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St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
ST. JOAN
OF
ARC
CATHOLIC CHURCH & SCHOOL
As a diverse Catholic community, we joyfully worship God, celebrate fellowship and care for our neighbor
with steadfast faith, confident hope and passionate love.
ALIVE IN THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST!
370 SW 3rd St. • Boca Raton • FL 33432
561.392.0007 • 561.392.0074 Fax
www.stjoan.org
Msgr. Michael D. McGraw • Pastor
Fr. Jimmy B. Hababag • Parochial Vicar
Fr. Tomasz Bochnak • Parochial Vicar
Fr. Vincent Byaruhanga • In Residence
Fr. Carlo DiNatale-Tarasi • Assisting
Deacon Bill Watzek
Deacon Michael Cairnes
Deacon Michael Zatarga
Parish Office Hours
Monday-Thursday 8:30am to 7:30pm
Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
Saturday 9:30am to 2:30pm
School Office Hours
561.392.7974 • 561.368.6671 Fax
Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm
Mass Schedules
Saturday Vigil: 4:30pm
Saturday Spanish Mass: 6:30pm
Sunday: 7:00am, 8:00am, 9:15am,
10:45am, 12:15pm & 5:00pm
Monday-Friday: 6:45am & 8:15am
Saturday mornings: 8:15am
Eve of Holy Days: 6:00pm
Holy Days: 6:45am, 8:15am,
9:15am, & 12:15pm
A Common Thread
In today’s readings there is a common thread that unites all three readings. God restores spiritual health to His chosen.
In the first reading, Isaiah is in awe of God’s holiness, which in turn revealed his own sinfulness. But Judah needed a
fearless preacher. Isaiah never hesitated. He overcame his sinfulness by saying yes to God’s challenge.
God restores spiritual health to His chosen.
In the second reading, Paul of Tarsus described himself as a sinner because he persecuted Christians.
But God desired Paul’s personality and drive to carry the message of forgiveness to the Gentiles.
Paul coped with his sinfulness by saying yes to God’s call.
God restores spiritual health to His chosen.
In the Gospel, aware of his sinfulness, Peter sought to have the Lord depart
“Depart from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man”. But Jesus invites him to take up a new and more engaging career.
God restores spiritual health to His chosen.
Bringing the Message Home
Today’s readings reminds us that like Isaiah, Paul, Peter and many others, we are all sinners but we are also chosen
by God for something special. We get a sense that we can really contribute, but then we reflect on our past history
of failure and God’s call is lost. In a few days we will begin the Lenten Season which tells us of God’s great love for us.
It will once again remind us that we are redeemed. When God calls, say,
Here I am Lord, and know that He restores Spiritual Health to His Chosen.
God Bless
Baptisms
Sunday (English): 1:30pm
1st Saturday (Bilingual): 12 noon
3rd Saturday (Spanish): 12 noon
Fr. Carlo DiNatale-Tarasi
Confessions
Saturday: 3:15-4pm & 5:30-6:15pm
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FEBRUARY 10, 2013
YOUR CATHOLIC COMMUNITY IN DOWNTOWN BOCA RATON
STEWARDSHIP CORNER
Spiritual
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Stimulus Pla
THREE DAYS TO CELEBRATE AND CONTEMPLATE
Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, and St. Valentine’s Day: Feb. 12,
13, 14! Here’s how Stewards can participate in each with their
trio of God-Given gifts: Time, Talent, and Treasure: #1 Take
time to pray and meditate on the first day of Lent and to thank
the Lord for making all gifts possible. #2 Use your talent to
comfort the lonely, and cheer your loved ones. #3 Use your
treasure or savings from giving up pleasures or addictions and
donating the proceeds to our Offertory Collection. Lent doesn’t
have to be a hardship. It can be a rewarding exercise in
thoughtful prayer, self-analysis, and charitable giving.
It’s as easy as 1,2,3.
God bless!
- Brother Steward
INDEX
PG. 3
- Msgr. McGraw’s Message
Lent In the Desert
PG. 4
- Wish List
- Weekly Treasure
- Parish Directory
- Diocesan Services Appeal
PG. 5
- Youth Mission Trip
- St. Joan of Arc Church 2013
Lenten, Holy Week, & Easter
Liturgical Services
PG. 6
- Ash Wednesday –
Fasting & Abstinence
- Bringing Hope in Hard Times
PG. 7
- Lenten Mission
- Lenten Talks
- SJA Lenten Stations
of The Cross
PG 8
- Anniversary Mass
- A morning of Spiritual Growth
For all Men
- Divorce Support Groups
- Spread the Gospel
PG. 9
- St. Joan of Arc Koinonia Annual
Parish Retreat
- Religious Education
PG. 10
- Alleluia club!
- Woman retret
- Sunday Readings
- St. Ignatius Study
- Mommy and Me
PG. 11
- Lay Ecclesial Ministry
Workshops
- Fr. Randall’s Book Club 2013
- Valentine Dinner dance
- Town & Gown
PG. 12
- Pray for the Sick
- Overseas in the US Armed
Forces
- Altar Bread donations
- The Arc-Angel Society
PG. 13
- S.J.A. Ministries & Support
PG. 14
- Around our Diocese
PG. 15-16
- Ministerio Hispano
EVENTS CALENDAR
5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
MASSES FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11, 2013
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15
6:45am
Mary Murphy by Friends
8:15am
Frederick Ketterer by Debbie Brady
8:15am
Scott Mangone by the Parents
Jean Walsh by Her children
12:00noon
Vivie Pasqua
by Mr. & Mrs. Fred Simpson
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12
6:45am
Marie Theresa Thompson by Friends
8:15am
Rocco Senna by Nancy Ippolito
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13
6:45am
Maryann & Steve Ladika
by Cipolla Family
8:15am
Gertrude Lalonde by Millie Yanez
9:15am
Robert Rondinelli
by Consetta Rondinelli
12:00noon
Maria Carlsen by Sullivan Family
5:00pm
Fr. Carlo by Frances & Rita
7:00pm
Fr. Vincent by Frances & Rita
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14
FEBRUARY
Ash Wednesday
First Reconciliation
Lenten Parish Mission
February 10, 2013
2/13
2/23
2/25-27
BULLETIN EDITOR: PATTY DELANEY
*Please email Bulletin materials to: [email protected]
*We reserve the right to edit and publish such materials at our discretion
2 l ST. JOAN OF ARC l FEBRUARY 10
6:45am
David Bertrand by Patricia Bertrand
8:15am
Dorothy Burie by Humeston Family
12:00noon
Marie Thompson
by Donna & Ron David
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16
8:15am
Esperanza & Franeisca Menendez
Lopez by Harrington Carbonell
Agustin DeRojas by Family
4:30pm
Antonio G.Lopez
by Jo-Ann & Lud Odierna
Henry Farrell
by Kevin & Doreen Donnelly
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17
7:00am
Theresa Porpora by Family
8:00am
Gloria Farrington
by Fran & Jim Heffernan
Joan Kilby by Friends
9:15am
Katie Kesse by Pasche Family
Joan Davis
by Donna & Brian Tamoney
10:45am
John Defilippis by Mom & Dad
Vito Gallo by the Defilippis Family
12:15pm
Joan McCarthy Cavanaugh
by James & June Wood
5:00pm
Anna Hwa Sil Woo
by Friends from Mass
Betty & Frank by Guzman Family
PASTOR´S MESSAGE
LENT IN THE DESERT
L
ent by its very nature is designed for doing something
new and exciting that takes us out of our comfort zone
and into the desert or its equivalent. It is helpful to think
of any desert not only as a place of trial and danger but also as
the home of refreshing oases, deep wells, fresh water and warm
hospitality. God wants us to venture into the desert for some new
experiences of mercy and forgiveness, enlightenment and truth,
hope and inspiration. In the Fourth and Fifth centuries in Egypt,
Syria and other parts of the Middle East, Christian women and men
fled into the real desert in order to find God and themselves in solitude, asceticism, silence, prayer and hospitality
toward other seekers of Jesus’ Way. They left behind for us a treasure trove of desert wisdom collected in the form
of sayings and words of counsel, The Sayings of the Desert Fathers and Mothers.
