February 1, 2015 bulletin - Saint Therese Catholic Parish

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READINGS FOR THE WEEK
PARISH STAFF
Fr. Tom Heck
Pastor
Growth in Faith &
Communications Nelson Perez
Parish Secretary
Joanne Therrien
Music Director
Marge Wolf
Religious Education Gina Vescio
Bookkeeper
William Ahrens
Maintenance
James Shephard
Joseph Landry
Ron Boulay
MINISTRIES/ORGANIZATIONS
Sunday:
Dt 18:15-20/1 Cor 7:32-35/Mk
1:21-28
Monday:
Mal 3:1-4/Heb 2:14-18/Lk
2:22-40 or 2:22-32
Tuesday:
Heb 12:1-4/Mk 5:21-43
Wednesday: Heb 12:4-7, 11-15/Mk 6:1-6
Thursday: Heb 12:18-19, 21-24/Mk 6:713
Friday:
Heb 13:1-8/Mk 6:14-29
Saturday:
Heb 13:15-17,20-21/Mk 6:3034
Sunday:
Jb 7:1-4, 6-7/1 Cor 9:16-19,
22-23/Mk 1:29-39
PARISH INCOME
Weekend of January 25
One Year Ago
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist:
Nancy Petrosinelli 731-7339
Fiscal Year to Date:
Homebound Ministry:
Brenda Dolan
731-7494
Lectors:
Eileen Kovatch
656-6659
Altar Servers: Joseph Landry
731-3670
Greeters and
Ushers:
Al Petrosinelli
731-7339
Music:
Marge Wolf
910-2868
Food Pantry:
Jack Mulvey
656-4926
Blanket Ministry: Parish Office
567-2315
Bereavement Summer & Joseph 567-2315
Coordinators: Allman
Fundraising:
Ed Fenning
731-7420
St. Vincent
de Paul:
Walter Willigan
410-8148
CCW:
Cindy Glorioso
543-6117
Knights of Columbus:
Joseph Madison
Change +/-
246-8703
$
15,256.67
$ 14,221.00
$
1,035.67
$ 354,128.36
CATHOLIC FAITH APPEAL 2015
Be watching your mail
this week for a letter
from Bishop Frank
Dewane as we begin the
2015 Catholic Faith
Appeal. Many at St.
Therese have been so
generous in the past and
have reached beyond our
parish to serve the needs
of the Church of
southwest Florida.
During the 2015 campaign, ALL at St.
Therese will be challenged to participate in
this opportunity to actively share in and
support the many ministries of love and care
in this part of our world. Before anyone
makes a gift, please pray. Pray for all who
will be blessed because of the generosity of
the St. Therese Parish Community. And,
pray that ALL at St. Therese Parish will
discover the blessing and joy of being
generous to others in need through the
Catholic Faith Appeal.
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Life at St. Therese
WELCOME to all who have
joined with the Catholic Faith
Community at St. Therese
Parish as we gather and
celebrate the Eucharist as we
begin the Fourth Week of
Ordinary Time. St. Therese
Parish Community extends a
welcome to those who are visiting from the
local area and also those who are
vacationing in southwest Florida. And as
always, we continue to welcome all our
seasonal residents!
lived action!
The Book of the Gospels along with its
special stand was given to St. Therese Parish
by the family and relatives of Marty Barrett
in his memory. In a month or two, we will
also be receiving a new copy of the Roman
Missal (the large red book used at Mass
which contains the prayers of the Mass).
This new Roman Missal is also being given in
memory of Marty! All of us at St. Therese
THANK the Barrett family for remembering
Marty in the giving of these special gifts to
our Faith Community.
THANKFUL
ANOTHER THANK YOU!
A rather quick decision was made to board a
cruise ship out of the Port of Miami ✆ the
offer was too good to pass by! I left on
Saturday (January 31) and will return on
Saturday (February 7). Our gratitude to Fr.
Keasey for once again so graciously assisting
us in the priestly ministry at St. Therese. He
will celebrate both the 4:00 PM Mass this
Saturday as well as the 7:00 AM Mass on
Sunday. Fr. Keasey will also be presiding at
the 9:00 AM Masses this Monday through
Saturday (February 2 ✆ 7). Fr. Don Imming
will be celebrating both the 8:45 AM and
10:30 AM Masses this Sunday. THANK YOU
to both Fr. Keasey and to Fr. Don! I will be
back on Saturday afternoon, February 7, in
time for the 4:00 PM Mass!
St. Therese Parish received a letter of thanks
from Clare House of Catholic Charities of the
Diocese of Venice. The Christmas gifts for
the children, which were collected at St.
Therese during the first two weeks of
December, were distributed through the
Clare House which is located in Fort Myers.
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personally for the Christmas gifts which put
smiles on the faces and in the hearts of each
child; we have seen may lives changed for
the better. The goal of Clare House of
Catholic Charities is to continue to make a
difference in the lives of people. With the
help of donations from supporters such as
you, we will continue to see improvements
in the Southwest Florida area. We hope to
continue to work with you in the future.
