1 ST. MARK the EVANGELIST CATHOLIC CHURCH A STEWARDSHIP PARISH United In One Spirit June 9, 2013 All Are Welcome! If you are a visitor, we hope you will find our bulletin to be a reflection of our vibrant, spirit filled parish, and that you will consider becoming a part of our growing family. God's amazing love for us calls for a great response, and so we have committed ourselves to be good stewards of all God s many blessings. We offer ourselves in service within this parish and in our city and world. We invite you to discover and use your talents to serve God within our community! The Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time New Member Information You can become a member and learn about your new church community by attending a free Welcome Reception. Please RSVP by visiting the welcome desk in the Narthex, calling Cyndi at x303 or by completing an online form: The next Welcome Receptions are: July 13, 2013 after 5:00PM Mass En Español Julio 14, 2013 despues de la misa de 12:30 PM Our Mission Statement The people of God, in the parish of St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, in union with our Pastor, are centered on the Eucharist and are a welcoming and diverse community. We are committed to proclaim the Good News of God s love by developing the spiritual growth of our parish family, encouraging active participation, personal stewardship and community.
2 ST. MARK the EVANGELIST Mass Schedule* Saturday Vigil*: 5:00 PM Sunday*: 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 5:30 PM Sunday in Spanish: 12:30 PM Monday** & Thursday: 12 noon **Mondays that fall on a holiday: 8:30 AM Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 8:30AM * Christmas & Easter mass schedules are different Reconciliation Saturdays 4 PM - 4:45 PM (or by appt.) Liturgy of the Hours and Rosary Tues., Wed., and Fri. at 8:00 AM Miraculous Medal Novena & Rosary Thursday 7:00 PM in Chapel Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Mon-Thu: 9AM- 8:30PM, Fri: 9AM-5PM Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament First Friday of Month: 9 AM - 5:30 PM Followed by Benediction at 5:30 PM Clergy Rev. David DeJulio, Pastor Fr. Ed Lamp Fr. Carl Last Deacon Jose Moronta Deacon Scott Paine Parish Office Information Hours: Weekdays 9 AM - 5 PM Phone: (813) Fax: (813) Cross Creek Blvd. Tampa, FL Website: Facebook: Facebook.com/stmarktampa Altar Flowers If you would like to donate flowers for the altar for Masses, please Contact: Luther x330 Bulletin Submissions Please read bulletin submission guidelines: Next week s deadline: Noon on Monday Next Weekend s Featured Ministry: Crossing the Goal- Men s Ministry Come and Visit us at the Welcome Desk to find out more information! Stewardship, A way of Life A Stewardship on This Sunday s Reading June August :30 8:00 AM June: 1, 8, 22, 29 July: 13, 27 August: 10, 17 Topic: Our Father Stewardship is referred to most often as a way of life. We also often hear that a stewardship way of life requires a personal conversion of mind and heart. In today s second reading from St. Paul s letter to the Galatians, Paul refers again to his own dramatic conversion. Yet, there is something deeper in his words. Paul wrote the letter because divisions had developed in the Church he, Paul, had established in Galatia. At the base of the disagreement was whether or not Gentiles had to conform to Jewish law to become and be Christians. Paul makes it clear that they do not. This has a much more profound meaning for the Galatian community, and for us today as well. According to Paul, a person of faith is transformed (as he personally was) and that change means that the convert the steward if you will has a different motivation than she or he had previously. The good steward does what is right because that is the way to live a reflection of Jesus own life not because of obligation or duty. The steward is not conforming to a set of laws, but to live the way Jesus called us to live. That was Paul s message to the Galatians, and that same message applies to us. 2
3 June 9, % Participation & One Year Pledges... The Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Look and See what s new!! New Church Update Greetings to all of you! Our hearts were saddened this past week as we said goodbye to a man who has been an institution here at St. Mark as well as the Tampa area for so many years. This past Tuesday we laid to rest the soul of Dick Ray, whom I'm sure, most people knew and loved with all their hearts. His funeral liturgy was packed with all those that Dick touched in his life and who touched him. There were a few tears but also joy in knowing that he would go with God's Grace to his Heavenly reward. Dick Ray was an icon here at our parish and an innovator as well. Despite his advancing age, he never slowed down with ideas and actions that would make St. Mark a great place to worship and serve. As a matter of fact, it was Dick who instigated our desire to build a new Church and one day he said to me that he was so thrilled that it just might happen in his lifetime. Well, Dick, we