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St. Faustina Catholic Church Clermont logo

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

March 19, 2023 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, 5:45 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 – 9:30 AM
Confessions, Saturday, 3:00 – 3:45 PM or by Appointment

Pastoral Team
Father Ramon Bolatete, Ext. 101,
Direct: 352-354-4563,

Actively Retired — Father John McNalis

Diocesan Administrator
Father Ed Waters, VF Tel: 352-515-9297

Deacon John Broehl,

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

Administrative Assistant / Database Administrator Coordinator
Donna Cuttita Ext. 100
Direct: 352-702-4715,

Carmen Pagan  Ext. 106
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.

St. Faustina Catholic Church Clermont FL Father RamonPastor’s Message

Some of the Pharisees who were with him heard this and said to him, “Surely we are not also blind, are we?” Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you are saying, ‘We see,’ so your sin remains.” (Jn. 9:40-41)

There’s a lot to unpack in today’s readings, particularly in the Gospel. Today, we focus on the interaction between Jesus and the man born blind at the end of the Gospel, after the man has regained his sight. After a heated discussion with the Pharisees, the man born blind was driven out of the temple. He met Jesus and recognizing the Son of Man, he worshipped him.

Friends, when any member of the body of Christ is hurt by another person, and especially by a member of the Church, Jesus seeks that member of his body. Jesus wants to find every lost or hurting sheep. If anyone has been hurt by a member of the Church or made to feel unwelcome or unloved, Jesus himself is seeking that person.

Why? Because these types of behaviors are not of God. Jesus knows our hearts, and he seeks out every single person, especially those most in need of healing. Coming to him with all our sins and imperfections, we are able to proclaim, “Yes, Lord, I believe.” Happy Lent, everyone!

Live as children of light, for light produces every kind of goodness and righteousness and truth. (Eph 5:9)

 Financial Stewardship   —   Weekly Collection Weekend of March 5, 2023    Offertory: $15,201.00   Debt Reduction: $4,975.00


Saturday, March 11, 2023

Saturday, March 18, 2023

4:00 pm             + Desideria Gawala Bolatete — Requested by:  Frank & Diane Maglione

5:45 pm             + Ezequiel Villegas Rivas — Requested by:  Mariela Villegas

Sunday, March 19, 2023

7:30 am                Parishioners of St. Faustina

9:30 am               + Joshua Lendof — Requested by:  Mom & Dad

11:30 am              + Anthony DiLeo –Requested by:     Lois & Jim McGuire

5:00 pm            + Jose Antonio Beltran — Requested by:  Myriam Beltran

Monday, March 20, 2023

8:00 am           + Alba Marina Guerra — Requested by:  Elsa & Mel Gomez

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

8:00 am             Souls in Purgatory — Requested by:  A Parishioner

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

8:00 am            + Normand Campeau Jr. — Requested by:  Dad

Thursday, March 23, 2023

8:00 am       + Tracy Keogh — Requested by:  Kathryn Johnson

Friday, March 24, 2023

8:00 am + Carmelita Flores — Requested by:  Gloria Monton

Saturday, March 25, 2023

8:00 am             In Thanksgiving — Requested by:  Francisco & Rosalina Bulfango

4:00 pm           + Ellen Marie Butterworth — Requested by:  Al Butterworth

5:45 pm             + Debi Burgeron — Requested by:  Andy & Kitty Holtz, Estok

Sunday, March 26, 2023

7:30 am           + Kenneth Schanen — Requested by:  Daughter, Lynda

9:30 am            Parishioners of St. Faustina

11:30 am         + Vincent and + Rose Giamo — Requested by:  John & Carmela Giamo

5:00 pm          + Elva Chanava — Requested by:  Francia Birot

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:

