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  • RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 2021  

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    Director of Faith Formation
    Michele Kenaga

    RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

    1st—8th GRADE
    2021-2022

    Classes are in session
    The classes are held in the
    Parish Office at 11 Broadmoor
    8:50-9:45 AM on Sundays.

    UPCOMING CLASSES:

    The last two Sunday morning RE classes in 2021 will be 
    December 12th & December 19th

    Students are encouraged to attend the Advent Christmas Social on Sunday, December 5th

    Please consider registering your child even if they attend Catholic school and/or are not receiving First Holy Communion this year. Religious Education classes are a great way to build community with families at the Parish!.

    The cost is $10 per child or $20 maximum per family. Classes will start in September, and more information will be forthcoming. 

    If you have any questions about Religious Education schedules, registering your child, or any other questions, contact
    Michele Kenaga
    at the Parish Office during regular office hours at (850) 456-2543.

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    RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS (RCIA)

    There will be an inquiry meeting for non-Catholics who are interested in being baptized or received into the Catholic Church. If you or someone you know might be interested in being baptized and/or becoming Catholic, please attend this meeting.The next RCIA meetings will be 

    Wednesday, December 1st, at 6:00 PThursday, December 9th at 6:00 PM
    in the Parish Hall.

    For more information, please call the Parish Office at (850) 456-2543.

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    ADULT FAITH FORMATION
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    “The Bible Timeline® study program takes you on a guided journey through salvation history. Presenter Jeff Cavins will show you how fourteen of the Bible’s narrative books tell the biblical story from beginning to end and will give you the keys to understanding the amazing story woven throughout Scripture.

    In this revolutionary approach to Bible study, The Bible Timeline divides the Bible into twelve color-coded time periods that make the narrative thread easier to follow. Using a unique color-coded chart, you will learn the major people, places, and events of the Bible and discover how they all come together to reveal the remarkable story of our Faith.

    The Bible Timeline will teach you how to read and understand the entire Bible and introduce you to the wonderful narrative of Scripture in a way that will transform your life.”

    Michele Kenaga will be facilitating a 24 session Bible Study class beginning in September 2021 and concluding at Easter in April 2022 (with a break from Thanksgiving to the New Year). It is the Great Adventure Bible Timeline study program through Ascension Press. From their website.

    The Great Adventure Timeline study group has begun.
    There are two groups—one meets on Thursdays
    at 1:00 PM.
    The other meets on Sundays 
    at 5:00 PM. All sessions are held in the Parish Hall.

    If you’d like to learn more about this program, see current bulletin or please visit the Ascension press website:
    https://ascensionpress.com/collections/the-bible-timeline-the-story-of-salvation

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  • ALFRED-WASHBURN CENTER   NEEDS

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    Alfred Washburn Center Needs
    The Alfred Washburn Center’s clothing locker is critically short on the following: men’s jeans, pants & shorts to fit sizes 32/34/36; men’s underwear (boxer, boxer‐briefs but NOT briefs) sizes Sm/Med/Lg; men’s collared shirts Sm/ Med/Lg; and women’s underwear (all sizes). Flashlights, AA & AAA batteries, deodorant, and small hairbrushes are popular but out‐of‐stock item
      Rolling suitcases are always needed as well, the homeless use them for their possessions. 

    Volunteers are also needed - please contact Pat Mitchell at (205)  222-6856
    if you are able to help in any way.
     


    NEEDS: Alfred - Washburn is a “Day Shelter” where the homeless can get a meal, shower, wash their clothes and even work on their bicycles amongst other offered services.
    They are in need of the following items: ·Washcloths · Hand Towels ·
    Men’s and Women’s socks (new only) ·
    Men’s underwear (new only) ·
    Men’s jeans smaller sizes ·
    Women’s underwear (new only) ·
    Backpacks · Tents · Sleeping bags ·
    Bikes and bike locks · Tarps
    The Alfred-Washburn Center is a ministry of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul serving the homeless and poorer members of our community. The Center is funded by the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores and Conferences, as well as private and corporate donations. We are a 100% volunteer organization.
     
