"ST. PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH ST. PETERSBURG, FL March 16"
ST. PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH ST. PETERSBURG, FL March 16, 2008 Monday, March 17th 7:00 A.M. Prayer for Vocations Tuesday, March 18th And behold, the veil of the sanctuary was torn in two from top to bottom. 7:00 A.M. Arthur S. Gibbons The earth quaked, rocks were split, tombs were opened, Wednesday, March 19th and the bodies of many saints who had fallen asleep were raised. 7:00 A.M. James Segawa, Sr. (Matthew 27:51-52) Thursday, March 20th The death of Our Lord Jesus Christ was literally earth-shattering. Its 7:30 P.M. St. Paul’s Parishioners ramifications even included the raising of the dead! Friday, March 21st As we enter upon Holy Week, and listen to the proclamation of the 3:00 P.M. No Mass – See Holy Week Schedule Passion according to St. Matthew today, each of us should ask ourselves, “Have I allowed the death of Jesus to tear apart the complacency of my life Saturday, March 22nd from top to bottom? Have I quaked as I realize what my sins have wrought? 8:00 P.M. St. Paul’s Parishioners Has his dying split open my hard heart? Have my ears opened to hear the cry of the poor? Has Jesus’ love for me, revealed on the cross, raised up Sunday, March 23rd my listless spirit to new life?” 7:30 A.M. St. Paul’s Parishioners If these things haven’t happened yet to us, perhaps this will be the 9:30 A.M. St. Paul’s Parishioners year. 11:30 A.M. St. Paul’s Parishioners ***** My heart is full of gratitude to our parishioners, who gave of themselves so wholeheartedly for our Festival this year. I never cease to be amazed by the willingness of St. Paul’s parishioners to do all that they can to build up our parish and school. Is what I do after I say “I believe”… Offertory for Sunday, March 9, 2008: Father Robert C. Gibbons, Pastor 269 Envelopes…….…….…….………..$ 9,297.25 ****** Loose………..….…………..……..……..$ 2,285.00 Good Friday fast. Good Friday, March 21, is a day of abstinence and fast. AOP (debit)……………….....…..…….…$ 2,131.00 As a gesture of prayerful solidarity and penance, Catholics are to abstain AOP (credit)……………….....…..………$ 6,077.50 from eating meat and meat products on this day. Adults under the age of 59 Total….………………………..……….…$ 19,790.75 are also expected to fast, that is, to take only one full meal and two smaller meals that day. Those unable to abstain or fast are urged to practice some other form of penance or self-denial appropriate to their condition. Thanks for your super support of our annual Festival! Confessions will be heard on Good Friday, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. (following the 3 p.m. Good Friday liturgy). There will be no confessions Please remember St. Paul’s Church & School heard on Holy Saturday. in your estate planning. Easter Egg Hunt: Easter Sunday, March 23, after the 9:30 AM Masses for children ages 9 and under. Please meet in the playground after the Mass for Website ….……………………….….………stpaulstpete.com this event. Parish Offices.........…………………....………727-822-3481 Pastoral Associate....………….………Annamaria Dickhaus Update report on 2008 Annual Pastoral Appeal (APA). Thus far 114 Administrative Assistants……….............Charie Wassmer parishioners have pledged to the diocese’s 2008 APA, pledging a total of & Mary Carney $26,452.20, for an average pledge of $232.04. (In 2007, a total of 333 Outreach Ministry......….….….Sr. Kathleen Stagnaro, OSF parish families pledged by the time the year ended). Please send in your Youth Ministry...........……………..….……Fr. James Ruhlin 2008 pledge to the diocese as soon as possible. Pledge cards have been Organist & Choir Director………………………..Paul Dixon mailed to your homes, and they are also available in the pews. See below St. Vincent de Paul Society …………..…….………..ext. 50 for pledging on-line. Children’s Center……………..……Valerie Gervais, ext. 18 Make your APA pledge on-line. Support the good works of the Diocese Prayer Team .......................…….....….………727-894-8846 of St. Petersburg by making your 2008 pledge to the Annual Pastoral Appeal ………………………………….