DINE TO DONATE OPPORTUNITY—this week on Tuesday, Feb. 2/20 at TEXAS ROADHOUSE on Rte 192 from 3:30-10:00 PM. No Flyer needed although there are some on bookcases as a reminder. Just drop your receipt in the box at the host stand and we get 10% of whatever you eat and drink.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS on Friday, 2/23 will be led by our Spanish Community at 6:30 PM. They will also have a visiting singer to do some concert work after the Stations. (If you are unable to participate on any of the Friday night Stations of the Cross but would still like to honor our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, by following the Way of the Cross, please go to our web page at: http://www.stfaustina.org/aboutuswelcome/stationsofthecross.html
SAVE THE DATES: Monday thru Wednesday, March 5th to March 7th for LUKE LIVE! -- a Dramatic and Musical Presentation of the Gospel of LUKE, Chapters 3 thru 8, by Paulist Father James DiLuzio here at Saint Faustina for the parish’s yearly Lenten Mission. For more Info please go to: www.LukeLive.com
RULES OF FASTING AND ABSTINENCE DURING THE LENTEN SEASON--Fasting is to be observed by all 18 years of age and older, who have not yet celebrated their 59th birthday. On a fast day one full meal is allowed. Two other meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one's needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and juices, are allowed. Abstinence is observed by all 14 years of age and older. On days of abstinence no meat is allowed. Note that when health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige. When in doubt concerning fast and abstinence, the parish priest should be consulted. Ash Wednesday, and Good Friday, are days of fast and abstinence. All the Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence.
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER invites all married couples to Renew the Romance, Revitalize your Marriage, Communicate more Openly, Find Deeper Intimacy, Focus on Your Spouse and Share the Joy with the One You Love by attending the Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend The next weekend in the diocese is scheduled in Orlando, March 2-4. You can get more information or apply online at: wwme.org or by calling Bob & Sheila Baker at 407-647-4289.
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED(these are announcements that were in past bulletins and have been archived for your review)
2018 MASS INTENTION BOOK IS OPEN FOR SCHEDULING--Reminder of the new procedures we had to install back in March of 2017 in order to be fair to all. Because we have grown somewhat, Parishioners/requesters may offer NO MORE than 3 Masses per month. Requesters are only permitted ONE intention per month on the WEEKEND, and 2 intentions per month on weekdays. Masses must be paid for at time they are put in the book. If someone calls to “hold a date”, there is no guarantee it will be held for more than 5 business days. Customary offering of $10.00 per intention must be in hands of parish office to finalize scheduling. Only one intention per Mass unless from same family (no more than 3 names) and approved by Pastor. Again, to be fair to all, this is done on a first come/first serve basis. Preferred manner of scheduling is to come to parish office. NO PRIVATE INTENTIONS will be scheduled on Christmas, Easter, Mother’s & Father’s Day, All Souls day, Thanksgiving Day, Holy Thursday and any others blocked off by Pastor. Due to Pastor’s Obligation to offer Mass for the Parishioners weekly, there will be one weekend Mass set aside for that on a rotating basis. Please be understanding of the need for these procedures and be kind to the staff as you deal with them.
MEMORIALIZING OPPORTUNITIES--There is now a seating chart of all the previously memorialized chairs in the glass bulletin board outside of the usher’s room in church. If you have not found your chair yet, look for the person(s) name who you memorialized and you should be able to find it. Many thanks to those who have joined us in this endeavor. There are chairs still available. If you are interested in memorializing a chair, please contact the office.
OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP THE PARISHTHROUGH THE USE OF LOCAL BUSINESSES: MATTRESS DOCTOR, a store in the Publix Eagle Ridge shopping center north of us on Rte. 27 (2430 US HWY 27, Suite 330, Clermont). They have furniture as well as mattresses. Their owner, Rene, would like to help our parish by offering 10% of any sales if you identify yourself as coming from St. Faustina parish...Eiana Villarta, Kim Nigreli, and Donna Ross, parishioners and Real Estate Agents, are offering a portion of their commission to St. Faustina’s Construction Fund...Sinaisky Nunez, owns an AC & Heating business: Sale, installation, service for residential and commercial. Yellow flyers are available on the bookcases and the customer who contracts with him and has a flyer will earn a 10% donation for the parish. HANDY MAN SERVICES & HOME CLEANING SERVICES is owned by a couple from Scotland who have been in the area for about 11 years. They have offered us 20% of business they get from anyone using these flyers which have “St. Faustina Church” handwritten on them.
LEGION OF MARY is looking for new members. They meet on Mondays in the Church from 6-7:30 PM. For further information, please contact Rosalba Nadales.
PILGRIM VIRGIN OF FATIMA HOME VISITATION: The Legion of Mary is also offering this visitation in YOUR home. Families hosting the statue are asked to set up a small home shrine where the Blessed Mother’s statue will be placed and then they are encouraged to invite friends and neighbors to your home to pray the rosary. Legion members will bring the statue to your home and pray the rosary with you. The statue may remain in your home from one week to one month with the family praying the rosary daily in its presence. If interested, contact Maria again. There is also An Enthronement of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in your home, that follows a similar procedure. If interested, contact Maria.
