This Week - St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church

NOVEMBER 16, 2014: W ELCOME TO OUR COMMUNITY CELEBRATION OF THE 33RD SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME.
S T . M A R Y M A G DA L E N C AT H O L I C P A R I S H
St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Parish is a Eucharistic community
that places God first in all things and comes together as a
family to Love as Christ Loves and Serve as Christ Serves .
Community
Engagement
Eucharist
a welcoming spirit loving God with all of our celebrating the
and a culture of
heart, our soul, our
center of our faith
genuine inclusion strength and our mind to through creative,
into our diverse actively and passionately vibrant and diverse
parish family
build the Kingdom
liturgies
Faith Formation
committing to life-long
learning through
Catholic education
from childhood
through adulthood
Family
Stewardship
nurturing,
responding gratefully
empowering
with sacrificial
and supporting generosity for all God
strong families
has given us
in today’s world
Witnessing & Evangelizing
living the Gospel by
sharing & teaching our faith
through conversion of mind,
heart, & reconciliation
with God & one another
Daily: Monday through Friday: 7am, 8:30am Thurs.: 7pm (Español )
Weekends: Sat: 8am, Vigil: 5pm, 7pm (Español) , Sun: 8am, 10am (Interpreted for the Deaf) , 12Noon, 5:30pm
A DDRESS : 861 Maitland Avenue, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 ✥ W EBSITE : StMaryMagdalen.org
P HONE : 407.831.1212 ✥ F AX : 407.831.1560 ✥ E-M AIL : Office@StMaryMagdalen.org
LETTER FROM
THE
PASTOR
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Queridos Hermanos y Hermanas en Cristo,
In today’s Gospel, Christ again gives us an example
of how to love the way He loves, and to Give as He
Gives… in the form of the parable of the Talents.
We have all been given gifts from God. The stewards
in today’s Gospel are held accountable for the gifts
they have been given and are asked by the Master
“What have they done with what they have been
given.” They are asked for an accounting – How
have they loved as God loves… and Given as God
gives… How have they been good stewards of the
gifts they have been given.
En el Evangelio de hoy, Cristo de nuevo nos da un ejemplo
de cómo amar de la manera que Él ama, y cómo dar como
Él da...de la misma forma que muestra la Parábola de los
Talentos. A todos, Dios nos ha dado dones. Los
administradores en el Evangelio de hoy son responsables
por los regalos que se les han dado. El Maestro les preguntó
que habían hecho con los talentos que se les había dado". A
ellos se le pidió cuentas: Cómo ellos han amado como Dios
ama y Dado como Dios da...Cómo ellos han sido buenos
administradores de los dones que se les había dado.
The starting point for Sacrificial Giving is the basic
principle of Christian stewardship—that everything
we have is a gift from God, including the gift of life
itself. In gratitude for God’s generosity, we dedicate a
portion of these gifts— our time, talent and money—
to furthering God’s Kingdom.
If we truly believe that God gives us all that we have,
gratitude is one response. Trust is another. When we
realize that God has provided for us and will continue
to do so, we recognize that our real security lies in
God. After all, the same Lord who has given us all,
will continue to take care of our future.
I want to thank all of those who have responded by
making a financial commitment for this coming year
to support the mission and ministries of Christ at St.
Mary Magdalen Parish. Your generous witness to
these Gospel teachings is always inspiring to me!
Challenge of the Week: Please continue to pray and
reflect on God’s many blessings in your life – your
spouse, your marriage, your children, your parents,
your ability to work, your home, your education, the
air we breathe, the gift of life itself, etc. We
continue, during this month of Thanksgiving, to offer
time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. Stop by
this week between 9AM and 7PM, Monday through
Wednesday & Friday and 9AM and 6:30PM Thursday
to thank God for His many gifts to us. Finally, if you
have young children (or artists or aspiring artists of
any age), we would love to receive simple drawings
illustrating an act of God showing how he loves and
gives to his people. Name and age are optional.
Example: Jesus giving someone a smile or loaf of
bread or healing a sick person. Please turn it in to me
this week. I am anxious to see your works of art for
God.
In prayerful gratitude for all God’s many gifts to us,
El punto de partida para Dar con Sacrificio es el principio
básico de la administración cristiana: que todo lo que
tenemos es un regalo de Dios, incluyendo el don de la vida
misma. En gratitud por la generosidad de Dios, dedicamos
una parte de estos regalos, nuestro tiempo, talento y dinero
para promover el Reino de Dios.
