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1 The Roman Catholic Church of Saint Ignatius of Antioch May 20, 2018 Pentecost Sunday I am the wheat of God. I must become the pure bread of Christ. St. Ignatius of Antioch Msgr. Joseph A. Pellegrino, Pastor 715 E Orange Street Tarpon Springs, Florida Mass Schedule: Saturday.4:00 and 6:30 p.m. (Fulfills Sunday Obligation) Sunday...7:30, 9:00, 11:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Spanish Mass, and 6:00 p.m. Life Teen Weekdays.. and Saturday. Schedule of Confessions: Saturday.3:00 3:45 p.m. and after the 6:30 p.m. Mass PARISH OFFICE Main Office ext. 201 Msgr. Joseph A. Pellegrino, Pastor ext. 209 Rev. Brian Fabiszewski, Parochial Vicar ext. 207 Rev. Vijay Polamarasetty, Ocd, Par. Vicar ext. 214 Deacon Samuel Moschetto ext. 224 Deacon John Edgerton ext. 222 Seminarian Drew Woodke ext. 210 Ron Appel, Parish Manager ext. 215 Katherine Creamer, Office Manager ext. 201 Lorna Moffitt, Parish Mgr. Assistant ext. 203 Eldean Jenkins, Facilities Manager ext. 201 Anne Harman, Music Director ext. 206 FAITH FORMATION Rev. Brian Fabiszewski, - Director Fran Morin, Pre-K 8th Grade Joshua Strope, Evangelization Laura Margarella, Caritas ext. 207 ext. 220 ext. 224 ext. 221 YOUTH MINISTRY Bart Kovacic, Life Teen High School Ministry Jen McIlveen, Edge Middle School Ministry ext. 246 ext. 224 EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER Sharon Stokely, Director ext. 225 GUARDIAN ANGELS SCHOOL Mary Stalzer, Principal UPPER PINELLAS PREGNANCY CENTER Mary Caesar PARISH OFFICE FAX OFFICE PARISH WEBSITE SPANISH PHONE LINE Miraculous Medal Devotion: Before 9 a.m. Mass each Wednesday Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Thursdays after 9 a.m. Mass until 10:15 a.m. First Friday of the Month 9:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. Baptism: Please call the Parish Office Marriage: Please call the Parish Office at least 6 months in advance. Holy Orders: Please call Rev. Carl Melchior at

2 Page 2 May 20, 2018 The Power of the Spirit For the last number of years, I have been attending college lectures without going anywhere. There are college courses available from a company called The Great Courses which sells CD s and DVD s of college professors lecturing in all sorts of subjects. I like to listen to the CD s in my car or stream the courses on my phone when I exercise. I enjoy their history and music courses. They have a few courses in religion that I also like, such as one on St. Francis of Assisi, a couple on St. Augustine, one on great Christians, and a really detailed and wonderful course on the history of the Church. Some of the religious courses are not very good though. Some of the professors seem to have an anti-religious viewpoint, or an anti-catholic bias. They seem to take as a starting point that Christianity was imposed on people who had lived wonderful lives before they were convinced to become Christians. The only religious courses that I find worthwhile are those that are taught by people whose faith is evident even if it isn t particularly stated. The other courses lack the spirit necessary for explaining the miracle of Christianity. Intellectuals who lack faith will never achieve their potential because they are not open to allowing the Power of God to enlighten their intelligence. This is true for all people, not just professors. It is important that we learn what our faith is. We need to know what we believe. We need to know how we are to live the faith. But dogma, the articles of faith, and morality, the way we live the faith, are insufficient in themselves for leading us to God. We need the very Power of God to draw us closer to Him. We need the Holy Spirit. They kept the door to the Upper Room barred, those eleven remaining disciples of the Lord. They did this even after they experienced the Resurrection. The disciples knew that Jesus was the Son of God. They witnessed His Resurrection. They knew how they were to conduct themselves. They had heard Jesus sermons; they had seen how He lived. But they still kept the door barred. They were afraid, afraid that they too would be arrested and killed, probably also crucified. Besides, how could they fulfill the Lord s mandate to proclaim the Kingdom to all people? They were just simple men. They really didn t understand the most significant event in human history. And they were afraid. The disciples did not have the Power of God necessary to draw others to Christ. Then on Pentecost Sunday, the Holy Spirit came upon them. They prophesied. They spoke in tongues. They went out of that locked upper room, no longer cowardly, but willing to risk their lives if only they could draw others to Christ. And that day people from all over the world heard the disciples, now apostles, speaking in their own languages. They felt the Power of God working through these eleven common, every day men. Immediately, 3,000 of them converted to Christ. The spread of the Kingdom had begun. The Church was born. The Kingdom continues to grow throughout the world due to the power of God, due to the Holy Spirit. We all have experienced the working of the Spirit in our own lives. Why do we believe? Why are we Catholic? Is it simply because many of us were born into the faith? Or, perhaps, because many here married a Catholic and made the decision to practice their spouse s faith? Do we believe because someone made a great argument to us that we couldn t refute? Are we Catholic because we have seen so many Catholics being kind and generous to those in need?

