Bulletin - Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church

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Christmas
December 25, 2014
Sts. Peter and Paul
Catholic Faith Community
5300 Old Howell Branch Road
Winter Park, FL 32792
(407) 657-6114
Prayer Intention of Pope Francis for December
“That the birth of the Redeemer may bring peace and hope to all people of
good will.”
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Sacramental Life of the Parish
Reconciliation: Saturday - 4pm to 4:45pm. Also by appointment.
Please call the Parish Office.
Baptisms: Parents must be registered, active members of this parish for three
months before they may begin the Baptism process. Please call the Parish
Office (Ext. 260) to make arrangements.
Marriages: The Catholic party must be a registered, active member of this
parish for a minimum of three months before marriage preparation can begin.
A six month preparation is also required. Please call the Parish Office
(Ext. 260) for more information.
Anointing and Pastoral Care of the Sick: Please call the Parish Office if
anyone is sick at home, in the hospital or nursing home, and would like to be
visited.
Schedule of Masses and Prayers
Saturday Vigil Mass……………………………………....5pm, 7pm (Spanish)
Sunday Masses……………………………..….………8am, 10am, 12pm, 6pm
Holy Day Mass……………………………………….……………8:30am, 7pm
Weekday Masses Monday-Friday……………………………………...8:30am
Parish Office
Phone: 407 657-6114
Fax: 407 657-9375
Monday through Friday
9am to 5pm
Pastor
Fr. Derk Schudde
Parochial Vicar
Fr. Fidel Rodriquez Cuza,
OCD
Deacons
Al Castellana
Norm Levesque
Scott Lindeman
Donald Warner
Morning Prayer Monday-Friday…………………………………………..8am
Rosary, Novena & Divine Mercy Chaplet ……….………..Monday at 7pm
Adoration and Benediction…….....Tuesday 6pm-9pm, Thursday 9am-12pm
Charismatic Prayer Group……………………...………..Thursday at 7:30pm
Parish Offices
Adult Faith
Formation/RCIA/
Young Adults
Sal Ballacchino ............... Ext 254
Bookkeeper
Andrea Cole ................... Ext 253
Fingerprinting
Gloria Miller................... Ext 228
Maintenance
Leo Fitzsimmons ............ Ext 250
Will Rivas....................... Ext 250
Faith Formation
Fax (407) 657-9530
Scott Lindeman ............... Ext 246
Sacrament Coordinator
Denise Farrington ............ Ext 260
Business Office
Pat Nunes ....................... Ext 225
Pastoral Care/Ministry to the Sick/
Bereavement
Dr. Kate Clark ................ Ext 223
Children’s Faith Formation/
Youth Ministry
Paula Wright .................. Ext 249
Liturgy/Music Ministry
Paul Kusler ..................... Ext 235
Joe Marcellino………….. Ext 244
Early Learning Center
Phone (407) 677-6191
Dr. Kate Clark ................. Ext 434
Terry DeVore .................. Ext 433
Hispanic Ministry
Anna Torres .................... Ext 236
Receptionist
Denise Farrington ........... Ext 221
Website
Sts Peter & Paul... www.stspp.net
Sacristan
Michael Arthur-Wong ..... Ext 355
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Merry Christmas!
In the Christmas Martyrology we have the beautiful Proclamation of the Birth of Christ:
The twenty-fifth day of December.
In the five thousand one hundred and ninety-ninth year of the creation of the world
from the time when God in the beginning created the heavens and the earth;
the two thousand nine hundred and fifty-seventh year after the flood;
the two thousand and fifteenth year from the birth of Abraham;
the one thousand five hundred and tenth year from Moses and the going forth
of the people of Israel from Egypt;
the one thousand and thirty-second year from David's being anointed king;
in the sixty-fifth week according to the prophecy of Daniel;
in the one hundred and ninety-fourth Olympiad;
the seven hundred and fifty-second year from the foundation of the city of Rome;
the forty second year of the reign of Octavian Augustus;
the whole world being at peace,
in the sixth age of the world,
Jesus Christ the eternal God and Son of the eternal Father,
desiring to sanctify the world by his most merciful coming,
being conceived by the Holy Spirit,
and nine months having passed since his conception,
was born in Bethlehem of Judea of the Virgin Mary, being made flesh.
