Sacrificial Giving at St. Thomas More Parish November 7-8, 2009

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Sacrificial Giving at St. Thomas More Parish November 7-8, 2009

November 15, 2009 THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Page 2

Scheduled Mass Intentions

Saturday, November 14

8:30am † Carmine Liguoro by Franca Liguoro

4:00pm † Vincent & Mary Napoleon by Gennaro & Faye Matera

5:30pm † Denise Coyle by Barbara & Jack Sayre

Sunday, November 15

7:00am † Mario Misturini by Wife, Lillian Misturini

8:30am † Rose & Albert Tenebruso by Carol, Marie & Len

10:30am STM Parishioners by Pastor Harris

12:15pm Melania Slusarczyk by Her Daughter, Zofia

1:45pm † Ramon Almonte by Wife Alicia and Daughters

4:30pm † Maria Lien Ngo by Kim Oanh

Monday, November 16

6:30am † Angela Galimberti by Dtg. Maria Oldani

8:30am † Louis Mancuso by Mr. & Mrs. Frank Benedetto

5:30pm † Adrian Vargas by the Vargas Family

Tuesday, November 17

6:30am ~ Elisa Lipsky’s Birthday by Vincent Buononato

8:30pm † Erick Nathan Friend by His Mother, Barbara Friend

5:30pm † Michael Joseph Mirando by His Mother, Evelyn Mirando

Wednesday, November 18

6:30am † Angelo Cinelli by Maria & Tony Ferazzoli

8:30pm † Michael Gallaro by Wife Pina Gallaro

5:30pm † Marie Conte by Rosemarie Fallon

Thursday, November 19

6:30am † Deceased Members of the Marra Family by John Marra Jr.

8:30am † Mary Benosky by Husband Stanley Benosky

5:30pm ~ Adam Allison by Roxanne Teneyck

Friday, November 20

6:30am † Mladen Cindrich by Jacqueline B. Cooper

8:30am † Angelina Milano by Husband Peter and Family

5:30pm † Anton G. Michuda by His Wife Lorraine

Saturday, November 21

8:30am † Helen Murphy by Arlene Ambruce

4:00pm † Vito William Vacco and Victor Carriero by Niece Suzanne

Kalwara

5:30pm † Francisco Gustavo Amador by The Amador Family

Sunday, November 22

7:00am † Lenore Rutledge by Bill Scheuring

8:30am † Donald Hickey by His Wife Elizabeth J. Hickey

10:30am STM Parishioners by Pastor Harris

12:15pm † William Schuhler by Alice & Family

1:45pm † Antonio Guardado by Son Mac and Family

4:30pm † Tuan V. Nguyen by Kevin Oanh Le

10935 South Military Trail, Boynton Beach FL, 33436

www.stmbb.org

Parish Office Hours

Mon—Fri: 9AM—4:30 PM Sat: 10 AM—7 PM

Sun: 7:30 AM—3:30 PM

Parish Office—(Voice) 561-737-3095

(Fax) 561-737-8697

Faith Formation Office 737-3521

St. Thomas More Preschool 737-3770

St. Thomas More Gift Shop 736-1887

Saturday Evening:

Sunday:

-Mass in English:

Weekend Masses

- Misa en Español: 1:45 PM

- Mass in Vietnamese: 4:30 PM

Monday through Friday:

Saturday:

Unscheduled Mass Intentions

† Marco Tonelli by Mario Forte and Family

† Mildred Ceparano by Diane & Joseph Lederer

† Josef Murzl by Mr. & Mrs. Dominick Panica

† Mr. Gomes by Lina Gomes

† Mena LoBlanco by Mr. and Mrs. James E.

Mullin Jr.

