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					                                                          Address: 5800 15th Ave. S. Gulfport, FL 33707

                                                                Phone: (727)347-9989        Fax: 343-6420
                                                          Parish Office Hrs: Mon 9-5, Tue-Thurs 9-3, Fri 9-12
                                                                              & Closed daily from 12-1

                                                                MHNJ                          The little school
                                                        Early Childhood Center                with a big heart

                                                      Address: 1508 59th St. S. Gulfport, FL 33703
                                                        Phone: 347-1774       Open: M-F 7am-5:30pm

   Most Holy Name of Jesus parish, nourished by Word & Sacrament, is a Catholic family
growing in faith, hope & love, and called to proclaim the Gospel of Christ in both word & deed.
                     Our vision is that every member be renewed in Christ.
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time                                                                                    July 17, 2011

                                                Sunday Obligation: 4:30pm Vigil, 8am, 9:30am & 11:30am Español

                                                        Daily Mass: 8am Mon. - Fri., 6pm Fri. & 9am Sat.

                                                           Reconciliation: Fri. 5pm & Sat. 3pm, or upon request.
                                                         Anointing of the Sick: 1st Sat. & 5th Fri., or upon request.
                                                                    Eucharistic Adoration: All Day Friday
                                                               (After 8am Mass & ending with 8pm Benediction.)
                                                     Marriage: By appointment (contact a priest/deacon 6 months prior.)
                                                        Baptism: By appointment (contact the DRE 2 months prior.)
                                                          Mandatory pre-baptismal class for parents & godparents.
                                                    RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults): If you desire to learn about
                                                      the Catholic Church or wish to become a Catholic, call our DRE.

                                                                        READINGS FOR THE WEEK
                                                       Monday:    Ex 14:5-18; Mt 12:38-42
                                                       Tuesday:   Ex 14:21-15:1; Mt 12:46-50
                                                       Wednesday: Ex 16:1-5, 9-15; Mt 13:1-9
                                                       Thursday: Ex 19:1-2, 9-11, 16-20b; Mt 13:10-17
                                                       Friday:    Ex 20:1-17; Jn 20:1-2, 11-18
                                                       Saturday: Ex 24:3-8; Mt 13:24-30
                                                       Sunday:    1 Kgs 3:5, 7-12; Ps 119; Rom 8:28-30; Mt 13:44-52

          Thank you
        for Supporting
           July 3rd, 2011
Offertory: $4,345         Attendance: 571
               APA 2011
        Assessed: $77,587
  Pledged: $52,521 Paid: $43,188
             Cover Club
               Members: 134