got very close, all because of your tireless support! But, there was one first that I'm happy to report. His funeral was the first time our new bells tolled for a funeral liturgy and then peeled with excitement as we said farewell to this great man for the last time. May you rest in peace, my dear friend, until we all meet again in that heavenly banquet that God has prepared for all of us! Well, that is all for now. May all of us follow the example of this great man, a life always lived for others. Peace, Capital Campaign Update $4,932,0254 in pledges $3,565,373 in cash Soon to be... Fr. David Get your Tiles Today. The Cross is filling up fast! The bottom of our Cross will be dedicated to our children, and only the children s tiles will be placed there. Our children are the foundation of our faith. 3
4 ST. MARK the EVANGELIST Food Pantry Needs Your Help! Next weekend: Mac n cheese 7 Essential Elements of Parish Life and 6 Values for SAINT MARK THE EVAN- GELIST CATHOLIC CHURCH with Biblical References from the New American Bible, Revised Edition. Just look for the Little Red Wagon on the Piazza before all Masses. Thank you for your continued support of our food pantry! If you would like to volunteer to help distribute food at the SVDP food pantry please go to this web page to check the schedule for Vacant dates: Then send an to: with the Vacant date(s) you would like to volunteer on. FYI...the nearest SVDP Thrift Store is at N. 3. RESPECT Listen with respect. Communicate openly and honestly; speak from your heart. 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 "We ask you, brothers, to respect those who are laboring among you... and to show esteem for them with special love on account of their work. Be at peace among yourselves." Leadership and Community Elements 4. EXCELLENCE Strive for excellence in all we do always go the extra mile. 1 Tmothy 6:18-19 "Tell them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous, ready to share, thus accumulating as treasure a good foundation for the future, so as to win the life that is true life." Service, Stewardship, Evangelization and Leadership elements For additional information: 4 "Liturgy of the Word for Children" Children's Liturgy (a.k.a. LWC) will be meeting in the Mark 1 and 2 classrooms on the following dates (2nd Sunday of the month) during the 10:30 am Sunday Mass: June 9. Please be sure to sign your children up every month, even if they've already been registered in the program. This allows us to properly prepare for and expect your child(ren) once Mass dismisses them for the program. Your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated and we so love to teach your little ones the Word of God each month. Thank you for sharing them with us! Children's Liturgy Team: Congratulations! On behalf of the Community of Faithful of our parish, I want to extend a message of congratulations to those who received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and First Holy Communion at the Easter Vigil on the completion of their initiation process with the celebration of Pentecost. I would also like to recognize and add a message of gratitude to those who made this awesome journey possible, the team of good people who contributed to the RCIA process throughout the year: Our Inquiry Team: Jennifer Gabbard, Lisa Kaplan, Nora Paine and Mary Strickland; Our Core Team: Geri Russo, Héctor Ríos and Lisa Kaplan; Our Facilitators for Breaking Open the Word : Lisa Kaplan, Mary Strickland and Héctor Ríos; Our Contributors for Hospitality, coordinated by Ann Longo, who generously contributed with their resources: Stewardship Commission, Pastoral Council, the Columbiettes and SMARTS; The director of our retreat, Deacon Scott Paine, assisted in hospitality by Bill and Laniece Drackett; Our assistant for the Liturgies, Pauline McCollum; The photographers: Bill Drackett and Tony Marsella; The Speakers: Fr. David DeJulio, Fr Carl Last, Deacon Scott Paine, Brain Butterly, Kevin Fritz and Mary Strickland; And the Sponsors: Angel Pomales, Bárbara Pomales, Janice Makar, Jennifer Gabbard, John Porricolo, Karen Cain, Karen Marsella, Karey Morris, Kate Melillo, Laniece Drackett, Mary Jane Reina, Mike James and Nora Paine; All of them wisely coordinated by Mary Strickland. May God continue pouring His blessing over all of them and reward their diligent dedication and love for the Church. Sincerely, Deacon José Moronta