3 Pentecost Sunday All of these are ways that we have been exposed to the faith, but none of these alone, or even all of these together, draw us to Christ. There is something within us which calls us to Jesus Christ. This may be a burning desire for God. Or it may be a still small voice telling us where we can find our peace. Thunder or whisper, there is something, no, there is Someone within us. The Holy Spirit is there deep within our lives, leading us to the Lord. It is the Holy Spirit that leads us from knowing about God to knowing God, to experiencing God. It is the Holy Spirit that drives us to shout out to the world, Jesus lives. Life has meaning when lived in union with Him. Life is beautiful! It is the Holy Spirit that leads us to convince others that they are good, that God loves them. It is the Holy Spirit that fills the world with the love and compassion of our merciful God. Lord, send forth your Spirit and renew the face of the earth, we pray in Psalm 104:30. Then the words of Joel 3 will be realized, Your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions; even upon the servants and the handmaids, in those days, I will pour out my spirit. With the Holy Spirit, we are transformed from the bones and lifeless bodies that Ezekiel saw on the plain, to a living army for the Lord. Pentecost is not merely a historical event. It is a continuing reality. The Holy Spirit continues to come upon people for the sole purpose of leading all to Jesus Christ. We are all in the Upper Room as the wind blows and the tongues of fire descend on our heads. We posses the Spirit of God. We call upon the Holy Spirit today. We ask Him to continue to work through the Church in general and through each of us in particular. We ask him to help us continue the mandate of the Lord: May we, like the first apostles and all the fervent Christians throughout the ages, lead others to Christ. Yours in Christ, Just so you know. Having attentively considered the growth of genuine Marian piety, Pope Francis has decreed that the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, should be inscribed in the Roman Calendar on the Monday after Pentecost and be now celebrated every year. This year s Memorial falls on this Monday, May 21st. This is not a Holy Day of Obligation.

4 EVENTS THIS WEEK Page 4 Life Teen Life Night Following Sunday s Life Teen Mass, all high school teens are invited to come to the hall for food, fun, exciting presentations and experiences. Edge Youth Ministry Edge will meet this Friday in the Youth house at 7 p.m. Please Note: Our last Spanish Speaking Mass will be next Sunday, May 27th. We invite you to join in our 9 a.m. Children s Mass or any one of our other Masses and continue growing in your faith here at St. Ignatius. If you wish to attend a Spanish Mass, visit St. Luke's on Alderman Road at 1:30 p.m. on Sundays. HELP OUR KNIGHTS HELP WOUNDED VETERANS There are a great number of wounded veterans recuperating at the James A. Haley Medical Center in Tampa. These wounded heroes are in need of some basic supplies. Please leave donations on May 26th & 27th in the front-inside of the Church before the Masses. Thank you and God Bless You! Some suggested needed items include: Underwear T-Shirts Socks Shampoo Conditioner Lotion After Shave Razor Blades Nail Clippers Combs Hair Brushes Flip-Flops (shower shoes) Make-up Perfume Lipstick Eyeliner Canned meat products Pens & Pencils Note Paper CDs DVDs Video Games Stereo/TV Headsets. Books: Word Search Sudoku Seek-n-Find Crossword puzzle

5 EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER NEWS Page 5 Congratulations to our 2018 GRADUATES All of our ECC Students want to thank St. Ignatius Parishioners for all their Support!