Si realmente creemos que Dios nos da todo lo que tenemos,
la gratitud es una de las respuestas. La confianza es otra.
Cuando nos damos cuenta de que Dios ha provisto para
nosotros y va a seguir haciéndolo, reconocemos que nuestra
verdadera seguridad está en Dios. Después de todo, el
mismo Señor que nos ha dado, seguirá cuidando nuestro
futuro.
Quiero agradecer a todos los que han respondido haciendo
un compromiso financiero para el próximo año para apoyar
la misión y ministerios de Cristo en la Parroquia Santa
María Magdalena. ¡Su generoso testimonio de estas
enseñanzas del Evangelio es siempre una inspiración para
mí!
Desafío de la Semana: Por favor, continúen orando y
reflexionando sobre las muchas bendiciones de Dios en su
vida - su cónyuge, su matrimonio, sus hijos, sus padres, su
trabajo, su casa, su educación, el aire que respiramos, el
don de la vida misma, etc. Continuamos, durante este mes
de Acción de Gracias, ofreciendo tiempo en oración ante el
Santísimo Sacramento. Venga esta semana entre las 9am a
7pm, de lunes a viernes, y agradezca a Dios por los
innumerables regalos que nos da. Por último, si Ud. tiene
niños pequeños (o artistas o aspirantes a artistas de
cualquier edad), nos encantaría recibir dibujos sencillos que
ilustran un acto de Dios que muestra cómo Él ama y le da a
su pueblo. Nombre y edad son opcionales. Ejemplo: Jesús
ofreciendo a alguien una sonrisa o un pedazo de pan o
curando a una persona enferma. Por favor, envíenmelos esta
semana. Estoy ansioso por ver sus obras de arte para Dios.
En gratitud devota por todos los dones que Dios nos da,
In gratitude for God’s gifts of time and talent to all of
us, we gratefully acknowledge and salute:
iempo
alento
esoro
DONNA CALMES
Donna faithfully participates in the Council of
Catholic Women St. Gerard Circle efforts and offers
support to the families of those incarcerated through
the Prison Family Support Ministry.
With deep gratitude, we thank you, Donna!
If you have not already done so, please bring your
Sacrificial Giving commitment card and place it into
the offertory collection along with your weekly
envelope. Thus far 603 families have returned their
commitment card to the parish. We need 847 more
families to pledge in order to reach our parish goal of
1,450 commitments. Thanks for helping us to plan
for next year and for giving “First Fruits”.
“What good is it to profess faith without practicing
it? . . . If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and
no food for the day and you . . . do not meet their
bodily needs, what good is that? So it is with the
faith that does nothing in practice. It is thoroughly
lifeless” (James 2:14-17).
In gratitude for the gifts we have received from God,
parishioners and visitors made a joyful return to the
Lord of $48,087 on November 8 and 9 for the mission
and ministries of St. Mary Magdalen. Thank you for
helping us carry out Christ’s mission and ministry.
Thanks for Giving First Fruits & Taking a Step!
✥-Ofrenda con Sacrificio: En gratitud por los
dones que hemos recibido de Dios, los feligreses y visitantes
hicimos retorno gozoso al Señor de $48,087 el 8 y 9 de noviembre para la misión y ministerios de la Parroquia Santa
María Magdalena. Gracias por ayudarnos a seguir llevando a cabo la misión y el ministerio de Cristo.
!Gracias por dar los primeros frutos y dar un paso!
With our new Automated Giving Program, the parish
receives your weekly Sacrificial Giving donation automatically! No more mad rush to find your offertory envelopes or a pen to write a check. Planned and proportionate financial stewardship is made easier with this
new option and it reduces expenses while totally eliminating exposure to cash theft. For more information,
please contact Lois at the Parish Office at 407.265.2317
or e-mail her at: LLocey@StMaryMagdalen.org. We
also have the form available on the parish website:
StMaryMagdalen.org/Stewardship/AutomatedGiving.htm
$100,000 Challenge Grant Status
(As of November 12, 2014 – First Week)
Goal
Pledged Thus Far
Pledge Cards turned in: 1,450
603
Total “Steps” taken
as a Parish Community: 1,000
412
Amount Pledged for
calendar year 2015: $2,500,000
$1,168,407
We are so blessed that you decided to join us! Won’t you join
our Catholic community by registering at St. Mary Magdalen?