5 The Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Date: Saturday July 27, 2013 Where: Salvation Army, 1603 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, FL (At the northeast corner of Florida Avenue and Henderson Avenue in Downtown Tampa) Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Christmas Flea Market: over 100 nativity or Manger Scenes, Silent Auction: Variety of offerings donated by various groups and individuals in the Tampa Bay Area Time: 10 am to 3 pm Christmas Dinner: Deep Fried Turkey and Baked Ham Stuffing and Gravy Mashed Potatoes Sweet Potatoes Green Bean Casserole Corn Pudding Salad Rolls Dessert Dinner Time: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm Price: $25 per person Tickets for Dinner: Send your checks made out to Be-COS inc to: Be-COS Inc, 5130 Brittany Drive S #303, St. Petersburg, FL and you will get your tickets in return mail. Children s Choir Performs The St. Mark Children's Choir singing in the Pueri Cantores Florida Festival in February in the Basilica Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe in Orlando. Director is Mrs. Sandra Lau. The choir is open to singers ages See Dr. John Paul Cappa or for information. June 9, 2013 Calling all Single Boomers (Formerly 40+ Catholic Singles) will gather for a reflection on the Gospel by Deacon Ben Hooks in the Chapel at Christ the King Catholic Church beginning at 7:30 pm followed by a social on the last Friday of the month. The social begins at 8:00 p.m. in the Mary Martha House, Second Floor, 821 South Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. Please bring an appetizer to share. Our next meeting is Friday, June 28th. Contact Darlene at or call Anne Books for Troops For the last 7 years the generous parishioners of St. Mark have donated Books for Troops which I have been collecting. These books were delivered by Friends of the Library - downtown to our troops stationed all over the world. Unfortunately I can no longer continue this project. If anyone would like to carry on this ministry, please contact Joy Sweeney at A big Thank You to all who have donated books for our servicemen to enjoy on deployment - especially the members of SMARTS for your faithfulness! Over 30,000 books have been shipped overseas from the Friends of the Library. St Mark, you have made a difference in the life of a soldier. God bless our military and keep them in your prayers. 5
6 ST. MARK the EVANGELIST Lighthouse News Registration for has begun! All forms can be found online. Teens must register each year. Peer Ministry- We are still accepting Peer Ministry packets! Leadership Fellowship Days- July 1-3 at St Mark, 8 am until 9 PM. Permission forms available on request. (Open to Entire Leadership Team) Retreats: Bethany Coed Retreat : August NCYC Help Us Get There! We are happy to announce that Father David will be traveling with us to Indianapolis in November of We are blessed to have the support and love of our Pastor! God is good! Thank you to those of you who have sponsored our teens. Youth Ministry appreciates your love and support! You will be remembered in our prayers. To make a donation please contact Mary- Ann in the Youth Office. Congratulations to the 2013 Confirmation Class! A Graced Moment for all of us! On behalf of Youth Ministry, I would like to thank Bishop Robert Lynch for celebrating our beautiful Confirmation Mass. As always, he took time to personally speak to each confirmande, which I know helped to make an unforgettable moment in their lives. Thank you to Father Karl Melchior his MC, and con-celebrants; Father David DeJulio, Father Ed Lamp and Father Carl Last. This year we were fortunate to have Father Nelson Restrepo from Nativity Parish concelebrating as well. A big thanks to Deacon Scott Paine and Deacon Jose Moronta for assisting. We are so very grateful for our fantastic and very reverent Altar Servers led by Nancy Larson! Special thanks to Luther Ferris for all the preparation to ensure a beautiful liturgy. We thank Dr. John Paul Cappa, the choir and musicians for providing us with a remarkable music liturgy. Thanks to Monty Weigel our Lead Usher, Joe Moceri and all the Youth Ministry Team ushers. We could not have done it without you! Thanks to Jeanne Heintzel for her love and dedication to Youth Ministry. She and the members of the hospitality Ministry provided a lovely reception as always. Thanks to our wonderful St. Mark Youth Ministry Team for their incredible dedication. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Each one of you has not only planted a seed, but you have provided a rich soil and foundation that will not fail in the future. A very sincere and personal thank you to our Youth Ministry Assistants; Jennifer DePiero and LuAnne Borak. Congratulations to the 84 teens that were presented to Bishop Lynch. It has been a joy to travel on this journey with you. I will continue to pray that as you continue on your faith journey that you will take time to remember the Graced Moments in your life. Embrace each and every moment! Last, but certainly not least, I thank the parents of our teens for your dedication and support. You are and always will be their first teacher. Thanks again to everyone who has taken a part in the past two years. May God bless you beyond your wildest imagination for all you do! 6
