St. Patricks Catholic Church Bulletin Jan 4, 2015


St. Patricks Catholic Church Bulletin Jan 4, 2015
Fr. Christopher Liguori
Permanent Deacon
Rev. Mr. Vincent Abrahams
School Principal
Mrs. Mary Margaret Martin
(new location~church under construction)
601 Airport Center Drive East · Jacksonville, Florida 32218
Church Office - 904/768-2593 · Fax 904/768-2251 ·
School Office – 904/768-6323 · Fax 904/768-2144
Miraculous Medal Novena
Tuesday morning after Mass
Knights of Columbus
Council 5407
Legion of Mary
Mary, Mother of God Praesidium
"It would be easier for the world to survive without the sun
than to do without Holy Mass." Saint Thomas Aquinas
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday — 8 a.m.
Saturday vigil-- 5:30 p.m.
Sunday — 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
Holy Days — 7:00 p.m.
Confessions — 4:30 p.m. Saturday, and before all Masses
All Masses are now held at the new location:
601 Airport Center Drive East – Msgr. John Lenihan Parish Hall
(corner of Perdue Rd. & Airport Center Drive East)
The Epiphany of the Lord ~ January 4, 2015 January 4, 2015
From Fr. Liguori,
How To Take Young Children to Mass (part 1)
Before Church
Make sure children are well-fed right before Mass. They do not need to fast, nor will fasting help
them to be on their best behavior during Mass. We personally do not think it is appropriate to
take snacks into the pew. Our exception to this is a non-spill drink cup that bought us enough
time to hear the homily once in a while.
 Beginning even with the smallest infants, dress them in some special clothing that they wear only
for church or other special events. This does not have to be expensive and can be as simple as a
nice pair of shoes. It helps them to identify what we do at Mass as different from everyday
 Check your diaper bag to make sure it is stocked for any possible needs. Consider including a
small toy or book that your child sees only on Sunday at Mass. These should be quiet and made
of soft material so that they do not distract those around you from their prayer while they are
being played with or in case they are dropped.
 Put on a fresh diaper or visit the bathroom right before walking out the door of your home or into
the church.
For toddlers or older children
You might read the readings in the car on the way to church. This could even be the job of an
older child. Then everyone hears them at least once in case someone has to step out during a
portion of the Mass.
 Before going into the church take a moment to remind children what you are about to do. Make
sure they know what their job is at Mass. For us, we say that their job is to be quiet/still, to
participate by sharing their voices and to pray. Their job is also not to distract those around them
from praying.
Epiphany of the Lord: Bless your house today with chalk
over your front door:
Write over the door with chalk: 20 + C + M + B + 15. The numerals are those of the new year: C-M-B stand for the legendary names of the Magi—Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar . The chalk represents human flesh, created by God from clay, and is used as an emblem of the incarnation. C-M-B also stands for the Latin words “Christus, mansionem benedicat:” “Christ bless the house” 2
January 4, 2015
Orga Jenkins, Mary Williams,
Arlene Shafer, Daniel Twehues, Mary Galvin,
Michael Stewart, Alma Harrell, Taylor Ann Abbott,
Joseph Thompson, Elizabeth Elliot, Dawn Boles,
Amanda Keene, Jean Wheatley, Margaret Cook,
Wayne Eaton, Janet Lee Barbour, Edwin Polatty,
Lavenia Boswell, David Shelton, Madeline Huggins,
Sandra Hayes, Max Minor, Harold Lederman,
Rosalina Pires, Shelley Clancy, Marvin Duncan,
Lola Hannah, Leilani Telgana, Carmelo & Miriam
Dominguez, Benignino & Juanita Dominguez, Susie
& Joe White, Mary Pfisterer, Pat Brill, Noah Aby,
Ron Walsh, Jerry Glen Lewis, Chester Plank, Maria
Diaz, Carmen Vietze Mazza, Lisa Tarter, David
Eggers, Charles Breen, Joan Brenner, Maria
Pray for our military….
Nicholas McVay, David Gill,
Isaac Amicarelle, Paul Nguyen, Alvin Caras,
Miguel Aponte, Laking Brooks, Ron Valencia,
Michael Christopher Powell.
Saturday, January 3
5:30 PM
-Sunday, January 4
7:30 AM
In Memory of Albert Sotak
Requested by Frank & Paula Pasko
9:30 AM
-11:30 AM For Our Parishioners
Monday, January 5
8 AM
In Thankgiving
Tuesday, January 6
8 AM
In Memory of Daniel Orlandi
Requested by the Orlandi Family
Wednesday, January 7
8 AM
For the Repose of the Soul of
Msgr. John Lenihan
Friday, January 8
8 AM
-To reserve a Mass —please call the church office—768-2593,
(Press “4” and the “#: sign), or you may send an email to
[email protected].
