July 31 Bulletin - Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Lake Wales, FL
Welcome to Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Bienvenidos a la Iglesia del Espiritu Santo
644 South 9th Street
Lake Wales, Florida 33853
Church Office Phone:
Fax: (863) 676-2962
Father David Vargas
Deacon John Avery: (863)-678-6908
Deacon Sam Knight: (863)-638-1231
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-12, 1-3pm
Parish Office Manager: Nick Arcano, Jr.
Parish Receptionist: Jessica Cordova
Faith Formation Director for Children & Youth:
Coordinator of RCIA Faith Formation:
Bob Decker [email protected]
Director of Music:
Robert Melnitzke and Nicholas Lindaman
Co-leaders of Outreach Ministry
Sharon Olson & Robyn Prater
1st Saturday Mass
4:00 pm English
6:30 pm Spanish
9:30 am English
Monday Communion Service
8:30 am Tue, Thurs, Friday,
Wed 5:15 pm, 6:30 pm Spanish
(Or by appointment)
Please call or email during
July 31, 2016
July 30 4:00 pm
July 31 9:30 am
+Steven Drace by George Drace
+John Weinle II by Nick & Barbara
Special intentions for Family Flora
Special intentions for healing for
Joyce & Jim McClendon by Sam &
Amelia Updike and family
+Bill Burns by Jim & Christine
+Martha & Robert Wetzel by Mr. &
Mrs. Ralph Jacobs
Mon Aug 1
Holy Spirit Total Collection
Eucharistic Communion Service
+Barbara Rogers by
Kim & Steve Bepler
Wed Aug 3
+Charles Avery by Deacon John
Thur Aug 4
For the elderly
For all law enforcement
+Viola Bennette birthday intentions
by Barbara & Peter Forte
July 23 & 24
Lest it go unsaid your monetary
offerings are always appreciated.
Readings for the Week
Sunday: Eccl 1:2; 2:21-23/Ps 90:3-6, 12-14, 17/Col 3:1-5, 9-11
Monday: Jer 28:1-17/Ps 119:29, 43, 79-80, 95, 102/Mt 14:13
Tuesday: Jer 30:1-2, 12-15, 18-22/Ps 102:16-21, 29, 22-23/
Mt 14:22-36 or 15:1-2, 10-14
Wednesday: Jer 31:1-7/Jer 31:10-13/Mt 15:21-28
Thursday: Jer 31:31-34/Ps 51:12-15, 18-19/Mt 16:13-23
Friday: Na 2:1, 3; 3:1-3, 6-7/Dt 32:35-36, 39, 41/Mt 16:24-28
Saturday: Dn 7:9-10, 13-14/Ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 9/2 Pt 1:16-19/
Next Sunday: Wis 18:6-9/Ps 33:1, 12, 18-22/Heb 11:1-2,
8-19 or 11:1-2, 8-12/Lk 12:32-48 or 12:35-40
Bob & Carol Neumeyer 50th
Please pray for:
Dick Champion, Angela Apuzzo, Marie Borders, Barbara
Mosier, Debbie Nelson, Margaret Ireland, Jody
McDonald, Joyce Brandenberg, Kristina Martinez,
Theresa Cook, Angie Perez, Linda Niño, Mildred
McDonald, Don Luko and Jennifer Glynn, David Monte
Johns Jr, Tim Mosley, J.C McLendon.
Special intentions for the
+Joann Adam by Rosemary Blake
+Isabella Laude by Sam & Amelia
Updike & Family
If you would like to put a family member, friend or
yourself in the bulletin under “Prayers for the Sick”,
please call the office & let Jessica know.
No Adoration during
Spanish evening Mass on
the July and August
Wednesday is now at 6:30 pm. Misa durante la semana a las 6:30
months. Please keep an
pm los miércoles esta Misa es en español.
eye on the bulletin
After the 6:30 pm Spanish Mass on Wednesday, there is
with up coming
information, and when Spanish Bible Study. Anyone welcome to join. Help us spread the word!
