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Founded in 1854
Very Rev. Edward Murphy — Pastor
Fr. Carlos Lopera—- Associate Pastor
Deacon Lawrence Geinosky —Pastoral Associate
121 East Duval Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone (904) 359-0331
Fax (904) 356-8133
Email: [email protected]
April 10, 2016
Parish Activity Schedule
SUNDAY MASSES: Saturday 12:10 pm
(Fulfills the Sunday obligation)
Sunday 8:00 a.m. (Tridentine)
2:00 p.m. (Spanish)
WEEKDAY MASSES: Monday Through
Saturday 7:30 a.m. and 12:10 p.m.
CONFESSIONS: 30 minutes Before all
MIRACULOUS MEDAL NOVENA
Every Monday at 7:15 & noon.
HOLY ROSARY: Monday-Friday, after the
a.m. Mass and Saturday at 11:30 a.m.
OFFICE HOURS: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
MARRIAGE PREPARATION: All couples
planning to be married should consult with their
priest a minimum of eight to twelve months in
advance to determine which program they should
THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER
April 10, 2016
“Worthy is the Lamb that was slain
to receive power and riches, wisdom and strength,
honor and glory and blessing.”
— Revelation 5:12
12:00 People of the Parish
7:30 +Michael Reynold, Sr
By: Susan Thornton
12:10 +Elpido Garcia
By: Son & Daughter
7:30 +Serafin LaVilla
By: Luz L. Mojica
12:10 +Margaret Cermak
By: Son & Daughter
7:30 +Carol Susterich
By: Vee Brittian
12:10 +Cassie Lewis
By: The Rizk Family
7:30 Enrique’s & Hellen’s Family, special
12:10 +James Rizk
By: The Rizk Family
7:30 +Melvin Mills
12:10 +Charlotte Champlin
By: the Warner Family
7:30 +Wanda Hallack
By: Diane Hallack
12:10 Bridget Nowicki, Special
By: The Nowicki Family
First Reading — Brought before the Sanhedrin, the apostles
give witness to Jesus Christ.
(Acts 5:27-32, 40b-41).
Psalm — I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me
Second Reading — In his vision John sees all in heaven and
on earth give honor and glory to the one on the throne and to
the Lamb (Revelation 5:11-14).
Gospel — Jesus appears to the disciples by the sea of Tiberias (John 21:1-19 [1-14]).
The English translation of the Psalm Responses from the Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997,
International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.
THE SECOND COLLECTION TODAY
Is for: Maintenance
Next week: Hall
Second Sunday after Easter
LARGE CANDLE: The large candles on the left of St.
Theresa’s statue are for use in the Church and are $3.00
CHOIR: Wednesday 7-8:30p.m.. Practice will change to
Tuesday the first week of the month. We welcome those who
want to share their talents in singing the Lord’s praises.
Contact: Jerry Picard 374-4647
CCD: 2015-2016 class are in session. DRE: Susan
Pagliocca Email: [email protected]
R.C.I.A: Anyone interested in learning more about the
Catholic faith leading to full initiation into the Church at next
year’s Easter vigil, should contact Deacon Lawrence Geinosky
at (904) 359-0331. Class held every Sunday at 8:45 a.m. in
the Leon Hall
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: After the 7:30 a.m. Mass on
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday.
FIRST FRIDAY SERVICES: All night Vigil every 1st Friday,
beginning at 8:00 p.m. with Rosary/Confessions; Tridentine
Mass - at 8:30 p.m.; Exposition of Blessed Sacrament at 9:30
p.m..; Vigil at 9:45 p.m.; Benediction at 7:00 a.m.
ALLIANCE OF TWO HEARTS: Meets 4th Saturday, 8:30
a.m. in the Chapel of Leon Hall.
HOLY ROSARY: Monday to Friday, after the 7:30 a.m.
Mass, and Saturdays at 11:30 a.m.
