November 20, 2016 - St Jude Maronite Catholic Church

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November 20, 2016 - St Jude Maronite Catholic Church
St. Jude Maronite Catholic Church
Fr. Bassam M. Saade, D.Min., Pastor
Deacon Jack Manhire, Ph.D.
Parish Council President - Amine Harb
Women’s League President - Paula Harb
Music Director & Organist - Gary Prettyman & Sharon Luhrs
Office Manager/Secretary - Barbara Fidler
Mass Times
Fr. Bassam
Saturday Vigil - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Monday - Wednesday 9 a.m.
Thursday - 9 a.m. Communion Service
Friday - 5 p.m.
Parish Council & Finance Committee Members
Dr. Abdo Asmar • Gail Bell • Myrla Cromer
Dr. Danny Daccache • Telma Domingues
Bill Hinshaw • Diane Homsi • Sheila Love
Imad Nasnas • John Shaheen • Leo Shalhoub
Novenas
Following Weekday Masses
St. Joseph - Tues.
Miraculous Medal - Wed.
St. Jude - Thurs.
Sacred Heart & St. Jude - Fri.
Every 3rd Friday - Divine Mercy Novena
Holy Days of Obligation
6 p.m. Vigil (unless otherwise noted)
Adoration
First Fridays - After 5 p.m. Liturgy
until 9 p.m.
Parish Office Hours
Monday-Wednesday & Friday
9:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. Thursday - Closed
Baptism
Call the Parish Office for information.
MaTRIMONY
Arrangements with Fr. Bassam must be made at
least six months in advance. One of the parties
must be registered in the Parish & attending
mass for at least 3 months.
Maronite Christian Formation
(Religious Education)
Communion - Saturdays at 3:30 p.m.
Confirmation - Call the Parish Office.
RCIA
Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Communion for the Sick
Please call the Parish Office.
Reconciliation
Saturdays before the 5 p.m. mass
or by appointment.
Healing of the Leper
February 13-14 2016
5555 Dr. Phillips Blvd. Orlando, FL 32819
407-363-7405 phone • 407-363-7793 fax
[email protected]
www.saintjudechurch.org
https://www.facebook.com/stjudemaronitecatholicchurch
From the Deacon’s Desk
Mass Intentions
Q: What are the works of mercy?
A: In his 2016 Lenten message, Pope
Francis called the faithful to place special
emphasis on the spiritual and corporal
works of mercy this Lent, taking into
account the current Jubilee Year of Mercy. “God’s mercy
transforms human hearts; it enables us, through the
experience of a faithful love, to become merciful in turn,”
the pope wrote in the short document, released Jan. 26 by
the Vatican.
The spiritual and corporal works of mercy, the pontiff said,
“remind us that faith finds expression in concrete everyday
actions meant to help our neighbors in body and spirit: by
feeding, visiting, comforting and instructing them.”
Mercy is the virtue that influences one’s will to have
compassion for, and, if possible, to alleviate another’s
misfortune. It is customary to list works of mercy as
corporal works and spiritual works.
The Corporal Works of Mercy are these kind acts
by which we help our neighbors with their material and
physical needs.
✠✠ feed the hungry
✠✠ give drink to the thirsty
✠✠ clothe the naked
✠✠ shelter the homeless
✠✠ visit the sick
✠✠ visit the imprisoned
✠✠ bury the dead
The Spiritual Works of Mercy are acts of compassion,
as listed below, by which we help our neighbors with their
emotional and spiritual needs.
✠✠ counsel the doubtful
✠✠ instruct the ignorant
✠✠ admonish sinners
✠✠ comfort the afflicted
✠✠ forgive offenses
✠✠ bear wrongs patiently
✠✠ pray for the living and the dead.
Particularly during the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis tells
us, Catholics are called to recognize their own need for
God’s mercy, the greatness of God’s love seen in the death
and resurrection of Christ and the obligation to assist others
by communicating God’s love and mercy through words and
deeds.