Después de la Misa en Español a las 6:30 hay clase religiosa y de Biblia también en
it will continue.
español. Todos están invitados a participar
July 31, 2015
all grades PK3 through 12 grade,
1 Reconciliation, 1st Communion, Confirmation, including delayed sacraments and
children and youth catechumenate program
will take place in August. However, you may
register early by stopping by the parish office Well, our Steubenville Youth Conference was
successful. If you were to ask our young people how they
at any time during the summer months.
would rate the conference this past weekend on a scale 1 to
Registración para nuestro año 2016-2017 de
Educación Religiosa de Grados Pre-k 3 hasta
10. 10 Being great – they would state the conference was
grado 12. Confesión y Primera Comunión,
off the chart. “Amazing, beautiful, spirit - filled, spirit - led,
Confirmación, incluyendo Sacramentos tardados Eucharist, powerful, healing, felt loved, felt cared for, felt
para niños y jóvenes, comenzara en Agosto!
touched, excellent key note speakers, the workshops, the
Si usted quiere registrar antes del final de
Agosto se le dará un descuento en el costo de las priests and nuns, volunteers, youth leaders, everyone
clases. Venga a la oficina a registrar a sus niños, together praising and worshiping God, the Mass,
Adoration, reconciliation, all of it and more!” It is not
enough to say “you had to be there” because the reality of
God’s presence is not dependent on any place, but for our
and Youth Team
youth who attended the conference, the adrenaline rush
Leaders: I am
came from experiencing the presence of God in ways they
thankful to have
couldn’t even imagine before the conference…and leave
you as part of our
the conference knowing God has always been with them,
Education and Youth Programs. All of us
with us, before the conference, during the conference, and
here at the parish appreciate the
dedication, time, and friendship given to
your ministry as a catechist and to the
children and youth of today’s Church.
Beginning the week of August 9, the
school bldg. will be open for you to come
and decorate your classroom with the
exception of Labor Day weekend.
It is essential that you attend the
beginning of the year meeting. PK3
through 5th grade will meet on August 21
at 12:30pm in the conference room.
Middle School EDGE will meet at 6pm
on Weds. August 17 in the conference
room in the school bldg. Confirmation
and High School Team leaders will meet
on Sunday, August 21 at 4:00pm. Thank
responding to your call to serve.
I look forward to seeing you all very
soon! God Bless You!
Our Next CCW Luncheon will
be held on August 9 at 11:30am
at Jay Bees Restaurant on Hwy 60 East; Carpooling will be
available from the church parking lot. If interested,
please call Carol Friedrich at (863) 676-0190. Please
remember to bring school supplies for Spook Hill
Elementary on August 9, 2016. See you there!
OUR CATHOLIC APPEAL
Your faithful generosity to our
parish enables us to respond to
our Baptismal call by sharing God's abiding love for each
other. This sacrificial giving is the mark of a faithful steward. On
behalf of all of our parishioners, I thank those of you who continue
your response to an offertory increase. Please don't forget to
continue giving to our parish through the offertory - through our
parish envelopes or online giving, by visiting.
<<wwwPARISHLINK>> and clicking on
<<INSTRUCTIONS>> to give online. Thank You!
NUESTRO LLAMADO CATOLICO
Tu fiel generosidad a nuestra parroquia nos permite responder a
nuestro llamado bautismal compartiendo el perpetuo amor de Dios
con los demás. Esta ofrenda de sacrificio es el signo de un fiel corresponsable. En nombre de todos nuestros feligreses, agradezco a
todos aquellos que continúan su aumento del ofertorio. Por favor no
se olviden de continuar dando a su parroquia a través del ofertorio a través de nuestros sobres o visitando a <<wwwPARISHLINK>>
y darle clic a <<INSTRUCTIONS>> para dar en línea. Gracias!
Some of our parishioners have asked
for a copy of the Prayer to
St. Michael which was said after Mass
during the Cold War for the
conversion of Russia. It is their hope
that it may help to end the current
war against Terrorism.
Saint Michael, the Archangel, defend
us in battle; be our safeguard against the wickedness and
snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humble
pray; and you, Prince of the heavenly host, by the power
of God cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits,
who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls.
July 31, 2016
Dorothy's Corner Food
Due to low food inventory in our pantry, we
are temporarily closing down through August while we restock. We will reopen
again Tuesday, September 6,2016.