What was new and experimental about their spirituality? They prayed simply and with few words, often
repeating a sacred word over and over as a sort of focusing mantra. They were particularly attentive to living without
creature comforts and with simplicity of possessions. They lived with a lot of quiet and solitude so that they could
do battle with the demons both within and without of themselves. Too many distractions would get in the way of
focus and concentration upon the one really important matter: love of God and love of Neighbor. Their approach to
scripture was one that saw God’s Word as simple, clear, challenging and transformational. It was this Word of God
that, digested as real food for the spirit, taught them humility, courage, perseverance and deepest joy. In our times,
such a commitment to silence, honest and simplicity is itself an ascetical discipline.
One of the most characteristic of the prayers that have come down to us from the desert is the Jesus Prayer.
“Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Have mercy upon me a Sinner.” This prayer is to be repeated over and over,
united with our breathing, until it actually becomes a prayer of the heart and allows us in the words of Saint Paul
“to pray always.” On the surface this prayer may seem a little harsh since it suggests that we are all only sinners.
It is important, however, to remember that we are sinners saved in Jesus Christ and that the reality of our
helplessness is far surpassed by the mercy and re-creating grace of God. The Jesus Prayer might just be an opening
to new wisdom, self-knowledge and virtue. It could be that oasis of Lenten refreshment that we seek (in the
office, driving home, doing chores, exercising, visiting our Chapel.) Try it out as a Lenten experiment in prayer and
you might be surprised and transformed through this desert way. As one Desert Father said “Go and sit in your
cell and your cell will teach you everything.” Wherever that cell might be located.
- Msgr. Michael D. McGraw
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WishList
S T. J O A N O F A R C C H U R C H & S C H O O L
1.- Underwriting a trip for a teen to attend the first St. Joan of Arc Youth
Mission Trip to Peru scheduled for July, 2013.
2. Hurricane Protection system for all
Stained Glass areas of the Church
3. Tuition (full or partial) for a needy child for 2012-2013
4. Underwrite Religious Education Classes
for a Needy Child.
Partial or complete donations may be made for any item
To donate an item call Wendy Horton, 561-952-2838
ANNULMENTS
Deacon Bill Watzek 561-952-2828
by appt. only.
BAPTISMAL ARRANGEMENTS 561-392-0007
Deacon Bill Watzek (English). Baptism class
for parents 1st Thurs. each month, 7 pm.
561-392-0007
Constanza Preble (Spanish) Baptism class for
parents 3rd Tues. each month, 7 pm.
561-392-0007
HISPANIC MINISTRY
Constanza Preble, 561-843-1099
HOMEBOUND MINISTRY & PASTORAL CARE
Deacon Bill Watzek 561-952-2828
INTERIM MUSIC COORDINATORS
Reginald Barnes
Douglas Byers
561-392-0007, ext.2856
WEEKLY TREASURE
The Weekly Offertory Collection for February 2/3, 2013
totaled $26,897.00. 783 envelope users contributed
$21,692.00 and non envelope users contributed $5,205.00.
DIOCESAN SERVICES APPEAL
The 2013 Diocesan Services Appeal recently
launched in parishes across the Diocese of
Palm Beach. There are many ministries and
programs supported by this annual appeal.
Because of the DSA, and your generosity, the
Diocese can continue to support the many
aspects of our larger Church, including the
53 parishes and missions, and our 19 schools.
The DSA is the primary source of funding for
the Diocese, providing more than 70 percent
of the annual operating income. The strength
of our diocese comes from us recognizing
God’s gifts and sharing a portion of these gifts
for building up the Kingdom of God. Please
contribute to the Diocesan Services Appeal
and help us meet our Parish Goal.
PARISH MANAGER
Patricia Suau, 561-392-0007, ext. 2806
CARE MINISTRY 561-962-6000
COUNSELING CENTER AND
CATHOLIC CHARITIES SATELLITE OFFICE
Pamela Sigda, Ph.D., 561-706-2277
Maria T. Isava MA, LCSW.
Counseling Director
Mobile: 561-215-0208
Catholic Charities Diocese of Palm Beach.
COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRY
Patty Delaney, 561-952-2868
FAITH FORMATION
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Constanza Preble, 561-620-6280
/Deacon Bill Watzek, 561-952-2828
Religious Education - Deacon Bill Watzek,
561-952-2828
Maria Olson, 561-952-2872
Fax: 962-6002.
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday,
Friday 8-4 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 – 6 p.m.
Sunday 9:15 – 10:30
FAMILY LIFE MINISTRY
Tessie O’Dea, 561-620-4805
YOUTH MINISTRY DIRECTOR
Katherine Leach, 561-952-2858
PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRY
Rose Marie Arnold, 561-392-8337
RELIGIOUS ARTICLES STORE
Teresa Vogt, 561-393-0006.
Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Sat. - 9 am to 5:30 pm, & Sun. 9 am to 1 pm.
SACRAMENTS
Anointing of the Sick and Elderly: First
Saturday of the month following the 8:15am
Mass. Please call the Parish Office to
request a priest if you are a patient at
Boca Regional Hospital.
SCHOOL PRINCIPAL/SISTERS OF MERCY
Sr. Ellen Murphy R.S.M., 561-392-7974
Sr. Josephine Sullivan R.S.M.
Sr. Kathleen Sweeney R.S.M.
Sr. DeLourdes O’Mahony R.S.M.
SJA DEVELOPMENT MINISTRY
Wendy Horton, 561-952-2838
Diane Salerno, 561-952-2848
(Special Projects)
USHERS MINISTRY
Ken Meldonian 561-620-4884
Dennis Jordan 561-395-8329
WEDDING PREPARATION
Rosario Gonzales, 561-952-2854
1 year notice required for marriages
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As you all know, implementation of Our Journey Forward Strategic Plan has gradually
started. This implementation of our Plan will require the collaboration of many
parishioners with the Six Goal Champion Teams. In this bulletin you will notice a
Journey Forward Goal number next to every event, task or program that points-out
a pertinence to one of St. Joan of Arc’s Goals:
GROW IN LOVE
SPREAD THE GOSPEL
GROW IN SERVICE
GROW OUR RESOURCES
GROW IN FAITH
GROW OUR SCHOOL
GROW THE CHURCH
Please consider your role in working with Ministry Leaders, parish staff and
many of your fellow parishioners to create a future that will be energized by
the Holy Spirit and responsive to God's will.
Emails indicating interest in volunteering should be sent to: [email protected]
WOULD YOU LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE BY CREDIT CARD?
Forms are available at the back of the church or in the Parish Office.
You can earn frequent flyer miles on your contributions to St. Joan of Arc.
We now accept
most mayor
credit cards:
JOIN US
THIS
MONDAY!
Calling all high school sophomores, juniors & seniors!
St. Joan of Arc is organizing a Youth Mission Trip to Peru
this July. There will be an Information Night on February 11
at 7:00pm in Immaculata Center.
Come learn how you could travel with us to Peru!
370 SW 3rd St. Boca Raton, FL 33432
ST. JOAN OF ARC CHURCH 2013 LENTEN, HOLY WEEK, & EASTER LITURGICAL SERVICES
ASH WEDNESDAY: WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13: 6:45am, 8:15am,
9:15am, 12:00 noon, 5:00pm, & Spanish Mass 7:00pm.