Consider Most Holy Name of Jesus in your will                                               
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                                                                           Sunday Meditation
                                           Today Jesus continues to speak to his followers using parables. What a rich treasure we
                                       are given today in three parables about the kingdom of heaven! The kingdom is likened to
                                       a man sowing good seed in his field, a mustard seed, and yeast mixed with flour. As they
                                       did last week, today the disciples press Jesus for an interpretation of one of the parables-
                                       the parable of the man sowing good seed. Lest we think that these parables are simply
                                       amusing little anecdotes, Jesus’ interpretation should be seen for what it is-a warning.
                                       Wailing and grinding of teeth in a fiery furnace await those who are children of the evil
                                       one. This parable points to the struggle for today’s believer. Sometimes, through sin, we
                                       sow weeds and prevent the love of Christ from blossoming. Let today’s Gospel help put us
                                       back on track. Let us recommit ourselves to prepare for the last days, the harvest, by
                                       blossoming as the good seeds we were created in love to be.
Feast of Faith:         The Prayer Over the Gifts
     In the liturgy of the 1570 Missal, this prayer was called the “secret” prayer. It was “secret” not because
its content was mysterious, but because it was prayed in silence by the priest, who only recited the
conclusion aloud: . . . per omnia saecula saeculorum. With the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, we
again hear these rich prayers spoken aloud. They remind us to prepare ourselves for what is to happen in the
Eucharistic Prayer, for it is not only the bread and wine that will be transformed.
     The Prayer Over the Gifts is a prayer for transformation, an expression, in a few words, of all that we
hope that the liturgy will accomplish in our lives. We ask God to accept the gifts we present, and to change
us even as God hallows the bread and wine. As we listen carefully to the Prayer Over the Gifts, we are
reminded of what it is that we seek in the Eucharist: to be made holy; to be drawn closer to God; to come to eternal joy, unity, peace,
and salvation.
                                                                   St. Mary Magdalen: Feast: July 22
                                               Mary Magdalen was well known as a sinner when she first saw Our Lord. She was very
                                           beautiful and very proud, but after she met Jesus, she felt great sorrow for her evil life.
                                           When Jesus went to supper at the home of a rich man named Simon, Mary came to weep at
                                           His feet. Then with her long beautiful hair, she wiped His feet dry and anointed them with
                                           expensive perfume. Some people were surprised that Jesus let such a sinner touch Him, but
                                           Our Lord could see into Mary's heart, and He said: "Many sins are forgiven her, because she
                                           has loved very much." Then to Mary He said kindly, "Your faith has made you safe; go in
                                           peace." From then on, with the other holy women, Mary humbly served Jesus and His
                                           Apostles. When Our Lord was crucified, she was there at the foot of His cross, unafraid for
                                           herself, and thinking only of His sufferings. No wonder Jesus said of her: "She has loved
                                           much." After Jesus' body had been placed in the tomb, Mary went to anoint it with spices
                                           early Easter Sunday morning. Not finding the Sacred Body, she began to weep, and seeing
                                           someone whom she thought was the gardener, she asked him if he knew where the Body of
                                           her beloved Master had been taken. But then the person spoke in a voice she knew so well:
                                           "Mary!" It was Jesus, risen from the dead! He had chosen to show Himself first to Mary
                                           Magdalen, the repentant sinner.

                                                                                 Location: MHNJ, GEC
                                                                    Date : July 18-22 Time: 9am-12:30pm
                                                              Cost: $20 per child       (The first 30 children will be accepted.)
                                                                    Registration Forms are available at the Parish Office.
                                                            More Info: Parish Office @ 347-9989 or see Mrs. Vega after Mass

                                                  Donations needed for VBS
  Mini pretzels, raisins, goldfish, icing tubes, sprinkles, peanut butter, graham crackers, Oreos, pretzel sticks, wax paper,
                             mini rice cakes, nuts, M&M’s, peanuts, box juices & bottled water.