……………firstname.lastname@example.org on-line. Go to https://www.diostpete.com/apa/. Your generosity is much School……………………..Mrs. Elizabeth Fulham, Principal appreciated. All pledges to the APA reduce dollar-for-dollar the annual 727-823-6144 assessment the parish must pay to the diocese, so it’s a win-win! You’re Counseling Ministry……….…….….Mary Ann Holtz, LMHC helping the diocese and simultaneously helping the parish! 727-327-5045 PALM SUNDAY OF THE LORD’S PASSION benefit Pregnancy Plus, a Catholic Charities ministry, which provides services to women facing unplanned pregnancies. Call 813-631- 4370 to register or sponsor a walker. Way of the Cross: Follow the steps of Christ’s passion—with High School Youth Group: Sunday night, March 16: Easter Egg meditation, song, and prayer, sponsored by the lay movement Hunt Preparation. This annual community event is a service of our Communion and Liberation. The event will take place in Ybor City, high school youth group. Come and help prepare for this special Good Friday, March 21, from 12-2 pm. Procession begins inside Our event while enjoying food provided by Reggie Wilson. Meet in the Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (1711 E. 11th Avenue) and Youth Room from 7-9 PM. proceed to Centennial Park. All are welcome. For info: Joe Poole, 727-501-3159. See also: www.clonline.org/us . Sunday night, March 23: No Regular Youth Group Meeting. Outreach to St. Isidore: In 1999, St. Paul’s formed a covenant Middle School Dance: The last dance of this school year will be on relationship with St. Isidore. Responding to God’s great love for us, Friday night, April 4, from 7-10 PM in the School Gym. Admission we reach out in love to our brothers and sisters in Haiti. Our Lenten price is $5. sacrifices and prayers are most important support for this 4th Middle School Youth Group: No meeting this week. Medical Mission, and bring us personally closer to the people of St. Isidore. Please use the envelopes provided to place donations and For your information. The Diocese of St. Augustine, Florida, has notes of support in boxes at church entrances. Please pray for the recently informed Bishop Lynch that an allegation of sexual team that will be traveling at the end of March and for the people misconduct has been made against Rev. William Weinheimer. The whose lives will be touched with our love. allegation alleges the misconduct occurred at Bishop Kenny High Knights of Columbus Update: The following Knights have School in Jacksonville in 1953. Fr. Weinheimer died in 1986. Anyone i become fully vested Knights n the Third Degree of the Order: who believes he or she has been abused by any person serving in Robert Dell, Lou Pekrul, Mike McGinn, Jeff Ulevich, Tom Rumpf, ministry in the Diocese of St. Petersburg should contact law James Cullen, Wes Gallaher, Tom Bologna, and Steve Mattei. enforcement authorities or contact Ms. Marti Zeitz, victim assistance Congratulations! The Degree was held on Sat, Mar 8 at Father Lopez minister for the Diocese, at 866-407-4505. Please pray for all Council #5737. Our Council membership is now 126. persons affected by these allegations. Senior Club: The next meeting is March 18th in Parish Center from CRHP Women Alum Bible Study: Join us as we continue our 1-3PM. All seniors are invited to come and share fellowship with study of the bible. We meet second and fourth Monday of each other seniors. For more info, contact Sister Kathleen. month at 7 pm in the gold room of the parish center. March 10, we Children's Center is now accepting enrollment applications from will cover Genesis, Chapters 12-22. Call Karen McKenna at 374- parishioners and the open community. We accept children ages 2 0777 or email@example.com months to young 3s. Contact Valerie 822-3481 x18 for info. Bible Study every Monday morning in the Parish Center. The From the Office of Worship: On Tuesday, March 18 at 11:30 a.m., sessions are from 10:30 AM to Noon. For more information contact Bishop Lynch will preside at the Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of St. Jackie Mallory at 344-0481 or Sr. Kathleen at 822-3481. Jude the Apostle, 5815 Fifth Ave N, St. Petersburg. During