebrating the generosity of
Catholic friends who are providing for
the future of the Church through a
planned gift. Have you remembered
your parish, a Catholic school or a ministry of the Diocese of Orlando in your will or estate plans? If so, Bishop
Noonan would welcome the opportunity to honor you as
a member. Please contact Ed Wardle, Director of Donor
Relations at 407-246-7193 or email [email protected]
The Way, The Truth and The Life
Bishop John Noonan announced an educational initiative to help the faithful
understand the teachings of the Catholic
Church as they relate to the important issues of our
time, such as issues of life, marriage and freedom.
Respect Life Prayer Group Gathering
Please come pray with us at the Ocala
Women’s Center, 108 SW Pine Ave, in
Ocala. We will be praying to help mothers who are contemplating abortion to
make the right decision.
Each Saturday at 10:00 a.m. a group of Prayer Warriors gather to pray in front of the clinic.
The St. Vincent de Paul parish will be represented on
the 2nd Saturday of each month. We will be leaving
the church parking lot about 9:00 a.m. If you wish to
volunteer with this group or have any questions, please
call Marge Farrell at (352)-430-1261.
Small Christian Communities Information Night
Enrich your faith life, pray, discuss the gospel, and socialize. Focus on God and what is important in your life. Experience what a Small Christian Community is all about Monday, January 12, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m., St.
Vincent de Paul Social Hall. Registration required before
January 7, 2015; contact Connie Accurso: 352-750-3130
([email protected]) or email Frank Webber at:
[email protected]
Come Pray for our Troops at Veterans Park
A prayer group for our troops meets every Thursday at
8:00 a.m. at Veterans' Memorial Park in Spanish
Springs. The group has been meeting for 8 years, and
the main purpose is so the people don't forget our soldiers. The names of any soldier who has lost their life
in the past week are read. Then a list is read of approximately 150 men and women who are now overseas
and at home. Then the group says prayers for the safety of the soldiers and their families. At the end, we
sing a patriotic song.
After the meeting there is a fellowship breakfast at
Too Jays in Spanish Springs. Everyone is welcome. It
is only 20-30 minutes of your time. The troops need to
be remembered; they give us so much.
This initiative is called “The Way, The Truth and The
Life” and the Diocese of Orlando has prepared educational materials such as videos, pastoral letters, study
guides and resources from the Vatican and the United
States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
You are invited to an Inspiration Concert
The materials are available for you to help you enkindle
a deeper faith and to help you focus your life on the
Gospel of Jesus Christ. These materials will hopefully
be shared and viewed by all so that important principles
of our faith will be explained, understood and lived.
Please view the videos at:
http://www.orlandodiocese.org/waytruthlife
Date: Sunday, January 18, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM
Tickets: $20.00 in advance
Location: Saint Paul’s Catholic Church
1330 Sunshine Avenue
Leesburg, Florida 34748
Information: 352-787-6354
Mark Forest Concert
Acclaimed Irish Tenor
Performed for Pope John Paul ll
And in Carnegie Hall
AROUND THE DIOCESE
Parish Happenings and Around the Diocese
The Lazarus Free Medical Clinic is open Tuesdays and
Thursdays. Please call for appointment 352-748-4567. It is
located at 210 Wonders St. in Wildwood. Abierta Los Martes Y Jueves. Por favor llamar al numero 352-748-4567 para
una cita.
St. Timothy's Gift Shop -The Villages, Lady Lake
St. Timothy's Gift Shop has had a "FACE-LIFT" and we
look like a brand new Shop!!
Our Gift Shop is overflowing with lots of lovely NEW
things for ALL occasions. Come in early to see and get the
best selection or just to look around for that special something. Hours: Tuesday thru Friday 9 to 12:00p.m.
Saturday before & after 4:00 mass
Sunday after 7, 9 & 11:00 mass
We look forward to seeing each and every one of you. Any
questions please call Pat Crowdis-Gift Shop Coordinator
(352) 259-7822.
All are Welcome to a Free Concert - St. Mark The Evangelist Catholic Church, 7081 SE Hwy 42 (between Rte
301 and 441), Summerfield, Florida. Singer James Kilbane
(pronounced kil-BAN) a leading performer in Ireland is returning to perform a special Country & Gospel Concert Friday - January 9, 2015, 7:00 PM - Door open at 6:00 PM.
