saintpatrick - St. Patrick Catholic Church
Staffed by the
Franciscan Friars, TOR
Father Robert D’Aversa, TOR
Father Nelson Javier, TOR
de SAN PATRICIO
6803 Old Highway 441 South, Mt. Dora, Florida 32757
Father Gianni Agostinelli
Deacon William Fisher (ret)
Deacon Paul Gaucher
Deacon Chuck Lee
Deacon Miklos Beregszaszi
Sister Judy Waldt, MHSH
Celebration of Eucharist
Daily Mon-Fri 9:00am
Saturday Vigil 4:00pm
Sunday 8:30 & 10:30am
Misa En Español
Parish Office Information
8:00-12:00pm — 1:00-4:00pm
email: [email protected]
ST. PATRICK CHURCH
MOUNT DORA, FLORIDA
TOPIC OF THE WEEK
Hard Cases—everyday reality
∗ High School Youth: Mark your calendar for these activities:
Movie Night on July 10th – “McFarland USA”; Deleon Springs
with St. Ann’s Youth on July 22nd; Movie night and Steak and
Shake in Sanford on July 25th; Bowling at Break Point Alley on
∗ Middle School Youth: Please plan on joining us for a Movie
Night in the youth room on Friday evening, July 10th. We will
also have another social on Sunday, August 16th. If you have
any ideas for this social, email Susan Engel.
∗ Night of Joy:
interested in getting a group
discount for Night of Joy and the
possibility of a bus for Saturday,
Sept. 12th, please contact Susan
Engel at [email protected]
Discounts tickets are $60.00 each. If we can get 50 people to
join, we can get a bus to transport from St. Patrick for an extra
$15 per person. This is open to anyone in the parish family.
Deadline for responding is July 5th. All money will be due by
Saint Patrick Ministry of Consolation
invites you and your family
to join us at a
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
6:00 pm in the Parish Hall
This will be an opportunity for those who have lost a loved one
to meet and talk with others who have experienced a loss of
their own. Even if you feel you do not need the support, you
may be able to help someone else who does.
Kindly respond if you will be attending to
352-383-8556 ext 22 by July 20, 2015
Transportation available if needed.
May God bless you and your family.
Registration for the 2015-2016
Religious Education Program is
NOW open. Please register early.
[email protected] for more
information or call Eileen in the office.
The oil in the Sanctuary Lamp is burning the
week of July 4th – July 10th donated by Bob &
Cheryl Bues in celebration of their 43rd
If you would like to donate the oil in the
Sanctuary Lamp or the flowers near the altar in
memory of a loved one, an anniversary or special
occasion, please contact Eileen in the Parish
Office at 352-383-8556 ext 20.
Fr. Colin Stewart
One of my parishioners died
earlier today, and I feel that I
can now safely write to you:
there is no longer any risk that
she might read this, and be sad.
Jo (not her real name) was
diagnosed with breast cancer a
few years ago, and, since then,
had been living with the
disease, loving her family and
unfailingly kind and generous
to her friends. Throughout her
illness, she has enjoyed the
love and support of her
husband—a thoroughly good
man, whose care for Jo and
their family has been a model
of selfless commitment.
In the years up to the
appearance of the cancer, Jo
never sought Communion at
Mass. I understood that her
long, happy and stable
relationship was “irregular”:
her partner is a divorcee.
As soon as I heard how ill Jo
was, however, I encouraged her
to start receiving Communion
again. She was grateful for the
invitation, and found great
solace in the Sacrament. One
day, she and her partner
approached me, asking that I
should marry them, and I had to
explain that I was unable to ,
because he was not “free to
I was deeply saddened by my
inability to help. Clearly I had
failed to ensure that they were
entirely aware of the
implications of their own
situation. In fairness to myself,
however, I would say that this
couple had enough to think
about most days.
Characteristically attuned to
the needs of others, they were
concerned only for me—they
were sorry, they said, to have
“put me in a difficult situation”.
The memory of these
undeserved kind words still
makes me flinch.
Some months later they were
married in a local hotel, by an
Evangelical pastor—a man of
great humanity and pastoral
sensitivity. I was thankful and
honored to be a guest. I was
similarly uplifted to be given
the opportunity to bless the
Since that powerfully happy,
grace-filled family day, Jo’s
health has deteriorated steadily,
and today she died.
No one reading this will feel
anything but sympathy for the
family, I am sure. But some, I
think, will tell me that this
situation—along with other
similar ones—cannot form any
part of a movement for change
in church practice, since, as we
all know, “hard cases make bad
I wonder. I’ve been in
pastoral ministry for over 30
years, and I think that “hard
cases’ form the everyday
reality of most parish clergy.
People with uncomplicated
lives seldom approach me for
help—they have little need.
The people I meet come with
complex back-stories. They ask
me to accompany them.
Sometimes, I fear that I fail
Letters to the Editor of
13 June 2015
Next week’s second collection is for
Parish Debt Reduction. This collection
helps to pay the interest and principal
on the property to the west of the
church. Our current principal is: $99,300
thanks to this collection and the Alive in Christ
July 5, 2015
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
ST. PATRICK STAFF
Father Robert D’Aversa, T.O.R
Father Nelson Javier, T.O.R.