† Elizabeth Moran by Robert and Magda

Conant and Family

† David Ringenberg by Mr. and Mrs. Peter Egas

† Eleanor Garamella by Father Vargas

Parish Directory

Mass Schedule

4:00 PM & 5:30 PM

7:00 AM, 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM&

12:15 PM

Weekday Masses

6:30 AM, 8:30 AM & 5:30 PM

8:30 AM

Holy Day Masses

All Souls Day Vigil Mass: 7:00 PM on Sunday, November 1st

-Mass on National Holidays: 8:30 AM only-

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM, in Church & Chapel

en Español: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (First Saturday only)


November 15, 2009 THE BIBLE SPEAKS BY PASTOR HARRIS Page 3

Jesus said to His disciples: Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away. But of

that day or that hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Take

heed, watch; for you do not know when the time will come.(Mk 13:31-3) Be confident because we have the

evidence of God's Word and the witness of our Faith. Be vigilant because we are going about our Christian lives

with diligence, praying always, keeping faith with God while He is away in the flesh so that when Christ returns,

He will find us watching in prayer, our hearts filled with wonder and praise: Now faith is the assurance of

things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the men of old received divine approval.(Heb

11:1-2) Be patient because Christ the Sower planted the seed of Faith in us and waits to see the fruit that we

bear: Be patient, therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious

fruit of the earth, being patient over it until it receives the early and the late rain. You also be patient. Establish

your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.(Jm 5:7-8) Like the Evergreen that sends down it taproot

into the foundation of the earth, be deeply rooted in Christ. Don't be a surface dweller like the stately Mahogony

or noble Oak. They like childish Christians look good but are rotten in the core and are easily swayed by

wind and toppled over by adversity: May we no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with

every wind of doctrine, by the cunning of men, by their craftiness in deceitful wiles. Rather, speaking the

truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into Him Who is the Head, into Christ.(Eph 4:14-5)

Our Lord was inspired to speak this way by a fig tree. In its own season she flowers and produces a succulent

fruit good for food and nourishing for the body. This is her nature and as long as she remains true to her

nature she will fulfill her divinely ordered destiny. Disease, drought and neglect can cause her to abandon her

nature. The Prophet John Baptist warned of such a tree and the consequences to come: Bear fruits that befit

repentance...Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good

fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.(Lk 3:8,9) When Jesus came upon a fig tree in His hunger and found

it fruitless, He condemned it: On the following day, when they came from Bethany, He was hungry. And seeing

in the distance a fig tree in leaf, He went to see if He could find anything on it. When He came to it, He

found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. And He said to it, 'May no one ever eat fruit from

you again.' And His disciples heard it...As they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away

to its roots. And Peter remembered and said to Him, 'Master, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered.'

And Jesus answered them, 'Have faith in God'.(Mk 11:12-4,20-22) You and I know not the hour or the

day of His Coming. For us every day is in season. When the Lord passes by, even should He call at the midnight

hour (Matt 25:6), will He find us ready to satiate His hunger for our Faith?

We have two natures and they compete with each other for expression in our lives. There is the sinnature

of the flesh and the graced nature of the Spirit: For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and

the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh; for these are opposed to each other, to prevent you from doing

what you would.(Gal 5:17) From the moment of our Baptism into Christ the struggle begins and it will never

end until the day of our death: Do you not know that if you yield yourselves to any one as obedient slaves,

you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to

righteousness?(Rom 6:16) We are set free from Original Sin through Baptism, but our old self, the old man or

the old woman, our sin-nature is not dead, just knocked out. We are like the fig tree. Our old nature can come

to life when we fail to nourish the life of God in us through the Sacraments, when we neglect that which is due

to God and when the disease that is sin comes out of remission and spreads like a cancer. Heed the admonition

of St. Paul: But now put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and foul talk from your mouth. Do not

lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old nature with its practices and have put on the new nature,

which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.(Col 3:8-10) And again: Put off your

old nature which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful lusts, and be renewed

in the spirit of your minds, and put on the new nature, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness

and holiness.(Eph 4:22-4)

We must not presume on the patience of God. Yes, He is slow to anger and rich in mercy. But do not

confuse His forbearance with license. One day, and we know not when, God will send the bill in the Person of

Jesus Christ.