Registration forms are available at the Connection Central
“Concierge” table in front of the Church, by calling Lisa Oak at
the Parish Office 407.265.2300, or by filling out the form below.
Please drop it in the mail, collection basket, or you can sign up
online at StMaryMagdalen.org.
Name: ____________________________________
Address: ___________________________________
E-mail:_____________________________________
City/Zip: __________________________________
Phone: ____________________________________
861 Maitland Ave — Altamonte Springs — FL — 32701
Christmas Eve Mass Times
4PM (with overflow Mass in Parish Life Center)
6PM (with overflow Mass in Parish Life Center)
8PM Spanish Mass in the Church
8PM English Mass in the Parish Life Center
12Midnight
Join us Thursday, November 27 for our Annual Thanksgiving
Day Dinner in the PLC. Dinner will be served at 12NOON.
Please call the Parish Office if you plan on attending ✥Cena Anual de Acción de Gracias: Únase a
nosotros el jueves 27 de noviembre para nuestra cena anual
por el Día de Acción de Gracias, en el PLC. La cena se
servirá a las 12 del mediodía. Por favor, llame a la oficina
parroquial si usted planea asistir.
Christmas Day Mass Times
9AM and 11AM
UPCOMING EVENTS
Join us Monday, November 17 at 7PM in the
Mother Teresa Room where Deacon Henry
Libersat will present on Blessed are the
Merciful and Blessed are the Peacemakers of
the Beatitudes! Evening hosted by Acts 29 and
the Evangelization Team ✥-Viviendo las
Bienaventuranzas: Únase a nosotros el
17 de noviembre a las 7PM en el salón de la
Madre Teresa, donde el Diácono Henry
Libersat explorará las Bienaventuranzas:
¡Bendito sean los misericordiosos; y Benditos
sean los que trabajan por la Paz! La noche ha
sido organizada por Hechos 29 y el Equipo de
Evangelización.
"Could you not watch an hour with me?" (Matt.
26:40). You are invited to spend time before the
Blessed Sacrament sharing your deepest
thoughts with Jesus or just be still with Him
offering praise and thanksgiving for all He has
given us. Adoration will be provided in the
Chapel between October 27 and November 26,
Monday through Wednesday & Friday, 9AM to
7PM and Thursday 9AM to 6:30PM . Become a
"Guardian of the Hour" by signing-up at the
Concierge Desk after weekend Masses or
outside the Chapel during the week. ✥Adoración Eucarística: ¿"¿Así que no
habéis podido velar conmigo una hora? (Mateo
26:40.). Los invitamos a compartir ante El
Santísimo Sacramento. Comparta con Jesús sus
pensamientos más profundos, o simplemente
quédese tranquilo con El ofreciéndole
alabanzas y acción de gracias por todo lo que
Él le ha dado. Tendremos la Adoración en la
Capilla desde el 27 de octubre al 26 de
noviembre, de lunes a viernes de 9AM a 7PM.
Conviértase en un "Guardián de la Hora". Vaya
a la mesa del conserje para inscribirse después
de las Misas de fin de semana o en la salón
afuera de la capilla durante el fin de semana.
Our November Ultreya will be Friday, November 21 at 7PM in
the School Cafeteria. Please come for prayer and spiritual
uplifting; for fellowship and sharing. For more information,
please call Evelyn Miller 407.898.7036. Please remember
Ultreya starts at 7PM. De Colores! ✥-A todos los
Cursillistas: Nuestra Ultreya de noviembre será el
viernes 21 a las 7PM en la cafetería de la escuela. Por favor,
venga para la oración y elevación espiritual; para la
camaradería y un compartir. Para obtener más información,
llame a Evelyn Miller al 407.898.7036. Por favor, recuerde
que Ultreya comienza a las 7PM. ¡De Colores!
