Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church

DIOCESE OF CHARLESTON
Our Lady Star of the Sea
Catholic Church
1100 8th Avenue N., N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582
THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD
January 4, 2015
Rev. D. Anthony Droze
Pastor
Rev. Michael P. Cassabon
Parochial Vicar
Rev. José O. Cheverria Jimenez
Parochial Vicar
Hispanic Ministry
Sr. Glafira G. Ortega HCJS
Deacons
Robert J. Tyson
Andrew F. Stoshak
Richard M. Flenke
Peter M. Casamento
Masses
Sunday Vigil (Saturday) 5:00 PM
Sunday - 8:00, 10:00, 12:00 Noon
Misa en Español 1:30 PM
Signing for the Deaf
4th Sunday 10:00 AM
Daily: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM
1st Saturday 8:00 AM
Confessions
Saturday 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Friday 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Parish Office
Phone: 843-249-2356
Fax: 843-249-8514
Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
Website: www.olssnmb.com
E-Mail: [email protected]
A Ministry of Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish
Sheila Durante, Principal
843-390-4108
web: www.htcatholicschoolmyrtlebeach.com
e-mail: [email protected]
Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church
Rev. D. Anthony Droze
PRAYER AND WORSHIP
Pastor
843-249-2356 Ext. 17
Rev. Michael P. Cassabon
Parochial Vicar
843-249-2356 Ext 23
Rev. J. Orlando Cheverria Jimenez
Parochial Vicar
843-249-2356 Ext. 29
Hispanic Ministry
Sr. Glafira G. Ortega HCJS
843-249-2356 Ext.29
OLSS Outreach Ministry
843-249-2356 Ext. 13
[email protected]
Catholic Charities
843-438-3108
Administrative Offices
Business Manager
Linda Britzke
843-249-2356 Ext. 10
[email protected]
Director of Music Ministry
Deb Main
843-249-2356
[email protected]
Co-Directors of Religious Education
Charlotte Watkins
Angel Roesch Hairston
843-249-2356 Ext. 22
[email protected]
[email protected]
Director of Youth Ministry
Cindy McCloskey
843-249-2356 Ext. 25
[email protected]
Faith Formation Ministry
Dorothy Foss, Chairperson
843-249-5261
[email protected]
Director of Maintenance
Steve Speedling
843-249-2356 Ext. 12
[email protected]
Office Staff
Rosie Plank
843-249-2356 Ext. 11
[email protected]
Vicki McCambley
843-249-2356 Ext. 24
[email protected]
Lucy Garcia
843-249-2356 Ext. 27
[email protected]
MASS INTENTIONS
January 3, 2015 through January 4, 2015
Sat. 01/03
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
Sun. 01/04
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
12:00 N
1:30 PM
Mon. 01/05
8:00 AM
Tue. 01/06
8:00 AM
Wed.01/07
8:00 AM
8:30 AM
6:00 PM
Thu. 01/08
8:00 AM
Fri. 01/09
8:00 AM
6:00 PM
Sat. 01/10
5:00 PM
Sun. 01/11
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
12:00 N
1:30 PM
1 Jn 2:29—3:6; Jn 1:29-34
Dorothy D’Aloia (Joy & Denny Reed)
Is 60:1-6; Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6; Mt 2:1-12
Eileen DeClemente (Al & Family)
Is 60:1-6; Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6; Mt 2:1-12
Dorothy D’ Aloia (Diane Yatkauskas)
Thomas Coulthard (Anita & Lloyd Muise)
Nancy Murphy (Dotty & Rich Foss)
Pro Populo (for the People of the Parish)
1 Jn 3:22 - 4:6; Mt 4:12-17, 23-25
Marjorie Moats (Fr. Droze)
Josephine & Luciano Signorino (Fran & Nello Signorino)
1 Jn 4:7-10; Mk 6:34-44
Ray Delgadillo (Tom & Nancy Kovich)
Lynn Ingersoll (Ron & Deb Garagozzo)
Elaine Cavagnaro Daniel (Tony Cavagnaro, Sr.)
