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St. Faustina Catholic Church Clermont logo

Divine Mercy Sunday                              

St. Faustina Catholic Church
1714 Highway 27 (Suite 23)
Clermont, FL 34714

April 7, 2024
Weekly Bulletin
Jesus, I Trust in You

Parish Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday,  9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday, 9:00 AM – 1:00 pm
Phone: 352-515-9297
Fax: 352-559-3920

Facebook: St. Faustina Catholic Church

Mass Schedule
Doors will open 30 minutes before Mass.

Saturday: 4:00 PM, Mass in English
Sunday:    7:30 AM, 9:30 & 11:30 AM, Mass in English
Sunday:    5:00 PM – Mass in Spanish

8:00 AM Daily Mass
Monday – Saturday, Mass in English
Wednesday Holy Hour, 3:00 – 4:00 PM
First Friday Exposition, 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Confessions, Saturday, 3:00 – 3:45 PM or by Appointment

A reminder that the Saturday 5:45 pm Mass has been
suspended until further notice.

The Church is Open for Personal Prayer
Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Friday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Pastoral Team

Father Carlos J. Cabán Vázquez, Ext. 101,
Direct: 352-354-4563,

Actively Retired — Father John McNalis

Deacon Cris Stout
Deacon Tom Baca

Operations Manager
Joe Seddio Ext. 104,

Director of Music & Liturgy
Kelly Mucci Ext. 102
Direct: 352-658-0137,

Faith Formation 
Marylu Mariniello Ext. 103
Direct: 352-702-4735

Carmen Pagan  Ext. 106
Direct 352-515-9297,

Pastorial Care Coordinator
Duane Hyland    ext. 107
Direct: 352-515-9297,

OUR MISSION — St. Faustina is a parish family inspired by the Holy Spirit and called to reflect God’s Divine Mercy through a responsible stewardship of time, talent and treasure in the context of ministry.

A Message from Father Carlos

My Dear Family of St. Faustina,

On this Second Sunday of the Easter season, the Gospel brings us the figure of Thomas, the unbeliever. But the truth is that the group of apostles gradually came to believe that it was the risen Jesus who was present to them.  Luke, in the account of the disciples of Emmaus, tells us that those disciples returned home from Jerusalem, without faith and without any hope. It was Jesus who explained the Scriptures to them and aroused their faith until, sitting down at the table, they recognized Him in the breaking of bread.

Today’s story has the same meaning. Thomas has heard what his companions have told him. But the testimony of others is not enough for Thomas; he wants to SEE Jesus, he wants to TOUCH Him, he wants to put his finger in the wound in his side, in a word, he wants evidence. More than believing in the Risen One, he wants proof. Thomas is a symbol of many people who want proof to believe. But what is believing?  To believe is to push the boundaries of our human life. To believe is to affirm that there is another reality beyond what we can see, touch, or measure.

For those who do not believe, what actually exists is what we can see, touch, what our machines and computers can measure and verify. What escapes verification is defined as “myths” or empty words. For the believer, what we see, our world, has no explanation in itself. The origin, the destiny and the why of this world and of each one of us is outside of us. Our life and this world cannot be understood without God, without his love and without his mercy.

We come to Mass because we believe in Jesus, the Son of God, who died and rose again. We believe that the risen Jesus is present among us, animating our faith, granting us the strength of his Spirit to live as brothers and sisters. We believe that Jesus is offering us his body made food, hearing our prayer. But we can’t see him, we can’t touch him, we can’t prove or prove his presence. That is why we sometimes doubt and find it difficult to believe and live as his disciples. “Blessed are those who believe without seeing.”  On this Sunday of Divine Mercy, may God grant Our community of St. Faustina the Gift of Faith. Animo!

St. Faustina… Pray for us.

Fatber Carlos

                                                                             Weekly Collection Weekend of March 24, 2024
Offertory / Ofertorio: $12,624.00 Mortgage Debt Reduction / Reducción de la deuda hipotecaria: $ 12,531.00

Mass Attendance:  2,132


Saturday, April 6, 2024
4:00 pm             + Robert Sarber,   Requested by:  K of C Msgr. Thomas J. Kilfoil

Sunday, April 7, 2024
7:30 am              + Norman Johnson,  Requested by:  Kathryn Johnson

9:30 am              + Kevin Parrilla, Requested by:  Pam Blattner

11:30 am       St. Faustina Parishioners

3:00 pm Special Service (Divine Mercy)