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November 15, 2009 BIBLE SPEAKS CONTINUED Page 4

Can you pay it: Do not say, "I sinned, and what happened to me?" for the Lord is slow to anger. Do not be so

confident of atonement that you add sin to sin. Do not say, "His mercy is great, he will forgive the multitude of

my sins," for both mercy and wrath are with him, and his anger rests on sinners. Do not delay to turn to the

Lord, nor postpone it from day to day; for suddenly the wrath of the Lord will go forth, and at the time of punishment

you will perish. (Sir 5:4-7) Two-thousand years is a long time to wait. Yes it is, but only from our mortal

perspective, not from God's perspective: For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past,

or as a watch in the night.(Ps 90:4)

We as a Church and people have lost much of our fervor that we had in the beginning. The Watchful Expectation

that characterized the Apostles, St. Paul and the churches he birthed has become our apathy and complacency:

But if that servant says to himself, `My master is delayed in coming,' and begins to beat the menservants

and the maidservants, and to eat and drink and get drunk, the master of that servant will come on a day

when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will punish him, and put him with the unfaithful.(Lk

12:45-6)

It does not take long for the brilliance of Christ's Resurrection to diminish into the flickering flame of fickle

faith. In his Apocalypse, St. John the Revelator addressed the Angels of the seven churches of the New Testament

at Ephesus, Smyrna, Per'gamum, Thyati'ra, Sardis, Philadelphia and La-odice'a. (Rev 2-3) Only the church of Philadelphia

receives a commendation for its patient, confident vigil: Because you have kept my word of patient endurance,

I will keep you from the hour of trial which is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell upon

the earth. I am coming soon; hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.(Rev 3:10-11) I fear

the church at La-odice'a best describes our own: And to the angel of the church in La-odice'a write: 'The words of

the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation. I know your works: you are neither

cold nor hot. Would that you were cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will

spew you out of my mouth'.(Rev 3:14-16)

The Christian's life is built on faith and hope and above all, love--the qualities that endure to the end and

beyond. God's mercy and justice are eternal; His patience is not. He has set the day and the hour and time will be

no more: After a long time the Master of the servants came back and settled accounts with them....Well done,

my good and faithful servant. Since you were faithful in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities.

Come, share your master's joy.... You wicked, lazy servant! (Matt 25:19f) How will He find you when He comes?

What will be His harvest? AMEN.

Christmas is that special time of the year when we remember our loved ones --those who are with

us and those who have departed our world to be with the Lord.

As in past years, St. Thomas More Madonna CCW is again sponsoring

poinsettias that will adorn our church during this holiday season -- each plant

representing a deceased loved one. The names of your loved ones will be

placed on a scroll and they will be remembered at all Masses during the

Christmas season.

To reserve Christmas poinsettias, please fill out the form below and return with

your donation of $15.00 per plant for each loved one.

Please note that the number of poinsettias is limited, so be sure to order early!

NAME OF DECEASED: __________________________________________________________________________

Ordered by: ________________________________________________________________________________________

Phone Number:_________________________

Please make checks ($15 per plant) payable to Madonna C.C.W. Send to the Parish Office or place envelope with check and

information into collection basket during weekend Masses. Thank You and God bless you! Have a joyful Christmas Holiday!


November 15, 2009 PARISH LIFE Page 5

Solemn Mass and Fiesta

Friday, December 11th, 7:00 PM

This annual event is a joyous occasion in

the life of our parish. We pray in three

languages (English, Spanish, &

Vietnamese) to honor the diversity of our

community and to celebrate our unity in

our Catholic Faith. A reenactment of

Blessed Juan Diego’s encounter with Our

Lady of Guadalupe occurs during Mass.