1 Jn 4:11-18; Mk 6:45-52
Don McCabe (Cindy & Tony Cucchiaro)
Lloyd Bradbury (Nancy Bradbury)@ Holy Trinity
Joan Fiorenza (Donna & Richard Vaccaro)@ Church of Resurrection
1 Jn 4:19 - 5:4; Lk 4:14-22a
Catherine Elis (Ray & Ellie Girard)
Melvin Baker (Family)
Mary M. Sleasman (William & Elaine Daley)
1 Jn 5:5-13; Lk 5:12-16
Charles Ryon (Ray & Ellie Gerard)
Dominick Paladino (Donna & Richard Vaccaro) @ Church of Resurrection
Is 42:1-4, 6-7 or Is 12 Acts 10:34-38 or 1 Jn 5:1-9; Mk 1:7-11
Nancy Murphy (Summit Place Eucharistic Ministers)
Is 42:1-4, 6-7 or Is 12 Acts 10:34-38 or 1 Jn 5:1-9; Mk 1:7-11
Raymond Phreaner (Yvonne Phreaner)
Karen Sutton (Dorina & Paul Ponessi)
Pro Populo (for the People of the Parish)
Nieves Gomez Espinoza (Ellen Lippincott)
RECENTLY DECEASED
Kindly pray for the repose of the soul of the following
who recently passed away and all who grieve:
Richard Crabtree.
SANCTUARY LAMP INTENTION
The sanctuary lamp will burn in memory of
John Yanchus
from Audrey & Paul Michal.
FLOWER INTENTION
If you would like to give an arrangement in Honor or in Memory of a loved
one or for a Special Intention, please call the Church Office.
Each arrangement is $40.00.
The Epiphany Of The Lord
PRAYER AND WORSHIP
CELEBRATING THE EUCHARIST
The Order of Worship begins at # 166
Gathering:
O Come, All Ye Faithful # 439
Gloria
Psalm 72:Every Nation on Earth # 60
Readings begin at # 1011
Gospel : Christmas Alleluia
Creed: #174 & also on inside front cover
Gifts: We Three Kings of Orient Are # 463
Holy, Holy, Holy # 198
Memorial Acclamation # 200
Amen # 202
LAMB OF GOD # 204
Communion: The First Nowell # 460
Recessional: Go Tell It on the Mountain # 428
DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET
The Divine Mercy Chaplet is recited
Monday through Friday after the 8:00 AM Mass.
The Chaplet is recited in the cry room.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED
SACRAMENT
Adoration is held every Friday after the 8AM Mass
until 4:30 PM followed by Benediction.
Marian Movement - Cenacle following Divine Mercy every Wednesday
in the Cry Room.
MASS FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED
The 10:00 AM Mass on the 4th Sunday of the month will be
signed as a service to those in need in our community. If you
know of anyone who is hearing impaired, please invite them
to attend.
PRESENTING THE GIFTS
If you would like to present the gifts at one of the weekend
Masses, please sign your name & phone number in the SignUp Book located on the table in the rear of the Church.
BOOK OF INTENTIONS
If someone you know is in need of our prayers, please enter
their name(s) in the book located in the Holy Family alcove.
EVANGELIZATION
R.C.I.A. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
The R.C.I.A. is a process of spiritual conversion and growth, over time, in one’s relationship
with God and the Church.
It is a faith journey where adults are fully welcomed into the Catholic Church. If you’re
interested in exploring a relationship with Jesus Christ; inquiring about the Catholic Church; becoming
Catholic; and being fully initiated into the Catholic Church through the celebration of the Sacraments of
Baptism, Confirmation & Eucharist,
WE WELCOME YOU!
For more information about the R.C.I.A. process, please contact Deacon Bob at the Church Office.
Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church
CHRISTIAN FORMATION
HOLYTRINITYCATHOLICSCHOOL
A Ministry of Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish
HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Classes at Holy Trinity Catholic School resume on Monday, January 5th. The school Mass begins again on
Wednesday, January 7th. All are invited to attend this liturgy.
ANNUAL FUND
The Annual Fund appeal mailing was sent out. Since the school continues to grow, it will be necessary to provide
some sports programs and also enlarge the present playground. Money received through the Annual Fund
appeal will be used to refurbish the present basketball court, provide new fencing for the playground area and provide some
shelter for other outside activities. Please be as generous as you can. If you did not receive a letter and would like to make a
contribution, please mail it to the school and label it “Annual Fund.” Thank you so much for your support.
FaithFormation
COME LISTEN and REFLECT ON:
2015 Faith Formation Calendar - January to June
THE MINISTRY OF POPE FRANCIS:
"
“REBUILDING THE CHURCH"
Our upcoming events in the New Year Wishing all a Blessed Christmas Season & New Year
Presenter: Fr. Michael Cassabon
March - 3, 10, 17 and 24
Tuesday evenings - 6pm - Church Hall
Presenter: Fr. Michael Cassabon
"
The Church of the Eucharist"
When: JANUARY 14, 2015 (WEDNESDAY)
Where: BANQUET HALL
Time: 9:30 am to 11:30am
April 14 - June 2 - (8 weeks)
To register, please call Vicki at the office.
Tuesdays - 9 am to 11 am -- Room A and B
OLSS SPIRITUAL BOOK CLUB
The Book Club meets the fourth Wednesday of each month from 9-11:30
am [Exceptions will be announced as they occur]. For your convenience,
books will be available for purchase in the Parish gift shop.
Snowbirds are welcome.
Registration not needed. Come when you are able, know we will miss you
when you can’t.
Winter Book Selections
January 21:The Greatest Miracle In The World - Og Mandino
February 24: The Mystery of Joseph - Fr. Marie-Dominique
Philippe OP
March 25: Can You Drink the Cup? ~ Henry J.M. Nouwen
For questions: call Kim Balbach 1-910-579-1706 or email me at
[email protected] subject line: book club
Facilitators: Pat Graney and Mary Modica
The Great Adventure - A Quick Journey through the Bible
June 9, 16 and 23 9:30 am to 11 am - Tuesdays - Banquet Hall
Presenter: Fr. Michael Cassabon
"
Signs, Symbols and the Sacraments"
The following will continue in 2015:
weekly Catholic Scripture Study, monthly Spiritual Book
Club and bi-monthly Men's Spirituality Group.
A "Forgiveness" Workshop will be offered - Dates to be
announced.
OLSS PRE-LENTEN MISSION - " A SPIRITUALITY FOR RELATIONSHIPS"
Presenter: Fr. Simeon Gallagher, OFMCap
January 26 - 29, 2015 (Monday - Thursday)
Mission will take place after the 8am Mass in the Banquet Hall OR 6pm in the Church
The topics: "Sustaining Good Relationships: Faith as Foundation"
"Communication in Relationships: Prayer as Model"
"Breaking Relationships: Sin as Interpersonal"
"Building Better Relationships: Graces for Growth"
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will follow the Wednesday evening session. Area
priests will be available to hear confessions. This will be our Lenten Penance service.
We encourage you to invite your neighbors - the speaker welcomes all (Catholics
and non-Catholics) to this adult only mission.
“Men's Spirituality Gathering”
for Our Lady Star of the Sea.
Men, kindly join us for a positive way
to kick start the weekend with light
refreshments, HIS gospel words,
discussions and fellowship. Free
readings sent to your email or at
table. Please leave name and email or
phone.
Fridays, January 9th & 23th at
9:30 - 11:00AM
Parish Hall, Room D.