SPANISH LENTEN VIA CRUCIS & MASS: THURSDAYS, Feb. 14, Feb.21, Feb. 28,
Mar.7, Mar. 14, at 7:00pm in the Chapel, Mar. 21 in Church.
LENTEN STATIONS OF THE CROSS:
Every Friday during Lent in the Chapel at 3:30pm.
LENTEN DAILY MASS SCHEDULE: 6:45am, 8:15am and 12 noon
in the Church Mon.–Fri., Saturdays 8:15am in the Chapel.
PARISH LENTEN MISSION: Presenter Fr. Kevin MacDonald, C.Ss.R.
Preaching weekend Masses Feb. 23/24, & 7pm Presentations on Feb. 25, 26, 27.
Also preaching after the 8:15am Masses Feb. 25, 26 & 27.
LENTEN TALKS: Presenter Scripture Scholar Fr. Bill Burton, O.F.M. MON. Mar. 11
”Your Family & the Bible”, MON. Mar. 18 ”The Dead Sea Scrolls” both presentations at
7:00pm–8:30pm in Church.
COMMUNAL CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE: 7:00pm
THURSDAY, Mar. 14: at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, MONDAY, Mar. 25: at SJA Church
& TUESDAY, Mar. 26: at St. Jude Church.
CONFESSIONS: MONDAY, Mar. 25: After the 6:45am & 8:15am Masses, 11:00am
to 11:30am at SJA Chapel & 7:00pm at SJA Church.
TUESDAY, Mar. 26: After the 6:45am & 8:15am Masses, 11:00am to 11:30am
at SJA Chapel & 7:00pm at St. Jude Church.
WEDNESDAY, Mar. 27: After the 6:45am & 8:15am Masses, 11:00 am to 11:30am
in the Chapel.
Confessions will not be heard after Wed. Mar. 27 at noon to allow for the prayerful observance of
Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday.
TENEBRAE SERVICE: WEDNESDAY, Mar. 27: 7:00pm at SJA Church.
HOLY THURSDAY, March 28 Morning Mass not permitted. The Eucharistic Liturgy of
the Lord's Supper will be celebrated at 7:00pm.-bilingual. Following the 7:00pm Mass
the Blessed Sacrament will be on the Altar of Repose in the Chapel for Adoration until
midnight.
GOOD FRIDAY, March 29: Morning Mass not permitted. Parishioners are urged to
observe the 3 hrs. commemorating the death of Christ on Good Friday.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS at 1:00pm in the Church.
SPANISH STATIONS OF THE CROSS at 4:00pm in the Church, followed by a Celebration
of The Lord’s Passion in Spanish.
CELEBRATION OF THE LORD’S PASSION with the distribution of Holy Communion and
Adoration of the Cross at 2:00pm and 7:00pm in the Church.
THE DIVINE MERCY NOVENA begins at 3:00pm in the Chapel and continues each day
at 3:00pm through April 7.
HOLY SATURDAY, March 30: Mass is not permitted. The Blessing of Food is at 1:00pm
in the Chapel. A combined English/Spanish Easter Vigil Mass will be held in the Church
at 7:00pm & we will celebrate the reception of Catechumens & Candidates. This Mass
will last two hours.
EASTER SUNDAY, March 31: Masses: 7:00am, 8:00am, 9:15am, 10:45am,
12:15pm, 5:00pm. (Additional Masses on Easter Sunday will be celebrated at 9:15am
& 10:45am in Our Lady of Mercy Center.)
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The season of LENT runs from Ash Wednesday until the Mass of the
Lord’s Supper exclusive on Holy Thursday. Ash Wednesday falls on
February 13, 2013 and it is a universal fast and abstinence in
the Church and the distribution of ashes will be done after the
final blessing in all the Masses.
MASSES ON ASH WEDNESDAY (Feb. 13) – 6:45am, 8:15am,
9:15am (School attends), 12:00 noon, 5:00pm and a
Spanish Mass at 7:00pm.
All Fridays of Lent are abstinence from meat. Abstinence and Fasting
are to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Canon 1252
states that “the law of abstinence binds those who have
completed their fourteenth (14) year. The law of fasting binds
those who have attained their majority, (18 years old) until
the beginning of their sixtieth (60) year”.
Nonetheless, there is a much deeper importance to Abstinence
and Fasting than merely refraining from eating meat, amending
one’s hobbies, regulating one’s vices, tampering one’s urges, and
so on and so forth.
It is practicing kindness and goodness to others as the Lord himself
had commanded “for I was hungry, and you fed me.
I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and
you welcomed me. I was naked, and you clothed me. I was sick,
and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.”
(Mt. 25:35-37).
FASTING & ABSTINENCE
Parents are therefore encouraged to teach their children, who by reason of age are not
bound by the law of fasting and abstinence, the true meaning of penance and how in their
early age they could already start practicing good virtues.
Let us then all pray to God, through the intercession of Our Blessed Mother Mary, for a
more meaningful Lenten celebration.
God bless us all!
- Fr. Jimmy B. Hababag
Wednesday, February 13
Ash Wednesday Liturgy
for Grades 1-8 at 9:15 am
Ash Wednesday Service
for PK and K at 10:35 am
BRINGING HOPE IN HARD TIMES
GOOD NEWS PEOPLE is an engaging small group process of prayer,
reflection, discussion, and learning. Learn more about the richness
of your Catholic faith through Scripture,the Catechism, Church Teaching
and lives of the Saints.
You are invited to explore what it means to live as a disciple of Christ in
today's world. Participants can choose an EVENING or
a DAYTIME meeting.
Wednesdays: February 20, March 6, 20, April 17 and May 1.
The Thursday session will be: February 7, 21, March 7, 21
April 18, and May 2.
Groups meet in THE ARK on SW 3rd ST. (across from St. Joan parking lot)
Call: The Religious Education Office at 561-391-4345 or
Marjorie O’ Sullivan at 561-395-6029
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ST. JOAN OF ARC
CATHOLIC SCHOOL
SCHEDULE FOR
LENT FOR 2013
Tuesday, February 26
Tuesday, March 5
Tuesday, March 12
Stations of the Cross
for Grades 4-8 at 2:00 pm
Wednesday, March 20
Stations of the Cross
for Grades 7-8 at 8:25 am
Stations of the Cross
for Grades 3-5 at 9:30 am
Thursday, March 21
Stations of the Cross
for Grades K-2 at 8:45 am
ST. JOAN OF ARC
LENTEN MISSION
SAVE THE DATE FOR THIS SPIRITUAL WEEK
February 25, 26, 27 in Church at 7-8:00pm.
Guest Speaker: Rev. Kevin MacDonald, C.Ss.R.
During this dates, Fr. Kevin will preach in the Chapel after the 8:15am Mass.
Fr. Kevin will be preaching at all weekend Masses on Sat. Feb. 23 & Sun. Feb. 24
Fr. Kevin MacDonald, C.Ss.R., is a Redemptorist priest from the province
of Baltimore. He graduated from Boston College in 1978, signed a
professional baseball contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and played
professional baseball for seven years. He is even a member of the Boston
College Hall of Fame. He felt a calling to the priesthood when he was about
27 years old, after hearing a priest at Mass praying for vocations to the
priesthood and religious life. He was ordained in 1991 at the National Shrine
of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C.
Father Kevin served for seventeen years as a parish priest, mainly in the
Caribbean, before becoming a full-time missionary preacher. He is greatly
looking forward to spending the week with our St. Joan of Arc
parishioners and friends.