“In the corporal works of mercy we touch the flesh
of Christ in our brothers and sisters who need to be fed,
clothed, sheltered, visited,” he wrote. “ In the spiritual
works of mercy—counsel, instruction, forgiveness,
admonishment and prayer—we touch more directly our own
sinfulness.”
In the following weeks, the Deacon Desk will look at the
different Acts of Mercy in more detail, hoping to provide a
better understanding of what we are called to do – not just
during this special Jubilee Year but at all times.
God Bless You, Deacon Jack
Sat. 2/13
9 a.m.
5 p.m.
Sun 2/14
9 a.m.
Sun 2/14
11 a.m.
Mon. 2/15
9 a.m.
Tues. 2/16
9 a.m.
Wed. 2/17
9 a.m.
+ Special Intentions & Healing by Fr. Bassam
+ Annette Burbridge SI by Bridget Burbridge
+ Fr. Rick George SI by Darlene & Staff
+ Andre’ Michael Isabel RIP
by Pat & David Nichols †
+ Anna Reinhardt RIP
by granddaughter Barbara Torten †
+ Hilda Saade & Family SI by Fr. Bassam †
+ Paul McKenzie SI by Sinclair Cushmore
+ Omaira Reid SI by Annette Reid
+ Jose R. Antiguia SI by Annette Reid
+ Jacquline Boals & Jennifer Carmen
Happy Birthday SI by mother Dede Mischel †
Thurs. 2/18 + Deacon Jack SI
9 a.m.
Fri.2/19
5 pm.
+ Maureen Lennon RIP by Trudy Trotta †
Sat. 2/20
5 p.m.
+ Elma Paulzaler SI by Maria Egerton
+ Ruben Bartolome SI by Mercy Estiva
Sun 2/21
9 a.m.
+ Kathleen Regan & family SI by Maria Egerton
+ Edward DeNeve RIP
by Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Anepete
+ Renewal of Faith in the Year of Mercy
by Fr. Bassam †
+ Hilda Saade & Living & Deceased members
of the Saade Family by Fr. Bassam †
Sun 2/21
11 a.m.
RIP - Rest in Peace
SI - Special Intention
Weekly Collection
for the weekend of February 6-7, 2016
Sunday Collection/Donations
2nd collection - Bishop’s Appeal
Donations
Candles/Gifts
Coffee
Total Collections/Donations
# of envelopes used:52
$2,111.
961.
163.
99.
128.
$3,462.
# of attendees: 314
Thank you for your generosity and support!
our second collection
This week: Religious Education
Next Week: Easter Flowers
Praise be to God Always!
MEMORIALS
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
at-a-glance
1st Friday of each month
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 6-9 p.m.
st
1 Tuesday of each month Parish Council Mtg 7 p.m.
2nd & 4th Sunday of each month
Portuguese Mass 6 p.m.
Every Saturday First Communion Classes 3:30 p.m.
2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month RCIA 7 p.m.