Respectfully, Henry Karasch, 910 5793127, or email at [email protected]
The Epiphany Of The Lord
CHRISTIAN FORMATION
Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church
COMMUNITY BUILDING
THIS WEEK
Mon. Jan. 05 Legion of Mary 9:00 - 10:00AM
Board Games & Cards 12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM
Prayer Shawl Ministry 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Rosary Makers 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Hispanic AA Meeting 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Narcotics Anonymous 8:00 - 9:00 PM
Tue. Jan. 06 New Beginnings 4:00 - 7:00 PM
RCIA 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Hispanic AA Meeting 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Hispanic Al - Anon Meeting 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Wed. Jan. 07 Quilters 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Monthly Pasta Dinner 4:00 - 7:00PM
CCD 6:00 - 7:15 PM
Youth Group Meeting 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Narcotics Anonymous 8:00 - 9:00 PM
Thur. Jan. 08 Catholic Scripture Study 9:30 - 11:30 AM
AA Meeting 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM
Lay Carmelites Formation 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Our Lady’s Kitchen 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Cantor Rehearsal 5:00 - 5:30 PM
Choir Rehearsal 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Boy Scouts 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Lay Carmelites Community 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Fri. Jan. 09 Eucharistic Adoration 8:30 AM - 4:30
Ladies Guild Meeting 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Men’s Spirituality Group 9:30 - 11:00 PM
Church Office Closes at Noon
Benediction 4:30 - 5:00 PM
Sat. Jan. 10 Church Cleaners - between 6:30 -10:00 AM
AA Meeting 8:30 - 10:00
Sun Jan. 11 CCD 3 - 4 year olds 10:00 - 11:00 AM
OLSS’S MURDER MYSTERY DINNER SHOW
Tuesday, January 20th, at 6:00PM
Can you solve the mystery? Who dun' it? Lots of suspects at a
High School reunion...the football jock, the cheerleaders, the
teachers, the nerds, the homecoming king and queen, etc. etc
Enjoy your gourmet dinner and then help solve the mystery.
Tickets now on sale. Call 249-1841 or 504-7131
Welcome the Visiting Madonna - While we are encouraged to
embrace Jesus’ cross, perhaps the next best thing we can do as
the faithful is to turn to the Blessed Mother for guidance…”Blessed Mother, please help me.” As human beings, we
can’t do everything. But the Blessed Mother can go to her Son
Jesus and do wonders.
The Knights of Columbus are offering intimate prayer devotions
in your own homes to all parishioners so that every family may
experience visitation for one week from our Visiting Madonna.
Families will begin to experience a sense of peace, quiet and
reflection while saying the Rosary as a family with Our Lady.
The family that prays together stays together. If you are interested in participating in welcoming the Visiting Madonna, please
call Sam Konrad at (843) 399-7003 or email him at [email protected]
This week, The Visiting Madonna will be presented to
Bruce & Cathy Pertko at the 10:00 AM Mass.
PLEASE COME & JOIN THE MEN AND WOMEN
OF NEW BEGINNINGS
New Beginnings members get together on the 1st Tuesday of
each Month from September until June. We strive to create
an environment of fellowship between widows, widowers,
and single people with activities and emotional support as
needed for surviving spouses and single people through
Christian spirituality. OUR NEXT MEETING WILL BE AT
OLSS PARISH CENTER ON JANUARY 6, 2015, 4:00 PM. We
will be having cheese and wine followed by bingo.
For information, call Mary Massey, President, 843-249-8667.
Knights & Columbiettes
Sponsor Pasta Dinner
Wednesday, January 7th
4:00 to 7:00 PM
OLSS Banquet Hall - Tickets sold at the door
Cost is $8 per person.
$20 for families of two adults and two children.
Desserts $1, beer $2 & wine $3
Proceeds go to support various local charities.