We go in procession with the image of Our Lady. We celebrate

with food, dance and fellowship in the Hall. Let’s celebrate our

diversity of foods:

BRING A COVERED DISH

SHARE THE FLAVORS OF OUR LIVES

Pastor Julian P. Harris

Friday, November 27 th from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Saturday, November 28 th from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sunday, November 29 th from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

In the Burgundy Room located in the

Parish Center.

Donation is

$15.00 per

Mass

3 Masses per family,

maximum, no

exceptions and must be

obtained in person.

Take this opportunity to adorn your home for

the upcoming Christmas season with a

Noble Fir tree direct from Oregon,

blessed by our parish priests!

Available Size: Price:

4-5 ft. $53.99

5-6 ft. $68.99

6-7 ft. $84.99

7-8 ft. $105.99

8-9 ft. $134.99

Would you also like a:

Tree Stand

Prolong Tree Preservative

Name: _____________________________

Address: _____________________________

_____________________________________

Price:

$29.99

$2.99

Please include check or

money order. Do not

send Cash.

Cash accepted at office.

9-10 ft. $192.99

Phone Number: ________________

All orders must be received by November 15th. Thank You!

Pickup of trees will be

during Thanksgiving week.


November 15, 2009 PARISH LIFE Page 6

DVDs commemorating the visit of His Eminence

Oscar Andres Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga are

available for purchase now in the STM Gift Shop:

Public Conference: Faith Builds Strong Families

A Pastor’s and a Prelate’s Perspectives

Including the Concluding Retreat Mass with

His Eminence and Parish Priests.

&

STM Women’s Retreat 2009:

Women of the New Covenant

Includes His Eminence praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.

(Copies of Women’s Retreat are also available in

Spanish)

These will make wonderful keepsakes and precious

gifts to share with your children and their families.

Price: $15.00


November 15, 2009 FAMILY LIFE Page 7

GOD HAS A PLAN FOR YOU

AND YOU ARE

INVITED TO

BE A PART OF IT!

Thursdays and Saturdays we will discover the perfect plan for you,

join other teens from Saint Thomas More to begin our journey!

The first meeting will be on Thursday December 3, 2009 from

6:30 pm to 7:45 pm at the Faith Formation Center in Room #2.

For more information contact:

Raul Moreno - Pastoral Youth Leader: 561-737-3095

Tuesdays from 8 am - 1 pm or email us at

stmyouth@stmbb.org

We are so grateful to God and to

our parishioners for the beauty

and reverence of the St. Thomas

More Daily Mass Chapel.

It is time to do the same for our

Main Church and remove the worn

out carpet and pew fabric.

We will raffle a 2010

Chevy Malibu and dedicate all

of the proceeds to the

beautification of our beloved

sanctuary church.

Just $35 per ticket, tickets will

be available at the end of every

Mass and at the Parish office.

Thank You for your cooperation!

Some of you may also wish to

memorialize a loved one by

donating a pew.


November 1, 15, 2009 COMMUNITY PARISH LIFE Page 8

St. Thomas More Parish supports Bishop Gerald

Barbarito and Catholic ministries through the

ANNUAL DIOCESAN SERVICES APPEAL (DSA) 2009.

St. Thomas More’s challenge

and goal is $321,000.00

TOTAL CASH AND

PLEDGES TO DATE:

$253,655.00

Debt-Reduction Collection

November 7-8:

$ 3,348.00

$ 300,000

$ 260,000

$ 220,000

$ 180,000

$ 140,000

$ 100,000

$ 60,000

$ 20,000

$0

$ 320,000

$ 280,000

$ 240,000

$ 200,000

$ 160,000

$ 120,000

$ 80,000

$ 40,000

$ 10,000

Sacrificial Giving at St.

Thomas More Parish

November 7-8, 2009:

Tithes and Offerings: $ 21,982.68

Building and Maintenance: $ 6,926.55

Sanctuary Lamp

We light the Sanctuary Candle in

memory of the

FALLEN AND WOUNDED AT

FORT HOOD ARMY POST

And dedicate these words of

President Lincoln as fitting

sentiments and laurels:

Condoling with the mourners for the

dead, and sympathizing with the severely

wounded, I tender to you, officers and

soldiers, the thanks of the nation.