Lector-Usher Schedule - February
2nd Week of Lent
Healing of the Leper – 2/13-14
Rom 6:12-23 & Mk 1:35-45
5 p.m. Lector: Mike Mangan (E)
Ushers: John Shaheen & Barbara Torten
9 a.m. Lectors: Melissa Pyzik (E) & Luis Martell (S)
Ushers: Joe Pyzik & Carlos Fernandez
11 a.m. Lector: Amine Harb (E&A)
Ushers: Amine Harb & Tony Rouhana
3rd Week of Lent
Healing of the Hemorrhaging Woman – 2/20-21
2 Cor 7:4-11 & Lk 8:40-56
5 p.m. Lector: Laura Tellado (E)
Ushers: Myrna Calderon & Donna Harrison
9 a.m. Lector: Maria Clark (E&S)
Ushers: Larry & Deborah Mancuso
11 a.m. Lectors: Ann Geagea (E) & Nader Zikra (A)
Ushers: Amine Harb & Tony Rouhana
4th Week of Lent
Parable of the Prodigal Son – 2/27-28
2 Cor 13:5-13 & Lk 15:11-32
5 p.m. Lector: Michael McGarvey (E)
Ushers: Kathy Morrell & John Shaheen
9 a.m. Lectors: Leo Black (E) & Maria Escalante
Ushers: Ted Khoury & Pat Nichols
11 a.m. Lectors: Mike Mangan (E) & Eleanor Nader (A)
Ushers: Amine Harb & Tony Rouhana
If you would like to sponsor one of the religious
gifts in memory of your loved ones or for a special
intention, please call the parish office at 407-3637405. Altar Candles, Sanctuary Lamp, Altar Bread
& Wine, or Charcoal & Incense ($50 each/month)
& Altar Flowers ($100/wk)
CURRENT DONORS
Altar Candles Sponsors
++ February - Jim Bell Sr. by Gail Bell & Family
++ March - available
Sanctuary Lamp Sponsors
++ February - SI & RIP for family by Deacon Jack & Diane
++ March - Baby Robert Downey 5th Anniversary RIP by
grandparents Robert & Theresa Downey
Altar Bread & Wine Sponsors
++ February - Living & deceased members of the Torten
family by Barbara Torten
++ March - available
Charcoal & Incense Sponsors
++ February - Jim Bell Sr. by Gail Bell & Family
++ March- Living & Deceased members of Ade & Machar
families by Ray & Georgette Machar
++ March - available
Special Intention
++ February - Tom & Christine Machar
by Ray & Georgette Machar
Our St. Jude 2016 Bishop’s
Appeal Assessment is $9,000.
So far, we have $961. toward our goal
with a remaining balance of $8,039.
Thank you for your generous
support to help us reach our goal.
Lenten Parish Mission
Rediscover Jesus!
March 7-10, 2016
6:30 p.m. Ramsho (Evening Prayer)
10:00 - 11:15 a.m.
7:00 - 8:15 p.m. Mission Presentation
For those who cannot attend the evening session,
8:15 - 9:30 p.m. Discussion & Social
this will be a repeat of the evening session.
HEALING OF THE LEPER
Romans 6:12-23 Freedom from Sin; Life in God
B
rothers and Sisters: Do not let sin exercise dominion in your mortal bodies, to make you obey their
passions. No longer present your members to sin as instruments of wickedness, but present yourselves
to God as those who has been brought from death to life, and present your members to God as instruments of
righteousness. For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace. What then?
Should we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! Do you not know that if you present
yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to
death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? But thanks be to God that you, having once been slaves of sin, have become
obedient from the heart to the form of teaching to which you were entrusted, and that you, having been set free from sin, have
become slaves of righteousness. I am speaking in human terms because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented
your members as slaves to impurity and to greater and greater iniquity, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness for
sanctification. When you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. So what advantage did you then get from the
things of which you now are ashamed? The end of those things is death. But now that you have been freed from sin and enslaved to
God, the advantage you get is sanctification. The end is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal
life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Praise be to God always!
Mark 1:35-43 Jesus Leaves Capernaum/The Cleansing of a Leper
T
he Evangelist writes: In the morning, while it was still very dark, Jesus got up and went out to a deserted
place, and there he prayed. And Simon and his companions hunted for him. When they found him, they
said to him, “Everyone is searching for you.” He answered, “Let us go on to the neighboring towns, so that
I may proclaim the message there also; for that is what I came out to do.” And he went throughout Galilee,
proclaiming the message in their synagogues and casting out demons. A leper came to him begging him, and
kneeling he said to him, “If you choose, you can make me clean.” Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his
hand and touched him, and said to him, “I do choose. Be made clean!” Immediately the leprosy left him, and
he was made clean. After sternly warning him, he sent him away at once. This is the truth. Peace be with you.
Next Week - Healing of the Hemorrhaging Woman 2Cor 7:4-11 & Lk 8:40-56
DAILY READINGS
To register at St. Jude Parish, please
complete the information on the form
found at the entrance to the church
and put it in the collection basket or
drop it off at the parish office.