WOMAN’S COUNCIL: If interested, please contact Pam
SAINT PADRE PIO PRAYER GROUP: 2ND Saturday of
each month. 9 a.m. Meeting / 10am Adoration Chapel. please
contact Carol at 904.302.2926 or [email protected]
ST. RAPHAEL’S ARMY SINGLE GROUP: Parish Singles
for faith/community/volunteerism 1st Tues. of the month at
5:45 in Leon Hall. Contact Joanne Mackey at 536 - 0534.
EMMAUS- YOUNG ADULTS –Tuesdays 7-9 pm in Leon hall
Contact :Emily Gehret 904-465-1501
As I mentioned last weekend at the beginning of all the
masses, our Easter weekend collection was over $4,000 down
from last year’s collection. Many of you responded to my
pulpit appeal and helped us to offset this drop. I want to thank
you each and everyone one of you for your generosity. I do
not make those kinds of appeals except in rare cases. If only
we all practiced good stewardship, such appeals would not
occur. Again, thank you for answering the call.
I would be remiss if I also failed to inform you of a number of
projects that we need to seriously address. We still carry a
note of $439,569.59 on the parish hall renovation and are easily making the monthly mortgage payments of $3,547.59.
Still, there are other issues we need to address in the near future. First, the granite steps in front of the church are cracking
and falling apart. Repairing each and every broken tile is not
the solution. We need to replace all of the steps. A reputable
vendor has quoted to replace all the steps for $35,101.00
Second, the organ is in need of some serious electronics upgrades which includes a Multiplex relay and Transposer control. The estimate we received last Fall is $31,700.00. The
new relay would help the organ to be more responsive and
eliminate problems with the notes hanging or dropping out. I
have had a number organists complain about the problems
with the console.
As your pastor, I am making every effort to keep the parish
financially healthy. With the help of my business manager,
office staff and the Finance Council members, we have made
a number of decisions to save money for the parish. However,
despite all of this, we cannot avoid the fact that because of the
age of our church, things break down. Patching up things here
and there work sometimes. But, in the end, somethings need
to be replaced. We were very, very fortunate that a concerned
Catholic from another parish decided to help pay for the repair
of the church and rectory rooves and the scaffolding inside the
church. Ever so often we have had very generous souls from
other parishes and foundations that decide to help us. In that,
we are blessed indeed. Yet, I can assure you that every day I
get on my knees and ask the good Lord to bring help from
someone or somewhere.
I realize these are hard times for many people, especially this
year. Donations have been down for a number of charitable
organizations and even the BASA. Some people surmise it is
due to the bad year we had with Wall Street. Others say it is
because of loss of jobs and cutbacks with companies. But,
whatever it may be, I ask you to prayerfully consider what you
can do to help the basilica meet some of our financial goals. I
want to provide the quality service you expect of the parish
administration. I intend to do everything I can to find ways to
save money. However, without your help, I cannot address
the above projects. Please prayerfully consider what you can
give to help us meet the ongoing financial demands of the
parish. And if you have any suggestions, please do not hesitate to call my office. May God bless you.
Third, the elevator lift on the eastside of the church, that gives
patrons access to the parish hall, needs to be completely replaced. The total cost to remove and dispose of the old elevator and to replace it with a new Garaventa Genesis lift will be
$24,785.00. The new lift will operate with hydraulics, which
is less likely to break down. We will also have to cover the
lift from the elements for an additional cost.
Fourth, the entire exterior of the church is way overdue for a
cleaning. We received an estimate of $28,242.00 to pressure
wash the church with special boom lift equipment to access all
areas of the building. Some of you may argue that cleaning the
church is a waste of money since it will get dirty again. That’s
like saying that it is better not to wash our cars because we
will spend good money and it will get filthy again. I think
many of you will be surprised just how beautiful the church
will look once it receives a thorough exterior cleaning.
Fifth, we are seriously considering purchasing a building near
to the church for the purpose of expanding our growing needs
for more classroom and meeting space. A number of groups
are competing for space on the weekends and weekdays. We
are working with the diocese to look into a proposal to purchase an office building that is presently being used by a law
firm. As this plan begins to take shape, I will inform you
more on the proposal and how we intend to address it financially.