Consider Most Holy Name of Jesus in your will                                                       
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time                                                                                                      July 17, 2011
                             St. Mary & St. Anne’s                                                  Speakers to inspire,
                           Society of Catholic Women                                             empower for Culture of Life
               “Do whatever my son tells you.” John 2:5. As Catholic women of        Bob Reddy Of the Florida Catholic Newspaper - Sarasota
               Most Holy Name of Jesus, we, The Society of St. Mary & St. Anne,
               inspired by the words of Mary, endeavor to follow the teaching of         In a time when a culture of death has become the norm
                Jesus, in order to grow in faith and holiness and be of service to   in society the Diocese of Venice is bringing experts to the
                   others; by recognizing and using our talents and abilities.       area to talk about issues regarding the Catholic Church’s
* We are on summer break and our next meeting will be Sept. 6th at                   teachings from conception to natural death.
7pm in the SH.                                                                           The Diocese of Venice will be hosting the 25th Annual
* We have corporate communion the 1st Sunday of the month (year                      Florida Respect Life Conference at St. Martha School in
round) - come and join us with prayer & community.                                   Sarasota Oct. 14-15 with the goal of turning the culture of
                                                                                     death in society into a culture of life.
                                                                                         “This is a rare opportunity to learn from state, national
                                                                                     and international speakers who will not only provide
                                    Parish Cookbooks!                                information on topics such as abortion, the death penalty,
                         Own a Piece of MHNJ’s History                               in-vitro fertilization and much more; they will be sharing
                     The cookbook includes photos from our Gala                      their personal stories that will inspire everyone who
                   dinner and the picnic on Feb. 14th not to mention                 attends,” said Diocese of Venice Respect Life Director
                         great recipes from our parishioners!                        Jeanne Berdeaux.
                            Available at: Parish Office &                                The conference is open to everyone who wants to learn
                       Gift Shoppe (after Sunday Masses).                            more about the Catholic Church’s teachings on these
                                        Cost: $15                                    critical topics and gain a new appreciation as to why the
                                                                                     Church has taken a stance on these issues.
                          Hearing today’s Gospel, we can trust that                      “Many people know where the Catholic Church
                       God knows our love and good deeds, and that                   stands,” Berdeaux explained. “Our speakers will explain
                       He will mercifully gather us into His kingdom.                why the Church has taken a stance and provide information
                       This week, please say a special prayer each                   so the audience can go out and share that with others.”
                       day for the poor and forgotten in our parish.                     Speakers include: Most Rev. Joseph F. Naumann,
                           If food is needed or help with utility bills,             Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Kansas City and member
                       please call the St. Vincent de Paul Society at                of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Pro-Life
                       343-3949 and follow the instructions on the                   Committee; Abby Johnson, a former Texas Planned
phone. Please be sure your phone is not blocked, so the call may be                  Parenthood Director who converted to Catholicism and is
returned within the next few days.                                                   now Pro-Life and author of the book, UnPlanned; Dr.
   The District Office of St. Vincent de Paul South Pinellas, Inc.                   Bryan Hatcher, founder of Eucharistic Apostles of Divine
 is in urgent need of bath towels, face cloths, liquid bath soap and                 Mercy; Dale Recinella, lay chaplain for Florida’s Death
      shampoo for their Hygiene Program. These items may be                          Row and author; Dr. Debra Gramlich, medical director for
          delivered to 401 15th Street North, St. Petersburg.                        the St. Gianna Center for Women’s Health and Fertility
                                                                                     Care in St. Petersburg; Sheila Hopkins, associate for
TO LIFE EACH DAY WITH DIGNITY                                                        Respect Life and Social Concerns for the Florida Catholic
    The bishops of the United States met on Thursday, June 16 at                     Conference of Bishops; and Annie Karto a member of the
the annual USCCB Spring General Assembly to approve the                              Eucharistic Apostles of Divine Mercy who will tell her
document, "To Live Each Day With Dignity."                                           story about how Divine Mercy has touched her life and
    This document is the first public policy statement on assisted                   influenced her music, in between songs.
suicide from the full body of bishops. The Secretariat of Pro-Life                       In addition to the speakers, the Conference will include
Activities introduced a new website called To Live Each Day                          two Masses, a banquet, and a prayer vigil in front of the
( featuring the new statement                    Planned Parenthood in Sarasota led by Father Dennis
and other important resources like fact sheets, prayers and                          Cooney, Pastor of St. Raphael Parish in Lehigh Acres and
educational articles.                                                                Diocese of Venice Respect Life Moderator.
                                                                                         A separate Respect Life Youth Conference will be held
Natural Family Planning Awareness Week July 24-30                                    Oct. 15 at the St. Martha Parish Hall in Sarasota and will
                                                                                     include Archbishop Naumann and Abby Johnson.
Discover true freedom of choice. The Creighton Model
                                                                                         Registration is $75 for individuals, $65 for students and
FertilityCare™ System can be used to avoid or achieve pregnancy.
                                                                                     $140 for married couples. The deadline to register is Sept.
Couples with infertility can be helped. No thermometers, no
                                                                                     15. To accommodate attendees needing to stay the night,
devices, no side effects. Celebrate and reverence God’s vision of
                                                                                     hotels have been set aside but must be reserved on your
human sexuality. Get informed.
      Date: Thursday, July 28, 2011        Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
                                                                                         For more information about the conference and to
   Place: St. James Catholic Church-East Wing, Port Richey
                                                                                     register, please visit the Diocese of Venice website at
            Registration: Linda Holt at 813-493-1330 or
                                                                            and follow the Respect Life
                                                                                     Conference link.
Consider Most Holy Name of Jesus in your will                                                                
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time                                                                                      July 17, 2011
                                  FAITH FORMATION UPDATE
              Faith Formation Classes           Grades K through age 12 - See Fran Marinari
     Summer vacation is flying by us. Soon it will be time to prepare to return to school and to Faith
Formation on Sunday mornings. I will be sending reminders to parents who, according to our parish
records, have children who should be preparing to receive sacraments. I will also contact the returnees
so they know what teacher and grade level they will be attending.
    The Diocese of St. Petersburg sets the guidelines for our Faith Formation Program. If your child needs preparation for the
sacraments - First Eucharist, Reconciliation, and Confirmation - he or she must have a full year of Faith Formation the
year prior, the year before, the sacramental year. If your child has not been attending Faith Formation and the time to
receive sacraments is approaching, please register him or her into the Faith Formation Program. Classes will be weekly at the
Goodman Education Center from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM. It is hoped that parents will attend the 9:30 Mass and then the
children will come to classes OR the children will come to classes and then attend the 11:30 Hispanic Mass after classes.
    A child’s participation in Faith Formation is part of the promises/commitment made by the parents and godparents at the
time of the child’s baptism. Nurturing of a child in his or her faith begins with attending Mass with their families and
involvement with the Community of Faith of which they are a part. Their formal Faith Formation begins in kindergarten and
continues through high school. Through these yearly studies, exposure to the teachings and traditions of the Church,
interaction with the other members of the faith community and reception of the sacraments, these children will hopefully have
a firm foundation and understanding of their faith and will desire to pass it on to their own children.
    I realize that the economy is placing a burden on everyone. The $20 per student fee is to assist in covering the cost of
books and materials. We spend well over $20 on each student during the Faith Formation year. No child will be turned away
if the fee cannot be paid. Please speak with Fran Marinari, the Director of Religious Education about your need.
    Registration will begin on the August 6-7 weekend after all Masses and continue through the month of August. Classes
will begin on August 28.
I remain your sister in Christ,
Fran Marinari, Director of Religious Education / Faith Formation

