St. James Catholic Cathedral 215 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando FL 32801 www.stjamesorlando.org Phone: 407-422-2005—Fax: 407-422-2009 October 16, 2016 Bishop of Orlando Most Reverend John Noonan Parochial Administrator: Rev. Miguel Gonzalez Parochial Vicars: Rev. Serge Pardo Rev. Martin Nguyen Deacons: David Gray , Carlos Sola & Patrick McAvoy School Principal: Dawn Helwig My dear Cathedral family, I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of you for the kind words, prayers and support as I begin my ministry at St. James. I am conscious of the fact that as a community we are still grieving the physical loss of our beloved Fr. John. I say physical, because we all know that he will always remain in our hearts and minds. Stepping into this new role as Administrator presents overwhelming challenges that I know I cannot do alone. First and foremost, I rely on Jesus Christ, the High Priest, who has called me to serve and follow Him. Secondly, knowing fully well that I stand on the shoulders of Giants who have led this community with such great love and dedication beginning with Fr. Michael J. Fox, up to my dear brother and friend Fr. John McCormick. Thirdly, I rely on Bishop John Noonan, Fr. Martin Nguyen and Fr. Serge Pardo, who have been so kind and supportive through this transition. Lastly, I rely on you the committed staff and parishioners of St. James Cathedral and School. Together we are called to come together as members of Christ’s body by generously assisting one another as we make Jesus known and loved in downtown Orlando. I look forward to our journey together as we begin a new chapter that honors the hard work of those who served and worshiped before us on this sacred and holy ground. Please place me before the Lord in your prayers! Take a moment and visit the Lord who is always present in the Tabernacle, and ask Him to bless the work we are engaged to accomplish together, for the good of our community. Together let us continue to celebrate the goodness of the Lord! St. James, pray for us! Fr. Miguel FOMM presents an evening with Gabriel Donahue Saturday, October 22 at 7 PM This talented, Irish born, multi-instrumentalist singer and songwriter has toured with the Chieftains and recorded with The Boston Pops. Tickets can be purchased on our website or email [email protected]. Journey Into Faith Are you feeling called to Christ? Are you in need of Baptism? To get more information, call Steve at 407-422-2005 ext. 123 or e-mail [email protected]. YOUNG ADULTS Wednesday, October 19 is a good time to turn off the voices inside and outside our heads and tune into what God wants to tell us through Adoration! Please join the Young Adults in the Chapel for an evening of prayer, praise and worship. Rosary begins at 7 PM followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Please remember in your prayers our parishioners who are ill, especially: Lukas Kessler Members of our local St. James Council will be available after Mass to answer questions about the Knights of Columbus this weekend. If you want to find out more about the Knights of Columbus, feel free to reach out to George at [email protected]. BREAKFAST Next Sunday, October 23, our Knights of Columbus will be serving breakfast following all morning Masses. Enjoy a fabulous meal for just $5. Your generous donations of baby food, diapers and baby clothes are always appreciated for JMJ Life Center. The Annual Collection for Catholic Charities of Central Florida will be held on the weekend of October 22 & 23. This collection raises much needed funds for Catholic Charities to respond to the needs of the poor and vulnerable throughout the nine counties of the Diocese of Orlando. Your donation will help individuals and families in crisis to obtain rent, food and emergency medical care as we empower them to become selfsufficient. We thank you for giving generously. St. James Cathedral School Spirit Night at Orlando City Soccer Sunday, October 23 at 4 PM Tickets: $25 per person All proceeds benefit St. James School and Athletic Program Contact: Lisa at [email protected] for ticket purchases. Stewardship A Way Of Life For A Grateful Disciple “…be persistent whether it is convenient or inconvenient…” 2 Timothy 4:2 It is not always convenient to be a good steward, especially when all the temptations of our busy and materialistic world get in the way. Now add our own pride and ego into the equation, and living a stewardship lifestyle may be downright uncomfortable! Remember, God didn’t call us to be comfortable. He called us to be faithful. Stewardship October 8 & 9 $25,954.69 For your convenience, electronic fund transfers and credit card giving is available at stjamesorlando.org. Thank you for placing God first! SOAR YOUTH MINISTRY Saints On A Road 7th-12th grade students Thursday, October 20 Join us in the Parish Council Room from 6-8 PM for dinner and scripture. Thursday, October 27 Meet in the Parish Council for dinner and scripture from 6 -8 PM. CANCELLED- We had to cancel our October Dave & Busters breakfast, school is back in session. Thanks, Hurricane Matthew!! For upcoming events, follow us on Instagram at sjcsoar or check us out at stjamesyouth.org. Baptism classes for parents and godparents are held at 6:30 PM on the first Thursday of each month in both Spanish and English. To register or for more information, contact Valeria at 407-422-2005 ext. 119 or email [email protected]. A Celebration of Thanksgiving The Harvest Ball of Bishop