YEAR OF MERCY PILGRIMAGE TO IRELAND AND
Year of Mercy Pilgrimage to Ireland and Scotland. Enter the
Holy Door of Our Lady Of Knock. Visit Edinburgh, Glasgow,
Belfast, Dublin, Galway and other cities from
June 25 to July 6.
The pilgrimage will be led by Father Peter Akin-Otiko.
For more info contact Sister Joan Gabbin at (904) 280-7321
or email [email protected]
ANUNCIOS GENERALES DE LA BASÍLICA:
Misas Dominicales: 2:00pm en español Confesiones: Media
hora antes de la Misa. Se puede también hacer cita llamando a
Matrimonio: contactar al sacerdote 6 a 8 meses antes.
Clases de Bautismo, Eucaristía, Confirmación de
Adutos: contactar a Blanca y a Noé (904)887-9216.
Mayor información: Carmen o Tony Mckinnon: (904)6291591- (904)312-1372
LA IMAGEN DE JESUS MISERICORDIOSO.
La imagen del Señor de la Divina Misericordia fué pintada por
ordenes dadas del propio Jesús el 22 de febrero de 1931 en
Plock (Polonia): “Al anochecer -escribe Santa Faustina- estando en mi celda, ví al Señor Jesús vestido con una túnica
blanca. Tenía una mano levantada para bendecir y con la otra
tocaba la túnica sobre el pecho. De la abertura de la túnica en
el pecho, salían dos grandes rayos: uno rojo y otro pálido.(..)
Después de un momento, Jesús me dijo: "Pinta una imagen
según el modelo que ves, y firma: Jesús en Ti confío. Deseo
que esta imagen sea venerada primero en su capilla y (luego)
en el mundo entero" (Diario, 47)
"Prometo que el alma que venere esta imagen no perecerá.
También prometo, ya aqui en la tierra, la victoria sobre los
enemigos y, sobre todo, a la hora de la muerte. Yo Mismo la
defenderé como Mi gloria" (Diario, 48)
“Quiero que esta imagen que pintarás con el pincel, sea bendecida con solemnidad el primer domingo después de la pascua de Resurrección; ese domingo debe ser la Fiesta de la
Misericordia" (Diario, 49 ) “Por medio de esta imagen colmaré de gracias a las almas, por eso que todas las almas tengan acceso a ella” (Diario, 570)
"Los dos rayos significan la Sangre y el Agua", explicó
Jesús a Santa Faustina, "El rayo pálido simboliza el Agua
que justifica a las almas. El rayo rojo simboliza la Sangre
que es la vida de las almas...Ambos rayos brotarón de las
entrañas más profundas de Mi misericordia cuando Mi corazón agonizante fué abierto en la cruz por la lanza. Bienaventurado quien viva a la sombra de ellos porque no le alcanzará la justa mano de Dios" (Diario 299).
Uno de los soldados le atravesó el costado con una lanza y al
instante brotó Sangre y Agua, son los rayos de la misericordia que tienen un precioso significado revelado por Jesús, el
rayo rojo significa la última gota de Sangre y el rayo pálido
significa la gota de Agua. Ambos rayos a su véz representan a
dos Sacramentos impartidos por la Santa Madre Iglesia; el
pálido es el Sacramento de la Penitencia o del Perdón y el
rayo rojo es el de la Eucaristía o Comunión. Por lo tanto, la
presencia de los dos rayos en la Imagen de la misericordia es
una clara invitación a que participemos con frecuencia a los
Sacramentos y así poder discernir entre el bien y el mal, ya
que las tentaciones son muy grandes y vienen muy bien disfrazadas, si no recibimos la Sagrada Comunión con frecuencia es
probable que de repente ya estemos inmersos en el mal sin
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There is a box at the from altar to put them
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The Hall Renovation: monthly payment $3,547.59
Collected so far this month
As most of you already know, our Christian brethren in the
Middle East are being persecuted for their Faith. To help, the
Family Ministry will be hosting a Wake Up night in Leon Hall,
on April 26th, 5:30pm-8pm. There will be a potluck dinner
(please bring a dish to share), a video presentation, time for
discussion, then we will gather in the church to pray the Rosary for our fellow Christians. All are welcome to attend! We
cannot remain silent. We all have to Wake Up!