5:00 pm En agradecimiento al Gran Poder de Dios,  Requested by:  Lissy Pacheco

Monday, April 8, 2024

8:00 am + Elizabeth Venditti,  Requested by:  David Venditti

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

8:00 am + Linda I. May,  Requested by:  Joe May

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

8:00 am + Lewis Vogler.  Requested by:  Mattingly Family

Thursday, April 11, 2024

8:00 am         + Santiago & + Teresa Sarsadias,  Requested by:  Sylvia Espulgar

Friday, April 12, 2024

8:00 am + Carol Schanen,  Requested by:   Linda Schanen

Saturday, April 13, 2024

8:00 am Memorial Mass Association,

4:00 pm St. Faustina Parishioners

Sunday, April 14, 2024

7:30 am + Orlando & + Lydia Pantaleon,  Requested by:  Patrick & Elena Crisostomo

9:30 am + Francisca Iglesia,  Requested by:  Claribel Iglesia

11:30 pm          + Mary Ellen Doherty,  Requested by:  Thomas Doherty

5:00 pm + Secundina Rosario & + Marta Pagan,  Requested by:  Angel Pagan

Prayer Requests
Dear Parishioners and Friends,
In order to properly update our parish “Prayer Request” section of the bulletin, we are asking you to resubmit names that you would like on our list by emailing:

Jessica Hiles, Lorgia & Pablo Pazmino, Gabriela Lantigua-Pazmino, Phillip Kilinski, Carol Gosart, Steven Syrkin, and Roger Jones, Frank T. Montiagnino, Kristey Nelson, David Egan, Robert Kolenc, Jan Nilsen, Brenda Brubaker, Roger Darnell, Sandy Darnell, Tina Cyr, Patrick J Cyr, Barb Nelson, Ed David, Jack Marchewka, David Venditti, Cecilia Fanelli, Arabella Zeglovskis, Felisa Parker-Gibson, Helen Capozzi, John Magnotti, Kay Bucci, Becky Oosterveen, Joseph Loughrey, Robert Kasper, Julie Sabon vanDyke, Michael Daniel Boglino, Mike McGee, Larry Wilson, Joseph Foster, Carmine Gallo, Elsa Gomez, Nancy Harrigan, Judith Crogman, Jean Conn, Carlos Corrales, Theresa Wentling, Paulette Sparlik, Lilian Hawkinson, Mark Thomas, David Bache, Zachary Birkholz, Jim Exnicios, Angela & Exevior Bojda, David Bartkus, Mary Ann Cunningham, Jeannie Burns, Linda Patrick, Michael Patrick, Anita Boyd, Julie Haley, Larry Brunke, Sr., Ron Henefer, Hadley Epps, Tina Audino, Daniel Cuttita, Patricia Dick, Lenise Shope, Marge Tagler, Mary Garl, Sue & Gene Plante, Donald & Trish Villeneuve

By Marylu Mariniello

Maria Franziska Schervier (1819–1876) was the founder of the Poor Sisters of Saint Francis and the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and Ohio). Maria was born into a wealthy German family but decided to dedicate herself to helping others. She formed a community in Germany who cared for the sick, operated a soup kitchen, assisted prostitutes and supervised the women prisoners at the Aachen prison, also helping them to adjust to the outside world. The Sisters also established communities in the US for German speaking immigrants. Sister Maria Schervier visited the US in 1863, helping to nurse soldiers wounded in the Civil War. A formal investigation into her life showed the miraculous cure of a man in Ohio, which led to Sister Maria’s beatification on April 28, 1974 by Pope Paul VI.

Diego Luis de San Vitores (1627–1672) was a Professed Priest of the Jesuits in Burgos, Spain and Tumon, Guam (U.S. Territory). He founded the first Catholic church on the island of Guam and is responsible for establishing the Christian presence in the Mariana Islands.  He was the son of a Nobleman, groomed to have a military career, but chose the Church instead. He was martyred and then beatified on October 6, 1985 by Pope John Paul II.

Francis Xavier Seelos (Francis Xavier) (1819–1867) was a Professed Priest of the Redemptorists (Bavaria, Germany and Louisiana). He was born in Germany and emigrated to the US to help German immigrants. One of his first parishes was St. Philomena in Pittsburgh, where he worked with John Neumann, who would later become a saint. He served in various parishes in Maryland and then became a missionary preaching in both English and German in Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Wisconsin. He spent his last years in New Orleans helping victims of yellow fever, causing his death. He was beatified on April 9, 2000 by Pope John Paul II.