James is an experienced performer and tours regularly at
home and abroad with his country influenced gospel and
faith based events. An enjoyable and enter taining night is
assured.
Vendors Wanted:
St. Theresa’s Church, Hwy 301, Belleview, is looking for
people selling unique items, arts & crafts for our First
“WINTER FEST” to be held on St. Mark the Evangelist
grounds (Rte 42, Summerfield), Friday January 16th from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. & Saturday, January 17th from 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. Please call and come by the office Monday thru Friday
between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to pay and sign up. Outdoor
12x12ft spots (on grass) or 9x17 paved for two days are $55.
Larger spots available. (No tables or tents will be supplied).
Hurry, they are going fast! For further info, call 245-2458.
St. Jude Catholic Church is sponsoring a 12-day pilgrimage to Italy which includes a general audience with Pope
Francis,
April
13-24,
2015.
$3,995/person.
www.unitourscom/client/FrSaadeItalyPilgrimagepdf. A flyer with travel information is available from St. Jude’s Parish
Office. “Saints and Miracles Italy Pilgrimage” departs from
the Orlando International Airport.
Saints of Spain Tour: June 11-21, 2015 Contact Fr. Hoyer
at 954-854-0079 or the tour agency at 1-800-242-4122.
The Rialto Theater has created a Facebook page exclusively for faith-based movies. Visit them at
www.facebook.com/faithbasedfilms.
To Donate Clothing: Organizations in need
of lightweight clothing include: St. Timothy’s
St. Vincent de Paul Society in Lady Lake 4th
Thur. from 7-11am 753-0989, and St. Paul’s
Catholic Church in Leesburg, 787-3388, and
St. Theresa in Belleview, 245-0650.
Diocese of Orlando News
Rachel's Vineyard: Offer s r etr eats for any woman or
man who has struggled with the emotional and spiritual
pain of abortion. For information contact [email protected] or 407-246-4819.
Airport Mass Times: at Orlando International AirportSunday at 8:15 am & noon and Holy Days at noon. The
chapel is behind security for Gates 1-59. Mass attendees
must have a boarding pass.
Bishop Noonan opens Twitter account: Bishop Noonan
believes we are called to put technology to good use by
sharing the Good News. To follow Bishop Noonan on
Twitter, search his handle @BishopNoonan on
www.twitter.com.
Vatican YouTube site: www.youtube.com/vatican.
Natural Family Planning: The Diocese of Orlando Office of Family Life and Pastoral Care invites you to learn
more about Natural Family Planning (NFP). Please visit
www.orlandodiocese.org/flo-natural-family-planning for
information.
Join Catholic Charities: A var iety of volunteer oppor tunities are available for all ages and interests. During our
50th anniversary year, all service performed contributes to
our 50,000 Hours of Service Challenge. Visit
www.cflcc.org/volunteer or call 888-658-2828.
Catholic Community Television: Networ k br oadcasting from Central Florida on Sundays: Brighthouse channel 19, Comcast channel 17, Direct TV & Dish, channel
45. EWTN Sunday Mass, 8 am & 12 pm: Comcast channel 243, Direct TV channel 370, Prism channel 562.
The CatholicTV Network, America’s Catholic Television Network, is now available to cable and satellite providers in our area. Visit GetCatholicTV.com for more
information.
St. Vincent de Paul Society of Orlando
Vehicle Donation Program - Accepting used
vehicles. For information, please visit
www.svdpusacars.com or call 1-800-3228284. All donations are tax deductible.
Retrouvaille If your mar r iage has become tr oubled and
stressed, unloving or uncaring; if you have grown cold and
distant; even if you are divorced or separated, or are thinking
about it; Retrouvaille can help. It has helped thousands. Not
counseling or group therapy. And please check our website
at Retrouvaille.org. Sometimes things can go very wrong in a
marriage. Retrouvaille is a program to help heal and support
married couples experiencing difficulties, couples broken,
lonely and hurting. It’s also for couples who have separated
or divorced and want to try again. Our next program begins
Jan 23-25, 2015. For more information and registration, call
352-274-4614. All calls and names held in strictest confidence.
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