    They are located at 31 Murphy Lane
    Pensacola, FL 32505
    (850) 435-7427
    Hours:  Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays from 8:30am to 1pm.

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    It's FREE.

    The app for Catholic Life Every Day. Connect with your parish like never before. Stay up-to-date with what is going on in your parish throughout the week. Enjoy many useful faith-building resources and features to complement your daily faith life. All the features available include:

    • Messages - Favorite, share or reply to messages

    • Calendar - View or share time and location of upcoming parish events

    • Readings - Daily Mass readings

    • Homilies - Listen or read weekly homilies

    • News - The latest Catholic world news

    • Giving - Easily access your parish’s online giving

    • Confession - Next Confession reminder

    • Parish info - All important contacts at your parish

    • Mass Times - All Mass times for the week

    • Prayers - Full list of traditional Catholic prayers

    •  Bulletins - View this week’s and past parish bulletins
       

  • Year of Saint Joseph

    Plenary Indulgence Options for the Year of St. Joseph - The Fathers of Mercy

    In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Blessed Pope Pius IX’s declaration of St. Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church, Pope Francis has proclaimed a special
    “Year of St. Joseph.”  
    It is a wonderful opportunity to increase our love for St. Joseph  and  knowledge, “to encourage us to implore his intercession and to imitate his virtues and his zeal" (Patris Corde).


    Litany of Saint Joseph
    Lord, have mercy.  Lord, have mercy.
    Christ, have mercy.  Christ, have mercy.
    Lord, have mercy.  Lord, have mercy.
    God our Father in heaven, have mercy.
    God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
    have mercy.
    God the Holy Spirit, have mercy.
    Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy.
    Holy Mary, pray for us.
    Saint Joseph, pray for us.

    Noble son of the House of David,
    pray for us.
    Light of patriarchs, pray for us. 
    pray for us.
    Husband of the Mother of God,
    pray for us.
    Guardian of the Virgin, pray for us.
    Foster father of the Son of God,
    pray for us.
    Faithful guardian of Christ, pray for us.
    Head of the Holy Family, pray for us.
    Joseph, chaste and just, pray for us.
    Joseph, prudent and brave, pray for us.
    Joseph, obedient and loyal, pray for us.
    Pattern of patience, pray for us.
    Lover of poverty, pray for us.
    Model of workers, pray for us.
    Example to parents, pray for us.
    Guardian of virgins, pray for us.
    Pillar of family life, pray for us.
    Comfort of the troubled, pray for us.
    Hope of the sick, pray for us.
    Patron of the dying, pray for us.
    Terror of evil spirits, pray for us.
    Protector of the Church, pray for us.

    *Guardian of the Redeemer, pray for us.
    Servant of Christ, pray for us.
    Minister of salvation, pray for us.
    Support in difficulties, pray for us.
    Patron of exiles, pray for us.
    Patron of the afflicted, pray for us.
    Patron of the poor, pray for us.


    Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Spare us O Lord.
    Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us O Lord.
    Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.
    God made him master of his household,
    And put him in charge of all that he owned.

    Let us pray.

    O God, who in your inexpressible providence were pleased to choose
    Saint Joseph
    as spouse of the most holy
    Mother of your Son,
    grant, we pray,
    that we, who revere him as our protector on earth, may be worthy of his heavenly intercession.
    Through Christ our Lord.
    R/. Amen.

    *New additions by Pope Francis to "increase our love for this great saint, to encourage us to implore his intercession and to imitate his virtues and his zeal"

    April 30, 2021


    The Catholic schools of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee are currently participating in a St. Joseph Devotional Project. 

    As Pope Francis has proclaimed, 2021 is the "Year of St. Joseph." In celebration, our schools are focusing on teachings about the head of the Holy Family.  

    On April 30, 2021, Bishop Wack consecrated our Catholic schools to St. Joseph as part of the project. View the Mass here

    Our educational system is devoted to developing the devotional lives of children and adults, creating educational opportunities for students and cultivating Catholic Immersion Culture. This is achieved through prayer activities regarding the life of St. Joseph, engagement with Bishop Wack in the consecration of our schools and the promotion of familial consecration to St. Joseph.