7 The Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year of Faith By: Kevin Fritz We have been examining how we can put our faith into action through love remembering the words of St. Paul: And if I have the gift of prophecy and comprehend all mysteries and all knowledge; if I have all faith so as to move mountains but do not have love, I am nothing. (1 Corinthians 13:2) We recognized that love begins with God. The first letter of John tells us: In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as expiation for our sins. (1 John 4:10) Since we know that God is love (1 John 4:16), we can substitute God for love in the words of St. Paul. God is patient, God is kind. God is not jealous, God is not pompous, God is not inflated, God is not rude, God does not seek his own interests, God is not quicktempered, God does not brood over injury, God does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. God bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. The first letter of John goes on to tell us: God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him. (1 John 4:16) Created in the image and likeness of God, we are called to love as God loves. So now we can substitute our own name in place of God. When I do this, I find it does not describe me very well. I may show some of these characteristics at times but most often I fail. As I researched the meaning of each of these characteristics, I realized how far short I fall in putting my faith into action through love. I take consolation in the words of Pope Benedict XVI: Christ is not so much interested in how often in our lives we stumble and fall, as in how often with his help we pick ourselves up again. (Vigil with Young People, Freiburg, Germany, September 24, 2011.) The challenge of faith is to not give up even when we fail but to keep trying as St. Paul tells us: Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest, if we do not give up. So then, while we have the opportunity, let us do good to all. (Galatians 6:9-10) June 9, 2013 How Catholics Can Live the Year of Faith (October 11, 2012 through November 24, 2013) In this Year of Faith let us ask ourselves whether we really have taken some steps to know Christ and the truth of faith better by reading and meditating on Sacred Scripture, by studying the Catechism and by receiving the sacraments regularly. However, let us ask ourselves at the same time what steps we are taking to ensure that faith governs the whole of our existence. We are not Christian part-time, only at certain moments, in certain circumstances, in certain decisions; no one can be Christian in this way, we are Christian all the time! Totally! (Pope Francis, General Audience, May 15, 2013) St. Mark's Summer In speaking of these characteristics of love, Charles Pope notes: All these things love does. Note again this very important point. The litany of love we have just reflected on speaks of the fruits of Love. We must not understand this litany as a to do list, as if to say, Do these things and you ll love. No, no! Love and you ll do these things. Or rather, God will do them in you. It is true that we can look to a list like this and see ways to intentionally act, and practices to foster, but in the end, if these things are going to last, they must be the work of God in us, the fruit of His love. We are called to let go of ourselves and allow the God of love to work through us in bringing his love into the world. The prayer of Mary Magdalene de Pazzi to the Holy Spirit should also be our prayer: Come! Consume in us whatever prevents us from being consumed in you. First Friday of every Month: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 9 AM to 5 PM with Benediction at 5:30 PM. For most of us, it's vacation time. The need for blood, however, never takes time off. With serious accidents, necessary surgeries and chronic illnesses the demand is always there. We at St. Mark can help by donating a little of our time and a pint of blood. Our June Blood Drive will be held on the week end of June 22nd and 23rd. There will be sign up sheets available on June 8th/9th and on June15th/16th after all the Masses...Won't you give the gift of life to a patient in need. 7
8 Parish Schedule & Mass Intentions Sunday Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Jun 9, 2013 Thursday St. Anthony of Padua Jun 13, 2013 Readings: 1 Kgs 17:17-24; Gal 1:11-19; Lk 7:11-17 Readings: 2 Cor 3:15-4:1, 3-6; Mt 5: :30 AM Mass (Grace Cincotta (d) by Joan Weingarten) 10:00 AM Spanish Bible Reflections (Mark 1) 10:30 AM Liturgy of the Word for Children (Mark 1 & 2) 12:00 PM Mass (Joan Painter (d) by Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Pignatelli) 10:30 AM Mass (Maximina Corrales (d) by the Montuno Family) 6:45 PM Children's Spanish Choir (Music Room) 11:30 AM Spanish Choir (Music Room) 7:00 PM Men's CRHP - Matt 1 & 2 12:30 PM Mass (Francisca Canadilla (d) by Cristina Santana) 7:00 PM Novena to the Miraculous Medal (Chapel) 1:30 PM Spanish Baptisms (Worship Area) 7:30 PM Spanish Charismatic Prayer Group (Chapel) 2:00 PM Cursillo Ultreya (Music Room) Friday Jun 14, :30 PM Mass (Omar Rodriguez (d) by Mariela Labrador) Readings: 2 Cor 4:7-15; Mt 5:27-32 Monday Jun 10, :30 AM Mass ( Parishioners of St. Mark (Worship Area) Readings: 2 Cor 1:1-7; Mt 5:1-12 Saturday Jun 15, :00 AM Legion of Mary (Mark 1) Readings: 2 Cor 5:14-21; Mt 5: :00 PM Mass (Paul Marsella (d) by the Marsella Family) 9:00 AM EM Annual Workshop (Luke 1 & 2, Matt 1 & 2, Worship