6 Page 6 UPCOMING PARISH EVENTS The Adult Choir will present a concert of Sacred Choral Music Thursday, May 31 7:30 p.m. This will be a fundraiser for their upcoming trip to the Holy Land. Save the Date - Pilgrimage to Holy Land Anne Harman will be leading the Adult Choir in an 11 day pilgrimage to the Holy Land from December 29 January 8 We begin our pilgrimage participating in the Eucharistic Procession at the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth on New Year s Eve. We conclude the pilgrimage with a visit to Bethlehem on the Feast of Epiphany. Interested in joining us? Contact Anne at ext June is the Month of The Sacred Heart of Jesus The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus has been a Solemnity in the Roman Catholic Church since 1856 and is celebrated 19 days after Pentecost. The most significant source of devotion to the Sacred Heart in its form today, was through the acknowledged visions of our Divine Lord to a Visitation nun, St. Margaret Mary of Alaque in the 17 th century in France. St. Margaret Mary claimed that the risen Jesus Christ requested to be honored under the figure of His Heart of Flesh showing the radiance of His Love. He asked for a devotion of expiatory of love with frequent reception of Holy Communion, especially on the First Friday of each month and the observance of a Holy Hour. It is noteworthy to quote the words of Jesus as reported by St. Margaret Mary; Behold the Heart that has so loved people. Instead of gratitude, I receive from the greater part of mankind only ingratitude. June 1st is First Friday. We will have Exposition of Jesus in the Living Eucharist in the Chapel following the 9 a.m. Mass and ending with the Blessing of Jesus in Benediction at 9 p.m. Please sign up for your hour of reparation in the Adoration Book in the front of the Church. New Beginnings The next meeting of our parish bereavement support group will be held on Saturday, June 2nd at 10 a.m. in the hall. Anne Harman will be our speaker. All are welcome. Comeback Catholics Been away from the Church? Want to update your spiritual journey? Come join us - You are welcome here! First Wednesdays of the month at 7 p.m. in the Life Center s Office or make an appointment at

7 UPCOMING PARISH EVENTS Page 7 Make a Big Splash this June in Vacation Bible School. June 18th 22nd 12:30 p.m. Children going into Kindergarten 5 th Grade. Fee: $40 for one child, $15 for each additional sibling. Sponsored by our Children s Faith Formation Program. Call or for more information and registration. Fran Morin ext. 220 Marie Day ext.223 Deacon Sam s Classes Summer Sessions June 21st July 26th The Bible and the Virgin Mary Exactly who is the Blessed Virgin Mary? Can you explain her role in God s plan for the world? Do you fully understand the vital role she plays in your life? While Catholics know Mary is important, many never fully grasp how essential she really is. Now they can. The Bible and the Virgin Mary unveils the mystery of Our Lady that is woven into the very fabric of Sacred Scripture. This video series presented by Matthew Leonard, will be held in Life Center rooms 2 & 3. Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. No registration or work books required. Please bring your bibles! Tech Social Don't know an App from a Tweet? There is help! Join us Saturday, June 23rd from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. in room 2 Get FREE technology help on Laptops, IPhones, Androids or IPads. Lord, grant eternal rest to the souls of our dearly departed, especially for ANTHONY GUIZZOTTI, JOSEPH NOWOKUNSKI, TIMOTHY LYNCH & GUY PERENICH and for all those we hold in our heart who have died, may they rest in the arms of God. Blessed are we Thank you to all who have given a sacrificial gift to this year s Annual Pastoral Appeal. Your generosity to APA supports the mission of Jesus Christ, allowing us to bring His love and mercy beyond our parish boundaries. If you have not yet made a gift, it s never too late. Be part of the blessing, let faith be your guide, hope be your inspiration, and love inspire your action. Every gift of every size spreads the loving message of Jesus Christ.

