Saint Mary Catholic Church
Saint Mary Catholic Church
110 St. Mary Avenue SW, Ft. Walton Beach, Florida 32548
1914-2016: Over a Century of Service for the Glory of God
We, the Catholic Community of Saint Mary Parish, united by faith in Jesus
Christ, are dedicated to proclaiming the Kingdom of God by knowing,
loving, and serving the Lord and one another.
Kimberly Solberg, Receptionist
Donna Bridgford, Secretary
Pat Demski, Finance
Mary Pickard, Religious Education
Mary Lambeth, Youth Ministry
Rob Henry, Maintenance
Paula Mowbray, Music Director
Phone: 850-243-3742 Fax: 243-1271
Office Hours: 9:00-3:30 Mon.-Fri.
ST. MARY SCHOOL
K3 to 8th Grade
Gerard Kubelka, Principal
PARISH LI850-FE CENTER
Ryan Thompson, Administrator
Father John Licari
Fr. William Ganci-Parochial Vicar
Fr. Paul Raj-Parochial Vicar
Deacon Michael Brown
Deacon Daniel McAuliffe
Deacon Robert Saxer
Deacon Michael Symons
Deacon Wayne Walker
Saturday Vigil: 5:30 p.m. and
7:00 p.m. (Español)
Sunday: 7:30, 9:30, 11:30 a.m.
Monday - Friday
6:30 & 8:15 a.m. Saturday 8:15 a.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Sonia Justiniano, Manager
ST. MARY OUTREACH
Thursday 9-11 a.m.
SUMMER DAILY MASS SCHEDULE
May 30, 2016 to August 7, 2016
Monday –Saturday - 8:15 a.m. ONLY
Saturday - 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
We invite everyone interested in joining
our faith community to register in the
parish. Parish registration cards are
available at all the entrances of the
church, in the parish office or you may
register online at the parish website.
Completed registration cards may be
placed in the offertory collection at any
Moving? Please notify the parish office.
In expressing a desire to have a child
baptized, parents must fulfill certain
requirements. At least one parent should
be a registered members of the parish for
at least four months and expected to be
practicing members of the faith. One
parent must attend a Baptismal class
which is held the first Saturday of each
month. Godparents also must meet
certain requirements before a date for the
Baptism can be set. Call the parish office
at 850-243-3742 for more information.
Registered parishioners who wish to be
married at Saint Mary Church are asked
to contact the parish office at least six
months prior to setting a date for the
VISITS TO THE SICK
Please notify the parish office if there is a
need for a visit.
HOLY COMMUNION AND
Those wishing to receive either of these
sacraments must contact the church office
Saturday - 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. to Saturday at 8:00 a.m. to register for the appropriate religious
Also by appointment by calling 850-243-3742
FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF CHRIST
The great fifty-day celebration of Easter has concluded, as
have the feasts honoring the Holy Trinity and the Body and
Blood of Christ. Last week we began a long stretch of
Ordinary Time that will bring us to late November. Saint
Paul tells us today that those who are baptized “have
clothed ourselves with Christ” (Galatians 3:27). This
scripture is echoed in the Church’s baptism ritual when we
sing, “You have put on Christ, in him you have been
baptized.” This message is inspiring and sobering at the
same time, for in today’s Gospel, we get to the heart of
what it means to be clothed in Christ. The Lord tells us, “If
anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and
take up his cross daily and follow me, (Luke 9:23). For the
next twenty-two weeks we are called to take up the cross
and, with Saint Luke as our guide, follow in the footsteps
Copyright© J.S. Paluch Co.
Christine Puhalla, Mary Miller, Dcn. Bob Saxer,
Lorene Barrett, Chris Lutsko, Eleanor Black, Mary
Welborn, Kimberley Black, Carmen Richardson, Ceilia
Cassinelli, Cindy Burton, Buddy Thomas, Leonor Quiray,
Steve Newsome, Izabella Izahaq, John DiBona, Derek
Gibson, Helen Richardson, Aida Lara, Peggy Darling,
Richard Tona, Betty McFadden, Jan Adams,
Dorothy York, Virginia Green, Joan Ventimiglia, Andrew
Marino, Marie Weinsborn.
Offertory Collection June 4/5: $18,170.97
Parish Life Center: $5,361.69
There will be two special collections next
week, one for Peter’s Pence and one for
the renovation of the church restrooms.
“Who do you say that I am?” Jesus asks Peter in today’s
Gospel. Does my use of the gifts and talents entrusted to me
accurately reflect my answer to the same question? How willing
am I to deny myself, take up my cross, and follow in His steps?