LENTEN TALKS
SJA LENTEN STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Lenten Talks by Scripture Scholar
FR. BILL BURTON, O.F.M. on
Monday, March 11 on Your Family and the Bible
Monday, March 18, on the Dead Sea Scrolls
both presentations will be from 7:00pm. 8:30pm. in Church.
Please join us every Friday during
Lent in the Chapel at 3:30pm.
For information contact Deacon Bill Watzek
561-952-2828
FEBRUARY 10 l ST. JOAN OF ARC l 7
ANNIVERSARY MASS
The following couples from St. Joan of Arc will join our Most Reverend
Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach, who will preside at the
celebration of the 29th Annual Anniversary Mass for Married Couples
on Saturday, February 16th 2013 at St. Jude Catholic Church.
We would like to congratulate and send our best wishes for their
commitment and great example. May God bless them with many
more years of health and love.
A MORNING OF SPIRITUAL GROWTH
FOR ALL MEN (14 AND OLDER)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2013
Dolores and Walter Asmus – 62 year Anniversary
Felice and Anthony Marullo – 58 year Anniversary
Carmela and John Mueller – 36 year Anniversary
Elena and Klaus Gehring – 50 year Anniversary
Miriam and Isaac Luis Lago – 50 year Anniversary
Nancy and David O’Connell – 60 year Anniversary
Mary and Allan Springs – 50 year Anniversary
Teri Lynn and Stephen Levay – 42 year Anniversary
Dynamic speaker – Curtis Martin. Mass celebrated
by Bishop Barbarito. Continental breakfast and lunch provided.
No cost for event. Free will offering will be taken. 8:30am to 1:00pm.
We will gather at SJA Church parking lot at 7:30am and organize
carpools to this Diocesan event to be held at the Cathedral
of St. Ignatius Loyola in Palm Beach Gardens. Come and join us!
Call Bob Heinlein for further information at 561-479-2887
DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUPS BEGIN JANUARY
DIVORCECARE FOR KIDS
ALL CHILDREN ARE AFFECTED BY DIVORCE.
The DivorceCare for Kids program will help minimize and
eliminate the short and long-term negative effects of
divorce on a child’s schoolwork, relationships, emotional
health and spiritual life. This program provides the opportunity
for children of divorce to experience hope, help and
restoration in their lives today and in the future.
DivorceCare for Kids, ages 5-12, meets at the same time
as DivorceCare, and the new session starts Wednesday,
January 16, 2013. Pre-registration required. A parent of
the child needs to be in the DivorceCare group. One
parent and child, $35. Each additional child $5. Call
Patricia, 954-661-7135 to register. Scholarships available.
DIVORCE HURTS
FIND HELP AT DIVORCECARE.
Who: You or someone you know who may be hurting because of divorce or separation.
What: A special weekly seminar and support group. It’s a place where you can be
around people who understand what you are feeling; a place where you can hear
valuable information about ways to heal from the hurt of divorce.
Why: It’s hard to know how to help someone who is going through a separation
or divorce. It takes a long time and hard work to heal the pain that comes
with a breakup.
When: Wednesday evenings 6:00-7:30pm starting January 16, 2012 in Conference
Room C at St. Joan of Arc. Cost of 13 week session is $15.
Call Rosemarie 561-789-3865 for information.
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SPREAD THE GOSPEL
One of the initiatives of Goal five is to provide Spanish speaking parishioners
with more opportunities to grow in their faith and receive formation in Christian
values and Catholic doctrine. The Spanish community has incorporated more
activities that would provide Spanish speaking parishioners with a greater
knowledge of their faith to better spread the good news of the Gospel.
Amongst these activities: “The Catholicism Series of Father Barron” is offered
weekly in Spanish, “Women of Grace in Spanish” meets periodically for10
weeks sessions, prayer workshops and retreats such as “The Life and Prayer”
series of Father Ignacio Larranaga, ofm,cap, and “You too can be a saint”
work book of Mary Ann Budnick, are some of the new activities that surged
from the Journey forward activities.
ST. JOAN OF ARC KOINONIA
ANNUAL PARISH RETREAT
“Give yourself a gift
that will last a lifetime!”
Overwhelmed by the busyness in your profession?
Beleaguered by the monotonousness of daily living?
Worn out by life’s seemingly endless trials and
tribulations? Experiencing alarming spiritual dryness?
Why not GIFT yourself - The Parish Retreat! The Koinonia
Parish Retreat is a three-day spiritual journey of
nurturing and fulfillment. During this weekend, you will discover
how Jesus is actually ever present in your everyday life. You will feel
the warmth of His love and hear His life-giving-Words, as He
invites you to a personal walk with Him.
March
8, 9 & 10
This is a week-end stay-out experience right here in our Parish Center.
Registration is $85.00 per person including meals. Space is limited.
(No one should be denied this awesome experience for lack of funds).
“I attended Koinonia in 2012. That was the most uplifting spiritual event of my lifetime! Koinonia provided me two things I was yearning for:
first and most importantly, the feeling of having a relationship with my Lord and second, a true sense of belonging with my parish.”
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For more information,
please call
Kathy Troxel at 954-426-5365
To register, please call
Tessie O’Dea at 561-952-2852.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Learn more about the Word of God by studying one
of the books in the Bible.
Meetings are held in Conference Room B on Sundays
from 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Contact the Religious Education office for more information.
Gather to read and reflect Sunday’s Readings on Thursdays
from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. in the Family Life House located at
399 S.W. 3rd St. (The corner house).
Deacon Bill Watzek, 561-952-2828 / Maria Olson, 561-952-2872 Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am - 4:00pm
FEBRUARY 10 l ST. JOAN OF ARC l 9
Parishioners 50 years and older:
YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE
ALLELUIA CLUB!
A Social Ministry that meets once a month,
on the 2nd Sunday of each month, after the 12:15pm Mass.
We are looking for new members to join in and share your new
ideas for great fellowship meetings & dessert!
Usually there is varied entertainment by professional groups,
members of the parish and programs of special interest provided.
The group also arranges trips and local excursions.
More information to follow.
If interested please
call MARIE OLSON at
561-952-2872
ALLELUIA CLUB MEETING
All members are
invited to play Bingo
this Sunday,
February 10
at 1:00pm
in Mercy Center
SUNDAY READINGS
FEB 10
(5th Sunday in Ordinary Time)
Is 6:1-2a, 3-8; 1Cor 15:1-11
Lk 5:-11
FEB 13 (Ash Wednesday)
Joel 2:12-18; 2Cor 5:20-6:2
Mt 6:1-6, 16-18
FEB 17 (1st Sunday of Lent)
Deut 26:4-10; Rom 10:8-13
Lk 4:1-13
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SJA COUNCIL
OF CATHOLIC WOMEN
RETREAT
IN HIS LOVE IS FOUND JOY AND PEACE
Led by Kathy Walsh
Have you ever pondered on the "Fruit of the Spirit?"
GALATIANS 5:22
Take time to nourish your soul
Please join the Council of Catholic Women for this special
retreat as we gather for prayer, meditation and reflection.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Continental Breakfast 8:00am
Program 8:30am - 10:30am
St. Joan of Arc - Mercy Center
Celebration of Mass by Msgr. Michael D. McGraw at 10:30am.
St. Joan of Arc - Chapel
This program will strengthen your faith and leave
you feeling full of joy, peace and love
RSVP to Valerie by February 17
[email protected] - 561-989-3649
ST. IGNATIUS STUDY
Please join us for an inspiring and wise Ignatious Study and
reflection of the book: The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything.
A Spirituality for Real Life. By James Martin, SJ author of
My Life and the Saints.
This New York Times Bestseller makes the spiritual genious
of Ignatious accessible and useful to all.