THE CHRISMON TREE
Thanks to Nancy Murray for the beautiful symbolic
ornaments and for putting up the Chrismon tree for
the past many, many years. Now this task has been
taken over by the Youth Group under the guidance
of Cindy McCloskey and Kaitlyn Powalie. Thanks to the young
group who came out to fill our narthex with this wonderful,
meaningful tree. For more information about a Chrismon tree,
take a flyer that is under the tree or Google Chrismon tree.
HEALING SERVICE
A Healing Service will be conducted at the Shrine at Kingstree
on January 7, 2015. All parishioners and visitors are invited. If
you are interested in attending, please contact Michael DiMartino
at 843-663-1277.
“Whatever happened to kindness?
Recovering the lost art of being kind!”
Sponsored by the SCCCW Pee Dee Deanery
Our Lady Star of the Sea
1100 8th Avenue North, NMB
Saturday, January 24, 2015 9:00AM
$15.00 per person
includes morning refreshments, lunch & beverages
(Reservations Only - No Walk - Ins)
Make checks payable to “Pee Dee Deanery”
Name ____________________________________________
Address __________________________________________
Church Affiliation __________________________________
Telephone No. _______________Amount Paid ___________
Mail reservation form and payment to Caroline Paulhus, 1407 St.
Thomas Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 (843-692-9932) or
Marlene Grover, 513 13th Avenue North; Surfside Beach, SC
29575 (843-283-4445).
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SOCIAL OUTREACH
THIS WEEKEND, JANAURY 3rd/4th
OLSS OUTREACH MINISTRY
will be accepting donations
as you exit the Church.
COMMUNITY BUILDING
OLSS LADIES GUILD MEETING
Welcome ladies of the parish...Monthly meeting January
9th after 8am mass. Any questions call Diane 843-3990118 or Ginger at 330-720-7775.
All donations are truly appreciated.
COME JOIN US
OLSS CHARISMATIC COMMUNITY
Jesus says “I Have Chosen You.”
We welcome Snowbirds and all who wish
to grow closer to the Holy Spirit
WHEN: 2nd & 4th Mondays of the month
TIME:
6:00 to 8:00 PM
WHERE: OLSS Parish Hall—Rooms A/B
OLSS LIFE CHANGING MINISTRY
Please Take Me Shopping With You
Your Help Is A Blessing To Those In Need
Salad Dressing
Rice A Roni/
Zataran’s
Can Vegetables
Can Tomato Prod.
Pancake Mix/Syrup
Cleaning Prod./
Soap
Can Chicken
Box Mashed Potato
Hamburger Helper
Baked Beans
Can Fruit
Gravy / Stuffing
Can Potatoes
Tuna / Spam
Sugar / Flour
Peanut Butter/Jelly
Grits / Rice
Catsup, Mayo,
Mustd.
Cereal, Hot or Cold
Saltine Crackers
Toilet Paper/Towels
Cake/Cookie Mix
Small Can Ham
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
Our Prayer Shawl Ministry is in need of yarn. This
year, we have given shawls and lap robes to many
ill and needy people. This includes our community,
our area hospitals, nursing homes and chemo units. If you
would like to donate, please drop off your yarn at the church
office. If you are in need of a shawl, please contact Junita at
(843) 399-3177.
THRIFT STORE PARTNERSHIP
Remember to bring your new and/or gently used items to
the rear of the parish center on Thursday mornings from
9AM-11AM for pickup by BloomingDeals. For large
items, call the church office and arrangements will be
made for their pickup from your home. Your continuing
support of this successful fundraiser is very much
appreciated.
OLSS OUTREACH MINISTRY
We want to wish everyone a Blessed Christmas
Season & New Yearand thank you for all your
continued support for those families in need. Your
financial donations and food contributions
are our only means of support for this
growing need in the North Myrtle Beach
Communities. The Logo of Our Lady above has
been established as the official symbol for our
Outreach Ministry. We have also made the
decision to change the name for the Outreach
Kitchen to OUR LADY’S KITCHEN which strongly
represents our new logo with open arms of
welcoming.
Again, Thank You for all your support.