Area) 6:00 PM Knights of Columbus Degree Team (Music Room) 5:00 PM Mass ( SSgt Joseph Fuerst (d) by Knights of Columbus ) 6:30 PM Financial Peace University (Luke 1 & 2) Sunday Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Jun 16, 2013 Tuesday St. Barnabas Jun 11, 2013 Readings: 2 Sm 12:7-10, 13; Gal 2:16, 19-21, Lk 7:36-7:36-50 Readings: Acts 11:21b-26; 13:1-3; Mt 5: :30 AM Mass ( Parishioners of St. Mark (Worship Area ) 8:30 AM Mass ( Harriett Perrett (d) by Jim & Sharon Shanahan) 10:30 AM Mass ( Patrick Strom (d) by His Family ) 10:00 AM SMARTS Card Social (John 1 & 2) 11:30 AM Spanish Choir (Music Room) 6:30 PM Boy Scout Court of Honor (Worship Area) 12:30 PM Mass ( Carmen Maldonado (d) by Her Daughter Yolanda ) 6:30 PM Boy Scout Meeting (Music Room) 1:30 PM Spanish Baptisms (Worship Area) 7:00 PM Columbiettes Officers Meeting (Office Conference Room) 5:30 PM Mass ( Rudy Paraoan (d) by Lorna, Dyna and Hazel) ) 7:30 PM Contemporary Music Rehearsal (Worship Area) Wednesday Jun 12, 2013 Readings: 2 Cor 3:4-11; Mt 5:17-19 To View the Online Calendar: 8:30 AM Mass ( Vocations Worship Area) To Make Room Scheduling Requests : 9:30 AM Sacramental Records Project (Office Conference Room) 7:00 PM Women's CRHP Meeting (Matt 1 & 2) 7:30 PM Parish Choir (Music Room) 7:30 PM Spanish Bible Study (Mark 1) 9:30 PM Cantor Practice (Music Room) Children s Faith Formation Corner Tag! You're It! When you were baptized, you became part of God's family. You are His. Do you know it is your job to go out and tag others so that they will want to be part of God's family? If you have friends who don't go to church, invite them to come with you! If you have ever played with Dominoes, you might have stood them up on their ends and lined them up in a row. Sometimes we just about have them all standing up, and then we bump one of them and it falls; causing the other dominoes in its path to fall with it. Sometimes one of the dominoes might be just far enough away from the others and remains standing. Think of yourself and the people who you spend your time with as Dominoes. If you see them doing things you know are wrong, do you stand far enough away so as not to fall with them, or do you join them and allow yourself to fall with them? This is when you might think of another game, Follow the Leader. Become the leader! Not everyone has the strength to step away from trouble, and this is where you can become their source of strength. People watch other people. And those watching you may choose to follow your steps. In the game of Mother May I, the players ask permission before taking their steps forward. Before you take steps, stop and ask, God, may I? Then listen to whether or not He gives you a Red Light (or) Green Light! First Friday of every Month: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 9 AM to 5 PM with Benediction at 5:30 PM.
9 Ministry Leader Adoration & Exposition Marilyn Horne Choir John Paul Cappa Altar Servers Nancy Larson Arts & Environment Karen Howell Bereavement Noel & Nellie (Healing Hearts) Negron Boy Scouts Bryan Noll Building & Grounds Bill Pettit Columbiettes Katie Regan Eucharistic Ministers Bob and Terri Rayo Greeters Laura Blank Hospitality Jeanne Heintzel Knights of Columbus Tim Donovan K of C - 4th Degree Bob Letzeisen Liturgy of the Word for Children Ministry Contacts Christine Bonatakis & Karyn Colón Legion of Mary Shirley Rudder Marriage Encounter Terry & Laura Lewis Nursing Home Visits Tom & Ellie Crew Office Angels Lorraine Greene Pastoral Council various Prison/Jail Ministry Elsie Foley RCIA Mary Strickland Readers Kevin Fritz Respect Life Ministry Mary Jane Reina St. Vincent De Paul Pam Smith Small Christian Communities Karen & Tony Marsella S.M.A.R.T.S Carolyn Stuedli & Gerry Hammill Sunshine Ministry Lorraine Greene Stewardship Commission Laniece Drackett Tiny Treasures Janeen Schuh Welcome Committee Cyndi Letzeisen Ushers Joe Moceri A complete list of ministries can be found online at: Please Pray For... Get Well Wishes: Madison and J.E. Giarrizzo, Virginia Heintzel, Bill & Jason, Thomas Stanhouse, John Dieffenbacher, Marilyn D Angelo, Maria DePiero, Carlos Terrassa, Barbara Jenkins, Lou Zuli And our Dearly Departed Dick Ray & Patricia Southwell To request prayers please send an to Sacramental Preparation Baptism Brochures, forms, and sponsor letters can be found online at:stmarktampa.org\baptism. Please call x310 prior to attending required pre-baptism classes. Marriage Couples planning their marriage should call ext. 308 at least six months prior to their wedding date in order to complete their pre-marital assessment, discernment, and marriage preparation enrichment. For info go to: stmarktampa.org/marriage. RCIA Adults, older children, or teens who have not been baptized, or have been baptized in another Christian community, who desire to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church, should please contact the Faith Formation office at ext More info is available at: stmarktampa.org/rcia First Communion & Confirmation Adults who have been baptized, but have not received