Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church

Our Lady Star of the Sea
Catholic Church
1100 8th Avenue N., N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582
February 15, 2015
Rev. D. Anthony Droze
Rev. Michael P. Cassabon
Parochial Vicar
Rev. José O. Cheverria Jimenez
Parochial Vicar
Hispanic Ministry
Sr. Glafira G. Ortega HCJS
Robert J. Tyson
Andrew F. Stoshak
Richard M. Flenke
Peter M. Casamento
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
Saturday 3:30 - 4:30 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
web: www.htcatholicschoolmyrtlebeach.com
e-mail: [email protected]
Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church
Rev. D. Anthony Droze
February 14, 2015 through February 22, 2015
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
Sat. 01/14
5:00 PM
Sun. 02/15
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
12:00 N
1:30 PM
Mon. 02/16
8:00 AM
OLSS Outreach Ministry
843-249-2356 Ext. 13
[email protected]
Tue. 02/17
8:00 AM
Catholic Charities
Administrative Offices
Business Manager
Linda Britzke
843-249-2356 Ext. 10
[email protected]
Director of Music Ministry
Deb Main
[email protected]
Co-Directors of Religious Education
Charlotte Watkins
Angel Roesch Hairston
843-249-2356 Ext. 22
[email protected]
[email protected]
Faith Formation Ministry
Dorothy Foss, Chairperson
[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]
8:00 AM
8:30 AM
12 Noon
6:00 PM
6:00 PM
Thu. 02/19
8:00 AM
Fri. 02/20
8:00 AM
6:00 PM
Sat. 02/21
5:00 PM
Sun. 02/22
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
12:00 N
1:30 PM
Lv 13:1-2, 44-46; 1 Cor 10:31-11:1; Mk 1:40-45
Marjorie Moats (Kathy & Wayne Gregory)
Lv 13:1-2, 44-46; 1 Cor 10:31-11:1; Mk 1:40-45
Barbara Ellen Tippett (Gloria & Bob Wilson)
Christopher Carroll (Joyce Norelli)
Hal Todd (Michel Heroux)
Pro Populo (for the People of the Parish)
Gn 4:1-15, 25; Mk 8:11-13
Special Intention for Brad Jones (Fr. Droze)
Robert Dilger (Eleanor Dilger)
Gn 6:5-8, 7:1-5, 10; Mk 8:14-21
Michael Baldasarre (Baldasarre Family
Alma Carney (Jean Sanborn)
Jl 2:12-18; 2 Cor 5:20—6:2; Mt 6:1-6, 16-18
Florence Donlon (Cindy Pillittier)
No Mass @ Holy Trinity
Pro Populo (for the People of the Parish)
Don Stallings (Wife, Barbara)
Anthony DeGaeta (Anita Muise) @ Church of Resurrection
Dt 30:15-20; Lk 9:22-25
Frank Judy (Wife, Lauren)
Bud Pucci (Connie & Hank Gouveia)
Maureen Dwyer O’Malley (Pat Colby)
Is 58:1-9a; Mt 9:14-15
Anna R. McCluret (Pamela Anderson)
Gilda Mannino (Daughter, Rosemarie)
Phyllis Anne Marsello (Ellie & Marcel Dubé) @ Church of Resurrection
Gn 9:8-15; 1 Pt 3:18-22; Mk 1:12-15
Mary Range (Coreen Pinto)
Gn 9:8-15; 1 Pt 3:18-22; Mk 1:12-15
Hank Mateja (Wife, Mary)
Deceased Brothers & Sisters at Summit Place
Richard Vanyo (Pat & Mary Beth Murphy )
Pro Populo (for the People of the Parish)
The sanctuary lamp will burn in Memory of
Barbara Lesko Arasimowicz & Bernard Lesko
from Mom & Wife, Dorothy.
An arrangement is given in Honor of the
40th Wedding Anniversary of Harry & Maycille Raab
A second arrangement is given in Memory of
Laura Marie Barbiero from Husband & Children.