                                                       Faith Formation Wish List
                       Many of us have been doing housecleaning over the summer. If you find any Catholic
                    Bibles for which you have no further use, please consider donating them to Faith Formation.
                    We have some students and families who do not have a Bible in their homes. Many of us have
attended a workshop or retreat where a new Bible has been given to us. Many of us already have Bibles at home
and do not need these extra Bibles. Please look around and if you have extra Bibles - new or used - please donate them to
Faith Formation. Remember we are seeking Catholic Bibles.
     If anyone is interested in assisting Faith Formation on Sunday mornings from 10:30 – noon, we need extra catechists,
classroom aides, and RCIA ministry members. You do not have to be a scripture scholar or have a degree in theology. All
you need is a love of your faith and the desire to share God’s love and blessings with others. Please think about it, pray over
it, and if you feel that God is calling you to share yourself with others, please contact Fran Marinari at the Parish Office.
Thank you and God bless you for your generosity.

                                                  “Christmas in July Sale”
                           Two weekends only: July 23-24 & July 30-31, after all Masses
                                 30% off all Christmas stock & 20% off regular stock
       (Discounts DO NOT apply to consignment items: Pens by George LaFlamme or Rosary Items by Lorna)

                                       The St. Mary & St. Anne Gift Shoppe--Social Hall

Consider Most Holy Name of Jesus in your will                                                 
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time                                                                                     July 17, 2011
                                                    Dollars and Sense
   Over the last couple of weeks I broke down the budgets for the MHNJ Church and the Early Childhood
Center. This week Fr. Ruhlin wanted me to list the debt and loans we have.

For the fiscal year end the church holds the following debts and loan:
   Property and Liability Insurance                        Church Loans
       2009/2010       $50,834                      Property & Liability (older than 2009) $78,228
       2010/2011       $46,600
   Health Insurance
       May & June $6,806
   Pension Plan
       2010/2011       $29,941
Total past due:       $134,181
               Total MHNJ Church debt & loan due to the Diocese $212,409

The Early Childhood holds the following debt and loans:
   Property and Liability Insurance
       2010/2011              $4,770          Early Childhood Loans
   Health Insurance
        April, May, & June $9,313                  Property & Liability (older than 2009) $6,543
   Pension Plan                                    Past Health Insurance                  $78,133
       2010/2011              $12,077
Total past due:               $26,160                                Total Loans:         $84,676