their First Communion and/or Confirmation, should call Faith Formation at ext Children and Teens: Students must attend two consecutive years. Preparation in the parish is necessary for the sacraments (even for those at parochial schools). Brochures and forms can be picked up at the Faith Formation Office, or downloaded from the web site. Please Pray for Our Heroes Mark Kieweg (pictured above) Julio & Francisco Arocho Tanya Buckley Ryan Clisset Jorge Farchakh Andrew Gephart * Ryan Irwin * Bryan Koehler Nicholas Lardizabal *Ayman Mageed Brandon S. Nidasio Christopher Parkes Nicholas Stiegler Khiry White Robert E. Woodards Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and Their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in time of need. I ask this in the name Of JESUS our Lord and Savior. Amen. If you have a family member or friend that is serving in the military, please send an with a photo to * No Picture Brian Artienda Neal Cheramie Jonathan James A. Cruz Amanda Garia Kyle Howell Mark Kieweg Jeff Lardizabal Harold La Rock II Yerandy Molina Anthony Orcajo Maura Stepanski Ana Maria Vargas Alan Woodard
10 ST. MARK the EVANGELIST Tues., June 11, 2013 Card Social at St. Mark s Noon -3 PM. Snacks provided. Questions contact Maria at or or Adele at or Wed., June 12, 2013 SMARTS Monthly Meeting - 11:00 AM At the Back 9 Café - Heritage Isles Please arrive by 10:30AM for sign in and sign up for events. Lunch available for those who wish to stay after the meeting. Contacts: Carolyn Stuedli at or or Gerry Hammill at or Thurs., June 13, 2013 FBI Tour - 10:30 AM. (Registration closed at this time.) Meeting in Lowes' Parking Lot. Will leave at 9:15AM Sharp. Carpool Fee: $5.00. Lunch after at Olive Garden on Bruce B. Downs Blvd. in New Tampa. Wed., June 26, 2013 Bowling at Royal Lanes at 11:00AM Contact: Steve Cerrito at or Thurs., June 13, 2013 FBI Tour - 10:30 AM. (Registration closed at this time.) Meeting in Lowes' Parking Lot. Will leave at 9:15AM Sharp. Carpool Fee: $5.00. Lunch after at Olive Garden on Bruce B. Downs Blvd. in New Tampa. Wed., June 26, 2013 Bowling at Royal Lanes at 11:00AM Contact: Steve Cerrito at or Tues., July 2, 2013 Pool at Peabody's on Amberly Drive at 10:00 AM. Pool is free if you buy lunch. Contact Steve Cerrito, Fri., July 5, 2013 First Friday Mass at 8:30 AM - Breakfast follows (Optional) Contact Fred Hendel or 10 Second Annual Summer Faith Formation Program for Middle School Students! Are you juggling multiple after school activities for your children? Are you looking for an alternative option for your middle school children s faith formation? We are pleased to announce our second annual summer faith formation program for students who will be in middle school during the school year. Students may take faith formation classes during the summer at a two week half-day summer camp. The summer camp is equivalent to the traditional school-year faith formation class. Flyers about the summer camp are in the narthex and on the table by the Faith Formation office or on the St. Mark Website. Payment is due at the time of registration. The summer camp will take place June 17 th 28 th 8:30-12:30 PM Hurry! only a few spots remain per grade level. Traveling Chalice When you take the Traveling Chalice home for a week, you are not only praying for Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life. You are also praying for your vocation to married life, as parents or single life. Please sign up to take the Traveling Chalice home with you. You can sign up online at the St. Mark web-site under vocations or by calling Monin Gonzalez at Holy Communion to The Sick/Homebound If you or a relative needs to receive Holy Communion at home, please call our parish office to schedule the visit of a member of our team of extraordinary ministers for the Holy Communion for the sick and homebound. What Happens If I Die Without a Will? What happens if I die without a valid will? Some 60% of Americans die without a valid will. This is unfortunate in most cases, because State laws will take over and will distribute your probate estate in accordance to a prescribed formula-possibly in a way that you would not choose. Any charitable interests you wanted to benefit will not occur. For more information call Cyndi at
11 The Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Giving: Stewardship of Treasure Fostering Stewardship as a way of life Sacrificial Giving Summary For 5/26 & 6/2 In gratitude for the gifts we receive from God, the people of St. Mark have made a joyful return to the Lord for our mission and ministries Offertory: $18,940/$24,786 Building Fund (2nd collection): $2,092/$6,804 Children s Rock: $123/$125 St. Vincent de Paul: $360/$4,254 APA: $3,649/$2,344 Online (Included in Offertory): $4,307/$6,410 You are helping to continue to carry out Christ s mission and ministry in our parish. Thanks for Giving First Fruits and Taking a Step in Faith!! Happily Married Couples Maybe time for some Home Improvements? The BEST home improvement could be a renewed, refreshed, romantic and passionate