If any parishioner has an emergency and
needs food or clothing please contact the
In the meantime we ask for your
continued help with Dorothy's Corner and
continue to donate
needed food items and drop off in the donation box in the Narthex.
Food Item's we need:
Dry Pinto beans
Dry Black beans
Canned fruit (any kind)
Thank you for your continued support!
Sharon Olson and Robyn Prater
Co-leaders of Outreach Ministry
Knitters for Christ
As always, WE ARE IN NEED OF
YARN! If you have any yarn or
see it on clearance in the store or
any Rummage Sale, you are
welcome to donate it by dropping it off at the
parish office between 9 and 3, Monday
through Friday. The Knitting group will not
meet on the month of August. Knitting will
continue on September 14, 2016 and usually
every second and fourth Wednesday of the
month. Everyone, welcome to join us!
KITCHEN WORKERS -- We are offering the
Safe Staff Food Handlers Test for anyone
wishing to volunteer to work in the kitchen at
any of our many functions. This is scheduled
for Monday, August 22nd at 10 am in the
Parish Hall. It won't be the only test, but is
essential for those who wish to work in the
kitchen preparing food, the test covers basic
information and common sense practices for
preparing foods in a healthy way. As always,
please sign up in the Narthex or call the
office by August 15 to reserve your place.
Everyone is welcome to participate in any event!
The more the merrier!
Julio 31, 2016
Health & Wellness Ministries Body, Mind, &
Excess Stress -One of the biggest culprits in unhealthy aging is
STRESS. Stress is a serious health risk, no matter our age.
Causes -As simple as a traffic jam, to more serious challenges
Sips of faith does not meet after the 9:30 Mass
such as caring for an ailing family member. Whatever the cause
(10:45) am this week in the Parish Center. We will continue of our stress is, if it is overwhelming us, we need to address it.
our meetings beginning September 11:00 am after the
What happens -When we experience stress our heart beats fast8:00am Mass.
er, our blood pressure rises, and our breathing quickens. These
are our normal fight or flight response. The problem
The diner’s club meets on Friday, August 12 at is,responses
situations that are not life-threatening, worrying about financ5:30 at Sizzling Grill Restaurant, Route 27,
es or an argument with a family member can trigger this same
fight or flight response. If stressful situations pile up one after
Lake Wales for our next dinner. As always, it’s a
our body has no chance to recover, making us more
Dutch Treat. Everyone is invited, so sign up in the
vulnerable to long -term health problems. Stress may contribute
Narthex if you plan to attend!
to the development of an illness. It may aggravate an existing
health problem or it may trigger an illness.
the bereavement group is taking a
Immune system. --- Chronic stress tends to dampen our
immune system, and make us more susceptible to colds,
month’s vacation in August. Our next meeting
the flu and other infections.
is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 6:30 in
Cardiovascular disease. --- If we exhibit extreme increases
the Office Living Room. Anyone suffering the
in heart rate and blood pressure in response to daily stress,
it may increase our risk of a heart attack.
loss of a friend or loved one and is mourning or
Gastrointestinal problems. --- Stomach aches and diarrhea
grieving, is invited to attend.
are sometimes present when we are stressed.
Light refreshments are provided.
Depression and anxiety.--- Chronic stress can trigger depression and or anxiety.
In the meantime, we have subscribed to Abbey
Other illnesses --- Stress can worsen skin conditions includPress Care Notes. Stop at the table in the
ing, hives and acne. Stress can heighten our body's pain
Narthex to see them and perhaps take one
response, impacting arthritis, fibromyalgia and back pain.
change? --- Reducing stress can help us to become more
which speaks to a concern you have
productive and happy. It can often improve our health.
Where to start --- There are ways to deal with stress.
The Social Committee meets on
Learn to Relax. Seek out activities that give us pleasure,
Tuesday Evening, August 9th at 6:30 pm in the
like exercise, art, and music. Devote 30 minutes a day to
the activity. Learn relaxation techniques. Simplify and orOffice Living Room. Members are strongly
ganize the day. If we are overextended, cut out some activiencouraged to please be there!
ties or delegate some tasks to others. Organize clutter in
our home and workplace helps.