Slips will be available in the Church the weekends of
November 22 and 23 and November 29 and December 1 for
suggested Christmas gifts for migrant children, nursing
homes and Pathway to Care residents. Gifts can be returned
at all Masses on December 6, 7, 13, and 14. Please participate
as you have in past years by selecting a slip for suggested
gifts. Thank you for your continued generous support. ✥Servicios para Familias- Regalos de Navidad:
Las hojas con sugerencias de regalos navideños para niños
migrantes, hogares de ancianos, y residentes de “Pathway to
Care”, estarán disponibles en la Iglesia los fines de semana
del 22 y 23 de noviembre, y del 29 y 30 de noviembre. Los
regalos pueden ser entregados durante las misas del 7, 8, 14
y 15 de diciembre. Por favor, participe como lo ha hecho en
los últimos años seleccionando un regalo sugerido. Gracias
por su generoso apoyo.
Witness a holiday classic brought to life on stage on December
5 and 6 at 8PM in the Parish Life Center. Be prepared to be
amazed and moved as our LifeTeen Ministry presents this
1940s live radio broadcast! ✥-Programa radial Es una
Vida Maravillosa: Sea testigo de un clásico navideño
presentado en escena el 5 y 6 de diciembre a las 8pm, en el
PLC. Prepárese
para ser
sorprendido y
conmovido
cuando nuestro
ministerio Life
Teen presente esta
emisión de radio
de los años 40 en
directo!
We are, indeed, uniquely created to serve God in wonderful and powerful ways! Join us this Sunday, November 16 at 1:30PM
in the Parish Life Center and don’t miss this one-day retreat that provides foundational information on the “Living Your
Strengths” concept that will begin you on the journey of being the best version of yourself for the Kingdom of God. We focus
on what you naturally do well, because that is where God has gifted you! In preparation for the retreat, we highly recommend
taking the Clifton StrengthsFinder® (theme names are trademark of Gallup, Inc.) to discover your Top 5 “Signature” themes
of talent. The “Living Your Strengths” book can be purchased for $15 in the Parish Office or Religious Book Store. If you
are not ready to take the Clifton StrengthsFinder® and just want to learn more about the strengths concept, you are more than
welcome to attend. There is no fee for the retreat itself! Contact Melissa Findley at 407.265.2311 or
MelissaF@StMaryMagdalen.org. ✥- Viviendo Sus Fortalezas: ¡Un día de retiro gratis! Verdaderamente somos
creados como individuos únicos, para servir a Dios de una forma maravillosa y poderosa. No se pierda el retiro el 16 de
Noviembre a la 1:30PM en el Parish Life Center. Este día de retiro nos proveerá la información fundamental sobre el
concepto de “Vivir Sus Fortalezas” para iniciar el camino que lo guiará a ser su mejor versión de sí mismos para el Reino de
Dios. Nos enfocamos en lo que cada uno de nosotros hacemos bien naturalmente, porque éstos son los dones que Dios nos ha
dado a cada uno. Les recomendamos que haga el ejercicio: Clifton StrengthsFinder® (los títulos de los temas son propiedad
de Gallup, Inc.)” que se encuentra en el libro “Viviendo Sus Fortalezas” que está a la venta por $15, en la oficina parroquial
o en la tienda de libros religiosos. Este ejercicio le ayudará a descubrir sus primeros 5 talentos principales. Si no está
dispuesto a hacer el ejercicio, sino simplemente quiere conocer más sobre el concepto de “fortalezas" también puede asistir.
No se cobra nada por la asistencia. Póngase en contacto con Melissa Findley llamando al 407.265.2311 o
MelissaF@StMaryMagdalen.org
While the saints are meant to be role
models for today’s men and women, the
Pope likes to remind people that holiness is
not something completely out of reach —
it’s not some “rare privilege for the few,”
but an inheritance everyone receives at
baptism. The Pope has said, “Saints aren’t
superheroes nor were they born perfect.
They are like us, each one of us,” but
when they experienced the life-changing
encounter with God, they never left His
side. So are you ready to be a saint!?
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Follow God with your whole heart, without compromise, without hypocrisy.
Get your sense of security from God’s love not things.
Always serve others.
Learn to suffer with those who suffer; rejoice with those who rejoice.
Bear suffering and adversity without hatred.
Respond to evil with goodness and mercy.
Reconcile people, build peace.
Have a joyous, humble heart; don’t judge.
Follow the path of the Beatitudes.
The saints are on the sidelines telling us, “Be not afraid.”
Pray.