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WITH GRATEFUL HEARTS
For the past few weeks, the Gospel has been
proclaimed from the Book of the Gospels.
Prior to the beginning of Mass, the Book of
the Gospels is placed on the altar. While the
Alleluia is being sung prior to the
proclamation of the Word of God, the Book
of the Gospels is held high for all to see and
then carried to the Ambo while we prepare
to listen with open and hungering hearts.
Although this particular liturgical action is
new to us at St. Therese, it has been an
optional part of the Liturgy of the Word for
quite some time. When the Mass has ended✝
we are the ones who must then carry the
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LIVE JOYFULLY!
Fr. Tom
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
On the first Saturday of
each month, following the
4:00 PM Mass, the
Sacrament of the Anointing
of the Sick is offered at St.
Therese Parish. Please
note that the Sacrament of the Sick will be
offered on next Saturday, February 7,
following the 4:00 PM Mass.
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Parish News
SYMBOLON AT ST. THERESE
JOIN US TO EXPERIENCE A
STUNNING NEW FAITH PROGRAM
Being offered at St. Therese during the 2014
-15 Season, is a dynamic Adult Faith
Enrichment series entitled Symbolon. The
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✜✢✣✤✥✦✧ Symbolon is an immersion in the
faith for the whole parish. It aims at
transforming adults on all levels★how we
think, how we pray, and how we live★by
immersing us in instruction about the Word
of God and the Catholic Faith. As a member
of our parish, you can access Symbolon
anytime on the web, using your computer,
smartphone, or tablet, both here and at
home. NO COST to you! For more
information, please contact Nelson Perez at
567-2315 or [email protected]
The next session at the Church will be this
Tuesday, February 3, from 1:00 ✩ 2:30 PM.
Topic: The Last Things: What Happens After
We Die? Join us for this wonderful faith
program; it unveils the beauty and richness
of the Catholic story, and brings us into a
personal encounter with Jesus Christ, his
plan for our lives, and how we can live this
plan more deeply in our daily lives.
PARKING AT ST. THERESE
All are asked to please use the designated
areas when parking your vehicle at St.
Therese Parish. Please do not park along
the roadway. Walking in the roadway
while cars are using the same road for
passage and opening doors into the
roadway while cars are passing by pose
great safety concerns. In addition, each
year many dollars are spent repairing the
irrigation system. Reminders will be placed
on car windshields as the cooperation of all
is sought in assuring the safety of all along
with a functional irrigation system. THANK
YOU for parking in the designated parking
areas.
PARISH MEMBER?
Registering in a parish is a commitment to
gather with a particular community and to
both give and receive in a journey of faith.
If you have been attending Mass at St.
Therese Church, but have not yet registered
in the parish, you are invited to do so. Stop
by the Parish Office this week to register.
Please do not wait until sickness or death
strikes or you have a specific need to make
your commitment to worship at St. Therese.
We look forward to welcoming you!
SUNDAY SCRIPTURE REFLECTION
The Sunday Scripture Reflection group, led
by Deacon Larry Schaupp, meets on
Mondays, from 1:00 ✪ 2:00 PM in the
conference room at St. Therese. This
gathering is for anyone, both women and
men, who wish to come together with others
from St. Therese Parish, familiarize
themselves with the readings for the
following Sunday and share a reflection.
GOSPEL FORUM
The Gospel Forum, a weekly gathering of
men who desire to develop a deeper
relationship with Christ, meets at St.
Therese on Wednesdays, from 10:15 ✪
11:15 AM. If you wish to discuss the
possibility of joining, please contact Joe
Lancellot at 239-543-8056.
LONG SLEEVE SHIRT AND
BANDANAS DRIVE
THANK YOU to all who brought
long sleeved shirts and
bandanas for the special drive
sponsored by The Council of
Catholic Women (CCW). Long
sleeved shirts and bandanas are
important clothing items used to protect
those who work in the fields from the sun
during the hot weather times. THANK YOU
for your generosity now and always!
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Parish & Diocesan News
WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
Bishop Frank Dewane will be
celebrating a Mass for married
couples observing milestone
anniversaries (25, 30, 35, 40, 45,
50, and 50+ years). The Mass will be
celebrated on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at
St. Leo Parish in Bonita Springs at 11:00
AM. Please call Joanne at the St. Therese
Parish Office for reservations no later than
March 6.
FEAST OF ST. BLAISE
This Tuesday, February 3, is the Feast of St.
Blaise. A traditional practice which takes
place on this feast is the Blessing of Throats.
This blessing will follow the 9:00 AM Mass at
St. Therese on Tuesday, February 3. You
are encouraged to attend the Mass and then
remain for the Blessing of Throats.
CCW FASHION SHOW
St. Therese Council of Catholic Women is
sponsoring their Second Annual Fashion
Show on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the
Italian American Club in Cape Coral. Tickets
($20) include a brunch buffet at 12:30 PM
followed by a fashion show by Razzle Dazzle.
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main entrance before and after the weekend
4:00 PM, 8:45 AM and 10:30 AM Masses.