Kindly pray for the repose of the souls of the following
who recently passed away and all who grieve:
Rev. Ross LaPorta
Margaret Lyons Richard Canner
Laura Marie Barbiero
Brandon Jenkinson
6th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lent begins Ash Wednesday,
February 18, 2015
Masses will be
8:00 AM, 12:00 Noon, 6:00 PM
8:30 PM (In Spanish)
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are
days of fast. On days of fast, one full meal is allowed. Two
lesser meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken
according to each one's needs, but together they should not
equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not
permitted. Catholics who have completed their 18th year are
bound by this law until the beginning of their 60th year.
Ash Wednesday and Fridays of Lent are also days of
abstinence. On days of abstinence, meats should not be
taken at any meal. The law of abstinence binds all Catholics
who have completed their 14th year.
The Obligation to observe, as a whole or "substantially", the
penitential days specified by the Church is a serious
obligation. The Code of Canon Law states:
"On these days of Penance, the faithful are in a special
manner to devote themselves to prayer, to engage in works
of piety and charity, to deny themselves, by fulfilling their
obligations more faithfully and especially by observing the
fast and abstinence…"
May this Holy Lenten season provide us an opportunity for
deepening our faith, hope and love through a life of deeper prayer,
penitential practices, and works of charity.
Lenten Adoration begins on Monday, February 23rd.
Sign-up forms are available on the display board in
the narthex and in the Church office.
Schedules, arranged alphabetically, will be
available in the narthex during the
week of February 15th.
Tuesday, February 17th, at 7:00PM
Call the church office to register.
The Order of Worship begins at # 166
Gathering: Alleluia! Sing to Jesus! # 949
Psalm 91: “Be With me Lord” # 65
Readings begin at # 1108
Creed: #174 & also on inside front cover
Gifts: Healing River of the Spirit # 665
Holy, Holy, Holy - Creation # 198
Memorial Acclamation # 200
Amen # 202
Lamb Of God # 204
Communion: Gift of Finest Wheat # 940
All Creatures of Our God and King # 611
Marian Movement - Cenacle following Divine Mercy every Wednesday
in the Cry Room.
Adoration is held every Friday after the 8AM
Mass until 4:30 PM followed by Benediction.
The Divine Mercy Chaplet is recited
Monday through Friday after the 8:00 AM Mass.
The Chaplet is recited in the cry room.
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,
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
A four-week power point presentation on
Tuesday evenings, March 3, 10, 17 and 24, at
6pm in the Banquet Hall
For those who missed last year's classes, this
will be a combination of the sessions on both the
Mass and the Church.
Of course, the "alumni" are most welcome!!!
2015 Faith Formation Calendar through June
April 14 - June 2 - (8 weeks)
Tuesdays - 9 am to 11 am -- Room A and B
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 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
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
“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 RSVP to Henry Karasch.
Fridays, February13th and 27th at 9:30 - 11:00AM
Parish Hall, Room D.
Respectfully, Henry Karasch, 910 579-3127, or email at
[email protected]
A Ministry of Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish
Holy Trinity Catholic School will be closed on Monday, February 16th, in honor of Presidents’ Day.
There will be no Mass at Holy Trinity School Hall on February 18th as the students will a!end the noon Mass at
Our Lady Star of the Sea Church.
Registra&on for the 2015-16 school year at Holy Trinity Catholic School began during Catholic
Schools Week. If you would like to register a student(s), please either call the school office
(843-390-4108) to make an appointment for a tour or stop out to the school to pick up a
registra&on packet. Holy Trinity will open another classroom next year and will then be a K4 to
Grade 8 school. If you know of someone who is looking for an excellent school for their child/
children, please let them know about Holy Trinity and give them the school phone number so
that they can contact the school. The principal will be happy to answer any ques&ons that they
might have.
The Annual Fund appeal is ongoing. The funds raised through this appeal will be used to improve our outdoor
facili&es such as our playground, basketball court and, possibly, provide a shelter for picnicking and a track for
cross country. Thank you for the dona&ons already received and for those yet to come. If you did not receive
the appeal literature, please call the school at 843-390-4108 and a packet will be mailed to you or, if you would
like to make a dona&on, please simply send it to the school marked “Annual Appeal.”