The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ according to the flesh.
More than two thousand years of history has passed since this great event. There have been many
significant turning points in our world history since the birth of Christ. Great blessings and tragedies, great
advances and losses have filled our history books.
However, there is no single event in world history that has so shaped and changed our world as the birth of
Christ. Once God entered His creation, creation was forever changed.
God is no longer on the outside looking in. He is with us still. God is in the world! He is Emmanuel,
which means “God is with us.” Now that He is with us, He will always be with us. In Matthews Gospel,
Jesus’ very last words are, “I am with you always, until the end of the world!”
Many great events will still be written into our world history. There will be many more blessings and
tragedies. However, we stop to celebrate the greatest of them all!
Whatever comes your way, whatever you add to the history of this world, great or small, just remember
this, God is with you!
I wish you and all your loved ones, many blessings and a truly Merry Christmas!
In Our Parish
Christmas: A Sense of the Season
You probably know the song “The Twelve Days of
Christmas.” Even though a radio station once proclaimed
the twelve days of Christmas as those before December 25,
Christians have always kept Christmas as a season from
December 25 until January 6 (the traditional Epiphany). The
church calendar today even extends the celebration until the
feast of the Baptism of the Lord—the Sunday after Epiphany.
Here is what the church says about the season of
Christmas: “Next to the yearly celebration of the paschal
mystery [meaning the Triduum and Easter season], the
church holds most sacred the memorial of Christ’s birth and
early manifestations. This is the pupose of the Christmas
season.” (General Norms for the Liturgical Year and the Calendar,
#32).
More than just “Jesus’ birthday,” the Christmas season is a
time for remembering and reveling in the nativity of Christ,
the revelation of Christ to the Jewish shepherds, the
revelation of Christ to the Gentle magi (that’s us!), Christ’s
baptism by John in the Jordan, and Christ changing water
into wine at the wedding “on the third day” (John 2:1) in
Cana of Galilee. In all these saving events, we know that
“the Word is made flesh and dwells among us.”
How can we keep Christmas not just as a day, but as a
season? Keep the tree up (and watered!) and shining bright
until the Baptism of the Lord. Sing carols and read the
scriptures every day. Safely put candles around your crèche:
Use small glass votive candle holders, and place them away
from the straw. You might also want to add a little water to
the bottom of the glass before putting the candle in—an
added precaution that will also help you clean the glass more
easily. When you light the candles, sing or say the prayer of
the angels: Glory in heaven and peace on earth, now and
forever. Amen!
Thank You
We thank all who took time in their own busy life and
schedule to help us decorate the church and transform it into
Christmas. To all the Extra-ordinary Ministers of Holy
Communion, Lectors, Altar Servers under the leadership and
direction of Merry Warnock, our Sacristan Michael
Arthur-Wong and his helpers, greeters and ushers, and finally
to our Music Ministers, Paul Kusler and Joe Marcellino and
choirs who worked long and hard to make our celebrations
musically superb. We say Thank you and God bless you for
all of your dedication, time and talent.
Discovering Mary, Discovering Ourselves
Save the Date - Join us on Saturday, February 28th, in the
Parish Family Center for this one-day retreat as we learn
more about our Blessed Mother. This day will be filled with
stories, song, learning, prayer, and sharing. We will examine
Mary in Scripture and her role in Jesus’ life and her
relevancy in our lives today. Hosted by the Council of
Catholic Women. Cost is $10 and includes lunch.