Practice tolerance. We should try to become more tolerant
of ourselves and over the situations that we may have no or
Becoming catholic is on summer
vacation until August 18. We invite those
Learn to manage anger. If we remain angry for an extended
interested to join us. The Inquiry period
period, stress can increase and prolong stress can even
extends through November 17. During
trigger a heart attack. Identifying our triggers and finding
that time, we try to present some of the
way to release the energy produced by our anger can help.
fundamentals of our faith to help each
Exercising, writing in a journal or listening to soothing music
are some ways to let go of anger.
person decide if this is indeed the Church with which
Think positive. In many cases, simply choosing to look at
they wish to be a member. If you or someone you
situations in a more positive way can reduce the stress in
know is interested in learning more and would like
to be in full communion with the Catholic Church
Seek professional help. If these simple measures are not
by finishing their sacraments or by being baptized,
helpful, we should not be afraid to seek guidance from our
NOW is the time to invite them to take a look. Indoctor, a counselor, psychiatrist, psychologist, or priest.
Many of us mistakenly believe that seeking outside help is a
vite them to “Come and see”. please contact Bob
sign of weakness. It takes strength to realize we need help
Decker to start the process and continue the jourand good judgment to seek it.
ney God has already begun.
Regina Bennett, Co-Coordinator Health and Wellness Ministries
July 31, 2016
We will re-open Bingo the first week of
October! Thank You to all the bingo volunteers for their time and work this season. Please remember we are still looking for volunteers for next year. Any
questions or to volunteer please call the parish office or
Jerry Knuth (863) 949-4504
K of C meeting every 1st and 3rd
Monday at 7:00 pm. Any
questions contact Grand Knight Gary
Kennedy at 863-232-9562 or via the
The Social Committee has scheduled our
second annual DESSERT
We meet every
second Monday of each
month for potluck dinner
at 6:30 p.m. and the
meeting starts promptly at
7:00 p.m. Meetings last
about an hour. If you have any questions, please
contact your President, Miriam Kennedy at
BAKE-OFF on Sunday, August 14th at
11:00am in The Parish Hall.
Bring in your favorite “bestest” dessert and
the recipe for taste testing and voting.
There are three divisions in which you may
enter a dessert: Cakes, Pies, and other
desserts. Yes, you may enter more than one
Those wishing to enter a dessert, please sign
up in the Narthex. We need at least 25
Taste and presentation count!
The Vocation Blessing Chalice
The Msgr. J. Walter Grill Columbiettes
The Columbiettes will have a
“Back to School Backpack Breakfast”
on Sunday, August 7, 2016, from 9 a.m. to
11:a.m. Tickets are $5.00
each. Along with the $5.00 we are
requesting a donation of school
items from the Polk County School
Board list. You can donate crayons,
notebooks, papers, pencils, pens,
rulers, backpacks, juice, snacks, etc.
This same weekend is TAX free
weekend for school supplies. Please join us to care
for those in our parish and community who need
help with school supplies.
Franciscans Meet after the 8:30am
Each week at Sunday Mass Fr. David will call a fam- Mass every 1st Saturday of the
ily, individual, or couple forward to receive the Vo- Month. Everyone is welcome to
cation Chalice. They receive a blessing and take the attend!
chalice home, putting it in a place of honor.
Each day for a week, during prayer time (morning, bedtime
or at meals), they pray for an increase and perseverance of
vocations. The following Sunday they return the Vocation
Blessing Chalice before Mass.
A prayer journal also travels with the Blessing Chalice.
Each week the family, individual, or couple who has the
chalice enters a thought, prayer, or scripture verse. When we
pray for vocations, we lift up to our Father those men and
women whom he is calling in a very special way.
Please sign up in the Narthex to
reserve your week!
Anchors of Faith
We are on vacation for the
summer, but if you would like to join
Anchors of Faith, do not hesitate to
call. Please Contact
Marge Prunty at 863-605-1115
Coming Soon to a parish center near
16, 2016 from 5:00pm– 8:00pm.
Check this spot each week for more information.