Study continues through every Monday in February from 4-5:00pm.
at the Family Life House located at 399 SW 3rd St
(the house in the corner across the church)
Book fee is $10.00. For more information call 561- 391-4345
mommy
&me
FEB 12 - James A. Rutherford Park
600 NE 24th Street Boca Raton
FEB 19 - The Ark
FEB 26 - George Snow
MARCH 5 - The Ark
MARCH 12 - Gumbo Limbo Nature
Center. 1801 N Ocean Blvd Boca Raton
TUESDAYS 10:00am - 1:00pm
“The Ark” located at 319 SW 3rd Street
Boca Raton (across the street from
St. Joan of Arc parking lot)
MARCH 19 - The Ark
March 26 - Patch Reef Park Playground
2000 West Yamato Rd Boca Raton
Please contact Katie Correia for more
details at [email protected]
or 215-435-6766
LAY ECCLESIAL MINISTRY WORKSHOPS
PRESENTED BY ANTHONY C. MARCHICA, DIOCESAN DIRECTOR
Office of Catechetical Leadership, Youth and Young Adult Ministry Formation
We all know that Lay Ecclesial Ministry takes place on all levels in a wide diversity of
ministries. There are different levels of commitment as well as different competencies
needed to serve a particular ministry and those participating in it well. I often hear people hesitate to become involved because they don’t feel well prepared of have a deep
enough understanding. The less prepared someone is the easier it is for them to feel
overwhelmed, to burn out quickly, or to step outside of healthy boundaries.
To address that, this office will be offering a series of ministry and leadership formation
workshops in various locations. The workshops are for any layperson involved in ministry
and anyone who has the potential or interest to be involved and needs the foundations.
Workshop will run five consecutive evenings from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM starting on Monday, February 25 and concluding on Monday, March 25. Topics covered will be:
NIGHT ONE: Foundations and Components of Ministry
NIGHT TWO: Being Called to Ministry, Qualities of a Leader, Understanding
and Discerning your Calling
NIGHT THREE: Skill Sets for Working in Ministry
NIGHT FOUR: Identifying Various Ministries and Finding your Place
NIGHT FIVE: Specific Competencies and How to Obtain Them
This series is an effort to prepare people for ministry. It is a foundation for volunteering
and working in ministry in a Parish setting. It is meant to provide an understanding of
ministry the necessary qualities, skill sets, and competencies for ministry, and a process
for discernment to identify the ministry you are called to. It will also provide you with resources to help you be sure to stay within Catholic Teaching.
Please contact Bill Watzek at 561-952-2828
FR. RANDALL’S BOOK
CLUB 2013
Evelyn Waugh and Graham Greene
Meeting every other Tuesday, at 3:00pm
in the Conference Room A or B.
FEB. 19:
The Loved One (1948)
a satire on Hollywood’s religion (chapters 1-4)
MARCH. 5: The Loved One (chapters 5-8)
and reference to Douthat’s Bad Religion 2012.
MARCH 19: The Power and the Glory, Graham Greene,
Part I and Part II.
APRIL 2: Part III of The Power and the Glory,
an answer to Camus’ Hero of the Absurd.
APRIL 16: The Heart of the Matter 1948.
Scobie in Part I and in Part II.
APRIL 30: Scobie in Part III and the theological
of The Heart of the Matter.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
REGIONAL SEMINARY
Boynton Beach, Florida
Proudly presents its Spring Semester
Sponsored by the
COLUMBIETTES
VALENTINE
DINNER DANCE
February 16, 2013
6:00 - 9:30pm
St. Joan of Arc Mercy Center
For reservations contact: Terri Picinich 561-901-7312
Mary Lou Hotchkiss 419-297-5080
COST: $ 20 (12 & up), $ 8 (3-11), under 2 Free
Town
& Gown
Monday, FEBRUARY 11, 2013
7:00pm.
Carroll Auditorium
Featuring
Rev. Louis T. Guerin, D. Min. Preaching, Professor of Homiletics,
Dean of Pastoral Ministry, Director of Field Education
Topic
The Baptist Project: Contributions of Homeless Preachers to the
Renewal of Pulpit Preaching in the Roman Catholic Church
Public invited. For further information contact
the Academic Office at 561-732-4424 X 151
FEBRUARY 10 l ST. JOAN OF ARC l 11
PRAY FOR THE SICK
Aloi, Nick
Ayala, Angelina
Barker, Marion
Bayardelle, Jean
Conaghan, Patrick
Cox, Vida
Connors, Mary
DaSilva, Maria Gomez
Dunning, Mary Ann
Fiorito, Josephine
Gereke, Dorothy
Guerra, Mayelin
Guevara, Victor
Harpster, Joann
Horn, Amy
Hommer, Tena Lee
Johnson, Jane
Johnson, Hayden
Kolcun, Laverne
Kennedy, Helen
Lynch, Beatriz
Lynn, Adele
Lyew, Madeline(4yrs.)
BAPTISMS
February
We welcome the newest members of St Joan of Arc Parish and offer
our congratulations to the parents of the newly baptized.
Reef Myles Posta
ALTAR BREAD
Labrador, Eva
Maloney, Jim
Manno, Jean
Meyers, Theresa
Miller, Betty
Mitchell, John
McCormick, John
Nguyen, Christopher
Ortiz, Daniel
Ortale, Peter K.
Pershyn, Moira
Pike, Stephen
Polanin,Chet
Prochilo, John
Ray, Roger
Rellick, Mary
Ridge, Teresa
Roberts, Tyler
Rodriguez Mary Ann
Rojas Ruiz, Ana Maria
Santiesteban, Lilian
Schoemaker, Frydel
Strazzulla, Joseph
Trzeciak, Max
Vaught, Grace
Vissicchio, Patricia
Wyatt, Tabitha
(3½ Yrs. Old)
Zimmerman, Shirley
WOULD YOU LIKE TO DONATE
FLOWERS TO DECORATE THE ALTAR
ON THE WEEKEND MASSES?
You can do this to celebrate special dates,
(birthdays, anniversaries, etc.). You can also
donate them in memory of someone or
to celebrate your family, or your business
or simply to decorate the Lord's table.
Your name would be printed here on
the week you choose to donate
the flower arrangement/s.
If interested, please call Patty Delaney
at (561)952-2868 or email [email protected]
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Do you want a special remembrance for a loved one,
living or deceased? You can donate Altar Bread for a week of Masses
by calling Karen Tringali, 561-752-0014.
February 9: in loving memory of Charles “ Fran” Giblin
by his family
DECEASED
Teodora Bautista
Eleanor DiMarco
"We loved them in life;
let us not abandon them
in death until we have
seen them safely into the
House of the Lord."
- ST. AMBROSE
Overseas in The US Armed Forces:
Afghanistan: Staff. Sgt. Douglas Stott, PVT 1st Class
Benjamin Creed, PVT. Brendan Nestor. Gilberto Estevez Jr., Chief
Iraq: Sgt. Maj. John Hermeling, Capt. Christopher Allen & PFC Lee E.
Palmer; David Schuler, Lance Corp., Marines.
Okinowa: SA William Fix Jr. Bahrain: Lt. Kevin Howard USN
When you consider your estate plans,
remember your spiritual Family
Truly your parish has been a part of your faith
development, a member of your family.
Consider becoming a member of The Arc Angel
Society as a way of guaranteeing the health of
your spiritual family long into the future.
Please consider a bequest as part of your plans
to benefit your parish. Through your estate, your membership in our
extended community of faith will continue in perpetuity.
Your attorney, or financial advisor can advise you on the tax benefits
and other considerations you will want to think about as you consider
your estate plans. A number of valuable and attractive benefits will
accompany your membership. These include special masses and mailings
designed especially for Society members.
