Bulletin - Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel, Pensacola, FL

S T. M I C H A E L T H E A R C H A N G E L
F irs t Founda tion Aug ust 15, 1559 ~ Canon ical ly Establ ished M ay 1 0, 178 1
19 North Palafox Street
Pensacola, Florida 32502
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 12423
Pensacola, Florida 32591-2423
850-438-4985 (Office)
850-433-9758 (Fax)
February 22, 2015
First Sunday of Lent
Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Very Rev. Joseph P. Callipare, Rector
[email protected]
Aleli Varias
Administrative Assistant to the Rector
[email protected]
Sunday Masses
9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Weekday Mass
Monday - Friday: 12:10 p.m.
Holy Days
12:10 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Monday - Thursday
11:30 a.m.— Noon
Fridays of Lent
6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Fridays of Lent
11:00 a.m.—Noon
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Fridays of Lent
12:40 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Thank you for attending Mass with us today. We are glad you came. Fr.
Joe and the Basilica parish family would like to welcome all our visitors
and new members. We invite you to join in the ministries of our parish by
sharing your gifts and talents. If you are not currently a registered member
and wish to be, please contact the parish office. Registration forms are
also available in the rack in the vestibule and online. Please check out our
Web site for details on our many activities and volunteer opportunities.
Deacon Stephen Wulf
[email protected]
Tootie Wanek
Parish Marriage Coordinator
[email protected]
Mike McCracken
Music Director
[email protected]
John Branigan
Facilities Manager
[email protected]
Web: http://stmichael.ptdiocese.org
Smart Phone App: myParish
Facebook: PensacolaBasilica
Twitter: @PcolaBasilica
QR Code:
(quick link to
Basilica Website)
The Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee is committed to healing the hurting
hearts of sexual abuse victims and has established Victims Assistance
Coordinators who are experienced and trained counselors and are available to
help persons who have been sexually abused by a priest, deacon, or other
church personnel in Northwest Florida. The Coordinator for the program in
Pensacola/Ft. Walton Beach area is Dr. Louis Makarowski; he may be reached
at 850-477-7181.
Mass Intentions and Readings for the Week
Mon., Feb 23
11:30 a.m.
12:10 p.m.
Tues., Feb 24
11:30 a.m.
12:10 p.m.
Wed., Feb 25
11:30 a.m.
12:10 p.m.
Thurs., Feb 26
11:30 a.m.
12:10 p.m.
Fri., Feb 27
11:00 a.m.
12:10 p.m.
Sun., Mar 1
9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
Lenten Weekday
Saint Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr
Lv 19:1-2, 11-18/Mt 25:31-46
Sayer Weir (+)
Lenten Weekday
Is 55:10-11/Mt 6:7-15
Pat Duncan (+)
Lenten Weekday
Jon 3:1-10/Lk 11: 29-32
Mary West (+)
Lenten Weekday
Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25/Mt 7:7-12
Chuck McGervey (+)
Lenten Weekday
Ez 18:21-28/Mt 5:20-26
Eucharistic Adoration
Rachelle Butler (Liv)
Gn 19:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18/
Rom 8:31b-34/Mk 9:2-10
Ferdinand Acosta (+)
Intentions of the Parish
Stewardship of Treasure for February 15, 2015
In-Church Offering: $ 6,030.06
Online Offering: $ 405.00
Total Offertory: $6,435.06
Birthdays this week: 22nd - John Born, Julie Davidson;
23rd - Janice Gehle; 27th - Luke Fina, Savannah Mongeau,
Dorothy Standley; 28th - Catherine Gregory
Home Visits: Fr. Joe would like to visit the following
families this week:
Erick and Lisa Mead
Greg Miller
Ginnie Miller
Please call the Parish Office (438-4985) or email Fr. Joe
([email protected]) to schedule your visit.
Thank you.
In our charity we remember in prayer:
Cathee Smith, David and Elijah Sudhoff, Donna and Joe
Wcislo, Joe Davis, Fred Esposito, Cathy Chrisco, Sandra
Vinson, Kimberly Ann Jordan, Dottie Yochem, Alice Bouderuaex, Bill Kennedy, Dorothy Standley, Rene Hoffman,
Rita Finneran, Ed and Joyce Vignolo, Jenny Caro, Jonathon
If you wish to add or remove anyone from our prayer list, please
call Nancy Scholls at 434-2931.
This Week at the Basilica
Mon., Feb 23 ◊ RCIA, 7:00 p.m.
Tues., Feb 24 ◊ Needlework Group, 10:00 a.m.
Wed., Feb 25 ◊ Women’s Study Group, 10:00 a.m.
Fri., Feb 27
◊ Lenten Supper, (PAC) 5:30 p.m.
◊ Eucharistic Adoration, 11:00 a.m
and 6:00 p.m.
◊ Stations of the Cross, 12:35 p.m. and
7:00 p.m.
2014 Contribution Statements - are available - please contact the office to request a copy. Email
[email protected] or call 438-4985.
CRAM THE VAN! St. Vincent de Paul Society
will have a van on March 1st before, during and
after all Masses accepting household items,
bagged clothes and furniture for donation. Larger
furniture can be picked up at your convenience. For
pickup please contact 434-6615. Also, the Cervantes St.
thrift store and the food pantry is in need of volunteers.