Lisa Hurley, Julie Haley, Larry Brunke, Sr., Ron Henefer, Joe Arnello, Hadley Epps, Ken Hellman, Ray Conn, Frank Nardone, Dolores Bojda, Mary Lou Maiellano, Lee Patrick, Carol Walker, Allen Bishop, Matthew Thompson, Lilah Smith, Dakota Smith, Becky Oosterveen, Deacon Dennis Gillan, Brown Stegall, Tommy White, Angel Pagan, Yolanda Inumerable, Robert Kasper, Arturo Alejandro, Marie Flom, Marilyn Moseley, The Langan Family, Dick Schondel, Colby Feazell, Mike McGee, Sandra Mueller, Manuel Bazon, Michele Middleton, Tina Audino, Jo Ellen Foti,

Frank Montagnino, Bill Consiglio, Debbie Consiglio, Joan Banahan, Kim Banks, Karen Clark, Judith Crogman, Daniel Cuttita, Patricia Dick, Linda Dugan, Don Logan, Brydon Neary, Cynthia Santulli, Lenise Shope, Amanda Solmonoff, Marge Tagler, Nicole Urbon, Theresa Wentling, Eric Whittingham, Mary Garl, Sue & Gene Plante, Donald & Trish Villeneuve, the people of the Ukraine and their people, and all those in need

Our Parish Stewardship Prayer

O good and gracious God, we praise and thank you for the countless blessings you have bestowed upon us since the foundation of this great parish. We stand in gratitude for a beautiful building we can call our own, where worship celebrations and the administration of sacraments and ministries duly take place.

As we transition into our own place of worship, may we remain worthy stewards and willing instruments of your mercy, healing, and peace to the world around us. May visitors, pilgrims and friends feel the welcome and warmth of a growing faith community here at Lake County.

May our parishioners, benefactors and associates be blest with generous and loving hearts to collaborate and work together in harmony for the growth and increase of this faith community. Jesus, I trust in you, Jesus, I trust in you, Jesus I trust in you. St. Faustina, apostle of mercy and our patroness, pray for us!

Thank you for your OCA Contributions on behalf of St. Faustina!
Your Generous Contributions Support Missions Locally and Around the World!

Each year parishes of the Diocese of Orlando are assessed with a contribution commitment toward the Diocese of  Orlando’s Our Catholic Appeal (OCA).  Among many things, the Diocese OCA supports many events and activities as well as thousands of people around the Diocese.

The assessment for St. Faustina Catholic Church in 2023 is $87,991.  Because of the construction and move that our parish recently celebrated, we believe that this assessment is reasonable and fair for our church, and is attainable.

Throughout the year Father Ramon and I (Joe) receive an OCA statement from our Diocese listing St. Faustina contributors and their contribution amounts.  It is always so humbling to see the generous donations from our parish to our offertory, our Mortgage Debt Reduction Fund (a.k.a. building fund) and Capital Campaign, and of course the annual OCA!

If you have not yet contributed to the Diocese of Orlando’s OCA on behalf of St. Faustina, would you prayerfully consider doing so?  Envelopes (returned directly to the Diocese) were mailed to parishioners’ homes beginning last month, but the address and more envelopes are available in our church office if needed.  For more information, please do not hesitate to contact our office at or (352) 515-9297.  Prayers for rich blessings upon you.

-Father Ramon and Joe

Parish Lenten Events

Stations of the Cross
11:30 am in Spanish
6:00 pm in English
7:00 pm in Spanish

Penance Service
Tuesday, March 21, 7:00 pm

Parish Mission Conference
Sunday, March 19, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Monday, March 20, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Parish Ministries & Upcoming Events

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 (

OUR 2023 ST. FAUSTINA CATECHUMEN CLASS — On February 26, eight Catechumen attended the Rite of Election at the Basilica of Mary, Queen of the Universe in Orlando. These eight students will be baptized, confirmed and make their First Holy Communion at the Easter Vigil.

Four adults, Ben Alvarez, Jeanette Cuevas, Namdar Hosseinzadeh, and Rafael Negron, and four children, Aaliyah Figueroa, Eliena Morillo, Jaelynn Rosario, and Adriana Torres were in attendance.

Israel Santiago teaches both classes on Sunday. The early class is for the adults and a later one for the children. He accompanied them to the Basilica and brought the Book of the Elect with their names in it.