10 Secrets via Pope Francis
MINISTRY NEWS:
We are open after all the Masses on the
weekend. We have a variety of Advent wreaths and candles, rosaries,
medals, plaques, missals. We also have Bibles and Catechisms that can be
used for the current Bible Study. For more information you can call Jo Ann
at the Parish Office during the week.
✥-Artículos Religiosos y librería: La tienda está abierta después
de todas las misas del fin de semana. Tenemos una gran variedad de
rosarios, medallas, placas, misales. También tenemos Biblias y catecismos
que se pueden utilizar para el Estudio de la Biblia.. Para más información
puede llamar a Jo Ann en la Oficina Parroquial 407.831.1212 durante la
semana.
The Adopt-a-Family parish program is looking for
parishioners interested in adopting a family this holiday season. Please
consider sharing your blessings with a family that could use a little extra help
this Christmas. If you are interested in sponsoring a local family, please contact Sandy Matusz at
matuszs@yahoo.com or 407.325.4390 for more information. “In the same way, let your light shine before
others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16.
✥- Adopte una Familia: El programa Adopt-a-Family parroquial está buscando feligreses interesados en la
adopción de una familia durante la época navideña. Por favor, considere compartir sus bendiciones con una
familia a quien le vendría bien un poco de ayuda en esta Navidad. Si está interesado en patrocinar a una
familia local, póngase en contacto con Sandy Matusz al matuszs@yahoo.com o 407.325.4390 para más
información. "De la misma manera deja que tu luz brille ante los hombres, para que vean vuestras buenas obras
y glorifiquen a vuestro Padre que está en los cielos."Mateo 5:16
Kids Mass Ministry is Here! Ministering to families with children ages 6 months to 5 years, Kids
Mass Ministry offers a safe, friendly, and welcoming environment to inspire children to know and love God
through Bible stories, crafts and activities. The ministry is currently offered during the 10AM Mass. For more
information and to register, please contact Larann Wilson at LarannW@StMaryMagdalen.org or 407.265.2303. .
Disciple Volunteers needed! Our Children’s Liturgy of the
Word Ministry is in need of disciple volunteers for the 10AM and 12PM Masses
to help us in bringing the Word of God to our K-5 grade children in such a way
that they understand the teaching and can apply the lesson in their own daily
lives. Please contact David Salazar at 407.310.8150 or dsalazar@acm.org for
further information. ✥ ¡Necesitamos Discípulos Voluntarios!:
El Ministerio de la Liturgia para Niños necesitan más voluntarios durante las
Misas dominicales de las 10AM y de las 12PM. Por favor, ayúdenos a llevar la
Palabra de Dios a nuestros niños de Kínder al 5to. grado de tal manera que
comprendan las enseñanzas y para que aprendan como aplicarlas en sus vidas
cotidianas. Para más información por favor, póngase en contacto con David
Salazar al 407.310.8150 o dsalazar@acm.org.
Spiritual food, physical food, &
fellowship: 5:30 to 8:30 Sunday’s
Middle School Night:
Wednesdays 7 to 8:30pm
I ran in the SMM track race.
I collected food for poor people
in Scouts.
✥ I helped fix the house.
✥ I prayed for friend that is sick.
✥ I did my chores.
✥ I made breakfast for my family.
✥ I went to Mass.
✥ I shared with friends.
✥ I trained to serve at God's altar.
✥ I pressure washed the drive way.
✥ I was a good friend.
✥ I prayed.
✥ I did my best this trimester.
✥ I helped unload the dishwasher.
✥ I helped move bricks.
✥ I helped train my dog.
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MUSTANG MOMENT:
✥-Open House: St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School invites you to
attend our Open House this Sunday, November 16. A presentation by Mrs.
Lorianne Rotz, school principal, begins at 1PM followed by the opportunity to
take a tour and meet our wonderful teachers and staff. Come and learn more
about how we live out our mission statement:
To prepare students for life with a quality Christ-centered education in a safe and
supportive environment. Families, faculty and parish share in the development of the
spiritual, academic, and social potential of each student as a unique child of God.
We are located at 869 Maitland Avenue, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701. For
additional information please contact Mrs. Brenda East, registrar, at
321.280.5330.
✥-Early Learning Center: St. Mary Magdalen’s Early Learning Center fall enrollment is open!