Monday 2/15 - 1Thes 3:6-13 & Mt 6:22-24
Tuesday 2/16 - Gal 2:11-17 & Mt 7:1-12
Wednesday 2/17 - Rom 3:19-27 & Mt 12:38-45
Thursday 2/18 - Phil 4:4-10 & Lk 8:4-15
Friday 2/19 - Rom 1:18-25 & Mt 18:23-35
Saturday 2/20 - Heb 12:28-13:9 & Mk 11:19-25
So, if we’re going to fast from anything this
Lent, Pope Francis suggests that even more
than candy or alcohol, we fast from indifference
towards others.
In his annual Lenten message, the pope writes, “Indifference
to our neighbor and to God also represents a real temptation for
us Christians. Each year during Lent we need to hear once more
the voice of the prophets who cry out
and trouble our conscience.”
Describing this phenomenon he
calls the globalization of indifference,
Francis writes that “whenever our
interior life becomes caught up in its
own interests and concerns, there is
no longer room for others, no place
for the poor. God’s voice is no longer
heard, the quiet joy of his love is
no longer felt, and the desire to do good fades.” He continues
that, “We end up being incapable of feeling compassion at the
outcry of the poor, weeping for other people’s pain, and feeling
a need to help them, as though all this were someone else’s
responsibility and not our own.”
Pope Francis’
February intentions
Universal: Care for Creation
That we may take good care of creation,
a gift freely given-cultivating and protecting
it for future generations.
Evangelization: Asia
That opportunities may increase for dialogue
and encounter between the Christian faith and
the peoples of Asia.
“He who can give thanks for a little will
always find he has enough.”
F
or the wages of sin is death, but the
free gift of God is eternal life in Christ
Jesus our Lord.
Pope Francis’ Prayer for the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy
December 8, 2015 - November 20, 2016
Lord Jesus Christ, you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father, and have told us that whoever sees
you sees Him. Show us your face and we will be saved. Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from being
enslaved by money; the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in created things; made Peter weep
after his betrayal, and assured Paradise to the repentant thief. Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us, the
words that you spoke to the Samaritan woman: “If you knew the gift of God!” You are the visible face of the invisible
Father, of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy: let the Church be your visible face in
the world, its Lord risen and glorified. You willed that your ministers would also be clothed in weakness
in order that they may feel compassion for those in ignorance and error: let everyone who approaches
them feel sought after, loved, and forgiven by God.
Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with its anointing, so that the Jubilee of Mercy may
be a year of grace from the Lord, and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news
to the poor, proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed, and restore sight to the blind. We ask this
through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Mercy, you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy
Spirit for ever and ever. Amen.
Save the Date!
St. Jude Annual Golf Outing
Prayer for Lent
Spirit of the Living God,
Saturday, May 14, 2016
If you would like to help, speak to a
member of our Parish Council
or call the Parish Office.
Lead me into the desert of my heart.
Help me face and overcome
everything that keeps me from doing Your Will.
Praising You in all things,
helping my brothers and sisters in need,
The three traditional
ways of doing penance:
prayer, fasting and good
works.
loving my neighbor and even my enemies.
Lord, throughout this Lent
bless me with holy silence to
hear Your voice
.Instill in my heart, Lord
the desire to be with You in prayer
2015 Tax Statement
The statements are now available. Call
the parish office at 407-363-7405 to request
your 2015 Tax Statement for St. Jude
donations. At that time, we can verify your
address and mail your statement.
Lenten Fish Bake
Every Friday during Lent
5:30 p.m. in the
Social Hall - $8 per person
Come enjoy a fish dinner
with all the fixins’!
and help me walk with You along
Your Way of the Cross. Amen
LENTEN SERVICE
During Lent
on Fridays
after the 5 p.m. Mass,
Lenten Service of the Holy
Cross and the Stations of the
Cross will be celebrated and
continued every Friday
during Lent.