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SoupCookOff
Sunday, January 11, 2015
First Baptist Church of N. Myrtle Beach
200 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Tickets: $8.00 Children under age 3 free.
Includes tasting soup, drink and dessert.
Silent Auction
“For I was Hungry and
you gave me food…”
Door Prizes!
Pasta Sauce
VIRTUS ”PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN”
The Diocese of Charleston and Our Lady Star of the
Sea Catholic Church are committed to ensuring the
safety of all children and vulnerable adults. All priests,
deacons, sisters, staff members, and all volunteers
who have any contact whatsoever with children and
other vulnerable persons are required to be trained through
VIRTUS in how to provide a safe environment. These same
people receive background screenings in addition to education
on how to make the safest environment possible. Diocesan
Office of Child Protection Service: (843) 853-2130, Ext. 209
Diocesan Victim Assistance:(800) 921-8122 OLSSS Safe
Environment Coordinator:249-2356.
Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church
COMMUNITY BUILDING
STEWARDSHIP
THANK YOU
Jeff Schmalfeldt, owner of the Little River Welding &
Hydraulics, kindly donated his time and experience to repair
our votive stands in the church after the recent vandalism.
His generosity and skill is very much appreciated.
THIS WEEK’S SECOND COLLECTION
Capital Reserve Account
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
The North Strand Housing Shelter is in need of Drivers to
transport their residents, from the shelter house to downtown
North Myrtle Beach, in the morning and returning to the
residence in late afternoon Monday thru Friday. Each trip
requires not more than 90 minutes of time. The shelter’s van
would be used. No CDL certification required, just a legal
drivers license.
South Carolina Citizens for Life
Will host the
Proudly Pro-Life Weekend
January 9 - 10, 2015 Columbia SC
Come show your support for the inalienable right to life
Proudly Pro-Life Dinner
Friday, January 9, 2015
Featured Speaker
Melissa Ohden
Melissa was aborted at seven months and lived to tell about it.
Stand Up for Life March and Rally
Saturday, January 10, 2015
11:00 a.m. Line Up for the March, USC Russell House,
Greene Street
11:30 a.m. March steps off led by Knights of Columbus
12:00 p.m. Rally begins, State House plaza, Gervais
Street side
For Ticket Information contact South Carolina Citizens
for Life at [email protected] or (803) 252-5433
WELCOME NEW PARISHIONERS
It is a great joy to welcome our new members
to our parish family. Please register as soon
as possible in order to find out about our
various programs, ministries and activities.
Just drop this form in the collection basket and we will
send you a detailed Registration Form. Or you may stop
by the Church Office and complete a Registration Form.
Name________________________________________
Address______________________________________
City_______________________St_______Zip_______
Telephone____________________________________
COLUMBARIUM AND
PRAYER GARDEN
Spend some quiet, prayerful time in this
beautiful and holy place.
Niches are $3,000 for one or $5,500 for two.
No-interest financing is available.
To reserve a niche or for more information,
call or stop by the Church Office.
NEXT WEEK—NO SECOND COLLECTION
STEWARDSHIP
TIME, TALENT AND TREASURE
All we are, all that we have, are gifts from God.
The Gift of Our Time
The Gift of Our Talents
The Gift of Treasure
Sharing your blessing through your unique gifts
will make this world a little better
because you made a difference while you were here.
Remember Us in your Will
Simply naming the parish as one of your beneficiaries
on your life insurance policy is a wonderful way
of making a future major gift.
ONLINE GIVING
** Updated for 2015 **
You may now update your Monthly Donations for 2015 by
going to our website, www.olssnmb.com, click on the Online
Giving button, log in and edit your page. Remember - You do
not need to edit your Regular Donations since they are recurring
donations.
For assistance or information, call the church office.
If you have never used the convenience of Online Giving, why
not make your life simpler and give it a try for the New Year.
Go to www.olssnmb.com, click on the Online Giving button,
and follow the instructions.