For more information, please contact Wendy Horton at 561.952-2838.
S.J.A. MINISTRIES & SUPPORT SERVICES
PRAY THE ROSARY
Join us every morning,
6:15am in the Chapel, to
pray for our Pope, Bishop,
Priests, Deacons, and Religious, and
for vocations. Join us every morning
after the 8:15am Mass in the Chapel to
pray to end abortion.
SCRIPTURE STUDY
Sunday Morning from 9:15am to 10:30
am. in Conf. Room B as we study the
Book of Romans.
Thursday morning Bible Study
(9:00am. to 10:30am.)
at the Family Life House.
ST. JOAN OF ARC KNIGHTS
OF COLUMBUS!
We are a part of this
great dynamic
Catholic International
Organization.
Call Joe Kabbas,
G.K.: 561-299-8921.
ST. JOAN OF ARC COLUMBIETTES
are the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary
of dedicated Catholic
women. Please join us
as United We Stand
to embark on this
fresh new year in
building a strong bond
in our parish. For details
call Terri Picinich, 561-901-7312.
MOMMY
& ME
Weekly
get together
Weekly get
together-Every
Tuesday between
11:00 am and
1:00pm Come and go as you please
at THE ARK. We bring snacks/lunch
for the little ones and ourselves.
Please contact Katie Correia
at 215-435-6766 or
[email protected]
for information.
JOIN THE SJA COUNCIL OF
CATHOLIC WOMEN (CCW)
St. Joan of Arc Council
of Catholic Women
(CCW) is a dynamic
group of women who
support, empower and
educate its members in
spirituality, leadership
and service. We are an
affiliate of the National
Council of Catholic Women. Our Circle
Meetings are smaller groups that meet
once a month.
St. Ana Circle 4th Wednesday at 8am.
St. Clare Circle 3rd Wednesday at 1pm.
St. Elizabeth Circle lst Friday at 1pm.
Sts Martha & Mary Circle 3rd Thursday at
7pm. St. Monica Circle 4th Monday at
2pm. St. Therese of Lisieux 3rd Tuesday
at 8am. We have an interesting calendar
of events. Please join us, make new
friends, as we are Women Making a
difference.
For more information call
Miriam Gaynor, 561-395-5615
SJA RESPECT
LIFE MINISTRY
Join us to pray the rosary at the
Planned Parenthood site at 8177
Glades Rd., West Boca. We meet in
front of the shopping center at
9:45am on Fridays.
For information call Terri at
561-901-7312 or Mary Jane at
561-961-4900.
PREGNANT? KNOW YOUR
OPTIONS, CALL
800-395-HELP
ADORATION OF
THE BLESSED
SACRAMENT
Join us every
Tuesday, 5-9pm
and Friday, 9am to
9pm in the Chapel.
Divine Mercy Chaplet prayed on
Fridays at 3:00pm, and the Rosary
on Fridays at 8:30pm.
KNIT/CROCHET SOCIAL
All are invited to join us on the 1st & 3rd
Thursday of the
month at 10:30am in
the Spiritual Life
House. Beginners to
experts are needed
to make prayer
shawls and projects for preemies, kids
and our troops.
Call Claire at 445-4802 or Dottie at
395-2681 for more information.
SJA DAD’S CLUB
Every Mondays in Mercy Center
at Drop off - 7:45am
All dads in the Parish welcome.
NA (NARCOTICS
ANONYMOUS)
Meets at St. Joan of Arc Fridays at 7
pm, in Immaculata Center.
More information call: 276-4581
P.O.P.S.
Parents of Prayer & Service meet
every Thursday during the school year,
7:45am to 8:15am in the Convent
Chapel. Please join us.
KOINONIA
GATHERING
2nd Sunday of
each month at
10:30am Immaculata Center. For info call
Tessie O’Dea at 561-620-4805
ALLELUIA CLUB
Is a meeting of Parishioners 50 +
More information please call
Marie Olson at 561-952-2872
SJA SCHOOL ALUMNI:
We invite you to register on our St.
Joan of Arc website as an alumnus if
you haven't already done so at
[email protected]
SHARED CARE
Each Wednesday at Temple
Beth El, 9:30am to 2:30pm.
Bring your loved one so you may
have some respite care, or come and
volunteer and have fun with us!
This is a combined effort between
Temple Beth El, St. Joan of Arc and
The First Presbyterian Church.
For more info call Tessie O’Dea
at 561-952-2852.
THE SJA PUBLIC ADVOCACY
COMMITTEE is requesting the
current members and any other
parishioners who wish to join,
to send their email/phone number
(whichever you wish) to Joseph
Kabbas, Chairman of Public
Advocacy. Joined with Public
Advocacy is Respect Life.
If you are a member or wish to be
part of these two ministries, please
forward your e-mail / phone number
to Joseph Kabbas Chairman e-mail
[email protected]
phone 561-299-8921
fax 561-362-7134
AA (ALCOHOLIC
ANONYMOUS)
Meets at St. Joan of Arc Saturdays,
10am in Immaculata Center,
Mondays, 7:00pm, Art Room, and
Wednesdays 7:00pm in
Immaculata Center.
JOYFUL AGAIN
For more information please
call Marjorie O’Sullivan
561-395-6029.
SUNDAY TV MASS
FOR THE HOMEBOUND
Each week at 9:30am on WPXP TV,
Channel 8, Mass for the Homebound can be seen. For a copy of the
Sunday Missal, call the Diocesan
Office of Communications at
561-775-9529.
HOMEBOUND MINISTRY
Call us if you or someone you know
is no longer able to attend Mass.
Our Extraordinary Ministers of
Holy Communion visit the elderly
& infirmed Parishioners.
Call 561-952-2828
UPGRADE YOUR CLOSET!
THE ST. JOAN OF ARC
USHERS WANT YOU!!!
Are you tired of your wardrobe and
deciding what to wear to Mass each
week? Let us dress you! We are a
ministry of over 60 men and women
that provide each mass with the
hospitality & services to make all
parishioners and guests feel welcome.
We would like to tell you about this
great ministry and how getting involved
provides a service to St. Joan and a
blessing for you. And you’ll be one of
the best dressed people at Mass!
Call Ken Meldonian 561-620-4884
or Dennis Jordan 561-395-8329.
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EVENTS AT OUR LADY OF FLORIDA SPIRITUAL CENTER
1300 U.S. Highway One, North Palm Beach, FL 33408.
Phone: 561-626-1300.
February 13 - Ash Wednesday Day & Evening of Reflection led by
Retreat Team. Day Program: 10:00am-2:30pm. Evening Program
6:30-9:30pm. Conference/s. Confession, Mass & Meals included.
Donation: $30.00. Reservations required.
March 6 – Day of Reflection. Presenter. Fr. Fidelis Connolly, C.P. “Living
in the Now – WoW!” 10:00am-2:30pm. $30.00.
Reservations required.
March 27-31 – Holy Week Retreat led by Retreat Team includes Triduum
Services & Sunrise Mass on Easter morning. Costs vary for Singles,
Married Couples & Religious. See website for more information.
Registration required.
PROMOTING LIFE, DIGNITY AND JUSTICE
Counseling, Elder Affairs, Guardianship Training, Immigration & Refugee
Services, Office of Black Catholic Ministry, Outreach Information and Referral,
Pregnancy Care Centers, Prison Ministry, Respect Life Ministry, Catholic Relief
Services, Samaritan Center, Substance Addiction Ministry, Wellness and Interfaith Health & Wellness. For general or program information contact 561775-9560. Volunteer opportunities are available.