this Mass, Fashion Show and Luncheon. Tickets are on sale now for Holy the priests of the diocese along with Bishop Lynch will renew their Family Council of Catholic Women’ s Annual Fashion Show and commitment to priestly service. This is also the Mass where the Oil Luncheon, Saturday, April 5, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, in Diffley Hall. of the Sick and the Oil of Catechumens are blessed and the Sacred Price $15/per person. Call Joan Geiger at 522-7596. You may Chrism will be consecrated. These oils are used throughout the year reserve a table with the purchase of 8-10 tickets. Space is limited, in your parish when your community celebrates the sacraments. The so buy tickets early. Deadline for reservations is Mar 31! faithful are invited to participate in this wonderful diocesan Missionary Co-operation Plan. In 2007 the faithful in the Diocese celebration. By virtue of your baptism you share in the priesthood of of St. Petersburg donated $519,226 to this Missionary Co-op Plan. Christ. The Chrism Mass is an opportunity for you to experience a Each year every parish is assigned a different domestic or foreign renewal and recommitment to God and the Church. mission as the recipient of the monies collected for this mission St. Vincent de Paul Center of Hope and Transitional Housing outreach. (St. Paul’s parishioners donated $9,269 to the Diocese of in St. Petersburg is in need of a volunteer to assist clients with Jinja, Uganda, through the Plan in 2007, after we heard the appeal resumes, interview skills, and job searches. The volunteer should from Fr. Joseph Isanga. Additionally, our parish each year sends have a related background and be willing to commit 1½ hours funds to our twin parish in Haiti, to the World Mission Sunday appeal, weekly. Please contact Jo Nelson (727) 896-3300. and to Catholic Relief Services). The people of St. Paul’s and of the Caring for God’s Creation: A Catholic Response: Please join diocese have a generous missionary spirit. Thank you! us for our first diocesan conference on the environment on Day of Prayer & Study on Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Saturday, April 19th (the Saturday b efore Earth Day) from 9:00- Body--Sat, April 12 at Blessed Sacrament Church, Tampa, from 3:30pm Christ the King Catholic Church (821 S. Dale Mabry Hwy, 10a.m.-4:30p.m. Cost is $10, which covers lunch and materials. Call Tampa, 33609). Our speakers will root our reflection in Catholic Sharon at 727.391.4435 for information and to register. Social Teaching as they provide a solid overview of the science of Holy Rosary. All are welcome to join the Columbiettes and pray the global climate change. Afternoon breakout sessions will offer action Holy Rosary every Thursday in the Parish Chapel at 3:15 PM. During steps that individuals and parishes can use to make a difference in this prayer we remember all the intentions that are brought to us. the world and be a witness to the local community. Call Sabrina for Consider being a “pray – er” with others. Contact Malinda Hill or more information: 727-344-1611 xt 325 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Find a Sister Kathleen for more information. flyer at: http://home.catholicweb.com/LM- DOSP/files/CaringForGodsCreation-FLYER parish.pdf Walk for Life, Walk for Women, Walk for Families to be held on Sat, April 12, at the St. Lawrence Parish track and field in Tampa. Retrouvaille, winner of Smart Marriages Impact Award, helps Walk begins at 10:00 a.m. - fun activities for children. Proceeds couples through difficult times. Retrouvaille provides tools that help PALM SUNDAY OF THE LORD’S PASSION get your marriage back on track. It gives you the opportunity to rediscover each other and examine your lives together in a new and positive way. Retrouvaille has helped tens of thousands of couples experiencing marital difficulty at all levels, including disillusionment and deep misery. The next program will be held on the weekend of April 11-13 at new Bethany Center in Lutz, FL. For confidential information and to register, call Joe and Jeanne Botz at 727-842- 7971 or 800-470-2230.