The thrift stores are a “special work” of the Society
providing low cost goods to our neighbors and clients in
an atmosphere of love and thanksgiving to the Lord for all
that he bestows on us. To volunteer, please 255-9651.
Restoration and Preservation Project Update: We want
to replace the clear glass sacristy windows on Chase St
with colored glass as they were prior to the 1978 renovation, but with Basilica colors, gold and red. If interested in
sponsoring one of these two windows, please contact
Nancy Halford at [email protected] or 324-8521.
Milton Knights of Columbus will sponsor
Smokin’ in the Square BBQ Cook-off on March
6th and 7th in Seville Square Pensacola. Proceeds will benefit local charities. No advance tickets required. Any questions call Ivan at 516-2622.
Lenten Taizé Prayer Service: Hope and Reconciliation,
Wed, March 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Cathedral of the Sacred
Heart. Taizé Prayer is a meditative candle-lit service that
centers around music, prayer, scripture, and silence. A time
of quiet and solitude in the presence of God, simple chants
sung repeatedly reinforce the meditative quality of prayer
to quiet the mind, open the heart, and feed the soul. Contact: Cathedral 850.438.3131
Lenten Supper this Friday evening at 5:30!
Your hosts this week are the members of the
Parish Advisory Council with a menu featuring
Please sign up before noon on Tuesday. There is no charge
but a donation will be appreciated!
Future Events at the Basilica
Fri., Mar 6
Sat., Mar 7
Wed., Mar 11
Fri., Mar 13
Fri., Mar 20
Fri., Mar 27
◊ Lenten Supper (Choir)
◊ Blue Mass, 9:00 a.m.
◊ Penance Service, 6:30 p.m.
◊ Lenten Supper (SVdP & WSG)
◊ Lenten Supper (RCIA)
◊ Lenten Supper (K of C)
The Catholic Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee cordially invites you to attend a BLUE MASS on Saturday, March 7 at 9:00 am at the Basilica of St. Michael
the Archangel to honor and pray for our Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS personnel. Bishop Gregory L.
Parkes will be presiding over this special celebration. All
Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS workers of ALL Faiths
are welcome. Attendance in uniform is encouraged. A
reception will follow after Mass. For more information
contact, Officer Tom Raines at (850) 346-5084
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Alfred Washburn Center Benefit
Hosted by: Mass Kunfuzion
Saturday, March 14th 2015 6:30 - 10:00 pm
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Ave Maria Hall
Tickets: $30.00 per person
Join us for a catered dinner, refreshments, beer, wine,
dessert, silent & live auction items, 50/50 raffle, live music by the band and dancing. Enjoy a wonderful night
out that serves to help the homeless and poor!
Advanced reservations & information: Laure Bruha
email: [email protected]
Call or text: 850-291-1968
Gospel Questions for this Week
… a great way to spend time exploring our faith!
Theme: Reform your lives!
Listen to the Word
As you hear this very short Gospel reading, what words
or phrases strike you? What image or story does the reading prompt you to recall?
Dear Parishioners,
It is my hope you are finding the “Lent Survival Kit”
helpful in these early days of Lent.
During this season we focus more of our efforts on
fasting and prayer as an opportunity to focus on our human frailty and the beauty and awe of Christ’s saving
power. As Jesus tells us in the gospel reading, we are to
“repent and believe in the gospel.”
But making his command a reality involves much
more of the heart than the head. In fact, for each of us,
this belief in the gospel requires a life actively lived in
imitation of Jesus who gave himself up for death for the
sake of others.
This does not mean that we will be called to die a
martyr’s death as many of our Christian sisters and brothers in the Middle East. But our lives ought to be lived for
others. At Creation, God entrusted everything to us. As
His stewards, we strive to give ourselves in service for
others — at home, in our parish, at work, at school and
elsewhere. The life of a Christian disciple, as Christ so
radically shows us, is a life of self-giving in charity.
This sounds like a lot of work. But you know what
was a lot of work, the Cross! It was far from easy. Christ
suffered the most unthinkable agony, but in his resurrection he experienced the most tremendous victory. We
give of ourselves like Christ did, knowing that we look
forward to the glory of eternal life. The reward of a
Christian steward far surpasses the effort it takes to live
this way; it far surpasses any hardships we experience
along the way.
As stewards, then, we live for others and we call others to do the same, proclaiming the good news that Christ
has come to save. All we need to do is “repent and believe in the gospel.”
Please don’t forget to return your 2015 CSA commitment card. The parish and the Bishop rely upon the
support of every one of us to carry out the ministry of
Jesus Christ and His Disciples. Thank you for your
support to 2015 CSA.
Look into Our Lives
Question for Children: What will you do this Lent to
become more like Jesus
Question for Youth: Lent gives us a chance to do things
differently – to "go to the desert." How can you make
Lent a time for growing in faith?
Question for Adults: What is the one area of your life
which you most want to "reform" as you get ready to emSource: www.osv.com
brace the Gospel, what is it?
Wishing everyone a good week,
Father Joe Callipare
Fasting is required of all over the age 18 through the
completion of the 59th year on Ash Wednesday and Good
Friday. Fasting means not taking any food in between
meals, and having smaller and simpler meals. Abstinence from meat is required of all over the age of 14 on
Ash Wednesday, the Fridays of Lent and Good Friday.