marriage. A Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend is a wonderful investment in your spouse AND your children! For more information about taking a private time away, and for upcoming weekend dates, check out or call The next WorldWide Marriage Encounter weekend in this diocese is July at the Franciscan Retreat Center in Tampa. June 9, 2013 APA Goal 2013 $264,228 Pledged to date $116,817 Cash collected $93,078 PLEASE Let s try to make Our Worship Area an Atmosphere of Reflection and Prayer In the Worship Area our goal is to have an atmosphere of prayer and reflection. "When in the Worship area before Mass, speak only to God and let God speak to you." Greeters Needed for all Summer Masses Are Lasting Impressions... only requirement a SMILE! Contact Laura Blank for more information: Or inquire at the front desk. 11
12 Bienvenido a tu Sección en Español Domingo 9 de Junio 2013 Misa en Español Domingos a las 12:30pm Horario de la Oficina Parroquial: Lunes a Viernes: 9:00am - 5:00pm Para información en español, llama al (813) o puedes pasar por la oficina. *** NUEVOS MIEMBROS *** Para recibir servicios religiosos es necesario que estés inscrito en la parroquia. El Próximo Evento de Bienvenida es el Domingo 14 de Julio del 2013 (después de la misa en Español) El Grupo De Oración Carismática La Divina Misericordia Jueves de 7:30pm a 9:00pm. Reflexión Bíblica: Miércoles: 7:30pm. Jueves: 10:30am. La exposición del Santísimo es el primer Viernes de cada mes, comenzando después de la misa de 8:30am y terminando a las 5:30pm con la Bendición. El Movimiento de Cursillos de Cristiandad te invita a la Ultreya Parroquial, la cual se lleva a cabo el segundo domingo de cada mes después de la misa en Español. Recuerda que Cristo cuenta contigo! Décimo Domingo del tiempo Ordinario Lucas 7,11-17 La lectura del Evangelio es un mensaje de esperanza para cualquier situación. Pensemos en la madre viuda como símbolo de María y en su hijo como Jesús. Este incidente fue como un anuncio de la resurrección de Cristo. El hijo muerto es como alguien que ha dejado la fe, o alguien que ha sido herido o sufrido un abuso, o alguien que ha perdido mucho en un desastre como un incendio o una tormenta. "Dios ha visitado a Su pueblo" es la buena noticia. El Espíritu de Cristo puede desplazar al miedo, la desesperación, la rabia, y a los sentimientos de venganza. "Yo te digo, levántate!", dice Jesús. Nuestro Padre celestial tiene nueva vida para dar. "Levantarse" podría ser volver a la rutina normal. Significa enfrentarse al que nos hace daño y colocar un límite que diga "no más." Puede significar alejarse de alguien que nos está causando daño, y buscar a alguien experto que nos ayude en el proceso de recuperación. En una resurrección, siempre hay algo nuevo: una forma nueva de manejar un problema, un lugar nuevo donde trabajar, una nueva parroquia donde ir, o una energía nueva y una fortaleza interna para vivir una vida nueva. "Levantarse" siempre incluye un nuevo entendimiento del amor protector del Padre, que nos reconforta en medio de la maldad y nos conduce de las tragedias hacia los triunfos y de las heridas hacia la recuperación. Dios nos protege a través de las decisiones a las cuales Él nos guía, pero si ignoramos su guía y terminamos sufriendo por nuestro error, Él todavía nos dice, " Levántate! Está comenzando un nuevo día!" Jesús es un redentor que vence la muerte haciendo que el bien surja de las cenizas a pesar de todos los obstáculos. Nos hacemos vulnerables al mal que destruye la vida por las malas decisiones que tomamos, pero Cristo está siempre a nuestro lado, ayudándonos, a pesar de nuestras equivocaciones y nuestros pecados. Aún cuando no se lo pedimos, Él está ayudándonos. Cuán misericordioso es! Aún cuando no aceptamos la ayuda que Él nos da, Él no deja de hacer aún más. Cuán cariñoso es! La esperanza no es una mera ilusión. Es tener conciencia de la bondad de Dios. Al crecer más fuerte en tu esperanza, evangeliza con esta esperanza a los que te rodean y necesitan oír a Jesús decir, " Levántate!" La Despensa de San Vicente de Paúl: solicita de tu generosidad para dar de comer al necesitado. Dios te bendiga por tu generosidad! Arroz. TIENDA DE ARTÍCULOS RELIGIOSOS Visita la tienda de regalos religiosos ST. MARK: tenemos regalos y artículos religiosos para toda ocasión y a precios razonables. Abracemos la Cruz! Ultimas semanas para unirnos a la Cruz de Cristo $25.00 por una Teja de 2 x 2 Puedes comprar más de una! Se creativo expresando tu Regalo. Todos los Fondos Recaudados Se Utilizaran para La Construcción de Nuestra Nueva Iglesia