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    Daily Mass with
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  • Pray for the Nation

    Divine Mercy Sunday - St Joseph Parish

    In the 1930's St. Maria Faustina Kowalska had a series of revelations, where our Lord called for a special feast day, Divine Mercy Sunday, which was named by Pope Saint John Paul II at the canonization of St. Faustina on April 30, 2000.   The feast day is celebrated the Sunday after Easter.
    Please join the faithful from across the world in this celebration. Visit the links below to learn more. 

    The Divine Mercy Chaplet
    is appropiate to pray everyday, especialy in these challenging troubled times of the COVID-19

    Basics of Divine Mercy 
    Downloadable and Printable
    Divine Mercy Image


    Sealing Your Home with the
    Divine Mercy Image

  • COVID-19

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    See The CDC Website, 
    for latest updates and information
     

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html,

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    Patron of contagious illnesses

    O Blessed Saint Roch,
    Patron of the sick,
    Have pity on those
    Who lie upon a bed of suffering.

    Your power was so great
    When you were in this world,
    That by the sign of the Cross,
    Many were healed of their diseases.

    Now that you are in heaven,
    Your power is not less.
    Offer, then, to God
    Our sighs and tears
    And obtain for us that health we seek
    Through Christ our Lord.

    Amen.

    (Repeat the following 3 times)

    Saint Roch, pray for us,
    That we may be preserved
    From all diseases of body and soul.

  • WHAT IS SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

    How to make a Spiritual Communion when Mass is banned because of ...

    Spiritual Communion is the practice of desiring union with Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist. It is used primarily by individuals who cannot receive holy Communion, such as the ill, the divorced and remarried, and those who have not yet been received into full communion with the Church. St. Thomas Aquinas described it as “an ardent desire to receive Jesus in the most holy sacrament and lovingly embrace him” at a time or in circumstances when we cannot receive him in sacramental Communion.


    My Jesus,
    I believe that you are
    present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
    I love you above all things,
    and I desire
    to receive you into my soul.
    Since I cannot at this moment
    receive you sacramentally,
    come at least spiritually
    into my heart. I embrace you
    as if you were already there and
    unite myself wholly to you.
    Never permit me to be
    separated from you.
    Amen.
     



  • Bishop Wack lifts dispensation effective Saturday, June 19, 2021

    Bishop Wack lifts dispensation effective Saturday, June 19, 2021

    "The time has come to end the dispensation and ensure that all baptized Catholics return to the practice – indeed, the obligation – of attending the celebration of the Eucharist (i.e., Mass) every Sunday and on Holy Days of Obligation."
    (Read more of Bishop Wack's letter)

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    The 2021
    Catholic Sharing Appeal (CSA) will begin the weekend of February 6th-7th. There will be brochures and pledge cards in the pews and in the Narthex. CSA raises money for diocesan offices and programs.

    Saint Thomas More Parish is assessed annually by the diocese. The CSA amount is only half of that total, with the other half being paid by the parish throughout the year. Our total parish assessment is a over $72,000, so our CSA assessment is approximately $36,000. This CSA amount is raised through money pledged from parishioners. Whatever is not raised of this amount is taken from the parish savings.

    Saint Thomas More is blessed with over 250 registered households. Less than half contributed to CSA in 2020, and we are hopeful to increase those numbers this year. Please prayerfully consider your yearly pledge to Catholic Sharing Appeal. Your support is greatly appreciated by the Bishop, Pastor, and fellow parishioners!

    Bishop Wack's Message
    https://vimeo.com/490018140

     


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    Home | Evergreen PrintingThe Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee
    is committed to healing the hurting hearts of sexual abuse victims and has established Victims Assistance Coordinators who are experienced and trained counselors and are available to help persons who have been sexually abused by a priest, deacon, or other church personnel.
    The Coordinator for the
    Pensacola/Ft. Walton Beach area is
    Dr. Louis Makarowski, 850-477-7181
    For Spanish speakers - En Español
    Dcn. Santiago Molina, 850-627-2350
    Diocesan Victim Assistance
    Hotline 850-435-3536