6th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church
Mon. Feb. 16 Legion of Mary 9:00 - 10:00AM
Prayer & Shawl Ministry 10:00 AM - 12 Noon
Board Games & Cards 12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM
Rosary Makers 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Hispanic AA Meeting 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Narcotics Anonymous 8:00 - 9:00 PM
Tue. Feb. 17 Columbiettes Card Party 11:00AM - 3:00PM
RCIA 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Baptism Class 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Hispanic AA Meeting 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Hispanic Al - Anon Meeting 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Quilters & Crafters 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Parkinson’s Support Group 2:00 - 4:00PM
Narcotics Anonymous 8:00 - 9:00 PM
Thur. Feb. 19 Catholic Scripture Study 9:30 - 11:30 AM
AA Meeting 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM
OLSS Community 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
Fri. Feb. 20 Eucharistic Adoration 8:30 AM - 4:30
Church Office Closes at Noon
Benediction 4:30 - 5:00 PM
Fish Fry 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Sat. Feb. 21 Church Cleaners - between 6:30 -10:00 AM
AA Meeting 8:30 - 10:00
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
Joe & Linda Reina at the 10:00 AM Mass.
Come & Join our Pastor Rev. D. Anthony Droze
August 11 to August 16, 2015
For a Pilgrimage of the Shrines of Québec, Canada
Sign-up Ash Wednesday Feb. 18
after all Masses in the Parish Center Ticket Office.
Cost $1,895 per person double occupancy,
limited to the first 45 people
Bring Passport, check for $400 made to Pilgrimage Tour.
All inclusive: Bus to and from airport, Air Fare, Guided
Tour Bus, Hotel, Daily Breakfast, Dinner, and all Gratuities.
*$300 extra for single room,
**luggage airline charge not included
***Handicap Accessible
For information, call Marcel Dubé 843-741-0120
OLSS Columbiettes are sponsoring a one day retreat for all men
and women on Saturday, Feb. 21st from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30p.m.
Spend a day with Father Cassabon as he explains how we can go
from "Maintenance to Mission" and from "Convention to
Reservations are required and are just $20 per person and include
morning refreshments, lunch and beverages. Reservation
deadline is Monday, Feb. 16th. Reservations only. Sorry, no walk
-ins. Call Joan Vaitis at 249-1841 or mail check payable to OLSS
Columbiettes to her at PO Box 3545, NMB. S.C. 29582.
OLSS Columbiettes invites everyone to their First Annual Fat
Tuesday Pasta Buffet and Card Party on Tuesday Feb. 17th at
11:00 a.m. in our Banquet Hall.
Proceeds will benefit a scholarship for students who will be
attending our new St. Elizabeth Ann Seton High School.
Everyone is welcome. Bring your cards and board games. Enjoy
a real Italian pasta buffet topped off with scrumptious desserts.
Incredible prizes, too. Call Pat at 249-8628 or Joan at 249-1841
to reserve your space. Just $12 per person and walk-ins are welcome.
Present An Afternoon of Irish Entertainment
Starring Seamus Kennedy
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Comedian,
All-Round Entertainer!
Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish Center
Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.
Donation $20.00
Tickets Available at the OLSS Ticket Office after week-end
Masses or from Don Dunphy 910-575-1259, Flynn's Irish
Tavern 843-249-6533, Matthew Tully 843-497-4741 or
Bill Toomey 843-249-3599
February Natural Family Planning Introductory Session
There is an alternative to artificial methods of birth control and artificial reproductive technologies. Learn about the
Creighton Model FertilityCare System and NaProTechnology, a new reproductive science that is highly effective to
achieve and avoid pregnancy, and offers couples who are experiencing infertility the hope of achieving pregnancy while
following the teachings of the church. Couples can plan and space their children with ease using modern natural methods
of family planning. Today’s Creighton Model FertilityCare Services are highly effective when used to achieve pregnancy,
99% effective to avoid or postpone pregnancy, and 100% natural. To learn more, attend a free, introductory session on
Saturday, February 28 at 10:00 am at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Myrtle Beach. Pre-registration is required. To
register, please contact Susanna Bleyer, MD, FCP at 843-817-3122 or [email protected]
6th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Knights of Columbus Ultra Sound Campaign
"Let's Be the Voice of Those Who Have No Voice"
Please help us in the Crusade for Life by donating after Masses
on February 14 & 15, 2015. Your donation could save a life.