Josep Tristany Pujol (Father Lucas of Saint Joseph) (1872–1936) was a Professed Priest of the Discalced Carmelites in Lleida, Spain, Tucson, Arizona and Barcelona, Spain. He was the First Pastor of Holy Family Parish in Tucson, Arizona, remembered for his preaching, spiritual writings, his enormous great intellectual capacity and a warm, generous heart. He was beatified on October 28, 2007 by Cardinal José Saraiva Martins.

Ricardo Farré Masip (Eduardo of the Child Jesus) (1897–1936) was a Professed Priest of the Discalced Carmelites. He was a Parish priest of Santa Cruz Parish and Holy Family Parish in Tucson, Arizona. He also served in Durango Mexico, was the Prior of a monastery in Washington DC, then he returned to Spain and was elected to the General Chapter of the Provincial Chapter. He was beatified on October 28, 2007 by Pope Benedict.

Teresa Demjanovich (Miriam Teresa) (1901–1927) was an American Ruthenian Greek Catholic Sister of Charity and a teacher who was very devout and spiritual. She had severe health issues and died at a young age. Prayers were sent to her for a boy who became legally blind due to macular degeneration and his sight was restored. She was beatified on October 4, 2014 by Cardinal Angelo AmatoS.D.B.

Carlos Manuel Cecilio Rodríguez Santiago (1918–1963) was a layperson of the Diocese of Caguas, Puerto Rico. Known as “Blessed Charlie,” Carlos was the first Puerto Rican and the first Caribbean born layperson to be beatified. He wanted to become a priest, but severe health issues prevented this. He worked as a clerk, writing and translating articles, while publishing the Liturgy and Christian Culture. He taught catechism, organized discussion groups, was a Knight of Columbus,   championed a renewal of liturgy between clergy and laypeople, stressed the use of the vernacular and the proper observance of the Easter Vigil at night. He died at the age of forty four from cancer. In 1981, a friend of Carlos was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She prayed to Carlos and recovered. This miracle led to his beatification by Pope John Paul II on April 29, 2001.

Stanley Francis Rother (1935–1981) was a priest of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and Sololá, Guatemala. He asked to be sent to Santiago Atitlán to serve the people. His name was on a hit list, so he went back to Oklahoma, but soon returned. He was murdered by military insurgents, which was never officially proven. Father was beatified on September 23, 2017 by Cardinal Angelo AmatoS.D.B.

Bernard Casey (Francis Solanus) (1870–1957) was a Professed Priest of the Franciscan Capuchins in Wisconsin and Michigan. He was known as a healer for his great faith, his abilities as a spiritual counselor and for his great attention to the sick, for whom he celebrated special Masses. He was one of the original founders of soup kitchens during the Depression. His confirmed miracle involved curing a woman from ichthyosis, a genetic skin disease. He was beatified on November 18, 2017 by Cardinal Angelo AmatoS.D.B.                                                                           James Alfred Miller (1944–1982) was a De La Salle Brother from Wisconsin who taught in Minnesota and Huehuetenango, Guatemala. He was murdered by masked men at his school, one of many religious who were assassinated in Guatemala. He was beatified on December 7, 2019 by Cardinal José Luis Lacunza Maestrojuán.

Michael Joseph McGivney (1852–1890) was a priest of the Archdiocese of Hartford CT and the Founder of the Knights of Columbus there, along with a small group of St. Mary’s parishioners to promote charity, unity and fraternity, assisting widows and orphans. The organization grew and expanded to other parishes in other parts of the country. Now there are more than two million members and 16,000 councils, including over three hundred on college campuses He was beatified on October 31, 2020 by Cardinal Joseph William Tobin.


Daily Mass, Monday thru Saturday at 8:00 am followed by the Holy Rosary                   

                                      Daily Mass Monday thru Saturday at 8:00 am followed by the Holy Rosary                     

Saturday, April 6            First Saturday Rosary, following the 8:00 am Mass in church
Hospitality Weekend following the 4:00 pm Mass

Sunday, April 7               Divine Mercy Sunday, regular Mass Schedule
Divine Mercy Service, 3:00 pm in church

Hospitality Weekend following all Masses

Monday, April 8 Emmans, 7:00  pm to 8:00 pm in classroom

Tuesday, April 9 Bible Study, 8:30 am to 10:00 am in classroom
Adult Choir Practice 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in church
Cantor Practice, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in church

Wednesday, April 10 Caring Crafters, 10:00 am to 11:00 am in classroom
Holy Hour, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm in church
Bell Ringers Practice, 7:15 pm to 8:30 pm in church
Young Adults Ministry, 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm in classroom

Thursday, April 11 Divine Will Study, 9:00 am to 10:15 am in classroom
Oracion y Vida, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm in classroom
Knights of Columbus Meeting, 7:00 pm in classroom