SAVE THE DATE - CATHOLIC DAYS AT THE CAPITOL
Once again, the Diocese of Palm Beach is sponsoring a bus trip to
Tallahassee for Catholic Days at the Capitol, March 19-21, 2013. The
event is organized by the Florida Catholic Conference. At their invitation
men and women from all seven dioceses meet with representatives to
promote legislation that supports the teachings of the Church and to
attend the Red Mass where the Bishops of Florida will concelebrate.
The homilist will be the new Bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Most Reverend
Gregory L. Parkes. For more information contact: Betty McKinley at
561-775-9598 or 772-342-0837, or via email: [email protected] org
Don Kazimir at 561-775-9565 or via email: [email protected]
"CEO AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST”
Legatus, the international organization of Catholic business leaders and
spouses, is expanding its membership in the Palm Beach Diocese. Legatus
Chairman and Ave Maria University founder Tom Monaghan and members
of the Boca Raton chapter of Legatus are assisting Bishop Barbarito as we
extend Legatus across the Palm Beach diocese. If you are, or were, a
business owner, CEO, President, Managing Director, or Managing Partner,
Legatus would like to invite you and your spouse to be part of the Palm
Beach Diocesan “launch” of this most important and unique business
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organization in the world today. Please join CEO and Philadelphia Chapter
President-Emeritus Jim Longon and Chapter Chaplain Fr. Louis Guerin on
Tuesday, February 26 at St. Vincent de Paul Seminary, 10701 South
Military Trail, Boynton Beach. Jim is looking forward to telling you the
Legatus Story and why Tom Monaghan, founder of Dominos Pizza and Ave
Maria University and Law School considers Legatus to be his most important
contribution to the Church. Did Pope John Paul II have you in mind when he
invited and challenged business leaders to join Legatus, saying “The world
needs genuine witnesses to Christian ethics, and the Church asks you to fulfill
this role publically and with perseverance.” Our launch event will begin at
7PM with beverages and hors d'oeuvres, followed by a brief Legatus
presentation and a Q&A period accompanied by coffee, tea and dessert.
We will conclude by 8:30pm. To RSVP, or for more information, please call
Jack Rook at 412-951-0306 or email [email protected]
ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY MASS FOR MARRIED COUPLES
Most reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach, will preside
at the celebration of our 29th Annual Anniversary Mass for Married
Couples on Saturday, February 16, 2013, 10:30am, at St Jude Church
in Boca Raton. Cake, coffee and punch will be served in the parish hall
after the Mass. All couples who will be celebrating 25, 40, or 50 or
more years of marriage in the year 2013 are invited to participate.
To attend, please contact Tessie O'Dea at 561-952-2852 and enroll your
names as soon as possible-no later than Sunday, February 3rd, 2013.
We ask that all participating couples arrive at St Jude's Church by
10:00am thirty minutes prior to the start of the Mass.
INVITATION FOR ALL MEN TO ATTEND THE MEN’S CONFERENCE
On Saturday, February 23, 2013, the Catholic Men for Jesus Rally will
be held at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola in Palm Beach Gardens.
The guest speaker will be Curtis Martin, the man the Pontifical Council
and Pope Benedict XVI listen to! Curtis Martin, founder and president of
the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), was named by
Pope Benedict XVI as a Consultor for the just concluded Pontifical Council
for Promoting the New Evangelization. Martin was one of six lay
Catholics and one of only two Americans named to the 15- member list
of Consultors tasked with advising the recently formed Vatican Council.
It is only by the power of the Holy Spirit that Curtis Martin received
this appointment and is available to the men of the Palm Beach
Diocese. No tickets required. Admission is free. Voluntary collection will
be taken to cover expenses. Don't miss this opportunity. Don't let a
friend, a son, a father, a grandfather miss this opportunity! For more
event information, visit the Calendar of Events on the diocesan website
at www.diocesepb.org or please call Willy Guardiola at 305-610-2992.
To be placed on the rally’s information email distribution and list, please
send request to [email protected]
Ministerio Hispano
V DOMINGO DEL TIEMPO ORDINARIO, CICLO C
SAN LUCAS 6,17.20-26
HUMILDAD PERSONAL
Y CONFIANZA EN DIOS
Tomado de Hablar con Dios del Padre Francisco Fernández Carvajal
[…] La humildad personal y la confianza en Dios van siempre juntas. Solo
el humilde busca su dicha y su fortaleza en el Señor. Uno de los motivos por
los que los soberbios tratan de buscar alabanzas con avidez, de sobreestimarse a sí mismos y se resienten ante cualquier cosa que pueda rebajarles
en su propia estima o en la de otros, es la falta de firmeza interior: no
tienen más punto de apoyo ni más esperanzas de felicidad que ellos
mismos. Por esto son, con mucha frecuencia, tan sensibles a la menor
crítica, tan insistentes en salirse con la suya, tan deseosos de ser conocidos,
tan ansiosos de consideraciones. Se afianzan en sí mismos como el
náufrago se agarra a una débil tabla, que no puede sostenerlo. Y sea lo que
fuere lo que hayan logrado en la vida, siempre se encuentran inseguros,
insatisfechos, sin paz. Un hombre así, sin humildad, sin confiar en su Padre
Dios que le tiende continuamente sus brazos, habitará en la aridez del
desierto, tierra salobre e inhóspita, como nos dice hoy la liturgia de la Misa.
El soberbio se encuentra sin frutos, insatisfecho y sin la paz y felicidad
verdaderas. El cristiano tiene puesta en Dios su esperanza y, porque conoce
y acepta su propia debilidad, no se fía mucho de lo propio. Sabe que en
cualquier empresa deberá poner todos los medios humanos a su alcance, pero
conoce bien que ante todo debe contar con su oración; y reconoce y acepta con
alegría que todo lo que posee lo ha recibido de Dios. La humildad no consiste
tanto en el propio desprecio –porque Dios no nos desprecia, somos obra salida
de sus manos–, sino en el olvido de sí y en la preocupación sincera por los
demás. Es la sencillez interior la que nos lleva a sentirnos hijos de Dios3.
«Cuando imaginamos que todo se hunde ante nuestros ojos, no se hunde
nada, porque Tú eres, Señor, mi fortaleza (Sal 42, 2). Si Dios habita en
nuestra alma, todo lo demás, por importante que parezca, es accidental,
transitorio; en cambio, nosotros, en Dios, somos lo permanente»4. En medio
de nuestra debilidad –cualquiera que sea la forma en la que se presente–
nos sentimos junto a Dios con una firmeza indestructible. 3 Cfr. E. BOYLAN,
El amor supremo -4 SAN JOSEMARÍA ESCRIVA, Amigos de Dios, 92
HORARIO DE CUARESMA
Miércoles 13 de Febrero 7:00pm Misa y Cenizas - IGLESIA
Jueves 14 de Febrero 7:00pm Via Crucis – CAPILLA
Jueves 21 de Febrero 7:00pm Via Crucis y Santa Misa – CAPILLA
Jueves 28 de Febrero 7:00pm Via Crucis y Santa Misa – CAPILLA
Jueves 7 de Marzo 7:00pm Via Crucis y Santa Misa – CAPILLA
Jueves 14 de Marzo 7:00pm Via Crucis – CAPILLA
Lunes 18 de Marzo 6:00pm Liturgia de la Penitencia y Confesiones – IGLESIA
Jueves 21 de Marzo 7:00pm Via Crucis y Santa Misa – CAPILLA
SANTO TRIDUO PASCUAL:
Jueves 28 de Marzo 7:00pm JUEVES SANTO Misa Bilingüe – IGLESIA
Viernes 29 de Marzo 4:00pm Via Crucis y VIERNES SANTO DE LA PASION DEL SENOR – IGLESIA
Sábado 30 de Marzo 7:00 pm VIGILIA PASCUAL Bilingüe - IGLESIA
Para Información sobre los sacramentos, clases de preparación para bautismo, etc. Entrar en nuestra página
web:http://stjoan.org/ministries/casa-hispana/ o pedir información en la parroquia con María o Rosario 561 392 0007.