Grady Villas includes a silent and live auction, entertainment, dancing and a gourmet dining experience that is not to be missed. The funds raised help support the mission of Bishop Grady Villas; helping persons with disabilities to use their God-given gifts to achieve greater independence, physical and emotional well-being and spiritual growth. Register online at www.bishopgradyvillas.org. MASS INTENTIONS Monday, October 17 7:00 AM Hammond Taylor & Sara Anabel † 12:10 PM Father John McCormick † Tuesday, October 18 7:00 AM Narciso & Tecla Lopez † 12:10 PM All Souls in Purgatory † Wednesday, October 19 7:00 AM Stephen T. West † 12:10 PM Manuel Angel Rivera † Thursday, October 20 7:00 AM Romeo Turla † 12:10 PM Valentina & Exequiel Turla † Friday, October 21 7:00 AM Murray Osgood † 12:10 PM Cynthia Healy † Saturday, October 22 8:00 AM Babies saved at 40 Days for Life Vigil 4:00 PM Joseph & Mary Bowman † Sunday, October 23 7:30 AM Ricardo Lopera † 9:00 AM Stephen & Florence Bucki † 10:30 AM Nestor Martinez † 12:15 PM Gabriel Valencia † 5:00 PM Ricardo Lopera † MASS SCHEDULE Vigil (Saturday) 4 PM, Sunday: 7:30 AM, 9 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:15 PM (Spanish), 5 PM, 6:30 PM (Kreyole) Weekdays: 7 AM, 12:10 PM Saturdays: 8 AM Confessions: Monday-Friday: 11:30 AM Saturdays: 3 PM, Spanish: Sunday, 11:45 AM Adoration and Exposition: Monday-Friday: 7:30 AM-noon Pro-life Holy Hour Wednesday 6 PM CARMELITE CORNER Carmelites belong to the Carmelite Order, just like Franciscans belong to the Franciscan Order in the Catholic Church. What is an Order? It is not an organization or “club”. It is a group of men and women who form a community often established by a founder. They follow a Rule or prescribed way of life sanctioned by the Holy See. They take vows or promises, typically of poverty, chastity and obedience. Each Order lives out its Christian witness in a slightly different way. Some Orders include lay men and women in varying roles. The Carmelites, founded by laymen in the 12th century, include as FULL members of the Order friars, cloistered and active religious, and lay members who have made profession of promises in the Order after several years of formation study. Carmelite spirituality centers on developing a deep intimacy with Jesus Christ through prayer and contemplation. Daily practice includes Christian Prayer (Liturgy of the Hours), Mass, Lectio Divina (scripture reading), quiet prayer time, “active” ministry (prayer lived out in the ministry/service to others in everyday life). The Lay Carmelite Community at St. James began in 1974 and has been present ever since. For more information about the community or the Carmelite Order, please contact Kathleen at 407-4217769 or email [email protected]. See laycarmelitespcm.org or carmelstream.net for more information. Mi querida familia de la Catedral, Quisiera tomar esta oportunidad para agradecerles a todos por sus amables palabras, oraciones y apoyo al comenzar mi ministerio en St. James. Estoy consciente del hecho de que como comunidad todavía estamos llorando la presencia física de nuestro querido Padre John. Digo física porque todos sabemos que permanecerá en nuestra mente y corazón. Comenzar este nuevo rol como administrador presenta desafíos abrumadores que sé que no puedo enfrentar solo. Primero y ante todo, confío en Jesucristo, el Sacerdote Mayor, quien me ha llamado a servir y a seguirlo. Segundo, sé bien que me paro en los hombros de gigantes que han liderado esta comunidad con tanto amor comenzando con el Padre Michael J. Fox y siguiendo con mi querido hermano y amigo el Padre John McCormick. Tercero, confío en el Obispo John Noonan, en el Padre Martin Nguyen y en el Padre Serge Pardo, quienes han sido tan amables y de gran apoyo durante esta transición. Por último confío en el personal y en los parroquianos comprometidos de la Catedral y Escuela St. James. Juntos estamos llamados a ser miembros del Cuerpo de Cristo al generosamente ayudar a otros al dar a conocer y a amar a Jesús en el centro de Orlando. Espero caminar y comenzar juntos un nuevo capítulo que honra el arduo trabajo de aquellos quienes sirvieron y adoraron antes que nosotros en esta tierra santa y sagrada. ¡Por favor pónganme ante el Señor en sus oraciones! Tomen un momento y visiten al Señor quien está siempre presente en el Tabernáculo, y pídanle que bendiga el trabajo que estamos comprometidos a lograr juntos por el bien de nuestra comunidad. ¡Juntos continuemos celebrando las bondades del Señor! St. James, ora por nosotros. Padre Miguel ¿Que debe hacer el votante Católico? Los fieles católicos son urgidos a escoger sus líderes políticos basados en sus principios, no en la afiliación partidista o interés personal. Esta participación debe ser influida por las convicciones morales de conciencias bien formadas y enfocada en la dignidad de cada ser humano, la búsqueda del bien común, y la protección de los débiles y vulnerables. La Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de la Florida, para asistir a los feligreses que quieren conocer la posición de candidatos políticos sobre temas claves, ha encuestado aquellos postulándose para el congreso y la legislatura estatal. Para ver como los candidatos, que aparecerán en la papeleta de la Elección General de noviembre 8, respondieron al cuestionario, visite: www.flaccb.org/2016-election-candidates. Corresponsabilidad una forma de vida para un discípulo agradecido Colecta: 9 de octubre……$1,834.40 ¡Gracias por colocar a Dios primero!