Friday, April 12         Spanish Rosary and Bible Study, 7:00 pm in church

Saturday, April 13 Bake Sale Weekend following the 4:00 pm Mass

Sunday, April 14 Bake Sale Weekend following all Masses

THINK AHEAD, SPACE IS LIMITED – Do you have a parish meeting or event coming up and need to reserve one of our rooms or the church?  Simply click on the following link, fill out the form (in either English or Spanish) and hit the submit button.  You will receive a confirmation email and then, after your request has been reviewed, an email from our own Kelly Mucci to either confirm or explain why she had to deny your request.  EVERYONE who would like to reserve space at our church, MUST complete the form at the following link:

Thank you all, very much, for your consideration and attention to this matter.

The following Feast Days will be celebrated at this week’s Masses: Monday, April 8—Annunciation of the Lord, Thursday, April 11—St. Stanislaus, Bishop and Martyr, Saturday, April 13—St. Martin 1st, Pope and Martyr

Parish Ministries & Upcoming Events

Grief Support – is a 10 week program which allows 10-12 individuals to help support each other through the grieving process.  We are currently holding a session that is full at this time.  If anyone feels they need to speak to someone please feel free to contact Kelly Mucci 352-515-9297 ext, 102. and someone will reach out to you.

BEREAVEMENT/CONSOLATION MINISTRY—The Bereavement/Consolation Ministry is in need of English and Bilingual ministers.  The primary goal of this ministry is to comfort and support those left behind. If you feel that you are being called to serve those in need and have compassion, patience, empathy, understanding and are a good listener, please reach out to or call her at:  352-525-9297 (ext. 102).

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For those who are grieving loss, this ministry supports, and will journey, with all who need assistance with making funeral arrangements, planning the liturgy, as well as long-term support. Our Consolation Ministry, Heart Links In Faith, can help you during this difficult time.

The St. Faustina Memorial Mass Association is an opportunity to honor loved ones. Every Saturday morning at the 8:00 am Mass, intentions will be for those listed in the Memorial Mass Association. The suggested donation to have your loved one remembered at Mass every Saturday morning, until the end of the year, is $25.00. To see the current members, please go to:

For more information, please contact the office during regular business hours, call us at 352-515-9297, or email us at:

by Alexis Dallara-Marsh    Diocesan Publications Writer

Chapter 20 of the Gospel of John emphasizes Peace and the Holy Spirit abiding within us. Christ’s first word following His death is “Peace”. I do not find that I am naturally a peaceful person. I tend to get easily distracted and upset by life not being “fair”, or agitated when things do not go exactly as I had planned. I am flawed. Yet so much greater than this is that I am also loved. Above all else, Christ has laid down his life for me. I owe it to Him to do my best to try to find an inner peace. It is often a battle. My mind races at night, dwelling on what might go wrong. It is by listening to the word of God that I calmed down and am reminded of who I really am. Through dedicating my time to Him in prayer and good deeds, He will rejuvenate me, like the Living Water He declares to the Samaritan woman.

Again and again we must acknowledge that the Holy Spirit resides in each of us, guiding us, and that in each passing moment we can become more like Christ. Pope Benedict XVI explained, “Every person carries within himself, a project of God, a personal vocation, a personal idea of God, on what he is required to do in history to build His Church, a living temple of His presence.” I have a calling, a reason for why God has created me, I was chosen for this life to share God’s glory with those around me. We may not always know where we belong or how each passing moment might unfold. While I may not be at peace on my own accord, with God’s grace, He will remain in me as a source of peace through the Holy Spirit. He will help me find the way.

“Loving God, please grant me peace of mind and calm my troubled heart. My soul is like a turbulent sea. I can’t seem to find my balance so I stumble and worry constantly. Give me the strength and clarity of mind to find my purpose and walk the path you’ve laid out for me”. – Author Unknown

by Allison Gingras    Diocesan Publications Writer

Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.”

What an interesting choice of words from the Angel Gabriel – “favor with God.” This has to be where Mary’s fullness of grace comes in because if I was told I had favor with God and then my life went on the roller-coaster ride that Mary’s did, I’m not sure I would believe the Archangel Gabriel nor share the same definition and understanding of “favor.”

Here in the Annunciation, we hear these profound words spoken to Mary, along with the astounding news that God has chosen her to bear His beloved Son. Although I try to place myself in that room, hearing those words, I simply cannot fathom the depth of Mary’s emotions in that very moment, that unique experience that the Blessed Virgin Mary alone has been graced to experience.