Stop by to learn about our VPK and Pre-K through 3 enrollments. We are open Monday through Friday from 7AM
to 6PM. Call 407.831.3740 ext5381 for more information. ✥-S t . M a r y M a g d a l e n ’ s E a r l y
L e a r n i n g C e n t e r : ¡Inscriba a sus niños este otoño! Estamos abiertos de lunes a viernes de 7AM a 6
PM. Los invitamos a que visiten el centro de VPK y Pre-K. Habrá 3 oportunidades distintas para inscribir a sus
niños. Llame al 407.831.3740 ext.5381 para más información.
Dear Lord,
Watch over the
guardians
of our freedom and
those who protect
our nation.
Would you like to honor a loved one or a
special event by providing flowers for the
Shrine of Our Lady of Grace in the Church?
If you are interested in donating, please
contact Jo Ann at the Parish Office at
407.831.1212.
For Mrs. Adelaide Grisaitis from her
sister Mrs. Barbara Tluczek and
husband Ronald
Be with those
serving in the air, on
the seas and
on distant lands.
May their faith in
your might give
strength and honor
to their service.
Amen.
Pray for these parishioners who are
celebrating new life in Baptism,
Marriage, or Eternal Life.
Baptisms:
Jocelyn Rose Bodeep
Julia Reese Bodeep
Mason Josiah Rabel
Deaths:
Christopher Watkins
Husband of Lisa
Bill Kanapaux
Brother of Kitty Cathcart
Mark Rysavy
Husband of Tina
Barbara Green
G ENERAL P ARISH I NFORMATION
Hours: Mon-Thur 8:30 AM -7 PM ; Fri 8:30 AM -4:30 PM Sat 9 AM -12 PM Phone Number: 407.831.1212
PASTORAL TEAM
Pastor
Associate Pastor
Associate Pastor
Sacramental Minister
Pastoral Associate
Deacons
Fr. Charlie Mitchell
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Fr. Ed Thompson
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Fr. Alfonso Cely, O.P.
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Fr. Patrick Patton
Lois Locey
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Marshall Gibbs, Juan Cruz, Jerry Kelly, Henry Libersat,
Greg Nelsen & Bill O’Brien, Israel Colon
MUSIC AND LITURGY
Steward for Music & Liturgy
Liturgy Assistant
Steward for Contemporary
Christian Choirs
Mark Ayers
Debbie Karleskint
Andres Ocampo
Fax: 407.831.1560
407.831.1212
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SMMSchool.org
Lorianne Rotz
SCHOOL OFFICE
407.339.7301
Principal
Brenda East
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Registration
Elisa
Steiner
(Director)
x 5330
407.831.1212 EARLY LEARNING CENTER
MEMBERSHIP SERVICES
Cecile
Bertot
(Chair)
407.831.3740 x5381
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Ministry to Sick & Grieving
Rosemary Kazyk
Joe Hillebrandt (Vice Chair)
PASTORAL COUNCIL
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Time, Talent & Evangelization
Melissa Findley
Adult Center
SHARE THE CARE
407.423.5311
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Facilities Director
Vince Edman
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Assistant Facilities Director
Leslie McCranie
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Membership Admin. Assistant
Lisa Oak
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5PM, 7 PM (Español )
SATURDAY VIGIL
Parish Accountant
Heidi Lewis
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8AM, 10AM (Interpreted for the deaf),
SUNDAY
Administrative Intern
Julie Daligney
12NOON, 5:30 PM
Receptionist
Jo Ann Kuhn/Wanda Padin x2309/x2320
Mon-Fri: 7AM, 8:30AM, Saturdays 8AM,
WEEKDAY
Bulletin Editor
Lisa Sojourner Bulletin@StMaryMagdalen.org
Thurs 7PM (Español)
Morning Rosary
8 AM (Monday-Saturday)
LIFELONG FAITH FORMATION
Adoration First Friday
9 AM - 5PM (In the Chapel)
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Steward for Faith Formation
Fr. Alfonso Cely, O.P.