Honor to the Soldier, and Sailor everywhere,

who bravely bears his country's

cause. Honor also to the citizen who cares

for his brother in the field, and serves,

as he best can, the same cause -- honor

to him, only less than to him, who

braves, for the common good, the storms

of heaven and the storms of battle.

(December 22, 1862)

Saint Thomas More

WARMLY Welcomes

Through Baptism:

Nicholas Christopher

battaglia

Tessa jayde shore

Altar Flowers

In loving memory of our mother

Josephine “Grandma”

Czesak from her children,

Paul, Stephen and Debbie.


November 15, 2009 MINISTRY LIFE Page 9

Permanent Deacons

Rev. Mr. George Collins | Rev. Mr. William Cresswell | Rev. Mr. Silvio Menéndez | Rev. Mr. Mark Lizardi

Christmas Pageant

All Parishioners & children are invited to attend an

organizational meeting for the

Christmas Pageant on:

Women of God

Meet every Wednesday after

the 5:30 PM Mass in the Chapel.

For more information, please

call Dr. Madeleine DuPree at

436-6518 or email at

mdupree@ccrstudy.com

Keeping up to date with

the events happening at

St. Thomas More Catholic

Church is just a click away!

Log on and register at

our new address:

www.stmbb.org

Thursday,

December 3,

at 7:00 pm at

Faith Formation

Looking for a specific ministry not listed in the

bulletin? visit our webpage and click on Our

Team then on Ministries to find the

ministry you seek.

Please remember

St. Thomas More

in your Last Will & Testament

and Estate Planning.

Ushers Needed

St. Thomas More Church is

looking for new Ushers

(Ladies and Gentlemen) to

serve in the House of the

Lord. The Ministry of the Ushers is an important

part of the life of the Church; it is the Ministry of

Hospitality. Help is needed especially for:

•Saturday 4:00 PM Mass

•Sunday 7:00 AM Mass.

•Please call Jacques Rene at 736-6526

Bible Study

Book of Exodus by

Dr. Madeleine DuPree

Beginning November 4th at

6:10 PM -7:30 PM

Everyone is welcomed!

OUR PARISH PROVIDES

Please remember to pack

some non-perishable food

items and bring them to St.

Thomas More Parish on the

First Weekend of Each

New Month.

The next pick-up will be the

weekend of December 6th.

We support the

Community Caring Center of Boynton Beach

in their mission to assist our neighbors who are in need.

Please make this act of mercy part of your Sabbath

Worship.

Rev. Julian P. Harris, Pastor

Renewal of Wedding Vows

Please contact Helen or Joe: 561-637-4666


November 15, 2009 MINISTRY LIFE Page 10

The colors chosen for this Christmas are purple, gold, and silver. If

you would like to join in the festivities by contributing newly purchased

lights, ornaments, garland or other decorations in these

colors, please drop them off at the Parish Office by

December 13, 2009. Monetary donations to assist in the

purchase of trees and other decorations are always welcome.

Starting Saturday, November 29th, the Angel Tree

will be available in the church vestibule. As in prior

years, parishioners can choose an “angel” from the

tree and provide the listed items for that angel. Volunteers

will be available at each Mass to register the

selected angels and to provide

instructions for the return of gifts.

-Sponsored by the Women of God


November 15, 2009 MINISTRY LIFE Page 11

DEPARTURE: APR. 09, 2010

RETURNING: APR. 17, 2010

YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:

-Round trip airfare from Miami to Tel Aviv.

-7 nights at First Class hotels with daily breakfast

and dinner.

-Transportation by air conditioned motor coach.

-Tour Escort Services throughout.

-English speaking local guides (as per itinerary).

-Porterage service (Hotels only) one

piece p/person.

-Luggage tags & identification.