This “favor” that was found to be with Mary becomes increasingly harder to imagine as the rest of the story of Mary’s life with Jesus unfolds — in what we, who are not full of grace, might see as a complete unraveling of God’s favor. As a woman, I know how I would perceive this journey if I were to put myself in Mary’s situation.  Mary is the ultimate model of trust and faith because we have no evidence that she lost these gifts, as I would have if my expectations were seemingly twisted completely around.

These are a few of the events and situations I wouldn’t expect if I had received the news I was expecting the Son of God:

I would not have expected to travel to help out a slightly more pregnant cousin right after finding out I, too, was to have a baby, especially if that child was the Messiah!

I would have expected to have the baby at home with my mom and maybe some women from Nazareth to help out, not in a barn all the way in Bethlehem with only my husband’s assistance.

After my son’s unexpected birth in a manger, I would have expected to return back to Nazareth, again to the comfort of my home and my family and community to help me raise my new son. I would have never expected this urgent, I am sure, frightening escape from Bethlehem into Egypt.

In the end, it is irrefutable (to me, at least) that Mary has truly found favor with God. This grace may not align with our thoughts and understanding of ‘favor,’ but I continue, like her, to ponder all these things in my heart, praying that if the day ever arrives for me to be greeted by an angel with a great message from God, I too will answer, “May it be done to me according to your Word.”

Look for the Food Wagons — “Thank You” for your continued support of our Food for All Ministry.  To participate, simply bring non-perishable food items and place them in one of the two wagons that will be located in the narthex near the warming kitchen.  Your donations will go directly to Hands of Hope America, which supports our local Four Corners families in their time of need.

Shopping bags, other than plastic, and empty egg cartons are also needed.

If you would like to provide financial support, you can do so by visiting our parish office during regular business hours.

To learn more about the mission of Hands of Hope American, Inc., please go to the website at:    Home – Hands of Hope America

You’re Invited to Our Young Adult Ministry Gathering!

Join us every Wednesday at St. Faustina Catholic Church for our Young Adult Ministry. This vibrant new community is open to all young adults aged 18-34. We’ll be gathering at 7:30 pm in the church, ready to embark on a journey of faith, fellowship, and growth together. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to connect with peers and deepen your spiritual journey!

Opportunities to Pray Together

There are several opportunities for us to pray together as a parish family during the course of the day, the week, and the month.  Please consider joining us for any, or all, of the following:

Daily Rosary after the 8 am Mass

Wednesday Holy Hour from 3 pm until 4 pm

Friday Night Holy Rosary every Friday at 7 pm in the church

First Friday Adoration, 8:30 am to 8:00 pm through June 2024

Decade of the Day Rosary  Are you willing to spend five minutes of your day saying ONE DECADE of the ROSARY?  In this program you and your Decade are combined with 19 others saying their Decade each day.  A full 20 Decade Rosary is offered up every day and you are a part of it. As a member of this program you and your intentions, which are your own, are remembered in several churches and shrines around the country.
If you are interested please email:

For more information, please go to our St. Faustina web page at:  Decade A Day – St. Faustina Catholic Church – Clermont (

Maria Rosa Mystica–First Thursday of each month, Maria Rosa Mystica ministry, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM in the church.  We pray for the Pope, priests, deacons, the religious, and for the increase of religious vocations. For more information please see their web page at: Maria Rosa Mistica – St. Faustina Catholic Church – Clermont (

 Immaculate Heart of Mary First Saturday Rosary–after the 8 am Mass, from 8:30 to 9:00, to pray for peace, understanding, comfort, and the healing of all peoples. For more information please see their web page at: Our Lady of Fatima – First Saturday Rosary – St. Faustina Catholic Church – Clermont (

Need a Bible? We Have you Covered! — At Bible Study and forgot your Bible? Need a Bible to read while you spend time in prayer and reflection? We are pleased to announce that we have a couple of copies of the New American Bible in the front office. If you need a Bible while at St. Faustina, come and sign one out at the front office. It is free to use; we ask that you return it when you have finished using it for that day.

APRENDER A ORAR PARA APRENDER A VIVIR — Queremos invitarte a aprender cómo mejorar tu forma de relacionarte con el Señor, como parte de un TALLER DE ORACIÓN Y VIDA (TOV) fundado por el Padre Ignacio Larrañaga.

Se trata de una experiencia maravillosa, la cual te ayudará a encontrar la paz    interior, experimentando el Amor de Dios y recuperando el sentido de la vida y la alegría de vivir.