If you do not have a computer or are not comfortable using
one, paper forms are available in the church office and we
will do all the work for you.
* Direct Debit from your checking, savings, credit or debit card
* Recurring or one-time donations
* Your complete online giving history available to you 24/7
* All payment information is encrypted
* PC1 Level 1 Compliant Service Provider
"Interested in Becoming a Member of the Knights of
Columbus, call 399-1593."
OLSS Book & Gift Center
Shop Hours are:
Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 12:00 Noon
and before & after Weekend Masses
E-Mail: [email protected]/843-249-2356 Ext.16
Iglesia Católica Nuestra Señora Estrella del Mar
FIESTA DE LA EPIFANIA DEL SEÑOR Y LOS REYES MAGOS
Queridos Hermanos:
En este Domingo, celebramos con gran gozo, La
manifestación de Dios a los hombres. Dios se muestra a
la humanidad. Dios se hace presente en medio de
nosotros. Dios llega al mundo a habitar en medio de
nosotros.
El Evangelio nos narra que tres astrólogos o magos,
vienen del Oriente para visitar el Niño Dios en el
pesebre; gracias a su inteligencia, descubrieron que ese
Niño era el Rey de los judíos. Por lo tanto, el actual rey
de aquella época, llamado Herodes, se siente amenazado, se siente que le van a quitar el puesto, el poder; y
por eso, lleno de locura y soberbia; manda matar a todos los niños de aquella región.
La historia del Niño de Belén, Los reyes magos, y el rey Herodes; es la Historia de la Salvación en miniatura,
pues contiene: el caminar y la búsqueda, la espera y la esperanza, el dolor y el gozo. Es la epifanía de Dios al
final de la jornada, es decir, la manifestación definitiva de Dios al final de la historia. Jesucristo es la
Epifanía de Dios. En Jesucristo, Dios se manifiesta a los hombres.
La búsqueda de Dios, es una aventura que comienza en nuestra niñez, Dios nos pone en marcha, en camino
hacia El. Es un viaje largo, donde la gracia y el esfuerzo humano se unen misteriosamente. La estrella para
nosotros es la gracia de Dios, que nos hace ver la luz de la fe y nos hace girar hacia la esperanza. El caminar
y la duda y las preguntas, son el esfuerzo humano. Buscar a Dios es nuestra aventura de toda la vida. Nuestra
vida debe ser una búsqueda frecuente de Dios. La muerte, es la última puerta que abrimos al finalizar nuestra
búsqueda, para caer definitivamente en los brazos de Dios para siempre.
Buscar a Dios con sincero corazón, es el objetivo de nuestra existencia. Nuestra fe nos dice, que El se deja
encontrar por aquellos que lo buscan con sincero corazón. Todos los Domingos caminamos hacia "el pesebre
de Belén", es decir, hacia la Sagrada Eucaristía, para encontrarnos con Jesucristo. Somos peregrinos que
vamos buscando al Señor, al igual que los tres reyes magos. No olvidemos que la Eucaristía es la Gran
Comida del peregrino. Todos encontramos a Jesucristo de alguna manera. Los reyes magos lo encontraron
acostado en un pesebre. Nosotros lo encontramos en las especies del pan y del vino, que se convierten en su
Cuerpo y en su Sangre.
Pidámosle a María Santísima, para que Ella, nos ayude a comenzar este Nuevo Año, con fe y esperanza,
viviendo la humildad y la sencillez.
Así Sea.
Padre Orlando.
EVANGELIZACION
CATEQUESIS PARA ADULTOS (R.I.C.A.)
El Rito de Iniciación Cristiana de Adultos es un proceso de conversión y crecimiento espiritual, que toma
tiempo, en nuestra relación con Dios y la Iglesia.
Es un camino de fe donde los adultos están totalmente bienvenidos en la Iglesia Católica. Si usted está
interesado en la exploración de una relación con Jesucristo y se a preguntado acerca de la Iglesia Católica, o
convirtiéndose a la fe católica, la iniciación en la Iglesia Católica a través de la celebración de los sacramentos del
Bautismo, Confirmación y Eucaristía.