For more information, contact Karen at 407-657-9385 or
[email protected]
Catholic Scripture Study
We will begin our new study on The Book of Psalms on
Tuesday, January 13th at 7 pm. in the Parish Hall. All are
welcome to join us as we grow in Fellowship in our shared
journey of Faith through the study of The Word of God.
We meet each Tuesday evening to discuss and learn more of
God's wonderful plan for us. If you have any questions,
please email or call Mary Pavlis at, [email protected]
or 407-678-5283, so that we can order sufficient books for
everyone.
The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God is a Holy Day of
Obligation. There will be a Vigil Mass on Wednesday,
December 31st at 7:00pm, as well as Mass on Thursday,
January 1st at 10:00am.
A Reminder
Our Parish Facilities will be closed on Friday, December
26th, and on Thursday, January 1st. Merry Christmas and
Happy New Year!
New Year’s Eve Dance
Tickets are now available to join Fr. Derk and the pastoral
staff for the “Black Tie and Pearls” ball on December 31st
from 8:00pm until 1:00am in our parish hall. Your ticket for
this fun-filled evening to ring in the new year will include
hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dessert, party favors, photo-booth,
and a champagne toast at midnight. There will also be silent
auction and raffle items, a 50/50 drawing, and a cash bar,
along with live entertainment and a DJ. Tickets are now
available at the Parish Office and are $50 per person until
December 21st ($60 per person after December 21st). Black
tie and pearls are optional.
Bulletin Deadline
Please submit all bulletin articles to Pat Nunes at
[email protected] no later than 12:00pm on Monday.
Breakfast with Santa 2014
Merry Christmas!
Parish Ministries
Altar Care
Michael Arthur-Wong ..... 671-3208
Altar Servers
Merry Warnock ....... 321-439-5592
Annulments
Lorayne Stelling ............. 830-1971
Bereavement
Ellen Ryall ……………..…694-0216
Boy Scouts
Chuck Hippler ............... 310-4731
Catholic Scripture Study
Mary Pavlis................... 678-5283
Charismatic Prayer Group
Claude Cassagnol ........... 657-1539
Children’s Liturgy
Christine McFarland ....... 672-1757
Christ Renews His Parish
Michael Tricoche ........... 754-6542
Council of Catholic Women
Nora Stark .................... 252-4537
Compass
Linda Pellegrino ............ 737-9549
English as a Second Language
Mary/Enzo Del Vento…...542-5482
Feeding the Homeless
Bill Rowan ................... 365-6730
Filipino Group
Dan Lacsamana ............. 227-2712
Food Pantry
Michael Arthur-Wong ..... 671-3208
Hospitality
Art Robinson &
Claudia Silva ................. 208-0788
Lay Carmelites
Albert Perez .................. 657-0074
Legion of Mary
Jose Sharpe ................... 690-3749
Marriage Enrichment Ministry
Willie & Gigi Santiago .... 227-1504
Men’s Club
Ernie Smith ................... 671-3998
Ministers of Holy Communion
Donna Chuchla .............. 542-6483
Ministry of Mothers Sharing
Rose Tuttle ................... 765-3394
Neighborhood Network
Gloria Miller ................. 657-6114
Parish Council
Hank Marchese ............. 679-5592
Readers
Terrie Rowan ................ 365-6730
Rosary Makers
Rosemarie DiSimone....... 671-9560
Shepherd’s Hope
Wayne Middleton ........... 977-7963
Ultreya/Cursillo
Michael & Denise
Farrington............... 321-422-5603
Ushers
Michael Kubanet ............ 657-2836
Women of Purpose
Diane Fitzsimmons ........ 672-0612
WorkForce
Stephen Smith……....386-566-6689
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Mass Intentions for this Week
Friday, December 26 - Saint Stephen, The First Martyr
8:30 am .............. †Jack McCurdy by Charles & Jamie Lambusta
Saturday, December 27 - Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist
Vigil Mass for Sunday - The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary &
Joseph
5:00 pm. ............. †Pedro & Carmen Zamon by Shorter Family
7:00 pm ............... †Jose Gomez by His Children
Monday, December 29 - Fifth Day in the Octave of Christmas
8:30 am……….†Steve Turecky by King of Kings Pray Group
Tuesday, December 30 - Sixth Day in the Octave of Christmas
8:30 am……….†Jim Rice Jr., by Mom and Dad
Wednesday, December 31 - Seventh Day in the Octave of
Christmas
8:30 am……....†Jean & Ralph Marotta by Gloria Miller
Vigil Mass, Solemnity of Mary the Holy Mother of God
Sunday, December 28 - The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
8:00 am……....†Mary Jospeh by The Swann Family
10:00 am……....†Mick Clark by The Sanders Family
12:00 pm……....†Anna Shovich by Juan& Kevin Shovich
6:00 pm……....†Sharon Knight by John & Marian Crawford
Scripture Readings for
Next Weekend
Is 60:1-6
Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6
Mt 2:1-12
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*Please Note: Names will be left
on the Prayer List for one month.