Julio 31, 2016
Julio 23 & 24
Gracias por sus donaciones que Dios los bendiga siempre
Grupo de Oración
El Grupo de Oración se reúne los viernes en el salón de la Iglesia
a las 7:00pm. Todos invitados a ser parte de este grupo de oración!
Caballeros de Colon
Reunión todos los 1er y 3er lunes del mes a las 7:00 pm. Para cualquier pregunta se pueden comunicar con Gary Kennedy al 863-232-9562 o
buscarnos en nuestra página de internet kofclakewales.com
Clases de Bautismo
· Completar las formas en la oficina
· Traer carta de permiso (de su parroquia) o prueba de ser miembro de
celebradas solamente dos
veces por mes, estas serán
privadas, si usted quiere que
su hija tenga misa privada,
habrá costo (llame a la oficina
para costo de misa)
*si usted quiere una bendición
solamente durante alguna de las
Misas, no habrá costo.
*Todas las quinceañeras deben estar en
clase de formación religiosa (aunque ya este
*su familia debe ser miembros de la
*Podrá rentar el salón haciendo
contrato, pagando el costo, con
depósito, tiene que tener seguridad en su
evento, y asegúransa si va a traer alcohol al
*Tiene que reservar su fecha, por lo menos
de 4-6 meses antes para la Misa y el salón.
· Traer acta de nacimiento del niño(a) quien quiera bautizar (Mayores de * El costo para música es separado, si usted
quiere tener música en
6 años deben de estar en clase de Catecismo)
· Atender regularmente a Misa.
· Padrinos y padres deben tomar clase de bautismo (POR FAVOR NO
LLEGUEN TARDE O TENDRAN QUE
SIGUIENTE MES A TOMAR LA CLASE)
· Hacer cita con Jessica para reunirse con el Padre David.
Deben llegar por lo menos 15 minutos antes de la Misa.
Atención! No habrá clase de bautismo en español, en el mes
de Julio, las clases continuaran el 13 de Agosto. Gracias!
Clases de Formación Religiosa
Registración para nuestro año escolar 20016-2017.
Grados Pre-Kínder a grado 12 las registraciones serán en Agosto! Por favor
venga a la oficina si quiere registrar temprano, el costo es menos si se apuntan
Tenemos ya las aplicaciones de clases listas, si va a registrar a
sus niños por favor venga a la oficina para poner a sus niños en
Las “Columbiettes” Damas de Colon, tendrán un Desayuno para el
regreso de escuela. Domingo, 7 de agosto de 9:00am a 11:00am. Tickets
cuestan $5.00, en venta en la oficina. Estamos pidiendo
donaciones para las escuelas de Polk County. Por favor venga a
el desayuno, y si es posible ayúdenos con
donaciones de crayolas, libretas, papel,
lápices, plumas, reglas, mochilas o algunos
útiles para la escuela gracias!
CUALQUIER PREGUNTA LLAME A LA OFICINA
PARA HABLAR CON JESSICA.
Gracias y bendiciones!
Las lecturas de la semana del 31 de Julio
Domingo: Ecl 1, 2; 2, 21-23/Sal 90, 3-6. 12-14.
17/Col 3, 1-5. 9-11/Lc 12, 13-21
Lunes: Jr 28, 1-17/Sal 119, 29. 43. 79-80. 95. 102/Mt 14
Martes: Jr 30, 1-2. 12-15. 18-22/Sal 102, 16-21. 29.
22-23/Mt 14, 22-36 o 15, 1-2. 10-14
Miércoles: Jr 31, 1-7/Jr 31, 10-13/Mt 15, 21-28
Jueves: Jr 31, 31-34/Sal 51, 12-15. 18-19/Mt 16, 13-23
Viernes: Nah 2, 1. 3; 3, 1-3. 6-7/Dt 32, 35-36. 39.
41/Mt 16, 24-28
Sábado: Dn 7, 9-10. 13-14/Sal 97, 1-2. 5-6. 9/2 Pe 1,
16-19/Lc 9, 28-36
Domingo siguiente: Sab 18, 6-9/Sal 33, 1. 12.
18-22/Heb 11, 1-2. 8-19 o 11, 1-2. 8-12/Lc 12,
32-48 o 12, 35-40