Deacon William Fisher
Deacon Paul Gaucher
Deacon Chuck Lee
Director of Faith
Sr. Judy Waldt, MHSH
Mary Grace Baugh
Eileen P. Mullany
Director of Music /
Assoc. Director of
Director of Early
Fr. Gianni Agostinelli
352-383-8556 ext. 35
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JULY 4 – VIGIL – FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME –
Troy Patrick Classen
JULY 5 – FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
For the People of the Parish
JULY 6 - WEEKDAY
Special Intention for John & Kathi Knier
JULY 7 - WEEKDAY
Bill & Joycelynn Morey
JULY 8 - WEEKDAY
Special Intention for Dean & Jessica Bonner
JULY 9 - WEEKDAY
Gil & Dorothy Hostage
JULY 10 - WEEKDAY
Special Intention for Steven & Joy Habocea
JULY 11 – VIGIL – FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Hazel & Tommy Fox
JULY 12 – FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Special Intention for Judy Brickner
The O’Neill Family
For the People of the Parish
Readings for the week of July 5, 2015
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Ez 2:2-5; Ps 123; 2 Cor 12:7-10; Mk 6:1-6a
Saint Maria Goretti, Virgin and Martyr
Gn 28:10-22a; Ps 91; Mt 9:18-26
Gn 32:23-33; Ps 17; Mt 9:32-38
Wednesday Gn 41:55-57, 42:5-7a, 17-24a; Ps 33; Mt 10:1-7
Saint Augustine Zhao Rong, Priest, and
Gn 44:18-21, 23b-29, 45:1-5; Ps 105;
Gn 46:1-7, 28-30; Ps 37; Mt 10:16-23
Saint Benedict, Abbot
Gn 49:29-32, 50:15-26a; Ps 105; Mt 10:24-33
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Am 7:12-15; Ps 85; Eph 1:3-14 or 1:3-10;
PLEASE CONSIDER REMEMBERING ST. PATRICK CHURCH
IN YOUR “LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT”
July 5, 2015
Stewardship Bulletin Reflection for the Week of July 5, 2015
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT every Wednesday
after the 9:00am Mass until 12:00 pm.
ADVOCACY AND JUSTICE COMMITTEE—Contact Bernie
Welch (352) 350-3663 or Terri Stephens (407) 497-0866
BLOOD MOBILE DATES: 2015: August 2nd, September 27th,
BLOOD PRESSURE READINGS are offered the last Sunday of
the month between 8:30am—11:30am in the Children’s
Liturgy Room in the church. Contact Eileen in the Parish
Office if you can help with blood pressure readings.
CENTERING PRAYER MEDITATION – Learn the prayer of
silence. Call Dan Wagner at 352-508-9473 or
[email protected] for more information.
CHOIR NEWS: If you would like to be a part of this vital
ministry of the church, please contact the Director of
Music, Rick Robinson, or the Assoc Director Marybeth
McCallum. Rehearsals will resume in the fall.
CUB & BOY SCOUTS - Venturing Crew meets on Tuesday at
7:00pm and scouts meet on Thursdays at 7:00pm in the
Shepherd’s Gate. For more information please contact
Deacon Chuck Lee at [email protected]
CURSILLO—Ultreya: Last Wednesday of the month in the
social hall, 6:30pm. Contact Bernie & Marie Welch (407)
HELPING HANDS MINISTRY serves our parishioners and
neighbors in need of transportation, company, and
temporary meals. Call Flora Sitzman at 352-702-8903.
MIDDLE SCHOOL & CONFIRMATION RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Will resume in the fall.
MORNING PRAYER of the church’s official Liturgy of the
Hours takes place at 8:30am every weekday.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY— Meet on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays
in the Shepherd’s Gate from 10:00am—noon. Please
contact Sharon Torres at 352-241-0173 or email:
[email protected] Extra yarn and material
RECITATION OF THE ROSARY after the 9:00AM Mass each
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION – Sunday Session: will resume in the
fall. . Wednesday session: will resume in the fall.
R.C.I.A Contact Sr. Judy at ext. 34 or [email protected] if
you or someone you know are interested in becoming
ST. PATRICK’S COUNCIL KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS meets the
1st Tuesday (Business Meeting) & 3rd Tuesday (Family
Social) at 7:00PM in the Shepherd’s Gate. For more info
call Coco Solares at 786-457-9463 or email him at
ST. PATRICK’S MOM’S GROUP meets the first Friday of the
month from 9:30 –11:00am and the third Tuesday of the
month from 6:30-8:00pm in the Shepherd’s Gate. For
ST. PATRICK’S WOMEN’S GUILD meets the 3rd Tuesday of the
month at 1:00PM in the Social Hall. The next Bake Sale is
in the fall. Next meeting Sep 15, 2015.
SCRIPTURE STUDY THURSDAY EVENINGS: In the fall.