DECADE A DAY MINISTRY SEEKS NEW MEMBERS--We are looking for special people to join our St. Faustina Parish Decade a Day Ministry. You would be committing yourself to praying for 5-10 minutes a day from now until the end of May 2018 when we renew the commitments for all of the mysteries for another year. If you are already praying a Mystery, please consider adding another Mystery to fill this need. I myself pray two Mysteries every day and there are others who do the same within our group. Your Decade not only goes toward your intentions, but also for the intentions of all the members of our group as well as for the intentions of the national Decade a Day Ministry. If you feel you can help, please call Joanne Ernest at 845-235-6015 or email me at email@example.com.
PRISION MINISTRY NEEDS HELP--The Diocese of Orlando is seeking individuals who love our Lord and are willing to serve him as a minister to the incarcerated at Coleman Correctional Institution in Wildwood, Sumter County. There will be an Informational Briefing on Prison Life and Ministry to the Incarcerated on Saturday, July 30th from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00- p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Leesburg (1330 Sunshine Avenue; Leesburg). Please contact Deacon Mike Balchus at: (352) 818-9275 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
PLEASE do not bring flowers to the church or place flowers at the statues without the permission of Fr. Dave. Our flowers are planned ahead of schedule, and are prepared and placed correctly in specific vases. There is electronic equipment up front that cannot get wet! We appreciate your cooperation, as any flowers that are brought to the church without permission will be taken away. If you would like to pay for Altar Flowers, please speak with Fr. Dave.
LOST AND FOUND--If you have recently lost anything of personal Value please check on the bookcase in front of the Usher’s Room in the church.
Our all new St. Faustina App IS NOW LIVE and ready for use. From it you will be able to download mass times, the bulletin, the website, parish news and announcements as well as many other functions. For instructions on how to download the app, please go to the New Parish App tab on this
St. Faustina MUSIC MINISTRY-- For information go to the New Music Ministry tab on this web or email Kelly at email@example.com
CAN YOU HELP WITH THE NEW EVANGELIZATION? If you know of any Catholics who live in your neighborhood or in your development, please let them know that we have moved.
SOUTH LAKE PREGNANCY CENTER IS IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS!!! About 10 volunteers are needed to answer phone calls, make appointments, make reminder calls and do clerical work in the office. There is also a need for counselors for their clients. If you can commit to ½ day a week OR 1-2 full days per week, please call Jessica or Eddie at 352242-0257.
COUNSELING SERVICES AVAILABLE—Recently, we were contacted by Patricia Calderone, who is a counselor at Healing Hearts One at A Time, a Family Life Counseling service in Kissimmee. They offer Counseling services, assessments, evaluations and screenings for Adults, Adolescents, Children, Couples and Families. If interested, pick up a card in the office or contact Fr. Dave at the office.
To renew your Florida Catholic, please call 1-888-275-9953 or 407-373-0075 or send a check payable to Florida Catholic, PO Box 4993, Orlando, FL 32802-4993. 1 year print, $26, 2 years print, $49, 1 year of e-Edition, $20 Print/e-Edition Combo, $35
HARBOUR HOUSE 24 HOUR HOTLINE: Did you know that there is a shelter available for folks suffering domestic violence in our area? Call (4047)886-2856 24 hours a day…7 days a week.
ATTENTION ALL DISNEY WORKERS…did you know that your Disney VoluntEars hours may be used here at St. Faustina? All Disney Cast Members and their families personal volunteer service hours may be logged and verified throughout the year. All of your personal volunteer hours must be verified by Jan. 15th. St. Faustina Church IS one of the many organizations where you and your family members may choose to volunteer. If you have any questions, contact Melissa Hall at: Melissa.D.Hall@disney.com
GOT SOME TIME ON YOUR HANDS? LOOKING TO PUT THE GOSPEL INTO ACTION? There is a Food Bank in the strip mall behind Wendy’s, just a couple of blocks south of us. It is managed by Pastor Michael Hopewell of the New Water Church: a local Christian church. They have been there about 8-9 years (I only found out about the food bank a couple of months ago). At the present time, they have a couple of women taking care of the bank who would love to have more folks to help. There are also certain times of the month when they could use some able bodied young men to help unload trucks with food from Second Harvest, which supplies them. If you are interested in more info, feel free to call 352-999-1213 and identify yourself from St. Faustina’s, and see where it goes. Remember, all Christians are called to carry out the corporal works of mercy, like feeding the hungry.
A MESSAGE FROM BISHOP NOONAN’S OFFICE—Blessings to you this day of the Lord! I share with you a difficult, recent discovery. Please be aware that there are social media pages which are imposters of Bishop Noonan. These social media pages have no connection to the Diocese of Orlando or Bishop Noonan. The only authorized social media pages from the Diocese of Orlando or Bishop Noonan are: www.facebook.com/ orlandodiocese, www.twitter.com/orlandodiocese, www.twitter.com/BishopNoonan, www.instagram.com/ orlandodiocese, www.instagram.com/orlandovocations. Anyone receiving suspicious emails or other communications should report them to Jack Paige at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your kind attention to this matter. Carol Brinati, Chief Operating Officer/Chance