All eight Catechumens attend Sunday Masses during Lent. Special blessings will be read at these Masses for them and then they are dismissed right before the Consecration. They will also attend Holy Thursday Mass and participate in the washing of the feet.

At the Easter Vigil, we will welcome them as new members of our Catholic faith.

God bless our Catechumen, as well as their families and their teacher.

For more information on our St. Faustina Right of Christian Initiation program, please go to our secure web site at:    Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) – St. Faustina Catholic Church – Clermont (

JOIN YOUR FELLOW PARISHIONERS by purchasing a commemorative brick to honor your family and friends.  A total of 179 bricks and 30 replica tiles have already been sold and, while there is no time limit or deadline to purchase bricks (as the site will accommodate 700 bricks), you can be among the first in our parish to have your brick installed.  This joint Saint Faustina Knights of Columbus and the St. Faustina Parish fundraiser is highlighted by a Memorial Monument commemorating the unborn.

You can participate in this fundraiser by purchasing a brick commemorating your loved ones and or yourself. 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 bookcases 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

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.

Decade of the Day Rosary — A New Year’s Resolutions:    With the New Year approaching, what better resolution than to spend five minutes of your day saying

In each of her appearances Mary has asked that we…

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:

God Bless you for considering this.

For more information, please go to our St. Faustina web page at:

Decade A Day – St. Faustina Catholic Church – Clermont (

The St. Faustina Bereavement and Consolation Ministry is reaching out to those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Our primary goal is to comfort and support those left behind.  Have you recently lost a loved one?  Are you struggling with the upcoming holidays? Our Consolation Ministry, Heart Links In Faith, can help you during this difficult time.  Please feel free to call the office at 352-525-9297 (ext. 102) for more information.


DO YOU HAVE A TALENT YOU WOULD LIKE TO GIVE TO OUR PARISH?   Our St. Faustina parish is an active one with MANY opportunities for you to become involved with a ministry that fits your God-given talents. To learn more about all of our ministries and who to contact, please go to our  website at:

Ministries – St. Faustina Catholic Church – Clermont (       and / or: Liturgical Ministries – St. Faustina Catholic Church – Clermont (

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.

OPPORTUNITES 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,  First Friday Adoration, 8:30 am to 9:30 am after the morning Mass

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.

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 the Home Page of our website:

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: 

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 – Clermont, FL (


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.

Convalidations: If you are Catholic and married civilly and would like your marriage recognized by the Catholic Church, the process of receiving the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony is approximately a 6-month process. Please plan ahead and contact our office for more information.

St. Turibius of Mongrovejo

By Marylu Mariniello

Toribio Alfonso de Mogrovejo was born of noble parents in Mayorga, Spain on November 16, 1538. He was a devout child, with a strong devotion to the Blessed Mother, praying daily and fasting every Saturday in her honor. He also was generous to the poor, caring for them at all levels. At the age of twelve, Turibius was sent to Valladolid to study humanities. Then he attended the University of Salamanca to study law. He was a brilliant student, became a law professor and was noticed by King Phillip II, who later appointed him as the Grand Inquisitor in Granada in 1571. Turibius was only thirty-three years old, holding that post for five years.

On November 16, 1532, a small group of Spanish conquerors arrived in Peru and  captured the Inca ruler Atahualpa. They came to the New World as explorers but were mostly interested in riches, which the Incas had. The soldiers wanted ransom for the kidnapping of Atahualpa and received a room full of gold and two rooms of silver, but the Spaniards killed him anyway. Then they continued to conquer others until 1572, when the last of the indigenous rulers was defeated. They were brutal in spite of their Christian heritage, but their presence paved the way for missionaries to come to Peru and begin their work of teaching the Gospel to the native people.

Pope Paul III established the Diocese of Lima in 1541 and appointed the first  archbishop of Lima who served for thirty-six years. After he died, the second remained bishop there for two years. Turibius of Mogrovejo became Lima’s third archbishop.