Please note that there will be childcare provided for the video/
discussion portion of this event, as the content in the videois
not suitable for young children.
For more information, please contact Faith Tomaszycki:
A WOMEN’S DAY RETREAT
Marywood Presents: A Women’s Day Retreat! Come to Marywood for a time to refresh, recharge and renew! This retreat
offers a chance to spend some time with other women in
prayer, friendship and fellowship. Join us for Mass, line dancing, yoga, make-up, accessory tips and even some shopping!
Saturday, May 14, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Cost is $25.00 with
lunch included. Please call (904) 287-2525 to register.
LEARN YOUR CATHOLIC FAITH!!!
PARTICIPATE IN THE WOMEN’S GUILD
April 16th, 10:00 a.m.
Videos of the “Catholicism” Series
by Bishop Robert Barron.
The Catholic Faith As You’ve Never Seen It Before!
Women’s Guild raises money for the operation of the Parish
and money requested by Her Priests for altar items such as
cloths, etc. Also, part of the Saturday meeting we are showing the Catholicism series for the enrichment of our faith as
sincere Catholics. Hope you can join us!!
PILGRIMAGE DIVINE MERCY 2016
April 18-20, 2016
Pilgrimage to the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy
in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
Under the Spiritual Guidance of Fr. Tim Cusick, Pastor of
Holy Family Parish
$695.00 per person - double occupancy
For brochure & registration form:http://dosayom.com/
For more information, e-mail
REFRESHMENTS AND COFFEE WILL BE SERVED
Place: Leon Parish Hall
We will take 20 minutes to conduct business affairs and then will
show the Video.
Please contact Pam Petit at [email protected]
CATHOLICS IN RECOVERY
meets on the first Thursday of every month at 7p.m. at Assumption
Church, 2403 Atlantic Blvd., . Enjoy fellowship with men and women
who join to celebrate Mass, gather for a meal, and share the experience, strength and hope of their individual journeys.
For more information, visit www.catholicsinrecovery.org.
Please join us in praying the Rosary each Sunday in front of
the Church at 9:30 am.
We pray the rosary for our country. We are praying for religious freedom, the right to live for all human beings, and for
peace around the world.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Acts 6:8-15; Ps 119:23-24, 26-27, 29-30;
Acts 7:51 — 8:1a; Ps 31:3cd-4, 6, 7b, 8a,
17, 21ab; Jn 6:30-35
Wednesday: Acts 8:1b-8; Ps 66:1-3a, 4-7a; Jn 6:35-40
Acts 8:26-40; Ps 66:8-9, 16-17, 20;
Acts 9:1-20; Ps 117:1bc, 2; Jn 6:52-59
Acts 9:31-42; Ps 116:12-17; Jn 6:60-69
Acts 13:14, 43-52; Ps 100:1-3, 5;
Rv 7:9, 14b-17; Jn 10:27-30
DIVINE MERCY HOUSE THRIFT STORE NEEDS YOUR
TV AND ONLINE MASS FOR THE HOMEBOUND
Is someone you love unable to get to church? “My Sunday Mass” will
bring spiritual comfort and joy for the homebound. For the Sunday
time and channel guide, visit: www.MySundayMass.org. Please Note:
For those who can get to church, the TV/online liturgy will not meet
the Sunday Mass obligation. Thank you for spreading the word about
Mass for the homebound!
WOMEN’S HELP CENTER’S 2016 GALA FOR LIFE
The Women’s Help Center is holding their 10th annual fundraising Gala for Life on Thursday, April 21 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront (225 E. Coastline Drive). Doors
open at 5:30 p.m. with the dinner and program running from
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The keynote speaker is Lila Rose, an
internationally-acclaimed speaker and pro-life activist. This
will be an evening of inspiration and a call to action. Seats fill
quickly so make your reservations today!
For more information and to register for this fundraising event
contact Becky Damato at (904) 398-5143 or email
[email protected] or register online at www.whcjax.com.