SENIOR SUNDAY will meet again in the fall. For more
information contact Joan Koontz at 352-385-0082.
St. Paul declares in his letter to the Corinthians, the Second
Reading, “For when I am weak, then I am strong.” Certainly
anyone who knows much about St. Paul would not view him as a
weak man. This is a man who, through his strong faith, put his
life in jeopardy constantly. He endured imprisonment and
shipwrecks. Yet, he admits to having weaknesses.
There is something humiliating in admitting one’s weaknesses.
Humility is an important trait in living a life of stewardship.
Being able to recognize and admit our shortcomings is essential
for us to have the strength Paul demonstrates. That is his point in
today’s reading, and it contains an important message for each of
The reason St. Paul finds strength in his limitations is because
he is aware that the Lord will provide the power needed in the
midst of those deficiencies. Paul’s life is God-centered. Living
life that way is exactly the way one can best follow stewardship
as a way of life. Paul prefaces his statement about being weak
and strong by writing the message he has been given by the Lord,
who said to him: “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is
made perfect in weakness.” May we pray for the strength of
God’s presence, and may we be willing to seek humility to truly
find our strengths.
SACRAMENTAL LIFE OF THE PARISH
Baptism: Celebrated on the
fourth Sunday of the month.
Parents must be registered,
active members of the parish
for three months prior to the
Baptism. Call the Parish Office
to make arrangements.
Marriages: Arrangements must
be made at least six months in
advance. The Catholic party
must be registered, active
member of our parish. Call the
Parish Office to make
Anointing and Pastoral Care of
the Sick: Please call the Parish
Office with emergencies or if
anyone is sick at home, in the
hospital or nursing home and
wishes to be visited.
Reconciliation: Saturdays from
Bautismo: (se requiere)
1. Llenar hoja de registración,
por lo menos un més antes
d e l B a u ti s m o . H a y
ministros disponibles antes
y después de la Misa para
2. Traer el certificado de
3. La asistencia de padres y
padrinos a las clases
Bautismales es requerida. El
Sacramento se confiere el
tercer sábado del mes
11:00am, en la Iglesia, en
los meses señalados.
4. Los padrinos deben ser
católicos practicantes y
comprometidos con la
Iglesia. Deben de haber
hecho la Primera
Comunión y ser
Confirmados. Si conviven
como pareja, tienen que ser
casados por la Iglesia.
Matrimonio: Las parejas
interesadas deben de
entrevistarse con el sacerdote al
menos con cuatro meses de
anticipación a la boda. Se
requieren varios documentos y
una preparación adecuada.
Unción de los Enfermos: Lamar
al Padre Gianni, 352-787-9208
los domingos después de la
misa, ó con cita previa. (En
Inglés todos los sábados de
05 de julio de 2015
XIV Domingo Ordinario
AVISOS IMPORTANTES DE LA COMUNIDAD HISPANA DE SAN PATRICIO
QUIQUE LOPEZ EN CONCIERTO
¿A dónde está la gente buena?
San Carlos Borromeo
Viernes 17 de Julio 7:30 PM
4001 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
Para mas información llame a 407-293-9556
o escriba a:
“Si usted esta interesado en ser un miembro de esta
parroquia, le pedimos que solicite a los ministros de la
Hospitalidad una copia de la forma de registración, las
cuales pueden encontrar en el vestíbulo de la Iglesia.
Estas registraciones son de gran beneficio en los
momentos que usted necesite una carta como madrina
o padrino para los Sacramento de Bautizos y
Quinceañeras: Bajo previo acuerdo con el sacerdote, tienen
lugar el tercer sábado de cada mes. Se requiere registración
en la parroquia.
Retiros y grupos de oración con el Group Juan XXIII:
Ponerse en contacto con el Sr. Pablo Jaimes: 407-462-8692
Retiros de Renovación Conyugal para parejas: Para más
información favor llamar al teléfono 407-690-0700.
Organización San Vicente de Paul:
alimentos para personas necesitadas de nuestra parroquia.
Lunes a Jueves, (10:00am – 1:00pm), en la Iglesia de St.
Mary of the Lakes in Eustis. Teléfono: 352-589-2603.
Catecismo: Domingos de 12:00-1:20pm. Coordinadora:
Esmeralda Sauceda. Teléfono: 352-383-8556, ext 35.
Información sobre preparación Bautismal: Ponerse en
contacto con el Sr. Maria García, después de la Misa. Deben
ser registrados en la parroquia. Para informaciones
adicionales, favor llamar a la oficina del Ministerio Hispano,
al teléfono 352-383-8556, extensión 35. o puede llamar a
Maria Garcia 407-304-6270.
San Lucas Clínica Medica y Dental: Si usted desea aplicar
para ser paciente tiene que recoger una aplicación en la
Clínica. Entre 2 y 7 P.M. los lunes o miércoles de cada
semana. Una vez que aplicación este llena y tenga todos los
documentos requeridos puede llamar a la Clínica 352-6024640 y se le dara una cita para procesar su aplicación.