Para pedir una intención en las misas para difuntos o enfermos dirigirse a la oficina parroquial en las horas de oficina.
Esta semana rezamos por el alma de: Luis Miguel Doig.
“En el año de la fe, he aqui un resumen de nuestra vida en la fe: llevemos la
Verdad con Amor y Obras a nuestros hermanos en Cristo”.
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MINISTERIO HISPANO AVISOS PARROQUIALES
“Los obispos de los Estados Unidos, reconociendo el valor del sacrificio espiritual y corporal en la vida de la Iglesia animan a todos los fieles a
hacer ayuno y abstinencia todos los viernes por la intención de la protección de la vida, el matrimonio, y la libertad religiosa.”
COMPENDIO DEL CATECISMO
«CREO EN DIOS, PADRE TODOPODEROSO,
CREADOR DEL CIELO Y DE LA TIERRA»
CREO EN DIOS
199 "Creo en Dios": Esta primera afirmación de la Profesión de fe es también la
más fundamental. Todo el Símbolo habla de Dios, y si habla también del hombre y
del mundo, lo hace por relación a Dios. Todos los artículos del Credo dependen del
primero, así como los mandamientos son explicitaciones del primero. Los demás
artículos nos hacen conocer mejor a Dios tal como se reveló progresivamente a los
hombres. Con razón los fieles confiesan que los más importante de todo es creer en
Dios" (Catecismo Romano, 1,2,2).
I «Creo en un solo Dios»
200 Con estas palabras comienza el Símbolo Niceno-Constantinopolitano. La confesión de la unicidad de Dios, que tiene su raíz en la Revelación Divina en la Antigua
“EVANGELIZAR”
Entre las estrategias previstas para desarrollar en nuestra parroquia se destacan dos que
involucran directamente a la comunidad de habla hispana y estas son:
1. Facilitar medios de formación cristiana en español.
2. Organizar actividades sociales antes o después de la Misa en español y promover
entre los fieles su participación en los distintos ministerios de nuestra comunidad.
Estos son algunos de los cursos que se ofrecen para facilitar la formación cristiana y
prepara ración para distintos ministerios:
n Serie “Catolicismo” del aclamado teólogo padre Robert Barron en español MARTES
de 1:30pm a 2:30 en la Casa Hispana. Traiga su almuerzo. No precisa registrarse.
n Clases de Confirmación e Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos martes a las 7:00pm en la
sala de conferencias A del segundo piso. Información : Constanza 561 859 4666
PROXIMA FECHA DE CONFIRMACION en la Vigilia Pacual, el sábado 30 de marzo.
n Grupo de Oración Santa Juana de Arco todos los jueves por la tarde a las 7:00pm.
Lectura y comentario del Evangelio con la participación de todos los participantes. DURANTE LA CUARESMA REZAMOS EL VIA CRUCIS Y LA SANTA MISA CON EL PADRE
O.ALONSO EN LA CAPILLA
n Grupo de Oración Padre Pio todos los jueves a las 9:00am en la Casa Hispana contemplación y rezo de los misterios del Santo Rosario.
n “Las llenas de Gracia”, todos los martes de 7:00pm a 9:00pm Para mayor Información llame a a Rachel Lichardino 561 900 5551, facilitadora de “Llenas de Gracia”.
n Cursos de preparación de Monaguillos, Liturgia de la Palabra para los niños, Lectores
y Ministros Extraordinarios de la Eucaristía se ofrecen periódicamente para las personas
interesadas. Llame a Constanza al 561 859 4666 para mayor información.
n Taller de espiritualidad: “Usted también puede ser santo” se reúne una vez por semana durante 18 semanas. Llame si desea recibir su libro gratis. 561 859 4666.
n Talleres de Oración y Vida del Padre Larrañaga de cinco semanas de duración se ofrecen dos veces al año. 561 859 4666
Alianza, es inseparable de la confesión de la existencia de Dios y asimismo también
fundamental. Dios es Único: no hay más que un solo Dios: "La fe cristiana cree y
confiesa que hay un solo Dios [...] por naturaleza, por substancia y por esencia
(Catecismo Romano, 1,2,2).
202 Jesús mismo confirma que Dios es "el único Señor" y que es preciso amarle
con todo el corazón, con toda el alma, con todo el espíritu y todas las fuerzas (cf.
Mc 12,29-30). Deja al mismo tiempo entender que Él mismo es "el Señor" (cf. Mc
12,35-37). Confesar que "Jesús es Señor" es lo propio de la fe cristiana. Esto no
es contrario a la fe en el Dios Único. Creer en el Espíritu Santo, "que es Señor y
dador de vida", no introduce ninguna división en el Dios único:
«Creemos firmemente y confesamos que hay un solo verdadero Dios, inmenso e inmutable, incomprensible, todopoderoso e inefable, Padre, Hijo y Espíritu Santo: Tres
Personas, pero una sola esencia, substancia o naturaleza absolutamente simple
(Concilio de Letrán IV: DS 800).
n El Círculo de Santa Ana (Consejo de Señoras Católicas) se reúne todos los últimos
miércoles del mes a las 8:00am. La próxima reunión es el miércoles 27 de febrero en
la Casa Hispana.
n LITURGIA DE LA PALABRA PARA LOS NINOS, Si te gustan los niños, conoces y practicas tu fe, puedes ayudar con la Liturgia de la Palabra para los niños, el ministerio hispano proveerá el material y la preparación necesarios para esta tarea. La diócesis
requiere un “background check” y huellas digitales que se pueden conseguir en la parroquia. Si está interesado llame a Constanza al 561-859-1099 o al 561-952-2860.
Mejor aún envíe su información vía correo electrónico: [email protected]
n Si usted está interesado en organizar alguna actividad social los sábados por favor
envié su propuesta al correo electrónico: [email protected]
EL segundo sábado de cada mes nos reunimos en la Casa Hispana después de la Santa
Misa para más información llame a Adriana Moreno
954-249-8047
Servicios ofrecidos para la comunidad:
n Las clases de inglés para principiantes, dictadas por profesores de habla inglesa
voluntarios de nuestra parroquia, son gratis. Para anotarse llame al 561 289 7846.
La duración de cada curso es de 8 semanas, todos los miércoles a partir del 9 de enero
en dos horarios: a las 12:30 pm y a las 7:00pm. Aún tenemos lugares disponibles
para el horario de las 7:00pm.
n Para las clases de Arte y Pintura con Patricia. Llame al 954 394 4846 para mas
información.
n Carmen Bruckner, nueva ciudadana americana gracias a la
ayuda recibida a través del ministerio hispano. (Clases de
preparación para el examen y asistencia para preparar la
solicitud). n Ayuda gratis para preparar la ciudadanía los lunes
18 de febrero, 4 y 18 de marzo a las 11 am. Mas información
con Adriana: 954-818-5032
Directorio
Director: Constanza Preble 561-859-4666 - 561-843-1099 - Ministerio Extraordinario de la Eucaristía: Sr. y Sra. Córdova 561-573-0194 Servidores del Altar: Patricia Jaramillo 561-674-4852 - Proclamadores de la Palabra: Gisela Delgado 561-952-2860 Clases de Inglés: 561- 289-7846 - Ministerio de la Liturgia de la Palabra: Gisella Delgado: 561-809-2873
16 l ST. JOAN OF ARC l FEBRUARY 10

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