ST. MATTHEW CATHOLIC CHURCH 542 Blue Heron Drive, Hallandale, FL 33009-5799 * (954) 458-1590 * www.saintmatthewcc.com MASSES: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM Saturday 9:00 AM Saturday Vigil 4:00 PM Sunday 8:30, 10:00, 11:30 AM & 6:00 PM 1:00 PM Spanish Holy Day Vigil 7:00 PM Holy Day 8:30 AM & 6:00 PM English 7:00 PM Spanish Rev. Daniel I. Kubala, Pastor E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Assisting Priests: Rev. Msgr. Franklyn Casale, Fr. Jim Nero, OFM, Fr. Julio Estada, Fr. Robert Vallee, Fr. Jairo Tellez SACRAMENTS BAPTISMS - Every Third Saturday at 10:00 AM. Call the Parish Office for more information. BAUTISMOS - En Español: Los Segundo y el Cuarto Sábados del Mes a las 10:00 AM. Parish e-mail: email@example.com Pastoral Assistant: Rosario Bergouignan firstname.lastname@example.org Director of Religious Education: Barbara Woroniecki email@example.com Parish Secretary: Lois Montanarello firstname.lastname@example.org MARRIAGE - By appointment with the pastor. Please make arrangements six months in advance. PASTORAL SERVICES and MINISTRIES CONFESSIONS - 3:00PM Saturday and by appointment. RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION If you have questions concerning the Catholic Faith, call the Parish Office (954) 458-1590. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAMS - K-I thru High School. Two years of religious instruction required for Sacramental Programs. ST. MATTHEW PARISH REGISTRATION If you attend Mass here at St. Matthew, you are strongly encouraged to register with us. Please stop by the Parish Office to fill out the simple registration form OR download the form from www.saintmatthewcc.com, print it, fill it out and place in the offertory basket on Sunday. We urge you to get involved with our ministries and, as a stewardship parish, ask that you use your Offertory envelopes. PASTORAL CARE FOR THE SICK AND THE HOMEBOUND: Please notify the Parish Office when someone is hospitalized or homebound and unable to attend Mass, as the Priests and Eucharistic Ministers would like to visit. SACRAMENT OF THE SICK: First Friday of every month during the 8:30 AM Mass or by calling the Parish Office anytime. ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: Every Monday from 7:30 - 10:00 AM LEGION OF MARY: Meets 9:30 AM every Tuesday in the Parish Hall Page Two From the Pastor’s Heart and Desk: ~~~~ This Tuesday, December 8, is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. A Holy Day of Obligation. Catholics are obliged to attend Mass. The Mass times are Vigil Mass, Monday, December 7 at 7:00 PM. Tuesday, December 8, 8:30 AM, 6:00 PM, and 7:00 PM in Spanish. Under the title of the Immaculate Conception, Our Blessed Mother is the Patroness of our country, the United States of America and our Archdiocese of Miami. On this day this year, is the beginning day of the Holy Year of Mercy, proclaimed by Pope Francis. In order to prepare ourselves for this Holy Year , we will have 24 Hours of Perpetual Adoration here at St. Matthew’s, beginning on Monday, December 7 after the 7:00 PM Mass and ending before the 6:00 PM Mass on Tuesday, December 8. How great it will be to keep our Church open. In order to accomplish this, please sign up for an hour to spend with our Eucharistic Lord, so that Our Lord will never be left alone. Please consider making the commitment, you won’t regret it. I am appealing to the men of the Parish to cover those hours during the night. The intentions of our Adoration will be the success of the Holy Year and all the personal intentions of the Parishioners of St. Matthew’s. ~~~~ Many of you will remember Terry Anderson. He was the journalist who was held as a hostage in Lebanon along with others we don’t remember for 2,454 days! But few know that he had been raised in the Catholic Church. Even though he had not been a practicing Catholic for years, however the Bible was given to him during his captivity. He said it came to him as a gift from heaven. He read. He pondered his life. He had lots of time to ponder his life. Too much time to ponder his life. He began a litany of confession in his mind. He confessed that he had hurt his first wife and daughter. He had made many mistakes. He had been a very arrogant person. He wasn’t sure people liked him very much. He wasn’t sure he liked himself very much. Later in the first year of his captivity Anderson became aware of the fact that other hostages were living next