The Gala for Life is free (there is an $8 parking fee required)
but registration is required. An opportunity to make a financial contribution will be extended.
and Gift shop
Please pass the word. Donations are needed at The Divine
Mercy House Thrift Store, (DMHTS). Thrift Store Hours:
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Monday – Saturday); Address: 11018
Old St. Augustine Road, Suite 140, Jacksonville, Florida
32257 (next to Pizza Hut);
Telephone: (904) 268-9968; All donations go to support the
Moms and Babies at Divine Mercy House. For pickup of furniture items please (904) 268-9968
What you need
TO REPORT SEXUAL ABUSE
Attention: The Diocese of Saint Augustine treats all allegations of sexual misconduct seriously and deals with all allegations in a prompt, confidential and thorough manner. To Report Abuse Call: Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator
(904) 262-3200, ext. 129, or Department of Children and
La Diocesis de San Augustine le da seria consideración a toda
acusasion de mala conducta sexual y dispone de todos dichos
casos de manera pronta, completa y confidencial. Para
reportar tal abuso, llame a: Coordinador Diocesano de
Auxilio a Victimas (904) 262-3200, ext. 129 o Departamento
de Ninos y Familias del Estado de la Florida 1-800-90Abuse
At prices you can afford
Open Wed-Sun 9 a.m. 2
PRAY FOR THE SICK OF OUR PARISH
Billy Vaught, Julia R. Martinez, Rosanne Pafford (Fr. Murphy’s sister), Jocelyn Battisti, Joseph Fore, Jimmy Ossi, Joey Gill, Jennifer
Spain & Family, Pauline Jones, Christine Cassara, Terra Watkins,
Nicholas Everhart, Pauline Stichweh, Georgette Pidal, Kate Cronk,
Juanita Rall, Nelta Nzuzu, Andrew Gilligan, Tammy Havey, Lucinda
Bennett, Carol Harden, Barry Beasley, Joseph Charles, Dorothy
Hartman, Ruben Parra, Lois Placke, Raymond Tubel ,Colby Larsen,
James Simonelli,, Sara Jones, Kristin Eaker, Don & Carol Lucus,
Judy Pamula, Rosa Broadnax, Marie Walker, Harry P. , Iris D.
PRAY FOR THE DECEASED OF OUR PARISH
Fr. Antonio Leon, Mary Pappas, Augusto Suarez, Pat Mastroleo,
Annetta Jones, Fayvette Randall, Tom Pappas, Betty (B.J.) Johnson,
Julius Osuagwu, John Williams, , Rosa Maria Fluriach, Nick Debs;
John Lopez, Kelly La Duke, Lorraine Carroll, Elizabeth Yeager, Ray
Godfrey Lewis, Mary Pinkston, Carolyn Bautista, Daniel Urbanus,
John M. Sesnick, Ella Marie Nowicki, Minnie Thompson, George
Helow, Austin Steele, William Sundmacker, Harold Tarkington, Richard Overholt, Juan Martinez, Serafina Kinnare, George Kenefake,
Willie Cote, Rosa Smith, Stan Mazur, Jean Floyd, Dan Selhorst,Tena
DeSalvo, Edgardo Obenza, Charles Dalton, Thomas Mumford, Flo
Thibault, Richard Brazo, Sr., Jose Pellon, Larry Murray, Betty Ann
Salvatore, Chuck Brean, George Kowkabany, June Mahoney, Alberta
Zito, Regino Soto, Eugene Pagliocca, Daniel Balogh, Robert Gillespy,
Zena Filo, Richard Kopec, Marleen Walenberger, John Broadnax,
Dr. Isabella K. Sharpe, Joann Bastien, Terry Thomas, Concepcion
Martin, Joanie Griadek, Lella Serbi,,Crisenta Bacolor, Rudy DeGuzman, Orlando Bacolor, Mitch Nowicki & Palma Nowicki, Leo
Charles, Isaias Bautista, Don & Lucy Drinkwater, Shawn Boschen,
George Deihl, Graciela Goebertus, Rita & Lynne Tibbitts, Lucille
Sherrer, Freddie McClain, Nieves Solares
SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES
Third Sunday of Easter
St. Martin I
Income Tax Day
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