Inicio: Jueves, de 10:00 AM a 12:00 M

Lugar:  Iglesia Santa Faustina, 15551 N Boggy Marsh Rd, Clermont, FL 34714

Información: Claudia Becerra (323) 872-4188

!Vive la maravillosa experiencia que es la relación personal con Dios!

Our Knights of Columbus offer the opportunity to help strengthen the domestic church (our families) by providing exceptional religious education materials to all Catholics. Building the Domestic Church Kiosks contain engaging, faith-based literature from the Catholic Information Service aimed at helping Catholics to live out the Church’s vision for our families. The kiosk, which has 15 different books, is located in the Narthex.  Please take the books that interest you and keep them for your personal library.

Titles that are available include: Mary, The Mother of God, St. Joseph: Our Father in Faith, The Family Fully Alive, Into the Breach, The Gift of Fatherhood, Lord, Teach Us to Pray, Prayer Time, Letter to Families, The Good Life, God’s Way, The Family in the Modern World, A Scriptural Rosary for the Family

Becoming a Real Man of God, Saint Benedict for Busy Parents, God’s Plan for Love and Marriage, Complete My Joy–An Apostolic Exhortation to Husbands and Wives, Mothers and Fathers.

Hand Held Bell Ringers — Hear Ye!  Hear Ye! We are looking for hand bell ringers to participate in this unique music ministry.

The ability to read music is not necessary in order to become a member of our St. Faustina group, which we know will be a welcome addition to all of our special liturgies.  The only qualification to become a bell ringer is the willingness to learn and have a GREAT TIME!

Our Handbell Choir will make its debut at our Christmas Eve 9:00 pm Christmas Carol presentation.  What a great way to kick-off this ministry…and we invite you to be a part of it!!

If you are interested or would like more information, please contact our Director of Liturgy and Music, Kelly Mucci, at: or by calling her at 352-515-9297.

Practices are held on Wednesday night from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.

If you would like to learn more, including the history of this unique brand of music, please go to the ministry’s web page at:

St. Faustina Memorial Mass Association — is an opportunity to honor loved ones, with our Memorial Mass Association.  Every Saturday morning at the 8:00 am Mass, intentions will be for those listed in the Memorial Mass Association. The cost to have your loved one(s) remembered at Mass every Saturday morning, until the end of the year, is $25.00.

A NEW WEB PAGE on our parish website features the names of those honored.  Please go to:

For more information on how you can honor your loved one(s), please contact the office during regular business hours, call us at 352-515-9297, or email us at:

Parish Outreach Opportunities

St. Faustina’s parishioners, visitors, and friends, are famous for their generosity, not only to the needs of the church, but to those in the community who would be suffering even more without our help.

Donations to the South Lake Pregnancy Center, to the Hands of Hope food pantry, and participation in the bi-monthly Blood Drive have given hope, support, life, and much-needed material goods to those less fortunate.

There is now another opportunity to help. St. Faustina Catholic Church has partnered with St. Pauly Textile, Inc., to provide clothes for families in need.  You will soon see a shed, much like the one pictured on the right, in our parking lot that will give us, as well as surrounding communities, a clean, convenient, and well-cared for option to donate used, clean, and functional clothing items such as: shoes, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, curtains, pillowcases, stuffed animals…and of course…clothes.

This new outreach ministry enables our parish to join the St. Pauly Textile, Inc. family that has already collected and donated over 150,000 pounds of clothing every day, not only in the United States, but in 44 countries around the world.  In 2022, the company was able to keep over 68 million articles of clothing out of landfills, which clothed an estimated 8.3 million people worldwide.

John (the Baptist) answered, “Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.” (Luke 3:11) 

If you would like to learn more about St. Pauly Textile, Inc., please go to their website at: About St. Pauly Clothing Donations (

Parishioners, are you called to service at St. Faustina? If you are interested in any of our  ministries below please contact the parish office at 352-515-9297 or email our Director of Music and Liturgy, Kelly Mucci, at:

Readers: Do you have the gift of public speaking and want to share your talent with the community, please consider being a reader to proclaim the Word during the Masses? Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: If you are interested in learning more about serving the Precious Body and Blood of our Lord at St. Faustina. Ushers: If you are ages high school and up and interested in learning more about welcoming fellow parishioners and visitors at St. Faustina. Altar Servers: If your children are in grade 5 or age 10 and up are interested in Altar Serving, or if you as an adult are interested. Music: If you are interested in joining the children’s or adult choirs, or are interested in leading the singing at our Masses as a Cantor.  We also need help with the streaming our Masses for those who are unable to attend through our Audio/Visual ministry. 