LE DAMOS UNA CORDIAL BIENVENIDA!
Para obtener más información acerca del proceso, R.I.C.A. por favor póngase en contacto
con la Hermana Glafira Ortega a los teléfonos 843-742-0341 o 249-2356.
SOLEMNIDAD DE LA EPIFANIA DEL SEÑOR
COMPARATIENDO NOTICIAS…..
EXPOSICION DEL SANTISIMO
Todos los Jueves hay Hora Santa,
Exposición y Bendición con el
Santísimo. A las 7:00 PM.
INFORMACION
Si necesita alguna información para algún
Sacramento o alguna Celebración
Litúrgica, favor comunicarse con el Padre
Orlando Cheverria, Telefono : 803-351-9784.
EL SANTO ROSARIO
Se les recuerda la importancia de rezar el Santo Rosario en
familia. Si alguien desea llevar la imagen de la Virgen de
Guadalupe para rezar el Santo Rosario durante la semana,
favor comunicarse con la encargada de este
ministerio: Señora Juanita Beltrán al 843- 742-5123.
BAUTISMOS
La próxima clase para la preparación del sacramento del
Bautismo, será el Martes 27 Enero a las 6:30 P.M.
(Seis y treinta de la tarde). Deben asistir papás y
padrinos. Los padrinos deben ser católicos y casados por
la Iglesia Católica, o solteros. (Favor no traer niños
porque hacen mucho ruido). Los papás deben hablar
antes de la preparación, con el Padre Orlando.
CONFESIONES
Las Confesiones se realizarán todos los Domingos
después de Misa o por cita, favor llamar al Padre
Orlando, si necesita el Sacramento de la Confesión.
Patrocinado por los Caballeros de Colón
& Columbiettes
Miércoles, 4 de Noviembre 2013 desde 4 a 7 pm
en el salón de banquetes OLSS
La cena consiste en PASTA ILIMITADA con
2 albóndigas, pan y ensalada
Los postres, vino y cerveza disponible a un costo mínimo.
$ 8.00 por persona / $ 4.00 para niños menores de 12 años
También tenemos disponible la comida para llevar
Las ganancias apoyan diversas organizaciones benéficas.
OLSS Tienda de Libros & Regalos
Horario de la tienda de:
Lunes - Viernes 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
y antes y después de las misas de fin de semana
E-Mail: [email protected] / 843-249-2356 Ext.16
CURSO BIBLICO
Hay estudio de la Biblia todos los Lunes
de 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. Y todos los Miércoles de 6:00 – 7:15 P.M.
Aprendamos a defender nuestra fe.
Para mayor información comunicarse
con la Hermana Glafira Ortega a los teléfonos
843-742-0341 o 249-2356
CORO
Practica del coro todos los Jueves
a las 8:00 PM después de la Hora Santa
MATRIMONIOS
Las parejas que deseen recibir el Sacramento del
Matrimonio, deben avisar con seis meses de
anticipación. Hay preparación de parejas para el
Sacramento del Matrimonio, el Segundo Martes de cada
mes, a las 6:30 P.M. (A las Seis y Treinta de la
tarde). (Favor no traer niños porque hacen ruido). Para
mayor información comunicarse con el Padre Orlando.
QUINCEAÑERA
Para la celebración de una Quinceañera, los
papás y familiares deben informar al Padre
Orlando, al 803-351-9784 o al 843-249-8514 mínimo tres
meses de anticipación, para hacer la preparación necesaria.
REUNION PASTORAL
Hay Reunión Pastoral el día Martes 6, de Enero
2015 a las 7:00 P.M. (Siete de la noche). Las
personas que están integrando los Ministerios
deben venir y todas las demás personas que
deseen participar.
Todos cordialmente invitados.