13 P I L D O R A S D E N U E S T R A F E POR: DIACONO JOSÉ MORONTA Cuantas diferencias se pueden contar entre ambas imágenes? Sin ánimo a desprestigiar al Papa Benedicto XVI, quien con todo derecho y simplemente siguiendo la tradición acumulada por siglos en la Iglesia Católica usaba las regalías y adornos propios de quien representa a Jesucristo en la tierra, estamos maravillados porque el Papa Francisco ha ido despojando de lo superfluo a su pontificado, dando testimonio vivo de sencillez. No se trata de que uno sea mejor o peor que el otro son simplemente diferentes. Más abajo enumeraremos las diferencias que se desprenden de esta interesante imagen. Las estadísticas de nuestra Iglesia Hace un par de semanas el Papa Francisco recibió el Annuarium Statisticum Ecclesiae que es un resumen de las estadísticas de la Iglesia Católica actualizadas durante el ultimo año. Encontramos por ejemplo que ahora tenemos 11 nuevas diócesis en el mundo y el número de católicos ha crecido de a millones lo que representa el 17,5% de la población estimada del planeta. Ese total se reparte entre los continentes con los siguientes porcentajes: África 16%, América 48,8%, Asia 10,9%, Europa 23,5% y Oceanía 0,8%. Los sacerdotes, tanto diocesanos como religiosos, también han aumentado en los últimos diez años de a lo que supone un aumento del 2,1%. Ese aumento es mayor en África y en Asia (39,5% y 32% respectivamente) mientras que en Europa ha disminuido un 9%. En el mismo período los diáconos permanentes hemos pasado de 29mil a 41mil. Es impresionante descubrir que el 97% de los diáconos permanentes estamos entre América y Europa. Los candidatos al sacerdocio en el mundo, han pasado de a en con un incremento del 7,5%. La evolución ha sido muy diferente en cada continente. Mientras que África y Asia han registrado un aumento del 30,9% y 29,4% respectivamente, Europa y América registran una disminución del 21,7% y 1,9% respectivamente. Obispos estadounidenses lanzan una página en español en la red social Facebook. La Conferencia Episcopal de Estados Unidos ha lanzado una página en la red social Facebook. La iniciativa es parte del esfuerzo por llegar a los católicos de habla hispana por parte de los obispos estadounidenses. Los Latinos ya formamos el 16% del total de la población del país y cerca del 40% de los católicos en los EE.UU. La mitad de los católicos menores de 25 años en este gran país son latinos. Se puede conectar con la página en: Respuestas a las diferencia en las imágenes de los Papas El Papa Francisco no usa un trono dorado, sino un sillón blanco. No hay baldaquín (especie de techito encima del trono). La silla no está elevada, sino a ras del suelo. Tampoco está la alfombra roja. En cuanto a la indumentaria, Francisco no usa la estola con bordados de oro, ni la muceta (capa corta de terciopelo rojo), sus zapatos y sus calcetines son ordinarios, de color negro, y su cruz pectoral no es de oro sino de plata. Otro detalle que me complace mucho es que hasta ahora nunca lo he visto vestir una camisa de lujo, con mancuernillas de oro, (como muchos obispos y hasta sacerdotes usan) sino una camisa blanca, simple, de botón común y corriente. Que todo nos esto sirva para que a imitación del Papa Francisco, abandonemos lo superfluo y busquemos lo sencillo.
14 Junio: Mes del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús. Tenemos regalos para Primeras comuniones! Visita la tienda de artículos religiosos en St Mark, La imagen del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús nos recuerda el núcleo central de nuestra fe: todo lo que Dios nos ama con su Corazón y todo lo que nosotros, por tanto, le debemos amar. Jesús tiene un Corazón que ama sin medida. Y tanto nos ama, que sufre cuando su inmenso amor no es correspondido. tenemos regalos religiosos para toda ocasión: primeras comuniones, bautizos, confirmaciones, bodas, etc... No olvides visitarnos después de las misas los Sábados y Domingos! La Iglesia dedica todo el mes de junio al Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, con la finalidad de que los católicos lo veneremos, lo honremos y lo imitemos especialmente en estos 30 días. Florida Eye Center Honoring Memories, Celebrating Lives Sunset Funeral Home & Memory Gardens US Highway 301 N Thonotosassa, FL (813) Thomas J. Pusateri, M.D. Leonard E. Cortelli, Jr., M.D. Mark L. Arey, M.D. Scott M. Friedman, M.D. Adult & Pediatrics, Cataract and Hearing N. 46th Street Tampa (813) Concepcion-Cipriano & Associates, P.A. WE DO PLUMBING Counseling Services Psychological Testing Children Teens Family Marriage Individual INSURANCE & CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED Text or call: (813) Se Habla Español BETTER! I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations. TheCleanPlumbers.com FL License cfc Psalms 89:1 North/ New Tampa Advertising Sales How Would You Like To Sell Advertising On This Bulletin and Other Churches In The Area? If Interested, Please Call: or Learn how you can turn your Vicki Mannarino, CFP, CEBS, CDFA philanthropy into investment Registered Principal opportunities with the Raymond Together, let s make a difference. James Charitable Gift Annuity. I can show you how it can continue giving in your name while helping to provide a lifetime of income. Call me for more information today. I pledge to donate 10% of any net fees or commissions earned to St. Mark or the charity of your choice SOM Center Road Willoughby Hills, OH T // T Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC 11-BR64I-0004 CW 06/11
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