SUNDAY JUNE 19
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
11:30 a.m. Edward Madden
MONDAY JUNE 20
TUESDAY JUNE 21
Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious
Michael A. Brown
WEDNESDAY JUNE 22
Saint Paulinus of Nola, Bishop; Saints John Fisher, Bishop, and
Thomas More, Martyrs
THURSDAY JUNE 23
John L. Cronin
The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist
8:15 a.m. Msgt. Brendan O’Connor and ODA 765-Living
SATURDAY JUNE 25
Betty Choyce Sheehan
Fr. Will Ganci-Living
SUNDAY JUNE 26
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
11:30 a.m. Lisa Novack-Living
Have you been wondering
when the church restrooms
were going to get a much
needed facelift? Well, the
Our Lady of Fatima Statue
statue will be in the home of time is now! The project is in the planning stages and
the Gen and Tiago DeSouza this week. Help us to with your help, it will be a reality.
pray for World Peace, conversions, and for vocaƟons In order to help defray some of the cost of the
to the priesthood and religious life.
project, there will be a special collection. This will be
next weekend, June 25th and 26th. Your generosity
will ensure that the restroom renovations will be able
God, our Father in heaven, spare us from all to be completed in a timely manner.
Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
19 - June 25 22
Happy Father’s Day
God our Father, in your
wisdom and love you made
all things. Bless these men
that they may be strengthened as Christian
fathers. Let the example of their faith and
love shine forth. Grant that we, their sons
and daughters, may honor them always with
a spirit of profound respect.
Grant this through Christ our Lord, Amen.
Our June Holy Hour will be
held this Tuesday, June 21st at
6:30 p.m. This month the
Knights of Columbus Council
4444 will be the sponsor.
Mark your calendar and come
spend an hour in prayer and
adoration before the Blessed Sacrament.
“Could you not watch one hour with me?”
Spiritual Book Club
MINISTRY OF THE WEEK
SICK AND SHUT-IN
This ministry brings the Blessed
Sacrament to those who are sick
or unable to attend Mass. They
make weekly visits to the
homebound; they visit nursing
homes and assisted living facilities weekly; and visit
the hospital twice weekly. This is a very rewarding
ministry that spiritually enriches those they visit
and the volunteers who serve. To serve in this
ministry, we ask that members are practicing
Catholics who desire to bring the Blessed
Sacrament to those who are unable to attend Mass.
They also should be willing and able to follow a
regular schedule, are able to meet the standards
of our Diocesan Safe Environment program and are
willing to be fingerprinted and undergo a
background check by law enforcement. There are
home routes, nursing home routes, and assisted
living facility routes. Volunteers are assigned to a
route, and usually visit the same people. If you feel
the calling to be part of this essential ministry, call
the parish office at 243-3742.
Mother Angelica: The Remarkable Story
of a Nun, her Nerve, and a
Network of Miracles.
This book by Raymond Arroyo is our next
selection! We meet weekly; we read/discuss two
chapters per week; we take turns facilitating
discussions; we eat; we enjoy each other’s company and most
importantly, we grow in knowledge, understanding and wisdom!
For this session, meetings will be held Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
in the PLC Café beginning June 21st and continuing until the
middle of August. The SBC is sponsored by our parish’s
Council of Catholic Women. Anyone interested in the selection
is welcome! To join in on this session, contact Mary Sauvageau
West Central Deanery
Council of Catholic Women
“Loving Summer Bunco Party!”
Wednesday, June 29th, at 11:30 a.m. at
St. Mary Parish Life Center. Admission is
$15.00. Play four rounds of Bunco and enjoy some lunch!
Lots of prizes, themed baskets, and 50/50 Drawing. No
Bunco experience is necessary.
TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE
Call Mary at 850-420-3373 for information.
All men of the parish are invited to come together in
fellowship the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month
at 7:00 p.m. in the Fr. Sherman Room. The next meeting
will be Tuesday, June 28th. If you have any questions,
contact Ross at (478) 396-4029 or [email protected]
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE TILMA
Presently, the Tilma is being shared each week
by parish families. If you wish to have the Tilma
in your home for one week and pray the Rosary
contact Lancy Colaco at 850-244-0651.
- June 25 22
RCIA INQUIRY CLASS
There will be an inquiry class on
June 22nd from 6:00 to7:00 p.m.
in the Father Sherman Room.
This is open to any adults who
think they might be interested in becoming Catholic.
If you have any questions call the parish office at
From Mary Pickard
Director of Religious Ed.
Parents, you are the first
educators of your children
and you continue that job all
your lives. I would like to share with you some quotations
from a book of meditations from St. John Baptist de la
Salle, one of the patron saints of teacher
You must, then,
Look upon your
as one of the most important
and most necessary services
in the Church, one which has been
entrusted to you by pastors
by fathers and mothers.
What responsibilities for service to the Church are
inherent in my vocation?
FR. WILL and
INVITES YOU TO
Wondering what this might be?
a fun filled game played indoors
ended sticks to move a rubber
the floor and into the goal at
end. Team competition at its
Saint Mary School
“We Walk With Jesus”
Thinking about a Catholic School education for
your child? Come by the school, take a tour of
the campus, find out all that we can offer you and your child.