Prayer
Line
407.830.9042 Prayer@StMaryMagdalen.org
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Steward for Adult Sacramental Preparation Deacon Marshall Gibbs
Sacrament
of
Reconciliation
Sat 3-4PM (English), Sat after 5PM Mass (Eng/Sp)
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Steward for Children & Family
Larann Wilson
Sacrament of Initiation,
Deacon Marshall
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Steward for Youth Ministry
Darryl Dziedzic
Baptism
and
Matrimony
Lucy Berger/Fr. Charlie Mitchell
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Steward for Annulments
Sister Pat O’Malley
Sacrament
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Sick
Rosemary Kazyk
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Project Coord . for Faith Formation
Lucy Berger
Religious Bookstore
Contact Jo Ann Kuhn
O UR C ATHOLIC F AITH :
T IME AND T ALENT :
Sacrificial Giving
flows out of an understanding that everything we are
and have is a gift from God. When we give a portion
of our time, talent and money, we are expressing our
commitment to this reality. Our baptism reminds us
of our new life in Christ. We are called to be a
witness to this new life 24 hours a day—in our home,
neighborhood and job. By giving a portion of our
time, talent and money and by making it visible to
ourselves and to others, we continually remind
ourselves of this reality.
When we consider our
participation in Sacrificial
Giving, we need to include
our time and talent as well
as our money. Just as in
giving money, giving time
and talent expresses our
gratitude to the God who
has given us these gifts.
the center of our life, we become more prayerful,
more focused on loving and caring for our families
and our neighbor in need and less preoccupied with
material things. In short, we find the true source of
happiness and fulfillment that we all seek and that the
Lord alone can provide. It’s been said that “People
make the time and find the money for what they
value most.” We must challenge each other, as
disciples of Jesus Christ, to value God above all else.
This belief will lead us to put our faith in action by
finding the time and money to
promote God’s priorities
because we have made them our
priorities as well.
H OW W ILL Y OU
R ESPOND ?: Every year
Our gifts of money do not
substitute for gifts of time
and talent. Neither do time
and talent substitute for
giving of financial
resources. All our gifts are from God. As you make
your decision about the portion of income you will
give this year to your parish, the poor and other
charities, consider as well what you will give of your
time and talent.
Consider the guideline of committing five hours per
week to parish or other church ministries and
activities, community work or other kinds of social
service. We can give more or less than this guide
depending on our situation.
P L ACE G OD F IRS T IN A LL
T HINGS : This means making God’s priorities
our priorities. When we place our loving Creator at
you will have the opportunity to
reflect on and re-evaluate your
giving in light of your
commitment to your faith. As
you decide on the percentage of
your income to give, you are
asked to consider giving onehalf of that amount to our parish
and one-half to other charities.
The “Take a Step” Planning Guide/Commitment
Card to help you determine the percentage of your
income you wish to commit to Sacrificial Giving for
this next year. Please fill out and tear off the
commitment card attached to it and return it to the
parish. This enables our parish leaders to plan a
budget for the year. Please use the Sunday envelope
each week as the way in which you offer your gift to
our Parish.
Sacrificial giving is a necessary expression of our
faith, of what we say we believe. We channel a
portion of our giving through our parish because it is
the body which most clearly bears witness to the
meaning and values we find at the center of our lives.
F AT H E R E D ’ S Q U E S T I O N B OX ©
My
Jewish friend asked me to explain the Creed expression about Jesus: ‘He descended into
Hell? ✥ ¿Un amigo judío me pidió que le explicara la expresión en el Credo sobre
Jesús: "Descendió a los infiernos."
Scripture call the abode of the dead to which the dead Christ went down “hell,” “Sheol” in Hebrew, “Hades” in
Greek – the inferior regions for both the good and the bad. Jesus went down to the “hell of the just” not to the
“hell of the damned;” He did not destroy the hell of damnation nor did he deliver the damned. (“Heb. 2:14-15)
(“Catechism,” 632-637). ✥ Las Escrituras llaman “infierno”, “Seol” en hebreo y “Hades” en griego, a la
morada de los muertos a la que fue Cristo al morir - las regiones inferiores tanto para los buenos como para los
malos. Jesús bajó al “infierno de los justos”, no al “infierno de los condenados;” Él no destruyó el infierno de la
condenación, ni tampoco entregó a los condenados. (Hebreos 2:14-15) (“Catecismo”, 632-637).