You can find out more about our liturgical ministries at:

Spanish Bible Study — “Estudio de Biblia en Español” is a biweekly Bible Study in Spanish on Mondays from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  We meet every-other-week in a church classroom.  Please see the Schedule of Events.

The Parking Ministry is looking for your help —The Parking Ministry’s goals are to assist St. Faustina parishioners, especially the disabled, in their efforts to park and navigate the parking lot as well as to greet parishioners on their way into the church facility.  Typical duties would include placing handicap cones and assisting disabled parishioners with wheelchairs/walkers and assuring a smooth flow of traffic before/after each Mass as well as assisting visitors. If you enjoy the outdoors, helping others and meeting parishioners, the Parking Ministry may be for you!    For more information, please email if you are interestedgo to our website at:

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HONORING OUR ST. FAUSTINA HEROES — We would like to honor our St. Faustina Heroes, those individuals who serve…or served…in the military and/or those who are…or were…First Responders.

If you, or a family member, would like to be recognized in our bulletin and on our parish web site, please email names to:  in the following format:

Name, rank, branch of service …  if the individual was killed in action or died as a result of combat, please indicated with a *.   If the individual is deceased, please indicate with a +.

Unfortunately, in order to make sure that the information printed / posted is 100 % correct, we are unable to accept any phone calls.  The information contained in your email will be copied and pasted in both our bulletin and our website.

Thank you, in advance, for your understanding and cooperation.

For the updated list of our St. Faustina Heroes, please go to:


Do you have 5-10 minutes to spare? Many of you will say no. We are all so rushed,with work, school, social life. We all can make excuses, but really, are we that busy that we can’t make a little time to increase our prayer life. The decade a day rosary ministry is your chance to do just that! It is a commitment to say one decade of the rosary(same decade) everyday. It can be said anywhere, anytime. Walking the dog, driving the car (turn the radio off), sitting in your room. Your decade will be added to 19 other people to compete an entire rosary of Joyful, Sorrowful, Luminous and Glorious Mysteries!

We have people from all over the US and a few other countries too!  Your intentions are your own, but many of us also pray for this special group. Our  intentions are also prayed for at several shrines and churches around the country. It is a wonderful to be a part of something bigger than ourselves.

Mary has asked us many times to pray the rosary–when will we heed the call?

For more information, email Rosemary Satterlee at or on our secure web page at :                                         

THE NEW INSTALLMENT OF BRICKS HAS ARRIVED The next round of bricks for the Memorial commemorating the unborn have arrived.  This joint fundraiser between our Knights of Columbus and our parish has already raised more than $4,000 for St. Faustina.

You can join your fellow parishioners by purchasing a commemorative brick to honor your family and friends.  A total of 229 bricks have already been placed.  There is no time limit or deadline to purchase bricks as the site outside the south side of the building will accommodate 700 bricks. The latest 50 bricks were recently placed…and we “thank you” for your patience.

This joint Saint Faustina Knights of Columbus and the St. Faustina Parish fundraiser is highlighted by a Memorial Monument commemorating the unborn. The cost of each of the 4×8 bricks is $100.00 and the cost each of the 4×4 tile is $25.00.  Your tile would have the same lettering as your brick.

The pamphlets to place your order can be found on the literature rack in the rear of the church. For additional information, please go to the Knights’ web page on our secure St. Faustina website at: Memorial to the Unborn Fundraiser – St. Faustina Catholic Church – Clermont (  or contact Bill Mattingly at 352-988-7000  or

Since moving into our new home on February 4, our St. Faustina parish as been working on streaming live Masses, both the 8 am Daily Mass as well as the various weekend Masses.  While there may still be a few “kinks” to work out as we go forward, we are ready to present this new ministry to our parishioners and our entire Catholic Community.

The big question to be considered by everyone is: “Does viewing Mass on the Internet satisfy our Sunday obligation?”

According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops*, “viewing a Mass, whether via television or on the Internet, is certainly a worthwhile activity, but it doesn’t fulfill one’s Sunday obligation regarding the Lord’s Day and the Third Commandment. However, if one is sick or physically unable to attend, one would be dispensed from the obligation.” *United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 

Attending mass should not be looked at as an obligation. Jesus wants us to want to be with Him and His community each and every Sunday in order to celebrate the Sacrifice of the Mass together as a Catholic Family.

In order to live stream our St. Faustina Masses, please go to our secure website at: and click on the icon to the right of the page.