Our Annual Lenten Fish Fry-Pasta Dinners
Friday, Feb 20th at the Banquet Hall from 5 to 7 p.m.
Deep water Alaskan Pollock.....Fried or Baked
Home made Hush Puppies ~ Berry's Special Coleslaw
Deep Fried petite white northern potatoes ~ Southern 3 Bean
Salad Pasta Penne a la Nello
(special meatless sauce) Bread and Rolls
Dill pickles from Brooklyn N.Y.
Coffee, Tea, Lemonade Assorted cakes and Pastries
Everything included $10.00 ~ "Take-outs" available
"You can't get blood from a stone... so we need YOU"
Knights of Columbus Parish Blood Drive
Tuesday, February 24th
12:00Noon to 5:00 PM.
Almost anyone can donate.
17 years plus and no upper age limit
A single donation can save up to three lives!
Appointments are suggested (843) 249-1841
Walk-ins are welcome.
Please Take Me Shopping With You
Your Help Is A Blessing To Those In Need
Rice A Roni/Zataran’s
Salad Dressing
Can Tomato Prod.
Can Vegetables
Cleaning Prod./Soap
Pancake Mix/Syrup
Box Mashed Potato
Baked Beans
Hamburger Helper
Hamburger Helper
Can Fruit
Tuna / Chicken
Can Potatoes
Peanut Butter/Jelly
Salad Dressing
Catsup, Mayo, Mustd
Grits / Rice
Saltine Crackers
Cereal, Hot or Cold
Toilet Paper
Pasta Sauce
Cake/Cookie Mix
Small Can Ham
“For I was Hungry and
you gave me food…”
Women’s Night of Reflection:
Join us for an evening filled with nourishment of spirit with
presentations from:
Fr. James Farfaglia on “The Gift of Motherhood”
Fr. Paul Williams on “The Family as the Domestic Church”
Presentation on the SCCCW by Marlene Grover, President
For questions and to register, please contact the Office of Family
Life at 803.547.5063 or [email protected]
Friday, March 6, 2015 6:30 - 8:30 pm
South Carolina Catholic MEN’S CONFERENCE
St. Philip Neri Catholic Church
292 Munn Road East, Fort Mill, SC 29715
Building Men of God
Registration: On-line at www.sccatholicmensconf.org
or mail check to: Edward M. Griffin
742 Cherry Hills Place, Rock Hill, SC 29730-8219
Thank you for your continued support for OUR
LADY’S KITCHEN and our families in the Food
Distribution Program. Our need is still great.
Many have had hours cut from work, putting
another strain on the family income this winter
season. Our Food Security program and Our
Lady’s Kitchen has been a real life support for
the families who struggle to make ends meet.
contributions are our only means of
support for this growing need in the North
Myrtle Beach Communities.
These programs could not exist without You.
Thank You,
and May God Continue to Bless You..
Sponsored by Our Lady Star of The Sea Ladies Guild
Please Join us for an Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show
April 18, 2015 at 1:30 - 4:00 PM OLSS Banquet Hall
Cost: $ 20.00 per person ~ RSVP: April 10, 2015
Tickets available in the Ticket Office on Tuesday/ Thursdays
9:00AM to 12 Noon beginning February 17th.
For more information, contact Jane Maggio 201-471-8583.
St. Patrick Dinner Dance ~ Saturday, March 14th, 2015
Tickets will be available in the coming weeks.
"Interested in Becoming a Member of the Knights of
Columbus, call 399-1593."
Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church
Church in Central and Eastern Europe
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Soon, our diocese will take up the Collection
for the Church in Central and Eastern
Europe. The collection offers a way for
Catholics in the United States to stand in
solidarity with those who experience the
ongoing effects of living under communism.