If you would like a name to be
kept on the list please call the
Parish Office (407) 657-6114.
7:00 pm……....†People of the Parish
Thursday, January 1 - The Octave Day of the Nativity of the Lord
Solemnity of Mary the Holy Mother of God
10:00 am……....†Jack Oliva by Oliva Family
And Please Pray For...
Cali Rose Adkins
Tere Alcantara
Steve Anderson
Maria Balisado
The Barrera Family
Dan Begey
Michael Begey
The Callendar Family
Justin Casey
Loren Casey
Irene Chessa
Louise Clancy
Joseph Columbus
Delphine Croy
Micah Ashley Duff
Patricia Dwyer
Carla Ely
Robin English
Mike Farrington
Lynn Fekany
Ron Ferrara
Alice Filipelli
The Galvin Family
Nicholas Garcia
Janice Garrett
The Gonzalez Family
The Gonzales Family
Fr. Jim Harnan
Ian Henriques
Kyra Henriques
The Horgan Family
John Horvath
Margie Ingalls
Robert Jablonski
Tracie Jackson
Betty Kearney
Eleanor Keilman
Paul Kesterson
Morgan Layco
Andrew Lorie
Carmine Lombano
Grace Lombano
Richard Lombano
Jo Longo
Renee Love
Maria Lung
Emilie Lyons
Annette Magloire
Jorge Martinez
Joseph Marquez
The Matta Family
Michael McGrail
The Michaell Family
Michell Family
Midia Medina
Catherine Mutter
Nathan Mutter
Skip Nau
The Nanadiego Family
S. Lee Nease
Joan Noviello
Edward O’Donnell
The Ortega Family
Rebecca Padilla
Mary Pashayan
Gioia Petrisin
Diane Petrone
Silvio Petrone Jr.
Ruth Proaño
Ed Provencher III
Michael Ramos
The Ramos Family
Lorrene Richard
The Rivera Family
Kathy & Donna Roemer
Rosemary Van Ruiten
Mary Schaefer
Annette Schimpf
Gabriel Serna
Pablo Serna
The Serenil Family
Joe Shorten
Donna Stas
The Stratton Family
Sue Smith
The Syzmanski Family
Fr. Joseph Terra
Dee Thomas
Remy Torres
Shane Trenta
Nancy Tyson
Rosemary Van Ruiten
Norma Vaughn
Kathleen Voodre
Son Vu
Trisha Watson
Eileen Wolski
David Wright
Beth Young
Steven Young
Lord, Our God,
you sent your Son into the
world to bear our
infirmities and to endure
our sufferings. For these
your servants who are sick,
we ask that your blessing
will give them strength to
overcome their weakness
through the power of
patience and the comfort of
hope and that with your aid
they will soon be restored to
health. We ask this
through Christ our Lord.
Amen.