   We are fortunate that the 2009/2010 Property & Liability debt has not become an interest bearing loan at this point. It may
become a loan if we do not make every effort to pay down the money owed to the Diocese.
   I know some of you have expressed to me that you are tired of hearing about us owing insurance money. The point was
made to me that some people don’t have any health insurance at all. I can appreciate that, but the facts are as they are. We
must find a way to keep up with the current bills as well as catch up with the past. Our budget and our staff have continually
been cut back while the economy drives the costs up. Our efforts must be focused on paying our bills.
Don’t be weary in prayer; keep at it; watch for God’s answers, and remember to be thankful when they come. ~ Colossians 4:2
Give your gift.
Eileen Plasse, Parish Manager

                                                                                   MHNJ                      The little school
                                                                                                                  with a
                                                                           Early Childhood Center               big heart

                                                         FREE PREKINDERGARTEN FOR YOUR 4 YEAR OLD:
                                                   If you live in Florida and have a child who turns 4 years of age by
                                                September 1st, your child is eligible for Florida’s FREE Voluntary
                                                Prekindergarten Program. We are open from 7:00AM – 5:30PM. The
                                                VPK instruction hours are 9:00AM – 12:00PM Monday through Friday.
                                                We also offer extended care after the program. Our VPK classrooms
                                                offer high-quality programs that include high literacy standards,
                                                developmentally appropriate curricula, manageable class sizes, and
                                                qualified teachers.
                                                   For information about our excellent program here at Most Holy
                                                Name ECC, please contact Carrie Eveland at 727-347-1774 or

Consider Most Holy Name of Jesus in your will                                               
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                                  Retrouvaille Weekend                                  Served By:
                Retrouvaille, winner of the Smart Marriages Impact Award, is a          Pastor:    Rev. James Ruhlin, ex. 321
            lifeline for marriage. Retrouvaille helps couples through difficult times   Deacon:    Dcn. Mr. Glenn Pickart
            in their marriage. In today’s busy world, many couples experience                      Dcn. Mr. John Buckley
            boredom, coldness, frustration, and loneliness. Others suffer anger and     Parish Manager: Eileen Plasse, ex. 301
            other forms of conflict. Retrouvaille provides tools that help get your     Parish Secretary: Leah Bonsey, ex. 302
            marriage back on track. It gives you the opportunity to rediscover each     Director of Early Childhood Center:
            other and examine your lives together in a new and positive way.                   Carrie Eveland, (727)347-1774
Retrouvaille has helped tens of thousands of couples experiencing marital difficulty    Director of Maintenance: Jamie Melanson
at all levels, including disillusionment and deep misery.                               Receptionist: Rachel Dutilly, ex. 300
    The next program will be held on the weekend of August 12-14 at Bethany             Director of Religious Education
Center, 18150 Bethany Center Drive, Lutz, FL. For confidential information and to           & Faith Formation: Fran Marinari, ex. 311
register, call Barry and Faith Peterson at 727-842-7971, or 800-470-2230. You may       Music Director:     Carolyn Plummer
also visit our web site at                                     Bus Driver:     Joe Feraca: (727)384-1366

                                                                                                   HAPPILY MARRIED COUPLES:
                             The Sacrament of Baptism                                          Do you tune up your vehicle? You
            To begin the planning of a baptism, call the DRE at 347-9989.                      can’t expect your marriage to run year
                                                                                               after year, mile after mile without a
1) The parish requires a MINIMUM OF 2 MONTHS in order to complete the
                                                                                               tune up. A Worldwide Marriage
preparations before the Rite is performed.
                                                                                               Encounter Weekend is the best
2) The parents select godparents, 1 man and 1 woman.
                                                                                               proactive positive “pit stop” you can
3) The parents and godparents participate in a pre-baptismal class. (Offered only once
                                                                                               give to your marriage.
a month.)
                                                                                                   The next available WWME
4) The parents present the church with all the necessary personal information including a
                                                                                               weekends in this diocese are July 8-
copy of the birth certificate.
                                                                                               10 at the Holiday Inn Express in
5) The godparents present documentation from their home parish verifying membership.
                                                                                               New Tampa and August 19-21 at the
* Children seven years of age or older, who have not been baptized, must begin the
                                                                                               Franciscan Center, Tampa. For
RCIA process (Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults) in order to be baptized. (This
                                                                                               information call (813) 270-7832 or go
process takes a minimum of 1 year and sacraments are received at Easter Vigil.)
                                                                                               on-line at

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