NOT INCLUDED:

-Airport & security taxes.

-Beverages at meals.

-Tips (Driver, Escort, Local Guides, Restaurants.

-Personal expenses.

All items not specified as included in your trip.

Price: $ 2,395.00 per person

OPTIONAL: April 17 - April 21 in Italy - $985.00 per person

PLEASE, CALL TODAY AND MAKE YOUR

BOOKING, SENDING A DEPOSIT OF $400.00 TO:

GOSPA TOURS & PILGRIMS

4500 SW 136 TH PLACE

MIAMI, FLORIDA 33175

T-FREE -1866-551-6553

PHONE-305-551-6553

Email - gospapil@hotmail.com

A partial non refundable deposit in the amount of US $400.00 per person is needed to guarantee your space.

Final payment is due 45 days prior to departure. Credit card payments subject to an extra 3% service fee. Travel

Insurance to protect you against emergency cancellations, trip interruption, etc is highly suggested and available

at extra cost. Trip Price is quoted in US$ and subject to change without notice due to the Euro/Dollar currency

fluctuation. All passengers need to have a valid American Passport. Passengers with other nationalities

please check for eventual visa requirements.

Treat yourself and your family to a delicious Breakfast

Brunch in the Parish Center on Sunday, December 13, 2009.

The STM Women of God invite you to join them after the 8:30 AM

and 10:30 AM Masses as Chef Chino serves up a hearty menu to

please every taste. Our Women dedicate all proceeds to the

CHURCH SANCTUARY RENOVATION.

No reservations are necessary, just bring

happy hearts and healthy appetites!


November October 25, 15, 2009 2009 MINISTRY FORMATION LIFE LIFE Page 13 12

Preschool Photos

Announcement for Dinner


November 15, 2009 FORMATION LIFE Page 13

For concerns regarding Faith Formation, please call

561-737-3521

Our office hours are from 11:30 AM to 7:30 PM

For the safety of the children, please vacate the Faith Formation

building while school is in session.

Parents please sign your teenager up for the Youth

Retreat, it is REQUIRED for Confirmation.

SAINT THOMAS MORE YOUTH RETREAT 2009

To be Daniel is to be young, committed,

unafraid and unswayed by the enticements of the easy way and the

quick fix. In his mid-teens, Daniel is carried off into a far country with

strange customs. There he is successful, envied, targeted, trapped and

thrown into the Lion’s Den. God delivers Daniel and exalts him so that

he becomes a blessing to all, even to those who threw him to the beasts.

Daniel’s story is our story; what occurred in his young life happens daily

in the lives of our youth. They need God, the firm-footing of Faith and

our support to have successful, joyful and exciting lives. Help them now

and they’ll bless us later.

—Rev. Julian P. Harris

Pastor Harris’ words remind us of the challenges our young people

face every day and of the importance of giving them the spiritual

armor to meet and conquer every challenge on the way

to maturity and blessing.

YOUTH RETREAT REGISTRATION FORM

St. Thomas More Youth Retreat 2009: “Dare to be Daniel”

Saturday, December 5, 2009 | 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

NAME:

ADDRESS:

PHONE:

EMAIL:

SHIRT SIZE: ___________________________

$15 Donation:

Check

Cash

Return this form with Donation to the Parish Office,

or to the Faith Formation Office.


Noviembre 15, 2009 TRIGÉSIMO SEGUNDO DOMINGO DEL TIEMPO ORDINARIO Page 14

Nos acercamos al final del Año Litúrgico y el Evangelio de este Domingo nos hace

tomarnos en serio el tema de la salvación con el regreso final de Jesucristo.

El texto tiene tres partes:

· Versículos 24 al 27: La vuelta del Hijo del Hombre.

· Versículos 28 al 31: La enseñanza de la higuera.

· Versículo 32: El día y la hora de la segunda venida de Cristo.