MASS INTENTIONS
W E E K LY C A L E N D A R
RV 1:1-4; 2:1-5; PS 1; LK 18:35-43
7:00AM
8:30AM
 Don Gallagher
 Daria Dittmer Hardin
 Gary and Michael Sydnor
 Deacon Norm Kazyk
 Terry Brennan
 Sister Barbara Gazzella
RV 3:1-6, 14-22; PS 15; LK 19:1-10
7:00AM
8:30AM
 Nora Drew
 Chris Aurand
 Emma Sisco
 Edward A Gallagher III
 Flora Dore
 Mary Costello
Intentions of Hibett Lozada
Intentions of Ed & Karen Gallahger
RV 4:1-11; PS 150; LK 19:11-28
7:00AM
8:30AM
 Florence and Joseph Pellegrini
Intentions of Nila Passilla
 All Souls in Purgatory
 Jim Cathcart
 Betty Hutton
 Mike Slivinski
RV 5:1-10; PS 149; LK 19:41-44
7:00AM
8:30AM
7:00PM
 Katie White
 Maeve, Joseph and Ray Gosselin
 D’Souza and Barretto Families
 Pam Susac
 Todd Heusel
 Aaron and Sabina Lindquist
All the People of the Parish
RV 10:8-11; PS 119; LK 19:45-48
7:00AM
8:30AM
 Betty Hutton
 Joe Verlander
Intentions of Mary and Charles Mitchell
Intentions of Father Charlie Mitchell
 Joe, Jerry and Chris Cina
Living Your Strengths Day of Reflection – PLC – 1:30PM
The Bible Timeline Series – Adult Center – 6:30PM
Life Teen – PLC – 6:30PM
Happy Birthday
Father Charlie!
Men’s Bible Study – Mother Teresa Room – 7:00AM
Grief Support Group – Parish Office – 10:00AM
Confirmation Rehearsal – PLC and Church – 7:00PM
Centering Prayer Meeting – Parish Office – 6:30PM
Acts 29 Meeting – Mother Teresa Room – 7:00PM
New Beginnings Meeting – School Room 105 – 7:00PM
Young Adults 20’s and 30’s Meeting – St. Francis of Assisi Room – 7:00PM
Spanish Coordinators Meeting – Pope John Paul II Room II – 7:00PM
The Gospel of Matthew Series – San Juan de la Cruz Room – 7:15PM
Father Ed’s Bible Class – Parish Office – 7:30AM
American Sign Language Class – Parish Office – 6:30PM
Spanish Baptism Class – Pope John Paul II Room – 7:00PM
The Bible Timeline Series – Mother Teresa Room – 7:15PM
John XXIII Meeting – School Cafeteria – 7:00PM
The Gospel of Matthew Series – PLC – 9:45AM
Women’s Theology Group – Pope John Paul II Room – 11:30PM
Wednesday Afternoon Seniors – Mother Teresa Room – 1:00PM
P.R.E.P. – Church – 4:00PM
Quick Journey through the Bible – St. Ignatius of Loyola Room – 6:30PM
EDGE – PLC – 7:00PM
Our Lady’s Rosary Group – Chapel – 7:00PM
Respect Life Meeting – Parish Office – 7:00PM
Peace Orphanage Meeting – Parish Office – 7:00PM
RV 11:4-12; PS 144; LK 20:27-40
8:00AM
5:00PM
7:00PM
8:00AM
10:00AM
12:00PM
5:30PM
 Mary Beers
 Antonio Morolla
 Estrella Tomas
 Somilia Bazile
 Ellen Chard
 Brennen-Schad Families
 Scott Botticello
 Josefina Silva
 Isabel Faura
 Hildebrando Boderth
The Bible Timeline Series – Mother Teresa Room – 9:30AM
Grief Support Group – Parish Office – 10:00AM
Men’s Club – Mother Teresa Room – 7:30PM
Oración Centrante – Parish Office – 10:00AM
Niño’s en Accion – St. Katherine Drexel Room – 6:00PM
Confirmation – Church – 7:00PM
Cursillo Ultreya – School Cafeteria – 7:00PM
Renovacion Carismática – San Juan de la Cruz Room – 7:00PM
EZ34:11-12,15-17;PS23;1COR15:20-26,28;MT25:31-46
 Clementina Auciello
 Walter Pippin
Families Ministering to Families – Mother Teresa Room – 9:00AM
 Joan Hopper
P.R.E.P. – Church – 9:15AM
Safe Return of our U.S. Deployed Military
 Mike Koch
 John Alfred Baird
 James Montgomery
Happy Sunday
 Vicki Isola
 Lou Di Lello
 Brian Shepardson
 Margaret and Edward Weite
 Robert Stephen Davidson and Family
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