Grants funded by the collection support pastoral projects,
scholarships, and Catholic organizations working in areas
formerly under Soviet control. The bishops and people of
these regions still face enormous challenges in restoring
church structures and in rebuilding the cultural and spiritual
life of the community, tasks that are often complicated by a
lack of religious freedom.
One funded group, a Czech association for women and
children and the protection of unborn life, has worked for 23
years to reduce the rate of abortions in the Czech
Republic. When the association opened its doors in 1990
after the Velvet Revolution, half of all pregnancies in the
country ended in abortion. Through innovative counseling
and support programs at six regional centers for women in
difficult situations, the association has played a major role in
reducing the abortion rate from 50 percent down to 20
percent. The centers work to protect the human dignity of
both mothers and children, advocating for the right to life of
the unborn.
Recently, the association experienced a crisis when the Czech
government withdrew operational support for its
programs. The Subcommittee on the Church in Central and
Eastern Europe provided a critical bridge grant that allowed
the association to continue its operations while searching for
a permanent funding solution. In 2014, the Czech Bishops’
Conference announced that it would fund the association's
operating expenses from its own budget, thereby guaranteeing
the future of the association and its crucial work.
In order for projects like this one to continue, the collection
needs your help. Please be generous. Your donation will
continue to restore and build the future of the Church in
Central and Eastern Europe. Thank you and God bless you.
In the Lord’s Peace,
Most Reverend Robert E. Guglielmone
Bishop of the Diocese of Charleston
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 OLSS
Safe Environment Coordinator:249-2356.
February 1, 2015
February 8, 2015
Online Giving
$ 23,148.15
$ 2,249.00
$ 24,550.00
YTD Offertory $ 694,182.95
YTD Budget
$ 668,760.00
YTD Variance $ 25,422.95
Second Collection:
Capital Reserve Account $ 3,928.00
2015 Bishop’s Annual Appeal
Every year for the month of February, Bishop Guglielmone asks
each parish in the Diocese of Charleston to participate in
promoting and celebrating the important ministries of our
diocesan church. Our Diocese is unique in that we cover the
entire state of South Carolina. When we support the Bishop’s
Annual Appeal we are not only supporting families and those in
need here locally, but also individuals in others parts of the state.
The financial goal for the appeal is Three Million Dollars
($3 million). We are also aiming to surpass 25% participation
from all of our diocesan households. For the second year in a
row, our Bishop has challenged all 116 parishes and missions to
focus on increased participation. As a parish, we also have a
financial target of $67,965.00 over the next ten months.
The Bishop’s Annual Appeal will help address the following
* Support for Seminarians
* Outreach Ministries To the Poor
* Catholic School Tuition Grants
* Catholic Charities
* Funding for Retired Priests
* College Campus Ministry
* Youth and Young Adult Ministry
The details of the Appeal are outlined in your campaign brochure
which will be mailed to you. If you do not receive this material in
the mail, it is available today in the back of the church.
March 15th will be Pledge Weekend in our parish. At Mass, we
will take a moment to ask for your gift and will collect your
completed pledge envelope.
As we think about our support for this year’s Bishop’s Annual
Appeal, please know that as a parish we are aiming for an equal
sacrifice from all of our parishioners, not an equal gift. Not
everyone can make the same size donation, but we feel that
everyone is able to make a gift that is proportionate to how God
has blessed you and your family. No gift is too large, and no gift
is too small. Thank you again for your support of our local
parish and the Diocese.
2 0 T H AN N U AL O L S S
JULY 18, 2015
Iglesia Católica Nuestra Señora Estrella del Mar
(Evangelio de San Mateo 1, 40-45)
Queridos Hermanos:
Jesucristo es aquel Único Dios que es capaz de sanar a los enfermos. Y
la Liturgia de este Domingo nos presenta a Jesús sanando a un leproso.
Para entender más a profundidad este maravilloso episodio, recordemos
cómo era el ambiente y la cultura, allí en aquel país de Israel:
- La lepra era una enfermedad tabú, es decir, se pensaba que la lepra era
una maldición de Dios. por lo tanto, quien tuviera esta enfermedad, era
automáticamente, marginado y rechazado por la sociedad; perdiendo los
derechos ciudadanos y religiosos. Se le prohibía toda relación con los
demás. La lepra era la mayor muralla social en aquel tiempo.