door. One was a priest. Father Lawrence Jenco. He asked his captors if he could see the priest. “I am a Catholic,” he told them. “I want to make a confession.” His wish was granted. Father Jenco came to his room. They both took off their blindfolds. Anderson hardly knew where to begin. It had been 25 years since he had last made confession. Father Jenco was encouraging. Anderson began reciting to this priest the sins he had been reflecting upon. There was much to confess. A bad marriage. Chasing women. Drinking. Anderson found it a very emotional experience. When he finished both he and Father Jenco were in tears. Father Jenco then laid his right hand upon Anderson’s head. “I absolve you in the name of the Father…..” the priest proclaimed. Terry Anderson’s faith deepened immensely in his hostage years. The moment of confession with Father Jenco, however, was his first formal step back into the Church. Selfreflection had grown within him out of the darkness of his hostage encounter. It was time to face the light. It was time in his life for a turn around. December 6, 2015 Del Escritorio y Corazón del Pastor: ~~~~ Este martes 8 de diciembre es la Solemnidad de la Inmaculada Concepción. Un dia de obligación. Los católicos están obligados a asistir a laMisa.El horario de las misas son : Misa de Vigilia, el lunes 7 de diciembre a las 7.00 p.m., el martes 8 de diciembre : a las 8.30 a.m. y 6.00 p.m. en inglés y a las 7.00 p.m. en español. Bajo el título de la Inmaculada Concepción, nuestra bendida madre es la patrona de nuestro País, los Estados Unidos y de nuestra Arquidiocesis. Ese dia, este año es el comienzo del dia del año de la Misericordia, proclamado por el Papa Francisco. Para prepararnos para el año Santo, tendremos 24 horas de adoración perpetua aquí en St.Matthew, comenzando el lunes 7 de diciembre después de la misa de 7.00 p.m. y terminando el martes 8 de diciembre antes de la misa de las 6.00 p.m.. Que bueno será tener nuestra Iglesia abierta. Para lograr esto, por favor escriba su nombre para pasar una hora en adoración a nuestro Señor Eucarístico, para que el Señor no esté solo ningún momento. Por favor considere comprometeerse, no se arrepentirá. Estoy hablando con los hombres de la Parroquia para que cubran las horas de la noche. Las intenciones de nuestra adoración será el éxito del año santo y de todas las intenciones personales de los feligreses de St. Matthew. ~~~~ Muchos de ustedes recordarán a Terry Anderson.El fué el periodista que estuvo cautivo en Líbano junto con otros que no recordamos, por 2,454 dias. Pocos saben que fué criado en la Iglesia Católica, aunque no haya practicado la religión católica por años; sin embargo se le entregó una Biblia durante su cautiverio. El dijo que llegó a él como un regalo del cielo. El la leyó y pensó en su vida, tuvo mucho tiempo de reflexionar en su vida. Mucho tiempo de considerar su vida. Comenzó una letanía de confesiones en su mente. Confesó que trato mal a su primera esposa e hija, cometió muchos errores, fué una persona arrogante, no estaba seguro de gustar a mucha gente, no estba seguro de gustarse a si mismo, más tarde en su cautiverio él se dió cuenta de que otros presos vivían cerca de él, uno de ellos era un Sacerdote, el Padre Lawrence Jenco. Pidió a los que lo apresaron si podía ver al Sacerdote. "soy católico " les dijo, "Quiero confesarme". Le concedieron el pedido. El Padr Jenco vino a su celda, ambos se quitaron las vendas que llevaban. Anderson no sabia como empezar, eran 25 años desde su última confesión. El Sacerdote lo animó. Anderson empezó a contar sus pecados en los que estuvo reflexionando. Había mucho que confesar, un mal matrimonio, yendo detrás de las mujeres, bebiendo, él tuvo una experiencia emocional, cuando terminó ambos lloraron. El Padre Jenco puso su mano derecha en la cabeza de Anderson. "Te absuelvo en el nombre del Padre" dijo el Sacerdote. La fé de Anderson se hizo más profunda en sus años de prisión. Este momento de confesión con el Padre Jenco, fue su primer psao de volver a la Iglesia. La reflexión de si mismo creció dentro de él desde la oscuridad de su cautiverio. Era tiempo de enfrentar la luz. Era tiempo en su vida de cambiar. Page Three The offertory collection for Sunday, November 22, 2015 was $11,925.50. God bless you for your support. LANDLORDS URGENTLY NEEDED In Broward County some 157 homeless families call their cars, overnight shelters or the streets home. We urgently need landlords to answer the “call to mercy” and give these children and their families the keys to a home. Catholic Charities Rapid Re-Housing Ministry is here to help homeless families with a hand up toward move-in costs, deposits and rent for as long as six months. If you have rental units, please add your name to our LANDLORD REGISTRY. Call Norman Embree at Catholic Charities Rapid Re-Housing Ministry for the details 954-630-9793 or by email: email@example.com Feast of the Immaculate Conception December 8, 2015 The Mass schedule for the feast day is as follows: Monday, December 7th - Vigil Mass 7:00 PM Tuesday, December 8th - 8:30 AM & 6:00 PM English 7:00 PM Spanish A Memo from the Archdiocese of Miami regarding Planned Giving If you own a paid up life insurance policy that is no longer required for its original purpose, you might consider making it a gift to St. Matthew Parish. Contact your financial advisor and ask about the tax advantages of such a gift. Si usted posee un seguro de vida ya pagado que no es necesario para sus fines originales, usted podría considerar el donárselo a Parroquía de San Mateo como un regalo. Póngase en contacto con su asesor y pregúntele acerca de las ventajas fiscales de su donación. Next Weekend’s Special Collection RETIREMENT FUND FOR RELIGIOUS December 12th and 13th Tens of thousands of senior sisters, brothers, and religious order priests have dedicated their lives to sharing their faith. Generations of Catholics recall with gratitude their work in Catholic schools, hospitals, and social service agencies. Yet years of ministering for little or no pay came at a price, and now their religious communities lack adequate savings for retirement and eldercare. Your gift to the Retirement Fund for Religious helps provide prescription medications, nursing care and more. Please be as generous as your means allow. MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK Saturday, December 5, 2015 4:00 PM †Beatrice D’Amico by Patricia Scola Sunday, December 6, 2015 Second Sunday of Advent 8:30AM People of St. Matthew 10:00AM †Nancy Brunton by her mother Mary †Gene Lamb by Alice Lamb †Joseph Cacko by his daughter Grace 11:30AM †Olga Jameson by the Luongo family (L) For health of Kathy Ciprian & children, Matthew & Anna by Grace Brukwicki Per familia Frustaci, living & deceased by G. Frustaci 1:00 PM †Otto Mehrgut by Raquel Mehrgut †Martin de Abreu by Ana Lozano †Jesus Orlando Carrero by Milagros Vergaras 6:00PM People of St. Matthew Monday, December 7, 2015 St. Ambrose, Bishop & Doctor of the Church 8:30 AM †Helena & Stanislaw Renski by Alejandra †Anna Guiffre Re by Joseph Re †Dominique Nguyen by Bob & Kathy Ladwig 7:00 PM For the intentions of all parishioners Tuesday, December 8, 2015 The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Patronal Feastday of the United States of America) 8:30AM To honor the Immaculate Conception by Irma Leroy †Mrs. Angela Pinto by L.G. For the intentions of John Sammon at his request 6:00 PM For the intentions of all parishioners 7:00 PM For the intentions of all parishioners Wednesday, December 9, 2015 St. Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin 8:30 AM †Mrs. Clarajane Hilbon by Debbie †Deceased family & friends of L.G. †Del Maria Fernando, Juan Juose Rafael & Blanca Torres by Maria Figueroa & family Thursday, December 10, 2015 8:30 AM †Bernice Wisniewski by her loving family †Roscoe & Marie Smith by their family †Matthew Zimney by the Ochoa family Per familia Frustaci, living & deceased by G. Frustaci Friday, December 11, 2015 St. Damasus I, Pope 8:30 AM †Kenneth P. Witham by Gladys Witham †Richard Cox by Grace Brukwicki For the intentions of John Sammon at his request Saturday, December 12, 2015 Our Lady of Guadalupe 9:00 AM †Manuel Marques by his wife Victoria PLEASE REMEMBER ST. MATTHEW CATHOLIC CHURCH/ ARCHDIOCESE OF MIAMI IN YOUR WILL. CRAFTERS Mondays at 10AM in Rose Hall ROSARYMAKERS Tuesdays at 11AM in Parish Hall BINGO Wednesdays in Parish Hall, doors open at 10AM and games begin at 11AM SCRIPTURE STUDY (Eng) W ednesdays at 7P M in Rose Hall BIBLE CLASS (Span) W ednesdays at 7P M in P arish Hall Handling the Holiday Blues Coffee and Conversation - If you have experienced the loss of a loved one and are grieving, learn tips for coping and gaining strength for a healthy holiday season. Thursday, December 10th at 10AM meeting is here at St. Matthew in Parish Hall. Please RSVP 954-260-3500.
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