8 Page 8 AROUND THE DIOCESE 40 Hours of Exposition - Thursday, May 31 Saturday, June 2 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Dunedin. Come celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi beginning with Mass on Thursday at 7 p.m., followed by Exposition. Concluding liturgies begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday and include Readings, Procession, and Benediction. Candles will be displayed and lit in honor/memory of loved ones. You can sign up by contacting Lisa at or Eucharistic Day of Prayer - Saturday, June 2 nd, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Holiday. Come celebrate the feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Please R.S.V.P. at (727) or Life In The Eucharist is designed as a personal encounter with the living presence of Christ who gives his life for the life of the world. A light lunch will be served or if you prefer you may bring your own. You are welcomed to join the parish at the 4 p.m. Mass to celebrate the close of the day on the feast of Corpus Christi. Outdoor Procession of the Blessed Sacrament - Sunday June 3rd after the 11:30 a.m. Mass at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Holiday. Everyone is invited. Bring family and friends to witness our faith and to honor Jesus. Jesus is solemnly carried in the Monstrance around our grounds as we sing hymns and pray. Healing Mass - Fr. Richard McAlear, OMI - Wednesday, June 6th at 7 p.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Hudson. Questions? Contact Joyce Schaefer at , or Deacon Beil Healing Retreat - Fr. William Fickel, S.S.S. - Friday June 8th and 9th at the Hilton Garden Inn in Lutz. Open your heart to the healing power of Jesus in the Eucharist. Friday night includes Evening coffee and dessert reception and all night Eucharistic Adoration Saturday events include Mass, Adoration, Talks, Time for quiet reflection, Eucharistic healing service, lunch and afternoon snack included. For more information or to register go to Post Abortion Healing Project Rachel - June 15th 17th is the next Rachel s Vineyard Retreat. Women experiencing abortion aftermath may exhibit: nightmares, frequent crying, anger, increased use of drugs and alcohol, eating disorders, flashbacks, relationship troubles. Project Rachel, sharing your grief, wishes to reach out to you in love and support. Call Project Rachel- English ( ), Spanish ( )

9 DATE Saturday, May 19 Sunday, May 20 Pentecost Acts 2: Corinthians 12:3-13 John 20:19-23 Monday, May 21 Mary, Mother of the Church Genesis 3:9-20 John 19:25-34 MASS INTENTIONS 4:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. + Jeannette DiBello + Deceased Members of the Ferititta & D Angelo Families 11:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. + Therese Page For the People of Our Parish + Rose Sferro + Francesco Del Greco + Leoncio Crespo 7:30 p.m. Life Night after Mass Special Intentions of the Sponsors of our Bulletin + Karlo Lekich 9:30 a.m. Crafts & Rosary Makers in hall + Christian Thiaulier + Dismas Ceccato + William Mulligan 6:00 p.m. Guardian Angels Graduation Church & Hall 6:00 a.m. Brothers in Christ in the hall Tuesday, May 22 St. Rita James 4:1-10 Mark 9: :30 a.m. Wednesday, May 23 James 4:13-17 Mark 9:38-40 For Vocations to the Priesthood & Religious Life + Jeffrey M. Bergen Thursday, May 24 James 5:1-6 Mark 9: Monserrate Tata Puzio + Peter Zarakas Friday, May 25 St. Gregory VII, St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, St. Bede James 5:9-12 Mark 10:1-12 Saturday, May 26 St. Philip Neri James 5:13-20 Mark 10:13-16 Saturday, May 26 + Krystina Horak + Alan Rosamilia + Dodi Grchan 4:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 27 Deuteronomy 4:32-40 Romans 8:14-17 Matthew 28: :30 a.m. 4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Most Holy Trinity EVENTS + Deceased Members of the Gundy & McLaughlin Families + Dale Porter, Sr. Special Intentions of the Doherty Family For the People of Our Parish + Chester Ciak For Spanish Speaking of Our Parish + Jere Smith Early Childhood Center s Picnic Parish Offices Close at Noon 10:00 a.m. ECC Farewell in the hall 6:00 p.m. Girl Scouts Troop 1142 c7 7:00 p.m. Girl Scouts Troop 1124 c6 7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts c2,3,4 Parish Offices Closed 7:00 p.m. Cub Pack Meeting in the hall 7:00 p.m. Edge in the Youth House Knights of Columbus Veteran s Collection this weekend 7:30Food p.m. Pantry Life Night after Mass Drive this Weekend If you wish to have a Mass said for special intentions or for deceased family members or friends, please stop by the parish office between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekdays.