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
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
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
Faith Formation Office 737-3521
St. Thomas More Preschool 737-3770
St. Thomas More Gift Shop 736-1887
-Mass in English:
- Misa en Español: 1:45 PM
- Mass in Vietnamese: 4:30 PM
Monday through Friday:
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.
† Elizabeth Moran by Robert and Magda
Conant and Family
† David Ringenberg by Mr. and Mrs. Peter Egas
† Eleanor Garamella by Father Vargas
4:00 PM & 5:30 PM
7:00 AM, 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM&
6:30 AM, 8:30 AM & 5:30 PM
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
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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
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
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: ________________________________________________________________________________________
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
3 Masses per family,
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:
Prolong Tree Preservative
Please include check or
money order. Do not
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
These will make wonderful keepsakes and precious
gifts to share with your children and their families.
November 15, 2009 FAMILY LIFE Page 7
GOD HAS A PLAN FOR YOU
AND YOU ARE
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
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
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:
Sacrificial Giving at St.
Thomas More Parish
November 7-8, 2009:
Tithes and Offerings: $ 21,982.68
Building and Maintenance: $ 6,926.55
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
Tessa jayde shore
In loving memory of our mother
Czesak from her children,
Paul, Stephen and Debbie.
November 15, 2009 MINISTRY LIFE Page 9
Rev. Mr. George Collins | Rev. Mr. William Cresswell | Rev. Mr. Silvio Menéndez | Rev. Mr. Mark Lizardi
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
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:
at 7:00 pm at
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.
St. Thomas More
in your Last Will & Testament
and Estate Planning.
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
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
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
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
-Transportation by air conditioned motor coach.
-Tour Escort Services throughout.
-English speaking local guides (as per itinerary).
-Porterage service (Hotels only) one
-Luggage tags & identification.
-Airport & security taxes.
-Beverages at meals.
-Tips (Driver, Escort, Local Guides, Restaurants.
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
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Announcement for Dinner
November 15, 2009 FORMATION LIFE Page 13
For concerns regarding Faith Formation, please call
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.
SHIRT SIZE: ___________________________
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
Gladys Dueñas al: 561-737-3521
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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
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