En la primera parte puede que asusten las imágenes que se nos brindan: En ese tiempo, después de la gran tribulación, el sol se

apagará, la luna dejará de brillar, las estrellas caerán del cielo y el universo entero se conmoverá. Entonces verán venir al Hijo del

hombre sobre las nubes con gran poder y majestad. Y El enviará a sus ángeles a congregar a sus elegidos desde los cuatro puntos

cardinales y desde los más profundo de la tierra a lo más alto del universo. (Mc. 13, 24-27) Hay toda una “conmoción” cósmica.

Esto es propio del lenguaje apocalíptico que utiliza esta forma para describir las intervenciones poderosas de Dios en la historia.

Por otra parte no debe

importar en primer lugar las llamativas señales, sino la venida de Jesucristo, el Hijo del

Hombre que viene con poder y gloria a reunir a todos sus discípulos. La presencia poderosa,

sublime y solemne del Señor debe dar tranquilidad a nuestros corazones.

En la segunda parte se busca aplicar a la vida lo que se nos ha narrado en la parte

anterior. Y el Señor utilizará una especie de imagen parabólica tomada de la realidad

cotidiana de los palestinenses. Cuando la higuera comienza a echar ramas tiernas y

hojitas nuevas se sabe que se está acercando el verano. De la misma forma que a nivel de

naturaleza se pueden detectar las estaciones climáticas, los discípulos del Señor deben aprender

a mirar la realidad para detectar que la segunda venida de Cristo es inminente. La frase del

versículo treinta no hace referencia al fin del mundo sino al fin de Jerusalén que en el año setenta

será destruida por las tropas de los romanos: De cierto os digo que no pasara esta generación

hasta que todas estas cosas sucedan. (Mc. 13, 30) No hay que confundirse y generar falsas

profecía. En el versículo treinta y uno el Señor ratifica que todo pasará pero que su Palabra

permanecerá firme y estable para siempre: Podrán dejar de existir el cielo y la tierra, pero mis palabras no dejaran de cumplirse.

(Mc. 13, 31)

En la tercera parte queda absolutamente claro que no se sabe ni el día ni la hora del

fin del mundo: Nadie conoce el día ni la hora. Ni los ángeles del cielo ni el Hijo; solamente el Padre. (Mc. 13, 32) Esto es importante

registrarlo dado que cada tanto aparece algún supuesto

iluminado que pretende saber el día del fin del mundo. Jesús es claro: nadie lo sabe, ni

siquiera en ese momento Él mismo en su naturaleza humana, Por supuesto que en cuanto a

Dios glorioso y eterno, todo le es conocido. AMÉN


Noviembre 15, 2009 VIDA PARROQUIAL Page 15

La Parroquia STM Anuncia su Retiro para Jóvenes:

¡Atrévete a Ser Daniel!

Ser como Daniel es ser joven, comprometido, intrépido e inamovible ante

las tentaciones del camino fácil y las soluciones rápidas. Estando en sus

años de adolescencia, Daniel es llevado hacia un país lejano con costumbres

extrañas. Ahí es exitoso, envidiado, atrapado y lanzado a la jaula del

león. Dios lo salva a Daniel y lo exalta de tal manera que se convierte en

una bendición para todos, aún para aquellos que lo habían

echado con las fieras.

La historia de Daniel es nuestra historia; lo que le ocurrió en su

juventud sucede a diario en las vidas de nuestros jóvenes. Necesitan

a Dios, el paso seguro de la Fe y nuestro apoyo para

tener vidas exitosas, alegres y emocionantes. Ayudémosles

ahora y ellos nos bendecirán después.

Busca la forma de registro en la página 13 de este boletín, llénala y entrégala en la oficina parroquial.

Saint Thomas More invita a la comunidad Hispana a la Gran Fiesta de

Bienvenida al 2010. Ven y disfruta de una cena de gala junto a tu familia

con entreteniento y recibe el año nuevo con nosotros!

Jueves, 31 de Diciembre del 2009 a las 8:00 de la noche en el Centro

Parroquial despues de la misa de las 7 pm

Precios: $70.00 por pareja

$40.00 por persona

$15.00 de 5 a 18 años

Gratis de 0 a 5 años

Para mas informacion llame a

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Nhôø ôn Thieân Chuùa vaø nhöõng tín höõu

toát laønh, chuùng ta ñaõ mang laïi cho nhaø

nguyeän moät veû khang trang xöùng

ñaùng nôi thôø phöôïng. Ñeán luùc chuùng

ta phaûi nghó ñeán vieäc tu söûa nhaø thôø

lôùn vì thaûm vaø gheá ngoài ñaõ quaù cuû kyû.

Seõ coù chöông trình veù soá gaây quyõ cho

vieäc tu söûa naøy. Giaûi truùng seõ laø moät

chieác xe hôi. Ngoaøi ra coøn coù daï hoäi

Noel cho vieäc gaây quyõ. Chi tieát seõ

ñöôïc thoâng baùo theâm sau.

Moïi ngöôøi trong Coäng Ñoaøn Coâng

Giaùo Vieät Nam ñöôïc môøi goïi quan

taâm vaø tham gia vaøo chöông trình tu

söûa naøy cuûa giaùo xöù.

Nhö Daniel: töôi treû, daán thaân, khoâng haõi sôï, khoâng meàm

loøng tröôùc nhöõng caùm doå cuûa söï deå daõi vaø leø pheø. Luùc coøn

treû, Daniel löu laïc treân moät ñaát nöôùc vôùi nhöõng phong tuïc xa

laï. Nôi ñoù caäu ta thaønh coâng, bò ghen töông vaø gaøi baåy vaø bò

neùm vaøo hang sö töû. Thieân Chuùa ñaõ cöùu caäu ñeå caäu ta trôû

neân phuùc laønh cho moïi ngöôøi, ngay caû cho nhöõng keû ñaõ neùm

caäu vaøo hang thuù döõ. Chuyeän cuûa Daniel laø chuyeän cuûa

chuùng ta; Nhöõng gì xaõy ra trong ñôøi caäu cuõng xaõy ra haèng

ngaøy trong ñôøi soáng cuûa lôùp treû chuùng ta. Chuùng caàn Thieân

Chuùa, caàn nhöõng böôùc chaân ñöùc tin vöõng vaøng, caàn trôï löïc

cuûa chuùng ta ñeå ñöôïc thaønh coâng, töôi treû, vaø caù tính can ñaûm

ñoái dieän vôùi cuoäc ñôøi. Haõy giuùp lôùp treû ñeå chuùng trôû neân

phuùc laønh cho chuùng ta.

Rev. Julian Harris

DARE TO BE DANIEL

Lôøi cha Harris nhaéc chuùng ta veà nhöõng thaùch ñoá maø lôùp

treû hoâm nay phaûi ñoái dieän moãi ngaøy vaø taàm quan troïng

phaûi cho chuùng nhöõng chieán baøo tinh thaàn nhaém ñoái phoù

vôùi nhöõng thaùch ñoá treân con ñöôøng tieán tôùi söï tröôûng thaønh

vaø aân phuùc. Coâ Gladys Duenas vaø Vaên Phoøng Giaùo Lyù

ñang chuaån bò Ngaøy Tónh Taâm Haèng Naêm cho Giôùi Treû

Thöù Baûy, 5 Thaùng 12, 09 - töø 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Ñeå chung tay toâ ñieåm

ngaøy Sinh Nhaät Chuùa,

anh chò coù theå goùp $15

cho moät caây hoa Noel

nhaèm töôûng nieäm vaø caàu

nguyeän cho moät ngöôøi

thaân thöông. Teân nhöõng

ngöôøi thaân yeâu seõ ñöôïc

nieân yeát trong veõ ñeïp

trang trí cuûa ngaøy Giaùng

Sinh. Xin lieân laïc vôùi Cha

Phuï Traùch.

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