-Sanar a un leproso era como resucitar a un muerto, solo Dios podía hacerlo. Y solo los sacerdotes podían
declarar ritualmente puro, a quien había sido sanado de la lepra, integrándolo de nuevo a la comunidad.
-Entrar en contacto con un leproso, significaba quedar impuro también, y no podía unirse a la comunidad
mientras no se hubiera purificado.
-En este marco socio-político y religioso, se hace presente Jesús, para sanar a un leproso. Jesús "viola las
leyes legalistas de la época", toca al leproso, habla con él y lo sana. Y luego le da una orden: "Vaya y
preséntese a los sacerdotes y guarde este secreto de tu sanación".
-Pero el leproso, alegremente curado, anuncia a todas las gentes que Jesús es quien le ha quitado la
enfermedad de la lepra. Y Jesús queda marginado por aquellos jefes y gobernantes de la época, por haber
"violado la ley". Por lo tanto, Jesús tuvo que salir inmediatamente de aquella región, y ya no podía entrar
abiertamente a un pueblo, tenía que quedarse en el campo en las afueras del pueblo, porque supuestamente
había quedado "contaminado y tenía que purificarse".
-Pero muchas personas de diferentes lugares, al enterarse de aquel milagro, corren a donde esta Jesús y lo
siguen, y así Jesús se da a conocer rápidamente, yendo en contar de los jefes y gobernantes del pueblo,
quienes son apegados a la ley.
Jesús nos enseña que el amor esta por encima de las leyes y normas humanas. Dios no quiere personas
marginadas. Par El, todos somos iguales. Dios siempre está atento a sanar todas nuestras enfermedades y
dolencias. Por lo tanto, pidámosle a la Virgen María, para que Ella,
nos ayude a acercarnos a Jesús con fe y confianza, al igual que el
leproso del Evangelio, y así seamos curados especialmente de
nuestros pecados.
Dios los bendiga.
Padre Orlando.
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.
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.
Sexto Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario
El día 18 de
Febrero es Miércoles
de Ceniza. Hay Misa
en Español a las 8:30
P.M. (Ocho y treinta
de la Noche).
Cordialmente invitados.
Segunda Colecta
Colecta para la Iglesia en Europa Central
y Oriental. Esta colecta le da apoyo
financiero a organizaciones católicas que
capacitan a seminaristas en una región que
aun lucha contra los efectos del régimen
soviético. Al proporcionar cuidado pastoral,
renovación de edificios, sus donativos
ayudar a restaurar la Iglesia y construir el
futuro en esa región. Por favor contribuyan
generosamente a la colecta de la próxima
semana. Para informarse más, visiten
Central and Eastern Europe”).
Colecta de la Semana
De Febrero 1, 2015
Febrero 8, 2015
Colección Total $ 25,397.15
$ 23,184.84
Colección de la Comunidad Hispana
incluida en el Total $ 936.00 $ 447.00
Gracias por su Colaboración.
Hay Reunión Pastoral el día Martes 3, de
Marzo 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.
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.
Todos los Jueves hay Hora Santa,
Exposición y Bendición con el
Santísimo. A las 7:00 PM.
Si necesita alguna información para
algún Sacramento o alguna Celebración
Litúrgica, favor comunicarse con el Padre
Orlando Cheverria, Teléfono : 803-351-9784.
Si alguien desea llevar la imagen de la Virgen
de Guadalupe y rezar el santo rosario durante
la semana por favor llamar a Sra. Juanita @843-855-7362
Hay preparación para el Sacramento del Bautismo, el
día Martes 24 de Marzo. A las seis y treinta de la tarde. a
las 6:30 P.M. 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.
Sábado 7 y Domingo 8 de Marzo del 2015
Para mayor información y hojas de registro por favor
contáctese con la Hermana Glafira Ortega a los
teléfonos 843-742-0341 o 249-2356
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 ruído).
Para mayor
información comunicarse con el Padre Orlando.
Practica del coro todos los Jueves a las 8:00 PM después
de la Hora Santa. les invitamos a participar .
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