Many of the generals acted as tyrants and plunderers, oppressing the indigenous people with cruelty, taking the people’s lands, forcing them into slave labor and treating them as if they were not human. In 1537, Pope Paul III issued the papal bull Sublimis Deus, which said that some of the conquerors believed that the indigenous of the West and the South should be “treated as dumb brutes created for our service, pretending that they are incapable of receiving the Catholic Faith.” The Pope corrected this by stating “that the Indians are truly men and that they are not only capable of understanding the Catholic Faith…they desire exceedingly to receive it.” The King of Spain agreed and issued decrees of reformation, but the soldiers resisted the laws and enforcement was nearly impossible, which continued for decades.

King Phillip II knew he had to send his best bishop to Peru because of the moral chaos, requiring a good man who knew the law, who would bring reforms where needed, preach the Gospel with love and establish communion between the settlers and natives. At that time, the King of Spain was responsible to appoint bishops whom the Pope would either approve or reject. King Phillip chose Turibius for the position. The problem was that Turibius was not a priest; he was a layman.

Turibius objected to the idea but the King insisted and the Pope approved. He told the king that only a priest could be made a bishop and argued that the task was beyond his ability, showing his humility. This proved to be a sign that he was the man for the job and Turibius finally agreed. He prepared for the priesthood in the next two years, was ordained, served as a priest and then was ordained a   bishop.

At the age of forty-three, Archbishop Turibius set sail for Peru in September of 1580 with his sister and brother-in-law, arriving several months later. He became the third archbishop of Lima on May 24, 1581, serving for twenty-five years.

The archdiocese stretches about 400 miles along the coast and included three main cities, towns and villages with many more rural homes scattered throughout. The people he now guided included Spanish settlers, soldiers and the indigenous population. Archbishop Turibius wasted no time. He held an archdiocesan synod after a month of his arrival and a year later ran the Third Provincial Council of Lima, on the instruction of King Philip II. This council lasted for more than a year  which addressed the many abuses among the clergy and laity, promoted the evangelization of the natives, taught that the Spaniards and indigenous people were equal in dignity and created the first book printed in South America, called Doctrina Christiana, y Catecismo para Instrucción de los Indios, a trilingual catechism written in Spanish, Quechua, and Aymara.

Other trilingual works were also commissioned to help the clergy with confession and preaching in the native dialects. All of the dioceses under the Archbishop executed the acts of that council. Then the Pope confirmed the acts in 1588, implementing them throughout all of South America. Archbishop Turibius founded the first seminary in South America in 1590. He held two more provincial councils in 1591 and 1601 and continued having synods within his own archdiocese.

Besides his administrative efforts, Archbishop Turibius spent seventeen years traveling on foot to every parish and community on three separate occasions,  walking through difficult terrain, snow-covered mountains, rain, cold and heat.

He heard confessions and offered Mass every day, learned the native languages and got to know his people.

He made sure that every parish was in order and adhered to Church discipline, built many churches, baptized and confirmed half a million people and made sure that both Spaniards and the natives were equally cared for. He had a passionate zeal for every individual. Three saints would emerge from his diocese, all of  whom he confirmed: St. Rose of Lima, St. Martin de Porres, and St. Juan Masías. The Archbishop became good friends with the great Franciscan missionary Francis Solano, who had the gift of many languages, so the indigenous people understood him in their native tongue. Francis Solano would also become a saint.

Archbishop Turibius was the instrument from God for the early Church of Peru and throughout South America. He had the zeal for souls, fidelity to the law, great administrative skills, concern for human dignity and a fatherly heart to bring the faith to all. He predicted the exact date and hour of his death on March  23, 1606, at 3:30 PM, which was Holy Thursday. His final words were “Lord, into Thy hands I commend my spirit”. His remains are interred in the archdiocesan cathedral. He was beatified by Pope Innocent XI in 1679 and canonized by Pope Benedict XIII on December 10, 1726. His feast day is March 23 and he is the patron saint of Peru.

This is his prayer:  Saint Turibius, you were a true shepherd whose primary concern was the salvation of every soul. You devoted yourself wholeheartedly to that mission. Please pray for me, that I may imitate you and become a better instrument of the Gospel, reaching people in ways that will more fully open their hearts to Christ. Saint Turibius, pray for me. Jesus, I trust in You. 

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