WELCOME TO OUR ST. FAUSTINA PARISH FAMILY  Whether you are a new parishioner, a constant visitor, or a Snowbird, we invite you to register with our parish.  Registration forms can be downloaded from our website at: New Parishioner Registration – St. Faustina Catholic Church – Clermont ( Registration forms are also available in the back of the church and at the parish office during regular business hours…Monday thru Thursday from 9 am until 4 pm and on Friday from 9 am to 1 pm.

OUR HISTORY — If you are new to our parish and would like to learn about our 16 and a half year journey to our new home here on 15551 N. Boggy Marsh Road, please go to our website at:  St. Faustina History – St. Faustina Catholic Church – Clermont (

Church Bequests After considering the needs of your family and loved ones, you can make a bequest of your remaining assets to St. Faustina Catholic Church.  Your bequest could be a set amount of money, a portion of your estate, or valuable collections you’d like to donate.

To observe the best method for naming St. Faustina in your will or trust, please ask your attorney to use the following terminology:

I give, devise, & bequeath (amount, article, stock, etc.)
to Bishop John Noonan, as Bishop of the Diocese of Orlando, and his successors in the office, for the use of St. Faustina Catholic Church

15551 N. Boggy Marsh Rd. Clermont, FL 34714

As always, “thank you” for your continued support of our St. Faustina parish in everything that you do.

There are two ways you can get the bulletin digitally.  The first is to go to our new website: News / Weekly Bulletin – St. Faustina Catholic Church – Clermont (  The bulletin is usually posted on Friday morning.  The second is to have it delivered to your email. FIRST, click on the following:  St. Faustina Catholic Church | Discover Mass

THEN, click on the “bulletin” button and go down to the “Sign Up Today” button.  Fill in your email address, hit submit and your bulletin will be delivered to your email.  The cool thing about getting the bulletin digitally is that you can simply “click” on the various links that are in the publication and be taken to the corresponding site.

THE SIGN OF THE CROSS is who we are as followers of Christ.  Sometimes when something is repeated over and over and over again, it loses its meaning.  Such could be the case with the Sign of the Cross. For us as Catholic Christians, it should be a reverent prayer, one to be reflected upon as we make the sign and say the most holy words: “In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen”… (which means, “I Believe.”)

To see a couple of articles on what Pope Francis says about the “Sign of the Cross”,     please go to:   Pope on Sign of the Cross – Aleteia

The sign of the cross is our badge, Pope Francis says | Catholic News Agency

Watching the news and reading the headlines, we may feel helpless seeing the heartbreaking lack of respect for human life. How do we respond when our efforts seem small in the face of the culture of death? 

LOOK FOR THE FOOD WAGONS!! “Thank You” for your continued support of our Food for All Ministry.       To participate, simply bring non-perishable food items and place them in one of the two wagons that will be located in the narthex near the warming kitchen.  Your donations will go directly to Hands of Hope America, which supports our local Four Corners families in their time of need.    Shopping bags, other than plastic, are also needed.

To learn more about the mission of Hands of Hope American, Inc., please go to their website at:              Home – Hands of Hope America

HAVE YOU BEEN TO OUR PARISH GIFT SHOP LATELY? — If you haven’t, you’re missing out on some really great items that are a part of our parish history.  Mugs and tumblers featuring the Divine Mercy image, our patron saint, our parish AND our new church building are currently among the various Christian items that are now on sale.  If you have collected St. Faustina parish fund-raising memorabilia in the past, you won’t want to miss adding these items to your collection.  If you would like to learn more about our Gift Shop or how you can volunteer to help, please go to their page on our new parish web site at:   Gift Shop – St. Faustina Catholic Church – Clermont (

South Lake Pregnancy and Family Care Center — Our Parish support for the South Lake Pregnancy and Family Care Center continues. Your gifts of diapers (especially Sizes 4 & 5), wipes and sanitary supplies are greatly appreciated. Lightly used baby clothing, strollers and other small items can also be accepted. Contact Tom and Nancy Madden at for more information.
For more information, please go to their web site at: 


The Sacrament of Holy Baptism

The sacrament of Holy Baptism is usually scheduled for the third weekend of each month on Sunday at 12:30. Baptismal Preparation Classes are typically scheduled for the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm. The Baptismal Preparation Class is required for first-time parents or if there is no record of a previous class. A Baptismal date cannot be scheduled before registration for the preparation class is scheduled. Class space is limited, so please plan ahead.

The Sacrament of Holy Matrimony

The sacrament of Holy Matrimony is a serious commitment not to be taken lightly or unadvisedly. It typically takes 6- 12 months to complete the required and proper preparation for marriage. Therefore, if this sacrament is a consideration, please contact our office approximately one year in advance and before wedding plans and a date are set.

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