It is a pious and praiseworthy
custom for the faithful to have Masses offered for their
particular intentions, and especially for departed friends and
loved ones.
Sacrament of Marriage-- An engaged couple must
meet with their parish priest 8-12 months before their
proposed wedding date. Preparation for the sacrament
includes attending a diocesan program such as Engaged
Encounter or Pre Cana, and completing the
PREPARE/ENRICH or FOCCUS inventory. Also,
couples of child-bearing age will need to take a full
course of Natural Family Planning. Pre-registration for
each of these programs is mandatory.
Sacrament of Baptism--Contact the church office @
768-2593, Ext. 4(& the “#” sign) to schedule a
date for the Baptism. Attending a Baptism
Preparation Class is required. To schedule a class,
please call Cathy Taylor at 860-3891.
Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick--Please call
Father Liguori if you or someone you know is
seriously ill or in danger of death for this
sacrament. (768-2593, Ext. 1 (and the “#” sign).
Sacrifical Giving
December 21, 2014
Parish Stewardship
Christmas Flowers
St. Vincent de Paul
Holy Day – Immaculate
Retired Religious
$ 8,251.85
$ 1,755.00
“Our Parish;Our Future;Our Legacy of Faith”
Total pledged
Total paid
~Remember St. Patrick’s Church in your Will~
(Subsequent offertories will be listed in later bulletins
due to holiday deadlines—call the church office
if you need additional information)
To register as a parishioner of St. Patrick Catholic Church -- Parish registration forms are located in the
brochure rack in the parish hall. Fill out the form and place it in the Offertory at mass or mail to the church office.
January 4, 2015
First Reading — Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem! The
Lord shines upon you and the glory of the Lord
appears over you (Isaiah 60:1-6).
Psalm — Lord, every nation on earth will adore you
(Psalm 72). Second Reading — The Gentiles are coheirs,
copartners in the promise in Christ Jesus through the
gospel (Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6).
Gospel — Magi from the east arrived, looking for the
newborn king of the Jews (Matthew 2:1-12).
The English translation of the Psalm Responses from Lectionary
for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on
English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved
1 Jn 3:22 — 4:6; Ps 2:7bc-8, 10-12a;
Mt 4:12-17, 23-25
1 Jn 4:7-10; Ps 72:1-4, 7-8; Mk 6:34-44
Wednesday: 1 Jn 4:11-18; Ps 72:1-2, 10, 12-13;
Mk 6:45-52
Thursday: 1 Jn 4:19 — 5:4; Ps 72: 1-2, 14, 15bc, 17;
Lk 4:14-22a
1 Jn 5:5-13; Ps 147:12-15, 19-20; Lk 5:12-16
Saturday: 1 Jn 5:14-21; Ps 149:1-6a, 9b; Jn 3:22-30
Is 42:1-4, 6-7 or Is 55:1-11; Ps 29:1-4, 3, 9­
or Is 12:2-3, 4bcd-6; Acts 10:34-38 or
1 Jn 5:1-9; Mk 1:7-11
The Epiphany of the Lord
January 4, 2015
All kings shall pay him homage,
all nations shall serve him.
— Psalm 72:11
The Epiphany of the Lord;
National Migration Week
St. John Neumann
St. André Bessette
Wednesday: St. Raymond of Penyafort;
Julian Calendar Christmas
St. Patrick’s Catholic School…School resumes on Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Spotlight on 5th Grade -- Sharing what we did for Advent… The 5th grade celebrated Advent
with an Advent Tree of Kindness.
Students were challenged each day
to do a kind deed for a friend, a
classmate, school staff, family
members, or those in the
community. As a class we made
Christmas cards for elderly in a
local nursing home to help brighten
their Christmas season. We filled
our Tree of Kindness with many
brightly colored balls to represent
our spirit of giving of ourselves
during Advent.
O Father, may that holy star
Grow every year more bright
And send its glorious beams afar
To fill the world with light.
—William Cullen Bryant
Feelings are everywhere—
be gentle.
—J. Masai
Announcements for the bulletin. Please submit your announcements to Fr. Liguori for review & approval—no later
than 12 noon on Friday—one week in advance (two weeks for holidays) Call the church office for further information.
January 4, 2015
PLEASE COME AND PRAY OUR ONCE A MONTH ROSARY NOVENA (2nd Saturday of each month—Sept., 2014 thru May, 2015)
What time:
How long:
January 11, 2015
In front of St. Patricks’ School, around the Blessed Mother.
11:45 am, with the Angelus starting at 12:00 noon
About an hour
“The Rosary is a powerful weapon to put demons to flight and to keep oneself from sin…… ”Pope Pius XI
The Knights of Columbus Council #5407
Welcomes you and your family to St. Patrick’s Church
Should you like more information or desire to become a Knight
please contact our Worthy Grand Knight. Shawn Hartsfield
(904) 874-8644 Or email us @ [email protected]
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