Tickets are also available from one of the
following: Janice at 543-1941, Peggy (Lake
Fairways at 567-1613), Eileen (Six Lakes at
656-6659), Josephine (Sabal Springs at 5671761), Sandie (Tamiami Village at 2331133) and Elaine (Magnolia Landing at 5994915). All are welcome to come and bring a
friend or neighbor for a delightful afternoon.
2014 CONTRIBUTION REPORTS
Those who wish a report of their 2014
financial contributions to St. Therese Parish,
are asked to stop by the Parish Office to
obtain a copy. Or, you may call the office
and request that a copy be sent to your
home address. THANK YOU to all who were
so generous to St. Therese Parish.
TRAFFIC OFFERING
From November 1 through April 30, various
law enforcement agencies in southwest
Florida assist worshipers at St. Therese
Parish as they seek both egress and
entrance to Highway 41. This service comes
at an annual cost of nearly $16,000! To
help offset this expenditure, a special
TRAFFIC envelope is included in the box of
parish envelopes during the six months
when traffic assistance is needed. THANK
YOU for your special support.
GIFTING ST. THERESE PARISH
A bequest is a concrete way to express
gratitude to God for a lifetime of blessings.
Simple bequests can easily be included in a
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already written, then a codicil to a will, or an
amendment to a trust, allows for a new
provision to be added easily. The following
legal wording is sufficient for leaving a gift
through a bequest: ✢✣ ✤✥✦✧✥★✩✪ ✩✪✥ ✫✧✬ ✭✮
$ ____ or ____% of the residual of my
estate to Bishop Frank J. Dewane, D.D.,
Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of
Venice, a corporation sole, whose principal
office is located at 1000 Pinebrook Road,
Venice FL 34285, for the strict benefit of St.
Therese Parish, 20115 N Tamiami Trail,
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include St. Therese Parish in your planning,
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and to thank God for you.
MARDI GRAS 2015
Tickets are available in the
Parish Office for the St.
Therese Parish Fifth Annual
Mardi Gras Dinner and
Dance. It will take place on
Monday, February 16, at
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Cocktails and appetizers begin at 5:30 PM
and dinner will be served at 6:30 PM. The
dance will follow. Cost is $50 per person.
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PRAY FOR THE SICK
February 2
✝Deceased
-
February 8
* Living
Mon. 02 9:00 AM
✆ CATHERINE BASSETT
Tues. 03 9:00 AM
✆ MADALIN REIDEL
Wed. 04 9:00 AM
✆ GORDON TYLER
Thurs.05 9:00 AM
✆ VIRGINIA IONNI
Fri.
06 9:00 AM
✆ MARY DELLAROCCA
Sat.
07 9:00 AM
✆ CONNIE ZISA
Sat.
07 4:00 PM
✆ DONALD PAETH
Sun.
08 7:00 AM
* MEMBERS OF ST.
THERESE PARISH
Sun.
08 8:45 AM
✆ ARLENE ENGELHART
Sun.
08 10:30 AM ✆ ANTHONY THOMAS
The bread and wine on
February 4th are given
in memory of
Bernadette Fenning
OUR LOVE AND PRAYER
We pray for Ralph Jannelli
(husband of Anna); and for
Jake Parent (a former
member of St. Therese but
most recently a resident of
Maine), who have entered
into eternal life. May they
be embraced by a loving and caring God.
May their families and friends know the love
and care of the St. Therese Parish
Community as they discover and experience
a new relationship with ones so loved.
Patti Harrison, Marvin Balwhan,
Andrea Stramel, Joan Sampedro,
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Adam Alex, Philip Tarantole, Bill Moore,
Dorothy Olsen, John Sengstock,
Harry Scott, Annette & Bernie Senderak,
Henry Sodaro, Brian Barrett, Pattie Rascoe,
Betty Bernhart, Jackie Murphy,
Audrey Bernard, Victoria Klapec,
Gerald Riopelle, Elizabeth Mullins,
PRAY FOR OUR MILITARY
All Powerful and ever living
God, when Abraham left his
native land and departed
from his people, you kept
him safe through all his
journeys. Protect our
military personnel. Be their
constant companion and
their strength in battle, their
refuge in every adversity.
Guide them, O Lord, that they may return
home in safety. Amen.
SEMINARY SUPPORT
Thank you to all who have made a special
offering for Seminary Support. If you have
not yet done so, please make your gift and
help St. Therese Parish reach our
assessment of $4835.00. Those who do not
have envelopes are asked to make their
offering in a plain envelope and write
SEMINARY on the envelope. If we fall short
of the $4835.00, it will need to be taken
from our regular parish offerings ✥ it we go
over the assessment, it will be applied to the
2016 Seminary Support Appeal. THANK YOU
for your care and support for the future
priests of southwest Florida!
VINCENT DE PAUL OFFERINGS
Envelopes to make an offering to assist the
St. Vincent de Paul Society in their outreach
to the poor of our area are available in the
main entrance of the church. THANK YOU
for your continued support.