Financial assistance is available through numerous scholarship
opportunities. We want to make a Catholic education a reality
for your child. Call us at 243-8913. The office will be
open during the summer from 9:00 to 2:00 p.m., Monday
Step Up For Students is now accepting applications
from new families for the Florida Tax Credit (FTC)
scholarship for the 2016-17 school year. If you wish
to apply, please go to www.stepupforchildren.org
and complete the application. If you have
questions, contact St. Mary School at 243-8913.
Applications are now being accepted at the school
office for Substitute Teachers and Bus Drivers.
Saint Mary School - Summer Camp
Icing on the Cake Baking Fun
June 20-23 or July 18-21
8:30-11:30 $90 Instructor: Ali Liles
The kids will make cookies, cupcakes, candies, and
fondant and cakes and decorate using many techniques.
Tumbling for Gymnastics Fun
July 11-14 or July 18-21
8:30-11:30 $90 Instructor: Serra Abel
For children K through 4th Grade who
have little or no previous tumbling
experience. Campers will learn strength and flexibility
exercises and basic tumbling skills, and low balance
beam skills. Campers will also enjoy crafts and a
For more information call 243-8913
Well, it is
BIBLE ON THE BEACH
Come join Mrs. Lambeth and your
fellow high school friends on
June 22nd from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
at Beasley Park on Okaloosa Island
This is open to men, women, boys and girls
for Bible on the Beach.
of every age and ability. Come out on
We will meet every other Wednesday for friendship,
Sunday, June 26th at 1:00 in the PLC for
fun and spiritual enlightenment. For more information
lots of fun and fellowship!
contact Mary at 850-685-7464.
Decimosegundo Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario
LECTURAS DE LA SEMANA
La gran celebración de cincuenta días
Lunes: 2 Re 17:5-8, 13-15a, 18; Sal 60 (59):3-5, 12-13; Mt 7:1-5
de la Pascua ha concluido, al igual
Martes: 2 Re 19:9b-11, 14-21, 31-35a, 36;
que las fiestas en honor a la
Sanơsima Trinidad y al Cuerpo y la
Sal 48 (47):2-4, 10-11; Mt 7:6, 12-14
Sangre de Cristo. La semana pasada
Miércoles: 2 Re 22:8-13; 23:1-3; Sal 119 (118):33-37, 40;
comenzamos el largo tramo del
Tiempo Ordinario que nos llevará
Jueves: 2 Re 24:8-17; Sal 106 (105):1b-5; Mt 7:21-29
hasta el final de noviembre. San Pablo nos dice hoy que los
que han sido bauƟzados "se han revesƟdo de Cristo" (Gálatas
3:27). Este mensaje es inspirador y al mismo Ɵempo nos
Viernes: Vigilia: Jer 1:4-10; Sal 71 (70):1-6, 15, 17;
1 Pe 1:8-12; Lc 1:5-17Día: Is 49:1-6; Sal 139 (138):1-3, 13-15;
alecciona, ya que en el Evangelio de hoy, vamos al centro de lo
Hch 13:22-26; Lc 1:57-66, 80
que significa estar revesƟdos de Cristo. El Señor nos dice, "si
Sábado: Lam 2:2, 10-14, 18-19; Sal 74 (73):1b-7,
alguno quiere acompañarme, que no se busque a sí mismo,
20-21; Mt 8:15-17
que tome su cruz de cada día y me siga" (Lucas 9:23). Durante
Domingo: 1 Re 19:16b, 19-21; Sal 16 (15):1-2, 5, 7-11;
las veinte y dos semanas que siguen somos llamados a tomar
la cruz y, con san Lucas como guía, seguir en los pasos a Cristo.
Gal 5:1, 13-18; Lc 9:51-62
Copyright (c) J. S. Paluch Co.
Campamentos de Verano
El campamento de la escuela de Saint Mary
va a comenzar pronto!
Dios bendiga a todos nuestros
padres, abuelos y padrinos.
Lugar: Parroquia de Saint Mary
Clases para aprender a hornear pasteles: 20-23 de junio y
18-21 de julio.
Horario: 8:30 a 11:30 a.m. Costo: $90 a la semana.
Clases de gymnasia: 11-14 de julio, y 18-21 de julio,
Horario: 8:30 a 11:30 a.m. Costo: $90 a la semana.
Para obtener mayor información llame a la oficina de la
escuela al 243-8913.
Dia: Martes 21 de junio 2016
Hora: 6:30 - 7:30 pm
9:00 am Adoración al Santisimo hasta el
sábado a las 8:00 am en la capilla
8:00 pm 9 de julio Convivio Mensual
JUEVES 6:00 pm 23 de junio Clase de Bautisimo
en el PLC (registrarse en la oficina)
6 de julio 2016
6:00 pm Reunion del Equipo Litugico
y actividades con el Padre Will
Estatua de Nuestra Señora de Fatima:
La Virgen es llevada cada semana a una familia
diferente, el Rosario todos los dias en esa casa. Si
desea tener la Virgen en su casa, por favor hable
con Beatriz despues de la Misa.
Grupo de Oracion Carismatico:
Las personas interesadas en ser
miembros del grupo por favor hable con
Beatriz despues de la Misa.